Gregg Berhalter‘s U.S. national team are ready to kick off what they hope will be an exciting World Cup. Although the CONCACAF side aren’t favorites in a group that includes England, Wales and Iran, many have picked them to finish second and qualify for the round of 16.
The most important match of the group stage is the first one. The Americans will take on Wales, and a win would no doubt boost their confidence ahead of a match against group favorites England. If they were to lose against Wales, they would need to pull off the upset against Gareth Southgate‘s team.
USMNT 2022 World Cup shirt
Everything is already in place for the big game against Wales, right down to the uniform that the USMNT will be wearing for the match. It will feature the crest in the center of the shirt, with the two teams, the location, the date, and the number of each player all printed in blue just below.
There is no shortage of excitement or desire to impress within the American camp. Christian Pulisic will be looking for vindication. Although he is the star of the national team, things haven’t gone to plan at Chelsea in recent times. A move away could be in the cards, and a strong showing in Qatar would help attract suitors.
Another one is Sergino Dest, who hasn’t found regular first team football since joining AC Milan on loan from Barcelona.
Monday is the big day, as the debut of the USMNT is upon us. Will they be up to the challenge?