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HIGHLIGHTS: Tim Weah scores for USMNT, Wales ties 1-1 after Gareth Bale penalty kick

USA draws its first match against Wales. USMNT will take on England next on Black Friday.

FRISCO, Texas — It's game day, America! 

The United States men's national team (USMNT) kicks off its World Cup slate against Wales at 1 p.m. CST. 

Millions of eyes from around the world will be on Qatar through the television screen. Throughout Dallas-Fort Worth, soccer fans will be able to watch the highly-anticipated group stage matches at watch parties. Here's a list of places to watch.

WFAA's Paul Livengood will be giving live updates from FC Dallas' watch party at Toyota Stadium in Frisco. There are plenty of ties to this USMNT from the FC Dallas club. Jesus Ferreira, Weston McKennie and Kellyn Acosta have all come up through the academy and will don the red white and blue in the World Cup.

Winning this first match is crucial for the USMNT's chances to advance to the knockout round. Teams that win their first match in group play have advanced to the next stage nearly 84% of the time. Teams that draw in their first match advance nearly 59% of the time. Teams that lose in their first match have advanced only 11% of the time.

USMNT will bring the tournament's youngest squad and look to advance out of the group stage after not qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The US team was defeated by Belgium, 2-1, in the Round of 16 in the 2014 World Cup.

Follow live updates from US-Wales game below: 

FINAL: USA 1, Wales 1

2nd half:

90th minute + 5 (stoppage time):  Wales' Joe Morrell replaces Ethan Ampadu 

90th minute + 2 (stoppage time): Wales' Sorba Thomas subs on for Harry Wilson.

87th minute: Jordan Morris subs on for Tim Weah.

81st minute: Gareth Bale ties the game with a goal on a penalty kick. USA 1, Wales 1.

74th minute: USA subs Deandre Yedlin, Plano native Kellyn Acosta and Haji Wright on for Sergino Dest, Josh Sargent and Yunus Musah.

65th minute: Brenden Aaronson subs on for Weston McKennie.

51st minute: Tim Ream for USA has been given a yellow card.

46th minute: We have started the second half.

Halftime Score: USA 1, Wales 0

1st half:

45th minute + 2 (stoppage time): Chris Mepham from Wales is shown the yellow card.

39th minute: Wales forward Gareth Bale is given a yellow card.

35th minute: Tim Weah scores the first goal for the US on an assist from Christian Pulisic. USA leads 1-0.

13th minute: Weston McKennie is given a yellow card.

10th minute: Sergino Dest is given a yellow card.

9th minute: Josh Sargent nearly scores a header, but it was saved.

1st minute: We are underway at the World Cup! 


The starting lineups are out for the game. Here is the starting XI for the US: 

Goalkeeper: Matt Turner

Defenders: Sergino Dest, Walker Zimmerman, Tim Ream, Antonee Robinson

Midfield: Yunus Musah, Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams (C) 

Forwards: Christian Pulisic, Josh Sargent, Tim Weah

Here is the starting XI for Wales: 

At the watch party at FC Dallas' Toyota Stadium, home of the National Soccer Hall of Fame, the four Women's World Cup trophies won by the US were on display: 

The men's team has never won the World Cup. The best finish the US has ever had was third place in the inaugural World Cup in 1930. Their latest finish was the Round of 16 in 2014.

  • 1930: 3rd place
  • 1934: Group stage
  • 1950: Group stage
  • 1990: Group stage
  • 1994: Round of 16
  • 1998: Group stage
  • 2002: Quarterfinals 
  • 2006: Group stage
  • 2010: Round of 16
  • 2014: Round of 16
  • 2022: ???

What to know about USA-Wales pregame

US and Wales will kick off from Qatar (locally) at 10 p.m., which is 1 p.m. CST here in Texas. 

The World Cup in Qatar was moved to November due to the extreme heat experienced in the summer months, when the World Cup is historically held. The temperature in Qatar at kickoff between US and Wales (remember it is 10 p.m. there) is expected to be 72 degrees with a 9 mph wind, according to The Weather Channel.

What to know about the World Cup

Here is a viewer's guide to the World Cup. Here is a breakdown of the U.S. men's national team group stage opponents. Here is a look at the USMNT roster and its ties to North Texas

For more World Cup coverage on WFAA.com, click here

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