Our prediction for this match:
USA and Uruguay face each other at Busch Stadium in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining friendly games of Wednesday’s program. The Yanks have yet to recover from a 1-0 loss to Mexico in the 2019 Gold Cup final, but Gregg Berhalter’s troops should now focus on upcoming friendly matches. Jozy Altidore is sidelined with injury for USA, but coach Gregg Berhalter has a number of young and talented players to choose from.
As always, a man to watch in the home team will be Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic, who joined the Premier League outfit in the summer. La Celeste, on the other hand, are without attacking duo Edinson Cavani – Luis Suarez and that is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the Yanks. When the two teams met in a friendly in 2002 USA recorded a 2-1 win over Uruguay.
Highlighted Player (Wil Trapp):
Wil Trapp is an American footballer who plays for Columbus Crew in MLS as a midfielder. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Trapp played for Akron Zips during his college career and in 2013 he returned to his hometown club Columbus Crew. Over the years the 173-cm tall footballer has established himself as a first-team regular and thanks to his thrilling performances in the Major League Soccer, he earned a place in the USA national team.
Wil Trapp made his USA debut on January 28, 2015 in a 3-2 loss to Chile. The Columbus man did well to wear captain’s armband in a friendly game against Bosnia and Herzegovina in January, 2018. Speaking of his club success, Trapp made it to the Eastern Conference play-offs with Columbus in 2015. His main position is defensive midfielder, but he is used as a centre midfielder as well.
The American footballer graduated from Lincoln High School where he was named the 2010 NSCAA National High School Player of the Year.
Highlighted Team (Uruguay):
La Celeste are one of the most successful South American nations. Uruguay are frequently the champions of the continent having most recently won the tournament in 2011. They have won the Copa America a record 15 times including the first ever edition of the competition in 1916, while the team has also won FIFA World Cup in two occasions including the inaugural competition in 1930 when they defeated Argentina 4-2 in the final as hosts.
Their second World Cup title came in 1950 when Uruguay and Brazil played a legendary match which recorded a higher attendance than any other football match in the history of the game. Uruguay is the smallest country in the world to have won a World Cup by population, but La Celeste are proud of their football heritage which yielded some of the best footballers in the world over the course of history.
Most notable player of the current selection is Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, who is also the team’s top scorer with 45 goals to his name.