Wales were dangerous on the counter during the first half, but will look to tighten up defensively heading into the second period and deny their opponents the opportunity to enjoy good spells of possession.
Honours even at the Liberty Stadium, where it is goalless between Wales and USA. The Americans have carried the greater threat so far, with their vibrant young side causing plenty of problems for the Welsh. However, they will be hoping not to regret being unable to turn their positive spells into goals.
45′ + 1′ HALF-TIME: WALES 0-0 USA
44′ Both sides still searching for the breakthrough as the clock ticks down towards half-time. Will the deadlock be broken before the break?
42′ Wales are unbeaten in seven at home – winning six and drawing once. The Dragons last went eight without defeat on home soil between October 2013 and October 2015. They were then under the stewardship of Chris Coleman, who would go on to guide them to the semi-finals of the 2016 European Championship.
39′ A good turn of pace from Matondo, who gets away from Dest down the left wing. His eventual cross deflects behind for a corner, which is dealt with by the visitors.
37′ The Stars and Stripes have won just one of their last seven games against British nations. That came courtesy of a 5-1 success against Scotland in May 2012.
35′ Barcelona’s de la Fuente is one of three debutants starting for USA today. With a maximum of six substitutions permitted, Berhalter could potentially hand out nine debuts in this game. That would be a record for the men’s national team.
33′ CHANCE! A let-off for Wales! Levitt tries to be too clever and his casual backpass is seized upon by de la Fuente, who holds off the challenge of Lawrence. However, with just Ward to beat, the Barcelona striker blazes wildly over the crossbar.
31′ A first shot on goal for Wales as Lawrence tries his luck from distance. There is plenty of power in his effort, but Steffen is equal to it.
30′ Following injury to Wayne Hennessey in the Nations League win over Bulgaria last month, the Welsh number one shirt is very much up for grabs. Often the understudy to the Crystal Palace goalkeeper, Ward will know that today is an opportunity to stake his claim for a regular starting berth with the Dragons.
28′ Danger for Wales as Ward is unable to gather Lletget’s free-kick. The ball breaks for Brooks but, fortunately for the hosts, their blushes are spared by the offside flag.
26′ Wilson looks to set Wales moving on the counter. He clips an attempted through ball towards Moore, but Brooks reads the situation well and intervenes accordingly.
23′ Fulham defender Robinson is one of two British-based players in the US starting line-up today. The other is skipper Steffen, who currently plies his trade with Manchester City.
21′ The American full-backs are enjoying plenty of license to get forward here. On this occasion, Robinson advances down the left before delivering a cross, but an unchallenged Ward gathers.
19′ At the other end, a clever through ball from Smith sends Matondo on his way. The winger shows great strength to shrug off the challenge of Robinson, but his eventual cross is deflected away for a corner. USA deal with the subsequent delivery.
17′ A good switch of play from McKennie finds an unmarked Dest on the right flank. He feeds the ball towards Reyna in the box, but Wales just about manage to scramble it away.
15′ Wales taking a couple of extra touches on the ball under pressure from the high American press. However, the Dragons can relax for a moment as Gunter is fouled.
13′ A brief concern for Wales as Moore stays down following an aerial challenge with Brooks. The centre-forward endured a heavy landing, but takes a moment to collect himself and is soon back on his feet.
11′ Wilson delivers a deep corner that is met by Moore at the far post, but the Cardiff City striker is unable to direct his header towards goal.
10′ The hosts slowly playing their way into the contest. Following neat play down the right, it takes a strong block from McKennie to prevent Roberts from delivering the ball into the box.
8′ Wales are also looking to continue an impressive run of form. The Dragons have lost just one of their last 11 games; that was the 3-0 defeat by England last month.
6′ This may be the Americans’ first game since February, but they certainly bring good form into the contest. Berhalter’s side have won each of their last three matches with an aggregate score of 9-1.
4′ Another neat move by the visitors sees Dest play in Musah down the right. Fortunately for Wales, Lawrence is alert to the danger and able to block his attempted cross.
3′ A very positive start by this young American team, who quickly settle into their rhythm and confidently knock the ball around. The style of play they will be looking to impose on this contest is already obvious.
1′ Scotland’s Nicholas Walsh is our referee today. He blows his whistle and USA get us underway!
The teams are coming out onto the field. Kick-off is moments away but first, the national anthems…
The Liberty Stadium – home of Championship side Swansea City – is the venue for today’s game. It is the first time the stadium has staged on international fixture since March 2013, when Wales were beaten 2-1 by Croatia.
With an average age of 22 years 48 days, Gregg Berhalter names the fourth-youngest starting XI in the history of the USA men’s national team. There are debuts for all three forwards in Giovanni Reyna, Yunus Musah and Konrad de la Fuente. Goalkeeper Zack Steffen wears the captain’s armband for the third time. Sebastian Lletget is the only MLS-based player in the squad.
Robert Page takes charge of Wales today in the absence of Ryan Giggs. The Dragons’ under-21s coach handed a 98th international cap to Chris Gunter, who skippers the side. With their crucial Nations League double-header just around the corner, there are also opportunities for the likes of James Lawrence, Dylan Levitt and Rabbi Matondo to stake their claims for regular starting berths. There is plenty of quality on the bench in the shape of Daniel James, David Brooks and Jonny Williams.
SUBS: Ethan Horvath, Nicholas Gioacchini, Richard Ledezma, Tim Ream, Ebeguowen Otasowie, Chris Richards, Johnny Cardoso, Sebastian Soto, Reggie Cannon, Ulysses Llanez, Timothy Weah, Chituru Odunze.
USA (4-3-3): Zack Steffen (captain); Sergino Dest, Matt Miazga, John Brooks, Antonee Robinson; Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie, Sebastian Lletget; Yunus Musah, Gio Reyna, Konrad de la Fuente.
SUBS: Tom King, Neco Williams, Ben Davies, Joe Rodon, David Brooks, Jonny Williams, Ethan Ampadu, Joe Morrell, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Daniel James, Josh Sheehan, Brennan Johnson.
WALES (4-2-3-1): Danny Ward; Chris Gunter (captain), James Lawrence, Tom Lockyer, Connor Roberts; Matt Smith, Dylan Levitt; Rabbi Matondo, Harry Wilson, Tom Lawrence; Kieffer Moore.
Today marks the first meeting between the nations since May 2003. The Stars and Stripes were 2-0 winners in California thanks to goals from Landon Donovan and Eddie Lewis.
A very warm welcome to everyone joining us for the international friendly between Wales and USA at the Liberty Stadium!