USMNT vs. Nicaragua Match Preview


The final test of the group stage for the US comes in the form of Gold Cup debutant Nicaragua. Traditionally a baseball nation, Nicaragua has had a rough go of things so far. They’ve lost their first 2 matches, to Panama and Nicaragua respectively, and haven’t looked very threatening going forward. The US sits atop Group B, and should also expect to win this one, but a draw would also most likely be enough to advance to the knockout stages. The US is coming off of a match against Martinique that was much closer than it should have been, so they will be looking to rebound here.

Here is the lineup that I think would work best for the US if they hope to get a result in this match:

GK: Guzan

RB: Lichaj

CB: Gonzalez

CB: Miazga

LB: Morrow

CM: McCarty

CM: Acosta

RM: Arriola

LM: Zardes

ST: Dwyer

ST: Morris


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