The United States men’s national team will open their 2007 Copa American campaign against Argentina on Thursday night in Venezuela. It will mark the U.S. third appearance in the South American regional championship, having playing in 1993 and 1995 as well.
The U.S. has played Argentina seven times in their history, holding a lifetime record of 2-5-0 against the South American juggernaut and will be facing a difficult task if they are to improve their record.
With the focus on winning the Gold Cup, Bob Bradley expected to take an inexperienced crew to the tournament. There are 16 players on the roster who have 10 caps or less. Fourteen players are under the age of 25, with Eddie Gaven representing the team’s youngest at 20 years old.
There are three members of the group who are entering their first-ever camp with the MNT and will be in search of their first cap: Colorado Rapids forward Hercules Gomez, FC Dallas midfielder Drew Moor and Toronto FC defender Marvell Wynne
Despite the youth on the field, the Red, White and Blue has veteran Kasey Keller between the sticks. The Borussia Moenchengladbach player earned his 100th cap in his last outing and is the only player to appear in a Copa America.
The match will be broadcast live at 8:30 p.m. ET on GolTV and Telefutura. Fans can also follow all the action live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker.