Two months before the start of the World Cup for the United States against Wales, Greg Berhalter’s team suffered a loss. painful disaster before being similar to Japan In the first of two friendly matches of this FIFA date, and with which they will kick off their preparations for the World Cup.
The duel was played at the Espirit Arena in Düsseldorf, Germany. This was an alarm signal for the coaching staff and the players of USMNTBecause the Japanese team left him far behind on the playing field and he made us walk through some of Team USA’s shortcomings.Mainly in defence, since the hero of the match for the United States was Matt Turner, who avoided a large marker.
Celebration Christian PulisicUSMNT presented their best possible line-up to face JapanHowever, the American was far from showing a decent level and despite a promising start could do little during the 90 minutes.
seven minutes into the match The clearest play for the United States came after a great individual play by Gio Reyna who sent a cross that ended with a header from Jesus Ferreira.But his shot missed the crossbar of the goal defended by Shuichi Gonda.
From that moment on the American team disappeared and allowed Japan to take the dominance. Feel comfortable in the match and on the pitch.
The first Japanese warning came 14 minutes after a great game from Eintracht Frankfurt footballer Daiichi Kamada., in which Turner ended up sending a corner kick after a feline reaction. However, the Japanese insistence continued and In 24 minutes he managed to open the scoring in a play in which the American defense hesitated and enabled Kamada himself, who did not miss the opportunity. and sent the ball inside Turner’s goal.
in favor of the score, Japan took full control of the pace of the match and managed the timing, although at times they also reduced the number of revolutionsHowever, the USMNT completely disappeared.
Berhalter’s changes didn’t work
in the second half, Greg Berhalter took a few steps to reverse the score and bet on the proceeds of Josh Sargent, Jordan Morris, Mark McKenzie and Reggie Cannon, But they were of little use due to the few opportunities that the team created when the offense was committed.
Again Goalkeeper Matt Turner became a figure in the second half and stopped Japan from extending the lead.Which seemed more probable than a draw by Team USA.
Already about the last minute of the second half, Berhalter played his last card and sent Malik Tillman and Johnny Cardoso to the pitchJoe Gray started with the USMNT, due to the fact that he could do little to reverse the situation.
10 minutes from the end Brendan Aarons, who had the most prominent involvement in the American side, came close to tying the match. After a great individual game and a shot that missed in favor of the Japanese goal.
When everything was at least headed for defeatMitoma placed second and final for the Japanese, Who sent this message and demonstrated the shortcomings of USMNT two months before the World Cup.
Joshua Sargent (45′, Jesus Ferreira), mark mackenzie (45′, Aaron Long), reggae cannon (45′, sergio dest), Jordan Morris (45 , Giovanni Reyna), Daniel Schmidt (45′, Shuichi Gonda), Hiroki Ito (45′, Hiroki Sakai), shoot machines (45′, Daizen Maeda), Malik Tillman (66′ Weston McKennie), joao cardso (66′, Luca de la Torre), koru mitoma (67′ Takefusa Kubo), Ritsu Don (67′ Junya Ito), genki haraguchio (85′, Daiichi Kamada)