Tonight’s U.S. MNT Starting XI vs. Venezuela

Lineup Notes

USA vs. Venezuela
International Friendly

June 9, 2019
Nippert Stadium; Cincinnati, Ohio
Live Broadcast: 2 p.m. ET on FOX and UniMas


Tonight’s U.S. MNT Starting XI vs. Venezuela:

1-Zack Steffen, 2-Nick Lima, 6-Wil Trapp (capt.), 7-Paul Arriola, 8-Weston McKennie, 9-Gyasi Zardes, 13-Tim Ream, 15-Cristian Roldan, 19-Matt Miazga, 21-Tyler Boyd, 23-Aaron Long

Substitutes: 12-Sean Johnson, 22-Tyler Miller, 3-Omar Gonzalez, 5-Walker Zimmerman, 11-Jordan Morris, 16-Daniel Lovitz, 17-Jozy Altidore, 20-Duane Holmes

  • USMNT Starting XI Cap Numbers (including this match): Gyasi Zardes (45), Tim Ream (30), Paul Arriola (23), Wil Trapp (17), Matt Miazga (14), Cristian Roldan (11), Zack Steffen (10), Weston McKennie (9), Aaron Long (6), Nick Lima (4), Tyler Boyd (1)

  • Today’s Starting XI has an average age of 25 years, 131 days and 15 caps.

  • USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter makes five changes from Wednesday’s match against Jamaica, inserting defenders Nick Lima and Aaron Long, midfielder Weston McKennie, and forwards Gyasi Zardes and Tyler Boyd.

  • With the start, Tyler Boyd earns his USMNT debut today vs. Venezuela.

  • Making his 10th appearance today, Zack Steffen becomes the 12th USMNT goalkeeper all-time to earn double-digit caps. With 498 days since his debut last January, the 24-year-old is also the second fastest USMNT goalkeeper to reach 10 caps, following only Brad Friedel. The three-time World Cup veteran collected his 10th appearance in 1993, 290 days after his debut the previous year.

  • Steffen’s 10th cap also comes one year to the day after his Budweiser Man of the Match performance in a 1-1 draw with eventual World Cup champions France in their last game before departing for Russia.

  • Wil Trapp captains the side for the ninth time tonight. Trapp is the fifth different player to wear the armband in the six matches under USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter.

  • With the starts tonight, Paul Arriola and Wil Trapp remain the only players to appear in all six matches for the USMNT in 2019.

  • Tim Ream is the only player in the starting XI to appear in the USA’s last match with Venezuela, a 1-1 draw on June 3, 2017 in Sandy, Utah.

  • Five players are tied to European clubs: Steffen (Manchester City), McKennie (Schalke), Ream (Fulham), Miazga (Chelsea), Boyd (Vitória Guimarães).

  • Six players are currently with MLS clubs: Trapp and Zardes (Columbus Crew SC), Arriola (D.C. United), Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC), Lima (San Jose Earthquakes), Long (New York Red Bulls).

  • In five all-time matches, the USA holds an unbeaten 3-0-2 record against Jamaica.

  • Michael Bradley, Jonathan Lewis and Christian Pulisic are not in the matchday squad today. Teams are allowed six substitutions.