BRUSSELS (Sporting Alert) — Clint Dempsey and the United States will face a talented Belgium in what is expected to be a very tough game in Brussels.
“We played a good game against Costa Rica, but we didn’t finished the chances off,” said Jurgen Klinsmann, the coach of USA, looking for his first away win.
“We have to be more hungry to finish plays off.”
USA will be without Landon Donovan for this clash, and Klinsmann is hoping Dempsey can be the man to lead the team.
“He’s a good leader, we will be looking to him to get the team going,” the coach added.
Eden Hazard, Axel Witsel and Marouane Fellaini are the key figures for the hosts Belgium, who are currently struggling to qualify for next year’s European Championships.
The team will be led by Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, who is expected to have a strong battle with American forward Jozy Altidore.
Belgium vs USA
Belgium: Mignolet, Ciman, Kompany, Lombaerts, Alderweireld, Simons, Fellaini, Witsel, Hazard, Mertens, De Camargo
Subs: Gillet, Ogunjimi, Hubert, Odjija Ofoe, Vossen
USA: Howard, Cherundolo, Bocanegra, Goodson, Chandler, Edu, Rogers, Dempsey, Torres, Shea, Altidore
Subs: Hamid, Castillo, Ream, Orozco, Spector, Beckerman, Agudelo, Larentowitcz