World Cup 2022 will be hosted by Qatar, and the next FIFA World Cup will be hosted by the USA, Canada and Mexico. All three teams have successfully qualified for Qatar, let’s start reviewing the hosts with one of the most promising teams - the US team. Americans have been striving for the development of soccer for a long time, and finally they managed to raise the level of local football and collections to an excellent level. Today, the successors of Donovan, Dempsey and Altidore are ready to conquer new heights.
Gregg Berhalter, 49, coaches the US national football team for the 2022 World Cup. As a manager, he took over the senior team in 2018 and was able to succeed with them, taking the 2019/20 CONCACAF Nations League and the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2021. The American training system is bearing fruit, Berhalter got a super promising line-up entirely from the players of the top leagues in Europe, who are already well known. Berhalter’s team definitely has chances, if not for success, then for a bright performance at the World Cup.
US Team Leaders and Stars at the 2022 World Cup
The Yankees have an average age of 24 and already have stars like Pulisic and Reyna ready to shine in Qatar. Our editors made a prediction for the World Cup at the request of the US team. We took into account the results of the players in the current season, successes and injuries.
|Goalkeepers||Matt Turner, Sean Johnson, Zach Steffen|
|Protection||Chris Richards, Cameron Carter-Wickers, Walker Zimmerman, Mark McKenzie, Aaron Long, Eric Palmer-Brown, Serginho Dest, Deandre Yedlin, Joe Scully, Anthony Robinson|
|Midfield||Tyler Adams, Kellin Acosta, Yunus Musah, Weston McKenny, Luca de la Torre, Giovanni Reina, Brenden Aaronson, Conrad de la Fuente|
|Assault||Christian Pulisic, Timothy Weah, Josh Sargent, Jesus Ferreira, Jordan Morris|
Few teams at the World Cup have such competition in the goalkeeping line as the Americans. City graduate and current Middlesbrough player Steffen, Arsenal reserve keeper Turner and experienced Sean Johnson will compete for the status of the first number. If Steffen recovers quickly from injury, he will be number one. In favor of the keeper of “Middlesbrough” says constant game practice.
The Yankees’ defense by name isn’t that impressive. In the center of defense will be one of the four Richards (“Crystal Palace”), Carter-Wickers (“Celtic”), Zimmerman (“Nashville”) and Long (“New York”). “Captain America” Zimmerman and Long have long play together, Berkhalter trusts them, not the fact that he will decide to experiment at the World Cup. Richards is a prospect and an immediate replacement. On the flanks of the defense, it is worth highlighting Yedlin, who played in the Premier League, and the current defender of Fulham Robinson, but the Barcelona player Dest will play at the base, he has a huge experience of playing in the national team, even if he is not the main one now.
The midfield of the Americans is crazy in terms of perspective. Leeds star Adams will play alongside Juventus’ international leader McKenny, complemented by Valencia’s Musah. McKenny has been a top player for two years, Musah and Adams are showing great football. Closer to attack, a worthy heir to national team legend Giovanni Reina, son of Claudio with 114 Yankee caps, will play. The “oldest” leader of the US team is 24-year-old Pulisic from Chelsea. Aaronson from Leeds should not be forgotten either.
There is another son of the legend in attack, but the Liberian national team. Named Timothy Weah, Sargent and Ferreira will compete at the World Cup 2022 matches.
History of performances at the World Cup of the US team
The Americans reached the semi-finals of the first ever World Cup in 1930. This is the best result in history, after which the Yankees reached the ⅛ finals in 1994 and the ¼ finals in 2002, losing in the playoffs to the Germans with a score of 1: 0. Before Qatar, the US team played at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, both times reaching the playoffs.
How did the US team get to the World Cup?
In the CONCACAF qualifying group, Berhalter’s wards took 3rd place, 3 points behind the first. In 14 matches, Pulisic and company scored 7 victories with a goal difference of 21-10. They were separated from the play-offs at the World Cup by a victory over Costa Rica in a head-to-head confrontation
Team USA at the 2022 World Cup: group, opponents and predictions
The Yankees were in Group B at the Qatar World Cup: England, Wales, Iran. World Cup 2022 Table gave the Americans the opportunity to compete for the playoffs of the FIFA tournament for the first time since 2014. The forecast of our editors is a maximum of ⅛ of the final. Despite the presence of promising players in the US team, it will be difficult for the team to get ahead of England in the group. And in the knockout matches, it will be difficult for young Americans to defeat the team from the first seeding. At the home world championship, the grown-up team will be a formidable force.
Our site contains all the information about the World Cup: Qatar, groups, matches, statistics, news and predictions for top matches. Users can follow the matches of the US team at the 2022 World Cup live with the group table updated.
Gregg Berhalter plays the last matches before the world championship according to the 4-3-3 scheme. Estimated composition from our editors: Steffen-Dest-Zimmerman-Long-Yedlin-Adams-McKenny-Musach-Pulisic-Weah-Reina. Aaronson, Scully and Sargent with Ferreira may come on as replacements.
The victory of the US team at the 2022 World Cup is estimated by bookmakers at 100-105, you can bet on reaching the playoffs with odds from 1.95 to 2.1. The victory in group B is estimated at 6-7.