In Group B, the USA will face Wales, England, and IR Iran. Gregg Berhalter’s proposed approach is examined by FIFA+ for the upcoming Qatar match. The USA’s chances will be largely dependent on Sergio Dest and Christian Pulisic.
A stunning 2 to 1 extra-time loss to Belgium in the round of 16 in Salvador marked the USA’s last outing on the world stage, and Tim Howard made FIFA World Cup history. Their devoted supporters, many of whom had made the long journey to Brazil, amazed the sport.
The painful requirement to watch Russia 2018 on television fell on the same supporters.
However, the World Cup in Qatar will once again feature the shout of the Americans and the entrancing tones of the Star-Spangled Banner.
The USA, led by Christian Pulisic and including players from Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea, Juventus, and Manchester City, are aiming for a spot in the knockout round and beyond.
Gregg Berhalter is now their head coach, and they have probably their best generation ever.
Group B games involving United States
USA-Wales on November 21 (22:00 local time, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium)
November 25, England vs. USA (22:00 local time, Al Bayt Stadium)
Iran-USA IR 29 November (22:00 local time, Al Thumama Stadium)
The strategy and techniques of Gregg Berhalter
The ex-defender runs an experimental 4 to 3 to 3 formation. Sergino Dest and Antonee Robinson, two of the team’s wingbacks, are encouraged to attack, and Weston McKennie and notably Yunus Musah move forward from midfield, placing a lot of pressure on Tyler Adams to defend the center-backs.
A lone striker, who appears to be Jesus Ferreira or Ricardo Pepi, is surrounded by Christian Pulisic and Brenden Aaronson farther north. Berhalter wants his players to be decisive when in control of the ball, striving to make something happen rather than just holding onto it for the sake of holding onto it.
Christian Pulisic is a key participant
His No. 10 was praised by Berhalter as being “incredible on the ball” and “one of the most creative players in the game.” “Then there is his drive, his pressure, and his leadership. Big is exactly what the man himself is dreaming of when I say that I think he can have a big World Cup. Pulisic remarked, “We’re going to enter with the idea and mentality of wanting to win the World Cup. The 24-year-old is already the most decorated American player of all time, having won numerous trophies with Chelsea, including the UEFA Champions League and FIFA Club World CupTM. “Because if you believe, I think you can accomplish it,” he said. With the USA flag on his chest, he has also succeeded, with 21 goals in 52 games.
Sergino Dest is someone to keep an eye on
Berhalter remarked of his right-back, “It’s like having two players in one.” He’s got defense skills. So unbelievable is his attacking performance that even Xavi, a respected figure, called it “spectacularly good.” Dest, a Netherlands-born performer, joined AC Milan on loan from Barcelona for the 2022–23 season, stating: “I need to get minutes for the World Cup. I need to play.” Dest’s talent and explosive pace make him a real outlet down the right, and he is also capable of whacking a ball from a distance.”
World Cup record for the United States
Bert Patenaude, who scored the first hat-trick in the history of the tournament, helped the US go to the semi-finals of the first World Cup before pulling off one of the biggest upsets in its history, a 1 to 0 victory over England known as “The Miracle of Belo Horizonte” in 1950.
As hosts in 1994, again in 2010, and again in 2014, the USA took part in seven consecutive tournaments beginning in 1990, reaching the Round of 16.
However, the biggest campaign for the Stars and Stripes was in 2002, when they defeated Mexico 2 to 0 to advance to the quarterfinals, where they gave the formidable Germany a true scare before falling to them 1 to 0. The United States will participate in the World Cup again after unexpectedly being excluded from Russia 2018.