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  • DateThursday, July 23, 2009
  • VenueSoldier Field; Chicago, Ill.
  • Kickoff6:00 PM
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U.S. WNT Match against Argentina Postponed

CHICAGO (Dec. 17, 2014) – The U.S. Women’s National Team’s game against Argentina at the International Tournament of Brasilia was postponed because of inclement weather and poor field conditions at Mane Garrincha Stadium.

In addition to the cancellation of Wednesday’s USA-Argentina game, the match between China PR and host Brazil was also postponed. Information on the rescheduled matches will be released at a later time.

The USA’s game against Argentina will be the team’s third group match before the placement stage on Sunday, Dec. 21. Brazil leads the four-team field with a 2-0-0 record, followed by China and the USA at 1-1-0. China holds a goal differential advantage over the U.S. WNT (plus-6, compared to the USA’s minus-1). Australia is 0-2-0 at the International Tournament.

U.S. U-18 MNT Defeats Germany 2-1 in Spain

MARBELLA, Spain (Dec. 17, 2014) – The U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team defeated Germany’s U-18s 2-1 in the first of two international friendlies. Mauricio Pineda scored a first-half goal and Brooks Lennon pushed the lead to two goals late in the second half.

Germany did get one goal back, converting on a penalty kick in second-half stoppage time, but it was too little, too late as the USA held on for the win. The U.S. and Germany meet again on Friday, Dec. 19.

Pineda opened the scoring with a 19th-minute volley for a 1-0 lead. The score stayed that way until the 76th minute. Sebastian Saucedo had the initial shot during the USA’s attacking sequence, and Lennon followed with the rebound for a two-goal cushion. Lennon’s tally proved to be the winner.

More information from this game will be available shortly on ussoccer.com.

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Defending Champion U.S. MNT Placed Atop Group A for 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup

CHICAGO (Dec. 16, 2014) – The U.S. Men’s National Team has been placed atop Group A for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup as it seeks to defend its Gold Cup title and qualify for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. 

The U.S. will play the tournament’s opening match on July 7 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, followed by a July 10 game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Three days later, the USA will complete the group phase at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas. 

Complete groups and schedule, including selection of dates and assignment of matches for the knockout round and the awarding of the final, will be announced in early 2015. Fans interested in learning about a special, holiday season gift package and exclusive presale ticket offer can find more information at www.concacaf.com

CONCACAF's top-ranked teams – the United States, Costa Rica and Mexico – will headline the 12-nation tournament from July 7-26, along with Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Canada, Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador, Haiti and Cuba. Honduras and French Guiana will meet in March with the playoff winner securing the final berth in the 2015 Gold Cup. 

A total of 13 North American cities will host matches throughout the event – Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Toronto. 

As defending champion from the 2013 competition, a Gold Cup championship this summer would guarantee the United States as the CONCACAF representative in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. If the USA is unable to defend its title, it would then face the 2015 champion in a playoff. 

The team’s opening match will be the USA’s first Gold Cup match in Frisco. Overall, the U.S. has a 1-0-1 record at the home of FC Dallas, last appearing in the venue in 2007. 

Foxborough has a storied history hosting the USA in the confederation championship, with the United States boasting an unbeaten 6-0-2 record dating back to 2003. Ten different U.S. goal scorers are on the books in games from Gillette Stadium, which has welcomed the MNT for five group games and three quarterfinal matchups. 

The MNT holds a perfect 3-0-0 record at Sporting Park, with all three matches coming in official competition against CONCACAF opponents. The U.S. made its debut appearance there in 2011 with a Jozy Altidore goal securing a 1-0 win against Guadeloupe and a first-place finish in Group C of the 2011 Gold Cup.

DaMarcus Beasley Anuncia Retiro de la Selección Masculina de EE.UU.

CHICAGO (15 de diciembre, 2014) --  DaMarcus Beasley anunció hoy su retiro del fútbol internacional. El defensa de la Selección Masculina de Estados Unidos termina su estelar carrera que duró 14 años y 121 partidos.

Este verano pasado, Beasley se convirtió en el primer jugador estadounidense en jugar en cuatro Copas Mundiales de la FIFA (2002, 2006, 2010 y 2014) uniéndose a Kasey Keller (1990, 1998, 2002, 2006) y Claudio Reyna (1994, 1998, 2002, 2006) en la lista de jugadores estadounidenses en pertenecer a la nómina de cuatro equipos mundialistas.

Los 11 partidos de Beasley en Copas Mundiales lo empatan por el segundo lugar en la historia de la Selección Masculina, y sus 121 partidos lo ponen en el quinto lugar de la lista de EE.UU. desde el 2001.

En el 2014, Beasley inició seis de los siete partidos y jugó 530 minutos. Asimismo, Beasley fue uno de siete jugadores de la selección en iniciar los cuatro partidos durante la Copa Mundial de la FIFA 2014, y también fue uno de solamente cuatro jugadores que jugó todos los minutos en el torneo.

Beasley anotó 17 goles internacionales, lo cual lo empata por el noveno lugar en la lista histórica de EE.UU. con Earnie Stewart. Los 13 pases a gol de Beasley lo empatan en el octavo lugar con Clint Dempsey.

Durante su tiempo con la Selección, Beasley ganó cuatro títulos de la Copa Oro de la CONCACAF y fue el capitán de la Selección en la Copa Oro 2013. Durante el 2013, jugó en 17 partidos y registró 1,469 minutos en el campo, lo cual fue un récord en su carrera.

Beasley inicialmente se hizo familiar participando con las Selecciones Masculinas Sub-17 y Sub-20, jugando en Copas Mundiales de la FIFA en las dos categorías. Ganó el Balón de Plata en el Campeonato Juvenil Sub-17 de la FIFA como el segundo mejor jugador del torneo cuando EE.UU. avanzó a las semifinales del evento. Beasley también jugó en cada minuto de la Copa Mundial Sub-20 2001. Además, fue nombrado el Joven Deportista del Año de U.S. Soccer en el 2001.

Profesionalmente, Beasley fue el primer estadounidense en anotar en la Liga de Campeones con dos equipos - Rangers y PSV Eindhoven - y mantiene el récord de la Selección Masculina con 22 partidos jugados en la Liga de Campeones. Beasley ganó dos campeonatos de la Eredivisie de Países Bajos con PSV y dos títulos escoceses con Rangers.

Beasley ha jugado en la Major League Soccer en dos ocasiones, primero con el Chicago Fire y más recientemente con el Houston Dynamo. Beasley ganó la Copa Abierta Lamar Hunt de U.S. Soccer en el 2000 y el 2003 con el Fire. 

Four-Time FIFA World Cup Defender DaMarcus Beasley Retires from International Soccer

CHICAGO (Dec. 15, 2014) – U.S. Men’s National Team defender DaMarcus Beasley has announced his retirement from international soccer. Beasley caps off a stellar career that spanned 14 years and included 121 appearances.

This past summer, Beasley became the first U.S. player to make an appearance in four FIFA World Cups (2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014). He joined Kasey Keller (1990, 1998, 2002, 2006) and Claudio Reyna (1994, 1998, 2002, 2006) as the only USA players to be a part of four World Cup teams.

Beasley’s 11 caps in the World Cup tie for second-most in U.S. MNT history, and his 121 appearances rank fifth on the all-time list since debuting in 2001.

In 2014, Beasley started in six of seven games while logging 530 minutes. He was one of seven MNT players to start in all four games during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and Beasley was one of only four players to play in every minute during the tournament.

Beasley tallied 17 international goals, which ties for ninth on the all-time list with Earnie Stewart. Beasley’s 13-career assists tie for eighth on the all-time list with Clint Dempsey.

During his tenure, Beasley won four CONCACAF Gold Cup titles (2002, 2005, 2007 and 2013), the latter serving as the team captain. His 2013 campaign included a career-high 17 appearances and 1,469 minutes.

Beasley first made his name known among the U.S. Under-17 and U-20 Men’s National Teams, playing in FIFA World Cups at both age levels. He won the Silver Ball at the 1999 FIFA U-17 Youth World Championship as the tournament’s second-best player as the USA advanced to the semifinal stage of that event. Beasley also played in every minute of the 2001 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He was named the U.S. Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year in 2001.

Professionally, Beasley became the first American to score in the Champions League for two teams – Rangers and PSV Eindhoven – and holds the MNT record with 22 Champions League appearances overall. Beasley won two Dutch league championships with PSV and two Scottish titles with Rangers.

Beasley has had two stints in Major League Soccer, first with the Chicago Fire and then most recently with the Houston Dynamo. Beasley won the 2000 and 2003 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with the Fire.

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