Nashville, Tennessee, USA (AP) – United States coach Greg Berhalter will have a larger slate of the three games he will have to play for three days in September, as the final phase of the season begins. world Cup.
The general manager of the national team, Brian McBride, said, on Wednesday, that the national team will have at least 26 players, three more than the usual maximum available in the game. This will give the United States some flexibility, which will have a busy schedule of travel and games.
“We could have players on the roster for Game 2 who weren’t part of it for Game 1,” McBride said. And then you add and add to it and there’s also the COVID aspect. We hope that this will not have any effect or affect the decisions.”
Berhalter is likely to announce the list on August 26. MLS players and European clubs will perform in Nashville on August 29 and travel to San Salvador on September 1 for their first game against El Salvador the following day.
The United States will face Canada at Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans of the NFL, on September 5 in Nashville, before visiting San Pedro Sula for the game against Honduras on September 8.
The Americans chose Nashville for the only home game of the qualifying round in September to facilitate travel to and from Europe to and from the host cities of the two visiting games. Midfielder Tyler Adams, who plays for RB Leipzig in Germany, has a game moved to Sunday, August 29, so his trip will be postponed the next day.
After the third game, the American players will arrive in Miami on September 9 to return to their teams.
Christian Pulisic will have a short break as his first Premier League game for Chelsea, at home to Aston Villa, is changed at 5:30pm on September 11. But midfielder Brenden Aronson still doesn’t know when he will meet Salzburg at Swarovski Tirol this weekend.
This made Nashville, a candidate for a subsidiary headquarters during the 2026 World Cup, the perfect venue for the September meeting.
“It’s part of the design,” McBride admitted. “So what we do is see all the variables.”
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