El Salvador and USA meet in the Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers 2022. This game will take place at Estadio Cuscatlan on September 2, 2021 at 10:05 PM (ET). El Salvador performed almost perfectly in the first round as Group A leaders. Here is all the detailed information about this World Cup Qualifiers confirmed lineups.
El Salvador won first round group A in Concacaf for the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers. They won three of the four games, the fourth result being a 1-1 draw against Montserrat. El Salvador used the best possible defense, they did not allow goals in any of the victories during the first round, only in the draw against Montserrat.
USA won the Gold Cup against Mexico on August 1, 2021, in addition to being an important victory, that game added another positive result to the winning streak of 9 games without losing since June 3, 2021. USA did not have to play in the first round, they received the direct bye to the third round of the Concacaf qualifiers.
El Salvador confirmed lineup
El Salvador proved to have an imposing defense during the first round of the 2022 Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers. A single goal allowed speaks very well of the defensive work that “El Profesor” Hugo Perez, El Salvador's head coach, is doing to win a spot in Qatar 2022.
The only controversy of the week was the return of Darwin Ceren to “La Selecta” (El Salvador’s national soccer team nickname). Some fans on social media directly criticized the head coach for including Ceren on the 26-player roster due to his poor performance in previous games.
This is the El Salvador's lineup for this game: Mario Gonzalez (GK), Alexander Larin (DF), Ronald Rodriguez (DF), Eriq Zavaleta (DF), Bryan Tamacas (DF); Narciso Orellana (MF), Marvin Monterroza (MF), Darwin Ceren (MF), Alex Roldan (MF); Jairo Henriquez (FW), Joaquin Rivas (FW).
USA confirmed lineup
Gregg Berhalter, USA head coach, has already made the official announcement of the list of 26 players to play in the 2022 Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers. The most important detail is that some players expected to be called, will not be present on the USMNT roster due to to injuries sustained in MLS and other leagues.
Sadly, one of the big names expected to play this game against El Salvador will not be available. Christian Pulisic did not travel with the USMNT to San Salvador for the qualifiers game. We had previously reported that he had recovered from Covid-19 and was ready to play.
This is the USMNT lineup for this game: Matt Turner (GK), Sergiño Dest (DF), DeAndre Yerdlin (DF), Miles Robinson (DF), Tim Ream (DF), Weston McKennie (MF), Tyler Adams (MF), Gio Reyna (MF), Konrad de la Fuente (MF); Brenden Aaronson (FW) and Josh Sargent (FW)