USA vs Ghana – International Friendly preview: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

The US men’s national team are set to take on Ghana on October 17 at GEODIS Park in Nashville, Tennessee, in what will be the fourth meeting between the two sides.

After USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter’s second stint with the Stars and Stripes got off to a relativley solid start, it came crashing down when his team took on Germany with Julian Nagelsmann’s first game in charge.

Despite USA icon Christian Pulisic finding the back of the net with an incredible strike from distance, the US went on to concede three unanswered goals to lose their first game across all competitions since the Gold Cup semi-final blunder against Panama.

Ghana lost to USA’s rivals Mexico 2-0 in their last outing, and they’ll be looking to get the sour taste of defeat out of their mouths with Mohammed Kudus leading the way. This fixture has produced some thrilling encounters in previous World Cups, as Ghana defeated the US in the final group stage match in the 2002 edition, 2-1, before the Stars and Stripes got their revenge in 2014 in the ‘group of death,’ 2-1.

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Pulisic continues to deliver for the USMNT / Mike Lawrence/ISI Photos/USSF/GettyImages

Pulisic’s stunning strike against Germany saw his goal tally for his country rise to 26 goals in 62 appearances for the US. In addition to his goalscoring ability, the AC Milan forward has also become a playmaker, registering 16 assists for his national team so he’ll be a shoe-in for the starting line up.

The injuries of Malik Tillman and Tyler Adams may impact Gregg Berhalter’s upcoming lineup, but the coach remains delighted that there are no fresh injury concerns following the defeat to Germany.

USA predicted lineup vs Ghana ( 4-3-3 ): Turner; Scally, Carter-Vickers, Ream, Dest; Reyna, Musah, McKennie; Aaronson, Balogun, Pulisic.

The US has plenty of attacking talent to showcase, and with the likes of Pulisic and Folarin Balogun up front, they should be able to take their chances against Ghana, who were unable to get out of Group H at the 2022 World Cup that contained South Korea, Portugal and Uruguay.

That’s not say that Ghana don’t have a chance, though. Kudus and Antoine Semenyo could prove to be a thrilling partnership in attack, especially with how shaky the US defense has looked at times in Berhalter’s return. It will be close, but the USMNT will have enough to get the win at GEODIS Park.

Prediction: USA 2-1 Ghana

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