The U.S. men’s national team will play a final tuneup match before the Concacaf Nations League when it faces Switzerland on European soil in a friendly that will be meaningful to both sides.
While the USMNT is getting ready for a Nations League semifinal against Honduras on June 3, Switzerland are preparing for the Euros. The Swiss will need to trim their roster by June 1 and the US match is the final chance for players to make their case.
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What time does the USA play today?
The match against Switzerland is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 30 from the city of St. Gallen.
What channel is USMNT vs. Switzerland on today?
The USMNT match will be broadcast on the main ESPN channel and in Spanish on both UniMas and TUDN. Both are streamed on fuboTV and are available as part of a free 7-day trial.
U.S. National Team
Except for Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) and Zack Steffen (Manchester City), who were busy at the UEFA Champions League final and will join the U.S. team later in the week, expect to see many of the players who’ll face Honduras in the June 3 Nations League semifinal. Tyler Adams, who is coming off an injury, likely won’t feature in this one.
Two veterans are making their return to the U.S. squad. DeAndre Yedlin is back for the first time since 2019 and Julian Green, who recently helped Greuther Furth earn promotion to the German Bundesliga, is getting his first look under head coach Gregg Berhalter.
Unlike Yedlin, Green and five other players did not make the final 23-man cut for Nations League (Chituru Odunze, Justin Che, Bryan Reynolds, Daryl Dike, Matthew Hoppe).
USA Roster vs. Switzerland (27 Players)
Goalkeepers (3): Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge), David Ochoa (Real Salt Lake), Chituru Odunze (Leicester City)
Defenders (10): John Brooks (Wolfsburg), Reggie Cannon (Boavista), Justin Che (Bayern Munich), Sergiño Dest (Barcelona), Mark McKenzie (Genk), Matt Miazga (Anderlecht), Tim Ream (Fulham), Bryan Reynolds (AS Roma), Antonee Robinson (Fulham), DeAndre Yedlin (Galatasaray)
Midfielders (7): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids), Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig), Julian Green (Greuther Fürth), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), Weston McKennie (Juventus), Yunus Musah (Valencia), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes)
Forwards (7): Brenden Aaronson (Red Bull Salzburg), Daryl Dike (Barnsley), Matthew Hoppe (Schalke), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen), Jordan Siebatcheu (Young Boys), Tim Weah (Lille)
The Swiss, ranked No. 13 in the world by FIFA, are getting ready for a tough Euros group stage against Italy, Turkey and Wales. Head coach Vladimir Petkovic will use the match against the U.S. to make the final three cuts to his roster.
It’s a Swiss side that are on the ascendancy, advancing out of the group stage of the 2016 Euros and the 2018 World Cup. And they’ve already won their first two matches in 2022 World Cup Qualifying. Their big names include Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), Xherdan Shaqiri (Liverpool, photo below) and Benfica star striker Haris Seferovic (26 goals). They have 12 other players who ply their trade in the German Bundesliga.
Switzerland Roster vs. USA (29 players)
Goalkeepers (4): Gregor Gobel (Stuttgart), Yvon Mvogo (PSV Eindhoven), Jonas Omlin (Montpellier), Yann Sommer (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Defenders (10): Manuel Akanji (Borussia Dortmund), Loris Benito (Bordeaux), Eray Comert (FC Basel), Nico Elvedi (Borussia Monchengladbach), Jordan Lotomba (Nice), Kevin Mbabu (Wolfsburg), Becir Omeragic (FC Zurich), Ricardo Rodriguez (Torino), Fabian Schar (Newcastle United) Silvan Widmer (FC Basel)
Midfielders (7): Edimilson Fernandes (Mainz), Remo Freuler (Atalanta), Xherdan Shaqiri (Liverpool), Djibril Sow (Eintracht Frankfurt), Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), Denis Zakaria (Borussia Monchengladbach), Steven Zuber (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Forwards (8): Breel Embolo (Borussia Monchengladbach), Christian Fassnacht (Young Boys), Mario Gavranovic (Dinamo Zagreb), Admir Mehmedi (Wolfsburg), Dan Ndoye (Nice), Haris Seferovic (Benfica), Ruben Vargas (Augsburg), Andi Zeqiri (Brighton & Hove Albion)
USA vs. Switzerland Odds & Prediction
With players coming off a long European season and high-stakes competitive matches on the horizon, both teams would presumably seek to play it safe, put forth a respectable showing, limit minutes (i.e. lots of subs which kills the flow of the game) and generally not expend too much in this match.
The U.S. team has a long, long cross-continental trip to Denver coming up for a Thursday match. And Switzerland know they still have one more friendly against minnows Liechtenstein to set things right for the Euros.
For those reasons it’d be a surprise to see anything but an evenly matched, low-scoring game (under 2.5 total goals is at +100). There’s an opportunity at a safer play by locking in two of three results at plus money with the “USA double chance” (+108) since the Americans are pegged as such big underdogs. Not in this game.
Odds courtesy of DraftKings
USMNT schedule 2021
Sun., May 30: at Switzerland (Friendly)
Thurs., June 3: vs. Honduras (Nations League semifinal)
Sun., June 6: vs. TBD (Nations League 1st-place / 3rd-place match)
Wed., June 9: vs. Costa Rica (Friendly)
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