Who Are in USA World Cup Squad: Final List of 26 Players
|USA World Cup Final Squad|
USA Soccer Team: Youngest of 32 Squads to Attend the 2022 World Cup
Coach of the USA team, Gregg Berhalter has announced the list of 26 players attending the 2022 World Cup with the lowest average age in the tournament.
In this list there are 9 players from Major League Soccer (MLS), 8 play for English clubs, 2 from Germany, Italy and Spain, one from France, Scotland and Turkey.
The two pillars of the USA team, defender Sergino Dest and goalkeeper Matt Turner, almost consecutively missed matches with AC Milan (Italy) and Arsenal (England) clubs, making coach Gregg Berhalter extremely worried. However, in the end, these two famous players were also on the list of 26 American players for the 2022 World Cup.
Notably, midfielder Yunus Musah is just 19 years old, winger Gio Reyna, son of former captain of the US team, Claudio Reyna, has just turned 20 years old. The average age of 25 years, 175 days at the time of opening, is the second youngest US age at a World Cup after 24 years, 24 days in 1990.
Therefore, the US is considered the youngest of the 32 teams by average age. 29-year-old right-back DeAndre Yedlin is the only one to have been retained since the 2014 World Cup. Yedlin, Christian Pulisic, Kellyn Acosta and Ream are the only players left after the famous loss at Trinidad that prevented the Americans from reaching the tournament. match 2018.
Cameron Carter-Vickers, son of former NBA player Howard Carter, was picked at center back. Carter-Vickers, Johnson, goalkeepers Ethan Horvath, Scally and Wright did not feature in any of the 14 qualifying games.
Final Squad of the USA World Cup 2022 Soccer Team
|USA Soccer Team at World Cup 2022|
GOALKEEPERS: Ethan Horvath (Luton Town), Sean Johnson (NYCFC), Matt Turner (Arsenal)
DEFENDERS: Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic), Sergiño Dest (AC Milan), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Shaq Moore (Nashville SC), Tim Ream (Fulham), Antonee Robinson (Fulham), Joe Scally (Borussia Mönchengladbach), DeAndre Yedlin (Inter Miami), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC)
MIDFIELDERS: Brenden Aaronson (Leeds United), Kellyn Acosta (LAFC), Tyler Adams (Leeds United), Luca de la Torre (Celta Vigo), Weston McKennie (Juventus), Yunus Musah (Valencia), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders)
FORWARDS: Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund), Josh Sargent (Norwich City), Tim Weah (Lille), Haji Wright (Antalyaspor)
USA World Cup 2022 Group B Sschedule in American Time (ET)
|Date||Match||Time (ET)||TV channel||Streaming|
|Mon, Nov. 21||England vs. Iran||8 a.m.||FS1, Telemundo||fuboTV|
|Mon, Nov. 21||USAvs. Wales||2 p.m.||Fox, Telemundo||fuboTV|
|Fri, Nov. 25||Wales vs. Iran||5 a.m.||FS1, Telemundo||fuboTV|
|Fri, Nov. 25||England vs. USA||2 p.m.||Fox, Telemundo||fuboTV|
|Tues, Nov. 29||Wales vs. England||2 p.m.||FS1, Universo||fuboTV|
|Tues, Nov. 29||Iran vs. USA||2 p.m.||Fox, Telemundo||fuboTV|
♦ Check More: Full Player List of 32 Squads at World Cup 2022 - Updated
Top 5 Key Players in the USA Soccer Team at the World Cup 2022
1.Tim Weah, Forwards
|Tim Weah USA Team World Cup 2022|
Position: Right wing, left wing, center forward
Clubs: LOSC Lille (2019-present), Celtic (2019, loan), PSG (2018-19)
Age: 22 / Height: 6-foot-0
Place of birth (Hometown): USA (New York City, New York)
USA appearances: 25 / Goals: 3
USA debut: March 28, 2018 vs. Paraguay
Team Weah, 22, family name has already brought him into the limelight: His father, George, starred for Liberia as a striker in the 1980s and 90s and is known as one of the greatest African soccer players of all time. But George never reached a World Cup.
The younger Weah has a chance to be an impact player in his first go at a major international tournament. He’s an intelligent, pacy winger that has a good shot to start on the right side of the U.S.’s attack. Weah’s club career at French club Lille has been stop-and-go. A strong showing in Qatar would show he’s more than capable of filling his father’s gargantuan footsteps.
2.Sergino Dest, Midfielder
|Sergino Dest USA World Cup 2022|
Clubs: AC Milan (2022-present, loan), Barcelona (2020-present), Ajax (2018-20)
Age: 22 / Height: 5-foot-9
Place of birth (Hometown): Netherlands (Almere, Flevoland)
USA appearances: 19 / Goals: 2
USA debut: September 7, 2019 vs. Mexico
SergiñoDest (AC Milan,Italy) can play as the wide defender on both sides of the pitch. He’s dangerous with the ball at his feet and has the ability to cut inside and produce an attacking opportunity—or the occasional spectacular finish—when needed.
Worryingly, since joining AC Milan, Sergino Dest has been significantly restricted from playing due to previous injury effects, having made just 2 appearances and made 6 appearances as a substitute.
3.Christian Pulisic, Forward
|Christian Pulisic USA World Cup 2022|
Positions: Left/right wing, attacking center midfield, left/right wing-back
Clubs: Chelsea (2019-present), Borussia Dortmund (2016-19)
Age: 24 / Height: 5-foot-10
Place of birth (Hometown): USA (Hershey, Pennsylvania)
USA appearances: 52 / Goals: 21
USA debut: March 30, 2016 vs. Guatemala
Playing a contributing role as Chelsea won the 2020/21 Champions League, Pulisic positioned himself as one of the most accomplished American players of all-time at just 24 years old, and promises to have a great career.
However, Pulisic has struggled to find his footing at Chelsea over the last year, but his pace and decisiveness make him one of Group B’s most dangerous attackers.
4.Tyler Adams, Midfielder
Adams is the man that makes this midfield go. The Leeds United player was a steady presence for the U.S. throughout qualifying as the deepest lying midfielder. Adams will need to provide plenty of cover playing in front of what could be a rotation on the back line.
5.Matt Turnerm, Goalkeeper
|Matt Turnerm USA Team World Cup 2022|
Clubs: Arsenal (2022-present), New England Revolution (2016-22), Fairfield Stags (2014-16)
Age: 28 / Height: 6-foot-2
Place of birth (Hometown): USA (Park Ridge, New Jersey)
USA appearances: 20
USA debut: February 1, 2021 vs. Trinidad & Tobago
America's No. 1 goalkeeper Matt Turner, currently the No. 2 goalkeeper at Arsenal club after Aaron Ramsdale, was not registered to play in the "Gunners" match against FC Zurich in the final round of the Europa League group stage on the morning of 4.11. Up to now, Matt Turner has not played a minute since October 20 after the match against PSV Eindhoven.
The chance for Matt Turner to be able to play right before the 2022 World Cup is Arsenal's match against Brighton in the third round of the League Cup in the middle of next week, rather than the match against Chelsea this weekend in the English Premier League.
The US team is also facing a growing injury storm with midfielder Luca de la Torre out for three weeks, centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers absent from Celtic's recent match against Real Madrid, and striker Josh Sargent also absent from the Norwich club match. against Queens Park Rangers in the Championship (England). In addition, midfielder Weston McKennie was also injured in the recent match Juventus won against Lecce 1-0 and had to stop playing until the 2022 World Cup kicks off.
Expert Prediction for USA Team at 2022 World Cup
USA Soccer Team at World Cup History
- 11th appearance
- Last appearance: 2014 (Round of 16)
- Best finish: Third place in 1930
Soccer is not the sport with the longest tradition and the most popular in the US, but in recent years, the country's Soccer has made great progress and achieved a number of achievements.
Admirable results, thanks to the right investment strategy. Although it is not a country with a long-standing football history like teams from South America or Europe, compared to the CONCACAF regional arena, the US can be confident with 7 times to the top and they only rank behind each Mexico in the number of championships in this region.
Although the squad was not appreciated, in the World Cup arena, the USA was one of the teams that attended the most with 11 times. They were even one of the teams that participated in the first World Cup in Uruguay and reached the semi-finals.
In the following years, the USA team played unsuccessfully and were often eliminated in the group stage. The 2022 World Cup marks the return of the USA team to the most prestigious playground on the planet after 8 years. Previously, at the 2014 World Cup, the United States could not qualify.
The USA team entered the 2022 World Cup as the reigning CONCACAF 2021 champion with a squad that is considered the "golden" generation. Names like Pulisic, Reyna, McKennie, Sergino Dest… are all participating in the top European tournaments and they are all considered very talented. In particular, captain Christian Pulisic is expected to be the leading flag to help the national team go deep in the 2022 World Cup.
Besides the England team, which is considered the candidate for the first place in Group B, the remaining ticket will be the competition between the US, Iran and Wales. Although it is not easy, with a group of talented and ambitious players, if they play at their true strength, the US team can completely win tickets to the round of 16 and even go further at this World Cup.
Watch Live World Cup 2022 in USA: Start time, Dates, TV channels
• When: November 20, 2022 to December 18, 2022
• Group stage game kick-off times: 5am, 8am, 11am, 2pm (all ET)
• Location: Qatar
• TV channel in English: Fox
• TV channels en Español: Telemundo, Universo, Peacock
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