Starting lineup for the USMNT vs Colombia tonight: 1-Sean Johnson, 3-Walker Zimmerman, (4) DeJuan Jones Paxin Aaronson, (7) Paul Arriola Jessica Ferreira, John Tolkin (12), Matthew Hoppe, Aaron Long (15), Eryk Williamson, 19, and Kellyn Acosta, 23, (Capt.)
replacements (18) Roman Celentano, Gaga Slonina, Julian Gressel, and 24 Five. Jonathan Gómez,
Bradley Vazquez, ten) Paxton Pomykal Emmanuel Sabbi (#11), Alvin Soora, Sam Rogers (16), Cade Cowell (20), 22-Jalen Neal and 21-Aidan Morris
NOTES ON THE LINEUP January 28, 2023, Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, Calif. USMNT vs. Colombia International Friendly
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NOTES FOR THE GAME | FIVE COLOMBIA FACTS
Kellyn Acosta has 57 career caps for the USMNT, Paul Arriola has 50, Walker Zimmerman has 39, Aaron Long has 31, Jess Ferreira is 17, Sean Johnson is 11, Matthew Hoppe is 8, Eryk Williamson is 6, DeJuan Jones is 2, Paxten Aaronson is 1, and John Tolkin has one (1)
The average age of the current USMNT Starting XI is 25 years, 306 days, and they have played in 19 games on average.
Paxten Aaronson, a midfielder, and John Tolkin, a defender, both make their USMNT debuts tonight, bringing the total number of debuts at this January camp to 10.
With Paxten Aaronson starting, he and Brenden Aaronson join John and Pedro DeBrito, Otto and Rolf Decker, Angelo and Paul DiBernardo, Charlie and Henry McCully, George and Louie Nanchoff, Steve and Ken Snow, and Archie and Tom Stark as the eighth set of brothers to play for the USMNT.
Midfielder Kellyn Acosta, the team’s most experienced international player, leads the USMNT for the first time tonight.
Paul Arriola, a seasoned attacker, earned his 50th cap, becoming the 60th player to reach the milestone for the USMNT.
Goalkeeper Sean Johnson, defenders Aaron Long and Walker Zimmerman, midfielder Kellyn Acosta, and striker Jess Ferreira are the only five players from the FIFA World Cup squad to start tonight.
Jess Ferreira, who was born in Santa Marta, Colombia, will be the 35th player to represent the USMNT against their nation of origin. He is the third Colombian-American to take on Los Cafeteros, after Carlos Llamosa and Jorge Acosta (both on July 31, 1992). (February 3, 2001).
For the first time since stopping Uruguay in a 0-0 tie on June 5, 2022 at Kansas City, Kansas, Sean Johnson is back in goal for the USMNT.
At Dignity Health Sports Park, Kellyn Acosta (Jan. 31, 2016 vs. Iceland), Jess Ferreira (February 1, 2020 vs. Costa Rica), and Johnson each made their senior team debuts.
DeJuan Jones, a defender for the USMNT, makes his first start tonight after making his debut on Wednesday.
Matthew Hoppe, an attacker, and Eryk Williamson, a midfielder, both made their first starts since the Concacaf Gold Cup Final vs Mexico on August 1, 2021 in Las Vegas. Both players came off the bench on Wednesday.
All 23 players are prepared for tonight’s game, with Alex Zendejas joining Club América after Wednesday’s encounter. In six distinct situations, there are six substitutes permitted. Halftime is not a period for substitution.
In 20 encounters overall, the USMNT is 3-13-4 against Colombia. On October 11, 2018 at Tampa, Florida, Los Cafeteros defeated the USMNT 4-2 in their most recent meeting. On March 9, 2005 at Fullerton, California, the USMNT defeated Colombia with a 3-0 victory.
The match’s official referee today is Honduran Sad Martnez. The USMNT is 5-0-1 in games Martnez has officiated. On June 10, 2022, in Austin, he last oversaw a Concacaf Nations League group stage match when the USA defeated Grenada 5-0.