How Jurgen Klinsmann's side will line up for tonight's friendly match at RFK Stadium...
Substitutes: Matt Besler, Alfredo Morales, Aron Johannsson, Mix Diskerud, Tim Howard, Danny Williams, Ventura Alvarado, Geoff Cameron, Joe Corona, Andrew Wooten
After a dismal 2015 Gold Cup campaign, the US national team will be looking to start making amends on Friday night when they take on Peru in Washington D.C. in the first of two friendly matches this month.
Jurgen Klinsmann’s men finished in a disappointing fourth-place at CONCACAF’s showpiece tournament this summer – their worst performance since 2000 – and now face a one-off play-off match against bitter rivals Mexico on 10 October to determine who qualifies for the 2017 Confederations Cup.
The game against Los Incas and next week’s clash with Brazil will serve as warm-up fixtures for that crucial showdown and Klinsmann has demanded that his squad use them both to prove a point after their recent setback.
"This is really now time for the guys to make a really strong impression that they understand the situation we're in because of what happened in the Gold Cup," he told USSoccer.com earlier this week. "These games are not about developing things for the future. This is about proving a point towards the Mexico game.
"The ones that were not a part of the Gold Cup need to prove they are capable of performing and this is really now about truly competing."
The USA’s meeting with Peru at RFK stadium will be the first between the pair since the hosts collected a 1-0 win in the group stage of the 2000 Gold Cup, when all-time appearance leader Cobi Jones’ bagged the game’s only goal.
The South Americans are coming off an impressive third-place finish at the recent Copa America but will be without the tournament’s joint-top goalscorer, Paulo Guerrero, who picked up a knock in the run-up to the match.
The States are also missing key men in Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey, who will both join up with the squad for the Brazil game, meaning Jozy Altidore takes on the captain's armband in a side featuring the likes of Tottenham Hotspur's DeAndre Yedlin and the fit-again Jermaine Jones.