U.S. Soccer

MNT Weekend Rewind: MLS, Liga MX Go Full Tilt, European Season Nears

With the European season just around the corner, MNT players in MLS and Liga MX continue to make their case for inclusion in the side’s World Cup Qualifying camp which gets back under way in late August with the last two matches of Semifinal Round of CONCACAF Qualifying.

Here’s a look at some of the highlight performances MNT players had for their clubs this past week.

Beginning at midweek, Gyasi Zardes continued his fine form for the LA Galaxy in the club’s 4-2 comeback win against Seattle Sounders FC in the Quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup.

With the Galaxy trailing 2-1, Zardes and teammate Giovani dos Santos entered in the 74th minute. It took just three minutes for the tandem to bring the Galaxy level, as Zardes’ pressure on the back line forced a turnover straight to dos Santos who coolly finished past Tyler Miller in the 77th minute. Eight minutes later, Zardes earned his first assist when he played a ball for Baggio Husidic, whose final pass was turned into the net by Sebastian Lletget in the 85th minute. In the 88th, a back and forth combination between Lletget and Zardes saw Lletget bag his second goal of the match as the Galaxy moved on to the U.S. Open Cup Semifinals for the first time since 2006.

WATCH: Zardes sparks LA Galaxy’s comeback U.S. Open Cup win vs. Seattle Sounders

Back in action on Saturday afternoon, Zardes helped the Galaxy run out to a 2-0 lead against the Portland Timbers inside the first 11 minutes. On the goal scoring play, center back Jelle van Damme played a long ball over the top for Emmanuel Boateng whose cross from the left was nodded inside the back post by Zardes for his fifth goal of the season.

WATCH: Zardes tallies the winner in LA Galaxy’s 2-1 win vs. Portland Timber

MNT teammate Darlington Nagbe would help pull a goal back in the 11th minute when Zarek Valentin combined with him near the top of the area on a passing sequence that set up Valentin to slot a shot inside the bottom left corner in the 41st minute.

WATCH: Nagbe provides assist for Zarek Valentin

On Friday night, both Chris Wondolowski and David Bingham were instrumental in the San Jose Earthquakes earning a 1-1 draw at Real Salt Lake. Wondolowski tallied his eighth goal of the season, pinging a ball in the box home at the left post in the ninth minute. Bingham was then called in to service, making several strong saves, including a stop on Kyle Beckerman’s long-distance effort in the 15th minute, before preserving the road draw with a one-on-one save on Olmes Garcia in the 72nd.

WATCH: Chris Wondolowski scores his eighth of the season

Not to be outdone, Tim Howard made five saves in the Colorado Rapids 1-1 draw vs. FC Dallas. Howard notably made two huge stops, one in first half stoppage time when he sprawled out to paw away Walker Zimmerman’s header at the right post. Howard then helped preserve the draw when he denied Michael Barrios with point-blank kick save in the 83rd minute. Colorado remains unbeaten in the league (2-0-2) since Howard official joined the side at the beginning of July.

On Sunday, Graham Zusi returned from a hamstring strain to provide an assist on the first goal of Sporting KC’s 3-0 rout of Seattle Sounders FC in the 21st minute. Zusi lasted until the 41st minute when he was withdrawn after re-aggravating the injury, though reports suggested it wasn’t severe.

WATCH: Zusi provides assist on Dom Dwyer’s 21st minute header

Finally, Jozy Altidore continued the road back from a hamstring strain, playing the final 18 minutes of Toronto FC’s 4-1 victory against D.C. United. The appearance was Altidore’s first since picking up the injury back on May 14.

Check out a full rundown of how MNT players did for their clubs this past week:

Jozy Altidore – 18 minutes as a substitute in Toronto FC’s 4-1 win vs. D.C. United (July 23)
Ventura Alvarado – 90 minutes in Club America’s 3-0 win at Venados (July 20; Copa MX)
Paul Arriola – 23 minutes in Club Tijuana’s 3-2 defeat at Puebla (July 24)
Kyle Beckerman
– 90 minutes in Real Salt Lake’s 1-1 draw vs. San Jose Earthquakes (July 22)
David Bingham – 90 minutes, SIX SAVES in San Jose Earthquakes 1-1 draw at Real Salt Lake (July 22)
Steve Birnbaum – 90 minutes in D.C. United’s 4-1 loss at Toronto FC (July 23)
Edgar Castillo – 90 minutes in Monterrey’s 1-0 defeat at Guadalajara (July 23)
Clint Dempsey – 90 minutes in Seattle Sounders FC’s 3-0 defeat at Sporting KC (July 24)
Brad Evans – 90 minutes in Seattle Sounders FC’s 3-0 defeat at Sporting KC (July 24)
Ethan Finlay – 31 minutes as a substitute in 2-2 draw vs. Orlando City (July 23)
Greg Garza – 42 minutes, YELLOW CARD in 3-2 defeat at Puebla (July 24)
Omar Gonzalez – 90 minutes in Pachuca’s 2-0 win at Chiapas (July 23)
Ethan Horvath - 90 minutes in Molde’s 1-0 defeat to Sarpsborg (July 23)
Tim Howard 90 minutes, FIVE SAVES in Colorado Rapids’ 1-1 draw with FC Dallas (July 23)
Jordan Morris – 8 minutes as a substitute in Seattle Sounders FC’s 4-2 defeat at LA Galaxy (July 20; USOC); 90 minutes in Seattle Sounders FC’s 3-0 defeat at Sporting KC (July 24)
Darlington Nagbe – 90 minutes, ASSIST in Portland Timbers 2-1 defeat vs. LA Galaxy (July 23)
Lee Nguyen – 88 minutes in New England Revolution’s 1-0 defeat of Chicago Fire (July 23)
Nick Rimando – 90 minutes, TWO SAVES in Real Salt Lake’s 1-1 draw vs. San Jose Earthquakes (July 22)
Chris Wondolowski – 90 minutes, GOAL in San Jose Earthquakes’ 1-1 draw at Real Salt Lake (July 22)
William Yarbrough – 90 minutes, TWO SAVES in Club Leon’s 0-0 draw vs. Necaxa (July 23)
Gyasi Zardes – 16 minutes as a substitute, TWO ASSISTS in LA Galaxy’s 4-2 win vs. Seattle Sounders FC (July 20; USOC); 90 minutes, GOAL in LA Galaxy’s 2-1 win at Portland Timbers (July 23)
Graham Zusi – 41 minutes, ASSIST in Sporting KC’s 3-0 defeat of Seattle Sounders FC (July 24)

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MNT Jul 25, 2016

MNT on TV: Liga MX Apertura Heats Up; MLS Heads Toward All-Star Break

A rivalry from the Western Conference kicks off the Friday night action as Kyle Beckerman and Real Salt Lake put their unbeaten home record on the line  as they face Chris Wondolowski, David Bingham and the San Jose Earthquakes, who come to town in search of their first win on the road (11 p.m. ET; MLS Live). Saturday holds most of the weekend’s action, the day beginning with a big mati Read more
MNT Jul 22, 2016

MNT Weekend Rewind: MLS and Liga MX Continue Summer Action

We start the MNT Rewind by going back to last Wednesday when a reeling Seattle Sounders FC side ran out 5-0 winners against Western Conference leading FC Dallas at CenturyLink Field. MNT forward Clint Dempsey converted a fifth minute penalty kick to make it 1-0, before sliding teammate Jordan Morris in down the right side to take the score to 3-0 in the 22nd minute. Though they were out to a 3-0 l Read more
MNT Jul 18, 2016

MNT on TV: Cascadia Cup Clash Highlights the Slate of Weekend Matches

The U.S. MNT’s Liga MX contingent gets back in action as the Mexican top-flight kicks off its Apertura season. Meanwhile back home, the MNT in MLS players try to help their clubs round in to form as the league moves into the second half of its season. On Friday night, Michael Orozco and Paul Arriola help initiate  the Liga MX campaign as Club Tijuana hosts Morelia (10 p.m. ET – A Read more
MNT Jul 15, 2016

MNT Weekend Rewind: MLS in Summer Swing

With the European and Mexican leagues on summer break, MLS has center stage all to its own as MNT players keep up the effort to have a significant impact on their clubs. Lee Nguyen scored a sure Goal of the Week candidate in the third minute of the New England Revolution’s 3-1 victory against Columbus Crew SC on Saturday night. The play started as Chris Tierney swerving ball from the left wa Read more
MNT Jul 11, 2016

U.S. Soccer, Sporting Club and Children’s Mercy Break Ground on National Training and Coaching Development Center in Kansas City, Kansas

CHICAGO (July 10, 2016) — U.S. Soccer, Sporting Club and Children’s Mercy broke ground Sunday on the National Training and Coaching Development Center in Kansas City, Kansas. The NTCDC will provide a world-class environment to develop players, coaches, and referees of all ages. “Player and coaching development is one of U.S. Soccer’s key strategic initiatives, and the creat Read more
MNT WNT YNT Jul 10, 2016

Hex Schedule Set

Another USA-Mexico showdown to open the “Hex” could be in the offing, following today’s Final Round draw hosted by CONCACAF in Miami. The schedule and positioning for each of the six teams that advances from the semifinal round has now been set. The United States, along with Guatemala, St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Trinidad & Tobago, are competing in Group C. The winn Read more
MNT Jul 8, 2016

MNT Captain Michael Bradley Raises $5,655.55 in Auction of Rainbow Armband and Jersey; Pledges Matching Donation

CHICAGO (July 1, 2016) - U.S. Men’s National Team captain Michael Bradley has raised $5,655.55 after donating the unique rainbow captain’s armband and his game jersey worn during the USA’s 2-1 win against Ecuador to an online charity auction. Bradley will also match the winning bid and donate to the funds. Proceeds from the online auction will benefit the OneOrlando Fund and Equa Read more
MNT Jul 1, 2016

MNT to play Historic Friendly vs. Cuba on Oct 7 in Havana

CHICAGO (June 30, 2016) – For the first time since 1947, the national teams of the United States and Cuba will play an international friendly. The historic meeting in Havana will take place Oct. 7 at Estadio Pedro Marrero. The match will be broadcast live on the ESPN and Univision Networks, with kickoff time still to be finalized. This is only the USA’s second visit to Cuba in the last Read more
MNT Jun 30, 2016

Q&A: Klinsmann Discusses the USA's Copa America Centenario Achievements

ussoccer.com: You set a goal before Copa America Centenario of reaching the semifinal. How do you feel about that achievement? Jurgen Klinsmann: “I think for our team, setting a goal like getting into the Quarterfinals for a Copa America was a huge mountain in front of us. Step-by-step, getting into this tournament, we showed the team it is all about the momentum, the belief, the chemistry o Read more
MNT Jun 30, 2016

By the Numbers: Copa America Recap

The U.S. MNT recorded a fourth-place finish in the Copa America Centenario, equaling its previous best result from 1995, earlier this month. Here's a look at some of the MNT numbers that tell the story of the team's successful run to the final four. 1 – Number of players that played all 540 minutes of the tournament (center back Geoff Cameron). After being replaced in second half Read more
MNT Jun 29, 2016

Gallery: Best Fan Photos of Copa America Centenario

Check out our favorite photos of fans supporting the U.S. MNT all throughout the Copa America Centenario. Read more
MNT Jun 27, 2016

Gallery: U.S. MNT Falls to Colombia 1-0 in Copa America Centenario Third Place Match

The U.S. Men’s National Team secured a second fourth place finish in its Copa America history after a 1-0 loss to Colombia at University of Phoenix Stadium in the teams’ final match of the 2016 Copa America Centenario. The team now has two months off before reconvening in September for its final two Semifinal Round 2018 World Cup Qualifying matches. The USA will first travel to St. Vin Read more
MNT Jun 27, 2016

USA Defeated 1-0 by Colombia in 2016 Copa America Centenario Third Place Match

GLENDALE, Ariz. (June 25, 2016) – The U.S. Men’s National Team secured a second fourth place finish in its Copa America history after a 1-0 loss to Colombia at University of Phoenix Stadium in the teams’ final match of the 2016 Copa America Centenario. The USA had to once again shuffle its defense, this time due to injury, as Matt Besler was drafted into the middle alongside Geof Read more
MNT Jun 25, 2016

Lineup Notes: USA vs. Colombia - 2016 Copa America Centenario Third Place Match

U.S. MNT vs. Colombia June 25, 2016 – University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, Arizona Live Broadcast: FX, Univision, Univision Deportes Network Tonight’s lineup: Tim Howard; DeAndre Yedlin, Geoff Cameron, Matt Besler, Michael Orozco; Michael Bradley, Jermaine Jones, Alejandro Bedoya; Bobby Wood, Clint Dempsey, Gyasi Zardes Tim Howard gets the start in goal, set to collect his 10 Read more
MNT Jun 25, 2016

MNT Weekend Rewind: MLS and Liga MX Continue Summer Action

We start the MNT Rewind by going back to last Wednesday when a reeling Seattle Sounders FC side ran out 5-0 winners against Western Conference leading FC Dallas at CenturyLink Field. MNT forward Clint Dempsey converted a fifth minute penalty kick to make it 1-0, before sliding teammate Jordan Morris in down the right side to take the score to 3-0 in the 22nd minute.

Though they were out to a 3-0 lead, things became more difficult for Sounders FC when Dempsey was shown a straight red card for striking the face of Juan Esteban Ortiz in the 33rd minute. Seattle would go on to win the game 3-0, but the ejection forced Dempsey out of Sunday’s 3-1 defeat to Portland Timbers.

On Friday, the Liga MX Apertura kicked off as Club Tijuana defeated Morelia 2-0 in what was MNT defender Greg Garza’s first match since August 25, 2015. Garza suffered a hip injury the following month, leaving him out for a length period, but played 69 minutes in his Xolos’ return.

Elsewhere in Mexico, Omar Gonzalez went 90 minutes and picked up a yellow card as Pachuca began its title defense with a 5-1 victory against William Yarbrough and Club Leon on Saturday.

Back in MLS, goalkeeper Tim Howard earned his second clean sheet in three matches and made three saves as the Colorado Rapids defeated Sporting KC 1-0 to keep pace with FC Dallas at the top of the Western Conference.

Finally, Chris Wondolowski and David Bingham helped the nine-man San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-1 defeat of Toronto FC on Saturday. Though he didn’t play, the game also saw MNT forward Jozy Altidore make the TFC bench for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury on May 14.

A quick look at how all MNT players did for their club sides over the past week:

Kyle Beckerman – 90 minutes in Real Salt Lake’s 0-0 draw vs. New England Revolution (July 16)
David Bingham – 90 minutes, four saves in San Jose Earthquakes’ 2-1 win vs. Toronto FC (July 16)
Steve Birnbaum – 90 minutes in D.C. United’s 1-1 draw with Columbus Crew SC (July 16)
Edgar Castillo
– 61 minutes in Monterrey’s 1-1 draw vs. Puebla (July 16)
Clint Dempsey
– 90 minutes, GOAL, ASSIST, RED CARD in Seattle Sounders FC’s 5-0 win vs. FC Dallas (July 13)
Brad Evans 90 minutes in Seattle Sounders FC’s 5-0 win vs. FC Dallas (July 13); 90 minutes in Seattle Sounders FC’s 3-1 loss at Portland Timbers (July 17)
Ethan Finlay –
45 minutes in Columbus Crew SC’s 1-1 draw with Toronto FC (July 13); 31 minutes as a substitute in Columbus Crew SC’s 1-1 draw with D.C. United (July 16)
Greg Garza
– 90 minutes in Club Tijuana’s 2-0 win vs. Morelia (July 15)
Omar Gonzalez
– 90 minutes, YELLOW CARD, in 5-1 win vs. Club Leon (July 16)
Bill Hamid
– 90 minutes in D.C. United’s 1-1 draw at Columbus Crew SC (July 16)
Ethan Horvath - 90 minutes in Molde’s 2-2 draw vs. IK Start
Tim Howard
– 90 minutes, three saves in Colorado Rapids’ 1-0 win vs. Sporting KC (July 16)
Jordan Morris
– 90 minutes, GOAL in Seattle Sounders FC’s 5-0 win vs. FC Dallas (July 13); 90 minutes in Seattle Sounders FC’s 3-1 defeat to Portland Timbers (July 17)
Darlington Nagbe – 90 minutes in Portland Timbers’ 1-1 draw vs. Montreal Impact (July 13); 90 minutes in Portland Timbers’ 3-1 win vs. Seattle Sounders FC (July 17)
Lee Nguyen – 90 minutes in New England Revolution’s 0-0 draw at Real Salt Lake (July 16)
Nick Rimando
– 90 minutes, one save in Real Salt Lake’s 0-0 draw vs. New England Revolution (July 16)
Brek Shea
– 90 minutes, YELLOW CARD in Orlando City SC’s 2-0 win at New York Red Bulls (July 13)
Chris Wondolowski
– 87 minutes in San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 win vs. Toronto FC (July 16)
William Yarbrough
– 90 minutes, four saves in Club Leon’s 5-1 loss to Pachuca (July 16)
Gyasi Zardes
– 90 minutes in LA Galaxy’s 1-0 win vs. Houston Dynamo (July 15)

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MNT Jul 18, 2016

MNT on TV: Cascadia Cup Clash Highlights the Slate of Weekend Matches

The U.S. MNT’s Liga MX contingent gets back in action as the Mexican top-flight kicks off its Apertura season. Meanwhile back home, the MNT in MLS players try to help their clubs round in to form as the league moves into the second half of its season. On Friday night, Michael Orozco and Paul Arriola help initiate  the Liga MX campaign as Club Tijuana hosts Morelia (10 p.m. ET – A Read more
MNT Jul 15, 2016

MNT Weekend Rewind: MLS in Summer Swing

With the European and Mexican leagues on summer break, MLS has center stage all to its own as MNT players keep up the effort to have a significant impact on their clubs. Lee Nguyen scored a sure Goal of the Week candidate in the third minute of the New England Revolution’s 3-1 victory against Columbus Crew SC on Saturday night. The play started as Chris Tierney swerving ball from the left wa Read more
MNT Jul 11, 2016

Q&A: Klinsmann Discusses the USA's Copa America Centenario Achievements

ussoccer.com: You set a goal before Copa America Centenario of reaching the semifinal. How do you feel about that achievement? Jurgen Klinsmann: “I think for our team, setting a goal like getting into the Quarterfinals for a Copa America was a huge mountain in front of us. Step-by-step, getting into this tournament, we showed the team it is all about the momentum, the belief, the chemistry o Read more
MNT Jun 30, 2016

By the Numbers: Copa America Recap

The U.S. MNT recorded a fourth-place finish in the Copa America Centenario, equaling its previous best result from 1995, earlier this month. Here's a look at some of the MNT numbers that tell the story of the team's successful run to the final four. 1 – Number of players that played all 540 minutes of the tournament (center back Geoff Cameron). After being replaced in second half Read more
MNT Jun 29, 2016

Gallery: Best Fan Photos of Copa America Centenario

Check out our favorite photos of fans supporting the U.S. MNT all throughout the Copa America Centenario. Read more
MNT Jun 27, 2016

Gallery: U.S. MNT Falls to Colombia 1-0 in Copa America Centenario Third Place Match

The U.S. Men’s National Team secured a second fourth place finish in its Copa America history after a 1-0 loss to Colombia at University of Phoenix Stadium in the teams’ final match of the 2016 Copa America Centenario. The team now has two months off before reconvening in September for its final two Semifinal Round 2018 World Cup Qualifying matches. The USA will first travel to St. Vin Read more
MNT Jun 27, 2016

How They Got Here: Colombia

Drawn into Group A with the United States, Paraguay and Costa Rica, Colombia's journey through the Copa America Centenario comes full circle with a rematch of their opening day fixture against the U.S. June 3rd | USA | Santa Clara, California: Los Cafeteros got off to a quick start at Levi's Stadium against the host nation. Eight minutes into the opening match of the tournament, Edwin Cardona pic Read more
MNT Jun 24, 2016

Next Up: Five Things to Know About Colombia

Saturday’s penultimate Copa America Centenario match for third place features the two teams that advanced to the knockout stages from Group A - the U.S. Men's National Team and Colombia. On the opening day of the tournament, Colombia beat the MNT 2-0 in Santa Clara, Calif, but the U.S. ended up topping the group with six points and a +3 goal differential. The match kicks off Saturday, June 2 Read more
MNT Jun 24, 2016

Match Preview: USA vs. Colombia | Copa America Third Place

A rematch of the tournament opener is on tap as the United States squares off against third-ranked Colombia for third place in the historic Copa America Centenario. Kickoff at University of Phoenix Stadium is set for 8 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on FX, Univision and UDN. WE MEET AGAIN: It’s been three weeks since a set piece and a penalty decided the first meeting as Col Read more
MNT Jun 24, 2016

Turn the Page: Howard Ready to Write Next Chapter of His Inspiring Story

Reflecting in the autumn of a career inevitably requires a glimpse at its outset. Tim Howard wasn’t quite Tim Howard back then. The formative moments in his career loomed half a career and half a world away. Those first few steps for a Jersey kid at a Jersey club involved the inevitable fits and starts for a young goalkeeper over the course of five years, but they coalesced when one of the Read more
MNT Jun 24, 2016

Bloemfontein To Houston: Here We Go Again

Semifinal. Major international tournament. Against one of the world’s great teams.  As U.S. Soccer fans, we’ve been here before. And as the U.S. Men’s National Team prepares to take on No. 1-ranked Argentina in the semifinals of the 2016 Copa America Centenario, it’s worth hopping in the time machine and traveling back almost exactly seven years ago. June 24, 2009 was Read more
MNT Jun 21, 2016

Klinsmann, Bradley Aim for Success in Knockout Spotlight

Houston will be the site of one of the biggest U.S. Men's National Team games to ever be played on U.S. soil when the MNT meets Argentina, the world's top-ranked team, in a Copa America Centenario Semifinal at NRG Stadium on Tuesday night (9 p.m. ET; FS1, Univision, UDN). "This is top notch. This is what you want to experience," USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann said on Sunday. "It's fun to watch [ Read more
MNT Jun 20, 2016

5 Things to Know: USA in the Copa America Centenario Semifinal

The U.S. Men’s National Team is set to continue the knockout stage of the Copa America Centenario – a tournament celebrating the 100th anniversary of the historical Copa America tournament, the championship of South America – in a semifinal matchup against No. 1-ranked Argentina on Tuesday, June 22 at NRG Stadium in Houston (9:00 p.m. ET – FS1, Univision, UDN). Here is what Read more
MNT Jun 20, 2016

Texas Heat: Dempsey in Fine Form Ahead of Massive Semifinal Match vs. Argentina

The U.S. Men’s National Team is riding a three-game winning streak heading into a Copa America Centenario Semifinal against Argentina on Tuesday night at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Leading the scoring effort is the team’s lone Texas native, Clint Dempsey of Nacogdoches, population 30,000. It’s only fitting after scoring his latest goal at CenturyLink Field, the home of his c Read more
MNT Jun 20, 2016

Copa Trivia: How Well Do You Know the U.S. MNT's History with Argentina?

For its Semifinal game of the 2016 Copa America Centenario, the U.S. Men’s National Team will travel to Houston, Texas to take on Argentina at NRG Stadium on Tuesday, June 21 at 8 p.m. CT (FS1, UniMAS, UDN). Read more
MNT Jun 20, 2016

MNT Weekend Rewind: MLS, Liga MX Go Full Tilt, European Season Nears

With the European season just around the corner, MNT players in MLS and Liga MX continue to make their case for inclusion in the side’s World Cup Qualifying camp which gets back under way in late August with the last two matches of Semifinal Round of CONCACAF Qualifying.

Here’s a look at some of the highlight performances MNT players had for their clubs this past week.

Beginning at midweek, Gyasi Zardes continued his fine form for the LA Galaxy in the club’s 4-2 comeback win against Seattle Sounders FC in the Quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup.

With the Galaxy trailing 2-1, Zardes and teammate Giovani dos Santos entered in the 74th minute. It took just three minutes for the tandem to bring the Galaxy level, as Zardes’ pressure on the back line forced a turnover straight to dos Santos who coolly finished past Tyler Miller in the 77th minute. Eight minutes later, Zardes earned his first assist when he played a ball for Baggio Husidic, whose final pass was turned into the net by Sebastian Lletget in the 85th minute. In the 88th, a back and forth combination between Lletget and Zardes saw Lletget bag his second goal of the match as the Galaxy moved on to the U.S. Open Cup Semifinals for the first time since 2006.

WATCH: Zardes sparks LA Galaxy’s comeback U.S. Open Cup win vs. Seattle Sounders

Back in action on Saturday afternoon, Zardes helped the Galaxy run out to a 2-0 lead against the Portland Timbers inside the first 11 minutes. On the goal scoring play, center back Jelle van Damme played a long ball over the top for Emmanuel Boateng whose cross from the left was nodded inside the back post by Zardes for his fifth goal of the season.

WATCH: Zardes tallies the winner in LA Galaxy’s 2-1 win vs. Portland Timber

MNT teammate Darlington Nagbe would help pull a goal back in the 11th minute when Zarek Valentin combined with him near the top of the area on a passing sequence that set up Valentin to slot a shot inside the bottom left corner in the 41st minute.

WATCH: Nagbe provides assist for Zarek Valentin

On Friday night, both Chris Wondolowski and David Bingham were instrumental in the San Jose Earthquakes earning a 1-1 draw at Real Salt Lake. Wondolowski tallied his eighth goal of the season, pinging a ball in the box home at the left post in the ninth minute. Bingham was then called in to service, making several strong saves, including a stop on Kyle Beckerman’s long-distance effort in the 15th minute, before preserving the road draw with a one-on-one save on Olmes Garcia in the 72nd.

WATCH: Chris Wondolowski scores his eighth of the season

Not to be outdone, Tim Howard made five saves in the Colorado Rapids 1-1 draw vs. FC Dallas. Howard notably made two huge stops, one in first half stoppage time when he sprawled out to paw away Walker Zimmerman’s header at the right post. Howard then helped preserve the draw when he denied Michael Barrios with point-blank kick save in the 83rd minute. Colorado remains unbeaten in the league (2-0-2) since Howard official joined the side at the beginning of July.

On Sunday, Graham Zusi returned from a hamstring strain to provide an assist on the first goal of Sporting KC’s 3-0 rout of Seattle Sounders FC in the 21st minute. Zusi lasted until the 41st minute when he was withdrawn after re-aggravating the injury, though reports suggested it wasn’t severe.

WATCH: Zusi provides assist on Dom Dwyer’s 21st minute header

Finally, Jozy Altidore continued the road back from a hamstring strain, playing the final 18 minutes of Toronto FC’s 4-1 victory against D.C. United. The appearance was Altidore’s first since picking up the injury back on May 14.

Check out a full rundown of how MNT players did for their clubs this past week:

Jozy Altidore – 18 minutes as a substitute in Toronto FC’s 4-1 win vs. D.C. United (July 23)
Ventura Alvarado – 90 minutes in Club America’s 3-0 win at Venados (July 20; Copa MX)
Paul Arriola – 23 minutes in Club Tijuana’s 3-2 defeat at Puebla (July 24)
Kyle Beckerman
– 90 minutes in Real Salt Lake’s 1-1 draw vs. San Jose Earthquakes (July 22)
David Bingham – 90 minutes, SIX SAVES in San Jose Earthquakes 1-1 draw at Real Salt Lake (July 22)
Steve Birnbaum – 90 minutes in D.C. United’s 4-1 loss at Toronto FC (July 23)
Edgar Castillo – 90 minutes in Monterrey’s 1-0 defeat at Guadalajara (July 23)
Clint Dempsey – 90 minutes in Seattle Sounders FC’s 3-0 defeat at Sporting KC (July 24)
Brad Evans – 90 minutes in Seattle Sounders FC’s 3-0 defeat at Sporting KC (July 24)
Ethan Finlay – 31 minutes as a substitute in 2-2 draw vs. Orlando City (July 23)
Greg Garza – 42 minutes, YELLOW CARD in 3-2 defeat at Puebla (July 24)
Omar Gonzalez – 90 minutes in Pachuca’s 2-0 win at Chiapas (July 23)
Ethan Horvath - 90 minutes in Molde’s 1-0 defeat to Sarpsborg (July 23)
Tim Howard 90 minutes, FIVE SAVES in Colorado Rapids’ 1-1 draw with FC Dallas (July 23)
Jordan Morris – 8 minutes as a substitute in Seattle Sounders FC’s 4-2 defeat at LA Galaxy (July 20; USOC); 90 minutes in Seattle Sounders FC’s 3-0 defeat at Sporting KC (July 24)
Darlington Nagbe – 90 minutes, ASSIST in Portland Timbers 2-1 defeat vs. LA Galaxy (July 23)
Lee Nguyen – 88 minutes in New England Revolution’s 1-0 defeat of Chicago Fire (July 23)
Nick Rimando – 90 minutes, TWO SAVES in Real Salt Lake’s 1-1 draw vs. San Jose Earthquakes (July 22)
Chris Wondolowski – 90 minutes, GOAL in San Jose Earthquakes’ 1-1 draw at Real Salt Lake (July 22)
William Yarbrough – 90 minutes, TWO SAVES in Club Leon’s 0-0 draw vs. Necaxa (July 23)
Gyasi Zardes – 16 minutes as a substitute, TWO ASSISTS in LA Galaxy’s 4-2 win vs. Seattle Sounders FC (July 20; USOC); 90 minutes, GOAL in LA Galaxy’s 2-1 win at Portland Timbers (July 23)
Graham Zusi – 41 minutes, ASSIST in Sporting KC’s 3-0 defeat of Seattle Sounders FC (July 24)

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MNT Jul 25, 2016

MNT on TV: Liga MX Apertura Heats Up; MLS Heads Toward All-Star Break

A rivalry from the Western Conference kicks off the Friday night action as Kyle Beckerman and Real Salt Lake put their unbeaten home record on the line  as they face Chris Wondolowski, David Bingham and the San Jose Earthquakes, who come to town in search of their first win on the road (11 p.m. ET; MLS Live). Saturday holds most of the weekend’s action, the day beginning with a big mati Read more
MNT Jul 22, 2016

U.S. Soccer, Sporting Club and Children’s Mercy Break Ground on National Training and Coaching Development Center in Kansas City, Kansas

CHICAGO (July 10, 2016) — U.S. Soccer, Sporting Club and Children’s Mercy broke ground Sunday on the National Training and Coaching Development Center in Kansas City, Kansas. The NTCDC will provide a world-class environment to develop players, coaches, and referees of all ages. “Player and coaching development is one of U.S. Soccer’s key strategic initiatives, and the creat Read more
MNT WNT YNT Jul 10, 2016

Hex Schedule Set

Another USA-Mexico showdown to open the “Hex” could be in the offing, following today’s Final Round draw hosted by CONCACAF in Miami. The schedule and positioning for each of the six teams that advances from the semifinal round has now been set. The United States, along with Guatemala, St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Trinidad & Tobago, are competing in Group C. The winn Read more
MNT Jul 8, 2016

MNT Captain Michael Bradley Raises $5,655.55 in Auction of Rainbow Armband and Jersey; Pledges Matching Donation

CHICAGO (July 1, 2016) - U.S. Men’s National Team captain Michael Bradley has raised $5,655.55 after donating the unique rainbow captain’s armband and his game jersey worn during the USA’s 2-1 win against Ecuador to an online charity auction. Bradley will also match the winning bid and donate to the funds. Proceeds from the online auction will benefit the OneOrlando Fund and Equa Read more
MNT Jul 1, 2016

MNT to play Historic Friendly vs. Cuba on Oct 7 in Havana

CHICAGO (June 30, 2016) – For the first time since 1947, the national teams of the United States and Cuba will play an international friendly. The historic meeting in Havana will take place Oct. 7 at Estadio Pedro Marrero. The match will be broadcast live on the ESPN and Univision Networks, with kickoff time still to be finalized. This is only the USA’s second visit to Cuba in the last Read more
MNT Jun 30, 2016

USA Defeated 1-0 by Colombia in 2016 Copa America Centenario Third Place Match

GLENDALE, Ariz. (June 25, 2016) – The U.S. Men’s National Team secured a second fourth place finish in its Copa America history after a 1-0 loss to Colombia at University of Phoenix Stadium in the teams’ final match of the 2016 Copa America Centenario. The USA had to once again shuffle its defense, this time due to injury, as Matt Besler was drafted into the middle alongside Geof Read more
MNT Jun 25, 2016

Lineup Notes: USA vs. Colombia - 2016 Copa America Centenario Third Place Match

U.S. MNT vs. Colombia June 25, 2016 – University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, Arizona Live Broadcast: FX, Univision, Univision Deportes Network Tonight’s lineup: Tim Howard; DeAndre Yedlin, Geoff Cameron, Matt Besler, Michael Orozco; Michael Bradley, Jermaine Jones, Alejandro Bedoya; Bobby Wood, Clint Dempsey, Gyasi Zardes Tim Howard gets the start in goal, set to collect his 10 Read more
MNT Jun 25, 2016

Historic 2016 Copa America Centenario A Record Breaking Event

NEW YORK (June 24, 2016) – Heading into the 2016 Copa America Centenario Final featuring FIFA World No. 1-ranked Argentina vs. No. 5-ranked Chile on Sunday, June 26, in front of more than 81,000 fans at MetLife Stadium, CONMEBOL, CONCACAF and Copa America Local Organizing Committee (LOC) officials announced today that this year’s tournament will set new records for total and average at Read more
MNT Jun 24, 2016

USA Downed 4-0 by World No. 1 Argentina in Copa America Centenario Semifinals

HOUSTON (June 21, 2016) – The U.S. Men’s National Team was defeated 4-0 by the world’s No. 1 team Argentina before a sellout crowd of 70,858 at NRG Stadium in the Semifinals of the 2016 Copa America Centenario. Argentina got off to a quick start when Ezequiel Lavezzi headed home the opening goal in just the third minute. The U.S. gamely battled back, but found itself in a deep Read more
MNT Jun 21, 2016

Lineup Notes: USA vs. Argentina - 2016 Copa America Centenario Semifinals

U.S. MNT vs. Argentina June 21, 2016 – NRG Stadium Houston, Texas Live Broadcast: FS1, Univision, Univision Deportes Network Tonight’s lineup: Brad Guzan, DeAndre Yedlin, Geoff Cameron, John Brooks, Fabian Johnson, Michael Bradley, Kyle Beckerman, Graham Zusi, Chris Wondolowski, Clint Dempsey, Gyasi Zardes Three changes to the starting lineup from the 1-0 win against Ecuador, a Read more
MNT Jun 21, 2016

Tickets for USA's Final Semifinal Round WCQ Match On Sale June 24

CHICAGO (June 21, 2016) – Tickets for the U.S. Men’s National Team’s final match of the Semifinal Round of 2018 World Cup Qualifying will go on sale to the public June 24 at 10 a.m. ET. The USA will be facing Trinidad & Tobago on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. The match, which could be vital for advancing to the Final Round of World Cup Qualifying, Read more
MNT Jun 21, 2016

Match Preview: USA vs. Argentina | Copa America Semifinal | 9pm ET | FS1, Univision

After leaving Seattle with a 2-1 win against Ecuador in the quarterfinals of Copa America Centenario, the U.S. Men's National Team hosts the world's No. 1-ranked team, Argentina, in Houston with a place in the final on the line. Kickoff from NRG Stadium is scheduled for 8 p.m. CT, and will be broadcast on FS1, Univision, and Univision Deportes Network. Here are some storylines to follow: One Unbe Read more
MNT Jun 21, 2016

U.S. MNT Captain Michael Bradley To Auction Off Rainbow Armband and Jersey Worn in USA-Ecuador Quarterfinal

CHICAGO (June 20, 2016) - U.S. Men’s National Team captain Michael Bradley has donated the unique rainbow captain’s armband and his game jersey worn during the USA’s 2-1 win against Ecuador for an online charity auction to be held from June 20-24.   BID HERE Proceeds from the online auction will benefit the OneOrlando Fund and Equality Florida, two organizations providing fi Read more
MNT Jun 20, 2016

USA Digs Deep to Beat Ecuador 2-1 and Earn 2016 Copa America Semifinal Berth

SEATTLE (June 16, 2016) – The U.S. Men’s National Team earned a massive 2-1 win against Ecuador before 47,322 fans at CenturyLink Field to secure a Semifinal berth at the 2016 Copa America Centenario. The match was played at a high intensity from the first whistle as both teams wrestled for control of the game early. But it was the USA that landed the first blow in the 22nd minute a Read more
MNT Jun 17, 2016

Lineup Notes: USA vs. Ecuador - 2016 Copa America Centenario Quarterfinal

U.S. MNT vs. Ecuador June 16, 2016 - CenturyLink Field Seattle, Washington Live Broadcast: FS1, UniMas, and Univision Deportes Network Tonight’s lineup: Brad Guzan, Fabian Johnson, Geoff Cameron, John Brooks, Matt Besler, Alejandro Bedoya, Michael Bradley, Jermaine Jones, Gyasi Zardes, Clint Dempsey, Bobby Wood This is the first time this lineup has played together after Jurgen Klinsm Read more
MNT Jun 16, 2016
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