The U.S. men’s national team has all but clinched its spot into the 2022 FIFA World Cup and can wrap up an automatic berth to Qatar on Wednesday night. (9:05 p,m. ET, Paramount+).
Gregg Berhalter’s side faces Costa Rica in San Jose looking to earn a first-ever qualifying win away home against the Ticos. A 5-1 victory over Panama on Sunday has the Americans on the verge of returning to the World Cup after failing to do so in 2018.
Costa Rica will need a six-goal victory against the USMNT to jump into the automatic qualification spots. The Ticos have won four of their last five qualifying matches including a 2-1 triumph over El Salvador on Sunday.
Reggie Cannon is back and available for the USMNT following his spell on the sidelines with COVID-19 while Tim Weah and DeAndre Yedlin all return to the starting lineup from their one-match suspensions. Jesus Ferreira, Shaq Moore, and Paul Arriola all drop to the bench to start.
Here is a closer look at the USMNT starting lineup:
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