Copa America 2024 Group C : Uruguay V/s. USA Match Preview and Lineups

Copa America 2024 Group Stage

2 July, 2024 - Indian Date

Arrowhead Stadium



05:30 AM


04:00 AM

Saudi Arabia

3:00 AM


Uruguay [1-0] USA

Predicted Lineups:

Uruguay possible starting lineup: Rochet; Nandez, R. Araujo, Olivera, Olaza; Ugarte, Valverde; Pellistri, De Arrascaeta, M. Araujo; Nunez

USA possible starting lineup: Horvath; Scally, Richards, Ream, A. Robinson; McKennie, Musah, Reyna; Aaronson, Balogun, Pulisic

Team Previews

As the USA prepares to face Uruguay in their final group match of the 2024 Copa America at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, they are in a precarious position. Following a 2-1 defeat to Panama, the US is second in Group C on goal difference, narrowly ahead of Panama. Uruguay, after a 5-0 victory over Bolivia, sits comfortably at the top and is almost certain to advance to the quarter-finals unless a highly improbable series of events occurs.

The return of Gregg Berhalter as the head coach has seen mixed results, with the team showing inconsistency. The recent loss to Panama marked the first time since 2007 that the US failed to win a Copa America match after scoring first. However, the Americans have avoided consecutive losses this year, showing resilience following setbacks.

To secure their place in the quarter-finals, the USA may need to win by more than one goal, considering Bolivia's poor form and Panama's potential for a strong finish. Historically, the USA has lost four group stage matches at home in this competition but managed to win their final group fixture when they last hosted the event in 2016.

Uruguay has been in excellent form, leading the group with six points and a +7 goal differential. They are set to qualify for the last eight for the third consecutive time. A win against the US would ensure they top their group with a 100% record, a feat they haven't achieved since 2019. Marcelo Bielsa's squad has shown impressive quality, outscoring their last three opponents by a combined 12-1.

For the US, Tim Weah will be absent due to a red card received against Panama, and Matt Turner's injury status is uncertain, potentially leaving Ethan Horvath to start. Tim Ream reached his 50th career start, while Cameron Carter-Vickers and Josh Sargent returned to the lineup. Folarin Balogun, scoring against Panama, joined Clint Dempsey in becoming one of the few Americans to score in consecutive Copa America matches.

Uruguay's squad has seen several players step up, including Ronald Araujo, Nicolas de la Cruz, and the forward duo of Maximiliano Araujo and Darwin Nunez, who are in the running for the Golden Boot. Other notable contributors include Rodrigo Bentancur, Federico Valverde, and Facundo Pellistri.

The match on Monday will be critical for both teams, with the USA needing a solid performance and possibly relying on other results to advance, while Uruguay aims to continue their dominant run and secure the top spot in the group.

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