Yunus Musah Becomes Youngest USMNT World Cup Starter

Yunus Musah Becomes Youngest USMNT World Cup Starter originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

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Yunus Musah, a 19-year-old midfielder from New York, will be the youngest player ever to start a game for the United States men’s national team in the World Cup.

The USMNT released their starting lineup on Monday ahead of their opener against Wales with the young and healthy Musah on the list.

Musah is surely a breakout star to watch for throughout the tournament.

Coming out of Arsenal’s youth academy, the soon-to-be 20-year-old has played for Valencia in La Liga for the last three years and has transitioned from a right-footed right winger to a box-to-box center midfielder who primarily operates on the right-hand side.

The change of position has helped Musah’s development all because of his tremendous skills that include both speed and exceptional dribbling in tight spaces.

The U.S. is scheduled to take on Wales in a Group B showdown on Monday at 2 p.m. ET. Be sure to catch the action.