Analysis - United States of America vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Author: Yash


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The United States of America vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina match will be an international friendly that will be played at the Dignity Health Sports Park in California on December 18. This was announced by US soccer recently. The United States of America vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina match will be the lone one for the national team between the World Cup qualifier at Jamaica in November and the set of several qualifiers late next month and the month after that. The United States of America vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina match will be preceded by a training camp. The camp opened on December 5. The European leagues are in season in December. So, the roster for the United States of America vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina match and the camp will comprise MLS players.

 

US Soccer also said that it would hold an extended training camp next month before the qualifiers against El Salvador and Honduras next month. The camp will start in the middle of the month and will be attended mostly by MLS players. They will be joined by the Europe-based contingent of the team when the window of FIFA opens in the days leading up to the match against El Salvador. The United States of America vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina match is only one of the few matches that have taken place between the two nations.

 

The US team won the first United States of America vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina match nearly nine years ago. The match saw a hat trick from Jozy Altidore to victory. The teams also played a draw in the second United States of America vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina match at the Dignity Health Sports Park a couple of years ago. Bosnia and Herzegovina is in the middle of a qualifying campaign for the next World Cup. They presently sit second-last in Group D of UEFA qualifying. They are several points behind France, which is the top team in the group. Also, they are a couple of points behind second-placed Ukraine. There are only a couple of matches remaining in the group stage. The best team from each group goes on directly to the World Cup in Qatar next year. More than nine runners-up will get a spot in the home-and-away playoff matches for a final slot at the World Cup.

 

The Bosnian Federation tweeted, "The Bosnian soccer federation is negotiating with the US Soccer to play a friendly match in Los Angeles in December. Since this is not a FIFA window, the head coach of Bosnia Ivaylo Petev will only have available players from leagues that will be on break this part of the year."

 

United States of America vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina Roster

 

The roster for the United States national team for the December Camp ahead for the United States of America vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina match has been released. The World Cup is the most important tournament for the team, followed by Copa America. More than 25 players are present for selection. But only 11 of them will start. The stated camp goal of the coach is to keep the players fresh so that they are ready for the qualifiers late next month. He also wants to test out the new players. The roster has several players who can play in multiple positions. The players were listed in the roster announcement according to their positions based on the formations preferred by Gregg. On the right side, there are players present at each position. The permutations are practically endless.

 

United States of America vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina Starting points

 

There is a great chance that Jonathan Gomez will get to Spain before the United States of America vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina match. He arrived in Spain in early December. If he is present for selection, it would be very exciting to see him start the match. Kevin Parades could be pushed up higher to take the role on the wing. If Gomez is gone, Parades could be the preferred left-back. George Bello is also on the roster. He has started in more than four matches this year. But he has not been very convincing in the qualifying games so far. So, he was left off from the roster in the previous match. He still has a great future, but the United States of America vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina match might be better served by getting information on Paredes or Gomez. There are many choices out wide and in the midfield. The MLS teams have given many promising names.

 

The absence of midfielders on the squad shows that Berhalter could start Yueill or Johnny. Roldan, Paredes, Ferreira, and Clark seem likely to start out wide alongside Morris. Cowell could turn up as well. But he was a little disappointing at the Revelations Cup.

 

Double pivot at the United States of America vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

The squad has many players who can play in multiple positions as a double pivot. A few have the best position at the front as a striker. This can be a chance to try out a new shape. One of the prominent issues in the player pool of the nation is not having a like-for-like replacement for Tyler Adams. A solution to that issue might be to go to something closer to a formation where there are a couple of holding midfielders and a creative attacking midfielder. The United States of America vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina match gives a great chance to explore the possibilities of that shape if the coach wants to do so.

 

New faces, new spots in the United States of America vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Before the United States of America vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina match, the camp included several players who had not played much under the new coach. Many players can play in multiple positions. There are many tests that the coach can run during the United States of America vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina match. Obviously, Berhalter will not run all the tests in a single match. We also think he could try not to have players in more than a single position in the match so that the instructions can be clearly conveyed. There is also a question of how many variables should be factored in and how many controls. Acosta, Zimmerman, Turner, and Pepi can be the controls at the very least. Some possible line-ups will have most of the players fresh while also testing some of the new faces in the squad.

 

United States of America vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina Presales

 

US Soccer will give the tickets for presale before the tickets go on sale for the general public. The organization requires the public to become members before they can avail themselves of the tickets using these sales. Also, Visa is the official payment tech sponsor of US Soccer. So, it has made special arrangements for its cardholders to take part in an advance sale of tickets for the United States of America vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina match. As US Soccer's preferred card, Visa will be the sole payment method accepted during the presale. Tickets for the match are issued as mobile tickets only. There will be no print-at-home tickets, PDF files, or paper tickets. You can go to the official website to get more info on mobile ticketing.

 

Conclusion

 

The US national team had recently hosted Mexico in Cincinnati last month. It also played against Jamaica. The playoffs for the MLS Cup are also going to begin. At this point, the domestic offseason will start. The national team camp started in California in early December. The potential invitees from the conference finalists will join once the season ends.

 

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