U.S. Soccer Team to Face Grenada in the CONCACAF Nations League

U.S. Soccer Team to Face Grenada in the CONCACAF Nations League
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The United States men's national soccer team will look to rack up the goals when it plays Grenada in the CONCACAF Nations League at 10 p.m. ET on Friday. The game will be streamed on ESPN+. 

Gregg Berhalter's men will be playing in their first competitive games this forthcoming week since securing World Cup qualification.

As of now, there are currently no more games to be played after the one with Grenada and a clash with El Salvador before the start of the World Cup, meaning this is the last we’ll see of the Stars and Stripes before heading off to Qatar in November. 

Let’s look at what to expect in this important fixture to help with your soccer betting.

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Who is Grenada?

Grenada has a few names that will be familiar to American soccer fans, because they have seven players plying their trade in the United Soccer Leagues, just below that of the MLS

There are also some players who play over in England's professional leagues, with Kayden Harrack being the most notable from the Championship side Queens Park Rangers.

Grenada shouldn’t pose too much of a problem for the USMNT.

Despite a commendable 2-2 draw with El Salvador recently, Grenada lost to El Salvador a few days before, and was defeated by Andorra and drew with Gibraltar in March — two countries with a population of fewer than 90,000.

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Christian Pulisic to Score 2+ Goals

Christian Pulisic normally takes the headlines when the USMNT plays, and he has done so for all the wrong reasons this past week. 

Pulisic has infuriated his fans with calls that the USMNT does not get the support it deserves, and he now has a point to prove at the Q2 Stadium, home of the Austin FC.

The Chelsea star has a fantastic record of 21 goals in just 49 caps for the USMNT already, which is a much better ratio than the record holders, Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey, who have 57 goals each in their careers. Pulisic has also netted four of those goals in 2022 alone, to make it eight games and four goals for him this year.

In the recent 0-0 tie with Uruguay, Pulisic played the entire game and managed to get one of the total three team shots on target. 

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Jesus Ferreira to Score and Win

Although Pulisic gets most of the attention, this has also allowed many other youngsters to flourish. One of those is Jesus Ferreira, who with nine goals from 14 goals already in the MLS, is set to start once more for the USMNT.

Ferreira has already also scored three goals in 11 caps. He recently scored in the March internationals in a 5-1 win over Panama. 

The FC Dallas star also holds a fantastic win record with his country, as Ferreira has only tasted defeat once in his 11 appearances for the USMNT, as they were defeated by Costa Rica back in March.


 

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