MNT Nov 23, 2011
As people across the United States get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, we give you some extra food for thought as we look at the year by the numbers. Here's 11 from '11:
- A total of 46 players earned at least one cap for the full team; under Klinsmann, 28 players got at least one game.
- Carlos Bocanegra and Tim Howard led all U.S. players with 15 appearances, a career-high for both players in a single year.
- Second on the list were Clint Dempsey and Juan Agudelo, each with 14 games played.
- Fabian Johnson and Danny Williams were the only two players to earn their first cap for the U.S. since Klinsmann took charge.
- Dempsey led all scorers with five goals, also a single-year best for Deuce. Toss in two assists, and he was the only U.S. player to record double digits in points.
- Clint is now tied for fourth all-time in goals scored (24) with Joe-Max Moore. He got there in 18 less games.
- Howard increased his career total to 38 victories, good for second place on the all-time U.S. list for goalkeepers behind Kasey Keller.
- Five different goalkeepers got minutes: Marcus Hahnemann, Tim Howard, Sean Johnson, Nick Rimando and David Yelldell.
- Steve Cherundolo played in a career-high 13 matches, racking up precisely 1,000 minutes of action.
- Bocanegra became the 12th player in MNT history to reach 100 caps. Next in line - DaMarcus Beasley, who needs four more.
- Landon Donovan took sole possession of second place all-time in appearances, surpassing Jeff Agoos. His 138 caps put him 26 behind Cobi Jones.