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Social Spotlight: Bobby Wood

U.S. MNT forward Bobby Wood gave fans the inside scoop on his transition to Germany, favorite pump-up music, greatest National Team experience, and more in a Facebook Q&A with fans around the world following training with his club, 1. FC Union Berlin, yesterday afternoon. Here are some of our favorite questions and Bobby’s answers below: Abraham Akhtar: Bobby, what did it feel like scor

Gallery:WNT Blanks Costa Rica 5-0 for First WOQ Win

The U.S. WNT kicked off the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship in spectacular fashion on Wednesday night with a 5-0 victory against Costa Rica. The USA effort was led by Alex Morgan, who recorded a brace, her first goal coming 12 seconds into the match, and by tallies from Carli Lloyd, Crystal Dunn and Christen Press. The USA now has 3 points in Group A and is tied atop th

OTD 2009: Michael Bradley Brace and Another Dos a Cero

As a 13-year-old who grew up around the nascent Chicago Fire, Michael Bradley watched one February night as Josh Wolff and Chris Armas, players his father Bob coached with the MLS side, put in strong displays for the U.S. Men’s National Team who defeated Mexico 2-0 to open the Final Round of qualifying for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. For anyone who followed American soccer, the cold, wintry nig

U.S. Soccer Offers VIP Behind-the-Scenes Patrons Program During Copa America Centenario

CHICAGO (Feb. 11, 2016) – U.S. Soccer will host a special VIP behind-the-scenes travel opportunity and fundraiser for fans to follow the U.S. Men’s National Team during the Copa America Centenario this summer.  The U.S. Soccer Patrons Program is an exclusive opportunity for guests to experience the tournament as part of the U.S. Soccer Delegation. The three-day travel package incl

First Cap, First Goal: Stephanie McCaffrey

McCaffrey’s Moment Stephanie McCaffrey had some experience playing with the Under-23 WNT in 2014 and early 2015, but getting a shot with the senior squad was a much bigger jump. She got her first taste of action with the full team at the 2015 January Camp when she was called up from a U-23 camp. After camp, the team shifted its focus toward the Women’s World Cup and McCaffrey embarked

Highlights: WNT Defeats Costa Rica 5-0 in 2016 Olympic Qualifying Opener

The #USWNT defeated Costa Rica in the opening game of qualification of for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Carli Lloyd, Crystal Dunn, and Christen Press all grabbed a goal and Alex Morgan scored twice as the USA won 5-0.

WNT Opens 2016 Olympic Qualifying with Big 5-0 Win vs. Costa Rica in Frisco

FRISCO, Texas (Feb. 10, 2016) – The U.S. Women’s National Team opened Group A play at the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship with a 5-0 shutout against Costa Rica at Toyota Stadium. Alex Morgan opened the scoring just 12 seconds into the match with the fastest goal in CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship history. Carli Lloyd assisted both of M

Lineup Notes: WNT Takes on Costa Rica in First Match of 2016 Olympic Qualifying

2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship USA vs. Costa Rica (Group A) Feb. 10, 2016 Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas Live Streaming: NBC Live Extra (http://liveextra.nbcsports.com - no authentication required) Tonight’s WNT Starting XI vs. Costa Rica: 1-Hope Solo; 11-Ali Krieger, 8-Julie Johnston, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 7-Meghan Klingenberg; 14-Morgan Brian, 9-Lindsey Horan, 16-

Social Spotlight: Bobby Wood

U.S. MNT forward Bobby Wood gave fans the inside scoop on his transition to Germany, favorite pump-up music, greatest National Team experience, and more in a Facebook Q&A with fans around the world following training with his club, 1. FC Union Berlin, yesterday afternoon. Here are some of our favorite questions and Bobby’s answers below: Abraham Akhtar: Bobby, what did it feel like scor

Gallery:WNT Blanks Costa Rica 5-0 for First WOQ Win

The U.S. WNT kicked off the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship in spectacular fashion on Wednesday night with a 5-0 victory against Costa Rica. The USA effort was led by Alex Morgan, who recorded a brace, her first goal coming 12 seconds into the match, and by tallies from Carli Lloyd, Crystal Dunn and Christen Press. The USA now has 3 points in Group A and is tied atop th

OTD 2009: Michael Bradley Brace and Another Dos a Cero

As a 13-year-old who grew up around the nascent Chicago Fire, Michael Bradley watched one February night as Josh Wolff and Chris Armas, players his father Bob coached with the MLS side, put in strong displays for the U.S. Men’s National Team who defeated Mexico 2-0 to open the Final Round of qualifying for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. For anyone who followed American soccer, the cold, wintry nig

First Cap, First Goal: Stephanie McCaffrey

McCaffrey’s Moment Stephanie McCaffrey had some experience playing with the Under-23 WNT in 2014 and early 2015, but getting a shot with the senior squad was a much bigger jump. She got her first taste of action with the full team at the 2015 January Camp when she was called up from a U-23 camp. After camp, the team shifted its focus toward the Women’s World Cup and McCaffrey embarked

Q&A Pt. 2: Klinsmann Discusses the Benefits of Mixed January Camp Roster

The U.S. recently completed its annual January Camp, which this year took on a different flavor as a combination of senior team players and U-23s who are each preparing for important qualifiers in March. Following consecutive victories against Iceland and Canada, ussoccer.com spoke with MNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann about his takeaways from the four weeks in Los Angeles. In the second half of a

Gallery: The WNT Sunset Series

Afternoon practices in Frisco have provided stunning backdrops as the sun sets behind the U.S. WNT, thus creating the perfect setting for some unique photography. 

Gallery: WNT Has Final Training Ahead of First Group Stage Match

The U.S. Women's National Team trained in Frisco, Texas, and completed a stadium walkthrough on Tuesday evening ahead of its first group stage match against Costa Rica on Wednesday, Feb. 10. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. CT, and can be watched live online at NBC Live Extra. 

First Cap, First Goal: Christen Press

Exactly three years ago, on Feb. 9, 2013, the U.S. Women’s National Team kicked off the new year with a 4-1 victory against Scotland in Jacksonville, Florida. Christen Press, then 24-years-old, was responsible for two goals that day, scoring in the 13th minute and adding another in the 32nd to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead at halftime. The early goal was Press’ first for the USA, coming in

U.S. Soccer Offers VIP Behind-the-Scenes Patrons Program During Copa America Centenario

CHICAGO (Feb. 11, 2016) – U.S. Soccer will host a special VIP behind-the-scenes travel opportunity and fundraiser for fans to follow the U.S. Men’s National Team during the Copa America Centenario this summer.  The U.S. Soccer Patrons Program is an exclusive opportunity for guests to experience the tournament as part of the U.S. Soccer Delegation. The three-day travel package incl

WNT Opens 2016 Olympic Qualifying with Big 5-0 Win vs. Costa Rica in Frisco

FRISCO, Texas (Feb. 10, 2016) – The U.S. Women’s National Team opened Group A play at the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship with a 5-0 shutout against Costa Rica at Toyota Stadium. Alex Morgan opened the scoring just 12 seconds into the match with the fastest goal in CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship history. Carli Lloyd assisted both of M

Lineup Notes: WNT Takes on Costa Rica in First Match of 2016 Olympic Qualifying

2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship USA vs. Costa Rica (Group A) Feb. 10, 2016 Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas Live Streaming: NBC Live Extra (http://liveextra.nbcsports.com - no authentication required) Tonight’s WNT Starting XI vs. Costa Rica: 1-Hope Solo; 11-Ali Krieger, 8-Julie Johnston, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 7-Meghan Klingenberg; 14-Morgan Brian, 9-Lindsey Horan, 16-

OTD 1998: MNT Recorded One of the Biggest Wins in the History of the Program

That victory came in the 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals, as the U.S. defeated defending World Cup champion Brazil 1-0 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. While Preki’s decisive 65th minute strike was picture-perfect, the game is best remembered as goalkeeper Kasey Keller’s career-defining performance. Making 10 saves, many of them from point-blank range, Keller received the affirmati

Match Preview: U.S. WNT Begins Quest for Olympic Berth Against Costa Rica

The U.S. Women’s National Team will look to qualify for a sixth consecutive Olympic Games starting on Wednesday, Feb. 10, when it kicks off the 2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship against Costa Rica (7:30 p.m. CT on NBC Live Extra) in the second match of Group A at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, home of MLS’ FC Dallas. Fans can also follow all the action from #USAvC

Academy Players Sign Off on College Commitments for Fall 2016

CHICAGO (Feb. 9, 2016) – National Signing Day took place on Wednesday, Feb. 3, with multiple U.S. Soccer Development Academy players announcing their college commitments starting this fall. Of the 48 clubs that submitted college commitments, Players Development Academy led the group with 17 players heading to the collegiate level. The 48-club group includes 414 Academy players. To submit Aca

Tickets on Sale Feb. 12 for MNT World Cup Qualifier vs. Guatemala, Presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance

CHICAGO (Feb. 8, 2016) – Tickets for the U.S. Men’s National Team World Cup Qualifier against Guatemala, presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance, on March 29 at the MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, will go on sale Friday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets for the game can be purchased through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout Central

U-19 MNT Falls to Canary Islands in Last Match of Copa del Atlantico

LAS PALMAS, Spain (Feb. 5, 2016) – The U.S. Under-19 Men’s National Team fell to the Canary Islands in the team’s last match of the Copa del Atlantico Tournament at Campo Alfonso Silva Stadium. This was the first tournament in charge of the team for Brad Friedel since being named head coach of the U-19 team earlier this year. Additionally this was the first Youth National Team in

Dave van den Bergh Named Under-15 Boys' National Team Head Coach

CHICAGO (Feb. 8, 2016) – U.S. Soccer has appointed Dave van den Bergh as head coach of the Under-15 Boys’ National Team. Van den Bergh will undertake double duty as he continues to be a Development Academy Technical Advisor, while heading the U-15’s. Previously, he has worked as an assistant coach for the U-20 MNT. Originally from Amsterdam, van den Bergh has a polished soccer ba

WNT Olympic Qualifying Matches to be Broadcast on NBCSN and Streamed Online

CHICAGO (Feb. 5, 2016) – The 2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship kicks off on Feb. 10 in Frisco and Houston, Texas, and all 15 matches of the tournament will be streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra, with four also airing on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN). A cable subscription is required to access NBC Live Extra online. The U.S. Women’s National Team opens Group A play

Highlights: WNT Defeats Costa Rica 5-0 in 2016 Olympic Qualifying Opener

The #USWNT defeated Costa Rica in the opening game of qualification of for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Carli Lloyd, Crystal Dunn, and Christen Press all grabbed a goal and Alex Morgan scored twice as the USA won 5-0.

Behind the Crest: Ep. 1 - #USWNT Road to Rio

Behind the Crest returns, this time on the Road to Rio as the U.S. WNT set up base camp in Frisco, Texas, to prepare for its opening match of the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualiyfing Championship against Costa Rica.

Highlights: Altidore Nods Home Later Winner for MNT vs. Canada

The U.S. Men’s National Team grabbed a late goal by Jozy Altidore to win its second match of 2016, 1-0, against Canada at StubHub Center.

U.S. WNT Makes Super Bowl 50 Predictions

With the festivities for Super Bowl 50 well underway in the San Francisco Bay Area, the U.S. WNT are in football-crazed Texas preparing for Olympic Qualifying and the players weighed in on their choices to lift the trophy in Santa Clara. No surprise who the Denver contingent chose, while the New Englanders abstained, but it seems as if the World Cup champions (who know a thing or two about lifting trophies) are picking the Panthers to triumph on Sunday.

MNT Opens 2016 with Comeback Win Against Iceland

After twice falling behind, Jozy Altidore and Michael Orozco scored equalizing goals and Steve Birnbaum added a 90th minute winner as the U.S. MNT prevailed in its first match of 2016.

Highlights: MNT Opens 2016 with Thrilling 3-2 Win vs. Iceland

The U.S. Men's National Team opened 2016 with a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Iceland.

GOAL: Steve Birnbaum Heads Home His First International Goal

Steve Birnbaum headed in Michael Bradley's late free kick to give the USA the decisive goal in a 3-2 win over Iceland.

Highlights: WNT Kicks Off 2016 in Fine Form vs. Ireland in San Diego

The #USWNT opened 2016 with a 5-0 win over Ireland in San Diego.

MNT January Camp Back Line Mixes Youth and Experience

MNT defensive veterans Matt Besler and Brad Evans talk about mentoring a crop of young defenders in the youngsters' first January camp experience.
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