International Friendly: United States vs. Jamaica


International friendly
March 25, 2021
Wiener Neustadt Stadion; Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Live broadcast: 1 pm ET; ESPN2, UniMás and TUDN
Social networks: @USMNT en Twitter Y Instagram; @ussoccer on Facebook

Tonight’s US MNT starting 11 vs. Jamaica: 1-Zack Steffen (capt.), 2-Sergiño Dest, 3-Aaron Long, 6-John Brooks, 7-Gio Reyna, 8-Yunus Musah, 9- Josh Sargent, 10- Christian Pulisic, 17-Sebastian Lletget, 20-Reggie Cannon, 23-Kellyn Acosta


Substitutes: 22-Ethan Horvath, 25-Chituru Odunze, 5-Antonee Robinson, 11-Brenden Aaronson, 12-Luca de la Torre, 13-Tim Ream, 15-Chris Richards, 16-Jordan Siebatcheu, 18-Christian Cappis, 19 -Bryan Reynolds, 24-Erik Palmer-Brown, 26-Nicholas Gioacchini

GAME NOTES | FIVE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT JAMAICA

  • US MNT XI Starting Highs (Including This Match): John Brooks (40), Christian Pulisic (35), Kellyn Acosta (26), Aaron Long (20), Zack Steffen (20), Sebastian Lletget (19), Reggie Cannon (14), Josh Sargent (13), Sergiño Dest (6), Yunus Musah (3), Gio Reyna (3),
  • Today’s starting XI has an average age of 23 years, 243 days.

  • The starting eleven averages 17 international matches.

  • The USA lineup represents clubs in five different countries: Germany (3), USA (3), England (2), Spain (2), Portugal (1)

  • The starting XI represents clubs in eight different countries: England, Germany and Spain (2 each), Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Portugal (1 each).

  • Zack Steffen captains the USMNT for the fourth time tonight. The last time he wore the bracelet was in the 0-0 draw with Wales on 12 November 2020 in Swansea.

  • Both Christian Pulisic and Josh Sargent are making long-awaited returns for the USMNT. Pulisic last appeared in the Concacaf Nations League away game in Canada on October 15, 2019. Sargent’s last outing for the USMNT came about a month later, when he scored two goals in the victory. of the team 4-0 against Cuba to complete The Nations League group plays on November 19, 2019 in the Cayman Islands.

  • John Brooks and Aaron Long partner in central defense for the third time tonight. Veteran defenders have helped the US win in each of their previous matches together: a 1-0 win against Ecuador on March 22, 2019 and a 4-1 win in the Concacaf Nations League. against Canada on November 15, 2019.

  • Kellyn Acosta, Sebastian Lletget and Aaron Long played in the United States’ first game of the year, a 7-0 victory against Trinidad and Tobago on January 31 in Orlando.

  • The youngest player on the list, 18-year-old midfielder Yunus Musah, wins his third international game and the first since he became engaged to the USMNT on March 15.

  • His teammate Gio Reyna, 18, also wins his third international match. The Borussia Dortmund striker scored his first international goal at Stadion Wiener Neustadt, scoring the United States’ first goal via a direct free kick in a 6-2 win against Panama on November 16, 2020.

  • Four substitutes have a chance to make their USMNT debut tonight: forward Jordan Siebatcheu, midfielder Christian Cappis, defender Bryan Reynolds and goalkeeper Chituru Odunze.

  • Jordan Siebatcheu will wear the name “Pefok” on the back of his jersey, which is his mother’s maiden name.

  • Backup defender Chris Richards made his USMNT debut at Stadion Wiener Neustadt, coming off the bench to close out a 6-2 win against Panama last November.

  • Substitutes Erik Palmer-Brown and Luca de la Torre will be looking for their first USMNT appearances in nearly three years. Palmer-Brown last played in the United States’ 1-1 draw with France on June 9, 2018 in Lyon, while De la Torre’s last international game was actually his debut, coming off the bench in a loss by 2-1 against Ireland a week before.

  • Tonight’s game is a rematch of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup semifinal on July 3, 2019 in Nashville. Weston McKennie opened the scoring and Christian Pulisic delivered a second half double in a 3-1 win against him Reggae boyz.

  • Gregg Berhalter is 15-5-3 as the USMNT head coach and is 1-1-0 against Jamaica.

  • The USMNT has an all-time 16-3-8 record against Jamaica. This is the first time the two teams have met on neutral ground. With the USMNT dressing 23 players, three players did not dress tonight: defender Matt Miazga, midfielder Owen Otasowie and forward Daryl Dike.



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