The United States team faced their last friendly before the semifinals of the Concacaf Nations League against their counterpart from Honduras, where they will try to raise the bar for North American football in that competition.
However, before the international tournament of teams, the combined Stars and Stripes failed against Switzerland on European soil, falling 2-1 with notable absences such as Zack Steffen and Christian Pulisic. Precisely, Weston McKennie spoke about the recent UEFA Champions League winner and what he represents for the USMNT.
The young star of the Juventus of Turin said that the winning mentality of "Captain America" will be fundamental for the aspirations of the Americans to reach the final, and why not, the title in a possible final against Mexico.
"Having Christian (Pulisic) back healthy and after winning the Champions League, I think it's very important," McKennie said at a post-match press conference against Switzerland. "When someone wins a trophy, it helps the group realize that we want to have a winning mentality", he continued.
Let us remember that the United States will battle against the Central American rival mentioned above, on June 3 for the semifinals of the Concacaf Nations League. Then, during the month of July another more than interesting test will arrive for those led by Gregg Berhalter: The 2021 Gold Cup has to be held on North American soil.