The United States Men’s National Soccer Team (USMNT) and the Wales National Football Team are two of the biggest teams on the international stage. In an international friendly match in November 2020, these two teams faced off to test their respective strengths. As fans of both sides eagerly await the rematch, let’s take a look into the stats from their last game to compare how they did against each other. This article will provide an in-depth analysis of USMNT vs Wales National Football Team stats, giving us a better understanding of how these two teams matchup against each other.
The teams’ history
The United States men’s national team (USMNT) has a long and storied history, dating back to its first official game in 1885. The team has played in some of the most prestigious tournaments in the world, including the FIFA World Cup and the Summer Olympics.
The USMNT has seen its fair share of success over the years, winning the Gold Cup on five occasions and earning a bronze medal at the Copa America in 1916. However, the team has also experienced heartbreak, losing in the finals of both the World Cup (in 1930 and 1950) and the Gold Cup (in 2011).
Despite ups and downs, the USMNT remains one of the most popular teams in world football. The team’s passionate fans are always ready to support their side, no matter what the result.
The teams’ recent results
The USMNT has a record of 18-7-5 against Wales, dating back to their first meeting in 1930. In their most recent meeting, the United States won 1-0 in a friendly on November 14, 2017. The United States is currently on a four-game winning streak against Wales, with their last loss coming in a World Cup Qualifier in 2001.
The two teams have met 25 times total, with the United States winning 18 times, losing seven times, and drawing five times. In World Cup competition, they’ve met twice before – once in 1958, and again in 1986 – with the United States winning both times.
The teams’ head-to-head record
Including their most recent meeting in March 2020, the United States have won 23 times, Wales have won 14 times, and there have been 7 draws.
The first ever meeting between these two nations was in 1930 and the United States won 3-0. The most recent meeting was in March 2020 and it resulted in a 1-0 victory for the United States.
The players to watch
The United States Men’s National Team will take on Wales in a friendly match on Thursday, November 14th at 8:00 pm EST. The game will be played at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea and will be televised on ESPN2.
This will be the first meeting between the two countries since 2011, when the USMNT won 1-0 off of a Clint Dempsey goal. The USMNT will be looking to build on that win, as well as their recent 2-1 victory over Panama in World Cup Qualifying.
Wales, on the other hand, is coming off of a disappointing 2-0 loss to Bosnia and Herzegovina in UEFA Nations League play. They will be looking to rebound against the USMNT and get back on track.
So who should you keep an eye on during this friendly match? Here are three players to watch for both teams:
For the USMNT:
Christian Pulisic: The 20-year old midfielder is one of the brightest young stars in American soccer. Keep an eye on him as he looks to lead the USMNT to victory against Wales.
The match predictions
The match predictions for the USMNT vs Wales national football teams are as follows:
The USMNT is predicted to win by a score of 3-1. This victory will be thanks in large part to their strong defense, which will stifle the Welsh attack. In addition, the USMNT’s midfield will be key in controlling the tempo of the game and providing service to the forwards.
Wales is predicted to put up a good fight, but ultimately they will succumb to the superior USMNT. However, they could cause problems for the Americans if their star player, Gareth Bale, is able to get on the scoresheet. If Wales can stay within touching distance of the USMNT, they may have a chance at snatching a late goal and salvaging a draw.
How to watch the match
If you’re a fan of the US Men’s National Team, you’ll want to tune in to their match against Wales on Thursday. Here’s how to watch:
The game will be broadcast on ESPN2 at 3:45pm EST. If you don’t have cable, you can stream the game live on WatchESPN.com or on the WatchESPN app (available for iOS and Android).
So grab some snacks, invite some friends over, and settle in for what promises to be an exciting match!