McKennie scores, Horvath stumbles as US, Portugal play to 1-1 draw


Weston McKennie, left, celebrates 21st-minute goal. The 19-year-old Schalke midfielder from Dallas was making his senior national team debut. (Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

Portugal vs. United States friendly

Kickoff: 3:45 p.m. ET.

TV/live streams: FS1, UniMas, Univision Deportes, Fox Sports Go, Fox Soccer Match Pass, Univision Now, univisiondeportes.com and fuboTV.

Dave Sarachan, the U.S. national soccer team caretaker in the wake of World Cup qualifying failure, has named his starters for the friendly against Portugal at Estadio Dr. Magalhaes Pessoa in Leira (capacity: 23,888).

Goalkeeper: Ethan Horvath (Brugge).

Defenders: DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle), Matt Miazga (Vitesse), John Brooks (Wolfsburg), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest).

Defensive midfielder: Danny Williams (Huddersfield Town).

Midfielders: Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls), Weston McKennie (Schalke), Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution).

Forwards: C.J. Sapong (Sporting Kansas City).

Subs: Bill Hamid, Jesse Gonzalez, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Tim Ream, Jorge Villafaña, Alejandro Bedoya, Lynden Gooch, Kelyn Rowe, Dom Dwyer.

Injured: Josh Sargent (quadriceps strain).

Eight starters are age 24 or younger. Average age: 24.67. Average caps, including today: 15.8.

Portugal lineup: Beto; Nelson Semedo, Pepe, Vitorino Antunes, Ricardo Ferreira; Bruno Fernandes, Danilo Pereira, Manuel Fernandes, Gelson Martins; Bruma, Goncalo Guedes.

FIRST 90 SECONDS: Americans on the front foot, applying high pressure and creating opportunities for Sapong and Acosta.

FIFTH MINUTE: Lichaj makes a back-post clearance, interrupting Antunes’ long cross targeting Martins after

Article source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soccer-insider/wp/2017/11/14/sarachan-sets-lineup-for-u-s-soccer-friendly-vs-portugal/

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