Pre-Game Hype: Double Dose of US vs. Venezuela

MNT and U20 #BabyNats comin' at'cha!

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Christopher Donahoo

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The Basics

USMNT vs. Venezuela

Location: Rio Tinto Stadium, (Sandy, UT)

Time: 10pm ET (8pm MT local)

TV: FS1, Univision, UDN

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U20 #BabyNats

Location: Jeonju World Cup Stadium (Jeonju, South Korea)

Time: 2am ET

TV: FS2, Telemundo


A double dose of US v Venezuela comes at you tonight as the USMNT take on the South Americans in Salt Lake City at 10pm ET in a WCQ warmup match followed with the U20 MNT taking on U-20 Venezuelans in a World Cup Quarterfinal at 2am ET(Sunday).

In the first match, Bruce Arena looks to make his final lineup/formation tweaks prior to two massive qualifying games against T&T and Mexico next week. The USMNT currently sits in 4th place in CONCACAF standings with four points from four games and desperately need points heading into the summer.

Bruce Arena has made it clear that four points from these two qualifiers is the goal. Following T&T in Denver, a point from a tough trip to the Azteca would be scene as a good result.

USMNT Roster

GK: Brad Guzan, Ethan Horvath, Tim Howard, Nick Rimando

DEF: DaMarcus Beasley, Matt Besler, John Brooks, Geoff Cameron, Omar Gonzalez, Matt Hedges, Tim Ream, Jorge Villafaña, DeAndre Yedlin, Graham Zusi

MID: Kellyn Acosta, Paul Arriola, Alejandro Bedoya, Michael Bradley, Fabian Johnson, Dax McCarty, Darlington Nagbe, Christian Pulisic

FOR: Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey, Jordan Morris, Bobby Wood

The #BabyNats HYPE

In the U-20 match, Tab Ramos’ boys will need to play the game of their lives if they want to advance to the Semi-Finals of the U-20 World Cup. Venezuela are viewed as the favorites in the eyes of many and have yet to concede in this tournament having beaten the likes of Germany, Mexico and others. But make no mistake, this US team is beaming with confidence after dismantling New Zealand by 6 goals to nil in the round of 16. Let’s see what these boys can do!

U20 #BabyNats Roster

GK: Jonathan Klinsmann, J.T. Marcinkowski, Brady Scott

DEF: Danny Acosta, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Marlon Fossey, Justen Glad, Aaron Herrera, Erik Palmer-Brown, Tommy Redding

MID: Tyler Adams, Luca De La Torre, Derrick Jones, Eryk Williamson

FOR: Jeremy Ebobisse, Lagos Kunga, Brooks Lennon, Emmanuel Sabbi, Josh Sargent, Sebastian Saucedo

So, a big night for US Soccer fans. Let’s #unite and get behind the boys!

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