Top Stories

El Salvador vs. USMNT: SBI Match Night

22 Shares

The U.S. men’s national team takes on El Salvador in San Salvador tonight with a chance to take charge of their Concacaf Nations League group and move a step toward defending their title (10 p.m., FS1).

The Americans have posted an undefeated June so far, winning twice and drawing once while not allowing a single goal, but Tuesday’s trip to Estadio Cuscatlan could be the toughest test of the month as the USMNT looks to improve its form on the road.

Here is the starting lineup Gregg Berhalter is deploying to earn a win in El Salvador:

Walker Zimmerman is out with an injury while Brenden Aaronson starts in place of Weston McKennie, who is still working his way back to full fitness.

Cameron Carter-Vicker is starting in Zimmerman’s place and is coming off an impressive performance against Grenada. El Salvador will present a more difficult challenge for the Celtic centerback, but it will give him a chance to strengthen his case for a place on the USMNT World Cup squad.

El Salvador currently sits in first place in the three-team group after taking four points from two matches against Grenada, though its 2-2 draw in Grenada will make it difficult for Hugo Perez’s squad to upset the USMNT.

A win tonight is a must for El Salvador though, and the Central Americans will be taking on an American squad that will be looking to make up for the lackluster showing they posted the last time they visited San Salvador last September in the World Cup qualifying opener.

SBI will be providing live updates on the action throughout the night in the comments section below so feel free to follow along, and you can also share your own thoughts and opinions as well.

Enjoy the action.

Comments

  1. If it is confirmed that the roster is 26 players I am perfectly fine with Morris on that team as a striker not as a winger. Morris has been Miscast as a winger. He is a striker. I say take 2 valid strikers with Morris as that 3rd striker/ forward.

    Reply
    • I dunno. He’s still built like a fire hydrant and obviously is still about as hard to dislodge off his spot so he still has that part of his game but unless he regains that signature burst that made him dangerous in transition, I’m still iffy on him. He’s got some time to heal up so it’s possible but he looked dreadful the other night and it’s hard to take much from that game. Well, other than Yunus Musah is apparently somehow capable of playing really good soccer (and showing great pace!) even in ankle-deep mud. With the ADDED difficulty of having eleven Salvadorians all stomping and throwing elbows at him.

      Sentimentally I’m hoping for Morris myself. He was basically that dude in the stands who got stuck in like the Waterboy and made good; Jurgen literally pulled him off the Stanford college squad and stuck him in against Mexico. Love to see him find his way back.

      Reply
  2. FT: El Salvador 1 – USMNT 1. Jordan Morris comes off of the bench to help the Americans avoid a humiliating defeat in San Salvador. Yunus Musah was strong for the Americans, but a few others disappointed tonight. The June window comes to an end. Thanks for joining!

    Reply
  3. totally devolved to comedy now. Too easily called from the start that Ramos is a POS. Like I said early Larry…good on you for callin him out in the 15th minute.

    Reply
  4. Ouch. The USMNT is down to 10 men after Paul Arriola receives a straight red for a diving challenge in the box. Arriola clearly frustrated after the no-call earlier when he was shoved in the box. However, it looked to be a yellow at the most. 71′

    Reply
  5. we should never play in this tournamnet again, we should take our money and support and leave, and then schedule games that actually prepare us for the WC, and screw this BS region. we’re qualified, we don;t need them or this farce. Ramos is a POS

    Reply
  6. Gregg Berhalter makes two halftime subs with Weston McKennie and Jesus Ferreira coming on.

    Brenden Aaronson and Haji Wright are off. Aaronson did not offer much tonight, Wright had one good offensive look in the box.

    Reply
  7. Weston McKennie and Jesus Ferreira in for Brenden Aaronson and Haji Wright. Thought Aaronson played well in the first half, though that was probably a pre-planned sub, or just Aaronson losing out to Musah, who was one of the few bright spots in the first half.

    Reply
  8. As long as nobody gets injured, I kinda like how this is playing out (minus the referee) .. I don’t want to see the youngest team in the world cup going in overconfident.. I want them tough and hungry.
    We need to be able to show we can handle this garbage.. A 2nd half comeback for a draw would show some guts
    Again.. As long as no injuries.. That ref is going to Qatar, he’s gotta do better

    Reply
  9. HT: El Salvador 1 – USMNT 0. Alexander Larin’s freak goal from the left wing has the hosts in line for a first home victory over the Americans since 1992. Need more creativity from Pulisic/Aaronson/Weah and others if Gregg Berhalter’s side wants to force any type of comeback.

    Reply
  10. The El Salvador goal was definitely an intentional shot, not a cross that got lucky. You can tell Larin went for that one. Still not great from Horvath, but Larin deserves some credit for that one.

    Reply
    • When you’re standing in a mud hole the take off stride is very tough or non existent.
      Horvath was positioned for the cross and the ES player stole the look and got a nice shot off. If he had gone for the shot he would have been on his belly with a face full of mud with the ball in the net anyway.

      Reply
  11. Oh dear.
    .
    Univisión comments about Horvath: “El error es grave … Gol de arquero …”
    .
    And wasn’t the position that would have protected the goal better actually a little dryer, _away_ from that huge mud puddle? Maybe just looking at the mud distracted him?
    .

    Reply
  12. GOAL! El Salvador with the breakthrough as Alexander Larin’s cross shocks Horvath and finds the back of the net. 1-0 to Hugo Perez’s side as Cannon does not deal with the danger on the left wing.

    Reply
  13. Technical question: Is there some reason some of us (me) aren’t seeing any comments so far at all? It’s past minute 30, and while nothing much seems to be happening, thanks to the mud, there is a game taking place.
    .
    I was able to see comments during a couple of previous live matchdays, but on both occasions, the comments all apparently stopped at about halftime, with those from the second half only appearing hours later, after the game was long over.
    .
    Thanks for anything that might help ensure that comments show up more promptly on all devices. (Mine is an older iOS, if that helps.)
    .
    Game-relevant comment, in case anyone can see it:
    .
    Is anyone else worried just about the potential for injuries? That pitch looks awful out there. I understand why they wanted to have the (mostly) A team play another game, with so few others before November. But gosh, what an unfortunate week to play it in that location.
    .

    Reply
  14. Weather conditions definitely not helping the USMNT so far tonight, but neither is the referee. Pulisic and Aaronson both clearly frustrated with the ticky-tack fouls from the El Salvador squad.

    Reply
  15. Good evening as the USMNT faces El Salvador tonight in its final match of the June window. Gregg Berhalter makes several changes with his lineup. El Salvador starts two players who did not feature in the home-and-home against Grenada earlier this month.

    Reply

Leave a Comment