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FIFA World Cup: What is the USMNT's best case scenario? | FOX Soccer

  • Published on Nov 8, 2022 veröffentlicht
  • Alexi Lalas, Stu Holden and David Mosse discuss the best case scenario for the United States Men's National Team at the 2022 FIFA Men's World Cup. How far can they go? What players will stand out and more!
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  • FOX Soccer
    FOX Soccer  4 months ago +13

    What do you think is the USMNT's best case scenario for the World Cup?

    • B C
      B C Month ago

      @Richard Warren Easy call 👍

    • Frank
      Frank  4 months ago +1

      We will be top 4 💪

    • Hockey87
      Hockey87 4 months ago

      @Benjamin Godwin agree never did like him

    • N P
      N P 4 months ago

      @RaRa 😆 🤣 😂

    • Timmy Scholl
      Timmy Scholl 4 months ago

      I think we can win it all if we pretend we're playing every game like we're in Cincinnati.

  • Alexander Supertramp
    Alexander Supertramp 4 months ago +86

    Never underestimate the ability of the USMNT to break your heart

    • Gus Robins
      Gus Robins 4 months ago +1

      @MrDufDaddy They lost to Trinidad and Tobago last WCQ to not qualify. To set the bar any lower you’d need a shovel

    • Edward Kelly
      Edward Kelly 4 months ago

      I experienced it twice already

    • Arsenio's ESL Podcast
      Arsenio's ESL Podcast 4 months ago +2

      @MrDufDaddy and they will break that heart, too. Lolll

    • MrDufDaddy
      MrDufDaddy 4 months ago +3

      haha, just set the bar lower.

  • nikolai moeller
    nikolai moeller 4 months ago +69

    2:48 "Wales don't have the speed to burn in behind us", as a dane who watched Denmark V Wales at the Euros, i can tell you Wales has a couple of speedy players who's sole game plan is running in behind.

    • Eeyun
      Eeyun 3 months ago

      @Arsenio's ESL Podcast LoooooL. Nice prediction my guy

    • Arsenio's ESL Podcast
      Arsenio's ESL Podcast 4 months ago +1

      @See1Send1 lollll too bias. They’re going to get dominated this World Cup.

    • Arsenio's ESL Podcast
      Arsenio's ESL Podcast 4 months ago +5

      This show is embarrassing. It’s like hearing Americans talk football 20 years ago. No fling clue. Americans are 0-2-1, worse display since 2006. Book it!

    • See1Send1
      See1Send1 4 months ago +11

      Dan James is one of the fastest players in the Prem lol the arrogance of Americans never ceases to amaze me.

  • Brian Holland
    Brian Holland 4 months ago +88

    As a Philadelphia Union fan- don’t overlook Gareth Bale

    • Brett Basham
      Brett Basham 4 months ago +2

      this aged regrettably well

    • CensorTube
      CensorTube 4 months ago +3

      Gareth Bale been a beast for a loooong time.

    • johnny disgruntled
      johnny disgruntled 4 months ago +5

      That was such a great moment. Dunking on Rambling Jack.

  • Morgan Long
    Morgan Long 4 months ago +85

    “Wales doesn’t have the pace to burn in behind us”. Clueless 😂

    • Chris Cuomo
      Chris Cuomo 4 months ago +1

      James one of the fastest in the Cup

    • 25 Pence
      25 Pence 4 months ago +4

      @Mark Aled got a good young squad surrounded by some level headed wizards, wales are always a dark horse

    • Jueja310 Doyle
      Jueja310 Doyle 4 months ago +4

      Guys, you should do your research on Wales! No "pace to burn "? Ha ha ha ha ha 😄!

    • Mark Aled
      Mark Aled 4 months ago +5

      Dan James, Neco Williams, Connor Roberts, Harry Wilson, Brennan Johnson..... serious lack of awareness if they haven't researched these speed machines. The other thing is that they seem to find energy throughout the game, unlike Bale these days who only has one or two runs in him, still love the lad but he's burnt out.

    • Joel Curtis
      Joel Curtis 4 months ago +8

      This was my thought exactly…Daniel James!

  • Roger Stephen Roth
    Roger Stephen Roth 4 months ago +7

    My overall opinion is that all the 32 teams go over there to show the world where they stand. I think in the USA men's team it is really up to them to show their skills. It is a young team and will go to gain some experience. The fun of the world championship is to see how everyone stacks up. It really depends all on the team itself. We will see what happens in Qatar.

  • StevenyGabby Perez
    StevenyGabby Perez 4 months ago +69

    This group is still very young. I could see them losing in the group stage or advancing way past that. I'm just going to enjoy it because the real pressure will be 2026. This is to see if Berhalter is the right coach and get the players experience in a world cup.

    • Heidi Newman
      Heidi Newman 4 months ago

      Just watched World cup game number one against Wales. Berhalter did well. The U.S. players all seemed on the same page and played patient attacking soccer.

    • StevenyGabby Perez
      StevenyGabby Perez 4 months ago

      @Arsenio's ESL Podcast You feel better?

    • Arsenio's ESL Podcast
      Arsenio's ESL Podcast 4 months ago

      @st3veee77 well get your popcorn ready because they will. Your best scorer Pepi isn’t on the team

    • Arsenio's ESL Podcast
      Arsenio's ESL Podcast 4 months ago

      @Andres Cruz lmaooooo you really think yea is going to beat wales? Hahaha

    • Arsenio's ESL Podcast
      Arsenio's ESL Podcast 4 months ago

      @RobertoLongPeenus I highly doubt they will

  • Mack Deen
    Mack Deen 4 months ago +25

    No way you keep Aaronson off the field. He is literally our best thing player right now.

    • Butterratbee
      Butterratbee 4 months ago +2

      @Arsenio's ESL Podcast you sound clueless

    • Arsenio's ESL Podcast
      Arsenio's ESL Podcast 4 months ago +2

      This show is embarrassing. It’s like hearing Americans talk football 20 years ago. No fling clue. Americans are 0-2-1, worse display since 2006. Book it!

  • Marcio Coelho
    Marcio Coelho 4 months ago +31

    I'm from Brazil and I always root for the US team and expect them to go beyond the group phase. But judging from the last friendly matches... I don't know, man.

    • Anja Mo
      Anja Mo 4 months ago

      friendlies mean nothing

    • KingDoms Kingdom1985
      KingDoms Kingdom1985 4 months ago

      @The Largest Collection of Music From Japan on Here yeah we have a toxic sports media coupled with more Conservative managers who aren't usually brave or bold in their selection. Personally I think Southgate is one of the best managers we've had in my lifetime.

    • The Largest Collection of Music From Japan on Here
      The Largest Collection of Music From Japan on Here 4 months ago +1

      @KingDoms Kingdom1985 Why is there all this hate for Southgate? I'm starting to think that manager criticism is just common all the time anywhere.

    • KingDoms Kingdom1985
      KingDoms Kingdom1985 4 months ago

      @The Largest Collection of Music From Japan on Here they are actually my pick to win the tournament, wouldn't be shocked if we won it either bizarrely. We've had a semi final and a final appearance in our last 2 International tournaments so wouldn't shock me if we went one better this time... but yeah Brazil is my pick buddy as they have a ridiculously strong squad.

    • Shogun_Blade Z
      Shogun_Blade Z 4 months ago

      The entire concacaf looking real shaky…. Could be no one gets out of the group stage!!

  • David
    David 4 months ago +35

    This teams #1 problem is putting the ball in the back of the net. I could easily see us getting 2 ties against Iran and Wales and losing to England and then the winner of the Iran vs Wales game gets out of the group and we go home. Also the laughed but only because they know it is true...Gareth Bale coming off the bench in a 0-0 or 1-1 game with 75 minutes gone gives me nightmares!!!

    • calvin miguel
      calvin miguel 4 months ago +2

      With so many injuries…our CB pairing is going to be an issue.

    • Suhas Guddeti
      Suhas Guddeti 4 months ago +1

      Daniel James and Gareth Bale are gonna smoke Tim Ream 😂

  • merc 84
    merc 84 4 months ago +53

    He understands the seriousness of National Competition. Thanks for keeping them honest Señor King Lalas.

    • Arsenio's ESL Podcast
      Arsenio's ESL Podcast 4 months ago +1

      This show is embarrassing. It’s like hearing Americans talk football 20 years ago. No fling clue. Americans are 0-2-1, worse display since 2006. Book it!

  • Oscar W. Alcantara
    Oscar W. Alcantara 4 months ago +2

    If we lose that first match against wales, it’s over. And I got the feeling that’s exactly what’s going to happen.

  • MedTheRockstar
    MedTheRockstar 4 months ago +41

    The loss of Miles Robinson is still BIG! - He was our second most important player after Tyler Adams... Get well, Miles!

    • Chase Matranga
      Chase Matranga 4 months ago +1

      @GABE AWESOME21 Dude what an amazing time for him to come into form. Thank God

    • Daniel DeTorrice
      Daniel DeTorrice 4 months ago +1

      @Patrick Glanville good thing age accounts for absolutely nothing 👍

    • Patrick Glanville
      Patrick Glanville 4 months ago

      @GABE AWESOME21 Ream is ancient

      GABE AWESOME21 4 months ago +4

      Exactly but I’m confident with Ream he’s been showing the whole year

  • Kyle Emery
    Kyle Emery 4 months ago +2

    Any lineup has to have Aaronson in it. He has been playing extremely well at the highest level with Leeds all year.

  • I Know It's Called Football
    I Know It's Called Football 4 months ago +54

    Aaronson right now is just un-droppable. It's simple as that he's the first name on the team sheet for me in fact here are my first three on that 11. Aaronson - Musah - Zimmerman.

    • Arsenio's ESL Podcast
      Arsenio's ESL Podcast 4 months ago

      This show is embarrassing. It’s like hearing Americans talk football 20 years ago. No fling clue. Americans are 0-2-1, worse display since 2006. Book it!

    • Arsenio's ESL Podcast
      Arsenio's ESL Podcast 4 months ago

      This show is embarrassing. It’s like hearing Americans talk football 20 years ago. No fling clue. Americans are 0-2-1, worse display since 2006. Book it!

    • 25 Pence
      25 Pence 4 months ago +1

      Feel so sorry for American fans, you need more nationalists playing in European leagues to become good players I think america only has like 3 note worthy players. The rest are honestly mediocre. I get wonderkids from Vietnam on my sports feed but never Americans it’s so strange the massive disconnect there is

    • B P
      B P 4 months ago

      @C Connell That would be exciting. I can see it if we're chasing England in the second half.

    • C Connell
      C Connell 4 months ago +2

      Could we do the unthinkable and have Aaronsen play a false 9 pest role?
      Another outside the box idea is having Pulisic come off the bench. I’m a diehard CP and Chelsea fan, but it’s something to consider.
      Conventional wisdom says Ferreira as striker.
      But would be cool to see Musah, Adams, McKennie, Reyna, Aaaronsen, and Pulisic all on the pitch!

  • DaVinci Brown
    DaVinci Brown 4 months ago +1

    Hopefully the US has found cohesion where it counts. The final two friendly matches were simply that. Plus we still had some injuries and questions about the number 9. I think granted this group does well we can make it a dog fight to the semi finals.

  • David Middleton
    David Middleton 4 months ago +10

    I’m just disappointed Pepi isn’t going. He’s a vulture around the net. Love his runs into the area and his size. 26 will be his coming out party

    • Arsenio's ESL Podcast
      Arsenio's ESL Podcast 4 months ago

      America will score one goal the entire tournament. Book it! He was THE goal scorer.

    • Shawn Reisz
      Shawn Reisz 4 months ago

      And he scored again

  • David Browne
    David Browne 4 months ago +44

    The irony of lalas talking about a defender's lack of pace is just too funny

    • Arsenio's ESL Podcast
      Arsenio's ESL Podcast 4 months ago

      @cuzimnotfrmyourtownclown “Advancing way past” hahahahahahahahahhaa
      Who the f*** is going to score goals? For real. I see them losing 2-0 to England. 1/2-0 to wales and either an 0-0 draw or 1-1 draw to Iran. America will get mopped this workdcup and it’s because

    • Man Me
      Man Me 4 months ago +2

      @cuzimnotfrmyourtownclown in the game of soccer a disadvantage can be covered. In his case, lack of speed can be forgiven with better positioning and defensive awareness.

    • cuzimnotfrmyourtownclown
      cuzimnotfrmyourtownclown 4 months ago +4

      He's not wrong though

  • Infinite Films
    Infinite Films 4 months ago +2

    Wean is disrespected too often. Never included in the big group. Name often forgotten when mentioning talent. But he has shown time and time again to be an explosive game changer and often was the best player in qualifying games

  • W F
    W F 4 months ago +6

    Soooo why has this team under performed in qualifying? Why do we have high expectations from a struggling team? I just hope having everyone healthy....that this team is finally what it should be.

  • Alberto Garcia
    Alberto Garcia 4 months ago +16

    Wales doesn’t have speed to run in behind, Bale will run in behind them with his eyes closed

    • Andres Cruz
      Andres Cruz 4 months ago +8

      When he said Wales doesn't have spend they literally got Dan James and Gareth bale lol

  • Matthew Fink
    Matthew Fink 4 months ago +1

    I feel like the best case scenario for us is always get out of the group, somehow win in the round of 16 and go out in the QF. But if we can put in a good fight in the round of 16 I’ll be satisfied.

  • Jake Kreamer
    Jake Kreamer 4 months ago +5

    “Wales don’t have the speed to burn in behind us…” Dan James??? His only job is to sprint

  • Martik Abramian
    Martik Abramian 4 months ago +2

    We have good players but as a team far from consistent performance in every game , we need to be lucky to advance.

  • Roger Stephen Roth
    Roger Stephen Roth 4 months ago +1

    I think USA fans should be happy the USMNT qualified this time, last time they didn't even make it to Russia 2018. It is improving even with strong competition despite missing out in the last World Cup. The team will go over there to build experience and have a chance to show what they are able to do along with all the other 32 national teams.

  • ThePheasantPluckerr
    ThePheasantPluckerr 4 months ago +1

    Being realistic I think England and Wales have the more experienced players when it comes to tournaments and big games. Can’t see you guys getting out of the group stage. Not saying it won’t happen… but I think experience is gonna be a huge factor for the group

  • Adrian Fonseca
    Adrian Fonseca 4 months ago +3

    I hate that we never got to see how great holden could have been 😔

  • Jake
    Jake 4 months ago +1

    I'm so excited! Hoping and praying we make it out of the group state which I think we have a very solid chance of doing. If we finished top of the group???!!!!

    • Jake
      Jake 4 months ago +1

      @Efran Zeb Dude I feel sorry for your life, have a good one.

  • Jackson Madison
    Jackson Madison 4 months ago +8

    Best they’ve ever done after 1930 is the quarterfinals in 2002. Probably will be USA’s ceiling or above it for many decades. I don’t think they’ll pass the group stage this year.

    • B C
      B C Month ago

      The only way they make a quarterfinal is if they don't play a South American or European team. Now that they'll be 22/48 teams, it'll be much harder to avoid them in the KOs

  • jeremy pearson
    jeremy pearson 4 months ago +2

    They obviously haven’t been watching James or Bale to say that Wales doesn’t have speed up front. Japan exposed the US recently on the counter, so that’s a big concern.

  • Karma K
    Karma K 4 months ago +3

    its fun to see how non football countries see the rest of the world!

  • Eli Mashburn
    Eli Mashburn 4 months ago +1

    Lala nailed it at the end! This World Cup sets the stepping stones for the next.

    • Chris Frank
      Chris Frank 4 months ago

      When you have the youngest team, with only 1 player, Yedlin , having played in a World Cup before, it’s easy to think that way. But use the youth and take it to the other 3 teams. Each player gives everything he can, and they will be respected.
      But giving their all should earn some results too ! Just Beat Wales ! And go from there !!!!
      I keep thinking tomorrow is Monday, GameDay ! 3 days to go !

    • maga maga
      maga maga 4 months ago +2

      that's what we said after 2002. you play in the here and now. never the future.

  • WhateverItTakes
    WhateverItTakes 4 months ago +3

    Central defense and weakness in GK will do us in for sure. I saw Harry Kane boss Tyler Adams in Leeds @ Spurs yesterday. That is a preview of USA @ England in the coming 2022 WC group B matchday 2. Group B has 3 world class strikers in Kane, Bale and Taremi. USA has weakness at CB,weakness and turmoil at GK, poor coaching, too much youth and lack of team cohesion. USA will produce chances against any team with our front 6 and their backups but will not be able to shut down high powered attacks OR keep up in a goalfest with, say, a Brazil or France. If USA can get strong at CB, develop better GK and maintain growth in midfield and forward, it will be a contender at home in 2026. IF.

    • joeipp98
      joeipp98 4 months ago +1

      We must've watched different games. I don't feel that way about Kane and Adams.

  • KJ Lahti
    KJ Lahti 4 months ago +2

    The USMNT weakness is what used to be their strength, that is world class goalkeepers in Tim Howard, Kasey Keller, etc. who covered for a Lot of weaknesses up front.

  • JG Neolardo
    JG Neolardo 4 months ago +1

    "This is a generation that has been given everything..."
    When I heard this opener I immediately grabbed my Coke and popcorn 🍿

  • Esteban G
    Esteban G 4 months ago

    Well, I hope we make it out of the group stages... I wanna see the US so better.

  • MrRumpel
    MrRumpel 4 months ago +1

    The US have already failed by not having John Brooks on board. The man is undoubtedly the best US center back playing right now and yet he’s not in the squad due to Gregg Berhalter

  • Richard
    Richard 4 months ago

    I agree. No excuses about how young they are.

  • Carl Wakely
    Carl Wakely 4 months ago +4

    “Wales don’t have the pace to get in behind”….Brennan Johnson and Dan James be like….

  • Mauricio Muñoz
    Mauricio Muñoz 4 months ago +1

    This USMNT is no different than any group we have had in the past 30 years.
    What the commentators don't get is that the competition is a lot tougher than in 2018 or 2014.
    We'd be lucky to make it to the round of 8.

    • Andres Cruz
      Andres Cruz 4 months ago

      @Ken T false. Dempsey Altidore Donovan Bradley etc were all starters everywhere.
      The only European starter now is aaronson. Mcknnie more or less. Everyone else is a bench player in europe

    • Man Me
      Man Me 4 months ago

      @Ken T Wales also has "european players" and Iran has a few of their stars in Europe top leagues as well.

    • Ken T
      Ken T 4 months ago +2

      This group is VASTLY different. Every past group has been old MLS players. This is a young talented squad of European players

    • Orin G
      Orin G 4 months ago +1

      bruh that'd be insane if we did. No one expects anything more than R16 or quarterfinals

  • CMD 3
    CMD 3 4 months ago

    I'd go with a 4-3-3 False 9
    GK: Turner
    DEF: Robinson, Ream, Zimmerman, Dest
    MID: Adams holding, McKennie, Musah
    ATK: Pulisic left, Weah Right, Reyna as the CF. Push the wings forward and allow them to get in behind while Reyna is a distributor, maximizing both his and Pulisic's natural talents

  • M City
    M City 4 months ago +10

    Don’t panic, England have chosen Harry Maguire as a defender. The USA can score against him! Let’s go 🇺🇸!

    • Tarantulagirl
      Tarantulagirl 4 months ago

      Lolums I’ll check back in a week!

    • pokerworld
      pokerworld 4 months ago

      Maguire will score for the US

    • yddub bud
      yddub bud 4 months ago

      Aaron Long will score too...own goals and/or getting red carded 5 minutes into a WC match

  • Juan Giraldo
    Juan Giraldo 4 months ago

    Probably the best team the US has had in its history.

  • J
    J 4 months ago

    I do miss John Brooks and a potential vet could've been interesting, but I like the squad.

  • Cristian Flores Abella
    Cristian Flores Abella 4 months ago

    This team is coming very hungry to succeeed in this world cup hopefully they can make it far !

  • Zack Knab
    Zack Knab 4 months ago +2

    Did he actually just say wales doesn’t have the speed to beat us in behind. Daniel James is one of the fastest players in the Prem and is playing on the side of the field they were discussing Ream to play on. How is it that James can’t beat Ream in behind?

  • Lord Ken
    Lord Ken 4 months ago +1

    As an Englishman I’m looking forward to watching this young American side play, as for England if you don’t get out of the group stages don’t bother coming home!!!

    • jeremy pearson
      jeremy pearson 4 months ago +1

      As an expat living in the US and now a citizen, I still think the US will struggle. None of the games will be easy, even Iran. Still, a WC game can be like a FA Cup tie, very unpredictable on the day.

  • Juniia Johnson
    Juniia Johnson 4 months ago +1

    Wales have Daniel James, Gareth Bale
    Not to mention this English team with all those speedsters

  • John Hamler
    John Hamler 4 months ago +2

    Lalas makes a point. The USA oughta make it outta the group. After that...? If they DON'T make it out of the group? Well, not only is Berhalter finished but we're gonna hafta take the next four years trying to make DK Metcalf and Tyreek Hill into soccer players.

  • Jose Calderon
    Jose Calderon 4 months ago

    never understood how Alexi Lalas is not the mens national team head coach

  • Victor Salazar
    Victor Salazar 4 months ago

    If the USA can somehow get to the quarterfinals that would be a big win

  • William Benish
    William Benish 4 months ago +12

    I like aaronson starting over Reyna but I feel Weah may be a better winger than both…tough call. Don’t like pulisic as 10, much rather have as LW

    • Mack Deen
      Mack Deen 4 months ago +4

      Aaronson is the best player the US has.

  • DB
    DB 4 months ago

    I am worried about Gio, his dad always had issues with injuries too...

  • Jonathan Saca
    Jonathan Saca 4 months ago +10

    As a fan depending the performance I'm probably blaming berhalter at the moment i have zero faith in his coaching ability

  • MonarchACE7
    MonarchACE7 4 months ago +1

    After the squad announcement, we aren’t leaving this group…

  • Lawlzinator
    Lawlzinator 4 months ago

    If they can manage to beat wales, there might be a chance to go through

  • Dante Figueroa
    Dante Figueroa 4 months ago +2

    There's no way the US can think that Wales and Iran is an easy 6 points. They just got blanked by Japan and tied Saudi Arabia they'll need luck to get out of the group stage.

  • Benedict Wallis
    Benedict Wallis 4 months ago +2

    Is a UK fan (big MLS fan FC Dallas) Tim Ream has been playing great for Fulham in the Premier League, should have a good world cup. Not a fan of Josh Sargent, I would have taken Jordan Pefok instead or as well as. See you in the 2nd game gents and good luck 👍🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Vs 🇺🇸

  • Mohamed ali
    Mohamed ali 4 months ago

    I’m not American but I really think you got a good team this World Cup

  • McCards
    McCards 4 months ago

    Agree with Alexi in that I expect them to make the sweet 16 and go far. Which side of the bracket they might land on is the real determiner of depth towards the cup. Ive laid a little on them to win it, because somebody's got to have the ticket.
    That said the smart money is on France and Brazil to face off in the final but never know. Its a game of controlled chaos. Strange things happen and when they do we gasp. Its just a game with a round ball and two nets. Hero time is always steeping.
    My hope is we can make it through the cup without any issues of safety, move passed Qatar and Blatter's effects on FIFA sooner than later. Play fair, with sportsmanship, may the best nation hoist it when everyone has given their best efforts.

  • mpagan15
    mpagan15 4 months ago +11

    The problem isn't the roster. The problem is Berhalter & because of him, it wouldn't shock me of we see another France '98. I hope I'm wrong, but Berhalter is a guy with a career winning percentage of 40% at the club level. He shouldn't sniff the national team.

    • yddub bud
      yddub bud 4 months ago

      @David hopefully, during half time, the players take it upon themselves to play their games regardless of Beerholders tactics and we eke out a win.

    • David
      David 4 months ago

      Exactly he can't think out or the box to get our best XI on the field

  • trailbruh
    trailbruh 4 months ago +1

    Sargent and Luca will be huge pieces for a run.

  • Jeff Hobart
    Jeff Hobart 4 months ago

    Reyna needs to be on the pitch, but I don’t seen room for him with Gregg’s formation unfortunately.

  • Daniel Eckert
    Daniel Eckert 4 months ago

    King Lalas gets it right again. WHY cannot there be more commentators like Lexi and the Deuce?

  • Kian Zadeh
    Kian Zadeh 4 months ago +13

    Better than Wales and Iran? On paper looking at USMNT players, maybe. When you take into account the coaching abilities, form and experience, USMNT is the 4th best team in this group.

    • Andres Cruz
      Andres Cruz 4 months ago +1

      @Kian Zadeh Wales is the worse team of the group but has the individual talent to make something happen.
      Iran is underrated because no one knows them but they finished about South Korea in the qualifiers and are always a tough team to beat.
      USA on paper looks good but kn reality are very beatable

    • Johnnybgood 11
      Johnnybgood 11 4 months ago

      @Kian Zadeh I'm hoping to see 3 competitive matches but very worried.

    • Kian Zadeh
      Kian Zadeh 4 months ago +4

      @Johnnybgood 11 I appreciate your comment. I am an American citizen, and I would love to see Iran and the USMNT make it to the round of 16. However Berhalter isn’t the man for the job in my opinion. England is a world class team and I think most USMNT fans will be shocked to see the scoreboard after 90 minutes. I wish the federation would have sacked Berhalter after the qualifications and brought in someone with more experience and with a better system.

    • Johnnybgood 11
      Johnnybgood 11 4 months ago +4

      @Kian Zadeh Just a suggestion: Don't "punch down" to idiots in these comments sections. It's not worth it. Also, I completely agree with your original statements. Wales and Iran are both every bit as good as the USA with LOTS more WC experience. The US could find another gear and get out of the group (as an American, I certainly hope so) but based on their qualifying form and recent friendlies, I'm not holding my breath.

  • LastingChange2022
    LastingChange2022 4 months ago +2

    Iranian- American here. I'm a little torn in this group as you would imagine. I see the US finishing 2 or 3 in this group. I see Iran 4th eventhough they are a very tough out. Against Iran, all you have to do is press their backline. They don't have the best quality in the back..they play well as a unit but they don't play in good leagues like their forwards do. If you press them they will force long balls down field giving up possession. They don't necessarily have the full confidence to pass their way out of presses. But if you allow their mids to initiate passing to their wings and strikers they can be very dangerous..especially Taremi who is top class.

    • Andres Cruz
      Andres Cruz 4 months ago +1

      US or Iran second.
      Wales last

    • Andres Cruz
      Andres Cruz 4 months ago +1

      I think Iran will finish second even ahead of Wales.

    • Man Me
      Man Me 4 months ago

      seems evenly matched with USA then

  • Wenjie
    Wenjie 4 months ago +2

    Not calling up Ricardo Pepi is a huge mistake.

  • Stephan Bennett
    Stephan Bennett 4 months ago +11

    Weakest link is the coach, Berhalter lacks a consistent idea about how these guys line up. I think they will be lucky to make it out of the first round if their ball possession isn't better than it has been leading up to the world cup.

  • Patrick Gaines
    Patrick Gaines 4 months ago

    I do not feel good about this team. I do hope they surprise me, but I don't think we get out of the group stage. Still, at least we qualified for the cup this time around.

  • Jim Thomas
    Jim Thomas 4 months ago +1

    I like Stu's line-up

  • incredible trick shotz
    incredible trick shotz 4 months ago

    My line up would be GK turner CB Ream and Zimmerman LB Robinson RB Dest CDM Adams CM Reyna and Mckinie Lw Pulisic RW Aaronson ST Sargent. What do you think?

  • Rodger Murphy
    Rodger Murphy 4 months ago +3

    So much fun this next week+.....it's almost more fun then when it actually starts because we can dream

  • Darren UK
    Darren UK  4 months ago +1

    Dan James for 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 is one of the fastest players in the Premier league .. JOHNSON IS ALSO FAST AF!! 😂 😂

  • EliCryptoTrader
    EliCryptoTrader 4 months ago

    England speed and set piece will beat the US 2-0 .. Ream didn’t play much in WCQ and Long DIDNT play a single minute in WCQ he has no experience in playing on the road like in Central America or in Mexico. Don’t under estimate Iran they beat. Remember we might have the talent but we also have Greg as the coach..

  • tony labrusca
    tony labrusca 4 months ago +2

    Just imagine Davies and David played for US instead of Canada.

    • Man Me
      Man Me 4 months ago +1

      Wouldn't happen. Davies family couldn't afford the fee to play

    • bob smith
      bob smith 4 months ago +1

      Cristiano and Messi are eligible for Spain. Imagine that

    • FullMetalChicken
      FullMetalChicken 4 months ago +1

      @Fief 😂 Oscar said he wanted to, but the Chinese team were too consistent in loosing to qualify WC. The only time they got in was in 2002, simply due to the 2 host nations(S.K and Japan) did not compete in the qualifiers.

    • Fief
      Fief 4 months ago +7

      Just imagine christiano messi and neuer played for china

  • David
    David 4 months ago

    Great Finals words from the OG

  • Edward Kelly
    Edward Kelly 4 months ago

    Round of 16 would be a success for USA.I honestly got USA getting last

  • TX Bill
    TX Bill 4 months ago +2

    The USA could go out without winning a game or they could make it to at least the quarterfinals. We'll find out which USA team shows up when the games count.

    • lakerskid2013
      lakerskid2013 4 months ago +1

      There’s plenty of talent there, the only question is if it comes together.

  • Daniel Radosevich
    Daniel Radosevich 4 months ago +4

    I'll be pleasantly surprised if usmnt makes it out of the group. they never look strong. weah absolutely cannot start over aaronsen or reyna.

    • yddub bud
      yddub bud 4 months ago +1

      more worried about Beerholder starting all his MLS inclusions at the same time.

  • GeoAce69
    GeoAce69 4 months ago

    I am more concerned with the physical toughness that the US squad will face, forget speed....smh

  • Mark Cadden
    Mark Cadden 4 months ago

    If Gregg is still our coach in 2026 we have failed our entire nation

  • Nick Matthews Music Studio

    Alexi bringing the fire

  • Benjamin Gonzales
    Benjamin Gonzales 4 months ago

    Reyna will be the USA MVP. Mark my words

  • Robert Negron
    Robert Negron 4 months ago

    Next round but tough competition ahead.

  • Jorge
    Jorge 4 months ago +2

    Best case scenario: finishing 3rd with a draw against Iran. 🤣🤣

  • ZeroFamilon
    ZeroFamilon 4 months ago +8

    Honestly, don't care where we finish. More concerned w how we perform. If we lost all 3 games but they were close respectable games, it wouldn't be end of the world.
    But if we play like we did in those last two friendlies. No goals, barely any shots, no real fight from the players. That would just be embarrassing and a setback for the growth of the sport in this country.

    • Frankiefifamundial
      Frankiefifamundial 4 months ago

      @Andres Cruz even if they draw against wales

    • Warner Day
      Warner Day 4 months ago

      @Andres Cruz Arrogance? All I said is our real starters will play better than the No names who played the last friendly. If we don’t make it out of the group I’m not going to lose any sleep.

    • Andres Cruz
      Andres Cruz 4 months ago

      @Warner Day Iran finished above south Korea in the qualifiers and Argentina needed a 93rd minute wonder goal by Messi to beat them.
      That arrogance can kick the US out of the world cup real quick.
      Wales is the main opposition here and it is the first game. If we beat Wales then we can be more confident. If we fail to beat Wales I think we're out of the tournament

    • Warner Day
      Warner Day 4 months ago

      @Man Me Majority of the starters weren’t even playing in that friendly. So who cares.

    • Warner Day
      Warner Day 4 months ago

      @Man Me Majority of the starters weren’t even playing in that friendly. So who cares.

  • GeoAce69
    GeoAce69 4 months ago

    México, US and Netherlands are my squads. Realistically, US youth does not advance, hopefully they become 'youth gone wild'

  • Tony M
    Tony M 4 months ago

    As an Italian myself since Italy is not in the World Cup I will have nobody but to root for USA. As an Italian American.

  • Andreas Antoniades
    Andreas Antoniades 4 months ago +1

    Bravo Alexi

  • Bruno Beidacki
    Bruno Beidacki 4 months ago

    Dream scenario is quarterfinals for this squad. Good, but far from great. No star power, no true difference makers. They'll have to play perfectly as a team to keep advancing, and then count with a fair share of luck to make a deep run. This is Brazil's WC.

  • ScapularSaves
    ScapularSaves 4 months ago

    Ok you need goals to guarantee 3 points and need great defense with those goals to get to the final. So without the goal scoring prowess there is no absolute, just saying. Defending can get 1 point but that is not a guarantee to get out of the group stage. Wales has a goal scorer if he awakes to his world class he can be a dragon man.

  • Anthony Fernandes
    Anthony Fernandes 4 months ago +2

    Wales doesn't have the speed? James and Bale?

  • KingDoms Kingdom1985
    KingDoms Kingdom1985 4 months ago

    Even though I'm English and British... I want USA to get out of the group as I think it could help the American public start to like the sport more, and with that means your team will improve in the future... its a knock on effect.

  • Joshua Godfrin
    Joshua Godfrin 4 months ago

    liking this video to come back after USMNT finish 3rd at best

  • eggsII
    eggsII 4 months ago

    Who are the center backs that will provide structure and keep other teams off the score sheet? We’ve seen how difficult it is for USMNT to score goals…

    • WhateverItTakes
      WhateverItTakes 4 months ago

      Chris Richards and Miles Robinson our starting CB pair are both out for the cup. USA is defensively weak.

  • JonH
    JonH 4 months ago +1

    “Wales don’t have the speed to burn in behind us” 😂
    Ever heard of Dan James, buddy?

  • Malachy Pearlman
    Malachy Pearlman 4 months ago

    “Wales don’t have the speed to burn in behind us.” Are Dan James and Harry Wilson dead???

  • EwitdaKey
    EwitdaKey 4 months ago +3

    After watching United vs Fulham ream looks very strong at cb

  • Structured CM Land Clearing & Excavation Minocqua

    I think they need to play Gio at the 10, the US lacks badly creativity and line breaking passing in the center midfield, leading to insanely predictable Berhalter ball style of play. Up the wings and lob crosses in to Berhalter’s 9 Ferreira, who isn’t an aerial prototypical 9. With Berhalter as manager won’t make it out of the group, despite having more than enough talent to do so.