The United States men's national team played to a scoreless draw against Wales on Thursday. USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter rolled out with a lineup that saw some national team debuts as the Americans saw their first game action since February.
Missing, superstar Christan Pulisic with a hamstring injury, Berhalter's squad featured Gio Reyna, Konrad De La Fuente, and Yunus Musah. The rising stars were started in their USMNT debuts. Reyna's appearance marked national team history, as the Reyna family now has had three family members to hold the honor of making national team appearances, with both his father and mother having played for the USMNT and USWNT, respectively.
The first half left some things to be desired as the American s found themselves in Wales' half, but were unable to execute anything offensively in the final third. The team appeared to grow stronger as it continued to build into the second half with Wales also getting shots. Despite outshooting Wales 7-4, the USMNT only recorded one attempt on target.
The larger takeaway is the overall bigger picture, with five total USMNT players making their debuts today, and players like Weston McKennie and Zach Steffen having solid performances on the pitch. The USMNT will face Panama on Monday in Austria for another friendly.
Luis Miguel Echegaray broke down the debut-filled draw for the USMNT on Thursday's edition of the Que Golazo! podcast. Listen below: