The US men’s national team is capping off a fantastic year with a friendly match against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday.
In 2021, the USMNT won the Gold Cup, the CONCACAF Nations League, and finished second in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying table. The team beat rivals Mexico three times in the calendar year and won 16 times, with only three draws and two defeats.
The US has never won 17 games in a single calendar year, already matching the program records set in 2013. It has never been undefeated in two games against Bosnia: a 4-3 win in 2013 (Josie Altidore hat-trick) and a. 0-0 draw in 2018.
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The year-end friendly will feature players almost entirely locally, with three players plying their trade abroad: Johnny Cardoso (Internacional/Brazil), Taylor Booth (Bayern Munich II/Germany) and Brian Reynolds (Rome/Italy).
How to watch USA vs Bosnia and Herzegovina match
- Date: Saturday 18th December
- time8:15 PM ET
- TV channel: FS1
- Spanish language TV: UniMas & TUDN
- flow: fuboTV (7-day free trial)TUDN.tv, Fox Sports App (Authorized Users)
The USMNT match will be broadcast by FS1 (English) and Univision UniMas and TUDN (Spanish) channels from Dignity Health Sports Park in California. These channels are all available to be Stream on fuboTV, Which Available to new users in a 7-day free trial.
Fox and Univision’s broadcast platforms will also broadcast the match to authorized users who can sign in through their cable, satellite or telecom service provider.
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The United States vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina: Lineups
For the United States, almost the entire list consists of domestic players. There will be plenty of new faces for casual USMNT fans, especially at linebacker as manager Greg Berhalter has confirmed a pair of Atlanta United stars will be watching the field. George Bello He’ll get his sixth title while brooks lennon He will make his USMNT debut.
Among the new players, Berhalter said, Brooks Lennon and Henry Kessler had a good camp. He notes that Lennon will start at RB and that George Bello will start from LB left-back against Bosnia. He also noted that before leaving the camp, Kevin Paredes played as a winger. #USMNT
– BrianSciaretta December 17, 2021
Ricardo Pepe He is expected to be deployed up front with another opportunity to score more experience as Berhalter continues to rely on him as the main US forward. Caden Clark, who will be heading to RB Leipzig soon, could also make his USMNT debut and Jordan Morris It may also come back to the side after an ACL rupture in April.
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USMNT Team List vs Bosnia and Herzegovina
Goalkeepers (3): John Polskamp (Sporting Kansas City), Gabriel Slonina (Chicago Fire), Matt Turner (New England Revolution)
Defenders (10): George Bellow (Atlanta United), Justin Chee (FC Dallas), Jonathan Gomez (Louisville City/USL), Kobe Henry (Orange County SC/USL), Henry Kessler (New England Revolution), Brooks Lennon (Atlanta United), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Brian Reynolds (Rome/Italy), Auston Trustee (Colorado Rapids), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC)
Middle (5): Klein Acosta (Colorado Rapids), Cole Bassett (Colorado Rapids), Johnny Cardoso (International/Brazil), Christian Roldan (Seattle Sounders), Jackson Yoel (San Jose Earthquakes)
Attackers (7): Taylor Booth (Bayern Munich II/Germany), Caden Clark (New York Red Bulls), Cady Coyle (San Jose Earthsquakes), Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders), Ricardo Pepe (FC Dallas), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew)
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For Bosnia, the process of licking their wounds begins after they lost at Euro 2021. The entire roster consists of domestic call-ups to the Bosnian First Division, with a total of eight major international matches among the 19 selected players.
This is a test drive for Director Ivailo Petev who is still in his first year in this position. Petev confirmed that there were some players who were forced to leave them off the list due to their vaccination status, but did not name them individually.
Bosnia and Herzegovina vs USA list
Goalkeepers (2): Nikola Sitkovic (FK Burak), Belmen Disdarevic (FK Sarajevo)
Defenders (7): Hrvoje Barisic (HSK Zrinjski), Josip Corluka (HSK Zrinjski), Numan Kurdic (FK Sarajevo), Ajdin Nukic (Tuzla City), Selmir Pidro (FK Sarajevo), Aleksandar Vojnovic (FK Borac), Vezran Vreljovac (FK)
Middle (8): Amar Begic (FK Burak), Marlyan Kavar (NK Sirocchi Brij), Muhammed Kosic (FK Velez), Andrei Dukanovic (FK Sarajevo), Sasa Maksimovic (Sloboda), Haris Ovchina (FK Velez), Igor Savic ( HSK Zrinsky), Almedin Ziljkic (NK Olimpija)
Attackers (2): Suleiman Krbic (Tuzla City), Jovo Lukic (FK Burak)