Panama vs USA: The USMNT will go for a 3rd straight victory after they go to Los Canaleros in 2022 World Cup qualifying on Sunday (Watch stay, at 6 pm ET on NBC Universo).
After dropping factors in its first two video games of World Cup qualifying, the USMNT has since rebounded with a 4-1 victory in Honduras final month and a 2-0 victory over Jamaica on Thursday. 18-year-old striker Ricardo Pepi bagged the winner (on his USMNT debut) in opposition to Honduras and adopted that up with a two-goal outing in cap no. 2.
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Pepi, together with the remainder of the USMNT assault, roared to life within the second half after 45 irritating minutes of struggling to attach passes within the ultimate third. Full backs Sergiño Dest and Antonee Robinson had been key cogs within the rebellion, as they received ahead on the suitable and left, respectively, to stretch Jamaica’s protection wider and wider. Dest received the help for Pepi’s first objective and Robinson performed the cross earlier than the cross to arrange his second.
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For 45 minutes, the USMNT performed Berhalterball to perfection: they pressed and harried for two-thirds of the sphere and allowed treasured little into the ultimate third; they regarded desirous to launch counter-attacks instantly after successful the ball again from mentioned urgent, somewhat than slowly constructing out of the again or passing the ball backwards or sideways; they received the ball extensive (to the complete backs, when issues had been working) and despatched a number of runners to crash the penalty space when the inevitable cross got here in; they received on the tip of two crosses to attain two objectives (and missed a 3rd, the simplest of the bunch, by an inch or two).
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USMNT harm, group information vs Panama
Berhalter’s boys picked up one further harm in Thursday’s sport, as a quad ailment will hold Weston McKennie in the US whereas (most of) the remainder of the group travels to Panama. Zack Steffen and Antonee Robinson may also journey straight to Columbus, web site of Wednesday’s conflict with Costa Rica, as a consequence of UK journey restrictions.
Christian Pulisic, Gio Reyna and John Brooks stay in Europe as a consequence of accidents.
USMNT lineup vs Panama
Walker Zimmerman will captain the USMNT and play subsequent to Mark McKenzie at heart again.
Matt Turner will reprise his function in objective with Zack Steffen staying within the U.S. because of the UK’s COVID restrictions, and Shaq Moore and George Bello will play fullback.
Yunus Musah, Kellyn Acosta, and Sebastian Lletget will draw midfield responsibility with Paul Arriola and Tim Weah on the wings. Gyasi Zardes begins at heart ahead.
watch USMNT and CONCACAF World Cup qualifying
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Costa Rica vs El Salvador — NBC’s Telemundo Deportes app
Jamaica vs Canada NBC’s Telemundo Deportes app
Mexico vs Honduras
Panama vs USMNT — 6pm ET — NBC’s Universo
USMNT qualifying to date
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Honduras 1-4 USMNT – 3 THINGS | PLAYER RATINGS
USMNT 2-0 Jamaica – 3 THINGS | PLAYER RATINGS
How have Panama fared up to now?
Panama’s World Cup bid was progressing fairly effectively earlier than qualifying motion resumed on Thursday. With 5 factors from their first three video games (win over Jamaica, attracts with Costa Rica and Mexico), Thomas Christiansen’s aspect sat third within the desk with a difficult, however manageable, journey to El Salvador up first. The 1-0 defeat is hardly a humiliation for Panama after the USMNT themselves settled for a attract San Salvador on matchday 1.
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