FIFA World Cup 2022: USA vs. Netherlands

Lineup notes
Netherlands vs. USMNT
2022 FIFA World Cup Match Number 49 | Round of 16
December 3, 2022
Khalifa International Stadium; Al Rayyan, Qatar
Kickoff: 10 am ET on FOX and Telemundo
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Today’s USMNT Starting XI vs Netherlands: 1-Matt Turner, 2-Sergino Dest, 3-Walker Zimmerman, 4-Tyler Adams (Capt.), 5-Antony Robinson, 6-Younes Musa, 8-Weston McKenney, 9-Jesus Ferreira, 130-Christian, 130- -Tim Ream, 21-Tim Veh

Substitutes: 12-Ethan Horvath, 25-Sean Johnson, 7-Gio Reyna, 11-Brendan Aaronson, 14-Luca de la Torre, 15-Aaron Long, 16-Jordan Morris, 17-Christian Roldan, 18-Moore, 18-Haji Wright, 20-Cameron Carter-Vickers, 22-DeAndre Yedlin, 23-Kellynn Acosta, 26-Joe Scally

Unavailable: 24-Josh Sargent

Game notes | Five things to know about the Netherlands

  • USMNT Starting XI Cap Numbers (including this match): Christian Pulisic (56), Tim Ream (50), Weston McKenney (41), Walker Zimmerman (37), Tyler Adams (36), Anthony Robinson (33), Tim Weah ( 28), Matt Turner (24), Sergino Dest (23), Yunus Musah (23), Jesus Ferreira (16)

  • The average age of today’s USMNT starting XI is 25 years, 86 days. It is the second-youngest squad at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, behind the USA XI (24 years, 321 days) that started IR’s last match against Iran.
  • So far, USA has fielded four of the five junior teams in Qatar 2022:

Younger teams in 2022 FIFA World Cup (from Dec. 3).

the team

Date/Opponent

age

result

USA

November 29 IR vs Iran

24 years, 321 days

1-0 W

USA

December 3 vs Netherlands

25 years, 86 days

Spain

December 1 vs. Japan

25 years, 99 days

1-2 l

USA

November 21 vs Wales

25 years, 102 days

0-0 d

USA

November 25 vs England

25 years, 169 days

1-1 d

Ecuador

November 25 vs Netherlands

25 years, 257 days

1-1 d

  • Today’s starting XI for a World Cup knockout round match is the USMNT’s youngest player:

USMNT Starting XI Age for World Cup Knockout Round Matches

year

opponent (round)

age

result

2022

Netherlands (Ro16)

25 years, 86 days

1930

Argentina (SF)

27 years, 19 days

1-6 l

2010

Ghana (Ro16)

27 years, 145 days

1-2 L (AET)

2002

Mexico (Ro16)

27 years, 189 days

2-0 W

2002

Germany (QF)

27 years, 278 days

0-1 l

1994

Brazil (Ro16)

28 years, 6 days

0-1 l

2014

Belgium (Ro16)

28 years, 39 days

1-2 L (AET)

  • Eight players in the starting XI are aged 25 or under: Antony Robinson (25); Weston McKenney (24), Christian Pulisic (24), Tyler Adams (23), Sergino Dest (22), Tim Weah (22), Jesus Ferreira (21), Yunus Musah (20).
  • The team averages 32 caps and 19 in the official competition.
  • Greg Berhalter made two changes to the starting XI against Iran. Center back Walker Zimmermann – who started the first two games of the tournament – replaces Cameron Carter-Vickers in the XI, while forward Jesus Ferreira will make his FIFA World Cup debut in place of Josh Sargent, who is unavailable for selection today. Sprained right ankle.
  • Nine other players made their fourth consecutive start.
  • Ferreira’s start takes the team’s World Cup debuts at Qatar 2022 to 19 players – extending the record already set by the USMNT at the tournament. The team’s previous record was 16 times in the World Cup debut in 1990.
  • At 23 years, 292 days, Tyler Adams is the youngest player to captain the USMNT in a World Cup knockout round match. Tony Meola (25 years, 133 days) was the previous youngest player to wear the armband in the round of 16 against Brazil in the 1994 edition in the United States.
  • Tyler Adams captains the USMNT for the 13th time tonight. The team is 5-1-6 when he wears the armband. Adams is the sixth different player to captain the USMNT in a World Cup knockout round match: Tom Flory (1930 vs. Argentina), Tony Meola (1994 vs. Brazil), Claudio Reyna (2002 vs. Mexico and Germany), Carlos Bocanegra (2010 vs. Ghana), Clint Dempsey (2014 vs Belgium).
  • Veteran defender Tim Ream earns his 50th cap, becoming the 59th player in USMNT history to hit a half-century. At 35, he is the second-oldest player in team history to earn his 50th cap, behind the late Fernando Clavijo, who made his 50th appearance at the age of 36 in a CONCACAF Gold Cup group stage match against Panama on July 14, 1993. .
  • At 20 years, four days, Yunus Musa is the youngest USMNT player to start a World Cup Knockout Round match. When he started a Round of 16 match against Mexico on June 17, 2002, he bested Landon Donovan, who had 20 years, 107 days. Donovan scored the second goal in a 2-0 win over El Tri.
  • Nine starters are from European clubs and two from Major League Soccer. Club distribution: England (5), Italy (2), USA (2), France (1), Spain (1).
  • Tyler Adams captains the USMNT for the 13th time tonight. The team is 5-1-6 when he wears the armband. Adams is the sixth different player to captain the USMNT in a World Cup knockout round match: Tom Flory (1930 vs. Argentina), Tony Meola (1994 vs. Brazil), Claudio Reyna (2002 vs. Mexico and Germany), Carlos Bocanegra (2010 vs. Ghana), Clint Dempsey (2014 vs Belgium).
  • Cautionary Note: Starters Tyler Adams, Sergino Dest, Weston McKenney and Tim Ream, as well as substitute Kellyn Acosta, all received yellow cards. If any of them get a caution against the Netherlands, they will be suspended from the potential quarterfinal match.
  • With Josh Sargent unavailable for selection, the USMNT will field 25 players for today’s game. Five substitutions are allowed at three different moments. Halftime does not count as a substitution moment.
  • If the match is tied at the end of 90 minutes, we proceed to two 15 minute extra periods. If still tied at the end of extra time, the match will be decided by penalty kicks.

  • USMNT is 4-5-0 in games decided by overtime:

USMNT record for games decided by overtime

date

opponent

result

competition

July 21, 1993

Costa Rica

1-0 W

1993 Gold Cup Semi-Final

August 1, 1999

Mexico

0-1 l

1999 Confederations Cup semi-final

July 23, 2003

Brazil

1-2 l

2003 Gold Cup Semi-Final

July 18, 2009

Panama

2-1 w

2009 Gold Cup Quarter Final

June 26, 2010

Ghana

1-2 l

2010 World Cup Round of 16

July 1, 2014

Belgium

1-2 l

2014 World Cup Round of 16

October 10, 2015

Mexico

2-3 l

2015 CONCACAF Cup

June 6, 2021

Mexico

3-2 w

2019-20 Nations League Final

August 1, 2021

Mexico

1-0 W

2021 Gold Cup Final

  • The USMNT has a 4-2-0 record in penalty kick shootouts in official competitions:

USMNT record for penalty kick shootouts in official competition

date

opponent

Outcome (PKs)

competition

July 7, 1991

Honduras

0-0 D (4-3 W)

1991 Gold Cup Final

July 17, 1995

Mexico

0-0 D (4-1 W)

1995 Copa America quarterfinal

February 19, 2000

Colombia

2-2 D (1-2 L)

2000 Gold Cup Quarter Final

January 30, 2002

Canada

0-0 D (4-2 W)

2002 Gold Cup Semi-Final

July 24, 2005

Panama

0-0 D (3-1 W)

2005 Gold Cup Final

July 25, 2015

Panama

1-1 D (2-3 L)

2015 Gold Cup third place match

  • The USMNT is 1-4-0 all-time against the Netherlands. The lone win came in the last meeting, a 4-3 comeback win vs Orange On June 5, 2015 in Amsterdam. Substitutes Jordan Morris and DeAndre Yedlin both came off the bench for the USA in that match.
  • Greg Berhalter is 37-10-12 in 59 games as USMNT head coach. The team has a 7–1–0 record under Berhalter in knockout round matches, with the only loss coming in the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final – a 1–0 loss to Mexico.
  • Brazil’s Wilton Sampaio is the referee for today’s match. This will be his third match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, having umpired Senegal-Netherlands on 21 November and Poland-Saudi Arabia on 26 November. This is the first USMNT match he has umpired.



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