USMNT head coach Greg Berhalter certainly won’t jump to that conclusion before Group B games begin.
“I think Wales are underrepresented, at least for the American media. If you look at their team, it’s basically a Premier League team.”
Wales are back in the World Cup after 64 years and are 19th in the latest FIFA World Rankings. By comparison, the USMNT is his 15th, with little difference between the UEFA and Concacaf nations.
Beyond statistics, Berhalter has the utmost respect for manager Rob Page’s group of talents.
“We have Daniel James, who scored against Manchester United the other day. gareth baleBen Davis.
James and Wilson will play alongside USMNT defenders Tim Ream and Anthony ‘Jedi’ Robinson at Fulham, who are back in the Premier League. Meanwhile, Moore (Bournemouth) and Williams (Nottingham Forest) are also in the top flight for England.
And of course the Welsh Talisman LAFC Former Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale.he just scored Legendary Overtime Equalizer at this year’s MLS Cup Philadelphia Unioneventually Black & Gold won on penalty kicks.
“For me, it’s a really good team, a formidable team. They’ve played international competition before and they know what it’s like. So, it’s going to be a very difficult game.It’s going to be a difficult game.”
With several players in the top 5 leagues, the USMNT is expecting a dogfight. They definitely don’t underestimate the Dragons.
“I think they’re going to be a very competitive team. I know we’ll definitely be in the fight at the start of next Monday night,” said Verhalter.