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After a narrow 2-0 defeat by Japan on Friday, the US men’s national team is looking to end their last preseason game on a high.

Next up for USA is Saudi Arabia in their second and final international match in September before the 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off in November.

Saudi Arabia compete in Group C in Qatar, which also includes Argentina, Mexico and Poland. On paper, it’s likely that Al-Saquor, which translates to “The Falcons,” could end up in last place, so the USMNT should theoretically win on Tuesday.

But the game is played on the pitch, not on paper, and USA are struggling with form. Here’s everything you should know before the USMNT Saudi Arabia competition:

When is the USMNT-Saudi Arabia friendly?

The USMNT takes on Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, September 27th.

When is the USMNT-Saudi Arabia friendly?

Kick-off time for USMNT vs. Saudi Arabia is scheduled for 2pm ET in Murcia, Spain.

How to Watch USMNT vs Saudi Arabia Friendly Match

You can watch the English broadcast on TV via Fox Sports 1, online at or via the Fox Sports mobile app. Spanish broadcasts will be available through UniMás and TUDN.

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Which players should you watch out for in the USMNT-Saudi Arabia friendly?

Due to the disappointing loss to Japan, many players have something to prove against Saudi Arabia depending on how Gregg Berhalter converts them. Keep an eye on these three in particular:

  • Jesús Ferreira: The USMNT fired four shots against Japan, but none hit the target. Ferreira missed a key goal in the opening minutes and he needs to convince against Saudi Arabia to keep his first place in 9th place. If not, Ricardo Pepi or Josh Sargent could get a longer run.
  • Aaron Long: The New York Red Bulls central defender looked shaky and struggled to build up the game. Walker Zimmerman wasn’t exactly the greatest alongside Long either, but he did better in the second half when Mark McKenzie came on for Long. If Long gets good minutes against Saudi Arabia keep an eye on him otherwise Gregg Berhalter’s left footed veteran John Brooks should get a call from Gregg Berhalter for Qatar.
  • Sergiño Dest: The 21-year-old right-back returned to AC Milan on loan and created a key chance against Japan in the aforementioned Ferreira miss. He’s still raw with his defensive awareness, but on his day he’s clearly the best full-back in the USMNT roster. Giving him more minutes against Saudi Arabia should stand him in good stead as he tries to get back to his best.

What is Saudi Arabia’s world ranking?

Saudi Arabia is ranked 53rd in the latest FIFA World Rankings as of August 25. The USMNT is currently ranked 14th.

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