USMNT November Friendlies – By The Numbers

79 – With Matt Miazga and Reggie Cannon’s assists against Panama, the number of matches since the USMNT last had two starting defenders record assists in the same game. It last happened when Fabian Johnson and Timmy Chandler recorded assists in the USMNT’s 6-0 Gold Cup quarterfinal win against Cuba on July 18, 2015 in Baltimore.


29 – Total number of players to have debuted under Gregg Berhalter, following the nine debuts in November. Those first-timers: Johnny Cardoso, Konrad de la Fuente, Nicholas Gioacchini, Richy Ledezma, Yunus Musah, Owen Otasowie, Gio Reyna, Chris Richards and Sebastian Soto.


The 29 debuts are the most under a USMNT head coach through his first 21 matches, surpassing the 25 which occurred under Bob Bradley in 2007-08.


24 years – With his entry into the match against Wales, Internacional midfielder Johnny Cardoso became the first player from a club outside Concacaf or UEFA to feature for the USMNT in an international match. The last occurrence came 24 years ago in the 1996 Concacaf Gold Cup when Cobi Jones joined up with the USMNT from Vasco da Gama of Brazil.




22 years, 154 days
– The average age of the USMNT Starting XI against Panama – the second youngest in team history after the lineup that began the match against Italy on Nov. 20, 2018 in Genk, Belgium (22 years, 71 days).


18 years, 3 days – The age of Gio Reyna when he scored his first international goal against Panama. With the strike, Reyna became the third youngest player to score for the USMNT, behind only Christian Pulisic (17 years, 253 days) and Juan Agudelo (17 years, 359 days).


Reyna’s 18th minute goal was also the earliest first goal for a USMNT player since Sebastian Lletget scored in the fifth minute of the USA’s 6-0 World Cup Qualifying win against Honduras on March 24, 2017 in San Jose.


7 –The number of times three first-time goal scorers tallied in a USMNT match after Gio Reyna, Nicholas Gioacchini and Sebastian Soto scored their first goals against Panama. The last occurrence came in the USMNT’s 3-0 win against Bolivia on May 28, 2018.





First-Time Scorers

Nov. 16, 2020

6-2 W vs. Panama

G. Reyna, Gioaccihini, Soto

May 28, 2018

3-0 W vs. Bolivia

Zimmerman, Sargent, Weah

June 5, 2015

4-3 W vs. Netherlands

Zardes, D. Williams, Wood

Jan. 18, 2003

4-0 W vs. Canada

Bocanegra, Klein, Ralston

Aug. 13, 1988

5-1 W vs. Jamaica

Bliss, Klopas, Krumpe

Nov. 6, 1926

6-1 W vs. Canada

Auld, Florie, J. Marshall

Aug. 20, 1916

3-2 W vs. Sweden

H. Cooper, Ellis, Spalding


7 (again)  
– Tim Ream captained the USMNT for the seventh time in Tuesday’s win against Panama. The veteran defender has worn the armband more than any other player under Gregg Berhalter.


.690 – Gregg Berhalter’s winning percentage through 21 matches as USMNT head coach – the second best after only Bob Bradley (.714).


6 – The number of goals scored against Panama, a new record for the USMNT in a match against any opponent on European soil.


5 – With his brace off the bench against, Sebastian Soto became just the fifth player to record two goals in his USMNT debut. He follows Andy Auld (two goals vs. Canada on Nov. 6, 1926), Aldo Donelli (four goals vs. Mexico on May 24, 1934), Otto Decker (two goals vs. England on June 8, 1953) and Peter Millar (two goals vs. Israel on Sept. 15, 1968).


Soto also became just the second to do so off the bench, following Decker’s effort in 1953.


5 (again) – With his 18th minute strike against Panama, Gio Reyna became the fifth known USMNT player to score his first international goal from a direct free kick.






Gio Reyna

Nov. 16, 2020

6-2 W vs. Panama

Kellyn Acosta

July 1, 2017

2-1 W vs. Ghana

Sacha Kljestan

Jan. 24, 2009

3-2 W vs. Sweden

Freddy Adu

Nov. 19, 2008

2-0 W vs. Guatemala

Peter Vermes

March 28, 1990

2-3 L vs. East Germany


– Richy Ledezma became just the third USMNT player to record two assists in his debut, following Steve Pittman (Sept. 15, 1990 vs. Trinidad & Tobago) and Todd Dunivant (Jan. 29, 2006 vs. Norway). The 20-year-old Ledezma is also the youngest, and first to do it off the bench. Ledezma also led all players on the field with three chances created in just 22 minutes.


3 (again) – With the lineup against Panama, the number of times the USMNT has started an all-European XI.


USMNT All-European Based Starting XIs

Oct. 9, 2010 vs. Poland

June 19, 2011 vs. Jamaica

Nov. 16, 2020 vs. Panama

T. Howard


T. Howard


Z. Steffen

Man City

S. Cherundolo

Hannover 96

S. Cherundolo

Hannover 96

R. Cannon


O. Onyewu

AC Milan

C. Goodson


M. Miazga


M. Edu


C. Bocanegra

St. Etienne

T. Ream


C. Bocanegra

St. Etienne

E. Lichaj

Aston Villa

S. Dest


J. Jones


M. Bradley


T. Adams

RB Leipzig

M. Bradley


J. Jones


W. McKennie


S. Holden


A. Bedoya


Y. Musah


C. Dempsey


S. Kljestan


G. Reyna


B. Feilhaber

AGF Aarhus

C. Dempsey


N. Gioacchini


J. Altidore


J. Altidore


U. Llanez



– Along with earning his senior international debut, 17-year-old Yunus Musah became the first player under 18 to start multiple USMNT matches.


0 – The number of goals conceded against Wales. The 0-0 draw represented the USMNT’s first shutout against a UEFA opponent on European soil in 11 matches -- the 1-0 win against Czech Republic on Sept. 3, 2014 in Prague.