U.S. MNT OPENS GOLD CUP WITH A WIN, FACES HONDURAS NEXT;
U.S. WNT ROSTER UNVEILED FOR UPCOMING FRIENDLIES IN JULY;
DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY FINALS SET TO GET UNDERWAY AT THE HOME DEPOT CENTER IN CARSON, CA
U.S. OPENS GOLD CUP DEFENSE WITH WIN AGAINST GRENADA: The U.S. Men’s National Team opened the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 4-0 win against Grenada in Seattle, Wash. The U.S., who look to defend their 2007 trophy, got two goals either side of halftime in a confident display. Bob Bradley’s men got off to an early start as Robbie Rogers beat his man on the left flank and found an open Freddy Adu, who slotted the ball into the back of the net from 15 yards out. Rogers again was the provider in the 31st minute when his looping cross from the left found the head of Stuart Holden at the edge of the six yard box. His downward header hit the ground, then the underside of the crossbar before settling in the back of the net leaving the keeper without a chance of making the stop. The Americans went into halftime with a two goal advantage and would extend that lead in the 60th minute courtesy of Rogers, who, this time, was on the scoring end. Logan Pause put Rogers behind the defense with a cutting through ball from midfield. Rogers found himself alone with only the keeper to beat and coolly slid the ball home just inside the left post. The fourth goal would come just eight minutes later via Charlie Davies after an impressive passing move out of the back. Chad Marshall sent a lofted ball forward to Heath Pearce streaking down the left flank. Pearce, in full stride, sent a one touch pass back across the field into the path of Davies who had eluded his marker. Davies clipped the ball past the keeper with the outside of his right foot to cap the scoring on the night. The U.S. Men have arrived in the nation’s capital to face Honduras on Wednesday, July 8 9 p.m. ET at RFK Stadium. The game will be televised on Fox Soccer Channel and TeleFutura. Fans can listen to the action on the Futbol de Primera radio networks and follow along at ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and twitter.com/ussoccer.
|Date||Opponent||Time / Result||TV / U.S. Goal Scorer(s)||Venue; City|
|Jan. 24||Sweden||3-2 W||Kljestan (3)||The Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif.|
|Feb. 11||Mexico*||2-0 W||Bradley (2)||Columbus Crew Stadium; Columbus, Ohio|
|March 28||El Salvador*||2-2 T||Altidore, Hejduk||Estadio Cuscatlán; San Salvador, El Salvador|
|April 1||Trinidad & Tobago*||3-0 W||Altidore (3)||LP Field; Nashville, Tenn.|
|June 3||Costa Rica*||1-3 L||Donovan||Estadio Ricardo Saprissa; San Jose, Costa Rica|
|June 6||Honduras*||2-1 W||Donovan, Bocanegra||Soldier Field; Chicago, Ill.|
|June 15||Italy #||1-3 L||Donovan||Loftus Versfeld; Tshwane/Pretoria|
|June 18||Brazil #||0-3 L||--||Loftus Versfeld; Tshwane/Pretoria|
|June 21||Egypt #||3-0 W||Davies, Bradley, Dempsey||Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace; Rustenburg|
|June 24||Spain #||2-0 W||Altidore, Dempsey||Free State Stadium; Mangaung/Bloemfontein|
|June 28||Brazil #||2-3 L||Dempsey, Donovan||Ellis Park, Johannesburg|
|July 4||Grenada ^||4-0 W||Adu, Holden, Rogers, Davies||Qwest Field; Seattle, Wash.|
|July 8||Honduras ^||9 p.m. ET||FSC/TeleFutura||RFK Stadium; Washingon, D.C.|
|July 11||Haiti ^||7 p.m. ET||FSC/TeleFutura||Gillette Stadium; Foxborough, Mass.|
|Aug. 12||Mexico*||3 p.m. CT||TBD||Azteca Stadium; Mexico City, Mexico|
|Sept. 5||El Salvador*||5:30 p.m. MT||ESPN Classic/Galavision||Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah|
|Sept. 9||Trinidad & Tobago*||7 p.m. ET||ESPN Classic/Galavision||Away (Venue TBD)|
|Oct. 10||Honduras*||TBD||TBD||Away (Venue TBD)|
|Oct. 14||Costa Rica*||TBD||ESPN2/Galavision||RFK Stadium; Washington, D.C.|
* FIFA World Cup Qualifier
# FIFA Confederations Cup
^ CONCACAF Gold Cup
ussoccer.com’s MNT Coverage – June 30-July 6
- News: Feilhaber Called in for Match Against Honduras
- Game Report: U.S. Defeats Grenada 4-0 in Gold Cup Opener
- USA-GRN Coverage: Post-Match Quotes | Photos
- Quotes: Bradley, Gulati Preview Gold Cup, Review Confederations Cup
- News: CONCACAF Announces Expanded Roster Provision, U.S. Adds Seven
- Game Report: U.S. Falls to Brazil in Confederations Cup Final
- Complete Confederations Cup Coverage
- MNT Blog | U.S. Soccer on Twitter
- U.S. Soccer Supporters Club Information
SUNDHAGE NAMES 21-PLAYER ROSTER FOR UPCOMING MATCHES AGAINST CANADA: U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Pia Sundhage has named 21 players for two matches against Canada, the first taking place on Sunday, July 19, at Marina Auto Stadium in Rochester, N.Y., and then again three days later on Wednesday, July 22, at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, S.C. The match in Rochester, which kicks off at 3 p.m. ET will be televised live on ESPN. The match in Charleston kicks off at 8 p.m. ET and will be televised live on Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Sports en Español. Fans can also follow both matches online via ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and twitter.com/ussoccer. Tickets for both games are available through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout the Rochester and Charleston areas. Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290. Visa® is the preferred card of U.S. Soccer.
U.S WNT Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Nicole Barnhart (FC Gold Pride), Hope Solo (St. Louis Athletica)
DEFENDERS (7): Rachel Buehler (FC Gold Pride), Stephanie Cox (Los Angeles Sol), Lori Chalupny (St. Louis Athletica), Amy LePeilbet (Boston Breakers), Heather Mitts (Boston Breakers), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Cat Whitehill (Washington Freedom)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Shannon Boxx (Los Angeles Sol), Tobin Heath (North Carolina), Angela Hucles (Boston Breakers), Carli Lloyd (Chicago Red Stars), Christine Nairn (Penn State), Heather O’Reilly (Sky Blue FC), Leslie Osborne (FC Gold Pride), Megan Rapinoe (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsay Tarpley (Chicago Red Stars) FORWARDS (3): Lauren Cheney (UCLA), Amy Rodriguez (Boston Breakers), Abby Wambach (Washington Freedom)
2009 DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY FINAL WEEK SET TO KICKOFF: The 2009 Development Academy Final Week is set to get underway with the groups being finalized in last week’s playoffs. Each group will face off in a round-robin format, with the group winners facing off for the national championship. Second place teams will meet for a third place match, following down into a seventh place match between the two fourth place teams from each group.
2009 Development Academy Finals Week Groups
Under 15/16 Under 17/18
Group 1 Group 1
Chicago Magic AS Monaco Carmel United SC
Derby County Wolves Dallas Texans
FC Dallas FC Greater Boston
New York Red Bulls IMG Soccer Academy
Group 2 Group 2
Cal Odyssey CASL Chelsea FC Academy
Greensboro Youth Soccer D.C. United
Washington Premier FC Real Colorado
2009 OPEN CUP QUARTERFINALS KICK OFF WITH EIGHT TEAMS VYING FOR TITLE: Just eight teams remain in the 2009 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as the quarterfinal round will be contested on Tuesday, July 7 with both of the 2008 finalists are still alive. Defending champions D.C. United hosts the Harrisburg City Islanders, one of two USL-2 teams still alive in the tournament, while 2008 runner-up Charleston Battery (USL-1) will host the Houston Dynamo (MLS). The USL-2 Wilmington Hammerheads are the other third-division team still alive, traveling to face the Rochester Rhinos (USL-1) in a matchup that ensures a semifinalist from USL for the third consecutive year. Finally, the Kansas City Wizards travel to face the Seattle Sounders in the only all-MLS matchup of the round. Visit ussoccer.com for 2009 Open Cup scores and schedule information.
– U.S. YOUTH NATIONAL TEAMS UPDATE –
U.S. U-23 WNT FALLS TO ENGLAND 2-0: The U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team fell to England, 2-0, in the first of two matches against the hosts. England went up 1-0 in the 33rd minute as Charlotte Young cracked a shot from 15 yards out that spun off the left hand of diving U.S. goalkeeper Kristen Olsen and snuck into the bottom right corner. England doubled its lead with nine minutes remaining as Dunia Susi got free on a breakaway, dribbled around Olsen and tucked the ball neatly into the left side of the net. The teams will play again on July 7 in Bisham.
Under-23 Women’s National Team Results
Date Opponent Result U.S. Goal Scorer(s) Venue
July 4 England 0-2 L -- Bisham, England
July 7 England -- -- Bisham, England
U.S. U-20 and U-18 WNT HEAD TO BOULDER, COLO. FOR TRAINING CAMPS: The U.S. Under-20 and Under-18 Women’s National Teams will hold training camps at the University of Colorado in mid-July, with the U-20s camp running from July 11-18 and the U-18s in camp from July 9-16. Both teams will square off against the Canadian U-20 Women’s Team, with the U.S. U-20s playing their northern rivals twice and the U-18s playing them once. Both U.S. U-20 head coach Jillian Ellis and U.S. U-18 head coach Dave Chesler have called in 24 players, all of whom are in consideration for spots on the U.S. team that will attempt to qualify for the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup to be held in Germany next summer. The cut-off date for that tournament is players born on after January 1, 1990. Ellis’ roster consists mostly of players born in 1990 and 1991, with three 1992s (forward Maya Hayes, midfielder Samantha Mewis and defender Crystal Dunn) while Chesler’s roster consists of players born in 1991 and 1992, with one 1993. The U.S. U-20s will face Canada on July 14 and July 16 while the U-18s will get their shot on July 19. Both the U.S. U-18s and U-20s may pick up another match against local teams. The U.S. U-20 WNT will attempt to qualify for the Women’s World Cup next January during a CONCACAF event in Guatemala. Eight players in the U-20 camp were a part of the USA’s runner-up squad at the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup late last year in New Zealand, including Vicki DiMartino, who became the first U.S. player to score in five straight matches at a WWC tournament.
U.S. U-20 WNT Training Camp Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Bianca Henninger (Santa Clara; Los Gatos, Calif.), Taylor Vancil (Louisville; South Elgin, Ill.);
DEFENDERS (7): Amber Brooks (North Carolina; New Hope, Pa.), Vicki DiMartino (Boston College; Massapequa, N.Y.), Crystal Dunn (Albertson SC; Rockville Centre, N.Y.), Rachel Lenz (Lonestar; Round Rock, Texas), Whitney Sharpe (UCLA; West Des Moines, Iowa), Courtney Verloo (Stanford; Tualitin, Oregon), Beth West (Texas A & M; Centennial, Colo.);
MIDFIELDERS (9): Charney Burk (Portland; North Tuscan, Calif.), Zakiya Bywaters (UCLA; Las Vegas, Nev.), Sunzanne Dennis (Brentwood Real Madrid; Franklin, Tenn.), Elizabeth Eddy (So Cal Blues, Costa Mesa, Calif.), Katy Frierson (Auburn; Birmingham, Ala.), Kristie Mewis (Boston College; Hanson, Mass.), Samantha Mewis (Scorpion SC; Hanson, Mass.), Jenna Richmond (McLean SC; Centreville, Va.), Casey Short (Florida State; Naperville, Ill.);
FORWARDS (6): Maya Hayes (Aristics Club; West Orange, N.J.), Sydney Leroux (UCLA; Pheonix, Ariz.), Tiffany McCarty (Florida State; Laurel, Md.), Alex Newfield (GSA Pheonix Red; Decature, Ga.), Toni Pressley (Florida State; Melbourne, Fla.), Molly Thomas (University of Nebraska; Omaha Neb.)
U.S. U-18 WNT Training Camp Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Emily Lillard (K.C. Comets; Overland Park, Kansas), Anna Sieloff (Vardar; Troy, Mich.), Kelsey Wys (Parkland; Coral Springs, Fla.);
DEFENDERS (5): Torri Allen (Mclean; Stafford, Va.), Mollie Pathman (Triangle FC; Durham, N.C.), Kendall Romine (So Cal Blues; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Courtney Smith (Dallas Texans; Houston, Texas.), Carrie Whigham (Sereno SC; Phoenix, Ariz.);
MIDFIELDERS (8): Alex Crown (Space Coast United; Orlando, Fla.), Juliann Jeffrey (Dallas Texans; Richardson, Texas), Sarah Killion (Fort Wayne Fever; Fort Wayne, Indian.) Mandy Laddish (Blue Valley Stars; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Lauren Mathesen (So Cal Blues; Mission Viejo, Calif.), Ellen Parker (Sereno; Paradise Valley, Ariz.); Ahsha Smith (Pleasanton; Oakland, Calif.), Annie Steinlage (Michigan Hawks; Grand Haven, Mich.);
FORWARDS (8): Hayley Brock (FC Stars of Mass.; Acton, Mass.), Kelly Cobb (Cook Inlet Velocity; Chugiak, Alaska), Michelle Cruz (Slammers; Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Samantha Johnson (Real So Cal; Palmdale, Calif.) Natalia Ledezma (Slammers; La Mirada, Calif.), Ariana Martinez (Real So Cal; Moorpark, Calif.), Kealia Ohai (Utah Avalanche; Draper, Utah), Chioma Ubogagu (D’Feeters; Coppell, Texas)
U.S. U-20 and U-18 Camp Schedule
Date Match Venue
July 14 U.S. U-20 vs. Canada U-20 Boulder, Colo.
July 16 U.S. U-20 vs. Canada U-20 Boulder, Colo.
July 19 U.S. U-18 vs. Canada U-20 Boulder, Colo.
– AROUND THE SOCCER NATION –
U.S. SOCCER, WPS RECOGNIZE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF 1999 FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: Ten years after a team of inspired women and a tournament of historic proportions captured the hearts and minds of an entire nation, U.S. Soccer and Women’s Professional Soccer will honor the legacy of that tournament and the legends from the World Cup-winning U.S. Women’s National Team at WPS games throughout late June and early July. Working with U.S. Soccer, all seven WPS franchises will feature a 10th Anniversary Tribute Day at one of their WPS home games coinciding with the anniversary of the tournament dates of the 1999 Women’s World Cup. Former U.S. Women’s National Team players will make appearances, sign autographs and be recognized for their accomplishments ten years ago. The 1999 World Cup trophy will also travel to WPS venues during this time for photo opportunities with fans and a special collector’s edition 1999 World Cup autograph card will be printed for fans. Retired players from the 1999 World Cup team making appearances will include: Mia Hamm, Joy Fawcett, Lorrie Fair, Tiffany Roberts, Tisha Venturini and Danielle Fotopolous among others. WPS currently has five ‘99ers playing in the league: Brandi Chastain (FC Gold Pride), Kristine Lilly (Boston Breakers), Tiffeny Milbrett (FC Gold Pride), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC) and Briana Scurry (Washington Freedom).
Upcoming Remembering ’99 Tribute Schedule
Date Match TV Venue
July 12 Boston Breakers vs. Sky Blue FC FSC Harvard Stadium; Boston, Mass.
July 12 Chicago Red Stars vs. FC Gold Pride -- Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill.
ussoccer.com’s Remembering '99 Article Series: Read the memories of the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup from:
- Brittany Klein
- Karina LeBlanc
- Keeley Dowling
- Julianne Sitch
- Steffi Jones
- Tina Ellertson
- Nikki Krzysik
- Rebecca Moros
- Marla Messing
FOLLOW THE ACTION AT U.S. CLUB SOCCER'S NATIONAL CUP VIII: The 2009 edition of National Cup, U.S. Club Soccer's signature national championship competition, continues with the Burlington, Wash., Regional - the last of the 10 regional events. The National Cup VIII Finals will take place July 25-28 for boys and July 31-Aug. 3 for girls. Follow the action at each National Cup VIII Regional event via the National Cup Online Headquarters at http://www.usclubsoccer.org/, your source for event information, scores, features, photos and more.
*** CENTER CIRCLE SPOTLIGHT ***
PEAK PERFORMER: Notching two assists and a goal of his own in just his second cap, Robbie Rogers is this week’s Peak Performer. The Columbus Crew midfielder was ussoccer.com’s Man of the Match on Saturday and made his mark on the solid opening game of the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
MARQUEE MATCHUP: The U.S. Men’s National Team continues Group B play at the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup against Honduras at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. The two sides, who currently sit second and third in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying, will try to take control of Group B as both are one three points after their first games. Fans can watch the match live at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday July 8 on Fox Soccer Channel and TeleFutura or follow along on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and twitter.com/ussoccer.
SOCCER SHOCKER: The tiny island nation of Guadeloupe upset Panama in their 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup opener on July 5. Guadeloupe has a population of just over 400,000, while Panama’s population is estimated more than three million. The Caribbean nation now sits alongside Mexico with three points at the top of Group C.
QUOTABLE: “There were the usual butterflies. I’ve been close a couple times to getting a cap, so tonight to get the start and also to score – it couldn’t have been any better for me. I’m excited that we won first of all, and obviously to contribute and get a goal was a great feeling.” – Stuart Holden on getting his first cap and international goal