USA are held to a goalless draw with Uruguay as they continue their build-up to the Qatar World Cup… while new Leeds star Brenden Aaronson is involved in a BIZARRE moment when his laces get tangled with opponent Manuel Ugarte
- The US national team were held to a goalless stalemate by Uruguay on Sunday
- The USMNT continued their preparation for Qatar in the international friendly
- Substitute Brenden Aaronson’s laces got caught on Manuel Ugarte’s cleats
- Jesus Ferreira missed the best chances of the game for Gregg Berhalter’s side
- While, Edinson Cavani sent a shot wide in the in the third minute of injury time
- Click here for all the latest World Cup 2022 news and updates
The US national team continued their preparation for the World Cup with a goalless stalemate against Uruguay in an international friendly on Sunday.
Jesus Ferreira failed to convert a pair of first-half chances as the American forwards kept up their goal-scoring struggles.
Despite the lack of goals, the game did not fail to provide entertainment as Brenden Aaronson found himself caught up with Uruguay’s Manuel Ugarte in a bizarre incident.
The US continued their preparation for the World Cup with a goalless stalemate with Uruguay
Brenden Aaronson found himself caught up with Uruguay’s Manuel Ugarte in a bizarre incident
Aaronson was substituted in the 46th minute and was immediately involved when Ugarte went in on a challenge on the 21-year-old.
But as the pair collided the American’s laces appeared to get caught on Ugarte’s cleats and they both went to ground with their feet locked together.
The opponents sat up and after a moment managed to untangle themselves before Aaronson appeared to adjust his laces as he stood up.
Ugarte (second right) went in on a challenge on Aaronson (left) after the American came on
As the pair collided the American’s shoe lace appeared to get caught on the Uruguayan’s cleat
Both players went to ground with their feet locked together before untangling themsleves
The US kicked off in Kansas three hours after learning Wales would be their opening World Cup opponent in November, and the Americans stretched their home unbeaten streak to 25 matches since a September 2019 loss to Mexico. That’s one shy of the team record set from 2013-15.
Ferreira had the best of the American chances – a 15-yard shot saved by Fernando Muslera in the 19th and then an open header wide a minute later.
He was later replaced in the 61st minute by Haji Wright, who made his debut against Morocco earlier in the week.
Jesus Ferriera (second right) had the best chance for the US national team in the first half
Edinson Cavani almost clinched a last-gasp winner for Uruguay but sent an eight-yard shot wide in the third minute of stoppage time.
In an odd twist, match officials allowed Uruguay to make seven substitutions, one more than rules allow.
The US wore jerseys with rainbow-coloured numbers for Pride Month and wore orange armbands rainbow to raise awareness against gun violence.
Edinson Cavani (right) sent an eight-yard shot wide in the third minute of stoppage time
Gregg Berhalter’s side will continue their build-up to the World Cup by playing 170th-ranked Grenada on Friday in Texas, followed by El Salvador on June 14.
The Americans plan two September exhibitions in Europe, then return to the World Cup after missing the 2018 tournament.
They open Group B in Qatar on November 21 against Wales, who beat Ukraine 1-0 Sunday for Europe’s final berth, then play England four days later and close the group stage against Iran on November 29.
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