Japan vs. U.S. Marines
September 23, 2022
Düsseldorf Arena, Düsseldorf, Germany
Pregame coverage: 8AM ET on ESPN2, ESPN+; 8:20AM ET on UniMás, TUDN
Kickoff: 8:26 ET on ESPN2, ESPN+, UniMás, TUDN
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Today’s USMNT starting XI matchup. Japan: 1-Matt Turner, 2-Sergino Durst, 3-Walker Zimmerman (captain), 4-Taylor Adams, 5-Aaron Long, 6-Sam Wei Enns, 8-Weston McKenney, 9-Jesus Ferreira, 11-Brendon Aronson, 14-Luca de la Torre, 21-Giorena
Substitutes: 18-Ethan Horvath, 25-Sean Johnson, 7-Paul Ariola, 12-Eric Palmer-Brown, 13-Jordan Morris, 15-Johnny Card Dosso, 16-Mark McKenzie, 17-Malik-Tillman, 19-Ricardo-Pepi, 20-Reggie Cannon, 22-DeAndre Yedlin, 23- Kalyn Acosta, 24-Josh Sargent, 26-Joe Sculley
game notes | Five things about Japan
- USMNT starting lineup (including this game): Weston McEnany (36), Walker Zimmerman (32), Tyler Adams (31), Aaron Long (28), Brendon A. Renson (23), Matt Turner (19), Sergino Durst (18), Jesus Ferreira (14), Gio Reyna (13), Luca De la Torre (12), Sam Wiens (9)
- Today’s starting lineup has an average age of 24 years and 143 days, with an average cap of 20.
- Striker Gio Reyna made his first international start in more than a year, the last time in September’s 0-0 draw with El Salvador in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier. February 2, 2021. Reina donned the number 21 today, a number his father Claudio wore a total of 42 times at the USMNT, including at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
- Guard Sam Vines makes his USMNT debut since the USMNT Gold Cup final against Mexico on August 8. January 1, 2021, and got his first start since the semi-final against Qatar on July 29, 2021. Wiens is the only USMNT starter to play against an AFC opponent thanks to a match against this year’s World Cup hosts.
- Defender Sergiño Dest is making his debut since January after missing the international windows in March and June. The 30th World Cup qualifiers were held in Canada.
- Walker Zimmerman captained for the sixth time today.
- Tyler Adams, Luca de la Torre and Weston McKennie made their first midfield starts today.
- The strikers of Brenden Aaronson, Jesús Ferreira and Gio Reyna also started together for the first time today.
- Jesús Ferreira leads all USMNT players with 5 goals in 8 matches in 2022.
- Aaron Long and Walker Zimmerman at centre back at No. 10th time. USMNT is 7-1-1 when the veteran pair is combined at the back line.
- The three starters have represented clubs in Germany. Gio Reina has been with Borussia Dortmund since 2019, Weston McKenney with Schalke from 2017 to 2020 and Tyler Adams with RB Leipzig from 2019 to 2022.
- If he plays tonight, midfielder Kylin Acosta will be in the country where his father and grandmother were born.
- Christian Pulisic was dropped from today’s roster following a blow he took in training earlier this week. He will be assessed daily against Saudi Arabia on September 9. 27 in Murcia, Spain.
- The USMNT will be 25 players, while Japan will be 26 for today’s game. Six substitutions were allowed on three separate occasions. Intermissions do not count as substitution time.
- The USMNT is 1-1-0 against Japan.This Samurai Blue The first meeting was won 3-1 in Tokyo on March 14, 1993. Team USA won the final game, 3-2 on February 3rd. October 10, 2006 in San Francisco.
- Led by Gregg Berhalter, the USMNT is 36-9-9 in 54 games.
- Today’s game marked the team’s third neutral ground friendly against Berhalter. The United States defeated Panama 6-2 on November 6. 16 January 2020, and 4-1 against Jamaica on 25 March 2021. Both games were held in Wiener Neustadt, Austria.
- Felix Zwayer of Germany is the referee for tonight’s game. This is his first time hosting a USMNT competition.