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.
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.
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.
The second Gregg Berhalter era of the United States Men’s National Team gets underway on Saturday night in St. Louis, when a full-strength squad takes on Uzbekistan for the first-ever meeting between these two.
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.