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Red Bulls, Kansas City, Real Salt Lake and LA Galaxy Advance to Open Cup Quarterfinals

CHICAGO (July 1, 2015) – The second night of 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 action started with goals galore before tighter results out west provided a bit more drama.

Dom Dwyer’s four-goal outburst led Sporting Kansas City to a 6-2 rout of FC Dallas, while second-half goals on the Wasatch Front saw Real Salt Lake past the Portland Timbers. Additionally, both the New York Red Bulls and LA Galaxy won regional derbies to earn their first Quarterfinal appearances since 2011.

U.S. Soccer will announce the dates and times for the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinals on Thursday morning.

Q&A: Klinsmann Readies Group for Final Gold Cup Tune-Up Against Guatemala

U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann spoke with ussoccer.com about the USA’s July 3 friendly against Guatemala and the Gold Cup, which begins July 7

ussoccer.com: How have the first few days of camp gone?
Jurgen Klinsmann: “We are really excited to be in Nashville and to get the whole Gold Cup preparation going. It’s a very short preparation because it’s only a one week window before we move over to Dallas for the first game in the Gold Cup, so things are going smoothly. The big challenge is to get the European-based players and also the Mexican-based players on the same page with the MLS players because they had a different schedule. They had a quick break, a quick vacation and we have to get them up to speed as quickly as possible, so that’s kind of the key goal here in Nashville, to get everybody on the same page and play a good game. We are very, very excited to be in Nashville. We’re expecting a huge crowd, which excites us all, and hopefully we get the right start into a very busy Gold Cup.”

ussoccer.com: One of the challenges putting together this roster was the fitness of the players who have finished their seasons. Are you pleased with what you have seen?
J
K: “We are pleased with the shape that the players were in coming in, especially the ones that were on a break. They had their training plans and they followed them, but still you’re not in a team environment and you’re not in a game rhythm, so it’s really our job to get them up to game speed and get them sharp as quickly as possible, and with sharpness and physical shape comes confidence. Overall it’s going well. We are now two days away from the game in Guatemala, which is an important benchmark for us because we can clearly see where our players stand right now. We hope for a good atmosphere and a good game for our guys. It’s this kind of spirit we hope to carry into the Gold Cup from the beginning on.”

ussoccer.com: With an eye towards the opening game of the Gold Cup against Honduras, how will you approach the lineup choices for the Guatemala game?
JK: “I think the game against Guatemala will give us a really big hint toward the starting eleven a couple of days later in Dallas against Honduras. In the friendly with Guatemala we have the chance to use six subs. We will use all six subs most likely to give the players minutes and give them a chance to show us what they have. As we get closer to the opening game we’re going to zoom in and plan through hopefully a long tournament.”

ussoccer.com: You said when you announced the roster that once you got into camp that you were going to have a coffee with Clint Dempsey. How did that discussion go?
JK: “I had a very, very good conversation with Clint about what happened during the Open Cup, but also about how we want to approach things. For the time being we thought it’s the best thing to give the captaincy to Michael Bradley and let Clint focus on what he’s all about. Clint is about scoring goals. We need Clint Dempsey badly with the National Team. We need him in a good spirit. What happened was a mistake, but it was the first red card in his career and a lot of people went at him. I think the best thing for everyone right now is to let him concentrate really on playing and doing what he does best. It’s his performance on the field. It’s his delivery for the U.S. National Team, and he has always delivered. He’s at 40 goals for his country and I told him I want him to score many, many more. Hopefully in this summer’s Gold Cup he becomes the top scorer in the tournament. We need Clint in a free spirit and that’s why we decided to kind of take that captaincy and move it over to Michael for the Gold Cup and then we’ll see.

ussoccer.com: Jordan Morris suffered the first setback of his career with the stress fracture in his leg. What was your message to him as he begins his recovery process?
JK: “Well obviously Jordan Morris was a guy on our radar for the final knockout stage. He would have come in already training with the team for the first portion, but with the injury that he got we felt that it was safer to deal with it right now immediately, so he’s going to be out for four to six weeks. It’s a bummer for him, because he’s done extremely well over the last year. He’s one of our most promising talents coming through the ranks, but those setbacks happen and maybe we see him towards the end of the tournament joining the group just for the fun of it. It’s just sad for him because he was in very good shape.”

ussoccer.com: You came into this tournament saying the priority is “win now.” What was your message to the team as camp started?
JK: “Well the message to the team is very straight forward. We are under the expectations of winning this tournament. Even if we know that teams like Honduras, Costa Rica and Mexico all are very good teams and can also beat us, you’ve got to be on top of things. You’ve got to be very disciplined, you’ve got to be focused and in a CONCACAF tournament you’ve got to be patient. We give them all of those bullet points and keywords that they hopefully always remember throughout the entire tournament. When things don’t always work out the way you want them to work out, we rely a lot on our fans. We need our American Outlaws. We need our fans everywhere we go, especially when things get a little bit tricky or a little bit edgy on the field. We really need them to push us, because we expect most of the teams to play against us in a very defensive style. It’s not going to be an open game like in a World Cup where you have the best teams in the world and they just go at you. In most of our games in the Gold Cup, it’s going to be the opposite. They’re going to defend first of all and then hope for a counter break or for a set piece to score against us. We told the players right from the beginning that it’s expected that we go through it with a lot of discipline and with a lot of aggressiveness and a lot determination, and that they represent the most amazing country in the world and that they always keep in mind who they represent and what they stand for. It’s with that spirit we want to go into this Gold Cup.”

ussocer.com: What’s been your impression of the Women’s National Team and message would you send along to them heading into the Gold Cup?
JK: “Our entire team is thrilled. We all watched the game against Germany and we all were cheering for them and kept our fingers crossed. They’re in the World Cup final, and this is amazing. They’ve done tremendous job. They went through a very tricky group stage and a very difficult one. They won knockout games, which are very difficult to play, and they made it to the finals. This is huge for Jill Ellis and her team. It’s a tremendous accomplishment already, but now it’s about getting the icing on the cake. We’re going to watch it all. We’re going to be as loud as we can, even though they won’t hear us, but already a huge accomplishment for them and we’ll keep our fingers crossed for the final.”

USA Takes on Guatemala in Final Gold Cup Tune-Up

The U.S. Men’s National team will face off with Guatemala in a final friendly before the team embarks on its title defense of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The game will be played at Nissan Field in Nashville, Tennessee. Kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m. CT and the match will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1, UniMás and Univision Deportes Network.

With more than 33,000 tickets sold, it will be the most-attended soccer game ever in the state of Tennessee, breaking the MNT’s own record, which was set in 2011 when 29,059 fans watched USA-Paraguay. Over the three matches the National Team has played in Nashville, the average attendance has been 27,720.

The USA is coming off road wins against sixth-ranked Netherlands and reigning World Cup champion Germany. The matchup with Guatemala will serve as the final tune-up for the team before it starts play at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup against Honduras on July 7 at 8:30 p.m. CT at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. That game will also be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 and UniMás.

The 23-player U.S. roster is an experienced group. Sixteen players were a part of the MNT’s 2014 FIFA World Cup squad, making the highest return rate of players between the two rosters in years where the Gold Cup has followed the World Cup (1991, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2013). Additionally, six players on the roster were a part of the team that won the Gold Cup in 2013. All together, the 23 players average 30 international appearances with 14 having played in a minimum of 20 matches for the U.S. MNT.

The USA has played seven international friendlies in 2015, going 4-2-1. The team is riding an impressive four-game unbeaten streak that includes wins over world No. 1 Germany, sixth-ranked Netherlands, archrival Mexico, and a 1-1 draw with then No.-12 ranked Switzerland in Zurich. 

Guatemala and the United States have met 24 times. The U.S. is unbeaten in the last 20 matches between the two (14-0-6), its longest unbeaten streak against any nation.

USA vs. Guatemala:

  • The United States is 14-4-6 all-time against Guatemala. The MNT is unbeaten in the last 20 games, which is the MNT’s longest streak against any nation and dates back to 1988. Five of the last six games have been wins for the USA.
  • All four of the USA’s losses to Guatemala have been on the road in Guatemala City, and three of the four ties were also away from U.S. soil. In the USA, the MNT’s record against Guatemala is 14-0-1.
  • The USA has outscored the Guatemala 39-17.
  • The teams’ last meeting was also a Gold Cup tune-up ahead of the 2013 edition of the tournament. On June 5, 2013 in San Diego, California, the U.S. rolled to a 6-0 win. Alejandro Bedoya and Chris Wondolowski each contributed a goal.
  • In 2012 the team’s met for a pair CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers. The first took place in June in Guatemala City, where the two tied 1-1. In that game Fabian Johnson assisted Clint Dempsey for the USA’s goal. Guatemala’s Marco Pappa bent in a stunning free kick in the 83rd minute of the game to level it and secure the only point for the Guatemalans against the U.S. in the last eight years.  Later that year in October, Dempsey would find the net against Guatemala two more times, notching a brace to lead the U.S. to a 3-1 win. Michael Bradley assisted on Dempsey’s second score.
  • Pappa is teammates with Dempsey and Brad Evans at Seattle Sounders FC, while Guatemala defender Elias Enoc Vasquez plays alongside Nick Rimando and Kyle Beckerman at Real Salt Lake.
  • This will be the third matchup between the teams during Jurgen Klinsmann’s tenure as head coach (2-0-1). 

U.S. Men’s National Team Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa/2007), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake/2011, 2013), William Yarbrough (Club Leon)
DEFENDERS (8): Ventura Alvarado (Club America), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC/2009), Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy/2013), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers/2011)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake/2009, 2013), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes/2011, 2013), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/2007, 2011), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC/2013), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (4): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/2011), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC/2005, 2007, 2011), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes/2011, 2013)
*Years listed after players’ clubs denote inclusion in previous CONCACAF Gold Cup rosters.

U.S. ROSTER NOTES:

  • Sixteen players on this roster were a part of the MNT’s 2014 FIFA World Cup squad, marking the highest return rate of players between the two rosters in years where the Gold Cup has followed the FIFA World Cup (1991, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2013).
  • Six players were a part of the USA team that won the Gold Cup in 2013: Kyle Beckerman, Alejandro Bedoya, Mix Diskerud, Omar Gonzalez, Nick Rimando and Chris Wondolowski
  • The USA has reached the Gold Cup Final in five straight tournaments and six out of the last seven. The team finished in third place in 2003 after losing to a Kaka-led Brazil.
  • Clint Dempsey (15), Michael Bradley (11) and Beckerman (11) have all played in more than 10 Gold Cup games. Bedoya and Wondolowski are also experienced players with eight Gold Cup caps each.
  • Twelve players on the roster have previously played in the Gold Cup, nine of whom have lifted the trophy.
  • The 23 players on the roster average 30.5 international appearances with 14 having played in a minimum of 20 matches for the U.S. MNT.
  • The USA has won the Gold Cup five times (1991, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2013) and finished as the runner-up four times (1992, 1998, 2009, 2011). The MNT has finished outside of the top four only once (2000).
  • Dempsey (5), Wondolowski (5), Beckerman, Bradley, and Diskerud, have all scored goals in previous Gold Cups. All five of Wondolowski’s goals came in the 2013 Gold Cup, where he tied for the tournament’s Golden Boot.
  • Dempsey is the only two-time winner (2005, 2007) and the only three-time Gold Cup participant on the U.S. roster.
  • Seven different players from this roster have scored for the USA in 2015: Jozy Altidore, Bradley, John Brooks, Dempsey, Diskerud, Aron Johannsson, and Gyasi Zardes.
  • The win against Germany in its most recent match was the fourth victory for the U.S. MNT over a top-10 ranked opponent since Jurgen Klinsmann took over the helm in 2011.
  • Brad Evans assisted on the game-winning goal in the team’s win over the reigning World Cup champions.
  • Tim Ream has earned honors as Bolton Wanderers’ Player of the Year each of the last two seasons.
  • Against Netherlands on June 5, Brad Guzan made his first appearance since he played against Colombia on Nov. 14, 2014. It was his first start of 2015. After picking up the win against Germany, Guzan is now a perfect 2-0-0 in 2015.
  • Fabian Johnson helped lift Borussia Mönchengladbach to a third-place finish in the Bundesliga that earned the club an automatic spot in the 2016 UEFA Champions League group stage. The German side went 10-0-2 with Johnson in the starting lineup this season.
  • Johannsson recorded four goals in his final three matches as AZ Alkmaar snatched the third spot in the Dutch Eredivisie and a place in the 2016 UEFA Europa League.
  • Alfredo Morales played a key role in FC Ingolstadt securing first place in the second division in Germany and subsequent promotion to the Bundesliga.
  • Bradley has played every minute of the USA's seven matches so far in 2015. In addition to Bradley, two other MNT players have appeared in all seven games this year: Gyasi Zardes and DeAndre Yedlin.
  • In the absence of Dempsey, Bradley has started as the team’s captain in five straight matches.
  • Graham Zusi was a part of the team that represented the U.S. in the World Cup last summer and is the only player on the roster without an appearance for the MNT in 2015.
  • William Yarbrough, 26, was born and raised in Mexico to two American parents. In recent seasons he marshaled the backline for Club Leon to the 2013 Apertura and 2014 Clausura titles.
  • Ventura Alvarado has appeared in five straight matches since making his debut in a U.S. uniform on March 25 against Denmark. Alvarado is a regular starter for the Club America team that captured the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League title and a trip to the FIFA Club World Cup. Alvarado has started in the last three games for the U.S. MNT, in which the team is 3-0-0.
  • Seven leagues from six countries are represented on the roster: Canada, England, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands and the United States. 
  • Altidore leads the team in points with five in 2015 on two goals and an assist.  

IN THE RECORD BOOKS:

  • Midfielder Michael Bradley is on track to earn his 100th cap in the MNT’s opening match with Honduras on July 7. He now has 98 appearances since debuting for the USA in 2006. He is in sole possession of 16th place on the MNT all-time list.
  • Bradley, who assisted on Mix Diskerud’s equalizer in the 2-1 win against Germany on June 10, is now tied for sixth on the U.S. MNT all-time list for assists with 14. His 13 goals rank him No. 13 all-time.
  • Following the win over Germany, Brad Guzan moved into fifth on the all-time wins list with 14.
  • U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann (37-17-12) ranks third among the USA’s all-time winningest coaches. Ahead of Klinsmann are National Soccer Hall of Famers, Bruce Arena (71) and Bob Bradley (43).  

IN FOCUS: GUATEMALA
National Football Federation of Guatemala
Founded: 1919
FIFA Affiliation: 1946
Head Coach: Ivan Franco Sopegno
FIFA World Ranking: 93
Best World Cup Finish: Never Qualified
Leading Cap-Winner: Carlos Ruiz (116)
Leading Goalscorer: Carlos Ruiz (57)

Guatemala Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Victor Ayala (Antigua GFC), Ricardo Jerez (Alianza Petrol), Paulo Motta (Municipal)
DEFENDERS (7): Carlos Castrillo (Comunicaciones), Stefano Cincotta (Chemnitzer), Moises Hernandez (FC Dallas), Wilson Lalin (Comunicaciones), Deniss Lopez (Municipal), Ruben Morales (Comunicaciones), Elias Enoc Vasquez (Real Salt Lake)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Jorge Aparicio (Comunicaciones), Gerardo Arias (Petapa), Jose Contreras (Comunicaciones), Carlos Figueroa (Comunicaciones), Kendel Herrarte (Comunicaciones), Brandon De Leon (Comunicaciones), Jonathan Marquez (Comunicaciones), Carlos Mejia (Comunicaciones), Marco Pappa (Seattle Sounders)
FORWARDS (4): Jairo Arreola (Comunicaciones), Edgar Chinchilla (Antigua GFC), Minor Lopez (Atlético CP), Carlos Ruiz (Municipal/Guatemala)

GUATEMALA NOTES:

  • Carlos Ruiz is the oldest player (35) on the roster, and is the leading cap-winner (116) and goalscorer (57) in Guatemala national team history
  • Ivan Sopegno became the head coach of the Guatemalan side on May 21, 204. Prior to taking the reins, the former Argentine goalkeeper coached Guatemalan club CSD Comunicaciones to five titles between 2008-2014
  • Eleven players from this roster play for Comunicaciones
  • The roster is almost entirely domestic. Only four of the 23 players come from non-Guatemalan clubs: Ricado Jerez (Alianz Petrol/Colombia); Moises Hernandez (FC Dallas); Elias Enoc Vasquez (Real Salt Lake), and Marco Pappa (Seattle Sounders FC)
  • Guatemala closed out 2014 with wins in five of its last seven games, but has only won once in 2015 (1-0, vs. Bermuda, June 15) with a 1-3-2 record
  • 22-year-old Jorge Aparicio is the youngest player on the roster. 

LAST TIME 
On the field for USA against Guatemala:  
July 6, 2013 – Qualcomm Stadium – San Diego, California – International Friendly  

USA                6          Herculez Gomez 43, Landon Donovan 55, 72; Chris Wondolowski 71,
                                   Clarence Goodson 84, Alejandro Bedoya 88
Guatemala     0         

USA: 1-Nick Rimando; 15-Michael Parkhurst, 5-Oguchi Onyewu, 21-Clarence Goodson, 7-DaMarcus Beasley (capt.); 14-Kyle Beckerman (8-Mix Diskerud, 46), 16-Jose Torres (11-Stuart Holden, 46); 10-Landon Donovan (17-Will Bruin, 73), 6-Joe Corona (20-Alejandro Bedoya, 59), 2-Edgar Castillo (23-Brek Shea, 59); 9-Herculez Gomez (19-Chris Wondolowski, 59)
Substitutions Not Used: 4-Michael Orozco Fiscal, 12-Sean Johnson, 18-Jack McInerney
Head coach: Jurgen Klinsmann


GUA: 1-Ricardo Jerez; 2-Carlos Castrillo, 3-Enoc Vasquez, 13-Victor Hernandez (14-Luis Cardona, 59), 5-Carlos Gallardo (6-Milton Leal, 78); 24-Jonathan Lopez (17-Enrique Miranda, 76), 8-Sergio Trujillo (9-Wilber Perez, 59), 16-Jonathan Marquez, 22-Edward Santeliz; 18-Minor Lopez Campollo (19-Angelo Padilla 85), 10-Jose Contreras (capt.) (7-Marlon Sequen, 86)
Substitutions Not Used: 11-Kevin Arriola, 12-Victor Ayala
Head coach: Victor Monzón

Gallery: USA Topples Germany to Advance to World Cup Final

Photos from the #USWNT's victory against world No. 1-ranked Germany in the Semifinals of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The USA will meet the winner of England/Japan in the World Cup Final on Sunday, July 5, at BC Place in Vancouver, Canada. The championship match kicks off at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 PT and will air live on FOX and Telemundo. 

Thousands of Fans Gather in Lincoln Park to Support WNT

While more than 50,000 packed Olympic Stadium on Tuesday night in Montreal, back at home, thousands of USA supporters came together at Fan HQ in Chicago's Lincoln Park to watch the #USWNT's 2-0 victory against Germany in the semifinals of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.  The event included various fan-focused activities with opportunities to purchase U.S. Soccer merchandise and food and beverages.  Supporters were able to catch FOX's live feed of the match on a giant 19-by-33 foot, high-definition screen.  Even Teddy Goalsevelt, made famous during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, made an appearance to help cheer the WNT to victory!


Zusi Aims for Impactful Return to MNT

The USMNT was playing some pleasing soccer during their memorable run at the 2014 World Cup.  Having played a big role in Brazil last summer, Graham Zusi has been sidelined with a variety of injuries in the year since. After playing in 10 games for the U.S. in 2014, the Sporting Kansas City midfielder has yet to appear in a match for the USA in 2015. Now fully fit, Zusi is back in the mix with the MNT just in time for the year’s biggest undertaking, the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

“It feels fantastic to be back,” Zusi said. “It’s been a while since I’ve been in with the guys, and walking into the hotel and seeing some familiar faces was really nice. It’s been a little frustrating with a slew of injuries for the past six months, but I feel good now and it’s great to be back.”

The Orlando, Florida, native first made an impact on the international scene during the final round of qualifying in 2013, providing the killer strike against Panama that knocked the Central American nation out of running for a spot at the 2014 World Cup. 

Philadelphia, Orlando, Chicago and Houston Advance on Opening Night of 2015 U.S. Open Cup Round of 16

CHICAGO (June 30, 2015) – Some big performances highlighted the first night of the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 as four Quarterfinal participants emerged.

Brazilian star Kaka scored in his U.S. Open Cup debut for Orlando City, 10-man Philadelphia Union pulled an impressive comeback, Mike Magee made a strong return for the Chicago Fire and Joe Willis stood tall for the Houston Dynamo.

The Round of 16 closes with four matches on Wednesday night all of which can be seen live on ussoccer.com. Quarterfinal dates and times will be announced Thursday morning July 2.

U.S. Soccer to Host Women's World Cup Viewing Party and FanHQ Event in Chicago's Lincoln Park

CHICAGO (June 30, 2015) – U.S. Soccer will host a U.S. Women’s National Team Viewing Party for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final against the England-Japan winner on Sunday, July 5 in Chicago’s Lincoln Park.

With support from the Chicago Park District, U.S. Soccer will kick off the festivities at 3 p.m. with a FanHQ event in Lincoln Park near the intersection of Stockton Drive and LaSalle Drive, just south of the Lincoln Park Zoo.

FanHQ will include various fan-focused activities, while U.S. Soccer merchandise, along with food, soft drinks, beer and other beverages will be available for purchase.

The viewing party will feature FOX’s live feed of the match displayed on a giant 19-by-33 foot, high-definition screen. The game kicks off at 6 p.m. CT. The Final match against England or Japan will be played at BC Place in Vancouver, Canada. The events are free and open to the public. 

Last summer U.S. Soccer hosted four viewing parties with inspiring success. The last Viewing Party at Soldier Field drew over 28,000 fans to the lakefront park.

The U.S. qualified for the Final after winning its group – which included Australia, Sweden and Nigeria – and then defeating Colombia 2-0 in the Round of 16, China 1-0 in the Quarterfinals and Germany 2-0 in the Semifinals.

Media are invited to the event, and all media requests should be directed to Sinhue Mendoza at smendoza@ussoccer.org, O: (312) 528- 1237, M: (224)-715-0387 or Alex Prosperi Alexander.Prosperi@fleishman.com (847) 830-0284.  Television affiliates are invited for live shots at the park and parking instructions will be sent out at a later date. U.S. Soccer asks that if you are looking to park your TV truck to please inform us in advance because parking will likely be restricted.

The U.S. Soccer Federation is the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States.  U.S. Soccer has played an integral part in charting the course for the sport in the USA for more than 100 years.  U.S. Soccer is headquartered in two refurbished mansions in Chicago’s Prairie Avenue Historical District. Since dubbed U.S. Soccer House, on the corner of 18th Street and Prairie Avenue it now serves as the American home of the world’s most popular sport.

FanHQ Heads to Vancouver for Women’s World Cup Final

CHICAGO (June 30, 2015) – With the U.S. Women’s National Team advancing to the final of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, U.S. Soccer is bringing FanHQ back to Vancouver with events specifically planned for U.S. Soccer fans, as the team gets set to chase its third title.

FanHQ will bring together U.S. fans on Independence Day on Saturday July 4, to party the night before the grand finale between the USWNT and England/Japan, and again on matchday, Sunday, July 5, for a pre-game party.

Both events will feature music from DJ Spin Easy, a NYC DJ who brought his unique sets to FanHQ events earlier in Vancouver and Montreal, and in Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He has opened up all over the world for Snoop Dogg, Akon, T-Pain, Ice Cube and others. 

Admission to both events is free. A limited number of RSVPs are available for guaranteed access. Walk-ups will be accommodated based on venue capacity. Food and drinks will be available to purchase. 

FanHQ Vancouver:

Night Before Party: July 4, 2015

  • WHERE: Commodore Ballroom || 868 Granville St. Vancouver, BC V6Z 1K3  
  • WHEN: 7 p.m.- 1 a.m. PT
  • ENTRY: FREE. Fans who RSVP will be guaranteed entry, all others will be admitted as capacity allows. 
  • ENTERTAINMENT: DJ Spin Easy
  • FOOD & BEVERAGE: Available for purchase 

Pre Match Party: July 5, 2015 

  • WHERE: Commodore Ballroom || 868 Granville St. Vancouver, BC V6Z 1K3  
  • WHEN: 11-3 p.m. PT
  • ENTRY: FREE. Fans who RSVP will be guaranteed entry. All others will be admitted as capacity allows. 
  • ENTERTAINMENT: DJ Spin Easy
  • FOOD & BEVERAGE: Available for purchase

For more details on FANHQ Vancouver, including RSVPs, visit to ussoccer.com/FanHQ


Selección Femenina Avanza a la Final de la Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA 2015

MONTREAL, Canadá (30 de junio, 2015) – Por cuarta vez en su historia, la Selección Femenina de Estados Unidos avanzó a la final de la Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA 2015. Un gol de penal de Carli Lloyd y el primer gol estadounidense de Kelley O’Hara impulsaron a EE.UU. a una victoria de 2-0 contra Alemania.

Estados Unidos espera conocer su rival en la final, en donde se enfrentará al ganador del partido entre Inglaterra y Japón que se llevará a cabo el miércoles, 1 de julio. La final está programada para el domingo, 5 de julio, a las 7 p.m. ET en BC Place en Vancouver, British Columbia.

La victoria en semifinales aumenta el registro de EE.UU. a 19-4-7 contra Alemania. El partido fue el cuarto entre ambas selecciones en torneos mundialistas—una victoria de 5-2 de EE.UU. el 27 de noviembre, 1991 en China, una victoria de 3-2 de EE.UU. el 1 de julio, 1999 en Maryland, y una victoria de 3-0 de Alemania el 5 de octubre, 2003 en Portland, Oregon.

En el minuto 59, Estados Unidos se vio en peligro cuando Julie Johnston derrumbó a Alexandra Popp en el área grande y la árbitro Teodora Albon apuntó al punto penal. Celia Sasic se perfiló para el tiro penal pero envió su disparo por el lado izquierdo de la portería. El 66vo gol de Lloyd cayó en el minuto 69, también por la vía penal, y Kelley O’Hara selló el marcador en el minuto 84.

Próximamente:
Estados Unidos se enfrentará al ganador de Japón/Inglaterra en la Final de la Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA el domingo, 5 de julio, a las 7 p.m. ET en BC Place en Vancouver.
Información de transmisión: FOX, Telemundo
Social: Twitter (@ussoccer_wnt, @ussoccer_esp); Facebook; Instagram

Resumen de Goles:
USA – Carli Lloyd (penal), minuto 69: Un pase fue enviado en el aire y Alex Morgan saltó para alcanzarlo, pero fue derrumbada por Annike Krahn. La defensa alemana fue amonestada y Estados Unidos fue otorgado un tiro penal. Carli Lloyd se concentró y con profesionalismo y poder hizo retumbar la red con su disparo. USA 1, GER 0

USA – Kelley O’Hara (Carli Lloyd), minuto 84: Una buena combinación en el lado derecho vio el balón pasar de los pies de Lauren Holiday a Abby Wambach, y luego para Meghan Klingenberg quien lo filtró para Lloyd. La mediocampista se lo llevó hacia la línea de gol, recortando el balón  hacia atrás en el último momento. Kelly O’Hara había seguido la jugada y saltó con el pie estirado, llegando perfectamente a tiempo para ganarle a su defensa e impulsar el balón adentro de la red. USA 2, GER 0. FINAL

Atajadas Claves y Paradas Defensivas:

GER – Nadine Angerer, minuto 7: Megan Rapinoe envió un tiro de esquina del lado izquierdo al primer poste. Allí estaba Julie Johnston, quien cabeceó peligrosamente, pero Nadine Angerer mostró sus reflejos y se tiró a tiempo para atajar el intento.

USA – Hope Solo, minuto 8: Alemania controló el balón por la banda derecha y un disparo de Alexandra Popp puso en alerta a Hope Solo, quien desvió el balón por arriba del travesaño.

GER – Nadine Angerer, minuto 15: Estados Unidos tenía el balón en el medio campo y Tobin Heath mandó un pase filtrado perfectamente detrás de la defensa de Alemania, en donde Alex Morgan usó su velocidad para penetrar la zaga. Morgan se encontró frente a frente con Angerer, quien mantuvo la calma y atajó el disparo con el pie derecho.

Notas Adicionales y En La Mira:

  • Carli Lloyd anotó el gol No. 66 de su carrera. El gol fue su cuarto en Copas Mundiales Femeninas y su tercero consecutivo del torneo actual.
  • Kelley O’Hara marcó su primer gol con la Selección Femenina de Estados Unidos, y su primero en una Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA.
  • Diez jugadoras de EE.UU. han anotado un gol en una Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA—Abby Wambach, Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Lloyd, Lauren Holiday, O’Hara, Heather O’Reilly, Lori Chalupny, Shannon Boxx y Christen Press.
  • Los 513 minutos sin conceder gol son un récord estadounidense en Copas Mundiales.
  • Cinco jugadoras estadounidenses han jugado los 540 minutos en lo que va del torneo—las defensas Julie Johnston, Meghan Klingenberg y Becky Sauerbrunn, la mediocampista Carli Lloyd y la portera Hope Solo.
  • Sauerbrunn es la única jugadora en la nómina que ha sido titular en todos los partidos de EE.UU este año. Tiene más minutos (1419) que ninguna otra jugadora en el equipo.
  • Hope Solo completó su partido No. 89 sin conceder gol contra Alemania. Fue el quinto partido en Copas Mundiales sin conceder gol para EE.UU. y su décimo en Copas Mundiales, lo cual la deja empatada con Briana Scurry.
  • La Selección Femenina tiene un registro de 33-4-5 en Copas Mundiales Femeninas de la FIFA, anotando 107 goles en 42 partidos, a comparación de 33 goles de sus rivales.

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

Encuentro: Selección Femenina de Estados Unidos vs. Alemania
Fecha: 30 de junio, 2015
Torneo: Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA 2015; Semifinal
Sede: Olympic Stadium; Montreal, Quebec
Inicio: 7 p.m. ET
Asistencia: 51,176
Clima: Bajo techo 

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

USA – Carli Lloyd (penal)                 minuto 69
USA – Kelley O’Hara (Carli Lloyd)  84 

Alineaciones:

USA: 1-Hope Solo; 11-Ali Krieger, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 19-Julie Johnston, 22-Meghan Klingenberg; 12-Lauren Holiday, 14-Morgan Brian, 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.), 15-Megan Rapinoe (20-Abby Wambach, 80), 13-Alex Morgan (2-Sydney Leroux, 90+3), 17-Tobin Heath (5-Kelley O’Hara, 75)
Suplentes no utilizadas: 3-Christie Rampone, 6-Whitney Engen, 7-Shannon Boxx, 8-Amy Rodriguez, 9-Heather O’Reilly, 16-Lori Chalupny, 18-Ashlyn Harris, 21-Alyssa Naeher, 23-Christen Press
Directora Técnica: Jill Ellis 

GER: 1-Nadine Angerer (capt.); 4-Leonie Maier, 5-Annike Krahn, 3-Saskia Bartusiak, 22-Tabea Kemme; 6-Simone Laudehr, 20-Lena Goessling, 11-Anja Mittag (10-Dzsenifer Marozsan, 77), 16-Melanie Leupolz, 18-Alexandra Popp; 13-Celia Sasic
Suplentes no utilizadas: 2-Bianca Schmidt, 7-Melanie Behringer, 8-Pauline Bremer, 9-Lena Lotzen, 12-Almuth Schult, 14-Babett Peter, 15-Jennifer Cramer, 17-Josephine Henning, 19-Lena Petermann, 21-Laura Benkarth, 23-Sara Daebritz
Directora Técnico: Silvia Neid 

Resumen estadístico: USA / GER
Tiros: 12 / 15
Tiros al arco: 5 / 1
Atajadas: 1 / 3
Tiros de esquina: 8 / 4
Faltas: 10 / 11
Fueras de lugar: 1 / 1 

Resumen de penalidades:
GER - Leonie Maier (amonestación)                          minuto 36
USA – Becky Sauerbrunn (amonestación)                 38
USA – Julie Johnston (amonestación)                        59
GER – Annike Krahn (amonestación)                        69 

Árbitros:
Árbitro: Teodora Albon (ROU)
Árbitro Asistente 1: Petruta Iugulescu (ROU)
Árbitro Asistente 2: Maria Sukenikova (SVK)
Cuarto Oficial: Salome Di Iorio (ARG)

Jugadora del Partido Budweiser: Carli Lloyd

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
June 15, 2009 MNT vs Italy 1-3 L Loftus Versfeld; Tshwane/Pretoria, South Africa 34,341 Donovan
June 18, 2009 MNT vs Brazil 0-3 L Loftus Versfeld; Tshwane/Pretoria, South Africa 39,617 --
June 21, 2009 MNT vs Egypt 3-0 W Royal Bafokeng Stadium; Rustenburg, South Africa 23,140 Davies, Bradley, Dempsey
June 24, 2009 MNT vs Spain 2-0 W Free State Stadium; Manguang/Bloemfontein, South Africa 35,396 Altidore, Dempsey
June 28, 2009 MNT vs Brazil 2-3 L Ellis Park; Johannesburg 52,291 Dempsey, Donovan
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