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U.S. Men's National Team 
CONCACAF Gold Cup – Quarterfinals
USA-Jamaica
June 19, 2011

HELLO OLD FRIEND, OLD FOE: The U.S. returns to RFK Stadium for the 21st time on Sunday, June 19, to face Jamaica in the quarterfinals of the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The match against Jamaica is the first in more than five years after the teams met 17 times from 1988 to 2006. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. ET live on FOX Soccer, Univision, CONCACAF.com and Univision.com, with the winner advancing to Wednesday’s 7 p.m. ET semifinal in Houston, Texas. Fans can follow the action with updates from ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer. The winner of the U.S. against Jamaica match faces the winner of the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader between Panama and El Salvador.

United States Gold Cup Schedule

Date Opponent Result/Time TV/U.S. Goalscorer(s) Venue
June 7 Canada 2-0 W Altidore, Dempsey Ford Field; Detroit, Mich.
June 11 Panama 1-2 L Goodson Raymond James Stadium; Tampa, Fla.
June 14 Guadeloupe 1-0 W Altidore LIVESTRONG Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan.
June 19 Jamaica (q) 3 p.m. ET FOX Soccer / Univision RFK Stadium; Washington, D.C.
June 22 Semifinal* 7 p.m. ET FOX Soccer / Univision Reliant Stadium; Houston, Texas

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QUICK HITS

  • The U.S. will be facing Jamaica for the 18th time in history, posting an undefeated 9-0-8 record in 17 games between 1998 and 2006. 
  • The teams last met in a friendly on April 11, 2006, with Ben Olsen scoring the U.S. goal in a 1-0 victory. 
  • The teams have met twice in the Gold Cup with the U.S. holding a 2-0-0 lead in that series, most recently with the U.S. winning a 2005 quarterfinal at Gillette Stadium 2-1 en route to winning the title. 
  • The U.S. and Jamaica tied 1-1 at RFK Stadium in a FIFA World Cup qualifier on Oct. 3, 1997. Eric Wynalda scored that day for the U.S. 
  • The U.S. will be playing in Washington, D.C., for the 21st time. RFK Stadium has hosted each of the previous meetings, and on Sunday will tie the Los Angeles Coliseum for hosting the most U.S. Men’s National Team games. 
  • The U.S. is 12-3-5 all-time at RFK Stadium, including a 2-0 win against Honduras in the group stage of the 2009 Gold Cup. 
  • In six quarterfinals, the U.S. has a 5-0-1 record in the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup. In 2000, the first time the tournament included a quarterfinal round, the U.S. tied Colombia and was eliminated in penalty kicks and since has won five straight quarterfinals. 
  • The U.S. is seeking its fifth Gold Cup title, with prior championships coming in 1991, 2002, 2005 and 2007. 
  • Winning the 2011 version of the confederation championship has a massive bonus attached to it – the right to play in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil just one year prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. 
  • With his start against Guadeloupe, Landon Donovan extended his CONCACAF record of 25 career Gold Cup matches. 
  • Nine U.S. players have made their Gold Cup debut in 2011. Juan Agudelo, Jozy Altidore, Maurice Edu, Jermaine Jones, Sacha Kljestan, Tim Ream and Chris Wondolowski debuted against Canada. Alejandro Bedoya debuted against Panama, and Eric Lichaj debuted against Guadeloupe. 
  • In the 2011 Gold Cup, Bob Bradley has used 17 of the 22 players that have been available. Freddy Adu, Jonathan Bornstein, Marcus Hahnemann, Oguchi Onyewu, Robbie Rogers and Jonathan Spector are yet to appear. 
  • Agudelo is the first U.S. player to appear in a CONCACAF Gold Cup match prior to his 19th birthday, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Agudelo (18 years, 196 days) broke the mark held by DaMarcus Beasley in 2002 (19 years, 240 days). 
  • Tuesday’s match in Kansas City was the 52st for the U.S. in the Gold Cup, a CONCACAF record. The U.S. also has the CONCACAF record for wins, holding a 40-6-6 record. 
  • Updated stats, lineups and results are available on the U.S. Men’s National Team page on ussoccer.com.

JOZY’S DOZEN: With his highlight-reel strike against Guadeloupe, Jozy Altidore became the second youngest U.S. player to reach 12 career goals and the 16th in U.S. history. Altidore was 21 years, 220 days on June 14, second only to Landon Donovan who scored his 12th international goal at 21 years, 137 days. Of the 16 players with 12 career goals, six had not yet scored their first goal by the age Altidore tallied his 12th. Altidore is also on a scoring pace that matches some of the most prolific strikers in U.S. history, with his average of one goal every 218 minutes fourth among forwards with 10 career goals behind Frank Klopas (1 goal in 182 minutes), Eddie Johnson (1 in 199) and Eric Wynalda (1 in 217). Altidore has one goal for every 3.17 caps, a rate exactly on par with Brian McBride and trailing only the top two scorers in U.S. history, Donovan (1 per every 2.96 caps) and Wynalda (1 per every 3.12 caps).

PROCEEDING WITH CAUTION: All of the U.S. players are available for selection on Sunday after six U.S. players avoided receiving their second yellow card of the tournament in Tuesday’s match against Guadeloupe. Michael Bradley, Jermaine Jones, Jozy Altidore, Clarence Goodson, Alejandro Bedoya and Carlos Bocanegra have had their yellow-card tallies wiped clean coming into the quarterfinals. The U.S. faced a similar situation in the final round of qualifying in 2009 when going into the seventh of 10 matches eight players faced suspension for their next caution. The U.S. played the next three games clean, getting one yellow card in matches seven, eight and nine to go into each of the final three games without any players suspended for discipline.

THE USA AT RFK 

  • The U.S. has played at RFK Stadium 20 times with a 12-3-5 all-time record. 
  • Seven of the matches have been FIFA World Cup qualifiers, and one (in 2009 against Honduras) came in the Gold Cup. 
  • With Sunday’s match, RFK Stadium will match the Los Angeles Coliseum as the stadiums that have hosted the U.S. Men’s National Team the most with 21 total matches. The top five includes the Orange Bowl (17), Rose Bowl (15) and Gillette Stadium (13). 
  • Twenty-seven different U.S. players netted at least one goal at RFK Stadium in their National Team careers. 
  • Five players on the Gold Cup roster have scored at RFK Stadium: Jozy Altidore, Jonathan Bornstein, Michael Bradley, Landon Donovan and Oguchi Onyewu. 
  • Seven players have scored for the U.S. at RFK Stadium and also played with D.C. United during their careers: John Harkes, Roy Lassiter, Ben Olsen, Santino Quaranta, Tony Sanneh, Earnie Stewart and Roy Wegerle. 
  • DaMarcus Beasley, Donovan, Eddie Johnson, Cobi Jones and Stewart lead the U.S. with three goals each at RFK Stadium. 
  • A sell-out crowd is expected for the doubleheader and will register as the largest crowd to see the U.S. at RFK since a record in 54,282 saw Honduras defeat the U.S. 3-2 in a 2001 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

WIN PUT THEM IN: A ninth minute goal by Jozy Altidore provided the margin as the U.S. advanced to the quarterfinals with a dominating 1-0 victory against Guadeloupe at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in their third and final Group C match. The U.S. controlled the entire match against Guadeloupe and created 21 shots, but Altidore’s impressive strike from distance in the ninth minute was their only goal on the night. With Canada and Panama drawing 1-1 earlier in the evening, the U.S. could only finish as high as second, making this the first time they didn’t win their group in Gold Cup history.

DEMPSEY GETS IT DONE IN GAME ONE: U.S. midfielder Clint Dempsey has now scored one goal in each of the CONCACAF Gold Cup opening games in which he has played, also scoring in the 2005 and 2007 openers. The goal in the opener against Canada was the third of his Gold Cup career. One year ago, he scored in the opening match at the 2010 FIFA World Cup against England and prior to that also struck against Barbados in the first game of FIFA World Cup qualifying for the U.S. on June 15, 2008. Dempsey has scored in every major tournament in which he has appeared for the U.S., scoring in two World Cups (2006, 2010), three Gold Cups (2005, 2007, 2011) and the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup. He has also scored in qualifying for both the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups.

FROM WORLD CUP TO GOLD CUP: After the conclusion of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, preparations were quickly underway for the U.S. to build toward this summer’s Gold Cup. In the eight games between the Round of 16 in South Africa and the beginning of the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the U.S. played six teams that were part of the 2010 World Cup and three of the top four ranked teams in the world (Spain, 1; Argentina, 4; Brazil, 3). Here is a breakdown of the U.S. Gold Cup roster’s contribution during that eight-game span:

  • Maurice Edu is the only player who started six games during that span. Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley and Jonathan Spector are the only other players on the roster who appeared in six games between the World Cup and the Gold Cup. 
  • Five players on the Gold Cup roster earned their first cap after the World Cup: 
    • Juan Agudelo and Tim Ream earned their first caps in the final match of 2010, a 2-1 win in the Nelson Mandela Challenge on Nov. 17. in South Africa. 
    • Chris Wondolowski is the most recent debutant, appearing for the first time on Jan. 22, 2011, against Chile. 
    • Jermaine Jones made his long-awaited debut on Oct. 9, 2010, against Poland. 
    • Eric Lichaj debuted on Oct. 12, 2010, against Colombia. 
  • Only three players played more than half the minutes between the World Cup and Gold Cup: Bradley (495), Altidore (419) and Edu (405). Clint Dempsey played 360 minutes, exactly half.

U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3): 23-Marcus Hahnemann (Out of Contract), 1-Tim Howard (Everton), 18- Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (8): 3-Carlos Bocanegra (Saint-Etienne), 12-Jonathan Bornstein (UANL Tigres), 6-Steve Cherundolo (Hannover),
21-Clarence Goodson (Brondby), 14-Eric Lichaj (Leeds), 5-Oguchi Onyewu (FC Twente), 15-Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls), 2-Jonathan Spector (Out of contract)
MIDFIELDERS (9): 20-Freddy Adu (Rizespor), 22-Alejandro Bedoya (Orebro), 4-Michael Bradley (Aston Villa), 8-Clint Dempsey (Fulham), 10-Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), 7-Maurice Edu (Rangers), 13-Jermaine Jones (Blackburn Rovers), 16-Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), 19-Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew)
FORWARDS (3): 9-Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), 17-Jozy Altidore (Bursaspor), 11-Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

ROSTER NOTES

  • Landon Donovan leads all U.S. scorers with 45 career goals. Clint Dempsey is next with 20, followed by defender Carlos Bocanegra and forward Jozy Altidore who have 12. 
  • Alejandro Bedoya replaced Benny Feilhaber on the roster after Feilhaber, who scored the game-winner for the U.S. in the 2007 Gold Cup final, was injured while playing for the New England Revolution during a May 28 league match against Los Angeles. 
  • As of the time the roster was named, 17 players are plying their trade overseas in 10 different countries. 
  • Six players had five caps or fewer entering the Gold Cup. 
  • Dempsey finished a fantastic season at Fulham where he set both the single-season record for an American scoring in the English Premier League (12 goals) and set the club mark for career goals in the EPL (33). 
  • Steve Cherundolo captained Hannover to a fourth-place finish in the Bundesliga and a place in the playoff round of the Europa League. 
  • Three other U.S. players are assured a crack at European competition next year. Maurice Edu (Rangers) enters the playoff round of Champions League qualifying. Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht) enters the playoff round of Europa League qualifying, while Dempsey (Fulham) begins the first round of Europa League qualifying. 
  • The New York Red Bulls are the only team to contribute two players in Juan Agudelo and Tim Ream. Both youngsters earned their full team debut in the 1-0 win against South Africa on Nov. 17, 2010, in the Nelson Mandela Challenge. 
  • Agudelo became the first alumnus of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy to play for the full team on Nov. 17, 2010, and is the first Academy product to appear in the Gold Cup. 
  • Chris Wondolowski, the 2010 MLS Golden Boot winner, scored six goals in 11 matches to start the MLS campaign. That’s two behind league leader Donovan (as of June 6). 
  • Freddy Adu has been included in the team for the first time since the 2009 Gold Cup. 
  • Third goalkeeper Nick Rimando will remain with Real Salt Lake unless called upon.

IN THE RECORD BOOKS

  • With an assist against Canada, Landon Donovan continues to move up in the U.S. record books. He is the U.S. all-time leader in goals (45), assists (46) and points (136). He ranks third all-time in appearances with 133, one behind Jeff Agoos. 
  • Carlos Bocanegra has 12 career goals, one shy of the record for a U.S. defender currently held by Marcelo Balboa. 
  • Clint Dempsey is one goal away from tying 2011 National Soccer Hall of Fame Inductee Bruce Murray (21) for the fifth-most goals scored in U.S. history. 
  • With his goal against Canada, Dempsey passed DaMarcus Beasley and Murray and moved into sixth all-time in points with 48, four behind Cobi Jones. 
  • Tim Howard is moving up the goalkeeper record charts, and with 34 wins he is third all-time and three behind Tony Meola. With 22 shutouts he is in fourth place, two behind Brad Friedel.

IN THE GOLD CUP: ROSTER BY THE NUMBERS

22 players have played in at least one Gold Cup
8 players on the roster have scored in the Gold Cup
10 players on the roster have won at least one Gold Cup
4 players have won at least two Gold Cups
1 player has won three Gold Cups (Landon Donovan)
8 players were part of the 2007 championship team
5 players were part of the 2005 championship team
2 players were part of the 2002 championship team

IN FOCUS: JAMAICA
Jamaica Football Federation Limited
Founded: 1910
Joined FIFA: 1962
Head Coach: Theodore Whitmore
Best World Cup Finish: Qualified, 1998
Best CONCACAF Gold Cup Finish: Tied for third (1993)
Key Players: Donovan Ricketts, Dane Richards

JAMAICA ROSTER BY POSITION:
GOALKEEPERS (3): 23-Duwayne Kerr (Strommen IL), 13-Dwayne Miller (Syrianska FC), 1-Donovan Ricketts (Los Angeles Galaxy)
DEFENDERS (8): 5-Ian Goodison (Tranmere Rovers), 14-Tyrone Marshall (Colorado Rapids), 12-Demar Phillips (Aaleusunds), 19-Adrian Reid (Valerenga), 6-Jermaine Taylor (Houston Dynamo), 4-Shavar Thomas (Sporting Kansas City), 8-Eric Vernan (Portmore United FC), 3-Dicoy Williams (Toronto FC)
MIDFIELDERS (8): 17-Rodolph Austin (SK Brann), 20-Navion Boyd (Tivoli Gardens FC), 18-Keammar Daley (Tivoli Gardens FC), 16-Omar Daley (Bradford City), 2-Richard Edwards (Harbour View FC), 7-Jason Morrison (Strømsgodset IF), 15-Jevaughn Watson (Houston Dynamo), 22-Damion Williams (Nybergsund)
FORWARDS (4): 10-Omar Cummings (Colorado Rapids), 9-Ryan Johnson (San Jose Earthquakes), 11-Dane Richards (New York Red Bulls), 21-Luton Shelton (Valerenga)

JAMAICA NOTES

  • Jamaica has participated in eight of the 11 Gold Cups with a 9-15-4 record (32 goals scored and 47 against). 
  • Jamaica has shut out opponents in all three games in the 2011 Gold Cup. In 25 previous matches, they had a total of four shutouts, including two since 2000. 
  • Their three-game winning streak is their longest ever in the Gold Cup. 
  • Demar Phillips leads the way for Jamaica with three goals in the 2011 Gold Cup. 
  • Jamaica’s 23 players hail from professional clubs in six different countries. Nine players play in Major League Soccer and seven play in Norway. Four are based in Jamaica. 
  • Goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts is teammates with Landon Donovan at the Los Angeles Galaxy, while Dane Richards plays at the New York Red Bulls with Tim Ream and Juan Agudelo. The San Jose Earthquakes have a forward on each side of the field with Ryan Johnson of Jamaica and Chris Wondolowski of the U.S. 
  • Nine players return from the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup team, including Omar Cummings who scored Jamaica’s only goal in three games in 2009. 
  • Ricketts, Luton Shelton, Tyrone Marshall and Omar Daley were members of the 2005 squad that faced the U.S. in the quarterfinals. 
  • Ian Goodison played in the 1998 and 2000 Gold Cups, but did not appear with Jamaica in 2003, 2005 or 2009.

MORE GOLD CUP
KNOCKOUT ROUND SCHEDULE
Quarterfinals

No. Date Match Time TV Venue
1 June 18 Costa Rica vs. Honduras 5 p.m. ET TeleFutura New Meadowlands Stadium; E. Rutherford, N.J.
2 June 18 Mexico vs. Guatemala 8 p.m. ET Univision New Meadowlands Stadium; E. Rutherford, N.J.
3 June 19 Jamaica vs. USA 3 p.m. ET FOX Soccer / Univision RFK Stadium; Washington, D.C.
4 June 19 Panama vs. El Salvador 6 p.m. ET Univision RFK Stadium; Washington, D.C.


Semifinals

No. Date Match Time TV Venue
1 June 22 Q3 Winner vs. Q4 Winner 7 p.m. ET FOX Soccer / Univision Reliant Stadium; Houston, Texas
2 June 22 Q1 Winner vs. Q2 Winner 10 p.m. ET Univision Reliant Stadium; Houston, Texas


Final

Date Match Time TV Venue
June 25 Semifinal Winners 9 p.m. ET FOX Soccer / Univision Rose Bowl; Pasadena, Calif.


FINAL GROUP C STANDINGS

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
PAN 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 7
USA 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 6
CAN 3 1 1 1 2 3 -1 4
GPE 3 0 2 0 2 5 -3 0

Complete Schedule and Standings 

MEXICO DOMINATES GROUP A: Mexico scored a pair of 5-0 victories to open group play and then finally allowed a goal, but not until they’d scored four more to top Costa Rica and sweep through Group A with nine points. Costa Rica and El Salvador tied with four points, but a better result for Costa Rica against Mexico put the Ticos in position to advance in second place while El Salvador edged Canada to advance in third place and play in front of a partisan crowd at RFK Stadium.

GROUP A STANDINGS

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
MEX 3 3 0 0 14 1 +13 9
CRC 3 1 1 1 7 5 +2 4
SLV 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
CUB 3 0 3 0 1 16 -15 0

JAMAICA RUNS THE TABLE: Jamaica came out of the gate strong with a pair of wins against Grenada and Guatemala, and then held on for 1-0 win against Honduras to win the group. After an opening draw with Guatemala, Honduras won against Grenada before falling to Jamaica. A plus-5 goal difference for Honduras allowed them to advance in second place to face Costa Rica. Guatemala was able to run up the goals against Grenada to finish as the top third-place team, but will have to face Mexico in the quarterfinals.

GROUP B STANDINGS

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
JAM 3 3 0 0 7 0 +7 9
HON 3 1 1 1 7 2 +5 4
GUA 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 4
GRE 3 0 3 0 1 11 -10 0


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ABOUT THE HEAD COACH
THE BOB BRADLEY FACT FILE: As Bob Bradley continues the beginning of his second four-year cycle with a third trip into the CONCACAF Gold Cup, a look at the stats since he took over in January 2007 reveal an impressive list of achievements for the U.S. Men’s National Team.

  • Won its group at the FIFA World Cup for the first time since 1930 and for the first time ever in a four-team group. 
  • Earned the first point and win for the U.S. in the third group game at the World Cup in eight tries by defeating Algeria. 
  • Went unbeaten in group play during a World Cup for the first time, earning a 1-0-2 record. 
  • Produced the best finish ever at a FIFA tournament, finishing second at the FIFA Confederations Cup. 
  • Posted a 1-2-1 record against No. 1-ranked teams, including a semifinal upset of Spain at the FIFA Confederations Cup, ending a 35-match unbeaten run for the Spaniards. 
  • Only one of two teams to beat Spain since November 2006. 
  • Won the CONCACAF Gold Cup title in 2007 to qualify for the 2009 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. 
  • Scored the most goals (42) of any team in the world in 2010 World Cup qualifying. 
  • Posted the team’s best scoring and defending marks in a year with more than 10 games, scoring a record 2.14 goals per 90 minutes while allowing just .57 goals per 90 minutes in 2008. 
  • Won three straight matches on the road for the first time in team history (Oct. 17, 2007 at Switzerland, Nov. 17, 2007 at South Africa and March 26, 2008 at Poland). 
  • Played eight 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-3).

THE BRADLEY BREAKDOWN
Record
All-Time: 41-24-12
Qualifying: 13-3-2
Gold Cup: 12-2-1
Goals For: 129
Goals Against: 93
Shutouts: 28

Record vs. …
CONCACAF: 27-6-5, 78 GF, 34 GA
CONMEBOL: 1-8-4, 11 GF, 24 GA
UEFA: 7-9-3, 26 GF, 30 GA
AFC: 2-0-0, 7 GF, 2 GA
CAF: 4-1-0, 7 GF, 2 GA

Record when …
Leading at half: 23-3-2
Losing at half: 3-12-4
Tied at half: 14-9-6

By year …
2007: 12-5-1
2008: 9-3-2
2009: 13-8-3
2010: 5-5-4
2011: 2-3-2

GOLD CUP HISTORY

HIGHLIGHTS  

  • The U.S. has won the CONCACAF Gold Cup four times, second only to Mexico who has five titles. The U.S. titles have come in 1991, 2002, 2005 and 2007. Canada is the only other country with a title, winning in 2000. 
  • The U.S. faces Jamaica after finishing second in Group C, the first time the U.S. did not win its group in 11 Gold Cups. 
  • In three of the six trips to the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup, the U.S. has had a player with a multiple goal performance. Against El Salavador in 2002, Brian McBride scored a hat trick and one year later Landon Donovan had four goals against Cuba. In 2005, DaMarcus Beasley scored twice. 
  • Four U.S. players have won the Golden Boot as the top scorer: Eric Wynalda (4 goals in 1996), Brian McBride (4-2002), Landon Donovan (4-2003 tied) and DaMarcus Beasley (3-2005). 
  • Tony Meola (1991), Kasey Keller (1998) and Brian McBride (2002) are the three U.S. players that won the Golden Ball as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. 
  • U.S. players hold four of the top five spots on the all-time appearance list: Donovan (25), Keller (23), Wynalda (21) and Frankie Hejduk (21). Harold Wallace from Costa Rica also has 21. 
  • Donovan is tied with Mexico’s Luis Roberto Alves with a record 12 career Gold Cup goals. 
  • The U.S. and Mexico are the only teams to participate in all 11 editions of the Gold Cup. 
  • The U.S. has played the most games at 52 (four more than Mexico) and has the most wins with 40 (five more than Mexico). 
  • The U.S. has scored 97 goals in the Gold Cup, averaging 1.80 goals per game. 
  • The U.S. has allowed 36 goals all-time, an average of 0.67 per game.

U.S. GOLD CUP PLAYER REGISTER

Name Caps Goals Tournaments
Adu, Freddy 2 1 2009
Agudelo, Juan 2 0 2011
Altidore, Jozy 3 2 2011
Bedoya, Alejandro 2 0 2011
Bocanegra, Carlos 16 3 2002, 2003, 2007, 2011
Bornstein, Jonathan 5 0 2007
Bradley, Michael 8 0 2007, 2011
Cherundolo, Steve 8 0 2005, 2009, 2011
Dempsey, Clint 12 3 2005, 2007, 2011
Donovan, Landon 25 12 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2011
Edu, Maurice 2 0 2011
Goodson, Clarence 7 2 2009, 2011
Hahnemann, Marcus 1 0 2005
Howard, Tim 7 0 2007, 2011
Jones, Jermaine 3 0 2011
Kljestan, Sacha 3 0 2011
Lichaj, Eric 1 0 2011
Onyewu, Oguchi 9 1 2005, 2007
Ream, Tim 2 0 2011
Rogers, Robbie 5 1 2009
Spector, Jonathan 3 0 2007
Wondolowski, Chris 3 0 2011

U.S. GOLD CUP ALL-TIME LEADERS

Caps
Name                      Caps
1. Donovan, Landon  25
2. Keller, Kasey         23
3. Hejduk, Frankie     21
4. Wynalda, Eric        21
5. Jones, Cobi           20

Goals
Name                      Goals
1. Donovan, Landon    12
2. Wynalda, Eric           9
3. McBride, Brian          8
4. Beasley, DaMarcus    6
5. Bocanegra, Carlos     3
    Dempsey, Clint         3

LAST TIME…
On the field for USA
June 14, 2011 – LIVESTRONG Sporting Park – Kansas City, Kan. – CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C
USA               1    Jozy Altidore 9
Guadeloupe   0


USA: 1-Tim Howard; 6-Steve Cherundolo, 21-Clarence Goodson, 3-Carlos Bocanegra (capt.), 14-Eric Lichaj; 8-Clint Dempsey, 4-Michael Bradley (7-Maurice Edu, 85), 13-Jermaine Jones, 10-Landon Donovan; 17-Jozy Altidore (16-Sacha Kljestan, 78), 11-Chris Wondolowski (22-Alejandro Bedoya, 64)
Subs not used: 5-Oguchi Onyewu, 9-Juan Agudelo, 12-Jonathan Bornstein, 23-Marcus Hahnemann
Head Coach: Bob Bradley


GPE: 1-Franck Grandel; 5-Eddy Viator, 3-Stephane Zubar, 15-Julien Ictoi, 22-Mickael Tacalfred; 12-Thomas Gamiette, 7-Loic Loval (Cedric Collet, 25), 19-Stephane Auvray (capt.), 10-Thery Racon (9-Ludovic Gotin, 73); 21-Richard Socrier, 11-Livio Nabab (8-Dimitri Fautrai, 60)
Subs not used: 2-Miguel Comminges, 6-David Fleurival, 14-Gregory Gendrey, 16-Fabrice Mercury
Head coach: Roger Salnot


On the field for Jamaica …
June 13, 2011 – Red Bull Arena – Harrison, N.J. – CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B
Honduras  0
Jamaica    1 Ryan Johnson 36


HON: 2-Osman Chavez, 5-Victor Bernardez, 7-Emil Martinez (15-Walter Martinez, 45), 9-Jerry Bengtson, 12-Alfredo Mejia, 13-Carlo Costly (10-Ramon Nuňez, 26), 14-Oscar Boniek Garcia, 16-Mauricio Sabillon, 18-Noel Valladares (capt.), 21-Juan Carlos Garcia, 23-Edder Delgado (19-Javier Portillo, 76)
Subs not used: 4-Johnny Leveron, 17-Roger Espinoza, 22-Donis Escober, 24-Brayan Beckeles
Head coach: Luis Fernando Suarez


JAM: 6-Jermaine Taylor (capt.), 7-Jason Morrison, 9-Ryan Johnson (21-Luton Shelton, 83), 11-Dane Richards, 12-Demar Phillips, 13-Dwayne Miller, 15-Jevaughn Watson, 16-Omar Daley (8-Eric Vernan, 85), 18-Keammar Daley, 19-Adrian Reid, 22-Damian Williams
Subs not used: 2-Richard Edwards, 4-Shaver Thomas, 17-Rodolph Austin, 20-Navion Boyd, 23-Duwayne Kerr
Head coach: Theodore Whitmore


USA vs. Jamaica
April 11, 2006 – WakeMed Soccer Park – Cary, N.C. – International Friendly
Jamaica  1   Teafore Bennett 4
USA         1   Ben Olsen 25

USA: 1-Tony Meola (capt); 4-Chris Albright, 23-Eddie Pope, 2-Frankie Hejduk, 19-Steve Ralston (8-Clint Dempsey, 55), 14-Ben Olsen, 25-Pablo Mastroeni, 10-Landon Donovan, 13-Pat Noonan (5-John Obrien, 67); 16-Josh Wolff (8-Eddie Johnson, 46), 20-Taylor Twellman (11-Brian Ching, 46)
Subs not used: 3-Nick Garcia, 6-Kerry Zavagnin, 24-Matt Reis
Manager: Bruce Arena

JAM: 30-Donovan Ricketts; 25-Claude Davis (5-Demar Stewart, 29), 19-Garfield Reid, 16-Omar Daley, 3-Damion Stewart; 7-Jason Morrison (14-Dane Richards, 59), 8-Jamal Campbell-Ryce (9-Fabian Dawkins, 61), 17-Jermaine Hue, 18-Khari Stephenson (20-Oneil Thompson, 71); 6-Ryan Johnson (12-Jermaine Johnson, 71), 15-Teafore Bennett (21-Newton Sterling, 62)
Subs not used: 13-Shawn Sawyers
Head Coach: Wendell Downswell

 


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