U.S. Opens 2011 Gold Cup against Canada in Detroit
The first major competition of the 2014 FIFA World Cup cycle begins Tuesday for the United States when they face Canada to open the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup on June 7 at Ford Field in Detroit.
June 6, 2011
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U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM GAME NOTES
JUNE 7, 2011
CONCACAF GOLD CUP – GROUP A
THE GOLD CUP COMETH: The first major competition of the 2014 FIFA World Cup cycle begins Tuesday for the United States when they face Canada to open the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup on June 7 at Ford Field in Detroit. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. ET and the match will be broadcast live on FOX Soccer with pregame starting at 7:30 p.m. ET. TeleFutura will also cover the match, with the U.S. following the first game of the Group C doubleheader between Panama and Guadeloupe that begins at 6 p.m. ET. The U.S. has captured the confederation crown four times and has appeared in the last three Gold Cup finals, collecting back-to-back titles in 2005 and 2007 while facing Mexico in the last two championship matches. Winning the 2011 version of the confederation championship has a massive bonus attached to it – the right to play in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil just one year prior to the World Cup.
United States Gold Cup Schedule
Date Opponent Time TV Venue
June 7 Canada 8 p.m. ET FOX Soccer / TeleFutura Ford Field; Detroit, Mich.
June 11 Panama 8 p.m. ET FOX Soccer / TeleFutura Raymond James Stadium; Tampa, Fla.
June 14 Guadeloupe 8 p.m. CT FOX Soccer / TeleFutura LIVESTRONG Soccer Park; Kansas City, Kan.
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Alejandro Bedoya has replaced Benny Feilhaber on the USA’s Gold Cup roster.
Landon Donovan trained Sunday afternoon and is expected to be ready for Tuesday’s match after missing the Spain game due to illness.
The U.S. has never lost a match in the group stage of the Gold Cup, winning 23 and tying twice in 25 matches.
The U.S. has won all 10 of its Gold Cup openers, outscoring opponents 25-5 and posting six shutouts.
Canada last faced the U.S. in the semifinals of the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup, a 2-1 win for the U.S. on goals by Frankie Hejduk and Donovan. Six U.S. starters and two unused subs carry over from that game to the 2011 roster.
The U.S. has a 12-8-9 record against Canada in a series that dates to 1925.
Including a tie in the 2002 semifinals that saw the U.S. advance on penalty kicks, the U.S. holds a 2-0-1 record against Canada in the Gold Cup.
In all competitions, the U.S. has not lost a match to their northern neighbors since 1985, a 13-match unbeaten run that includes a 7-0-6 record and shutouts in six of the last seven.
The U.S. is seeking its fifth Gold Cup title, with prior championships coming in 1991, 2002, 2005 and 2007.
Updated stats, lineups and results are available on the U.S. Men’s National Team page on ussoccer.com.
COMING TOGETHER: Three days after Bob Bradley’s roster announcement on May 23, the U.S. team began gathering for its pre-Gold Cup training camp in Cary, N.C., the site of pre-World Cup training camps in 2006 and 2010. On June 2, the team departed North Carolina for Foxborough, Mass., where the U.S. then trained once on June 3 before falling to FIFA World Cup champion Spain. Two and a half hours after the game, the U.S. was on a bus to the airport, touching down in Detroit just before midnight. Two training sessions in Detroit precede the June 7 opening match.
FROM WORLD CUP TO GOLD CUP
IN EIGHT GAMES SINCE THE WORLD CUP: After the conclusion of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, preparations were quickly underway for the U.S. to build toward this summer’s Gold Cup. In the eight games since the Round of 16 in South Africa, the U.S. has played six teams that were part of the 2010 World Cup and three of the top four ranked teams in the world (Spain, 1; Argentina, 4; Brazil, 3). Here is a breakdown of the U.S. Gold Cup roster’s contribution in the past eight games.
Maurice Edu is the only player to have started six games during that span. Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley and Jonathan Spector are the only other players on the roster who appeared in six games since the World Cup.
Five players on the Gold Cup roster have earned their first cap since the World Cup:
Juan Agudelo and Tim Ream earned their first caps in the final match of 2010, a 2-1 win in the Nelson Mandela Challenge on Nov. 17. in South Africa.
Chris Wondolowski is the most recent debutant, appearing for the first time on Jan. 22, 2011, against Chile.
Jermaine Jones made his long-awaited debut on Oct. 9, 2010, against Poland.
Eric Lichaj debuted on Oct. 12, 2010, against Colombia.
Only three players have played more than half the minutes for the U.S. since the World Cup: Bradley (495), Altidore (419) and Edu (405). Clint Dempsey has played 360 minutes, exactly half.
IN 2011: U.S. head coach Bob Bradley has used the first four games of this year to evaluate players, combinations and tactics with the ultimate goal of a trip to the Rose Bowl on June 25. With four matches against nations that all advanced to the Round of 16 and further at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, including marquee matchups against Spain and Argentina, Bradley has mixed a group of veterans from the 2010 team with some new faces on this Gold Cup squad.
Juan Agudelo is the only player to appear in all four games in 2011.
Tim Ream leads the team with 270 minutes played.
Ream, Maurice Edu and Jozy Altidore are the only players to have started three games in 2011.
Only five players have played the equivalent of more than two full games (180 minutes): Ream (270), Agudelo (230), Michael Bradley (225), Clint Dempsey (225) and Altidore (194).
The Gold Cup team players have played an averaged 129 minutes.
All but one of the 23 players has played at least an entire half this year. Only Freddy Adu has not appeared in a game.
SPAIN RECAP: In the final match prior to the Gold Cup, the U.S. fell to current No. 1-ranked Spain 4-0 on June 4 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Balancing the amount of time his players would receive against Spain with the Canada match just three days away, U.S. head coach Bob Bradley began with an inexperienced line-up and closely managed playing time, as 10 players played one half each. Landon Donovan, the USA’s all-time leading scorer, was deemed unavailable due to illness and Carlos Bocanegra was left off the game day roster to rest. Four players in the starting lineup came into the match with four or fewer caps. The U.S. allowed three goals in a 13-minute span late in the first half and allowed one in the second half after veterans including Clint Dempsey, Steve Cherundolo and Michael Bradley came off the bench. Spain increased their remarkable record to 57-4-4 since November of 2006 that includes winning the World Cup and the 2008 European Championship.
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3): 23-Marcus Hahnemann (Out of contract), 1-Tim Howard (Everton), 18- Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (8): 3-Carlos Bocanegra (Saint-Etienne), 12-Jonathan Bornstein (UANL Tigres), 6-Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), 21-Clarence Goodson (Brondby), 14-Eric Lichaj (Leeds), 5-Oguchi Onyewu (FC Twente), 15-Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls), 2-Jonathan Spector (West Ham United)
MIDFIELDERS (9): 20-Freddy Adu (Rizespor), 22-Alejandro Bedoya (Orebro), 4-Michael Bradley (Aston Villa), 8-Clint Dempsey (Fulham), 10-Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), 7-Maurice Edu (Rangers), 13-Jermaine Jones (Blackburn Rovers), 16-Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), 19-Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew)
FORWARDS (3): 9-Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), 17-Jozy Altidore (Bursaspor), 11-Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
Landon Donovan leads all U.S. scorers with 45 career goals. Clint Dempsey is next with 19, followed by defender Carlos Bocanegra who has 12.
Alejandro Bedoya replaced Benny Feilhaber on the roster after Feilhaber, who scored the game-winner for the U.S. in the 2007 Gold Cup final, was injured during a May 28 league match against Los Angeles.
Seventeen players on the roster are plying their trade overseas in 10 different countries.
Six players have five caps or fewer entering the Gold Cup.
Dempsey finished a fantastic season at Fulham where he set both the single-season record for an
American scoring in the English Premier League (12 goals) and set the club mark for career goals in the EPL (33).
Steve Cherundolo captained Hannover to a fourth-place finish in the Bundesliga and a place in the playoff round of the Europa League.
Three other U.S. players are assured a crack at European competition next year. Maurice Edu (Rangers) enters the playoff round of Champions League qualifying. Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht) enters the playoff round of
Europa League qualifying, while Dempsey (Fulham) begins the first round of Europa League qualifying.
The New York Red Bulls are the only team to contribute two players in Juan Agudelo and Tim Ream.
Both youngsters earned their full team debut in the 1-0 win against South Africa on Nov. 17, 2010, in the
Nelson Mandela Challenge.
Juan Agudelo became the first alumnus of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy to play for the full team on Nov. 17, 2010, and with an appearance in the Gold Cup will be the first Academy alumnus to represent the U.S. in an official competition.
Chris Wondolowski, the 2010 MLS Golden Boot winner, scored six goals in 11 matches to start the MLS campaign. That’s two behind league leader Landon Donovan.
Freddy Adu has been included in the team for the first time since the 2009 Gold Cup.
Third goalkeeper Nick Rimando will remain with Real Salt Lake unless called upon.
IN THE RECORD BOOKS
Landon Donovan is the U.S. all-time leader in goals (45), assists (45) and points (135). He ranks third all-time in appearances with 131, three behind Jeff Agoos at 134.
Carlos Bocanegra has 12 career goals, one shy of the record for a U.S. defender, currently held by Marcelo Balboa.
Clint Dempsey is two goals away from tying Bruce Murray (21) for the fifth-most goals scored in U.S. history.
Tim Howard is moving up the goalkeeper record charts, and with 32 wins he is third all-time and five behind Tony Meola. With 20 shutouts he is in fourth place, four behind Brad Friedel.
IN THE GOLD CUP: ROSTER BY THE NUMBERS
13 players have played in at least one Gold Cup
7 players on the roster have scored in the Gold Cup
10 players on the roster have won at least one Gold Cup
4 players have won at least two Gold Cups
1 player has won three Gold Cups (Landon Donovan)
8 players were a part of the 2007 championship team
5 players that were part of the 2005 championship team
2 players we part of the 2002 championship team
IN FOCUS: CANADA
Canada Soccer Association
Founded: 1912 (Joined FIFA in 1913)
Head Coach: Stephen Hart
Best World Cup Finish: 1986 (24th place)
Best CONCACAF Gold Cup Finish: Champion (2000)
Caps Leader: Paul Stalteri (84)
Top Scorer: Dale Mitchell (19)
Key Players: Dwayne de Rosario, Julian de Guzman, Kevin McKenna
CANADA ROSTER BY POSITION:
GOALKEEPERS (3): 22-Haidar Al-Shaibani (Nimes Olympique), 18-Milan Borjan (FK Rad), 1-Lars Hirschfeld (Valerenga)
DEFENDERS (5): 15-David Edgar (Burnley), 5-Andre Hainault (Houston Dynamo), 3-Mike Klukowski (MKE Ankaragucu), 4-Kevin McKenna (FC Koln), 12-Pedro Pacheco (C.D. Santa Clara)
MIDFIELDERS (10): 21-Jonathan Beaulieu-Bourgault (SC Preussen Muenster), 6-Julian de Guzman (Toronto FC), 19-Marcel de Jong (FC Augsburg), 14-Dwayne De Rosario (New York Red Bulls), 7-Terry Dunfield (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), 13-Atiba Hutchinson (PSV Eindhoven), 2-Nik Ledgerwood (Wehen Wiesbaden), 23-Iseey Nakajima-Farran (AC Horsens), 20-Jaime Peters (Ipswich Town), 11-Josh Simpson (Manisaspor)
FORWARDS (5): 9-Rob Friend (Borussia Monchengladbach), 10-Ali Gerba (Montreal Impact), 17-Simeon Jackson (Norwich City), 8-Will Johnson (Real Salt Lake), 16-Tosaint Ricketts (Politehnica Timisoara)
Canada tied Ecuador 2-2 on June 1 in their final Gold Cup tune-up with Terry Dunfield scoring first and Tosaint Ricketts netting the game-tying goal in second-half stoppage time.
Canada’s 23 players hail from professional clubs in 12 different countries.
Three of Canada’s players play domestically, two in MLS and one for the Montreal Impact which will join MLS next summer. Five players from Canada’s roster play in MLS.
De Rosario plays on the New York Red Bulls along with Tim Ream and Juan Agudelo.
Five Canadian starters from the 2007 Gold Cup semifinal against the U.S. are on this Gold Cup squad: Julian de Guzman, Dwayne De Rosario, Ali Gerba, Andre Hainault and Atiba Hutchinson. Iseey Nakajima-Farran was on the bench that day and did not play.
Sixteen on Canada’s roster has Gold Cup experience, with 13 returning from the 2009 edition.
Dwayne De Rosario won the 2000 title with Canada and is one of four players in the 2011 tournament that also played in the 2000 edition (Ian Goodison-JAM, Rafa Marquez-MEX, Gerardo Torrado-MEX).
In addition to De Rosario, Kevin McKenna and Atiba Hutchinson are the two players that have appeared in four Gold Cups.
Hutchinson leads Canada with 14 Gold Cup appearances.
With six goals, Ali Gerba has the most of any Canada player. Next is De Rosario who has scored four times in the Gold Cup.
FOUR FOR FOUR? The U.S. and Canada have met thrice previously in Gold Cup play, including two encounters in the semifinals of the tournament. In 2002, the U.S. outshot Canada 36-10, but were thwarted by a career-defining performance from goalkeeper Lars Hirschfeld and needed penalties to advance. Frankie Hejduk and Landon Donovan tallied before halftime to lead the U.S. to a 2-1 victory on June 21, 2007, at Soldier Field in Chicago. After each semifinal win against Canada, the United States went on to win the Gold Cup. Heading into Tuesday’s encounter, the U.S. holds a 12-8-9 advantage in the lifetime series with Canada that dates back to 1925. The U.S. has not lost a match to their northern neighbors since 1985, a 13-match unbeaten run that includes a 7-0-6 record and shutouts in six of the last seven.
ROCK CITY: The U.S. will play in Detroit for just the third time in team history, and the first since the 1994 FIFA World Cup. In front of their home fans, the United States played to a 1-1 draw on June 18, 1994, against Switzerland at the Pontiac Silverdome in the first World Cup match played indoors. Two years earlier, the stadium hosted a 2-1 win for the U.S. against the Commonwealth of Independent States (C.I.S.), a regional organization formed after the fall of the Soviet Union.
INSIDE JOB: Ford Field will be only the third domestic venue the U.S. has played in since 1990 that has a fixed roof, and three of the four games the U.S. has played in such a stadium have been in Michigan. In 1992 and 1994 the U.S. played in the Pontiac Silverdome, and on Jan. 29, 1994, the U.S. tied Russia 1-1 in the Kingdome in Seattle. The U.S. has played four times in that span in retractable roof venues: Houston’s Reliant Stadium (2003, 2008), Seattle’s SAFECO Field (2002) and Phoenix’s University of Phoenix Stadium (2007).
MORE GOLD CUP
PANAMA NEXT FOR THE U.S. IN TAMPA: The USA and Panama have played four times in their tournament history, including meetings in the last three Gold Cups. The fifth meeting comes on June 11 at Raymond James Stadium at 8 p.m. ET. A penalty shootout decided the Gold Cup title on July 24, 2005, in East Rutherford, N.J. The teams subsequently met in the quarterfinals in 2007 and 2009, the U.S. collected consecutive 2-1 victories. Overall, the U.S. leads the series with 3-0-1 record in the Gold Cup and a 6-0-2 record in all competitions.
NEW OPPONENT IN A NEW STADIUM: In the final Group C match, Guadeloupe will be a new opponent for the United States, with the teams playing in LIVESTRONG Park in Kansas City, Kan., which will host its first match on June 9 when Sporting Kansas City welcomes the Chicago Fire. Five days later, the Gold Cup comes to down with the USA-Guadeloupe nightcap scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. CT. The Gwada Boys are appearing in their third straight Gold Cup, having reached the semifinals in 2007 before falling to Mexico. Guadeloupe qualified for the 2011 event by reaching the finals of the Digicel Cup, where they lost to Jamaica in penalties after a 1-1 draw in regulation and extra time.
COSTA RICA, MEXICO WIN BIG: More than 80,000 fans were on hand to see perennial CONCACAF powers Mexico and Costa Rica post 5-0 victories as Group A opened the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup. In the opener, Costa Rica’s Marco Urena opened the scoring in the seventh minute and later added another as Ricardo La Volpe’s Ticos defeated Cuba. In the nightcap, Javier Hernandez bagged Mexico’s first hat trick in the Gold Cup since 1993 – a natural hat trick that included a stoppage time penalty kick – as El Salvador fell. The -5 goal difference for each of the losing sides could be significant in the final standings to see which two third-place teams advance to the quarterfinals. Full schedule and standings on ussoccer.com.
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ABOUT THE HEAD COACH
THE BOB BRADLEY FACTFILE: As Bob Bradley continues the beginning of his second four-year cycle with a third trip into the CONCACAF Gold Cup, a look at the stats since he took over in January 2007 reveal an impressive list of achievements for the U.S. Men’s National Team.
Won its group at the FIFA World Cup for the first time since 1930 and for the first time ever in a four-team group.
Earned the first point and win for the U.S. in the third group game at the World Cup in eight tries by defeating Algeria.
Went unbeaten in group play during a World Cup for the first time, earning a 1-0-2 record.
Produced the best finish ever at a FIFA tournament, finishing second at the FIFA Confederations Cup.
Posted a 1-2-1 record against No. 1-ranked teams, including a semifinal upset of Spain at the FIFA Confederations Cup, ending a 35 match unbeaten run for the Spaniards.
Only one of two teams to beat Spain since November 2006.
Won the CONCACAF Gold Cup title in 2007 to qualify for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.
Finished in first place in CONCACAF qualifying, collecting the most road wins of any team in the region during the campaign while going unbeaten at home in nine matches.
Scored the most goals (42) of any team in the world in 2010 World Cup qualifying.
Posted the team’s best scoring and defending marks in a year with more than ten games, scoring a record 2.14 goals per 90 minutes while allowing just .57 goals per 90 minutes in 2008.
Won three straight matches on the road for the first time in team history (Oct. 17, 2007 at Switzerland, Nov. 17, 2007 at South Africa and March 26, 2008 at Poland).
Played eight matches against four teams ranked in the top five in the world at the time they stepped on the field against them (Argentina, Brazil-3, Italy, Spain-3).
THE BRADLEY BREAKDOWN
Gold Cup: 10-1-1
Goals For: 125
Goals Against: 91
Record vs. …
CONCACAF: 25-5-5, 74 GF, 33 GA
CONMEBOL: 1-8-4, 11 GF, 24 GA
UEFA: 7-9-3, 26 GF, 30 GA
AFC: 2-0-0, 7 GF, 2 GA
CAF: 4-1-0, 7 GF, 2 GA
Record when …
Leading at half: 21-3-2
Losing at half: 3-11-4
Tied at half: 14-9-6
By year …
GOLD CUP HISTORY
The U.S. has won the CONCACAF Gold Cup four times, second only to Mexico who has five titles. The U.S. titles have come in 1991, 2002, 2003 and 2007. Canada is the only other country with a title, winning in 2000.
Four U.S. players have won the Golden Boot as the top scorer: Eric Wynalda (4 goals in 1996), Brian McBride (4-2002), Landon Donovan (4-2003 tied) and DaMarcus Beasley (3-2005).
Tony Meola (1991), Kasey Keller (1998) and Brian McBride (2002) are the three U.S. players that won the Golden Ball as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
Heading into the tournament, U.S. players hold four of the top five spots on the all-time appearance list: Keller (23), Donovan (22), Wynalda (21) and Frankie Hejduk (21). Harold Wallace from Costa Rica also has 21.
Donovan is tied with Mexico’s Luis Roberto Alves with a record 12 career Gold Cup goals.
The U.S. and Mexico are the only teams to participate in all 11 editions of the Gold Cup.
The U.S. has played the most games 49 (four more than Mexico) and has the most wins 38 (six more than Mexico).
The U.S. has scored 93 goals in the Gold Cup, averaging 1.82 goals per game.
The U.S. has allowed 34 goals all-time, an average of 0.67 per game.
U.S. GOLD CUP PLAYER REGISTER
Name Caps Goals Tournaments
Adu, Freddy 2 1 2009
Bocanegra, Carlos 13 3 2002, 2003, 2007
Bornstein, Jonathan 5 0 2007
Bradley, Michael 5 0 2007
Cherundolo, Steve 5 0 2005, 2009
Dempsey, Clint 9 2 2005, 2007
Donovan, Landon 22 12 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007
Goodson, Clarence 4 1 2009
Hahnemann, Marcus 1 0 2005
Howard, Tim 4 0 2007
Onyewu, Oguchi 9 1 2005, 2007
Rogers, Robbie 5 1 2009
Spector, Jonathan 3 0 2007
U.S. GOLD CUP ALL-TIME LEADERS
1. Keller, Kasey 23
2. Donovan, Landon 22
3. Hejduk, Frankie 21
4. Wynalda, Eric 21
5. Jones, Cobi 20
1. Donovan, Landon 12
2. Wynalda, Eric 9
3. McBride, Brian 8
4. Beasley, DaMarcus 6
5. Bocanegra, Carlos 3
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On the field for USA
June 4, 2011 – Gillette Stadium – Foxborough, Mass. – International Friendly
Spain 4 Santiago Cazorla 28, 41, Álvaro Negredo 32, Fernand Torres 73
USA : 1-Tim Howard (capt.); 2-Jonathan Spector, 5-Oguchi Onyewu (21-Clarence Goodson, 46), 15-Tim Ream, 14-Eric Lichaj; 16-Sacha Kljestan, 13-Jermaine Jones (4-Michael Bradley, 46), 7-Maurice Edu (6-Steve Cherundolo, 46), 19-Robbie Rogers (8-Clint Dempsey, 46); 17-Jozy Altidore (11-Chris Wondolowski, 46), 9-Juan Agudelo (22-Alejandro Bedoya, 65)
Subs not used: 23-Marcus Hahnemann
Head Coach: Bob Bradley
ESP: 23-Pepe Reina (1-Iker Casillas,76);15-Sergio Ramos (11-Joan Capdevila, 65), 3-Gerard Piqué, 2-Raúl Albiol, 17-Álvaro Arbeloa; 16-Sergio Busquets (8-Bruno Soriano, 46), 7-David Villa (6-Andrés Iniesta, 46), 14-Xabi Alonso (capt.), 20-Santiago Cazorla; 21-David Silva (10-Borja Valero, 65), 22-Álvaro Negredo (9-Fernando Torres, 46)
Subs not used: 4-Carlos Marchena, 5-Andoni Iraola, 12-Victor Valdés, 18-Pedro Rodríguez, 19-Fernando Llorente 24-Manu del Moral
Head Coach: Vicente del Bosque
On the field for Canada
June 1, 2011 – BMO Field –Toronto, Canada – International Friendly
Canada 2 Terry Dunfield 23, Tosaint Ricketts 90+
Ecuador 2 Cristian Benítez 62, Michael Arroyo 64
CAN: 18-Milan Borjan; 2-Nik Ledgermon, 4-Kevin McKenna, 15-Dejan Jakovic (5-André Hainault, 39), 19-Marcel De Jong; 7 -Terry Dunfield, 8-Will Johnson (20-Jaime Peters, 78), 13-Atiba Hutchinson, 14-Dwayne De Rosario; 17-Simeon Jackson (16-Tosaint Ricketts, 83), 11-Josh Simpson
Head Coach: Stephen Hart
ECU: 1-Marcelo Elizaga; 18-Néicer Reasco, 3-Fricson Erazo, 2-Giovanni Caicedo, 10-Walter Ayoví; 14-Segundo Castillo, 6- Cristian Noboa (Edison Méndez, 52), 19-Luis Fernando Saritama (Oswaldo Minda, 77), 7-Michael Arroyo (Joao Plata, 90); 17- Jaime Ayoví, 11-Cristian Benítez
Head Coach: Reinaldo Rueda
June 21, 2007 – Soldier Field– Chicago, Ill. – CONCACAF Gold Cup, Semifinal
USA 2 Frankie Hejduk 39, Landon Donovan 45 (pen)
Canada 1 Iain Hume 76
USA: 18-Kasey Keller (capt.); 2-Frankie Hejduk, 22-Oguchi Onyewu, 3-Carlos Bocanegra, 13-Jonathan Bornstein; 6-Michael Bradley, 4-Pablo Mastroeni, 10-Landon Donovan, 7-DaMarcus Beasley; 9-Eddie Johnson, 8-Clint Dempsey
Subs not used: 1-Tim Howard, 5-Benny Feilhaber, 11-Brian Ching, 14-Steve Ralston,16-Jonathan Spector, 19-Ricardo Clark, 20-Taylor Twellman
Head Coach: Bob Bradley
CAN: 22-Pat Onstad, 3-Ante Jazic, 5-Andrew Hainault, 6-Julian DeGuzman, 7-Paul Stalteri (capt.), 10- Ali Gerba, 11-Richard Hatsings, 13-Atiba Hutchinson, 14-Dwayne De Rosario, 15-Patrick Bernier, 16-Martin Nash (17-Iain Hume, 64)
Subs not used: 2-Adam Braz, 8-Kevin Harmse, 18-Issey Nakajima-Farran, 19-Antonio Ribeiro, 20-Chris Pozniak, 23- Robert Giacomi
Head Coach: Stephen Hart