On December 9th, 2020 the (USMNT) United States Mens National Team will play soccer in a friendly match against El Salvador in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, home of the MLS Inter Miami team,
The USA team is coached be Gregg Berhalter and he has a roster of 22 players, from which most or MLS players. The team has only played four times this year and this is the final game for 2020. The COVID-19 pandmeic wiped out most of the schedule.
Clint Dempsey is the best player on the roster. One thing these players are paying attention to is a possible packed 2021 schedule. with the Tokyo Olympics being held.
Dempsey, the 37 year old forom Nagadoches, Texas, is retired but has tons of prior experience with Premier League for Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur and in Major League Soccer for New England Revolution and Seattle Sounders. He was ranked best American player of all-time by ESPN, FOX Sports, and NBC Sports.
ALSO on the USMNT Roster
The team is carrying three goalkeepers: David Ochoa from RealSalt Lake, Bill Hamid on D.C. United and Dos Santos of Benfica club in Portugal.
Among the eight defenders we rfind: Julian Araujo from LA Galaxy, Kyle Duncan from New York Red Bulls; Marco Farfan played for the Portland Timbers and Aaron Long also from the New York Red Bulls roster, Mark McKenzie on the Philadelphia Union roster,along Mauricio Pineda from the Chicago Fire and Sam Vines rostered on the Colorado Rapids and Walker Zimmerman of the Nashville SC.
Five Midfielders include young gun Brenden Aaronson (Philadelphia Union;), Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids;), Frankie Amaya from FC Cincinnati;), Cole Bassett (Colorado Rapids;),and Sebastian Lletget from the LA Galaxy roster.
The six forwards are Toronto FC’s Ayo Akinola. Efrain Alvarez off of the LA Galaxy roster. D. C. United star Paul Arriola Orlando’s star Daryl Dike and , Djordje Mihailovic of the (Chicago Fire).
The Youth Movement on USMNT roster
There are young stars on this roster and some of them include: Cole Bassett, a 19-year-old from the Colorado Rapids that scored five goals with four assists in 12 games for them. Akinola had 38 goals in 51 games in his youth games and added nine goals in the MLS league for Toronto FC.
20 year-old Frankie Amaya from the Cincinnati FC and provides a ton of eperience from the MLS . Orlando City star Chris Mueller was a college standout for Wisconsin and the sixth overall pick in the 2018 MLS Super Draft. The Schaumburg, Illinois native is an up-and comer- as the face of American soccer.
Djordje Mihailovic, who had seven assists for Chicago, and Daryl Dike and his eight-goal campaign for Orlando City.
Veterans Play Important Role on USMNT
Walter Zimmerman from Nashville SC was named the 2020 MLS Defender of the Year.
Paul Arriola is only 35 years of age, but has a boatload of experience inpro soccer.
The USA has defeated El Salvador five consecutive matches. Don’t look for that to change.
Odds. USA -325 El Salvador +725
Take USA and under 3 goals
Viewing USMNT vs El Salvador
Start times by USA Time Zones
ET: 7:30 PM
CT: 6:30 PM
MT: 5:30 PM
PT: 4:30 PM
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