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USMNT friendly games: Who are the rivals of the national team? Match dates and times

Gregg Berhalter’s squad will prepare for the 2022 World Cup with a couple of friendlies this month.

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After failing to qualify for the World Cup four years ago, the USA men’s national team (USMNT) are back, having qualified for this year’s tournament in Qatar.

For the September international break, the USMNT are looking forward to a pair of friendlies against Japan and Saudi Arabia, with both games scheduled to take place in Europe, making travel easier for European-based players.

European teams were not available for friendlies in September as they must fulfill UEFA Nations League fixtures during this international break. There is no international window scheduled for October as domestic leagues look to work through fixtures before the 2022 World Cup this winter.

USA World Cup schedule: group stage

The United States were drawn into World Cup Group B, alongside England, Iran, and Wales. The USA will play Wales first on the first day of the World Cup. The game against England is second and Gregg Berhalter’s side will complete the group with a game against Iran.

USMNT roster for September camp

Goalkeepers: Ethan Horvath (Luton Town), Sean Johnson (NYCFC), Matt Turner (Arsenal).

Defenders: Reggie Cannon (Boavista), Sergiño Dest (AC Milan), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Mark McKenzie (Genk), Erik Palmer-Brown (Troyes), Joe Scally (Monchengladbach), Sam Vines (Royal Antwerp), DeAndre Yedlin (Inter Miami CF), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC).

Midfielders: Kellyn Acosta (LAFC), Tyler Adams (Leeds United), Johnny Cardoso (Internacional), Luca de la Torre (Celta Vigo), Weston McKennie (Juventus), Malik Tillman (Rangers).

Forwards: Brenden Aaronson (Leeds United), Paul Arriola (FC Dallas), Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders), Ricardo Pepi (FC Groningen), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund), Josh Sargent (Norwich City).

USMNT injured players

Goalkeepers: Zack Steffen (Man City/Middlesbrough).

Defenders: Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic), Chris Richards (Crystal Palace), Antonee Robinson (Fulham), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United).

Midfielders: Yunus Musah (Valencia), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders).

Forwards: Daryl Dike (West Brom), Timothy Weah (Lille).

When and where are the September friendlies?

The USMNT take on Japan in a friendly in Dusseldorf, Germany on 23 September and four days later, on 27 September, they will play Saudi Arabia in Murcia, Spain.

USMNT vs Japan

Stadium: Dusseldorf Arena

Time: 2.45 p.m. local time, that’s 8.45 a.m. ET and 5.45 a.m. PT.

USMNT vs Saudi Arabia

Stadium: Estadio Nueva Condomina

Time: 8.00 p.m. local time, that’s 2.00 p.m. ET and 11.00 a.m. PT.

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