USMNT interim head coach Anthony Hudson has called in a 24-man roster for the upcoming CONCACAF Nations League matches against Grenada and El Salvador, in the first gathering of the first-choice regulars since last year’s World Cup.
Gio Reyna earned his first start in a long while for Borussia Dortmund in their win over Werder Bremen, while it was a rude return for Pellegrino Matarazzo as he suffered his first defeat with John Brooks and Hoffenheim.
Jordan Pefok broke out of his goal-scoring funk with a dramatic winner to help Union Berlin beat Mainz, while Gio Reyna came off the bench to score a goal in Borussia Dortmund’s annihilation of Freiburg.
Kevin Paredes scored his first Bundesliga goal in a loss to Wolfsburg, while John Brooks had a difficult debut for Hoffenheim as they were drubbed by Joe Scally and Borussia Monchengladbach.
Gio Reyna once again came to the rescue of Borussia Dortmund as his stoppage-time goal led them to a stunning win over Mainz in mid-week Bundesliga action.
Bundesliga action returned after a long winter break in a big way as Gio Reyna came up big for Borussia Dortmund by scoring the game-winner in their game against Augsburg.
For the second straight game Gregg Berhalter’s USMNT squad must win to stay alive in the World Cup, this time with the Dutch providing a stiff test in the Round of 16.
Win or go home: that is the simple equation facing the USMNT on Tuesday night when they take on Iran in the third and final Group B game.
The tournament-opening hiccup against Wales was a disappointment for the USMNT and fans alike, but with their significantly more formidable neighbors next in line, the team will have to regroup and fight for a result under significant pressure.
The United States begin their 2022 World Cup campaign in a few short hours against a likely underestimated Wales team, with Gregg Berhalter’s young squad having 90 minutes to help fans forget about the recent years of angst and heartbreak.