USA @ Northern Ireland

By Sean McCaffery, March 27, 2021

Coming off a 4-1 win over Jamaica, the US now looks to tomorrow for their next game at noon on FOX, UDN & UniMas. he USMN now have 8 games unbeaten with just one tie going back to Nov. 15, 2019 and the 4-1 win over Canada in this same Nations League.

Many got their firsts, Dest, his first goal on his 20' effort, after 2 for his club team of Barcelona, giving him a trio on the week. The others to get their first tallies for the nation also tallied assists with Tore, Gioacchini, Musah & Sargent getting an assist each.

He went forth. getting his fourth. Lletget now has 4 goals in 4 games. Going back to Nov. of '20 and his goal facing Panama, one in the half dozen goals for the good guys in the ES game. A great run of 6 goals over 19 games and a goal in all games since the start of last year, the only player to see time in these half a dozen matches. 

2 A's in his name but 2 goals with one A in his games for Aaronson over his first trio of games. He assisted on the Lletget strike facing El Salvador, when he returned the favor assisting Brenden for the last of the games goals. Now under a previous RBNY coach and USMNT ass., Jesse Marsch as he keeps up with the gains in his game. He made his presence felt as he came in and put away the assist from Josh inside the box for his 2nd goal over his 2nd straight game. 

Who's next, already the tops in getting players caps for newbies in the same time frame, Berhalter has 43 over the two dozen games at the helm, another trio still awaiting theirs with Cappis, Odunze & Reynolds hoping to get heir first cap under their belt this weekend.

3 amigos say adios, back to club ball as a result of Covid and the restrictions are Brooks, Cannon and Gioacchini, all 3 saw time going against Jamaica. 

Kwikk Kixx out of the Jamaica game:

-Pulisic & Sargent are back, since Oct 15, 2019 Christian, whose father played out of Centereach as a youth had not suited up for the Red White and Blue while for Sargent it had been with a brace facing Cuba on Nov. 19 of last year.

-Steffan, he #2 GK for Man City was the captain against his 4th time, the last being v Wales, a 0-0 tie in Nov.

-Brooks & Long, no, not a country music group, but were the central D for the US for the 3rd time, good for 3 wins now, one a shutout, the other also relenting but once.

-Acosta, Long & Lletget have been in both the games on the year, we only have Lletget yet to interview, he follows us on social media.

-Native New Yorker, Musah who just committed to the USA in now his 3rd game, secured his first point, an assist is also the newest & youngest player at just 18.

-Reyna, senior to Musah by months if that, now has 4 caps, he had his first goal for his nation, the opener in the Panama game on a DFK.

-Pekof, for those who were wondering, is Siebatcheu, jersey emblazoned with  the maiden name of his mother on his back got his first game in.

-Richards now has a pair of caps both at Wiener Neustadt, no monument to him as yet.

Gaining his first assist was Lorre in his 2nd game in almost 3 years, his first v Ireland a 2-1 loss in 2018.

-Out of the game were Miazga, Dike and Otasowie, I would think the first 2 at least will dress tomorrow.