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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


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.

Photo Gallery: MNT Hartford Training - Oct. 9, 2014

Photos from the #USMNT's Thursday training session and press conference at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut, ahead of the USA's game against Ecuador on Friday, Oct. 10.

Photo Gallery: MNT Harvard Training - Oct. 7, 2014

Photos from the #USMNT's second training session on the campus of Harvard University ahead of the USA's game against Ecuador on Friday, Oct. 10.

Photo Gallery: MNT Harvard Training - Oct. 6, 2014

Photos from the #USMNT's first training session on the campus of Harvard University ahead of the USA's game against Ecuador on Friday, Oct. 10.

The young goalkeeping prospect has been tagged as one with a bright future, appearing in every camp with the full team for the second half of 2011.  Age-eligible for the 2012 Olympics, Hamid made D.C. United history when he became the first D.C. United Academy player to sign with the first team. He went on to make history, becoming the youngest goalkeeper in MLS history to win a league contest on May 5, 2010, a 2-1 win against Sporting KC, a feat that bested Tim Howard’s previous record.

  • Won Development Academy Story of the Year in the 2009 Best of U.S. Soccer Awards for becoming the first D.C. United Academy player to sign with the first team 
  • Served as an understudy to Tim Howard for seven matches in 2011 
  • Called into a U-23 training camp in December 
  • Signed with the D.C. United on Sept. 2, 2009, making him the first Development Academy player to sign with the first team 
  • Played and started in 28 games D.C. United in 2011, posting seven shutouts
2011: Named to the roster for the matches against Mexico, Costa Rica, Belgium, Honduras and Ecuador, each of Jurgen Klinsmann’s games in charge … Still awaiting his first cap ... Under-20s: Played in the Campos Verdes International Tournament in Portugal and the Copa Chivas tournament in Mexico, both in 2008 … First appearance: None … First Shutout: None.
2011: Posted seven shutouts in his 28 games for D.C. United, all starts … 2010: Started all eight of his games for D.C. and posted one shutout … Became the youngest MLS goalkeeper to win a league game, when D.C. beat the Kansas City Wizards 2-1 on May 5 … 2009: Came up through the D.C. United youth system, and on Sept. 2 became the first Development Academy player to sign for the first team.
Father is from Sierra Leone … Joined the D.C. United Academy in January 2007 and went on to win the U-17/18 MLS Cup that year … Named to the U-17/18 Mid-Atlantic Starting XI in 2008 … Became the first academy player to sign with D.C.’s first team, earning him the 2009 Development Academy Story of the Year.
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