The United States was looking to make improvements from their previous game, but lackluster play again saw them play out a scoreless draw with Saudi Arabia at a nearly empty Estadio Nueva Condomina in Murcia, Spain, on Tuesday night.
The US National Team will take the field on Tuesday night against Saudi Arabia in Murcia, hoping to head into the final weeks of preparation before Qatar with a few less concerns after Friday’s flaccid performance against Japan.
The United States looked completely uncomfortable, outplayed for long stretches of the game, and had to thank Matt Turner for literally saving them from further embarassment against a proactive Japan side to go down in a shutout loss at the Merkur Spiel Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany, on Friday.
Less than 2 months before the 2022 World Cup gets underway, the US Men’s National team will take the field against fellow participants Japan in Düsseldorf on Friday, for the first of their two final tune-up games.
Andrija Novakovich’s first goal for Venezia earned them a point against Pisa, while Weston McKennie and Juventus suffered an embarrassing defeat to newly promoted Monza.
Ricardo Pepi finally netted his first goal since landing on European soil in Groningen’s road loss, while Kik Pierie and Jong Ajax were blown out in Maastricht to end their short undefeated run.
Not only did Bryan Reynolds open his account for Westerlo and Sam Vines and his Antwerpers continue in a positive light, but Yanks Abroad also discovered another Yank playing in Belgium.
Ferencvaros won once again with Henry Wingo in their defense to take command of Group H, while Mix Diskerud and Nicosia fell in Spain and bring up the rear in Group E.
Most Yanks had a difficult second round of Champions League group-stage games, with James Sands seeing red in Rangers’ heavy loss at Napoli, and Gio Reyna’s promising return to Dortmund’s staring XI marred by a late Citeh come-back.
U.S. men’s national team head coach Gregg Berhalter unveiled his 26-man roster for the final pre-World Cup games against Japan and Saudi Arabia which are set to be played on European soil on September 23 and 27.