Sebastian Lletget of the United States during a game (Getty).


USMNT schedule in 2020: International friendlies, fixtures and rivals

The USMNT has announced various international friendlies to close out 2020 and is aware of the schedule for 2021 and 2022 as they look to qualify for the 2022 World Cup. 


Sebastian Lletget of the United States during a game (Getty).

Sebastian Lletget of the United States during a game (Getty).

A new international friendly has been confirmed for the US national soccer team. Thier next rivals? El SalvadorThe USMNT got back on the field against Wales and Panama, showing some pretty interesting stuff. Although the team drew 0-0 in their first game, the USMNT had the bulk of the possession and there were some individual performances and link play that left pundits and fans thinking the future is bright for the U.S. National Team. A couple of days later, USA took advantage of their scoring chances as they thrashed Panama 6-2, a result that will remain in the memory of the players.

There was a lot of expectation to see players who feature for various UEFA Champions League teams and they did not disappoint, in total six players received their first cap for the USMNT. Gio Reyna, Musah, De La Fuente, Johnny Cardoso, Nicholas Gioacchini, and Owen Otasowie took the field for the first time. 

While the USMNT had the possession against Wales it was the final third that was missing, playing without a striker, the team had only 1 shot on goal the whole game. While many got a passing grade and there is now real optimism surrounding the team, goal-scoring continues to be an issue. The USMNT were without Christian Pulisic who was out injured. Here is the USMNT schedule for 2020 and beyond! 


USA vs El Salvador - December 9th

The US national soccer team coached by Gregg Berhalter will play one more international friendly this year against El Salvador. The match will be played on December 9 at Inter Miami's stadium in Fort Lauderdale. The USMNT will count on a domestic based roster for that game.

USMNT Roster for match vs. El Salvador

As the international friendly match between USA and El Salvador falls outside of a FIFA international window, the roster is almost exclusively made up of MLS players who have finished their seasons.

GOALKEEPERS (3): CJ Dos Santos (Benfica), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), David Ochoa (Real Salt Lake).

DEFENDERS (8): Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy), Kyle Duncan (New York Red Bulls), Marco Farfan (Portland Timbers), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC).

MIDFIELDERS (5): Brenden Aaronson (Philadelphia Union), Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids), Frankie Amaya (FC Cincinnati), Cole Bassett (Colorado Rapids), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy).

FORWARDS (6): Ayo Akinola (Toronto FC;), Efraín Álvarez (LA Galaxy), Paul Arriola (D.C. United), Daryl Dike (Orlando City SC), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire), Chris Mueller (Orlando City SC).

USMNT Roster for games against Wales and Panama - November 2020

Gregg Berhalter called in the big guns with nine players looking to earn their first cap:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge/BEL; 4/0), Chituru Odunze (Leicester City/ENG; 0/0), Zack Steffen (Manchester City/ENG; 17/0)
DEFENDERS (7): John Brooks (Wolfsburg/GER; 38/3), Reggie Cannon (Boavista/POR; 10/0), Sergiño Dest (Barcelona/ESP; 3/0), Matt Miazga (Anderlecht/BEL; 18/1), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 40/1), Chris Richards (Bayern Munich/GER; 0/0), Antonee Robinson (Fulham/ENG; 7/0)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig/GER; 10/1), Johnny Cardoso (Internacional/BRA; 0/0), Richard Ledezma (PSV Eindhoven/NED; 0/0), Weston McKennie (Juventus/ITA; 19/6), Yunus Musah (Valencia/ESP; 0/0), Owen Otasowie (Wolverhampton/ENG; 0/0), Sebastian Lletget (Los Angeles Galaxy/USA; 14/2)
FORWARDS (8): Konrad de la Fuente (Barcelona/ESP; 0/0), Nicholas Gioacchini (Caen/FRA; 0/0), Uly Llanez (Heerenveen/NED; 1/1), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund/GER; 0/0), Sebastian Soto (Telstar/NED; 0/0), Tim Weah (Lille/FRA; 8/1) 

USMNT schedule in 2021

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The USMNT will have a pretty busy 2021. (Getty)

While dates and times still need to be determined the United States has a very heavy 2021. CONCACAF Nations League kicks off as well as World Cup Qualifying. The United States will play Honduras in Nations League in June and kicks off World Cup qualifying as well in June, playing four games with an opponent to be named later (away/home) and games against Honduras (away) and Jamaica (home).

In July the United States will play the CONCACAF Gold Cup and in September, World Cup qualifying continues with matches with another opponent to be named later (away) and Costa Rica (home). In October and November, the U.S. finishes the year playing World Cup qualifying against archrivals Mexico (home) and Jamaica (away) and opponent to be named player (home/away).

USMNT schedule 2022

The United States' long World Cup qualifying journey ends in 2022. (Getty)

The United States, for now, have a tight 2022 schedule where they will finish their World Cup qualifying campaign, in January they will play against Honduras (home) and Mexico (away), and in March against an opponent to be determined (home) and Costa Rica (away).

Berhalter: "USMNT can shock the world at 2026 World Cup"

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Gregg Berhalter has the task to lead the USMNT back to a World Cup. (Getty)

According to many pundits, the USMNT is a young team that is building towards the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. That sentiment seems to be what Gregg Berhalter is in line with as he mentioned in a CBS Sports interview: “The good thing is we’re hosting in 2026. So, if you can project out over these next five years, we think we can build a team that can really perform well and potentially shock the world in 2026.” Berhalter also added, “Our first step, our goals as a team – we want to obviously qualify for the World Cup and then we want to perform well at the World Cup… we’re looking at this project, it is a long-term project. When you think about how young our team is, we’re going to need that experience playing in a World Cup.”


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