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USMNT vs. Bolivia: Detailed Lineup and Match Preview for 2024 Copa América Opener

 USMNT vs. Bolivia: Detailed Lineup and Match Preview for 2024 Copa América Opener

Christian Pulisic and Fernando Saucedo
Christian Pulisic #10 of the US Men's National Team points to where he wants the ball against Fernando Saucedo #10 of the Bolivia National Team during the International Friendly Match between United States Men's National Team v Bolivia at Talen Energy Stadium on May 28, 2018 in Chester, PA. The US Men's National Team won the match with a score of 3 to 0(Image-Getty) 


Here's a detailed rewrite of the article about the USMNT lineup and match details:


U.S. Soccer


ON THE PITCH: USMNT vs. Bolivia – Starting XI & Lineup Notes


June 23, 2024


In a highly anticipated matchup at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, the US Men's National Team (USMNT) gears up to face Bolivia in their opening Group Stage fixture of the 2024 Copa América.


LINEUP NOTES


Pre-Game Coverage:

5 p.m. ET on FOX, Univision, TUDN


Kickoff:

6 p.m. ET on FOX, Univision, TUDN, FDP Radio


Social Media:

 @USMNT on X and Instagram; U.S. Soccer on Facebook, The U.S. Soccer App


Today’s USMNT Starting XI vs. Bolivia:


1. Matt Turner

2. Chris Richards

3. Tyler Adams

4. Antonee Robinson

5. Gio Reyna

6. Weston McKennie

7. Christian Pulisic (Capt.)

8. Tim Ream

9. Folarin Balogun

10. Tim Weah

11. Joe Scally


Substitutes:

Ethan Horvath, Sean Johnson, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Yunus Musah, Ricardo Pepi, Brenden Aaronson, Miles Robinson, Luca de la Torre, Johnny Cardoso, Shaq Moore, Malik Tillman, Haji Wright, Kristoffer Lund, Mark McKenzie, Josh Sargent


GAME NOTES | FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT BOLIVIA


1. USMNT Starting XI Cap Numbers (including this match):

 Christian Pulisic (69), Tim Ream (59), Weston McKennie (54), Antonee Robinson (44), Matt Turner (42), Tyler Adams (40), Tim Weah (40), Gio Reyna (29), Chris Richards (19), Folarin Balogun (13), Joe Scally (12).


2. USMNT Starting XI Cap Numbers in Official Competition (including this match):

 Christian Pulisic (48), Matt Turner (32), Weston McKennie (31), Tim Ream (30), Antonee Robinson (28), Tyler Adams (22), Tim Weah (20), Gio Reyna (17), Chris Richards (10), Folarin Balogun (7), Joe Scally (6).


3. Average Age of Today’s Starting XI:

25 years, 339 days – the second-oldest lineup fielded by Gregg Berhalter in a tournament group-stage match.


4. Experience:

The Starting XI averages 37.3 caps overall and 22 in official competition.


5. Lineup Changes:

 Berhalter makes two changes from the previous match against Brazil, bringing in Tyler Adams and Folarin Balogun.


Key Player Highlights:


- Christian Pulisic:

Captains the team for the 24th time, tying Kasey Keller’s record. The team has a strong record when Pulisic leads.


- Matt Turner:

 Marks his 32nd official competition cap, equalling Brad Friedel’s record. Turner joins an elite list of USMNT goalkeepers in Copa América.


- Tim Ream:

At 36 years, 261 days, he becomes the oldest outfield player for the USA in Copa América history.


- Folarin Balogun:

 Makes his tournament group-stage debut, eager to contribute to the team's success.


- Team Spirit:

 The USMNT remains unbeaten in 18 matches in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, with a perfect record of 5-0-0 at AT&T Stadium.


Match Details:


- Head Coach:

Gregg Berhalter boasts a strong record of 43W-15L-13D in 71 matches, aiming for another victory in international competition.


- Referee:

 Maurizio Mariani from Italy officiates tonight, a rarity for USMNT games, highlighting the global reach of Copa América.



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