U.S. Men's National Team Heads to El Salvador For FIFA World Cup Qualifier
After a week of training in Miami, Fla., the U.S. Men’s National Team is heading for San Salvador, El Salvador, where they will face off against the Cuscatlecos at 7 p.m. MT on Saturday, March 28, at Estadio Cuscatlán. Bradley called 22 players into camp and they have all been gearing up in earnest for the team’s second match of the Final Round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Fans can watch the match live on ESPN2 and Telefutura, as well as follow along on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker.
March 26, 2009
U.S. Men’s National Team Training Camp Update
March 26, 2009
SAN SALVADOR-BOUND: After a week of training in Miami, Fla., the U.S. Men’s National Team is heading for San Salvador, El Salvador, where they will face off against the Cuscatlecos at 7 p.m. MT on Saturday, March 28, at Estadio Cuscatlán. Bradley called 22 players into camp and they have all been gearing up in earnest for the team’s second match of the Final Round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Fans can watch the match live on ESPN2 and Telefutura, as well as follow along on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker.
- Of the 22 players in camp, the U.S. will dress 18 with a maximum of three substitutions.
- Four players on the U.S. roster are carrying yellow cards into Saturday’s match: Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey, Frankie Hejduk, Oguchi Onyewu. Should they receive another caution, it will result in a one match suspension.
- El Salvador has seven players in a similar predicament: Cristian Castillo, Salvador Coreas, Alexander Escobar, Miguel Montes, Alfredo Pacheco, Eliseo Quintanilla and William Romero.
- The match on March 28 will mark the 19th meeting between the United States and El Salvador. The U.S. holds a commanding 13-1-4 record, with 41 goals scored and 10 conceded.
- The United States is 4-0-2 all-time versus El Salvador in World Cup qualifying, including a 1-0-1 record in San Salvador.
- The teams drew 1-1 on June 29, 1997, in their first World Cup qualifier on Salvadoran soil, and the U.S. snatched a 2-0 win on Oct. 9, 2004.
- Four players on the U.S. roster were on the field for that victory: DaMarcus Beasley, Landon Donovan, Hejduk, Eddie Johnson (1) [starters in bold]. Also on the bench that day were Tim Howard and Pablo Mastroeni. More on that historic win later.
- Donovan is the leading capwinner on the roster with 106 international appearances, and has two goals and six appearances against El Salvador.
- In addition to Donovan, three other players have scored at least once against El Salvador: Beasley (2), Brian Ching, and Johnson. There is not a single player on El Salvador’s roster that has tallied against the United States.
- In fact, the Salvadorans have not scored a goal against the U.S. since a 4-2 loss on Nov. 16, 1997, in Foxborough, Mass., a string of six matches spanning more than 11 years. The last goalscorer? Two-time MLS Cup champion and current technical advisor for the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, Raul Diaz Arce.
- Ching and Dempsey finished 2008 with four goals each – all in World Cup qualifying – tied for team best. They are joined by Michael Bradley as the leading scorers for the U.S. in 2010 qualifying.
- Dempsey recorded two game-winning goals in World Cup qualifying last year – against Barbados on June 15 in Carson, Calif., and in the 1-0 win on Sept. 6 in Cuba.
- Beasley (Oct. 11 against Cuba), Carlos Bocanegra (Aug. 20 vs. Guatemala) and Bradley (Sept. 10 against T&T, Feb. 11 against Mexico) are the other players on the roster with game-winners in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying.
- Bradley and Heath Pearce tied for the team lead in 2008 with 11 starts. Pearce led the team in minutes played (945). Pearce has started eight of nine World Cup qualifiers in this cycle, the most on the team. Beasley has made eight total appearances, seven as a starter.
- All 11 players who started in the 2-0 win against Mexico are in camp, and 15 of the 18 players on the roster that day are traveling to El Salvador.
- Mastroeni returns to the fold after serving a one-match suspension due to yellow card accumulation. Mastroeni started in three of the USA’s qualifiers through the semifinal round.
- Hejduk made his first appearance against El Salvador on Aug. 30, 1996, a 3-1 win in Los Angeles.
- With his hat trick on Jan. 24 against Sweden, Sacha Kljestan became only the second player in U.S. history to score his first three goals in the same game, joining Aldo “Buff” Donelli, who tallied four goals in a 4-2 victory against Mexico on May 24, 1934, in the lone qualifying match for the 1934 FIFA World Cup in Italy.
- The U.S. finished 2008 with a 9-3-2 record, including a 7-1-0 record in World Cup qualifying.
- In 2008, the U.S. set team records for most goals scored per game (2.14) and fewest goals against per game (0.57).
Average Age: 26
Average Caps: 32
Most Caps: 106 (Landon Donovan)
Least Caps: 2 (José Francisco Torres)
Oldest: 36 (Marcus Hahnemann)
Youngest: 19 (Jozy Altidore)
Play professionally in: England (6), USA (5), France (2), Germany (2), Scotland (2), Belgium (1), Denmark (1), Mexico (1), Spain (1), Wales (1)
INJURY/SUSPENSION REPORT: The U.S. is missing two regulars for the match against El Salvador, as Steve Cherundolo is sidelined for his second straight qualifier through injury while Tim Howard is serving a one-match suspension for yellow card accumulation. El Salvador is reporting for the game at full strength.
MICHAEL BRADLEY ON A ROLL: Michael Bradley’s pair in the 2-0 win against Mexico were the fourth and fifth of his career, and his third and fourth in seven career World Cup qualifying games. He now has two game-winning goals in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying, following his ninth-minute goal that sparked a 3-0 win against Trinidad & Tobago on Sept. 10 in Bridgeview, Ill. The 21-year-old has appeared in seven of nine World Cup qualifiers in this cycle, and has 26 caps to his credit.
LAST TIME IN EL SALVADOR: It's been a little more than four and a half years since the U.S. traveled to face El Salvador, and the last time out holds some historical significance. The 2-0 win in San Salvador on Oct. 9, 2004, not only put the U.S. firmly in first place of Group 1 of semifinal round qualifying for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, but also marked a few other milestones:
- Eddie Johnson became the seventh U.S. player since 1986 to score a goal in his first international appearance. “I was lucky. I was in the right place at the right time,” said Johnson. “I moved into the box and Landon made a very unselfish play to pass the ball. I just wanted to do well for the team." Incidentally, the guy before Eddie to do it? Landon Donovan, against Mexico on Oct. 25, 2000.
- Speaking of Landon, he wore the captain's armband that night for the first time in his international career. The opportunity came in his 56th appearance for the United States. “The second highest honor is playing for your country and the highest honor is wearing the (captain’s) armband for your country,” said Donovan after the game. “It was good because I knew I was going to be ready. It shows that the players have confidence in me and that feels good.”
- The victory ended a dubious streak for the U.S. as the team won a World Cup qualifying game in Central America for the first time outside of Honduras. Going into that match, the U.S. had been 0-for-11 (0-5-6) in trying to earn a full three points in Central American qualifying games outside of Honduras, which included a single draw in their only previous qualifying game in El Salvador (a 1-1 tie in 1997).
EL GUZANO: Like many young goalkeepers, Brad Guzan has been progressing through his apprenticeship role for both club and country. Unlike most, however, the 24-year-old has been entrusted to play in important matches in international competition. Already Guzan has played in four World Cup qualifiers, posting three shutouts that included a pair against Barbados to advance the U.S. to the semifinal round. He has four total clean sheets to his credit in 11 appearances for the United States, and has seen action in the UEFA Cup and the English Premier League for his club Aston Villa.
LD FILLING THE RECORD BOOKS: Landon Donovan, the USA’s all-time leader in goals and assists, is now one goal shy of tying Brian McBride for the most career goals in World Cup qualifying (10). Last year, he moved into sole possession of the top spot of the goalscoring chart when he tallied his 35th career goal, putting home a PK in a 2-0 win against Sweden on Jan. 19, 2008, at The Home Depot Center. With his start against Argentina on June 8 at Giants Stadium, he became the youngest player in U.S. history – and the fourth youngest player in the world – to earn 100 caps.
BACK IN THE FOLD: The current camp has marked a return to the U.S. fold for several members of the national team player pool. Defenders Jay DeMerit and Jonathan Spector are back following injuries, with Spector having suffered a lengthier layoff. The last time Spector appeared for the U.S. came in the 3-0 victory against Poland at this same time last year. He was a part of the squad that traveled to Europe last summer for the friendlies against England and Spain, but while he was in camp the team doctor diagnosed a torn labrum in his right hip that required surgery and several months of rehabilitation. Also back in the mix is Reading goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann, who last played for the U.S. in the 1-0 victory against Switzerland on Oct. 17, 2007, in Basel. Hahnemann has seven career caps, and still holds the record for the longest interval between games for the U.S. at more than nine years, from 1994 to 2003.
CONCACAF FINAL ROUND UPDATE: One game is in the books in the “Hexagonal” and Costa Rica, along with the United States, have jumped out to an early lead at the top of the group. Costa Rica's emphatic 2-0 victory against Honduras at the fortress-like Estadio Saprissa gave them all three points, while Michael Bradley's two goals spurred the U.S. to victory against Mexico in Columbus. In the other CONCACAF matchup, El Salvador rallied from two goals down to salvage a late draw against Trinidad & Tobago. As such, the table looks like this:
|Trinidad & Tobago||1||0||0||1||2||2||0||1|
READY FOR MATCHDAY TWO: In addition to the MNT's trip to El Salvador, March 28 will see Trinidad & Tobago host Honduras and, in what is likely the match of the round, Costa Rica travel to Azteca to face Mexico. Costa Rica are unbeaten in 2010 World Cup qualifying, having only once dropped points way back in June of 2008 in an unexpected 2-2 draw against Grenada. Mexico's recent struggles are well documented and they'll look to bank on their near perfect record at Mexico City's famous stadium. Of course, the only blemish on Mexico's record in qualifying at Azteca did come at the hands of Los Ticos.
Upcoming CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying Final Round Fixtures
|March 28||El Salvador vs. USA||Estadio Cuscatlán; San Salvador, El Salvador|
|March 28||Mexico vs. Costa Rica||Estadio Azteca; Mexico City, Mexico|
|March 28||Trinidad & Tobago vs. Honduras||Hasely Crawford Stadium; Port of Spain, Trinidad|
|April 1||USA vs. Trinidad & Tobago||LP Field; Nashville, Tenn.|
|April 1||Honduras vs. Mexico||Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano; San Pedro Sula, Honduras|
|April 1||Costa Rica vs. El Salvador||Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá; San Jose, Costa Rica|
NEXT UP – NASHVILLE: FIFA 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 6:45 p.m. CT in the second of five home qualifiers on the road to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and Galavision, and fans can follow online via ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker. More than 15,000 tickets have been sold for the first ever World Cup qualifier in the state of Tennessee, and fans can get their seats through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout Central Tennessee (including Macy’s, Kroger, and FYE), as well as the LP Field ticket office (open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290.
HOME IS WHERE THE POINTS ARE: The U.S. has worked hard to establish a dominating presence at home, and the record speaks for itself. The United States has not lost to a regional opponent at home in 50 consecutive matches, amassing a 40-0-10 record since 2001 that includes 13 games in World Cup qualifying. The last loss came Sept. 1, 2001, a 3-2 qualifying loss to Honduras at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. A look at the remarkable streak:
|Year||Record (Since Sept. 2, 2001)||World Cup Qualifying|
|2001:||1-0-0 (2 GF, 1 GA)||1-0-0 (2 GF, 1 GA)|
|2002:||7-0-1 (19 GF, 0 GA)|
|2003:||5-0-1 (16 GF, 2 GA)|
|2004:||5-0-2 (17 GF, 2 GA)||3-0-1 (12 GF, 1 GA)|
|2005:||10-0-2 (22 GF, 4 GA)||5-0-0 (10 GF, 1 GA)|
|2006:||1-0-2 (5 GF, 1 GA)|
|2007:||7-0-1 (15 GF, 3 GA)|
|2008:||4-0-1 (21 GF, 3 GA)||3-0-0 (11 GF, 1 GA)|
|2009:||1-0-0 (2 GF, 0 GA)||1-0-0 (2 GF, 0 GA)|
|Total:||41-0-10 (118 GF, 16 GA)||13-0-1 (37 GF, 4 GA)|
THE USA HAS NOT:
- suffered a shutout loss at home in 22 overall matches (4/23/06 v. Morocco, 0-1 L)
- lost at home v. CONCACAF opponent in 51 matches (9/1/01 v. Honduras, 2-3 L)
- been shutout at home in World Cup qualifying in 19 qualifiers (10/11/00 v. Costa Rica, 0-0 T)
- suffered a shutout loss at home in World Cup qualifying in 36 qualifiers (5/31/85 v. Costa Rica, 0-1 L)
- suffered a shutout loss in 11 overall matches (6/4/08 @ Spain, 0-1 L)
- lost by more than one goal in 12 matches (5/28/08 @ England, 0-2 L)
BY THE NUMBERS – U.S. IN WORLD CUP QUALIFYING:
0 – Losses at home in qualifying under Bob Bradley
2 – Games the U.S. has played in El Salvador in qualifying, collecting a 1-0-1 record
4 – Goals each by Clint Dempsey and Brian Ching in 2010 World Cup qualifying, tied for the team lead
6 – Consecutive games the U.S. held opponents scoreless, setting a team record (Oct. 12, 2005 – Oct. 11, 2008)
7 – Total clean sheets kept by Tim Howard and Brad Guzan out of nine games
10 – Goals for Brian McBride in World Cup qualifying history, the USA's all-time leader (Landon Donovan is second with 9)
12 – Number of leagues represented on the U.S. roster spread across 10 countries
13 – Number of different goalscorers for the U.S. in 2010 World Cup qualifying
36 – Players with at least one appearance in 2010 World Cup qualifying
BOB ON THE JOB: Since January of 2007 it has been the charge of U.S. head coach Bob Bradley to achieve the most important goal of any soccer playing nation: qualification for the FIFA World Cup. With 32 games under his belt, seeing more than 70 different players at least once and the process of reaching South Africa in 2010 in full swing, a review of the body of work during the past 20 months points to the U.S. clearly heading in the right direction. Since the start of the four-year cycle, the U.S. has:
- won seven straight FIFA World Cup qualifiers in a row, a new team record
- defended the CONCACAF Gold Cup title and qualified for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup
- won by the largest margin of victory in U.S. World Cup qualifying history (8-0 vs. Barbados on 6/15/08)
- won back-to-back games in Europe for the first time in team history (Oct. 17, 2007, at Switzerland and March 26, 2008, at Poland)
- won three straight matches on the road for the first time in team history (Oct. 17, 2007, at Switzerland, Nov. 17 at South Africa and March 26, 2008, at Poland)
- played five matches against four teams ranked in the Top 10 in the world at the time they stepped on the field against them (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Spain)
- played matches on four continents and in two major international tournaments
THE BRADLEY BREAKDOWN
Goal For: 66
Goals Against: 30
Record vs. ...
CONCACAF: 14-1-2, 36 GF, 8 GA
CONMEBOL: 1-4-1, 7 GF, 13 GA
UEFA: 5-3-0, 12 GF, 7 GA
AFC: 1-0-0, 4 GF, 1 GA
CAF: 1-0-0, 1 GF, 0 GA
Leading at half: 15-0-1
Losing at half: 1-2-0
Tied at half: 7-6-2
2008 IN BRIEF: The campaign in 2008 had at its summit the start of World Cup qualifying, but there was plenty of action. The new year began with an inscription in the history books when Landon Donovan became the USA’s all-time leading scorer, tallying his 35th career international goal in the 2-0 win against Sweden on Jan. 19 at The Home Depot Center. After a thrilling 2-2 draw that extended the USA’s home unbeaten streak against Mexico to 10 matches spanning nine years, the U.S. put together one of their most comprehensive performances in years, handing Poland a convincing 3-0 defeat in Krakow that earned the U.S. consecutive victories on European soil for the first time in team history. The team faced a trio of fantastic friendlies for final prep before qualifying. England proved their class in a 2-0 win in London, but the U.S. quickly found their legs and dueled with the current champions of Europe until a 79th minute goal by Xavi Hernandez handed hosts Spain the spoils. A packed house of nearly 80,000 strong at Giants Stadium witnessed the U.S. stand tall against then No. 1-ranked Argentina, the teams dueling to a 0-0 draw while Donovan became the youngest U.S. player in history – and fourth youngest in the world – to reach the 100 cap mark.
After dispatching Barbados in the second round by a 9-0 aggregate score, the U.S. faced a tricky start to the Semifinal Round with two road matches. A goal from Carlos Bocanegra and a dogged, determined effort delivered the U.S. a 1-0 win against Guatemala, their first-ever on Guatemalan soil. Next came a historic visit to the island of Cuba, the USA’s first since 1947, with Clint Dempsey providing an opportunistic goal to give the U.S. all the scoring it needed. A 3-0 victory against Trinidad & Tobago represented a trio of records for the history books, including the first time the U.S. has earned six consecutive shutouts. The victory was also the sixth straight in World Cup qualifying dating back to the final match of the 2006 campaign, setting a team record. The five straight victories in one cycle also tied a team record set during the Final Round of the last qualifying run. The U.S. then dismantled Cuba on Oct. 11 at RFK Stadium, scoring six times en route to officially booking their place in the final round hexagonal. Using the final two matches to breed young talent, the U.S. suffered a 2-1 loss in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, before closing out the round with a 2-0 win against Guatemala in the first-ever World Cup qualifier hosted in the state of Colorado.
The U.S. finished an impressive 2008 with a 9-3-2 record - including a convincing 7-1-0 mark in qualifying – as well as team records in average for most goals scored (2.14) and fewest allowed (0.57).
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IN FOCUS: EL SALVADOR
Federación Salvadoreña de Fútbol
Founded: 1935 (Joined FIFA in 1938)
Head Coach: Carlos de los Cobos (México)
Best World Cup Finish: First Round, 1970 and 1982
Best CONCACAF Gold Cup Finish: Quarterfinals, two times (2003 most recent)
Caps Leader: Luis Guevara Mora (89)
Top Scorer: Jorge González (41)
Key Players: Rudis Corrales, Alfredo Pacheco, Eliseo Quintanilla
CONCACAF'S LONG SHOT: It is no secret that El Salvador is the longshot in CONCACAF's final round group, and Carlos de los Cobos' side is making its first appearance in the “Hexagonal” since the 1998 FIFA World Cup cycle. Twelve years ago, El Salvador finished second to bottom above Canada, and Los Cuscatlecos will need a mighty effort this time around to better that mark. Home points will be at a premium for El Salvador, two of which they will already consider dropped after February's 2-2 draw with Trinidad & Tobago in San Salvador. The arrival of the U.S. (its first trip to the country since 2004) will bring out the fans, and a positive result would help El Salvador reach its goal of finishing in the top four.
EL SALVADOR ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3): Luis Castro, Juan Jose Gomez, Miguel Montes
DEFENDERS (8): Dennis Alas, Alexander Escobar, Marvin Gonzalez, Mardoqueo Henriquez, Luis Hernandez, Alfredo Pacheco, Manual Salazar, Deris Umanzor
MIDFIELDERS (11): Lester Blanco, Cristian Castillo, Salvador Coreas, Oscar Jimenez, Julio Martinez, Edwin Miranda, Carlos Monteagudo, Eliseo Quintanilla, Osael Romero, Ramon Sanchez, William Torres
FORWARDS (3): Carlos Ayala, Rudis Corrales, Rodolfo Zelaya
BANGING THEM IN: Though El Salvador has not managed a goal against the U.S. in over a decade, that hasn't stopped Los Cuscatlecos from getting on the scoresheet against their other CONCACAF opponents. El Salvador's Rudis Corrales leads CONCACAF World Cup qualifying with 10 goals, five of which came in one first round game against Anguilla. Former D.C. United midfielder Eliseo Quintanilla has chipped in with four goals as has Rodolfo Zelaya, whose four goals led all scorers in CONCACAF's semifinal round.
PATH TO THE HEXAGONAL: El Salvador has been in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying for the long haul, starting all the way back in February of last year with a first round demolition of Anguilla. The second round draw was difficult for El Salvador and the team just barely scraped by Central American neighbors Panama. After losing 1-0 in the first leg in Panama City, El Salvador impressively overturned the deficit in Estadio Cuscatlán, winning 3-1 to narrowly slip by. In the semifinal round, El Salvador faced Costa Rica, Haiti and Suriname in Group 3, finishing on 10 points to easily grab second place in the group behind Costa Rica.
VERSUS THE UNITED STATES: The United States is 13-1-4 all-time versus El Salvador (41 GF, 10 GA), with the only loss coming in a 1992 friendly in San Salvador. El Salvador has not scored a goal on the United States since 1997, when Raul Diaz Arce (formerly of D.C. United and now a scout for U.S. Soccer) netted a penalty kick in the 62nd minute of a 4-2 defeat. The USA's scoreless streak has stretched to 568 minutes, and since January 2002 the U.S. is an impressive 6-0-0 against El Salvador (16 GF, 0 GA). In World Cup qualifying, the U.S. holds a similarly decisive advantage with a 4-0-2 record against El Salvador. The two draws were a scoreless tie in 1989 in St. Louis and a 1-1 stalemate in June of 1997 in San Salvador.
EL SALVADOR EXPERIENCE: Frankie Hejduk made his first appearance against El Salvador on Aug. 30, 1996, a 3-1 win in Los Angeles and since then many others on the U.S. roster have acquired experience against Saturday's opposition. Landon Donovan has made a roster-high six appearances against El Salvador, scoring two goals. Those two goals tie Donovan with DaMarcus Beasley, who has four appearances against El Salvador, for the most on the roster. Nine players on the 22-man roster played in the last meeting between the USA and El Salvador, which took place during the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup. On that day, the U.S. ran out to a comfortable 4-0 win, with DaMarcus Beasley grabbing two goals and Landon Donovan adding a tally from the penalty spot.
DID YOU KNOW?: The U.S. Men's National Team has recorded two individual scoring milestones against El Salvador. One of four four-goal games came against El Salvador, when Joe-Max Moore nabbed four goals in a 7-0 win at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Dec. 5, 1993. Forward Brian McBride notched one of seven hat tricks in U.S. Soccer history when he put three goals in against El Salvador in CONCACAF Gold Cup action on Jan. 27, 2002.
THE LAST TIME …
… On the field for the USA
Feb. 11, 2009 | Columbus Crew Stadium – Columbus, Ohio | World Cup Qualifying, CONCACAF Final Round
USA 2 Michael Bradley 43, 90
USA:1-Tim Howard; 2-Frankie Hejduk, 3-Carlos Bocanegra (capt.), 5-Oguchi Onyewu, 15-Heath Pearce; 8-Clint Dempsey, 4-Michael Bradley, 16-Sacha Kljestan (13-Ricardo Clark, 86), 7-DaMarcus Beasley; 10-Landon Donovan, 11-Brian Ching (9-Jozy Altidore, 83)
Subs not used: 18-Brad Guzan, 6-Jonathan Bornstein, 14-Danny Califf, 17-Jose Francisco Torres, 12-Marvell Wynne
Head Coach: Bob Bradley
MEX: 1-Oswaldo Sanchez; 2-Aaron Galindo, 3-Carlos Salcido, 4-Rafael Marquez (capt.), 5-Ricardo Osorio; 6-Leandro Augusto, 12-Alberto Medina (15-Antonio Naelson, 60), 8-Pavel Pardo; 11-Carlos Ochoa, 10-Nery Castillo (14-Israel Martinez, 34), 17-Giovani dos Santos (9-Omar Bravo, 72)
Subs not used: 13-Guillermo Ochoa, 18-Leobardo Lopez, 7-Luis Perez, 16-Guillermo Franco
Head Coach: Sven-Goran Eriksson
… On the field for El Salvador
Feb. 11, 2009 | Estadio Cuscatlán - San Salvador, El Salvador | World Cup Qualifying, CONCACAF Final Round
El Salvador 2 Osael Romero 82, 90
Trinidad & Tobago 2 Carlos Edwards 7, Dwight Yorke 26 (pk)
SLV: 1-Juan Gomez; 2-Alexander Escobar, 3-Marvin Gonzalez, 5-Luis Hernandez (14-William Torres, 33), 6-Shawn Martin (18-Salvador Coreas, 60), 7-Ramon Sanchez (capt.), 8-Osael Romero, 9-Rudis Corrales (12-Rodolfo Zelaya, 46), 10-Eliseo Quintanilla, 15-Alfredo Pacheco, 17-Cristian Castillo
Subs not used: 4-Deris Umanzor, 11-Miguel Montes, 13-Carlos Ayala, 16-Oscar Jimenez
Head Coach: Carlos de Los Cobos
TRI: 1-Clayton Ince; 3-Aklie Edwards, 5-Keyeno Thomas (4-Makan Hislop, 12), 6-Dennis Lawrence, 7-Christopher Birchall (2-Clyde Leon, 59), 9-Keon Daniel, 11-Carlos Edwards, 14-Stern John (13-Cornell Glen, 76), 15-Kenwyne Jones, 16-Silvio Spann, 17-Dwight Yorke (capt.)
Subs Not Used: 8-Anthony Wolfe, 10-Russell Latapy, 12-Densill Theobald, 18-Marvin Phillip
Head Coach: Francisco Maturana
… vs. El Salvador
June 12, 2007 | Gillette Stadium – Foxborough, Mass. | CONCACAF Gold Cup, First Round
USA 4 DaMarcus Beasley 34, 89, Landon Donovan 49+, Taylor Twellman 73
El Salvador 0
USA: 1-Tim Howard; 17-Jonathan Spector (15-Frank Simek, 81), 22-Oguchi Onyewu, 16-Michael Parkhurst, 13-Jonathan Bornstein; 6-Michael Bradley (11-Brian Ching, 64), 4-Pablo Mastroeni, 5-Benny Feilhaber; 10-Landon Donovan (capt.) (20-Taylor Twellman, 46), 7-DaMarcus Beasley; 8-Clint Dempsey
Subs not used: 12-Jay DeMerit, 18-Kasey Keller, 19-Ricardo Clark, 21-Justin Mapp
Head Coach: Bob Bradley
SLV: 25-Miguel Montes, 2-Leonel Guevara (15-Manuel Salazar, 46), 5-Jose Henriquez, 12-Ramiro Carballo (13- Julio Martinez, 46), 14-Ramon Sanchez, 17-Dennis Alas, 18-Alexander Escobar, 19 Alfredo Pacheco, 23-Jose Martinez, 9-Juan Campos (16-Cesar Lario, 77), 11-Ronald Cerritos
Subs not used: 4-Vicente Melgar, 6-Jose Torres, 8-Carlos Menvijar, 22-Dagoberto Gamero
Head Coach: Carlos de los Cobos
… vs. El Salvador in World Cup Qualifying
Oct. 9, 2004 | Estadio Cuscatlán – San Salvador, El Salvador | 2006 CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying, Semifinal Round
USA 2 Brian McBride 29, Eddie Johnson 75
El Salvador 0
USA: 18-Kasey Keller; 23-Eddie Pope, 3-Gregg Berhalter, 12-Cory Gibbs; 2-Frankie Hejduk, 5-Kerry Zavagnin, 17-DaMarcus Beasley, 21-Landon Donovan (capt.), 11-Clint Mathis (7-Eddie Lewis, 68); 20-Brian McBride (19-Eddie Johnson, 71), 16-Josh Wolff (13-Cobi Jones, 88)
Subs not used: 1-Tim Howard, 6-Oguchi Onyewu, 15-Bobby Convey, 24-Jonny Walker, 25-Pablo Mastroeni
Head Coach: Bruce Arena
SLV: 1-Misael Alfaro; 2-Rafael Tobar, 3-Marvin Gonzalez, 5-Victor Velasquez (capt.); 13-Deris Umanzor, 7-Victor Merino, 17-Jorge Rodriguez (21-Josue Galdamez, 80), 8-Santos Cabrera (16-Isaac Zelaya, 80), 4-Marvin Benitez; 9-Fredy Gonzalez (23-Jose Martinez, 70), 11-Ronald Cerritos
Subs not used: 12-Dennis Alas, 14-Ramon Sanchez, 15-Julio Castro, 25-Santos Rivera
Head Coach: Armando Contreras