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Selección Masculina Abre Fase de Grupos de Copa Oro CONCACAF 2015 con Victoria de 2-1 Contra Honduras

FRISCO, Texas (7 de julio, 2015) – La Selección Masculina de Estados Unidos abrió la fase de grupos de la Copa Oro CONCACAF 2015 derrotando a Honduras 2-1 en frente de un estadio completamente lleno en Frisco, Texas. 

El delantero Clint Dempsey fue el autor de ambos goles estadounidenses, anotando un gol en el primer tiempo y el gol ganador en los segundos 45 minutos del partido. Honduras anotó un gol en el segundo tiempo, sin embargo no pudieron encontrar el gol del empate a pesar de controlar la mayor parte del partido en ciertos momentos.

El capitán de EE.UU. Michael Bradley jugó en su partido No. 100 con la selección, convirtiéndose en el cuarto jugador más joven en llegar al centenario en la historia de la Selección Masculina

Próximamente:
Estados Unidos continúa la Copa Oro CONCACAF 2015 contra Haití en el Grupo A el viernes, 10 de julio, a las 8:30 p.m. ET en el Gillette Stadium, en Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Información de transmisión: FOX Sports 1, UniMás 
Social: Twitter (@ussoccer, @ussoccer_esp); Facebook; Instagram

Resumen de Goles:

USA – Clint Dempsey, minuto 26: Con la pelota en el área chica hondureña, Jozy Altidore intentó rematar desde el lado derecho pero el guardameta Donis Escober reaccionó bien para bloquear el disparo con la pierna derecha. Sin embargo, el rebote le cayó directamente a la cabeza de Clint Dempsey  quien estaba justo en medio y solo tuvo que darle un cabeceo mínimo al esférico para marcar el primer gol del partido. USA 1, HON 0 (VER GOL)

USA – Clint Dempsey (Michael Bradley), minuto 64: Michael Bradley se perfiló al lado izquierdo del arco y mandó un centro perfecto que se dirigía al segundo palo. Clint Dempsey estaba en el medio del área chica y vio el balón venir. Dempsey no dudó y lo cabeceó al fondo de la red para su segundo tanto del partido. USA 2, HON 0. (VER GOL) 

HON – Carlos Discua (Crisanto), minuto 69: Por la banda derecha, Crisanto vio a Carlos Discua corriendo hacia el área grande desde el mediocampo. Crisanto mandó un pase a Discua quien continuó su corrida sólo y entró al área. El defensa Ventura Alvarado trató de llegar al balón para desviarlo pero Discua fue más rápido y remató muy bien de izquierda al primer palo. USA 2, HON 1. FINAL.

Atajadas Claves y Paradas Defensivas:

USA – Brad Guzan, minuto 3: Antony Lozano se quitó a sus defensas que lo marcaban y se fue solo al arco intentando mandar un disparo hacia el poste izquierdo. Brad Guzan estaba alerta a la jugada y salió bien para atajar el disparo, mandando el balón afuera del terreno de juego con la palma de la mano y hacia el tiro de esquina. 

USA – Brad Guzan, minuto 6: Pocos minutos después, Brad Guzan fue puesto a prueba nuevamente cuando Andy Najar envió un misil desde afuera del área grande que Guzan pudo desviar con las puntas de los dedos para empujar el balón por encima del travesaño.

HON- Donis Escober, minuto 31: Fabian Johnson vio a DeAndre Yedlin habilitado por el medio de la cancha y le envió un pase a Yedlin quien estaba solo en su corrida al arco. Yedlin y Donis Escober se vieron cara a cara y Yedlin quiso enviar un tiro por encima de Escober, sin embargo el guardameta hondureño esperó bien y perfectamente bloqueo con sus piernas el intento de Yedlin.

HON – Donis Escober, minuto 78: Michael Bradley tuvo una gran oportunidad en el centro del área chica pero Donis Escober estaba alerta, atajando el intento del capitán estadounidense.

Notas adicionales:

  • Estados Unidos ahora tiene un record de 13-0-0 en partidos inaugurales de la Copa Oro CONCACAF, manteniendo una ventaja de goles de 35-7 contra sus rivales.
  • Estados Unidos ahora tiene un record de 6-0-1 contra Los Catrachos en partidos de Copa Oro.
  • El mediocampista Michael Bradley llegó al centenario con la USMNT en el partido de hoy tras debutar en el 2006 con Estados Unidos.
  • Clint Dempsey ahora ha anotado en tres partidos inaugurales de Copa Oro: en el 2005, 2011 y 2015.
  • El último encuentro entre ambos equipos fue el 14 de noviembre, 2014 en Boca Raton, Florida, y terminó en un empate de 1-1.

- Resumen de Juego de la Selección Masculina de Estados Unidos -

Encuentro: Selección Masculina de Estados Unidos vs. Honduras
Fecha: 7 de julio, 2015
Torneo: Copa Oro CONCACAF 2015; Grupo A
Sede: Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas
Inicio: 8:30 p.m. CT
Asistencia: 22,357 (lleno completo)
Clima: 83 grados, mayormente nublado 

Resumen de anotaciones: 1 2 F

USA                1 1 2
HON               0 1 1 

USA – Clint Dempsey                                   minuto 25
USA – Clint Dempsey (Michael Bradley)                 64
HON – Carlos Discua (Wilmer Crisanto)                  69

Alineaciones:
USA: 1-Brad Guzan; 21-Timmy Chandler (16-Brad Evans, 63), 13-Ventura Alvarado, 6-John Brooks, 23-Fabian Johnson; 5-Kyle Beckerman, 2-DeAndre Yedlin, 20-Gyasi Zardes (19-Graham Zusi, 87), 4-Michael Bradley (capt.); 8-Clint Dempsey, 17-Jozy Altidore (18-Chris Wondolowski, 59)
Suplentes no utilizados: 12-Nick Rimando, 22-William Yarbrough; 3-Omar González, 14-Greg Garza, 15-Tim Ream; 11-Alejandro Bedoya, 7-Alfredo Morales, 10-Mix Diskerud, 9-Aron Johannsson
Director Técnico: Jurgen Klinsmann 

HON: 22-Donis Escober; 2-Crisanto, 3-Maynor Figueroa (capt.) , 23-Johnny Palacios, 5-Henry Figueroa (13-Eddie Hernández, 75), 21-Brayan Beckeles; 10-Mario Martínez (7-Carlos Discua, 69), 6-Bryan Acosta, 19-Alfredo Mejía, 17-Andy Najar (11-Romell Quioto, 63); 9-Antony Lozano
Suplentes no utilizados: 1-Luis López, 18-Orlín Vallecillo, 4-Luis Garrido, 8-Rubilio Castillo, 12-Bryan García, 14-Oscar Boniek García, 15-Erick Andino, 16-Johnny Leverón, 20-Jorge Claros
Director Técnico: Jorge Luis Pinto 

Resumen estadístico: USA / HON
Tiros: 5 / 9
Tiros al arco: 5 / 3
Atajadas: 2 / 3
Tiros de esquina: 5 / 9
Faltas: 9 / 16
Fueras de lugar: 2 / 2 

Resumen de penalidades:

USAJohn Brooks (amonestación)              minuto 16
HON – Johnny Palacios (amonestación)        86

Árbitros:
Árbitro: César Ramos (MEX)
Árbitro Asistente 1: Alberto Morín (MEX)
Árbitro Asistente 2: Garnet Page (JAM)
Cuarto oficial: Roberto García (MEX) 

Jugador del Partido Budweiser: Clint Dempsey

 

MNT Opens Gold Cup With 2-1 Win Over Honduras in Frisco

FRISCO, Texas (July, 7 2015) – The U.S. Men’s National Team began its quest to defend its Gold Cup title with a 2-1 win against Honduras in front of a sell-out crowd of 22,357 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. In his 16th Gold Cup appearance Clint Dempsey notched a double and Michael Bradley, on the night of his 100th MNT cap, tallied an assist to lead the MNT to victory. 

Demspey headed in the USA’s first score off a rebound in the 25th minute and again found the net by rising above the defense to head in a Bradley free kick in the 64th minute. The Texas-native has scored at least one goal in four different editions of the tournament and his seven career Gold Cup tallies put him in fourth place on the MNT’s all-time list. 

In his first Gold Cup start, goalkeeper Brad Guzan picked up the win, which was his fourth in as many games in 2015. 

The MNT is an unbeaten 13-0-0 in Gold Cup openers and improved its record against Honduras to 6-0-1 in Gold Cup play. 

In Group A’s other game, Haiti and Panama tied 1-1, a combination of results that sees the U.S. sit atop the group. The tournament continues for the MNT on Friday, July 10, with a match against Haiti at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The game will be broadcast live FOX Sports 1, UniMas and UDN. Fans can also follow the action on Twitter @ussoccer and @ussoccer_esp. 

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Clint Dempsey 25th minute: DeAndre Yedlin tapped over to Michael Bradley, who sent in a short corner. Jozy Altidore jumped and tried to flick on, but the ball passed through into the center of the box. There it rebounded off the defense and back to a recovering Altidore, who fired a shot at goal. The ball again deflected out in front where Clint Dempsey was in prime position to head the ball into the back of the net for the game’s first goal. USA 1, HON 0 (SEE GOAL) 

USA – Clint Dempsey (Michael Bradley) 64th minute: From a free kick on the left, Michael Bradley bent in a beautiful ball that Clint Dempsey rose to and headed in for his second goal of the game. USA 2, HON 0 (SEE GOAL) 

HON – Carlos Discua (Crisanto), 70th minute: Crisanto split two defenders with a ball that rolled to Carlos Discua who jetted towards the box from the right. Discua took a good touch to get past U.S. defender Ventura Alvarado and slammed a shot past Guzan into the upper right corner from eight yards out. USA 2, HON 1 (FINAL) 

Key Saves and Defensive Stops:
USA – Brad Guzan, (save) 3rd minute: Anthony Lozano broke through on the right side and burst past the defense into the box. As the U.S. caught up and pressured from behind, Honduras broke through on the right and fired a shot that Guzan dove and pawed away with his right hand. 

USA – Brad Guzan, (save) 6th minute: Honduras pressured quickly on a counter attack down the left side. Bryan Acosta elected to let a shot fly from 25 yards out and hit it well, but Guzan was there, jumping and punching it over the crossbar. 

HON – Donis Escober, (save) 78th minute: From a free-kick on the right Michael Bradley curved a dipping shot a goal that short-hopped in front of Escober, who slid and smothered the ball for the save. 

Next on the Schedule: The U.S. MNT continues play in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup when it takes on Haiti on July 10 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. ET.
Broadcast information: FOX Sports 1, UniMas, UDN
Social: Twitter (@ussoccer@ussoccer_esp); FacebookInstagram 

Milestone Watch:

  • Midfielder Michael Bradley became the fourth youngest MNT player to reach 100 caps.
  • Eight MNT players made their Gold Cup debuts: Brad Guzan, Timmy Chandler, Ventura Alvarado, John Brooks, Fabian Johnson, DeAndre Yedlin, Gyasi Zardes and Graham Zusi.
  • Clint Dempsey made his 16th Gold Cup appearance tonight, the most on the team. Michael Bradley and Kyle Beckerman are tied for second with 12 Gold Cup caps each.
  • Dempsey scored his sixth and seventh career Gold Cup goals, giving him sole possession of fourth place on the U.S. MNT’s all-time Gold Cup scoring list. Dempsey has now scored at least one goal in four editions of the tournament. (2005, 2007, 2011, 2015) His first Gold Cup game goal came exactly 10 years ago.
  • Dempsey has now scored in each of the last two MNT matches and has increased his career total to 43 international goals.
  • The sell-out crowd of 22,357 was the largest to ever view an international soccer match in Toyota Stadium.

Additional Notes:

  • The MNT is 13-0-0 all-time in CONCACAF Gold Cup openers.
  • With his start, Ventura Alvarado is now officially cap tied to the USA.
  • The USMNT is 11-2-8 in Texas and with tonight’s win, extended its unbeaten streak in the Lone Star State to 19 games.
  • The USA is 6-0-1 all-time against Honduras in CONCACAF Gold Cup play.
  • This was the sixth matchup between the teams during Jurgen Klinsmann’s tenur  (4-1-1).
  • The United States is 15-4-4 all-time against Honduras and is unbeaten in the last four matchups.
  • The U.S. is 6-0-0 all-time in CONCACAF Gold Cup play in the Dallas metro area.
  • Clint Dempsey’s last double came in the MNT’s 4-3 win against Germany in the Centennial match played in Washington D.C. in 2013.

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

Match: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Honduras
Date: July 7, 2015
Competition: 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup; Group A
Venue: Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas
Kickoff: 8:30 p.m. CT
Attendance: 22,357 (sellout)
Weather: 83 degrees; Mostly cloudy 

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

USA – Clint Dempsey                                    25th minute
USA – Clint Dempsey (Michael Bradley)       64
HON – Carlos Discua (Wilmer Crisanto)       69

Lineups:
USA: 1-Brad Guzan; 21-Timmy Chandler (16-Brad Evans, 62), 13-Ventura Alvarado, 6-John Brooks, 23-Fabian Johnson; 5-Kyle Beckerman, 2-DeAndre Yedlin, 20-Gyasi Zardes (19-Graham Zusi, 87), 4-Michael Bradley (capt.); 8-Clint Dempsey, 17-Jozy Altidore (18-Chris Wondolowski, 59)
Subs Not Used: 12-Nick Rimando, 22-William Yarbrough; 3-Omar Gonzalez, 14-Greg Garza, 15-Tim Ream; 11-Alejandro Bedoya, 7-Alfredo Morales, 10-Mix Diskerud, 9-Aron Johannsson
Head Coach: Jurgen Klinsmann

HON: 22-Donis Escober; 2-Wilmer Crisanto, 3-Maynor Figueroa (capt.) , 23-Johnny Palacios, 5-Henry Figueroa (13-Eddie Hernandez, 75), 21-Brayan Beckeles; 10-Mario Martínez (7-Carlos Discua, 69), 6-Bryan Acosta, 19-Alfredo Mejía, 17-Andy Najar (11-Romell Quioto, 62); 9-Antony Lozano
Subs Not Used: 1-Luis Lopez, 18-Orlín Vallecillo, 4-Luis Garrido, 8-Rubilio Castillo, 12-Bryan Garcia, 14-Oscar Boniek Garcia, 15-Erick Andino, 16-Johnny Leveron, 20-Jorge Claros
Head coach: Jorge Luis Pinto

Stats Summary: USA / GUA
Shots: 5 / 9
Shots on Goal: 5 / 3
Saves: 2 / 3
Corner Kicks: 2 / 7
Fouls: 9 / 16
Offside: 2 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
USA – John Brooks (caution)             16th minute
HON – Johnny Palacios (caution)      86

Officials: 
Referee: Cesar Ramos (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Alberto Morin (MEX)
Assistant Referee 2: Garnet Page (JAM)
4th Official: Roberto Garcia (MEX)

Budweiser Man of the Match: Clint Dempsey

GOAL: Clint Dempsey Notches Game Winner Against Honduras

Michael Bradley's free kick found Clint Dempsey on the back post, who headed in to double the USA lead.

GOAL: Clint Dempsey Heads Home Against Honduras

Clint Dempsey headed in a rebound from Jozy Altidore's shot and gave the U.S. a first half lead in Frisco.

Guzan Aims to Cement No. 1 GK Position for MNT in His First Gold Cup

U.S. MNT goalkeeper Brad Guzan has gone to two World Cups. He’s gone 5-1-2 in eight World Cup qualifiers and played brilliantly in an important match against Egypt in the 2009 Confederations Cup.

A solid backup behind Tim Howard throughout his National Team career, the 30-year-old ‘keeper is only now making his CONCACAF Gold Cup debut in Tuesday’s tournament opener against Honduras and he’s grasped what the chance to start in the competition means for the future.

“This being my first real Gold Cup if you want to call it that, it’s an opportunity to hopefully establish myself as the number one goalkeeper, hopefully play well and help the team do well,” Guzan, who holds 31 U.S. caps, told ussoccer.com. “On an individual level, it’s an important tournament for me because I haven’t played as many games for the National Team as I would have liked.”

When Guzan makes his Gold Cup debut Tuesday night in Frisco, Texas, he’ll be doing so in the same place he made his international debut for the U.S. in a 4-0 friendly win against Guatemala on February 19, 2006.

As a goalkeeper, Guzan said he’s always felt a sense of pride about being called to U.S. camp, but the opportunity to start is unlike nothing else. “It’s different when you get to step out on the field, you’re playing in the big games and you’re the guy that’s going to be called on to make a big save, help the team win and do well.

“That’s a responsibility you cherish – you want that responsibility.”

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