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Photo Gallery: MNT Trains in Chile

Photos from the U.S. MNT's first training session in Chile ahead of its first international friendly of 2015 against Chile at Estadio El Teniente in Rancagua on Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

U.S. Soccer Anuncia Calendario 2015 para la Selección Femenina de Estados Unidos

CHICAGO (26 de enero, 2015) -- La Selección Femenina de Estados Unidos jugará 10 partidos en el 2015 antes de la Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA, incluyendo cuatro en Estados Unidos en abril y mayo en lo que la Selección termina sus preparaciones para el torneo.

Después de seis partidos en Europa, el primer partido en casa de EE.UU. será contra Nueva Zelanda el sábado, 4 de abril, en Busch Stadium en St. Louis, Missouri. El partido inicia a las 2:30 p.m. CT y será transmitido por FOX Sports 1.

Los boletos para el partido en St. Louis salen a la venta al público el viernes, 30 de enero, a las 10 a.m. CT por medio de ussoccer.com, o llamando por teléfono al 314-345-9000 y en las taquillas de 8th Street de Busch Stadium (abiertas de lunes a viernes, 10 a.m. a 4 p.m.).

Grupos de 20 personas o más pueden obtener un formulario de solicitud grupal en ussoccer.com o llamando al 312-528-1290. Ultimate Fan Tickets (paquetes especiales VIP que incluyen un boleto óptimo, una camiseta oficial de la Selección hecha específicamente para la persona, acceso VIP al campo antes y después del partido y otros beneficios únicos) están disponibles exclusivamente por medio de ussoccer.com.

Socios del Supporters Club y seguidores de U.S. Soccer en Facebook y Twitter tendrán acceso a comprar boletos antes de la venta al público. Más información sobre cómo unirse al Supporters Club y sus diferentes niveles de membrecía, al igual que enlaces a las páginas de Facebook y Twitter de U.S. Soccer, se encuentran en ussoccer.com. Otras preguntas pueden ser dirigidas a supporters@ussoccer.org.

Los últimos tres partidos se jugarán en mayo y formarán la Serie de Despedida antes de partir hacia Winnipeg, Canadá, para el primer partido de la Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA. El primer partido de Estados Unidos será contra la República de Irlanda el 10 de mayo a las 11:30 a.m. PT en Avaya Stadium en San José, California, el nuevo hogar de los San José Earthquakes de la Major League Soccer.

De allí, Estados Unidos viajará hacia el sur para su segundo partido de la serie, el domingo, 17 de mayo, a las 6 p.m. PT en StubHub Center en Carson, California. Los dos partidos en California serán transmitidos por FOX Sports 1.

Estados Unidos después atraviesa el país para concluir la Serie de Despedida en la Costa Éste contra la República de Corea el sábado, 30 de mayo, en Red Bull Arena en Harrison, New Jersey. El partido inicia a las 4:30 p.m. ET y será transmitido por ESPN y WatchESPN. Los aficionados pueden seguir todos los partidos de la Selección Femenina por Twitter @ussoccer_wnt y @ussoccer_esp.

La información sobre los boletos para la Serie de Despedida será anunciada próximamente.

Tal como se había anunciado, la Selección Femenina abre su calendario de juegos del 2015 en febrero con dos partidos internacionales en el extranjero. El equipo jugará primero contra Francia en Lorient el 8 de febrero (12 p.m. ET en ESPN2), seguido por un encuentro con Inglaterra el 13 de febrero en Milton Keynes (3 p.m. ET por FOX Sports 1).

La Selección Femenina después jugará cuatro partidos en la anual Copa Algarve en Portugal del 4 al 11 de marzo. EE.UU. jugará contra Noruega, Suiza e Islandia en el grupo, además de un partido por un puesto. Información sobre la hora de inicio y las sedes para los partidos de la Copa Algarve será proporcionada en las próximas semanas. Todos los partidos de la Copa Algarve serán transmitidos por FOX Sports 1 y también estarán disponibles en diversas plataformas por medio de FOX Sports GO, FOX Soccer 2GO y FOXSportsGO.com.

Este verano, Estados Unidos se enfrentará a Australia, Suecia y Nigeria en el Grupo D de la Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA 2015. EE.UU. abre contra Australia el 8 de junio en Winnipeg Stadium, seguido por Suecia el 12 de junio en Winnipeg y Nigeria el 16 de junio en BC Place en Vancouver. 

La Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA 2015 se llevará a cabo del 6 de junio al 5 de julio y los 52 partidos se transmitirán en vivo por FOX, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 y en tabletas y dispositivos móviles por la aplicación FOX Sports GO y FOXSportsGO.com.

Calendario de Juegos de la Selección Femenina de EE.UU. 2015

Fecha

Rival

Hora

TV

Sede

8 de feb.

Francia

12 p.m. ET

ESPN2

Stade du Moustoir; Lorient, Francia

13 de feb.

Inglaterra

3 p.m. ET

FOX Sports 1

stadiummk; Milton Keynes, Inglaterra

4 de marzo

Noruega

2 p.m. ET

FOX Sports 1

Vila Real de San Antonio, Portugal

6 de marzo

Suiza

12 p.m. ET

FOX Sports 1

Vila Real de San Antonio, Portugal

9 de marzo

Islandia

1:30 p.m. ET

FOX Sports 1

Lagos, Portugal

11 de marzo

Por determinarse

Por determinarse

FOX Sports 1

TBD, Portugal

4 de abril

Nueva Zelanda

2:30 p.m. CT

FOX Sports 1

Busch Stadium; St. Louis, Mo.

10 de mayo

Rep. de Irlanda

11:30 a.m. PT

FOX Sports 1

Avaya Stadium; San José, Calif.

17 de mayo

México

6 p.m. PT

FOX Sports 1

StubHub Center; Carson, Calif.

30 de mayo

Rep. de Corea

4:30 p.m. ET

ESPN, WatchESPN

Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J.

8 de junio

Australia

6:30 p.m. CT

FOX

Winnipeg Stadium; Winnipeg, Canadá

12 de junio

Suecia

7 p.m. CT

FOX

Winnipeg Stadium; Winnipeg, Canadá

16 de junio

Nigeria

5 p.m. PT

FOX

BC Place Stadium; Vancouver, Canadá


U.S. Soccer Announces 2015 Schedule for U.S. Women's National Team

CHICAGO (Jan 26, 2015) – The U.S. Women’s National Team will play 10 matches in 2015 prior to the FIFA Women’s World Cup, including four across the United States in April and May as the team completes its final preparations for the tournament.

After six matches in Europe, the USA’s first domestic match will be played against New Zealand on Saturday, April 4, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The match will kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT and be broadcast on FOX Sports 1.

Tickets for the game in St. Louis go on sale to the public Friday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. CT through ussoccer.com, by phone at 314-345-9000 and at the 8th Street ticket windows at Busch Stadium (open Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). 

Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290. Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a custom-made official U.S. National Team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before and after the game, and other unique benefits) are also available exclusively through ussoccer.com. 

Supporters Club members and fans following U.S. Soccer on Facebook and Twitter will have access to purchase tickets for all matches in advance of any public sale. More information on how to join the Supporters Club and its various levels of membership, as well as links to U.S. Soccer's Facebook and Twitter pages, can be found at ussoccer.com. For further questions, you may also contact supporters@ussoccer.org.

The final three matches take place in May and make up the Send-Off Series prior to departing for Winnipeg, Canada, in advance of the team’s first match of the Women’s World Cup. The USA’s first game will be against Ireland on Sunday, May 10, at 11:30 a.m. PT at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California, the new home of Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes. 

From there, the USA will travel down the coast for its second Send-Off Series match, facing Mexico on Sunday, May 17, at 6 p.m. PT at StubHub Center in Carson, California. Both California matches will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1. 

The U.S. heads to the East Coast to conclude the Send-Off Series against Korea Republic on Saturday, May 30, at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. The match will kick off at 4:30 p.m. ET and be broadcast on ESPN and WatchESPN. Fans can follow all the upcoming WNT matches on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt and @ussoccer_esp.

Ticket information for the Send-Off Series matches will be announced at a later date. 

As previously announced, the U.S. WNT opens the 2015 schedule in February with a pair of international matches abroad. The team will first play France in Lorient on Feb. 8 (Noon ET on ESPN2), followed by a meeting with England on Feb. 13 in Milton Keynes (3 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1).

The U.S. WNT will then play four matches at the annual Algarve Cup in Portugal from March 4-11. The U.S. will play Norway, Switzerland and Iceland in group play on March 4, March 6 and March 9, respectively, along with a placement match on March 11. Information on the kickoff times and venues will be provided in the coming weeks. All Algarve Cup matches will be televised on FOX Sports 1 and will also be available on multi-platform devices via FOX Sports GO, FOX Soccer 2Go and FOXSportsGO.com.

This summer, the USA will face Australia, Sweden and Nigeria in Group D at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The USA opens against Australia on June 8 at Winnipeg Stadium, followed by Sweden on June 12 in Winnipeg and Nigeria on June 16 at BC Place in Vancouver.  

The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup runs from June 6-July 5 and all 52 games will be shown live on FOX, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and on tablets and mobile devices through the FOX Sports GO app and FOXSportsGO.com.

2015 U.S. Women’s National Team Schedule:

Date

Opponent

Time

TV

Venue

Feb. 8

France

12 p.m. ET

ESPN2

Stade du Moustoir; Lorient, France

Feb. 13

England

3 p.m. ET

FOX Sports 1

stadiummk; Milton Keynes, England

March 4

Norway

TBD

FOX Sports 1

Vila Real de San Antonio, Portugal

March 6

Switzerland

TBD

FOX Sports 1

Vila Real de San Antonio, Portugal

March 9

Iceland

TBD

FOX Sports 1

Lagos, Portugal

March 11

TBD

TBD

FOX Sports 1

TBD, Portugal

April 4

New Zealand

2:30 p.m. CT

FOX Sports 1

Busch Stadium; St. Louis, Mo.

May 10

Ireland

11:30 a.m. PT

FOX Sports 1

Avaya Stadium; San Jose, Calif.

May 17

Mexico

6 p.m. PT

FOX Sports 1

StubHub Center; Carson, Calif.

May 30

Korea Republic

4:30 p.m. ET

ESPN, WatchESPN

Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J.

June 8

Australia

6:30 p.m. CT

FOX

Winnipeg Stadium; Winnipeg, Canada

June 12

Sweden

7 p.m. CT

FOX

Winnipeg Stadium; Winnipeg, Canada

June 16

Nigeria

5 p.m. PT

FOX

BC Place Stadium; Vancouver, Canada

From Generation to Generation

The veteran players in the MNT camp are in a position to mentor the youngsters, and also believe the new guys have something to offer in return.

See You in Santiago

All the routes for the 23-player travel roster for the U.S. Men’s National Team led to Chile, but they took slightly different directions and presented a rare challenge for team administrator Jon Fleishman.

As a starting point, there weren’t enough seats on one plane for the nearly 12-hour flight from Los Angeles to Chile to accommodate the U.S. delegation. So the group was divided with 12 players and the backroom staff flying from LA with a layover in Lima, Peru (which required a 90-minute layover for refueling, plane cleaning and the addition/subtraction of passengers, all without the MNT de-boarding the plane). That contingent arrived around 6:30 a.m. in Santiago and took the 25-minute bus ride downtown. Meanwhile, a group of 10 players actually left earlier than the LA group, heading to Houston for a change of planes before heading south. Ironically, they would touch down nearly three hours later than the LA departees, pulling into the hotel in time for a late breakfast.

So that adds up to 22 players coming from the United States. The 23rd?  That would be DeAndre Yedlin, who was summoned by Jurgen Klinsmann late Thursday after discussions with Tottenham Hotspur management. His travel route from across the pond had him arriving in town Sunday morning from London via Paris after a flight time of 14.5 hours. Special thanks to the Chilean Federation for making this an incredibly smooth journey for the team.

Needless to say, after a light afternoon session it will be lights out early for the MNT with kickoff just over 72 hours away.

U-20 MNT vs. El Salvador: Highlights - Jan. 24, 2015

The U.S. U-20 MNT defeated El Salvador behind goals from Ben Spencer and Paul Arriola to grab a spot in the 2015 U-20 World Cup.

Quote Sheet: U-20 MNT vs. El Salvador – 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship

2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship Quote Sheet
USA 1, SLV 0
Jan. 24, 2015

U-20 MNT head coach TAB RAMOS
On accomplishing the goal of qualifying for the World Cup:
“Obviously the Guatemala game changed our plan a little bit for the Panama game, which put us behind the 8-ball for the rest of the tournament. I’m really happy for the boys because it was really difficult in the last four games to have to eliminate an opponent, and they did it. We pushed them hard and they did a good job. Today’s game, we knew it was going to be very difficult. I thought we were well prepared because we’ve played in particular the last two games were very difficult for us as well. The boys did a good job. Defensively we’re playing really well, very organized. And when you limit other teams to very few opportunities to score, when you do that and you have the sort of firepower that we have up front, we always feel that at some point we’re going to get the game going in our direction. And today that’s just the way it went.”

On Zack Steffen’s penalty kick save and the defense posting four straight shutouts:
“Zack made a great save at the right time for us, although I felt El Salvador really was not dangerous throughout the game. They did have some possession on our side of the field, which is not really what we wanted. But these are difficult games.”

“In general, the defense played very well. We have Cameron [Carter-Vickers] and Matt [Miazga] in the middle and I think they’re a great pair of center backs. They play well together. And with Zack in goal – we’re very fortunate in that way. The U.S., we have very good goalkeepers and Zack is definitely one of the next ones to come up. And so between the two center backs and the goalkeeper I think they did a amazing job throughout the whole tournament.”

On how you compare this team to the 2013 team that also advanced to the World Cup:
“Well, this team is better. This team is just as technical as the last group, but they’re more dynamic and we have speed on this team. And also anxious going in to the World Cup, in getting guys like possibly Rubio Rubin back, and other guys that may come in to the fold at that point that may get released and that will help us up front as well.”

On how the second-half substitutes made a difference again:
“We feel fortunate with this particular group because I’ve been speaking about the depth of this group in general. I felt as if I really had 14 starters, and the other guys also play well. I felt like there were 14 guys that really could have started tonight’s game, and last game and the game before. And when I brought them off the bench, to have that type of attitude to come in and be willing to change the game, they did an amazing job. At the end of the day, they may be the guys that made the difference for us.”

On the character of the team to bounce back after a rocky start:
“It’s definitely not easy. I think you need good leadership in the group. I thought we had that. I thought we had humble players who were willing to work hard. It’s not easy because the expectations are so high for us. We came here with no other desire than to be champions of CONCACAF, and after two games that dream was already over. It was hard to regroup, but we regrouped and we got to this game. And as everybody knows, it’s always difficult to qualify to the World Cup. So for them to have won four straight games and to go to another World Cup, I think it’s just really an amazing job, considering where we were after two games.”

U.S. U-20 MNT forward BEN SPENCER
On his first-half goal:
“Emerson [Hyndman] put in a ball and I knew I had to get something on the end of it. I got on the end of the cross and it hit off the crossbar and sort of followed up and was able to put it in.”

On scoring in such an important game:
“It was a huge game for all of us, and we knew that coming into the game. So to be able to score in a game like this is definitely big. But the most important thing is that we won and we’re going to New Zealand.”

U.S. U-20 MNT midfielder RUSSELL CANOUSE
On not starting the first two games and then taking the captain’s responsibility to lead the team:
“In a couple of camps when Kellyn [Acosta] wasn’t in, I tried to take lead of the team the best I could. So when he went out injured, I just tried to step and lead the team, and try to get everyone to fight for what our goal was and it worked out well. We were able to win our last four games and made our dreams come true.”

On how all 20 players played in the tournament and were able to contribute:
“Tab said from the beginning that depth was important and we used all our guys. And offensively everyone was able to contribute. That was definitely one positive that we can take from this tournament.”

On how it feels to know the U-20 MNT is going to the World Cup:
“It’s a dream come true. That was one of my goals from the beginning of this cycle. You don’t want to think of it too far in advance, but it was definitely one of my goals and I’m glad we achieved it.”

U.S. U-20 MNT goalkeeper ZACK STEFFEN
On saving the penalty kick:
“I knew it was a PK, so I didn’t even try to argue it. I went back, got a sip of water and relax myself. We did a little bit of scouting on No. 11 on his previous PKs, that he went to my right side. So it was kind of a little mind game to see if he would switch it up and go to the left side. But I saw him look to the left side, and players usually try to trick the goalkeeper by looking one way and going the other. So I saw him look one way and I had a strong feeling he’d go right. And I was able to save it.”

On how he prepared for penalty kicks at training the day before:
“After he took it, I was thinking about yesterday and how we practiced them and how I was feeling good. The practice helped get me in the zone. If we didn’t practice I think I would have been a lot more nervous.”

On helping the team return to the World Cup:
“It’s awesome. To be the No. 1 and be able to carry the team with Russ [Canouse] and Kellyn [Acosta] to the World Cup, it’s very exciting.”

U.S. U-20 MNT defender MATT MIAZGA
On qualifying for the U-20 World Cup:
“Obviously it’s a good moment for us and U.S. Soccer. To be able to represent our country to the World Cup is a huge achievement. We’re going to work hard in the next few months and make that dream come true.”

On if there were any doubts after the first two games that the team would qualify:
“No. We’re a very confident group. We know we made our mistakes but we knew that we could correct them. And we knew that we had the chance to fix them in the upcoming games, and that’s what we did. We took each game one game at a time and we got the results. And it all came down to today against El Salvador and I thought we played a very good game and we got the result. All that matters now is that we booked our ticket to New Zealand.”

On the defense posting four straight shutouts:
“We’re a tight knit group of guys. We all get along really well, we all have each other’s backs, we all cover each other. If one guy makes a mistake, the other guy has his back. And I think we’re all very good players. So together we’ve played well and it showed in the results.”

U.S. U-20 MNT defender CAMERON CARTER-VICKERS
On qualifying for the U-20 World Cup:
“I think in the first games, we didn’t perform that well. But we improved. I think by the end, even though our performance may not have been the best, I always knew that we were going to win. I always knew that we had it in us to do what needed to be done.”

On Steffen’s PK save:
“It was excellent. I gave away the PK, so I was a bit nervous. And when he saved it I was relieved. I thought he was going to save it; I had a feeling he would and believed in his ability. We were practicing penalties yesterday in training and he saved quite a few, so I thought he had it in him.”

Selección Masculina Sub-20 Clasifica a la Copa Mundial Sub-20 de la FIFA 2015 con victoria de 2-0 contra El Salvador

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (24 de enero, 2015) -- La Selección Masculina Sub-20 de Estados Unidos clasificó a la Copa Mundial Sub-20 de la FIFA 2015 con una victoria de 2-0 contra El Salvador en el partido del Campeonato Sub-20 de CONCACAF 2015 en Montego Bay Sports Complex.

Ben Spencer anotó en el primer tiempo y Paul Arriola anotó en el segundo tiempo para ayudar a Estados Unidos avanzar por décimo cuarta ocasión a la Copa Mundial Sub-20 de la FIFA, que se lleva a cabo el 30 de mayo al 20 de junio en Nueva Zelanda. El sorteo para el torneo se llevará a cabo el 10 de febrero.

La Selección Masculina Sub-20 de EE.UU. terminó el torneo con cuatro victorias consecutivas para conseguir su puesto en la Copa Mundial. El portero Zack Steffen atajó un penal clave temprano en el segundo tiempo contra El Salvador para mantener la ventaja de uno a cero de Estados Unidos.

Honduras derrotó a Guatemala 2-1 en el primer partido del día en el otro partido del playoff para clasificar al Mundial. En el otro partido del día, el ganador del Grupo A Panamá y el ganador del Grupo B México competirán por el título del Campeonato Sub-20 de CONCACAF. Ambos equipos clasificaron a la Copa Mundial Sub-20 al ganar sus respectivos grupos.

Dieciséis de los 24 puestos ya están determinados para la Copa Mundial Sub-20 de la FIFA 2015:

  • CONCACAF (4): México, Panamá, Honduras, USA
  • AFC (4): RDP Corea, Myanmar, Qatar, Uzbekistán
  • CAF (4): Los equipos clasifican del Campeonato Sub-20 Africano 2015
  • CONMEBOL (4): Los equipos clasifican del Campeonato Juvenil Sudamericano 2015
  • OFC (2): Fiji, Nueva Zelanda (anfitrión)
  • UEFA (6): Austria, Alemania, Hungría, Portugal, Serbia, Ucrania

Resumen de Goles:
USA - Ben Spencer, minuto 37:
Después de un primer tiempo lento que vio a EE.UU. con un sólo tiro hasta ése punto, EE.UU. concretó en una oportunidad a balón parado. Emerson Hyndman envió un tiro libre del lado derecho y encontró a Spencer en el centro del área. El disparo de Spencer rebotó en el travesaño. El delantero siguió su propio rebote, cabeceando la pelota a la esquina superior izquierda para su segundo gol del torneo. USA 1, SLV 0

USA - Paul Arriola, minuto 68: El suplente del segundo tiempo Junior Flores tuvo un impacto inmediato en el ataque por el lado derecho del área, llevándose el balón cerca de la linea de fondo y cruzándolo para Bradford Jamieson IV quien disparó de primer intento. Carlos Cañas reaccionó para atajar y el balón rebotó para Arriola afuera del área. Arriola remató de zurda y el balón se fue por un lado de dos defensas de El Salvador y de Cañas, cruzando la línea para su primer gol del torneo. USA 2, SLV 0 (FINAL)

Atajadas Claves y Paradas Defensivas:
SLV - Carlos Cañas, minuto 13:
La defensa de El Salvador tuvo que regresar en un contraataque de EE.UU. que empezó con un pase de Emerson Hyndman para Romain Gall. El toque de Gall fue un poco fuerte y Cañas leyó bien la secuencia, dejándo su línea e interrumpiendo el ataque de EE.UU. cerca del borde del área, despejando antes de que Gall pudiera disparar.

USA - Zack Steffen, minuto 52: El Salvador no tuvo ni un sólo disparo en el primer tiempo, pero el equipo consiguió un tiro penal cuando Estados Unidos cometió una infracción con la mano en el área. José Villavicencio se perfiló y Steffen se aventó a su derecha para su atajada más grande del torneo. El Salvador tuvo un tiro de esquina pero Estados Unidos lo despejó.

SLV - Carlos Cañas, minuto 62: Emerson Hyndman envió un tiro libre del lado derecho para Matt Miazga, quien la cabeceó de a 10 yardas. Cañas desvió el disparo lo justo para que el balón rebotará en el travesaño.

- Resumen de Juego de la Selección Masculina Sub-20 de Estados Unidos -

Encuentro: Selección Masculina Sub-20 de EE.UU. vs. El Salvador
Fecha: 24 de enero, 2015
Torneo: Campeonato Sub-20 de la CONCACAF 2015; Playoff
Sede: Montego Bay Sports Complex; Montego Bay, Jamaica
Inicio: 5 p.m. ET
Asistencia: Por anunciarse
Clima: 81 grados, lluvia

Resumen de anotaciones:                1 2 F
USA                                                 1 1 2
SLV                                                  0 0 0

USA - Ben Spencer                 minuto 37
USA - Paul Arriola                   68

Alineaciones:
USA: 1-Zack Steffen, 2-Shaquell Moore, 3-John Requejo Jr., 4-Cameron Carter-Vickers, 5-Matt Miazga; 16-Russell Canouse (capt.), 8-Emerson Hyndman (18-Lynden Gooch, 70), 9-Romain Gall (10-Junior Flores, 62), 11-Tommy Thompson, 19-Bradford Jamieson IV, 20-Ben Spencer (7-Paul Arriola, 46)
Suplentes No Utilizados: 12-Ethan Horvath, 13-Tyler Turner, 14-Conor Donovan, 15-Fernando Arce, 17-Amando Moreno
Director Técnico: Tab Ramos

SLV: 1-Carlos Cañas; 2-Nelson Moreno, 4-Bryan Tamacas, 12-Cesar Flores (20-Romilio Hernandez, 46), 17-Juan Barahona; 6-Narciso Orellana (capt.), 8-Alvaro Guardado (16-Eduardo Merino, 65), 9-Byan Perez, 11-Jose Villavicencio (19-Julio Amaya, 85), 14-Andres Flores; 15-William Canales
Suplentes No Utilizados: 5-Edwin Cuellar, 10-Josue Martinez, 13-Jonathan Miranda, 18-Nicolas Pacheco
Director Técnico: Mauricio Alfaro

Resumen estadístico: USA / SLV
Tiros: 9 / 5
Tiros al arco: 3 / 2
Atajadas: 2 / 1
Tiros de esquina: 6 / 2
Faltas: 25 / 17
Fueras de lugar: 2 / 0

Resumen de penalidades:
USA - Ben Spencer (amonestación) minuto 38
SLV - Narciso Orellana (amonestación) 38
SLV - Eduardo Merino (amonestación) 71
USA - Tommy Thompson (amonestación) 73
USA - Cameron Carter-Vickers (amonestación) 76
SLV - Andrés Flores (expulsión) 79

Árbitros:
Árbitro: Fernando Guerrero (MEX)
Árbitro Asistente 1: Juan Rangel (MEX)
Árbitro Asistente 2: Garnet Page (JAM)
Cuarto Oficial: John Pitti (PAN)

Jugador del Partido ussoccer.com: Emerson Hyndman 

U-20 MNT Earns FIFA U-20 World Cup Berth with 2-0 Victory against El Salvador

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (Jan. 24, 2015) – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team clinched a spot at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup with a 2-0 victory against El Salvador in its playoff match at the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.

Ben Spencer scored a first-half goal and Paul Arriola added a tally in the second half to help the USA advance to its 14th appearance at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, which takes place May 30-June 20 in New Zealand. The tournament draw will be held Feb. 10.

The U.S. U-20 MNT capped off the tournament with four straight shutout victories to clinch its World Cup berth. Goalkeeper Zack Steffen came up with a clutch penalty kick save early in the second half against El Salvador to maintain the USA’s one-goal lead at the time.

Earlier today, Honduras defeated Guatemala 2-1 in the other playoff match to clinch a World Cup berth. Later today, Group A winner Panama and Group B winner Mexico will compete in the title match of the CONCACAF U-20 Championship. Both teams clinched a berth to the U-20 World Cup by winning their respective groups.

Sixteen of the 24 spots are now set for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup:

  • CONCACAF (4): Mexico, Panama, Honduras, USA
  • AFC (4): Korea DPR, Myanmar, Qatar, Uzbekistan
  • CAF (4): Teams qualify from the 2015 African U-20 Championship
  • CONMEBOL (4): Teams will qualify from the 2015 South American Youth Championship
  • OFC (2): Fiji, New Zealand (host)
  • UEFA (6): Austria, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Serbia, Ukraine

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Ben Spencer, 37th minute: After a slow first half that featured just one USA shot up to that point, the USA capitalized on a set piece. Emerson Hyndman took his free kick from the right side and found Spencer in the middle of the box, Spencer’s header struck off of the crossbar. The U.S. striker followed his own rebound, heading the ball back in from eight yards out into the upper left corner of the frame for his second goal of the tournament. USA 1, SLV 0

USA – Paul Arriola, 68th minute: Second-half sub Junior Flores had an immediate impact with the attack down the right side of the box, dribbling near the end line and crossing in for Bradford Jamieson IV who one-timed his shot. Carlos Cañas reacted to make the save, and the ball bounced to Arriola above the box. Arriola followed with a left-footed shot that trickled past two El Salvador defenders and Cañas and into the net for his first goal of the tournament. USA 2, SLV 0 (FINAL)

Key Saves and Defensive Stops:
SLV – Carlos Cañas, 13th minute: El Salvador’s defense had to back track on a USA counter attack, led by Emerson Hyndman’s through ball to Romain Gall. Gall’s touch was a tad too heavy and Cañas read the sequence well, rushing up from his line and disrupting the U.S. offense near the top of the box to clear before Gall could get a shot off.

USA – Zack Steffen, 52nd minute: El Salvador did not have a single shot through the first half, but the team earned a penalty kick chance when the USA committed a hand ball in the box. Jose Villavicencio went to the spot, and Steffen dove to his right for his biggest save of the tournament. El Salvador did have a corner kick chance afterward, but the U.S. eventually cleared.

SLV – Carlos Cañas, 62nd minute: Off of Emerson Hyndman’s free kick from the right, he drove the ball over to a lunging Matt Miazga who headed the ball from 10 yards out. Cañas deflected the shot just enough as the ball clanked off of the crossbar.

Additional Notes:

  • The USA moved to 4-3-1 all-time against El Salvador in this tournament. Saturday’s win also marked the third time in the past seven CONCACAF U-20 Championships that the U.S. directly clinched a FIFA U-20 World Cup spot by virtue of a victory against El Salvador. The previous meetings clinched berths to the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship and the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup .
  • For a third straight game, U-20 MNT head coach Tab Ramos went with the identical lineup as the USA’s Group A wins against Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago.
  • Zack Steffen earned his fourth cap of the event with the start in goal.
  • The defense featured John Requejo at left back, Shaquell Moore at right back and the center back combination of Cameron Carter-Vickers and Matt Miazga.
  • The midfield of the USA’s 4-4-2 formation included Tommy Thompson on the right, Romain Gall on the left, Russell Canouse at defensive midfield and Emerson Hyndman in the attacking role. Canouse wore the captain’s armband for the fourth time in the tournament.
  • Ben Spencer and Bradford Jamieson IV were paired up front together for a fourth-straight match.
  • During a 42nd-minute attacking sequence, Spencer collided with El Salvador goalkeeper Carlos Cañas, forcing medical staff to take a look at his leg. Spencer was able to trudge through the remainder of the half, but Ramos utilized his team’s first substitution to open the second half, bringing in Paul Arriola.
  • Junior Flores entered the match in the 62nd minute for Gall, the USA’s leading goal scorer with five tallies in the tournament.
  • The USA’s final substitution was Lynden Gooch for Hyndman, who was receiving attention from the medical staff shortly after the U-20 MNT’s second goal.
  • El Salvador played the final 12 minutes and stoppage time down a man when Andres Flores was called for an intentional foul from behind against the USA’s Junior Flores in the 79th minute.
  • The USA outscored its opponents 14-2 during the qualifying stage.
  • Hyndman led the team with three assists.
  • Carter-Vickers and Requejo played in all 540 minutes of six games at the tournament.
  • Heading into Saturday night’s final of the CONCACAF U-20 Championship, Gall is tied with Mexico’s Hirving Lozano for the tournament goal-scoring lead with his five goals.
  • Gall has nine-career goals with the U-20s in 14 international matches.

- U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team vs. El Salvador
Date: Jan. 24, 2015
Competition: 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship; Playoff
Venue: Montego Bay Sports Complex; Montego Bay, Jamaica
Kickoff: 5 p.m. ET
Attendance: TBA
Weather: 81 degrees, light rain

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

USA – Ben Spencer   37th minute
USA – Paul Arriola    68

Lineups:
USA: 1-Zack Steffen, 2-Shaquell Moore, 3-John Requejo Jr., 4-Cameron Carter-Vickers, 5-Matt Miazga; 16-Russell Canouse (capt.), 8-Emerson Hyndman (18-Lynden Gooch, 70), 9-Romain Gall (10-Junior Flores, 62), 11-Tommy Thompson, 19-Bradford Jamieson IV, 20-Ben Spencer (7-Paul Arriola, 46)
Subs Not Used: 12-Ethan Horvath, 13-Tyler Turner, 14-Conor Donovan, 15-Fernando Arce, 17-Amando Moreno
Head coach: Tab Ramos

SLV: 1-Carlos Cañas; 2-Nelson Moreno, 4-Bryan Tamacas, 12-Cesar Flores (20-Romilio Hernandez, 46), 17-Juan Barahona; 6-Narciso Orellana (capt.), 8-Alvaro Guardado (16-Eduardo Merino, 65), 9-Byan Perez, 11-Jose Villavicencio (19-Julio Amaya, 85), 14-Andres Flores; 15-William Canales
Subs Not Used: 5-Edwin Cuellar, 10-Josue Martinez, 13-Jonathan Miranda, 18-Nicolas Pacheco
Head coach: Mauricio Alfaro

Stats Summary: USA / SLV
Shots: 9 / 5
Shots on Goal: 3 / 2
Saves: 2 / 1
Corner Kicks: 6 / 2
Fouls: 25 / 17
Offside: 2 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Ben Spencer (caution)                    38th minute
SLV – Narciso Orellana (caution)              38
SLV – Eduardo Merino (caution)               71
USA – Tommy Thompson (caution)          73
USA – Cameron Carter-Vickers (caution)  76
SLV – Andres Flores (sent off)                   79

Officials:
Referee: Fernando Guerrero (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Rangel (MEX)
Assistant Referee 2: Garnet Page (JAM)
Fourth Official: John Pitti (PAN)

ussoccer.com Man of the Match: Emerson Hyndman

Klinsmann convoca a 23 Jugadores para partidos contra Chile y Panamá

CHICAGO (24 de enero, 2015) -- El director técnico de la Selección Masculina de EE.UU. Jurgen Klinsmann convocó a 23 jugadores para los partidos contra Chile y Panamá, incluyendo a nueve jugadores de la nómina de la selección en la Copa Mundial de la FIFA 2014. El grupo viajará a Santiago el sábado por la mañana antes del primer partido de EE.UU. en el 2015, en el cual enfrentarán a Chile el 28 de enero en Rancagua. El inicio en el Estadio El Teniente está programado para las 6 p.m. ET, y será transmitido en vivo por FOX Sports 1, UniMás y Univisión Deportes Network.

"Estos muchachos han trabajado duro estas dos semanas de entrenamiento durante lo que viene siendo como su pretemporada, y ya es hora de concentrarse en obtener un resultado contra un rival difícil que es Chile," dijo Klinsmann. "Sabemos que va a ser una situación dificil pero éstas son el tipo de oportunidades que necesitamos para seguir creciendo." 

La concentración que empezó el 12 de enero en el Centro Nacional de Entrenamiento en Carson, California, incluyó a 28 jugadores. Jozy Altidore y Matt Hedges fueron agregados al grupo mientras que Brad Evans tuvo que dejar la concentración debido a tendinitis en su rodilla izquierda. El defensa de Tottenham Hotspur DeAndre Yedlin se unirá al equipo en Chile.

Siete jugadores regresarán a su club: Tesho Akindele (FC Dallas), Alex Bono (Toronto FC), Christian Dean (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Dennis Flores (Club León), Julio Morales (Tepic) y Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy). El mediocampista de Liverpool Marc Pelosi seguirá en el área y se reunirá al conjunto cuando regrese a Los Ángeles. 

"Ésta fue una experiencia muy importante para estos jugadores Sub-23," dijo Klinsmann. "Fueron presentados al programa de la selección y tuvieron la oportunidad de trabajar con Andi Herzog y nuestro cuerpo técnico en lo que trabajamos hacia la eliminatoria Olímpica en el otoño. Trabajaron muy duro y aprendimos mucho de ellos. Agradecemos su esfuerzo y continuaremos a monitorearlos con sus clubes."

El campamento culmina con un partido amistoso contra Panamá el 8 de febrero en Carson. El inicio en el StubHub Center está programado para la 1 p.m. PT y será transmitido en vivo por ESPN, UniMás y Univision Deportes Network. Los aficionados también pueden seguir el partido en vivo por Twitter @ussoccer y @ussoccer_esp.

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NÓMINA DE ESTADOS UNIDOS POR POSICIÓN:

ARQUEROS (3): Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Jon Kempin (Sporting Kansas City), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENSAS (7): Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), Matt Hedges (FC Dallas), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), Perry Kitchen (D.C. United), Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur)

MEDIOCAMPISTAS (8): Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids), Brek Shea (Orlando City SC), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC) 

DELANTEROS (5): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
June 7, 2007 MNT vs Guatemala 1-0 W The Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif. 21,334 Dempsey
June 9, 2007 MNT vs Trinidad & Tobago 2-0 W The Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif. 27,000 Ching, Johnson
June 12, 2007 MNT vs El Salvador 4-0 W Gillette Stadium; Foxborough, Mass. 26,523 Beasley (2), Donovan, Twellman
June 16, 2007 MNT vs Panama 2-1 W Gillette Stadium; Foxborough, Mass. 22,412 Donovan, Bocanegra
June 21, 2007 MNT vs Canada 2-1 W Soldier Field; Chicago, Ill. 50,760 Hejduk, Donovan
June 24, 2007 MNT vs Mexico 2-1 W Soldier Field; Chicago, Ill. 60,000 Donovan, Feilhaber
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