U.S. Men's National Team vs. Australia
Roodepoort, South Africa
June 4, 2010
FINAL TUNEUP: The U.S. will play their final tune-up match precisely one week before their Group C opener against England when they travel down the road from base camp in Pretoria to face fellow World Cup finalists Australia on June 5 in Roodepoort. Kickoff at Ruimsig Stadium is set for 2:30 p.m. local time (8:30 a.m. ET), and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and Galavision. Fans can also follow along on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and twitter.com/ussoccer.
- The U.S. will dress all 23 players from the World Cup team for the match, and wear the all-white Nike home strip. The maximum number of substitutions will be six.
- Jozy Altidore is the only availability question on the U.S. squad, the forward having suffered a mild ankle sprain during the training session June 2. Altidore’s status is day-to-day.
- The U.S. and Australia have met just twice in history and never outside the United States. The first meeting was way back in 1992, a 1-0 loss for the U.S. in Orlando, Fla., in which current U.S. assistant coach Mike Sorber entered as a substitute. The most recent came Nov. 6, 1998, the first match under then-new head coach Bruce Arena. The teams drew 0-0 in San Jose, Calif.
- Nineteen of the 23 players on the U.S. World Cup Team appeared in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying for the U.S., although only eight appeared in at least half of the USA’s qualifiers (Altidore, DaMarcus Beasley, Carlos Bocanegra, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan, Tim Howard and Oguchi Onyewu).
- The U.S. squad carries a variety of World Cup experience into South Africa, as fifteen players have been named to their first World Cup roster. Meantime, six players have played in a World Cup game, with midfielder Landon Donovan leading the team with eight appearances – all as a starter – while DaMarcus Beasley has six World Cup caps to his credit. That duo and Steve Cherundolo are earning a place in their third World Cup.
- Fifteen players on the roster have scored at least one international goal, and six have scored in 2010: Altidore, Bocanegra, Dempsey, Maurice Edu, Herculez Gomez, and Clarence Goodson.
- Donovan is the leading cap winner on the roster with 122 appearances. Conversely, Edson Buddle has played only twice for the full team.
- Buddle made the World Cup team after appearing in just two matches for the USA, one in 2003 and the second coming in 45 minutes of action against the Czech Republic, a match in which he got an assist.
- With the goal against Turkey, Altidore increased his career total to nine goals. Remarkably, five of those goals have been assisted by Donovan.
- Dempsey’s game-winner that afternoon in Philadelphia marked his 18th career tally, inching closer to fifth place on the USA’s all-time scoring register. The Nacogdoches, Texas native earned ussoccer.com Man of the Match honors for his efforts.
- Donovan’s pair of assists increased his record-setting total to 44 for his career.
- Dempsey became one of only a handful of U.S. players to receive recognition from FIFA when he earned the Bronze Ball at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup after scoring goals against Egypt, Spain and Brazil.
- Howard also picked up honors in that tournament, collecting the Golden Glove as the best goalkeeper. Howard finished the 2010 qualifying cycle with six clean sheets in 13 appearances and a 0.92 goals against average.
- Howard hit his silver anniversary in caps after starting against Turkey, completing his first 50 caps with 30 victories and 19 shutouts. José Torres also hit a milestone, reaching double-digit caps in perhaps his finest performance for the national team.
- Bocanegra and Jay DeMerit each made their second appearance for the national team this year when they lined up against Turkey, the defenders each returning to full fitness after recovering from injuries suffered late in their club seasons.
- Jonathan Bornstein and Goodson are the only two players to have appeared in all five of the USA’s matches in 2010.
- With their goals on May 25 against the Czech Republic, Edu and Gomez became the first pair of U.S. players to get their first goal in the same game since Stuart Holden and Robbie Rogers tallied in the 4-1 win against Grenada on July 4, 2009, to open the 2009 Gold Cup.
- Gomez made the U.S. World Cup team after appearing in just two matches before coming on at halftime against the Czech Republic to earn his third cap.
- Five of the seven defenders on the roster have at least one goal for the national team: Bocanegra, Bornstein, Cherundolo, Goodson, and Onyewu. Three of those tallied in 2009, and all of them were memorable. Bocanegra’s game-winning header against Honduras in Chicago; Goodson performing the same feat against the same team in the same stadium in the Gold Cup; and Bornstein capping off qualifying with a last-second header against Costa Rica.
- With his goal against Netherlands on March 3 in Amsterdam, Bocanegra upped his career tally to 12, just one shy of the mark set by Marcelo Balboa for U.S. defenders.
- Two players on the U.S. roster -- Edu and Beasley -- come from Scottish Premier League Champion Glasgow Rangers, which clinched its second title in a row.
- Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan has recorded five shutouts in 14 appearances for the U.S., including three clean sheets in five World Cup qualifiers. Overall he has posted a 7-4-1 record.
- Only two players on the U.S. World Cup Team made their U.S. first appearance for Bradley within the last year. Holden debuted on July 4, 2009, with an Independence Day goal in the Gold Cup, and Buddle in the match against the Czech Republic.
|Average Age: 26.9||Average Caps: 34.9|
|Most Caps: 122 (Landon Donovan)||Fewest Caps: 2 (Edson Buddle)|
|Oldest: 37 (Marcus Hahnemann)||Youngest: 20 (Jozy Altidore)|
Play professionally in: England (7), USA (4), Germany (3), Mexico (2), Scotland (2), Denmark (1), France (1), Italy (1), Norway (1), Spain (1)
Hometown in: California (7), Texas (3), Illinois (2), Arizona (1), Florida (1), Georgia (1), Indiana (1), Maryland (1), Nevada (1), New Jersey (1), New York (1), Virginia (1), Washington (1), Wisconsin (1)
MATES ON ANY OTHER DAY: A pair of U.S. players will be facing off against club teammates Saturday. Tim Howard and forward Tim Cahill occupy opposite ends of the pitch for Everton; ditto for Clint Dempsey and goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer at Fulham.
PREPPING IN PRETORIA: The U.S. team is training on familiar ground in Pretoria, utilizing the same Pilditch Stadium ground they occupied during the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup. About a 25-minute ride from the team hotel, the facility is normally used primarily for athletics. The groundskeepers have done a fantastic job getting the pitch in great condition for the rigors of daily use.
SQUAD LISTS: All 32 teams were required to submit final World Cup rosters by June 1 to FIFA, and there was plenty of material to discuss around the water cooler. A nation of 48 million put their day on pause to hear South Africa’s final 23, a scene repeated around the world. While the USA’s roster was already known, follow the links to discover the men who will occupy the other spots in Group C:
SOUTH AFRICAN EXPERIENCE: Fifteen players on the roster have played at least one match on South African soil between the 2007 Nelson Mandela Challenge Cup and the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, several putting their name on the scoresheet. The U.S. faced South Africa on Nov. 17, 2007 at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, winning the Cup after a 1-0 victory on the strength of Steve Cherundolo’s second career international goal. That matched also marked the debut of Altidore for the full team. During the Confederations Cup, Clint Dempsey netted in three consecutive matches, including the game-winner against then No. 1-ranked Spain in the semis and the first goal in the final against Brazil. Landon Donovan collected a pair himself, finishing off a beautiful counter against the Brazilians to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead. Michael Bradley tallied against Egypt, and Jozy Altidore scored the first against Spain.
UBUNTU: The U.S. team has adopted the African concept of Ubuntu as their motto for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Ubuntu refers to the interconnectedness of all human beings, that we are all part of a greater community and that we cannot succeed without the help of others, and they cannot succeed without us. Loosely translated, the word Ubuntu means ‘I am because you are.’ Only together can we prosper. This is the essence of what it means to be a team. U.S. Soccer has produced team pins and coins that the players will distribute throughout the tournament symbolizing the spirit of this idea.
U.S. TRIO MEETS AUSSIES AGAIN: While no one on the current U.S. roster has faced Australia at the full international level, DaMarcus Beasley, Landon Donovan and Oguchi Onyewu have a somewhat bitter memory of their last time stepping on the field against the Aussies. Having reached the semifinals of the 1999 U-17 FIFA World Championships, the teams met in Christchurch, New Zealand. After falling behind by a pair of goals, Donovan and Onyewu answered back for the U.S., sending the match into extra time. Still deadlocked, the match was decided by penalties. The penalties went seven rounds before Australia prevailed.
ON THE MEND: Several players on the final 23-man roster are returning from injuries of varying length and degree. Oguchi Onyewu played 65 minutes against the Czech Republic in his first competitive match since rupturing a patellar tendon on Oct. 14, 2009, against Costa Rica in the USA’s final qualifier. Jay DeMerit missed his club’s final two matches with an abdominal strain, while Carlos Bocanegra underwent a procedure on May 5 to repair a sports hernia. Stuart Holden played the full 90 for the first time after healing from a broken bone suffered in the March 3 friendly against the Netherlands.
DONOVAN, BEASLEY THE MOST VETERAN OF VETERANS… : A pair of 28-year-olds top the experience leader board in camp as fellow U-17 Residency founding fathers Landon Donovan and DaMarcus Beasley are the highest cap-winners present. Donovan holds 122 caps and a record-setting 42 goals and 44 assists, contributing to 12 of the USA’s 19 goals in the final round of World Cup qualifying. Beasley earned his 91st cap against the Czech Republic and is the next active player in line to earn his 100th cap. If he does, he would join an elite group of just 11 men to play 100 times for the United States.
… WHILE BUDDLE AND GOMEZ ARE HAPPY TO BE BACK: Edson Buddle and Herculez Gomez are the newcomers to the group, holding just two and three caps, respectively. Their recent goal-scoring form in Major League Soccer and the Mexican First Division, respectively, certainly played major roles in their selections to the World Cup team. On a tear for the Los Angeles Galaxy with nine goals in nine games, Buddle made what was his only appearance for the U.S. in 2003, playing the final 11 minutes on March 29, 2003, against Venezuela. Meantime south of the border, Gomez struck for 10 goals for Puebla to become the first U.S. player to lead a foreign league in scoring. Gomez has played three times for the U.S., twice in the 2007 Copa America tournament and of course when he came off the bench to score a goal against the Czech Republic.
GETTING THE CALL: With the roster having been scheduled to be announced May 26 live on ESPN, there was a quick turnaround to make final decisions following the game against the Czech Republic which ended around 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday evening. The coaches met for nearly two hours after arriving back at the team hotel, and players were asked to remain available. In what would clearly be the longest couple hours of their careers, the players chosen for the roster were called to a team meeting at 2 a.m. when they received the official news of their selection for the World Cup roster.
QUITE THE TOUR: The team experienced one of the most memorable 24 hours in national team history between May 26-27, and the MNT blog was right there to record the action. First, the newly minted 2010 U.S. World Cup team traveled to the campus of ESPN for their official unveiling live on the daytime edition of SportsCenter, then jetted to the airport for a charter flight to Washington, D.C. After a private team dinner at the Newseum, the group got geared up for an official visit to the White House. Greeted by President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and President Bill Clinton, the team took photos before being led on an impromptu tour of the West Wing that included a stroll through the Rose Garden, a look in the Oval Office, a gathering in the Roosevelt Room, and finally a sit-down in the office of the Vice President.
PRINCETON PREP: The U.S. team spent the first week of camp training at Princeton University in New Jersey where U.S. head coach Bob Bradley ran the team through an excellent week that focused mostly on fitness. There was one day of inclement weather, but otherwise the U.S. camp was extremely smooth and productive as several players worked through their final stages of rehabilitation to overcome injuries.
NEW HOME JERSEYS MAKE DEBUT: The match against the Czech Republic was the on-field debut of the 2010 Men's National Team home kit which the team will wear during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The USA will wear it for the third time against Australia. The new home jersey is traditional white with a shadow-like gray sash with navy trim on the round neck collar and a touch of red on the sleeves. Designed by Nike with the national culture and identity of the U.S. in mind, the jersey echoes the uniform worn by the U.S. Men’s National Team during the 1950 FIFA World Cup in which they defeated England 1-0 in one of the biggest upsets in the history of soccer. The replica jerseys are available to fans now at ussoccerstore.com. The jersey is entirely constructed with fabric recycled polyester from plastic bottles and features materials to stay cool and Dri-Fit moisture control. The U.S. Soccer crest is embroidered over the heart.
CHAMPIONS AGAIN: The U.S. Men's National Team finished atop the FIFA World Cup qualifying Final Round standings in CONCACAF for the second consecutive cycle, besting Mexico by one point. Jonathan Bornstein's stoppage-time goal with only seconds remaining leveled the score in the final qualifying match with Costa Rica on Oct. 14 in Washington, D.C., the 2-2 draw giving the USA the vital point it needed. The result at RFK Stadium, coupled with Mexico's draw by the same score with Trinidad & Tobago in Port of Spain, kept the U.S. first with El Tri second. The late drama in the nation's capital served to shake up third and fourth spot in the standings as well, with Honduras the beneficiary. Los Catrachos won on the road in El Salvador (the first time in the final round the visitors won in San Salvador) and leapfrogged Costa Rica to claim the third and final automatic berth to the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
|Trinidad & Tobago||10||1||6||3||10||22||-12||6|
* qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup
ON TO THE NEXT CHAPTER: Since January of 2007 it has been the charge of U.S. head coach Bob Bradley to achieve the most important goal of any soccer playing nation: qualification for the FIFA World Cup. With 60 games under his belt, seeing 92 different players at least once and the process of reaching South Africa in 2010 complete, a review of the body of work during the past nearly-three years points to the U.S. clearly heading in the right direction. Bradley’s 31 victories in 50 games outdistanced his predecessor Bruce Arena, who had collected 25 victories at that point in his tenure. Since the start of the four-year cycle, the U.S. has:
- Produced the best finish ever at a FIFA tournament, finishing second at the FIFA Confederations Cup.
- Finished in first place in CONCACAF qualifying, collecting the most road wins of any team in the region during the campaign while going unbeaten at home in nine matches.
- Won six straight FIFA World Cup qualifiers in a row in 2008, a new team record (June 15-Oct. 15).
- Won the CONCACAF Gold Cup title in 2007 to qualify for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.
- Won by the largest margin of victory in U.S. World Cup qualifying history (8-0 vs. Barbados on June 15, 2008).
- Won three straight matches on the road for the first time in team history (Oct. 17, 2007 @ Switzerland, Nov. 17, 2007 @ South Africa and March 26, 2008 @ Poland).
- Played seven matches against four teams ranked in the top five in the world at the time they stepped on the field against them (Argentina, Brazil-3, Italy, Spain-2).
- Played matches on four continents.
- Posted 1-1-1 record against No. 1-ranked teams, including a semifinal upset of Spain at the FIFA Confederations Cup.
Gold Cup: 10-1-1
Goals For: 112
Goals Against: 74
Record vs. …
CONCACAF: 25-5-5, 74 GF, 33 GA
CONMEBOL: 1-6-1, 9 GF, 19 GA
UEFA: 7-8-0, 21 GF, 21 GA
AFC: 1-0-0, 4 GF, 1 GA
CAF: 2-0-0, 4 GF, 0 GA
Record when …
Leading at half: 21-3-2
Losing at half: 3-7-2
Tied at half: 12-9-2
By year …
GROUPED TOGETHER:The U.S. Men's National Team has been drawn into Group C with England, Slovenia and Algeria for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The U.S. will open its sixth consecutive World Cup finals tournament against England on June 12 in Rustenburg, and will follow that game with matches against Slovenia on June 18 in Johannesburg and Algeria on June 23 in Tshwane/Pretoria. The USA has faced England, ranked ninth in the FIFA World Rankings, on nine prior occasions and holds a 2-7-0 record against the 1966 World Cup champions. Most recently the two sides met in a friendly on May 28, 2008 at Wembley Stadium, where Fabio Capello's side earned a 2-0 victory. Slovenia (ranked 33rd) and Algeria (28th) have never faced the United States and the games in South Africa will mark the first meetings between the countries in any competition.
U.S. MNT 2010 FIFA World Cup Group C Schedule
|June 12||England||8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m.||Rustenburg|
|June 18||Slovenia||4 p.m. / 10 a.m.||Ellis Park Stadium; Johannesburg|
|June 23||Algeria||4 p.m. / 10 a.m.||Tshwane/Pretoria|
ELITE GROUP: Here is a look at the 32 teams from around the world who will be participating in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa:
Host Country: South Africa
AFC – Asia (43 teams, 4.5 berths): Australia, Japan, Korea DPR, Korea Republic
CAF – Africa (53 teams, 5 berths): Algeria, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria
CONCACAF – North America, Central America, Caribbean (35 teams, 3.5 berths): Honduras, Mexico, USA
CONMEBOL – South America (10 teams, 4.5 berths): Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay
OFC (10 teams, .5 berths) – New Zealand
UEFA – Europe (53 teams, 13 berths): Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland
Of these teams, only the USA, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Spain and Korea Republic have participated in all six World Cups since 1990.
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SPECIAL OLYMPICS UNITY CUP: The members of the U.S. Men's National Team are not the only athletes representing their country in South Africa this summer as American Matthew Millett is set to participate in the inaugural Special Olympics Unity Cup in Cape Town. Millett, along with 15 other Special Olympics athletes from around the world, will play in a match on July 3 alongside soccer legends and celebrities in Cape Town's fabulous Green Point stadium, site of a quarterfinal match for the 2010 FIA World Cup. Millett visited the team in East Hartford and met the team after training Tuesday as he gets ready to represent the USA and 3.5 million Special Olympics athletes worldwide. The Unity Cup will serve as a leading example of the power of Special Olympics Unified Sports, with the goal of the match to support the mission of inclusion and acceptance for people with intellectual disabilities. To learn more about the Special Olympics Unity Cup please visit www.specialolympics.org/unitycup.
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IN FOCUS: AUSTRALIA
AUSTRALIA FACT FILE
Football Federation Australia (FFA)
Founded: 1961 (Joined FIFA in 1963)
Head Coach: Pim Verbeek
Current FIFA Ranking: 23
Best World Cup Finish: Round of 16 (2006)
Best AFC Championship Finish: Quarterfinals (2007)
Caps Leader: Alex Tobin (87)
Top Scorer: Damian Mori (29)
Key Players: Tim Cahill, Mark Schwarzer, Lucas Neill, Josh Kennedy
SOCCEROOS STAND TO IMPRESS: The Socceroos are competing in their second consecutive World Cup after a 32-year absence, reaching the knockout stage in 2006 where it took a last-minute goal from eventual champions Italy to eliminate Guus Hiddink's team. While under the new leadership of Pim Verbeek, many of the stable of starters return with more experience under their belt. During a 14-match qualifying campaign in the Asian Football Confederation, the Australians took the top spot in Group 1 by going undefeated in eight matches, five points clear of second-place Japan. The Aussies seem to share many characteristics of their counterparts in the U.S., from similar styles to a growing professional league and an increasing number of players plying their trade abroad.
CAHILL LEADS THE CHARGE: Everton-based striker Tim Cahill is the source of attacking inspiration for the Aussies, with his tireless work ethic matched by his ability in the air. Veteran midfielder Harry Kewell, though recovering from the injury at the moment, adds seasoning in the midfield, along with Brett Emerton. The Socceroos enjoy a rock solid defense anchored by goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer and center back Lucas Neill, with the backline coughing up a paltry four goals while posting a record-setting seven match shutout streak during the qualifying campaign.
AUSTRALIA ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3): Mark Schwarzer (Fulham), Adam Federici (Reading), Brad Jones (Middlesbrough)
DEFENDERS (7): Scott Chipperfield (FC Basel), David Carney (FC Twente), Lucas Neill (Galatasaray), Michael Beauchamp (Al-Jazira), Craig Moore (out of contract), Mark Milligan (JEF United), Luke Wilkshire (Dinamo Moscow)
MIDFIELDERS (10): Mark Bresciano (Palermo), Tim Cahill (Everton), Jason Culina (Gold Coast Utd.), Brett Emerton (Blackburn Rovers), Richard Garcia (Hull City), Vince Grella (Blackburn Rovers), Brett Holman (AZ Alkmaar), Mile Jedinak (Antalyaspor Kulubu), Carl Valeri (US Sassuolo Calcio), Dario Vidosic (FC Nurnberg)
FORWARDS (3): Josh Kennedy (Nagoya Grampus), Harry Kewell (Galatasaray), Nikita Rukavytsya (FC Twente)
On the field for USA
May 29, 2010 – Lincoln Financial Field; Philadelphia, Pa. – Send-Off Series
USA 2 Jozy Altidore 58, Clint Dempsey 75
Turkey 1 Arda Turan 27
USA: 1-Tim Howard; 2-Jonathan Spector (6-Steve Cherundolo, 46), 15-Jay Demerit, 21-Clarence Goodson (5-Oguchi Onyewu, 46), 3-Carlos Bocanegra (Capt.) (12-Jonathan Bornstein, 75); 10-Landon Donovan, 4-Michael Bradley, 13-Ricardo Clark (26-José Torres, 46), 16-Benny Feilhaber (27-Robbie Findley, 46); 8-Clint Dempsey, 17-Jozy Altidore (22-Stuart Holden, 81)
Subs not used: 7-DaMarcus Beasley, 18-Brad Guzan, 19-Maurice Edu, 23-Marcus Hahnemann, 29-Edson Buddle, 30-Herculez Gomez
Head Coach: Bob Bradley
TUR: 1-Volkan Demirel; 2-Servet Cetin, 4-Gokhan Zan, 13-Caglar Birinci, 5-Emre Belozoglu (Capt.), 6-Hamit Altintop (9-Semih Senturk, 73), 14-Arda Turan (28-Ozan Ipek, 90), 17-Selcuk Inan (15-Mehmet Topal, 52) 25-Sabri Sarioglu, 10-Tuncay Sanli (8-Nihat Kahvechi, 77), 18-Colin Kazim-Richards (16-Sercan Yildirim, 59)
Subs not used: 12-Onur Recep Kivrak, 19-Ibrahim Toraman, 20-Nuri Sahin, 21-Halil Altintop, 24-Emre Gungor, 31-Ismail Koybasi
Head Coach: Guus Hiddink
On the field for Australia
June 1, 2010 – Ruimsig Stadium, Roodepoort, South Africa – International Friendly
Australia 1 Josh Kennedy 71
AUS: 1-Mark Schwarzer, 8-Luke Wilkshire, 3-Craig Moore (6-Michael Beauchamp), 2-Lucas Neill, 11-Scott Chipperfield (14-Brett Holman, 45), 13-Vince Grella (25-Dario Vidosic, 72), 5-Jason Culina, 19-Richard Garcia (21-David Carney, 45), 4-Tim Cahill (16-Carl Valeri, 45), 23-Mark Bresciano (15-Mile Jedinak, 72), 9-Josh Kennedy
Head Coach: Pim Verbeek
DEN:16-Stephan Andersen; 6-Lars Jacobsen, 13-Per Krøldrup, 4-Daniel Agger, 23-Patrick Mtiliga, 2-Christian Poulsen (10-Martin Jørgensen, 78), 21-Christian Eriksen (14-Jakob Poulsen, 45), 7-Daniel Jensen (19-Dennis Rommedahl, 45), 20-Thomas Enevoldsen (18-Søren Larsen, 60), 9-Jon Dahl Tomasson (8-Gronkjaer, 60), 12 Thomas Kahlenberg (17-Mikkel Beckmann, 82)
Head Coach: Morton Olsen
On the field vs. Australia
Nov. 6, 1998 – Spartan Stadium - San Jose, Calif. – International Friendly
USA: Zach Thornton; Jeff Agoos, Carlos Llamosa, Eddie Pope, Richie Williams (Chris Armas, 46); Eddie Lewis (Ben Olsen, 73), Clint Mathis (Mark Chung, 69), Joe-Max Moore, Cobi Jones; Roy Lassiter (C.J. Brown, 92+), Brian McBride
Head Coach: Bruce Arena
AUS: Jason Petkovic, Brett Emerton, Hayden Foxe, Alex Tobin, Tony Popovic, Kasey Wherman, Lucas Neill, Mark Viduka, Josip Skoko, Damian Mori, Simon Colosimo (Rafael Bove, 92+)
Head Coach: Raul Blanco