Wales v United States Live Commentary & Result, 12/11/2020, Friendlies



With an average age of 22 years 48 days, Gregg Berhalter names the fourth-youngest starting XI in the history of the USA men’s national team. There are debuts for all three forwards in Giovanni Reyna, Yunus Musah and Konrad de la Fuente. Goalkeeper Zack Steffen wears the captain’s armband for the third time. Sebastian Lletget is the only MLS-based player in the squad.

Robert Page takes charge of Wales today in the absence of Ryan Giggs. The Dragons’ under-21s coach handed a 98th international cap to Chris Gunter, who skippers the side. With their crucial Nations League double-header just around the corner, there are also opportunities for the likes of James Lawrence, Dylan Levitt and Rabbi Matondo to stake their claims for regular starting berths. There is plenty of quality on the bench in the shape of Daniel James, David Brooks and Jonny Williams.

SUBS: Ethan Horvath, Nicholas Gioacchini, Richard Ledezma, Tim Ream, Ebeguowen Otasowie, Chris Richards, Johnny Cardoso, Sebastian Soto, Reggie Cannon, Ulysses Llanez, Timothy Weah, Chituru Odunze.

USA (4-3-3): Zack Steffen (captain); Sergino Dest, Matt Miazga, John Brooks, Antonee Robinson; Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie, Sebastian Lletget; Yunus Musah, Gio Reyna, Konrad de la Fuente.

SUBS: Tom King, Neco Williams, Ben Davies, Joe Rodon, David Brooks, Jonny Williams, Ethan Ampadu, Joe Morrell, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Daniel James, Josh Sheehan, Brennan Johnson.

WALES (4-3-3): Danny Ward; Chris Gunter (captain), James Lawrence, Tom Lockyer, Connor Roberts; Matt Smith, Dylan Levitt, Tom Lawrence; Harry Wilson, Rabbi Matondo, Kieffer Moore.

Today marks the first meeting between the nations since May 2003. The Stars and Stripes were 2-0 winners in California thanks to goals from Landon Donovan and Eddie Lewis.

A very warm welcome to everyone joining us for the international friendly between Wales and USA at the Liberty Stadium!



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