September 25, 2015 SEATTLE CEREMONY
Hall of Famers to be inducted October 3
CHICAGO - Former U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeper and four-time FIFA World Cup veteran Kasey Keller, former U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team and Major League Soccer head coach Sigi Schmid and American soccer pioneer and former Men's National Team assistant coach Glenn "Mooch" Myernick will be inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle, Washington.
September 8, 2015 NO CONTEST
Brazil crushes U.S. Men's National Team 4-1
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – For Neymar, pre-game drills were as much about stylin’ as warming up. Once the match started, though, Neymar combined style and substance in a crowd-pleasing display as Brazil crushed the U.S., 4-1, Tuesday night.
September 6, 2015 ROSTER CHANGES
Klinsmman makes moves for Tuesday's game
CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has made three changes to the roster that defeated Peru on Sept. 4 in Washington, D.C., adding Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley, Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson and Stanford University forward Jordan Morris.
September 5, 2015 INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY
USA vs. Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena Oct. 13
CHICAGO - The U.S. Men's National Team will follow up its decisive CONCACAF playoff against Mexico on Oct. 10 with another challenging match against a regional rival when it hosts 2014 FIFA World Cup quarterfinalist Costa Rica on Oct. 13 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.
Coming off a lousy performance at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, finishing in 4th place after a shootout loss to Panama at PPL Park, the Americans managed to seal a 2-1 victory over Peru in front of 28,896 fans at RFK Stadium.
July 18, 2015 QUICK WORK
Dempsey hat trick leads U.S. over Cuba 6-0
BALTIMORE -- The United States and Clint Dempsey made quick work of Cuba Saturday, striking for four goals in the opening half en route to a 6-0 win in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup at M&T Bank Stadium.
July 13, 2015 FIT TO BE TIED
U.S. Men battle Panama to 1-1 Gold Cup draw
KANSAS CITY, Kan.---Michael Bradley’s 14th career international goal gave the United States Men’s National Team a hard-fought 1-1- draw against Panama in a CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A match at Sporting Park Monday night.
July 3, 2015 TENNESSEE TUNE UP
U.S. Men rout Guatemala 4-0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The United States Men's National Team tuned up for the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 4-0 win over Guatemala in front of a Tennessee state record crowd of 44,835 at Nissan Field. The U.S. got goals from Timmy Chandler, Clint Dempsey and Chris Wondolowski, as well as a Guatemala own-goal in the lopsided win.
June 5, 2015 STUNNING COMEBACK
U.S. Men defeat Holland 4-3
AMSTERDAM - Gyasi Zardes, Danny Williams and Bobby Wood each scored their first international goals as the U.S. Men's National Team pulled of a stunning come from behind upset over No.6-ranked Netherlands 4-3 at Amsterdam Arena.
June 1, 2015 RULED OUT
Jones to miss U.S. games due to injury
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution midfielder Jermaine Jones has been ruled out of the upcoming U.S. National Team friendlies against Netherlands and Germany after suffering a left groin injury in the first half of the Revs’ 2-2 draw with the LA Galaxy Sunday night at Gillette Stadium.
May 14, 2015 HANGING UP HIS GLOVES
Friedel announces retirement from soccer
LONDON -- Former U.S. international goalkeeper Brad Friedel, who backstopped the Americans to a surprising quarterfinal finish at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, announced his retirement from the game on Thursday, effective at the end of the season.
April 23, 2015 YOUNG YANKS COAST
Injuries detract from U-23s' win over Mexico
CARSON, Calif. -- Mario Rodriguez, Christian Dean and Jordan Morris scored second-half goals, and the U.S. under-23 national team, in an early prep leading to October's CONCACAF qualifying tournament for the 2016 Olympics, romped to a 3-0 win Wednesday night over Mexico at StubHub Center.
April 12, 2015 BORDER WAR
13 MLS, 5 Liga MX players on US side for Alamodome game
CHICAGO - The United States roster for Wednesday's match in San Antonio against Mexico will have a decidedly North American flavor, with U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann calling up 13 MLS players and five players who ply their trade in Liga MX to the 22 player squad.
December 8, 2014 FOR STARTERS
USMNT to play 7 friendlies before Gold Cup
CARSON, Calif. -- Before the United States participates in the CONCACAF Gold Cup next summer, the national team will have a heavy schedule with seven games from January through June, U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati revealed at a media roundtable that was held after MLS Cup at the StubHub Center Sunday night.
November 19, 2014 IT WAS 25 YEARS AGO TODAY ...
... that the USA qualified for its 1st World Cup in 40 years
It was 25 years ago today that Paul Calgiuri scored the goal that lifted the U.S. to its first World Cup in 40 years in a 1-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago on Nov. 19, 1989. We present editor Michael Lewis's account of the U.S. qualifying for the World Cup in 1989. This story first appeared in the Nov. 23, 1989 edition of Soccer Week and is used with permission.
October 14, 2014 JOZY SCORES AT HOME
Honduras’ late goal ties US
BOCA RATON, Fla.—Jozy Altidore scored for the US and Maynor Figueroa scored late in the match as the US Men’s National Team battled to a 1-1 draw with Honduras in an international friendly in front of 14,805 fans at FAU Stadium Tuesday night.
August 28, 2014 SOME YOUNG IDEAS
Klinsmann picks a youthful roster for Czech friendly
CHICAGO - With a new World Cup cycle in place, U.S. national coach Jurgen Klinsmann already is thinking about Russia 2018. With that in mind, Klinsmann on Thursday called in six players who have no international experience at the senior level for the Americans' friendly against the Czech Republic in Prague on Sept. 9.
June 26, 2014 NO BIG LOSS
USA lose to Germany, still advance to round of 16
RECIFE, Brazil – The United States lost the battle on Thursday, but will get another opportunity to win another battle in the war. The USA dropped a 1-0 decision to Germany in its final Group G match Thursday in front of 41,876 at Arena Pernambuco, but qualified for the Round of 16 anyway by goal differential over Portugal, 2-1 winners over Ghana also on Thursday.
Only 39 seconds away from securing a spot in the knockout round of the World Cup, the United States allowed a last-gasp goal by Varela to lift Portugal into a frustrating 2-2 Group G draw on Sunday night.
June 16, 2014 GREAT START
US tops Ghana, 2-1
NATAL, Brazil -- The United States exorcised ghosts of World Cups past and put itself into a solid position to reach the second round of the World Cup in dramatic fashion on Monday night.
Jurgen Klinsmann knows it, but he’s hoping by the time the event kicks off in Brazil on June 12, that won’t be the case.
June 1, 2014 TURKISH TUNEUP
USA gets second pre-World Cup win, 2-1
HARRISON, N.J. – Fabian Johnson and Clint Dempsey scored goals as the United States recorded its second win in as many World Cup warm-up matches en route to a 2-1 victory over Turkey at Red Bull Arena Sunday afternoon.
March 19, 2014 HANGING THEM UP
Cherundolo says he’s retiring
U.S. international right back Steve Cherundolo, known as the "Mayor of Hannover" for his longevity, popularity and high standard of play, Wednesday announced his retirement from professional soccer.
March 18, 2014 BORN IN THE U.S.A.
18-year-old Green chooses U.S. over Germany
CHICAGO - Bayern Munich forward Julian Green has chosen to represent the United States in international competition and has applied for a one-time change of association to FIFA. The process is expected to be completed in the coming weeks.
March 5, 2014 A VICTORY FOR UKRAINE
2-0 win over U.S. for beleaguered country
LARNACA, Cyprus - The U.S. Men's National Team dropped a 2-0 decision against Ukraine at Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium as Andriy Yarmolenko and Marko Devic each scored a goal to hand the USA its first two-goal loss since falling 3-1 to Costa Rica in World Cup Qualifying on Sept. 6, 2013.
March 3, 2014 NEW LOOK
Nike unveils U.S. National Team kit
The U.S. National will wear a new look jersey that features a polo shirt type collar. Nike unveiled the new uniforms on Monday that the U.S. will wear during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
March 1, 2014 WITHDRAWN
Three dropped from U.S. Roster
CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team midfielders Michael Bradley and Mix Diskerud and defender Tim Ream have been withdrawn from the U.S. roster ahead of the start of training camp for the friendly against Ukraine. No replacements will be added.
February 21, 2014 NO. 1 AT THE WORLD CUP
U.S. fans snap up most tickets
The United States has the highest number of allocated tickets among visiting countries for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. A total of 125,465 tickets were distributed to the USA according to FIFA, which released the ticket allocation numbers on Friday.
February 1, 2014 WONDO MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
Earthquakes forward nets two as U.S. tops South Korea
CARSON, Calif. -- Chris Wondolowski's chances of going to Brazil appear enhanced after he netted both goals in the U.S. national team's 2-0 triumph over South Korea in Saturday's World Cup prep at StubHub Center, but it's what's behind those tallies -- rather than the goals themselves -- that's making his argument.
January 24, 2014 ROSTER CHANGES
Klinsmann makes moves ahead of S. Korea friendly
CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has finalized a 22-player roster for the last part of the January camp that will be held at the National Training Center in Carson, Calif. A total of 26 players were part of the group that began training on Jan. 7 in preparation for the match against Korea Republic on Feb. 1 at StubHub Center.
January 9, 2014 KING RICHARD
Groff named Werner Fricker award winner
CHICAGO - U.S. Adult Soccer Association President and U.S. Soccer Federation board of directors member Richard Groff was named recipient of the Werner Fricker Builder Award, it was announced on Wednesday.
January 3, 2013 GOING CAMPING
26 called to U.S. National Team
CHICAGO---U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called 26 players to Carson, Calif., for the USA's first FIFA World Cup preparation camp in 2014.
December 20, 2013 NINE MORE YEARS
Nike, U.S. Soccer renew partnership
CHICAGO---Nike and the U.S. Soccer Federation have announced a renewal of their partnership that will see the world's leading sports brand design and create the kits for the men's and women's United States teams at every level for nine more years.
FOUR MORE YEARS
Klinsmann gets new deal from U.S. Soccer
CHICAGO - The United States Soccer Federation must be happy with what head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has done with the U.S. National Team. After qualifying for the World Cup at the top of CONCACAF, and winning the Gold Cup, Klinsmann has been give a four year contract extension which will take him through 2018.
December 2, 2013 PREPARATION STARTS IN LA
U.S. to open 2014 with South Korea
CHICAGO - The U.S. Men's National Team will face fellow FIFA World Cup finalist Korea Republic on Feb. 1 in Carson, Calif., in the team's first World Cup preparation match of 2014. Kickoff at StubHub Center is set for 2 p.m. PT (5 p.m. ET).
For their excellence at the highest levels of the sport, U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday as U.S. Men's National Team forward Jozy Altidore male athlete of the year and Abby Wambach as female athlete of the year.
November 8, 2013 CRUEL RUNNINGS
U17 WNT lose in CONCACAF semis on pks
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - The U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team will not qualify for the 2014 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup after falling to Mexico on penalty kicks in Thursday’s CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship semifinal.
October 12, 2013 CHANGES
Klinsmann makes moves ahead of last qualifier
CHICAGO U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has made several changes to the team that will face Panama on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the USA's final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign. Kickoff at Estadio Rommel Fernandez is set for 9:30 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on beIN SPORT.
October 12, 2013 WEARING THE HEXAGONAL CROWN
USA clinches CONCACAF WCQ title
KANSAS CITY, Kansas -- While the World Cup fate of archrival Mexico still has not been decided, the United States reached yet another milestone in its 2-0 victory over Jamaica in the CONCACAF hexagonal as the Americans won the group on Friday night.
October 10, 2013 THREE IN ONE OUT
More changes for U.S. National Team
CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added midfielder Brad Davis, defender Clarence Goodson and forward Chris Wondolowski to the training camp roster. The trio will join camp Thursday afternoon in Kansas City, bringing the roster to 22 players.
September 13, 2013 GLASGOW FRIENDLY
USA to visit Scotland on Nov. 15
CHICAGO---With a World Cup berth secured, the U.S. National Team will start looking ahead to preparing for Brazil 2014 when it takes on Scotland at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland on Nov. 15.
September 11, 2013 ESPN GETS A BOOST
USA-Mexico – Equals Best Rating for World Cup Qualifiers
BRISTOL, Conn.---Tuesday night’s telecast of the 2-0 victory by the U.S. Men’s National Team over archrival Mexico in Columbus, Ohio, delivered an average U.S. household rating of 1.4, matching the previous record for FIFA World Cup rating on ESPN for Mexico vs. USA on March 26, 2013, at Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca, according to Nielsen Media.
September 10, 2013 THIS IS OUR HOUSE
USA owns Mexico in Columbus
COLUMBUS, Ohio---The fans said it first, chanting “This is Our House.” The players on the U.S. National Team seconded it with their emphatic 2-0 win, and U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann confirmed it after the game.
It doesn't matter where Costa Rica plays the United States in their country. The Ticos always have their foes number.
September 6, 2013 TOPPLED BY TICOS
Ugly loss for US at Estadio Nacional
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Estadio Saprissa. Estadio Nacional. It doesn't matter where Costa Rica plays the United States in their country. The Ticos always have their foe’s number. That number is usually three, as in the number of points the Costa Ricans accrue when they host the Americans in a World Cup qualifier. The result certainly was no different on Friday night.
September 2, 2013 ROSTER REPLACEMENT
Parkhurst in, Evans out for USMNT
CHICAGO Michael Parkhurst has been added to the U.S. Men's National Team training camp roster in place of Brad Evans, who suffered a calf strain in the 1-0 win for Seattle against Columbus on Saturday night.
August 29, 2013 EXCITED TO BE BACK
Donovan looking forward to WC Qualifying
It's been a big week for Landon Donovan. After signing a new multi-year contract with the LA Galaxy, Donovan was on Thursday named to the United States roster for the team's upcoming pair of World Cup Qualifying matches against Costa Rica and Mexico.
August 21, 2013 TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY
USA-Jamaica World Cup qualifier
CHICAGO - Tickets for the U.S. Men's National Team's final home match of its 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign on Oct. 11 against Jamaica will go on sale to the public starting Friday, Aug. 30, at 11 a.m. ET (10 a.m. CT) through ussoccer.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
August 14, 2013 TRICKED OUT
Jozy Altidore leads 4-3 win for U.S.
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Jozy Altidore continues his torrid pace for the United States National Team. Altidore notched his second career hat trick and became the first U.S. players to score a goal in five straight games, helping the Americans to a 4-2 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina on Tuesday.