USMNT to face Switzerland in Could earlier than Concacaf Nations League semifinal

The US males’s national team have added a Could 30 friendly against Switzerland to their calendar, appearing as preparation for a Concacaf Nations League semifinal match against Honduras on June 3.

The Switzerland recreation will likely be played in St. Gallen earlier than the inaugural continental match continues at a to-be-announced website on American soil. The USMNT reached this stage after topping Group A, with the COVID-19 pandemic pushing back the knockout section after round-robin matches concluded in November 2019.

Conversely, Switzerland will likely be making ready for Group A competition against Italy, Turkey and Wales on this summer season’s European Championship. That match, with video games scheduled in varied nations throughout Europe, was delayed a year after initially being scheduled for 2020.

Because it stands, the USMNT is making ready for upcoming international friendlies against Jamaica (March 25) and Northern Eire (March 28). Each video games will likely be played in Europe and draw from a European-heavy team, although a couple of MLS-based players are sprinkled in as well.

With the European membership season concluding earlier than the Switzerland match, head coach Gregg Berhalter might name on a full-strength side. At that stage, the 2021 MLS season will likely be about six weeks old.

Presently ranked No. 16 within the FIFA rankings, Switzerland represents the USMNT’s hardest test on paper since going through Uruguay in a September 2019 friendly. At peak type, Switzerland’s XI consists of these like midfielders Xherdan Shaqiri (Liverpool) and Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), as well as left back Ricardo Rodríguez (Torino) and goalkeeper Yann Sommer (Borussia Monchengladbach). 

The USMNT maintain a 1W-3L-4D all-time report against Switzerland. The nations last played to a 1-1 draw on March 31, 2015 in Zurich, a recreation during which now-Inter Miami CF defender Brek Shea scored. 

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