Lineup Notes: U.S. MNT Takes on Copa America Champions Chile in Houston

By: U.S. Soccer

USA vs. Chile
International Friendly
March 26, 2019
BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas
Live Broadcast: 7:55 p.m. ET on ESPN2, UniMas and UDN

Tonight’s U.S. MNT Starting XI vs. Chile: 22-Ethan Horvath; 2-DeAndre Yedlin (capt.), 3-Omar Gonzalez, 4-Michael Bradley, 7-Paul Arriola, 9-Gyasi Zardes, 10-Christian Pulisic, 13-Tim Ream, 15-Cristian Roldan, 19-Matt Miazga, 20-Corey Baird

Substitutes: 12-Jesse Gonzalez, 5-John Brooks, 6-Wil Trapp, 11-Jordan Morris, 16-Daniel Lovitz, 17-Sebastian Lletget, 18-Jonathan Lewis, 21-Christian Ramirez, 24-Nick Lima

  • U.S. MNT Starting XI Cap Numbers (including this match): Michael Bradley (145), DeAndre Yedlin (59), Omar Gonzalez (49), Gyasi Zardes (44), Tim Ream (28), Christian Pulisic (25), Paul Arriola (21), Matt Miazga (12), Cristian Roldan (9), Ethan Horvath (4), Corey Baird (3),
  • The USA’s goal scorer against Ecuador on Thursday, Gyasi Zardes starts against the same Chilean side that he made his MNT debut on Jan. 28, 2018 in Rancagua, Chile. 

  • At 20 years, 189 days, Christian Pulisic becomes the second fastest player to hit 25 MNT appearances. He follows Landon Donovan, who earned his 25th cap at 20 years, 98 days in the USA’s 1-1 draw with Korea Republic at the 2002 FIFA World Cup on June 10, 2002.
  • Today’s Starting XI has an average age of 26 years, 7 days and 36 caps.
  • U.S. MNT head coach Gregg Berhalter makes seven changes from the lineup that began Thursday’s game against Ecuador, with Paul Arriola, Christian Pulisic, Tim Ream and Gyasi Zardes as the four holdovers.
  • Making his 59th MNT appearance, DeAndre Yedlin captains the team for the first time tonight against Chile. Yedlin also earns his first start of 2019.
  • Three players earn their first caps of 2019: goalkeeper Ethan Horvath and defenders Omar Gonzalez and Matt Miazga.
  • Making his 49 appearance tonight, Texas-born Omar Gonzalez is back on the field for the MNT for the first time since 2017.
  • Gonzalez and Miazga also partner in central defense for the first time.

  • With the MNT dressing 20 players, Sean Johnson and Aaron Long are healthy scratches from the gameday roster. Teams are allowed six substitutions tonight.

  • The USA trails Chile in the all-time series by a 3-5-2.

  • The MNT is 0-0-1 all-time at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, having previously played to a 0-0 draw with Canada on Jan. 29, 2013.

  • With a victory tonight, Gregg Berhalter would become the first MNT head coach to begin his tenure with four straight wins. Berhalter and Bob Bradley (2007) are jointly tied for the record of three consecutive wins at the start of their respective head coaching tenures.