U.S. Soccer

2010 FIFA World Cup

South Africa

On This Day: Captain Carlos Earned His First Cap for His Country

On this day in 2001, five players, including former captain Carlos Bocanegra, earned their first cap with the U.S. Men’s National Team in a 1-0 loss to Korea Republic at Jeju World Cup Stadium in Seogwipo, Jeju Province. Manny Lagos, Diego Gutierrez, Jeff Cunningham and Richard Mulrooney also made their team debuts in the U.S. MNT’s final match of 2001.  

Bocanegra went on to play 110 matches with the U.S., including 64 as captain, prior to his retirement last year. His 14 international goals stand as the all-time record among USA defenders and 9,222 career minutes are fifth most of any player in team history. The Alta Loma, Calif., native played in two FIFA World Cups (2006, 2010), appearing in six matches.  He also captured two CONCACAF Gold Cup titles in four tournaments. Domestically, Bocanegra was named the MLS Rookie of the Year during his rookie campaign with the Chicago Fire in 2000 and earned back-to-back MLS Defender of the Year honors in 2002 and 2003.

The match against South Korea took place less than six months prior to the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea and Japan, and began a streak of three consecutive World Cup appearances by the USA that were preceded by an acclimatization regimen in the host country. The U.S. would play Poland (1-0 victory on March 1, 2006) and Germany (4-1 loss on March 22, 2006) on German soil prior to the 2006 FIFA World Cup; then five matches in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup that included a 2-0 win against then No. 1-ranked Spain in the semifinal that earnedits first appearance in the final of a major FIFA tournament, a year prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The U.S. MNT also held January camp in Sao Paulo, Brazil at the base camp it would later use in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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MNT Dec 9, 2015

A Hitchhikers Guide to USA-Ghana

The U.S. Men’s National Team will go head to head with Ghana in its first group game on June 16, live on ESPN, WatchESPN and Univision. It’s the third consecutive FIFA World Cup these teams have walked out of the tunnel together and to get ready for Rd. 3, ussoccer.com caught up with some players past and present to reflect on the matches in 2006 and 2010. 2006 Like 2014, the 2006 dra Read more
MNT Jun 16, 2014

Putting Practice into Play

The U.S. men's national team has been training together in some form for nearly two weeks, in two different locations. A vast pool of players became 30, then 30 became 23. On Tuesday evening in San Francisco, 11 of those 23 will take the field in an official game with the American soccer public watching. Finally. "There's a lot of work right now going on the training field, and it's just great t Read more
MNT May 27, 2014

Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
MNT vs Ghana 1-2 L Royal Bafokeng Stadium; Rustenburg, South Africa 35,827 (so)
MNT vs Algeria 1-0 W Loftus Versfield; Tshwane/Pretoria, South Africa 35,827 (so)
MNT vs Slovenia 2-2 D Ellis Park; Johannesburg, South Africa 45,573 (so)
MNT vs England 1-1 D Royal Bafokeng Stadium; Rustenburg, South Africa 38,646 (so)

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE CAPS/G
F 6-1 175 Boca Raton, Fla. Toronto FC 93/34
D 5-8 145 Ft. Wayne, Ind. Houston Dynamo 122/17
D 6-0 170 Alta Loma, Calif. Chivas USA
D 5-9 145 Los Alamitos, Calif. UANL Tigres (La Primera Division de Mexico)
M 6-2 185 Princeton, N.J. Toronto FC 114/15
F 6-1 185 New Rochelle, N.Y. Colorado Rapids
D 5-6 145 San Diego, Calif. Hannover 96 (Germany)
M 5-10 150 Jonesboro, Ga. Houston Dynamo
D 6-0 180 Green Bay, Wis. Vancouver Whitecaps
F 6-1 170 Nacogdoches, Texas Seattle Sounders FC 123/49
M 6-0 170 Fontana, Calif. Philadelphia Union
M 5-9 150 Irvine, Calif. Sporting Kansas City
F 5-9 165 Phoenix, Ariz. Nottingham Forest (English League Championship)
F 5-10 165 Las Vegas, Nev. Club Tijuana (Mexico)
D 6-4 180 Alexandria, Va. San Jose Earthquakes
GK 6-4 210 Homer Glen, Ill. Aston Villa (England) 44/0
GK 6-3 220 Seattle, Wash. Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (England)
M 5-10 160 Houston, Texas Bolton Wanderers (England)
GK 6-3 210 North Brunswick, N.J. Everton (England) 108/0
D 6-4 210 Olney, Md. Sheffield Wednesday (England)
D 6-0 180 Arlington Heights, Ill. Birmingham City (England) 34/0
M 5-7 135 Longview, Texas Tigres (Mexico)

Jozy Altidore

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-1

Weight:
175

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Boca Raton, Fla.

Club:
Toronto FC

DaMarcus Beasley

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Club:
Houston Dynamo

Carlos Bocanegra

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-0

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Alta Loma, Calif.

Club:
Chivas USA

Jonathan Bornstein

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-9

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Los Alamitos, Calif.

Club:
UANL Tigres (La Primera Division de Mexico)

Michael Bradley

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
6-2

Weight:
185

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Princeton, N.J.

Club:
Toronto FC

Edson Buddle

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-1

Weight:
185

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
New Rochelle, N.Y.

Club:
Colorado Rapids

Steve Cherundolo

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-6

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Club:
Hannover 96 (Germany)

Ricardo Clark

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-10

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Jonesboro, Ga.

Club:
Houston Dynamo

Jay DeMerit

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-0

Weight:
180

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Green Bay, Wis.

Club:
Vancouver Whitecaps

Clint Dempsey

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-1

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Nacogdoches, Texas

Club:
Seattle Sounders FC

Maurice Edu

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
6-0

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Fontana, Calif.

Club:
Philadelphia Union

Benny Feilhaber

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Irvine, Calif.

Club:
Sporting Kansas City

Robbie Findley

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-9

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Phoenix, Ariz.

Club:
Nottingham Forest (English League Championship)

Herculez Gomez

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-10

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Las Vegas, Nev.

Club:
Club Tijuana (Mexico)

Clarence Goodson

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-4

Weight:
180

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Alexandria, Va.

Club:
San Jose Earthquakes

Brad Guzan

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-4

Weight:
210

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Homer Glen, Ill.

Club:
Aston Villa (England)

Marcus Hahnemann

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-3

Weight:
220

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Seattle, Wash.

Club:
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (England)

Stuart Holden

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-10

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

Club:
Bolton Wanderers (England)

Tim Howard

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-3

Weight:
210

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
North Brunswick, N.J.

Club:
Everton (England)

Oguchi Onyewu

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-4

Weight:
210

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Olney, Md.

Club:
Sheffield Wednesday (England)

Jonathan Spector

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-0

Weight:
180

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Arlington Heights, Ill.

Club:
Birmingham City (England)

Jose Torres

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Weight:
135

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Longview, Texas

Club:
Tigres (Mexico)

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
URU 3 2 0 1 4 0 +4 7
MEX 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
RSA 3 1 1 1 3 5 -2 4
FRA 3 0 2 1 1 4 -3 1

Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
ARG 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9
KOR 3 1 1 1 5 6 -1 4
GRE 3 1 2 0 2 5 -3 3
NGA 3 0 2 1 3 5 -2 1

Group C

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
USA 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 5
ENG 3 1 0 2 2 1 +1 5
SVN 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
ALG 3 0 2 1 0 2 -2 1

Group D

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
GER 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 6
GHA 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
AUS 3 1 1 1 3 6 -3 4
SRB 3 1 2 0 2 3 -1 3

Group E

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
NED 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 9
JPN 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 6
DEN 3 1 2 0 3 6 -3 3
CMR 3 0 3 0 2 5 -3 0

Group F

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
PAR 3 1 0 2 3 1 +2 5
SVK 3 1 1 1 4 5 -1 4
NZL 3 0 0 3 2 2 0 3
ITA 3 0 1 2 4 5 -1 2

Group G

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
BRA 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 7
POR 3 1 0 2 7 0 +7 5
CIV 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 1
PRK 3 0 3 0 1 12 -11 0

Group H

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
ESP 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 6
CHI 3 2 1 0 3 2 +1 6
SUI 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4
HON 3 0 2 1 0 3 -3 1

First Round

No. Date Match Time (Local/ET) Venue
1 June 11 South Africa 1, Mexico 1 4 p.m. / 10 a.m. Soccer City; Johannesburg
2 June 11 Uruguay 0, France 0 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Cape Town
3 June 12 Argentina 1, Nigeria 0 4 p.m. / 10 a.m. Ellis Park Stadium; Johannesburg
4 June 12 Korea Republic 2, Greece 0 1:30 p.m. / 7:30 a.m. Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth
5 June 12 England 1, USA 1 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Rustenburg
6 June 13 Algeria 0, Slovenia 1 1:30 p.m. / 7:30 a.m. Polokwane
7 June 13 Germany 4, Australia 0 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Durban
8 June 13 Serbia 0, Ghana 1 4 p.m. / 10 a.m. Tshwane/Pretoria
9 June 14 Netherlands 2, Denmark 0 1:30 p.m. / 7:30 a.m. Soccer City; Johannesburg
10 June 14 Japan 1, Cameroon 0 4 p.m. / 10 a.m. Mangaung/Bloemfontein
11 June 14 Italy 1, Paraguay 1 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Cape Town
12 June 15 New Zealand 1, Slovakia 1 1:30 p.m. / 7:30 a.m. Rustenburg
13 June 15 Cote D€™Ivoire 0, Portugal 0 4 p.m. / 10 a.m. Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth
14 June 15 Brazil 2, Korea DPR 1 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Ellis Park Stadium; Johannesburg
15 June 16 Honduras 0, Chile 1 1:30 p.m. / 7:30 a.m. Nelspruit
16 June 16 Spain 0, Switzerland 1 4 p.m. / 10 a.m. Durban
17 June 16 South Africa 0, Uruguay 3 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Tshwane/Pretoria
18 June 17 France 0, Mexico 2 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Polokwane
19 June 17 Greece 2, Nigeria 1 4 p.m. / 10 a.m. Mangaung/Bloemfontein
20 June 17 Argentina 4, Korea Republic 1 1:30 p.m. / 7:30 a.m. Soccer City; Johannesburg
21 June 18 Germany 0, Serbia 1 1:30 p.m. / 7:30 a.m. Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth
22 June 18 Slovenia 2, USA 2 4 p.m. / 10 a.m. Ellis Park Stadium; Johannesburg
23 June 18 England 0, Algeria 0 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Cape Town
24 June 19 Ghana 1, Australia 1 4 p.m. / 10 a.m. Rustenburg
25 June 19 Netherlands 1, Japan 0 1:30 p.m. / 7:30 a.m. Durban
26 June 19 Cameroon 1, Denmark 2 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Tshwane/Pretoria
27 June 20 Slovakia 0, Paraguay 2 1:30 p.m. / 7:30 a.m. Mangaung/Bloemfontein
28 June 20 Italy 1, New Zealand 1 4 p.m. / 10 a.m. Nelspruit
29 June 20 Brazil 3, Cote D'Ivoire 1 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Soccer City; Johannesburg
30 June 21 Portugal 7, Korea DPR 0 1:30 p.m. / 7:30 a.m. Cape Town
31 June 21 Chile 1, Switzerland 0 4 p.m. / 10 a.m. Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth
32 June 21 Spain 2, Honduras 0 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Ellis Park Stadium; Johannesburg
33 June 22 Mexico 0, Uruguay 1 4 p.m. / 10 a.m. Rustenburg
34 June 22 France 1, South Africa 2 4 p.m. / 10 a.m. Mangaung/Bloemfontein
35 June 22 Nigeria 2, Korea Republic 2 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Durban
36 June 22 Greece 0, Argentina 2 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Polokwane
37 June 23 Slovenia 0, England 1 4 p.m. / 10 a.m. Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth
38 June 23 USA 1, Algeria 0 4 p.m. / 10 a.m. Tshwane/Pretoria
39 June 23 Ghana 0, Germany 1 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Soccer City; Johannesburg
40 June 23 Australia 2, Serbia 1 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Nelspruit
41 June 24 Slovakia 3, Italy 2 4 p.m. / 10 a.m. Ellis Park Stadium; Johannesburg
42 June 24 Paraguay 0, New Zealand 0 4 p.m. / 10 a.m. Polokwane
43 June 24 Denmark 1, Japan 3 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Rustenburg
44 June 24 Cameroon 1, Netherlands 2 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Cape Town
45 June 25 Portugal 0, Brazil 0 4 p.m. / 10 a.m. Durban
46 June 25 Korea DPR 0, Cote D'Ivoire 3 4 p.m. / 10 a.m. Nelspruit
47 June 25 Chile 1, Spain 2 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Tshwane/Pretoria
48 June 25 Switzerland 0, Honduras 0 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Mangaung/Bloemfontein

Round of 16

No. Date Match Time (Local/ET) Venue
49 June 26 Uruguay 2, Korea Republic 1 4 p.m. / 10 a.m. Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth
50 June 26 USA 1, Ghana 2 (OT) 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Rustenburg
51 June 27 Germany 4, England 1 4 p.m. / 10 a.m. Mangaung/Bloemfontein
52 June 27 Argentina 3, Mexico 1 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Soccer City; Johannesburg
53 June 28 Netherlands 2, Slovakia 1 4 p.m. / 10 a.m. Durban
54 June 28 Brazil 3, Chile 0 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Ellis Park Stadium; Johannesburg
55 June 29 Paraguay 0, Japan 0 (5-3 pks) 4 p.m. / 10 a.m. Tshwane/Pretoria
56 June 29 Spain 1, Portugal 0 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Cape Town

Quarterfinals

No. Date Match Time (Local/ET) Venue
57 July 2 Netherlands 2, Brazil 1 4 p.m. / 10 a.m. Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth
58 July 2 Uruguay 1, Ghana 1 (4-2 pks) 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Soccer City; Johannesburg





59 July 3 Germany 4, Argentina 0
4 p.m. / 10 a.m. Cape Town
60 July 3 Paraguay 0, Spain 1
8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Ellis Park Stadium; Johannesburg

Semifinals

No. Date Match Time (Local/ET) Venue
61 July 6 Netherlands 3, Uruguay 2 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Cape Town
62 July 7 Germany 0, Spain 1 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Durban

Third Place

No. Date Match Time (Local/ET) Venue
63 July 10 Uruguay 2, Germany 3 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth

Final

No. Date Match Time (Local/ET) Venue
64 July 11 Netherlands 0, Spain 1 (OT) 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Soccer City; Johannesburg
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