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Fulhamerica Homecoming

If there is one venue the U.S. Men’s National Team could call home outside United States, it would undoubtedly be Fulham’s Craven Cottage. Plenty of current and former players can find the stadium on the river Thames without a GPS. 

The list of U.S. internationals that pulled on the Fulham jersey is long and distinguished, including goalkeepers, goal scorers, FIFA World Cup veterans and aspiring leaders. 

Goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann (1999-2002) was the first to don the Cottager’s kit in the modern era and former U.S. MNT midfielder and defender Eddie Lewis arrived a year later (2000-2002). Despite not playing a game the whole season, his coach Jean Tigana insisted on keeping Lewis until season’s end, making him the last to arrive at the USA’s pre-World Cup training camp in 2002. Lewis went on to deliver one of the most famous crosses in U.S. history

Later in the decade, three-time World Cup veteran Kasey Keller spent a season at Craven Cottage (2007), while striker Eddie Johnson had a three-year spell there (2008-11) spent mostly on loan. 

The most accomplished and celebrated U.S. players at Craven Cottage are strikers Brian McBride and Clint Dempsey. McBride (2004-08) scored 33 goals during his tenure and became such a fan favorite that the stadium pub now bears his name. He was a two-time Fulham Player of the Year, and was named captain for the 2007-08 season. Most recently, McBride was named to a special committee to help select the club’s next manager. 

“I think it’s the perfect fit. The Fulham supporters are incredibly loyal and have a great appreciation for what the American players bring to the table,” McBride said of Craven Cottage. “For the U.S. players and fans who will be there for the first time, they will experience a very special place. There is a heart and soul to Craven Cottage that goes beyond just a stadium; it’s like playing in front of your family.” 

Not to be outdone, Dempsey picked up McBride’s scoring reins at Fulham. In addition to famous goals – the game-winner against Liverpool that saved Fulham from relegation in 2007 and the wonder strike against Juventus in the Europa League Round of 16, among others – the Texan set the team record for the most career tallies in the Premier League (50) by an American, surpassing his 2006 World Cup teammate, McBride.

 Former U.S. captain Carlos Bocanegra also made a big impression with the Fulham faithful (2004-08), becoming one of the few MNT players in history playing outside the United States to wear the captain’s armband for both club and country. He was the second leading scorer in the 2006-07 campaign with five goals – behind McBride – and finished his career there with eight total in 116 appearances. 

“I’m thrilled that the U.S. Men’s National Team will play at a stadium that has meant so much to the American players who got their chance at Fulham,” Bocanegra said. “The fans there were incredibly supportive of us, and we have so many great memories there. Craven Cottage has one of the most intimate atmospheres I’ve ever played in. Sitting in the Cottage is like having a rooftop seat it Wrigley Field – it’s an experience every fan should have in their lifetime.” 

The American line of succession at Fulham has now been passed to 18-year-old Emerson Hyndman, who played extensively in Fulham’s Youth Academy and scored a goal in the U-18 FA Cup Final. Now earning regular minutes for the first time, Hyndman debuted for the senior MNT in the 1-0 win against the Czech Republic in Prague this past September.

La Selección Masculina de EE.UU. se Enfrentará a Colombia el 14 de Noviembre en Londres

CHICAGO (22 de octubre, 2014) -- La Selección Masculina de Estados Unidos jugará contra Colombia en un amistoso internacional el viernes, 14 de noviembre, en Craven Cottage en Londres. El inicio en el estadio del Fulham FC está programado para las 2:45 p.m. ET y será transmitido en vivo por UniMás. Aficionados también pueden seguir la acción en Twitter @ussoccer y @ussoccer_esp.
"Colombia es un equipo lleno de excelentes jugadores, muchos de los cuales compiten en las mejores ligas de Europa, así que es otro punto de referencia importante," dijo el director técnico de Estados Unidos Jurgen Klinsmann. "Estamos emocionados por jugar en Craven Cottage, que tiene tantos buenos recuerdos para jugadores estadounidenses. Será una experiencia única para los muchachos y la esperamos con entusiasmo."
Craven Cottage ha sido el "hogar fuera de casa" para varios seleccionados estadounidenses a través de los años. El capitán de la Selección Masculina de Estados Unidos Clint Dempsey pasó seis temporadas con el Fulham y durante su estancia en la Liga Premier, rompió el récord de goles anotados por un estadounidense en la EPL con 37 goles, pasando el registro impuesto por otro ícono del Fulham, Brian McBride.
Los mundialistas Carlos Bocanegra, Marcus Hahnemann, Eddie Lewis, Kasey Keller y Eddie Johnson también pasaron tiempo con Fulham durante sus carreras. Bocanegra fue capitán del equipo mientras que McBride se convirtió en favorito del público, y el bar del estadio lleva su nombre. La adición estadounidense más reciente al equipo de los Cottagers es Emerson Hyndman, quien debutó con la Selección Masculina de Estados Unidos el mes pasado en la victoria de 1-0 contra la República Checa en Praga.
U.S. Soccer también ofrece una Experiencia VIP para aficionados que gustarían presenciar el partido en Londres como parte de la delegación del equipo. El cupo es limitado para el paquete de tres días (11-13 de noviembre) que incluye alojamiento en el hotel oficial de U.S. Soccer, acceso exclusivo a una sesión de entrenamiento de la Selección Masculina, boletos VIP para el partido, regalos, excursiones, transporte terrestre y más. U.S. Soccer es una organización registrada sin fines de lucro 501c3 y la donación mínima para participar es de $3,975. Haga clic aquí para más información, o comuníquese con U.S. Soccer por correo electrónico en
Colombia se encuentra en el puesto No. 3 en el ranking más reciente de la FIFA. Colombia compitió en su cuarta Copa Mundial de la FIFA este pasado verano y tuvo su mejor actuación en la justa mundialista. Los Cafeteros ganaron el Grupo G por arriba de Grecia, Costa de Marfil y Japón y avanzaron a los cuartos de final de la Copa Mundial de la FIFA 2014. Se anticipa que el mediocampista del Real Madrid James Rodriguez y el delantero del Manchester United y capitán colombiano Radamel Falcao participen con el equipo.
El anuncio del partido contra Colombia completa el calendario de juegos programados para la Selección Masculina de EE.UU. en el 2014. Cuatro días después del partido en Londres, EE.UU. cerrará el año con un partido amistoso contra Irlanda el 18 de noviembre en Dublín. El partido está programado para las 8:45 p.m. hora local (2:45 p.m. ET). 

Redbird Flies

Marcus Hahnemann has spent the last year earning his pilot license. He takes for a ride in the skies above England.

Marcus of the Midlands

Marcus Hahnemann rides his bike to work and lives in a house built in the 18th century.

Post-Game Quotes following USA-Panama in Tampa

U.S. head coach BOB BRADLEY

“On the night we weren’t good enough. In the game we had the ball early and a chance to gain control. Panama did a good job defending, and as we’re trying to open them and find spaces, we allow them the first goal. At that point their game plan becomes stronger. We still have the same approach, but the second goal makes it hard. In the second half we put a lot into it. We had some good chances, but nonetheless we weren’t sharp enough in the areas that mattered.”

On whether the heat was a factor and if there will be changes for the next game:
“I don’t think the heat was a factor. On the night we’re not sharp enough. With the fast turnaround, we’re clearly going to consider some changes and be ready to go Tuesday night in Kansas City.”

On whether the performance of the referee affected the result:
“At this time we just look at ourselves and see the areas where we think to improve in order to continue to move forward in this tournament.”

On the adjustments he made at halftime:
“We have to push the game harder, and that accounts for a lot of us pushing them back. They are ahead, so they are dropping deeper. In the first half as the game is developing, we have the ball a lot but we weren’t able to take advantage of some situations. What you don’t want to do in that situation is go down a goal. You want to keep controlling the game and controlling the ball with the idea that opportunities will come. When you put yourself behind, you make it much harder to do that.”

On what he said to the team after the game:
“We spoke quickly about some of things I said here. On the night, I don’t think it’s our best. We talk about the kind of game we were just in, and now the ability to push forward understanding that the road to move through this tournament is now a little different.”

U.S. midfielder LANDON DONOVAN
On the match:
“First of all, give Panama a lot of credit. They started the game well, took the initiative to be aggressive and made some early plays. It took us a while to get into the game and our second half was very good, but when you dig yourself a hole that deep sometimes you can’t get out of it.”

On why the team started slow:
“It’s hard to know. Sometimes you just come out flat for whatever reason. At this level and against a good team, you can’t do that. Some nights you come out flat and you don’t get punished and other nights you do. We learned a valuable lesson tonight. We have got to make sure we take that with us.”

On the team getting beaten for the first time in Gold Cup group play:
“It’s bound to happen at some point. CONCACAF teams are getting better and better. That’s a pretty good team that we played against. It’s disappointing but the reality is that it is over now and we‘ve got to learn something from it but that doesn’t help us for Tuesday. We have got to turn around and make sure that we are ready to play. We’ve got to win Tuesday, see what else happens and see where we end up. We’re still fine. We just have to make sure we learn some lessons.”

On the lessons the team learned:
“You can’t start that way. I think for some reason we were just a little lackadaisical, a little complacent early. We had some of the ball and we felt OK about ourselves, but they put us on our heels a few times and they made a play that changed the game. The penalty is a little fluky and now we’re chasing the game. We can’t start that way; that’s the overwhelming, obvious point.”

On the game:
“I think a 2-0 hole was just too big for us to get ourselves out of tonight. Nonetheless, I think the effort in the second half was very good and is something we wouldn’t like to build on, but we’re going to have to build on.”

On what the U.S. needs to do in the next game:
“To go out and play the soccer that we want to play, that we can play, and obviously to win. Nothing less than a win works for us, so we have to win the last game and go from there. It’s going to be the hard route to the final now but we’re ready for it, and we have to get this loss behind us and focus on the next game.”

What the team does from here:
“Spend as little time is possible analyzing this game, and start preparing for the next game. That starts with a good recovery tonight."

U.S. defender TIM REAM
On the start:
“We just came out slow, with not enough energy from the get go and it kind of put us on our heels. That’s what happens: if you come out slow, you are going to get punished for it.”

Comparing the first two Gold Cup matches:
“It was completely different than the way we came out against Canada in Detroit. It’s not like we were looking past this game. For whatever reason we didn’t move the ball quick enough and put enough pressure on and come out with enough energy.”

On if Panama’s style caught the U.S. off guard:
“Absolutely not. We’re used to that. It wasn’t anything we haven’t seen before and we were prepared for that coming in. I really didn’t think it was that big of a deal. We gave them three or four early chances and they put one of them away and we were behind all game. That’s going to cost you.”
A thick, imposing presence in the goal who likes to play aggressively, Hahnemann is a well traveled goalkeeper now in his eleventh season in England. After nearly a decade with Reading, he joined Wolves in the Premier League and by the end of 2009 won the starting spot for the team. He’s also proved himself as a capable backup to either Tim Howard, or in the case of the 2006 World Cup, Kasey Keller.

• Another goalkeeping success story, Hahnemann has undertaken a career spanning from the A-League to the MLS to the English Premier League, to the English Championship and now back to the Premier League with Wolverhampton Wanderers
• Had the longest layoff from U.S. National Team duty ever, with an eight-year, five-month, 28-day break spanning appearances between 1994 and 2003
• Made the leap from MLS to Europe in 1999, joining Fulham for three years before being loaned out and finally signing a deal with Reading in 2002
2009: Though he made no appearances in 2009, he was called into squads for World Cup qualifying and also for late season friendlies against Slovakia and Denmark … 2008: Made no appearances in 2008, but featured in squads for Bob Bradley’s team … 2007: Continued his unwavering service to the U.S., appearing for one half in the USA’s 1-0 shutout win in Switzerland in October … Eliminated from appearing in Gold Cup and Copa America play due to an injury, but returned to the squad for a friendly against Sweden in late August … 2006: A member of the 2006 FIFA World Cup team, he returned to the country where his parents were born … 2005: While making only two appearances for the U.S., he clearly established himself as one of the USA’s top choice ’keepers … Earned the victory in the USA’s 4-1 win against Cuba to open the 2005 Gold Cup in front of his hometown fans in Seattle … Started his first-ever World Cup qualifier, backstopping the U.S. to a 0-0 draw on Sept. 7 away to Guatemala ... 2003: Got his first start for the national team in nearly nine years when he helped guide the U.S. to a 2-1 win against New Zealand on June 8 in Richmond … Named to the squad that played in the 2003 Confederations Cup in France … 1994: Played three games overall, posting an even 1-1-1 record with matches against Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, and Honduras … His first victory came against the Reggae Boyz, a 3-0 shutout on Nov. 22 in Kingston … First Appearance: Nov. 19, 1994, vs. Trinidad & Tobago … First Shutout: Sept. 7, 2005, vs. Guatemala
2009: Signed for newly promoted Wolves as a free agent on June 17, 2009 … Forced his way into the lineup and made his first appearance for the team on Nov. 29, 2009 against Birmingham City … Finished 2009 having made 10 appearances for Wolves, grabbing two shutouts along the way … 2008-09: Made 33 league appearances for Reading .. Appeared in both playoff games for his club, though The Royals fell to Burnley in the Premier League playoff … Finished his Reading career with 276 league appearances for the club ... 2007-08: In the opening game of the season, he kept an impressive clean sheet away to Manchester United in a 0-0 draw … Featured in all 38 of Reading’s Premier League games for the second year in a row … 2006-07: Appeared in all of Reading’s 38 Premier League games in their inaugural season in the top flight of English football … Helped Reading to an impressive eighth place in the Premier League and led all goalkeepers in saves made … 2005-06: Made 45 appearances for Reading in the English Championship and spearheaded their charge to promotion … Kept a remarkable 22 clean sheets over the course of the season, as Reading sported one of the stingiest backlines in the league … Played his 100th game for Reading away at Millwall at the end of August … 2004-05: Having started every league and cup game the entire 2004-05 season, he finished with 21 shutouts in all competitions … Compiled a 0.96 goals against average in league play … His side narrowly missed out on making the promotion playoffs, falling three points short … 2003-04: Injured his knee in March 2004, came back towards the end of the season, but could not push the Royals to a second consecutive playoff berth ... Made a total of 42 appearances in all competitions … 2002-03: Made a career-high 47 appearances in all competitions … Manned the nets as Reading reached the promotion playoffs, only to lose out to Wolverhampton … 2001-02: Loaned to Rochdale and Reading from Fulham, making six appearances for both … 1999-2000: Purchased by Fulham of the English First Division for $90,000 … Made 13 appearances for the Rapids, gathering a 10-3-0 record …1998: With 16 wins in 28 regular season games, he was voted Rapids Defender of the Year … 1997: Made his first appearance for Colorado as a substitute in the 82nd minute on April 20 against Dallas, then went on to start the next 23 consecutive league games … 1996: Helped the Seattle Sounders win the A-League championship ... 1995: Led the A-League goalkeepers in minutes played (2160), shutouts (9), fewest goals allowed (24) and goals against average (1.00) .. 1994: Had a record-setting year in 1994 with the Seattle Sounders, when he was the only rookie to be named to the first team of the A-League All Stars, posting eight shutouts and 66 saves in his first professional season.

Nicknames include ‘Red Bird’ and ‘Boomer’ … Likes to work on his Porsche, play video games, and ride dirt bikes with his kids … Famous for throwing his jersey into the crowd at all his matches in England … Intensely patriotic, he has a tattoo of the American flag on his left arm … He and wife Amanda have two boys, Hunter and Austin … Holds a German passport … Rides his bike to training with Wolves.

As Seattle Pacific’s only three-time All-American, Hahnemann helped the Falcons capture the 1993 NCAA Division II Championship in his senior year ... Named Defensive MVP of the 1993 Final Four ... A four-year letterman at Seattle Pacific, Hahnemann holds school records for consecutive scoreless minutes (944), consecutive shutouts (10) and career shutouts (46) ... Rated among the nation’s top 10 in shutouts and goals-against average in all four of his collegiate seasons.