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USMNT vs. Slovenia: Starting XI & Lineup Notes

USMNT vs. Slovenia
International Friendly
Jan. 20, 2024
Toyota Stadium; San Antonio, Texas
Pre-Match Coverage: 2:30 p.m. ET on TNT, Telemundo, Universo, MAX and Peacock
Kickoff: 3 p.m. ET on TNT, Telemundo, Universo, MAX and Peacock
Social Media: @USMNT on X and Instagram; U.S. Soccer on Facebook, The U.S. Soccer App

Today’s USMNT Starting XI vs. Slovenia:
1-Patrick Schulte, 5-DeJuan Jones, 7-Diego Luna, 8-Aidan Morris, 9-Brian White, 11-Timmy Tillman, 12-Miles Robinson (capt.), 14-Sean Zawadzki, 15-Josh Atencio, 17-Bernard Kamungo, 18-Shaq Moore

Subs: 22-Drake Callender, 23-Roman Celentano, 2-Caleb Wiley, 3-Ian Murphy, 4-Nkosi Tafari, 6-James Sands, 10-Jack McGlynn, 13-Duncan McGuire, 16-Nathan Harriel, 19-Esmir Bajraktarevic, 20-Aziel Jackson, 21-John Tolkin


  • USMNT Starting XI Cap Numbers (inclusive of this match): Miles Robinson (28), Shaq Moore (18), DeJuan Jones (8), Aidan Morris (5), Josh Atencio (1), Bernard Kamungo (1), Diego Luna (1), Patrick Schulte (1), Timmy Tillman (1), Brian White (1), Sean Zawadzki (1).
  • The Starting XI for today has an average age of 24 years, 95 days. The squad also has an average of six caps.
  • Seven starters make their first appearance for the USMNT today, increasing the total number of players to have represented the USMNT to 867. The starting debutants today, in the order of their Unique USMNT Number, are: Josh Atencio (861), Bernard Kamungo (862), Diego Luna (863), Patrick Schulte (864), Timmy Tillman (865), Brian White (866), Sean Zawadzki (867).
  • The seven starting debutants equal a contemporary era record for the most USMNT starting players to win their first cap in the same match, a feat initially set in last year’s January camp friendly against Serbia. It also brings the total number of debuts under Gregg Berhalter to 67 in as many matches, surpassing Bob Bradley to take second place among USMNT head coaches, behind only Bruce Arena (89 debuts in 148 matches).
Manager Debuts Matches Managed
Bruce Arena 89 148
Gregg Berhalter 67* 67
Bob Bradley 60 80
Bora Milutinovic 51 96
Lothar Osiander 51 18
Jurgen Klinsmann 50 98
*Number could increase by end of USA-Slovenia

  • Ten reserves are also in contention to make their debut. The USMNT record for debuts in a match is 12, achieved on Aug. 3, 1973 vs. Poland and Jan. 10, 1988 at Guatemala.
  • Five players are age-eligible for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris: Atencio, Kamungo, Luna, Morris, and Schulte.
  • Among the seven debutants, midfielderTimmy Tillman has joined his younger sibling Malik in representing the U.S. Men’s National Team. The Tillmans are one of the 10th pairs of brothers to have appeared for the USMNT.
  • The list of nine clubs represented in today’s USMNT lineup is led by the reigning MLS Cup champions Columbus Crew (Morris, Schulte, Zawadzki) who have three starters. They are accompanied by Atencio (Seattle Sounders), Jones (New England), Kamungo (FC Dallas), Luna (Real Salt Lake), Moore (Nashville SC), Robinson (Atlanta United), Tillman (LAFC), and White (Vancouver Whitecaps).
  • Today, veteran defender Miles Robinson is leading the side for the first time. He becomes the 15th player to captain the USMNT under Gregg Berhalter.
  • It has been his first cap for right back Shaq Moore since the 1-0 win against IR Iran in the FIFA World Cup group stage finale on Nov. 29, 2022.
  • Midfielder Aidan Morris makes an appearance for the first time since the 6-0 win against St. Kitts and Nevis during the Gold Cup group stage on June 28, 2023 in St. Louis.
  • Defender DeJuan Jones makes his first appearance since the 4-0 win against Oman on Sept. 12 in St. Paul.
  • There are eight starters who are products of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy with five developed by MLS clubs: Atencio (Crossfire Premier, Seattle Sounders), Luna (San Jose Earthquakes, Barca Residency Academy), Moore (FC Dallas), Morris (Weston FC, Columbus Crew), Robinson (FC Boston Bolts), Schulte (St. Louis Scott Gallagher, Saint Louis FC), White (Players Development Academy), Zawadzki (Columbus Crew).
  • The USA’s record is 41-13-12 in 66 matches under Gregg Berhalter.
  • The USMNT holds a 0-1-1 record in two previous matches against Slovenia. The teams first met during the 2010 FIFA World Cup when the USA rallied from a 2-0 halftime deficit to earn a 2-2 draw. They met in a friendly the following year, with the USMNT securing a 3-2 victory in Ljubljana.
  • Six substitutions are permitted at three different moments. It’s important to note that halftime does not count as a substitution moment.
  • The referee for today’s match is Luc Lauziere from Canada. This marks Mr. Lauziere’s first time officiating a USMNT match. 

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