Even though the United States national team won't make it to the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup with its top-tier squad, they're still heavy favored in the competition, especially in their first game vs. Haiti.
USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter leaned towards an alternative squad for this competition, looking to get more options for its first team while letting its biggest stars (such as Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie) go back to their clubs.
This will be the best chance other players will have to show Berhalter that they also deserve a spot in his first XI, so expect them to be extra motivated when they kick-off the competition vs. Haiti.
United States vs Haiti: Confirmed Lineups For The 2021 Gold Cup Group Stage
As you may know by now, the United States national team will kick off the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Gup against Haiti on Sunday, July 11, at 8:30 pm (ET) at Children's Mercy Park, the house of Sporting Kansas City.
Gregg Berhalter's secondary squad will have some big shoes to fill, as the United States Men's National Team is coming off making it to the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final, where they lost to Mexico 1-0.
Haiti won't be an easy rival to get by, especially with a starting lineup full of players that aren't so used to playing together in the national team. Here, we let you know about the most likely starting XI for both squads.
USMNT Confirmed XI:
Matt Turner; Shaq Moore, Sam Vines, Walker Zimmerman, Miles Robinson; Jackson Yueill, Sebastian Lletglet, Kelvin Acosta, Jonathan Lewis; Paul Arriola and Gyasi Zardes.
Haiti Confirmed XI:
Bryan Sylvestre; Carlens Arcus, Ricardo Adé, Stephane Lambese, Martin Experience; Bryan Alceus, Derrick Etienne, Kelvin Lafrance, Leverton Pierre; Duckens Nazon and Carnejy Antoine.