Tonight’s USMNT Starting XI vs. Mexico

Lineup Notes

USA vs. Mexico

2019 Concacaf Gold Cup Final
July 7, 2019
Soldier Field; Chicago, Ill. 
Live Broadcast: 9 p.m. ET on FS1, Univision and UDN

Tonight’s USMNT Starting XI vs. Mexico:
1-Zack Steffen, 4-Michael Bradley, 7-Paul Arriola, 8-Weston McKennie (capt.), 10-Christian Pulisic, 11-Jordan Morris, 13-Tim Ream, 14-Reggie Cannon, 17-Jozy Altidore, 19-Matt Miazga, 23-Aaron Long

Substitutes: 12-Sean Johnson, 22-Tyler Miller, 2-Nick Lima 3-Omar Gonzalez, 5-Walker Zimmerman, 6-Wil Trapp, 9-Gyasi Zardes, 15-Cristian Roldan, 16-Daniel Lovitz, 18-Jonathan Lewis, 20-Djordje Mihailovic, 21-Tyler Boyd


  • Starting XI Cap Numbers (including this match): Michael Bradley (150), Jozy Altidore (115), Tim Ream (35), Jordan Morris (33), Christian Pulisic (31), Paul Arriola (28), Matt Miazga (17), Zack Steffen (15), Weston McKennie (14), Aaron Long (11), Reggie Cannon (6)

  • Tonight’s Starting XI has an average age of 25 years, 175 days and 41 caps.  

  • USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter goes with the same lineup that began Wednesday’s semifinal victory against Jamaica.  

  • Starting XI Gold Cup Cap Numbers (including this match): Bradley (25), Altidore (13), Morris (11), Arriola (10), Ream (9), Pulisic (6), Long, McKennie and Zimmerman (5 each), Miazga (4), Cannon (3)

  • With the start, Michael Bradley joins Cobi Jones (164) and Landon Donovan (157) as the third USMNT player to reach the 150-cap milestone. 

  • Weston McKennie captains the USMNT for the first time tonight. The 20-year-old has scored the opening goal in each of the last two matches. 

  • Altidore, Arriola, Morris and Bradley also started the 2017 Concacaf Gold Cup Final, with Altidore and Morris scoring the USA goals in the 2-1 win against Jamaica. 

  • The USMNT’s second all-time leading scorer against Mexico, Michael Bradley (5 goals) is joined by Jozy Altidore and Jordan Morris as trio of starters that have found the back of the net against El Trí. Both Altidore (2-2 D; Feb. 6, 2008) and Morris (2-0 W; April 15, 2015), scored their first international goals against Mexico. 

  • With the start, Christian Pulisic will have appeared in all six matches during the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup. Pulisic is the first player to register three goals and three assists in the Gold Cup since Landon Donovan in 2013.  

  • Zack Steffen, Matt Miazga and McKennie each started the last match against Mexico, a 1-0 victory on Sept. 11, 2018 in Nashville. 

  • Altidore scored one of his 42 international goals at Chicago’s Soldier Field, tallying in a 2-2 draw with Poland on Oct. 9, 2010. 

  • Arriola makes his team-leading 11th appearance of 2019. 

  • The USA comes into tonight’s match on a team-record 10-game winning streak in Concacaf Gold Cup play (July 12, 2017-July 3, 2019). 

  • Playing in a tournament record 11th Gold Cup Final, the USA is 4-4-2 all-time in the championship match, winning the two draws on penalty kicks.

  • The USA defeated Mexico 2-1 in the 2007 Final and Panama 1-0 in the 2013 Final at Soldier Field. The team is a perfect 6-0-0 against Concacaf nations at the Chicago venue. 

  • The USMNT is 19-34-15 all-time against Mexico, but since 2000 leads the series with a 14-7-6 mark.

  • With a win tonight, the USA would claim its seventh Concacaf Gold Cup trophy, tying Mexico for the most in tournament history. 

2019 Concacaf Gold Cup Bracket