U.S. Soccer

Five Things to Know: Panama

The U.S. Men’s National Team faces Panama on Matchday 4 of the Final Round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying on Tuesday (10 p.m. ET; beIN Sports, Telemundo, NBC Universo).

Here are five things you should know about Los Canaleros ahead of Tuesday’s match.

Los Canaleros

Few CONCACAF nations have experienced the type of rise that Panama has during the last 12 years. Dubbed Los Canaleros for their connection to the world-famous canal that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Panama went on a Cinderella run to the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final where they fell on penalty kicks to a Bruce Arena-led U.S. side.

Also part of CONCACAF’s Final Round World Cup Qualifying Hexagonal for the first time that year, Panama has advanced to the Hex three of the last four qualifying campaigns and came painstakingly close to finishing fourth in 2013 (more on that down the page).

That same year, Panama once again arrived in the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final, where Brek Shea’s game-winner delivered the U.S. a 1-0 victory at Soldier Field.

Always posing a threat no matter the opponent, Panama’s recent growth is undeniable, moving from being ranked No. 100 in 2004 to 53 in the latest FIFA World Rankings.

The Here and Now

Under the management of former Colombia, Ecuador and Guatemala head coach Hernán Darío Gómez since 2014, Panama has continued to make progress. But for some questionable calls against Mexico in the semifinal of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Los Canaleros would have arrived in their second-straight confederation championship match. Instead they faced the United States in the Third Place Match, which they eventually won on penalty kicks.

Since then, Panama qualified for the Hex with ease, finishing second to Costa Rica in Semifinal Round Group B. They began the Final Round quite well, earning a 1-0 away win at Honduras on Nov. 11 before drawing 0-0 at home against Mexico four days later.

Panama comes into Tuesday’s match still in third place after falling 1-0 on the road at Trinidad & Tobago. With the U.S. lurking just one point behind, the game at Estadio Rommel Fernandez has the potential to serve as a six-pointer should either team win.

History with the U.S. MNT

Graham Zusi October 15, 2013 vs. Panama

The U.S. holds a dominant 11-1-4 all-time advantage against Panama, going 5-0-1 in World Cup Qualifying and 2-0-1 in qualifiers played in Panama City. Despite the U.S. edge, the series has been much closer in recent years, with Panama earning its first and only win against the MNT during the Group Stage of the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, as well as drawing the team twice at the 2015 tournament. Eight of the meetings have been decided by one goal or less.

Beyond those results, U.S. and Panama fans will best remember the MNT’s last visit to Panama City about three-and-a-half years ago. Playing the last game of the Hex and already qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the U.S. traveled to face a Panama side that could earn the region’s berth in an Intercontinental Playoff with New Zealand if they won that night.

Panama thought they got the goal they needed when Luis Tejada gave the home side a 2-1 lead in the 83rd minute.  Unwilling to surrender to a defeat despite not needing a result, the U.S. responded with two goals in stoppage time, one from Graham Zusi in the second minute of added time and then a bullet from Aron Johannsson a minute later. The loss destroyed Panama’s hopes, and instead helped regional rivals Mexico squeak into fourth place.

Connections to M.L.S. 

Michael Bradley and Armando Cooper USA vs. Panama - July 25, 2017

A number of Panama players have been great additions to the M.L.S. clubs over the years. The Panama roster features current Seattle Sounders FC captain Román Torres, as well as fellow defenders Adolfo Machado (Houston Dynamo) and Amir Murillo (New York Red Bulls). In midfield, is Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley’s Toronto FC teammate Armando Cooper, San Jose Earthquakes start Aníbal Godoy and New York City FC’s Miguel Camargo.

Now based with Dynamo Bucharest in Romania, goalkeeper Jaime Penedo played parts of three seasons under current MNT head coach Bruce Arena with the LA Galaxy, while forward Blas Pérez spent time with FC Dallas and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Former U.S. youth international Tony Taylor also played for New England Revolution and New York City FC. 

Panama League Scene

Professional soccer in Panama didn’t get formalized until 1988 when the Asociación Nacional Pro-Fútbol league was started. The league evolved in its competition format through the years and switched to become the Liga Panameña de Fútbol in 2009.

Like many Central and South American leagues, the 10-team LPF holds two competitions to make up the overall season (the Apertura and Clausura), with the top four teams in each campaign advancing to a two-leg semifinal playoff, before holding a one-game final.

Árabe Unido, who MNT players Kellyn Acosta and Walker Zimmerman recently help FC Dallas defeat in the Quaterfinal of the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League, won the Apertura championship in December, while Tauro lead the current Clausura table. 


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MNT Mar 26, 2017

TRIVIA: How Well Do You Know Your MNT History vs. Panama?

The U.S. Men's National Team and Panama play their first match in nearly two years on March 28 at Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City. Before catching the game Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET on beIN Sports, Telemundo and NBC Universo, take our 10-question quiz centering around the MNT's interesting history against Los Canaleros: How'd you do? Tell us you score in the comments below. Read more
MNT Mar 26, 2017

After Statement Game vs. Honduras, MNT Looks to #Get3More vs. Panama

After two tough losses to begin the Final Round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying back in November, the U.S. Men’s National Team came into Friday’s home match against Honduras with a simple message: #Get3 points. By the 54th minute, they had peppered six goals in the back of the net and rode that score line to the final whistle, setting a record for the largest margin of victory in Read more
MNT Mar 25, 2017

Highlights: MNT Scores Emphatic 6-0 World Cup Qualifying Win vs. Honduras

Led by Clint Dempsey's hat trick, the U.S. MNT scored an emphatic 6-0 win vs. Honduras in their third Hexagonal match of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif. Read more
MNT Mar 25, 2017

Clint Dempsey Announces MNT Return with Hat Trick vs Honduras

After being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat in late August and undergoing two procedures to correct last fall, there were points during the last six months where Clint Dempsey thought he might never play soccer again. But cleared to resume game action last month, the 32-year-old announced his return to the U.S. Men’s National Team on Friday night, recording his second career hat tri Read more
MNT Mar 25, 2017

Paul Arriola Added to MNT World Cup Qualifying Roster

CHICAGO (March 25, 2017) – U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bruce Arena has added midfielder Paul Arriola to the roster ahead of Tuesday’s World Cup Qualifying match in Panama. The Club Tijuana midfielder will join the USMNT in San Jose, Calif., prior to Saturday night’s departure for Panama City. Additionally, defenders John Brooks and Michael Orozco, midfielder Seba Read more
MNT Mar 25, 2017

GALLERY: MNT Delivers Fantastic Performance to #Get3 vs. Honduras in World Cup Qualifying

Photos from the U.S. Men’s National Team's 6-0 World Cup qualifying victory against Honduras on March 24 in San Jose, Calif. The MNT used a hat trick from Clint Dempsey as well as goals from Sebastian Lletget, Michael Bradley and Christian Pulisic to rise to the occasion and earn their first three points of the Hexagonal in front of 17,729 fans on a rainy night at Avaya Stadium. Read more
MNT Mar 25, 2017

USA Cruises to 6-0 Win vs. Honduras in Critical World Cup Qualifier

SAN JOSE, Calif. (March 24, 2017) – The U.S. Men’s National Team used a hat trick from Clint Dempsey as well as goals from Sebastian Lletget, Michael Bradley and Christian Pulisic to earn an emphatic 6-0 Final Round World Cup Qualifying win against Honduras at Avaya Stadium. The victory gives the U.S. its first three points of the Hexagonal and pushes the team into fourth place, just Read more
MNT Mar 24, 2017

Line-up Notes: USA Fields Balanced Starting XI in Key Qualifier vs. Honduras

USA vs. Honduras 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying – Final Round March 24, 2017 Avaya Stadium; San Jose, Calif. Live Broadcast: 10:30 p.m. ET on FS1, UniMas, UDN Today’s U.S. MNT Starting XI vs. Honduras: 1-Tim Howard, 2-Jorge Villafaña, 3-Omar Gonzalez, 4-Michael Bradley (capt.), 6-John Brooks, 8-Clint Dempsey, 9-Sebastian Lletget, 10-Christian Pulisic, 15-Darlington Nagbe, 1 Read more
MNT Mar 24, 2017

Hall of Fame - Shannon MacMillan: The Goal Scoring Supersub

Any competitive elite soccer player will tell you that being a consistent starter is the goal. You want to be on the field representing your team and battling from the first minute to the last. That said, being a substitute may be even harder mentally. Not everyone is the best player coming off the bench. To be a good reserve, you must be mentally locked in, resilient and ready to make something h Read more
WNT Mar 24, 2017

Hall of Fame - Brandi Chastain: A Celebration Like No Other

Achieving fame and a legendary status in sports usually comes because of a combination of two things: 1) you’re one of the best at your craft and, 2) you are the author of a moment (or moments) so mythical, that it remains etched in the minds of generations to come. Think Jason Lezak’s come-from-behind relay swim against France in the 2008 Olympics, or Keri Strugg landing her vault Read more
WNT Mar 24, 2017

IN PHOTOS: Michael Bradley Reflects on 2013 World Cup Qualifying vs Honduras

The USA’s World Cup Qualifying series with Honduras has served up memorable matches at every turn. Ahead of USA-Honduras, presented by Volpi Foods, take a photographic look back at the series with the players that were heroes along the way. Following a wild set of matches in 2002 FIFA World Cup Qualifying the U.S. earned two comeback wins during the 2009 Hexagonal, sending the team on its Read more
MNT Mar 23, 2017

Fans to Receive Commemorative USA Poster as Part of Pre-Match Stadium Card Stunt

As an artist and a soccer fan, Jason Seife has always seen a connection between the two disciplines. “Although sport is not something that is initially thought of as a creative field, it truly is,” he said. “It’s something that you work very hard at, you put yourself out there, and it’s a way of expressing yourself. That’s what art is, that’s what music Read more
MNT Mar 23, 2017

The Black & White Collection: MNT Continues Preparations to #Get3 vs. Honduras

Stylized black and white photos from the U.S. Men's National Team training session on March 22 in San Jose, Calif. The MNT is preparing to take on Honduras with hopes to earn what will be a critical three points in their World Cup Qualifying campaign. The match take place on March 24 in San Jose's Avaya Stadium. Coverage of USA-Honduras, presented by Volpi Foods, begins at 7:30 p.m. PT on FS1 Read more
MNT Mar 23, 2017

U.S. MNT and the Will to Win in Big Moments

No matter which country you’re talking about, qualifying for the World Cup has never been simple. Every four years, difficult conditions on the road, injuries and simply bad runs of form test teams on their quest to reach the world’s biggest sporting event. One of only seven nations to appear at each of the last seven FIFA World Cups, the U.S. Men’s National Team has shown a co Read more
MNT Mar 23, 2017

Five Things to Know: Panama

The U.S. Men’s National Team faces Panama on Matchday 4 of the Final Round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying on Tuesday (10 p.m. ET; beIN Sports, Telemundo, NBC Universo).

Here are five things you should know about Los Canaleros ahead of Tuesday’s match.

Los Canaleros

Few CONCACAF nations have experienced the type of rise that Panama has during the last 12 years. Dubbed Los Canaleros for their connection to the world-famous canal that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Panama went on a Cinderella run to the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final where they fell on penalty kicks to a Bruce Arena-led U.S. side.

Also part of CONCACAF’s Final Round World Cup Qualifying Hexagonal for the first time that year, Panama has advanced to the Hex three of the last four qualifying campaigns and came painstakingly close to finishing fourth in 2013 (more on that down the page).

That same year, Panama once again arrived in the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final, where Brek Shea’s game-winner delivered the U.S. a 1-0 victory at Soldier Field.

Always posing a threat no matter the opponent, Panama’s recent growth is undeniable, moving from being ranked No. 100 in 2004 to 53 in the latest FIFA World Rankings.

The Here and Now

Under the management of former Colombia, Ecuador and Guatemala head coach Hernán Darío Gómez since 2014, Panama has continued to make progress. But for some questionable calls against Mexico in the semifinal of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Los Canaleros would have arrived in their second-straight confederation championship match. Instead they faced the United States in the Third Place Match, which they eventually won on penalty kicks.

Since then, Panama qualified for the Hex with ease, finishing second to Costa Rica in Semifinal Round Group B. They began the Final Round quite well, earning a 1-0 away win at Honduras on Nov. 11 before drawing 0-0 at home against Mexico four days later.

Panama comes into Tuesday’s match still in third place after falling 1-0 on the road at Trinidad & Tobago. With the U.S. lurking just one point behind, the game at Estadio Rommel Fernandez has the potential to serve as a six-pointer should either team win.

History with the U.S. MNT

Graham Zusi October 15, 2013 vs. Panama

The U.S. holds a dominant 11-1-4 all-time advantage against Panama, going 5-0-1 in World Cup Qualifying and 2-0-1 in qualifiers played in Panama City. Despite the U.S. edge, the series has been much closer in recent years, with Panama earning its first and only win against the MNT during the Group Stage of the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, as well as drawing the team twice at the 2015 tournament. Eight of the meetings have been decided by one goal or less.

Beyond those results, U.S. and Panama fans will best remember the MNT’s last visit to Panama City about three-and-a-half years ago. Playing the last game of the Hex and already qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the U.S. traveled to face a Panama side that could earn the region’s berth in an Intercontinental Playoff with New Zealand if they won that night.

Panama thought they got the goal they needed when Luis Tejada gave the home side a 2-1 lead in the 83rd minute.  Unwilling to surrender to a defeat despite not needing a result, the U.S. responded with two goals in stoppage time, one from Graham Zusi in the second minute of added time and then a bullet from Aron Johannsson a minute later. The loss destroyed Panama’s hopes, and instead helped regional rivals Mexico squeak into fourth place.

Connections to M.L.S. 

Michael Bradley and Armando Cooper USA vs. Panama - July 25, 2017

A number of Panama players have been great additions to the M.L.S. clubs over the years. The Panama roster features current Seattle Sounders FC captain Román Torres, as well as fellow defenders Adolfo Machado (Houston Dynamo) and Amir Murillo (New York Red Bulls). In midfield, is Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley’s Toronto FC teammate Armando Cooper, San Jose Earthquakes start Aníbal Godoy and New York City FC’s Miguel Camargo.

Now based with Dynamo Bucharest in Romania, goalkeeper Jaime Penedo played parts of three seasons under current MNT head coach Bruce Arena with the LA Galaxy, while forward Blas Pérez spent time with FC Dallas and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Former U.S. youth international Tony Taylor also played for New England Revolution and New York City FC. 

Panama League Scene

Professional soccer in Panama didn’t get formalized until 1988 when the Asociación Nacional Pro-Fútbol league was started. The league evolved in its competition format through the years and switched to become the Liga Panameña de Fútbol in 2009.

Like many Central and South American leagues, the 10-team LPF holds two competitions to make up the overall season (the Apertura and Clausura), with the top four teams in each campaign advancing to a two-leg semifinal playoff, before holding a one-game final.

Árabe Unido, who MNT players Kellyn Acosta and Walker Zimmerman recently help FC Dallas defeat in the Quaterfinal of the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League, won the Apertura championship in December, while Tauro lead the current Clausura table. 


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MNT Mar 26, 2017

TRIVIA: How Well Do You Know Your MNT History vs. Panama?

The U.S. Men's National Team and Panama play their first match in nearly two years on March 28 at Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City. Before catching the game Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET on beIN Sports, Telemundo and NBC Universo, take our 10-question quiz centering around the MNT's interesting history against Los Canaleros: How'd you do? Tell us you score in the comments below. Read more
MNT Mar 26, 2017

After Statement Game vs. Honduras, MNT Looks to #Get3More vs. Panama

After two tough losses to begin the Final Round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying back in November, the U.S. Men’s National Team came into Friday’s home match against Honduras with a simple message: #Get3 points. By the 54th minute, they had peppered six goals in the back of the net and rode that score line to the final whistle, setting a record for the largest margin of victory in Read more
MNT Mar 25, 2017

Clint Dempsey Announces MNT Return with Hat Trick vs Honduras

After being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat in late August and undergoing two procedures to correct last fall, there were points during the last six months where Clint Dempsey thought he might never play soccer again. But cleared to resume game action last month, the 32-year-old announced his return to the U.S. Men’s National Team on Friday night, recording his second career hat tri Read more
MNT Mar 25, 2017

GALLERY: MNT Delivers Fantastic Performance to #Get3 vs. Honduras in World Cup Qualifying

Photos from the U.S. Men’s National Team's 6-0 World Cup qualifying victory against Honduras on March 24 in San Jose, Calif. The MNT used a hat trick from Clint Dempsey as well as goals from Sebastian Lletget, Michael Bradley and Christian Pulisic to rise to the occasion and earn their first three points of the Hexagonal in front of 17,729 fans on a rainy night at Avaya Stadium. Read more
MNT Mar 25, 2017

Line-up Notes: USA Fields Balanced Starting XI in Key Qualifier vs. Honduras

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MNT Mar 24, 2017

Hall of Fame - Shannon MacMillan: The Goal Scoring Supersub

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WNT Mar 24, 2017

Hall of Fame - Brandi Chastain: A Celebration Like No Other

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WNT Mar 24, 2017

IN PHOTOS: Michael Bradley Reflects on 2013 World Cup Qualifying vs Honduras

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MNT Mar 23, 2017

Fans to Receive Commemorative USA Poster as Part of Pre-Match Stadium Card Stunt

As an artist and a soccer fan, Jason Seife has always seen a connection between the two disciplines. “Although sport is not something that is initially thought of as a creative field, it truly is,” he said. “It’s something that you work very hard at, you put yourself out there, and it’s a way of expressing yourself. That’s what art is, that’s what music Read more
MNT Mar 23, 2017

The Black & White Collection: MNT Continues Preparations to #Get3 vs. Honduras

Stylized black and white photos from the U.S. Men's National Team training session on March 22 in San Jose, Calif. The MNT is preparing to take on Honduras with hopes to earn what will be a critical three points in their World Cup Qualifying campaign. The match take place on March 24 in San Jose's Avaya Stadium. Coverage of USA-Honduras, presented by Volpi Foods, begins at 7:30 p.m. PT on FS1 Read more
MNT Mar 23, 2017

U.S. MNT and the Will to Win in Big Moments

No matter which country you’re talking about, qualifying for the World Cup has never been simple. Every four years, difficult conditions on the road, injuries and simply bad runs of form test teams on their quest to reach the world’s biggest sporting event. One of only seven nations to appear at each of the last seven FIFA World Cups, the U.S. Men’s National Team has shown a co Read more
MNT Mar 23, 2017

5 Things To Know: Russia

U.S. Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named a 24-player roster for the training camp and two friendlies against Russia set to take place in Frisco on April 6 (7:30 p.m. CT; FS1) at Toyota Stadium and in Houston on April 9 at BBVA Compass Stadium (1 p.m. CT; ESPN). Here are five things to know about this European opponent. USA vs. Russia The USA last met Russia during two friendly m Read more
WNT Mar 23, 2017

PREVIEW: USA-Honduras, Presented by Volpi Foods, Kicks Off Tonight at 10:30pm ET/ 7:30 PT | FS1, UniMas, Univision, UDN

The U.S. Men’s National Team resumes the Final Round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying seeking to #Get3 against Honduras in a crucial clash on Friday, March 24 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif. Coverage of USA-Honduras, presented by Volpi Foods, begins at 7:30 p.m. PT on FS1, UniMas and UDN. Fans can also follow the game live on Facebook and Twitter at @ussoccer and @ussoccer_esp. Read more
MNT Mar 22, 2017

Snow Day: A MNT Retrospective of the 'Snow Classico' Against Costa Rica

Originally published Oct. 13, 2015. It was the third day of spring in 2013, but the weather in Denver looked more like the middle of winter. For the first time in 16 years on that date, blizzard-like conditions rolled over Dick’s Sporting Goods Park hours before the U.S. took on Costa Rica in the second match of the 2014 World Cup Qualifying final round. Returning home after beginning the Read more
MNT Mar 22, 2017

IN PHOTOS: A Day in the Life of Sebastian Lletget

Earlier this week, we tasked our photographer to follow U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Sebastian Lletget through his first day of World Cup Qualifying camp in San Jose prior to Friday’s game against Honduras, presented by Volpi Foods. View at a day in the life of Lletget in photos with his thoughts below. Read more
MNT Mar 22, 2017

Paul Arriola Added to MNT World Cup Qualifying Roster

CHICAGO (March 25, 2017) – U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bruce Arena has added midfielder Paul Arriola to the roster ahead of Tuesday’s World Cup Qualifying match in Panama. The Club Tijuana midfielder will join the USMNT in San Jose, Calif., prior to Saturday night’s departure for Panama City.

Additionally, defenders John Brooks and Michael Orozco, midfielder Sebastian Lletget and forward Jordan Morris have been released from camp.

After scoring the opening goal, Lletget was forced to leave Friday’s 6-0 win against Honduras in the 18th minute after suffering a left foot injury and will be further evaluated in Los Angeles. Having dealt with a sinus infection during the week, Brooks also departed in the 70th minute.

Morris (right ankle) and Orozco (right knee) carried injuries into Friday’s game against Honduras and did not dress for the match.

With the changes, the MNT roster now stands at 23 players ahead of the team’s departure for Panama City on Saturday night. The U.S. takes on Panama on Tuesday, March 28 at Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City, live at 10 p.m. ET on beIN Sports, Telemundo and NBC Universo. Follow both matches on U.S. Soccer’s official Facebook, Twitter (@ussoccer) and Instagram (@ussoccer) accounts.

Updated Roster by Position (Club; WCQ Caps/Goals):
GOALKEEPERS (3): David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids; 34/0), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake; 0/0)

DEFENDERS (8): DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo; 33/6), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City; 10/1), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City/ENG; 20/2), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca/MEX; 13/0), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 3/0), Jorge Villafaña (Santos Laguna/MEX; 1/0), Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas; 0/0), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City; 16/3)

MIDFIELDERS (9): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas; 1/0), Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana/MEX; 1/1), Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union; 7/0), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 32/6), Jermaine Jones (LA Galaxy; 16/0), Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls; 18/2), Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire; 0/0), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers; 4/0), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund/GER; 6/3)

FORWARDS (3): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/CAN; 35/16), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC; 37/17), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0)
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MNT Mar 25, 2017

USA Cruises to 6-0 Win vs. Honduras in Critical World Cup Qualifier

SAN JOSE, Calif. (March 24, 2017) – The U.S. Men’s National Team used a hat trick from Clint Dempsey as well as goals from Sebastian Lletget, Michael Bradley and Christian Pulisic to earn an emphatic 6-0 Final Round World Cup Qualifying win against Honduras at Avaya Stadium. The victory gives the U.S. its first three points of the Hexagonal and pushes the team into fourth place, just Read more
MNT Mar 24, 2017

Ellis Names 24 Players for USA's April Friendlies vs Russia in Texas

CHICAGO (March 23, 2017) – U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named a 24-player training camp roster for two matches against Russia, taking place on April 6 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas (7:30 p.m. CT; FS1 with the pre-game show starting at 7 p.m. CT) and April 9 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston (1 p.m. CT on ESPN). USA vs. Russia: Match Preview  El Read more
WNT Mar 23, 2017

GALLERY: Jill Ellis Calls 24 Players to Training Camp Ahead of Russia Friendlies

Photos of the 24 U.S. Women's National Team players called up by head coach Jill Ellis to a training camp ahead of the team's two friendlies against Russia, taking place on April 6 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas (7:30 p.m. CT; FS1 with the pre-game show starting at 7 p.m. CT) and April 9 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston (1 p.m. CT on ESPN). Read more
WNT Mar 23, 2017

U.S. Soccer, KT Tape Extend Partnership Through World Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Campaigns

CHICAGO (March 22, 2017) - The U.S. Soccer Federation and KT Tape, category leader in kinesiology tape, announced today a partnership extension through 2020. KT Tape will remain the Official Kinesiology Tape for all U.S. Soccer teams and programs, from Youth National Teams and the Development Academy up to the U.S. Men's National Team (USMNT) and U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT). As part of the Read more
MNT WNT ACADEMY Mar 22, 2017

Fan Events in San Jose: A Guide to USA-Honduras, Presented by Volpi Foods

In the days leading up to USA-Honduras, presented by Volpi Foods, U.S. Soccer will host a series of fantastic fan events throughout the city. Known as U.S. Soccer FanHQ, the events will enhance what is sure to be the electric atmosphere around the match and provide opportunities for fans in San Jose to celebrate the road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The crucial Final Round FIFA World C Read more
MNT Mar 22, 2017

U.S. U-23 WNT Will Travel to Portland, Oregon and Orlando, Florida for Back-To-Back Training Camps

CHICAGO (March 21, 2017) – The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team will hold back-to-back training camps on opposite coasts at the end of March and beginning of April that will include four matches against National Women’s Soccer League teams. The USA will participate in the Thorns Spring Invitational from March 26-April 1 in Portland, Oregon, taking on three NWSL teams at Prov Read more
U-23 WNT Mar 21, 2017

U.S. Soccer Joins United Heroes League for Soccer Equipment Drive

CHICAGO (March 21, 2017) – In the days leading up to the World Cup Qualifying match between the USA and Honduras, presented by Volpi Foods, U.S. Soccer is collaborating with the United Heroes League and the Quakes Foundation to host a soccer equipment drive for children of military families in the Bay Area. Collection bins will be placed at the U.S. Soccer Store location at San Pedro Square Read more
MNT Mar 21, 2017

Chris Wondolowski Added to MNT World Cup Qualifying Roster

CHICAGO (March 20, 2017) – U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bruce Arena has called up San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski to join the team’s ongoing World Cup Qualifying camp. Wondolowski will begin training with the MNT on Tuesday at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif. Wondolowski’s addition brings the MNT’s camp roster to 26 players ahead of USA-Honduras Read more
MNT Mar 20, 2017

Klimkova Calls Up 26 Players for U-19 WNT Training Camp in Florida

CHICAGO (March 20, 2017) – The U.S. Under-19 Women’s National Team will hold its second training camp of 2017 as head coach Jitka Klimkova has called up 26 players for an event running from March 25-April 1 in Sunrise, Florida. The roster represents an almost totally new group of players than the one that attended the first U-19 WNT camp of the year in January last Florida as just th Read more
U-19 WNT Mar 20, 2017

Hackworth Calls 37 Players for U-17 World Cup Qualifying Prep Matches vs. Japan in Bradenton

CHICAGO (March 19, 2017) — U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team head coach John Hackworth has called eight players in addition to the U.S. Soccer Residency roster for a set of international friendlies against Japan in Bradenton, Fla. The matches, which will aid in preparation for the 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship, are set to take place on March 19 and March 22. “Our coaching staf Read more
U-17 MNT Mar 19, 2017

Matt Besler and Sacha Kljestan Added to MNT World Cup Qualifying Roster

CHICAGO (March 19, 2017) – U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bruce Arena has called defender Matt Besler and attacker Sacha Kljestan to the team’s training camp in San Jose, Calif. Kljestan has been added as a replacement for the injured Bobby Wood (back), while Besler joins camp to bolster the MNT defense. Besler and Kljestan will join the 25-player MNT roster as it convenes Read more
MNT Mar 19, 2017

Graham Zusi Replaces Fabian Johnson on MNT World Cup Qualifying Roster

CHICAGO (March 17, 2017) – U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bruce Arena has called Graham Zusi to the team’s upcoming training camp in San Jose, Calif. The versatile veteran of the 2014 FIFA World Cup replaces Fabian Johnson, who has been sidelined with a hamstring injury. Zusi will join the 24-player MNT roster as it convenes in San Jose ahead of USA-Honduras, presented by Read more
MNT Mar 17, 2017

U.S. Soccer Residency Program Set to Complete Final Semester After 18 Years

CHICAGO (March 17, 2017) – After establishing a blueprint for creating a successful every day training environment, the U.S. Soccer Under-17 Men’s National Team Residency Program will complete its final semester after 18 years at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. “One of our main hopes when establishing the U.S. Soccer Residency Program was that at some point advancements in yo Read more
U-17 MNT MNT Mar 17, 2017

U.S. Soccer Appoints Aloys Wijnker, Tony Lepore to New Sport Development Roles

CHICAGO (March 16, 2017) – As part of its ongoing effort to make soccer the preeminent sport in the U.S. by developing world class players, coaches, and referees, U.S. Soccer has appointed Aloys Wijnker as the Director of the U.S. Soccer Boys’ Development Academy and Tony Lepore as the Director of Talent Identification. Wijnker, who transitions from his current role as a U.S. Soccer C Read more
ACADEMY Mar 16, 2017

El Portero David Bingham es Agregado a la Nómina de la U.S. MNT

CHICAGO (16 de marzo, 2017) - El director técnico de la Selección Masculina de EE.UU. Bruce Arena convocó al portero David Bingham para la concentración del equipo en San José, California. El portero de 27 años se une a la nómina de la MNT para reemplazar a Brad Guzan, quien se perderá el campamento debido a que él y su esposa est&aacu Read more
Espanol Mar 16, 2017

Jordan Morris' Diabetes Management | Routines, Presented by Thorne

Routines, Presented by Thorne, shows how U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team players and staff prepare to maintain world-class form on and off the field to compete with the world’s best. To learn more about Thorne, Presenting Partner of Recognize to Recover and U.S. Soccer’s Official Nutritional Supplement Partner, visit: https://us-soccer.thorne.com Read more
MNT Mar 23, 2017

U.S. MNT Looks to #Get3 Against Honduras

The U.S. MNT is prepared to #Get3 in Friday night’s important World Cup Qualifier against Honduras at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California, presented by Volpi Foods. Read more
MNT Mar 23, 2017

Greg Garza's Matchday Rituals | Routines, Presented by Thorne

From wearing the same shinguards since he was 14 to some very specific rituals he carries out as he steps on the field, U.S. Men's National Team defender Greg Garza has a series of routines he goes through to feel ready for every match. Read more
MNT Mar 14, 2017

U.S. WNT Falls to France on Rainy Night in D.C.

France won the 2017 SheBelieves Cup with a 3-0 victory over the USA in front of more than 21,000 fans at the historic RFK Stadium, but the Americans had their chances on a rainy night in the nation's capitol. Read more
WNT Mar 13, 2017

WNT vs. France: Highlights - March 7, 2017

The U.S. Women’s National Team fell to France 3-0 in its final game of the 2017 SheBelieves Cup at RFK Stadium. With the victory, France won the second edition of the tournament. Read more
WNT Mar 9, 2017

U.S. WNT Falls to England 1-0 in Second Match of 2017 SheBelieves Cup

The U.S. Women’s National Team continued play at the 2017 SheBelieves Cup dropping its second match, 1-0, against England in front of an electric sold-out crowd of 26,500 fans at a chilly Red Bull Arena. Read more
WNT Mar 7, 2017

WNT vs England: Highlights - March 4, 2017

The U.S. Women's National Team took on England in Harrison, NJ. for the second match day of the 2017 She Believes Cup. The World Champions were defeated by the Lionesses by a last minute goal from Ellen White. Read more
WNT Mar 6, 2017

Allie Long on Recovery Day | Routines, Presented by Thorne

Like all of her teammates, U.S. defender Allie Long has a tried and true routine when it comes to rest and recovery so she can be at her peak for the next practice and game. Read more
WNT Mar 6, 2017

2017 SheBelieves Hero: Danielle Bosland

At 15-years-old, Danielle Bosland already embodies the SheBelieves Spirit with her determination, big dreams and positive attitude. Read more
WNT Mar 4, 2017
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