Title: Young USMNT Squad to Face Germany in International Friendly
Date: October 14, 2023
The US Men’s National Team (USMNT) is preparing to clash with Germany in an international friendly match on October 14, 2023. The highly-anticipated game will take place at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut.
Fans can catch all the action with pre-game coverage beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET on TNT, Telemundo, MAX, and Peacock. The match itself will kick off at 3 p.m. ET, with live broadcasts available on TNT, Telemundo, MAX, Peacock, and Futbol de Primera Radio.
Excitement surrounds the USMNT’s starting lineup, which boasts an average age of 24 years, 217 days. This makes it the youngest lineup the team has fielded in the past 12 matches against Germany. Nine of the starting XI players are 25 years old or younger.
Key players set to represent the USMNT include goalkeeper Matt Turner, defenders Sergiño Dest and Ethan Horvath, midfielders Gio Reyna and Weston McKennie, and forwards Christian Pulisic and Tim Weah. Additionally, substitutes such as Cameron Carter-Vickers and Ricardo Pepi will be ready to contribute when needed.
The match will mark an important milestone for several players. Midfielder Gio Reyna will make his first appearance for the USMNT since recovering from a broken bone suffered in the Concacaf Nations League Final against Canada on June 18. Meanwhile, midfielder Yunus Musah will become only the fourth USMNT player to earn 30 caps before his 21st birthday.
Christian Pulisic, the influential winger, will captain the USMNT for the 18th time. Pulisic has an impressive record of 13 wins, 1 draw, and 3 losses when wearing the captain’s armband.
The USMNT has a challenging history against Germany, having won only four of their 11 all-time matches. However, their young and talented squad aims to give a strong performance and potentially improve their record.
The team will face fierce competition from Germany, but with players like Pulisic and Reyna who currently play for Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga, they possess insider knowledge to counter their opponents. Additionally, four starters have previously scored against European teams, implying their capability to find the back of the net.
Notably, should Lenny Maloney be substituted into the game, he will become the third player in USMNT history to debut against the country of his birth, adding another intriguing subplot to the match.
Gregg Berhalter, the USMNT head coach, carries an impressive coaching record, boasting the highest winning percentage and unbeaten percentage among managers who have coached eight or more matches for the national team.
As anticipation builds for this exciting international friendly, Forever Sports Online will keep fans updated on the USMNT’s performance against Germany.
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