The U.S. men’s national team’s aim to return to the Concacaf Nations League Final Four continues this week with two matches to close out Group D.
It begins on Friday on the road in Grenada at Kirani James Athletic Stadium in Saint George’s (8 p.m. ET; TNT, Universo, Peacock).
Currently in second place with four points and one behind El Salvador, the USA then hosts La Selecta three days later at Exploria Stadium on Monday, March 27. Coverage begins at 7 p.m., with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. ET, also on TNT, Universo and streamed on Peacock.
The USA needs a win and a draw in its final two games to clinch a spot in the June 15 semifinals in Las Vegas.
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The only player to appear in all eight of the USMNT’s previous Concacaf Nations League matches, Weston McKennie leads the list of 14 players with previous CNL experience, followed by Pulisic and Ream (5); Aaronson, Dest, Antonee Robinson and Steffen (3); de la Torre, Horvath, McKenzie, Reyna and Weah (2); Musah and Turner (1).
USMNT ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB/COUNTRY; CAPS/GOALS)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Ethan Horvath (Luton Town/ENG; 8/0), Zack Steffen (Middlesbrough/ENG; 29/0), Matt Turner (Arsenal/ENG; 24/0)
DEFENDERS (8): Sergiño Dest (AC Milan/ITA; 23/2), Mark McKenzie (Genk/BEL; 10/0), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 50/1), Bryan Reynolds (Westerlo/BEL; 2/0), Antonee Robinson (Fulham; 33/2), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United; 20/3), Joe Scally (Borussia Mönchengladbach/GER; 3/0), Auston Trusty (Birmingham City/ENG; 0/0)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Brenden Aaronson (Leeds United/ENG; 28/6), Johnny Cardoso (Internacional/BRA; 4/0), Luca de la Torre (Celta Vigo/ESP; 12/0), Weston McKennie (Leeds United/ENG; 41/9), Yunus Musah (Valencia/ESP; 23/0), Alan Soñora (Juárez/MEX; 2/0)
FORWARDS (7): Taylor Booth (Utrecht/NED; 0/0), Daryl Dike (West Bromwich Albion/ENG; 8/3), Djordje Mihailovic (AZ Alkmaar/NED; 6/1), Ricardo Pepi (Groningen/NED; 12/3), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG; 56/22), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund/GER; 16/4), Alex Zendejas (Club América/MEX; 1/0)
|Concacaf Nations League A, Group D Standings|
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CNL REWIND – JUNE 2022
June 4: El Salvador 3-1 Grenada – After the hosts’ Nelson Bonilla scored the first of his two goals in the second minute, Alexander McQueen equalized two minutes later. Bonilla struck for the go-ahead tally before the break, and Grenada’s A. J. Paterson put the ball in his own net to close out the scoring.
June 7: Grenada 2-2 El Salvador – The Spice Boys twice took the lead behind goals from Jacob Berkeley-Agyepong and Jamar Charles, but El Salvador found a late equalizer, with Cristian Gil putting one home in the 88th.
June 10: USA 5-0 Grenada – Jesús Ferreira’s four goals propelled the USA to rout in front of a sold-out crowd of 20,500 at Q2 Stadium. His FC Dallas teammate Paul Arriola also tallied.
June 14: El Salvador 1-1 USA– The USA came from behind to tie La Selecta on a rain-soaked, mud-patched field at Estadio Cuscatlán. Jordan Morris brought the USA level in second half stoppage time, heading in Luca de la Torre’s cross for the tying goal.