Teams: LA Galaxy, Armenian NT, USMNT
The Greece game is the one to look for, if we can get a score or two it'll be huge as they are solid on that end, and also, the biggest key will also be our defense/mids handling the counter-attacks. I'm going to say Greeks sneak out a 2-1 victory.
Now, the Kazakhstan game, should be one where we play 2 keepers and let Roman sit out to try to develop some talent as we should not have many issues with them. They did have a decent draw against Austria but that's about it. Anything less than 2-0 victory and controlling about 60% of the possession will be pretty disappointing. I mean, if we can beat Canada 3-0, we should dominate the Kazakhs by a comfortable margin, even with a B-Squad.
I know this thread doesn't include the Belarus game, but pretty hyped up for that one as well. They had a decent qualifying campaign as well with a draw against the French and even Romania. They also lost 1-0 in Bosnia due to a late goal by the Bosnian side. On the flipside, they have been atrocious in friendlies minus the draw against Libya. 2-0 to Poland and a draw against Moldova is just smh. They have 2 friendlies ahead of the game against us, as we do ahead of the game against them, against Azerbaijan and Lithuania. Should be interesting to see how they do then. Expecting a nice 2-0 victory here as well.
It'll be key during these friendlies to try to shore up our back 1/3 of the squad and try to get chemistry between Yura, Aras, Mkhitaryan and Pizzelli on the pitch.