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Northern Ireland vs. USA | How to watch, stream and follow | 2021 International Friendly

2021 International Friendly
United States vs. Northern Ireland
Windsor Park – Belfast
March 28 – 12:05 PM ET


After a thorough win over Jamaica Wednesday in Austria, the US men's national team will look to remain unbeaten in 2021 when they take on Northern Ireland in Belfast Sunday.

Sergiño Dest scored a banger for his first USMNT goal, Brendan Aaronson doubled the lead and Sebastian Lletget struck for a late brace to pace the USMNT over the Reggae Boyz. While there are higher profile players on the team, including Christian Pulisic, who made his long-awaited return to the international stage, it was Lletget of the LA Galaxy who stole the show. 

"I got a lot of questions this week about Sebastian Lletget and what do I see in Sebastian Lletget," USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter said after the match. "And I think his performance spoke for itself tonight, for sure. Really, really good player, really technical player, reads the game well and is able to arrive in the penalty box and finish his opportunities."

Now the USMNT shift their focus to a first meeting against Northern Ireland in 70 years. Ian Baraclough's side are looking to bounce back from a 2-0 defeat to Italy in a World Cup qualifier in Parma Wednesday. They are winless in their last 11 matches dating back to a 3-2 victory over the Czech Republic on Oct. 14, 2019, though Northern Ireland did advance in the UEFA Euro 2020 Path B playoff semifinals on penalty kicks against Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Northern Ireland won the only previous meeting, 5-0, in Belfast on Aug. 11, 1948.

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Series Matchup vs. Northern Ireland

  • United States: 0 wins, 0 goals
  • Northern Ireland: 1 win, 5 goals
  • 0 draws


  • Referee: Robert Jenkins (WAL)
  • Assistant Referees: Daniel Beckett (WAL), Johnathon Bryant (WAL)
  • 4th Official: Thomas Owen (WAL)
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