Qatar 2022: USMNT Coach Optimistic for Opener versus Wales

The United States men's national team are back at the FIFA World Cup for the first time in eight years, and expectations will be high for arguably the wealthiest crop of young talent the country has ever produced.


But what does a successful tournament actually look like for the red, white and blue?


Head coach Gregg Berhalter will be relying on his players to prove all doubters wrong when the team opens play Monday against Wales at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar.


"On our best day, we can beat anyone in the world," Berhalter said. "We have a very strong team and I believe in the boys and what they can offer, this is a big stage and we are ready."

Berhalter has an injury-free roster to choose from with all 26 players participating in the full practice ahead of Monday's match against Wales.


Meanwhile, Berhalter named Leeds United player Tyler Adams as USMNT's captain for the tournament following a player vote for the armband.


How to Watch the USMNT at the World Cup


What: USMNT vs. Wales


When: 2:00 PM ET, Monday, Nov. 21


Where: Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar


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