International Friendship: U.S. to Morocco

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June 1, 2022
TQL Stadium; Cincinnati, Ohio
Pregame coverage: ESPN2, UniMás and TUDN at 7pm ET
Kick-off: 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2, UniMás and TUDN
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Tonight’s USMNT starting lineup against Morocco: 1 – Matt Turner; 22 – Reggie Cannon, 3 – Walker – Zimmerman, 15 – Aaron Long, 5 – Anthony Robinson; 4 – Tyler Adams, 11 – Brendon – Aronson, 6-Yunus-Musa; 21-Tim-Weah, 9-Jesus-Ferrera, 10-Christian Pulisic (captain)

Substitutes: 25-Sean Johnson, 2-DeAndre Yedlin, 7-Paul Ariola, 8-Weston-McEnany, 12-Eric Palmer-Brown, 14 – Luca de la Torre, 16-Christian Roldan, 17-Malik Tillman, 19-Haji Wright, 20-Cameron-Carter-Vickers, 24-George – Bello, 29 – Joe Sculley

game notes | Five things to know about Morocco

  • USMNT starting lineup (including this game): Christian Pulisic (49), Walker Zimmerman (29), Tyler Adams (28), Anthony Robinson (26), Reggie Cannon (25), Aaron Long (24), Tim Weah (23), Brendon Aronson (19), Yunus Musa (17), Matt Turner (17) , Jesus Ferreira (10)
  • The average age of tonight’s starting XI is 25 years and 35 days.
  • The USMNT lineup averaged 23 appearances.
  • 6 players start Team USA’s final game on March 30 in Costa Rica: guards Walker Zimmerman and Anthony Robinson, midfielders Tyler Adams and Yunus Musa, and forward Christian Pulisic and Tim Weah. Striker Jesus Ferreira also came off the bench in that game.
  • Centre-back Aaron Long makes his first start since the 2-1 win over Northern Ireland on 28 March 2021. After recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon in May 2021, Long returned to the team in the March window, making two substitute appearances in a 0-0 draw with Mexico and a 5-1 win over Panama.
  • Goalkeeper Matt Turner, defender Reggie Cannon and midfielder Brendon Aronson also returned after missing the March window.The trio was last seen in a 3-0 win over Honduras on February 2, with Turner and Cannon starting and Aronson coming off the bench in 76 gamesth minute.
  • Turner has conceded just six goals in 16 games since making his USMNT debut last July. The 27-year-old goalkeeper has 11 career clean sheets and is already tied with Arnie Mauser for sixth on the USMNT’s banned list.
  • After spending most of last year on the wing, Brendon Aronson is lining up in midfield for the first time since the opening of World Cup qualifiers in El Salvador on September 2, 2021.
  • Anthony Robinson is the only player to play in all seven USMNT games in 2022. Robinson started each of his last 10 games at training camp, missing last December only in a 1-0 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina during the team’s domestic training camp.
  • Christian Pulisic, who captained the team for the ninth time tonight, is another starter who will appear in all seven games for Team USA in 2022. Pulisic scored the game-winning goal in his team’s first appearance at the TQL Stadium, in a 2-0 qualifying win over Mexico last November.
  • Aaron Long and Walker Zimmerman have teamed up at centre-back for the first time since the 1-0 win over Costa Rica on 1 February 2020. When they were paired, the USMNT was 6-1-0.
  • Three substitutes could make their USMNT debut tonight: defender Joe Sculley, midfielder Malik Tillman and forward Haji Wright.
  • In 50 games under Greg Berhalter, 53 players made senior team debuts, ahead of Bruce Arena (89 of 159) and Bob Bradley ( 60 debuts in 80 games) and third.
  • Midfielder Kalyn Acosta, goalkeeper Ethan Horvath and forward Jordan Morris were not dressed for tonight’s game. Teams can make six substitutions.
  • The U.S. is 0-3-0 against Morocco. In their last match, the USMNT lost 1-0 by a score of One minute goal in the World Cup warm-up match on 23 May 2006 in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • El Salvador’s Ismail Cornejo is the referee for tonight’s game. He presided over the USMNT’s 2-1 friendly win over Ghana on July 1, 2017 in East Hartford, Connecticut.