The United States Men’s National Team plays its first 2022 World Cup Group B match on November 21 against Wales at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar.
Having missed out on the 2018 World Cup in Russia as a result of a qualifying disaster against Trinidad and Tobago, failing to reach the World Cup finals for the first time since 1986, the USMNT has bounced back for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
Gregg Berhalter’s side finished third in the CONCACAF region’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification phase behind Canada and Mexico, claiming one of three automatic qualifying slots ahead of Costa Rica, who defeated New Zealand in the intercontinental playoff round to reach Qatar.
The United States men’s national team’s 26-man roster for the 2022 FIFA World Cup is officially out after coach Gregg Berhalter released the team at an event in New York. With Wales, England, and Iran on the schedule, the pressure is on for the national team to erase the lows of the eight-year wait to return to the tournament and build off of the highs we’ve seen with domestic success over Mexico.
The United States of America announced its 26-member squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, set to be played in Qatar from November 20, 2022.
The USA qualified for Qatar 2022 after placing third in the CONCACAF Third Round of qualification, winning seven of the 14 matches it played, drawing four, and losing three.
Two notable snubs were forward Ricardo Pepi, who has scored five goals in the last seven games with FC Groningen, and Middlesbrough keeper Zack Steffen, whom analysts had widely expected to vie with Turner for the starting job in goal.
This is the second-youngest men’s team the United States has sent to a World Cup, with an average age of 25 years, and 175 days.
It has been drawn in Group B, alongside England, Wales, and Iran and will start its Qatar 2022 campaign against Wales on November 22.
Goalkeepers: Matt Turner, Sean Johnson, Ethan Horvath
Defenders: Walker Zimmerman, Aaron Long, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Tim Ream, Sergino Dest, Shaq Moore, Antonee Robinson, Joe Scally, and De’Andre Yedlin.
Midfielders: Cristian Roldan, Kellyn Acosta, Luca de la Torre, Yunus Dimoara Musah, Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie, Brenden Aaronson
Forwards: Jesús Ferreira, Jordan Morris, Christian Pulisic, Gio Reyna, Josh Sargent, Tim Weah, Haji Wright
The first match of the 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup will kick off at 9 pm (AEDT) on Monday, November 21, 2022. The tournament is being hosted by Qatar and will conclude with the final at 2 am (AEDT) on Monday, December 19.
The fixtures were drawn on 1st April 2022 where 32 qualifiers were divided into their eight groups.
The World Cup sees the 32 teams divided into eight groups of four, with each side playing three matches against the other opponents in their group.
|Mon, Nov. 21||USA vs. Wales||2 p.m.||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium|
|Fri, Nov. 25||England vs. USA||2 p.m.||Al Bayt Stadium|
|Tues, Nov. 29||Iran vs. USA||2 p.m.||Al Thumama Stadium|