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Photo Gallery: MNT Boca Raton Training

Photos from the U.S. MNT training session on Monday, Oct. 13, in Boca Raton, Florida. The USA is set to play Honduras in an international friendly at FAU Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.

USA Ready for Honduras Test

U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Honduras
International Friendly
FAU Stadium; Boca Raton, Florida
Oct. 14, 2014

U.S. MNT FACES HONDURAS FOR SECOND MATCH IN FIVE DAYS: The U.S. Men’s National Team, coming off a 1-1 draw against Ecuador on Oct. 10 in Landon Donovan’s final match, is set to face Honduras on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida. The game kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas and ESPN Deportes Radio. Fans can also follow live on Twitter @ussoccer. This marks the USA’s third match of a new FIFA World Cup cycle looking toward Russia 2018.

SIX CHANGES MADE TO U.S. MNT ROSTER: USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has made six roster changes following the U.S. MNT’s 1-1 draw against Ecuador on Friday, Oct. 10; they include 2014 FIFA World Cup participants Matt Besler, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Jermaine Jones and Graham Zusi. Goalkeeper Sean Johnson also joins the U.S. roster. John Brooks, Landon Donovan, Luis Gil, Omar Gonzalez, Brad Guzan and Joe Gyau returned to their respective clubs.

U.S. Men’s National Team By Position – Detailed Roster
GOALKEEPERS (3): Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (6): Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt),  Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (5): Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich)

2014 U.S. MNT SCHEDULE:

Date

Opponent

Result/Time (ET)

U.S. Goal Scorers/TV

Venue

Feb. 1

Korea Rep.

2-0 W

Wondolowski (2)

StubHub Center; Carson, Calif.

March 5

Ukraine

0-2 L

--

Papadopoulos Stadium; Larnaca, Cyprus

April 2

Mexico

2-2 T

Bradley, Wondolowski

Univ. of Phoenix Stadium; Glendale, Ariz.

May 27

Azerbaijan

2-0 W

Diskerud, Johannsson

Candlestick Park; San Francisco, Calif.

June 1

Turkey

2-1 W

F. Johnson, Dempsey

Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J.

June 7

Nigeria

2-1 W

Altidore (2)

EverBank Field; Jacksonville, Fla.

June 16

Ghana **

2-1 W

Dempsey, Brooks

Estadio das Dunas; Natal, Brazil

June 22

Portugal **

2-2 T

Jones, Dempsey

Arena Amazonia; Manaus, Brazil

June 26

Germany **

0-1 L

--

Arena Pernambuco; Recife, Brazil

July 1

Belgium **

0-0 (1-2 OT L)

Green

Arena Fonte Nova; Salvador, Brazil

Sept. 3

Czech Rep.

1-0 W

Bedoya

Generali Arena; Prague, Czech Republic

Oct. 10

Ecuador

1-1 T

Diskerud

Rentschler Field; East Hartford, Conn.

Oct. 14

Honduras

8 p.m.

ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas

FAU Stadium; Boca Raton, Fla.

Nov. 18

Ireland

2:45 p.m.

TBD

Aviva Stadium; Dublin, Rep. of Ireland

** 2014 FIFA World Cup


Photo Gallery: #USAvECU - Oct. 10, 2014

Photos from the USA's 1-1 draw with Ecuador at Rentchler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut, on Oct. 10, 2014. The match was the final game of Landon Donovan's illustrious career with the U.S. Men's National Team.

Klinsmann Makes Six Changes as Several World Cup Veterans Added for #USAvHON

CHICAGO (Oct. 11, 2014) — U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has made six changes to the squad that tied Ecuador 1-1 on Oct. 10, adding several veterans to the roster who will make their first appearance for the MNT since the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The United States will host Honduras on Oct. 14 in Boca Raton, Florida. Kickoff at FAU Stadium is set for 8 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN, WatchESPN, and UniMas. Fans can also follow on Twitter @ussoccer. (TICKETS

U.S. captain Clint Dempsey leads the list of added players who saw time in Brazil this summer, including Michael Bradley, Matt Besler, Jermaine Jones and Graham Zusi. Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson rounds out the new arrivals.

Returning to their clubs are John Brooks, Landon Donovan, Luis Gil, Omar Gonzalez, Brad Guzan, and Joe Gyau. The 22-year-old Gyau is being evaluated today after spraining his knee against Ecuador, and will return to Dortmund for treatment.

The match marks a homecoming for Boca Raton native Jozy Altidore, while midfielder Alejandro Bedoya is a native of nearby Weston, Florida.

U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (6): Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (5): Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich) 

U.S. MNT ROSTER NOTES

  • Jozy Altidore was given the captain’s armband following the departure of Donovan from Friday’s game, marking the second straight time Altidore has served in that role. The forward also captained the U.S. in its 1-0 win against the Czech Republic.
  • Jermaine Jones, who scored a mesmerizing goal against Portugal in the World Cup in June, will be with the MNT for the first since signing for the New England Revolution this summer.
  • Nick Rimando has never lost a game for the Senior National Team, the former Miami Fusion goalkeeper posting a near-perfect 10-0-1 record.
  • Timmy Chandler enters having started the season with a new Bundesliga club. Chandler moved from Nurnberg to his hometown club Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer.
  • With a place in the first XI against Ecuador, Mix Diskerud has reached double digits starts for the Senior National Team. After scoring his fourth career goal, the U.S. team holds a remarkable 17-1-4 record when Diskerud steps on the field.
  • Joe Corona made the 30-man preliminary roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Corona and Michael Orozco made their first appearances of 2014 against the Czech Republic in Prague. Both players now have 13 international appearances under their belt.
  • Ingolstadt midfielder Alfredo Morales has helped his side to the top of the 2. Bundesliga table, appearing in all nine matches and scoring the opening goal of the campaign. Born in Germany to Peruvian parents, he has been deployed as a holding midfielder and also in defense by his club.
  • Greg Garza earned his first start against Ecuador in his second appearance for the MNT, having made his debut in the 1-0 win against Czech Republic. The Club Tijuana left back has now competed for the United States at every age level, beginning with the U-14 Boys National Team.
  • Bill Hamid has backstopped D.C. United to an historic turnaround, the team becoming the first in the Eastern Conference to clinch an MLS playoff berth this season. A year ago, United finished the campaign with the worst record in MLS. Hamid will play with D.C. United against Houston on Sunday and then rejoin the squad in Ft. Lauderdale.
  • 1860 Munich striker Bobby Wood has played five matches to start the 2. Bundesliga season. The 21-year-old native of Hawaii and former Irvine Strikers forward made his Senior National Team debut in the 4-3 win against Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2013.
  • Minnesota United FC forward Miguel Ibarra becomes the first player from the modern NASL to be called into the Senior National Team. The 24-year-old was voted the NASL Player of the Month for September.
  • Several players from the 1-0 win against Czech Republic were called into duty for the U.S. U-23 MNT, which will hold a four-day camp in Brazil culminating in a match against the host U-23 team on Monday, Oct. 13, in Brasilia: Cody Cropper, Emerson Hyndman, Jordan Morris and Rubio Rubin.

Landon Donovan Caps Off Memorable International Career as U.S. MNT Draws Ecuador 1-1

Donovan Plays 40 Minutes in 157th Match before 36,265 Fans at Rentschler Field;
Diskerud Nets Fifth-Minute Goal, but Ecuador Equalizes in Closing Minutes

CAREER STATS  GP/GS            MIN         G              A             Pts              Y                R             W-L-T

2008                    1/1                90          0              0               0                0               0              0-1-0
2011                    3/3               225          0              1                1                0               0              1-1-1
2012                    1/0                 14           1              0               2                0               0              1-0-0   
2013                    6/5               466         2              0               4                0               0              5-1-0  
2014                    2/2                106         0              0               0                1               0              1-0-1
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5-Year Totals     13/11           901            3              1                7                1               0              8-3-2


Michael Orozco Fiscal busiest year of international duty for the U.S. MNT included significant contribution toward the USA's 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup championship run and a portion of the team's Hexagonal finish. During the latter, the center back scored a goal as the USA earned a thrilling come-from-behind 3-2 victory against Panama on Oct. 15, 2013, to cap off its first-place finish in World Cup Qualifying. 


  • Has appeared and started in two games for the U.S. in 2014
  • Contributed the USA's first goal during a 3-2 victory against Panama on Oct. 15, 2013, to eliminate host Panama from World Cup qualification while helping the U.S. cap off its first-place finish in the Hexagonal
  • Scored the game-winning goal to lead the U.S. to a historic 1-0 victory against Mexico on Aug. 15, 2012, at Estadio Azteca. It marked the USA's first win on Mexico's home soil
  • Started five games for the U.S. in 2013, a career high 
  • Scored his first goal for the USA during a historic 1-0 win at Mexico's Estadio Azteca on Aug. 15, 2012.
  • Made his debut with the Men’s National Team on Oct. 15, 2008, in the 2-1 loss against Trinidad & Tobago 
  • Named to the U.S. team for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, starting all three games 
  • Performance in Olympic Qualifying led to inclusion in the Best XI of the 2008 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualification All-Tournament Team 
  • Joined San Luis in La Primera División de México in 2006
2014: Has appeared and started two games for the U.S. in 2014 ... 2013: Orozco's fourth international campaign featured a career-high in appearances (6), starts (5), minutes (466) and goals (2) ... Scored on a header during the USA's 6-1 rout of Belize in Portland on July 9 in Group C play at the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup ... Scored the USA's first goal during the team's dramatic come-from-behind win against Panama on Oct. 15 in the Hexagonal finale ... 2012: Orozco made one appearance for the MNT, posting a memorable 80th-minute tally to lead the USA to a historic 1-0 victory against Mexico at Estadio Azteca on Aug. 15, marking the MNT's first win on Mexico's home soil ...2011: Started three games, a career best … Notched an assist on Clint Dempsey’s strike against Honduras on Oct. 8 …Played 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw against Mexico on Aug. 10 in Philadelphia … 2008: Started and played the full 90 minutes in his Men’s National Team debut in the World Cup qualifier against Trinidad & Tobago on Oct. 15 … Under-23s: Was a member of the team that qualified and played in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing … Named to the Best XI of the 2008 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualification All-Tournament Team … Started all three games in the Beijing Olympics, accumulating 183 minutes and making the assist on the lone goal in the USA’s win against Japan … Recorded nine appearances with the U-23 team, starting every game …First Appearance: Oct. 15, 2008, vs. Trinidad & Tobago … First Goal: August 15, 2012 vs. Mexico
2013: Orozo was loaned from San Luis to Puebla in January and permanently signed with the Liga MX side in July ... Scored his first goal for Puebla during a 2-1 loss to Cruz Azul on Aug. 25 ... 2011: Returned to San Luis and recorded 12 appearances in the Apertura season … 2010: Joined MLS club Philadelphia Union on loan … Made 29 appearances for the Union and scored two goals … 2009: Had three starts and one goal for San Luis in Copa Libertadores … Started 12 games and scored two goals during Apertura 2009 to help San Luis advance to quarterfinals ... Registered 13 starts and one goal during Clausura 2009 ... 2008: Had 11 starts for San Luis as a fullback in Clausura, helping his club advance to the semifinals … Made two starts in Copa Sudamericana … Started eight games in the Apertura, helping San Luis finish first in the standings and qualify for Copa Libertadores … 2007: Made his way onto the first team, registering nine appearances during the 2007 Clausura as the team finished third in Group 2 … Found a spot in the starting eleven, making 16 appearances on the team’s run to the quarterfinals ... 2006: Made his first start with the professional team at San Luis after emerging from the youth program. 



Personal: Born in Orange, Calif., to Mexican-born parents, Jesus and Maria ... At age 18, he was invited to participate in a preseason camp with Mexican club Nexaca … Has three sisters: Elizabeth, Wendy and Brenda.
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