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FOLLOW LIVE: USMNT takes on Peru in important tune-up match (Lineups)

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The United States is in action tonight at RFK Stadium, where the USMNT takes on Peru in a very important match for Jurgen Klinsmann’s men. Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.

While the game is technically a friendly, with just more than a month until the CONCACAF playoff match against Mexico, it is crucial that the U.S. puts in a good performance in Washington D.C. tonight.

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Klinsmann is on the hot-seat after a disappointing showing in the Gold Cup, and tonight’s match against Peru is an opportunity for players to prove they should be in the lineup against Mexico in October.

Make sure to follow @JPW_NBCSports and myself @KyleLynchFC for live updates throughout the match, and check back with ProSoccerTalk for complete post-match recaps, reactions and analysis.

For the starting lineup, Klinsmann has chosen to go with a 4-4-2 formation, with Omar Gonzalez and John Brooks playing as the center-backs. Tim Ream gets a much-deserved start in the defense, but Stoke City’s Geoff Cameron is a notable absence from the back line.

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DeAndre Yedlin and Gyasi Zardes give the U.S. loads of speed on the wings, with Jermaine Jones returning to the center of midfield after a lengthy absence due to injury. Up top, its Jozy Altidore and Bobby Wood.


USMNT: Guzan, Orozco, Gonzalez, Brooks, Ream, Yedlin, Jones, Bedoya, Zardes, Wood, Altidore.
Subs: Howard, Besler, Alvarado, Cameron, Morales, Diskerud, Williams, Corono, Johannsson, Wooten

Peru: Gallese, Advincula, Zambrano, Ascues, Vargas, Lobaton, Ballon, Cueva, Farfan, Carrillo, Chavez