The long-awaited beginning of the Concacaf Nations League Finals is looming around as Honduras and the United States Men's National Team are getting ready to take on each other in the first semifinal matchup. La H head to this clash as the underdogs, while the USMNT is expected to get into the grand final. Here you will find the confirmed lineups for each national team.
Fabián Coito's boys may not arrive in the best way to this duel, as they failed to win in 2021 so far. However, they've only played two games, both of them in March, and it is the upcoming meeting the one that matters. It doesn't look like an easy job at all, but they did have a better record than their upcoming rivals on the group stage.
Meanwhile, USMNT manager Gregg Berhalter has submitted a powerful squad for this tournament with a majority of European-based players, hoping to claim the title. Despite his side was beaten by Switzerland in an international friendly before this match, it is seen as a strong candidate.
Honduras' possible starting XI for Concacaf Nations League semifinals
Coach Fabián Coito has called up a wide range of players, mixing experienced men with youth, promising talents. It will certainly be a difficult task for Honduras, but it seems to be a good opportunity to keep on strengthening on the road to Qatar 2022.
With the US national team and Mexico as frontrunners to fight for the trophy, La Bicolor run from behind for oddsmakers, but that won't necessarily prevent them from pulling off a shocking result. Hoping to resist the opponent's strength, this could be Honduras' lineup:
Edrick Menjivar; Kevin Alvarez, Marcelo Pereira, Maynor Figueroa, Ever Alvarado; Rigoberto Rivas, Deiby Flores, Bryan Acosta, Romell Quioto; Anthony Lozano, Alberth Elis.
USMNT's probable lineup for Concacaf Nations League semi-final
Despite his side lost against Switzerland last Sunday, Gregg Berhalter received some good news shortly after that when Christian Pulisic and Zack Steffen, who missed the friendly due to the UEFA Champions League final, joined the squad.
With both of them on board, the USMNT looks ready to go after its first big challenge in 2021. With Tyler Adams probably still unavailable after he suffered a minor back injury, Berhalter will still have plenty of options in attack boosted by Pulisic's return. This is how the US national team will line up:
Zack Steffen; Sergiño Dest, John Brooks, Antonee Robinson; Sebastian Lletget, Jackson Yueill, Weston McKennie; Gio Reyna, Josh Sargent, Christian Pulisic.