With wounded, wounded, troubles while traveling and a new team in Eliminatorias, Uruguay will take the stage tonight in Las Vegas in the second phase of the road to China 2019 to none other than the United States.
The opponent in turn, in the previous, is a number of steps above the Celeste, which on the contrary will not have its main characters, but the possibility that different young players can be shown in a game of demand that can serve and Much reflect on the future.
"Not every day there is a chance to play for Eliminatorias with Uruguay and the United States, which, in addition to not presenting the Dream Team, has a team of important figures that can be unequal at any time. that it is also used as an experience for the youngest and as a level requirement for the rest of the team, "said Uruguayan coach Marcelo Signorelli.
In this line, Uruguay will have Diego García, Mauro Zubiaurre, Nicolás Catalá, Federico Pereiras, Joaquín Rodriguez, Emiliano Serres, Sebastián Vazquez, Gonzalo Iglesias, Hernando Caceres, Sebastián Izaguirre, Kiril Wachsmann and Hatila Passos available for today.
In the meantime, together with Javier Isis, they are working in Montevideo on the players who did not travel with the intention to direct all the batteries for Monday to Mexico in the Palacio Peñarol: Luciano Parodi, Bruno Fitipaldo and Esteban Batista.
Taking into account the victims, Signorelli planned this double date by setting the meeting against Mexico next Monday at 7.15 pm in the Palacio Peñarol to close it.
"We did not come to Las Vegas, we know we have to be competitive and that is what we are aiming for. It is going to be a very difficult match because the opponent has a selection in the previous one that is superior to ours. therefore, there is the thorn in the way of the team's performance against Argentina and we have to clean up the picture, show another game and try to make a good paper, "explained the technician.
On the other hand, Jeff Van Gundy, coach of the United States, defined the 12 that will be on the line today from 11 pm in Uruguay (Directv Sports live television on channels 615, 1615 HD and Play) in Las Vegas. Bryce Alford (Oklahoma City Blue), Dwayne Bacon (Charlotte Hornets), Henry Ellenson (Detroit Pistons), Reggie Hearn (Grand Rapids Drive), Isaiah Hicks (New York Knicks), Dakari Johnson (free agent), Frank Mason III (Sacramento Kings) , Ben Moore (Fort Wayne Mad Ants), Chasson Randle (Capital City Go-Go), Travis Trice (Milwaukee Bucks), Jameel Warney (Texas Legends) and Derrick White (San Antonio Spurs). Six of them are the current NBA and for Uruguay it will be a tough confrontation at the start of the second phase of qualifying for the World Cup in China.
As Signorelli says, "the court is the one who speaks", but Uruguay knows that today it will be a very demanding test.