U.S. MNT Gold Cup Notes
July 21, 2003
Coral Gables, Fla.
BIENVENIDO A MIAMI: The U.S. MNT shifted operations south, taking up residence in Coral Gables, Fla., in advance of the semifinal matchup against Brazil on Wednesday (July 23) at the Orange Bowl in Miami. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on Galavision. Fans can also follow the match live on ussoccer.com's MatchTracker, presented by Philips Electronics. Several players will be evaluated as the team conducts its first training session in the humidity of Miami later this evening, with tomorrow's final pre-game session slated for the Orange Bowl.
BY THE NUMBERS: With the United States establishing a host of individual and team records, streaks, and milestones, ussoccer.com is providing a handy reference chart for the statistically starved. Find out about Kasey incredible numbers, McBride's scoring prowess, and a stingy U.S. defense.
ONE-ON-ONE WITH BOBBY CONVEY: Despite his age, Bobby Convey has amassed a wealth of experience at the international level. The blonde-tipped, 20-year-old is a veteran of the 1999 World Youth Championships in Nigeria for the U-17's, and the 2001 WYC in Argentina for the U-20's. This year, he captained the U-20's to qualification for the 2003 WYC to be held in November in the United Arab Emirates. Already with 16 caps for the MNT, Convey has made the most appearances (13) of any player in 2003. Convey talks to ussoccer.com about his PT with the national team, where he sees his future spot, and something you didn't know about Frankie Hejduk.
CONCACAF GOLD CUP FACT: The United States and Brazil have previously met in the semifinals of the Gold Cup. On Feb. 10, 1998, at the L.A. Coliseum in Los Angeles, Preki Radosavljevic scored in the 65th minute to give the United States a 1-0 victory against the then-ranked #1 team in the world. Scoring its first goal in 68 years against Brazil, the U.S. were backstopped by the phenomenal goalkeeping display of Kasey Keller, who made 10 saves (including five on Romario alone) in leading the U.S. to the '98 final against Mexico.
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