Concacaf Nations League: USA vs El Salvador


Concacaf Nations League: USA vs El Salvador

El Salvador vs. USMNT
Group Stage Match #2 of Concacaf Nations League 2022-23
June 14, 2022
Estadio Cuscatlan; San Salvador, El Salvador
Pre-game coverage: 9:30pm ET on FS1
Kickoff: 10pm ET on FS1, Univision, TUDN
Social media: @USMNT at Twitter and Instagram; US soccer on Facebook The US soccer app

Tonight’s USMNT starting XI in El Salvador: 18-Ethan Horvath, 4-Tyler Adams, 5-Antonee Robinson, 6-Yunus Musah, 10-Christian Pulisic, 11-Brenden Aaronson, 15-Aaron Long, 19-Haji Wright, 20-Cameron Carter-Vickers, 21-Tim Weah, 22 reggie gun

Substitutes: 1-Matt Turner, 12-Sean Johnson, 2-DeAndre Yedlin, 3-Erik Palmer-Brown, 7-Paul Arriola, 8-Weston McKennie, 9-Jesus Ferreira, 13-Jordan Morris, 14-Luca de la Torre , 16-Joe Scally, 17-Cristian Roldan, 23-Kellyn Acosta


  • USMNT Starting XI Cap Numbers (including this game): Christian Pulisic (51), Tyler Adams (30), Antonee Robinson (29), Reggie Cannon (27), Aaron Long (27), Tim Weah (25), Brenden Aaronson ( 22), Yunus Musah (19), Cameron Carter-Vickers (11), Ethan Horvath (8), Haji Wright (1)
  • USMNT Starting XI Cap Numbers in official competition (including this game): Christian Pulisic (37), Reggie Cannon (16), Antonee Robinson (16), Tyler Adams (15), Brenden Aaronson (14), Aaron Long (12), Tim Weah (11), Yunus Musah (11), Cameron Carter-Vickers (2), Ethan Horvath (2), Haji Wright (1)
  • USMNT Concacaf Nations League starting XI numbers (including this game): Reggie Cannon (6), Aaron Long (5), Christian Pulisic (5), Brenden Aaronson (3), Antonee Robinson (3), Tyler Adams (2 ) , Cameron Carter-Vickers (2), Ethan Horvath (2), Tim Weah (2), Yunus Musah (1), Haji Wright (1)
  • Today’s starting eleven has an average age of 24 years and 26 days.
  • The USMNT roster has averaged 22 caps and 11 appearances in official competition.
  • Gregg Berhalter makes seven changes to the USMNT lineup that began Friday’s CNL opener against Grenada, with the backline of Reggie Cannon, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Aaron Long and Antonee Robinson being the holdups.
  • Goalkeeper Ethan Horvath makes his first appearance since beating the USA 4-0 in the friendly against Costa Rica on June 9, 2021 in Sandy, Utah. It is also Horvath’s second appearance in official competition after his heroic come-on in the Nations League final win over Mexico on June 6, 2021 in Denver.
  • Forward Haji Wright earns his first start, first cap in official competition and first away game for the USMNT tonight.
  • Christian Pulisic is captain of the team for the 10th time tonight. Pulisic (23.74) is the second youngest player in modern times (since 1990) to captain the USMNT ten times, followed by Tony Meola (23.18) who did so on 29 April 1992 at the Republic of Ireland.

Youngest by Captain USMNT 10 times (modern times)



age at 10th captain

Cap No.

Tony Meola

April 29, 1992 in Ireland



Christian Pulisic

June 14, 2022 El Salvador



peter verme

1 June 1991 v Ireland



Landon Donovan

March 28, 2007 against Guatemala



Claudia Reina

June 11, 2000 vs. Mexico



  • Aaron Long is the only player to start in each of USA’s four games during the June window.
  • The goalscorer in the 1-0 WCQ win over El Salvador on January 27, left-back Antonee Robinson continues his run as the only player to play in all 10 games in 2022.
  • The USA’s last visit to El Salvador, a 0-0 draw to open 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying on 2 September 2021, saw three players in the starting XI. Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams were in the starting XI and Antonee Robinson came on as a substitute in the 64th Minute.
  • Five starters took part in the 1-0 home qualifying win over El Salvador, played in Columbus, Ohio on January 27. Antonee Robinson, who scored the only goal of the game, along with Tyler Adams, Christian Pulisic and Tim Weah were in the starting XI, while Brenden Aaronson replaced Pulisic in the 65th minute.
  • With teams limited to 23 players, defenders George Bello, Walker Zimmerman and midfielder Malik Tillman are not part of today’s squad. Teams are allowed to make five substitutions at three different moments.
  • The USA is 19-1-6 all-time against El Salvador, has a 12-0-4 lead in games in official competitions and 2-1-4 in away games against El Salvador Los Cusca Telcos.
  • A win tonight would guarantee the US a top-two finish in Nations League A, Group D and in turn secure a spot for the USMNT at the 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup.
  • Cesar Ramos from Mexico is the referee for today’s game. The USMNT is 3-3-2 in Ramos-managed games, the most recent of which was the away World Cup qualifier in Canada on January 30, 2022.

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