International Friendly: USA vs. Uruguay

International Friendly
June 5, 2022
Children’s Mercy Park; Kansas City, Kan.
Pre-Game Coverage: 4:30 p.m. ET on FOX
Kickoff: 5:05 p.m. ET on FOX, Univision and TUDN
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Today’s USMNT Starting XI vs. Uruguay: 25-Sean Johnson; 2-DeAndre Yedlin, 3-Walker Zimmerman, 15-Aaron Long, 29-Joe Scally; 4-Tyler Adams (capt.), 6-Yunus Musah, 8-Weston McKennie; 21-Tim Weah, 9-Jesus Ferreira, 10-Christian Pulisic

Substitutes: 18-Ethan Horvath, 5-Antonee Robinson, 7-Paul Arriola, 11-Brenden Aaronson, 12-Erik Palmer-Brown, 13-Jordan Morris, 14-Luca de la Torre, 17-Malik Tillman, 19-Haji Wright , 20-Cameron Carter-Vickers, 22-Reggie Cannon, 23-Kellyn Acosta

GAME NOTES | FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT URUGUAY

  • USMNT Starting XI Cap Numbers (including this match): DeAndre Yedlin (74), Christian Pulisic (50), Weston McKennie (33), Walker Zimmerman (30), Tyler Adams (29), Aaron Long (25), Tim Weah ( 24), Yunus Musah (18), Jesus Ferreira (11), Sean Johnson (10), Joe Scally (2)
  • Today’s Starting XI has an average age of 24 years, 335 days.
  • The USMNT lineup averages 27 caps.
  • Gregg Berhalter makes four changes to the Starting XI from Wednesday’s 3-0 win against Morocco, inserting goalkeeper Sean Johnson, right back DeAndre Yedlin, left back Joe Scally and midfielder Weston McKennie.
  • Weston McKennie returns to the starting lineup for the first time since the 3-0 WCQ win against Honduras on Feb. 2, 2022. He made his first substitute appearance for the USA on Wednesday against Morocco, snapping his streak of 31 consecutive starts – the longest since Eddie Pope made 82 consecutive starts from 1996-2006 – and seventh longest in team history.
  • Sean Johnson earns his 10th cap this afternoon, becoming the 14th goalkeeper in USMNT history to hit double-digit appearances. The veteran goalkeeper last played in the 1-0 win against Costa Rica on Feb. 1, 2020. Johnson has conceded just one goal in his previous nine appearances, coming in his very first cap, a 1-1 draw with Chile on Jan. 22, 2011 in Carson, Calif.
  • Nineteen-year-old defender Joe Scally is tapped for his first senior team start today after making his USMNT debut in Wednesday’s win against Morocco
  • Christian Pulisic will make his 50th appearance for the USMNT today against Uruguay. Pulisic (23.71) is the seventh youngest player to hit the half century mark, with a majority of players who got there before him either having played for the National Team full time during the early 1990s or played in Major League Soccer to start their careers.

player

Age at 50th Chap

Date/Result

landon donovan

22.28

June 13, 2004vs. Grenada*

Chris Henderson

22.59

July 14, 1993vs. Panama^

Jozy Altidore

22.84

Sept. 7, 2012 at Jamaica*

DaMarcus Beasley

23.16

July 21, 2005vs. Jamaican^

Michael Bradley

23.20

Oct. 12, 2010vs. Colombia

Tony Meola

23.35

June 27, 1992vs. Ukraine

Christian Pulisic

23.71

June 5, 2022vs. Uruguay

^-Notes Gold Cup match, *-Notes World Cup Qualifier

  • With 21 goals at the half-century mark, Pulisic is already ahead of all USMNT players at this point their career, while his 10 assists tie him Landon Donovan and place them behind only Tab Ramos and Eddie Lewis (13 assists) at this point in their international careers.
  • Weston McKennie, Yunus Musah and Tyler Adams will work the midfield together for the eight time and first since Jan. 30 at Canada. The USMNT is 5-1-1 when the “MMA Midfield” starts together.
  • The forward line of Tim Weah, Jesús Ferreira and Christian Pulisic starts together for a second-straight match and third contest overall. The trio first worked together during the USA’s 1-0 win against El Salvador on Jan. 27 in Columbus.
  • Aaron Long and Walker Zimmerman pair in central defense for the second-straight match and ninth time overall. The USMNT is 7-1-0 when they partner on the back line.
  • Veteran defender DeAndre Yedlin makes his 74th appearance, moving past Hugo Pérez into sole possession of 32na on the USMNT’s all-time caps list.
  • Tyler Adams captains the USMNT for the ninth time today. The USA is 7-1-1 when Adams wears the armband.
  • With teams limited to dressing 23 players, goalkeeper Matt Turner, defender George Bello and midfielder Cristian Roldan are healthy scratches from today’s matchday squad. Teams are allowed to make six substitutions during today’s friendly.
  • The US team is wearing orange armbands the team will wear orange armbands in support of Wear Orange Weekend, a national movement championed by everytown.org to raise awareness against gun violence which began in 2013 following the killing of Hadiya Pendleton on a playground in Chicago.
  • The USA is 2-3-3 all-time against Uruguay. The teams last played to a 1-1 draw on Sept. 10, 2019 in St.Louis. Substitute Jordan Morris scored the equalizer for the USA in that match.
  • The USMNT is 8-0-1 all-time at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City. Last summer, the USA went a perfect 3-0-0 at the venue, kicking off its successful run to the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup title with group stage wins against Haiti (1-0), Martinique (6-1) and Canada ( 1-0).
  • Adonai Escobedo of Mexico is the referee for today’s match. He has previously officiated three USMNT matches: 3-0 win vs. Panama on Jan. 27, 2019; 1-0 win vs. Curaçao on June 30, 2019 (Gold Cup), 1-0 win vs. Canada on July 18, 2021 (Gold Cup).

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