MNT Jun 19, 2011
USA: 1-Tim Howard; 6-Steve Cherundolo, 21-Clarence Goodson, 3-Carlos Bocanegra (capt.), 14-Eric Lichaj; 4-Michael Bradley, 13-Jermaine Jones; 22-Alejandro Bedoya, 16-Sacha Kljestan, 8-Clint Dempsey; 17-Jozy Altidore
USA Subs: 7-Maurice Edu, 9-Juan Agudelo, 10-Landon Donovan, 12-Jonathan Bornstein, 14-Tim Ream, 20-Freddy Adu, 23-Marcus Hahnemann
- Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey returned to the team this morning after being excused from camp earlier this week to attend each of their sisters’ weddings yesterday. After evaluating all factors, the decision was made by the coaching staff for Dempsey to start and Donovan to begin the match on the bench.
- Alejandro Bedoya and Sacha Kljestan make their first starts of the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
- Donovan starts a game on the bench for the first time since June 9, 2007, against Trinidad & Tobago in the Gold Cup when he came on at halftime for Benny Feilhaber.
- Eight players have started all four games of the Gold Cup: Tim Howard, Carlos Bocanegra, Clarence Goodson, Steve Cherundolo, Michael Bradley, Jermaine Jones, Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore.
- With today’s game, RFK Stadium ties the Los Angeles Coliseum as the venue to host the U.S. Men’s National Team for the most times, 21.
- Jermaine Jones' goal was his first in nine appearances for the U.S.
- Clint Dempsey’s goal is his 21st, tying tying 2011 National Soccer Hall of Fame Inductee Bruce Murray for the fifth-most goals scored in U.S. history.
- Dempsey has scored four career Gold Cup goals, including two in the 2011 Gold Cup (last goal June 7).
- Agudelo's assist on Dempsey's goal was his second of the Gold Cup and second of his career.
- U.S. Subs: Agudelo for Altidore, 12th minute; Donovan for Bedoya, 65; Edu for Jones, 75.
- With his appearance, Donovan ties Jeff Agoss for second place on the U.S. leader board with 134 caps.
- The 2-0 win is the largest margin of victory for the U.S. is a Gold Cup quarterfinal since defeating Jamaica 3-1 in 2005.
- The U.S. advances to play in the semifinals on Wednesday, June 22, at. 7 p.m. ET (6 p.m. local) at Reliant Stadium in Houston. The U.S. opponent will be either Panama or El Salvador, who play at RFK Stadium with a 6 p.m. kickoff tonight.
- Tim Howard records the shutout, the 23rd of his career and one behind Brad Friedel who is fourth all-time.
- The U.S. is now 10-0-8 against Jamaica.
- The U.S. is now 13-3-5 at RFK Stadium.
- The U.S. is 6-0-1 in Gold Cup quarterfinals, winning seven in a row.