The ghosts of the Qatar 2022 World Cup have once again appeared around the USMNT, as this afternoon the team led by Gregg Berhalter fell victim to the revival of Germany by Julian Nagelsmann in his debut as a Mannschaft strategist who won 3-1 against the Team USA and reminds us of that tragic afternoon in the World Cup against the Netherlands.
The first half of the USMNT was absolutely worthy of praise, because Berhalter’s team had an attractive position in which it found the perfect way to hurt the German team, which seemed confused.
Christian Pulisic carried the team on his shoulders and appeared to give the American team an advantage, however, Germany’s response was short-lived.
The visit reacted thanks to a goal from Ilkay Gündogan, who scored the tie before the break.
Until the second half when Germany woke up and completely pulverized a USMNT that seemed to be stuck in the locker room after its great first half.
In a matter of 3 minutes, Germany found the net in Turner’s goal on two occasions, with Niclas Füllkrug and Jamal Musiala in charge of commanding victory for ‘Die Mannschaft’, thus giving the Nagelsmann’s victory in his debut with the four-time world champion team.
The keys to the defeat of the United States against Germany
Pulisic confirmed his great moment
During the 75 minutes that he was on the field, Christian Pulisic showed that he is the best soccer player in the United States, because he is quite a participant and brings the team all the time, in addition to being the most unbalanced , scored the only. goal of his squad that added one that was annulled.
Defensive action for the USMNT
Perhaps the biggest concern for Berhalter and his coaching staff is defensive performance. The team looked good from midfield to forward, however, the defense suffered a lot and the proof of this was the three goals in Germany.
Germany’s lack of energy averted a tragedy for the USMNT
Another aspect that should also be mentioned is that if not for Matt Turner and the failures in front of the goal of the Germans, the score could have been more in favor of Die Mannschaft, because Füllkrug and Sané missed at least two clear goals. .
Germany rose again after the break
The 15-minute break helped Germany remember what it means to play good football and it seems Nagelsmann’s locker room speech had a positive effect on his team, who came out in the second half to take on the United States and score their clear. dominance with one that ensures victory.
A few revolutions from the bench for Berhalter
With the score already against, the United States tried to take something back in the game, but Berhalter’s replacements had little weight on the field of play, players like Aaronson, Paredes and Pepi did not have could make up for it and make the score more decent for the United States. USMNT.
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Luca de la Torre (45′, Giovanni Reyna), Kai Havertz (61′, Florian Wirtz), Niklas Süle (61′, Mats Hummels), Brendan Aaronson (64′, Timothy Weah), Cameron Carter-Vickers (65′, Chris Richards), Ricardo Pepi (65′, Folarin Balogun), Julian Brandt (70′, Leroy Sane), Leon Goretzka (70′, Pascal Gross), Johnny Cardoso (74′, Weston McKennie), Kevin Paredes (74′, Christian Pulisic), Thomas Müller (80′, Niclas Füllkrug), Chris Führich (80′, Jamal Musiala)
1-0, 26′: Christian Pulisic1-1, 38′: Gundogan1-2, 57′: filling jug1-3, 60′: Jamal Musiala
Referee: Fernando Guerrero Ramírez
Hummels (42′, Yellow) Yunus Musah (56′, Yellow)