【Qatar World Cup】USA【Full Explanation】

National Team

All 32 teams participating in the World Cup in Qatar are introduced.

This time, we will introduce Group B, the USA, which has undergone a major transformation since its humiliating elimination from the previous round, and features a large number of talented individuals in their teens and early twenties.


Basic Information

Number of appearances11th
Highest AchievementThird place
FIFA Ranking16th
Capital cityWashington DC
Population332 million people
ManagerGregg Berhalter
NicknameThe Stars and Stripes

Results of last 6 games

6/2Friendly matchMorocco3-0H
6/6Friendly matchUruguay0-0H
6/15CNLEl Salvador1-1A
9/23Friendly matchJapan2-0N
9/28Friendly matchSaudi Arabia0-0N

At the last World Cup in Russia, the team failed to qualify for the Latin American and Caribbean qualifying rounds for the first time in eight tournaments.Immediately after taking over the rehabilitation of the team that had suffered such humiliation, Berhalter implemented a drastic reform by excluding from the national team those who had supported the team up to that point.Pulisic, who is in his early 20s, is the captain of the team, which has many promising young players from European clubs, such as Aaronson and Musha.

・The greatly reorganized U.S. team won last year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup for the first time in two tournaments, and successfully made it through to the final qualifying round, giving the players great confidence and raising public expectations for the World Cup in Qatar.

The U.S. is the host nation of the 2026 World Cup, so this is not the time to peak for the tournament, but if the young and developing team can gain momentum, they have enough potential to make the last eight for the first time since the 2002 World Cup in Japan and Korea.

Group Stage Schedule 【Group B】
Date of a matchLocal game start timeOpponentTotal match record
Section 1November 2122:00Wales
1 wins, 1 draw, 0 losses
Section 2November 2522:00England
2 wins, 1 draw, 8 losses
Section 3November 2922:00Iran
0 wins, 1 draw, 1 losses


(Name)Gregg Berhalter
(Date of birth)August 1, 1973(49)
(inauguration)Dec. 2018

Immediately after taking over the position, he took a big initiative to rejuvenate the team, while achieving results such as winning the CONCACAF Gold Cup and participating in the World Cup.

He was an active CB and played 44 games for the U.S. national team. He played a long and varied career in the Netherlands, England, and Germany.

Basic Formations & Tactics

Consistently maintain an aggressive stance with a “No Risk, No Return” spirit and tactics.

<Basic Formations>

The team has a lot of talent in their teens and early twenties who play in Europe, and the tactics of fourth-year coach Berhalter have been fully absorbed, and the team is well equipped to advance to the top of the standings.

The keys to the offense are Pulisic and Adams, with the former creating chances with his superior individual breakthroughs.

When he first took over, the team used a wide variety of systems, including three backs, but since 2020, it has consistently adopted a [4-3-3] system. Many of the members have played in Germany, such as Pulisic, Aaronson, and Reyna, and their tactics are similar to those of Germany.

<At Attack>

The goalkeeper, defender, and anchor exchange passes to move the ball forward, and when space opens up on the opponent’s flanks, the speedster talents up front quickly speed up to create a big chance. The goalkeeper, the defender, and the anchor exchange passes and move the ball forward.

If the opponent comes to press and creates a gap, there is an option to get behind the opponent by playing long balls and running both wings.

The key to the attack is Pulisic, a left winger, who moves inside to take up a position and create a numerical advantage by taking advantage of the space on the left side vacated by the left back and inside half players.

When the opponent pulls back and defends, the aggressive soccer style, in which the anchor player also runs up aggressively, carries a great deal of risk, but the team maintains an offensive attitude with the spirit of “No Risk, No Return.

<At Defense>

The basic tactic of the team is to press aggressively deep into the enemy territory. The final line also takes up a high position in conjunction with the press, and multiple players quickly mow down the ball for a counter.

The team will keep the distance between the DF and the midfield compact and play a zonal defense, while Pulisic and his teammates will stay up front to counter the attack.

One of their weaknesses is that they have a problem in passing the ball after being unmarked, which leaves the opponent free in the vital area. Furthermore, as a result of the “high press,” the team loses physical strength as time passes, and the team as a whole loses its composure, which leads to the ball being easily carried away by the opponent.

Star players(Top 6)

Christian Pulisic (FW/Chelsea)

・”Captain America”

A masterpiece of American soccer. A winger who can play on both sides of the ball, he is a lightweight who uses his sharp dribbling and speed to break down defenders.

He is also a decisive player and is good at one-touch shooting from the back. He also excels off the ball, combining with his teammates to exploit space in front of the goal.

At the age of 23, he is captain of the A national team.

Weston McKennie (MF/Juventus)

・”USA Dynamo”

・A utility player who can be used in all midfield positions, he is a box-to-box type who runs around the pitch for 90 minutes with inexhaustible stamina. He is a box-to-box type who can run the pitch for 90 minutes with his inexhaustible stamina, and he presses hard to win the ball.

He is a great runner, and his driving ability to carry the ball forward and his passing sense make him a difference in the attack, and he is also capable of scoring goals.

Tyler Adams (MF/Leeds United)

・”The Key to Success in an Offense and Defense”

As a defensive midfielder, he has a reputation for defending against opponents and excels at a style of play that involves huddling up against opponents in the midfield and winning the ball. When winning the ball, he is good at getting close to the opponent at high speed, taking the direction of the dribble, and recovering the ball, playing a filtering role in the midfield.

He attended the Red Bull Academy from the age of 12 and was later nurtured at RB Leipzig, where pressing is in his DNA.

Yunus Musah (MF/Valencia)

・”A Youngster with High Potential”

・Like Saka and Smith Rowe, he is a gem from Arsenal’s lower divisions. When he receives a pass in space, he can break the deadlock with his propulsive dribbling. He is also a gutsy youngster and is a dedicated defender who will run the length of the pitch for 90 minutes.

・He has shown great potential by playing inside half this season after playing on the wing last season. Although he has African roots, he was born in Nyo-York and chose to represent the United States at the age of 17.

Sergiño Dest (DF/AC Milan)

・He has been a gifted player at Ajax since he was 12 years old, and has been called the “successor to Dani Alves” at Barcelona because he can dribble and make bold moves from the flanks, and can also participate in game-making.

・His main position is right SB, but he can also play right wing and left side.

He is on loan to Milan this season.

Giovanni Reyna (MF/Borussia Dortmund)

”The Genius of Glass”

Extremely high potential attacker. He plays as an attacking midfielder, on the flanks or on the wing. He can dribble at high speed, dodge the press of opponents in tight spaces, and provide the last pass to his teammates to set up a goal.

・He is a valuable “joker” for his club, Dortmund.

・He has all the qualities to be a top player, but is often plagued by injuries.

Players List

NameAgeClub teamRepresentative Results (Goals)
Zack Steffen27Middlesbrough FC29 caps・As skilled with his feet as Manchester C’s Ederson and actively involved in the build-up.
Matthew Turner28Arsenal18 caps・A key player in winning the Gold Cup
Sean Johnson33New York City FC10 caps・Confidence in highball processing
Ethan Shea Horvath27Luton Town8 caps・ Transferred from Nottingham Forest, which was promoted to the Premier League, to Luton Town in the second division in anticipation of participating in the World Cup
・Although he is a backup GK in the national team, he is full of fighting spirit and made a series of good saves in the Nations League final, contributing to the championship.
DeAndre Yedlin29Inter Miami74 caps・He has extensive national team experience and supports the team mentally.
Antonee Robinson25Fulham29 caps(2)・Offensive SB, plays like a winger
Aaron Long30New York Red Bulls27 caps(3)・Combines power and speed
Sergiño Dest22 AC Milan17 caps(2)・Born and raised in the Netherlands
Cameron Carter-Vickers24Celtic11 caps・Confident in using his strong physicality to fight against opponents.
John Brooks29Benfica45 caps(3)・Attractive play that makes the most of his huge frame
Walker Zimmerman29 Nashville SC31 caps(3)・Attractive play that makes the most of his huge frame
Reggie Cannon24Boavista27 caps(1)・A right back with the ability to break through.
・Sticky defense is also attractive.
・Formerly a CB
Christopher Richards22Bayern8 caps・Covering space with high physical ability
Joe Scally19Borussia MG2 caps・Dynamic yet sharp movements, energetic on offense and defense.
Shaquell Kwame “Shaq” Moore26Nashville15 caps (1)・Right SB who is good at capturing the ball and adds thickness to the attack
Tim Ream34Fulham46 caps
・A veteran CB who played in all 46 games for the club last season and contributed to promotion to the Premier League
・Has oxidized silver feet skill, which is indispensable for build-up
Weston McKennie24Juventus35 caps(9)・Hallie Potter fans
Tyler Adams23Leeds United30 caps(1)・It has unfathomable potential.
Brenden Aaronson22Leeds United22 caps(6)・Against Chelsea, he toyed with Cribari and got a goal from goalkeeper Mendy.
Yunus Musah19Valencia19 caps・Only penalty kick missed in Copa del Rey final penalty shootout
Kellyn Acosta27Los Angeles FC52 caps(2)・Tipo caja a caja que apoya al equipo con estabilidad y versatilidad
・Grandmother is Japanese
Cristian Roldan27Seattle Sounders32 caps・Attractive dribbling and punchy shooting
Giovanni Reyna20Borussia Dortmund12 caps(4)・Even in tight spaces, he easily dodges opponents’ presses and creates opportunities.
Lucas Daniel de la Torre24Celta11 caps・Lefty who brings rhythm to the attack with dribbling and passing using his unique sensibility
・From the lower division of Fulham
Malik Tillman20Bayern2 caps・High attacking performance in a style reminiscent of Pogba
・Raised in Bayern youth
Christian Pulisic24Chelsea51 caps(21)・His position at Chelsea is precarious.
Jordan Morris28Seattle Sounders48 caps(11)・Known as the “American Rooney.”
・Playing while dealing with diabetes
Timothy Weah22Lille25 caps(3)・Explosive speed and last pass with high physical ability are weapons
・Father is Ballon d’Or winner George Ware
Haji Wright24Antalyaspor3 caps(1)・Made national team debut and scored first goal against Morocco in June
Gyasi Zardes31Colorado Rapids67 caps(14)・Features head and footwork
Paul Arriola27FC Dallas47 caps(10)・Winger with excellent mobility
Josh Sargent22Norwich City19 caps(5)・Maintains good form at his club in England’s second division.
・I can work anywhere on the front line.
Jesús Ferreira21FC Dallas13 caps(7)・Scored 18 goals, the most by any American in MLS, and improved his scoring
・Four goals against Grenada in June.
Ricardo Pepi19Groningen11 caps(3)・Use your mobility to become a threat to your opponent in the area.
・Ace candidate

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