U.S. Soccer

U.S. MNT Earns First Victory Against Czech Republic to Open New World Cup Cycle

PRAGUE, Czech Republic (Sept. 3, 2014) – Midfielder Alejandro Bedoya scored a 39th-minute goal, Nick Rimando made four saves in the second half and the U.S. Men’s National Team earned a 1-0 victory against the Czech Republic at Generali Arena. It was the USA’s first victory against the Czech Republic.

The match also represented the first of a new cycle, with the USA’s long-term sights set on the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Bedoya, who played in all four matches at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, garnered his second goal with the U.S. MNT. Rimando and first-half goalkeeper Brad Guzan shared time in the net, with Guzan earning the 12th victory of his MNT career.

USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s young roster earned valuable international experience as three players made their MNT debuts: Joe Gyau with the start and Greg Garza and Emerson Hyndman as second-half subs. Gyau played the full 90 minutes. Julian Green, who scored a goal against Belgium in this year’s World Cup, earned his first U.S. MNT start.

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Alejandro Bedoya (unassisted), 39th minute: Czech Republic midfielder Vladimir Darida lost the ball in the midfield on Peter Cech’s distribution and Mix Diskerud pounced on it to start the U.S. attack. Diskerud worked the ball just inside the box, shot from 17 yards out and Cech made the initial save to his left. The rebound popped out to Bedoya, who slotted it past Czech Republic defender Michal Kadlec into the open net. USA 1, CZE 0 (SEE GOAL) (FINAL)

Key Saves and Defensive Stops:
CZE – Petr Cech, 17th minute: USA forward Joe Gyau, who made his MNT debut Wednesday, created the first legitimate scoring chance for either side by fending off Czech Republic midfielder Petr Jiracek and shooting with his right foot from outside the box. The rolling shot was headed to the right side of the frame, but Cech had no issues crouching over the ball for the game’s first save.

USA – John Brooks, 20th minute: Czech Republic midfielder Vaclav Pilar swung the ball to the left side to teammate Ladislav Krejci. Krejci had open space to cross a dangerous ball back across the edge of the six-yard box. Brooks alertly intercepted with a sliding, left-legged stop as the USA eventually cleared.

USA – Brad Guzan, 26th minute: Vaclav Pilar shot left-footed from about 20 yards out with the intention of finding the right side of the goal, but Guzan dove to his left and secured easily for his only save as he split time in goal with Nick Rimando.

USA – Nick Rimando, 60th minute: Czech Republic captain Tomas Rosicky’s suave chip over the USA defense landed perfectly to Ladislav Krejci on the left side of the box, and Krejci fired toward the far left post. Rimando reacted quickly with a left-footed save.

USA – Nick Rimando, 65th minute: Shortly after a mad scramble where the ball ricocheted between a pair of USA defenders, the Czech Republic had one more solid crack at the goal as Vladimir Darida fired from close range in the middle of the box. Rimando batted away Darida’s strike at the near right post to maintain the one-goal lead.

USA – Nick Rimando, 85th and 89th minutes: The Czech Republic continued to linger around the net, but Rimando come up big twice more down the stretch. In the 85th minute, Rimando turned away a right-footed shot by Radim Reznik that he played on a short hop. Then in the 89th minute, Rimando adjusted his body to deflect a close-range shot by Daniel Pudil.

Milestone Watch:

  • Brad Guzan earned his 12th victory. He ranks fifth on the USA’s all-time wins list.

Next on the Schedule:
The U.S. MNT hosts Ecuador at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, Oct. 10, at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut, followed by a match against Honduras at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida.
Broadcast information: Oct. 10 – ESPN, WatchESPN and ESPN Deportes Radio; Oct. 14 – ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas and ESPN Deportes Radio
Social: Twitter (@ussoccer; @ussoccer_esp); Facebook; Instagram
Tickets: Oct. 10 vs. Ecuador ; Oct. 14 vs. Honduras

Additional Notes:

  • The USA is now 6-3-2 in 2014.
  • The U.S. MNT is now 1-3-0 all-time against the Czech Republic and former Czechoslovakia.
  • U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s starting lineup featured Brad Guzan in goal and a defensive line of left back Timmy Chandler, right back Fabian Johnson and center backs John Brooks and Michael Orozco.
  • The midfield in the USA’s 4-3-3 formation featured Joe Corona, Mix Diskerud and Alejandro Bedoya.
  • The front line included Julian Green, Jozy Altidore and Joe Gyau from left to right.
  • To open the second half, Klinsmann brought in Tim Ream for Orozco and goalkeeper Nick Rimando replaced Guzan.
  • In the 63rd minute, Greg Garza made his MNT debut, replacing Chandler. Alfredo Morales earned his second cap and first appearance of 2014 when he entered for Diskerud. Brek Shea made his 27th appearance and second of the year, replacing Corona.
  • In the 67th minute, Emerson Hyndman earned his first cap when he replaced USA goal scorer Bedoya.
  • Altidore wore the captain’s armband. The U.S. MNT is now 2-0-0 in games with Altidore as the captain. His other match with the armband was the USA’s thrilling 3-2 victory against Panama on Oct. 15, 2013, to cap off the Hexagonal.
  • Gyau made his U.S. MNT debut and first start, following in the footsteps of his father Philip who earned six caps with the USA from 1989-91.
  • Green earned his first start and fourth cap.
  • Guzan made his second appearance of the year after splitting time with Tim Howard during a 2-1 victory against Turkey on June 1 in Harrison, New Jersey. Guzan now has 26 caps in his career.
  • Corona and Orozco made their first appearances of 2014. Both players now have 12 international appearances under their belt.
  • Ream earned his eighth cap and made his first appearance since USA’s 1-0 loss to Ecuador on Oct. 11, 2011.
  • The USA’s starting lineup featured eight players who represented the USA at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Five players saw time on the pitch during the tournament – Altidore, Bedoya, Brooks, Green and Johnson, who played in all four matches.
  • Johnson earned his 27th cap and his ninth of the year. His nine caps tie for the team lead with Matt Besler and Graham Zusi.
  • The USA is now 33-13-9 all-time under Klinsmann.

-U.S. Men’s National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Czech Republic
Date: Sept. 3, 2014
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Generali Arena; Prague, Czech Republic
Kickoff: 2:15 p.m. ET
Attendance: 12,642
Weather: 62 degrees, partly cloudy

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                        1 0 1
CZE                         0 0 0

USA – Alejandro Bedoya              39th minute

Lineups:
USA: 12-Brad Guzan (22-Nick Rimando, 46); 23-Fabian Johnson, 4-Michael Orozco (5-Tim Ream, 46), 6-John Brooks, 21-Timmy Chandler (3-Greg Garza, 63); 11-Alejandro Bedoya (8-Emerson Hyndman, 67), 15-Joe Corona (13-Brek Shea, 63), 10-Mix Diskerud (2-Alfredo Morales, 63); 7-Joe Gyau, 17-Jozy Altidore (capt.), 16-Julian Green
Substitutions Not Used: 9-Jordan Morris, 14-Rubio Rubin, 18-Bobby Wood
Head coach: Jurgen Klinsmann

CZE: 1-Petr Cech; 2-Pavel Kaderabek (17-Radim Reznik, 46), 5-Vaclav Prochazka, 3-Michal Kadlec, 8-David Limbersky; 22-Vladimir Darida (9-Borek Dockal, 79), 19-Petr Jiracek (13-Lukas Vacha, 46), 10-Tomas Rosicky (capt.); 6-Vaclav Pilar (12-Milan Petrzela, 46), 7-Ladislav Krejci (11-Daniel Pudil, 69), 20-Matej Vydra (14-Daniel Kolár, 46)
Substitutions Not Used: 4-Marek Suchy, 15-Ondrej Mazuch, 16-Tomás Vaclik, 18-Tomas Horava, 21-Josef Sural, 23-David Bicík
Head coach: Pavel Vrba

Stats Summary: USA / CZE
Shots: 7 / 10
Shots on Goal: 5 / 5
Saves: 5 / 4
Corner Kicks: 4 / 5
Fouls: 8 / 5
Offside: 1 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Alfredo Morales (caution)              90th+1 minute

Officials:
Referee: István Vad (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Róbert Kispál (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Vencel Tóth (HUN)
Fourth Official: Petr Blažej (CZE)

Budweiser Man of the Match: Alejandro Bedoya

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MNT Sep 3, 2014

-U.S. Men’s National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Czech Republic
Date: Sept. 3, 2014
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Generali Arena; Prague, Czech Republic
Kickoff: 2:15 p.m. ET
Attendance: 12,642
Weather: 62 degrees, partly cloudy

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                        1 0 1
CZE                         0 0 0

USA – Alejandro Bedoya              39th minute

Lineups:
USA: 12-Brad Guzan (22-Nick Rimando, 46); 23-Fabian Johnson, 4-Michael Orozco (5-Tim Ream, 46), 6-John Brooks, 21-Timmy Chandler (3-Greg Garza, 63); 11-Alejandro Bedoya (8-Emerson Hyndman, 67), 15-Joe Corona (13-Brek Shea, 63), 10-Mix Diskerud (2-Alfredo Morales, 63); 7-Joe Gyau, 17-Jozy Altidore (capt.), 16-Julian Green
Substitutions Not Used: 9-Jordan Morris, 14-Rubio Rubin, 18-Bobby Wood
Head coach: Jurgen Klinsmann

CZE: 1-Petr Cech; 2-Pavel Kaderabek (17-Radim Reznik, 46), 5-Vaclav Prochazka, 3-Michal Kadlec, 8-David Limbersky; 22-Vladimir Darida (9-Borek Dockal, 79), 19-Petr Jiracek (13-Lukas Vacha, 46), 10-Tomas Rosicky (capt.); 6-Vaclav Pilar (12-Milan Petrzela, 46), 7-Ladislav Krejci (11-Daniel Pudil, 69), 20-Matej Vydra (14-Daniel Kolár, 46)
Substitutions Not Used: 4-Marek Suchy, 15-Ondrej Mazuch, 16-Tomás Vaclik, 18-Tomas Horava, 21-Josef Sural, 23-David Bicík
Head coach: Pavel Vrba

Stats Summary: USA / CZE
Shots: 7 / 10
Shots on Goal: 5 / 5
Saves: 5 / 4
Corner Kicks: 4 / 5
Fouls: 8 / 5
Offside: 1 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Alfredo Morales (caution)              90th+1 minute

Officials:
Referee: István Vad (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Róbert Kispál (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Vencel Tóth (HUN)
Fourth Official: Petr Blažej (CZE)

Budweiser Man of the Match: Alejandro Bedoya

WNT Weekend Rewind: Perfect Season Continues for Washington

With the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League season in full swing, the Washington Spirit remain as the only unbeaten and untied club through three weeks of play. Action resumed this past Friday with a pair of matches.

Washington Spirit (3-0-0; 9 points) defeat Western New York Flash (1-2-0; 3 points ) 3-0

First up, the Washington Spirit defeated the Western New York Flash 3-0 to earn the full nine points through three games. Captain Ali Krieger and Crystal Dunn have helped the Spirit get off to the best start in club history following victories against the Boston Breakers and Sky Blue FC in the first two weeks.

Dunn shined early, providing a fantastic assist to Diana Matheson in the fourth minute, her second assist of the year. After scoring a week earlier against Sky Blue FC, Krieger almost found the back of the net again in the 85th minute when she sent a rocket just left of the goal. The Flash dropped to eighth in the league standings after Friday night’s home opener. Samantha Mewis and Jaelene Hinkle both started for the Flash.

The Spirit will take on Portland Thorns FC at the Maryland SoccerPlex next Saturday in a top-of-the-table matchup. Meanwhile, the Flash will travel south to Rutgers University to play Sky Blue FC on Saturday.

Houston Dash (1-1-1; 4 points) draw 0-0 with Sky Blue FC (1-1-1; 4 points)

Following a tough road loss against the Orlando Pride in week two that also resulted in the loss of midfielder Carli Lloyd for 3-6 weeks with an MCL sprain, the Houston Dash played Sky Blue FC to a scoreless draw at BBVA Compass Stadium on Friday. Sky Blue will head back home this Saturday to host the Western New York Flash, while the Dash will travel to Kansas City to play the Blues on Saturday evening.

Portland Thorns FC (2-0-1; 7 points) defeat Boston Breakers (0-3-0; 0 points) 1-0

The Portland Thorns defeated the Boston Breakers 1-0 to jump to second place in the NWSL standings, trailing only the Spirit.

Thorns captain Tobin Heath earned her fourth assist of the season after her short free kick from 18 yards out on the left side connected to the head of the crashing Dagny Brynjardottir for the game-winning goal. Meghan Klingenberg drew a foul that earned the set piece for Heath that eventually led to the goal. The Breakers will host the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday and will hope to earn their first point this season.

Chicago Red Stars (2-1-0; 6 points) defeat Orlando Pride (2-1-0; 6 points) 1-0

The Red Stars defeated the Orlando Pride 1-0 on Saturday to maintain its perfect home record this season. The match featured Women's National Team players at the front and back with WNT forwards Christen Press and Alex Morgan, and goalkeepers Ashlyn Harris and Alyssa Naeher.

Chicago came out on top with Press notching the game-winner in the 64th minute after she ran under a long pass into the box and blasted a shot over the diving Harris for her second goal of the season. Naeher earned her second shutout of the season, recording four saves. Both Naeher and Harris top the league with 13 saves apiece. The Pride will head back home to Orlando to take on the Seattle Reign, while the Red Stars travel to face the Breakers on Saturday.

Seattle Reign FC (2-1-0; 6 points) defeat FC Kansas City (0-2-1; 1 point) 1-0

In a rematch of the 2015 NWSL Championship game the Reign flipped the result this time around, earning a 1-0 victory against FC Kansas City. WNT goalkeeper Hope Solo earned her second shutout of the season, just one of three goalkeepers to do so. The Reign sit in third place in the league standings while Kansas City dropped to ninth. Kansas City will host the Dash on Saturday evening, while Seattle travels across the country to Orlando for the first match between the sides on Sunday afternoon.

Crystal Dunn – 90 minutes, assist (Washington Spirit)
Whitney Engen (capt.) – 90 minutes (Boston Breakers)
Ashlyn Harris – 90 minutes (Orlando Pride)
Tobin Heath (capt.) – 89 minutes, assist (Portland Thorns FC)
Jaelene Hinkle – 90 minutes (Western New York Flash)
Lindsey Horan – 90 minutes (Portland Thorns FC)
Meghan Klingenberg – 90 minutes (Portland Thorns FC)
Ali Krieger (capt.) – 90 minutes (Washington Spirit)
Allie Long – 90 minutes (Portland Thorns FC)
Samantha Mewis – 90 minutes (Western New York Flash)
Alex Morgan (capt.)  – 90 minutes (Orlando Pride)
Alyssa Naeher – 90 minutes (Chicago Red Stars)
Kelley O’Hara – 90 minutes (Sky Blue FC)
Heather O’Reilly – 90 minutes (FC Kansas City)
Christen Press (capt.) – 90 minutes, GOAL (Chicago Red Stars)
Christie Rampone (capt.) – 90 minutes (Sky Blue FC)
Becky Sauerbrunn (capt.) – 90 minutes (FC Kansas City)
Hope Solo – 90 minutes (Seattle Reign FC)
Emily Sonnett – 90 minutes (Portland Thorns FC)

* Did not play:
Morgan Brian – (Houston Dash)
Julie Johnston – (Chicago Red Stars)
Carli Lloyd – (Houston Dash)

Week 4 Matchups:

Saturday, May 7

7 p.m. ET: Sky Blue FC vs. Western New York Flash

7 p.m. ET: Washington Spirit vs. Portland Thorns FC

7 p.m. ET: Boston Breakers vs. Chicago Red Stars

7:30 p.m. CT: FC Kansas City vs. Houston Dash

Sunday, May 8

5 p.m. ET: Orlando Pride vs. Seattle Reign FC

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WNT May 2, 2016

Tozer Names Roster for 2016 CONCACAF Futsal Championship Qualifying Matches

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA (May 2, 2016) – U.S. Futsal National Team head coach Keith Tozer has named 14 players to represent the United States in the Qualifying matches for the CONCACAF Futsal Championship in San Jose, Costa Rica. The USA will face Canada in a two-game play-in series, the winner of which will qualify for a spot in the 2016 CONCACAF Futsal Championship. The series will kickoff on Wednesday, May 4 at 10 p.m. ET. Fans can follow the action on Twitter @ussoccer_ynt.

All 14 players selected were a part of the USA’s 24-man roster for the April training camp held in Redondo Beach, Calif. The roster features two goalkeepers, three defenders, six midfielders, and three forwards.

“Having the 24 players was huge for us because this is the largest camp we’ve ever had in twenty years,” said Tozer. “Players had a high level of competition here and there was a great learning process going on. In years past, we brought in 12 players and took 12 players. We’ve had a very busy last six months and we’re excited to begin these games with the men we’ve identified to represent the U.S.”

Five of the 14 players chosen by Tozer were on the USA’s 2012 CONCACAF Futsal Championship roster: Kraig Chiles, Patrick Healey, Bryan Perez, Nelson Santana and Danny Waltman.

U.S. FUTSAL NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER BY POSITION:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Eduardo Macias (City Futsal; Dallas, Texas), Danny Waltman (Unattached; Seattle, Wash.)
DEFENDERS (3):
Adriano Dos Santos (Baltimore Blast; Baltimore, Md.), Brian Harris (Missouri Comets; Edwardsville, Ill.), Patrick Healey (Baltimore Blast; Blatimore, Md.)
MIDFIELDERS (6):
Kraig Chiles (San Diego Sockers; San Diego, Calif.), Felipe Gonzalez (Las Vegas Legends; Las Vegas, Nev.), Daniel Mattos (Detroit Waza Flo; Detroit, Mich.), Bryan Perez (Missouri Comets; St. Louis, Mo.), Nelson Santana (Syracuse Silver Knights; Ontario, Calif.), Joey Tavernese (Syracuse Silver Knights; Syracuse, N.Y.)
FORWARDS (3):
Taylor Bond (Chicago Mustangs; Chicago, Ill.), Tony Donatelli (Unattached; Glenside, Pa.), Franck Tayou (Soles de Sonora; Morgantown, W.Va.)

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Futsal May 2, 2016

MNT Weekend Rewind: Race for Copa Roster Spots Heats Up

With just a few weeks left in the European and Mexican seasons and MLS in full swing, the 40 players announced as part of the MNT’s preliminary player pool for Copa America Centenario on Sunday have just a few more chances to make a play for spots on the final tournament roster that will be announced later this month.

Here is a rundown of how MNT players performed for their clubs over the past week:

As he closes out his time on Merseyside, goalkeeper Tim Howard was granted the starting spot in goal for Everton’s final two home matches in recognition of his 10 years of service at Goodison Park. Howard’s swansong began this weekend, with the veteran MNT ‘keeper making one save in the Toffees’ 2-1 win vs. Bournemouth. Howard will play his final match for the club on May 15 vs. Norwich City before officially becoming a member of the Colorado Rapids in early July.

Earlier last week in Mexico, Ventura Alvarado was an unused substitute as Club America earned a 2-1 victory against Tigres UANL in the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League Final. Alvarado played 90 minutes at right back in las Aguilas’ 2-0 first leg win on April 20, helping the club to its second straight regional crown.

On Saturday night, Alvarado was back in the lineup as he and Club America played to a 3-3 draw with Edgar Castillo and Monterrey at Estadio Azteca. Having missed los Rayados’ last three matches through injury, Castillo played the final 45 minutes for the Liga MX Clausura regular season champs.

In MLS, Jordan Morris scored in his third straight match for Seattle Sounders FC, tallying the 88th minute winner from close-range in Seattle Sounders FC’s 1-0 home win against Columbus Crew SC. Clint Dempsey went 78 minutes in Seattle’s winning effort while Ethan Finlay played the full 90 for Columbus.

WATCH: Jordan Morris Scores in Third Straight Match


Darlington Nagbe made a welcome return to the Portland Timbers midfield, two weeks after suffering a sprained ankle courtesy of harsh challenge from the LA Galaxy’s Nigel De Jong. Nagbe went 90 minutes and put the league back on notice as he assisted on Jack Barmby’s 64th minute goal in Portland’s 1-1 draw at New England on Wednesday.

WATCH: Darlington Nagbe provides assist in first game back from injury

Nagbe put in another full shift on Sunday as Timbers goalkeeper Jake Gleeson turned away a number of solid efforts from Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley and Toronto FC in Portland’s 2-1 win over the Reds at Providence Park.

Having played the full 90 minutes in New England’s 1-1 draw with Portland on Wednesday, Lee Nguyen earned his first assist of the season on Saturday night, feeding Diego Fagundez in the seventh minute of the Revolution’s 2-2 draw with Orlando City SC.

WATCH: Nguyen helps open the scoring in New England’s 2-2 draw with Orlando

To end the weekend, Graham Zusi, Matt Besler and Gyasi Zardes each recorded an assist as Sporting Kansas City played to a 1-1 home draw with the LA Galaxy Sunday night. Besler and Zusi each were credited with the helper that led to Brad Davis’ beautiful curling shot from the right to give KC a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute.

WATCH: Zusi and Besler help out on Brad Davis’ stunning strike

Not to be outdone, Zardes proved vital for a Galaxy side that was missing Robbie Keane and Steven Gerrard as he provided the final pass for Giovani dos Santos in a well-played counter attack to level the scoring in the 42nd minute. After Ashley Cole was shown two yellow cards in the span of a minute, the Galaxy hunkered down for the final 20 to earn a scrappy road point.

WATCH: Zardes tallies his second assist of the year

Take a look at how all MNT players did for their clubs this weekend:

Jozy Altidore – 90 minutes for Toronto FC in 2-1 loss at Portland Timbers (May 1)
Ventura Alvarado – 90 minutes for Club America in 3-3 draw vs. Monterrey (April 30)
Kyle Beckerman
– 90 minutes for Real Salt Lake in 2-1 win at Houston Dynamo (April 30)
Alejandro Bedoya – 90 minutes for Nantes in 1-0 win vs. Nice (April 30)
Matt Besler
– 90 minutes for Sporting KC in 1-1 draw at Vancouver (April 27); 90 minutes, ASSIST for Sporting KC in 1-1 draw with LA Galaxy
David Bingham – 90 minutes for San Jose Earthquakes in 1-1 draw at Philadelphia Union (April 30)
Steve Birnbaum – 90 minutes for D.C. United in 1-1 draw at Chicago Fire (April 30)
Michael Bradley – 90 minutes for Toronto FC in 2-1 loss at Portland Timbers (May 1)
Geoff Cameron – 90 minutes for Stoke City in 1-1 draw vs. Sunderland (April 30)
Edgar Castillo – 45 minutes as a substitute for Monterrey in 3-3 draw at Club America (April 30)
Clint Dempsey
– 78 minutes for Seattle Sounders FC in 1-0 win at Columbus Crew SC (April 30)
Mix Diskerud – 13 minutes as a substitute in New York City FC’s 1-1 draw vs. Montreal Impact (April 27); 15 minutes as a substitute for New York City FC in 3-2 win vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (April 30)
Ethan Finlay – 90 minutes for Columbus Crew SC in 1-0 loss vs. Seattle Sounders FC (April 30)
Omar Gonzalez – 90 minutes in Pachuca’s 0-0 draw at Club Leon (April 30)
Tim Howard – 90 minutes in Everton’s 2-1 win vs. Bournemouth (April 30)
Jermaine Jones – 90 minutes for Colorado Rapids in 2-2 draw at Montreal Impact (April 30)
Perry Kitchen – 90 minutes for Hearts in 3-1 loss vs. Celtic (April 30)
Jordan Morris
– 90 minutes, GOAL for Seattle Sounders FC in 1-0 win at Columbus Crew SC (April 30)
Darlington Nagbe – 90 minutes, ASSIST for Portland Timbers in 1-1 draw at New England Revolution (April 27); 90 minutes for Portland Timbers in 2-1 win vs. Toronto FC (May 1)
Michael Orozco – 90 minutes for Club Tijuana in 0-0 draw vs. Puebla (April 29)
Lee Nguyen – 90 minutes for New England Revolution in 1-1 draw vs. Portland Timbers (April 27); 80 minutes and an assist for New England Revolution in 2-2 draw vs. Orlando City SC (April 30)
Nick Rimando – 90 minutes for Real Salt Lake in 2-1 win vs. Houston Dynamo (April 30)
Danny Williams – 90 minutes for Reading in 2-1 loss vs. Preston North End
Chris Wondolowski 90 minutes for San Jose Earthquakes in 1-1 draw at Philadelphia Union (April 30)
Bobby Wood – 90 minutes for Union Berlin in 1-0 win vs. Bochum
DeAndre Yedlin – 90 minutes for Sunderland in 1-1 draw at Stoke City
Gyasi Zardes
– 90 minutes, ASSIST for LA Galaxy in 1-1 draw at Sporting KC (May 1)
Graham Zusi – 15 minutes as a substitute Sporting KC’s 1-1 draw at Vancouver Whitecaps (April 27);  90 minutes, ASSIST for Sporting

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MNT May 2, 2016

Klinsmann entrega lista preliminar de 40 jugadores para la Copa América Centenario 2016

CHICAGO (1 de mayo, 2016) -- El director técnico de la Selección Masculina de Estados Unidos Jurgen Klinsmann entregó la lista preliminar de 40 jugadores para la histórica Copa América Centenario 2016. Las reglas del torneo requieren que la nómina final de 23 jugadores se entregue a más tardar el 20 de mayo al Comité Organizador Local. Todos los jugadores en la lista final deben ser nombrados de la nómina preliminar. 

Estados Unidos empezará su concentración el 16 de mayo en Miami y jugará tres partidos de preparación antes de abrir contra Colombia el 3 de junio en Levi's Stadium en Santa Clara, Calif. [BOLETOS]

Estados Unidos se enfrentará a Puerto Rico en el primero de los tres partidos de preparacion antes de que EE.UU. empieze su paso por la Copa América Centenario en junio. Después de viajar a Puerto Rico, EE.UU. se enfrentará a Ecuador el 25 de mayo en Toyota Stadium en Frisco, Texas (7 p.m. CT; ESPN2 y UniMás) [BOLETOS] y a Bolivia el 28 de mayo en Children's Mercy Park en Kansas City, Kansas (7 p.m. CT; FS1 y una cadena de Univisión)

NÓMINA POR POSICIÓN DE ESTADOS UNIDOS:
ARQUEROS (5): David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Ethan Horvath (Molde), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENSAS (15): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Ventura Alvarado (Club América), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Monterrey), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest), Matt Miazga (Chelsea FC), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana), Tim Ream (Fulham), DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland)
MEDIOCAMPISTAS (12): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (FC Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Jermaine Jones (Colorado Rapids), Perry Kitchen (Heart of Midlothian), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution), Danny Williams (Reading FC), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
DELANTEROS (8): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Ethan Finlay (Columbus Crew), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund),Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Wood (Union Berlin), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)

- ussoccer.com -

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MNT May 1, 2016

Klinsmann Submits 40-Player Preliminary Roster for 2016 Copa America Centenario

CHICAGO (May 1, 2016) – U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has submitted the 40-player preliminary roster for the historic 2016 Copa America Centenario. Tournament rules require the final 23-player roster to be turned in no later than May 20 to the Local Organizing Committee. All the players on the final list must come from the preliminary roster. 

The U.S. will begin training camp May 16 in Miami and play three preparation matches in advance of their opener against Colombia on June 3 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. [TICKETS]

The U.S. will play Puerto Rico in Bayamón on Sunday, May 22 (12 p.m. ET; FS1, UniMas, UDN), in the first of three warm-up games for the U.S. heading into the Copa America Centenario in June. Following the trip to Puerto Rico, the USA will face Ecuador on May 25 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas (7 p.m. CT; ESPN2 and UniMas) [TICKETS] and Bolivia on May 28 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas (7 p.m. CT; FS1 and Univision networks) [TICKETS].

U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; WCQ Caps/Goals)
GOALKEEPERS (5): David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Ethan Horvath (Molde), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (15): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Ventura Alvarado (Club America), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Monterrey), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest), Matt Miazga (Chelsea FC), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana), Tim Ream (Fulham), DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland)
MIDFIELDERS (12): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (FC Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Jermaine Jones (Colorado Rapids), Perry Kitchen (Heart of Midlothian), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution), Danny Williams (Reading FC), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (8): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Ethan Finlay (Columbus Crew), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund),Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Wood (Union Berlin), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)

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MNT May 1, 2016
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