USA vs. Cuba Lineup Notes

Lineup Notes

Cuba vs. USA

2019-20 Concacaf Nations League A, Group A
Nov. 19, 2019
Truman Bodden Sports Complex; George Town, Cayman Islands
Live Broadcast: 7:30 p.m. ET on FS1, UniMás, TUDN

Tonight’s USMNT Starting XI vs. Cuba: 1-Brad Guzan, 2-DeAndre Yedlin, 3-Aaron Long, 7-Paul Arriola, 8-Weston McKennie, 10-Cristian Roldan, 11-Jordan Morris, 13-Tim Ream (capt.), 14-Jackson Yueill, 16-Daniel Lovitz,19-Josh Sargent

Substitutes: 22-Matt Turner, 23-Sean Johnson, 4-Walker Zimmerman, 5-John Brooks, 6-Wil Trapp, 9-Gyasi Zardes, 12-Nick Lima, 15-Alfredo Morales, 17-Sebastian Lletget, 18-Sergiño Dest, 20-Reggie Cannon, 21-Tyler Boyd

  • With a win tonight, the USMNT will advance to the 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League Knockout Round to be held in June 2020. A draw or loss would see Canada advance

  • Starting XI Cap Numbers (including this match): Brad Guzan (64), DeAndre Yedlin (62), Tim Ream (40), Jordan Morris (39), Paul Arriola (32), Weston McKennie (19), Cristian Roldan (19), Aaron Long (16), Daniel Lovitz (13), Josh Sargent (12) Jackson Yueill (6)

  • The Starting XI averages 26 years, 33 days and 28 caps.

  • Gregg Berhalter makes four changes to the Starting XI from the 4-1 win against Canada on Friday: defenders Daniel Lovitz and DeAndre Yedlin, midfielder Cristian Roldan and forward Josh Sargent.

  • Eight of the 11 starters also began last month’s home fixture against Cuba: Guzan, Ream, Lovitz, Yueill, McKennie, Roldan, Morris and Sargent.

  • Tim Ream captains the team for the sixth time tonight.

  • Ream partners with Aaron Long in central defense for the fourth time tonight.

  • With three goals and four assists, Jordan Morris has been part of seven of the 12 goals scored in the team’s last four matches.

  • Earning his 15th cap of the year tonight, Paul Arriola ties substitute Gyasi Zardes for the team’s appearance lead in 2019. 

  • Thanks to his hat trick in last month’s 7-0 win against Cuba, Weston McKennie sits tied for the scoring lead in Nations League A with Nahki Wells (Bermuda), Junior Hoilett (Canada) and José Juan Macías (Mexico).

  • McKennie and Josh Sargent come into the match on caution watch. Should either receive a yellow card tonight against Cuba, they will be suspended for the USMNT’s next competitive match.

  • The USMNT is 3-1-2 all-time in neutral-site Concacaf matches. The last instance came in a 2-2 World Cup Qualifying draw against Guatemala in San Salvador, El Salvador on Dec. 21, 1996.

  • The USMNT owns a healthy 11-1-1 advantage against Cuba. Its current 11-game, 70-year winning streak against Los Leones del Caribe is the team’s longest against any international opponent all-time.

  • Referee John Pitti has officiated two previous USMNT matches: Sept. 1, 2017 vs. Costa Rica (0-2 L; WCQ), Oct. 11, 2018 vs. Colombia (2-4 L; Friendly)