USA vs. Mexico, presented by AT&T

Heading into the 70th edition of USA-Mexico, the USMNT is 19-35-15 all-time against El Trí, but leads the series since 2000 with a 14-8-6 mark.

USA vs. Mexico, presented by AT&T

International Friendly
Sept. 6, 2019
MetLife Stadium; East Rutherford, N.J.
Live Broadcast: 8:30 p.m. ET on FS1, Univision and TUDN

Tonight’s USMNT Starting XI vs. Mexico:
1-Zack Steffen (capt.), 3-Aaron Long, 4-Walker Zimmerman, 6-Wil Trapp, 8-Weston McKennie, 9-Gyasi Zardes, 10-Christian Pulisic, 15-Alfredo Morales, 18-Sergiño Dest, 20-Reggie Cannon, 21-Tyler Boyd

Substitutes: 12-Sean Johnson, 7-Cristian Roldan, 11-Jordan Morris 13-Tim Ream, 14-Jackson Yueill, 16-Daniel Lovitz, 17-Sebastian Lletget, 19-Josh Sargent, 22-Miles Robinson, 24-Paxton Pomykal

  • Starting XI Cap Numbers (including this match): Gyasi Zardes (52), Christian Pulisic (32), Wil Trapp (20), Zack Steffen (16), Weston McKennie (15), Alfredo Morales (14), Aaron Long (12), Walker Zimmerman (11), Reggie Cannon (7), Tyler Boyd (6) Sergiño Dest (1)

  • Tonight’s Starting XI has an average age of 24 years, 150 days – the youngest lineup to start a USMNT game in 2019. The Starting XI also averages 19 caps.

  • USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter utilizes six players that appeared in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup Final: Reggie Cannon, Aaron Long, Weston McKennie, Christian Pulisic, Zack Steffen and substitute Gyasi Zardes.

  • Having been part of the U.S. squads at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup and 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 18-year-old defender Sergiño Dest makes his senior international debut for the USMNT against Mexico tonight.

  • Following Tim Weah and Josh Sargent, Dest will become the third player born in the new millennium to appear for the USMNT.

  • Veteran midfielder Alfredo Morales makes his first appearance since a 3-1 win against Puerto Rico on May 16, 2016 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

  • With his 10th appearance of 2019, Zack Steffen becomes the sixth USMNT goalkeeper to make double-digit appearances during a calendar year. The others: Tim Howard (6 years), Tony Meola (5 years), Brad Friedel and Kasey Keller (3 years), Brad Guzan (2 years).

  • Leading the line up front, Gyasi Zardes makes his team-leading 12th appearance of 2019. The veteran forward has four goals and an assist for the USMNT this year.

  • Aaron Long and Walker Zimmerman partner in the central defense of a four-man back line for the sixth time. When paired previously, the USMNT has gone a perfect 5-0-0 without conceding a goal.

  • Zack Steffen captains the USMNT for the second time tonight. Steffen previously wore the armband in the 6-0 Gold Cup group stage win against Trinidad & Tobago on June 22, 2019 in Cleveland.

  • Four players make their first appearances against Mexico: Tyler Boyd, Sergiño Dest, Alfredo Morales and Walker Zimmerman

  • Six players have tallied for the USMNT in 2019: Pulisic and Zardes (4 goals), Boyd, Long and McKennie (2 goals), Zimmerman (1 goal)

  • With the USMNT dressing 21 players tonight, Corey Baird, John Brooks, Jesse Gonzalez, Brad Guzan and Nick Lima are not on the gameday roster. Both teams are allowed six substitutions.

  • Heading into the 70th edition of USA-Mexico, the USMNT is 19-35-15 all-time against El Trí, but leads the series since 2000 with a 14-8-6 mark.