El Salvador vs. USMNT live stream: Nations League prediction, TV channel, how to watch online, time, odds
El Salvador vs. USA time, TV channel, live stream, USMNT lineup, betting odds for CONCACAF Nations League
El Salvador vs USMNT live: How to watch, start time, stream, projected lineup
The United States men's national team will see the summer international break come to a conclusion on Tuesday night with a visit to Estadio Cuscatlan to face El Salvador in Concacaf Nations League play. The Americans are undefeated this summer having beaten Morocco and drawn Uruguay in friendlies before bashing Grenada 5-0 on Friday night to kick off their Nations League campaign as they look to defend last year's title. Jesus Ferreira scored four goals in that game and will hope to keep it going in a match that figures to be a much bigger test for Gregg Berhalter's crew.
The United States continues its 2022 World Cup preparation with a trip to El Salvador in CONCACAF Nations League play.
Gregg Berhalter steered the USMNT to a 5-0 win over Grenada in Austin to open Nations League play on Friday night, with Jesus Ferreira scoring four goals and his FC Dallas teammate Paul Arriola bagging the other. The U.S. boss has already confirmed he will rotate the squad for the trip to El Salvador, giving other players a chance to impress.
Road trips in CONCACAF play have tripped up the USMNT in recent years, with the Americans collecting just six points across seven World Cup qualifying away fixtures.
The U.S. has had significant historical success against El Salvador, however, winning 19 of their 25 all-time matchups and outscoring the Cuscatlecos by 45 goals. The United States has avoiding defeat to El Salvador in the last 23 meetings, with the only loss coming in a friendly in early 1992.
Tuesday's match between the USA and El Salvador from Estadio Cuscatlan in San Salvador, El Salvador will be broadcast by FS1 in the United States. For the Spanish-language TV broadcast, viewers can find the match on Univision and TUDN.
The United States men’s national team readies itself for a trip to El Salvador on Tuesday in the toughest game of its CONCACAF Nations League group stage
The USMNT also can get a measure of revenge from September’s thoroughly disappointing 0-0 draw at San Salvador in World Cup qualifying, one without Christian Pulisic and starting a front three not called up for the summer.
The rematch on U.S. soil ended with a slim USMNT win, though the Yanks were much better but without finish from forwards, an issue that has reared its head several times this season.
Jesus Ferreira didn’t have a good day that day, but was very good Friday when he bagged four goals against Grenada in the CNL opener.
Here's our storylines, how you can watch the match and more:
How to watch and odds
Date: Tuesday, June 14 | Time: 10 p.m. ET
Location: Estadio Cuscatlan -- San Salvador, El Salvador
TV: FS1 | Live stream: fuboTV (Get access now)
Odds: El Salvador +675; Draw +300; USA -245 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
El Salvador: La Selecta just played Grenada in two matches and couldn't beat them in both, which is very telling. After winning 3-1 at home, they could only draw Grenada 2-2 away in what is a concerning result, needing a penalty kick and a late goal to salvage a point. Repeating that form here will likely see them struggle to get anything from this match. The defense has to be cleaner and smarter or they'll likely have a long night against a speedy U.S. attack.
USMNT: Berhalter announced on Monday that Ethan Horvath will start in goal, and it's a big opportunity for the player who played such a big role against Mexico when this team won the Concacaf Nations League last summer. After not getting too much playing time with Nottingham Forest, he's got a chance to really cement himself as probably the third goalkeeper, though Sean Johnson has helped his cause lately as well. The issue will be whether El Salvador can create enough to truly threaten him in goal. Expect plenty of rotation otherwise for this squad as Berhalter aims to get a look at as many players as he can.
El Salvador vs. USA lineups
El Salvador was without 27-year-old right back Bryan Tamacas in the second match against Grenada, due to right knee inflammation, but he's expected to be available against the U.S. If Tamacas cannot go, center back Rudy Clavel will fill in for a second straight start though there's a significant dropoff between the two.
The other change head coach Hugo Perez made between the two Grenada games was to withdraw winger Jairo Henriquez and striker Enrico Hernandez and replace them with forward Joaquin Rivas and midfielder Eric Calvillo. The change sees El Salvador switch from a 4-4-2 to a more fluid 4-2-3-1, but the latter setup coughed up a pair of goals to the small Caribbean nation.
Perez is also fostering competition at the goalkeeper position, with established 25-year-old starter Mario Gonzalez seeing out the initial win over Grenada before 21-year-old LAFC youngster Tomas Romero was given his second cap in the subsequent 2-2 draw.
El Salvador projected starting lineup (4-3-3, left to right): Gonzalez (GK) — Larin, Dominguez, Rodriguez, Tamacas — Landaverde, Orellana, Calvillo — Rivas, Bonilla, Pineda.
Gregg Berhalter gave Jesus Ferreira the nod against Grenada on Friday, and while he started slow, the patience paid off with four goals for the FC Dallas frontman. With Ferreira making his case for the World Cup striker role, Berhalter stated that Haji Wright is likely to have his name called against El Salvador with an opportunity to answer Ferreira's excellent day in Austin.
Berhalter also confirmed that Ethan Horvath will be the goalkeeper, after Matt Turner was deployed against Grenada and had very little to do. Horvath is looking to make his case for a spot on the World Cup roster behind supposed locks Turner and Zack Steffen. Another third-string option, Sean Johnson, played well against Uruguay in a friendly a week ago.
Along the back line, Cameron Carter-Vickers was put to work against Grenada and played well, but Erik Palmer-Brown is also waiting for his opportunity to make a case for a World Cup roster spot. Palmer-Brown had a quality year with French club Troyes, but he's yet to put forth a truly positive showing for the United States.
Lastly, it remains to be seen whether Berhalter sees Brenden Aaronson in midfield as a long-term viable option. The new Leeds United man was moved to midfield against Morocco and was electric, and he has reprised that role off the bench against both Uruguay and Grenada. Still yet to be considered a real starting option, he will need to supplant one of the incumbents in Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams, and Yunus Musah. If Berhalter starts Aaronson in midfield against El Salvador, it could be a signal that Aaronson has a shot at the spot.
Christian Pulisic should return to the lineup after getting the Grenada game off, as should Tim Weah. It would be a real show of praise if Paul Arriola were given another start after an electric performance against Grenada. Malik Tillman picked up an injury against Grenada and is out for the El Salvador game.
USA projected starting lineup (4-3-3): Horvath (GK) — A. Robinson, Long, Carter-Vickers, Cannon — McKennie, Adams, Musah — Pulisic, Wright, Weah.
It's going to be ugly, sloppy and at times probably hard to watch. That's just life in Concacaf sometimes, but an electric atmosphere should help the home team to be hungry after a let down last time out. El Salvador knows they can get something from this game, and I think they will just barely. Pick: USMNT 1, El Salvador 1 sdf