YNT Jun 25, 2011
- Cabrera used the same starting lineup against both the Czech Republic and Uzbekistan
- Esteban Rodriguez, Mobi Fehr and Alfred Koroma are the only players to appear in all 12 U.S. international matches in 2011.
- Nathan Smith was the only U.S. player to have made his tournament debut against Uzbekistan when he came on in the 46th minute.
- Four U.S. players are carrying yellow cards into the third group match: Joe Amon, Zach Carroll, Mobi Fehr and Tarik Salkicic. Another yellow in the match against New Zealand would mean a one-game suspension if the team advanced to the knock-out stage.
- The loss to Uzbekistan dropped the USA’s all-time record against Asian teams at this event to 5-7-3.
- The U.S. has only played a team from Oceania once before at this event, a 2-1 win against New Zealand in 1999.
- Alfred Koroma leads the U.S. with two goals scored in the first two matches. Both of his goals were scored within two minutes of him entering the game as a substitute.
- The goal scored by Uzbekistan’s Bobir Davlatov was the first allowed by U.S. goalkeeper Kendall McIntosh in a match he’s started in 2011.
- Both players on the U.S. roster born in 1995 – Arriola and Acosta – earned the start against the Czech Republic and Uzbekistan.
- Seven players representing U.S. Soccer Development Academy clubs started the opening two games.
- U.S. captain Marc Pelosi earned his 28th career cap on Tuesday, adding to his team high.
- There are 18 players on the roster who lifted the 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship trophy in February.
- New Zealand’s Stephen Carmichael is second in the tournament with three goals scored (Cote d’Ivoire’s Souleymane Coulibaly has four).
- All 21 players for New Zealand are domestically based.