CHICAGO (July 29, 2016) - The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team will head to Basking Ridge, New Jersey for a 20-player training camp between July 30-Aug. 8.
Head coach Tab Ramos will lead the team in two domestic friendlies, starting with a match against the New York Cosmos on Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. ET at the Cosmos’ training facility, and finishing against New York Red Bulls II on Aug. 7 at 12 p.m. ET at the Red Bull’s training facility.
The 20-player roster is made up of 19 players born in 1997, with one player born in 1998. Twelve players compete at the collegiate level, while three players are in MLS league, and five players play for their local clubs teams.
The team recently won the 2016 Under-20 Men’s NTC Invitational after defeating Japan 2-1. Nine players who competed in the NTC Invitational will be returning to camp, while 11 players will be welcomed.
Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jonathan Klinsmann (University of California; Newport Beach, Calif.), JT Marcinkowski (Georgetown; Alamo, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (7): Marcello Borges (Michigan; Kearny, N.J.), Robert Castellanos (Nomads SC; Palmdale, Calif.), Jeremiah Gutjahr (Indiana; Bloomington, Ind.), Aaron Herrera (New Mexico; Casa Grande, Ariz.), Andrew Lombard (Ohio State; Montclair, N.J.), Chad Poarch (Continental FC Delco; Middletown, Dela.), Miles Robinson (Syracuse; Arlington, Mass.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Danny Acosta (Real Salt Lake; Salt Lake City, Utah), Coy Craft (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Cameron Lindley (North Carolina; Carmel, Ind.), Jonathan Suarez (Queretaro, F.C.; Orange County, Calif.), Eryk Williamson (Maryland; Alexandria, Va.), Jackson Yueill (UCLA; Bloomington, Minn.)
FORWARDS (6): Sebastian Elney (Maryland; West Chester, Pa.), Jeremy Kelly (North Carolina; Chapel Hill, N.C.), Jonathan Lewis (Kendall SC; Plantation, Fla.), Emmanuel Sabbi (Chicago Magic; Libertyville, Ill.), Yosef Samuel (Philadelphia Union; Philadelphia, Pa.)
CHICAGO (July 28, 2016) – The Under-16 Girls’ National Team will come together for a camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., from July 31-Aug. 7 as head coach Jaime Frias has called up 24 players.
It will be the second camp for Frias, who was hired as a new U.S. Soccer Women’s Development Coach as well as the head coach for this age group.
All the players in this camp were born in 2000 and this age group is in the second year of a two-year cycle before becoming the U-18s and then the U-20s with the goal of playing in the 2020 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup.
U.S. U-16 GNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Kat Asman (Top Hat SC; Roswell, Ga.), Hensley Hancuff (Oklahoma Football Club; Edmond, Ok.)
DEFENDERS (7): Maycee Bell (Sporting KC Blue Valley; Wichita, Kan.), Emily Crocco (Richmond United; Midlothian, Va.), Madelyn Desiano (So Cal Blues; San Clemente, Calif.), Shae Holmes (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Brianna Martinez (New Mexico Rush; Albuquerque, N.M.), Kylie Minamishin (Honolulu Bulls; Mililani, Hawaii), Ella Shamburger (Top Hat SC; Atlanta, Ga.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Coriana Dyke (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Brice McInroy (Penn Fusion; Mechanicsburg, Penn.), Nohemi Mendoza (Heat FC; Las Vegas, Nev.), Jenna Nighswonger (Slammers FC; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Skylar Smith (So Cal Blues; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Kali Trevithick (San Diego Surf; Temecula, Calif.), Madeline Vergura (FC Stars; Concord, Mass.), Natalie Viggiano (Michigan Hawks; Macomb Township, Mich.), Summer Yates (PacNW SC; Pasco, Wash.)
FORWARDS (6): Sophie Hirst (Crossfire ECNL; Seattle, Wash.), Rebecca Jarrett (World Class; Washington Twp., N.J.), Jordan Taylor (Ohio Premier; Wadsworth, Ohio), Emaly Vatne (Michigan Hawks; Sterling Heights, Mich.), Brooke Wilson (San Diego Surf; Vista, Calif.), Olivia Wingate (FC Stars; Wilmington, Mass.)
The U.S. Women's National Team trained one final time on U.S. soil before departing for the Olympic Games in Brazil.
The U.S. WNT will kick off Group G play at the 2016 Olympic Games against New Zealand in Belo Horizonte on Aug. 3 (6 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NBC Universo). The team then remains in Belo Horizonte to face France on Aug. 6 (4 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NBC Universo) before taking off to Manaus for its final Group G game vs. Colombia (6 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NBC Universo).Read more
For U.S. Women’s National Team, the Olympic Games will begin on Aug 3. – two days before the Opening Ceremony – and exactly one week from today.
Following its final send-off match in Kansas City on July 22, the WNT traveled to Washington D.C. for a brief training camp before hopping on a flight to Brazil. With preparations mostly completed and only some fine-tuning left to go, the U.S. is ready to embark on another Olympic journey and is hoping to earn its fourth consecutive gold medal – and fifth overall – while making history by becoming the first country to win a World Cup and an Olympic gold medal in back-to-back years.
Co-captain Becky Sauerbrunn will be playing in her second Olympic Games and fourth senior-level world championship. She won an Olympic gold medal in 2012, and helped lift the World Cup trophy in 2015, but she also experienced a crushing loss in 2011 after Japan defeated the USA in a penalty shootout at the Women’s World Cup in Germany. She has experienced the full range of emotions at a world championship and knows the significance of this competition in Brazil.
“I think coming so close in 2011 equally scarred and motivated us,” Sauerbrunn said. “It's tough to win a world championship. You prepare as much as you can and you have to hope for a little luck along the way. We fell just short of achieving our goal. Winning in 2015 was affirmation that all the work we put in between those two Finals mattered. We trust the process, we know how terrible it feels to fall short, and that badge is a reminder of our journey.”
The process will be put to the test starting August 3 when the WNT takes on New Zealand in Belo Horizonte (6 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NBC Universo). Away from the flashy lights of Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. women will take center stage some 215 miles north, ready to continue the golden legacy established 20 years ago at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
“I don't think anything compares to the expectations we have for one another” Sauerbrunn explained. “We know how difficult it will be to be back-to-back winners. That pressure drives us. We always look for that next challenge because we constantly want to achieve that next level of greatness. People expect us to win, we know what it actually takes to win and that comes with a different level of accountability and sacrifice.”
The U.S. WNT will be but a small part of a much larger group of exceptional competitors ready to represent the red, white and blue. The WNT makes up 22 of the 555-member U.S. Olympic Team that features some of the most elite athletes in the country. All of these Olympians have worked and sacrificed for a greater objective. Olympic glory is pushing yourself beyond limits to earn the right to stand atop the podium and sing proudly as your national anthem plays for all to hear. To do it for the country you love is special and Sauerbrunn will relish the opportunity.
“I'm looking forward to cheering on my fellow Team USA teammates,” she said. “The Olympics is so much more than just soccer. It's all these wonderful athletes competing hard and representing their country with pride and integrity. It's an amazing thing to be a part of.”Read more
CHICAGO (July 27, 2016) – The 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Semifinals will air on ESPN2. The New England Revolution host the Chicago Fire in the first Semifinal on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. ET, while the LA Galaxy welcome FC Dallas in the second Semifinal on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 10 p.m. ET.
The four teams booked their Semifinal places on Wednesday, July 20. The New England Revolution drew 1-1 before dispatching the Philadelphia Union 4-2 on penalty kicks, while the Chicago Fire downed the Fort Lauderdale Strikers 3-0 to setup the first Semifinal. FC Dallas used a second half stoppage time strike to see off the Houston Dynamo 1-0, while the LA Galaxy tallied three goals in the final 13 minutes in a 4-2 comeback defeat of Seattle Sounders FC.
All four clubs are previous winners of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, but none have appeared in the tournament Final since 2011 when the Chicago Fire fell 2-0 to Seattle Sounders FC. Of the four remaining teams, the New England Revolution last won the competition in 2007, preceded by four-time winners Chicago Fire in 2006 and two-time champions LA Galaxy in 2005. FC Dallas looks for its first tournament title since lifting the trophy in 1997.
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, recognized as U.S. Soccer's national championship, is an annual competition open to all amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. The tournament has crowned a champion annually since 1914. In 1999, the competition was renamed to honor American soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt.Read more