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U.S. MNT Ready for CONCACAF Gold Cup Semifinal Against Honduras in Arlington, Texas


2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup
U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Honduras
Cowboys Stadium – Arlington, Texas
July 24, 2013

SEMIFINAL SHOWDOWN LOOMS AGAINST HONDURAS: After a thorough 5-1 rout of El Salvador to open the knockout phase, the USA’s quest for its fifth Gold Cup title heads to Texas for the semifinal showdown against Honduras. Kickoff from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, is set for 6 p.m. CT (7 p.m. ET), and the match will be broadcast live on FOX Soccer, UniMas and the Univision Deportes Network. (Watch at Official U.S. Soccer Bars) Fans can follow the match live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and via Twitter @ussoccer.

Honduras reached the semifinal stage with a 1-0 victory against Costa Rica on a goal from former D.C. United midfielder Andy Najar. In the other semifinal, Panama faces Mexico in a rematch of the first game of Group A in which Panama prevailed in a 2-1 win.

TOP SIX NOTES

  • This is the third meeting between the USA and Honduras in a Gold Cup semifinal. The USA walked away with a 2-1 win in 2005, and in the 2009 event Clarence Goodson scored his first goal for the MNT and notched the game-winner in the 2-0 victory.
  • The win against El Salvador extended the USA’s winning streak to a team-record nine games. The MNT improved its record this year to 10-2-2, and 9-1-1 in games played in the U.S.
  • The five goals also upped the USA’s total for the tournament to 16, the most scored in a CONCACAF Gold Cup by a U.S. team, beating its previous high of 13 scored in 2003 (accomplished in five games) and in 2007 (six games). It’s also the third-highest total in tournament history. Mexico scored 28 in 1993 and 22 in 2011.
  • The USA has now advanced to the semifinal of the CONCACAF Gold Cup for the seventh consecutive time, and 11 times out of 12 total confederation championships in this region.
  • Chris Wondolowski leads the tournament in scoring with five goals. That is also the most any U.S. player has scored in a single Gold Cup.
  • With the World Cup less than a year away, the mix of veterans and younger players are hoping the Gold Cup will prove to be a launching point for a spot in World Cup Qualifying and ultimately Brazil in 2014. (From Gold Cup to World Cup?)

U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION (Gold Cup Caps/Goals)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Bill Hamid (D.C. United – 0/0), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire – 1/0), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake – 3/0) 
DEFENDERS (8): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla – 20/6), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake – 1/0), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City – 1/0), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana – 1/0), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy – 0/0), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes – 13/3), Michael Orozco Fiscal (Puebla - 4/1), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg – 8/0) 
MIDFIELDERS (7): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake – 9/1), Alejandro Bedoya (Helsingborg – 7/1), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana – 4/2), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg – 4/1), Stuart Holden (Bolton Wanderers – 8/3), Brek Shea (Stoke City – 4/1), Jose Torres (Tigres – 4/0) 
FORWARDS (5): Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo – 0/0), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy – 32/16), Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes – 0/0), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders – 4/2), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes – 7/5)

U.S. MNT 2013 RESULTS/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

4-3 W

Altidore, Dempsey (2), own goal

RFK Stadium; Washington, D.C.

June 7

Jamaica*

2-1 W

Altidore, Evans

National Stadium; Kingston, Jamaica

June 11

Panama*

2-0 W

Altidore, E. Johnson

CenturyLink Field; Seattle, Wash.

June 18

Honduras*

1-0 W

Altidore

Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah

July 5

Guatemala

6-0 W

Gomez, Donovan (2), Wondolowski, Goodson, Bedoya

Qualcomm Stadium; San Diego, Calif.

July 9

Belize^

6-1 W

Wondolowski (3), Holden, Bedoya, Donovan

JELD-WEN Field; Portland, Ore.

July 13

Cuba^

4-1 W

Donovan, Corona, Wondolowski (2)

Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah

July 16

Costa Rica^

1-0 W

Shea

Rentschler Field; East Hartford, Conn.

July 21

July 24

Aug. 14

Sept. 6

El Salvador^

Honduras^

Bosnia – Herzegovina

Costa Rica*

5-1 W

7 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

8 p.m.

Goodson, Corona, Johnson, Donovan, Diskerud

FOX Soccer, UniMas, Univision Deportes

ESPN2, WatchESPN

beIN SPORT

M&T Bank Stadium; Baltimore, Md.

Cowboys Stadium

Asim Ferhatovic Hase Stadium

Sarajevo, Bosnia – Herzegovina

Estadio Nacional; San Jose, Costa Rica

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

TRADING PLACES: U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann made four changes to the 23-player 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup roster. Per tournament regulations, teams had the opportunity to make up to four changes to the roster in the 24 hours following the completion of the group phase.

Matt Besler, Omar Gonzalez, Alan Gordon and Eddie Johnson have all been added to the U.S. roster. Besler, Gordon and Johnson reported to Baltimore on Thursday.

Two changes come as the result of injury concerns. Oguchi Onyewu suffered an ankle sprain during the USA’s 4-1 win against Belize on July 13 in Sandy, Utah. Herculez Gomez continues to feel the effects of a knee issue and will head to Club Tijuana to prepare for the upcoming season.

Also gone are Houston Dynamo defender and 2013 MLS All-Star Corey Ashe, and Jack McInerney, the 20-year-old Philadelphia Union forward who made his debut in a National Team camp.

BEASLEY NAMED GOLD CUP CAPTAIN: Klinsmann named three-time World Cup veteran DaMarcus Beasley as the U.S. captain for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Beasley has enjoyed a resurgence with the National Team after receiving his first call-up in seven months when he was added to the roster for the World Cup Qualifiers in March against Costa Rica and Mexico. Beasley had previously worn the captain’s armband only once, in the USA’s 2-1 loss to Trinidad & Tobago on Oct. 15, 2008, in Port-of-Spain.

FROM USA-EL SALVADOR

  • Clarence Goodson, a University of Maryland product who was enjoying a homecoming of sorts, scored his fifth goal in a U.S. uniform. He has scored three of those five in the Gold Cup, and has now scored in three different Gold Cup tournaments (2009, 2011 and 2013).
  • The one-goal, three-assist night gave Landon Donovan 54 goals and 55 assists for his career. Donovan now has five goals and seven assists in five matches since his return to the National Team.
  • Eddie Johnson scored just 15 seconds after entering the field as a substitute, powering home a header off a cross from Donovan.
  • Matt Besler, who was one of four players added to the roster after the group stage, started in central defense with Clarence Goodson before giving way to Michael Orozco Fiscal in the 75th minute. It was Besler’s first cap in a Gold Cup.
  • Mix Diskerud tallied his first ever Gold Cup goal, getting on the end of a Donovan cross.
  • Nick Rimando played his third career game against El Salvador, including his debut for the MNT, a 2-1 win Nov. 17, 2002, in Washington, D.C.
  • The victory extended the USA’s overwhelming advantage to 16-1-5 in the lifetime series against El Salvador dating back to 1977. The U.S. has scored 51 goals in those matches.
  • This was the fifth meeting in the Gold Cup between the two teams (1996, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2013), and the first time the Central Americans have scored on the USA.

USA vs. HONDURAS

  • The United States holds a 13-4-3 lifetime record against Honduras, including a 10-2-2 record on U.S. soil.
  • Honduras is one of only two teams to defeat the United States this year, along with Belgium. That victory came in the teams’ first meeting in the Final Round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying on Feb. 6 in San Pedro Sula. Honduras came from behind after Clint Dempsey opened the scoring to rally for a 2-1 win.
  • Gonzalez made his first appearance in a World Cup Qualifier that day.
  • The teams have met a total of five times in Gold Cup history, including three in the knockout phase. The United States downed Honduras in penalties after a 0-0 draw to capture the inaugural championship in 1991, and won in the semifinals in 2005 (2-1) and 2009 (2-1).
  • A total of 11 U.S. players have faced off against Honduras at the senior team level, and three players on the roster have scored.
  • Both of Donovan’s goals were game-winners in World Cup Qualifiers in 2009. He sealed the come from behind win on June 6 in Chicago right before the team’s departure for the Confederations Cup, and then tacked on a wicked free kick that booked the USA’s ticket to South Africa following a 3-2 win on Oct. 10 in San Pedro Sula.
  • In 2009, the U.S. went 4-0-0 against Honduras, including a 2-0 victory on July 23 in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup and a thrilling 3-2 victory on Oct. 10 to clinch a berth to the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
  • Goodson has scored twice against Honduras, including a goal in the 2009 Gold Cup semifinal. Eddie Johnson has one career tally as well, scoring the lone goal in the 1-0 win on March 19, 2005, in Albuquerque.
  • The USA topped Honduras 1-0 on Oct. 8, 2011, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., which marked Jurgen Klinsmann’s first victory as the U.S. MNT head coach.
  • Alejandro Bedoya earned his first cap for the United States when entered as a substitute against Honduras in the 3-1loss on Jan. 23, 2010.

ROSTER NOTES

  • Brek Shea replaced the injured Joshua Gatt (knee) on the final 23-man roster. Gatt was named to the original 23, but never came into camp due to the injury he suffered with Molde FK.
  • With his game-winner against Costa Rica, Shea became the seventh player on this U.S. roster to score his first international goal in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Shea joins Joe Corona as the second player to score his debut goal in the 2013 edition of the regional championship.
  • Eight players on the roster have previous experience in the Gold Cup, and four are former champions: DaMarcus Beasley (2002, 2005, 2007), Landon Donovan (2002, 2005, 2007), Oguchi Onyewu (2005, 2007) and Michael Parkhurst (2007).
  • Donovan is the USA’s all-time leader in appearances (32) and goals (16) in the Gold Cup. He has played in six Gold Cups, the most of any player in history.
  • Donovan scored his 50th and 51st career international goals when the U.S. Men's National Team defeated Guatemala 6-0 on July 5 in San Diego.
  • Chris Wondolowski and Alejandro Bedoya each notched their first international goals that day, “Wondo” finishing a loose ball intended for Stuart Holden while Bedoya got on the end of a cross across the box by Shea.
  • Corona made his first start for the senior team in that game.
  • It was the USA's most lopsided win since an 8-0 victory against Barbados on June 15, 2008.
  • Against Belize, Donovan became the first MNT player to record 50 career goals and 50 assists when he recorded an assist on Stuart Holden's goal in the second half. The midfielder notched another assist on Michael Orozco Fiscal’s header goal later in the half and also converted a penalty kick for his 52nd career goal.
  • Six USA players made their Gold Cup debuts that day: Nick Rimando, Orozco Fiscal, Corona, Mix Diskerud, Jose Torres and second-half substitution Shea.
  • With his start, the Norwegian-born Diskerud is now officially tied to the United States for his international career.
  • With his goal against Cuba, Corona became the sixth U.S. player on this roster to score his first goal with the National Team in a Gold Cup game. Beckerman tallied the tying goal in the 2-1 win in extra time against Panama in the 2009 Gold Cup quarterfinal. Clarence Goodson one-upped him in the next game, scoring the game-winner against Honduras in the 2-0 win on June 23 in Chicago. Onyewu also made his first count, scoring in second-half stoppage time to deliver the U.S. a dramatic 2-1 victory in the 2005 semifinal.
  • The others: Beasley potted the game-winner in stoppage time of the opener of the 2002 Gold Cup on Jan. 29, 2002, against Korea Republic, and Holden in the 4-0 win on July 4, 2009, against Grenada.
  • Coincidentally, the goals by Beasley and Onyewu came in the 92nd minute.
  • A total of 12 players were part of a portion, or all, of the past MNT camp that saw the U.S. collect four straight victories and earn nine points in World Cup Qualifying: Beasley, Beckerman, Edgar Castillo, Corona, Gomez, Goodson, Bill Hamid, Holden, Sean Johnson, Parkhurst, Rimando and Shea.
  • Six players on the original roster play professionally in Mexico, the most ever on a U.S. squad: Beasley, Castillo, Corona, Gomez, Orozco Fiscal and Torres. Castillo and Corona have been joined by Gomez this offseason at Club Tijuana, while Beasley and Orozco are paired at Puebla.
  • With the departure of Gomez, Real Salt Lake is the only team with three players on the USA’s Gold Cup roster: Beckerman, Tony Beltran and Rimando. (Watch Three Cheers for Nick Rimando)
  • Beasley started four straight matches at left back in May and June – including the 4-3 win against Germany and consecutive victories in qualifying against Jamaica and Panama – before missing the Honduras match through a card accumulation suspension. With his start against Belgium on May 29, he became the 13th player in MNT history to earn 100 caps. (Watch Beasley tribute)
  • Castillo and Corona had another historic run with Club Tijuana, this time in the 2013 Copa Libertadores where they advanced to the quarterfinals before falling to top-seed Atletico Mineiro based on away goals.
  • Holden returned to the U.S. fold for the first time since October of 2010 and played in two matches, including as a reserve in the 2-0 win against Panama on June 11 in Seattle. (Watch as Holden discussed his return to the MNT)
  • Bedoya has recorded five goals and four assists in 11 league games this year for Helsinborg. After being a late addition to the roster for the 2011 Gold Cup, he had a breakout performance, starting in four matches including all three in the knockout phase.
  • San Jose forward Wondolowski tied Roy Lassiter’s MLS single-season goals record in 2012 with 27 total. Wondolowski collected both the MLS Golden Boot and MVP award and was named MLS Player of the Month four times.

IN THE CENTENNIAL RECORD BOOK

  • The match against Costa Rica marked the 600th international game for the U.S. Men’s National Team. Including the win against El Salvador, the lifetime record stands at 246-226-129 dating back to 1916.
  • With the win against El Salvador, the MNT has collected double-digits in victories in a single year for the eighth time in team history.
  • In the first meeting between the USA and Belize, Chris Wondolowski became the third U.S. player to tally a hat trick in a Gold Cup match, joining Brian McBride and Landon Donovan. It also marked the 15th time a MNT player has notched three or more goals in a game.
  • Donovan is the only U.S. MNT player in history to record 50 goals and 50 assists. He is currently on 54 goals and 55 assists.
  • Three players on the current roster are part of the inaugural U-17 Residency Program class in 1999: DaMarcus Beasley, Kyle Beckerman, and Donovan.
  • With the win against Germany on June 2, the U.S. is now 2-1-1 under Klinsmann against teams ranked in the top 10 in the world.
  • The first ever victory in Jamaica in World Cup Qualifying added to the list of firsts during Klinsmann’s tenure that include the win against four-time World Cup champion Italy and the road win against Mexico at Estadio Azteca.
  • Landon Donovan’s three-assist effort tied a record that he had already shared with Cobi Jones (Jones on 4/1/09 vs. Trinidad & Tobago; Donovan on 11/14/93 vs. Cayman Islands).
  • DaMarcus Beasley, with his 107th career cap, moved ahead of Eric Wynalda (106) for eighth all-time.
  • The victory against El Salvador was the MNT’s 16th, which ties for the most vs. a single opponent. The U.S. MNT also has 16 wins against Mexico and Trinidad & Tobago.
  • Donovan’s six assists this year already tie for his second-best year (2005) and only trail his record 10-assist performance in 2009.
  • The crowd of 70,540 at M&T Bank Stadium for the July 21 win against El Salvador is the 16th-largest all-time for a home U.S. MNT match (fifth-largest in Gold Cup competition).

GOLD CUP BY THE NUMBERS:

  • 1: U.S. draw in a Gold Cup semifinal (1/30/02, 0-0 T v. Canada); the USA won 4-2 in PKs 
  • 3: Hat tricks scored by U.S. players in Gold Cup history: Landon Donovan, Brian McBride, Chris Wondolowski 
  • 7: U.S. players on the roster who scored their first career goal during the Gold Cup 
  • 7: Number of U.S. victories in Gold Cup semifinals 
  • 10: Players who have earned their first career cap in the Gold Cup through first four games 
  • 11: Number of times in Gold Cup history the U.S. has finished in first place in its group 
  • 11: Number of appearances for the U.S. in Gold Cup semifinals 
  • 16: Career goals in the Gold Cup for Donovan, a U.S. record 
  • 16: Goals scored by the U.S. through four games, the most in team history


IN THE GOLD CUP SEMIS

The U.S. is playing in the semifinals of the Gold Cup for the 11th time in 12 total confederation championships dating back to 1991. The United States holds a 7-2-1 overall record in the Gold Cup semifinals and has won the last four straight. Two of those victories have come against Honduras.

  • 1991: Mexico, 2-0 W, John Doyle, Peter Vermes 
  • 1993: Costa Rica, 1-0 W (OT), Cle Kooiman 
  • 1996: Brazil, 0-1 L 
  • 1998: Brazil, 1-0 W, Preki Radosavljevic 
  • 2002: Canada, 0-0 T (4-2 pks) 
  • 2003: Brazil, 1-2 L, Carlos Bocanegra 
  • 2005: Honduras, 2-1 W, John O’Brien, Oguchi Onyewu 
  • 2007: Canada, 2-1 W, Landon Donovan, Frankie Hejduk 
  • 2009: Honduras, 2-0 W, Clarence Goodson, Kenny Cooper 
  • 2011: Panama, 1-0 W, Clint Dempsey


ABOUT THE GOLD CUP

The CONCACAF Gold Cup is the Confederation Championship encompassing the region of North America, Central America and the Caribbean. With 35 member nations, a total of 12 teams reach the Gold Cup tournament. Five teams advance through the qualification tournament in Central America (the Copa Centroamericana), while four qualify from the Caribbean championship (the Digicel Cup). The three teams from North America – Canada, Mexico and the United States – receive automatic entry.

The Gold Cup consists of two phases: the group phase and the knockout phase. In the group phase, there are three groups of four teams each. The top two teams in each group advance to the knockout phase, along with the two best third-place teams. The knockout phase begins with quarterfinals and is single elimination. In the knockout phase, if teams are tied at the end of regulation they will play two 15-minute overtime periods. If there is no winner, the match will be decided by penalty kicks.

The winner of the 2013 Gold Cup will qualify for a playoff against the winner of the 2015 tournament to determine the CONCACAF entrant in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.

GROUP A

     GROUP B

  GROUP C

Canada

     El Salvador

  Belize

Martinique

     Haiti

  Costa Rica

Mexico

     Honduras

  Cuba

Panama

     Trinidad & Tobago

  United States

Visit ussoccer.com for the complete Gold Cup information.

CONCACAF GROUP C FINAL STANDINGS

Team

GP

W

L

T

GF

GA

GD

Pts.

USA

3

3

0

0

11

2

+9

9

Costa Rica

3

2

1`

0

4

1

+3

6

Cuba

3

1

2

0

4

7

- 3

3

Belize

3

0

3

0

1

11

-10

0

July 9 – Portland, Ore.
Costa Rica 3, Cuba 0
USA 6, Belize 1

July 13 – Sandy, Utah
USA 4, Cuba 1
Costa Rica 1, Belize 0

July 16 – Hartford, Conn.
Cuba 4, Belize 0
USA 1, Costa Rica 0

Quarterfinal Schedule
Saturday, July 20 – Georgia Dome – Atlanta
Mexico 1, Trinidad & Tobago 0
Panama 5, Cuba 1 

Sunday, July 21 – M&T Bank Stadium – Baltimore, Md.
USA 5, El Salvador 1
Honduras 1, Costa Rica 0

ON USSOCCER.COM:

VIDEO
Full Match Highlights
Clarence Scores in His Third Gold Cup
Rimando’s Double Save
Corona’s Second of the Tournament
Eddie Johnson – 15 seconds In
Landon Rounds The ‘Keeper
Mix Heads Home

FEATURES
Trading Places: Klinsmann makes four changes to roster
Switching Gears
USA-Costa Rica Post Game Notes
Gold Cup Hat Tricks – A look back
Beasley Gets Armband for Gold Cup
The Vets Speak Out
U.S. MNT Goalkeeper Coach Chris Woods Joins Manchester United

RELEASES
Post-Game Quote Sheet: USA-El Salvador
U.S. Thrashes El Salvador and Advances to Semifinal
First Place Finish After 1-0 Win v. Costa Rica
U.S. Clinches Quarterfinals With 4-1 win against Cuba
Drew Carey Adds Another ‘W’ to Wondolowski Jersey
U.S. Routs Belize in Gold Cup opener
Shea replaces Gatt on Gold Cup roster
U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team Jersey Auction Raises More Than $60,000 for One Fund Boston

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 21-8-6, which now includes the longest winning streaks in team history which began with the 4-3 win against second-ranked Germany in the Centennial Celebration Match on June 2 in Washington, D.C.
  • The United States finished 2012 with a 9-2-3 record and .750 winning percentage, matching the USA’s best ever winning percentage in a calendar that previously occurred in 2005.
  • With Klinsmann at the helm, the U.S. collected four historic victories. In addition to USA’s first win in Jamaica in qualifying, the team won for the first time against four-time World Cup champion Italy, capturing its first ever victory against Mexico on Mexican soil and defeating his former team and second-ranked Germany.
  • 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: HONDURAS

Federación Nacional Autónoma de Fútbol de Honduras
Founded: 1951 (Joined FIFA in 1951)
Head Coach: Luis Fernando Suarez
Best World Cup Finish: Group Stage in 1982 (0-1-2 record)
Best Gold Cup Finish: Runner-up (1991)
Caps Leader: Amado Guevara (137)
Top Scorer: Carlos Pavon (57)


HONDURAS ROAD TO CONCACAF GOLD CUP

  • Honduras qualified for the 2013 Gold Cup after finishing in second place at the UNCAF Copa Centroamericana earlier this year. They defeated Belize 1-0 in the semifinal before falling by the same scoreline to Costa Rica.
  • The Catrachos took the top spot in Group B of the Gold Cup with a 2-0-1 record, collecting consecutive shutout wins against Haiti and El Salvador and then losing to Trinidad & Tobago.
  • With a goal in the 49th minute from former D.C. United midfielder Andy Najar, the Hondurans earned a 1-0 win against Costa Rica in a reversal of the Copa Centroamericana final.

HONDURAS ROSTER NOTES

  • The roster has two players who ply their trade in MLS: Marvin Chavez, who is teammates with Chris Wondolowski and Alan Gordon at San Jose Earthquakes, and Mario Martinez, Eddie Johnson’s teammate in Seattle.
  • Chavez scored the insurance goal in the 2-0 win against Haiti.
  • The Hondurans needed a goal in the first minute of stoppage time from Jorge Claros to get past El Salvador.
  • Najar plays at Anderlecht in Belgium alongside U.S. international Sacha Kljestan.
  • Honduras has scored one goal or less in eight of its last 10 Gold Cup games.

HONDURAS ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3): 22-Donis Escober, 18-Kevin Hernandez, 1- Jose Alberto Mendoza
DEFENDERS (9): 3-Brayan Beckeles, 2-Osman Chavez, 20-Jorge Claros, 6-Juan Carlos Garcia, 8-Gerson Rodas, 13-Nery Medina, 24-Erick Norales, 12-Orlin Peralta, 5-Jose Velasquez
MIDFIELDERS (7): 15-Mario Berrios, 17-Marvin Chavez, 23-Edder Delgado, 19-Wilmer Fuentes, 16-Alexander Lopez, 14-Andy Najar, 10-Mario Martinez
FORWARDS (4): 11-Rony Martinez, 21-Roger Rojas, 7-Diego Reyes, 9-Jerry Palacios

LAST TIME
On the field for USA:

July 21, 2013 – M&T Bank Stadium –Baltimore, Md. – 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup – Quarterfinal
USA               5         Goodson 21, Corona 29, Johnson 60, Donovan 78, Diskerud 84
El Salvador   1         Rodolpho Zelaya 39 (penalty) 

USA: 1-Nick Rimando; 15-Michael Parkhurst, 25-Matt Besler (4-Michael Orozco Fiscal, 75), 21-Clarence Goodson, 7-DaMarcus Beasley (capt.); 14-Kyle Beckerman, 8-Mix Diskerud; 6-Joe Corona, 16-Jose Torres (23-Brek Shea, 66), 10-Landon Donovan; 19-Chris Wondolowski (26-Eddie Johnson, 60) 
Substitutions Not Used: 2-Edgar Castillo, 11-Stuart Holden, 12-Sean Johnson,13-Tony Beltran, 17-Will Bruin, 20-Alejandro Bedoya, 22-Bill Hamid, 27-Alan Gordon 
Head coach: Jurgen Klinsmann

SLV: 1-Dagoberto Portillo; 2-Moises Garcia, 3-Victor Turcios, 23-Jose Henriquez, 16-Marcelo Posadas; 12-Andres Flores, 6-Richard Menjivar, 7-Darwin Ceren, 8-William Romero (9-Rafael Burgos, 46); 17-Mark Blanco (10-Kevin Santamaria, 46), 11-Rodolfo Zelaya (19-Gerson Mayen, 73)
Subs not used: 4-Steven Purdy, 5-Jose Granadino, 13-Alexander Larin, 14-Dustin Corea, 15-Darwin Bonilla, 18-Benji Villalobos, 20-Josue Flores, 21-Nestor Renderos, 22-Derby Carrillo
Head Coach: Alberto Agustin Castillo

On the field for Honduras
July 21, 2013 – M&T Bank Stadium –Baltimore, Md. – 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup – Quarterfinal
Honduras     1         Andy Najar 49
Costa Rica   0

HON : 22-Donis Escober, 2-Osman Chavez, 3-Bryan Beckeles, 6-Juan Carlos Garcia; 13- Nery Medina; 11-Rony Martinez (21-Roger Rojas, 90+1), 14 Andy Najar, 16-Alexander Lopez (15-Mario Berrios 70), 17-Marvin Chavez (19-Wilmer Fuentes, 70), 20-Jorge Claros; 23- Edder Delgado
Head Coach: Luis Suarez

CRC : 18-Patrick Pemberton; 5-Celso Borges, 3-Giancarlo Gonzalez, 6-Juan Diego Madrigal, 15-Junior Diaz, 8-Kenny Cunningham (10-Osvaldo Rodriguez, 65); 11-Michael Barrantes (7-Mauricio Castillo 75), 17-Yeltsin Tejeda, 19-Roy Miller; 22-Jairo Arrieta (12-Yendrick Ruiz, 71), 9-Alvaro Saborio
Head coach: Jorge Luis Pinto

Vs. Honduras
June 18, 2013 – Rio Tinto Stadium – Sandy, Utah – 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier – Final Round
USA             1        Jozy Altidore 73
Honduras   0

USA: 1-Tim Howard; 6-Brad Evans, 3-Omar Gonzalez, 5-Matt Besler, 23-Fabian Johnson; 4-Michael Bradley, 13-Jermaine Jones (20-Geoff Cameron, 74); 19-Graham Zusi (14-Brad Davis, 74), 8-Clint Dempsey (capt.), 18-Eddie Johnson (2-Edgar Castillo, 87); 17-Jozy Altidore
Substitutions Not Used: 12-Brad Guzan, 22-Nick Rimando, 7-Kyle Beckerman, 9-Terrence Boyd, 10-Joe Corona, 11-Stuart Holden, 15-Michael Parkhurst , 16-Sacha Kljestan, 21-Clarence Goodson
Head coach: Jurgen Klinsmann

HON: 18-Noel Valladares; 12-Arnold Peralta (14-Oscar Boniek Garcia, 75), 5-Jose Velasquez, 4-Juan Pablo Montes, 7-Emilio Izaguirre; 19-Andy Najar, 8-Wilson Palacios, 20-Jorge Claros, 15-Roger Espinoza; 10-Mario Martinez (17-Marvin Chavez, 69), 13-Carlo Costly (21-Roger Rojas, 33)
Substitutions Not Used: 1-Kevin Hernandez, 2-Osman Chavez, 3-Brayan Beckeles, 6-Juan Carlos Garcia, 9-Rony Martinez, 11-Diego Reyes, 16-Johnny Leveron, 22-Donis Escober, 23-Orlin Peralta
Head coach: Luis Suarez

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