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USA 0-3 Venezuela: The USMNT loses again ahead of Gold Cup

Roberto Rosales (L) of Venezuela fights for the ball with Christian Roldan of the USA during their USA vs Venezuela soccer friendly match at Nippert Stadium

Final Time | USA 0-3 Venezuela, Friendly Match

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Final game stats!

possession
50.2% 49.8%
Yellow cards
3
0
red cards
0
0
fouls won
11
15
fouls commited
16
11
lost balls
107
107
ball recovered
50
58
offsides
2
0
penalties
0
0
goalkeeper interventions
1
4
92

GAME OVER! United States gets its second defeat in a row days before the Gold Cup begins!

90

Two more minutes to play

87

This result doesn't look good for the Bars and Stripes squad ahead of the Gold Cup

85

Holmes is trying to do something for the United States but Venezuela stops the attempt

83

Venezuela recovers the ball and doesn't let the Americans take it while pressuring them up front looking to score a goal

81

The USMNT looks a bit desparate and is sending long shots to Venezuela area, but no one is there to finish the play

79

United States find a way to test Farinez but the Venezuelan goalie stops it and takes the ball with his hands

77

Venezuela, Rondon goes off for Seijas and Josef Martínez gets the captain armband

76

United States, In goes Lovitz for Tim Ream

75

Corner! USA wins a chance but the attempt is cleared by the defense

74

Venezuela with the collective play, pushing United States backwards into their field

72

Venezuela is not over and is looking to score again, Josef Martínez in command now

70

Venezuela keeps controlling the game while Gregg Berhalter squad is fighting to regain the ball and control of the game

69

United States, Weston McKennie leaves for Morris

67

United States had a great chance but Arriola sends it way over Venezuela's box!

65

Venezuela, in goes Añor and Machís for Murillo and Savarino

64

United States keeps pressuring but can't find a clearing nor a space

62

Holmes just got in and he already sees the yellow card for a hard foul

61

United States, Tyler Boyd goes off for Holmes

60

Venezuela, Josef Martínez goes in for Rincón

57

United States looks messy on the field, they can't seem to find a way to control the game

55

Corner Venezuela! The center is cleared by the US defense, the attempt ends in nothing

53

Venezuela with the counter attack but the US defense is on spot and clears the attempt

51

Corner USA! The Americans had great chance but the attempt is cleared by the defense

49

The USMNT is pressuring up front looking for the early goal to shorten Venezuela's lead

47

United States starts controlling the ball in the first few minutes

45

United States with a double move. In goes Altidore for Zardes and Zimmerman goes in for Long

Second half is underway!

First half stats

possession
53% 47%
Yellow cards
0
0
red cards
0
0
fouls won
7
6
fouls commited
6
7
lost balls
50
46
ball recovered
26
33
offsides
1
0
penalties
0
0
goalkeeper interventions
0
3
45+1

First half is over!

45

One more minute into the game

43

Corner!! USA with a new chance but the center is too long

41

Nipper Stadium is quiet, except for the South American fans!

39

Corner! USA wins a great chance to shorten Venezuela's lead but the attempt is cleared by the defense

37

United States is living a nightmare in this first half, the whistle can't sound soon enough for the Americans

35

GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAL RONDON!!! The striker scores again to increase Venezuela's advantage

34

McKennie with the header but his attempt goes to Farinez hands

33

CLOSEEEE !!! United States found a clearing but the attempt is stop by Farinez who sends the ball to Corner!

31

The US squad is not looking comfortable on the field, Venezuela has been controlling the game completely

29

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL SAVARINO!!! Venezuela strikes again!!!

27

Venezuela has pushed the USMNT backwards into their side of the field

25

Venezuela is controlling the game, and is playing the ball backwards

23

USA is pushing hard, but Venezuela is stopping every attempt from the Americans

21

Corner! United States has a great opportunity to tie the game

19

Gregg Berhalter's team is looking for a clearing through the collective play

17

United States is trying to tie the game but Venezuela has all the momentum now

The goal comes after Steffen's mistake that gives Venezuela the chance to score!

15

GOOOOOOOAAAAL RONDON!!! Venezuela takes the 1-0 lead!

13

Venezuela with the ball now is pushing USMNT backwards into their side of the field, while looking for a clearing

11

Venezuela takes the ball but the locals recover it to try the collective play

9

United States is controlling the ball so far pressuring Venezuela up front

7

Tyler Boyd with the free kick but the attempt is cleared by the defense

6

Foul! The Americans win a free kick in the offensive half, great chance for the USMNT

5

Rincón leaves the field to be treated, delay over, game back on

4

Rincón (Venezuela) is down on the field after a hit to the face by Boyd, the Venezuelan medical assistance gets in to check on him

3

Venezuela wins a free kick in the offensive attack, it was a good center but the US defense clears the attempt

2

Venezuela who's wearing white for this match is pressuring the Americans to take control of the ball

1

The US team starts with the possession of the ball trying to leave its side of the field with the collective play

Ball is rolling game on!

United States takes the field the game is almost on!

This is the sixth meeting between USA and Venezuela - the two first met in the 1993 Copa America and USA have since gone unbeaten in five games, winning three and drawing two.

Tyler Boyd will make his USMNT debut today!

12th caps for Zack Steffen with the USMNT!

Venezuela starting lineup

AS to follow, Josef Martínez: The Atlanta United striker knows the MLS style like the back of his hand, which is why he's the scorer of the US league, record included.

Venezuela

The South Americans arrive with a huge victory against Argentina behind; however, Venezuela lost 3-1 against Mexico a few days ago. Now they'll seek a win before traveling to Brazil for Copa America.

United States starting XI

As to follow, Christian Pulisic: The new shining Chelsea forward is living a sweet moment in his career, and now is ready to be the US men's national team leader a role he has engaged for some years.

United States

The USMNT lost the undefeated mark in the Gregg Berhalter era on Wednesday against Jamaica at Audi Field. However, for that match, the US side didn't count with all his stars like now, with the definite roster in place.

Welcome to the play by play of USA vs Venezuela, an international friendly match, taking place this Sunday, June 9 at Nippert Stadium.

Welcome to the play by play of USA vs Venezuela, an international friendly match, taking place this Sunday, June 9 at Nippert Stadium.