2022 Concacaf World Cup Qualification: USA Vs. Honduras

Thursday, February 3, 2022
author picture Alice Dupont
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The USMNT is out to end its three-match losing streak in 2022 Concacaf World Cup Quals. However, the team has suffered a recent setback against Canada, a 0-2 defeat. Head coach Gregg Berhalter made seven changes to his starting lineup, including forward Matt Turner. While Honduras are out of contention for the tournament in Qatar, they still have four more chances to qualify if they can find a way to win. USA started with a full strength side, with only Sean Johnson missing from the matchday squad. The only player who has not yet played in World Cup Qualifying matches is Gabriel Slonina, a healthy scratch against Canada. Tyler Adams has missed the last two matches due to injury, while Chris Richards is out for the rest of the tournament with an ankle injury. The United States started Ricardo Pepi against El Salvador after Tim Weah suffered a hamstring injury.

The U.S. midfielder's impact is crucial in the match, as the Hondurans have not been able to score in any of their qualifiers. The USMNT have scored seven goals in their past three games, and their defense has only conceded two.