USA and Uruguay neutralize each other

The friendly matches continue with a new match for the Celestial in the United States, this time against the host country. The two teams parted ways with a 0-0 draw, Diego Alonso’s sixth unbeaten game.

Kansas City, a charming little town in Missouri, last night hosted the American national team as well as that of theUruguay for a new friendly match, the second in a few days for the two selections which had just beaten the Morocco and the Mexico. The two countries qualified for the next World Cup took the opportunity to make some tactical attempts and some squad rotations, the Celestial playing for example with a five-man defense and a midfield composed of Arambarri, Ugarte and Gorriaran.

From all this emerged a draw, a sort of long training session in front of an audience, without much interest other than new tactics that we will not necessarily see again. Both teams will end this FIFA window with each a match of more importance: the Americans will face Grenade Saturday as part of the CONCACAF Nations League and theUruguay will play the same day Jamaica. Two matches which promise to be easy, but each having a higher interest: an official match for the USA and a match at the Centenario for theUruguay, to greet the supporters, the last before the World Cup. The Celestial has made this match a tradition, with inexpensive tickets and a sort of fellowship before the final round. Exceptionally, this match will be five months from the start of the event.

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Jerome Lecigne

Author: Jerome Lecigne

Specialist in Uruguayan football, Switzerland in South America, homeland of poets Jules Supervielle, Juan Carlos Onetti and Alvaro Recoba

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