Ever since the nightmare-fueled 2018 World Cup qualification, USA Men’s Soccer team has qualified for the 2022 installment of the FIFA World Cup. The team that ranks number 16th in the FIFA Football ranking is currently touted to be the underdogs of the world cup.
Well, this time around Gregg Berhalter’s squad might make some decent headlines this time around. Gregg announced the 26 men’s squad on November 10 and there are quite a lot of familiar faces so what is USA Squad Qatar World Cup 2022?
Let’s find out!
USA Squad Qatar World Cup 2022
|GK||Ethan Horvath||Luton Town (ENG)||27||8|
|GK||Sean Johnson||NYCFC (USA)||33||10|
|GK||Matt Turner||Arsenal (ENG)||28||18|
|DEF||Tim Ream||Fulham (ENG)||35||46|
|DEF||Cameron Carter-Vickers||Celtic (SCO)||24||10|
|DEF||Sergino Dest||AC Milan (ITA)||21||17|
|DEF||Aaron Long||NY Red Bulls (USA)||30||29|
|DEF||Shaq Moore||Nashville SC (USA)||26||15|
|DEF||Antonee Robinson||Fulham (ENG)||25||28|
|DEF||Joe Scally||Gladbach (GER)||19||2|
|DEF||DeAndre Yedlin||Inter Miami (USA)||29||74|
|DEF||Walker Zimmerman||Nashville SC (USA)||29||31|
|MID||Kellyn Acosta||LAFC (USA)||27||52|
|MID||Tyler Adams||Leeds United (ENG)||23||19|
|MID||Weston McKennie||Juventus (ITA)||24||34|
|MID||Yunus Musah||Valencia (SPA)||19||18|
|MID||Cristian Roldan||Seattle Sonders (USA)||27||32|
|MID||Brenden Aaronson||Leeds United (ENG)||21||21|
|MID||Luca de la Torre||Celta Vigo (SPA)||24||12|
|FWD||Gio Reyna||Borussia Dortmund (GER)||19||11|
|FWD||Jesus Ferreira||FC Dallas (USA)||21||12|
|FWD||Jordan Morris||Seattle Sounders (USA)||27||47|
|FWD||Haji Wright||Antalyaspor (TUR)||24||3|
|FWD||Christian Pulisic||Chelsea (ENG)||24||50|
|FWD||Josh Sargent||Norwich City (ENG)||22||19|
|FWD||Timothy Weah||LOSC Lille (FRA)||22||24|
What is the strength and weakness of the USA soccer team?
It is all pretty clear that team USA has its major strength in the midfield. The MMA trio that consists of Weston McKennie, Yunus Musah, and Tyler Adams has considered one of the best midfield trio’s around the world. It wouldn’t be an understatement to say that the three of them can go against many of the world’s best midfielders.
In addition, the full-backs are team USA’s strong points. Both Antonee Robinson and Sergino Dest are a vital part of Berhalter’s strategy. Unfortunately, there is not really depth in this position so it will be difficult if there’s any injury.
As for the weakness in the squad, there seems to be a lack of quality players in the forward position. Haji Wright, Jesus Ferreira, and Josh Sargent, all three of them don’t have many international appearances which becomes a huge issue.
It will be great to see how Team USA will fair against their group competitors.
USA Group B Fixtures and Schedules
|Mon, Nov. 21||England vs. Iran||8 a.m.||Khalifa Int’l Stadium|
|Mon, Nov. 21||USA vs. Wales||2 p.m.||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium|
|Fri, Nov. 25||Wales vs. Iran||5 a.m.||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium|
|Fri, Nov. 25||England vs. USA||2 p.m.||Al Bayt Stadium|
|Tues, Nov. 29||Wales vs. England||2 p.m.||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium|
|Tues, Nov. 29||Iran vs. USA||2 p.m.||Al Thumama Stadium|
Potential starting Lineup of USA Squad Qatar World Cup 2022
Now that you have read the 26-men lineup, you’d definitely want to know what the starting eleven looks like.
United States projected starting lineup (4-3-3): Turner (GK) — A. Robinson, Carter-Vickers, Zimmerman, Dest — Adams, McKennie, Musah — Pulisic, Ferreira, Aaronson.