The U.S. males’s nationwide workforce kicked off its 2022 World Cup qualifying marketing campaign with a scoreless road draw in El Salvador in an unremarkable sport that at the least served to offer a new-look USMNT a primary style of a hostile qualifying road crowd for its youthful gamers. It was the primary of three World Cup qualifiers in seven days because the USA seeks to get off to begin after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
The Americans had moments of excellent play and produced a handful of respectable appears to be like on headed photographs within the El Salvador field, however they didn’t create a lot else within the sport. Headers by Miles Robinson, Weston McKennie and Kellyn Acosta got here shut, and Sergino Dest compelled the ‘keeper right into a save with a shot from exterior the field. U.S. goalkeeper Matt Turner earned the shutout in his first qualifying begin, however he did not have a lot to do on the night time with El Salvador usually lacking the goal with its makes an attempt.
The USMNT performed the match with out its large star (Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic) and beginning goalkeeper (Manchester City’s Zack Steffen), who each stayed again within the hope of being match sufficient to play towards Canada on Sunday. Pulisic is regaining his health after sitting out for a chronic interval following a optimistic COVID-19 check. Back spasms compelled Steffen to take a seat out.
MORE: CONCACAF World Cup qualifying outcomes & standings
Konrad de la Fuente changed Pulisic within the lineup at left wing. He joined heart ahead Josh Sargent and Gio Reyna on the entrance line. Tyler Adams captained the U.S. workforce and Tim Ream teamed up with Miles Robinson to kind the middle again pairing. Midfielder Cristian Roldan got here into the match within the second half, sharing the sphere with his brother Alex Roldan, who featured for El Salvador.
USMNT vs. El Salvador ultimate rating
Goals: : None
(All occasions Eastern)
Final: El Salvador 0, USA 0
“Quick turnaround, thats why we have a deep squad. A lot of guys are gonna have to step up and be ready to play the next match”
Tyler Adams on the USMNT’s busy schedule 🗣️ pic.twitter.com/qjwpd40WmO
— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) September 3, 2021
91st min.: We’re in stoppage time. Three minutes of added time.
87th min.: This match is creeping to what seems like an inevitable 0-0. Neither workforce appears to be like like they’ve a winner in them.
79th min.: SUBS — Cristian Roldan and Sebatian Lletget come into the match for DeAndre Yedlin and Brenden Aaronson. Kellyn Acosta strikes to proper again, whereas Cristian Roldan and Lletget are in central midfield.
76th min.: McKennie turns supplier and his lofted cross finds Kellyn Acosta within the field. The Salvadoran ‘keeper has to return up with a giant save.
72nd min.: Great search for Weston McKennie on a header within the field — finest likelihood for the USA within the second half, however McKennie cannot convert.
68th min.: Two fast yellows picked up by the USA in a matter of minutes by Weston McKennie and DeAndre Yedlin.
sixty fifth min.: SUBS — Three subs for the USA: Dest, Sargent, Konrad out. Jordan Pefok, Kellyn Acosta and Antonee Robinson are available.
62nd min.: El Salvador makes two subs and certainly one of them, Enrico Duenas, has a powerful cross that forces Turner into motion.
57th min.: Another set-piece alternative for El Salvador. Zavaleta connects on a corner-kick header that forces a save out of Matt Turner.
fiftieth min.: Josh Sargent’s shot is deflected by El Salvador heart again Eriq Zavaleta, who celebrates as if he scored a aim. Nothing comes of the nook.
forty sixth min.: Second half is underway. No modifications. The USMNT is popping out with some urgency.
Halftime: El Salvador 0, USA 0
Halftime: If you’ve got watched CONCACAF qualifying earlier than, this was a typical road expertise for the Americans. The USA began sturdy, had a few moments, however nothing spectacular and loads of sloppy and sluggish. No one participant is actually shining for the U.S. up to now. The USA wants a flash of genius from certainly one of its difference-makers. The match will boil right down to this.
forty fifth min.: Tough volley shot from Josh Sargent and the ball is off beam for the USA. Sargent has gotten extra concerned to finish the half.
forty second min.: A USMNT participant goes down within the field, and it appeared like there was a possible PK, however no VAR to offer it one other look. Ref says play on.
thirty third min.: Alex Roldan with a solo transfer on the left and he goes far put up, and as soon as once more El Salvador simply misses excessive.
thirtieth min.: El Salvador will get one other shot off, however Monterroza isn’t coordinated on the trouble and the ball goes excessive of the goal.
twenty sixth min.: This sport is being performed at El Salvador’s most popular tempo. USA is struggling within the attacking buildup for the final a number of minutes.
nineteenth min.: Sergino Dest will get a shot on aim. He cuts inside from the left and fires with his proper, however the ‘keeper holds it.
seventeenth min.: The house facet is rising into the sport and exerting some attacking stress of its personal.
sixteenth min.: El Salvador likelihood! Ronald Rodriguez with a header on a nook kick that simply misses the crossbar.
thirteenth min.: Two straight corners for El Salvador and Adams is shaken up after a header clearance.
eleventh min.: Tyler Adams with a late sort out which in all probability deserved a yellow, however ref decides to offer the U.S. captain a talking-to as a substitute.
ninth min.: What an opportunity for the USA! Miles Robinson vast open within the field on a Gio Reyna set piece and his header goes excessive.
fifth min.: A Yedlin cross from the correct goes off Brenden Aaronson who was crashing the field and it practically bounces over the ‘keeper.
fifth min.: The match began off with 5 minutes of fireworks.
third min.: Gio Reyna with a shot that hits the facet netting. But he is dominated offside.
1st min.: We’re off. USMNT attacking early.
10:06 p.m.: The El Salvador anthem provides you with chills:
10 p.m.: Time for anthems. USA first.
Tyler Adams can kinda sorta low-key sing slightly bit?
What cannot he do
— Joseph Lowery (@joeclowery) September 3, 2021
9:26 p.m.: These followers are going to be into it:
9:22 p.m.: A nugget on the U.S. captain for right this moment:
Tyler Adams is the #USMNT captain tonight, the youngest USMNT captain in a World Cup qualifier within the fashionable period.
No shock in any respect. He has the right mentality to guide the squad right into a hostile surroundings, and it has felt destined for some time that he would put on the armband
— Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) September 3, 2021
8:47 p.m.: Things preserve getting weirder:
Weston McKennie taking selfies with the house followers as he ends his stroll of the sphere. Don’t suppose I’ve seen that in a road qualifier earlier than. #usmnt
— Jeff Carlisle (@JeffreyCarlisle) September 3, 2021
8:22 p.m.: Things are already getting bizarre in CONCACAF qualifying:
USA vs. El Salvador beginning lineups
Berhalter revealed that Pulisic and Steffen didn’t journey with the workforce. He confirmed that New England goalkeeper Matt Turner will take Steffen’s place between the posts. Konrad de la Fuente takes the place of Pulisic within the beginning lineup. The heart again pairing is Tim Ream and Miles Robinson.
USMNT beginning lineup (4-3-3, left to proper): 1-Matt Turner-GK — 2-Sergino Dest, 13-Tim Ream, 12-Miles Robinson, 22 DeAndre Yedlin — 11-Brenden Aaronson, 4-Tyler Adams, 8-Weston McKennie — 20-Konrad de la Fuente, 9-Josh Sargent, 7-Gio Reyna
USMNT subs (12): Ethan Horvath-GK, George Bello, John Brooks, Mark McKenzie, Walker Zimmerman, James Sands, Antonee Robinson, Kellyn Acosta, Cristian Roldan, Sebastian Lletget, Jordan Pefok, Ricardo Pepi
El Salvador coach Hugo Perez may have eight gamers accessible for choice who ply their commerce within the USA or Canada, together with Alex Roldan, who may get to face his brother and Seattle Sounders teammate, USMNT midfielder Cristian Roldan. Houston Dynamo central midfielder Darwin Ceren is coming off a latest knee damage. We’ll see how lengthy he can go.
El Salvador beginning lineup (4-4-2, left to proper): 1-Mario Gonzalez-GK — 13-Alexander Larin, 5-Ronald Rodriguez, 4-Eriq Zavaleta, 21-Bryan Tamacas — 12-Marvin Monterroza, 6-Narciso Orellana, 7-Darwin Ceren, 15-Alex Roldan — 17-Jairo Henriquez, 11-Joaquin Rivas
El Salvador subs (12): 22-Kevin Carabantes-GK, 18-Yonatan Guardado, 2-Lizandro Claros, 19-Denis Pineda, 16-Juan Barahona, 23-Melvin Cartagena, 10-Amando Moreno, 20-Enrico Duenas, 9-Walmer Martinez, 3-Roberto Dominguez, 14-Erik Rivera, 8-Joshua Perez
How to look at USA vs. El Salvador
- Date: Thursday, Sept. 2
- Time: 10:05 p.m. ET
- TV channel: CBS Sports Network (CBSSN)
- Spanish-language TV: Universo
- Stream: fuboTV , Paramount+, Telemundo Deportes app
The USMNT will play its first of 14 qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup on Thursday on the Estadio Cuscatlan in San Salvador in entrance of an anticipated 29,000 followers. The match shall be carried by CBS Sports Network (English) and Universo (Spanish) within the USA.
Both CBSSN and Universo are streamed on fuboTV (free 7-day trial) .