International Friendly: USA vs. Costa Rica – Lineup, Schedule & TV Channels – U.S. Soccer

International Friendly
June 9, 2021
Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah.
Live Broadcast: Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2, UniMás & TUDN
Kickoff: 7:05 p.m. ET
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Tonight’s USMNT Starting XI vs. Costa Rica: 12-Ethan Horvath, 4-Tyler Adams (capt.), 5-Antonee Robinson, 11-Brenden Aaronson 13-Tim Ream, 15-Mark McKenzie, 17-Sebastian Lletget, 18-Yunus Musah, 20-Reggie Cannon, 21-Tim Weah, 24-Daryl Dike

 

Substitutes: 19-David Ochoa, 2-Sergiño Dest, 3-Walker Zimmerman, 7-Gio Reyna, 8-Weston McKennie, 9-Josh Sargent, 10-Christian Pulisic, 14-Jackson Yueill, 16-Jordan Siebatcheu, 22-DeAndre Yedlin, 23-Kellyn Acosta

GAME NOTES | FIVE THINGS TO KNOW 

  • USMNT Starting XI Cap Numbers (including this match): Tim Ream (45), Sebastian Lletget (24), Reggie Cannon (18), Tyler Adams (14), Tim Weah (13), Antonee Robinson (12), Brenden Aaronson (7) Ethan Horvath (7), Mark McKenzie (6), Yunus Musah (6), Daryl Dike (3)

  • Tonight’s Starting XI has an average age of 23 years, 278 days

  • The Starting XI averages 13 caps.

  • The USA lineup represents clubs in eight different countries: Belgium (2), England (2), USA (2), Austria (1), France (1), Germany (1) Portugal (1), Spain (1),

  • Gregg Berhalter makes nine changes from the Starting XI that began the Concacaf Nations League Final against Mexico on Sunday, with center backs Mark McKenzie and Tim Ream as the lone holdovers.

  • Seven starters appeared in the Nations League Final: Tyler Adams, Reggie Cannon, Ethan Horvath, Sebastian Lletget, Mark McKenzie, Tim Ream and Tim Weah.

  • Eight starters are age 23 or younger: Antonee Robinson (23); Tyler Adams, Reggie Cannon, Mark McKenzie (22); Tim Weah, Daryl Dike (21), Brenden Aaronson (20); Yunus Musah (18)

  • Tyler Adams will captain the USMNT for the first time tonight. Adams is the 11th different player to wear the captain’s armband under Gregg Berhalter.

  • Four starters appeared in the USMNT’s last meeting against Costa Rica, a 1-0 win on Feb. 1, 2020 in Carson Calif.: Brenden Aaronson and Mark McKenzie made their international debuts in the match, while Reggie Cannon and Sebastian Lletget also appeared.

  • Substitute goalkeeper David Ochoa has the opportunity to make his USMNT debut at Rio Tinto Stadium where he plays for Real Salt Lake.

  • As part of U.S. Soccer’s “One Nation” social responsibility efforts to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, the USMNT will wear pride-inspired rainbow numbers during tonight’s match against Costa Rica. All game-issued jerseys will be put up for auction from June 12-26, with proceeds going to benefit the You Can Play Project.

  • As part of its continuing efforts as a leader in player safety, U.S. Soccer is implementing concussion substitutions in 2021. The new rule – approved by IFAB for trials – allows teams to make two concussion substitutes to replace players with head injuries, regardless of the number of substitutions already used.

  • USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter confirmed on Tuesday that goalkeeper Zack Steffen and defender Bryan Reynolds would not be available for selection due to bone bruise injuries, while John Brooks is sidelined with a right thigh bruise and is being rested.

  • Additionally, defender Matt Miazga was allowed to depart camp ahead of his wedding this weekend and was replaced on the roster by Nashville SC center back Walker Zimmerman who arrived in Salt Lake City late Tuesday night. 

  • The USMNT have a narrow 17-16-5 edge in the series with Costa Rica through a rich history of 38 matches played since 1975. 

  • The USMNT is 19-6-3 in 28 matches under Gregg Berhalter.