FIFA World Cup 2022: USA vs Wales – Line-up, Schedule & TV Channels

USMNT v. Wales
World Cup 2022 match number number 4
November 21, 2022
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium; Al Rayyan, Qatar
Kick-off: 2 p.m. ET on FOX and Telemundo
Social media: USMNT on Twitter And the Instagram; Football Facebook American football app

Tonight’s USMNT starting XI against Wales: 1-Matt Turner, 2-SergiƱo Dest, 3-Walker Zimmerman, 4-Tyler Adams (capt.), 5-Antonee Robinson, 6-Yunus Musah, 8-Weston McKennie, 10-Christian Pulisic, 13-Tim Ream, 21 – Tim Weah, 24 – Josh Sargent

Substitutes: 12- Ethan Horvath, 25- Sean Johnson, 7- Gio Reina, 9- Jesus Ferreira, 11- Brendan Aronson, 14- Luca de la Torre, 15- Aaron Long, 16- Jordan Morris, 17- Christian Roldan, 18 – Chuck Moore, 19 – Haji Wright, 20 – Cameron Carter-Vickers, 22 – DeAndre Yedlin, 23 – Kelen Acosta, 26 – Joe Scully

Game notes | Five things to know about Wales

  • USMNT Starting XI Cap Numbers (including this game): Christian Pulisic (53), Tim Ream (47), Weston McKennie (38), Walker Zimmerman (34), Tyler Adams (33), Antonee Robinson (30), Tim Weah (25), Matt Turner (21), Josh Sargent (21), Serginho Dest (20), Younes Musa (20).
  • The average age from day 11 to 25 years and 102 days. It is the fourth-youngest USMNT squad in a FIFA World Cup, behind only the three squads in Italia ’90 where the average age of the XI was just over 24 years old.
  • The squad averages 30 caps and 16 competitive matches.
  • All eleven players will participate in the FIFA World Cup finals.
  • At 19 years, 358 days old, Younes Musa became the youngest player to start a World Cup game for the USMNT.

Youngest USMNT player to start a World Cup game




Yunus Musa

19 years and 358 days

November 21, 2022 vs Wales

Darkus Beasley

20 years and 12 days

June 5, 2002 against Portugal

Landon Donovan

20 years and 95 days

June 5, 2002 against Portugal

Josie Altidore

20 years and 219 days

June 12, 2010 vs England

Bert Patenaude

20 years and 252 days

July 13, 1930 against Belgium

  • Moses made his USMNT debut as a 17-year-old against Wales on November 12, 2020. Five other players also appeared in that match: Tyler Adams, Serginho Dest, Weston McKinney, Anthony Robinson and Tim Weah.
  • Musa (Valencia) is also the first player from a Spanish super club to play for the USA in the FIFA World Cup.
  • Tyler Adams has been elected by the USMNT as team captain for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and will wear the armband for 10 years.The tenth time tonight. Adams, at 23 years, 279 days old, is the youngest player to captain the USA National Team in the FIFA World Cup Finals since 1950 and the third-youngest player overall.

Youngest player to captain the USMNT in a World Cup match




Harry Q

22 years and 222 days

June 25, 1950 against Spain

Walter Bahr

23 years and 92 days

July 2, 1950 against Chile

Tyler Adams

23 years and 279 days

November 21, 2022 vs Wales

Mike Windsman

24 years and 86 days

June 10, 1990 against Czechoslovakia

Tony Meola

25 years and 117 days

June 18, 1994 against Switzerland

  • Ten of the 11 rookies representing clubs in Europe – the highest number ever in a USMNT World Cup squad. Six players participate in England, two in Italy, and one each in France and Spain. Walker Zimmerman is the only player from Major League Soccer.
  • Matt Turner (Park Ridge, NJ) becomes the fourth New Jersey-born goalkeeper to start a World Cup game for the USMNT. He follows Jimmy Douglas (East Newark, NJ; 3 games in 1930), Tony Meola (Belleville, NJ; 7 games in 1990, 1994) and Tim Howard (North Brunswick, NJ; 8 games in 2010, 2014).
  • Both the sons of the US military, defender Serginho Dest (AC Milan) and midfielder Weston McKinney (Juventus) are the second and third Serie A residents to start for the USA in a World Cup match. Oguchi Onyewu (AC Milan) was the first to do so when he played two matches for the United States at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
  • Tim Weah will become the first member of his family to appear at a FIFA World Cup. The 22-year-old striker is the son of 1995 Ballon d’Or winner and current President of Liberia, George Weah.
  • Forward Josh Sargent made his first start since the playoffs on September 8, 2021 in Honduras.
  • Veteran defender and Fulham captain Tim Ream has earned his first USMNT senior appearance since September 2, 2021 in El Salvador.
  • Fulham duo of Ream and Anthony Robinson are the third foreign pair of teammates to start a World Cup game together for the USMNT. Previously, Chad Deering and Claudio Reina (Wolfsburg) started together against Germany in the 1998 World Cup, before another Fulham duo – Carlos Bocanegra and Brian McBride – were in the squad together against Italy and Ghana in the 2006 edition.
  • The USMNT will dress 26 players for today’s game. Six substitutions are allowed in three different moments. The first half is not counted as a substitution moment.
  • USMNT is 1-0-1 all time against Wales. USA defeated Red Dragon 2-0 in a friendly match on May 26, 2003 in San Jose, California and a 0-0 draw on November 12, 2020 in Swansea, Wales.
  • Gregg Berhalter officially became the first person to play for and manage the USA national team at the FIFA World Cup. Berhalter appeared in both the knockout round matches against Mexico and Germany at the 2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan.
  • Berhalter is 36-10-10 in 56 games as head coach of the USMNT.
  • Abdul Rahman Al Jassim from Qatar is the referee for tonight’s match. He previously officiated the USA’s 1-0 win over Panama in the group stage of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup on June 26, 2019 in Kansas City.

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