United States coach Gregg Berhalter believes increased intensity can help his struggling team bounce back against Canada in their crucial CONCACAF Nations League clash in Florida on Friday.
Christian Pulisic was set to play for the United States against Canada and Cuba but the Chelsea star is out with a hip problem.
Netherlands-born teenager Sergino Dest was named in the United States squad for upcoming CONCACAF Nations League qualifiers on Monday for the first time since rejecting overtures from the country of his birth.
Sergino Dest recently pledged his allegiance to the United States and is in line to make his competitive debut later this month.
Weston McKennie scored a hat trick as the United States opened their CONCACAF Nations League campaign in style, thrashing Cuba 7-0 on Friday.
Capped by the United States last month, Sergino Dest could yet pledge his international allegiance to Netherlands.
After scoring his first international hat-trick, Lautaro Martinez revelled in his display for Argentina against Mexico.
The draw for the new CONCACAF competition took place this Thursday. All of the teams have been put into groups and three of them, especially, catch the eye because they are completely unheard of. British Virgin Islands, Montserrat and the island of Bonaire.