U.S. Soccer

MNT Rewind: Pulisic Comes Close to First Champions League Goal

The U.S. Men’s National Team coaching staff was out in Europe this week, taking in matches as Bruce Arena works towards filling out his roster for the MNT’s crucial World Cup Qualifying matches at the end of March.

At midweek, Danny Williams’ 77th minute equalizer helped spur Reading’s 3-2 comeback win vs. Brentford. Trailing 2-1, a combination up the right unleashed Jamaica international Garath McCleary, who drove to the end line before turning in a cross for Williams, who slid through to poke past Brentford goalkeeper Daniel Bentley. The goal was Williams’ fourth of the season and helped fourth-place Reading stay in the race for the English Championship’s automatic promotion places. 

In UEFA Champions League play, Christian Pulisic played the final eight minutes for a Borussia Dortmund side that had plenty of chances, but couldn’t convert in a 1-0 defeat at Benfica. Moments after entering the match, Pulisic’s volley from the top of the area deflected through traffic before forcing an impressive reaction stop out of Benfica goalkeeper Ederson Moraes. Dortmund will look to overturn to the 1-0 deficit when they return to Signal Iduna Park for the second leg on March 8. 

Fabian Johnson and Borussia Mönchengladbach will also have to turn around a 1-0 defeat they suffered in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League tie with Fiorentina. Johnson played 77 minutes on the left wing for ‘Gladbach, and will travel to Stadio Artemio Franchi for leg two this Thursday.

In Scotland, Perry Kitchen’s cross from the left picked out Arnaud Sutchuin Djoum for the 64th minute equalizer in Heart’s 1-1 draw with Inverness. The result keeps the Jam Tarts firmly in fourth place in the Scottish Premier League table. 

WATCH: Perry Kitchen Dishes Second Assist of the Season

Back in Germany, John Brooks put in one of his best performances of the season, nearly leading Hertha Berlin to 1-0 victory against league leaders Bayern Munich only to have the German giants equalize through Robert Lewandowski on the last play of the game.

In Holland, Matt Miazga got the start for Vitesse and was active on two different set pieces as the club fell 1-0 to second-place Ajax. Eighth place Vitesse sits one place out of the Eredivisie’s final Europa League qualifying spot with 11 matches to play.

In Mexico, Edgar Castillo returned to the Monterrey starting XI, helping Los Rayados keep a clean sheet in a 1-0 win vs. Pachuca. On Sunday, Paul Arriola went the distance for Club Tijuana, while Joe Corona played 73 minutes in a wild 3-3 draw away to Pumas UNAM.

A complete look at how the MNT’s foreign-based contingent performed during the past week:

Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana) – 90 minutes in 3-3 draw at Pumas UNAM (Feb. 19)
Jonathan Bornstein (Queretaro) – 90 minutes in 4-1 win at Necaxa (Feb. 18)
Terrence Boyd (Darmstadt) – 57 minutes in 2-0 loss at Hoffenhein (Feb. 18)
John Brooks (Hertha Berlin) – 90 minutes in 1-1 draw vs. Bayern Munich (Feb. 18)
Edgar Castillo (Monterrey) – 90 minutes in 1-0 win vs. Pachuca (Feb. 18)
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt) – 90 minutes in 2-0 loss vs. Ingolstadt (Feb. 18)
Joe Corona (Club Tijuana) – 73 minutes in 3-3 draw at Pumas UNAM (Feb. 19)
Julian Green (Stuttgart) – 62 minutes in 2-1 win at Heidenheim (Feb. 17)
Brad Guzan (Middlesbrough) – 90 minutes in 3-2 FA Cup win vs. Oxford United (Feb. 18)
Emerson Hyndman (Rangers) – 90 minutes in 2-1 loss in 2-1 loss a Dundee (Feb. 19)
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach) – 77 minutes in 1-0 UEFA Europa League loss vs. Fiorentina (Feb. 16); 80 minutes in 2-1 loss vs. RB Leipzig (Feb. 19)
Perry Kitchen (Hearts) –  77 minutes, ASSIST in 1-1 draw vs. Inverness (Feb. 18)
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) – 90 minutes in 2-1 loss vs. Sheffield Wednesday (Feb. 18)
Matt Miazga (Vitesse) – 90 minutes in 1-0 loss vs. Ajax (Feb. 19)
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt) – 90 minutes in 2-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt (Feb. 18)
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund) – 8 substitute minutes in 1-0 UEFA Champions League loss at Benfica (Feb. 14); 23 substitute minutes in 3-0 win vs. Wolfsburg (Feb. 18)
Tim Ream (Fulham) – 90 minutes in 3-2 win vs. Nottingham Forest (Feb. 14); 90 minutes in 3-0 loss vs. Tottenham Hotspur (Feb. 19)
Danny Williams (Reading) – 90 minutes, GOAL in 3-2 win vs. Brentford (Feb. 14)
William Yarbrough (Club Leon) – 90 minutes in 2-2 draw vs. Santos Laguna (Feb. 18)
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United) – 90 minutes in 2-2 draw at Norwich City (Feb. 14); Plays Monday, Feb. 20 vs. Aston Villa (3 p.m. ET)

DNP/Injured

Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur) – In 18, DNP in 3-0 FA Cup win at Fulham (Feb. 19)
Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca) – In 18, DNP in 1-0 loss vs. Monterrey (Feb. 18)
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge) – In 18, DNP in 2-1 win vs. Westerlo (Feb. 17)
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen) – In 18, DNP in 2-0 win at Mainz (Feb. 18)
Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana) – Injured (meniscus injury); Not in 18 for 3-3 draw at Pumas UNAM (Feb. 19)
Jorge Villafaña (Santos Laguna) – In 18, DNP in 2-2 draw at Club León (Feb. 18)
Bobby Wood (Hamburg) – Injured in warmups, Not in 18 for 2-2 draw vs. Freiburg (Feb. 18)

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MNT Feb 20, 2017

Steve Cherundolo Celebrates Half a Lifetime in Hannover

If you’re sitting back on Steve Cherundolo’s birthday and asking yourself, “I wonder where that guy is?”, rest assured he’s spending his birthday in the exact same place he’s been the past 19 years. Dubbed the “Mayor of Hannover” thanks to playing the entirety of his 15-year career with German side Hannover 96, the three-time World Cup veteran MNT de Read more
MNT Feb 19, 2017

Photo Gallery: A History of MNT and WNT Jerseys and Kits

The U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams added to their iconic line of jerseys with a new red kit that debuted on Feb. 15, 2016. After admiring the new jerseys, take a chronological glance at how the MNT and WNT were outfitted going back to 1995. Read more
MNT WNT Feb 15, 2017

Clint Dempsey Cleared to Return to Game Action

The U.S. Men’s National Team and Seattle Sounders received good news Tuesday when three-time World Cup veteran forward Clint Dempsey was cleared to return to full game action after being sidelined last August with an irregular heartbeat. Giving his first public comments since receiving the diagnosis last year, Dempsey said, “I feel like I’m finally getting close: 85 percent, 9 Read more
MNT Feb 15, 2017

U.S. Soccer Drops 2017 Red Kit

U.S. Soccer drops its new 2017 National Team kit, featuring a bold red motif. Read more
MNT WNT Feb 14, 2017

U.S. Soccer Unveils New Red 2017 U.S. National Team Kit

U.S. Soccer and Nike have unveiled the new 2017 U.S. National Team kit, featuring a bold red color palette with the lightweight mobility and engineered breathability of Nike AeroSwift technology. The U.S. Women’s National Team will introduce the kit at the 2017 SheBelieves Cup taking place from March 1-7, and the Men’s National Team will first don the new uniform on March 24 in its cr Read more
MNT WNT Feb 14, 2017

MNT's Paul Arriola: The Tijuana Talent

Go behind the scenes for a day in the life of U.S. MNT and Club Tijuana attacker Paul Arriola to learn how he joined the Liga MX side, his daily commute over the Mexican border and what's he's striving for with the National Team. Read more
MNT Feb 14, 2017

Paul Arriola on the Rise for Club Tijuana and MNT

The past year has been a memorable one for Paul Arriola. A well-regarded U.S. youth international, the Chula Vista, Calif., product earned his first cap for the MNT last May, delivering a goal and assist in a 3-1 win at Puerto Rico. Less than four months later, he made his World Cup Qualifying debut and became just the eighth player in MNT history to score in each of his first two matches, putt Read more
MNT Feb 14, 2017

MNT Rewind: German-Based Contingent Finds Cup and League Success

With MNT head coach Bruce Arena and staff getting to ready visit a large portion of the player pool, a number of U.S. players delivered for their clubs this past week, especially the team’s German-based contingent. On Tuesday, Bobby Wood tore through the Köln back line before slotting home his seventh goal across all competitions in Hamburg’s 2-0 win in DFB Pokal Third Round pla Read more
MNT Feb 12, 2017

Relive the MNT's 1-0 Win vs. Jamaica

Take a behind the scenes view of the U.S. Men's National Team's 1-0 win vs. Jamaica to hand Bruce Arena the first victory of his second tenure on Feb. 3, 2017 in Chattanooga, Tenn. Read more
MNT Feb 10, 2017

Five Things You Should Know About Bobby Wood

Having nearly ending his club career after a series of knee injuries, few MNT players have overcome the obstacles or had the type of career spike that striker Bobby Wood has had in the last two years. Now an established member of the Senior Team, here are five things you should know about how the Hawaiian-born striker got to where he is now for both club and country. Early Years Born in Hon Read more
MNT Feb 10, 2017

The Road Ahead: Bruce Arena Talks Next Steps Ahead of March World Cup Qualifiers

With more time to reflect on the U.S. Men’s National Team’s recently concluded January Camp, MNT head coach Bruce Arena spoke to reporters via teleconference Wednesday to discuss his takeaways from the month-long gathering. “I was really pleased with the reaction of the players in the January Camp and the games we played in,” Arena said. “Obviously, it was criticall Read more
MNT Feb 9, 2017

MNT by the Numbers: 2017 January Camp

The U.S. Men’s National Team’s 2017 January Camp is in the books. Check out some quick numerical takeaways from the MNT’s first two matches of the year: 0 – Number of goals allowed by the U.S. back line during the two matches 1 – Number of players who played every minute in both matches: Steve Birnbaum earned that distinction 2 – Number of career assists for Read more
MNT Feb 6, 2017

MNT Rewind: Arriola, Yedlin, Hyndman Shine for Club Sides

While the U.S. Men’s National Team’s domestic-based players (and Jorge Villafaña) wrapped up January Camp on Friday, the team’s foreign-based contingent had a full slate of matches with their clubs. Some highlights from the past week: On Saturday, Paul Arriola celebrated his 22nd birthday a day early and kept up his strong start to the 2017 Clausura when he tallie Read more
MNT Feb 6, 2017

GALLERY: The U.S. MNT's 100 Cap Club

With his appearance in the U.S. Men's National Team's 0-0 draw with Serbia on Jan. 29, 2017, forward Jozy Altidore became the 17th player in MNT history to earn 100 caps and in turn, tied the USA with Saudi Arabia for the most players to hit the century mark all-time.  Get to know the members of the U.S. MNT's "100 Cap Club" below:  Marcelo Balboa First Cap: Jan. 10, 1988 (1 Read more
MNT Feb 5, 2017

Walker Zimmerman Shows Well in MNT Debut

A long-standing tradition for the U.S. Men’s National Team is to have first-timers sing in front of the entire team during their initial camp. With the MNT’s early-year gathering winding down this past week, that opportunity came for newbies Sebastian Lletget, Jorge Villafaña and Walker Zimmerman at dinner Thursday night. Lletget gave a pretty good rendition of the theme song Read more
MNT Feb 4, 2017

MNT Rewind: Pulisic Comes Close to First Champions League Goal

The U.S. Men’s National Team coaching staff was out in Europe this week, taking in matches as Bruce Arena works towards filling out his roster for the MNT’s crucial World Cup Qualifying matches at the end of March.

At midweek, Danny Williams’ 77th minute equalizer helped spur Reading’s 3-2 comeback win vs. Brentford. Trailing 2-1, a combination up the right unleashed Jamaica international Garath McCleary, who drove to the end line before turning in a cross for Williams, who slid through to poke past Brentford goalkeeper Daniel Bentley. The goal was Williams’ fourth of the season and helped fourth-place Reading stay in the race for the English Championship’s automatic promotion places. 

In UEFA Champions League play, Christian Pulisic played the final eight minutes for a Borussia Dortmund side that had plenty of chances, but couldn’t convert in a 1-0 defeat at Benfica. Moments after entering the match, Pulisic’s volley from the top of the area deflected through traffic before forcing an impressive reaction stop out of Benfica goalkeeper Ederson Moraes. Dortmund will look to overturn to the 1-0 deficit when they return to Signal Iduna Park for the second leg on March 8. 

Fabian Johnson and Borussia Mönchengladbach will also have to turn around a 1-0 defeat they suffered in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League tie with Fiorentina. Johnson played 77 minutes on the left wing for ‘Gladbach, and will travel to Stadio Artemio Franchi for leg two this Thursday.

In Scotland, Perry Kitchen’s cross from the left picked out Arnaud Sutchuin Djoum for the 64th minute equalizer in Heart’s 1-1 draw with Inverness. The result keeps the Jam Tarts firmly in fourth place in the Scottish Premier League table. 

WATCH: Perry Kitchen Dishes Second Assist of the Season

Back in Germany, John Brooks put in one of his best performances of the season, nearly leading Hertha Berlin to 1-0 victory against league leaders Bayern Munich only to have the German giants equalize through Robert Lewandowski on the last play of the game.

In Holland, Matt Miazga got the start for Vitesse and was active on two different set pieces as the club fell 1-0 to second-place Ajax. Eighth place Vitesse sits one place out of the Eredivisie’s final Europa League qualifying spot with 11 matches to play.

In Mexico, Edgar Castillo returned to the Monterrey starting XI, helping Los Rayados keep a clean sheet in a 1-0 win vs. Pachuca. On Sunday, Paul Arriola went the distance for Club Tijuana, while Joe Corona played 73 minutes in a wild 3-3 draw away to Pumas UNAM.

A complete look at how the MNT’s foreign-based contingent performed during the past week:

Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana) – 90 minutes in 3-3 draw at Pumas UNAM (Feb. 19)
Jonathan Bornstein (Queretaro) – 90 minutes in 4-1 win at Necaxa (Feb. 18)
Terrence Boyd (Darmstadt) – 57 minutes in 2-0 loss at Hoffenhein (Feb. 18)
John Brooks (Hertha Berlin) – 90 minutes in 1-1 draw vs. Bayern Munich (Feb. 18)
Edgar Castillo (Monterrey) – 90 minutes in 1-0 win vs. Pachuca (Feb. 18)
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt) – 90 minutes in 2-0 loss vs. Ingolstadt (Feb. 18)
Joe Corona (Club Tijuana) – 73 minutes in 3-3 draw at Pumas UNAM (Feb. 19)
Julian Green (Stuttgart) – 62 minutes in 2-1 win at Heidenheim (Feb. 17)
Brad Guzan (Middlesbrough) – 90 minutes in 3-2 FA Cup win vs. Oxford United (Feb. 18)
Emerson Hyndman (Rangers) – 90 minutes in 2-1 loss in 2-1 loss a Dundee (Feb. 19)
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach) – 77 minutes in 1-0 UEFA Europa League loss vs. Fiorentina (Feb. 16); 80 minutes in 2-1 loss vs. RB Leipzig (Feb. 19)
Perry Kitchen (Hearts) –  77 minutes, ASSIST in 1-1 draw vs. Inverness (Feb. 18)
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) – 90 minutes in 2-1 loss vs. Sheffield Wednesday (Feb. 18)
Matt Miazga (Vitesse) – 90 minutes in 1-0 loss vs. Ajax (Feb. 19)
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt) – 90 minutes in 2-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt (Feb. 18)
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund) – 8 substitute minutes in 1-0 UEFA Champions League loss at Benfica (Feb. 14); 23 substitute minutes in 3-0 win vs. Wolfsburg (Feb. 18)
Tim Ream (Fulham) – 90 minutes in 3-2 win vs. Nottingham Forest (Feb. 14); 90 minutes in 3-0 loss vs. Tottenham Hotspur (Feb. 19)
Danny Williams (Reading) – 90 minutes, GOAL in 3-2 win vs. Brentford (Feb. 14)
William Yarbrough (Club Leon) – 90 minutes in 2-2 draw vs. Santos Laguna (Feb. 18)
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United) – 90 minutes in 2-2 draw at Norwich City (Feb. 14); Plays Monday, Feb. 20 vs. Aston Villa (3 p.m. ET)

DNP/Injured

Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur) – In 18, DNP in 3-0 FA Cup win at Fulham (Feb. 19)
Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca) – In 18, DNP in 1-0 loss vs. Monterrey (Feb. 18)
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge) – In 18, DNP in 2-1 win vs. Westerlo (Feb. 17)
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen) – In 18, DNP in 2-0 win at Mainz (Feb. 18)
Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana) – Injured (meniscus injury); Not in 18 for 3-3 draw at Pumas UNAM (Feb. 19)
Jorge Villafaña (Santos Laguna) – In 18, DNP in 2-2 draw at Club León (Feb. 18)
Bobby Wood (Hamburg) – Injured in warmups, Not in 18 for 2-2 draw vs. Freiburg (Feb. 18)

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MNT Feb 20, 2017

Steve Cherundolo Celebrates Half a Lifetime in Hannover

If you’re sitting back on Steve Cherundolo’s birthday and asking yourself, “I wonder where that guy is?”, rest assured he’s spending his birthday in the exact same place he’s been the past 19 years. Dubbed the “Mayor of Hannover” thanks to playing the entirety of his 15-year career with German side Hannover 96, the three-time World Cup veteran MNT de Read more
MNT Feb 19, 2017

Photo Gallery: A History of MNT and WNT Jerseys and Kits

The U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams added to their iconic line of jerseys with a new red kit that debuted on Feb. 15, 2016. After admiring the new jerseys, take a chronological glance at how the MNT and WNT were outfitted going back to 1995. Read more
MNT WNT Feb 15, 2017

Clint Dempsey Cleared to Return to Game Action

The U.S. Men’s National Team and Seattle Sounders received good news Tuesday when three-time World Cup veteran forward Clint Dempsey was cleared to return to full game action after being sidelined last August with an irregular heartbeat. Giving his first public comments since receiving the diagnosis last year, Dempsey said, “I feel like I’m finally getting close: 85 percent, 9 Read more
MNT Feb 15, 2017

Paul Arriola on the Rise for Club Tijuana and MNT

The past year has been a memorable one for Paul Arriola. A well-regarded U.S. youth international, the Chula Vista, Calif., product earned his first cap for the MNT last May, delivering a goal and assist in a 3-1 win at Puerto Rico. Less than four months later, he made his World Cup Qualifying debut and became just the eighth player in MNT history to score in each of his first two matches, putt Read more
MNT Feb 14, 2017

MNT Rewind: German-Based Contingent Finds Cup and League Success

With MNT head coach Bruce Arena and staff getting to ready visit a large portion of the player pool, a number of U.S. players delivered for their clubs this past week, especially the team’s German-based contingent. On Tuesday, Bobby Wood tore through the Köln back line before slotting home his seventh goal across all competitions in Hamburg’s 2-0 win in DFB Pokal Third Round pla Read more
MNT Feb 12, 2017

The Road Ahead: Bruce Arena Talks Next Steps Ahead of March World Cup Qualifiers

With more time to reflect on the U.S. Men’s National Team’s recently concluded January Camp, MNT head coach Bruce Arena spoke to reporters via teleconference Wednesday to discuss his takeaways from the month-long gathering. “I was really pleased with the reaction of the players in the January Camp and the games we played in,” Arena said. “Obviously, it was criticall Read more
MNT Feb 9, 2017

MNT by the Numbers: 2017 January Camp

The U.S. Men’s National Team’s 2017 January Camp is in the books. Check out some quick numerical takeaways from the MNT’s first two matches of the year: 0 – Number of goals allowed by the U.S. back line during the two matches 1 – Number of players who played every minute in both matches: Steve Birnbaum earned that distinction 2 – Number of career assists for Read more
MNT Feb 6, 2017

MNT Rewind: Arriola, Yedlin, Hyndman Shine for Club Sides

While the U.S. Men’s National Team’s domestic-based players (and Jorge Villafaña) wrapped up January Camp on Friday, the team’s foreign-based contingent had a full slate of matches with their clubs. Some highlights from the past week: On Saturday, Paul Arriola celebrated his 22nd birthday a day early and kept up his strong start to the 2017 Clausura when he tallie Read more
MNT Feb 6, 2017

GALLERY: The U.S. MNT's 100 Cap Club

With his appearance in the U.S. Men's National Team's 0-0 draw with Serbia on Jan. 29, 2017, forward Jozy Altidore became the 17th player in MNT history to earn 100 caps and in turn, tied the USA with Saudi Arabia for the most players to hit the century mark all-time.  Get to know the members of the U.S. MNT's "100 Cap Club" below:  Marcelo Balboa First Cap: Jan. 10, 1988 (1 Read more
MNT Feb 5, 2017

Walker Zimmerman Shows Well in MNT Debut

A long-standing tradition for the U.S. Men’s National Team is to have first-timers sing in front of the entire team during their initial camp. With the MNT’s early-year gathering winding down this past week, that opportunity came for newbies Sebastian Lletget, Jorge Villafaña and Walker Zimmerman at dinner Thursday night. Lletget gave a pretty good rendition of the theme song Read more
MNT Feb 4, 2017

GALLERY: MNT Takes Down the Reggae Boyz with Jordan Morris Goal

Photos from the U.S. Men's National Team's 1-0 win against Jamaica at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn. A 59th minute goal from striker Jordan Morris assisted by Benny Feilhaber marked the difference and gave Bruce Arena his first win of his second tenure in charge of the MNT. After wrapping up January Camp on a high note, the U.S. MNT reconvenes for two crucial World Cup Qualifying matche Read more
MNT Feb 4, 2017

Anatomy of a Goal: Benny Breaks Down Game-Winner Against Jamaica

While the U.S. Men’s National Team created plenty of chances in Friday’s 1-0 win against Jamaica, it was one moment of magic between Benny Feilhaber and Jordan Morris that defined the game and capped off January Camp the right way. Making his first MNT start since January 2012, Feilhaber broke the 59th minute goal down following the match. “Dax [McCarty] got the ball with a li Read more
MNT Feb 4, 2017

Gallery: MNT's First Training at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga

Stylized photos from the U.S. Men's National Team's first day of training at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn. Preparations are underway for the friendly clash against regional rivals Jamaica on Friday, Feb. 3, which will mark the culmination of Bruce Arena's first January Camp since his return to the helm of the U.S. MNT. Tickets to Friday's friendly vs. Jamaica are still available here. Read more
MNT Feb 2, 2017

Lletget, Pontius and Villafaña Hungry for More After MNT Debuts

While veteran U.S. striker Jozy Altidore collected his milestone 100th cap Sunday, three of his teammates earned their MNT debuts in the 0-0 draw against Serbia. Midfielders Sebastian Lletget, Chris Pontius and Jorge Villafaña were handed their first caps by U.S. head coach Bruce Arena during the second half in San Diego, and the trio didn’t disappoint along the way. A former U.S. Read more
MNT Feb 1, 2017

Gallery: MNT Draw 0-0 in First Matchup of 2017

The U.S. Men's National Team's opening match of 2017 resulted in a scoreless draw against Serbia at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. In addition to Bruce Arena's second debut as head coach, forward Jozy Altidore earned his 100th cap in the match, becoming the second youngest player in U.S. MNT history to hit the century mark at 27 years, 84 days. Read more
MNT Feb 1, 2017

U.S. Soccer Unveils New Red 2017 U.S. National Team Kit

U.S. Soccer and Nike have unveiled the new 2017 U.S. National Team kit, featuring a bold red color palette with the lightweight mobility and engineered breathability of Nike AeroSwift technology.

The U.S. Women’s National Team will introduce the kit at the 2017 SheBelieves Cup taking place from March 1-7, and the Men’s National Team will first don the new uniform on March 24 in its critical World Cup qualifying match against Honduras in San Jose, California.

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MNT WNT Feb 14, 2017

Five Things You Should Know About Bobby Wood

Having nearly ending his club career after a series of knee injuries, few MNT players have overcome the obstacles or had the type of career spike that striker Bobby Wood has had in the last two years. Now an established member of the Senior Team, here are five things you should know about how the Hawaiian-born striker got to where he is now for both club and country. Early Years Born in Hon Read more
MNT Feb 10, 2017

Morris Strike Leads MNT to 1-0 Victory Against Jamaica in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Feb. 3, 2017) – The U.S. Men’s National Team used Jordan Morris’ 59th minute strike to defeat regional rivals Jamaica 1-0 on Friday night at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn. The win marked the first victory of Bruce Arena’s second tenure in charge of the MNT. The U.S. found its first chance of the game in the seventh minute when Benny Feilhaber hi Read more
MNT Feb 3, 2017

Lineup Notes: MNT vs. Jamaica

USA vs. Jamaica Feb. 3, 2016 Finley Stadium Chattanooga, Tenn. Live Broadcast: Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on FS1, UniMas, UDN Tonight’s U.S. MNT Starting XI vs. Jamaica (4-1-3-2): 12-Luis Robles; 19-Graham Zusi (capt.), 15-Steve Birnbaum, 21-Walker Zimmerman, 14-Jorge Villafaña; 20-Dax McCarty; 23-Chris Pontius, 10-Benny Feilhaber, 18-Sebastian Lletget; 9-Juan Agudelo, 8-Jordan Morr Read more
MNT Feb 3, 2017

PREVIEW: MNT Tackles Jamaica in First Visit to Chattanooga

CHICAGO (Feb. 1, 2017) - The U.S. Men’s National Team closes out 2017 January Camp when they welcome regional rivals Jamaica to Finley Stadium on Friday, Feb. 3. Coverage of the MNT’s first match in Chattanooga, Tenn., begins at 7 p.m. ET on FS1, UniMas and UDN. Fans can also follow the game live on Facebook and Twitter at @ussoccer and @ussoccer_esp. U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; Ca Read more
MNT Feb 1, 2017

Five Things to Know About USAvJAM

The U.S. Men’s National Team closes out January Camp with an encounter with regional rival Jamaica on Friday, Feb. 3 at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn. Here’s what you should know about Friday’s opponents: Jamaica Roster With Friday’s friendly taking place outside of the FIFA international calendar, Jamaica has called up a roster of players mostly based in their d Read more
MNT Feb 1, 2017

Jermaine Jones and Sacha Kljestan Depart Camp

CHICAGO (Jan. 30, 2017) – U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bruce Arena has released midfielders Jermaine Jones and Sacha Kljestan from January Camp following Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Serbia. With Jones suspended for the U.S. MNT’s March 24 World Cup Qualifying match against Honduras in San Jose, Arena has allowed the midfielder to return to the LA Galaxy to begin preseas Read more
MNT Jan 30, 2017

San Jose Selected to Host USA vs. Honduras World Cup Qualifier on March 24

CHICAGO (Jan. 29, 2017) – U.S. Soccer has selected Avaya Stadium to host the critical FIFA World Cup Qualifier between the United States and Honduras on March 24 in San Jose. Kickoff for the first Final Round Qualifier in the Bay Area since 1997 is set for 7:30 p.m. PT, and the match will be broadcast live on FS1 and Univision Networks. Fans can also follow the game live on Facebook and Twi Read more
MNT Jan 29, 2017

Lineup Notes: MNT vs. Serbia

USA vs. Serbia Jan. 29, 2017 Qualcomm Stadium; San Diego, Calif. Live Broadcast: 4 p.m. ET on ESPN2, UniMas, UDN Today’s U.S. MNT Starting XI vs. Serbia: 1-Nick Rimando; 19-Graham Zusi, 15-Steve Birnbaum, 5-Chad Marshall, 2-Greg Garza; 4-Michael Bradley (capt.), 13-Jermaine Jones; 11-Alejandro Bedoya, 16-Sacha Kljestan, 6-Darlington Nagbe; 17-Jozy Altidore Substitutes: 12-Luis Robles, 22- Read more
MNT Jan 29, 2017

Preview: MNT Opens 2017 with Serbia Friendly in San Diego

CHICAGO (Jan. 27, 2017) - The U.S. Men’s National Team begins 2017 under the direction of new head coach Bruce Arena on Sunday when they host Serbia at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. The first match of the year kicks off at 1 p.m. PT on ESPN2, UniMas and UDN. Fans can also follow the game live on Facebook and Twitter at @ussoccer and @ussoccer_esp. U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; Caps/Goals) Read more
MNT Jan 28, 2017

Arena Selects Final 23-Player MNT Roster for Serbia and Jamaica Friendlies

CHICAGO (Jan. 27, 2017) – U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bruce Arena has selected the final 23-player roster that will face Serbia on Jan. 29 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego [TICKETS]. Kickoff for the USA’s first match of 2017 is set for 1 p.m. PT, and will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and UniMas. Five days after USA-Serbia, the MNT will make its first visit to Chattanooga, Read more
MNT Jan 27, 2017

Jorge Villafana Still Living The Dream With First MNT Call-Up

Last month, between preseason training sessions with Liga MX side Santos Laguna, Jorge Villafaña received a call from an unknown number. Hanging in his hotel room and tired from the day’s first practice, he thought about letting the call go to voice mail, but ultimately decided to pick up. He’s glad he did. “It was Coach Bruce [Arena] that was calling me,” the 27- Read more
MNT Jan 27, 2017

Defender Jorge Villafana Added to Roster for January Camp, Serbia Friendly

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 25, 2017) – U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bruce Arena has called Santos Laguna defender Jorge Villafaña into January Camp. An M.L.S. Cup champion with Portland Timbers in 2015, the left back has made 26 Liga MX appearances since joining Santos Laguna at the start of 2016. The summons marks Villafaña’s first call-up to MNT camp and brings Are Read more
MNT Jan 25, 2017

Acosta, Hedges and Manneh Depart MNT January Camp

CHICAGO (Jan. 23, 2017) – FC Dallas midfielder Kellyn Acosta and defender Matt Hedges, along with Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder Kekuta Manneh, have departed the U.S. Men’s National Team’s January Camp. The roster currently stands at 28 players ahead of the upcoming friendlies against Serbia and Jamaica. [TICKETS] Acosta has been diagnosed with a mild left ankle sprain, whil Read more
MNT Jan 23, 2017

Dax McCarty Joins MNT Camp Amid Whirlwind Couple of Days

For the first time in 2017 January Camp, U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bruce Arena had the full 31-player roster at his disposal as the MNT welcomed Dax McCarty to the National Training Center on Tuesday. McCarty had a decent enough excuse for the late arrival: his wedding nuptials. With the Jan. 14 date picked out a year ago, Arena graciously agreed to let the veteran midfielder hav Read more
MNT Jan 17, 2017

Recapping the First Week of MNT January Camp

The first week of the 2017 January Camp for the U.S. Men’s National Team is in the books. Check out all the storylines that came from a productive first seven days at the National Training Center, and be sure to follow along on Twitter and Instagram @ussoccer, as well as the official Facebook Page Behind the Crest Go behind the scenes with Bruce Arena as he welcomed players to January Cam Read more
MNT Jan 16, 2017

U.S. Soccer Drops 2017 Red Kit

MNT WNT Feb 14, 2017

MNT's Paul Arriola: The Tijuana Talent

Go behind the scenes for a day in the life of U.S. MNT and Club Tijuana attacker Paul Arriola to learn how he joined the Liga MX side, his daily commute over the Mexican border and what's he's striving for with the National Team. Read more
MNT Feb 14, 2017

Relive the MNT's 1-0 Win vs. Jamaica

Take a behind the scenes view of the U.S. Men's National Team's 1-0 win vs. Jamaica to hand Bruce Arena the first victory of his second tenure on Feb. 3, 2017 in Chattanooga, Tenn. Read more
MNT Feb 10, 2017

MNT vs. Jamaica: Highlights - Feb. 3, 2017

The U.S. Men's National Team played Jamaica in Chattanooga Tenn. Their final international friendly before World Cup Qualifying resumes in March. Read more
MNT Feb 3, 2017

Relive MNT Match Against Serbia

Bruce Arena's second tenure with the U.S. Men's National Team began with a 0-0 draw against Serbia on Jan. 29, 2017 in San Diego. Go behind the scenes of Arena's first match back in charge of the MNT. Read more
MNT Feb 1, 2017

MNT vs. Serbia: Highlights - Jan. 29, 2017

The U.S. MNT took on Serbia in the first match under Bruce Arena in 2017. Read more
MNT Jan 29, 2017

Jorge Villafana Still Living the Dream

Having earned his first call-up to the U.S. MNT, Jorge VillafaƱa tells the story of how he found out about his summons on the way to his initial training session. Read more
MNT Jan 27, 2017

Jozy Altidore Names U.S. MNT 100 Cap Club

Set to become the 17th player in U.S. MNT history to earn 100 caps, Jozy Altidore does his best to name the 16 members of the MNT's 100 Cap Club. Read more
MNT Jan 26, 2017

MNT Players Find First Goals in January Camp

A number of players made their mark on the U.S. Men's National by scoring their first international goal in matches during January Camps. Read more
MNT Jan 26, 2017

Bruce Arena Visits U-20 MNT's 2017 January Camp

Senior MNT Head Coach Bruce Arena took in a training session with Tab Ramos's U-20 squad as they prepared for World Cup Qualifying at a training camp in Los Angeles. Read more
U-20 MNT MNT Jan 20, 2017
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