Since the game falls outside of a FIFA international window, head coach Dragan Stojković couldn’t summon a full-strength squad that’d contain 2022 World Cup stars like Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic and Ajax midfielder Dusan Tadic.
Instead, it’s a domestic-heavy group (alongside an MLS trio) that’s light on experience after Оrlovi finished bottom of Group G in Qatar. Serbia, no. 29 in the post-tournament FIFA World Rankings, have made three of the past four World Cups.
USMNT caretaker manager Anthony Hudson, an assistant coach during the Gregg Berhalter era, is expected to name the Yanks’ first post-World Cup roster (with a heavy MLS presence) in the coming days. They’ll also face Colombia on Jan. 28 in a friendly at Dignity Health Sports Park, home of the LA Galaxy.