The U.S. men’s national team kicks off its Autumn slate of matches when it meets Asian Football Confederation side Uzbekistan for the first time, at CITYPARK in St. Louis on Saturday.

CHICAGO — The U.S. men’s national team kicks off its Autumn slate of matches when it meets Asian Football Confederation side Uzbekistan for the first time, at CITYPARK in St. Louis on Saturday.

Kickoff of USA-Uzbekistan is set for 5:30 p.m. ET on TNT, Telemundo, Universo and Peacock, with the match also available via Futbol de Primera Radio.

With the crowded schedule of competitions during the next three years in Asia, this likely represents the USMNT’s only opportunity to face opponents from the Asian Football Confederation prior to the 2026 World Cup. These are the USA’s first matches against Uzbekistan and Oman, marking the 101st and 102nd opponents in USMNT history.

“We are very intentional and committed to presenting different challenges to our team during the next three years as we continue to develop the program,” USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter said. “Uzbekistan and Oman are first-time opponents for us and both are preparing for the AFC Asian Cup, so we expect them to be good tests. We look forward to visiting two excellent soccer facilities and performing in front of the fantastic supporters in St. Louis and the Twin Cities.”

The USA takes on Oman at Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minn. at 8:30 p.m. ET (TNT, Universo and Peacock). Live Spanish-language audio for both matches will be available on Fútbol de Primera radio platforms.

USA roster

GOALKEEPERS (3): Drake Callender* (Inter Miami; 0/0), Ethan Horvath (Nottingham Forest/ENG; 8/0), Matt Turner (Nottingham Forest/ENG; 32/0)

DEFENDERS (9): Sergiño Dest (PSV Eindhoven/NED; 26/2), Kristoffer Lund (Palermo/ITA; 0/0), Mark McKenzie (Genk/BEL; 11/0), Kevin Paredes (Wolfsburg/GER; 0/0), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 51/1), Chris Richards (Crystal Palace/ENG; 10/1), Antonee Robinson (Fulham/ENG; 3462), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United; 25/3), Joe Scally (Borussia Mönchengladbach/GER; 6/0)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Ben Cremaschi (Inter Miami; 0/0), Luca de la Torre (Celta Vigo/ESP; 16/0), Weston McKennie (Juventus/ITA; 44/11), Yunus Musah (AC Milan/ITA; 27/0), Tanner Tessmann (Venezia/ITA; 1/0), Malik Tillman (PSV Eindhoven/NED; 4/0)

FORWARDS (6): Brenden Aaronson (Union Berlin/GER; 32/7), Folarin Balogun (Monaco/FRA; 2/1), Cade Cowell (San Jose Earthquakes; 8/1), Ricardo Pepi (PSV Eindhoven/NED; 16/7), Christian Pulisic (AC Milan/ITA; 60/25), Tim Weah (Juventus/ITA; 31/4)

*Drake Callender will join camp Sunday, Sept. 10

Uzbekistan roster

GOALKEEPERS (3): Botirali Ergashev (AGMK; 2/0), Umidjon Ergashev (Nasaf; 0/0), Utkir Yusupov (Navbahor Namangan; 15/0)

DEFENDERS (9): Abdulla Abdullaev (AGMK; 12/0), Khojiakbar Alijonov (Pakhtakor Tashkent; 27/1), Husniddin Aliqulov (Çaykur Rizespor/TUR; 12/0), Rustam Ashurmatov (Rubin Kazan/RUS; 23/0), Shahzad Azmiddinov (Pakhtakor Tashkent; 0/0), Umar Eshmurodov (Nasaf; 16/0), Sherzod Nasrullaev (Nasaf; 12/0), Farrukh Sayfiev (Pakhtakor Tashkent; 42/1), Dilshod Saitov (Pakhtakor Tashkent; 7/0)

MIDFIELDERS (9): Azizjon Ganiev (Shabab Al-Ahli/UAE; 11/0), Odijon Hamrobekov (Pakhtakor Tashkent; 39/0), Jamshid Iskanderov (Navbahor Namangan; 28/3), Abror Ismoilov (Navbahor Namangan; 7/0), Jaloliddin Masharipov (Al-Nasr/KSA; 49/10), Otabek Shukurov (Fatih Karagümrük/TUR; 55/3), Azizbek Turgunboev (Pakhtakor Tashkent; 20/1), Oson Urunov (Navbahor Namangan; 15/3)

FORWARDS (2): Bobur Abdikholikov (Ordabasy/KAZ; 7/0), Eldor Shomurodov (Cagliari/ITA; 66/37)

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