MNT Nov 12, 2013
It's been a stellar year for the Men's National Team as a group, as well as some personal highs and milestones for inviduals. Here's a quick look at five guys and what they have accomplished in the record-setting campaign of 2013.
- Clint Dempsey has six goals in 2013, which equals a career high that he set last year.
- Tim Howard, who wore the captain's armband in the 2-0 win against Jamaica on Oct. 11, has 33 career shutouts for the United States, holding second place all-time ahead of National Soccer Hall of Famer Tony Meola. Howard has recorded six shutouts for Everton this season and has not surrendered a goal in the last 330 minutes of league play.
- Jozy Altidore has eight goals this year and 21 all-time, including four in World Cup Qualifiers. He set a team record by scoring in five-consecutive games (6/2-8/14), and with his three-goal performance against Bosnia became the third player to score two career hat tricks for the U.S. National Team, joining Donovan and Peter Millar.
- DaMarcus Beasley, who captained the team in the Gold Cup, has 15 starts in 2013, the most of any U.S. player, and is tied in appearances with Eddie Johnson. This is the most appearances for Beasley in a calendar year since he began his National Team career in 2001.
- Mix Diskerud has appeared in 11 of the USA’s last 12 matches dating back to July 5 against Guatemala. He played in all six matches in the 2013 Gold Cup winning run, and started the last two qualifiers. The United States holds an unbeaten record of 12-0-2 all-time in games in which Diskerud has appeared.