USA vs Uruguay

USA vs Uruguay: Preview, Prediction, Lineups and Team News | Copa America 2024


USA vs Uruguay will be the final Group C game in Copa America 2024 and will take place at the Arrowhead Stadium on July 2 as they battle for the top spot.

The host nation will have work to do if they are to defeat their next opponents. The USA started off well with a 2-0 win over Bolivia, but fell to a shock 2-1 defeat against Panama in their last game to bring a stutter into their progress. They will need to avoid defeat at all costs or else a draw will take Panama through at their expense.

Uruguay, on the other hand, are very well-placed to qualify for the knockouts as group winners. They defeated Panama 3-1 in the opening match, before smashing five past Bolivia without reply in a dominant win. With players in top form and momentum on their side, they look hard to score against, let alone defeat.

That said, let’s take a look at the team news from both camps ahead of this Copa America 2024 clash!

USA vs Uruguay Team News

USA national football team news

Timothy Weah
Weah will miss the next game through suspension after his red card. (Google Images)

Manager Gregg Berhalter has deployed his strongest XI in both of USA’s games so far in the competition. However, he will be forced into making at least one change for the next one in the wake of Timothy Weah’s reckless red card against Panama, as well as custodian Matt Turner’s injury.

Ethan Horvath could start in goal if Turner isn’t declared fit in time, with Tim Ream and Chris Richards in central defence ahead of him. Tyler Adams and Weston McKennie will anchor the midfield, while Josh Sargent could get a start out wide on the right next game. Skipper Christian Pulisic will play on the left, with Folarin Balogun up top.

Uruguay national football team news

Darwin Nunez
Nunez scored in his team’s 5-0 win over Bolivia. (Google Images)

Manager Marcelo Bielsa made one change in the two games that Uruguay have played so far as he used two different attacking midfielders in either game. Considering his team have one foot in the next round, Bielsa could make a few alterations for the final group game.

Franco Israel could get the nod in goal, with Ronald Araujo and Mathias Olivera in central defence ahead of him. Skipper Federico Valverde will retain his place, while Rodrigo Bentancur could come into the team. Cristian Olivera and Maximiliano Araujo will man the wings, while Luis Suarez could get a start as well.

Predicted Lineups

USA national football team predicted lineup:

Predicted XI: Ethan Horvath (GK); Joseph Scally, Chris Richards, Tim Ream, Antonee Robinson; Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams, Giovanni Reyna; Josh Sargent, Folarin Balogun, Christian Pulisic (C).

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Uruguay national football team predicted lineup:

Predicted XI: Franco Israel (GK); Nahitan Nandez, Ronald Araujo, Mathias Olivera, Matias Vina; Rodrigo Bentancur, Federico Valverde (C); Cristian Olivera, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Maximiliano Araujo; Luis Suarez.

Key Players to Watch

Federico Valverde
Valverde got on the scoresheet against Bolivia. (Google Images)
  • Antonee Robinson (USA) – Despite playing at left back, Robinson’s ability to influence and change games remains an X-factor for Berhalter and his men. His ability to make constant bombarding runs down the left flank will be crucial for the USA to make inroads into Uruguay’s well-drilled defensive unit.
  • Federico Valverde (Uruguay) – The Uruguayan skipper will look to ensure his team makes it to the next round having won all three games. He put in a great performance in the opener against Panama and also scored a goal in the thumping win against Bolivia.

Head-to-Head Record

These two teams have met just twice in the past with both being friendlies and both ending in draws.

Last 2 Games

  • USA 0-0 Uruguay [06/22]
  • USA 1-1 Uruguay [09/19]

USA vs Uruguay Prediction

USA will put their best foot forward and will be backed by a vociferous home support. While they may get on the scoresheet, Uruguay are a class apart and should win this one.

Prediction: USA 1-3 Uruguay.

When & where to watch USA vs Uruguay live?

Q. When & where will USA vs Uruguay take place?

A. The match will be played at the Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City on July 2 at 2:00 AM (GMT).

Q. Where will the match be telecast in the UK?

A. Premier Sports will be telecasting the match.

Q. Where will the match be shown in the USA?

A. Fox Sports will do the English telecast, while TUDN will do the Spanish one.

Q. Where will the match be shown in Uruguay?

A. AUF TV and DSports will be televising the game.

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