The United States got their World Cup preparations off to a poor start as they fell to a 2-0 defeat against Japan in Dusseldorf, Germany, in the first of two warm-up games before they travel to Qatar.
Daichi Kamada scored in the 24th minute while Kaoru Mitoma added another late on to leave manager Gregg Berhalter with plenty of issues. His side failed to register a shot on target for the first time in 15 matches.
Berhalter’s team were without their talisman Christian Pulisic after it was announced before kickoff that the Chelsea forward had sustained a knock in training with the national side.
The U.S. men’s national team suffered a 2-0 loss to an organized Japan team in Germany on Friday in its penultimate friendly ahead of the World Cup.https://t.co/8sxMTj0sIF
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) September 23, 2022