The U.S. males’s nationwide group is flying excessive after a 2–0 win—Dos A Cero as soon as once more—over Mexico, which lifted the Individuals to the highest of the Concacaf World Cup qualifying standings. The victory did come at a value, although.
Midfield star Weston McKennie acquired a yellow card, giving him two within the 14-match competitors, whereas heart again Miles Robinson was dealt two within the second half, leading to a crimson card and a sending off. McKennie’s accumulation and Robinson’s ejection imply each will probably be unavailable for Tuesday’s qualifier in Jamaica. Any participant who accumulates two yellow playing cards over the course of the competitors is pressured to overlook the following match. McKennie, Tyler Adams and DeAndre Yedlin have been the U.S. gamers carrying yellows into Friday’s match vs. El Tri. John Brooks and Jordan Pefok additionally picked up yellows earlier in qualifying, however they don’t seem to be on this camp.
McKennie acquired his as a part of the fallout of a skirmish that adopted Chaka Rodríguez showing to seize Brenden Aaronson’s face and eyes. Rodríguez noticed yellow in that sequence, as did U.S. goalkeeper Zack Steffen.
Robinson noticed yellow within the 59th minute earlier than getting his second within the ninetieth for taking down Hirving Lozano from behind. It left the U.S. right down to 10 males during stoppage time. Robinson has been a relentless within the again for the U.S. all through qualifying, and his absence opens up a spot for Chris Richards or Mark McKenzie, the opposite two heart backs in camp along with Friday’s different starter, Walker Zimmerman.
U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter indicated in his postgame remarks that the U.S. would have a look at the potential for calling in reinforcements for the journey to Jamaica. The U.S. started camp with 25 gamers, with third-string goalkeeper Sean Johnson and 18-year-old Borussia Monchengladbach fullback Joe Scally the 2 not in uniform for the 23-man matchday squad.
The U.S. is stage on factors with Mexico (14) via seven video games, with each some extent away from third-place Canada and three away from fourth-place Panama. Fifth-place Costa Rica has simply six factors, and with the highest three groups robotically qualifying for the 2022 World Cup and the fourth-place group going to an intercontinental playoff for one final place, the highest half of the desk is beginning to separate from the pack.
Extra Soccer Protection: