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USMNT vs. Ireland: Live Commentary


The U.S. Men’s National Team is set to play the second of three summer friendlies this afternoon when they take on Ireland in Dublin.

The USMNT is looking to carry over a strong performance on Monday night when they easily dispatched Bolivia by a 3-0 score. Young players are once again the focus of Dave Sarachan’s team. but there are a few notable changes from earlier in the week.

Gone are Christian Pulisic and Josh Sargent in the attack and in come Bobby Wood and Tyler Adams. Will Trapp will captain this side after not being on the roster a dew days ago. We also get to see the much-anticipated central defense pairing of Matt Miazga and Cameron Carter-Vickers. They will be flanked by DeAndre Yedlin and Jorge Villafana. Returning to the lineup from Monday are Rubio Rubin, Timothy Weah, and Weston McKennie.

The SBI Staff will provide live updates and analysis in the comments section below, so feel free to follow along, and as always, please feel free to share your own thoughts and opinions below.

Enjoy the action.


  1. Very interested in McKennie today. Went a full, energetic 90 on Monday. He’s young, but this is a big ask of him. USMNT looking lively early, though.

    • Yedlin a bit sloppy early. A bad touch on a Weah pass and then he hoofs it straight out for a corner kick. Not crisp so far.

      • Ireland probably with the better of the first 15, but not much for either team just yet. U.S. pressing fairly well. Midfield looking solid so far after some shaky early moments for the USMNT. Set pieces need to be better as well.

      • Good save from Hamid in the 20th minute. Shot hit with a whole bunch of movement and Hamid makes the safe choice to just punch it away.

      • 24′ SO close for the USMNT. Adams unleashes a shot following a corner kick, but it deflects off Rubin and over the bar.

      • 26′ Another chance for the U.S. following a great sequence/touch from Weah. Ball gets to Wood, who curls it just wide.

      • 45′ Hamid lucky there. Cross comes in and slips through his hands, but it’s cleared away.

      • GOAL BOBBY WOOD! First half stoppage time leaves just enough time for a USMNT goal. Great ball in from Wil Trapp. Headed on by Miazga and Wood flicks it in from inside the six with the final kick of the half.

      • GOAL IRELAND. Brutal from Bill Hamid. Ball is lofted in and the USMNT goalkeeper is completely caught out. Lenehan is left with an open net and the shot deflects of Burke to make it 1-1.

    • Don’t see it as a bunker. With Adams/McKennie’s work-rates, U.S. will get forward and into the attack. Looks like a team that’s very ready to press.

      • maybe but McKennie / Trapp / Adams to me = MORE ?️ DEFENSE…..and since Wood has a confidence problem right now that means no offense ❌ for USMNT

        Too early to tell though (15.23)

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