The USMNT closed out the 2019 September international window with a 1-1 draw with Uruguay at Busch Stadium in St Louis. Brian Rodriguez scored for Uruguay in the 50th minute. Jordan Morris equalized in the 79th. The USMNT returns to action in October with games against Cuba on the 11th and at Canada on the 15th.
USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter allowed several players to return to their club teams following Friday's loss to Mexico, requiring changes to his lineup. That included Morris getting the start alongside Josh Sargent. It was Sargent arguing for a handball in the box late in the first-half, but without instant replay the no call stood. Paxton Pomykal made his debut for the USMNT, subbing on in the 85th minute.
"For me it was a long year last year, coming off the knee injury," Morris told FS1's Rob Stone. "So to get back on the score sheet feels amazing, but it's just an honor to be on this team. To be on the field, fighting with my brothers, it's a great team."
-- GAME REPORT --
Match: U.S. Men's National Team vs. Uruguay
Date: September 10, 2019
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Busch Stadium; St. Louis, Mo.
Kickoff: 7pm CT
Weather: 83 degrees; clear skies
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 1 1
URU 0 1 1
URU - Brian Rodríguez (Federico Valverde) 50th minute
USA - Jordan Morris (Nick Lima) 79
USA: 1-Brad Guzan, 3-Aaron Long (22-Miles Robinson, 65), 7-Cristian Roldan, 11-Jordan Morris (24-Paxton Pomykal, 85) 13-Tim Ream (capt.), 14-Jackson Yueill, 17-Sebastian Lletget, 18-Sergiño Dest (16-Daniel Lovitz, 70) 19-Josh Sargent (9-Gyasi Zardes, 75), 20-Reggie Cannon (2-Nick Lima, 75), 21-Tyler Boyd (27-Corey Baird, 65)
Substitutes not used: 12-Jesse Gonzalez, 4-Walker Zimmerman, 6-Wil Trapp
Head coach: Gregg Berhalter
URU: 1-Fernando Muslera (capt.), 2-José Giménez, 3-Matías Viña, 5-Matías Vecino, 6-Rodrigo Bentancur (8-Nahitan Nández, 83), 10-Giorgian De Arrascaeta, 15-Federico Valverde, 16-Brian Rodríguez (7-Brian Lozano, 62), 19-Sebastián Coates, 20-Jonathan Rodríguez (18-Maxi Gómez, 87), 22-Martín Cáceres
Substitutes not used: 12-Martín Campaña, 4-Giovanni González, 9-Darwin Núñez, 13-Gastón Silva, 14-Lucas Torreira, 17-Diego Laxalt, 21-Marcelo Saracchi
Head coach: Óscar Tabárez
Stats Summary: USA / URU
Shots: 11 / 15
Shots on Goal: 4 / 3
Saves: 2 / 3
Corner Kicks: 3 / 4
Fouls: 3 / 8
Offside: 4 / 3
Referee: Ricardo Montero (CRC)
Assistant Referee 1: William Arrieta (CRC)
Assistant Referee 2: Octavio Jara (CRC)
4th Official: Benjamin Pineda (CRC)
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