The United States males’s nationwide workforce will play in opposition to El Salvador and Grenada in CONCACAF Nations League group stage motion as a part of the USMNT’s run-up to the 2022 World Cup in November.
The USMNT’s June window may also contain two friendlies in opposition to opponents to be named later. These 4 matches are anticipated to incorporate the total U.S. workforce, to raised help in preparations for the World Cup in Qatar.
Mexico‘s Nations League opponents can be Jamaica and Suriname, whereas Canada will face Honduras and Curaçao. Each Mexico and Canada will be part of the USMNT in Qatar as CONCACAF’s three confirmed World Cup representatives.
The CONCACAF Nations League consists of 41 squads from North and Central America and the Caribbean separated into three leagues — A, B and C — with promotion/relegation between the assorted tiers. The 4 teams in League A encompass:
Two extra group matches can be held in March of 2023. The 4 group winners will progress to the semifinals to be held in June of 2023. Dates and venues for all Nations League matches have but to be decided.
The U.S. received the inaugural version of the CNL final June, with a pulsating 3-2 additional time victory over Mexico within the ultimate in Denver.
The matchup with El Salvador will see the U.S. sq. off in opposition to Hugo Perez, a former U.S. worldwide and now the supervisor of the Cuscatlecos. The U.S. performed two tense matches throughout qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, drawing 0-0 in San Salvador, after which successful the return fixture 1-0 on a objective by Antonee Robinson.
The U.S. holds an all-time document of 3-0-0 in opposition to Grenada, however have not performed the Spice Boys since a 4-0 win within the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Mexico’s opponents — Jamaica and Suriname — have been promoted from League B after ending first of their respective teams.
The group stage of the CONCACAF Nations League may also act as a qualifier for the 2023 Gold Cup. Group winners and runner-ups from League A, together with League B group winners, will mechanically earn a spot within the subsequent version of the event. League A 3rd-place finishers, League B runner-ups and League C group winners will qualify for a preliminary spherical for the Gold Cup.
ESPN correspondent Cesar Hernandez contribued to this report.