USA vs Ghana Black Stars lineups and H2H – 2023 friendly

USA vs Ghana Black Stars lineups and H2H – 2023 friendly
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Black Stars‘ Ghana and the USA are set to square off for the first time on American soil in a friendly match at GEODIS Park in Nashville on Tuesday night.

As the two sides prepare to face each other, we take a closer look at their recent performances, team news, possible lineups, and key players to watch.

Black Stars and the USA recent performances

The USA comes into this friendly match following a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Germany over the weekend.

Their recent friendly form stands at LDDWWL, while their overall form in all competitions reads WWLWWL.

On the other hand, the Black Stars of Ghana suffered a 2-0 loss against Mexico in their most recent encounter.

In friendly matches, Ghana holds a record of WLWWWL, and their overall form across all competitions is WDDWWL.

Team news

For the USA, Gio Reyna made his return to the national team, marking his first appearance since a well-documented feud between his family and coach Berhalter.

Matt Turner, with his 10th appearance in 2023, continues to be a stalwart in the squad.

Folarin Balogun, who recently committed to the national team, started for the fifth time.

Tim Ream, at 36 years old, became just the fourth player in the modern era to earn a cap for the USA at that age.

Cameron Carter-Vickers returned to the senior team after the World Cup, and Lennard Maloney is the only player in the international window without an international cap.

Notably, Christian Pulisic's 27th goal for the USA puts him in contention for the all-time top scorers list.

While AC Milan's winger has 41 goal contributions on the international stage, placing him fifth behind legends such as Eric Wynalda, Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey, and Landon Donovan.

Mohammed KUDUS of Ghana celebrates his goal with team mates during the FIFA World Cup Qatar
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Five Ghana players from the opening lineup against Liberia remained in the starting 11 against Mexico.

Stephan Ambrosius secured his first career start with the Black Stars, and Thomas Partey returned to the national team.

Jordan Ayew, who recently notched his 93rd cap, has the chance to climb the all-time goal-scorers list for Ghana.

USA vs Black Stars predicted starting lineups

USA predicted starting lineup:

Turner; Jones, Richards, Robinson, Dest; McKennie, Musah, De la Torre; Pepi, Balogun, Pulisic

Black Stars predicted starting lineup:

Ati-Zigi; Lamptey, Aidoo, Seidu, Mensah; Samed, Partey; Owusu, Kudus, Paintsil; J. Ayew

USA vs Black Stars head to head

In their history, these two teams have faced each other a total of four times, with two wins for the USA, two wins for Ghana, and no draws.

Player to Watch: Mohammed Kudus (Black Stars)

Mohammed Kudus, the 23-year-old attacking midfielder, made a significant move to West Ham United in the summer, leaving Dutch side AFC Ajax.

Although he has limited Premier League appearances to his name, Kudus has already shown his goal-scoring ability.

During the September international break, he netted goals in two fixtures for the Ghana national team, making him a player to watch in this exciting clash between the Black Stars and the USA.

This article was most recently revised and updated 7 months ago

Rababe Koussaimi, a 22-year-old journalist, is deeply passionate about the world of sports. She grew up in a footballing environment, supporting both Bayern Munich and Wydad Athletic Club. She began her English journalism career by hosting a podcast for the first English radio station in Morocco. Currently, the Moroccan journalist channels her enthusiasm into writing and conducting extensive research, creating insightful and engaging content for GoalBall Live readers.