LEEDS UNITED manager Jesse Marsch shows his loyalty ahead of the World Cup.
Just days before kick-off in Qatar, the American has announced he will be rooting for the USMNT at the end of November, even if they play England.
Marsch, 49, acknowledged that “everyone is very excited” when the USA and England meet and said he will be watching and cheering for his home country.
However, he believes it will be a tough game for the USA and victory would require nothing less than their best.
He explained about NBC sports: “I know it takes their absolute best performance to have a chance.
“But I think one of the things that’s uniquely American is that sense of fearlessness. And we almost thrive and enjoy the moments when things are at their most difficult and when everyone expects us to lose.”
Gregg Berhalter named the USMNT’s squad on Wednesday, and among a number of UK players, two marches were particularly familiar.
Midfielder Tyler Adams, who signed for Leeds in the summer for around $24m, has become a regular this season with 12 Premier League appearances so far.
Fellow midfielder Brenden Aaronson also signed with Marsch’s side in the summer for an undisclosed fee and he too has become an automatic starter.
He has scored one goal in his thirteen games in the Premier League.
England and USA will face off in Group B alongside Wales and Iran.
Berhalter and Gareth Southgate’s teams meet at Al Bayt Stadium on November 25.
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