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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
September 25, 2015 SEATTLE CEREMONY
Hall of Famers to be inducted October 3
CHICAGO - Former U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeper and four-time FIFA World Cup veteran Kasey Keller, former U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team and Major League Soccer head coach Sigi Schmid and American soccer pioneer and former Men's National Team assistant coach Glenn "Mooch" Myernick will be inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle, Washington.
September 8, 2015 NO CONTEST
Brazil crushes U.S. Men's National Team 4-1
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – For Neymar, pre-game drills were as much about stylin’ as warming up. Once the match started, though, Neymar combined style and substance in a crowd-pleasing display as Brazil crushed the U.S., 4-1, Tuesday night.
September 6, 2015 ROSTER CHANGES
Klinsmman makes moves for Tuesday's game
CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has made three changes to the roster that defeated Peru on Sept. 4 in Washington, D.C., adding Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley, Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson and Stanford University forward Jordan Morris.
September 5, 2015 INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY
USA vs. Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena Oct. 13
CHICAGO - The U.S. Men's National Team will follow up its decisive CONCACAF playoff against Mexico on Oct. 10 with another challenging match against a regional rival when it hosts 2014 FIFA World Cup quarterfinalist Costa Rica on Oct. 13 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.
Coming off a lousy performance at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, finishing in 4th place after a shootout loss to Panama at PPL Park, the Americans managed to seal a 2-1 victory over Peru in front of 28,896 fans at RFK Stadium.
July 18, 2015 QUICK WORK
Dempsey hat trick leads U.S. over Cuba 6-0
BALTIMORE -- The United States and Clint Dempsey made quick work of Cuba Saturday, striking for four goals in the opening half en route to a 6-0 win in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup at M&T Bank Stadium.
July 13, 2015 FIT TO BE TIED
U.S. Men battle Panama to 1-1 Gold Cup draw
KANSAS CITY, Kan.---Michael Bradley’s 14th career international goal gave the United States Men’s National Team a hard-fought 1-1- draw against Panama in a CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A match at Sporting Park Monday night.
July 3, 2015 TENNESSEE TUNE UP
U.S. Men rout Guatemala 4-0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The United States Men's National Team tuned up for the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 4-0 win over Guatemala in front of a Tennessee state record crowd of 44,835 at Nissan Field. The U.S. got goals from Timmy Chandler, Clint Dempsey and Chris Wondolowski, as well as a Guatemala own-goal in the lopsided win.
June 5, 2015 STUNNING COMEBACK
U.S. Men defeat Holland 4-3
AMSTERDAM - Gyasi Zardes, Danny Williams and Bobby Wood each scored their first international goals as the U.S. Men's National Team pulled of a stunning come from behind upset over No.6-ranked Netherlands 4-3 at Amsterdam Arena.
June 1, 2015 RULED OUT
Jones to miss U.S. games due to injury
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution midfielder Jermaine Jones has been ruled out of the upcoming U.S. National Team friendlies against Netherlands and Germany after suffering a left groin injury in the first half of the Revs’ 2-2 draw with the LA Galaxy Sunday night at Gillette Stadium.
May 14, 2015 HANGING UP HIS GLOVES
Friedel announces retirement from soccer
LONDON -- Former U.S. international goalkeeper Brad Friedel, who backstopped the Americans to a surprising quarterfinal finish at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, announced his retirement from the game on Thursday, effective at the end of the season.
April 23, 2015 YOUNG YANKS COAST
Injuries detract from U-23s' win over Mexico
CARSON, Calif. -- Mario Rodriguez, Christian Dean and Jordan Morris scored second-half goals, and the U.S. under-23 national team, in an early prep leading to October's CONCACAF qualifying tournament for the 2016 Olympics, romped to a 3-0 win Wednesday night over Mexico at StubHub Center.
April 12, 2015 BORDER WAR
13 MLS, 5 Liga MX players on US side for Alamodome game
CHICAGO - The United States roster for Wednesday's match in San Antonio against Mexico will have a decidedly North American flavor, with U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann calling up 13 MLS players and five players who ply their trade in Liga MX to the 22 player squad.
December 8, 2014 FOR STARTERS
USMNT to play 7 friendlies before Gold Cup
CARSON, Calif. -- Before the United States participates in the CONCACAF Gold Cup next summer, the national team will have a heavy schedule with seven games from January through June, U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati revealed at a media roundtable that was held after MLS Cup at the StubHub Center Sunday night.
November 19, 2014 IT WAS 25 YEARS AGO TODAY ...
... that the USA qualified for its 1st World Cup in 40 years
It was 25 years ago today that Paul Calgiuri scored the goal that lifted the U.S. to its first World Cup in 40 years in a 1-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago on Nov. 19, 1989. We present editor Michael Lewis's account of the U.S. qualifying for the World Cup in 1989. This story first appeared in the Nov. 23, 1989 edition of Soccer Week and is used with permission.
October 14, 2014 JOZY SCORES AT HOME
Honduras’ late goal ties US
BOCA RATON, Fla.—Jozy Altidore scored for the US and Maynor Figueroa scored late in the match as the US Men’s National Team battled to a 1-1 draw with Honduras in an international friendly in front of 14,805 fans at FAU Stadium Tuesday night.
August 28, 2014 SOME YOUNG IDEAS
Klinsmann picks a youthful roster for Czech friendly
CHICAGO - With a new World Cup cycle in place, U.S. national coach Jurgen Klinsmann already is thinking about Russia 2018. With that in mind, Klinsmann on Thursday called in six players who have no international experience at the senior level for the Americans' friendly against the Czech Republic in Prague on Sept. 9.
June 26, 2014 NO BIG LOSS
USA lose to Germany, still advance to round of 16
RECIFE, Brazil – The United States lost the battle on Thursday, but will get another opportunity to win another battle in the war. The USA dropped a 1-0 decision to Germany in its final Group G match Thursday in front of 41,876 at Arena Pernambuco, but qualified for the Round of 16 anyway by goal differential over Portugal, 2-1 winners over Ghana also on Thursday.
Only 39 seconds away from securing a spot in the knockout round of the World Cup, the United States allowed a last-gasp goal by Varela to lift Portugal into a frustrating 2-2 Group G draw on Sunday night.
June 16, 2014 GREAT START
US tops Ghana, 2-1
NATAL, Brazil -- The United States exorcised ghosts of World Cups past and put itself into a solid position to reach the second round of the World Cup in dramatic fashion on Monday night.
Jurgen Klinsmann knows it, but he’s hoping by the time the event kicks off in Brazil on June 12, that won’t be the case.
June 1, 2014 TURKISH TUNEUP
USA gets second pre-World Cup win, 2-1
HARRISON, N.J. – Fabian Johnson and Clint Dempsey scored goals as the United States recorded its second win in as many World Cup warm-up matches en route to a 2-1 victory over Turkey at Red Bull Arena Sunday afternoon.
March 19, 2014 HANGING THEM UP
Cherundolo says he’s retiring
U.S. international right back Steve Cherundolo, known as the "Mayor of Hannover" for his longevity, popularity and high standard of play, Wednesday announced his retirement from professional soccer.
March 18, 2014 BORN IN THE U.S.A.
18-year-old Green chooses U.S. over Germany
CHICAGO - Bayern Munich forward Julian Green has chosen to represent the United States in international competition and has applied for a one-time change of association to FIFA. The process is expected to be completed in the coming weeks.
March 5, 2014 A VICTORY FOR UKRAINE
2-0 win over U.S. for beleaguered country
LARNACA, Cyprus - The U.S. Men's National Team dropped a 2-0 decision against Ukraine at Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium as Andriy Yarmolenko and Marko Devic each scored a goal to hand the USA its first two-goal loss since falling 3-1 to Costa Rica in World Cup Qualifying on Sept. 6, 2013.
March 3, 2014 NEW LOOK
Nike unveils U.S. National Team kit
The U.S. National will wear a new look jersey that features a polo shirt type collar. Nike unveiled the new uniforms on Monday that the U.S. will wear during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
March 1, 2014 WITHDRAWN
Three dropped from U.S. Roster
CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team midfielders Michael Bradley and Mix Diskerud and defender Tim Ream have been withdrawn from the U.S. roster ahead of the start of training camp for the friendly against Ukraine. No replacements will be added.
February 21, 2014 NO. 1 AT THE WORLD CUP
U.S. fans snap up most tickets
The United States has the highest number of allocated tickets among visiting countries for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. A total of 125,465 tickets were distributed to the USA according to FIFA, which released the ticket allocation numbers on Friday.
February 1, 2014 WONDO MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
Earthquakes forward nets two as U.S. tops South Korea
CARSON, Calif. -- Chris Wondolowski's chances of going to Brazil appear enhanced after he netted both goals in the U.S. national team's 2-0 triumph over South Korea in Saturday's World Cup prep at StubHub Center, but it's what's behind those tallies -- rather than the goals themselves -- that's making his argument.
January 24, 2014 ROSTER CHANGES
Klinsmann makes moves ahead of S. Korea friendly
CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has finalized a 22-player roster for the last part of the January camp that will be held at the National Training Center in Carson, Calif. A total of 26 players were part of the group that began training on Jan. 7 in preparation for the match against Korea Republic on Feb. 1 at StubHub Center.
January 9, 2014 KING RICHARD
Groff named Werner Fricker award winner
CHICAGO - U.S. Adult Soccer Association President and U.S. Soccer Federation board of directors member Richard Groff was named recipient of the Werner Fricker Builder Award, it was announced on Wednesday.
January 3, 2013 GOING CAMPING
26 called to U.S. National Team
CHICAGO---U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called 26 players to Carson, Calif., for the USA's first FIFA World Cup preparation camp in 2014.
December 20, 2013 NINE MORE YEARS
Nike, U.S. Soccer renew partnership
CHICAGO---Nike and the U.S. Soccer Federation have announced a renewal of their partnership that will see the world's leading sports brand design and create the kits for the men's and women's United States teams at every level for nine more years.
FOUR MORE YEARS
Klinsmann gets new deal from U.S. Soccer
CHICAGO - The United States Soccer Federation must be happy with what head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has done with the U.S. National Team. After qualifying for the World Cup at the top of CONCACAF, and winning the Gold Cup, Klinsmann has been give a four year contract extension which will take him through 2018.
December 2, 2013 PREPARATION STARTS IN LA
U.S. to open 2014 with South Korea
CHICAGO - The U.S. Men's National Team will face fellow FIFA World Cup finalist Korea Republic on Feb. 1 in Carson, Calif., in the team's first World Cup preparation match of 2014. Kickoff at StubHub Center is set for 2 p.m. PT (5 p.m. ET).
For their excellence at the highest levels of the sport, U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday as U.S. Men's National Team forward Jozy Altidore male athlete of the year and Abby Wambach as female athlete of the year.
November 8, 2013 CRUEL RUNNINGS
U17 WNT lose in CONCACAF semis on pks
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - The U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team will not qualify for the 2014 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup after falling to Mexico on penalty kicks in Thursday’s CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship semifinal.
October 12, 2013 CHANGES
Klinsmann makes moves ahead of last qualifier
CHICAGO U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has made several changes to the team that will face Panama on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the USA's final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign. Kickoff at Estadio Rommel Fernandez is set for 9:30 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on beIN SPORT.
October 12, 2013 WEARING THE HEXAGONAL CROWN
USA clinches CONCACAF WCQ title
KANSAS CITY, Kansas -- While the World Cup fate of archrival Mexico still has not been decided, the United States reached yet another milestone in its 2-0 victory over Jamaica in the CONCACAF hexagonal as the Americans won the group on Friday night.
October 10, 2013 THREE IN ONE OUT
More changes for U.S. National Team
CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added midfielder Brad Davis, defender Clarence Goodson and forward Chris Wondolowski to the training camp roster. The trio will join camp Thursday afternoon in Kansas City, bringing the roster to 22 players.
September 13, 2013 GLASGOW FRIENDLY
USA to visit Scotland on Nov. 15
CHICAGO---With a World Cup berth secured, the U.S. National Team will start looking ahead to preparing for Brazil 2014 when it takes on Scotland at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland on Nov. 15.
September 11, 2013 ESPN GETS A BOOST
USA-Mexico – Equals Best Rating for World Cup Qualifiers
BRISTOL, Conn.---Tuesday night’s telecast of the 2-0 victory by the U.S. Men’s National Team over archrival Mexico in Columbus, Ohio, delivered an average U.S. household rating of 1.4, matching the previous record for FIFA World Cup rating on ESPN for Mexico vs. USA on March 26, 2013, at Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca, according to Nielsen Media.
September 10, 2013 THIS IS OUR HOUSE
USA owns Mexico in Columbus
COLUMBUS, Ohio---The fans said it first, chanting “This is Our House.” The players on the U.S. National Team seconded it with their emphatic 2-0 win, and U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann confirmed it after the game.
It doesn't matter where Costa Rica plays the United States in their country. The Ticos always have their foes number.
September 6, 2013 TOPPLED BY TICOS
Ugly loss for US at Estadio Nacional
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Estadio Saprissa. Estadio Nacional. It doesn't matter where Costa Rica plays the United States in their country. The Ticos always have their foe’s number. That number is usually three, as in the number of points the Costa Ricans accrue when they host the Americans in a World Cup qualifier. The result certainly was no different on Friday night.
September 2, 2013 ROSTER REPLACEMENT
Parkhurst in, Evans out for USMNT
CHICAGO Michael Parkhurst has been added to the U.S. Men's National Team training camp roster in place of Brad Evans, who suffered a calf strain in the 1-0 win for Seattle against Columbus on Saturday night.
August 29, 2013 EXCITED TO BE BACK
Donovan looking forward to WC Qualifying
It's been a big week for Landon Donovan. After signing a new multi-year contract with the LA Galaxy, Donovan was on Thursday named to the United States roster for the team's upcoming pair of World Cup Qualifying matches against Costa Rica and Mexico.
August 21, 2013 TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY
USA-Jamaica World Cup qualifier
CHICAGO - Tickets for the U.S. Men's National Team's final home match of its 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign on Oct. 11 against Jamaica will go on sale to the public starting Friday, Aug. 30, at 11 a.m. ET (10 a.m. CT) through ussoccer.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
August 14, 2013 TRICKED OUT
Jozy Altidore leads 4-3 win for U.S.
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Jozy Altidore continues his torrid pace for the United States National Team. Altidore notched his second career hat trick and became the first U.S. players to score a goal in five straight games, helping the Americans to a 4-2 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina on Tuesday.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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.
Williams named U.S. January 24, 2012
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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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)
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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.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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 '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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 THE OPPONENTS
Cuba's roster for Olympic qualifying
Tampa, Fla. -- Cuba, which takes on the United States in the first round of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament Tuesday night, defeated Grenada in its preliminary around group and finishing ahead of that Caribbean country and Trinidad & Tobago.
March 9, 2008 MAKING THE CUT
Davies picked for Olympic qualifiers
CHICAGO--Former Boston College standout Charlie Davies, now playing for Hammarby IF in Sweden was among the 20 players named to the U.S. Under-23 National Team for the CONCACAF Olympic soccer tournament that begins in Tampa, Fla. Tuesday.
March 3, 2008 QUALIFIERS ON THE TUBE
FSC to carry Olympic regional
CHICAGO -- The U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team’s road through 2008 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying will be broadcast live on Fox Soccer Channel, the tournament’s exclusive English-language provider. Fox Soccer Channel will show a total of seven qualifying matches, including all three of the USA’s first-round matches, semifinals, third-place and championship match.
Feb. 26, 2008 CALLED IN
Davies joins U-23s in Florida
CHICAGO---Former Boston College standout Charlie Davies, currently playing for Hammarby IF in Sweden, was among 24 players called into to train with the U.S. Under-23 National Team as it prepares for the Olympic qualifying in Bradenton, Fla. from March 1-9. The top 20 players will be named to the U.S. roster that will participate in the first-round qualifying matches in Tampa March 11-15.
Feb 19, 2008 GOING TO NEW ORLEANS
Rongen picks 22 for U-20s
UMass’s Stuart Amick, BC’s Shawn Chin and Brown’s John Okafor are among the 22 players U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Thomas Rongen will bring to a domestic training camp in New Orleans from Feb 19-24. The team, made up entirely of collegiate players, will gather in New Orleans on Feb. 19 and play two games in a four-team event.
Feb.19, 2008 CONGRATS, BOB
Gansler named Fricker award winner
Former U.S. National Team coach Bob Gansler was honored at U.S. Soccer’s Annual General Meeting in Waikoloa, Hawaii on Saturday as the recipient of the Werner Fricker Builder Award.
Feb. 13, 2008 WELCOME ABOARD
Sarachan scouting manager of academy
CHICAGO---Former U.S. national assistant coach and ex-Chicago Fire coach Dave Sarachan Tuesday was named scouting manager of U.S. Soccer's Development Academy, while Tony Lepore and Raul Diaz Arce were selected as Academy scouts.
Feb. 6, 2008 A MEXICAN STANDOFF
US ties Tri Colore 2-2
HOUSTON---Jozy Altidore scored a goal in his first start for the USA and defender Oguchi Onyewu notched a rare score, but those markers weren’t enough to win for the U.S. in a 2-2 tie against Mexico at Reliant Stadium in Houston.
Feb. 4, 2008 FIRST TIMERS
U.S. hosts WCQ at HDC on June 15
The venue is set. The opponent will be known by March 26.
As Barbados and Dominica prepare to start deciding which team will play the United States in its first World Cup qualifier, the U.S. Monday annointed The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. as the site of the match on Saturday, June 15.
February 2, 2008 CALLED IN
Dempsey, Noonan, Parkhurst on US roster for Mexico
CHICAGO — Former New England Revolution forwards Clint Dempsey and Pat Noonan, as well as defender Michael Parkhurst, were among the 22 players named by coach Bob Bradley for the USA’s match with Mexico at Reliant Stadium next Wednesday.
Jan. 24, 2008 U-23 CALL UPS
Novak invites 23 to Bradenton
CHICAGO– U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team head coach Peter Nowak has named 23 players to participate in the team’s second training camp of 2008 from Jan. 26 – Feb. 2 in at the IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla.