The U.S. men’s national team concluded their September friendlies with wins against Uzbekistan and Oman, scoring seven and conceding none in the process. Although the two Asian countries are ranked 73rd and 74th respectively, the October friendlies against Germany and Ghana will prove to be a greater test for the squad and manager.
The United States men’s national team once again scored early but had to wait until the second half to add more to their tally as they came away with the shutout win over Oman on Tuesday night at Allianz Field in Minneapolis.
A much better performance saw the USA run riot against Oman in Gregg Berhalter’s second game back in charge. By venturing into a fresh and distinctive tactical strategy, Berhalter orchestrated precisely the kind of transformation needed. The USMNT dominated Oman with a resounding 4-0 triumph, thoroughly overpowering their Asian adversaries.
The United States scored early and late as Gregg Berhalter made his return to the sidelines to guide his team to a shutout win over Uzbekistan at CITYPark in St. Louis, Missouri, on Saturday to begin the cycle for the 2026 World Cup.
Gregg Berhalter marked his comeback as the USMNT head coach for a second cycle with a 3-0 victory against Uzbekistan in a friendly match. Timothy Weah netted an early goal, while Ricardo Pepi and Christian Pulisic sealed the deal in the later stages. The job was complete but it wasn’t pretty.
US Soccer announced a pair of fall friendlies for the USMNT as they begin their long road to hosting the 2026 World Cup, with repeat World Cup foes Germany and Ghana visiting in mid-October.