Confirmed U.S. national team starting lineup vs Trinidad and Tobago. Gregg Berhalter didn’t deploy his strongest possible lineup in the U.S. national team’s Gold Cup opener against Guyana, but we should see the Americans trot out a first-choice group for Saturday night’s match against Trinidad and Tobago.Forward Jozy Altidore is expected to get the nod at striker after being rested in the Gold Cup opener, with Gyasi Zardes taking a seat after scoring a fortuitous goal in the 4-0 win against Guyana. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Weston McKennie looked to be a question mark after suffering a hamstring injury against Guyana, but Berhalter said on Friday that McKennie was healthy and available for selection. Berhalter could choose to rest McKennie as a precaution, with Cristian Roldan the player most likely to step in for the Schalke midfielder.Another question mark for the USMNT lineup is in central defense, where Matt Miazga could step in for Walker Zimmerman, who earned the start next to Aaron Long against Guyana. Miazga’s last Gold Cup start came in 2017, also in Cleveland, when he scored the vital goal in a 3-0 USMNT victory that helped the Americans win their group.The rest of the U.S. lineup should look similar to the group that defeated Guyana, with Tyler Boyd and Paul Arriola reprising their roles on the wings, with Cristian Pulisic working as an attacking midfielder on the left side of the dual-10 setup in Berhalter’s system. Michael Bradley is still working his way back to full fitness, but should get the nod as the defensive midfielder against Trinidad and Tobago after having his minutes limited against Guyana. Bradley, Pulisic and Altidore would give the Americans three players who were in the starting lineup in the 2017 World Cup qualifying loss to the Soca Warriors. Omar Gonzalez also started in the 2017 loss, but is unlikely to get the nod on Saturday. Nick Lima should earn the start at right back, where he posted another solid showing in the win against Guyana. Tim Ream is the projected starter at left back, and could also function as a left-sided central defender if Berhalter decided to experiment with a three-centerback setup in the 5-4-1 system we saw from the Americans in the pre-Gold Cup friendly against Jamaica.
Hundreds of indigenous and non-indigenous rowers arrive by canoe in Manhattan en route to the UN Headquarters in New York City to mark World Indigenous Day. (UN Department of Public Information/Julie Snell-James) This year’s International Day aims to highlight the importance of honouring agreements between States, their citizens and indigenous peoples, emphasizing the principles of friendship, cooperation and peace.The paddlers started their journey on 28 July, near Albany, New York, to travel 140 miles down the Hudson River to New York City, side-by-side in two lines, in honour of the first treaty concluded in 1613 between Dutch immigrants and the Haudenosaunee (a confederacy of six nations, with its seat in the Onondaga nation in New York state). The treaty, called the Two Row Wampum, emphasized the principles of friendship, cooperation and peace, and formed the basis for all subsequent indigenous peoples’ treaties with the English and the United States. “Our ancestors made this great agreement on our behalf 400 years ago,” noted Hickory Edwards, the lead paddler for the Onondaga Nation. “Now is the time for us to think about the people living in the next 400 years.”After arriving in Manhattan, the rowers made their way over to UN Headquarters to attend an event featuring, among others, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Assistant Secretary-General Shamshad Akhtar, and Paul Kanyinke Sena, Chair of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. “More than 200-strong, you have travelled thousands of miles to honour the 1613 Two Row Wampum treaty,” Mr. Ban told the rowers, adding that such consensual agreements enable better understanding of the views and values of indigenous peoples. The rowers also travelled on horseback to reach New York, in honour of the first treaty concluded in 1613 between Dutch immigrants and the Haudenosaunee. (UN Department of Public Information/Julie Snell-James) ‹ › “They are essential for protecting and promoting rights and establishing the political vision and necessary frameworks for different cultures to coexist in harmony,” he stated.“The Two Row is the oldest and is the grandfather of all subsequent treaties,” said Chief Oren Lyons from the Onondaga Nation, who has represented the Haudenosaunee at the UN and elsewhere and participated in today’s event. “It set a relationship of equity and peace. This campaign is to remind people of the importance of the agreements.”There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in some 90 countries around the world. Practicing unique traditions, they retain social, cultural, economic and political characteristics that are distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live. In 2007, the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which recognizes their right to self-determination and their right to freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.The Declaration also affirms the need to respect and promote the rights of indigenous peoples affirmed in treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements with States. “It is up to all of us to make sure that such arrangements are honoured,” said Mr. Sena. “This is what our brothers and sisters of the Haudenosaunee peoples are doing by paddling for miles along the Hudson River. “This is a message of peace and unity among all peoples,” he added. The treaty, called the Two Row Wampum, emphasized the principles of friendship, cooperation and peace, and formed the basis for all subsequent indigenous peoples’ treaties with the English and the United States. (UN Department of Public Information/Julie Snell-James)