Our prediction for this match:
All eyes will be on TQL Stadium in Cincinnati when USA and Morocco go head to head in a highly-anticipated friendly. The Yanks are preparing for the upcoming World Cup finals, and, no doubt, head coach Gregg Berhalter will use June friendlies to test as many players as possible. All Mark Tillman, Haji Wright, and Joe Scally have earned their first call-ups, while Chelsea ace Christian Pulisic will be the man to watch in the home team.
The African outfit, on the other hand, booked their place at the showpiece tournament in Qatar thanks to a thrilling 4-1 win over D.R. Congo, but USA will pose a much bigger threat for the visitors than their previous rivals. Since the Yanks are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that Morocco will return home empty-handed. USA back-line should have Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri at bay.
Highlighted Player (Weston McKennie):
After starting his youth career at FC Dallas, Weston McKennie moved to Germany in the summer of 2016, signing a contract with Bundesliga side Schalke 04. The American footballer made his Bundesliga debut on May 20, 2017, coming as a substitute in the 77th minute of the match.
The talented midfielder scored his first goal in the German elite division on August 6, 2018 in a 2-0 win at Fortuna Dusseldorf. Speaking of his international career, the Schalke footballer made his debut with United States of America on November 14, 2017 in a friendly against Portugal, finding the net on his debut.
Weston McKennie has two caps for the USA U20 team as well. His main position is central midfield, but he used as both defensive and attacking midfielder as well. The USA international was born in Fort Lewis, Washington on August 28, 1998. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Morocco):
Morocco, the Atlas Lions, are the first African team to win a group at the World Cup finals. Back in 1986 the team managed to finish the group stages above Portugal, Poland and England, but West Germany proved to be a big catch for the Moroccan national team in the last 16 of the tournament.
The Atlas Lions participated at the World Cup finals on four occasions, but winning of the 1976 African Cup of Nations is considered the team’s biggest success. Morocco were producing outstanding displays at the tournament in Ethiopia and it has to be noted that they defeated Guinea in the title game.
Morocco play their home games at Stade Adrar and Stade de Marrakech and they wear red shirts and green shorts when playing in front of home fans. A number of top-class footballers played for Morocco in the past, but Mustafa Hadji is certainly the biggest star who played for the Moroccan national team.