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U.S. MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM

July 1, 2016
HEXAGONAL DRAW
CONCACAF's final 6 in World Cup set for July 8

CONCACAF announced Friday that the draw for the hexagonal -- qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia will take place at CONCACAF headquarters on Miami Beach Friday, July 8 at 10 a.m. ET. The draw will determine the schedule of matches for the six-team, round-robin qualifying round.


June 30, 2016
HAVANA BOUND
USMNT to play Cuba Oct. 7

CHICAGO -- The U.S. national team will meet Cuba Oct.7, the teams’ first meeting in a friendly match since 1947.


June 21, 2016
A MESSI WIN AND A MESSY LOSS
Argentina rolls over USA, 4-0, in Copa America semifinals

A magnificent performance by Lionel Messi and his teammates was too much for a mediocre United States side to overcome in the Copa America Centenario semifinals Tuesday night.


June 20, 2016
REJECTED
Copa turns down USA appeal on Jones, Wood

HOUSTON -- The United States will have to play without midfielder Jermaine Jones and forward Bobby Wood when it takes on Argentina in the Copa America Centenario semifinals Tuesday night.


June 11, 2016
TAKING CENTER (BACK) STAGE
U.S. center back dominates when he has to, including a big time, goal-saving tackl

For the past year or so, John Brooks probably made more than his share of mistakes and inconsistent performances for the U.S. national team.


June 11, 2016
IT'S TIME TO FLIP THE MENTALITY
Klinsmann: being the forever underdog has gotten old, it's time for the USA to turn over a new leaf

Whether the United States plays Brazil, Ecuador or Peru in the Copa America Centenario quarterfinals, head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is sure of one thing: his side has to step it up.


June 11, 2016
JUST ENOUGH
Man down USA squeaks past Paraguay

PHILADELPHIA---The United States National Team did not get the performance they wanted, but still managed to get the result they needed, narrowly defeating Paraguay 1-0 in front of an announced crowd of 51,041 at Lincoln Financial Field Saturday night.


June 10, 2016
TEEN PHENOM
17-year-old Christian Pulisic ready to continue to put his best foot forward for USA in Copa America

PHILADELPHIA -- Christian Pulisic is another in a long line of young Americans who are expected to help the U.S national team move into another orbit internationally.


June 10, 2016
CENTENARIO SCENARIOS
Win and the Americans are in; tie and they likely fly to quarters, lose and they're going home

The United States' Copa America Centenario fate is as cut and dried as it can get as the Americans prepare for their Group A finale against Paraguay Saturday night.


May 30, 2016
INJURY CHANGE
Colombia replaces defender prior to USA Copa match

The Colombian national team Monday replaced injured defender Oscar Murillo with defender Yerry Mina on its roster ahead of the side's Copa America Centenario match against the United States Friday.


May 28, 2016
MORALE BOOST
Zardes scores two, Pulisic adds one; U.S. throttles Bolivia 4-0

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Gyazi Zardes scored a goal in each half and paced the United States to 4-0 victory over Bolivia on Saturday, completing the Americans' preparation for the Copa America Centenario.


May 27, 2016
INJURY CHANGE
Castillo replaces Chandler on USMNT for Copa

U.S. men's national coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added Monterrey defender Edgar Castillo to the roster for the Copa America Centenario. it was announced Friday morning.


May 25, 2016
YOUTH MOVEMENT
Youngsters make difference as U.S. edges Ecuador

FRISCO, Texas -- The U.S. left it to the youngsters to make the difference in a 1-0 victory over Ecuador before a crowd of 9,893 at Toyota Stadium Wednesday night.


May 22, 2016
NEWCOMERS SHINE
U.S. Men cruise past Puerto Rico 3-1

BAYAMÓN, Puerto Rico - The U.S. Men's National Team eased to 3-1 win against Puerto Rico thanks to goals from Tim Ream, Bobby Wood and senior team debutant Paul Arriola in its first warm-up match ahead of the upcoming Copa America Centenario.


May 21, 2016
STRONG FEELINGS
Klinsmann names Copa America Centenario roster

CHICAGO -- U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann named 15 players from the 2014 World Cup to the 23-player roster for Copa America Centenario Saturday.



COPA CAMP
Klinsmann names roster for Puerto Rico visit

U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called 22 players for camp to begin preparations for Copa America Centenario.


May 5, 2016
CLASS OF 2016
Chastain, Garber, MacMillan named to Hall of Fame

CHICAGO -- Former U.S. Women’s National Team stars Brandi Chastain and Shannon MacMillan and MLS commissioner Don Garber have been elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame, U.S. Soccer announced Thursday.


May 3, 2016
SOME GROUND-BREAKING NEWS
FC Dallas, U.S. Soccer to start improvements at Toyota Stadium, announce Hall of Fame inductees

FC Dallas, along with U.S. Soccer, Frisco Independent School District and the city of Frisco, will break ground on the $39 million Toyota Stadium improvements Thursday.


May 1, 2016
PRELIMINARY PLANS
Klinsmann submits 40 man roster

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has submitted the 40-player preliminary roster for the 2016 Copa America Centenario


April 26, 2016
SUCCESSFUL SURGERY
Heart transplant for U.S. Soccer CEO Flynn

U.S. Soccer CEO/secretary general Dan Flynn underwent heart transplant surgery Tuesday morning, according to the organization.


April 21, 2016
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
USMNT to play Puerto Rico for 1st time May 22

The U.S. men's national team will face Puerto Rico for the first time in Bayamón, Puerto Rico on May 22.


March 29, 2016
NO RIO
U.S. ousted in Olympic bid by Colombia

FRISCO, Texas -- The U.S. seemed to have everything going for it in its playoff series against Colombia for the final Olympic Games berth Tuesday night. But the U.S. failed to build on the 1-1 result it had obtained in Barranquilla last week, falling to the Colombians, 2-1, and missing out on the Olympics for the second successive time.


March 29, 2016
MONKEY OFF THEIR BACKS - FOR NOW
Rout of Guatemala eases pressure on MNT, Klinsmann

COLUMBUS, Ohio—The United States Men’s National Team got a cure for what ails it. A game in Columbus, and a 4-0 win over Guatemala at MAPFRE Stadium.


March 29, 2016
CONVINCING WIN
U.S. pounds Guatemala 4-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio—The United States kept its World Cup qualifying hopes alive with a convincing 4-0 win over Guatemala at MAPFRE Stadium on Tuesday night.



SITES SET
USMNT to play in KC, Frisco, Jacksonville

CHICAGO -- The U.S. Men's National Team announced Tuesday two Copa America preparation matches and the site of a World Cup qualifier.


March 29, 2016
MUST WIN
USA needs three points vs. Guatemala in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- No one has to remind United States national coach Jurgen Klinsmann how vital Tuesday night's FIFA World Cup qualifier against Guatemala is.


March 27, 2016
WELCOME ABOARD
USMNT adds Pulisic, Zusi for Columbus WCQ

U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann Sunday added midfielders Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund and Graham Zusi from Sporting Kansas City and to the roster for the USA-Guatemala World Cup qualifying match in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday.


March 26, 2015
THE WRONG END OF DOS A CERO
Stumbling USA loses to Guatemala for the first time WCQ, 2-0

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – The United States took a major World Cup qualifying hit Friday night, losing to Guatemala for the first time in the competition.



ON TO GUATEMALA
Klinsmann calls in 26 players

CHICAGO -- U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called 26 players to prepare for World Cup Qualifying matches against Guatemala.


March 19, 2016
OLYMPIC PLAYOFF
Herzog calls in 23 players

CHICAGO -- U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team coach Andi Herzog has called 23 players to training camp for a home-and-away playoff against Colombia, which will determine the final berth in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.



PREPPING FOR '17
U.S. U-20s enter Dallas Cup

CHICAGO -- U.S. Under-20 coach Tab Ramos has named a 22-player roster to compete in the Dallas Cup March 20-26, U.S. Soccer announced Monday.


February 29, 2016
NEW LOOK, NEW APPROACH
U.S. Soccer unveils crest with virtual reality

U.S. Soccer unveiled its new crest on Monday, and used some fairly new technology, combined with some old reliable snail-mail to do so.


February 26, 2016
MOVING ON UP
Treasurer Carlos Cordeiro elected as U.S. Soccer VP

Carlos Cordeiro was elected as U.S. Soccer vice president at the federation's Annual General Meeting at the Marriott Rivercenter Saturday morning.


February 21, 2016
DEFENDING CHAMPS
Gillette Stadium will host Chile, Brazil

NEW YORK -- Defending champion Chile will meet Bolivia and eight-time champion Brazil will play Peru in Copa America Centenario first-round matches at Gillette Stadium, organizers announced Sunday.


February 21, 2016
SOCCER AVALANCHE
Klinsmann: U.S. group in Copa America Centenario 'doable'

NEW YORK -- The Copa America Centenario will kick off with the U.S. meeting Colombia at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., June 3, organizers announced during the official draw at the Hammerstein Ballroom Sunday night.


Feb. 6, 2016
ANOTHER PERFECT FINISH
Altidore rewarded at the finish as U.S. dominates Canada

Jozy Altidore hit the post twice -- with the same shot -- and came close another half-dozen times, but nothing was falling for the U.S. national team in a dominant display against Canada in Friday night's friendly at StubHub Center.


February 2, 2016
RELEASED
Evans, Orozco return to clubs

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann has released defenders Brad Evans and Michael Orozco after both were in the starting lineup for a 3-2 win over Iceland Sunday.


January 31, 2016
BIRNBAUM PLAYS HERO
Defender nods U.S. past Iceland in 2016 opener

CARSON, Calif. -- Steve Birnbaum was something of an afterthought for the U.S. national team to start 2016, but when he took the opportunity that was offered and turned it into something special.


January 29, 2016
WERNER FRICKER AWARD WINNER
U.S. Soccer honors ex-USWNT, current UNC coach Dorrance

CHICAGO - Former U.S. women's national team head coach and current University of North Carolina head women's soccer coach Anson Dorrance has been named the 2016 winner of the Werner Fricker Builder Award.


January 29, 2016
DEFENDER ADDED
Michael Orozco joins U.S. for Iceland clash

Defender Michael Orozco has been added to the roster for the U.S. Men’s National Team match against Iceland Sunday afternoon. Orozco was set to be available for training Friday and return to Club Tijuana on Sunday evening.


January 19, 2016
SORTING IT OUT
Copa America Centenario draw in NYC Feb. 21

The Copa America Centenario draw will take place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday, Feb. 21, the Copa America Centenario Local Organizing Committee announced Tuesday.


January 18, 2016
BACK IN CAMP
Sounders' Brad Evans called in to Carson

Seattle Sounders defender Brad Evans is back with the U.S. national team, U.S. Soccer announced Monday.


January 12, 2016
SUBBING IN
Sean Johnson replaces Hamid at U.S. camp

U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has made one change to the roster for the January training camp. Goalkeeper Sean Johnson will report to U.S. Soccer's National Training Center to replace D.C. United’s Bill Hamid.


January 8, 2016
CHANGES
Klinsmann adds four for January camp

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann has made four additions to the roster for training camp in Carson, Calif.


January 7, 2016
NO DOUBLE-DIPPING
MLS teams' USL affiliates no longer eligible for Open Cup

CHICAGO - U.S. Soccer has revised its Open Cup policies to allow professional clubs controlling teams at multiple levels to enter only their highest-level professional team.


January 6, 2016
MIXING IN
Youth served in U.S. January camp

U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called 23 players for the first training camp of the year, with the possibility of additions.


December 22, 2015
MEN'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR
U.S. Soccer honors Michael Bradley

CHICAGO – U.S. captain Michael Bradley has been voted the U.S. Soccer male player of the year, with the announcement taking place earlier Tuesday on ESPN’s SportsCenter.


December 18, 2015
LANDSLIDE VICTORY
Michael Bradley named Fútbol de Primera's player of year

SAN FRANCISCO– U.S. national team and Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley has won the 2015 Player of the Year Award, presented by Fútbol de Primera, it was announced Friday.


December 17, 2015
THE GROUP STAGE
USA to play in Santa Clara, Chicago, Philly at Copa America Centenario 1st round

The U.S. men's national team will play group-stage matches of the Copa America Centenario in three cities and in as many time zones. The Americans will anchor Group A and will play in in Santa Clara (JUne 3), Chicago (June 7) and Philadelphia (June 11) for Copa America Centenario.


December 15, 2015
OPENING THE CAMPAIGN
USMNT to host Iceland, Canada in Carson

CHICAGO - The U.S. men's national team will kick off 2016 with friendlies against Iceland and Canada at the StubHub Center.


December 14, 2015
FINAL FIVE
Bradley, Dempsey, Guzan, Johnson, Yedlin are up for U.S. Soccer male player of the year

CHICAGO - U.S. Soccer Monday announced the five nominees for 2015 U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year.


November 23, 2015
HELLO, COLUMBUS
USA to host Guatemala at MAPFRE Stadium March 29

CHICAGO - The U.S. men's national team will return to MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, to play its second home match of 2018 World Cup qualifying against Guatemala on March 29.


November 17, 2015
FROM ONE EXTREME TO THE OTHER
Four days after scoring 6 goals, USA fails to find the net in 0-0 tie at Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago -- Four days after filling the net in one World Cup qualifier, the United States went to the other extreme Tuesday night.


November 13, 2015
SLOW START, GREAT FINISH
Make that 6 finishes as USMNT roll to 6-1 WCQ win over St. Vincent as Altidore strikes twice

ST. LOUIS -- Despite a slow start and facing a one-goal deficit five minutes after kickoff, the United States bounced back and cruised to a 6-1 triumph over St. Vincent & the Grenadines in a CONCACAF Group C semifinal match of World Cup qualifying Friday night.


October 23, 2015
NEW STRUCTURE
Copa America Centenario will go on in the U.S.

MIAMI – The Copa America Centenario will go on as planned in the United States in 2016, but under a new governance structure which was necessitated by the bribery scandal which has rocked FIFA, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL.


October 16, 2015
WHICH ONE IS THE KEEPER?
Jurgen faces important decision between Howard, Guzan before WCQ begins next month

HARRISON, N.J. -- When the United States begins its qualifying run for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, coach Jurgen Klinsmann will face a important decision.

Which goalkeeper will he use? Will it be Tim Howard or Brad Guzan?


October 15, 2015
A NEW HOME
Plans unveiled for Soccer Hall, museum in Dallas

FRISCO, Texas – FC Dallas, along with U.S. Soccer, Frisco Independent School District and the City of Frisco, unveiled plans Wednesday for a $39 million Toyota Stadium project. That will feature more than 100,000 square feet of renovated space, new locker rooms, premium seats, a private club and the National Soccer Hall of Fame Museum.


October 13, 2015
50-YEAR ITCH
USA's home winless streak vs. CONCACAF teams reaches 4 games after 1-0 loss to Costa Rica

HARRISON, N.J. -- Into one's life some rain must fall. So says U.S. national coach Jurgen Klinsmann. Given the team's recent performances, it's more like a deluge.


October 13, 2015
NOW AND THEN
Looking at both USMNT's home winless streaks to CONCACAF teams

HARRISON, N.J. -- The U.S. men's national team could not equalize against Costa Rica in its 1-0 loss in an international friendly Tuesday, but they still tied a rather dubious team record at Red Bull Arena.


October 13, 2015
FIVE DECADE RECORD
For the 1st time in 50 years, USA fails to win 4 straight home games to CONCACAF foes in loss

HARRISON, N.J. -- Joel Campbell scored in the 70th minute to lift Costa Rica to a 1-0 victory over the United States in an international friendly at Red Bull Arena on Tuesday night.


October 11, 2015
ROSTER MOVES
U.S. brings in five, sends home eight for friendly

CHICAGO - As planned regardless of the outcome of Saturday's 3-2 loss to Mexico in the CONCACAF Cup, U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called up five players to join the Men's National Team ahead of Tuesday's friendly against 2014 FIFA World Cup quarterfinalists Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.


Oct. 11, 2015
A CLASSIC TURNS SOUR
U.S. loses momentum at the finish, falls to Mexico in extraordinary contest

It was -- considering the venue, what was at stake, the electric atmosphere and the absorbing drama over 120 minutes -- the greatest encounter in the lengthy, rich history of the region's greatest soccer rivalry. That's hardly consolation for the United States.


October 10, 2015
CRASH LANDING
Extra time rally goes to waste as US men lose to Mexico in CONCACAF Cup

PASADENA, Calif.---Mexico scored twice in extra time to capture a 3-2 win over the United States on Saturday and earn a place in the 2017 Confederations Cup. Paul Aguilar scored the game winner on a stunning strike in the 118th minute.


October 9, 2015
THE BIGGEST BATTLE
U.S., Mexico face off at sold-out Rose Bowl for Confederations Cup spot

PASADENA, Calif. -- The last time the U.S. national team tangled with Mexico at the Rose Bowl is the last time the Yanks lost to their fiercest rival, an impressive 4-2 decision punctuated by an oh-my-god strike from Giovani Dos Santos.


October 3, 2015
EXPERIENCED ROSTER
Klinsmann names his 23 for CONCACAF Cup

CHICAGO - U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann Saturday named the 23-player roster for the CONCACAF Cup against Mexico, which grants the victor a spot in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.


September 30, 2015
NEW HOME FOR THE HALL
Soccer Museum to locate in Frisco, Texas

FRISCO, Texas---The National Soccer Hall of Fame will be relocating to Frisco, Texas as part of a deal that will also see Toyota Stadium get an upgrade.


September 25, 2015
COMING TO A THEATRE NEAR YOU
USA-Mexico will be shown on big screen

The United States versus Mexico match that will determine the CONCACAF representative to the Confederations Cup will be coming to a theatre near you.


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 9, 2015
THE SCHEDULE IS SET
USMNT to face St. Vincent in 1st qualifier in St. Louis Nov. 13

CHICAGO - The U.S. national team's opponents are set for Group C in CONCACAF's semifinal round of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.


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 7, 2015
IT'S BRAZIL RIGHT NOW
But Mexico still the target for U.S. Men

BOSTON – It is rare for anyone to look past an opponent such as Brazil, but that is what the U.S. national team almost has to be doing this week.


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.


September 4, 2015
STILL NOT ENOUGH
Altidore scores twice to earn motivational victory

WASHINGTON -- Not the improvements the United States hoped for, yet a much needed win for Jurgen Klinsmann and the National Team.

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.


August 30, 2015
GETTING A RE-CALL
Revs Jermaine Jones named to U.S. team

CHICAGO---New England Revolution midfielder Jermaine Jones was called in to the U.S. National Team for the upcoming friendlies against Peru and Brazil.


August 7, 2015
PUSHED BACK
ConFed Cup playoff match between USMNT and Mexico moved to Saturday, Oct. 10

MIAMI - The playoff match between the United States and Mexico for a berth in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, has been moved to Saturday October 10 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA at 6:00 p.m. PT (9:00 p.m. ET).


July 27, 2015
MEET THEM IN ST. LOUIS
U.S. men to play 1st WCQ at Busch Stadium

CHICAGO -- The U.S. national team will play its first home match of 2018 World Cup qualifying at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.


July 25, 2015
TARNISHED GOLD CUP
USA lose 3rd-place match in penalties to Panama for its 2nd worst finish in 13 Gold Cups

CHESTER, Pa. -- Six games, three wins, one loss and two draws. Not exactly what you would expect from a CONCACAF power. The United States completed one of its poorest showings at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, with a rather uninspiring shootout loss to Panama in the third-place match at PPL Park on Saturday.


July 25, 2015
GROUP C
USMNT drawn against Trinidad & Tobago, St. Vincent/Aruba and Antigua/Guatemala winners in WCQ

CHICAGO - The U.S. Men's National Team was drawn into Group C of CONCACAF's Semifinal Round of qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup during the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia Saturday


July 23, 2015
A DATE WITH BRAZIL
US Men will face 5 time champs in Foxboro

CHICAGO – The U.S. Men’s National Team continues its competition against the top talent in the world when it hosts five-time World Cup champion Brazil on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.


July 22, 2015
JAMAICAN SURPRISE
Reggae Boyz eliminate USA from Gold Cup with stunning 2-1 semifinal win

ATLANTA -- The United States paid dearly for five minutes of poor defense in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals and found itself crashing out of the tournament in a 2-1 defeat to Jamaica Wednesday night.


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 18, 2015
HAT TRICK HEROES
Dempsey fourth US player to score three goals in Gold Cup match

BALTIMORE -- Clint Dempsey joined some lofty company Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium, becoming the fourth American player to record a hat trick in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.


July 18, 2015
NO CONTEST
US rolls over Cuba in Gold Cup quarterfinals

BALTIMORE -- The United States 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 18, 2015
EVERYTHING TO LOSE
Klinsmann: 'We're definitely the team to beat' in the Gold Cup

BALTIMORE -- If you go by past results in the competition, expectations and the fact the team is defending champions, the United States national team is the team to beat in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.


July 15, 2015
A DATE WITH CUBA
USA to meet rivals in Gold Cup quarters; a record 4 Caribbean teams reach the Elite Eight

MIAMI - After the dust cleared on the final day of the group stage of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the United States discovered it will play Cuba in a quarterfinal match in Baltimore on Saturday.


July 14, 2015
THREE OUT, THREE IN
USA roster changes: Beasley, Corona, Gordon replace Garza, Morales and Altidore

Defender DaMarcus Beasley, midfielder Joe Corona and forward Alan Gordon have all been added to the U.S. team and will report to Baltimore in advance of the team's Gold Cup quarterfinal match-up on Saturday.


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 10, 2015
DEMPSEY DOES IT AGAIN
Third goal in two games leads U.S. 1-0 win over Haiti

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Clint Dempsey scored his third goal in two games Friday night, sparking the United States to a 1-0 victory over Haiti and assuring it of the Group A title at the CONCACAF Gold Cup.


July 8, 2015
FRIENDLY IN THE CAPITAL
U.S. Men to play Peru in D.C. on Sept. 4

CHICAGO--The U.S. Men's National Team will face Peru on Friday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. ET at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. The match will be shown live on FOX Sports 1, UniMás, and Univision Deportes Network.



DEMPSEY'S DEUCE
Forward strikes twice to lead USA over Honduras in Gold Cup opener

FRISCO, Tex.---Clint Dempsey's two goals led the US Men's National Team to a 2-1 victory over Honduras in a Group A match of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup in front of a sellout crowd at Toyota Stadium Tuesday 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 25, 2015
CONNECTED HISTORY
U.S., China intertwined in World Cup as both need a win Friday

The last time the United States and China squared off in a World Cup match, it produced an epic battle, the most watched soccer event in U.S. history and the Americans last World Championship.

The two sides meet Friday in a quarterfinal at Lansdowne Stadium in Ottawa, with the Americans having never lost to the Steel Roses in the World Cup---can they continue that streak?


June 23, 2015
EXPERIENCE COUNTS
With eye toward winning Klinsmann names Gold Cup squad

The United States wants to win the 2015 Gold Cup. That statement was made clear by Men's National Team Coach Jurgen Klinsmann in naming a veteran-laden 23-man roster for the upcoming CONCACAF Championship.


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 31, 2015
GETTING THE CALL
Revs Agudelo, Jones named to U.S. National Team

CHICAGO– New England Revolution forward Juan Agudelo and midfielder Jermaine Jones have been called in to the U.S. National Team ahead of the upcoming friendlies against Netherlands and Germany.


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.


May 4, 2015
GOLD CUP WARMUP
US men to meet Guatemala in Nashville July 3

CHICAGO - As part of its CONCACAF Gold Cup preparations, the U.S. national team will face Guatemala at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn. on Friday, July 3, at 6:30 p.m. ET.


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 20, 2015
U-23s TURN TO GO CAMPING
Have game with Mexico in prep for Rio 2016

U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team head coach Andi Herzog has called 20 players to Carson, Calif. for the first domestic training camp of 2015


April 17, 2015
GETTING READY FOR WORLD CUP
Ramos brings in 20 for U-20 camp

U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team head coach Tab Ramos has called in 20 players for the second foreign training camp of the year, April 18-26 in Linz, Austria.


April 15, 2015
GIVING IT THE OLD COLLEGE TRY
Morris scores 1st international goal as USA blanks Mexico, 2-0; Agudelo also scores

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Forward Jordan Morris will always remember the Alamodome.

That's where the 20-year-old Stanford University student scored his first international goal.


April 13, 2015
KITCHEN ADDITION
DC midfielder joins USA for friendly

CHICAGO — U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann Monday added D.C. United midfielder Perry Kitchen to the U.S. roster for the USA vs Mexico match.


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.


April 8, 2015
THREE TO ENTER HALL
Kasey Keller, Sigi Schmid, Mooch Myernick voted into U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame

CHICAGO - Former U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeper and four-time World Cup veteran Kasey Keller has been elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame.


March 31, 2015
SWISS-CHEESED
Another late goal drops USA to 1-1 tie in Switzerland

ZURICH - It didn't cost them a win, but another late second-half goal meant another blown lead as Switzerland rallied against a United States team playing with 10 men for the final 23 minutes of a 1-1 tie at Stadion Letzigrund.


March 29, 2015
IN AND OUT
U-23 forward Morris replaces Johannsson for USA

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team forward Aron Johannsson has been sidelined while undergoing treatment for an infection and will not be healthy in time for the match with Switzerland on Tuesday.


March 26, 2015
TECHNICAL ADVISOR
Berti Vogts to aid U.S. coach Klinsmann

U.S. Soccer has appointed former World Cup winner Berti Vogts as technical advisor to the U.S. Men's National Team.


Match 25, 2015
NOT SO GREAT VS. DANES
Altidore, Johannsson score for USA in loss to Denmark

ARHUS, Denmark - Nicklas Bendtner scored three goals, the third in added time after 90 minutes, to give Denmark a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over the United States in an international friendly at wet and windy NRGi Park.


March 24, 2015
DEMPSEY HAMSTRUNG
U.S. captain to miss 2 friendlies

U.S. Men's National Team captain Clint Dempsey suffered a right hamstring strain during training Monday in Zurich


March 22, 2015
THREE FOR THE ROAD
MNT, U-23s, U-20s all headed for Europe

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann will bring 23 players to Europe for friendlies against Denmark and Switzerland in preparation for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.


February 14, 2015
REMEMBER THE ALAMODOME
USA vs. Mexico is a sellout 2 months prior

CHICAGO - Exactly two months and a day to the kick off of arguably the best national team derby in the world, the United States-Mexico game is sold out.


February 10, 2015
STILL WANTS TO PLAY FOR USA
Though returning to MLS is in contrast to Klinsmann's desires, Kljestan wants a chance

HARRISON, N.J. – Sacha Kljestan has returned to MLS because he wants to be here, he says, not because he has to be


February 8, 2015
ZARDES STARS IN NEEDED WIN
Galaxy attacker makes his mark as U.S. tops Panama

CARSON, Calif. - The U.S. national team's 2-0 triumph Sunday afternoon over Panama might not silence the doubts


February 8, 2015
U.S. ENDS WINLESS SKID
2-0 win over Panama ends 5-game slide

CARSON, Calif. - Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey scored first-half goals, and the U.S. national team ended a five-game winless streak Sunday afternoon with a 2-0 victory over Panama


February 7, 2015
WHEN WINNING MATTERS
It's just a friendly, but U.S. wants to end skid in StubHub clash against Panama

CARSON, Calif. -- The U.S. national team has won just once in nine outings since beating Ghana in its World Cup opener last summer, and that's something weighing on the Yanks as they prepare for Sunday afternoon's friendly against Panama at StubHub Center.


January 28, 2015
TWO LITTLE TOO LATE
Shea, Altidore score in 3-2 loss to Chile

RANCAGUA, Chile – The U.S. Men’s National Team opened 2015 with a 3-2 loss to No. 14 FIFA-ranked Chile at Estadio El Teniente.


January 24, 2015
USA ROSTER SET TO OPEN 2015
Friendlies with Chile, Panama on the schedule

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named a 23-player roster for the upcoming friendlies against Chile and Panama,


January 22, 2015
ONE MORE HONOR FOR ARENA
Gets U.S. Soccer's Werner Fricker Builder Award

CHICAGO - National Soccer Hall of Fame member, former U.S. Men's National Team head coach and current LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena is the 2014 recipient of the Werner Fricker Builder Award.


January 14, 2015
REMEMBER EL TRI
USA, Mexico to face off in San Antonio April 15

CHICAGO -- The U.S. men's national team will play its first game in the city of San Antonio, Texas, when it takes on longtime rival Mexico at the Alamodome on Wednesday, April 15, at 8:30 p.m. ET.


January 9, 2015
LET'S GET THIS STARTED
Kilnsmann calls 28 to first camp of 2015

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called 28 players to Carson, Calif.,


January 5, 2015
U-20S OFF TO JAMAICA
CONCACAF tourney will send 4 teams to World Cup

CHICAGO - U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team head coach Tab Ramos has named the 20-player roster for the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship running Jan. 9-24 in Jamaica.


December 15, 2014
THAT'S A WRAP
Beasley retires from international play

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team defender DaMarcus Beasley has announced his retirement from international soccer,


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.


December 4, 2014
YEDLIN, BRIAN BEST YOUNG AMERICANS
Gavin Sibayan is top Disabled athlete

CHICAGO - DeAndre Yedlin and Morgan Brian have been voted 2014 U.S. Soccer Young Male and Young Female Athletes of the Year, and Gavin Sibayan has been voted 2014 U.S. Soccer Disabled Athlete of the Year.


November 20, 2014
TIM HOWARD'S THE MAN
Goalkeeper wins 2nd Athlete of Year awardd

CHICAGO - Goalkeeper Tim Howard has been voted the 2014 U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year.


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.


November 18, 2014
DUBLIN DOWN
Outplayed US men fall 4-1 to Ireland

DUBLIN, Ireland--The United States got off to a shaky start against a reserve-laden Ireland team on Tuesday and never recovered, falling 4-1 at Aviva Stadium.


November 14, 2014
LOST LEAD
USA allows Colombia to rally for 2-1 win

LONDON -- The United States squandered a one-goal lead, surrendering a pair of second-half goals as Colombia rallied for a 2-1 victory


November 13, 2014
NEW CHALLENGE
Ex-Chivas prez Nelson Rodriguez joins U.S. Soccer

CHICAGO - Nelson Rodriguez, the man who played a key role keeping Chivas USA afloat after club's Mexican owners sold the team to Major League Soccer, has a new job.


November 10, 2014
ROUNDING OUT THE SEASON
Klinsmann announces roster for final games of 2014

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called 25 players into camp for the final matches of 2014.


October 28, 2014
TOPPING THE LIST
Klinsmann, Wambach up for FIFA awards

U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann and striker Abby Wambach are in the running for FIFA's year-end awards.


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.


October 11, 2014
MAKE IT A DOUBLE
USA notebook: Capped Altidore captains team again

Former New York Red Bulls striker Jozy Altidore was given the captain's armband following the departure of Landon Donovan from Friday's 1-1 draw between the United States and Ecuador in East Hartford, Conn.


October 11, 2014
SIX IN, SIX OUT
USA makes changes in front of Honduras friendly

CHICAGO - U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has made six changes to the team that tied Ecuador Friday night.


October 11, 2014
NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD
Donovan's national team career ends on special night

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- It wasn't exactly a Hollywood ending, but Landon Donovan got a better send off from the U.S. National Team than most would have expected a few months ago


October 10, 2014
FAREWELL
Donovan plays in final international match

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- If this was a Hollywood ending, then Landon Donovan would have scored in his final game with the U.S. national team.

Instead, he and his teammates settled for a 1-1 draw with Ecuador in an international friendly at Rentschler Stadium Friday night.


October 7, 2014
WONDO'S ON BOARD
USA adds San Jose striker for Ecuador friendly

U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added Chris Wondolowski to the roster for the international friendly vs. Ecuador in East Hartford, Conn. on Friday, Oct. 10.


October 6, 2014
DONOVAN TO PLAY FINAL GAME WITH NATIONAL TEAM
Friendly with Ecuador set for Friday, Oct. 10

CHICAGO - After a 15-year international career in which he became the most accomplished player in team history, Landon Donovan will make his final appearance for the United States when he plays against Ecuador in a friendly on Friday, Oct. 10 in East Hartford, Conn.


September 3, 2014
SOME FRESH FACES
U.S. earns 1-0 win to start next four year cycle

PRAGUE, Czech Republic --- Midfielder Alejandro Bedoya scored a 39th-minute goal, Nick Rimando made four saves in the second half and the U.S. Men's National Team earned a 1-0 victory against the Czech Republic at Generali Arena Wednesday.


August 29, 2014
HONDURAS LINES UP
USMNT heads for south Florida

CHICAGO - The U.S. Men's National Team will continue its new cycle for Russia 2018 when it hosts Honduras at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton,Fla.,


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.


Aug. 26, 2014
ONE LAST TIME
Donovan's farewell U.S. game will be Oct. 10 vs. Ecuador

CHICAGO - After a 15-year international career in which he became the most accomplished player in team history, Landon Donovan will make his final appearance with the U.S. Men's National Team when the U.S. plays Ecuador


August 21, 2014
TAKING A BREAK
Tim Howard to take some time off from U.S. National Team

Tim Howard is hanging up his gloves -- for the time being in international soccer.

The Everton goalkeeper said Thursday that he will take a break from his duties with the U.S. men's national team until next fall.


August 14, 2014
HOMECOMING
U.S. Men to face Ecuador in first post World Cup game

CHICAGO - The U.S. Men’s National team will make their first post-World Cup appearance on home soil against Ecuador on October 10 in East Hartford, Conn.


July 3, 2014
BIRTH OF A LEGEND?
Julian Green makes a spectacular, memorable debut for USA

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- As the curtain was coming down on the United States' latest World Cup adventure, another one was just being raised -- in spectacular fashion.


July 1, 2014
“WE FELL SHORT OF OUR DREAM”
Superhuman goalkeeping and a stunning goal not enough for US against Belgium

SALVADOR, Brazil -- Goalkeeper Tim Howard played the game of a lifetime on Tuesday night, but even his extraordinary performance could not give the United States a lifeline in the World Cup.


July 1, 2014
END OF THE LINE
Howard's brilliant performance can't stop Belgium from eliminating USA from World Cup, 2-1

SALVADOR, Brazil – One of the great World Cup goalkeeping performances of all time helped keep the United States in its Round of 16 game with Belgium on Tuesday night.


June 30, 2014
EVEN BEFORE THE KICKOFF ...
USA coach Klinsmann stars a refereeing controversy

SALVADOR, Brazil -- Even before referee Djamel Haimoudi has made a call, the Algerian already was mired in a controversy


June 30, 2014
HE'S AVAILABLE
Altidore can play vs. Belgium, but Klinsmann is uncertain for how long

SALVADOR, Brazil -- Jozy is back.


June 29, 2014
LOOKING WAY BACK
When the USA beat Belgium in the very 1st World Cup in 1930

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- The headline in the July 21, 1930 edition of The New York Times said it all: "U.S. Favorite to Win World's Soccer Title."


June 29, 2014
WILL THE BELGIANS WAFFLE?
USA gearing up for undefeated Belgium, which has an injured backline

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- So, which Belgium team will the United States face when the two tangle in a World Cup second-round match in Salvador Tuesday?


June 28, 2014
IN JURGEN THEY TRUST
Enthusiastic Klinsmann vital link to Americans' success

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Omar Gonzalez admits he has never played for a coach quite like Jurgen Klinsmann.


June 27, 2014
RAISING THE BAR
Klinsmann tells his team to think big, not to book flights home until July 13 championship game

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- The man who pushed the bar so low for the United States suddenly raised it to much greater heights on Friday.


June 27, 2014
INJURY UPDATE
Jones suffered broken nose, Altidore runs but is uncerrtain for Belgium

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Injury updates on midfielder Jermaine Jones and striker Jozy Altidore


June 26, 2014
NOT THE END OF THE WORLD (CUP)
Despite loss to Germany, USA gets another life as it moves from Group of Death into 2nd round

RECIFE, Brazil -- It took about a minute for the result to become official and only a second for it to settle in.


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.


June 25, 2014
BUSINESS AS USUAL
USA-Germany won't be a "friendly" for old friends Klinsmann, Low

RECIFE, Brazil -- No World Cup game can be considered a friendly, not even when two old friends meet up.


June 24, 2014
NO FRIENDS FOR 90 MINUTES
Jones ready to give blood, sweat and tears for USA vs. his native Germany

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- When the United States lines up against Germany in its vital World Cup match in Recife on Thursday, midfielder Jermaine Jones will see some of his friends on the other side of the pitch.


June 24, 2014
AND NOW A FEW WORDS FROM BEASLEY
About his 4th World Cup, looking back and forwrd, through U.S. Soccer

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- For the first time during the World Cup, U.S. right back DaMarcus Beasley communicated with the U.S. media on Tuesday.


June 24, 2014
NO COLLUSION HERE
Klinsmann: We are going to try to win, not play for a tie

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- It's no secret that U.S. national coach Jurgen Klinsmann and his German counterpart Joachim Low are good friends.


June 24, 2014
GETTING CLOSER
Altidore could be back for knockout round



June 23, 2014
WORLD CUP NOTES
Klinsmann does not like the fact that Germany gets an extra day of rest

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Jurgen Klinsmann is none too happy with the World Cup schedule.


June 23, 2014
DEFENDING HIS STAR
Klinsmann backs Bradley after a difficult night

SAO PAULO, Brazil - After his star midfielder endured two difficult moments that helped define the 2-2 draw with Portugal Sunday night,


June 22, 2014
SO CLOSE
Seconds away from securing a spot, U.S. settles for 2-2 draw

MANAUS, Brazil – So close, yet so far.

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 22, 2014
SECONDS COUNT
U.S. settles for 2-2 tie after late Portugal goal

MANAUS, Brazil – Only 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 an frustrating 2-2 Group G draw on Sunday night.


June 21, 2014
NOT INTIMIDATED
U.S. hopes to stop Cristiano Ronaldo

MANAUS, Brazil -- He is considered by many to be best soccer player in the world and he just might be the first one to tell you that, his ego is so enormous.


June 20, 2014
LOOKING INTO THE MIRROR
Bradely takes a hard look at his play vs. Ghana

SAO PAULO, Brazil - After a personal rocky and sub-par performance in the United States' 2-1 opening Group G win over Ghana last week, midfielder Michael Bradley admitted he wasn't at his best.


June 19, 2014
ALTIDORE OUT, DEMPSEY, BESLER IN
Mixed injury report heading into Portugal game

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Jozy Altidore is out of Sunday's game with Portugal.


June 19, 2014
HAMSTRUNG
Altidore won't play vs. Portugal

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Jozy Altidore is out of Sunday's game with Portugal.


June 18, 2014
ENJOYING THE TASTE OF VICTORY
Confident USA sets its sights on ailing Portugal

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Whether it was the huge confidence boost of defeating Ghana in its opener or knowing they will be battling a struggling and ailing team, the United States just might be smelling blood in the water for its World Cup confrontation with Portugal on Sunday.


June 18 2014
FRIENDS AND FAMILY
USA gets a rare day off from World Cup

SAO PAULO, Brazil - The U.S. National Team received a much-deserved day off from training at the World Cup on Wednesday.


June 17, 2014
2 OUT OF 3 NOT GOOD ENOUGH
Dempsey, Besler should play vs. Portugal, Altidore hopes to return during WC

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- For the U.S. National Team, two out of three might be good, but it won't be good enough as it starts to prepare for Portugal in its second World Cup game on Sunday.


June 16, 2014
A DREAM FINISH
Brooks’ late goal lifts USA over Ghana in World Cup opener, 2-1

NATAL, Brazil -- John Brooks had a dream that he was going to score the winning goal and because it came true, the United States still has its dream of reaching the second round of the World Cup.


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.


June 16, 2014
FIRST THINGS FIRST
It pays to score first and win early at the World Cup

NATAL, Brazil - Some things to remember before the United States takes on Ghana


June 16, 2014
SOME UNUSUAL BEDFELLOWS
He's from Ghana, she's from the USA and they're both soccer fanes

NATAL, Brazil -- Soccer and the World Cup sometimes makes for some unusual bedfellows, figuratively and literally.


June 14, 2014
NO WORDS OF WISDOM
Tim Howard: words, advice from me to my teammates would be hollow

NATAL, Brazil -- As the man who runs the defense with his vision and great communication skills, Tim Howard admits he cannot give any advice to his younger teammates who have not experienced the World Cup yet.


June 13, 2014
SOME OPENING LESSONS
U.S. players learn from referee's call in Brazil win

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Brazil's 3-1 win over Croatia in the World Cup opener Thursday served as a warning and a reminder to the United States


June 11, 2014
MEET THE TEAM
A look at the U.S. World Cup squad

Here's a look at the 23 players U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann has taken to Brazil for the World Cup.


June 9, 2014
MLS STARS READY FOR WORLD CUP
10 Americans, 22 total players on rosters

Twenty-two of Major League Soccer’s top players will travel to Brazil this week to represent their countries in the World Cup


June 7, 2014
BREAKING OUT
Altidore snaps marathon scoring slump with 2 goals in USA's 2-1 win over Nigeria

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jozy Altidore broke his marathon scoring drought in a spectacular way, striking twice as the United States recorded a 2-1 victory in its final World Cup warm-up match at EverBank Field on Saturday night.


June 5, 2014
A FINAL SEND-OFF
U.S. faces Nigeria before heading to Brazil

The U.S. Men's National Team and Jurgen Klinsmann have one more chance to make some major decisions before heading to Brazil when it hosts Nigeria on Saturday, June 7


June 1, 2014
A WORK IN PROGRESS
USA still putting things together

HARRISON, N.J. - World Cup warm-up matches given what they are, it isn't always about winning, but the way the team plays and whether the team can avoid injuries.


June 1, 2014
WORLD CUP READY?
U.S. still needs to work out some kinks

HARRISON, N.J. - The United States National Team is not ready for the World Cup.

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.


May 31, 2014
MAKING HIS CASE
Gonzalez has recovered from injury, pushes for starting job in Brazil

SAN FRANCISCO -- Omar Gonzalez was pleased with how he got through his first test with the U.S. national team following his quick recovery from a minor knee injury. Now it's about jousting for a starting job in Brazil.


May 31, 2014
NEW LOOK
Will diamond be USA men's best friend in Brazil?

NEW YORK - As it puts its finishing touches preparing for the World Cup, the U.S. national team has plenty of questions to answer.


May 29, 2014
VOICE OF EXPERIENCE
McBride: Donovan still can do it at the World Cup and should have been selected

Brian McBride has little doubt that Landon Donovan can still do it at the highest international level and that he should be heading for Brazil next month.


May 27, 2014
THERE'S A SUBSTITUTE FOR SUCCESS
2nd-half subs Diskerud, Johannsson lift USA over Azerbaijan, 2-0

SAN FRANCISCO -- Second-half substitutes Mix Diskerud and Aron Johannsson scored six minutes apart late in the match to boost the United States to a 2-0 victory over Azerbaijan in the first of three Send-off matches prior to the World Cup Tuesday night at Candlestick Park.


May 23, 2014
RAY'S RANT
Hudson decries leaving Donovan off World Cup roster

Ray Hudson goes off on Jurgen Klinamann's leaving Landon Donovan off World Cup roster.


May 23, 2014
DEFENDING HIS DECISION
Klinsmann on Donovan: other players were ahead of him

Jurgen Klinsmann defended his decision Friday to leave all-time U.S. international goal-scorer Landon Donovan off his World Cup roster.


May 22, 2014
DONOVAN'S REACTION
He's disappointed, but will cheer on the team

Needless to say, Landon Donovan was disappointed, but he did not criticize the decision by U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann to leave him off the U.S. national team for for the World Cup in Brazil.



THE UNKINDEST CUT
Donovan cut from U.S. World Cup team

Landon Donovan, arguably the best player ever produced by the United States, isn't going to the World Cup.


May 22, 2014
NO DONOVAN
3-time World-Cupper doesn't make USA team

Landon Donovan is not going to Brazil for the World Cup.


May 20, 2014
MUSIC AND ART ON THE ROAD TO BRAZIL
Fiasco, Futura team up with U.S. Soccer

Grammy Award-winning recording artist Lupe Fiasco has been named Music Director and artist Futura the Art Director for the Men's National Team's 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign.


May 12, 2014
FIRST CUT
Klinsmann trims pre-World Cup roster to 30

Jurgen Klinsmann knows it will only get more difficult after this.


May 12, 2014
THE FINAL 30
Klinsmann names World Cup training camp roster

U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has selected the 30-man preliminary roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.


April 2, 2014
A GAME OF TWO HALVES
After dominating the first half, USA allows 2 goals in final half and settles for 2-2 tie with El Tri

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The United States squandered a two-goal halftime advantage and was forced to settle for a 2-2 draw with archrival Mexico in an international friendly on Wednesday night.


March 31, 2014
NO LEAVING PUEBLA
Beasley, Orozco refused releases for Mexico game

Chicago - Liga MX team Puebla has refused the request to release U.S. Men's National Team defenders DaMarcus Beasley and Michael Orozco for the match between the USA and Mexico on April 2.


March 30, 2014
TWO ADDITIONS
Vogts named special advisor to USMNT, Ramos is tabbed as an assistant coach

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has appointed former World Cup winner Berti Vogts to be a special advisor to the U.S. Men's National Team through the 2014 FIFA World Cup.


March 30, 2014
BELTRAN IN, EVANS OUT
Injury sidelins defender for game with Mexico

CHICAGO - Tony Beltran has been added to the U.S. Men's National Team training camp roster in place of Brad Evans, who continues to recover from a calf injury suffered on March 15 while playing for Seattle Sounders against Toronto FC.


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 17, 2014
PLANS AFTER BRAZIL
U.S. to play Czech Republic Sept 3

CHICAGO - The U.S. Men's National Team will travel to face the Czech Republic on Sept. 3 in Prague, marking the first match for the United States following the 2014 FIFA World Cup.


March 6, 2014
COAST-TO-COAST SEND-OFF
US Soccer sets 3-game Send-Off Series before World Cup

CHICAGO—The US National Team will play three send-off matches before departing for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.


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 2, 2014
SPECTOR ADDED
Defender to join U.S. team ahead of Ukraine match

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called Birmingham City defender Jonathan Spector into training camp in advance of the USA's friendly against Ukraine on March 5 in Cyprus.


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 27, 2014
COMMUTER FRIENDLY
Mostly European based players called for U.S. match with Ukraine

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called in 24 players to training camp in Frankfurt, Germany, to begin preparations for its match against Ukraine on March 5 in Larnaca, Cyprus. All but three of the players are European based


February 24, 2014
FINDING SOME FAME
Lilly, McBride, Bradley elected to National Soccer Hall of Fame

CHICAGO--- Former U.S. Women's National Team midfielder Kristine Lilly and U.S. Men's National Team forward Brian McBride have been elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame, along with former U.S. Men's National Team coach Bob Bradley, who was elected in the builders category.


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.


February 1, 2014
BRACE AND A BLANKING
Wondolowski, Rimando lead 2-0 U.S. win

CARSON, Calif. - Led by two goals from forward Chris Wondolowski, the U.S. Men's National Team opened 2014 with a 2-0 victory against the Korea Republic in front of a sell-out crowd of 27,000 at StubHub Center.


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 12, 2014
BRAZIL BOUND
Klinsmann takes 26-man roster on World Cup "dry run"

MLS players dominate the 26-man roster for the US National Team's upcoming 12-day training camp in Brazil.


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 30, 2013
THE YEAR IN REVIEW
2013 Champions

Here is a list of key soccer championships for 2013:


December 30, 2013
THE YEAR IN REVIEW
The Top Ten national soccer stories of 2013

“Dos a cero” is becoming a familiar refrain for the U.S. National Team. So is qualifying for the World Cup. The U.S. defeated Mexico 2-0 on September 10 in Columbus to qualify for their seventh straight World Cup.


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.


December 20, 2013
LANDON LEADS THE WAY
Donovan receives most votes, heads USMNT Best XI

CHICAGO -- It should not come as a surprise at all that Landon Donovan received the most votes to be named a member of U.S. Soccer's U.S. men's National Team Best XI.



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 10, 2013
THE VERY BEST XI'S
U.S. Soccer to unveil all-time Best XI for men, women next week

To close out its centennial celebration, U.S. Soccer will announce the All-Time Best XI for the Men's and Women's National Teams next week.


December 6, 2013
WHAT, JURGEN WORRY?
After a tough draw, USA coach Klinsmann says to bring it on

What, Jurgen worry?

Not at all. Not at all.

Even after getting one tough group -- a Group of Death, more or less, with his native Germany, Portugal and Ghana, U.S. National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann says to bring it on.


December 6, 2013
TOUGH DRAW
USA vs. Germany, Ghana, Portugal in World Cup

The United States finds itself drawn in Group G at the World Cup, as in Golly, can it get any more difficult?


December 3, 2013
JOZY WINS IT
Altidore named Player of the Year by Fútbol de Primera

SAN FRANCISCO - US National Team forward Jozy Altidore has won the 2013 Player of the Year Award, presented by Fútbol de Primera and chosen by journalists from across the nation.


December 3, 2013
POT 3
USA , CONCACAF teams placed with Asian sides for draw

The United States was placed in Pot 3 for Friday's World Cup draw in Brazil.


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).


November 27, 2013
DOUBLE AA
Altidore, Abby named U.S. Soccer athletes of the year

It's Abby and Alitdore.

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 19, 2013
FRUSTRATING LOSS
USA claims ball was over the goal line for a goal in 1-0 defeat in Austria

VIENNA -- The United States walked out of Ernst-Happel-Stadion frustrated, frustrated with itself and the game officials after losing their 2013 finale to the Austria in an international friendly


November 15, 2013
NIL-NIL
USA men play host Scotland to scoreless draw

GLASGOW, Scotland -- In its penultimate international match of the year, the United States played Scotland to a scoreless draw at Hampden Park on Friday.


November 11, 2013
LEFT OFF
Donovan not on roster for US friendlies

LA Galaxy midfielder-forward Landon Donovan has been left off the roster for the United States' two friendlies in Europe.


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 15, 2013
SPOILERS AGAIN
Stoppage-time goals help USA crush Panama's World Cup dreams in comeback win

Panama's World Cup dream came to a crashing halt on Tuesday night. The United States scored twice in stoppage time to turn a one-goal deficit into a stunning 3-2 qualifying win at Estadio Rommel Fernandez.


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
HOMETOWN HERO
Zusi comes off the bench to score a memorable and dream goal for USA in WCQ win

KANSAS CITY, Kansas -- At the very least, a substitute wants to help raise the level of play and intensity of his team. At the very most, that replacement would love to make an impact and perhaps score a goal.


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 11, 2013
GOOD ENOUGH TO WIN
US blanks Jamaica 2-0 in WCQ

KANSAS CITY, Kansas -- Even when the United States doesn't play at full strength or up to its potential, the Americans still can be a successful side.


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.


October 8, 2013
ROSTER MOVE
Orozco in, Gonzalez out for U.S

CHICAGO - Defender Michael Orozco has been added to the U.S. National Team roster, replacing Omar Gonzalez.


October 6, 2013
FOLLOWING THE BLUE PRINT
Klinsmann wants U.S. to finish qualifying on high note, sticks with similar roster

Even though the U.S. Men's National Team has already qualified for next year's World Up in Brazil, head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is pretty much sticking to the blueprint for the last couple of Qualifying games with the selection of 20 players, 17 of whom were part of the U.S. team for the last camp.


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 11, 2013
GOING TO BRAZIL
U.S. qualifies for 7th consecutive World Cup with another 2-0 qualifying result over archrival Mexico

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Regardless what transpires in Brazil next year and beyond, the U.S. National Team knows it will always have Columbus.

And Mexico.

And dos a cero.


September 10, 2013
RED, WHITE AND BLUE
Photo: USA's Jones celebrates after Mexico win



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.


September 10, 2013
DOS-A-CERO AGAIN
USA moves closer to World Cup berth with yet another 2-0 win over Mexico in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Somewhere, inside or outside Columbus Crew Stadium, officials should erect a statue with two numbers: 2-0.

Those are the numbers that will be forever associated with the United States and Mexico when they have played World Cup qualifying matches here.


September 10, 2013
SCRATCHING A 46-YEAR ITCH
When the USA made history by upending Mexico, 2-1 in 1980 using NASL players

For the most two decades, it has been taken for granted that the United States usually reigns supreme over Mexico on American soil.


September 10, 2013
ITCHING FOR A CLINCHING
USA wants to book a spot in Brazil now and not later

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The United States' philosophy entering Tuesday night's World Cup qualifying match against archrival Mexico is straight to the point:


September 8, 2013
THEY WERE NOT DESERVED
Klinsmann claims yellow cards on Besler, Altidore should not have been handed out

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Upon further review, after watching a replay or two of yellow cards that resulted in one-game suspensions of two regulars, Jurgen Klinsmann concluded on Sunday that the game officials did not get it right.


September 7, 2013
ROSTER MOVES
Klinsmann adds four to USMNT for Mexico game

COLUMBUS- U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added four players to the roster for Tuesday's FIFA World Cup Qualifier between the United States and Mexico


September 7, 2013
THEY STILL HAVE USA'S NUMBER
Early goals boost Costa Rica to 3-1 win over USA

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 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 6, 2013
AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME
Donovan: 'this is the best I've ever played'

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Here's some bad news for opponents of the U.S. National Team and LA Galaxy:

Landon Donovan says that he is playing the best soccer of his career.


September 3, 2013
DISREGARDING HISTORY
Klinsmann eyes World Cup Qualification

When it comes to World Cup qualifying, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann doesn't care about history as much as confidence.


September 3, 2013
CLEARED TO WORK OUT
Altidore's MRI is normal, U.S. Soccer says

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team striker Jozy Altidore has been cleared to resume workouts after a full evaluation from the medical staff. An MRI evaluation of his right hamstring was normal.


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.



READY FOR QUALIFYING
Donovan among 23 on U.S. roster

CHICAGO - Not surprisingly, Landon Donovan is among the players named to the United States National Team roster for the pair of upcoming World Cup Qualifiers 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.


August 13, 2013
ENTERING THE HALL
Vermes, Moore to be inducted into National Soccer Hall of Fame in KC on Oct. 11

Former U.S. Men's National Team forwards Joe-Max Moore and Peter Vermes, a former MetroStar, will be inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in a ceremony taking place at 2 p.m. CT on the West Plaza of Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas on Friday, Oct. 11.


August 12, 2013
EURO-CENTRIC
Klinsmann names roster for Bosnia-Herzegovina game

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is going with mainly European based players on his roster for the team’s friendly on August 14 against Bosnia-Herzegovina in Sarajevo.


July 29, 2013
'WE ARE ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATED'
U.S. coach Klinsmann on Holden's ACL injury

U.S. international midfielder Stuart Holden has been diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee following an MRI evaluation in Chicago Monday.


July 28, 2013
IT’S ABOUT WINNING
Gold Cup title has U.S. team confident

CHICAGO – The last time the U.S. Men won the CONCACAF Gold Cup, they topped Mexico 2-1 at Soldier Field in 2007. With a 1-0 win over Panama at the same stadium on Sunday, it’s got the team thinking about bigger and better things, such as moving on to Brazil for next year’s World Cup.


July 28, 2013
GOLDEN
Brek Shea goal gives U.S. 1-0 Cup win

CHICAGO---Brek Shea entered the match midway through the second half and provided the offensive spark the Americans were looking for, tallying the lone goal of the match leading the USA to a 1-0 win over Panama and its fifth Gold Cup title.


July 26, 2013
BANNED IN CHICAGO
Klinsmann suspended by CONCACAF disciplinary committee for Gold Cup final

CHICAGO - U.S. National team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann won't be on the bench at Soldier Field on Sunday for the Gold Cup final against Panama.


July 24, 2013
SOMETHING TO PROVE
US sights set on Gold Cup title

ARLINGTON, Texas – The United States Men’s National Team may have put together some dominating performances in the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament, but they won’t be satisfied unless they emerge triumphant in Sunday’s Final.


July 24, 2013
JUGGERNAUT
Another dominating performance as Donovan, USA advance to Gold Cup Final

ARLINGTON, Texas – Landon Donovan scored two goals and added an assist to help lead the United States Men’s National Team to a 3-1 victory over Honduras in a Gold Cup semi-final matchup Wednesday night at Cowboys Stadium.


July 21, 2013
RAISING THE BAR
Klinsmann says recent MNT successes about more than just winning in the short term

BALTIMORE--The measure of how far the United States has come as a soccer country may be reflected in the angst there was ahead of the start of the most recent round of World Cup Qualifying, the grueling CONCACAF final six event known as “The Hex.”


July 21, 2013
DONOVAN DOMINATES
Takes command in U.S. 5-1 rout of El Salvador

BALTIMORE---If Jurgen Klinsmann was looking for Landon Donovan to dominate a game before deciding if he should be back on the U.S. roster for the remainder of World Cup Qualifying, he doesn’t need to wait any more. Donovan set up three goals, played the dummy on another and scored on a brilliant run as the United States routed El Salvador 5-1


July 18, 2013
FOUR IN, FOUR OUT
USA adds Besler, Gonzalez, Johnson, Gordon to its Gold Cup roster

The United States might be the only unbeaten and untied entering the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, but the Americans certainly are not resting on their laurels.


July 16, 2013
COUNTER PUNCH
Johnson's save, quickly followed by Shea's goal lifts USA to win, CONCACAF Group C title

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- In a matter of seconds the United States went from near disaster to jubilation and the Group C crown at the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Tuesday night.


July 13, 2013
HE'S WONDO-FUL
Wondolowski comes off the bench to strike twice in USA's 4-1 Gold Cup win over Cuba

SANDY, Utah -- Chris Wondolowski just may have played his way onto the U.S. National Team


July 9, 2013
WATCH WONDO
First goal vs Belize (video)



July 9, 2013
BASHING BELIZE
Wondolowski, Donovan pace US in 6-1 rout

PORTLAND, Ore---As expected, the United States routed Belize 6-1 in their opening match of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup at Jeld-Wen Field. Chris Wondolowski scored three first-half goals, Stuart Holden scored for the first time since returning from a devastating series of injuries, and Landon Donovan factored in all three second half goals.


July 7, 2013
ROSTER CHANGE
Brek Shea replaces Josh Gatt on U.S. Gold Cup team

CHICAGO - Brek Shea has been added to the U.S. National Team Gold Cup roster following an injury to midfielder Joshua Gatt.


July 6, 2013
A RETURN TO REMEMBER
Donovan is superb in comeback with the U.S. national team

SAN DIEGO -- It took awhile for Landon Donovan to find his footing again in the international arena -- his first touch in Friday night's friendly against Guatemala was a giveaway -- but once he did, it was almost like he'd never been gone.


July 5, 2013
A BRILLIANT RETURN
Donovan's 2nd-half brace helps USA to 6-0 win over Guatemala in Gold Cup tune-up

SAN DIEGO -- Guess who's back?

Landon, that's who.

Midfielder Landon Donovan celebrated his return to the U.S. National Team with a second-half brace, which sparked the Americans to an emphatic 6-0 victory over Guatemala in their one and only tune-up for the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Friday night.


July 4, 2013
WHEN THE U.S. GOT THE CUP
It was 25 years ago today that the U.S. was awarded the 1994 World Cup

Twenty-five years ago today, on July 4, 1988, FIFA awarded the United States the rights to the 1994 World Cup. The decision changed the face of soccer in this country forever. BigAppleSoccer.com editor Michael Lewis attended the announcement. Here is a peak under the curtain on what happened behind the scenes in Zurich, Switzerland that day.


June 27, 2013
CHANCE TO SHINE
U.S. Gold Cup roster features comebacks, youngsters

CHICAGO - Jurgen Klinsmann’s 23 man U.S. National Team roster for 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup features a mixture of veterans trying to make it back onto the squad for the bigger competitions, and some youngsters who are trying to break into the team.


June 20, 2013
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
U.S. to play Bosnia for 1st time Aug. 14

CHICAGO---The U.S. National Team will travel to Bosnia-Herzegovina for an international friendly in Sarajevo on Wednesday, Aug. 14 for the final match before resuming World Cup qualifying less than a month later.


June 19, 2013
W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Pali edges past Rapids Women

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – The Pali Blues took a 2-1 victory against the Colorado Rapids Women on Sunday afternoon at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, keeping themselves one point behind the Seattle Sounders Women at the top of the Western Conference.


June 19, 2013
THUMBS UP
Klinsmann: 'We are growing with every game'

SANDY, Utah -- Jurgen Klinsmann gave the U.S. National Team a thumbs up after its 1-0 World Cup victory over Honduras on Tuesday night. In fact, if the U.S. national coach would give his side three thumbs up -- if he had three thumbs -- for every game the Americans won in the CONCACAF hexagonal this month.


June 18, 2013
A PERFECT JUNE
Altidore's goal lifts USA to 1-0 win over Honduras as wins 3rd straight WCQ

SANDY, Utah -- Jozy Altidore scored in his fourth consecutive game and third successive World Cup qualifier to lift the United States to a 1-0 victory over a determined and depleted Honduras side on Tuesday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.


June 17, 2013
NOT TAKEN LIGHTLY
Honduras limps into WCQ match with USA

SANDY, Utah -- Honduras will be entering its Tuesday World Cup qualifier with one foot tied behind its back with several key players on the sidelines.


June 14, 2013
LATE ADDITION
Beckerman named to USMNT for Honduras

Real Salt Lake midfielder and captain Kyle Beckerman did not have to go very far to join the U.S. National Team for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Honduras.


June 11, 2013
FIRMLY IN CONTROL
Altidore, Johnson lead US to win over Panama and the top of the Hexagonal standings

SEATTLE---Jozy Altidore scored his third goal in as many games and hometown favorite Eddie Johnson added a second half insurance tally as the United States defeated Panama 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier in front of 40,847 at CenturyLink Field Tuesday night.


June 8, 2013
GOING THROUGH THE EMOTIONS
U.S. goes from happiness to sadness to exhilaration

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- In a matter of minutes late in their World Cup qualifier with Jamaica on Friday night, the United States experienced a gamut of emotions -- from being content to stunned sadness to exhilaration.


June 7, 2013
HEARTSTOPPER
US snatches stoppage-time win over Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica---Brad Evans scored in stoppage time to give the United States a 2-1 win over Jamaica in a World Cup Qualifying game at the National Stadium Friday night. It was the first time the U.S. had ever won a qualifier at “The Office.”


June 7, 2013
READY TO POUNCE
USA poised to take advantage of struggling Jamaican side in WCQ tonight

With the Reggae Boyz's backs to the World Cup qualifying wall, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann knows Jamaica will be one desperate side when his team meets the Caribbean side on in Kingston on Friday night.


June 2, 2013
“WE EXPECT A LOT OF OURSELVES”
US Men happy with win over Germany, but know there’s room for improvement

WASHINGTON--- A game with seven goals can certainly be called entertaining. A good preparation for a pair of World Cup Qualifiers, maybe not so much, unless you are trying to boost the confidence of your strikers.


June 2, 2013
HOMELAND IN-SECURITY
U.S. gives up big lead, holds on for 4-3 win

WASHINGTON--- For most of Sunday’s Centennial Celebration game at R.F.K., the United States looked like a different team than the one that got slammed by Belgium earlier in the week. That is, until late in the second half, when defensive lapses allowed Germany to score twice in three minutes and get back into what had been a lopsided game. The U.S. managed to hold on for a 4-3 win in front of a sellout crowd of 47,359.


June 1, 2013
GOLD CUP TUNE UP
U.S. to face Guatemala in San Diego

CHICAGO - The U.S. Men's National Team will face CONCACAF rival Guatemala on July 5 in San Diego in the team's only tune-up before the start of the 2013 Gold Cup. Kickoff at Qualcomm Stadium is set for 8 pm PT, (11 pm ET) and the match will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network and UniMas.


May 29, 2013
A GAME TO FORGET
Belgium pounds U.S. men in friendly, 4-2

CLEVELAND -- The less said about the United States' performance in its 4-2 loss to Belgium the better.

The Americans were outplayed by a superior side as the Belgians took advantage of American errors in the international friendly at FirstEngergy Stadium on Wednesday night.


May 27, 2013
OFF THE TEAM
Injuries force Ashe, Edu to withdraw from U.S. team

Defender Corey Ashe and midfielder Maurice Edu were forced to withdraw from the U.S. National Team due to injuries, U.S. Soccer announced on Monday.


May 23, 2013
FRIENDLY CALL-UP
Corey Ashe added to U.S. roster for Belgium

CHICAGO---U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann on Thursday announced the addition of Houston Dynamo left back Corey Ashe to the training camp roster eligible to play in the game against Belgium at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland on May 29.


May 16, 2013
TRAINING CAMP ROSTER
Klinsmann calls 26 players – not including Donovan -- to prep for WCQ

U.S. National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann on Thursday called in 26 players to begin training camp in Cleveland prior to the team's three World Cup qualifiers in June, as well as international matches against Germany and Belgium prior to the CONCACAF encounters.


April 19, 2013
EXECUTIVE CLASS
Gulati elected to FIFA Executive Committee

U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati has been elected to the FIFA Executive Committee following a vote Friday afternoon at the CONCACAF Congress in Panama City, Panama.


April 5, 2013
A HOME IN KANSAS?
U.S. Soccer exploring new training center

KANSAS CITY, Kan.---Already the host to the Major League Soccer All Star game and a U.S. World Cup Qualifier, Kansas City is trying to land a U.S. Soccer National Training and Coaching Development Center.


April 4, 2013
US SOCCER CENTENNIAL
Photo: Lloyd, Akers, Heinrichs and hardware



April 3, 2013
SOLD OUT
Tickets for US-Honduras qualifier snapped up

SANDY, Utah- The U.S. Men's National Team will play the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Honduras in front of a capacity crowd of 20,000 at Rio Tinto Stadium after tickets sold out on the second day of the public sale. Tickets went on sale Tuesday, April 2 just after 10 a.m. MT.


April 2, 2013
CENTENNIAL WEEK
U.S. Soccer celebrating its 100th birthday in NYC

U.S. Soccer celebrates its 100th birthday on Friday and the organization is commemorating that with several events in New York City this week.


March 28, 2013
ITCHING TO GET BACK
Landon Donovan wants to play for U.S. again

Landon Donovan did not have a name for or a term to describe his three-month leave of absence from soccer, but now that he is back practicing with his club team, the LA Galaxy, he made one thing perfectly clear: he wants to be a part of the U.S. National Team again.


March 26, 2013
TYING ONE ON
U.S. ties Mexico, walks out of Azteca with a point in WCQ

MEXICO CITY -- A scoreless draw felt more like a moral victory for the United States on Tuesday night.


March 26, 2013
AZTECA AWAITS
U.S. has daunting task in Mexico City

With the altitude, heat, the city’s infamous smog and the 100,000 plus fans in the stands Estadio Azteca is one of the most daunting places in the world for any visiting team to play. The United States knows that full well, given the team’s history of futility in Mexico City.


March 26, 2013
PROTEST REJECTED
FIFA turns down Costa Rica's protest of its 1-0 loss to the U.S.

FIFA on Tuesday rejected Costa Rica's protest of its 1-0 World Cup loss to the United States.


March 25, 2013
PROTEST FILED

FIFA analyzing Costa Rica's protest off U.S. WCQ win during snowstorm


March 24, 2013
ANKLE'S AWAY
Jones out of US WCQ with sprained ankle

Midfielder Jermaine Jones is out of the U.S.-Mexico World Cup qualifier in Mexico City on Tuesday.


March 22, 2013
WINTER WONDERLAND
Dempsey's goal gives U.S. 1-0 WCQ victory over Costa Rica during snowstorm

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- It wasn't pretty, but then again they don't give out points in World Cup qualifying for beautiful wins.


March 21, 2013
REMAINING WCQs
U.S. to host games in Seattle, Sandy, Utah, Columbus and Kansas City

CHICAGO---The U.S. National Team’s four remaining home World Cup qualifying matches will be played in Seattle, Sandy, Utah, Columbus and Kansas City.


March 20, 2013
CAPTAIN CLINT
Dempsey selected to captain U.S. in 2 WCQs

Clint Dempsey has been selected to captain the U.S. National Team in its World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico.


March 19, 2013
ROSTER ADDITION
Dynamo's Brad Davis called by U.S. National Team

DENVER – Houston Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis has been added to the United States men’s national team roster ahead of its CONCACAF World Cup qualifying matches against Costa Rica and Mexico. With the addition, there will be 24 players in camp in Denver.


March 19, 2013
TAKING THE HIGH ROAD
Carlos Bocanegra doesn't criticize Klinsmann decision to leave him off the roster

U.S. international defender Carlos Bocanegra took the high road when writing about being left out of the U.S. National Team by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann for its World Cup qualifying matches against Costa Rica and Mexico.


March 18, 2013
NOT PART OF THE PLANS
Klinsmann doesn't look for Landon Donovan

Landon Donovan might be the biggest star in U.S. National team history, but he is not in National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann's plans. Not for the short term, and perhaps not for the long term.


March 18, 2013
PATCHWORK LINEUP
Experience at a premium as U.S. heads into critical World Cup qualifiers

Because of injuries, players not getting playing time with their club teams, and the self-imposed exile of Landon Donovan, U.S. National Team Coach Jurgen Klinsmann will take a very inexperienced team into the next two World Cup Qualifiers, against Costa Rica and Mexico.


March 18, 2013
INEXPERIENCED BACKLINE
Klinsmann calls in 6 defenders who have 12 total WCQ games experience

U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann on Monday called in a relatively inexperienced backline in World Cup qualifying for two vital games in the CONCACAF hexagonal round.


March 14, 2013
WORLD CUP WARMUP
USA men to host Belgium in Cleveland on May 29

CHICAGO---As a warmup for its World Cup qualifying games in June, the U.S. National Team will host Belgium for the first time when the teams meet at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio on May 29.


March 8, 2013
TWO TOUGH BREAKS
Tim Howard breaks 2 bones in his back, will miss 2 USA World Cup qualifiers

The U.S. National Team took a major hit on Friday when it was announced goalkeeper Tim Howard would be sidelined for several weeks after he broke two bones in his back during Everton's recent English F.A. Cup victory over Oldham Athletic.


March 6, 2013
HE'S A CANDIDATE
Sunil Gulati up for FIFA Executive Committee

MIAMI--U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati is one of two candidates for the position of FIFA Executive Committee Member from North America.


February 19, 2013
HOT TICKET
USA-Costa Rica WCQ match is a sellout

More than a month before kickoff, the United States’ first home match of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying hexagonal is a sellout.


February 6, 2013
OPENING LOSS
Honduras downs U.S. in hexagonal opener on Bengtson's goal, 2-1

SAN PEDRO SULA -- Striker Jerry Bengtson took advantage of a defensive lapse to break a tie in the 79th minute and boost Honduras to a 2-1 victory over the United States in the opening round of the CONCACAF hexagonal in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday.


February 5, 2013
CONCACAF HEXAGONAL
Presenting the World Cup qualifying schedule

It all begins in earnest on Wednesday when six National Teams will tussle in three games, kicking off the CONCACAF hexagonal in the final round of World Cup qualifying for the confederation.


February 4, 2013
TAKING NOTHING FOR GRANTED
Klinsmann realizes the U.S.'s path to Brazil will not be easy

Jurgen Klinsmann is taking nothing for granted.

His team might be one of the CONCACAF favorites to reach the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but the U.S. national coach refuses to count his points before they are awarded.


February 4, 2013
EUROPEAN FLAVOR
Klinsmann calls in 24 players for hexagonal opener vs. Honduras

CHICAGO---U.S. national coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced on Monday that he has called 24 players, including seven domestic-based players, into training camp to prepare for its opening match against Honduras in the CONCACAF hexagonal round of World Cup qualifying.


January 30, 2013
HELPING HAND
Project GOAL among grant recipients

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Providence, RI based Project GOAL and Beyond Soccer, Inc. Beyond Soccer, Inc. and Esperanza Academy, both located in Lawrence, Mass and the Inti Soccer Academy in Manchestr New Hampshire were among the organizations receiving grants from the U.S. Soccer Foundation.


January 30, 2013
FIRST STEPS
5 U.S. players earn their 1st caps

HOUSTON -- Five U.S. players made their first international appearance in the scoreless draw with Canada at BBVA Compass Stadium on Tuesday night.


January 30, 2013
WHO'S GOING TO HONDURAS?
Klinsmann says he has a pretty good idea



January 29, 2013
HOUSTON, WE HAVE NO GOALS
U.S. in frustrating scoreless draw with Canada

HOUSTON -- Score one for underdog Canada, because the United States certainly could not score against its rivals to the north on Tuesday night.


January 29, 2013
FULL SQUAD
Honduras names WCQ roster for U.S.

Honduras named its 23-man roster for its World Cup qualifying match against the United States in San Pedro Sula, Honduras on Feb. 6, a team that includes five Major League Soccer players, as well as Roger Espinoza and Maynor Figueora of Wigan Athletic.


January 22, 2012
SIDELINED
Beitashor, Buddle leave U.S. camp

CARSON, CALIF - San Jose Earthquakes defender Steven Beitashour and Colorado Rapids forward Edson Buddle have been sidelined with injuries and have departed the U.S. Men's National Team training camp.


January 15, 2013
MILE-HIGH MATCHUP
USA-Costa Rica qualifier March 22 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

CHICAGO - The U.S. Men will host Costa Rica in the first home match of the final round of FIFA World Cup qualifying on Friday, March 22 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. Kickoff is set for 10 p.m. ET.


January 6, 2013
NO LANDON
Klinsmann calls in 25 players to 1st camp of the year as Donovan continues to decide his playing future

CHICAGO---U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann called up 25 players, most of whom are domestic based, for national team training camp on Sunday, with one big name missing -- Landon Donovan.


December 17, 2012
HOUSTON HAS A FRIENDLY
U.S. Men to open 2013 against Canada

CHICAGO--- - The U.S. Men's National Team will open the 2013 campaign when it hosts regional rival Canada on Jan. 29 in Houston. Kickoff at BBVA Compass Stadium is set for 6 p.m. CT.


December 12, 2012
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Dempsey chosen by Fútbol de Primera

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - U.S. National Team forward Clint Dempsey, was chosen by 183 US journalists as the “2012 Player of the Year Award”, presented by Fútbol de Primera for the last 22 years.


November 19, 2012
BACK-TO-BACK HONORS
Dempsey named U.S. Soccer male athlete of the year again

CHICAGO---For the second time in a row and the third time in six years, U.S. international striker Clint Dempsey was selected as U.S. Soccer's male athlete of the year, it was announced on Monday


November 14, 2012
SOME GOOD THINGS, SOME BAD
U.S. players hail comeback, but know they can't put themselves in situations to chase the game

KRASNODAR, Russia -- U.S. players were patting themselves on their collective backs for pulling off a 2-2 comeback tie in stoppage with Russia on Wednesday, but they weren't breaking their arms doing it.


November 14, 2012
RED-LETTER DATE GAME
German federation: Germany to play USA in centennial game on June 2

The German Football Federation on Wednesday announced that its national team will play in the United States in an international friendly on June 2 as part of the Americans' centennial celebration of the founding of its federation.


November 14, 2012
SOME YOUNG IDEAS
Klinsmann impressed with youngsters' performance

KRASNODAR, Russia -- Beyond the final result -- a 2-2 tie with Russia -- U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann on Wednesday felt one of the most important things that came out of the international friendly was that his younger players got some much needed experience.


November 14, 2012
ESCAPE ARTISTS
Diskerud's stoppage-time goal, Howard's saves allow U.S. to register 2-2 draw in Russia

KRASNODAR, Russia -- Timing as they say, is everything, and Mix Diskerud could not have timed his first international goal any better for the United States on Wednesday.


November 14, 2012
INTO THE MIX
Diskerud's 1st international goal in stoppage time gives U.S. a wild 2-2 draw in Russia

KRASNODAR, Russia -- Timing as they say, is everything, and Mix Diskerud could not have timed his first international goal any better for the United States on Wednesday.


November 12, 2012
EURO-BASED
Only three MLS players on U.S. roster for Russia

CHICAGO---Only three MLS players were included on the 20-man roster announced Monday by US National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann for Wednesday’s friendly against Russia at Kuban Stadium in Krasnodar (10 am, ESPN, ESPN2, Univision).


November 7, 2012
HONDURAS NEXT
U.S. learns slate for the Hexagonal

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - The United States next round of World Cup qualifying will open with a road game against Honduras on February 6, 2013. The official draw for the Final Round of World Cup Qualifying was held by CONCACAF on Wednesday night and determined the ten game schedule against five opponents the U.S. will need to navigate in order to reach Brazil 2014 .


October 19, 2012
BACK TO BASICS
Draw will determine CONCACAF WCQ schedule

NEW YORK – After representatives of the six associations that will participate in the final round of World Cup qualifying could not hammer out a schedule amongst themselves, CONCACAF announced on Friday announced it will hold a draw to create a final schedule for the hexagonal round of the qualifying games.


October 18, 2012
RUSSIAN FRIENDLY
U.S. to play in Krasnodar on Nov. 14

CHICAGO - The U.S. Men's National Team, fresh off its Group A victory in the Semifinal Round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying, will travel to Russia for an international friendly on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Krasnodar for the final match of the 2012 campaign.


October 16, 2012
THE HEXAGONAL
The dangers that lie ahead next year

KANSAS CITY, Kansas -- Because of CONCACAF's 10-game hexagonal, the final round of World Cup qualifying in the region encompasses all four seasons.


October 16, 2016
TWO COMPETITIONS, TWO ROSTERS
Klinsmann says he will have 2 U.S. National Teams next year due to WCQ, Gold Cup

KANSAS CITY, Kansas -- Expect a lot of players wearing the red, white and blue for the United States next year.


October 16, 2012
FROM THE FRYING PAN INTO FIRE
U.S. clinches berth in CONCACAF WCQ final round, where challenges become more difficult

KANSAS CITY, Kansas -- It certainly doesn't get any easier from here on. With one big challenge out of the way, the United States looks toward yet a greater one in 2013 -- reaching the World Cup.


October 16, 2012
NO DOUBTS
U.S. convincing in 3-1 win over Guatemala

KANSAS CITY, Kan.---If there were any doubts a week ago that the United States would advance to the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, they were dispelled Tuesday night with a convincing 3-1 win over Guatemala at Livestrong Sporting Park. Clint Dempsey led the way for the U.S., scoring two goals and contributing an assist on the other.


October 15, 2012
WC QUALIFYING SCENARIOS
For U.S., Guatemala, Jamaica

KANSAS CITY, Kansas -- U.S. Soccer has provided the various ways the United States can qualify for the CONCACAF hexagonal round of the World Cup.


October 15, 2012
WC QUALIFYING SCENARIOS
For U.S., Guatemala, Jamaica

KANSAS CITY, Kansas -- U.S. Soccer has provided the various ways the United States can qualify for the CONCACAF hexagonal round of the World Cup.


October 15, 2012
GOING FOR THREE POINTS
Klinsmann: 'We want to win the game'

KANSAS CITY, Kansas -- Even though the United States need but a draw to reach the next round of World Cup qualifying, the Americans certainly are not planning to take it easy when they meet Guatemala in the final semifinal-round match on Tuesday night.


October 14, 2012
STILL SIDELINED
Defender Johnson ruled out of Tuesday’s WCQ

KANSAS CITY -- So much for left back Fabian Johnson playing for the United States in its World Cup qualifier against Guatemala on Tuesday.


October 13, 2012
GOING HOME
US looks toward Guatemala in KC

NORTH SOUND, Antigua -- Next stop, Kansas City. After playing on a small, rain-drenched field that wasn't in decent shape to begin with, the United States looks forward to returning home to play Guatemala in its final CONCACAF semifinal World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night.


October 13, 2012
THANKS FOR BELIEVING IN ME
Johnson tips his hat to Schmid, Klinsmann and Sounders owner

NORTH SOUND, Antigua — For U.S. striker Eddie Johnson, it was all about believing, in himself and having other people believe in him.


October 12, 2012
WELCOME BACK
Johnson returns to US lineup, scores both goals in 2-1 WCQ win

NORTH SOUND, Antigua—Eddie Johnson returned to the U.S. national team lineup in a big way on Friday, scoring two goals including the stoppage-time game-winner in a crucial 2-1 World Cup Qualifying win over Antigua and Barbuda at rainy Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.


October 10, 2012
TWO MORE BITE THE DUST
Castillo, Johnson out of Antigua WCQ match

Two more players have bitten the dust for the United States' World Cup qualifier at Antigua & Barbuda on Friday.


October 9, 2012
SITTING IT OUT
Donovan, Shea ruled out of next 2 qualifiers

Scratch Landon Donovan and Brek Shea from this phase of World Cup qualifying.

Both U.S. players on Tuesday were ruled out of upcoming games against Antigua & Barbuda (Friday) and Guatemala (Oct. 16) after further evaluations were conducted by the U.S. Soccer medical staff.


October 8, 2012
NO WOUNDED KNEE
Donovan bounces back, joins team for WCQ

On Sunday, Landon Donovan looked questionable as to whether he could join the U.S. National Team for World Cup qualifying.


October 8, 2012
KLINSMANN'S WARNING
'What happened to Olympic team was huge warning to whoever thinks CONCACAF is an easy region'

Unlike fellow CONCACAF power Mexico, the United States is not yet assured of a spot in next year's World Cup qualifying final round.


October 8, 2012
SOME STRIKING ABSENCES
Altidore, Wondolowski left off U.S. WCQ team for different reasons

No Jozy.

No Wondo.

They're two premier strikers who have been in great form for their respective club teams.


October 8, 2012
IT'S NOT WONDO-FULL
Wondolowski left off U.S. WCQ roster

CHICAGO---Strikers Eddie Johnson and Alan Gordon are on the U.S. National Team's World Cup qualifying roster and Major League Soccer scoring leader Chris Wondolowski has been ignored -- again


September 24, 2012
SOLD OUT
Capacity crowd will watch U.S.-Guatemala WCQ in KC

CHICAGO - The United States' World Cup qualifier against Guatemala at Livestrong Sporting Park on Oct. 16 in Kansas City, Kan. is a sellout.


September 12, 2012
LIVING UP TO HIS NAME
Herculez strikes when U.S. needs it the most

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- He has one of those great names that headline writers are thankful for. Herculez Gomez.


September 11, 2012
THANKS, WE NEEDED THAT
Herculez goal lifts USA over Jamaica in WCQ, 1-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Desperately needing a victory to boost its standing in CONCACAF Group A and its confidence, the United States recorded a 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Jamaica on Tuesday night.


September 11, 2012
WELCOME BACK
Bocanegra, Cherundolo to start for USA

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Two U.S. veteran defenders who did not play Friday will start against Jamaica in Tuesday's (8pm ET ESPN/Galavision) World Cup qualifier vs. Jamaica -- team captain and central defender Carlos Bocanegra and injured right back Steve Cherundolo.


September 11, 2012
A MUST-WIN SITUATION
U.S. must get three points vs. Jamaica

There is no doubt -- no doubt -- that the United States’ World Cup qualifier against Jamaica in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday (8pm ET ESPN/Galavision) is a must-win game.


September 7, 2012
A LONG NIGHT AT THE OFFICE
Jamaica defeats USA for the first time, securing a 2-1 WCQ victory

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Fresh off its historic and stunning 1-0 win over Mexico City, the United States entered Friday's CONCACAF Group A encounter brimming with confidence, thinking it could finally win its first World Cup qualifier on this Caribbean island.


September 7, 2012
STUNNED
U.S. drop World Cup qualifier to Jamaica, 2-1

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The United States dug themselves a deep World Cup qualifying hole on Friday night, falling 2-1 to Jamaica at National Stadium.


September 7, 2012
IT'S A SELLOUT
For USA-Jamaica game in Columbus Tuesday

CHICAGO---The United States' World Cup qualifying match with Jamaica in Columbus, Ohio is a sell out, U.S. Soccer announced on Friday.


September 6, 2012
OFF THE BALL, ON THE BALL
Altidore has improved overall play, scoring

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Thanks to his work off the ball, Jozy Altidore finds himself on the ball more these days with AZ Alkmaar.


September 6, 2012
HE'S NOT MATCH FIT, BUT ...
Dempsey's ready to put in the minutes, but how many?

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Clint Dempsey admits he doesn't know how many minutes he will be able to put in when the United States faces Jamaica in a World Cup qualifying match on Friday. But he says he is willing to run until he drops.


September 6, 2012
WALL TO WALL QUALIFYING
Games on TV everywhere

American soccer fans can have a veritable smorgasbord of World Cup qualifying games to watch on Friday, as almost every outlet that carries soccer has a game from either the Americas or Europe.


September 5, 2012
BACK-TO-BACK GAMES
Klinsmann: It's tricky, but tricky for both teams

KINGSTON, Jamaica — For the first time in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, the 12 semifinal teams will play home-and-home series.


September 2, 2012
CALLED TO CAMP
Donovan not on 25-man training roster for upcoming World Cup Qualifiers

CHICAGO — U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann on Sunday called 25 players into training camp to prepare for the World Cup Qualifiers against Jamaica. LA Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan, who has been hampered by hamstring injuries recently, was left off the roster, while midfielder-forward Clint Dempsey, who is out of match fitness after his transfer from Fulham to Tottenham on Friday, was on the roster.


August 24, 2012
BACK TO BRADENTON
31 players, including Revs Academy’s Kabala, invited to U-17 Men’s residency training

New England Revolution Academy midfielder Guyllain Kabala is one of 31 players selected by U.S. U-17 coach Richie Williams for the fall semester of U.S. U-17 Men’s Residency training in Bradenton, Fla., in preparation for the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship from April 6-19 in Panama.


August 22, 2012
U.S. GAMES FIND A HOME
beIN SPORT acquires road qualifiers

MIAMI---There's a new player in the game for international soccer television rights. beIN SPORT has announced that it has secured exclusive rights to televise the away games for the U.S. men’s national team in the qualifying rounds of the 2014 World Cup.


August 16, 2012
DOUBLE SIGNIFICANCE
Orozco, his parents Mexican, enjoys his moment in the spotlight

MEXICO CITY -- Defeating El Tri at Azteca Stadium, the first time the United States has recorded a win in Mexico, was doubly significant for defender Michael Orozco Fiscal.


August 15, 2012
HISTORIC WIN
Howard, Orozco lift USA to its first win in Mexico, 1-0

MEXICO CITY -- The United States broke a 75-year winless streak against its biggest rivals on Wednesday night.

Second-half substitute Michael Orozco Fiscal scored in the 80th minute and goalkeeper Tim Howard made two late saves to make sure the lead stood up to boost the Americans to their first international victory ever in Mexico, recording a 1-0 triumph over the Mexicans at Azteca Stadium.


August 14, 2012
THERE IS A GAP
Klinsmann: Olympics put Mexico ahead of U.S.

After Mexico captured its first Olympic gold medal on Saturday, U.S. national coach Juergen Klinsmann says that there is a gap between the two countries


August 14, 2012
SECOND CHANCE
Johnson gets MNT call after Olympic letdown

Goalkeeper Sean Johnson has put March's failure by the United States men to qualify for the Olympics behind him. So too has U.S. National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who on Sunday named the 23-year- old Chicago Fire netminder to the U.S. team that will take on Mexico at Estadio Azteca on Wednesday (8pm ET ESPN2, ESPN3 and Univision).


August 12, 2012
AZTECA AWAITS
Klinsmann calls in 22 to train for Mexico

CHICAGO - Nine Major League Soccer players and six more from LigaMX are among the 22 called in by U.S. National Team Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann for the upcoming friendly against Mexico on Aug. 15 at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, Mexico.


July 16, 2012
ON SALE TUESDAY
Tickets for USA-Jamaica in Columbus

CHICAGO - Tickets for the upcoming U.S. Men's National Team World Cup qualifier against Jamaica at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, will go on sale to the public Tuesday July 17.


July 5, 2012
FUTSAL FINISHED
U.S. eliminated after second loss

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala - The U.S. Futsal National Team bowed out of the 2012 CONCACAF Futsal Championship with a 2-1 loss to defending champion and host Guatemala on Wednesday night at the Domo Polideportivo.


July 4, 2012
STILL ALIVE
US Futsal team defeats Canada at CONCACAF tourney

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala - The U.S. Futsal National Team defeated Canada 3-2 Tuesday with goals from Patrick Healey, Bryan Perez and Kraig Chiles at the 2012 CONCACAF Futsal Championship, snapping a 12-game losing streak and earning their first three points of the tournament.


July 3, 2012
FUTSAL FALLS
US Team drops match to Panama

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala - The U.S. Futsal National Team dropped its Group A opening match 5-2 against Panama in the 2012 CONCACAF Futsal Championship.


June 28, 2012
TICKETS, ANYONE?
U.S. WC qualifying tickets on sale in July

Tickets for U.S. National Team World Cup qualifiers in Columbus, Ohio, and Kansas City, Kan., will go on sale to the public in July.


June 21, 2012
RIVALRY RESUMES
U.S. vs. Mexico at Azteca on Aug. 15

CHICAGO---Mexico and the United States certainly picked some tough sparring partners before both teams resume World Cup qualifying in September -- themselves.


June 20, 2012
FUTSAL ROSTER
U.S. team named for CONCACAF Championship

CHICAGO - U.S. Futsal National Team head coach Keith Tozer named a 14-player roster for the 2012 CONCACAF Futsal Championship.


June 19, 2012
ALKIS PANAGOULIAS
Former U.S. Coach dies at 78

Former U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Alketas “Alkis” Panagoulias passed away Monday in Vienna, Va., at the age of 78.


June 12, 2012
FIT TO BE TIED
US settles for 1-1 WCQ draw with Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY -- Second-half substitute Marco Pappa converted a free kick in the 83rd minute to lift Guatemala into a 1-1 draw with the United States in a World Cup qualifying match at Estadio Mateo Flores on Tuesday night.


June 11, 2012
BATTLE OF THE AMERICAS
U.S. visits Guatemala in search of a win and three more points in WCQ

GUATEMALA CITY — One thing is certain for the United States when it takes on Guatemala in its second game of the World Cup Group A qualifying semifinals on Tuesday night: the Americans won’t be playing a team that will have 10 men behind the ball.


June 8, 2012
ONE DOWN
US opens World Cup Qualifying with 3-1 win over Antigua & Barbuda

TAMPA—There were no fairy tales written at rainswept Raymond James Stadium on Friday night, where the United States overpowered upstarts Antigua and Barbuda 3-1 to open their CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying campaign.


June 7, 2012
NOW ITS FOR REAL
U.S. starts World Cup qualifying Friday

TAMPA—Now it’s for real. After months of training and exhibition matches under coach Jurgen Klinsmann, the U.S. Men’s National Team has a match that counts, as they open World Cup Qualifying Friday night against Antigua & Barbuda at 7 p.m. ET at Raymond James Stadium.


June 4, 2012
GOING TO KANSAS CITY
U.S. to face Guatemala at Livestrong Sporting Park

CHICAGO - The U.S. Men's National Team will play a World Cup qualifier at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park for the first time when it hosts Guatemala on Oct. 16 in the final match of Semifinal Round qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.


June 3, 2012
BIG ZERO
U.S. draws Canada 0-0 in final tuneup before World Cup qualifying

TORONTO—It’s probably a good thing that the United States opens World Cup Qualifying on Friday against one of the tiniest minnows in the CONCACAF pool (Antigua & Barbuda), because if Sunday’s scoreless draw with Canada at BMO Field is any indication, coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s strategy of “training by tournament” has taken a toll on the legs and wind of the team tasked with taking the USA to Brazil in 2014.


June 2, 2012
FINAL TUNEUP
U.S. readies for qualifying against Canada

Were the United States’ five game stretch of games over 18 days really a tournament, as coach Jurgen Klinsmann has said he’s trying to replicate, then Sunday’s match against Canada at BMO Field might be the must-win game in order to move onto the next round, with the Americans sitting on a one win and one loss record so far.


May 30, 2012
THE LABORS OF HERCULEZ
U.S. striker scores in 4-1 loss to Brazil, but he knew he could have had more

LANDOVER, Md. -- On Wednesday night, U.S. international striker Herculez Gomez became only the 11th American player to score a goal against vaunted Brazil.


May 30, 2012
A BIT TOO NAÏVE?
Klinsmann says U.S. must toughen up its game

LANDOVER, Md---Jurgen Klinsmann thinks the United States is still missing something. That’s much is evident, as they lost to Brazil 4-1 at FedEx Field on Wednesday at FedEx Field.


May 30, 2012
BRAZILIAN BEAT CAN'T BE BEAT
U.S. falls to South Americans, 4-1

LANDOVER, Md. -- Only days after its sterling performance against Scotland, the United States felt the sting of defeat, losing to Brazil, 4-1, in an international soccer friendly at Fed Ex Field.


May 26, 2012
HATS OFF
U.S. routs Scotland behind Donovan's hat-trick, 5-1

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Officials of the Antigua and & Barbuda National Team scouted the United States' international friendly with Scotland on Saturday.


May 25, 2012
TOURNAMENT SETTING
Five games in 18 days for U.S. men

U.S. National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann is looking at the upcoming schedule of five games in less than three weeks as a tournament.


May 25, 2012
ROSTER SET
Klinsmann names 23 for friendlies, qualifiers

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann hopes to replicate a tournament setting with three friendlies and two World Cup Qualifiers in the coming weeks, and has set his 23 man roster to go through the process.


May 20, 2012
ADDITIONS
Klinsmann names 11 more to National Team

CHICAGO--- U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added 11 additional players to the initial squad of 16 that is training at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. The newest players begin reporting Sunday, and will continue throughout the week as their club schedules are completed.


May 18, 2012
ON PAY PER VIEW
US qualifier vs Guatemala

The United States World Cup qualifier against Guatemala in Guatemala City on Tuesday, June 12 will be carried on pay-per-view. Hoboken, NJ based Integrated Sports Media, in association with Traffic Sports, will carry the game, which kicks off at 10:00 pm ET.


May 15, 2012
TAKING SHAPE
Klinsmann calls in 16 players (more to follow) for World Cup qualifying camp

CHICAGO - Goalkeeper Tim Howard, defender Carlos Bocanegra, midfielder Michael Bradley and striker Clint Dempsey were among 16 players called into training camp on Tuesday to prepare for the U.S.'s World Cup qualifiers next month.


May 12, 2012
CONCACAF CHAMPS
U.S. downs Canada for U17 Women's Crown

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala - Amber Munerlyn's 21st-minute goal off of a breakaway set up with a creative assist from Summer Green proved to be the difference as the U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team Canada 1-0 to win the 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship for the second time.


May 10, 2012
GOING GREEN
Third hat trick leads US U17 women to 7-0 win

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala ----Summer Green registered her third hat trick of the tournament to lead the U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team to a berth in the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup with a dominant 7-0 victory against Panama in the first semifinal at the 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship.


May 7, 2012
THREE AGAINST EL-TRI
Green hat trick leads U.S. U-17s to 3-0 win

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala ---Forward Summer Green scored all three goals in the first half, to put an early end to any potential drama as the U.S. Women’s U-17 National Team defeated Mexico 3-0 to win Group B at the 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship.


May 5, 2012
ANOTHER ROUT
U.S. U17 Women roll over T&T 5-0

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala--- Emily Bruder and Joanna Boyles each had a goal and assist while Summer Green tallied once with two assists as the U.S. U-17s defeated Trinidad & Tobago 5-0 Saturday at the Estadio Cementos Progreso.


May 3, 2012
BAHAMA BUSTERS
U.S.U17 Women win in a rout 10-0

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala--- Summer Green had five goals, including four in the first half and Margaret Purce added three goals and an assist as the U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team defeated the Bahamas 10-0 on Thursday in their opening game of the CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship at Estadio Cementos Progreso.


May 2, 2012
HELLO COLUMBUS
U.S. will face Jamaica Sept 11.

CHICAGO - The U.S. Men's National Team will be on familiar turf when they take on Jamaica at Columbus Crew Stadium on Sept. 11 (8pm ET) for the second home match of Semifinal Round qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The United States has never lost in Columbus.


May 1, 2012
QUALIFYING TIME?
U.S. women look to U-17 WWC

The U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team kicks off the CONCACAF Under-17 Women's Championship on Thursday, when it faces the Bahamas (4 p.m. ET/2 p.m. local) in Guatemala City, Guatemala. It will be the first match for a U.S. Women's National Team against the island nation.
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April 23, 2012
OLYMPIC DRAW
In London at 6 a.m. on Tuesday

The U.S. and Canadian Women's National Teams and the Under-23 national sides of Mexico and Honduras finally will know who, when and where they will play at the London Summer Olympics on Tuesday.


April 17, 2012
A HALL OF A TIME IN LANDOVER
Meola, Reyna, Armstrong, DiCicco to be inducted into Hall on May 30

CHICAGO---The National Soccer Hall of Fame inductions will take place prior to the U.S.-Brazil game in Landover, Md. on May 30.


April 12, 2012
UNVEILING THE ROSTER
U.S. coach announces U-17 team for the CONCACAF championships

CHICAGO---U.S. Under-17 women's national coach Albertin Montoya has named the 20-player roster for the CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship to be held in Guatemala City, Guatemala, from May 2-12.


April 4, 2012
A DEVELOPING ISSUE
Klinsmann on young Americans in MLS

With the United States failing to Qualify for the Olympics for the second time in eight years, there is a rising concern that young American players are not developing fast enough or well enough to compete at the international level. U.S. National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann voiced that concern on Wednesday, particularly with respect to young American players not getting playing time in Major League Soccer.


March 26, 2012
BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS
U.S. crashes out of Olympic qualifying

NASHVILLE, Tenn.----A stoppage time goal by Jaime Alas gave El Salvador a 3-3 tie and ended the United States’ hopes for a trip to the 2012 Summer Olympics.


March 24,2012
OLYMPIC EFFORT SINKS
Canada manhandles USA 2-0

NASHVILLE---The U.S. team that beat Cuba 6-0 two days ago was nowhere to be seen Saturday as Canada punched out a 2-0 upset victory in Nashville in the second leg of Olympic qualifying action. The longer the game wore on with the United States getting no results, the more inevitable seemed the final result.


March 24, 2012
WOUNDED KNEE
U.S. striker Agudelo out of Olympic qualifying tournament with torn meniscus

NASHVILLE -- The news was the worst for U.S. striker Juan Agudelo, who learned he was sidelined for the rest of the CONCACAF men's Olympic qualifying tournament with a torn meniscus.


March 23, 2012
FIVE-STAR ATTACK
U.S. quintet difficult to stop

NASHVILLE — The big question at the CONCACAF men’s Olympic qualifying round is how will the United States’ Group A opponents will stop the Americans?


March 23, 2012
MUCH ADO ABOUT SOMETHING
Adu, now, 22, finds his form for U.S. U-23 team in 6-0 win over Cuba

NASHVILLE -- Remember little Freddy Adu?

Well, has grown a bit since then, not necessarily in size, but in stature, for at least one U.S. National Team.


March 22, 2012
CORONA EXTRA
Hat trick leads U.S. to 6-0 win

NASHVILLE---Joe Corona scored three goals as the United States U23 National Team rolled over man-down Cuba 6-0 in the first game of Olympic Qualifying at LP Stadium Thursday night.


March 22, 2012
CONFIDENT, NOT COCKY
U.S. men ready to impress, qualify for the London Olympics

The United States enters the CONCACAF men’s Olympic qualifying tournament confident, but not cocky.


March 20, 2012
THE ROSTER
Williams added to U.S. U-23 team for Olympic qualifying; Adu named captain

CHICAGO---U.S. Under-23 men’s coach Caleb Porter added Philadelphia Union defender and Boston native Sheanon Williams to the list of 20 players that will compete in the CONCACAF Men’s Olympic qualifying tournament.


March 14, 2012
ANOTHER FALLEN LEGEND
Souza, member of 1950 World Cup team that shocked England, dies at 91

John "Clarkie" Souza, a member of the U.S. National Team that stunned England in the 1950 World Cup, has died. Souza passed away in a Dover, Pa. nursing home on Sunday at the age of 91.


March 13, 2012
TAYLOR-MADE
U.S. adds forward for Olympic qualifying

NASHVILLE---U.S. Under-23 coach Caleb Porter on Tuesday added Tony Taylor to the training camp roster.


March 12, 2012
MAKING THE TEAM
13 from MLS called to U23 camp

CHICAGO---Thirteen players currently playin in Major League Soccer a will join the U-23 U.S. Men’s National Team for the final camp before CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying.


March 11, 2012
COMEBACK KIDS
U-20 Women rally past Canada for CONCACAF Championship

PANAMA CITY, Panama - Although they had already booked their passage to the Under-20 FIFA Women's World Cup later this year, the U.S. U-20 Women's National Team took care of their last piece of unfinished business on Sunday, rallying to defeat Canada 2-1 in the title game of the CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship.


March 9, 2012
WORLD CUP BOUND
U.S. Women U-20s clinch a spot

PANAMA CITY, Panama - The U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team scored three first-half goals to defeat Mexico 4-0 in the first semifinal of the CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship. With the victory, the U.S. clinched a berth in the 2012 FIFA Under-20 FIFA Women's World Cup being held in Japan from Aug. 19 to Sept. 8.


March 6, 2012
ANOTHER 6-0 WIN
U.S. U20 Women roll past Panama

PANAMA CITY, Panama---- Maya Hayes scored two goals for a second straight match and four other U.S. players found the back of the net as the United States Under-20 Women's National Team cruised to third straight 6-0 win in the CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship on Tuesday, this time with a victory over host Panama at the Stadio Rommel Fernandez.


March 5, 2012
GOOD START
More than 13K tickets sold for U.S.-Scotland

CHICAGO – It's not a World Cup qualifier, but ticket sales are going at a brisk pace for the U.S.-Scotland international friendly at EverBank Field on May 26.


March 5, 2012
RE-ELECTED
Edwards, Shalala return to U.S. Soccer posts

MIAMI -- Mike Edwards and Donna Shalala were re-elected as executive vice president and an as an indepdent director during the National Council meeting at U.S. Soccer's Annual General Meeting this past weekend.


March 4, 2012
DOUBLE SIXES
U.S. U-20 Women win in another rout

PANAMA CITY, Panama– Katie Stengel and Maya Hayes each scored two goals to lead the United States Under-20 Women’s National Team to a 6-0 Group B win over Cuba --and into the semifinals of the CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship-- Sunday at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez. It was the second straight 6-0 win for the U-20 women in the tournament.


March 2, 2012
HATS OFF
Horan’s three goals lead U-23 women past Guatemala

PANAMA CITY, Panama - Lindsey Horan scored three goals and the U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team defeated Guatemala 6-0 on Friday in the team's first Group B match of the CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez.


March 1, 2012
TITLE QUEST BEGINS
U.S. U-20 Women open against Guatemala

The U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team is set to face off against Guatemala in the opening match of the 2012 CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship.


February 29,,2012
U.S. U23'S SHACKLE "EL TRI"
Agudelo, Diskerud post 1st half goals

FRISCO, TX--After rolling through much of the first half of Wednesday’s match with Mexico at a leisurely pace, the U.S. Olympic hopefuls struck for two goals in a one-minute blitz that changed the course of the game shortly before intermission.


February 29, 2012
A GIANT LEAP
Dempsey lifts U.S. to a 1-0 victory, its first win over Italy

GENOA, Italy — The United States men stunned Italy, defeating the four-time world champions for the first time, recording a 1-0 victory on Wednesday.


February 29, 2012
HAVING A HALL OF A TIME
Meola, Reyna elected into Soccer Hall Fame, along with Armstrong, DiCicco

It should not come as any surprise that two stalwarts of the U.S. National Team and former Red Bulls players, Claudio Reyna and Tony Meola, were elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame.


February 28, 2012
FULL DAY
Three U.S. teams playing Wednesday

Jurgen Klinsmann has never won a game against Italy. Neither has the United States National Team, which has been racked by a slew of injuries that have left the squad depleted almost from front to back. That's it in a nutshell as the team puts its three-game winning streak on the line on Wednesday against the three-time World Champs at Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa, Italy, one of three U.S. games on tap for the leap-day FIFA date.


February 27, 2012
ON SALE
Men's Olympic qualifying tickets for semifinals, final

Individual game tickets for the semifinals and final matches of CONCACAF men's Olympic qualifying at Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., will go on sale starting at 11 a.m. ET on Friday.


February 26, 2012
U.S. ROSTER CHANGES
Donovan, Chandler, Torres out; Kljestan, Shea in

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added midfielder Sacha Kljestan and forward Brek Shea to the training camp roster ahead of the match against Italy on Feb. 29 in Genoa. Timmy Chandler (left hamstring strain), Landon Donovan (bronchitis), and Jose Torres (right hamstring strain) have all been forced to withdraw from the squad.


February 23, 2012
SCHEDULE SET
CONCACAF announces U17 Women’s slate

NEW YORK – The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football announced the complete schedule for its Under-17 Women’s Championship, which starts on May 2 with a Group A doubleheader. In the opener, defending champion Canada meets Panama immediately followed by an encounter between host Guatemala and Jamaica.


February 23, 2012
EURO-CENTRIC
Only four MLS players on US roster for Italy

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named a squad of 21 mostly European based players to prepare for the match against four-time World Cup champion Italy on Feb. 29 in Genoa.


February 21, 2012
WOUNDED KNEE
Gooch out 2 months due to knee surgery

U.S. international and Sporting Lisbon defender Oguchi Onyewu will be sidelined for two months because of knee surgery, the Portuguese First Division side announced on Tuesday.


February 21, 2012
U.S. U20 WNT CALL UP
Mass. Native Mewis on qualifying team

CHICAGO Massachusetts native Sam Mewis is among the 20 players named to the 20-player roster for the 2012 CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship to be held in Panama City, Panama, from March 1-11.


February 19, 2012
U-17 WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
US grouped with Mexico by CONCACAF

MIAMI BEACH – The United States is grouped with Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago and the Bahamas in Group B of the CONCACAF Under-17 Women's Championship.


February 16, 2012
GETTING THE CALL
15 from MLS named to U.S. U23 National Team

CHICAGO – U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team head coach Caleb Porter named a 23-player roster as the group convenes Feb. 19 for a 10-day training camp in Frisco, Texas.


February 15, 2012
SUNSHINE STATE
Pair of Florida games includes start of qualifying for U.S.

CHICAGO - The U.S. Men's National Team will play two matches in Florida as part of a five game stretch heading into the summer that includes the start of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.


February 9, 2012
BRING ON BRAZIL
U.S. to host five time champs in Maryland

CHICAGO - The U.S. Men's National Team will host five-time World Cup champions Brazil on Wednesday, May 30 at FedEx Field in Landover, at 8 p.m. ET.


February 8, 2012
PRE-QUALIFYING TUNEUP
U.S. U23s to face Mexico

CHICAGO - The U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team will face the Mexico Under-23 National Team on Feb. 29 at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, Texas (9pm CT), in an important match before the Men's Olympic Qualifying tournament begins.


February 7, 2012
GOODBYE, HARRY
Keough, member of U.S. team that upset England in 1950 World Cup, dies

Soccer legend Harry Keough, a member of the U.S. National Team that stunned England and the rest of the world at the 1950 World Cup, died on Tuesday morning. He was 84.


February 2, 2012
CANADA CALLING
U.S. men to face northern rivals June 3

CHICAGO - The U.S. Men's National Team will make a rare visit to Canada when it renews the rivalry June 3 at BMO Field in Toronto. Kickoff for the USA's first match on Canadian soil since 1997 is set for 7 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network.


January 25, 2012
KING B’s
Second-tier U.S. lineup edges Panama, 1-0

PANAMA CITY, Panama—Graham Zusi’s first international goal was all an MLS-heavy U.S. Men’s National Team needed to get past Panama 1-0 Wednesday night at Estadio Rommel Fernandez.


Williams named U.S.
January 24, 2012
IN RESIDENCE

CHICAGO---Former U.S. National Team midfielder Richie Williams was named head Coach of the U.S. Under-17 National Team by U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gualti on Tuesday.


January 21, 2012
LUCKY SEVEN
Clark’s stoppage-time header lifts US Men over Venezuela

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Ricardo Clark scored in the seventh minute of stoppage time to give the United States a 1-0 win over Venezuela at University of Phoenix Stadium Saturday night.


January 20, 2012
CHANCE TO IMPRESS
MLS players dominate MNT roster against Venezuela

PHOENIX---U.S. Men’s National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann will use the team’s first match of 2012 – against Venezuela Saturday night at the University of Phoenix Stadium -- to take a look at a “B” squad of players looking to play a greater role in the team’s trek through qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.


January 20, 2012
ALL THE WINNERS
U.S. Soccer Athletes of the Year



January 20, 2012
U.S. SOCCER HONORS
Dempsey, Wambach, Leroux, Shea top players

CHICAGO -Clint Dempsey has been named U.S. Soccer's 2011 Male Athlete of the Year and U.S. Women's National Team forward Abby Wambach as the 2011 Female Athlete of the Year. U.S. MNT midfielder Brek Shea and U.S. WNT and U-23 WNT forward Sydney Leroux won the Young Male and Young Female Awards, respectively.


January 13, 2012
CALLED IN
Klinsmann brings Jones into MNT camp

CHICAGO--In the “every cloud has a silver lining” department, midfielder Jermaine Jones will spend the time he is suspended from German club Schalke in training with the U.S. National Team, and will be available for the team’s upcoming friendlies against Venezuela and Panama.


January 9, 2012
A NATIONAL APPOINTMENT
Notre Dame’s Waldrum takes over U.S. U23 Women

CHICAGO — Notre Dame head coach Randy Waldrum has been named head coach of the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team, the oldest age group of the USA’s five youth women’s national teams, it was announced Monday by U.S. Soccer. Waldrum, who will continue to maintain his position as the helm of the Fighting Irish in addition to his new role with U.S. Soccer, takes over the U-23 program from Bill Irwin who had guided the team for the previous five years.


January 9, 2012
LEAP DAY MATCH
U.S. vs. Italy in Genoa on Feb. 29

CHICAGO--- The United States will meet four-time World Cup champion Italy in an international friendly in Genoa, Italy on Feb. 29.


January 6, 2012
CAMP CALL UPS
Porter names 22 to U.S. U23 roster

CHICAGO - U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team head coach Caleb Porter has called in 22 players for a two-part training camp which will take place from Jan. 8-25 in Carson, Calif., and San Jose, Costa Rica.


January 4, 2012
MORE CALL UPS
Sounders pair invited by U.S.

CHICAGO--- - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added Seattle Sounders midfielder Brad Evans and defender Jeff Parke to the January training camp roster.


January 3, 2012
MUTUAL AGREEMENT
Cabrera to leave as U.S. U-17 coach

CHICAGO---U.S. Soccer announced Tuesday that Wilmer Cabrera will be leaving his role as head coach of the U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team after the two sides mutually agreed to part ways.


December 22, 2011
FRESH FACES
Klinsmann calls in youngsters for January camp

CHICAGO--New England Revolution midfielder Benny Feilhaber is among 20 players invited to January training camp with the U.S. National Team.


December 21, 2011
LEADING THE WAY
Mexico tops CONCACAF for the year, followed by the U.S., Panama

Given how El Tri has performed in 2011, it should not be surprising that Mexico finished atop the FIFA rankings for CONCACAF teams, the world soccer governing body announced on Wednesday.

Mexico finished in 21st place, down a spot from the previous rankings. The Mexicans accrued 866 points.


December 8, 2011
MEETING CUBA
U.S. kicks off Olympic Qualifying March 22

NEW YORK – The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football released the complete schedule for the finals of its 2012 Men’s Olympic Qualifying tournament. The competition will open March 22 at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee, with a Group A doubleheader when El Salvador faces Canada followed by an encounter between the host United States and Cuba.


December 8, 2011
CALL FOR U.S. U23S
Porter names 23 for Florida camp

CHICAGO- U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team head coach Caleb Porter has called 28 players to an eight-day training camp from Dec.15-23 in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.


December 6, 2011
QUALIFYING GROUPS SET
U.S. faces Canada, Cuba, El Salvador for Olympic spot

CHICAGO -- The U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team was drawn into Group A of the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament and will face Canada, Cuba and El Salvador. The teams will play their group matches from March 22-26 at LP Field in Nashville. The exact schedule and ticket information will be announced in the near future


December 4, 2011
BESTING BRAZIL
U.S. U17s win tournament

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla.-- The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team won the Nike International Friendlies for the first time, beating Brazil 3-1 in the final game of the tournament in front of a capacity crowd at the Premier Sports Campus.


December 2, 2011
TRIMMING TURKEY
U.S. U17s win in 88th minute

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – Junior Flores scored in the 88th minute to give the U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team a 2-1 win over Turkey at the Premier Sports Campus on Friday.


December 1, 2011
PAIR OF FRIENDLIES
U.S. to play Venezuela, Panama

CHICAGO - The United States National Team will begin preparation for World Cup quaifying with a pair of international friendlies in January.


November 30, 2011
TWOS WITH LES BLEUS
U.S. U17s tie France 2-2

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. - The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team tied France 2-2 in its opening match of the Nike International Friendlies after an opening goal from DeAndre Robinson and a stoppage-time equalizer from Wesley Wade.


November 15, 2011
ON THE TUBE
Telemundo, Universal to show CONCACAF Olympic qualifiers

NEW YORK – Well, here is some good news for fans who follow the Under-23 level and women’s soccer: CONCACAF announced on Wednesday that has established partnerships with Telemundo and Universal Sports Network for its women’s and men’s Olympic qualifying tournaments.


November 16, 2011
BRING ON ANTIGUA
U.S. to face tiny nation in first WCQ

NEW YORK ---Talk about taking on a minnow. The United States will open its qualifying for the 2014 World Cup with a match against tiny Antigua & Barbuda, which at approximately 88,000 inhabitants has the smallest population of any country remaining in the CONCACAF qualifyers.


November 15, 2011
FAST START
US rides hot first half to win over Slovenia

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia - After sputtering through their first six games under coach Jurgen Klinsmann, the U.S. attack caught fire Tuesday at fog-shrouded Stozice Stadium, reeling off three first-half goals on their way to a 3-2 win over Slovenia.


November 11, 2011
STUMBLING ALONG
U.S. struggles again in 1-0 loss in France

SAINT-DENIS, France - The Juergen Klinsmann era has gotten off to a great thud and has been a dud in his first six games in guiding the United States.


November 7, 2011
RISE & SHINE
Improbable DeMerit story hits the big screen

The story of U.S. National Team and Vancouver Whitecaps defender Jay DeMerit is an unlikely one, maybe one suitable for a Hollywood script.


November 7, 2011
STAYING IN LA
Donovan won't join National Team in Europe

CHICAGO - Landon Donovan has withdrawn from the U.S. Men's National Team roster for the upcoming friendly against France on Nov. 11 at the Stade de France. He will instead remain in Los Angeles with the Galaxy to prepare for MLS Cup.


November 3, 2011
EURO-CENTRIC
5 MLS players on U.S. squad for next two games

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann selected mostly European based players to his 22 man squad for a pair of friendlies against France and Slovenia


November 2, 2011
U-23 SELECTION CALLED IN
31 will attend training camp in Germany

CHICAGO ---- U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team head coach Caleb Porter has named 31 players to the roster for the upcoming training camp in Duisburg, Germany, which also features several players who are age-eligible for the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team.


November 2, 2011
CLINT IS THE MAN
Dempsey named Futbol de Primera's U.S. player of the year

SAN FRANCISCO – For the second time in six years, U.S. National Team forward Clint Dempsey was named the winner of the Futbol de Primera 2011 Player of the Year Award, it was announced on Wednesday.


October 20, 2011
COACHING THEU.S. KIDS
Porter takes over U-23s, Ramos selected as U-20 boss

CHICAGO---U.S. Soccer on Thursday named Caleb Porter the head coach of the U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team, effective immediately. Porter will lead the U-23 team in its quest to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London when they compete in CONCACAF qualifying in March next year


October 18, 2011
WORLD CUP REMATCH
U.S. to face Slovenia Nov. 15

CHICAGO - The U.S. Men's National Team will face Slovenia in a rematch of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Group C game on Nov. 15 at Stozice Stadium in Ljubljana. The USA's first trip to Slovenia will be broadcast live on ESPN2, ESPN3 and Galavision. Kickoff time for the match is still to be determined.


October 14, 2011
BRING ON LES BLEUS
U.S. to face France Nov. 11

CHICAGO – Jurgen Klinsmann will get a chance to test the United States National Team on European soil once again, when they face France on November 11 at Stade de France in Paris.


October 11, 2011
A FRIENDLY LOSS
Ecuador edges U.S., 1-0

HARRISON, N.J. -- Second-half substitute Jaime Ayovi broke a scoreless tie in the 79th minute to lift Ecuador to a 1-0 victory over the United States in an international friendly at Red Bull Arena on Tuesday night.


October 10, 2011
IN SEARCH OF . . .
A younger backup for GK Howard

When he looks at the U.S. National Team goalkeeper depth chart, coach Juergen Klinsmann is worried.

After Tim Howard, he feels there is a great drop off, especially in the next generation of goalkeepers.


October 8, 2011
FIRST WIN
Dempsey’s goal gives Klinsmann his first win as U.S.A. coach

MIAMI—Clint Dempsey scored in the 36th minute to give the U.S. men their first win in five matches under new head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, 1-0 over Honduras Saturday at wet and windswept Sun Life Stadium.


September 29, 2011
CONTINUITY IS THE KEY
Familiar faces in Klinsmann’s roster for Oct. friendlies

U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named a squad of 22 players to prepare for the Oct. 8 friendly against Honduras at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium (6 pm ET, FSC/Univision) and Oct, 11 match against Ecuador at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ (7 pm ET, ESPN2/Univision).


September 12, 2011
JERSEY BOYS
National team to play at Red Bull Arena

HARRISON, NJ – The U.S. Men’s National Team will face Honduras at Red Bull Arena on October 11 at 7pm ET.


September 6, 2011
ANOTHER LOSS
U.S. drops second straight 1-0 to Belgium

BRUSSELS, Belgium – The Jurgen Klinsmann era as coach of the U.S. National Team is not exactly off to a bang up start, as the U.S. lost its second straight game on Tuesday at King Baudouin Stadium, 1-0 to Belgium.


September 2, 2011
WORK IN PROGRESS
USA falters against Costa Rica

CARSON, Calif.—The U.S.A. got off to a promising start against Costa Rica Friday night, but faltered at the end of the first half and never recovered. Rodney Wallace’s 66th-minute goal provided all the offense the Ticos needed to hand coach Jurgen Klinsmann his first loss as U.S. National Team Coach, 1-0 at the Home Depot Center.


September 2, 2011
ANOTHER FRIENDLY
U.S. to face Honduras in Miami

CHICAGO– Jurgen Klinsmann is getting plenty of chances to test the United States National Team talent pool very early in his tenure as coach. The U.S. has added another international friendly against Honduras on Saturday, Oct. 8 (6:00 pm ET FSC/Univision), at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Fla.


August 29, 2011
ROSTER CHANGE
Pontius, Spector to join U.S.

CHICAGO— U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added Chris Pontius and Jonathan Spector to the roster for the match against Costa Rica on Sept. 2 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. FC Dallas defender Zach Loyd and Chivas USA defender Heath Pearce have withdrawn due to injury.


August 25, 2011
NEW FACES
Klinsmann makes some changes for his 2nd camp

CHICAGO —Jurgen Klinsmann has named the roster for his second training camp as U.S. Men’s National Team head coach, making some changes from first camp last month, with seven players not on the roster for the Mexico game invited, and six of those on the last roster left off this one


August 11, 2011
FROM THE GROUND UP
Klinsmann plans an active role in player development

\New United States National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann plans to take on a key role in the area of player development, and hopes to effect a change in how players come through the system and are identified for the National Team program.


August 10, 2011
A HAPPY DRAW
U.S. ties Mexico in Klinsmann debut

PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. National Team's 1-1 draw with Mexico on Wednesday night was more like out with the old and in with the new.
Juergen Klinsmann, who took over for the fired Bob Bradley, made his debut as national coach.


August 10, 2011
ROGERS AND OUT
Rogers equalizes late in Klinsmann's debut as U.S. coach

PHILADELPHIA -- He may be nicknamed Wonder Boy, but Robbie Rogers certainly played like a man when it counted on Wednesday night.


August 11, 2011
NOT GOOD FOR GOODSON
Defender withdrawn from Mexico match

U.S. international defender Clarence Goodson withdrew from the roster for Wednesday's friendly against Mexico in Philadelphia due to a strained left hamstring suffered in Brondby’s 2-1 loss at Odense BK on Sunday.


August 8, 2011
CASTING A WIDER NET
Klinsmann expects to broaden MNT player pool

CHESTER, Pa.---Long one of the big knocks on the selection process for United States National teams has been the inability to tap into the burgeoning talent pool of Hispanic players. Expect that to change, and change quickly, under new U.S. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann.


August 8, 2011
COACHING SELECTIONS
Swanson, Montoya tabbed for US Women’s U-20, U-17 National Teams

CHICAGO– The U.S. Soccer Federation has hired Steve Swanson as head coach of the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team and Albertin Montoya as head coach of the U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team. Both coaches will guide their teams into CONCACAF Qualifying for their respective FIFA Women’s World Cups, which will be held in the fall of 2012.


August 7, 2011
ROSTER CHANGE
U.S.'s Rogers replaces Edu for Mexico

Columbus Crew midfielder Robbie Rogers is in and Maurice Edu is out of the U.S. for Wednesday's international friendly vs. Mexico in Philadelphia.


August 7, 2011
QUICK WORK
Klinsmann has little prep time for first game

CHESTER, Pa---New United States National team coach Jurgen Klinsmann knows he doesn’t have a lot of time to prepare for his first game as the new head man, what with a game against regional rival Mexico at Lincoln Financial Field on Wednesday, not even two weeks after he was given the job.

But, don’t worry about his being ready for the task, or about what kind of team goes out on the field in Philadelphia.


August 5, 2011
LOYD ADDED TO U.S. ROSTER
FCD defender replaces Timmy Chandler

CHICAGO — FC Dallas defender Zach Loyd has been added to the roster for the match against regional rival Mexico on Aug. 10 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia by U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.


August 4, 2011
MIXED BAG
Klinsmann calls vets, youngsters for U.S.

CHICAGO — Newly appointed U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann went with a combination of youth and experience in naming his 22 man roster for next Wednesday’s match against Mexico at Lincoln Financial Field (9:00 pm ET/ESPN2)


August 1, 2011
MEET SOCCER'S HYBRID
German-born Klinsmann's understanding of U.S. soccer might be the tonic needed

NEW YORK -- He was born in Europe, yet Juergen Klinsmann talks like an American.

He has lived in southern California for the past 13 years -- Huntington Beach -- which has allowed him to watch and absorb the game and its culture.


July 30, 2011
INTO GROUP A
U.S. will start qualifying next June

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil---— The United States was drawn into Group A of CONCACAF’s Semifinal Round of FIFA World Cup Qualifying during the Preliminary Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup that took place Saturday. The U.S., led by new head coach Juergen Klinsmann, will begin its quest to qualify for a seventh-consecutive FIFA World Cup when Semifinal Round play in CONCACAF begins in June of 2012.


July 29, 2011
KLINSMANN GETS THE JOB
Former German coach to head U.S. National Team

CHICAGO — Sunil Gulati finally got his man. Less than 24 hours after announcing the firing of Bob Bradley as National Team coach, the U.S. Soccer President announced that Jurgen Klinsmann would take over the job.


July 28, 2011
BYE, BYE BOB
Bradley fired as U.S. national coach

U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati on Thursday announced that Bradley has been fired as national coach.

Bradley coached the team since January 2007, leading the U.S. to the second round at the 2010 World Cup.


July 8, 2011
ANOTHER FRIENDLY
US to face Mexico in Philadelphia

CHICAGO---The United States National Team will return to Philadelphia for the third time in little more than a year to face Mexico at Lincoln Financial Field on August 10 at 9pm.


July 5, 2011
PAIR OF FRIENDLES
U.S. to play Costa Rica, Belgium

CHICAGO – The U.S. Men’s National Team will play a pair of friendlies on the international fixture dates in September, hosting Costa Rica on Sept. 2 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., before traveling to face Belgium on Sept. 6 in Brussels.


June 30, 2011
ELIMINATED
U.S. falls to Germany in U17 World Cup

QUERETARO, Mexico – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team were eliminated from the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup after falling 4-0 to Germany in the Round of 16 at Estadio Corregidora on Thursday.


June 27, 2011
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dempsey drives the U.S.

Former New England Revolution midfielder Clint Dempsey has been named the New England Soccer News Player of the Week for the week ending June 26.


June 25, 2011
LEAVING NO DOUBT
Mexico wins a golden clasico over U.S., 4-2

PASADENA, Calif. -- For once and for all, Mexico put to rest any doubts as to which team is the best team in CONCACAF -- spectacularly.

Overcoming a two-goal deficit in the first half, El Tri struck for four unanswered goals -- two in each half -- to roll past the United States and capture the CONCACAF Gold Cup behind a rousing 4-2 triumph before a capacity crowd of 93,420 at the Rose Bowl on Saturday.


June 25, 2011
HOWARD'S EXPECTATIONS
Gold Cup final will be an 'ugly, cold-blooded confrontation'

PASADENA, Calif. -- For U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard, the CONCACAF Gold Cup final should be a typical U.S.-Mexico confrontation taken to yet another level.


June 22, 2011
MAKING THE MOST OF IT
In his first action of the Gold Cup, Adu plays a vital role in winning goal

HOUSTON -- After not seeing a moment of action in the opening four matches of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, Freddy Adu was called on by U.S. coach Bob Bradley in the second half against Panama at Reliant Stadium on Wednesday night.


June 22, 2011
U.S. U-17s FALL
Late pk gives Uzbekistan a 2-1 win

TORREON, Mexico – A second half penalty kick gave Uzbekistan a 2-1 win over the United States in the second group match of the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup at Estadio Torreon Wednesday.


June 22, 2011
RESERVES RULE
Donovan, Adu set up Dempsey’s Gold Cup game-winner

HOUSTON — There is a substitute for success after all.

In fact, for the United States a pair of substitutes provided the keys to a 1-0 victory over Panama in Wednesday night’s semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.


June 19, 2011
GOOD START
U.S. wins first game of U-17 World Cup

TORREON, Mexico – The U.S. opened the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup with a convincing 3-0 win against the Czech Republic on Sunday. Goals from midfielders Alejandro Guido and Esteban Rodriguez, as well as a late strike from substitute forward Alfred Koroma gave the USA three points in scorching three digit temperatures.


June 19, 2011
TO THE QUARTERS
U.S. advances with 2-0 win over Jamaica

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Midfielder Jermaine Jones scored his first international goal and Clint Dempsey added an insurance goal to boost the United States to a 2-0 victory over Jamaica in the Gold Cup quarterfinals before a sellout crowd at RFK Stadium on Sunday.


June 19, 2011
THE BUNBURYS
Unlike father, unlike son

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It's Father's Day and if you're a U.S. National Team observer, you know the story of U.S. National Team coach Bob Bradley and his son, midfielder Michael Bradley.


June 19, 2011
WORLD CUP OPENER
U.S. U-17s kick off against Czechs

The United States will open the 2011 FIFA Under-17 World Cup against the Czech Republic on Sunday June 19, at 7 p.m. ET at Estadio Corona in Torreon, Mexico. The game will be televised live on on ESPNU and ESPN3, and on tape delay on Galavision.


June 19, 2011
RAPID RICHARDS
U.S. will try to slow down Red Bull standout

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Speed kills — especially on a soccer field.

A fast player will leave defenders in his wake, goalkeepers with back aches picking up the ball from the back of the net and teams out of competitions.


June 16, 2011
FAMILY MATTERS
Donovan, Dempsey absence won’t upset U.S. preparations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — If the U.S. National Team has any problems with the absence of star midfielders Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey from practice prior to the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal against Jamaica, they are not saying so.


June 16, 2011
WEDDINGS 2, U.S. 0
Donovan, Dempsey to miss training

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United States will be forced to prepare for its most important game of the CONCACAF Gold Cup without its two most influential attacking players


June 14, 2011
BOOKED FOR QUARTERS
Altidore goal advances U.S.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The United States booked a spot in the Gold Cup quarterfinals with a 1-0 Group C win over Guadeloupe on Tuesday night.

Jozy Altidore's ninth-minute goal was enough to lift the U.S. to the win before a capacity crowd of 20,109 at Livestrong Sporting Park.


June 14, 2011
HOWARD'S ADVICE
If he was Guadeloupe coach, he would use Panama's game plan vs. U.S.

KANSAS CITY -- Here's a twist.

If he was the coach of the Guadeloupe National Team, U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard would duplicate the strategy that Panama used in the 2-1 win over the Americans on Saturday.


June 13, 2011
BY THE NUMBERS
Stats not always what they seem

Sportswriters, broadcasters, publicists and fans love and even live on statistics. How many points did LeBron have in last night’s game? How many hits away from 3,000 is Derek Jeter? Which sports records are unassailable? Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 point game? Joe DiMaggio’s 56 game hitting streak?


June 11, 2011
STUNNER
Panama scores 2-1 upset over U.S.

TAMPA -- Panama withstood a second-half charge and recorded the first upset of the Gold Cup, a stunning 2-1 victory over the favored United States in Group C action at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday night.


June 9, 2011
U-17 TEAM SELECTED
21 players picked for World Cup

CHICAGO– The United States will play in its 14th consecutive FIFA U-17 World Cup witj a team of 21 players announced by coach Wilmer Cabrera on Thursday.


June 7, 2011
GOLDEN OPENING
Altidore leads as U.S. blanks Canada 2-0

DETROIT -- Striker Jozy Altidore scored the first goal and set up the second to help the United States to a 2-0 Group C victory over Canada in the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Tuesday night.


June 6, 2011
ROSTER MOVE
Bedoya in, Feilhaber out for the U.S.

DETROIT -- As expected, United States Monday added midfielder Alejandro Bedoya to its CONCACAF Gold roster to replace midfielder Benny Feilhaber.


June 6, 2011
UH-OH, CANADA
Donovan says he will play on Tuesday

DETROIT — Landon Donovan says he will be back for the U.S.’s CONCACAF Gold Cup opener against Canada on Tuesday.


June 4, 2011
SPANISH CONQUEST
World Cup Champs put on 4-0 show for U.S.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.---Maybe playing the World Cup champions on the eve of a competition wasn’t such a good idea after all. Spain put on an exhibition in soccer at Gillette Stadium, handing the United States an embarrassing 4-0 loss on Saturday afternoon.


June 3, 2011
MORE THAN A TUNE-UP
Bradley’s goal is Gold Cup championship

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.---It’s just a tune up. On most occasions hosting the World Cup champions would have more importance than that. But Saturday’s 4:30 ET game between the United States and Spain at Gillette Stadium is the make-ready for the big event, the CONCACAF Gold Cup, which kicks off for the U.S. on Tuesday.


May 23, 2011
HE’S BACK
Freddy Adu gets surprise call from U.S.

Bob Bradley’s selection of the U.S. National Team for the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup and friendly with Spain came with one huge surprise. Freddy Adu. Even Bradley admitted as much.


May 23, 2011
SOLID GOLD
Revs’ Feilhaber on Gold Cup roster

CHICAGO — New England Revoution midfielder Benny Feilhaber is among the 23 players named on Wednesday to the U.S. roster for the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup. The tournament takes place June 5-25 in 13 venues across the country.


May 20, 2011
ROSTER ANNOUNCEMENT
U.S. to unveil Gold Cup team Monday

The U.S. National Team will announce its roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup on its website at www.UsSoccer.com -- at 10 a.m. ET Monday.


May 17, 2011
U-17 WORLD CUP DRAW
U.S. to play Czechs, Uzbekistan, Kiwis

The U.S. has been drawn into Group D of the upcoming FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Mexico along with the Czech Republic, Uzbekistan and New Zealand.


April 6, 2011
NO WORLD CUP
U.S. U-20s fail to qualify

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala - The U.S. U-20 Men's National Team missed out on the FIFA U-20 World Cup after losing 2-1 to Guatemala on Wednesday night. The tough defeat at Estadio Mateo Flores means the USA also bows out of the CONCACAF U-20 Championship.


April 2, 2011
QUARTERFINALISTS
U.S. U-20s win Group, advance CONCACAF quarters

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala –The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team defeated Panama 2-0 on Saturday to finish first in Group B of the CONCACAF U-20 Championship and secure a spot in the quarterfinals.


March 29, 2011
TOP OF THE GROUP
U-20s beat Suriname to take Group B lead

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team opened its CONCACAF U-20 Championship campaign with a 4-0 win over Suriname at Estadio Nacional Mateo Flores in Guatemala City. Kelyn Rowe and Conor Doyle led the U.S. offense with a goal and an assist each, while Bobby Wood and Joe Gyau each added a goal.



SOUR NOTE IN MUSIC CITY
U.S. falls to Paraguay 1-0

NASHVILLE – After coming from behind to tie Argentina on Saturday night, the United States had an offensive meltdown on Tuesday falling to Paraguay 1-0 in front of a Tennessee state record soccer crowd of 29,059 at LP Field.


March 26, 2011
THE EQUALIZER
Agudelo helps U.S. tie Argentina, 1-1

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- In his three short appearances for the U.S. National Team, Juan Agudelo has scored two goals and set up a penalty kick.

Not too shabby for an 18-year-old striker who is still getting his feet wet on the international stage.


March 25, 2011
FACING THE CHAMPS
U.S. to host Spain at Gillette

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The U.S. Men’s National Team will host defending FIFA World Cup Champion and number-one ranked Spain at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, June 4. Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. ET and the match will be televised live by ESPN and Univision. U.S. Soccer will announce ticket information in the near future.


March 21, 2011
SIDELINED SIX MONTHS
Holden (knee injury) accepts Evans apology

U.S. international midfielder Stuart Holden will miss six months with a knee injury he suffered in Bolton's 1-0 loss to Manchester United in the English Premier League on Saturday.


March 17, 2011
COUNTRY CALLS
20 selected for U.S. U-20 roster

CHICAGO – U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Thomas Rongen has finalized a 20-player roster ahead of the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.


March 16, 2011
CAMP CALL
Bradley calls 24 to train for friendlies

CHICAGO — Major League Soccer teams were largely spared by National Team coach Bob Bradley in Tuesday’s call up of 24 players to train in Cary, N.C., ahead of a pair of international friendlies against Argentina and Paraguay.


February 28, 2011
U.S. U17'S CAPTURE CONCACAF
First title since 1992

MONTEGO BAY, JAM — It has become routine for the U.S. Men’s U17 National Team to qualify for the FIFA World Championship tournament, but winning the CONCACAF qualifying tournament has only happened three times, including Sunday's 3-0 victory over Canada at Catherine Hall Stadium.


February 25, 2011
A PLACE IN THE FINAL
U.S. U 17s top Jamaica 2-0, will face Canada

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – A goal and assist from captain Marc Pelosi gave the U.S. to a 2-0 victory against hosts Jamaica in the semifinal of the 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship. Andrew Oliver added his third of the tournament and the United States posted their second shutout in advancing to the final.


February 22, 2011
PUSHING THROUGH
U.S. Qualifies for U-17 World Cup with 3-2 win

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – A goal in the 112th minute by Marc Pelosi proved decisive as the United States collected a hard-fought 3-2 win against El Salvador in the quarterfinals of the 2011 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship.


February 18, 2011
GROUP WINNERS
U-17s advance 1-0 over Panama

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Andrew Oliver scored the game’s only goal as the U.S. defeated Panama 1-0 to capture Group B of the 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship. Oliver’s second strike of the tournament gave the United States six points from two matches, the team having collected a 3-1 victory against Cuba in their opening match.


February 15, 2011
CRUISING PAST CUBA
U.S. U-17s open with 3-1 win

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Andrew Oliver delivered a goal and an assist as the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team earned a 3-1 win against Cuba in their opening group match of the 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship Monday night. Alfred Koroma opened the scoring and Esteban Rodriguez added a third as the U.S. improved their all-time unbeaten record against Cuba in U-17 qualifying to 4-0-2.


February 14, 2011
FRICKER AWARD WINNER
United's Payne is honored

LAS VEGAS – Kevin Payne, a leading soccer executive and pioneer in the sport, was honored at U.S. Soccer’s Annual General Meeting as the recipient of the prestigious Werner Fricker Builder Award.



INTO GROUP B
US U-20’s paired with Panama, Suriname

GUATEMALA CITY – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team has been drawn into Group B of the CONCACAF U-20 Championship along with Panama and Suriname. The tournament, which serves as CONCACAF qualifying for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, will be held from March 28-April 10 in Guatemala.


January 31, 2011
CANCELED
U.S. won’t play in Egypt

CHICAGO – The United States National Team will not play its February 9 game against Cairo in Egypt due to the current unrest in the country. After exploring other options, U.S. Soccer has determined it will not play a match on this fixture date.


January 29, 2011
EGYPT TRAVEL ALERT
Will State Department's announcement affect the U.S. Feb. 9 friendly?

The U.S. State Department on Friday issued a travel alert for U.S. citizens regarding the recent unrest in Egypt

That could put into jeopardy the Feb. 9 friendly match between the United States and Egypt.


January 22, 2011
THE EQUALIZER
Bunbury’s pk salvages 1-1 U.S. draw with Chile

CARSON, Calif. -- For the second consecutive game, late-match heroics by New York Red Bulls midfielder-forward Juan Agudelo helped save the U.S. National Team.

Agudelo was fouled in the penalty area to set up Teal Bunbury's goal, which lifted the Americans to a 1-1 draw with Chile in an international friendly at Home Depot Center on Saturday night.


January 5, 2011
IT'S LANDON -- AGAIN
Donovan named U.S. top player 7th time

SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. National Team midfielder Landon Donovan won the 2010 U.S. player of the year award presented by Futbol de Primera for a record seventh time Wednesday.


December 21, 2010
KIDDIE CAMP
Bradley calls in youngsters for U.S. National Team

CHICAGO — Looking ahead to the next World Cup cycle, U.S. National Team head coach Bob Bradley has called in a youth-laden group of 24 players for training ahead of the January 22 game against Chile at the Home Depot Center (9pm ET).


December 20, 2010
WINTER CAMP
Six from Breakers get U.S. call

CHICAGO – U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Pia Sundhage has named 26 players to the roster for a six-day training camp from Jan. 8-13 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The camp will precede a trip to China for the 2011 Four Nations Tournament, a competition that will also feature Sweden, Canada and the host. The team includes six current members of the Boston Breakers, Alyssa Naeher, Kristine Lilly, Lauren Cheney, Jordan Angeli, Kelly O’Hara and Leslie Osborne, former Breaker Stephanie Cox, who is currently a free agent, and Boston College standout Kristen Mewis.


December 20, 2010
THEY'RE THE TOPS
Donovan, Wambach U.S. players of year

CHICAGO---U.S. Soccer Monday named U.S. Men’s National Team forward Landon Donovan as the 2010 Male Athlete of the Year and U.S. Women’s National Team forward Abby Wambach as the 2010 Female Athlete of the Year.


December 16, 2010
NO GOLD
Foxboro passed on by CONCACAF

NEW YORK---After playing host to games in each of the last four editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. was not on the list of venues for the 2011 event.


December 13, 2010
EGYPTOLOGY
U.S. Men to face Pharoahs Feb. 9 in Cairo

CHICAGO-- The U.S. Men’s National Team will face seven-time and current Africa Cup of Nations champion Egypt on Feb. 9 at the Cairo International Stadium in Cairo. Kickoff and broadcast information will be announced at a later date.


November 28, 2010
TO PKS AGAIN
U.S. U-20s fall to Mexico

KENNESAW, GA---Mexico earned their second win of the Torneo de las America International Soccer Series at KSU Soccer Stadium, taking a 4-3 decision on penalty kicks over the United States U-20 Men’s National Team after a 1-1 tie in regulation.


November 26, 2010
KICKED BY COLOMBIA
U.S. U-20s fall in Pks in Tournament opener

KENNESAW, GA – Penalty kicks lifted the Colombia Under-20 National Team over the United States after the teams played to a 1-1 tie in the first game of the Torneo de las Americas at KSU Soccer Stadium. U.S. midfielder Alex Zahavi and Colombian forward Fabian Castillo scored during match, but it was Hector Quiñonez who put away the penalty game winner.


November 17, 2010
SPECIAL JUAN
Teenager Agudelo lifts U.S. over South Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Juan Agudelo has come a very long way in a very short time. Last spring, the New York Red Bulls signed the 17-year-old out of their Youth Academy. Last month, he replaced injured superstar Thierry Henry in the Red Bulls’ starting lineup in the MLS Cup playoffs. And on Wednesday, he made his U.S. National Team debut and scored his first international goal, sealing a 1-0 win over South Africa in the Nelson Mandela Challenge at sold-out Green Point Stadium.


November 11, 2010
DIFFERENT LOOK
Bradley dips into pool for South Africa selection

CHICAGO —The U.S. National Team that will face South Africa in Cape Town on Nov. 17 will look considerably different than the American squad that was last in South Africa for the World Cup in July. Only five players from that team have been named to the squad of 18.


October 12, 2010
NOTHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT
U.S., Colombia wind up in boring 0-0 tie

CHESTER, Pa. -- The problem with games like the U.S. and Colombia played on Tuesday night is that they don't really mean a thing.

What were the teams playing for?


October 12, 2010
DISAPPOINTING TURNOUT
PPL crowd is smallest to see MNT since 2006

CHESTER, Pa—In just their first season in Major League Soccer, the Philadelphia Union’s fans have developed a reputation for being passionate, supporting their team no matter, what, and being at times being a little bit R-rated in their chants.

The U.S. National team got only a small slice of that in their 0-0 tie with Colombia at PPL Park on Tuesday night, with an announced crowd of 8,823 on hand.


October 12, 2010
NOTHING DOING
U.S., Colombia in scoreless tie

CHESTER, Pa. -- In a game in which there were just a handful of scoring opportunities, the U.S. and Colombia played to a scoreless draw in their international friendly at PPL Park on Tuesday night.


October 9, 2010
SEARCHING FOR BALANCE
U.S. takes lead twice, but ends in a 2-2 draw

CHICAGO, Ill. – The U.S. Men’s National team fought until the final seconds Saturday night at Soldier Field. But they ended in a 2-2 draw with Poland, despite taking the lead two times.


September 30, 2010
CALLED UP
Bradley picks 20 for upcoming friendlies

CHICAGO— U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bob Bradley has named 20 players to the roster that will prepare for the upcoming friendlies, against Poland Oct. 9 at Chicago’s Soldier Field, and Colombia Oct. 12 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa.


September 17, 2010
BACK TO AFRICA
USA will play in Mandela Cup

CHICAGO — The U.S. Men’s National Team will travel to South Africa to take on 2010 FIFA World Cup hosts South Africa on Nov. 17 at the magnificent Green Point Stadium in Cape Town as part of the Nelson Mandela Challenge Cup.


September 7, 2010
YOU CAN QUOTE ME
What they said at FIFA inspection conference

NEW YORK -- This is a transcription of quotes from the FIFA inspection delegation press conferece at the St. Regis Hotel Tuesday.


September 7, 2010
SOME RENOVATIONS
Several US bid stadiums need a little work

NEW YORK -- Here is a quick look at nine stadiums in the U.S. World Cup bid for either the 2018 or 2022 tournaments that need some work.


September 7, 2010
THE FIVE VOLUMES
Here's what the World Cup bid books are about

The USA Bid Committee submitted five volumes of its bid books to FIFA in May.


September 6, 2010
THE INSPECTION
FIFA delegation to tour five cities

NEW YORK -- The campaign for the United States to be selected as host of the 2018 or 2022 World Cup has reached arguably the most important phase for the USA Bid Committee as the FIFA inspection delegation began its U.S. visit on Monday.


September 3, 2010
ONE MILLION SUPPORTERS
On the U.S. World Cup bid petition

The USA Bid Committee Thursday announced that the campaign’s website, GoUSAbid.com, reached the milestone of one million supporters of the United States effort to win the right to host the World Cup in 2018 or 2022.


August 31, 2010
ANOTHER TERM
Bradley gets chance to continue building on success

U.S. Soccer has put aside the possibility that things might get stale by keeping the same coach in place for eight years, as well as the disappointing end to the 2010 World Cup, by rehiring Bob Bradley as the U.S. National team coach for the next four years.


August 30, 2010
INSPECTION TOUR
FIFA delegation to tour sites in NY, Miami, Dallas, Houston and DC

NEW YORK -- The campaign for the United States to be selected as host of the World Cup in 2018 or 2022 will move to the next phase for the USA Bid Committee when the FIFA Inspection Delegation visits the U.S. next week -- Monday, Sept. 6, to Thursday, Sept. 9.


August 30, 2010
USA TO FACE COLOMBIA
Game set for Philadelphia’s PPL Park

CHICAGO--- The U.S. Men’s National Team will host South American rivals Colombia on Oct. 12 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. Kickoff for the USA’s first match on the Chester waterfront is set for 8 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and Galavision.


August 30, 2010
FOUR MORE YEARS
Bradley will be retained by U.S. Soccer

Well, so much for those reported talks between U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati and former German national coach Juergen Klinsmann to take over the U.S. reins.


August 27, 2010
2022 WORLD CUP FAVORITES
English bookmaker likes U.S. chances

William Hill bookmakers in England have made the United States 9-4 favorites to be named hosts of the 2022 World Cup.


August 23, 2010
NOT YET
But Bradley tells BBC he would be 'honored' to talk to Villa owner Lerner

U.S. national coach Bob Bradley hasn't had direct contact yet with Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner, but he told BBC Radio on Sunday that he would be "honored" to talk to the Brooklyn, N.Y. native who also owns the NFL’s Cleveland Browns.


August 18, 2010
WINDY CITY DATE
U.S. to face Poland at Soldier Field

CHICAGO– The U.S. Men’s National Team will face Poland on Oct. 9 at Soldier Field in Chicago (8pm ET). The match will be broadcast live on Fox Soccer Channel and the Univision networks.


August 10, 2010
SWAMPED
Brazil outclasses U.S., 2-0

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Giants Stadium or the New Meadowlands Stadium. It doesn't matter which stadium in The Swamp the U.S. National Team plays these days, they can't win or find the back of the net.


August 5, 2010
ROSTER CHANGES
Gonzalez, Altidore called in for U.S.

CHICAGO -- U.S. Soccer has made a pair of changes to the roster for the match against five-time FIFA World Cup champions Brazil on Aug. 10 at the New Meadowlands Stadium. Villarreal striker Jozy Altidore replaces Jermaine Jones, while LA Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez is replacing Chad Marshall.


August 4, 2010
U.S. ROSTER
14 World Cuppers named for Brazil match

CHICAGO -- U.S. National Team coach Bob Bradley named 18 players to the roster, including 14 who participated at the World Cup in South Africa, which will face five-time World Cup champions Brazil at the New Meadowlands Stadium on Tuesday, Aug. 10.


July 30, 2010
MILK CUP RUNNETH OVER
U.S. wins Milk Cup, 3-0

BALLYMENA, Northern Ireland – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team earned the Milk Cup title with a 3-0 win over tournament host Northern Ireland at the Showgrounds Friday.


July 25, 2010
FALLING IN PKS
U.S.U-20 WNT eliminated in quarterfinal

AUGSBURG, Germany – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team fell to Nigeria in penalty kicks, 4-2, following a 1-1 tie in regulation and overtime during the quarterfinals of the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.


July 21, 2010
LE ROUX AGAIN
Scores fifth goal of Women’s U-20 World Cup

BIELEFELD, Germany – Sydney LeRoux scored the only goal as the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team defeated the Korea Republic 1-0 in the final Group D match for both teams at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup


July 17, 2010
HAT TRICK HERO
LeRoux leads the way for U.S. U-20WNT

DRESDEN, Germany –UCLA forward Sydney Leroux scored three times while Boston College’s Kristie Mewis and UCLA's Zakiya Bywaters also added goals as the United States Under-20 Women’s National Team defeated Switzerland 5-0 in its second Group D match at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Saturday.


July 14, 2010
CAN’T BEAT GHANA
U-20 Women tie 1-1 at World Cup

DRESDEN, Germany --–It seems no matter what level, the United States can’t beat Ghana. The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team played to a 1-1 drawat the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. Forward Sydney Leroux scored in the 70th minute to answer an early goal from the Africans.


June 29, 2010
GULATI'S CONCERNS
U.S. soccer president praises Bradley, but says team fell short of expectations

JOHANNESBURG -- The fate of U.S. coach Bob Bradley will not be determined until July.

Saying that Bradley has done "a very good job" but that the team fell short of expectations at the World Cup, U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati Monday stated he won't make any decisions until he meets with the Bradley next month.


June 26, 2010
HEARTBROKEN
U.S. falls in OT to Ghana 2-1

RUSTENBURG -- The United States' World Cup of living dangerously finally caught up to the team Saturday.

They again overcame an early deficit, but could not use their magic to offset Asamoah Gyan's extra-time goal en route to a 2-1 loss in a Round of 16 match at Royal Bafokeng Stadium.


June 26, 2010
NO GOOCH
Onyewu sits for U.S.-Ghana match

RUSTENBURG -- Central defender Oguchi Onyewu, who was whistled for the controversial penalty kick in the U.S.'s 2-1 loss to Ghana at the 2006 World Cup, was left out of the lineup for its second-round encounter against the Africans Saturday.


June 26, 2010
PAYBACK TIME
U.S. gets a chance to right what went wrong against Ghana four years ago

PRETORIA -- For Landon Donovan, the past's the past.

What happened against Ghana in Nuremberg, Germany four years ago has been forgotten.


June 23, 2010
HIGH DRAMA
Donovan sends U.S. through in stoppage time

PRETORIA -- In the most dramatic finish in U.S. soccer history, Landon Donovan scored in stoppage time to lift the United States to a 1-0 World Cup victory over Algeria Wednesday, lifting the Americans into the second round.


June 23, 2010
ECSTA-C
U.S. tops Group, advances to Round of 16

PRETORIA, South Africa—Ninety-plus minutes of frustration and heartbreak vanished in a millisecond of stoppage time Wednesday, as Landon Donovan slammed home the 1-0 game-winner against Algeria to give the U.S.A. first place in Group C and a Round of 16 date Saturday (2:30 pm. ET) against the second-place finisher in Group D.


June 23, 2010
NO GOOCH
Onyewu benched, Bornstein, Gomez start

PRETORIA -- Defender Jonathan Bornstein and forward Herculez Gomez made their first World Cup starts for the United States in its vital Group C World Cup match against Algeria on Wednesday.


June 22, 2010
CAN HE STOMACH IT?
Ailment sidelines Altidore from training

PRETORIA -- U.S. forward Jozy Altidore missed practice with a stomach ailment Tuesday, but he is expected to play against Algeria in the vital Group C match Wednesday.


June 22, 2010
WIN AND WE’RE IN
U.S. has fate in hands Wednesday

While there are a number of scenarios for the United States to advance to the knockout phase of the World Cup, the simplest for the Americans is win and you’re in.


June 21, 2010
CHASING THE GAME
The U.S. must find a way to stop giving up the first goal or face consequences

JOHANNESBURG -- For years, the U.S. soccer purists have bemoaned the fact there is no national playing style.


June 18, 2010
“THEY STOLE A GOAL FROM US”
Historic U.S. comeback overshadowed by disallowed goal

JOHANNESBURG -- Mother said there would be days like this, a day that will be talked about for a very long time, not just in the United States, but throughout the entire world.


June 18, 2010
“GUTTED”
U.S. rallies from two goals down, loses game-winner to questionable call

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa—A valiant U.S. comeback was overshadowed by a questionable referee’s whistle in Friday’s 2-2 Group C draw with Slovenia at Ellis Park Stadium.


June 18, 2010
ONE CHANGE
Torres for Clark for U.S.-Slovenia

JOHANNESBURG -- U.S. coach Bob Bradley made one change for Friday's World Cup match vs. Slovenia, switching Jose Torres for Ricardo Clark at midfield.


June 17, 2010
MUST-NOT LOSE
U.S. needs at least a tie vs. Slovenia to remain alive in World Cup

JOHANNESBURG -- The United States tussle with Spain? No problem. The U.S. surprised the then No. 1 soccer team in the world in the semifinals of the FIFA Confederations Cup last year.


June 16, 2010
THRIVING UNDER PRESSURE
Having their backs to the wall brings out the best in the U.S.

JOHANNESBURG -- The tougher the opponent and the more pressure, the better the U.S. National Team plays.


June 15, 2010
OVERSEAS INTEREST
Euro teams interested in DeMerit, Findley

JOHANNESBURG -- The United States has played only one game in the World Cup, but already players are spurring interest from Europe.


June 15, 2010
GOAL OF THE WEEK
Ex-Rev Dempsey stuns England

Former New England Revolution midfielder Clint Dempsey scored the equalizer in the U.S. National Team’s 1-1- tie with England in their World Cup match on Saturday, earning New England Soccer News Goal of the Week honors for the week ending June 13.


June 14, 2010
LOOKING GOOD
Howard expected to be ready vs. Slovenia

JOHANNESBURG -- U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard is expected to be available for the U.S.-Slovenia Group C World Cup match at Ellis Park on Friday, according to U.S. Soccer.


June 13, 2010
UNDERGOING TREATMENT
Howard is being closely monitored

IRENE, South Africa -- No news is not necessarily good or bad news for U.S. international goalkeeper Tim Howard.


June 13, 2010
OPTIMISTIC BOB
Bradley hopeful Howard will be back

IRENE, South Africa -- U.S. National Team coach Bob Bradley said Sunday that he expects to see goalkeeper Tim Howard to return to play in the World Cup.


June 12, 2010
WHEN A TIE IS A WIN
U.S. stuns England in 1-1 draw in World Cup opener

RUSTENBURG, South Africa - It might not have been a victory, but the U.S. National Team still wound up making international headlines in the most positive way Saturday night.


June 12, 2010
A LITTLE LUCK, LOTS OF HEART
U.S. comes back to tie England 1-1

RUSTENBURG, South Africa -- If the world needed any more convincing the U.S. National Team was a team to be reckoned with, it got the answer Saturday.


June 12, 2010
THE STARTING XI
Gooch, Altidore in starting lineup for U.S.

RUSTENBURG, South Africa -- Central defender Oguchi Onyewu was in the starting lineup for the United States for its Group C World Cup game against England on Saturday.


June 12, 2010
THE WAIT IS OVER
Anticipated USA-England game is Saturday

The phrase One Game Changes Everything has been used by ESPN in promoting its coverage of this year’s World Cup. For the heavily anticipated United States England match on Saturday, that could be the case---or not.


June 10, 2010
A NEW MAN
Donovan focused for this World Cup

JOHANNESBURG -- After his utterly miserable and forgettable World Cup four years ago, Landon Donovan says he is a different person and player this time around


June 8, 2010
BACK IN TRAINING
Altidore practices fulltime with U.S. team

JOHANNESBURG -- He's back.

Forward Jozy Altidore, who suffered a mild right ankle sprain last week, returned to training on a fulltime basis with the National Team Tuesday afternoon.


June 7, 2010
TESTING THE WATERS
Altidore runs on injured ankle

Jozy Altidore resumed training with the U.S. National Team as he tested his sprained right ankle in Pretoria, South Africa Sunday.


June 5, 2010
SECRET WEAPONS
Buddle, Gomez power U.S. past Australia in final World Cup tune-up

ROODEPOORT, South Africa -- Edson Buddle scored twice, and Herculez Gomez came off the bench to add a third goal as the United States defeated Australia 3-1 in Saturday’s final World Cup tune-up match Saturday at Ruimsig Stadium.


June 4, 2010
HELD OUT
Altidore doesn't train; still day to day

IRENE, South Africa -- U.S. international forward Jozy Altidore was held out of field training Friday afternoon as he continues to recover from a mild sprain to his right ankle suffered in practice on Wednesday.


June 3, 2010
ANKLE'S AWAY
Altidore's ankle problems resurface with mild sprain during U.S. training

Will Jozy Altidore's latest ankle injury be similar to the first one he suffered in 2008 and chronically plagued him as it did two years ago?


June 2, 2010
RINGING THE BELL
Bid Committee opens NYSE

NEW YORK---Members of the USA Bid Committee joined local youth soccer players to ring the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday morning.


June 2, 2010
WELCOME TO THE BOARD
Brad Pitt joins USA bid committee effort

NEW YORK---Academy Award-nominated actor Brad Pitt has accepted an invitation to join the board of directors for the USA Bid Committee in its quest to bring the World Cup to the United States in 2018 or 2022.


June 1, 2010
COMING OF AGE
23-year-old Torres finding his place in the national team mix

Since he has made less than a dozen appearances for the U.S. National Team, midfielder Jose Torres might have been considered a surprise selection to the World Cup team that left for South Africa on Sunday, but the Texas-born Mexican League player has had a growing presence on Bob Bradley’s squad over the past two years.


May 30, 2010
(STILL) A WORK IN PROGRESS
U.S. World Cup Team still smoothing out rough edges

United States goalkeeper Tim Howard spent a lot of time during Saturday’s 2-1 win over Turkey yelling at his defenders.


May 29, 2010
NIGHT AND DAY
2nd-half comeback lifts U.S. over Turkey, 2-1

PHILADELPHIA -- It was, quite simply, a game of two halves, just about night and day for the Americans.

After playing a shaky game -- that might be considered mild -- in the opening half against Turkey Saturday afternoon, the United States rebounded with a an inspired effort in the second half to record a 2-1 victory in the final Send-Off game before the World Cup.


May 28, 2010
BRING ON BRAZIL
U.S. to play 5 time Champs in New Jersey

Less than one month after the end of the World Cup, the United States will play host to the five-time World Cup champions Brazil on Tuesday, Aug. 10 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.


May 27, 2010
MEET THE PREZ
U.S. team meets Obama -- and Clinton



May 26, 2010
FINAL 23
Bradley picks his team for South Africa

U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bob Bradley has named the 23-man roster that will travel to South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.


May 26, 2010
THE ROSTER IS…
Bradley announces 23 man World Cup squad

BRISTOL, Conn. ---The 23 man U.S. World Cup roster was announced live on ESPN’s SportsCenter on Wednesday afternoon.


May 25, 2010
WINNERS AND LOSERS
Edu, Gomez, Holden help their cause while Goodson and Pearce don't

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- With precious few spots on the World Cup team at stake, several U.S. players put their best feet forward Tuesday night in the Americans' 4-2 loss to the Czech Republic.


May 25, 2010
FRONT AND CENTER
Buddle starts for USA vs. Czechs

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Los Angeles Galaxy forward Edson Buddle, a New Rochelle, N.Y. native, started the U.S.-Czech Republic World Cup warm-up match at Rentschler Field Tuesday night.


May 25, 2010
D-DAY IS WEDNESDAY
U.S. National Team, FIFA World Cup

D-Day is Wednesday.

That's when U.S. national coach Bob Bradley will reveal the final 23-man roster that will compete in the World Cup during a live broadcast of ESPN’s daytime SportsCenter.


May 25, 2010
DECISIONS, DECISIONS
Bradley will get an opportunity to answer some questions vs. Czechs tonight

So many questions, so little time to get them answered.

U.S. national coach Bob Bradley hopes to get many of them answered in East Hartford, Conn. when the U.S. takes on the Czech Republic in a World Cup warm-up match Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET (ESPN, Galavision).


May 20, 2010
THE BEAS IS BACK
Beasley battles for a spot on U.S. WC team

PRINCETON, N.J. -- While the U.S. National Team puts in the finishing touches for South Africa, coach Bob Bradley has some difficult decisions to make for the World Cup.


May 17, 2010
HAIL TO THE (EX) CHIEF
Clinton joins U.S. Bid

NEW YORK –Former President Bill Clinton has joined the efforts to bring the FIFA World Cup to the United States in 2018 or 2022 and was named today the Honorary Chairman of the USA Bid. The U.S. formally submitted its bid to FIFA in Zurich on Friday.


May 14, 2010
THE BIDS ARE IN
U.S., 8 others make presentations to FIFA

ZURICH, Switzerland---The United States and eight other bidding countries formally presented their official bid books to host the 2018 or 2022 FIFA World Cup.


May 14, 2010
REASONS FOR OPTIMISM
Gulati feels confident of the bid to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup

Given the backing, scope and comprehensiveness of the U.S. World Cup bid, it should not be surprising that U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati is optimistic the country will get the nod to host either the 2018 or 2022 tournament.


May 14, 2010
THE WORLD CUP BID
The nuts and bolts of the U.S. bid

Here are the basics of the U.S. bid for either the 2018 or 2022 World Cups. A five-man delegation will present the bid book to FIFA at its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland Friday.


May 13, 2010
OUT OF THEIR DEPTH?
Lalas on the USNT roster

Former U.S. National Team defender Alexi Lalas was not surprised by any of USA coach Bob Bradley’s selections for the preliminary World Cup roster, but the ESPN analyst is concerned about the team’s lack of depth at almost every position.


May 11, 2010
AND YOU CAN QUOTE ME
U.S. Coach Bob Bradley on his roster selections

U.S. national coach Bob Bradley talked about his roster selections. These quotes were distributed by U.S. Soccer.


May 11, 2010
FEW SURPRISES
Bradley names 30 man preliminary World Cup roster

There were few surprises in the 30 man preliminary World Cup roster announced by U.S. National Team coach Bob Bradley on Tuesday. Forward Landon Donovan, the team’s leading scorer heads the list of 10 players selected from Major League Soccer, while former New England Revolution midfielder Clint Dempsey and former Chicago Fire defender Carlos Bocanegra are among the 18 European based players on the squad.


May 11, 2010
CZECHS OFF
Rosicky, Baros won't play vs. U.S.

The Czech Republic won't be playing the United States with a full squad in an international friendly in East Hartford, Conn. on May 25.


May 10, 2010
D-DAY, PART I
Bradley to announce his 30-man preliminary World Cup roster Tuesday

Deadline Day Part I for the U.S. National Team is set for today, when national coach Bob Bradley will announce his 30-man preliminary World Cup roster (ESPNews, 2 p.m.).


April 29, 2010
NEW LOOK
U.S. National Team kit unveiled

CHICAGO– The U.S. Men's National Team has unveiled its new Nike home uniform, which the team will wear during the Send-Off Series in May and at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.


April 21, 2010
YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN
Bradley to train U.S. MNT at his alma mater, Princeton

CHICAGO---So, you can go home again.

U.S. national coach Bob Bradley will direct the National Team in its pre-World Cup training camp at Princeton University, from which he graduated and coached in college, U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday afternoon.


April 19, 2010
VETERANS RESULTS
Myernick 2nd, Messing takes 3rd

The veteran voting results for the National Soccer Hall of Fame.


April 19, 2010
THE KYLE ROTE, JR. FILE
He was the only American-born player to win NASL scoring crown

So, just who was Kyle Rote, Jr.?

Kyle Rote, Jr. was one of the leading U.S.-bornplayers in the North American Soccer League during the 1970s and the only American-born player in the league’s history to win the scoring title.


April 19, 2010
HALL OF FAMER
Kyle Rote, Jr. elected as veteran

CHICAGO -- Kyle Rote, Jr., one of the leading U.S.-born players in the original North American Soccer League and the league’s rookie of the year in 1973, has been elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2010 on the Veteran ballot, it was announced Monday.


April 14, 2010
DEFENDING THE DECISION
ESPN EVP Skinner on why Dellacamera isn't doing TV at the World Cup

NEW YORK -- When the United States takes on England in the much anticipated opening-round encounter at the World Cup in South Africa June 12, the man handling play-by-play chores will have a distinct English accent.


March 24, 2010
OLYMPIC COACH OF THE YEAR
U.S. Olympic Committee honors Bradley

The U.S. National Team hasn't played a match of significance this season, but already coach Bob Bradley has been awarded a rare honor.


March 22, 2010
BACK WITH HIS CLUB
Davies returns to training at Sochaux

SOCHAUX, France -- U.S. international forward Charlie Davies, who hasn't played since October, Monday returned to training at his French First Division club Sochaux.


March 18, 2010
BACK IN TRAINING
Davies ends his rehab

Here it is not even the end of March and U.S. international forward Charlie Davies has ended his rehab and headed back to training with Sochaux in the French First Division.


March 15, 2010
GETTING FRIENDLY
U.S. vs. Australia in South Africa on June 5

CHICAGO — The United States will take on Australia in Roodepoort, South Africa on June 5, one week before playing its first match of the World Cup.


March 5, 2010
THE BEAS IS BACK
Midfielder steps front and center into U.S.'s World Cup picture

AMSTERDAM -- In an obtuse way, DaMarcus Beasley can thank Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong for helping him to get back into the running for a spot on the U.S. World Cup team.


March 4, 2010
HOLD IT, HOLDEN
Broken leg sidelines midfielder 6 weeks

U.S. Men’s international midfielder Stuart Holden suffered a fractured fibula in Wednesday’s 2-1 loss to the Netherlands and will be out approximately six weeks.


March 3, 2010
IN DUTCH
U.S. Men fall to the Netherlands, 2-1

AMSTERDAM -- For 87 minutes Wednesday, the United States had little reason to believe it had a chance to do anything offensively, let alone put a decent shot on goal against the Netherlands.

But the Americans staged a furious 11th-hour rally that made for an intriguing finish, falling short in a 2-1 loss at the Amsterdam ArenA.


March 3, 2010
HARTFORD SEND OFF
U.S. to face Czechs at Rentschler

CHICAGO — The U.S. Men’s National Team will face the Czech Republic on May 25 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., in the first of two Send-Off Series matches before heading to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Kickoff at Rentschler Field is set for 8 p.m. ET and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN and Galavision.


March 1, 2010
OPTIMISM
Bradley likes Davies' attitude

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- Forward Charlie Davies, who suffered multiple injuries during a fatal car accident in which he was a passenger, claims he will be back for the World Cup.


February 26, 2010
NEW DUDS
New U.S. uniform to debut Wednesday

The U.S. Men's National Team will debut its new Nike away uniform when it faces the Netherlands at Amsterdam ArenA on Wednesday.


February 25, 2010
GOING DUTCH
Bradley names roster for Holland game

CHICAGO — U.S. Men's National Team head coach Bob Bradley named a mostly European based team to face the Netherlands at at Amsterdam ArenA on March 3 in the team’s final international fixture date before the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Kickoff for the match is set for 2:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2 and Galavision).


February 25, 2010
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
Cameron earns his first cap

TAMPA -- Midfielder Geoff Cameron earned his first cap, coming on for Robbie Rogers in the 86th minute of the U.S.'s 2-1 comeback win over El Salvador Wednesday night.


February 24, 2010
THE LATE SHOW
Kljestan's late goal lifts U.S. over Salvador

TAMPA, Fla. -- The United States threw everything but the kitchen sink at El Salvador in Wednesday night’s international friendly, and the hard work paid off with a 2-1 victory at Raymond James Stadium.


February 23, 2010
REPLACING DAVIES
Just who will be the one? Casey, Ching, Cunningham or Findley?

TAMPA -- With the speedy Charlie Davies still a longshot to return from injuries he suffered as a passenger in a fatal car accident last October, U.S. national coach Bob Bradley has some tough decisions to make as his replacement up front for the World Cup.


February 20, 2010
LEFT OUT
Hartman, Gonzalez, Orozco don't make cut

CARSON, Califl -- Veteran goalkeeper Kevin Hartman, defender Omar Gonzalez and midfielder Michael Orozco did not make the cut for the U.S. National Team's 20-man roster for Wednesday's international friendly vs. El Salvador in Tampa, Fla.


February 18, 2010
CLOSE TO COMEBACK
Davies plans to train in a month

It what may be deemed a remarkable comeback if he is indeed able to pull it off, U.S. national team forward Charlie Dvies says he plans to start training with his French club team Sochaux in about a month.


February 17, 2010
BON VOYAGE
MNT to host Czech Republic, Turkey in World Cup Send-Off Series

The U.S. Men’s National Team will complete their domestic World Cup tune-up schedule by facing the Czech Republic on May 25 (site TBD) and Turkey on May 29 at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field.

One possible site that has been mentioned for the game against the Czech Republic is Rentschler Field in East Hartford, which served as the location for a U.S. qualifier for the 2006 World Cup against Trinidad & Tobago and also as the pre- World Cup send off point with a match against Latvia.


February 16, 2010
GOODSON'S COMING
Defender to join U.S. for El Salvador

U.S. international defender Clarence Goodson will join the National Team in Carson, Calif. as it prepares for its Feb. 24 friendly vs. El Salvador in Tampa.


February 10, 2010
SUCCESSFUL SURGERY
Davies still 'has a lot of bending to do'

U.S. international forward Charlie Davies said that his recent surgery was a success.


February 7, 2010
UNANIMOUS
Gulati re-elected as U.S. Soccer prez

NEW ORLEANS -- In an election result that should not surprise anyone, Sunil Gulati unanimously was re-elected to a second four-year term as president of U.S. Soccer.


February 7, 2010
LET'S PLAY TWO
U.S. U-17 in Feb. 24 twinbill with full team

CHICAGO -- The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team will play Mexico at Raymond James Stadium on Feb. 24 as part of a doubleheader that will feature the U.S. Men’s National Team against El Salvador Feb. 24. The U-17 match kicks off at 4:15 p.m. ET and fans can follow the game live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker


February 5, 2010
NEW ASSISTANT
MLS Original Marsch retires, joins MNT staff

CARSON, Calif.– Chivas USA midfielder Jesse Marsch, a 14-year Major League Soccer veteran, has announced his retirement as a player, and joins the United States Men’s National Team as an assistant coach to head coach Bob Bradley.


February 4, 2010
INTO CAMP
Alston gets National team call

CHICAGO---New England Revolution defender Kevin Alston has been invited to join the U.S. Men’s National Team for training camp ahead of the upcoming friendly against El Salvador on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. This is Alston’s second consecutive call-up to the U.S. National Team following his participation in the first training camp of 2010, from Jan. 4 – 23.


February 4, 2010
CLARK OUT
U.S. midfielder sidelined up to 4 weeks

U.S. international midfielder Ricardo Clark has been sidelined as much as four weeks after he pulled a muscle in his right calf with Eintracht Frankfurt.


February 3, 2010
MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE
For supporters in U.S. fan section at WC

CHICAGO---U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday that there will be an additional sales phase of World Cup tickets for matches involving the U.S. National Team from Feb. 9 to April 7.


February 2, 2010
STILL IN THE GAME
Ex USNT ‘keeper Duback missed pro chance

Back in 1984, Jeff Duback had every reason to be looking forward to a career in professional soccer. One of the nation’s best young goalkeepers, he returned from the youth World Cup and, along with Paul Caligiuri, Tab Ramos and Jeff Hooker, received an almost immediate call-up to the senior National Team for Pan-Am Games qualifying. But the Yale graduate’s professional aspirations were dealt a blow when the North American Soccer League folded. By the time MLS started up in 1996, Duback had embarked on a promising corporate career, and could not take advantage of the new opportunity.


February 2, 2010
UNDER THE KNIFE
Davies undergoes elbow surgery

U.S. international striker Charlie Davies was heading into surgery Tuesday morning to repair his injured elbow that he incurred during a fatal car accident in which he was a passenger in northern Virginia in October.


February 2, 2010
BORNSTEIN’S BOOTS
They raise $1,725 for Haiti Relief efforts

The boots that Jonathan Bornstein wore when he scored the last-minute goal to give the U.S. first place in CONCACAF qualifying while sending Honduras to the World Cup brought in $1,725 in an online auction to raise money for the relief efforts in Haiti.


February 1, 2010
THEY'RE TRAINING IN PRETORIA
U.S. picks WC practice site in South Africa

CHICAGO---The U.S. National Team will return to the practice field in Pretoria, South Africa for the World Cup this June, the same field that helped the Americans to their success at the FIFA Confederations Cup last summer, U.S. Soccer announced Monday.


February 1, 2010
SHOULDER INJURY
Cherundolo out for 4 weeks

U.S. international and Hannover defender Steve Cherundolo will be sidelined for four weeks after injuring his shoulder in practice Sunday.


January 30, 2010
CONCACAF U-20 CHAMPS
U.S. women nip Mexico on 11th-hour goal

GUATEMALA City, Guatemala -- Sydney Leroux scored in the 86th minute to break a scoreless tie and lift the United States to a 1-0 victory over Mexico and to the CONCACAF Under-20 Women's Championship on Saturday.


January 30, 2010
GOING FOR THE CROWN
U.S. women vie for CONCACAF U-20 title

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team fulfilled its goal of qualifying for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup by virtue of a 2-1 semifinal victory against Costa Rica at Estadio Cementos Progreso on Jan. 28.


January 28, 2010
GERMANY BOUND
U.S. women win, clinch U-20 WWC berth

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- Second-half goals from Kristie Mewis and Teresa Noyola, both from set pieces, led the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team to a 2-1 victory over Costa Rica in the first semifinal of the CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championships Thursday, to earn a berth to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Germany.


January 28, 2010
IT'S AS EASY AS ABC
U.S.-England on the big network

CHICAGO -- The United States' highly anticipated match against England in their opening game of the World Cup will be broadcast live on ABC HD from the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in Rustenburg, South Africa Saturday, June 12 at 2 p.m. ET.


January 25. 2010
A PERFECT 3
DiMartino helps U.S. women down Mexico

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- Vicki DiMartino scored the first goal to start the United States to a 2-1 victory over Mexico in its final group match at the CONCACAF Women's Under-20 tournament Monday.


January 25, 2010
A CHANCE TO TAKE THE GROUP
U.S. U-20 women vs. Mexico Monday

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- After defeating Trinidad and Tobago 4-0 and Jamaica 6-0 in the first two games of the CONCACAF Women's Under-20 tournament, the U.S. heads into the final group match against Mexico Monday, Jan. 25 AT 5:30 p.m. ET, with the top place in Group B up for grabs.


January 24, 2010
THEY GET HER RESPECT
DiMartino: Mexico has crafty players

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- With one more game remaining in the first round of the CONCACAF Under-20 Women's tournament, the United States already has qualified for the semifinals after two games.


January 23, 2010
A NIGHTMARE
Honduras rolls past U.S., in friendly, 3-1

CARSON, Calif. -- The U.S. National Team got its collective head handed to itself in a 3-1 loss to Honduras in an international friendly at The Home Depot Center Saturday night.


January 23, 2010
SEMIFINAL BOUND
U.S. U-20 women blank T&T, 4-0

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- The U.S. Under-20 Women continued its march in the CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s championship with a 4-0 victory against Trinidad and Tobago Saturday.


January 23, 2010
FINDING SOME FAME
Arena gets into Hall as a builder

CARSON, Calif. -- Los Angeles Galaxy coach Bruce Arena was elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame in the builder's category, it was announced on Fox Sports Channel Saturday night.


January 21, 2010
ROUTING THE REGGAE GIRLZ
U.S. U20 women top Jamaica 6-0

GUATEMALA CITY---Christine Nairn and Sydney Leroux each scored two goals to lead the United States to a 6-0 rout over Jamaica in their opening game of the CONCACAF Under 20 Women’s Championship.


January 19, 2010
GOOD NEWS
No surgery for Dempsey, who is expected to return to Fulham by season's end

U.S. Men's National Team midfielder Clint Dempsey will not require surgery on an injured knee, according to a statement from Fulham Football Club following an MRI evaluation Tuesday.


January 18, 2010
THE LIST GETS LONGER
Knee injury shelves Dempsey

At the rate, starters on the U.S. National Team are falling by the wayside, the Americans will be fortunate to have a decent starting 11 come the World Cup in June.


January 17, 2010
FAR BEYOND MERE SOCCER
U.S. Women started winning legacy in Haiti

Haiti has never left my heart, even 18 years after spending two weeks there with the U.S. Women’s National Team in the CONCACAF qualifying tournament for the first Women’s World Cup held in China late in 1991. The country and its needs were overwhelming, even during that festive event. And now, in the wake of the devastating and deadly earthquake this week, its pain is ripping a big hole in my heart.


January 16, 2010
LIKE A HUGE WIN
Repost: U.S. emotional over a meaningless draw

This story originally was posted on Oct. 14, 2010 and was the winner of the NSCAA writing award in the deadline/game story category.

WASHINGTON, D.C.---Call it heart, call it dedication, call it honoring a fallen teammate. Whatever it was, the United States had it Wednesday night in their amazing come-from-behind 2-2 World Cup qualifying draw with Costa Rica.


January 12, 2010
MAKING THE CUT
Gillette part of World Cup bid package

NEW YORK---Boston and Gillette Stadium will be part of the bid package submitted for the 2018 or 2022 World Cup by the USA Bid Committee.
The announcement of 18 potential cities and 21 stadiums was made at a press conference Tuesday afternoon.


January 11, 2010
MAKING THE TEAM
Mewis sisters, Vicki DiMartino on U.S. U-20 World Cup team

CHICAGO---Vicki DiMartio, Kristie Mewis and Samantha Mewis were selected to the U.S. Women's Under-20 National Team for the FIFA U-20 World Cup.


January 8, 2010
THIRD TIME THE CHARM?
Wegner: Donovan knows what to expect

U.S. international and Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan could very well make his English Premier League debut for Everton against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium in London Saturday.


January 8, 2010
TUESDAY IS D-DAY
Bid Committee to unveil 18 final venues; Gillette Stadium in the running

The USA Bid Committee Tuesday will reveal the 18 cities that will be included in the United States bid book for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, the organization announced Friday.


January 8, 2010
TICKETS, ANYONE?
For U.S.-Netherlands game on March 3

U.S. supporters tickets for the U.S. National Team’s international friendly against the Netherlands on March 3 in Amsterdam will go on sale to the public on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. ET on ussoccer.com.


January 8, 2010
SMALL STEPS
Davies walking on his own

Slowly, but surely U.S. international forward Charlie Davies is making improvement after being involved as a passenger in a near fatal car accident in northern Virginia in October.


January 8, 2010
THEY'RE ON GEORGIA'S MIND
State association donates $75K to WC bid

The USA Bid Committee has announced a donation of $75,000 from Georgia Soccer, the state soccer association for both youth and adult soccer in that state, toward the effort to bring the World Cup to the United States in 2018 or 2022.


January 4, 2010
THE FIRST PUSH
U.S. National Team gathers in Carson to start its World Cup preparation

The U.S. National Team's first push of 2010 for this summer World Cup begins on Monday when 30 players will start practicing at the team's annual training camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.


December 31, 2009
LOANED OUT
Fulham sends Johnson to Aris (Greece)

U.S. international forward Eddie Johnson has been loaned to Aris FC in Greece by Fulham FC of the English First Division.


December 28, 2009
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE
For the World Cup for soccer fans

U.S. Soccer has arranged to have its 2010 World Cup allocation of tickets made available to the general U.S. public.


December 22, 2009
FIRST CALL
Revs pair get invite to U.S. camp

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution teammates Kevin Alston and Jeff Larentowicz have been invited to the U.S. Men’s National Team’s first training camp of 2010, which will begin Jan. 4 at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.


December 21, 2009
ANOTHER AWARD
Donovan U.S. Soccer's male athlete of the year; Solo earns female award

CHICAGO---In a result that should not surprise anyone, U.S. and Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan was named the U.S. Soccer's male athlete of the year Monday.


December 16, 2009
GOING DUTCH
U.S. to play at Netherlands March 3

The United States will play third-ranked Netherlands in Amsterdam March 3, allowing the U.S. to face one of the top teams in the world prior to the start of the World Cup in South Africa.


December 16, 2009
STAYING PUT
U.S. remains No. 14 in FIFA rankings

The United States remained in 14th place in the final FIFA rankings of the year, which were released Wednesday.


December 15, 2009
BOARD MEETS
Bid Committee gathers in New York

NEW YORK---Board members of the USA Bid Committee to bring the FIFA World Cup to the United States in 2018 or 2022 were briefed on the progress of the bid at a meeting at Major League Soccer headquarters on Tuesday.


December 15, 2009
U-23 WOMEN’S CAMP
Breakers' Lipsher gets called

Allison Lipsher of the Boston Breakers has been called into a U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team training camp. Several other players with New England ties have also been called into camp, including: UConn defender Brittany Taylor, Wake Forest midfielder Bianca D’Agostino (Longmeadow, Mass.), Penn State forward Katie Schoepfer (Waterford, Conn.) and Saint Louis Athletica forward Kia McNeil (Avon, Conn.)


December 15, 2009
HAPPY CAMPERS
Boston area players at men's U-20 training camp

Three Boston area players have been invited to the U.S. Men's Under-20 National Team's training camp at the U.S. Olympic training center in Chula Vista, Calif. from Dec. 16-23.


December 15, 2009
HONDURAS, AGAIN
U.S. to face Central Americans Jan. 23

The U.S. Men's National Team will conclude its annual January training camp at The Home Depot Center with a match against CONCACAF foe and fellow World Cup finalist Honduras on Jan. 23 at 9 p.m. ET.


December 11, 2009
SUNRISE CAMP
Vicki DiMartino, Mewis sisters get call

Vicki DiMartino and Kristie Mewis of Boston College and Samantha Mewis of Scorpion SC will start training with the U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team in Sunrise, Fla. on Saturday. The 24-player training camp will run from Dec. 12-19.


December 11, 2009
CONGRESSIONAL RESOLUTION
Congratulates U.S. qualifying for World Cup

NEW YORK -- The Congressional Soccer Caucus has introduced a resolution that congratulates the U.S. National Team on securing a spot in the 2010 World Cup. The resolution was accompanied by a letter to every member of Congress that included a message of support to bring the World Cup to the United States in 2018 or 2022 in addition.


December 5, 2009
BLOOMBERG'S ON BOARD
NYC mayor backs USA WC bid

NEW YORK---The USA Bid Committee has announced that New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has joined its board of directors in its effort to bring the World Cup to the United States in 2018 or 2022.


December 5, 2009
INCREDIBLE, BUT TRUE
Opposing coaches tip U.S. to reach 2nd round of the World Cup

CAPE TOWN -- Some rare words were uttered Friday night, which hadn't been heard at many, if any, World Cup draws.


December 2, 2009
NO SURPRISES
USA “potted” with weakest teams in World Cup Draw

CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- That the U.S. wound up in the weakest pot for Friday's World Cup draw did not rankle U.S. coach Bob Bradley one bit.


December 1, 2009
NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN
For Werner Fricker Builder award

Nominations are being accepted for the 2010 U.S. Soccer Werner Fricker Builder Award.

The award is presented annually to an individual or individuals who have worked tirelessly in furthering the interest of the sport of soccer, without regard to personal recognition or advancement.


November 26, 2009
ON THE BALLOT
Howard, Bradley, Donovan, Dempsey, Onyewu up for U.S. Scocer men's award

Everton Goalkeeper Tim Howard. Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Michael Bradley, LA Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan, Fulham FC forward Clint Dempsey and AC Milan defender Oguchi Onyewu. have been named finalists for the U.S. Soccer men's athlete of the year.


November 18, 2009
POOR SHOWING
Makeshift U.S. lineup loses 3-1 to Denmark

AARHUS, Denmark—If Wednesday’s 3-1 loss to Denmark is any indication, U.S.A. coach Bob Bradley’s search for a central defender to replace the injured Oguchi Onyewu has a long way to go.


November 17, 2009
WORLD CUP TICKETS, ANYONE?
Fans can order through U.S. Soccer

The U.S. Soccer Federation announced Tuesday the initial details for U.S. National Team fans to apply for tickets for the World Cup in South Africa.


November 15, 2009
CALLED IN
Clark, Holden, Torres, Castillo to join U.S. for Denmark match

CHICAGO--Houston Dynamo midfielders Ricardo Clark and Stuart Holden, Pachuca midfielder Jose Francisco Torres and Tigres defender Edgar Castillo Sunday were recalled by the U.S. National Team for Wednesday's international friendly against Denmark in Aahrus, Denmark.


November 14, 2009
BEATEN IN BRATISLAVA
U.S. falls to Slovakia, 1-0

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia -- If U.S. coach Bob Bradley was hoping to see Eddie Johnson or Jeff Cunningham show that either one could fill the shoes of the injured Charlie Davies in the 1-0 loss to Slovakia Saturday, he didn't witness much to impress him.


November 9, 2009
22 PLAYERS
U.S. roster named for Slovakia friendly

CHICAGO — U.S. Men's National Team head coach Bob Bradley has named a roster of 22 players that will train in advance of the match against 2010 World Cup qualifiers Slovakia on Nov. 14 in Bratislava, U.S. Soccer announced Monday morning.


November 4, 2009
ELIMINATED
Italy ousts U.S. from U-17 World Cup, 2-1

KADUNA, Nigeria -- The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team was eliminated from the FIFA U-17 World Cup as it lost to Italy Wednesday.


November 3, 2009
GUNNING FOR ITALY
U.S., prepares for U-17 WC 2nd round

After finishing second in Group E at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, the United States continues its run in the second round when the Americans face Italy Wednesday at 4 p.m. local time (10 a.m. ET).


November 1, 2009
MOVING ON
U.S. win, in U-17 WC 2nd round

IJEBU-ODE, Nigeria -- The U.S. Under-17 men reached the second round of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup with a 1-0 victory over the United Arab Emirates at Gateway International Stadium in their final match in Group E Sunday.


October 29, 2009
REBOUND
U.S. U-17 top Malawi 1-0

KANO, Nigeria – Alex Shinsky scored the only goal as the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team rebounded in their second game of the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup, defeating Malawi 1-0 .


October 28, 2009
SECOND CHANCE
U.S. vs. Malawi in U-17 World Cup

The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team will try to make up lost ground in the FIFA U-17 World Cup as it takes on Malawi on Thursday at 4 p.m. local time (11 a.m. ET) in Kano, Nigeria (ESPNU).


October 27, 2009
BIG IMPACT
World Cup could mean $400 million for cities

Cities that host World Cup games in the United States in 2018 or 2022 could experience an economic impact of anywhere from $400 million to $600 million according to a study commissioned by the USA Bid Committee.


October 26, 2009
OPENING U-17 LOSS
U.S. falls to Spain, 2-1

KANO, Nigeria ---Man down Spain came from behind to defeat the United States 2-1 in the opening game of the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup at Sani Abacha Stadium.


October 26, 2009
LET'S PLAY TWO
U.S. to face Slovakia Nov. 14

The United States will face fellow World Cup qualifiers Slovakia in Bratislava, Slovakia, Saturday, Nov. 14.


October 22, 2009
LONG WAY BACK
Gooch rehab expected to take 6 months

Oguchi Onyewu's chances of playing at next year's World Cup has been put into severe jeopardy as U.S. Soccer announced Thursday that the veteran international defender will miss approximately six months after his knee operation.


October 20, 2009
SIX-TIME WINNER
Donovan captures Honda Award again

LOS ANGELES -- U.S. National Team forward Landon Donovan won the Honda Player of the Year Award Tuesday, becoming the only six-time winner given to the best U.S. men's international player.


October 19, 2009
ON THE MEND
DeMerit has surgery, Gooch Wednesday, Davies improving

Here's an update from U.S. Soccer on two U.S. international central defenders, Oguchi Onyewu and Jay DeMerit, who will be sidelined for awhile and forward Charlie Davies.


October 16, 2009
STADIUM ROCKS FOR U.S.
Ancient RFK is a home stadium

WASHINGTON, DC---The stadium is one of the oldest still in use by a professional sports franchise and its age and years of neglect are starting to show, but RFK Stadium is still one of the best places in the United States to watch a soccer game.


October 15, 2009
THEY WANT DAMAGES
Report: Milan head angry over Gooch injury

AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani said Thursday that his Italian club will seek damages from U.S. Soccer after central defender Oguchi Onyewu tore the patella tendon in his left knee in the 2-2 World Cup qualifying draw with Costa Rica in Washington, D.C. Wednesday night.


October 15, 2009
A THANK YOU
From the family of Charlie Davies

The family of Charlie Davies thanked the U.S. soccer community for their thoughts, messages and prayers.

Davies is in a Washington, D.C. hospital with after he was a passenger in a fatal car accident in northern Virgina Tuesday morning.


October 15, 2009
SIDELINED
Gooch out for at least 3-4 months

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United States' comeback in its 2-2 World Cup qualifying draw with Costa Rica was not without its down moments at RFK Stadium Wednesday night.


October 14, 2009
LIKE A HUGE WIN
U.S. emotional over a meaningless draw

WASHINGTON, D.C.---Call it heart, call it dedication, call it honoring a fallen teammate. Whatever it was, the United States had it Wednesday night in their amazing come-from-behind 2-2 draw with Costa Rica.


October 14, 2009
FANTASTIC FINISH
Shorthanded U.S. comes back for 2-2 tie

WASHINGTON, DC---The United States overcame sloppy weather, sloppy play, a couple of quick goals by Costa Rica’s Bryan Ruiz and a late injury to defender Oguchi Onyewu to pull out a stunning 2-2 draw with Costa Rica in the last game of World Cup Qualifying at R.F.K. Stadium Wednesday night.


October 14, 2009
NINTH-MINUTE OVATION
U.S. fans to salute Davies in WCQ tonight

WASHINGTON, DC---American soccer fans plan to honor injured U.S. international forward Charlie Davies with a minute-long standing ovation in the ninth minute of the United States' World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica at RFK Stadium Wednesday night.


October 13, 2009
SERIOUS CONDITION
Davies suffers injuries after fatal car crash in northern Virginia

WASHINGTON, DC---Forward Charlie Davies, the breakout star of the National Team this year, suffered internal injuries in a fatal single-car crash in northern Virginia early Tuesday morning.


October 13, 2009
DAVIES UNDERGOES SURGERY
U.S. forward is injured and in stable condition after car accident in Virginia

WASHINGTON, DC---U.S. international forward Charlie Davies was in stable condition following injuries sustained in a one-car accident on the George Washington Parkway in northern Virginia early Tuesday morning.


October 13, 2009
BRADLEY ON COSTA RICA
'We will give everything we have to win'

During Saturday's post-game press conference, the first question asked of U.S. national coach Bob Bradley was by a Honduran reporter:

Since the United States had qualified for the World Cup, would the Americans take Wednesday's qualifier against Costa Rica in Washington, D.C. seriously?


October 13, 2009
TAKING ON SOME GREAT DANES
U.S. men to play in Denmark Nov. 18

CHICAGO -- The U.S. National Team will face fellow World Cup qualifiers Denmark in Aarhus, Denmark on Wednesday, Nov. 18.


October 11, 2009
GULATI ON BRADLEY
'I'm not sure how much more we can ask

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras -- Just after referee Roberto Moreno sounded the final whistle signifying the U.S.'s World Cup clinching 3-2 victory over Honduras was official Saturday night, U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati immediately went over to coach Bob Bradley and gave him a hug and a thank you.


October 11, 2009
CASEY DOESN'T STRIKE OUT
Rapids forward rises to the occasion

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras -- Just what were the odds of Conor Casey winding up as the scoring hero of the U.S.'s 3-2 victory over Honduras that clinched another World Cup berth Saturday?

A 100-1? 1,000-1? 10,000-1?

He hadn't started a qualifier or a really important game for the U.S. National Team.


October 10, 2009
THRILLER
U.S. Books World Cup Trip with 3-2 win

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras -- The U.S. National Team could not have mapped out a more frantic, crazy finish to their latest World Cup clinching.

Their thrilling 3-2 qualifying win over Honduras Saturday night had everything you wanted in a soccer match, from momentum changes to unlikely heroes to surprising goats.


October 10, 2009
FORTUNATE DEADLOCK
U.S., Honduras tied at the half, 0-0

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras -- The United States and Honduras played to a scoreless halftime tie of their World Cup qualifier at Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano Saturday night.


October 10, 2009
STILL IN THE MIX
Dempsey could play in D.C.

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras -- U.S. midfielder Clint Dempsey, who will miss Saturday's World Cup qualifier with a shoulder injury, still might be available for the Costa Rica game in Washington, D.C. Wednesday.


October 10, 2009
A WIN AND THEY'RE IN
U.S. could reach 6th straight WC tonight

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras -- Everyone has a different motivation as to why they want to reach the World Cup.


October 9, 2009
THE BIG DECISION
Will Holden or Feilhaber replace Dempsey?

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras -- So, who does U.S. national coach Bob Bradley use to replace ailing midfielder Clint Dempsey for the Americans' key World Cup qualifier against Honduras on Saturday night?


October 8, 2009
BALANCING ACT
U.S. must be aggressive, but avoid yellows

When many soccer teams hit the road in World Cup qualifying, their top priority is securing a tie and a precious point.

Not this time.


October 8, 2009
TAKING THE FIFTH
Moreno to ref U.S. WCQ again

If you feel that Panamanain referee Roberto Moreno works the middle of every U.S. World Cup qualifier, you're not that far off the base.


October 7, 2009
DAVIES MAKING PROGRESS
Bradley likes his improvement

You can probably expect to see a lot of Charlie Davies in the next two U.S. World Cup Qualifers. National Team coach Bob Bradley seems to be very high on the New Hampshire native.


October 6, 2009
JOINING THE TEAM
Hejduk added to U.S. training camp

CHICAGO---Veteran defender Frankie Hejduk was added to the U.S. National Team's training camp roster for World Cup qualifying matches against Honduras in San Pedro Sula, Honduras Saturday and against Costa Rica in Washington, D.C. Oct. 14.


October 5, 2009
NO HONDURAS
Shoulder injury sidelines Dempsey

CHICAGO---Scratch midfielder Clint Dempsey from Saturday's World Cup qualifier in Honduras.


October 3, 2009
ELIMINATED
US U20s don’t get needed help

SUEZ, Egypt - The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team was eliminated from the FIFA U-20 World Cup Saturday afternoon after the final group matches were completed in Egypt. The U.S. finished as the 17th place team in the tournament, one place shy of the Round of 16.


October 2, 2009
SECOND LOSS
But U.S. U20s can still advance

SUEZ, Egypt – The U.S. rounded out group play at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in third place with three points following a 3-0 loss to Korea Republic at Mubarak Stadium in Suez, Egypt.


October 1, 2009
CALLED UP
Dempsey, Davies among those on U.S. roster for final 2 WCQs

CHICAGO---Former New England Revolution midfielder Clint Dempsey and former Boston College star Charlie Davies were named to the U.S. National Team 22-man roster for its final two CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers in Honduras Oct. 10 and vs. Costa Rica in Washington, D.C. Oct. 14.


September 30, 2009
FINALISTS
Altidore, Donovan, Howard vie for Honda player of the year award

San Francisco--Jozy Altidore, Landon Donovan and Tim Howard have been selected by 221 sports journalists from across the nation as the three finalists for the Honda Player of the Year Award as the top U.S. National Team player.


September 29, 2009
MOVING UP
US U-20s take over second place in World Cup Group C

SUEZ, Egypt – Four different U.S. players scored as the U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team defeated Cameroon 4-1 in its second game of the 2009 U-20 World Cup.


September 26, 2009
BAD START
U.S. falls in first game at U-20 World Cup

SUEZ, Egypt– Reigning European champion Germany scored two goals within three minutes in the first half and went on to defeat the U.S. 3-0 in the first game for both teams at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.


September 24, 2009
ONLY CLOSED CIRCUIT
USA-Honduras game will be shown in bars

Fans wanting to see the United States final road World Cup Qualifying game against Honduras on October 10 won’t be able to do so in their living rooms. The game will only be distributed for closed circuit viewing in bars and restaurants.


September 24, 2009
DON'T LEAVE IT TO CHANCE
Donovan says he's ready to play Honduras -- anywhere

With a World Cup berth on the line, U.S. international midfielder Landon Donovan realizes the Americans cannot leave anything to chance against Honduras in their Oct. 10 qualifier, regardless of where the vital match will be played.


September 23, 2009
HE'S ON BOARD
Drew Carey backs USA's World Cup bid

NEW YORK---Comedic actor Drew Carey, host of “The Price is Right,” has accepted an invitation to join the board of directors for the USA Bid Committee in its attempt to bring the FIFA World Cup to the United States in 2018 or 2022, it was announced Wednesday.


September 9, 2009
SQUEAKING BY
Clark's goal lifts U.S. over T&T, 1-0

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago -- On a night where the United States played well below par and expectations, midfielder Ricardo Clark stepped up and put his best foot forward to keep the Americans' hopes of qualifying for next year's World Cup alive and kicking.


September 9, 2009
'WE NEED TO WIN THIS GAME'
Donovan talks about U.S.-T&T

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago -- Landon Donovan could not have been more emphatic about Wednesday's World Cup qualifying match between the United States and Trinidad & Tobago.


September 8, 2009
ALMOST THERE
U.S. can clinch WC playoff berth

The United States can't clinch a berth in its sixth consecutive World Cup just yet. But the Americans can take a significant step toward booking a spot in South Africa 2010 on Wednesday night.


September 5, 2009
SLOPPY WIN
U.S. survives El Salvador in WCQ, 2-1

SANDY, Utah -- Despite giving up the first goal of the match, the United States stormed back with two goals in the waning minutes of the first half and held on to register 2-1 victory over El Salvador in a vital World Cup qualifying match at Rio Tinto Stadium Saturday night.


September 4, 2009
KEY TO U.S. WCQ SUCCESS
Donovan: 'We want to be aggressive'

Sandy, Utah -- For the United States to take control and win its World Cup qualifying match against El Salvador Saturday, the Americans have to be aggressive from the opening whistle.


September 2, 2009
INCHING UP
U.S. men climb to No. 11 in FIFA rankings

Even though it dropped a World Cup qualifier to Mexico on Aug. 12, 2-1, the United States moved up a spot from 12th to 11th place in the monthly FIFA rankings, which were released Wednesday.


August 27, 2009
SWEET 17
Confederations Cup players called in for U.S. WCQs vs. El Salvador, Trinidad & Tobago

Seventeen players who played for the U.S. team that stunned then top-ranked Spain in the semifinals of the FIFA Confederation Cup were named to the 24-player roster for its World Cup qualifiers against El Salvador on Sept. 5 and vs. Trinidad & Tobago on Sept. 9.


Augsut 20, 2009
LIST OF VENUES
Proposed sites for World Cup



August 20, 2009
IN THE RUNNING
Gillette makes cut down of World Cup sites

NEW YORK –Boston is one of 27 citied that passed the third stage of the USA Bid Committee’s city and stadium proposal review process and remain under consideration as potential host venues for the FIFA World Cup in 2018 or 2022. Gillette Stadium is one of 32 stadiums still on the list of potential venues.


August 14, 2009
PREVENTIVE MEASURE
MNT party treated for virus

CHICAGO — Based on the close exposure to Landon Donovan, who has tested positive for the H1 N1 virus, the U.S. Soccer medical staff is following the recommendations from the Center of Disease Control and providing treatment as a preventative measure to all players, coaches and staff members that were part of the team delegation for the U.S. World Cup Qualifier in Mexico.


August 14, 2009
CAUGHT THE BUG
Donovan tested for H1N1 Flu

According to a report on Si.com, Landon Donovan has tested positive for the H1N1 flu virus, commonly referred to as swine flu.


August 13, 2009
IN THE LEAD
Costa Rica on top of qualifying

Carlos Costly scored two goals to lead Costa Rica to a 4-0 win over Honduras and Cornel Glen scored the only goal in Trinidad & Tobago’s 1-0 win over El Salvador in the other CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers on Wednesday.


August 13, 2009
FAVORING THE HOSTS?
Howard: Ref gave Mexico the calls

Mexico City -- U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard said Panamanian referee Roberto Moreno favored Mexico in the hosts' 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over the Americans on Wednesday.


August 13, 2009
COSTLY YELLOW
Gooch must sit for El Salvador

Mexico City -- The yellow card incurred by U.S. central defender Oguchi Onyewu turned to be a costly one, as he will be forced to sit out the next World Cup qualifier.


August 12, 2009
SO CLOSE
US misses a shot at history on Wednesday

MEXICO CITY -- Out of all of the losses and all the disappointments for the U.S. National Team in this city, this has to be the biggest one of them all.


August 12, 2009
STILL 0-FOR-AZTECA
Late goal dooms U.S. against Mexico

MEXICO CITY—The monkey is still there. The United States still has not won at Azteca Stadium. A late second half goal by Gold Cup hero Miguel Sabah made sure of that, as Mexico overcame an early deficit to win Wednesday’s World Cup qualifying match 2-1.


August 12, 2009
'BEST I'VE EVER PLAYED'
Donovan on his performance

Mexico City -- We just might be witnessing the blossoming of a U.S. international soccer player.

We all knew that Landon Donovan was good, very good. Heck, he has scored a U.S.-record 41 goals in 117 international appearances. But in recent months, he has taken the level of his play to new orbit.


August 12, 2009
PLENTY OF OPTIONS
For fans to follow USA-Mexico

Fans wanting to follow the USA-Mexico World Cup qualifier at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET will have plenty of options.


August 12, 2009
THE SCHEDULE
Today's CONCACAF WCQ games

Mexico City -- While many eyes will be on the U.S.-Mexico confrontation in World Cup qualifying, there are two other CONCACAF final round games on tap.


August 10, 2009
TRYING TO MAKE HISTORY
U.S. aims to win in Mexico for first time

History and the conditions say the U.S. doesn't have a snowball's chance in the mid-afternoon Mexican summer sun of pulling off an historic at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City on Wednesday.


August 7, 2009
PLENTY OF OPTIONS
For fans to follow USA-Mexico

Fans wanting to follow the USA-Mexico World Cup Qualifier at Estadio Azteca next Wednesday (4:00 pm ET) will have plenty of options.


August 7, 2009
ON TO AZTECA
Davies, Dempsey on U.S. squad

CHICAGO — Seventeen of the players that were on the United States roster for the FIFA Confederations Cup, including former Boston College star Charlie Davies and ex-Revolution midfielder Clint Dempsey have been named to a roster of 20 players that will train in advance of the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Mexico that will take place Aug. 12 in Mexico City.


August 3, 2009
IN ENGLISH
U.S.-Mexico WCQ on mun2 on Aug. 12

More U.S. Soccer fans around the country will have the opportunity to watch the U.S. National Team's crucial World Cup qualifier against Mexico on August 12 in English.


July 30, 2009
RECORD BROADCAST
For CONCACAF Gold Cup final on FSC

Fox Soccer Channel scored its highest-rated telecast since becoming a Nielsen rated network in October 2008 with the CONCACAF Gold Cup final between the United States and Mexico last Sunday.


July 28, 2009
GULATI: SOCCER HAS MADE IT
But still has a long way to go

U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati says that despite some perceptions, soccer has made it in the United States, but there is still a lot of work to do to get it on par with other sports, and with other countries around the world.


July 26, 2009
NO MERCY
Mexico romps past U.S., 5-0, to capture CONCACAF Gold Cup title

East Rutherford, N.J. -- At around 5 p.m. Sunday at Giants Stadium, referee Courntey Campbell blew his whistle to mercifully end one of the most embarrassing results in recent U.S. National Team history.

Mexico 5, U.S. 0 -- in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final.


July 26, 2009
SLAUGHTERED
Mexico routs U.S., 5-0, in Gold Cup final

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ---It took only 34 minutes for Mexico to wipe away 10 years of frustration and humiliation Sunday

Buoyed by five second-half goals during that span, the Mexicans registered a 5-0 victory over the U.S. at the CONCACAF Gold Cup final before 79,156 partisan fans at Giants Stadium.


July 26, 2009
THE DREAM FINAL
Even without full National Teams, U.S.-Mexico Cup final should stir passions

East Rutherford, N.J. -- Losing to the U.S. has become almost an annual national embarrassment for Mexico, while the American soccer fans are basking in this new-found dominance after decades of international futility against their neighbors to the south.


July 23, 2009
ON TO THE FINAL
US manhandles Honduras, 2-0, in Gold Cup semi

CHICAGO—Stuart Holden set up goals by Clarence Goodson and Kenny Cooper as the United States won their Gold Cup semifinal rematch with Honduras 2-0 Thursday night at Soldier Field.


July 19, 2009
TOP OF THE HEAP(S)
Revs defender gets second cap

PHILADELPHIA---New England Revolution defender Jay Heaps got his second international cap for the United States in their 2-1 overtime win over Panama in the Gold Cup Quarterfinal game at Lincoln Financial Field.


July 18, 2009
SPREADING THE WEALTH
U.S. goals have come from eight players

PHILADELPHIA---When Kenny Cooper Jr. scored the game winner on a penalty kick in the 105th minute of Saturday’s game, he became the eighth different United States player to find the back of the net in the CONCACF Gold Cup.


July 18, 2009
SEMIFINAL BOUND
Cooper's PK lifts U.S. over Panama, 2-1

Philadelphia -- U.S. forward Kenny Cooper showed he can stomach the pressure.





After he was kicked in the stomach by Panama's Roman Torres in the penalty area, Cooper converted the ensuing penalty kick in stoppage time in the first extratime to lift the Americans to a 2-1 win in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals Saturday night.


July 16, 2009
BEST UPSET
U.S. earns an ESPY for Spain stunner

Los Angeles -- The U.S. National Team was named winner of the Best Upset award at the ESPYs at the Nokia Theatre on Wednesday night.


July 11, 2009
AN OLD FIRST CAP
Heaps 32, plays in his first international

Foxborough, Mass. -- New England Revolution defender Jay Heaps became one of the oldest American players to earn a cap with the U.S. National Team.


July 11, 2009
RISING STAR
Former Eagle Davies gaining caps, experience with MNT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Less than three weeks ago, Charlie Davies was in South Africa, eager to make an impression at the Confederations Cup and make his case for a spot on Bob Bradley’s World Cup roster next year.


July 11, 2009
NARROW ESCAPE
Holden’s late blast salvages 2-2 US draw with Haiti

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Midfielder Stuart Holden helped the U.S. National team avert a major upset and embarrassment against Haiti Saturday night.

Holden fired a 28-yard shot into the upper right corner to lift the U.S. into a 2-2 draw with the Haitians in the CONCACAF Gold Cup at Gillette Stadium.


July 11, 2009
JUST ONE POINT
A tie will give U.S. Gold Cup group title

Foxborough, Mass. -- After clinching a quarterfinal berth with victories against Grenada and Honduras, the United States will face Haiti to determine first place in Group B of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.


July 8, 2009
LOOKING GOLDEN
U.S. blanks Honduras 2-0

WASHINGTON, D.C.---The home town boy proved to be the hero for the United States in their 2-0 Gold Cup win over Honduras at R.F.K. Stadium Wednesday night. Santino Quaranta, who plays for D.C. United and grew up in nearby Baltimore broke a scoreless deadlock in the 76th minute with his first international goal. Brian Ching added a tally four minutes later to provide the final margin.


July 4, 2009
DOMINATION
USA dominates Grenada in Gold Cup opener

SEATTLE, Wash. – There’s only one way that a two-time defending champion can start out a tournament – and that’s to dominate. The U.S. Men’s National Team did just that Saturday night, with four different players tallying in a 4-0 trouncing of Grenada in the first match of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.


July 2, 2009
THEY'RE ELIGIBLE
U.S. adds to Gold Cup roster

Forwards Jozy Altidore and Conor Casey, midfielders Ricardo Clark, Benny Feilhaber and Sacha Kljestan, defender Jonathan Bornstein and goalkeeper Brad Guzan will be eligible for selection during the CONCACAF Gold Cup, U.S. Soccer announced on Thursday.


June 30, 2009
MOST WATCHED
Confed final topped only by World Cup

BRISTOL, Conn---Sunday’s FIFA Confederations Cup final which saw the United States fall to Brazil 3-2, was the most watched non-World Cup match featuring the U.S. on ESPN, with an average of 3.945 million viewers. The telecast, aired Sunday, June 28, at 2 p.m. ET, was seen by an average of 2.556 million television homes, based on a 2.6 rating.


June 28, 2009
AWARD WINNERS
Howard, Dempsey honored by FIFA

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- U.S. players did not walk away empty-handed at the FIFA Confederations Cup.


June 28, 2009
UNHAPPY ENDING
Strong first half not enough as US loses Confederations Cup Final

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The U.S.'s quest to win its first international title ended in disappointing fashion Sunday.


June 25, 2009
GOLD CUP ROSTER
Heaps, Parkhurst make the U.S. team

Johannesburg, South Africa – New England Revolution defender Jay Heaps and former Revs defender Michael Parkhurst were named to the United States’ 23-man roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Thursday.


June 24, 2009
INSTANT CLASSIC
ESPN2 to re-air USA Spain

BRISTOL, Conn---ESPN2 will present an "Instant Classic" re-air of the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team's 2-0 FIFA Confederations Cup semifinal victory over Spain Wednesday night at 11 p.m. ET.


June 24, 2009
GIANT KILLERS
U.S. stuns top-ranked Spain, 2-0

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa -- The U.S. pulled off one of the biggest, if not the biggest, upset in its history, stunning top-ranked Spain in the FIFA Confederations Cup semifinals Wednesday night.


June 24, 2009
BRADLEY ON THE GAME
'We have to play our own football'

Bloemfontein, South Africa -- U.S. national coach Bob Bradley indicated Tuesday that the U.S. will do it its own way against Spain.


June 21, 2009
MIRACLE WORKERS
U.S. moves into Confederations Cup semis with a 3-0 win over Egypt

RUSTENBURG, South Africa -- The U.S. National Team pulled off one of the most miraculous wins in its history Sunday night.


June 20, 2009
UNDER FIRE
Bradley: I wouldn't change a thing

Rustenburg, South Africa -- It should not be surprising that U.S. national coach Bob Bradley is under fire from the American media back home.


June 18, 2009
NO CONTEST
Brilliant Brazil rolls over U.S., 3-0

PRETORIA, South Africa -- Brazil gave the U.S. National Team a lesson in international soccer in its FIFA Confederations Cup match on Thursday.


June 15, 2009
POETIC JUSTICE
Shorthanded U.S. takes 1-0 lead before losing to Italy in Confederations Cup

PRETORIA, South Africa -- Italy's 3-1 comeback win over the U.S. in Monday's FIFA Confederations Cup opener just dripped with poetic justice.



The Italians overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit to the United States on two goals by a former Clifton, N.J. resident who turned down an opportunity to play with the U.S. National Team and another who had been red-carded in a World Cup match in 2006.


June 7, 2009
SOUTH AFRICA BOUND
Dempsey, Davies on U.S. ConFed Cup roster

CHICAGO—Former New England Revolution forward Clint Dempsey and former Boston College star Charlie Davies were both named to the U.S. National Team's 23-man roster for the FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa later this month. Of the 23-man roster, 17 players are plying their trade in Europe, playing in nine different countries.


June 6, 2009
BACK ON TRACK
U.S. Men Top Honduras 2-1

CHICAGO, Ill. – The U.S. Men’s National Team had a mission on Saturday night, to get themselves back in good position in the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying standings. They did just that after a hard-fought and well-deserved 2-1 win. It didn’t come easy however.


June 5, 2009
TRYING TO BOUNCE BACK
U.S. in Chicago, Ready to Face Honduras

CHICAGO, Ill. – The U.S. Men’s National Team is ready to get back to the pitch. Wednesday’s loss was an embarrassment on a number of levels. But now, it’s time to get back to business.


June 4, 2009
REINFORCEMENTS
Conor Casey called to National Team

Colorado Rapids forward Conor Casey has been added to the USA's roster for Saturday's match against Honduras at 8 pm ET at Solider Field in Chicago.


June 3, 2009
EMBARRASSED
U.S. routed by Costa Rica, 3-1

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- The U.S. National Team entered the Monster's Cave Wednesday night optimistic and confident that it could finally get a tie or even a win in that unforgiving stadium


June 3, 2009
CHANNEL CHANGE
WCQ switched to ESPN2 due to baseball

The broadcast for Wednesday night’s World Cup qualifier between the U.S. Costa Rica has been moved to ESPN2. The broadcast will include a 30-minute pregame show starting at 9:30 p.m. ET with kickoff set for 10:06 p.m.


June 2, 2009
BID COMMITTEE ADDS MUSCLE
Schwarzenegger joins World Cup board

NEW YORK – The United States World Cup bid has already gotten the backing of President Barack Obama, and now it is adding some muscle from the other side of the political aisle, as California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has joined the Board of Directors of USA Bid Committee.


June 2, 2009
THE CONFIDENCE FACTOR
U.S. ready to make some history and finally win in Costa Rica

San Jose, Costa Rica -- Are they overconfident or ready to produce an upset and make some history?

Though the U.S. National Team has never won in eight attempts in this Central American country, the Americans feel they can prevail over Costa Rica in a hostile stadium in a World Cup qualifier Wednesday night (ESPN, 10 p.m. ET).


May 28, 2009
BACKING THE WORLD CUP BID
Hamm, Donovan join committee

NEW YORK – Landon Donovan and Mia Hamm will join the Board of Directors for the USA Bid Committee in its endeavor to bring the FIFA World Cup to the United States in 2018 or 2022.


May 24, 2009
ON THE ROSTER
Dempsey, Davies picked for U.S. team for WCQs

Former New England Revolution forward Clilnt Dempsey and former Boston College star Charlie Davies , were among the 24 players named to the U.S. roster for its World Cup qualifying roster for games against Costa Rica and Honduras next month.


May 18, 2009
NEW HEAD FOR SOCCER HALL
Ullman named President, COO

Oneonta, N.Y. -- Jonathan D. Ullman has been named president and COO of the National Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum, replacing Steven Baumann


April 28, 2009
SWINE FLU 3, CONCACAF 0
Confederation's beach tourney postponed

NEW YORK---The swine flu is wreaking havoc with CONCACAF tournaments.


April 27, 2009
CANCELLED
Rest of CONCACAF U-17 championship

NEW YORK Due to the growing concerns about the outbreak of swine flu in Mexico, CONCACAF general secretary Chuck Blazer announced Monday that the remainder of the confederation’s Under-17 Championship in Tijuana has been cancelled and the second-leg of the CONCACAF Champions League finals has been postponed.


April 26, 2009
A PERFECT THREE
U.S. U-17s win again in CONCACAF

Tijuana, Mexico -- The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team defeated Honduras, 3-0, to take the top place in Group A of the CONCACAF U-17 tournament. The win gave coach Wilmer Cabrera’s team three victories in as many games.


April 24, 2009
THEY'RE IN
U.S. wins, clinches spot in U-17 World Cup

Tijuana, Mexico -- The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team recorded a 4-2 victory over Canada on Thursday night to earn a place at the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup and a spot in the semifinals of the CONCACAF U-17 tournament.


April 23, 2009
EXPRESSING INTEREST
Gillette Stadium says yes to World Cup

NEW YORK – Gillette Stadium could have a shot at hosting World Cup games in 2018 or 2022. The stadium in Foxborough was among the 58 venues in 49 markets to confirm interest to the USA bid committee in hosting games. Gillette is one of two stadiums currently housing a Major League Soccer team to express interest.


April 15, 2009
MORE THAN A GAME
Obama letter supports U.S. World Cup Bid

President Barack Obama has sent a letter to FIFA supporting the USA bid to host either the 2018 or 2022 tournament.


April 9, 2009
MORE THAN ENOUGH
Venues not an issue for World Cup Bid

Unlike other countries where governments will have to build stadiums in order to accommodate the World Cup, the United States has more than enough venues capable of hosting the games, according to US Soccer President Sunil Gulati. Indeed, the U.S. Bid Committee has sent out letters to some 70 stadiums in 50 municipalities across the country. Those venues include Gillette Stadium in Foxborough and Yale Bowl in New Haven, Conn.


April 8, 2009
REACHING OUT
Bid committee contacts 70 stadiums

NEW YORK---Gillette Stadium is among the 70 facilities in 50 communities contacted by the USA Bid Committee in an initial step toward preparing a formal bid to play host to the FIFA World Cup in 2018 or 2022.


April 2, 2009
SETTING THE SLATE
Gold Cup schedule revealed

NEW YORK – The United States will play Haiti and Honduras will play Grenada in a July 11 doubleheader at Gillette Stadium in the group of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.


April 2, 2009
DON'T EXPECT CHANGES
MLS to continue to play on WCQ dates

Nashville, Tenn. -- Don't expect MLS to get out of the way of World Cup qualifiers -- home or away -- any time soon.



U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati said the league's teams and owners do not want to give up lucrative Saturday dates.


April 1, 2009
HATS OFF
Altidore's hat-trick boosts U.S. 3-0

Nashville -- Memo to XereX CD: Maybe you should take a second look at that 19-year-old striker named Jozy Altidore.



If the Spanish Second Division club had gotten the TV feed of Wednesday night’s game, it would have seen the former Red Bulls forward score register a hat trick in the U.S.'s 3-0 victory over Trinidad & Tobago in a key World Cup qualifying match.


April 1, 2009
HE SAYS HE'S NO GOAL-SCORER
But Bradley keeps finding the net

Nasvhille, Tenn. -- Like it or not, but U.S. National Team midfielder Michael Bradley has earned a reputation as a big-time goal-scorer.


April 1, 2009
A CHANCE TO BOUNCE BACK
U.S. can take three vs. T&T

Nashville, Tenn. -- On one hand, the U.S.'s 2-2 draw in El Salvador on Saturday night turned out to be one of the great comebacks in National Team history in a World Cup qualifier.


March 30, 2009
JOINING THE BID
Kissinger on U.S. World Cup Committee

CHICAGO ---Former United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, has accepted an invitation to join the USA Bid Committee and help drive the county’s bid for the 2018 or 2022 FIFA World Cup.


March 28, 2009
GAINING A POINT
U.S. comes back from 2-0 deficit to tie

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador---The United States might be the dominant team in its region, but that still does not mean road wins or points for that matter are automatic. The Americans found that out, with a hard fought 2-2 draw against El Salvador Saturday night.


March 28, 2009
EL SALVADOR BOUND
U.S. to try to make it 2 WCQs win in a row

The U.S., riding high after a 2-0 win over archrival Mexico on Feb. 11, can make it two consecutive World Cup qualifying triumphs with a victory over El Salvador in San Salvador on Saturday night (ESPN2, 9 p.m.).



March 20, 2009
CALLED IN
Dempsey named to U.S. squad

CHICAGO---Former New England Revolution forward Clint Dempsey was among the 22 players named to the 22-man roster for the United States' next two World Cup games.


March 16, 2009
FIELD SET
24 will go to FIFA U-20 World Cup

The four teams from CONCACAF determined by the confederations U-20 Championship the United States, Costa Rica, Honduras and Trinidad & Tobago are the final four countries determined for the FIFA U-20 World Cup.


March 16, 2009
FALLING HARD
U20s blanked in final

MACOYA, Trinidad– The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team fell to Costa Rica 3-0 in the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship final in front of a capacity crowd at Marvin Lee Stadium Sunday night.


March 11, 2009
BOOKED FOR EGYPT
U.S. Clinches spot in U-20 World Cup

BACOLET, Tobago – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team secured a place at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup with a 2-0 win against El Salvador on Tuesday evening in their final Group A match of the CONCACAF U-20 Championship. The 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup will be held from Sept. 24-Oct.16 in Egypt.


March 9, 2009
CONCACAF GOLD CUP
Foxboro one of 13 hosts

NEW YORK---Foxborough will be one of a record 13 cities to host the CONCACAF Gold Cup this summer. The tournament will open at The Home Depot center in Los Angeles on Friday July 3 and conclude at Giants Stadium on Sunday July 26. Gillette Stadium will hold a first round game on July 11.


March 9, 2009
SCORELESS WITH HONDURAS
U.S. U-20s hold own fate

BACOLET, Tobago ---The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team played to a scoreless draw against Honduras in a Group A game on Sunday night at the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship at Dwight Yorke Stadium. The U.S. played a man down for the last 30 minutes of a game that was halted for 35 minutes because of a power outage.


March 7, 2009
ROLLING OVER REGGAES
U.S. U20s blank Jamaica 3-0

BACOLET, Tobago – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team defeated Jamaica 3-0 behind goals from Peri Marosevic, Dilly Duka and Billy Schuler to kick off the final round of the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship at Dwight Yorke Stadium.


March 6, 2009
MONDAY ANNOUNCEMENT
CONCACAF to unveil Gold Cup venues

CONCACAF will announce the venues and dates for the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup on Monday.


February 23, 2009
CALLED IN
Williams selected by U.S. U-20s

Dorchester's Sheanon Williams has been named to the United States’ roster for the upcoming CONCACAF Under-20 Championship by head coach Thomas Rongen. Williams was included on the 20-player squad for the tournament, which takes place in Trinidad and Tobago from March 6-15 and will qualify four teams for the 2009 FIFA Under-20 World Cup, which will run from Sept. 24-Oct. 16 in Egypt.


February 13, 2009
NEW RECORD
794,800 watch USA-Mexico on ESPN2

BRISTOL, Conn---Wednesday night's World Cup qualifying match between the United States and Mexico was seen in an average of 794,800 homes based on a 0.8 rating, making it the most-watched FIFA World Cup qualifier on ESPN2 (26 matches).


February 13, 2009
BORA'S PREDICTION
Mexico, USA, Honduras to make World Cup

Columbus, Ohio -- Even after the United States defeated Mexico in the first CONCACAF final round World Cup qualifier for both teams, Bora Milutinovic likes the Mexicans chances of reaching South Africa next year.


February 11, 2009
PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM'S (ARMY)
U.S. beats Mexico by a familiar 2-0 score as Bradley strikes twice

Columbus, Ohio -- After the U.S. National Team vanquished Mexico yet again, it was left to Sam's Army to put the exclamation point and make a poignant point to the victory.


February 11, 2009
“IT WAS AWESOME”
Donovan, Hejduk laud atmosphere

COLUMBUS, Ohio---Don’t think the United States players noticed their fans on Wednesday night at Crew Stadium? They did.


February 11, 2009
YELLOW CARD SUSPENSION
Howard out of El Salvador away match

Columbus, Ohio -- Brad Guzan, get prepared to play in Central America. Regular U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard will be out of action in that match with a yellow-card suspension.


February 11, 2009
THE BEAT GOES ON
U.S. beats Mexico again in WCQ, 2-0

Columbus, Ohio -- When it comes time for the U.S. to schedule its next World Cup qualifier against Mexico, most likely in four years time, you can bet your bottom dollar the Americans will pick this city.


February 11, 2009
WORLD CUP NOTEBOOK
Weird weather before the kickoff

Columbus, Ohio -- Strange things were happening with the weather in and around Columbus Crew Soccer Stadium prior to Wednesday's World Cup qualifier between the United States and Mexico.


February 11, 2009
WCQ HOME MATCHES
U.S. to play in Chicago, Salt Lake, D.C.

Columbus, Ohio -- The U.S. will play in Chicago, Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C. for its three remaining home games in the final CONCACAF round of World Cup qualifying, according to a U.S. Soccer spokesman.


February 11, 2009
READY FOR SOME FUTBOL?
U.S. vs. Mexico in a big, big WCQ

Columbus, Ohio -- It may not be the cold or even snowy weather that was expected when the game originally was booked, but the U.S. National Team has Mexico right where wants its foes for tomorrow's World Cup qualifier -- Columbus Crew Soccer Stadium.


February 10, 2009
THE HOT SEAT
Under-fire Eriksson has no plans on leaving

Columbus, Ohio -- Here it is the eve of the much-anticipated U.S.-Mexico World Cup qualifying match and Mexico coach Sven-Goran found himself answering questions on whether he will survive a loss and if he would consider returning to coach in England.


February 10, 2009
HUMAN LIGHTNING ROD
Donovan always winds up in the middle of it when U.S. and Mexico tussle

Columbus, Ohio -- Like it or not, he has become the human lightning rod when the U.S. National Team takes on Mexico in any kind of soccer game.


February 8, 2009
ON THE ROSTER
Dempsey, Davies on U.S. Squad

COLUMBUS, Ohio---Former New England Revolution forward Clint Dempsey and former Boston College standout Charlie Davies were named to the U.S. roster to prepare for the World Cup qualifying game against Mexico in Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday.



February 3, 2009
NO APRIL FOOLS
U.S. vs. T&T in WCQ in Nashville April 1

World Cup qualifying will go to Nashville, Tenn., for the first time as the U.S. Men’s National Team will face Trinidad & Tobago at LP Field on April 1 at 7:45 p.m. ET in the second of five home qualifiers on the road to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.


February 3, 2009
COMPLETELY PREPARED
U.S. Ready to host World Cup

Bradenton, Fla. -- For U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati, it isn't a matter of if the U.S. is going to host the World Cup, it's a matter of when.


February 2, 2009
THE CURRENT TIMELINE
Here are the deadlines the U.S. faces

These are the deadlines the U.S. faces as it bids for the 2018 and 2010 World Cups. Feb. 2, 2009 -- Deadline to submit the completed ‘Expression of Interest’ form to FIFA, which formally declares a country’s desire to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup


February 2, 2009
IT'S OFFICIAL
U.S. wants to host either '18, '22 WCs

NEW YORK---In an announcement that should not surprise anyone, U.S. Soccer has thrown its hat into the World Cup ring for 2018 and 2022.


January 30, 2009
HAT INTO THE RING
U.S. to bid on 2018, 2022 World Cups

U.S. Soccer will vie to host another World Cup. On Monday, American soccer's governing body will announce its intention to bid for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.


January 28, 2009
GOING, GOING, GONE
U.S.-Mexico WCQ sells out after 90 minutes

Whew! Now that was fast. Tickets for the U.S.-Mexico in a World Cup qualifier in Columbus, Ohio, on Feb. 11 sold out 90 minutes after going on sale to the general public on Wednesday.


January 28, 2009
NO VOODOO
Radio Shack shuts down Mexican campaign

Radio Shack has decided to pull back from a Mexican newspaper’s promotional campaign inviting fans to prick voodoo dolls to boost the country’s National Team for its World Cup qualifier vs. the U.S. in Columbus, Ohio on Feb. 11.


January 24, 2009
GOAL ORIENTED
Kljestan’s hat trick sparks US

CARSON, Calif. –Sacha Kljestan struck for his first three international goals, and the US Men needed every one of them to edge Sweden 3-2 in a friendly at the Home Depot Center Saturday night.


January 13, 2009
ON THE TUBE
ESPN2 to televise U.S.-Mexico on Feb. 11

ESPN2 will televise the World Cup qualifying match between the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team and Mexico from Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. ET.


January 5, 2009
HAPPY CAMPERS
2 area women training with U-23 NT

Two area women have been selected to train with the U.S. Under-23 women's National Team at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. from Jan. 5-12. The two are Brittany Taylor (Connecticut) and Kia McNeill (Boston College/Avon, Conn)


December 30, 2008
GOING CAMPING
Davies called in by U.S. coach Bradley

CHICAGO —Former Boston College forward Charlie Davies, now playing for Hammarby IF is among the 25 mostly U.S.-based players named to the training camp roster that will begin workouts Jan. 4 at U.S. Soccer's National Training Center at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. No members of the New England Revolution were called into the camp.


December 24, 2008
THE YEAR’S BEST—No. 8
Mewis named Young Athlete of the Year

Kristie Mewis, of Hanson, Mass., was named U.S. Soccer’s Young Female Athlete of the Year. Mewis, the U-17 WNT's attacking center midfielder, enjoyed a stellar U-17 Women's World Cup, scoring two goals and winning the Bronze Ball as the tournament’s third-best player.


December 18, 2008
TOP HONORS
Mewis named Young Female Player of Year

Kristie Mewis, of Hanson, Mass. Was named U.S. Soccer’s Young Female Athlete of the Year.


December 16, 2008
HELLO COLUMBUS
U.S. to host WCQ vs. Mexico in Ohio again

CHICAGO---For the third consecutive time in final round qualifying for the World Cup, U.S. Soccer has selected Columbus Crew Stadium to host the home leg between the United States and Mexico. The U.S.’s most anticipated match of the final round will be played Wednesday, Feb. 11, with kickoff times and broadcast information to be announced at a later date.


December 15, 2008
BOLTS REUNION
Maund leaves T&T for U.S. U20 camp

Aaron Maund and Sheanon Williams will be teaming up again this week.


December 7, 2008
WORLD CHAMPS
U.S. Under-20 Women capture Cup

LA FLORIDA, Chile– The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team got goals from Sydney Leroux and Alex Morgan, both first-half strikes from outside the penalty area, to defeat North Korea 2-1 and win the 2008 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup.


December 4, 2008
ON TO THE FINAL
U.S. U-20 women top Germany 1-0

COQUIMBO, Chile – Sydney Leroux scored the only goal of the game as the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team booked a place in the championship game of the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup with a hard-fought 1-0 semifinal victory over Germany Thursday night.


December 1, 2008
SEMIFINAL BOUND
U.S. advances in U-20 women's WC

Chillan, Chile -- Sydney Leroux scored twice to lead the the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team to a 3-0 quarterfinal victory over England to reach the semifinals of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup on Sunday.


November 22, 2008
ANOTHER WIN
U.S. U-20 women blank Argentina

CHILLAN, Chile– The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team earned a decisive 3-0 win against Argentina in the second game of Group B at the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in Chile. The win gives the U.S. six points through two games and assures the team a place in the quarterfinal round.


November 22, 2008
A TOUGH DRAW
U.S. vs. Italy, Brazil in Confederations Cup

Sandton, South Africa -- It could not have been any more difficult for the U.S. at the FIFA Confederations Cup this June.


November 22, 2008
MEXICO IN THE WINTER (AGAIN)
U.S. to host archrivals in WCQ on Feb. 11

Johannesburg, South Africa. ---The United States will continue its bid to qualify for its sixth consecutive World Cup finals on Feb. 11 against Mexico at home. The final round draw for 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying was announced from Johannesburg, South Africa Saturday morning.


Nov. 19, 2008
KISSING OFF THE FRENCH
U.S. U-20 women romp over France, 3-0

Chillan, Chile -- The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team opened the FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup with a 3-0 victory over France as forward Sydney Leroux came off the bench at halftime to play a part in all three goals, setting up the first and scoring two of her own Wednesday.


November 19, 2008
FINISHING TOUCHES
Cooper, Adu score for US against Guatemala

COMMERCE CITY, Colo.--Wednesday night’s match against Guatemala at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park might have been meaningless to a US team that had already qualified for the next round of World Cup Qualifying and wrapped up first place in Group 1, but it was a milestone for youngsters Kenny Cooper and Freddy Adu, who scored their first senior international goals in the 2-0 United States victory.


November 18, 2008
GETTING THE CALL
Parkhurst with U.S. for World Cup qualifier

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution defender and Cranston, R.I., native Michael Parkhurst is among the 20 players U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bob Bradley has recalled to camp to begin preparations for the team’s 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Guatemala on Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Commerce City, Colo.


November 16, 2008
U-17 HONORS
Kristie Mewis gets Bronze Ball

AUCKLAND, New Zealand ---The U.S. picked up several individual tournament awards at the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.


November 16, 2008
U.S. FALLS IN FINAL
North Korea wins U-17 Women’s World Cup

AUCKLAND, New Zealand ---North Korea equalized with 13 minutes remaining in the game, then Jang Hyon Sun scored in the 13th minute of overtime for a 2-1 win over the United States in the championship game of the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in front of a crowd of 16,162 at North Harbour Stadium.


November 13, 2008
A VERY HIGH FIVE
Vicki DiMartino strikes yet again helping U.S. women reach U-17 World Cup final

Christchurch, New Zealand -- Vicki DiMartino scored for the fifth consecutive game to help the U.S. to a 2-1 victory over Germany in what was termed a classic semifinal at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup on Thursday.


November 11, 2008
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Donovan wins Honda Award for fifth time

CARSON, Calif. – LA Galaxy forward Landon Donovan was named the 2008 Honda Player of the Year award, given to the best player with the U.S. National Team as voted upon by the national media.


November 11, 2008
NATIONAL TEAM CAMP
Parkhurst called in

CHICAGO---New England Revolution defender and Cranston, R.I., native Michael Parkhurst has been invited to join the U.S. Men’s National Team for its upcoming training camp, which will be conducted from Nov. 12-15 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.


October 30, 2008
QUALIFYING DATE CHANGES
U.S. June games moved up 3 days

The two U.S. final round qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup, originally scheduled for June 6-10, will be played during the time period between June 3-7, according to a decision announced by FIFA.


October 15, 2008
EXPERIENCE PREVAILS
'Old' Trinidad edges U.S. in WCQ, 2-1

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago -- Quite fittingly, the old men of Trinidad & Tobago found a way to finally beat the United States in a World Cup qualifier.


October 12, 2008
JUGGLING THE ROSTER
U.S. returns 8 starters to their clubs

With a berth in the next round of World Cup qualifying secure, U.S. national coach Bob Bradley returned nine players to their clubs Sunday.


October 11, 2008
GETTING A REST
Howard won't play T&T; others will follow

Washington, D.C. -- The U.S. National Team that takes the field in Trinidad & Tobago Wednesday night might not look very recognizable to American soccer fans.


October 11, 2008
BETTER EARLIER THAN LATE
U.S. cruises past Cuba, 6-1, reaches CONCACAF final round of WCQ

Washington, D.C. -- Mission accomplished. Needing a victory to move onto the next round of World Cup qualifying, the U.S. National Team did just that Saturday night, dispatching an outmanned Cuban side, 6-1, at RFK Stadium.


October 7, 2008
HONDA AWARD FINALISTS
Dempsey, Donovan, Howard

Former Rev Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan and Tim Howard have been selected by 213 sports journalistsas the three finalists for the 2008 Honda Player of the Year Award.


October 3, 2008
CALLED IN
Dempsey, Davies on U.S. roster for Cuba game

CHICAGO--Former New England Revolution striker Clint Dempsey and one-time Boston College standout Charlie Davies were called into the U.S. National Team for its World Cup qualifier vs. Cuba in Washington, D.C. Oct. 11.


September 14, 2008
FACING ARGENTINA, FRANCE, CHINA
U.S. learns U-20 Women’s draw

SANTIAGO, Chile--- The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team has been drawn into Group B of the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup along with France, Argentina and China, and will based in Chillan for its first two games before moving to Temuco to round out the first stage. The Final Draw took place on Saturday evening.


Sept. 10, 2008
DEFENSE LEADS THE WAY
U.S. posts sixth straight shutout in World Cup Qualifying, fifth straight in 2008

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. - Team defense is clearly something the United States men’s team is perfecting with every game. Wednesday night was no different as the Americans shut down Trinidad & Tobago’s offense in a 3-0 win at Toyota Park.


Sept. 10, 2008
ON THE DOORSTEP
U.S. blanks T&T 3-0 in World Cup Qualifying, moves closer to final round

Bridgeview, Ill. -- Scoring woes? What scoring woes? After recording three consecutive 1-0 road wins, the U.S. National Team broke loose against Trinidad & Tobago to register a 3-0 victory in a World Cup qualifier at Toyota Park Wednesday night.


September 9, 2008
READY FOR TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
U.S. Men resume qualifying Wednesday

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – The United States men have played in four World Cup qualifiers this year. And so far, so good. The team has posted four straight shutouts, outscoring opponents 11-0. So what does that mean for tomorrow night’s match vs. Trinidad and Tobago (8:00 p.m ET at Toyota Park)? It’s a new game, new opponent and the past is thrown out the window.


September 6, 2008
ANOTHER WIN
Dempsey's goal lifts U.S. over Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba -- Clint Dempsey scored in the 40th minute to boost the United States to a 1-0 victory over Cuba in a World Cup qualifying match Saturday night.


September 6, 2008
THE U.S. LINEUP
Ching at forward, Hejduk at right fullback

Havana -- Frankie Hejduk replaced Steve Cherundolo at right fullback for the United States for its World Cup qualifier against Cuba Saturday night.


September 6, 2008
THE UNKNOWN FANS
Who were those men behind those masks?

Havana -- Because of severe travel restrictions between the U.S. and Cuba, American soccer fans were few and far between at Saturday night's World Cup qualifying match.


September 5, 2008
'IT'S JUST SURREAL'
U.S. players marvel over 'mythical' place

Havana -- When he first heard the U.S. National Team was to play a World Cup qualifying match in Cuba, defender Danny Califf was hoping he would be selected for the team.


September 4, 2008
TURNING POINT?
Cuba desperately needs win to stay alive, U.S. a victory to get into driver's seat

HAVANA -- The event that shook the Western Hemisphere and the rest of the world happened nearly 50 years ago, but wherever you go in this capital city, it is difficult not to be reminded of what Fidel Castro and Che Guevara engineered.


August 28, 2008
CUBAN CONNECTION
Bradley names team for WCQ

CHICAGO — U.S. Men's National Team head coach Bob Bradley has named a roster of 20 players that will train in advance of the pair of FIFA World Cup Qualifying games against Cuba on Sept. 6 in Havana and Trinidad & Tobago on Sept. 10 in Bridgeview, Ill.


August 20, 2008
MAKING HISTORY
US wins 1st-ever World Cup Qualifier in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala---Fouls, yellow cards, red cards and a bloody injury to defender Eddie Lewis marred the game, but the United States still managed to do what they have never done before---win a World Cup Qualifier in Guatemala—1-0 on a goal by Carlos Bocanegra.


August 14, 2008
GOING TO GUATEMALA
Ex-Rev Dempsey selected

CHICAGO — Former New England Revolution forward Clint Dempsey is among the 17 players named to the U.S. National Team roster for its World Cup qualifying game in Guatemala on Aug. 20.


August 2, 2008
FALLING TO CAMEROON
U.S. drops Olympic tune up 1-0

HONG KONG – The U.S. Men’s Olympic Team fell to Cameroon, 1-0, in their second and final game of the ING Cup before heading to the Olympic Games.


July 30, 2008
WARMING UP
Olympic team in 0-0 draw with Ivory Coast

HONG KONG – The U.S. Men’s Olympic Team earned a scoreless draw with Ivory Coast in the opening match of the ING Cup in Hong Kong on Wednesday. The United States will face Cameroon in their second match of the tournament and their final Olympic tune-up on Aug. 2 at 5 p.m. local / 5 a.m. ET at Hong Kong Stadium.


July 28, 2008
CONCACAF CHAMPS
U-17 Women take title, spot in World Cup

MACOYA, Trinidad – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team won the 2008 CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship with a 4-1 victory against Costa Rica on Sunday night at Marvin Lee Stadium in Trinidad. Tani Costa scored twice for the U.S., with Kristen Mewis and Courtney Verloo each scoring once.


July 24, 2008
ALTERNATIVE THINKING
McCarty replaces Sturgis on Olympic team

FC Dallas midfielder Dax McCarty has been added to the U.S. Men’s Olympic Team after defender Nathan Sturgis was ruled out of the Summer Games with an injured hamstring.


July 21, 2008
SAYING ADU
Freddy loaned to A.S. Monaco

LISBON, Portugal—U.S. international Freddy Adu has been loaned to A.S. Monaco of Ligue 1 in France by his Portuguese club Benfica. Monaco also has an option to acquire the 19-year-old permanently.


July 21, 2008
NORDIC WINNERS
U.S. blanks Germany to take cup

BORLANGE, Sweden – The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team defeated Germany, 3-0, to win the 2008 Nordic Cup championship as the young U.S. team posted its fourth consecutive shutout of the tournament.


July 19, 2009
ON THEIR WAY
U-17 WNT wins 1st-ever World Cup qualifier

MACOYA, Trinidad – The United States Under-17 Women’s National Team defeated Costa Rica, 6-0, in the team’s first-ever FIFA World Cup Qualifying match Friday evening at Marvin Lee Stadium.


July 18, 2008
STILL PERFECT
U-23 WNT notches second Nordic Cup shutout

BORLANGE, Sweden -- The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team notched their second straight shutout of the Nordic Cup on Thursday, routing England 3-0 on goals by India Trotter, Kiki Bosio and Brittany Klein.


July 17, 2008
BEIJING BOUND
Parkhurst, Davies on Olympic team

New England Revolution defender Michael Parkhurst and former Boston College standout Charlie Davies, now playing for Hammarby IF in Sweden were among the 18 players named to the U.S. men's Olympic team Thursday.


July 16, 2008
OPENING NORDIC SHUTOUT
U.S. slips past Switzerland 1-0

BORLANGE, Sweden -- U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team won its opening match of the 2008 Nordic Cup, defeating Switzerland, 1-0, as midfielder Brittany Klein tallied the winning goal six minutes into the second half.


July 14, 2008
WELCOME TO T&T
U.S. U-17 WNT ready for CONCACAF event

The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team settled in Trinidad & Tobago on Monday as they prepare to kick off the 2008 CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship.


July 13, 2008
INSTANT REPLAY
Rodriguez lifts U.S. over Brazil -- again

Commerce City, Colo. -- For the second time in as many games against Brazil, the U.S. Women's National Team recorded a 1-0 victory behind an Amy Rodriguez game-winner in an international friendly at Dick's Sporting Goods Park Sunday.


July 9, 2008
NORDIC TREK
UConn’s Schnur selected for U-23 team

CHICAGO –UConn midfielder Meghan Schnue is among the 18 players select by coach Bill Irwin for the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team that will travel to Falun, Sweden, on July 11 for the 2008 Nordic Cup tournament, being held from July 15-21.


June 28, 2008
U.S. CLIPPED BY CANADA
Allow only goal of tournament in 1-0 loss

PUEBLA, Mexico – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team fell to Canada, 1-0, in the CONCACAF Championship Final at Estadio Cuauhtemo. The lone goal scored by Canada in the 45th minute was the only goal allowed by the United States in five games of the tournament.


June 23, 2008
QUALIFYING SCHEDULE
U.S. vs. Guatemala, Cuba, Trinidad



June 23, 2008
TOP OF THE GROUP
U.S. U-20 women stop Mexico, 3-0

Puebla, Mexico -- The U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team earned the top place in Group A of the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship, defeating host Mexico, 3-0, in front of a hostile crowd at Estadio Cuauhtemoc Sunday.


June 22, 2008
THEY'RE THROUGH
U.S. reaches WCQ semis with 1-0 win

Bridgetown, Barbados -- It certainly won't go down as one of the most memorable or prettiest games in U.S. World Cup qualifying history. But the Americans' 1-0 victory over Barbados Sunday did the trick.


June 20, 2008
CLOSER TO QUALIFYING
U.S. women reach U-20 CONCACAF semis

Puebla, Mexico -- The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team secured a spot in the semifinals of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying after two games Friday night.


June 20, 2008
NO SURPRISES
U.S. roster for Barbados WCQ 2nd leg

There were no surprises Friday when U.S. national coach Bob Bradley named the 18 players that will travel to face Barbados in the second leg of CONCACAF’s second round of World Cup qualifying.


June 20, 2008
IN CAMP
Bradley brings in more players

After allowing 10 players to go back to their respective clubs or to go on vacation, U.S. National Team coach Bob Bradley is bringing in at least players to look at or take to Barbados for Sunday's World Cup qualifier.


June 19, 2008
OPENING WIN
U.S.U-20 Women kick off qualifying

PUEBLA, Mexico– The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team kicked off CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying with a 4-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago at Estadio Cuauhtemoc Wednesday night. Forward Michelle Enyeart led the way with a hat trick, while Kelly O’Hara also tallied a first-half goal to put the U.S. tied atop Group A.


June 17, 2008
THE DEPARTED
U.S. releases 10; Reis back with Revs

The U.S. National Team released 10 players from World Cup qualifying commitments Monday. Among the players returning to their MLS clubs were goalkeeper Matt Reis, who is expected to play against the Red Bulls at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Reis had been called into the team as a backup to Brad Guzan after former MetroStars keeper Tim Howard injured his back and was unable to play last Sunday.


June 17, 2008
MAKING THE CUT
Gina DiMartino on U-20 qualifying roster

Boston College forward Gina DiMartino was named to the 20-player roster of the U.S. Women's Under-20 National Team that will try to earn a berth at the U-20 World Cup.


June 15, 2008
NEW HEIGHTS
U.S. eliminates doubts with 8-0 rout

Carson, Calif. -- The U.S. National Team will fly to Barbados Friday knowing that it will take a collapse of historic proportions not to reach the next round of World Cup qualifying.


June 15, 2008
EIGHT IS MORE THAN ENOUGH
U.S. blitzes Barbados in WCQ, 8-0

Carson, Calif. -- The U.S. got what it needed from its World Cup qualifying match against Barbados -- goals, lots of goals so it could feel secure entering the second leg of the total-goals series.


June 15, 2008
HOWARD'S OUT
Reis called into National Team

Carson, Calif. -- U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard has been scratched from Sunday's World Cup qualifying match with Barbados due to a lower back injury.


June 15, 2008
NO LETDOWN PLANNED
U.S.says it's ready for minnows Barbados

Carson, Calif. -- After playing three of the top 10 soccer teams in the world, you would think that the U.S. would be heading for an emotional letdown even in its first World Cup qualifying game.


June 10, 2008
PICKED FOR BARBADOS
Dempsey on largely Euro based U.S. roster

Former New England Revolution forward Clint Dempsey is among the 21 players U.S. national coach Bob Bradley named to the roster for the team's first World Cup qualifying match against Barbados at Home Depot Center in Carson Calif Sunday (5 p.m. ET ESPN2). The second leg of the total goals series will be played in Barbados June 22.


June 8, 2008
BRING ON BARBADOS
U.S. confident following Argentina draw

East Rutherford, N.J. – The daunting friendlies are behind the U.S. national team, which now prepares to take on Barbados in World Cup qualifying next Sunday at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.


June 8, 2008
MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
Howard's 7 saves, outstanding performance keeps top-ranked Argentina scoreless

East Rutherford, N.J. -- Tim Howard's heroics and outstanding saves in one of the most memorable performances by a U.S. National Team goalkeeper helped the Americans securing a surprising a scoreless tie with top-ranked Argentina in an international friendly before a crowd of 78,682 at Giants Stadium Sunday night.


June 8, 2008
'I'M HAVING FUN AGAIN'
Adu likes being out of the limelight

Montclair, N.J. -- Remember that 14-year-old phenom Freddy Adu? Well, he just turned 19 on June 2 and he isn't American soccer's latest phenom. That goes title goes to Red Bulls striker 18-year-old Jozy Altidore, who is on the verge of accepting a $10 million transfer to Villarreall in Spain.


June 6, 2008
ANOTHER SHOT
Donovan gets chance at 100th cap Sunday

CHICAGO— Landon Donovan will once again hope to have the opportunity to earn his 100th cap for the United States.


June 4, 2008
0-FOR-2
U.S. plays better, still loses to Spain, 1-0

Santander, Spain -- The effort was better than it was a week earlier, when the United States National Team suffered a two-goal defeat to England at Wembley Stadium.


June 4, 2008
WARNER'S WC GAMBIT
He wants England for 2018, U.S. for 2022

It looks like CONCACAF president Jack Warner, one of international soccer's biggest controversial figures, is at it again.


June 3, 2008
SIDELINED
Spector to miss Olympics with hip injury

U.S. international defender Jonathan Spector won't be playing in the Olympics.


May 30, 2008
FAMILIAR NAMES
Bradley selects roster for Spain game

To no one's surprise, U.S. national coach Bob Bradley Friday named all 17 of the European-based players that appeared on the U.S. roster for its 2-0 loss at England Wednesday for next week's international friendly in Spain.


May 28, 2008
WEMBLEY WASHOUT
U.S. blanked by England 2-0

LONDON—David Beckham showed why he is still in the England national team, setting up the first goal while showing other strong glimpses in the game as the United States fell 2-0 at Wembley Stadium Wednesday.


May 28, 2008
NO DONOVAN
Scratched for Wembley match

LONDON---U.S. midfielder-forward Landon Donovan was not in the lineup for Wednesday’s game against England at Wembley Stadium.


May 28, 2008
THE CENTURY CLUB?
Donovan aims for 100 caps vs. England

London -- U.S. international midfielder-forward Landon Donovan could become the fourth youngest men's player to earn 100 caps if he plays against England in an international friendly at Wembley Wednesday (ESPN Classic, 3 p.m.).


May 27, 2008
WEMBLEY WEDNESDAY
US faces England in London

LONDON---The United States National team embarks on one of the toughest two week periods it has ever undergone outside of a World Cup, starting Wednesday when they face England at Wembley Stadium.


May 25, 2008
CIAO! FOR U.S. U23 TEAM
Third loss in Toulon Tournament

LA VALETTE, France – The U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team closed out the Toulon International Tournament with a 2-0 loss to Group B winner, Italy on Sunday.


May 23, 2008
FRENCH FLOP
U.S. drops second game in Toulon

LA SEYNE, France – The U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team dropped its second game of the Toulon International Tournament to Ivory Coast, 1-0 Friday.


May 20, 2008
BRADLEY’S BOYS
19 Euro based players on squad for England

CHICAGO — U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bob Bradley has named a mostly European based 22-man roster for the friendly against England on May 28 at Wembley Stadium. Kickoff for the first of the USA’s three summer friendlies is set for 8 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET), and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN Classic and via tape delay on Galavision at 7 p.m. ET/PT.


May 18, 2008
ARENA ON THE AMERICANS
No sweat on the U.S. qualifying for WC

East Rutherford, N.J. -- Former New York Red Bulls and U.S. national coach Bruce Arena thinks the United States and Mexico have moved away from the rest of the CONCACAF pack and that the two countries should have no problems qualifying for the 2010 World Cup.


May 15, 2008
PART OF THE POOL
Ex-Rev Dempsey picked for U.S.

CHICAGO---Former New England Revolution forward Clint Dempsey, now playing for Fulham F.C. in England was named to a 33-player pool that will be available to U.S. national coach Bob Bradley for the National Team's friendly matches against England, Spain and Argentina.


May 14, 2008
SEMIFINAL VENUES
D.C., Chicago, Denver to host U.S.'s WCQs

CHICAGO---Assuming the U.S. National Team prevails over Barbados in its World Cup qualifying series in June, U.S. Soccer Wednesday announced three venues that would host semifinal round matches.


April 30, 2008
GOAZIOU DIES
Was long time U.S. Soccer treasurer

Long-time U.S. Soccer board member Bill Goaziou passed away Wednesday morning after battling emphysema. He was 68.


April 29, 2008
ENGLAND-BOUND
Sheanon Williams with U20s

Dorchester's Sheanon Williams has been named to the 18-player roster of the U.S. U20 team for a three-game trip to England next month.


April 29, 2008
IRAN TO TRAIN IN U.S.?
U.S. Soccer has sent an invitation

In what could be an intriguing political situation, Iran said that it could prepare for World Cup qualifying in the U.S. after receiving an invitation from U.S. Soccer, according to the Iranian media.


April 25, 2008
CHINA BOUND
Seitz, Marrufo to officiate at the Olympics

The United States had two referees selected to officiate the 2008 Summer Olympics in China -- Hair Marrufo (men) and Kari Seitz (women).


April. 20, 2008
OLYMPIC DRAW
For U.S. men, women in China

The common thread for the U.S. men and women at the Summer Olympics is Japan. Both teams will play the Japanese at the Olympics in August.


April 9, 2008
MOVING ON UP
U.S. climbs to 21 in FIFA rankings

Buoyed by its stunning 3-0 victory in Poland last month, the United States jumped seven spots to No. 21 in the latest FIFA poll that was released Wednesday.


March 27, 2008
U.S. VS. ARGENTINA
At Giants Stadium on June 8

The U.S. National Team will take on Argentina at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ June 8 at 7:30 p.m. to cap off three friendlies before kicking off its 2010 World Cup qualifying run.


March 26, 2008
BARBADOS NEXT
U.S. World Cup qualifying

The United States' first opponent in World Cup qualifying will be Barbados.


March 26, 2008
DOMINATING PERFORMANCE
U.S. stuns Poland with 3-0 win

Krakow, Poland -- The United States stunned Poland with a pair of first-half goals from defenders en route to a 3-0 advantage over the hosts Wednesday.


March 23, 2008
AN UN-WELCOME LOSS
Honduras tops U.S. in final, 1-0

Nashville, Tenn. -- Georgie Wilson Welcome struck for the lone goal in the 103rd minute to lift Honduras over the United States in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying championship game Sunday.


March 23, 2008
FOR A TROPHY, NOTHING ELSE
U.S. vs. Honduras for CONCACAF title

Nashville, Tenn. -- In what is a relatively meaningless game, the United States will meet Honduras for the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying championship Sunday.


March 20, 2008
WYNNE'S MARVEL-OUS FEELING
'I'd like to live in this moment forever'

Nashville, Tenn. -- U.S. Under-23 defender Marvell Wynne couldn't contain himself. His team had just qualified for the Beijing Olympics with a 3-0 win over Canada in the CONCACAF qualifying semifinals and he realized he was living a special moment in his life, perhaps one that he will never be able to duplicate.


March 20, 2008
FABULOUS FREDDY
Adu's free kicks lift U.S. into Olympics

Nashville, Tenn. -- With a little more than eight minutes remaining in the game Thursday night, U.S. captain Freddy Adu was given a well-deserved standing ovation by the LP Field crowd of 13,201. Adu scored off free kicks in each half and Chivas USA midfielder Sacha Kljestan added one as the Americans booked a spot at the Beijing Summer Games this August.


March 20, 2008
WIN AND YOU'RE IN
U.S. can clinch Olympic berth vs. Canada

Nashville, Tenn. -- No one has to remind U.S. Under-23 midfielder Dax McCarty what is at stake against Canada in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying semifinals -- a chance to place at the Beijing Olympics.


March 20, 2008
ON TO NASHVILLE
New England Soccer News at Olympic qualifying semis

NewEnglandSoccerNews.com will be at the Olympic qualifying semifinal between the United States and Canada in Nashville, Tenn. Thursday night.


March 19, 2008
WEMBLEY-BOUND
MNT to face England May 28

CHICAGO, Ill. — The U.S. Men’s National Team will travel to England for the first time since 1994 to meet 11th-ranked England on May 28 in London. Kickoff at the new, 90,000-seat Wembley Stadium is set for 8 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET), and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN Classic and Univision.


March 18, 2008
LET'S GET PHYSICAL AGAIN
U.S. ready for another rough qualifier

If the U.S. Under-23 team thinks it will get a break from the physical end of the game against Canada in the CONCACAF Olympic semifinal qualifier Thursday, guess again.


March 18, 2008
CANADA ROSTER
For Olympic qualifier vs. U.S.

This is Canada's roster for its Olympic qualifying match against the United States at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn. Thursday.


March 17, 2008
SEMIS SCHEDULE SET
U.S. vs. Canada at 9 p.m. Thursday

The schedule for the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying semifinals is set.


March 17, 2008
U.S.-CANADA
Olympic qualifying at stake

The United States Under-23 National Team will take on another North American for a chance to play in the Beijing Olympics, but it won't be the one many soccer observers thought it would be.


March 15, 2008
MEXICO STILL POSSIBLE
Gaven's PK gives U.S. group title

Tampa, Fla. -- After its 1-0 victory over Honduras Saturday night, the United States Under-23 National Team knows one thing: it still might play Mexico in an Olympic semifinal encounter in Nashville Thursday.


March 15, 2008
NO FREDDY
Nowak rests yellow card players; Jozy out

Tampa, Fla. -- Freddy Adu not only did not start in the U.S.'s Olympic qualifying match against Honduras Saturday, he did not even suit up.


March 15, 2008
SEMIFINAL BOUND
Panama rolls, 4-1, as U.S. moves on

Tampa, Fla. -- Without even kicking a soccer ball, the United States qualified for the semifinal round of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying soccer tournament Saturday.


March 15, 2008
OLYMPIC QUALIFYING CROWDS
Gulati: Age competitions are a hard sell

Tampa, Fla. -- Attendance for the first two dates of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament here have been down right poor.


March 15, 2008
LOOKING GOOD
U.S. can reach semis before it plays

Tampa, Fla. -- The U.S. Under-23 National Team realizes that it could be semifinal bound in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament before they meet Honduras Saturday at 8 p.m. ET.


March 13, 2008
ON THE VERGE
U.S. wins, 1-0, closer to CONCACAF semis

Tampa, Fla. -- The game certainly wasn't a pretty one by a long shot, but it did the trick as the United States finds itself on the verge of qualifying for the semifinals of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament Thursday night.


March 13, 2008
VALIANT EFFORT
Undermanned Cuba falls to Honduras, 2-0

Tampa, Fla. -- Undermanned Cuba played its collective hearts out Thursday night, but fatigue finally caught up to the Caribbean side against Honduras in a CONCACAF Olympic qualifier.


March 13, 2008
ALL SHOOK UP
Nowak makes 5 changes

Tampa, Fla -- After Tuesday's 1-1 disappointing 1-1 draw with Cuba, U.S. Under-23 coach Peter Nowak said that there would probably be changes in his lineup and he wasn't kidding.


March 13, 2008
MUST-WIN SITUATION
Little room for error for U.S. vs. Panama

Tampa, Fla. -- Whoever thought the United States would be in this position after one game of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament?


March 12, 2008
A BIT OF A DROP
U.S. falls to 29th in FIFA rankings

The United States dropped two spots in the latest FIFA rankings that were released Wednesday.


March 11, 2008
DISAPPOINTING
U.S. settles for a 1-1 tie with Cuba

Tampa, Fla. -- What began as a dominating performance by the United States turned into a struggle Tuesday night. The Americans settled for a rather disappointing 1-1 draw with Cuba in a CONCACAF Olympic qualifying match.


March 11, 2008
NO DOUBTING THIS THOMAS
Late goal lifts Honduras over Panama, 1-0

Tampa, Fla. -- Honduras' 1-0 win over Panama in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament Tuesday night certainly had the flair for the dramatic.


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