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.
Following Saturday’s win over Uzbekistan that was hardly as impressive as the final scoreline, the United States Men’s National Team will be looking for a more convincing performance against Oman on Tuesday night in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Venezia midfielder Tanner Tessmann will finally get his first shot at USMNT glory in more than two years, after he was added to Gregg Berhalter’s roster in place of Johnny Cardoso.
Next week, the United States Men’s National Team will be back in action, playing in friendly matches against Uzbekistan and Oman. The roster for this period has been unveiled by U.S. Soccer, consisting of 24 players, who will gather in St. Louis for a training camp.