USA vs Oman live score, result, updates, highlights from USMNT friendly in Minnesota
The United States secured a 3-0 victory against Uzbekistan but their performance was lackluster, and improvements are needed against Oman.
In Gregg Berhalter's return as head coach of the USMNT, the team secured a 3-0 victory against Uzbekistan. However, the performance was not as inspiring as the scoreline suggests. Berhalter acknowledged that the team still needs improvement as they enter the 2026 World Cup cycle.
The United States will face Oman in their next match, hoping to take a step forward. Unfortunately, they will be without goalkeeper Matt Turner, who left camp early for family reasons. The Sporting News will provide live updates, commentary, and highlights of the USA versus Oman match.
The predicted lineups for the match are as follows: USA (4-3-3, right to left): Horvath (GK) -- Dest, Richards, M. Robinson, Lund -- McKennie, de la Torre, Musah -- Pulisic, Balogun, Weah. Oman (4-3-3, right to left): Al Rusheidi (GK) -- Al Yahmadi, Al Khamisi, Al Braiki, Al Kaabi -- Fawaz, Al Saadi, Al Yahyaei -- Al Subhi, Al Ghassani, Al Malki.
Berhalter expressed concerns about the team's ability to identify opportunities to attack and their lack of speed in the final third. He also mentioned that the team gave away too many opportunities to the opponent. It will be interesting to see how Berhalter addresses these issues in the upcoming matches.
Goalkeeper Matt Turner has left the squad to be present for the birth of his daughter. Drake Callender will replace him, but Ethan Horvath will start in goal. The team also has some injury concerns, with Luca de la Torre and Antonee Robinson being game-time decisions. Joe Scally has left the team for family reasons and has been replaced by DeJuan Jones.
Folarin Balogun, who played 45 minutes against Uzbekistan, is still building up his fitness and may see playing time against Oman. Ricardo Pepi, the goal scorer from the previous match, will also have another chance to find the back of the net. Malik Tillman, who made an impact off the bench, will also get an opportunity to play.
The Oman national team consists of players who all play in the Oman Professional League. Harib Al Saadi, a 33-year-old defensive midfielder, leads the team with 55 international caps. Abdullah Fawaz and Salaah Al Yahyaei are key players to watch for Oman.
The match between the United States and Oman will be televised on TNT as part of the new broadcast deal with U.S. Soccer. Despite their poor performance against Uzbekistan, the United States is still favored to come away with a victory against Oman. However, improvements in defense and goalkeeping will be necessary to keep another clean sheet.