What you need to know about Wales, the USA’s first World Cup opponent

Quick Hits
  • The United States men’s national team plays its first game of the World Cup on Monday against Gareth Bale and Wales

  • Here’s what you need to know about Wales ahead of Monday’s game

The United States play their first game of the World Cup on Monday against Wales. To help us learn more about Wales ahead of their matchup with the U.S., I chatted with Michael Pearlman, who works for BBC Sport Wales, on The Backheeled Show.

Michael gave me the rundown on Wales. He filled me in on their key players, how Robert Page wants his team to play, and so much more.

You can listen to the episode down below or follow the show wherever you get your podcasts.

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