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Just below six five four three In two months, USMNT will start its 2022 World Cup campaign, but first there will be a pair of friendlies against two of 31 other teams heading to Qatar.

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We already knew the USMNT would face England and Iran, and now we know the Yankees will start their World Cup campaign against Wales, who knocked out Ukraine to book their place in Qatar. But first, Gregg Berhalter and company will play a couple of friendlies against teams that have qualified for the World Cup, as well as their first two games in the 2022-23 CONCACAF Nations League this summer.

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Two more friendlies during the September international window, the only window in the first half of the (abbreviated) 2022-23 European club season, will see the Yankees take on World Cup pairing Japan and Saudi Arabia.

Players will be released by their clubs no later than November 14, with the tournament due to start a week later on November 21, with the USMNT closing the first game day with their opening game.

In the meantime, here’s the upcoming USMNT schedule for the rest of 2022 and early 2023…

Upcoming USMNT Schedule

* Friendly
** CONCACAF League of Nations
*** World Cup 2022

v. Morocco* – June 1st – 3-0 victory | Player Ratings | Summary and Highlights
v. Uruguay* — June 5 — Draw 0-0 | Three things we learned
v. Grenada** – June 10th – Win 5-0 | Three things we learned
in El Salvador** — June 14 — Draw 1-1 | Three things we learned
v. Japan* – 23 September (in Düsseldorf, Germany) – Lost 2-0 | Summary and Highlights | Player Ratings
v. Saudi Arabia* – September 27 (Murcia, Spain)

against. Wales*** – November 21, 2:00 pm ET – Al Rayyan, Qatar
v. England*** – November 25, 2:00 pm ET – Al Khor, Qatar
against. Iran*** – November 29, 2:00 pm ET – Doha, Qatar


in Grenada** – March 24, to be confirmed – St. George, Grenada
vs. El Salvador** – March 27, TBD – TBA

USMNT World Championship Qualifier Results, Results, Analysis

September in El Salvador. 2Draw 0-0 | Player Ratings | Three things we learned
v. Canada – 5 September – Draw 1-1 | Player Ratings | Three things we learned
in Honduras – September 8 – 4-1 victory| Player Ratings | Three things we learned

v. Jamaica – 7 October – Win 1-0 | Player Ratings | Three things we learned
in Panama – October 10 – Loss 0-1 | Player Ratings | Three things we learned
v. Costa Rica – 13 October – 2-1 victory | Player Ratings | Three things we learned

v. Mexico – 12 November – 2-0 victory | Player Ratings | Three things we learned
in Jamaica – November 16 – Draw 1-1 | Player Ratings | Three things we learned

against. El Salvador – Jan. 27 – Win 1-0 | Player Ratings | Three things we learned
in Canada – January 30 – Loss 0-2 | Player Ratings | Three things we learned
v. Honduras – 2 February – 3-0 victory | Player Ratings | Three things we learned

in Mexico — March 24 — Draw 0-0 | Player Ratings | Three things we learned
v. Panama – March 27 – Win 5-1 | Player Ratings | Three things we learned
in Costa Rica — March 30 — Loss 0-2 | Player Ratings | Three things we learned

CONCACAF World Championship final standings

Canada – 28 points – (SKILLED) GD +16 – automatic qualification
Mexico – 28 points (SKILLED) GD +9 – automatic qualification
USMNT – 25 points – (SKILLED) GD +11 – automatic qualification

Costa Rica – 25 points (PLAY OFF) DG +5

Panama – 21 points (REMOVED)
Jamaica – 14 points (REMOVED)
El Salvador – 10 points (REMOVED)
Honduras – 4 points (REMOVED)

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USMNT drew 0-0 with Saudi Arabia in Murcia, Spain as Gregg Berhalter’s team finished their World Cup preparations under a lot of pressure on them.

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Tyler Adams came closest to scoring for USMNT but it was actually a poor performance in a nearly empty stadium in southern Spain as an injured Saudi Arabia was dangerous at half-time.

It’s not the performance and result Berhalter would have wanted after last week’s disappointing loss to Japan, and it leaves him with a lot of questions to answer just 54 days before the start of the World Cup in Qatar.

What we learned from Saudi Arabia vs. USMNT

Trust in the USMNT camp is low: It wasn’t much better than the loss to Japan, and the US looked completely insecure with the ball. In the final third, they always seemed to pick the wrong option and there were still some very bad hands on defense as Long, Turner and Adams were at fault. This is a team that played safely and looked like a bunch of players who didn’t want to get hurt in the final match before the World Cup. There was no avant-garde in it, and you should feel sorry for Ricardo Pepi at the top, as there was no cohesion and rhythm in this show.

Musa, Robinson, Weah are very bored: Berhalter cited starting players he lacked ahead of this game and it’s clear the USMNT missed out on players who can hold the ball and provide quality from wide positions. Musa keeps the USMNT ticking in midfield and Weah and Robinson are so direct that it allows midfielders to get into dangerous positions knowing they will be found. The USMNT had nothing of the kind in that game, except for Pulisic and McKenney teaming up and hitting a few backhands in the first half. Pulisic especially disappeared in the second half.

Saudi Arabia will be a tough nut to crack: Except for a few key moments, it was a vigorous demonstration from Saudi Arabia. Herve Renard knows how to organize a team to be disciplined and dangerous on the counter, and Saudi Arabia was just that. They have a very difficult group with Argentina, Mexico and Poland, but they can cause some turmoil. The fact that they will play five more friendlies before the World Cup and all their players are based domestically (many of whom come from Al Hilal and Al Nasr) means that they are very familiar playing together. and are a solid team.

tactical focus

The USMNT were keen to go long early and often, and this worked to create more chances than they did against Japan. McKenny charged into the rear of the defenders, Pulisic wedged in from the left, and Long and Zimmerman both looked ahead when they could. Saudi Arabia continued to pose a threat at half-time and the distance between the midfield trio and defense remains a big problem for the USMNT as there were too many gaps at the transition.

How to watch Saudi Arabia vs USMNT live, updates and start times

Date: Tuesday, September 27
Start time: 2:00 pm ET.
Where: Nuevo Condomina Stadium, Murcia, Spain
How to watch: FS1, UNIMAS, STUDY

Saudi Arabia vs USMNT live analysis! — Joe Prince-Wright

  • Submit your questions for our live Q&A (click on the video above) right after the Saudi Arabia vs USMNT match.
  • Gio Reina leaves the game after 30 minutes to be replaced by Paul Arriola

18 minutes left. Still 0-0. Not much is happening.

SHOT! Much better from USMNT as substitute Scully cleared a cross and moments later fellow substitute Ferreira hits on goal but the ball is saved. Subs have a big impact. It’s more like this.

Scully, Mackenzie and Ferreira as part of the USMNT. Yedlin (who had been in treatment for a long time after a nasty tackle), Pepi and Long left.

USMNT has yet to start work in the second half. Saudi Arabia looked more dangerous and made some crosses.

News about Gio Reina: He was taken down as a precaution (according to Jenny Taft of Fox Sports) and has since been stated by US Soccer to be “experiencing muscle tension” and that was…


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