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Men's National Team Ready for Centennial Celebration Match with Germany


U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Germany – Centennial Celebration Match
RFK Stadium; Washington, D.C.
June 2, 2013

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION MATCH SET AS THE USA WELCOMES GERMANY TO WASHINGTON, D.C.: The U.S. Soccer Federation marks its 100-year anniversary with the Centennial Celebration match between the United States and second-ranked Germany on Sunday, June 2, in Washington, D.C.  (Centennial Home). Kickoff at what will be a capacity crowd at RFK Stadium is set for 2:30 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2, WatchESPN and UniMas. Fans can follow the match live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and via Twitter @ussoccer.

With the match on Sunday, RFK Stadium reaches the historic milestone of hosting the U.S. Men’s National Team 22 times, more than any venue in the world. The team has posted a lifetime record of 13-3-5 heading into Sunday’s Centennial Celebration Match.

The U.S. Men's National Team will host a public training session Saturday, June 1 at RFK Stadium. Fans should enter the stadium through Gate B, which will be open at 2 p.m. ET. Admission and parking for the event is free.

U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION – DETAILED ROSTER
GOALKEEPERS (3):
Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Bill Hamid (D.C. United)
DEFENDERS (7): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Michael Bradley (AS Roma), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim)
FORWARDS (5): Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC)

 

U.S. MNT 2013 SCHEDULE

Date 

Opponent

Result/Time (ET)

U.S. goal scorers/TV

Venue 

Jan. 29

Canada

0-0 T

--

BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas

Feb. 6

Honduras*

1-2 L

Dempsey

Estadio Olimpico; San Pedro Sula, Honduras

March 22

Costa Rica*

1-0 W

Dempsey

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.

March 26

Mexico*

0-0 T

--

Estadio Azteca; Mexico City, Mexico

May 29

Belgium

2-4 L

Cameron, Dempsey

FirstEnergy Stadium; Cleveland, Ohio

June 2

Germany

2:30 p.m.

ESPN2, WatchESPN, UniMas

RFK Stadium; Washington, D.C.

June 7

Jamaica*

9:30 p.m.

beIN SPORT

National Stadium; Kingston, Jamaica

June 11

Panama*

9:30 p.m.

ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas

CenturyLink Field; Seattle, Wash.

June 18

Honduras*

9 p.m.

ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas

Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah

July 9

Belize^

11 p.m.

TBD

JELD-WEN Field; Portland, Ore.

July 13

Cuba^

3:30 p.m.

TBD

Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah

July 16

Costa Rica^

8 p.m.

TBD

Rentschler Field; East Hartford, Conn.

Sept. 6

Costa Rica*

TBD

TBD

TBD

Sept. 10

Mexico*

8 p.m.

ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas

Columbus Crew Stadium; Columbus, Ohio

Oct. 11

Jamaica*

TBD

ESPN network, WatchESPN, UniMas

Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan.

Oct. 15

Panama*

TBD

beIN SPORT

Estadio Rommel Fernandez; Panama City, Panama

*2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
^2014 CONCACAF Gold Cup

ROSTER NOTES

  • Michael Bradley, Fabian Johnson and Danny Williams joined the team Thursday in Washington, D.C.
  • Geoff Cameron scored his first international goal when he evened the score at 1-1 in the 22nd minute against Belgium.
  • Clint Dempsey recorded his 33rd international goal when he converted a penalty against Belgium, moving him one goal away from tying for second place on the USA’s all-time scoring list.
  • Dempsey is now the official captain of the U.S. team. He has worn the armband in the qualifiers in March against Costa Rica and Mexico before receiving the honor on a full-time basis.
  • DaMarcus Beasley earned his 100th cap in the game against Belgium, becoming the 13th player in U.S. MNT history to reach that milestone.
  • Beasley earned Budweiser Man of the Match honors for the second time in three games, having collected the honor in the 1-0 win against Costa Rica on March 22 in the World Cup Qualifier in Denver.
  • Stuart Holden came on as a late substitute, replacing Sacha Kljestan in the 81st minute. It was Holden's first appearance for the USA since Oct. 12, 2010, a 0-0 draw against Colombia.
  • Sacha Kljestan earned his first start under Klinsmann, lining up against the country where he plays his club ball for Anderlecht.
  • Graham Zusi played in his first international match against a team from Europe.
  • Zusi and Clarence Goodson are both alumni of the University of Maryland.
  • Jozy Altidore tallied 31 goals in all competitions for AZ Alkmaar, breaking the single-season record for an American in Europe that was set by Dempsey (23) last year. Altidore became the first U.S. player to be named to the Dutch Eredivisie Team of the Year.
  • Eddie Johnson has 10 career goals in qualifying to his credit, tied for second all-time with Brian McBride.
  • Herculez Gomez finished with 11 goals in all competitions for Santos Laguna , having reached the Liga MX semifinals and the CONCACAF Champions League final earlier this year. Gomez potted a pair of goals during the Semifinal Round, including the game-winner against Jamaica on Sept. 11, 2012, in Columbus. Terrence Boyd finished his first season at Rapid Vienna with 15 goals in all competitions.
  • Omar Gonzalez and Matt Besler return after the pair impressed in the scoreless draw against Mexico. In that game, Besler became only the second U.S. player in history to start a World Cup qualifier with fewer than two caps.
  • Besler replaced Goodson, who stood firm in the 1-0 win against Costa Rica and was subsequently sidelined with a hamstring injury.
  • With two straight clean sheets in March, Brad Guzan now has five shutouts in seven matches played in qualifying in his career, posting a 4-1-2 record.
  • Guzan was voted the Aston Villa Player of the Year by both players and supporters.
  • Between UEFA Champions League, Europa League, Copa Libertadores and CONCACAF Champions League, a total of 11 U.S. players competed in regional cup competitions this season.
  • Sean Johnson (May 26-30), Bill Hamid (May 30-June 2), Tally Hall (June 2-8) and Nick Rimando (June 9-19) will all rotate through camp at different stages and serve as the third goalkeeper.
  • Edgar Castillo and Joe Corona completed the historic run with Club Tijuana in the 2013 Copa Libertadores after losing in the quarterfinals against top-seeded Atletico Mineiro on away goals. The teams drew 2-2 on May 23 in Tijuana, and again 1-1 on May 30 in Brazil.

IN THE CENTENNIAL RECORD BOOK

  • DaMarcus Beasley is the 13th player in MNT history to earn 100 caps. He has 28 career caps in World Cup qualifying, good for fifth-most on the USA’s all-time list.
  • With his start on March 22 against Costa Rica, Beasley became the eighth MNT player to have appeared in at least one National Team match for 13 consecutive years. Frankie Hejduk (14 straight years) leads the consecutive years played list, while six other players have played in a U.S. MNT match for 13 straight years – Marcelo Balboa, Landon Donovan, Cobi Jones, Kasey Keller, Claudio Reyna and Earnie Stewart.
  • Clint Dempsey scored his 12th career goal in World Cup Qualifying during the USA’s 1-0 win against Costa Rica on March 22, tying him for first place all-time with Landon Donovan. Eddie Johnson and Brian McBride are tied for third in WCQ goals with 10 apiece.
  • Dempsey has 33 international goals and is one behind second-place Eric Wynalda on the all-time list.
  • Eddie Johnson is tied with Carlos Bocanegra for 10th on the all-time goals list and one tally behind 2011 National Soccer Hall of Famer Cobi Jones (15 goals from 1992-2004).
  • Johnson is one game shy of collecting 50 caps.

USA vs. GERMANY

  • The U.S. is 2-6-0 lifetime against Germany.
  • The teams last met in preparation match for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, when a Germany team coached by Jurgen Klinsmann collected a 4-1 win in Dortmund.
  • The first meeting between the teams – a 4-3 win on June 13, 1993 in Chicago - was broadcast on ABC and became the first U.S. MNT match televised without commercial interruption.
  • One of the two USA’s victories came in the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup, when the U.S. rode goals from Ben Olsen and Joe-Max Moore to a 2-0 win.
  • The teams have met twice in the World Cup, with Germany winning both matches – a 2-0 win on June 15, 1998, in the teams’ Group F opener in Paris (in which Klinsmann scored a goal), and a 1-0 victory on June 21, 2002, in the quarterfinals of the tournament in Ulsan, Korea Republic.
  • Germany head coach Joachim Low was Klinsmann’s assistant when he led the team to a third-place finish at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
  • Four players on the U.S. roster compete in the German Bundesliga: Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg) and Danny Williams (Hoffenheim).
  • U.S. assistant coach Andi Herzog was a teammate of Klinsmann at Bayern Munich when they won the UEFA Cup in 1996.

AT RFK STADIUM

  • With Sunday’s match, RFK Stadium will become the stadium that has hosted the U.S. Men’s National Team the most with 22 total matches. The top five includes the LA Coliseum (21), Orange Bowl (16), Rose Bowl (16) and Gillette Stadium (13).
  • The U.S. has played at RFK Stadium 21 times with a 13-3-5 all-time record.
  • Seven of the matches have been FIFA World Cup qualifiers, and two came in the Gold Cup.
  • Twenty-nine different U.S. players netted at least one goal at RFK Stadium in their National Team careers.
  • Six players on the U.S. roster have scored at RFK Stadium: Jozy Altidore, DaMarcus Beasley Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Eddie Johnson and Jermaine Jones .
  • 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.
  • Johnson became the first U.S. player in history to record a hat trick as a substitute when he scored three goals in the final 25 minutes of the USA’s 6-0 win against Panama on Oct. 13, 2004.
  • Jones scored his first goal for the United States at RFK, netting the game-winner in the 2-0 victory against Jamaica on June 19, 2011, in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

WORLD CUP QUALIFYING VENUES SET
The U.S. Men’s National Team’s four remaining home 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches will be played in Seattle, Salt Lake City, Columbus and Kansas City.

2014 FIFA WORLD CUP QUALIFYING
The U.S. has collected four points after three matches to open the Hexagonal. Facing three of the first four matches on the road, the United States took three points in the 1-0 win against Costa Rica on March 22 in Denver, then picked up an historic draw at the Estadio Azteca when they tied in Mexico in World Cup Qualifying for only the second time ever. The U.S. faces a rare three-game set of qualifiers, first traveling to Jamaica for the second time in this qualifying cycle, having lost  2-1 on Sept. 7, 2012, in Kingston. Then it’s back to U.S. soil, where the team is currently enjoying a 21-0-2 unbeaten run in qualifying dating back to 2001. The USA faces Panama on June 11 in Seattle to reach the halfway point of the round, then welcomes Honduras to Salt Lake City on June 18.

CONCACAF FINAL ROUND STANDINGS AND SCHEDULE

Team

GP

W

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts.

Panama

3

1

0

2

5

3

+2

5

Costa Rica

3

1

1

1

4

3

+1

4

USA

3

1

1

1

2

2

0

4

Honduras

3

1

1

1

4

5

-1

4

Mexico

3

0

0

3

2

2

0

3

Jamaica

3

0

1

2

1

3

-2

2

Feb. 6
Honduras 2, USA 1
Costa Rica 2, Panama 2
Jamaica 0, Mexico 0

March 22
USA 1, Costa Rica 0
Honduras 2, Mexico 2
Jamaica 1, Panama 1

March 26
USA 0, Mexico 0
Costa Rica 2, Jamaica 0
Panama 2, Honduras 0

Visit ussoccer.com for the complete World Cup Qualifying schedule and results.

ROAD TO THE HEXAGONAL
United States Semifinal Round Results (4-1-1; first place in Group A):

  • June 8, 2012: USA 3, Antigua & Barbuda 1
  • June 12, 2012: USA 1, Guatemala 1
  • Sept. 7, 2012: Jamaica 2, USA 1
  • Sept. 11, 2012: USA 1, Jamaica 0
  • Oct. 12, 2012: USA 2, Antigua & Barbuda 1
  • Oct. 16, 2012: USA 3, Guatemala 1

United States Final Round Results (1-1-1)

  • Feb. 6, 2013: Honduras 2, USA 1
  • March 22, 2013: USA 1, Costa Rica 0
  • March 26, 2013: USA 0, Mexico 0

BY THE NUMBERS:
2              Current FIFA Ranking for Germany
4              Career World Cup Qualifying shutouts for Brad Guzan
10           Goals by Clint Dempsey in his past 13 appearances
12           Number of U.S. players on the roster with at least one goal for the National Team
33           Current FIFA ranking for USA
100         Career caps for DaMarcus Beasley to lead the roster

ON USSOCCER.COM:
2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Page | 2013 MNT Statistics | Castrol U.S. Soccer Index

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JURGEN KLINSMANN FACT FILE: Jurgen Klinsmann is in his third year and second full calendar year in charge of the U.S. Men’s National Team. Below are some of his past accomplishments as a player and coach.

  • Klinsmann was named the U.S. Men’s National Team head coach on July 29, 2011, making him the 35th coach in the history of the program.
  • Klinsmann’s record as head coach of the Men’s National Team is 12-8-6, which includes a five-game winning streak that started with a 3-2 victory on Nov. 15, 2011, against Slovenia and was capped off by a 5-1 win against Scotland on May 26, 2012.
  • With Klinsmann at the helm, the U.S. collected two historic victories, winning for the first time against four-time World Cup champion Italy and then capturing its first ever victory against Mexico on Mexican soil.
  • Klinsmann’s U.S. coaching debut was a 1-1 draw against Mexico on Aug. 10, 2011, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. During Klinsmann’s abbreviated 2011 tenure, opponents outscored the USA by a 7-5 margin. The USA’s two victories during the Klinsmann era in 2011 include a 1-0 win against Honduras (Oct. 8) and a 3-2 victory against Slovenia (Nov. 15).
  • Klinsmann was named the Germany National Team manager in 2004 and guided Germany to a 20-6-8 record and a third-place finish in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He earned Coach of the Year honors in Germany, and two years later, he took over the head coaching position at Bayern Munich.
  • As a player, Klinsmann played 17 club seasons from 1981 to 1998 with the following teams: Stuttgarter Kickers (1981-84), VfB Stuttgart (1984-89), Internazionale (1989-92), Monaco (1992-94), Tottenham Hotspur (1994-95, 97-98), Bayern Munich (1995-97) and Sampdoria (1997-98). During that time, he scored 226 goals in 506 appearances. He was named German Player of the Year in 1988 and 1994 and FWA Footballer of the Year in 1995.
  • Klinsmann earned 108 caps with the German National Team, scoring 47 goals. He participated in three World Cups (1990, 1994 and 1998) and won the 1990 World Cup.
  • Klinsmann was born on July 30, 1964, in Goppingen, Germany.

IN FOCUS: GERMANY
Federation: Deutscher Fußball-Bund
Founded: 1900 (Joined FIFA in 1904)
Current FIFA Ranking: 2
Head Coach: Joachim Lowe
Best FIFA World Cup Finish: Champions (1954, 1974, 1990)
Best UEFA Results: Champions (1972, 1980, 1996)
Caps Leader: Lothar Matthaus (150)
Top Scorer: Gerd Mueller (68)

GERMANY UPDATE

  • Germany's three FIFA World Cup titles (1954, 1974 and 1990) rank third all-time behind only five-time champion Brazil and four-time winner Italy. Germany and Brazil are tied for first with seven World Cup final appearances.
  • Germany sits in first place in Group C of UEFA Qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a 5-0-1 record and 16 points, outscoring its opponents 22-7.
  • The Germans are coming off a 4-2 win against Ecuador on May 29 at FAU Stadium.
  • Lukas Podolski scored the fastest goal in German history, netting just nine seconds into the match. He added one more, bringing his career total to 46 international goals, one behind Klinsmann and Rudi Voller for fourth-most in Germany history.
  • Meantime, Lazio-based striker Miroslav Klose is one goal away from tying German scoring legend Gerd Mueller’s  record of 68 goals for the National Team, a record that has lasted 38 years.
  • The Golden Boot winner at the 2006 FIFA World Cup with five goals, he has a career total of 14 spanning three World Cups, tying him for second with Mueller behind Ronaldo (15 goals) on the list of all-time World Cup goal scorers.
  • Germany head coach Joachim Low was Klinsmann's assistant when he led the team to a third-place finish at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

GERMANY ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3): Rene Adler (Hamburg), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover), Marc Andre ter-Stegen (Borussia Mönchengladbach)
DEFENDERS (8): Dennis Aogo (Hamburg), Marcell Jansen (Hamburg), Heiko Westermann (Hamburg), Andreas Beck (Hoffenheim), Benedikt Höwedes (Schalke 04), Per Mertesacker (Arsenal), Philipp Wollscheid (Bayer Leverkusen)
MIDFIELDERS (11): Sven Bender (Borussia Dortmund), Julian Draxler (Schalke 04), Roman Neustädter ( Schalke 04), Kevin Großkreutz (Borussia Dortmund), Aaron Hunt (Werder Bremen), Nicolai Müller (Mainz ), Lukas Podolski (Arsenal), Stefan Reinartz (Bayer Leverkusen), Sidney Sam (Bayer Leverkusen), Andre Schürrle (Bayer Leverkusen), Lars Bender (Bayer Leverkusen)
FORWARDS (2): Max Kruse (Freiburg), Miroslav Klose (Lazio)

LAST TIME
On the field for USA:
May 29, 2013 –FirstEnergy Stadium – Cleveland, Ohio – International Friendly
USA                       2              Geoff Cameron 22, Clint Dempsey (pen) 80
BEL                         4              Kevin Mirallas 6; Christian Benteke 56, 71; Marouane Fellaini 64

LINEUPS:
USA: 1-Tim Howard (12-Brad Guzan, 46); 20-Geoff Cameron, 3-Omar Gonzalez, 21-Clarence Goodson (5-Matt Besler, 69), 7-DaMarcus Beasley; 13-Jermaine Jones, 16-Sacha Kljestan (11-Stuart Holden, 81), 19-Graham Zusi (6-Brad Evans, 69), 24-Brad Davis (25-Terrence Boyd, 63); 8-Clint Dempsey (capt.), 17-Jozy Altidore (18-Eddie Johnson, 46)
Substitutions Not Used: 15-Michael Parkhurst, 9-Herculez Gomez
Head coach: Jurgen Klinsmann


BEL: 1-Simon Mignolet; 2-Toby Alderweireld, 3-Thomas Vermaelen (15-Sebastien Pocognoli, 36), 4-Vincent Kompany (capt.) (16-Guillame Gillet, 72), 5-Jan Vertonghen; 6-Marouane Fellaini, 7-Kevin Mirallas, 8-Steven Defour (22-Timmy Simons, 76) 9-Romelu Lukaku (23-Thorgan Hazard, 83); 11-Kevin De Bruyne (14-Dries Mertens, 68), 18-Moussa Dembele (20-Christian Benteke, 41)
Substitutions Not Used: 12-Jean-Francois Gillet, 21-Thomas Kaminski, 13-Laurent Ciman, 17-Maxime Lestienne, 19-Jelle Vossen
Head coach: Marc Wilmots


Vs. Germany
March 22, 2006 – Signal Iduna Park – Dortmund, Germany – International Friendly
USA                       1              Steve Cherundolo
GER                        4              Bastian Schweinsteiger 46, Oliver Neuville 73, Miroslav Klose 75, Michael Ballack 79

USA: 18-Kasey Keller (capt.); 3-Gregg Berhalter, 12-Cory Gibbs (19-Heath Pearce, 77), 4-Jimmy Conrad, 6-Steve Cherundolo; 15-Bobby Convey, 25-Pablo Mastroeni (14-Ben Olsen, 74), 5-Kerry Zavagnin, 16-Josh Wolff (17-Chris Klein, 17); 9-Eddie Johnson, 11-Brian Ching (20-Taylor Twellman, 60)
Subs not used: 7-Benny Feilhaber, 24-Marcus Hahnemann, 23-Eddie Pope
Manager: Bruce Arena

GER: 1-Oliver Kahn (capt.); 3-Arne Friedrich (25-Patrick Owomoyela, 82), 16-Philipp Lahm, 29-Per Mertesacker, 21-Christoph Metzelder; 17-Sebastian Kehl (15-Fabian Ernst, 82), 13-Michael Ballack, 19-Bernd Schneider (18-Tim Borowski, 68); 14-Gerald Asamoahl (30-Oliver Neuville, 67), 11-Miroslav Klose, 20-Lukas Podolski (7-Bastian Schweinsteiger, 46)
Subs not used: 9-Jens Lehmann, 24-Marcell Jansen, 28-Manuel Friedrich
Head Coach: Jurgen Klinnsman

On the field for Germany
May 29, 2013 – FAU Stadium – Boca Raton, Fla. – International Friendly
GER                        4              Lukas Podolski 1, 17; Lars Bender 4, 24
ECU                        2              Luis Antonio Valencia 45; Walter Ayovi 84

LINEUPS:
GER: 1-René Adler; 7-Marcell Jansen, 5-Heiko Westermann, 17-Per Mertesacker (capt.), 4-Benedikt Höwedes; 21-Roman Neustädter (3-Stefan Reinartz, 66), 15-Lars Bender (23-Philipp Wollscheid, 90+1), 8-Julian Draxler (14-Aaron Hunt, 57); 10-Lukas Podolski, 18-Sidney Sam (9-André Shürrle, 70); 20-Max Kruse (6-Dennis Aogo, 79)
Substitutions Not Used: 12-Ron-Robert Zieler, 22-Marc-André ter Stegen, 13-Nicolai Müller
Head coach: Joachim Löw

ECU: 1-Máximo Banguera; 3-Frickson Erazo, 4-Juan Carlos Paredes, 6-Christhian Noboa (15-Pedro Quiñonez, 60), 8-Felipe Caicedo, 9-Jefferson Montero (17-Marlon de Jesús, 81); 10-Walter Ayoví (capt.), 11-Christian Benitez (7-Joao Rojas, 60), 14-Segundo Castillo (19-Luis Fernando Saritama, 69), 16-Luis Antonio Valencia, 21-Gabriel Achilier (2-Jorge Guagua, 67)
Substitutions Not Used: 13-Elvis Bone; 18-Oscar Bagui, 5-Renato Ibarra, 22-Alexander Domínguez
Head coach: Reinaldo Rueda

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