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Herzog Calls 28 Players for College Identification Training Camp

CHICAGO (July 28, 2015) – U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team head coach Andi Herzog has called 28 players to Carson, California, for a College Identification training camp that will allow the coaching staff to scout a new crop of collegiate players as the team continues preparations ahead of October qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

The group will train from August 5-8 at the U.S. National Training Center in Carson.

"It will be great to work with this group and have a look at them,” head coach Andi Herzog said. “We have brought college players in and have seen them go on to have success with the senior team. Jordan Morris was an example of that this year. This camp is another chance to build our pool of talented players.”

Eleven of the 28 players have experience playing in the U.S. Men’s National Team youth system.

Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Wade Hamilton (Cal Poly; Murrieta, Calif.), Jonathan Klinsmann (Cal; Newport Beach, Calif.), Kendall McIntosh (Santa Clara; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Andrew Tarbell (Clemson; Mandeville, La.).
DEFENDERS (9): Jonathan Campbell (North Carolina; Greensboro, N.C.), Alex Crognale (Maryland; Gahanna, Ohio), Chase Gasper (UCLA; Alexandria, Va.), Tomas Hilliard-Arce (Stanford, Matthews, N.C.), Grant Lillard (Indiana; Hinsdale, Ill.), Jakob Nerwinski (Connecticut; Lawrenceville, N.J.), Chris Odoi-Atsem (Maryland; Mitchellville, Md.), Sam Strong (UCSB; Santa Barbara, Calif.), Brandon Vincent (Stanford; Valencia, Calif.).
MIDFIELDERS (10): Corey Baird (Stanford; Escondido, Calif.). Andrew Brody (Lousiville; Orlando, Fla.), Mael Corboz (Maryland; Green Brook, N.J.), Niko Hansen (New Mexico; Sacramento, Calif.), Ian Harkes (Wake Forest; Fairfax, Va.), Patrick Hodan (Notre Dame; Brookfield, Wisc.), James Moberg (Washington; Winsdor, Calif.), Adam Najem (Akron; Clifton, N.J.), Keegan Rosenberry (Georgetown; Ronks, Pa.), Jake Rozhansky (Virginia; Germantown, Md.).
FORWARDS (5): Michael Gamble (Wake Forest; Columbia, Md.), Connor Maloney (Penn State; Harrisburg, Pa.), Alex Muyl (Georgetown; New York, N.Y.), Paul Salcedo (Cal; Inglewood, Calif.), Mac Steeves (Providence; Needham, Mass.).

 

Gallery: U.S. MNT Announces Return to St. Louis for World Cup Qualifier

Photos from the U.S. Soccer press conference with the St. Louis Cardinals to announce the return of the Men's National Team to St. Louis for its opening World Cup Qualifying match of the 2018 cycle. The match will be played at Busch Stadium on Nov. 13 against the winner of the St. Vincent & the Grenadines-Aruba Third Round qualifying match. 

Registration for October “A” & “B” Coaching Courses Opens Aug. 3

CHICAGO (July 27, 2015) — The U.S. Soccer Coaching Department will conduct National Coaching Schools for “A” and “B” License Courses from October 17-25 in Casa Grande, Arizona. Registration for these course options will begin on Monday, August 3. Interested applicants should review the FAQ’s (listed below) and confirm their eligibility prior to registering.

Participants at U.S. Soccer’s National Coaching Schools will have the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized license from U.S. Soccer, a member of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), and the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States.

In a typical course, coaches interact with the nation’s top-level instructors, including current and former U.S. National Team, professional and international coaches. The licensing programs are focused on teaching current theoretical and practical knowledge to provide coaches with the ability to improve the everyday training environment for elite players.

To learn more about what to expect at a U.S. Soccer course, visit the Coaching Education page on ussoccer.com.

School

Date

Location

National “A” License Course

October 17 – 25

Casa Grande, AZ

National “B” License Course

October 17 – 25

Casa Grande, AZ

Upcoming Performance Centers will be held at various locations. Registration information and additional 2016 course details will be available on ussoccer.com at a later date.

For other coaching inquiries, please contact the Coaching Department at coaches@ussoccer.org.

Shannon Boxx and Lauren Holiday to Finish International Careers at End of 2015

CHICAGO (July 27, 2015) – The 10-game fall tour to celebrate the USA’s championship run at the 2015 Women’s World Cup will be the final matches in a U.S. uniform for midfielders Shannon Boxx and Lauren Holiday. 

Holiday, 27, made public her decision to retire for club and country in early July, two days after the Women’s World Cup Final. Boxx, 38, recently confirmed her plans to finish her international career at the end of the year as well, but will also immediately retire from professional club soccer and will not be returning to the Chicago Red Stars for the remainder of the season. 

Both players have been vitally important contributors to the success of the U.S. Women’s National Team team over their careers and both finish with multiple Olympic gold medals, a Women’s World Cup title and a professional club championship. 

Boxx, who grew up in Torrance, California, and attended Notre Dame, played in all three incarnations of U.S. professional women’s soccer leagues. She was drafted by the San Diego Spirit into the WUSA and also played for the New York Power. In the WPS, she played for the Los Angeles Sol, the St. Louis Athletica, magicJack and FC Gold Pride, with whom she won a league title in 2010. She ends her career with the Chicago Red Stars in the NWSL. 

“I’ve been blessed to play soccer professionally for 15 years,” said Boxx. “Much of my success at the international level — three gold medals and a World Cup victory — is owed to the professional women’s soccer leagues in which I’ve played. I’m excited to see the NWSL grow and inspire a new generation of girls who may, one day, have their dreams come true just as mine did.” 

Boxx was famously named to the 2003 U.S. Women’s World Cup Team before ever earning a cap. She scored in her first three WNT matches, including the opening game of that tournament, and grew into a fixture at center midfield for years. Known for her tremendous ball-winning in the air and on the ground, as well as sophistication with the ball at her feet in the attack, she currently has 191 caps and 27 goals. 

Boxx was on the short list for the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year in 2008, 2005 (when she finished third) and 2004, and captained the FIFA Women’s World All-Star Team against Germany in Paris in May of 2005. She was named MVP of the prestigious Algarve Cup in 2004 and 2006. Boxx has struggled with injuries and illness over the past few years, and gave birth to her first daughter, Zoe, in February of 2014. She embarked on a remarkable comeback to make her final Women’s World Cup Team. 

Even more impressive, Boxx has been dealing with Sjogren’s syndrome and Lupus for years and been outspoken about her struggles to cope with the diseases while becoming a role model for many who are similarly afflicted. 

“This is the right decision for me right now,” said Boxx. “And though I’ll continue on with the U.S. team and our victory tour, I look forward to the next chapter in my career. Having the time to focus more on my family, whose support has made everything possible, is something I will cherish as much as the game.” 

Holiday grew up in Indianapolis and attended UCLA (where she finished as the Bruins all-time leading scorer). She played for the USA at the 2006 Under-20 Women’s World Cup in Russia and debuted for the full team in January of 2007 against Germany. 

She displayed tremendous versatility throughout her career, playing forward, flank midfield and several roles in the center of the midfield as well. One of the team’s smoothest passers and the USA’s best players with her back to the net, she has scored a bushel of world-class goals during her time in a U.S. jersey. 

The former Lauren Cheney was one of the youngest players on the 2008 Olympic Team. She currently has 130 caps and 24 goals, including her epic volley in the 2015 Women’s World Cup Final that would turn out to be the game-winner. 

“I prayed about it for a couple years and really over the last year, I’ve had a lot of clarity that I was ready to move on,” said Holiday. “It is a bit bittersweet as I have a lot of emotion invested in the Women’s National Team, but I’m also excited to start the next chapter of my life. I’ve accomplished and fulfilled all my dreams in soccer and now there are other things I want to do. I want to serve other people and focus on my family.” 

Holiday played two seasons for the Boston Breakers in WPS and will finish her professional career at the end of this NWSL season with FC Kansas City, with whom she was the league MVP in 2013, leading the league in goals and assists. Last year she helped the Blues to the league title in 2014 and was MVP of the championship game. 

“I have so much respect for FC Kansas City and when I made my decision to retire, I knew I wanted to come back and finish out the season, not only for the club, but for the fans,” said Holiday. “Hopefully we can win another title and really go out on top.” 

Four games of the 10-game tour have been confirmed with the first match coming on Aug. 16 against Costa Rica at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. The USA will then play Costa Rica at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Aug. 19. The USA will face Women’s World Cup quarterfinalist Australia on Thursday, Sept. 17 at Ford Field in Detroit followed by a second match against the Matildas on Sunday, Sept. 20, at historic Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. 

“It’s been an incredible honor and privilege to play so many games for the National Team, but I’m at peace with my decision,” added Holiday. “The tour will be a lot of fun over the next few months to celebrate not only a great World Cup win, but also my career and spending time with my teammates.”

La Selección Masculina de EE.UU. Jugará Partido de Eliminatoria Para la Copa Mundial de la FIFA 2018 en St. Louis el 13 de noviembre

CHICAGO (27 de julio, 2015) - La Selección Masculina de Estados Unidos jugará su primer partido local de la eliminatoria para la Copa Mundial de la FIFA 2018 en Busch Stadium en St. Louis, Missouri. The match will be played on Nov. 13 against the winner of the Third Round Qualifying match between St. Vincent & The Grenadines and Aruba.

Los boletos salen a la venta al público el viernes, 22 de agosto, 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.). 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.

La hora de inicio e información de transmisión será anunciada próximamente. La serie de ida y vuelta entre San Vicente y las Granadinas y Aruba está programada para el 4 y 8 de septiembre.

El pasado fin de semana, EE.UU. fue sorteado al Grupo C para la Ronda Semifinal de la Eliminatoria de la CONCACAF para la Copa Mundial de la FIFA 2018 en Rusia. Durante la Ronda Semifinal, la Selección Masculina jugará cada uno de sus rivales del Grupo C dos veces, una de local y una de visitante. Las fechas de los partidos son el 13 y 17 de noviembre, 25 y 29 de marzo, 2016, y  2 y 6 de septiembre, 2016; los rivales para cada fecha serán determinados después de la Tercera Ronda de la Eliminatoria. El Grupo C incluye a Trinidad y Tobago, y los ganadores de los partidos de Tercera Ronda entre San Vicente y las Granadinas y Aruba, y Antigua y Barbuda y Guatemala. El ganador del Grupo C y segundo lugar avanzarán a la Ronda Final de la Eliminatoria Mundialista conocida en CONCACAF como la Hexagonal.

"Estamos absolutamente emocionados por jugar nuestro primer partido de eliminatoria de la Copa Mundial de Rusia 2018 en St. Louis," dijo el director técnico de EE.UU. Jurgen Klinsmann. "No hay un lugar más apropiado para empezar esta campaña que en una ciudad que ha contribuido tanto a la historia y la tradición del fútbol en Estados Unidos. Algunos de los mejores jugadores que hemos producido tienen enlaces con la ciudad, y ahora esperamos traer a la Selección de regreso a casa a St. Louis dónde sabemos que el apoyo será increíble."

El partido marca el primer partido de local en la alguna vez capital del fútbol de Estados Unidos en casi 20 años. El último partido de la Selección Masculina de EE.UU. en St. Louis fue un empate de 0-0 contra Paraguay en Busch Conference & Sports Center (ahora St. Louis Soccer Park) el 4 de junio, 1997. Será el primer partido de eliminatoria mundialista en el área de St. Louis desde el empate de 0-0 con El Salvador en 1989, el cual también fue jugado en Busch Conference & Sports Center.

"Es una histórica oportunidad para St. Louis en lo que la Selección Masculina inicia su intento de clasificar a la Copa Mundial 2018 en Busch Stadium," dijo Bill DeWitt III, Presidente de los St. Louis Cardinals. "Estamos increíblemente emocionados por ser sede de este partido y esperamos demostrar que tenemos algunos de los mejores aficionados de fútbol en el país."

La Selección Masculina tiene un registro de 5-2-1 en la ciudad de St. Louis (4-1-1 en partidos de eliminatoria mundialista) y 7-2-2 en el estado de Missouri.

En abril, la Selección Femenina jugó un partido de preparación mundialista en St. Louis en Busch Stadium frente a 35,817 aficionados, lo cual es la mayor multitud para un partido amistoso exclusivamente de la Selección Femenina.

Fechas de Partidos de la Eliminatoria Mundialista

Fecha

Partido A

Partido B

13 de noviembre, 2015

USA v ganador VIN-ARU

ganador ATG-GUA v TRI

17 de noviembre, 2015

TRI v USA

ganador VIN-ARU v ganador ATG-GUA

25 de marzo, 2016

ganador ATG-GUA v USA

ganador VIN-ARU v TRI

29 de marzo, 2016

USA v ganador ATG-GUA

TRI v VIN-ARU ganador

2 de septiembre, 2016

USA v ganador VIN-ARU

TRI v ganador ATG-GUA

6 de septiembre, 2016

USA v TRI

ganador ATG-GUA v ganador VIN-ARU

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