USMNT vs Colombia: XI notes and starting lineup

Lineup notes

USMNT vs Colombia
NFL Summer Showdown, presented by Marriott Bonvoy
June 8, 2024
Leaders Square; Landover, Maryland
Pregame coverage: 4:30pm ET on TNT, Telemundo, truTV, Universo, Max, Peacock
Start: 5:37 PM ET on TNT, Telemundo, truTV, Universo, Max, Peacock, FDP Radio
Social media: @USMNT on X And Instagram; American football on FacebookAmerican football app

Today’s USMNT starting lineup against Colombia: 1- Matt Turner; 3-Chris Richards, 5-Anthony Robinson, 7-Gio Reyna, 8-Weston McKennie, 10-Christian Pulisic (captain), 13-Tim Ream, 15-Johnny Cardoso, 20-Folarin Balogun, 21-Tim Weah (22) . -Joe Scully

Subs: 18-Ethan Horvath, 25-Shaun Johnson, 2-Cameron Carter-Vickers, 4-Tyler Adams, 6-Younes Moussa, 9-Ricardo Pepe, 11-Brenden Aaronson, 12-Myles Robinson, 14-Luca de la Torre. 16-Shaq Moore, 17-Malik Tillman, 19-Hajji Wright, 23-Christopher Lund, 24-Mark McKenzie, 26-Timmy Tillman.

Game notes | Five things to know about Colombia
USMNT Starting XI numbers (including this match): Christian Pulisic (67), Tim Ream (57), Weston McKennie (52), Anthony Robinson (42), Matt Turner (40), Tim Weah (38), Gio Reyna (27), Chris Richards (17), Johnny Cardoso . (12), Folarin Balogun (11), Joe Scully (10)

• The average age of today’s starting lineup is 25 years and 237 days, making it the ninth-oldest lineup deployed under Gregg Berhalter and the third-oldest since 2021.
• The squad also averages 32.9 caps, making it the seventh most experienced starting XI during Berhalter’s tenure, and the second most experienced since 2019. Only the squad that started the Champions League final in March against Mexico had an average number of caps Highest at that time (36.5).
• Gregg Berhalter made three changes to the lineup that started the CONCACAF Nations League final against Mexico on March 24, bringing in defender Joe Scully, midfielder Johnny Cardoso and striker Folarin Balogun.
• Christian Pulisic leads the team for the 22nd time tonight. USA is 16-2-3 when Pulisic wears the armband. He also earned his 67th cap in charge, tying him with 1994 FIFA World Cup youngster Mike.
Sorber is 37th on the USMNT’s caps list.
• Five key players will make their debut against South American teams: Folarin Balogun, Johnny Cardoso, Gio Reyna, Chris Richards and Matt Turner.
• In his 40th career appearance tonight, goalkeeper Matt Turner has started in 25 of the last 27 USMNT games for which he has been available in a series dating back to September 23, 2022 against Japan.
In Dusseldorf, Germany.
• Midfielder Johnny Cardoso makes his third career start tonight and first since a 4-0 win over Ghana on Oct. 17, 2023 in Nashville.
• Tonight’s game marks the first time the back four of Joe Scully, Chris Richards, Tim Ream and Anthony Robinson will start together. It is also the fourth and second time in a row that Richards and
Reyam will be paired at centre-back.
• Tim Ream played 11 of his 57 caps after his 35th birthday, ranking him third among USMNT field players after turning 35. He comes behind Fernando Clavijo (41 from 61 caps) and Thomas Dooley (24 from 81 caps).
• Anthony Robinson will start his fifth straight game for USMNT, while Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie and Tim Weah will make their third straight starts in 2024.
• Gregg Berhalter is 43-14-12 in 69 games as USMNT coach. The United States is 1-1-3 in five games against South American opponents under Berhalter.
• With 53,575 tickets sold as of Saturday afternoon, today’s match ranks third all-time for USMNT games controlled by US Soccer in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia (DMV) area.
• The USMNT is 3-13-5 all-time against Colombia, with the team’s last win coming in a 3-0 win on March 9, 2005 in Fullerton, California. The team’s series of seven matches without a win against Los Cafeteros was
Currently the second longest rival after Brazil (11 matches).
• Forward Josh Sargent (foot injury) is the only American player who did not dress tonight. Six substitutions are allowed at three different moments. The first half is not considered a substitution moment.
• Today’s match will be officiated by Mexican referee Fernando Hernandez. The USMNT has gone 2-0-0 in two matches Hernandez has managed, which includes a 2-0 friendly win over Costa Rica on February 2, 2019 in the second match under Gregg Berhalter, and a 4-1 World Cup qualifier win in Honduras on September 8, 2021.

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