2022 Concacaf World Cup Qualifying: USA vs. Costa Rica


2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying – Final Round – Match No. 6
Oct. 13, 2021
Lower.com Field; Columbus, Ohio
Pre-Game Coverage: 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2, ESPN+, UniMás, TUDN
Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET
Social Media: @USMNT on Twitter and Instagram; U.S. Soccer on Facebook , The U.S. Soccer App

 

Tonight’s USMNT Starting XI vs. Costa Rica: 13-Zack Steffen, 2-Sergiño Dest, 4-Tyler Adams (capt.), 5-Antonee Robinson, 6-Yunus Musah, 7-Paul Arriola, 8-Weston McKennie, 11-Brenden Aaronson, 12-Miles Robinson, 15-Chris Richards, 16-Ricardo Pepi

Substitutes: 1-Matt Turner, 3-Walker Zimmerman, 9-Gyasi Zardes, 10-Cristian Roldan, 14-Luca de la Torre, 17-Gianluca Busio, 18-Mark McKenzie, 19-Matthew Hoppe, 20-Tim Weah, 21-George Bello, 22-DeAndre Yedlin, 23-Kellyn Acosta

 

 

 

 

 


GAME NOTES
| FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT COSTA RICA

  • USMNT Starting XI Cap Numbers (including this match): Paul Arriola (42), Weston McKennie (27), Zack Steffen (24), Tyler Adams (20), Antonee Robinson (17), Sergiño Dest (15), Miles Robinson (14), Brenden Aaronson (13), Yunus Musah (9), Ricardo Pepi (4), Chris Richards (4)

  • USMNT Starting XI WCQ Cap Numbers (including this match): Paul Arriola (10), Brenden Aaronson (6), Tyler Adams (6), Antonee Robinson (5), Miles Robinson (5), Sergiño Dest (4), Ricardo Pepi (4), Weston McKennie (3), Yunus Musah (3), Zack Steffen (1)

  • With an average age of 22 years, 229 days, tonight’s Starting XI is the youngest fielded by the USMNT in a World Cup Qualifying match, beating out the lineup that began the

  • 4-1 win at Honduras last month (23 years, 85 days).

  • The Starting XI averages 16 caps and eight in official competition.

  • Gregg Berhalter makes nine changes to the lineup that faced Panama on Sunday, with forward Paul Arriola and midfielder Yunus Musah as the two holdovers.

  • Nine players are age 24 and younger: Antonee Robinson and Miles Robinson (24); Weston McKennie (23); Tyler Adams (22); Chris Richards (21); Brenden Aaronson and Sergiño Dest (20); Ricardo Pepi and Yunus Musah (18)

  • In his return to Ohio, former Columbus Crew goalkeeper Zack Steffen joins center back Chris Richards as the two players that will make their World Cup Qualifying debuts, taking the number of WCQ debuts to 23 during the current cycle. That figure already ranks as fourth most all-time for the USMNT after 1998 (29), 2006 and 2010 (26 each).

  • The other nine players all started in the 2-0 win against Jamaica last Thursday in Austin.

  • Steffen will play his first USMNT match since the Concacaf Nations League Final against Mexico on June 6 in Denver. The goalkeeper departed the match in the 69th minute after suffering a bone bruise.

  • Earning his fourth overall cap tonight, Richards will also make his first start for the USMNT.

  • Weston McKennie returns to the lineup after missing Sunday’s match in Panama with a…

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