USMNT vs. Mexico: XI notes and lineup | CONCACAF Nations League Final

Lineup notes
USMNT vs. Mexico
2023-24 CONCACAF Nations League Final
March 24, 2024
AT&T Stadium; Arlington, Texas
Pregame coverage: 8pm ET on Univision, Paramount+ and CBS Sports Golazo
Start: 9:15 pm ET on Univision, Paramount+
Social media: @USMNT on X And Instagram; American football on Facebook American football app

USMNT starting lineup tonight against Mexico: 1-Matt Turner, 2-Serginio Dest, 3-Chris Richards, 4-Tyler Adams, 5-Anthony Robinson, 7-Gio Reyna, 8-Weston McKennie, 10-Christian Pulisic (captain), 13-Tim Ream, 14. -Haji Wright, 21-Tim Wea

Subs: 18-Ethan Horvath, 22-Drake Callender, 6-Younes Moussa, 9-Ricardo Pepe, 11-Brenden Aaronson, 12-Miles Robinson, 15-Johnny Cardoso, 16-Mark McKenzie, 17-Malik Tillman, 19-Joe . Scully, 20-Folarin Balogun, 23-Christopher Lund

Game notes | Five things to know about Mexico | Direct result

  • USMNT maximum starting numbers (including this match): Christian Pulisic (66), Tim Ream (56), Weston McKennie (51), Antonie Robinson (41), Matt Turner (39), Tyler Adams (38) ), Tim Weah (37), Serginho Dest (33), Gio Reyna (26), Chris Richards (16), Haji Wright (9).
  • USMNT starting cap numbers in official competition (including this match): Christian Pulisic (47), Matt Turner (31), Weston McKennie (30), Tim Ream (29), Anthony Robinson (27), Tyler Adams (21) ), Tim Weah (19), Serginho Dest (18), Gio Reyna (16), Chris Richards (9), Haji Wright (7).
  • Gregg Berhalter made five changes to the lineup that started Thursday's semi-final against Jamaica, bringing in defenders Serginio Dest and Tim Ream, midfielders Tyler Adams and Gio Reyna, and striker Haji Wright.
  • The average age of tonight's starting lineup is 26 years and 63 days, making it the second-oldest USMNT lineup under Gregg Berhalter ahead of only the starting lineup that started the 4-1 win over Canada in the CNL group stage on November 15. 2019 in Orlando (26 years, 159 days).
  • The squad averages 37 caps, representing the third most experienced squad deployed under Berhalter. It comes after only the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final against Jamaica (39 international matches) and the final against Mexico (40 international matches).
  • Ten of the 11 starters have appeared in one of the previous two Champions League finals, with Christian Pulisic, Gio Reyna and Tim Weah playing in the 2021 and 2023 tournament matches.
  • Christian Pulisic is the captain of the 21 teamstreet Once tonight, and a third time in the final, tying him with Carlos Bocanegra for the most American captains in a championship match. USA is 15-2-3 when Pulisic wears the armband.
  • Pulisic is the only player to start all three CNL Championship games and all six CNL Finals Championship games since 2021. The 25-year-old also earned his fourth cap in tonight's final, making it the second-most in the tournament. . USMNT players include Jozy Altidore, DaMarcus Beasley, Carlos Bocanegra, Michael Bradley, Tim Howard, and Gyasi Zardes. The group trails Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan, who have each reached six finals during their international careers.
  • Matt Turner will make his third appearance in the final, tying him with Casey Keeler for second place among USMNT goalkeepers and putting him behind only Tim Howard (four).
  • With Thursday's win, Turner is now 19-4-7 overall in competitive matches, tying him with Brad Guzan (19-8-7) for the third-most wins among USMNT goaltenders. They sit behind Tim Howard (39-20-8) and Casey Keller (38-16-13).
  • All five of Gio Reyna's assists in the USMNT came during the CNL Final Four from 2021-2024. Reyna's five assists in playoff games also tied him with Michael Bradley and Eddie Lewis for third all-time, and placed him behind Landon Donovan (11) and Clint Dempsey (6).
  • Following Thursday's extra-time winner, striker Haji Wright made his third career start and first since the 0-0 draw with England in the 2022 FIFA World Cup on 26 November 2022.
  • Midfielder Tyler Adams will start his first match since the defeat to the Netherlands in the round of 16 on December 3, 2022.
  • Wright is the only starter who has never featured against Mexico before. Pulisic leads the lineup with eight previous matches against el tree, Followed by Weston McKennie (6), Tim Weah (5), Tyler Adams, Serginho Dest, Anthony Robinson (4 each), Tim Ream, Gio Reyna (3 each), Chris Richards and Matt Turner (2 each).
  • The back four of Serginho Dest, Chris Richards, Tim Ream and Anthony Robinson work together for the second time tonight, having previously started the 3-0 win over Uzbekistan on September 9, 2023 in St. Louis. Richards and Ream are playing at centre-back for the third time, having also featured in the match against Germany on October 14, 2023 in East Hartford, Connecticut.
  • Gregg Berhalter is 42-14-12 in 68 games as a USMNT head coach. USA is 27-7-7 in competitive matches under Berhalter, with his .744 winning percentage the highest among USMNT coaches with at least eight matches in official competition.
  • The USA is 9-3-0 in knockout matches under Berhalter, placing them just one win behind Bob Bradley (10-4-0) for the second-most wins in knockout matches among USMNT coaches.
  • This is also Berhalter's fourth final as coach of the USMNT (2-1-0; Nations League 2021, Gold Cup 2019 and 2021), tying him with Bob Bradley for the most times. If the USA wins tonight, it will tie Bruce Arena (Gold Cup 2002, 2005, 2017) for most finals wins among USMNT coaches.
  • The USMNT is 23-36-17 all-time against Mexico. The team is currently in the middle of a six-game unbeaten streak (4-0-2) against el tree, He is tied for the longest unbeaten streak against Mexico along with 3-0-3 which occurred from 2011-2015.
  • Five substitutions are allowed at three different moments. The first half is not considered a substitution moment. Teams will be allowed an extra substitute if the match extends into extra time.
  • Tonight's match will be officiated by Canadian referee Drew Fisher. The U.S. national team has gone 1-1-0 in two matches that Fisher has managed, beating El Salvador 2-0 in the Gold Cup quarterfinals on July 19, 2017 in Philadelphia, and losing 2-0 to Costa Rica in the 2022 World Cup qualifying final. March 30, 2022 in St. Jose. The full refereeing crew for tonight's match:
  • Referee: Drew Fisher (Canada)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Michael Parvigen (Canada)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Les Aerva (Canada)
  • Fourth official: Mario Escobar (Goa)
  • Video Assistant Referee: Tatiana Guzman (NCA)
  • Video Assistant Referee: Danion Parchment (JAM)
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