World Cup Perspectives – Chileshe Chitulangoma, Med City FC

Chileshe Chitulangoma is a standout for both Med City FC and the U.S. Men’s Para National Team.  

Earlier this year the Rochester, Minnesota midfielder traveled to Salou, Barcelona, Spain to compete in the 2022 IFCPF World Cup.  Chitulangoma had the opportunity to play against the likes of Iran, Australia, the Netherlands, Ukraine, and Brazil during the competition.  

Who is your favorite player in the U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT)?

Gio Reyna

Who are the USMNT players that fans should watch for? Why?

Brendan Aaronson always brings tons of energy and passion and has quickly risen through the ranks from MLS to the Premier League.  I think Gio Reyna is the player with the most potential on the team.  He is very technical and calm on the ball.  Christian Pulisic is one of the most experienced players on the squad although he is still young.  He is very quick and is a great dribbler.  We will need him to perform in order to go through.  Weston McKennie always brings physicality to matches and can change a match by himself.

What are your expectations for the USMNT in the World Cup?

I expect a top two finish in the group and would like to see us reach the quarterfinals.

What is your prediction for the U.S. vs. Wales? England? Iran?

U.S. vs. Wales – 1-1 Draw

U.S. vs. England – 1-2 Loss

U.S. vs. Iran – 2-0 Win

What does the U.S. need to focus on to succeed at the World Cup?

We need to play to the strengths of our best players because they are game changers. 


Photo Credit: U.S. Soccer


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