In a period of six hours this evening we’ll see the US Senior team, and then the U20’s, take on their counterparts from Venezuela. Unfortunately only one will be seen in most households… A St. Louis player should start on each team with Tim Ream earning a spot following his fine season in the England Championship League and of course, Josh Sargent for the U20’s. As the Crusaders would likely tell you, it’s not a coincidence that the two players representing St. Louis on the national stage also represented St. Dominic.
The U.S. Men’s National Team will kick off its busy summer schedule with a World Cup Qualifying warm-up against Venezuela on Saturday, June 3 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. Coverage of USA-Venezuela begins at 9 pm CT on FS1. US Soccer Preview
UPDATE – USA draw 1-1 as Venezuela scores first from a corner kick but wunderkid Christian Pulisic comes through with a goal in the second half
After a four-goal output during the USA’s March World Cup Qualifying matches against Honduras and Panama, veteran forward Clint Dempsey sits just one goal behind Landon Donovan for the U.S. MNT’s scoring record. Donovan amassed 57 goals in 156 international matches from 2000-2014, while Dempsey has tallied 56 goals in 132 caps since making his debut in 2004.
The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team will face Venezuela in the Quarterfinals of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. The two teams will meet in Jeonju, Korea Republic on June 4 at 2 a.m. ET and the match will be available live on FS2 (widely unavailable…)
UPDATE – the USA is eliminated by Venezuela. A late goal gave the USA a second chance in overtime but Venezuela got a second for the win.
Herrera, the hero of Venezuela’s Round of 16 win over Japan, currently plays professionally in Major League Soccer with New York City FC. After making 32 appearances for Atlético Venezuela in 2016, Herrera signed for Manchester City in January of this year. Herrera was then loaned to New York City FC for the 2017 season, where he has made five appearances, including two starts. Herrera scored his first M.L.S. goal on April 29 in a 3-2 win over Columbus Crew SC. More on U20 Venezuela