The U.S. males’s nationwide group is lastly taking part in in a recreation that counts. For the primary time since November 2019, the USA will play in an official competitors. And it is do-or-die.
The People face Honduras in a CONCACAF Nations League semifinal at Denver’s Empower Discipline, and the winner will advance to face the winner of the Mexico-Costa Rica semifinal in Sunday’s championship match. The loser will participate within the third-place match, additionally to be performed on Sunday.
The USMNT enter the semifinal having accomplished per week of high-altitude coaching within the Swiss Alps. Whereas they had been there, they dropped a 2-1 outcome to Switzerland in a tuneup match with out stars Christian Pulisic and Zack Steffen, who had been busy competing for the UEFA Champions League. Each are again in a full-strength lineup towards Honduras.
USA vs. Honduras dwell rating
USA vs. Honduras dwell updates, highlights
51st min.: What an opportunity for Honduras ahead Lozano. He could not imagine he beat the offside lure and Zack Steffen comes off his line to cease him. USA come away unscathed.
fiftieth min.: Dedicated problem from Honduras middle again Maynor Figueroa who shuts down Pulisic within the field.
Halftime: USA 0, Honduras 0
Halftime: Honduras arguably had the 2 greatest probabilities of the primary half, however they could not convert. They’ve saved the sport scoreless at halftime, which they’d’ve signed up for earlier than the match. Honduras have damage the U.S. protection in transition, particularly by means of Alberth Elis, and several other fouls by U.S. defenders are taking part in proper into the palms of the Catrachos. The perfect moments from the USA got here from Gio Reyna and a few spurts from Christian Pulisic.
forty fifth min.: We spoke too quickly. Elis with a terrific transfer down the precise for Honduras and his cross practically finds Antony Lozano, who could not get a foot on the ball in entrance of web. It was a terrific probability for Honduras.
forty fourth min.: Either side not as sharp to finish this half. No actual alternatives on both finish. The 2 groups look content material to enter the half and regroup.
thirty eighth min.: Lletget practically picks out McKennie for a header within the field, however Honduras GK Luis Lopez punches away.
thirty third min.: One other foul by John Brooks close to midfield and Honduras can kill time and work their method into the U.S. half.
thirtieth min.: Two U.S. probabilities inside a minute! A Sargent header on the attacking finish is saved by Honduras GK Luis Lopez. Then Lopez stuffs Pulisic from shut vary.
twenty seventh min.: Honduras comes shut! On a set piece, Zack Steffen whiffs on the ball coming off his line and a Honduras header was cleared off the objective line by U.S. ahead Josh Sargent! With the again of his head!
twenty fourth min.: Little bit of a lull within the motion. John Brooks slams into Alberth Elis from behind and the ex-Houston Dynamo ahead stays down and wishes therapy. He will get booed by the locals as he will get up off the bottom.
seventeenth min.: US ‘keeper Zack Steffen clears the ball from his field simply within the nick of time with Honduras ahead Alberth Elis closing in.
thirteenth min.: One other set piece. McKennie will get his head to a Sebastian Lletget nook, however he cannot hit the goal.
tenth min.: Wow! Unimaginable slalom transfer by Gio Reyna by means of the Honduran protection however his diagonal shot is simply extensive. That play deserved a objective.
eighth min.: Fairly even begin to the match. Honduras proper again Kevin Alvarez will get a header off a nook that finishes excessive and extensive.
seventh min.: Gio Reyna wins the ball again on the precise aspect of the field and fires extensive. Decisive play from Reyna.
fifth min.: Honduras responds. Good spell within the USA’s half for Los Catrachos.
third min.: USA are on the entrance foot to begin the match.
7:30 p.m. ET: As we get set for kickoff, a glimpse on the scene in Denver:
7:20 p.m. ET: Meet the star of the Paramount+ pregame present, Clint Dempsey:
6:25 p.m. ET: No surprises within the U.S. lineup. It is McKenzie-Brooks paired up in central protection and a midfield trio of Yueill-McKennie-Lletget. Sargent again up high.
USA vs. Honduras beginning lineups
The beginning lineups are out. Christian Pulisic begins for the USA. Zack Steffen is captain:
Beginning lineup (4-3-3, left to proper): 1 Zack Steffen-GK (captain) — 5 Antonee Robinson, 6 John Brooks, 15 Mark McKenzie, 2 Sergino Dest — 17 Sebastian Lletget, 14 Jackson Yueill, 8 Weston McKennie — 10 Christian Pulisic, 9 Josh Sargent, 7 Gio Reyna.
Obtainable subs: 12 Ethan Horvath-GK, 19 David Ochoa-GK, 3 Matt Miazga, 4 Tyler Adams, 11 Brenden Aaronson, 13 Tim Ream, 16 Jordan Siebatcheu, 18 Yunus Musah, 20 Reggie Cannon, 21 Tim Weah, 22 DeAndre Yedlin, 23 Kellyn Acosta.
Beginning lineup (4-2-3-1, left to proper): Luis Lopez-GK — 23 Diego Rodriguez, 3 Maynor Figueroa (captain), 4 Marcelo Pereira, 2 Kevin Alvarez — 10 Alex Lopez, 20 Deybi Flores — 11 Rigoberto Rivas, 17 Jonathan Rubio, 7 Alberth Elis — 9 Antony Lozano.
Obtainable subs: 1 Edrick Menjivar-GK, 18 Alex Barrios-GK, 5 Ever Alvarado, 6 Bryan Acosta, 8 Edwin Rodriguez, 12 Jorge Benguche, 13 Kevin Arriaga, 14 Boniek Garcia, 15 Elvin Casildo, 16 Johnny Leveron, 19 Walter Martinez, 21 Jhow Benavidez.
Methods to watch USA vs. Honduras in USA
- TV channel: CBS Sports activities Community (CBSSN)
- Spanish-language TV: Univision, TUDN Deportes
- Stay stream: Paramount+, fuboTV (7-day free trial)
CBS Sports activities Community will carry the USA vs. Honduras match and it will likely be streamed on Paramount+ and fuboTV (7-day free trial). The match can be out there with Spanish-language commentary on Univision and TUDN.