SAN ANTONIO, TX (Sporting Alert) — DeAndre Yedlin is among the highlighted players in the starting lineup tonight for USA in the international friendly game with CONCACAF rivals Mexico in San Antonio.
Both teams will be without several star players, but the game is expected to see a number of new talent showcasing their gifts as the respective managers begin their quest to assemble another group of players for the international demands ahead.
Among those included in tonight’s starting lineup for USA is Tottenham Hotspur defender Yedlin, who earlier this week revealed that he is looking forward to playing for the national team, following his run-out with the English Premier League club last week.
Starting in the backline as well is Omar Gonzalez from the LA Galaxy, alongside Ventura Alvarado of Club America and Club Tijuana’s Gregory Garza.
MLS stars Kyle Beckerman and Michael Bradley will head things up in the midfield, with Joe Corona and Mix Diskerud also being handed starting places by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
Gyasi Zardes and Stanford University’s Jordan Morris will lead the attack for Klinsmann side, with the likes of Julian Green, who is starving for playing time with German side Hamburg and Juan Agudelo of the New England Revolution among those on the substitutes bench.
Also on the bench are forward Chris Wondolowski, who featured in the World Cup, defender Brek Shea, midfielder Miguel Ibarra of the Minnesota United FC and Sporting Kansas City defender Matt Besler.
Nick Rimando gets the starting place, while forwards Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore are out injured.
For Mexico in the meantime, which is without several World Cup stars, including Javier Hernandez, Eduardo Herrera, Carlos Salcedo and striker Erick Torres all start.
USA: Nick Rimando, DeAndre Yedlin, Omar Gonzalez, Ventura Alvarado, Gregory Garza, Kyle Beckerman, Mikkel Diskerud, Joe Corona, Michael Bradley, Gyasi Zardes, Jordan Morris Subs: Lee Nguyen, Brad Evans, William Yarbrough 0. Perry Kitchen 0. Juan Agudelo, Brek Shea, Matt Besler, Cristian Penilla, Julian Green, Chris Wondolowski
Mexico: Cirilo Saucedo, Gerardo Flores, Hiram Mier, Francisco Rodriguez, Carlos Salcedo, Efrain Velarde 18. Carlos Esquivel, Mario Osuna 10. Luis Montes 20. Eduardo Herrera, Erick Torres Subs: George Corral, Julio C. Dominguez, Antonio Rios, Ramiro Ballivian, Adrian Aldrete, Marco Antonio Bueno, Luis Alfonso Rodriguez, Jonathan Orozco.