Live From Lima: Bronze Scouting Report - USMNT vs. Chile

Aug. 09, 2019, 8:01 p.m. (ET)

As a lead up to tomorrow’s Pan American Games (PAG) match-up, here are a few details you’ll want to know before the starting whistle.

Game Day: Saturday, August 10, 2019

Time: 4:00 p.m. ET

Live Stream: WatchESPN.com

Opponent: Chile

FIH World Ranking: 28

2015 Pan American Games Finish: 3

Current Pan American Games Record: 4-0-2

Last Time USA Played Opponent: Most recently, No. 24 USA defeated No. 28 Chile in the 2017 Pan American Cup in Lancaster, Pa. in preliminary pool play. Goals by Deegan Huisman (Almere, The Netherlands) and Aki Kaeppeler (Stuttgart, Germany) added to the 3-1 win for the red, white and blue. A few months prior, the two teams battled until the end of regulation and went to a shootout to decide the winner at the 2017 FIH Hockey World League Round 2 in Trinidad and Tobago. The USMNT came from behind late in the game to answer to Chile’s two-goal lead. Paul Singh (Moorpark, Calif.) contributed with the first as well as a shootout goal. Ajai Dhadwal (Agoura Hills, Calif.) also scored a shootout goal to secure the win for USA. 

What You Need to Know: Chile has found success in Lima as they enter the bronze medal game. Their 2019 PAG record boasts four dominant wins and two losses to higher-ranked opponents, Argentina and Canada. In their most recent match against Canada, Chile fought until the end, finding an equalizer late into the fourth quarter. Canada answered back with the go-ahead goal a minute later, knocking Chile out of contention to win gold. 

The USMNT will look to walk away with bronze following a tough match against No. 4 Argentina. They managed to keep Los Leones to the least amount of goals they scored in a match in the tournament with their team defensive effort. Looking ahead to Chile, it should be another good test for USA to compete against a strong opponent. 

Chile Roster:

#    Name Caps
1
 Agustin Araya (GK)  11
3    Juan Amoroso  44
4    Pablo Purcell  64
5    Adrian Henriquez (GK)  115
6    Vicente Goni  36
8    Fernando Renz  59
9    Jose Maldonado  77
10    Martin Rodriguez  157
11    Ricardo Achondo  100
13    Andres Pizarro  21
14    Sven Richter  136
15    Jose Hurtado  31
16    Javier Osses  10
17    Felipe Renz  40
28
 Nils Strabucchi  15
30    Axel Troncoso  36
31    Franco Becerra  29
32    Nicolas Renz  76
       
    Head Coach: Jorge Dabanch  
    Assistant Coach: Emiliano Monteleone  
    Manager: Guillermo Schickendantz  


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