The USMNT will come against Canada at the Nissan Stadium in Nashville on Sunday, September 5, 2021, at 8:00 PM (ET) in the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers 2022. Here, you will find the expected lineups of both teams that will appear in the Matchday 2 of the Final Round.
This will be their 39th overall meeting. There are no surprises here as the United States are the firm favorites in head-to-head clashes, having celebrated a victory on 18 occasions so far; Canada have grabbed a triumph 10 times to this day, and an equal number of 10 games have ended in a draw.
Their most recent match was played on July 18, 2021, when the Stars and Stripes grabbed a comfortable 1-0 win in the Group Stage of the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup. It promises to be an even more exciting clash as these two countries clash for the second time this year, this time at the World Cup 2022 Qualifiers.
USMNT vs Canada: Confirmed lineups for 2021 Gold Cup Group Stage opening match
Christian Pulisic, the top player for the United States, missed the match in El Salvador because he stayed in Nashville to restore fitness. His availability is still in doubt. In addition, Zack Steffen, Manchester City's backup goalkeeper, was also unable to make the trip due to back spasms, thus Matt Turner may continue to fill in.
Against Honduras last week, Canada replaced Tajon Buchanan, who was evidently struggling, with Junior Hoilett at halftime. It's possible that Hoilett will get a start at the weekend as a result of his performance.
USMNT confirmed starting XI:
Matt Turner, Sergiño Dest, Tyler Adams, Antonee Robinson, John Brooks, Christian Pulisic, Brenden Aaronson, Miles Robinson, Sebastian Lletget, Jordan Pefok y Kellyn Acosta.
Canada confirmed starting XI:
Borjan, Johnston, Adekugbe, Eustaquio, Hoilett, Kaye, Henry, Davies, Laryea, Larin y Kennedy.