For the first time in a long while, the USMNT have broken through the group stages of a World Cup and look like they have the ability to challenge some of the more established sides. See Last Word on Football’s USA predicted lineup against The Netherlands and just how Gregg Berhalter will look to approach the match.
USA Predicted Lineup vs The Netherlands
How USA Have Lined-up Recently
Matt Turner starts in net for the USMNT, with Walker Zimmerman and Cameron Carter-Vickers alongside him at centre-back. Sergino Dest and Antonee Robinson play at wing-back, with Tyler Adams as a defensive screen in front of the two.
The USA’s captain has support from Weston McKennie and Yunus Musah in central midfield, with the latter two providing chances for the front line. Timothy Weah, Christian Pulisic and Josh Sargent start up front.
USA Recent Form and Tactics
The USA have been on a solid run of form so far. A draw against Wales initially seemed disappointing, but a draw against England and victory against Iran meant that the USMNT got through their group in relative comfort.
This is all thanks to the focus on solidity in midfield. Leeds United’s Tyler Adams has been one of the most impressive players at this World Cup, stamping his authority on the international stage by dominating middle thirds against global superstars such as Jude Bellingham. Continuing this against the likes of Frenkie de Jong is a necessity.
USA Injuries to Consider
The biggest issue for the USA is an injury to Josh Sargent. Losing the striker does, however, open up an opportunity for players such as Brenden Aaronsons and Giovanni Reyna, who have been kept out of the side until now due to Gregg Berhalter preferring his existing system.
USA Predicted Lineup
- Matt Turner
- Sergino Dest
- Cameron Carter-Vickers
- Walker Zimmerman
- Antonee Robinson
- Tyler Adams
- Weston McKennie
- Yunus Musah
- Timothy Weah
- Christian Pulisic
- Brenden Aaronson
Current Odds: USA vs The Netherlands
The Netherlands are clear favourites at evens, with the USMNT at longer odds of 4/1.
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