United States vs Germany: International friendly team news, preview

Mats Hummels could be in contention to feature for Germany on Saturday. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
Mats Hummels could be in contention to feature for Germany on Saturday. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images) /

Five Borussia Dortmund players could be in action as Germany go up against the United States in Connecticut on Saturday.

The Julian Nagelsmann era gets underway for the Germany national team on Saturday as they take on the United States. The former RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich head coach will look to get off to a strong start and build some momentum ahead of next summer’s European Championship on home soil.

It will be interesting to see how Germany line up for Nagelsmann’s first game in charge. Mats Hummels could be in line for his first national team appearance since Euro 2020 after being included in the squad.

Germany will likely have to make do without Joshua Kimmich, who is sidelined with a cold. So Niklas Süle could be an option for the right-back role, while Niclas Füllkrug is expected to play as the number nine. The in-form Leroy Sané will likely start on the right wing, with Florian Wirtz and Jamal Musiala also set to feature in attack.

Gregg Berhalter is back in the United States dugout and will hope to lead his side to victory against Germany on Saturday. Gio Reyna is unlikely to be deemed fit enough to start, but there is plenty of experience in the USMNT ranks.

With Tyler Adams sidelined, former Borussia Dortmund midfielder Lennard Maloney could get some minutes on Saturday. Christian Pulisic will likely lead the USMNT attack, with Folarin Balogun set to start alongside him. Weston McKennie and Yunus Musah are expected to feature in the middle of the park, with Gladbach’s Joe Scally also in contention to play.

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USMNT vs Germany: Expected Lineups

United States: Turner – Scally, Ream, Richards, Dest – Musah, De la Torre, McKennie – Weah, Pulisic – Balogun

Germany: Ter Stegen – Süle, Rüdiger, Hummels, Gosens – Gündoğan, Goretzka – Sané, Musiala, Wirtz – Füllkrug