2021 Concacaf Gold Cup Semifinal: USA vs Qatar – Starting XI, Lineup Notes, TV Channels & Start Time – U.S. Soccer

Q2 Stadium; Austin, Texas – Live Broadcast: Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on FS1, Univision and TUDN Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET

LINEUP NOTES: USMNT vs. QATAR

2021 Concacaf Gold Cup Semifinal

July 29, 2021

Q2 Stadium; Austin, Texas

Live Broadcast: Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on FS1, Univision and TUDN

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET

Social Media: @USMNT on Twitter and Instagram; @ussoccer on Facebook , The U.S. Soccer App



Tonight’s USMNT Starting XI vs. Qatar:
1-Matt Turner, 3-Sam Vines, 6-Gianluca Busio, 7-Paul Arriola, 11-Daryl Dike, 12-Miles Robinson, 13-Matthew Hoppe, 16-James Sands, 17-Sebastian Lletget (capt.), 20-Shaq Moore, 23-Kellyn Acosta

Substitutes: 18-Sean Johnson, 22-Brad Guzan, 2-Reggie Cannon, 8-Nicholas Gioacchini, 9-Gyasi Zardes,10-Cristian Roldan, 14-Jackson Yueill, 15-Jonathan Lewis, 19-Eryk Williamson, 21-George Bello, 24-Henry Kessler

GAME NOTES  |  FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT QATAR  |  USMNT GOLD CUP TRIVIA



  • The winner of tonight’s match will advance to the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup Final against either Canada or Mexico on Sunday, Aug. 1 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev.

  • USMNT Starting XI Cap Numbers (including this match): Paul Arriola (38), Kellyn Acosta (36), Sebastian Lletget (28), Shaq Moore (10), Daryl Dike (8), Miles Robinson (8), Sam Vines (7), Matt Turner (6), Gianluca Busio (5), James Sands (5), Matthew Hoppe (4)

  • USMNT Starting XI Gold Cup Cap Numbers (including this match): Paul Arriola (13), Kellyn Acosta (9), Gianluca Busio (5), James Sands (5), Shaq Moore (5), Daryl Dike (5), Miles Robinson (5), Matt Turner (5), Sebastian Lletget (4), Sam Vines (4), Matthew Hoppe (4)

  • The USA Starting XI is the same in back-to-back matches for the first time in the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup

  • Tonight’s Starting XI has an average age of 23 years, 284 days, which stands as the third youngest USMNT lineup in a Knockout Round match after last month’s Concacaf Nations League Semifinal against Honduras (23 years, 259 days) and Sunday’s Gold Cup Quarterfinal against Jamaica (23 years, 280 days) It is also the seventh youngest USMNT lineup in official competition

  • Seven players in the USMNT Starting XI are 24 and younger: Gianluca Busio (19), Matthew Hoppe (20), Daryl Dike and James Sands (21), Sam Vines (22), Shaq Moore and Miles Robinson (24)

  • The Starting XI also averages 13 caps

  • Sebastian Lletget captains the USMNT for the second time tonight. The veteran midfielder wore the armband in the USA’s 1-0 win against Haiti to open the Gold Cup on July 11.

  • Goalkeeper Matt Turner and defenders Shaq Moore and Miles Robinson start for the fifth-straight match. Turner and Robinson have played every minute during the 2021 Gold Cup  

  • Veteran forward Paul Arriola will start his third-straight Gold Cup Semifinal. Arriola began the 2-0 win against Costa Rica on July 22, 2017 in Arlington, Texas and 3-1 victory against Jamaica on July 3, 2019 in Nashville

  • Nine of 11 starters hail from Major League Soccer, with Shaq Moore (Tenerife; Spain) and Matthew Hoppe (Schalke; Germany) the two players based abroad

  • Having made his return to the USMNT in last December’s friendly win against El Salvador, midfielder Kellyn Acosta will appear in his 13th consecutive match for the USA tonight. Acosta is the only player to appear in each of the USA’s 12 games in 2021

  • Through four Gold Cup matches goalkeeper Matt Turner and the USMNT back line have conceded just one goal – a penalty kick in the 6-1 win against Martinique

  • Substitute Henry Kessler would earn his USMNT debut should he appear tonight. The defender joined the roster as a medical replacement for Walker Zimmerman prior to the quarterfinal

  • For the second-straight match, defender Donovan Pines will not dress tonight against Qatar.

  • Teams are allowed five substitutions during the group stage of the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup. Should the match go to extra time, teams are allowed an additional substitution.

  • The USA faces Qatar for the first time in its history. The Maroon is the USA’s 10th different opponent from the Asian Football Confederation and first since facing Korea Republic on Feb. 1, 2014

  • Tonight’s match marks the USMNT’s first in Austin, Texas. The team will return to Q2 Stadium when it takes on Jamaica in World Cup Qualifying on Oct. 7

  • The USMNT is playing in a Gold Cup-record 15th semifinal. Should the USA win, it will advance to a tournament record 12th final

  • The USA is currently on a seven-match winning streak, which is tied for the second longest in team history. The USMNT previously ran off seven-consecutive wins from June 2-24, 2007. The record is 12 wins, achieved from June 2-August 14, 2013.

  • The USMNT is 24-6-3 in 33 matches under Gregg Berhalter. Should the USA win tonight, he would become the fastest USMNT head coach to earn 25 victories.

  • Berhalter is 9-1-0 in Gold Cup matches. A win tonight would push him past Juergen Klinsmann into third among U.S. head coaches in the confederation championship, behind Bruce Arena (19 wins) and Bob Bradley (14).