Programming Notes: US MNT Faces Copa America Chile Champions in Houston



USA vs Chile
International Friendly
March 26, 2019
BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas
Live Stream: 19:55 ET on ESPN2, UniMas and UDN

United States, MNT, starting lineup against Chile: 22-Ethan Horvath; 2-DeAndre Yedlin (Capt.), 3-Omar Gonzalez, 4-Michael Bradley, 7-Paul Arriola, 9-Gyasi Zardes, 10-Christian Pulisic, 13-Tim Ream, 15-Cristian Roldan, 19-Matt Miazga, 20 -Corey Baird

Substitutes: 12-Jesse Gonzalez, 5-John Brooks, 6-Wil Trapp, 11-Jordan Morris, 16-Daniel Lovitz, 17-Sebastian Lletget, 18-Jonathan Lewis, 21-Christian Ramirez, 24-Nick Lima

  • United States, MNT, eleven group matches (including this match): Michael Bradley (145), DeAndre Yedlin (59), Omar Gonzalez (49), Gyasi Zardes (44), Tim Ream (28), Christian Pulisic (25) ), Paul Arriola (21), Matt Miazga (12), Cristian Roldan (9), Ethan Horvath (4), Corey Baird (3),
  • Scorer of the United States against Ecuador on Thursday, Gyasi Zardes faces the same Chilean team that he made his debut on the DEM on January 28, 2018 in Rancagua, Chile.
  • At 20 years and 189 days, Christian Pulisic becomes the second fastest player to reach 25 appearances at the MNT. He follows Landon Donovan, who reached his 25th selection at age 20, or 98 days in the US 1-1 draw with the Republic of Korea at the 2002 FIFA World Cup on June 10, 2002 .
  • Today XIs has an average age of 26 years, 7 days and 36 caps.
  • US MNT head coach Gregg Berhalter made seven changes to the squad that started Thursday against Ecuador with Paul Arriola, Christian Pulisic, Tim Ream and Gyasi Zardes.
  • To make his 59th Appearing in the DTM, DeAndre Yedlin leads the team for the first time tonight against Chile. Yedlin also wins his first start in 2019.
  • Three players get their first selections in 2019: goalkeeper Ethan Horvath and defenders Omar Gonzalez and Matt Miazga.
  • Omar Gonzalez, from Texas, is back on the ground for the NCD for the first time since 2017.
  • Gonzalez and Miazga are also partners in central defense for the first time.
  • With the MNT dressing 20 players, Sean Johnson and Aaron Long are in good health. The teams are entitled to six substitutions tonight.
  • The United States is 3-5-2 behind Chile in the all-time series.
  • The MNT is 0-0-1 all-time at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, having already drawn 0-0 with Canada on January 29, 2013.
  • With a win tonight, Gregg Berhalter would become MNT's first head coach to start his term with four straight wins. Berhalter and Bob Bradley (2007) are tied for the record three consecutive wins at the start of their respective principal coaching terms.

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