USMNT vs. England
FIFA World Cup 2022 – Match #20
November 25, 2022
Al Bayt Stadium; Al Khor, Qatar
Kickoff: 2 p.m. ET on FOX and Telemundo
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Today’s USMNT starting XI against England: 1-Matt Turner, 2-Sergiño Dest, 3-Walker Zimmerman, 4-Tyler Adams (Capt.), 5-Antonee Robinson, 6-Yunus Musah, 8-Weston McKennie, 10-Christian Pulisic, 13-Tim Ream, 19 – Haji Wright, 21 – Tim Weah
Substitutes: 12-Ethan Horvath, 25-Sean Johnson, 7-Gio Reyna, 9-Jesús Ferreira, 11-Brenden Aaronson, 14-Luca de la Torre, 15-Aaron Long, 16-Jordan Morris, 17-Cristian Roldan, 18 -Shaq Moore, 20-Cameron Carter-Vickers, 22-DeAndre Yedlin, 23-Kellyn Acosta, 24-Josh Sargent, 26-Joe Scally
GAME NOTES | HISTORY OF THE USA-ENGLAND WORLD CUP
- USMNT Starting XI Cap Numbers (including this game): Christian Pulisic (54), Tim Ream (48), Weston McKennie (39), Walker Zimmerman (35), Tyler Adams (34), Antonee Robinson (31), Tim Weah ( 26), Matt Turner (22), Sergino Dest (21), Yunus Musah (21), Haji Wright (5)
- With the youngest starting XI in the first 16 games in Monday’s game against Wales (25 years 102 days), today’s starting XI against England has an average age of 25 years 169 days.
- Today’s starting XI is the fifth youngest USMNT World Cup roster after three games from 1990 (all just over 24 years old) and Monday’s game against Wales (25 years 102 days).
- The line-up averages 30 internationals and 17 in official competition.
- All 11 starters are competing at a FIFA World Cup for the second time.
- Haji Wright is the only change from Gregg Berhalter’s side that faced Wales. The Los Angeles product is making its debut at a World Cup, replacing Josh Sargent in the lineup after coming on for him in the 74th minute of Monday’s tournament opener against Wales.
- 19-year-old Yunus Musah, a former England youth international who calls London his hometown, becomes the only teenager to make multiple World Cup appearances for the USMNT.
- Liverpool-based defender Antonee Robinson, who was born in England, is also competing against his native country.
- Tyler Adams is the USMNT captain for the 11thth time tonight. The team is 4-1-5 when Adams wears the armband.
- In a second consecutive World Cup game, 10 out of 11 starters represent clubs in Europe – the highest number ever for a USMNT World Cup line-up. Walker Zimmerman is the only MLS player in the starting XI.
- There are five starters in England: Adams (Leeds United), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson (Fulham) and Matt Turner (Arsenal).
- Sergiño Dest (AC Milan) and Weston McKennie (Juventus) both play in Italy, Tim Weah in France (Lille), Yunus Musah (Valencia) in Spain, Haji Wright (Antalyaspor) in Turkey and Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC) in the MLS.
- Haji Wright is the second Turkey-based player to start for the USMNT after Jermaine Jones, who started all four matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup as a player for Besiktas.
- Four starters will compete in America’s final meeting with England on November 15, 2018 at London’s Wembley Stadium: Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie, Christian Pulisic and Tim Weah. Substitutes Kellyn Acosta and Shaq Moore also appeared in the match.
- DANGER: Today’s starters Sergiño Dest, Weston McKennie and Tim Ream, as well as substitute Kellyn Acosta all start the game with yellow cards. Should either of them receive a caution against England, they will be suspended for Tuesday’s group final against Iran. No English player sits on yellow cards ahead of tonight’s game.
- The USMNT will dress 26 players for tonight’s game. Five substitutions are allowed in three different moments. Half-time does not count as a moment of change.
- The USMNT is 2-8-1 all-time against England and 1-0-1 in World Cup games against the Three lions. USA famously used Joe Gaetjen’s goal to upset England 1-0 during the 1950 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Sixty years later, the Clint Dempsey forward equalized an early Steven Gerrard goal to help the USMNT draw 1-1 in South Africa.
- Gregg Berhalter is 36-10-11 in 57 games as USMNT head coach. He is 2-1-2 in games against UEFA opposition.
- Today’s match is refereed by Jesús Valenzuela from Venezuela. This is the first USMNT match he officiates.