USMNT starting lineup vs Wales: Pulisic makes World Cup debut while Aaronson and Reyna benched
- Pulisic starts at left wing
- Josh Sargent gets nod at striker
- Aaronson, Reyna snubbed for Tim Weah
WHAT HAPPENED? Berhalter made a surprising call by selecting Weah to play on the wing instead of Aaronson or Reyna, who are now likely to feature as substitutes. Sargent, meanwhile, got picked over Jesus Ferreira for the World Cup opener.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: The USMNT's defense and midfield against Wales are set up as anticipated, with Tyler Adams getting the captain's armband.
USMNT XI TO FACE WALES: Turner; Robinson, Zimmerman, Ream, Dest; Musah, Adams, McKennie; Pulisic, Sargent, Weah.
Here we go. 🇺🇸— U.S. Men's National Soccer Team (@USMNT) November 21, 2022
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DID YOU KNOW? The USMNT has advanced in all five World Cups in which it avoided defeat in its opening match, while it's failed to advance in all five World Cups in which it lost its opener.
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WHAT NEXT? The USMNT will meet England on Friday in its second World Cup outing. The Three Lions won their opener against Iran 6-2.