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FOLLOW LIVE: USMNT begins Gold Cup defense versus Honduras (Lineups)



The United States men’s national team will clinch a berth in the 2017 Confederations Cup in (for now) Russia if it can take home the Gold Cup for a second successive tournament.

[ FOLLOW LIVE: USMNT vs. Honduras ]

That title defense begins on Tuesday in Frisco, Texas, with a 9:30 p.m. ET kickoff against Honduras. Our own Andy Edwards is on the scene. Follow him for updates from the scene.

Michael Bradley assumes the captain’s armband from Clint Dempsey and will earn cap No. 100 for his career in the Gold Cup.

Ventura Alvarado has held off Omar Gonzalez for the second center back’s position in the tournament, while Clint Dempsey is up top with Jozy Altidore. Gyazi Zardes and DeAndre Yedlin will support Michael Bradley in the midfield, sitting atop Kyle Beckerman.


United States: Guzan; Johnson, Brooks, Alvarado, Chandler; Beckerman, Zardes, Bradley, Yedlin; Altidore, Dempsey. Subs: Gonzalez, Morales, Johannsson, Diskerud, Bedoya, Rimando, Garza, Ream, Evans, Wondolowski, Zusi, Yarbrough.

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