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658: 28 March 2021

657 vs Italy - 658 - 659 vs Bulgaria
International Challenge Match
Sunday, 28th March 2021. KO: 17:05 BST
NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 1-2 UNITED STATES (USA) 
(H/T 0-1)

Venue:
National Stadium at Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: (behind closed door due to Covid-19 Pandemic)
Referee: Rob Jenkins
Assistant Referees:
Fourth Official:
Goals: NIR McGinn 88; USA Reyna 30, Pulisic 59 (pen)

NORTHERN IRELAND: (green shirts, white shorts, green socks)
Manager: Ian Baraclough
Captain: Kyle Lafferty
3-5-2
Hazard; Ballard [Smith 79], McLaughlin, Brown; Kennedy [McGinn 67], Thompson, Saville [McCann 60], Evans [McNair 60], Ferguson [Lewis 60]; Lafferty, Lavery [Charles 60]
Subs: Peacock-Farrell (gk), Hughes (gk); Lewis, McGinn, Charles, Dallas, McCann, McNair, Whyte, Cathcart, Magennis
Bookings: Saville 44


USA: (white shirts, navy shorts, navy socks)
Head Coach: Gregg Berhalter
Captain: Christian Pulisic
3-4-3
Steffen; Long [Richards 63], Miazga, Ream; Dest [Reynolds 45], Acosta [de la Torre 74], Musah [Lletget 45], Robinson; Reyna [Aaronson 63], Siebatcheu [Dike 63], Pulisic
Subs: Sargent, Aaronson, de la Torre, Otasowie, Richards, Cappis, Dike, Horvath (gk), Palmer-Brown, Odunze (gk)


PRE-MATCH:

Goalkeepers: Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Burnley), Conor Hazard (Celtic), Nathan Gartside (Derry City), Liam Hughes (Liverpool).
Defenders: Jonny Evans (Leicester City), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Conor McLaughlin (Sunderland), Jamal Lewis (Newcastle United), Daniel Ballard (Blackpool - on loan from Arsenal), Ciaron Brown (Cardiff City).
Midfielders: Steven Davis (Rangers), Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers), Paddy McNair (Middlesbrough), George Saville (Middlesbrough), Michael Smith (Heart of Midlothian), Matthew Kennedy (Aberdeen), Jordan Thompson (Stoke City), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Alistair McCann (St Johnstone).
Strikers: Kyle Lafferty (Kilmarnock), Josh Magennis (Hull City), Shayne Lavery (Linfield), Liam Boyce (Heart of Midlothian), Gavin Whyte (Hull City - on loan from Cardiff City), Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley).

USA Squad
GOALKEEPERS (3): Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge/BEL; 4/0), Chituru Odunze (Leicester City/ENG; 0/0), Zack Steffen (Manchester City/ENG; 19/0)
DEFENDERS (10): John Brooks* (Wolfsburg/GER; 39/3), Reggie Cannon* (Boavista/POR; 13/0), Sergiño Dest (Barcelona/ESP; 5/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 19/3), Matt Miazga (Anderlecht/BEL; 20/1), Erik Palmer-Brown (Austria Wien/AUT; 2/0), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 41/1), Bryan Reynolds (Roma/ITA; 0/0), Chris Richards* (Hoffenheim/GER; 1/0), Antonee Robinson (Fulham/ENG; 8/0)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Brenden Aaronson (Red Bull Salzburg/AUT; 2/1), Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 25/2) Tyler Adams* (RB Leipzig/GER; 12/1), Luca de la Torre (Heracles/NED; 1/0), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 18/4), Yunus Musah (Valencia/ESP; 2/0), Owen Otasowie (Wolverhampton Wanderers/ENG; 1/0)
FORWARDS: (6): Daryl Dike (Barnsley/ENG; 1/0), Nicholas Gioacchini (Caen/FRA; 2/2), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG; 34/14), Gio Reyna* (Borussia Dortmund/GER; 2/1), Josh Sargent* (Werder Bremen/GER; 12/5), Tim Weah* (Lille/FRA; 10/1)

Notes:
  • This is the first senior international meeting between the teams. A 1948 meeting is however considered official by the USSF.
  • Kyle Lafferty was announced as captain ahead of the match.

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