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U.S. MNT Begins Two-Match European Friendly Tour in Glasgow with Test against Scotland

U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Scotland – International Friendly
Hampden Park – Glasgow, Scotland
Nov. 15, 2013

CLOSING OUT 2013 WITH AN EYE TOWARDS BRAZIL: The U.S. caps off a record-setting 2013 campaign with a pair of international challenges that will serve as preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The U.S. first faces Scotland on Nov. 15 at Hampden Park in Glasgow (3 p.m. ET, ESPN2, UniMas), then, four days later, will play Austria for the first time since 1998 when they meet at Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna (2:45 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network, UniMas). Fans can follow both matches live on’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer.

The United States is concluding a tremendous year, highlighted by reaching the World Cup final competition for the seventh-consecutive time. The USA finished first place in qualifying in the CONCACAF region for the third straight time, collecting a perfect 5-0-0 record at home in the final round, with all wins coming by shutout. After completing a team-record 12-game winning streak, the U.S. has won 16 games in 2013, already a team high for a calendar year.


  • Clint Demspey (calf strain) and Fabian Johnson (ankle) were forced to withdraw from the U.S. roster.
  • With the 3-2 victory against Panama, the U.S. MNT improved to 27-9-6 under head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. He moves ahead of Steve Sampson (26-22-14 record from 1995-98) for sole possession of fourth place on the USA’s all-time winning coaches list. Klinsmann is three victories behind third-place Bora Milutinovic (30-35-31 record from 1991-95).
  • Tim Howard, who wore the captain's armband in the 2-0 win against Jamaica on Oct. 11, has 33 career shutouts for the United States, holding second place all-time ahead of National Soccer Hall of Famer Tony Meola. Howard has recorded six shutouts for Everton this season and has not surrendered a goal in the last 330 minutes of league play.
  • Jozy Altidore has eight goals this year and 21 all-time, including four in World Cup Qualifiers. He set a team record by scoring in five-consecutive games (6/2-8/14), and, with his three-goal performance against Bosnia, became the third player to score two career hat tricks for the U.S. National Team, joining Landon Donovan and Peter Millar.
  • DaMarcus Beasley, who captained the team in the Gold Cup, has 15 starts in 2013, the most of any U.S. player, and is tied in appearances with Eddie Johnson. The 15 games represent the most in a calendar year during Beasley’s 12-year international career.
  • Beasley and Alejandro Bedoya both had career stops at Glasgow Rangers. Beasley spent three seasons in Scotland, winning back-to-back Scottish Premier League titles in 2008/09 and 2009/10. Bedoya played in the 2011/12 campaign, and then departed following Rangers’ drop to the Scottish Third Division.
  • This is the USA’s first visit to Scotland since 2005 and third overall. The teams last met May 26, 2012, in Jacksonville, where the United States dominated in a 5-1 win.
  • The U.S. MNT is currently 16-3-2 on the year. The 16 victories are a record for a calendar year, topping the previous mark of 13 wins in 2005 and 2009.
  • The U.S. will finish 2013 on a 12-game home winning streak, a record run that began with a 4-3 victory against Germany on June 2 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. The USA’s previous record was 10 straight wins from June 15, 2008, to July 11, 2009.

GOALKEEPERS (3) :Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire)
DEFENDERS (7) : DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest), Michael Orozco (Puebla)
MIDFIELDERS (6) : Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Roma), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Brek Shea (Stoke City)
FORWARDS (5) : Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)




Result/Time (ET)

U.S. goal scorers/TV


Jan. 29


0-0 T


BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas

Feb. 6


1-2 L


Estadio Olimpico; San Pedro Sula, Honduras

March 22

Costa Rica*

1-0 W


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

March 26


0-0 T


Estadio Azteca; Mexico City, Mexico

May 29


2-4 L

Cameron, Dempsey

FirstEnergy Stadium; Cleveland, Ohio

June 2


4-3 W

Altidore, Dempsey (2), own goal

RFK Stadium; Washington, D.C.

June 7


2-1 W

Altidore, Evans

National Stadium; Kingston, Jamaica

June 11


2-0 W

Altidore, E. Johnson

CenturyLink Field; Seattle, Wash.

June 18


1-0 W


Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah

July 5


6-0 W

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

Qualcomm Stadium; San Diego, Calif.

July 9


6-1 W

Wondolowski (3), Holden, Bedoya, Donovan

JELD-WEN Field; Portland, Ore.

July 13


4-1 W

Donovan, Corona, Wondolowski (2)

Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah

July 16

Costa Rica^

1-0 W


Rentschler Field; East Hartford, Conn.

July 21

July 24

July 28

Aug. 14

Sept. 6

El Salvador^




Costa Rica*

5-1 W

3-1 W

1-0 W

4-3 W

1-3 L

Goodson, Corona, E. Johnson, Donovan, Diskerud

E. Johnson, Donovan (2)


E. Johnson, Altidore (3)

Dempsey (penalty)

M&T Bank Stadium; Baltimore, Md.

Cowboys Stadium; Arlington, Texas

Soldier Field; Chicago

Asim Ferhatovic Hase Stadium; Sarajevo

Estadio Nacional; San Jose, Costa Rica

Sept. 10


2-0 W

E. Johnson, Donovan

Columbus Crew Stadium; Columbus, Ohio

Oct. 11


2-0 W

Zusi, Altidore

Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan.

Oct. 15


3-2 W

Orozco, Zusi, Johannsson

Estadio Rommel Fernandez; Panama City, Panama

Nov. 15


3 p.m.

ESPN2, WatchESPN, UniMas

Hampden Park; Glasgow, Scotland

Nov. 19


2:45 p.m.

NBC Sports Network, UniMas

Ernst-Happel Stadium; Vienna, Austria

*2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
^2014 CONCACAF Gold Cup


  • Michael Bradley is back on the roster after suffering an ankle sprain in pre-game warm-ups before the qualifier on Sept. 6 in Costa Rica. He recently returned to action for Roma, and scored the game-winner in a 1-0 win against Udinese on Oct. 27. Roma are in first place in Serie A, one point ahead of Juventus.
  • Eddie Johnson has accumulated five goals and one assist in 2013. He scored the goal that completed the USA's quest to qualify for the World Cup in Brazil, netting the opening goal in the 2-0 win against Mexico at Columbus Crew Stadium on Sept. 10.
  • Jermaine Jones (Schalke) and Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht) are the only two U.S. players involved in the UEFA Champions League this season.
  • Kljestan has scored seven league goals for Anderlecht, already a personal best. He had scored in three straight matches heading into this weekend.
  • Bedoya, who transferred to Nantes of Ligue 1 this summer, got on the scoresheet for the first time in his international career when he tallied in the 6-0 win against Guatemala on July 5 in San Diego. Bedoya has become a regular for the French club that currently sits in fourth place in the table.
  • AZ Alkmaar striker Aron Johannsson has posted 14 goals in all competitions this season, including nine in league play. He scored two on the weekend, netting both in the 2-2 draw at Feyenoord. Johannsson scored the game-winning goal against Panama in the USA's last World Cup Qualifier in the 2014 cycle, a 3-2 win on Oct. 15 in Panama City. Born in Mobile, Ala., he completed his change of association from Iceland in time to enter as a substitute in the 63rd minute of the USA's 4-3 win against Bosnia in August.
  • Terrence Boyd has six goals in league play for Rapid Vienna this campaign and 10 in all competitions. He's coming off scoring both goals in a 2-2 draw against Genk in the Europa League.
  • Mix Diskerud has appeared in 11 of the USA's last 12 matches dating back to July 5 against Guatemala. He played all six matches in the 2013 Gold Cup winning run, and started the last two World Cup qualifiers. The United States holds an unbeaten record of 12-0-2 all-time in games in which Diskerud has appeared.
  • Brad Evans scored the game-winning goal in the 2-1 win in Jamaica on June 7 in Kingston. Recording his first goal for the MNT, his strike in the second-minute of second-half stoppage time handed the U.S. a huge three points. He has started at right back for the last seven games for which he was available, including five World Cup Qualifiers.
  • Eric Lichaj joins the U.S. roster for the first time since Jurgen Klinsmann took over as head coach. The 24-year-old has eight career caps, the last coming in the 2011 Gold Cup final.
  • Hertha Berlin defender John Brooks gets his second look with the Senior Team. The 20-year-old dual citizen of the United States and Germany has made one previous appearance, having started in the win against Bosnia.
  • Brek Shea is back in the squad for the first time since helping the U.S. to the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup title. Shea scored the lone goal in the USA's 1-0 win against Panama in the championship final.
  • Edgar Castillo, Landon Donovan, Clarence Goodson and Brad Guzan are all nursing injuries and not available for selection.


  • The United States holds a 2-3-2 lifetime record against Scotland and is looking for its first win on Scottish soil as the USA is 0-1-1 is two previous visits.
  • The U.S. lost the first three meetings between the two sides, beginning with a 4-0 defeat on June 19, 1949, in Randalls Island, N.Y. Since 1996 however, the U.S. is unbeaten in four straight matches against Scotland, earning a 2-0-2 record with the most recent result being a 5-1 victory in Jacksonville, Fla. on May 26, 2012.
  • In that last meeting, the U.S. received a goal apiece from Michael Bradley and Jermaine Jones as well as a hat trick from Landon Donovan – the third of his international career – who set a U.S. MNT record by making his 125th career start for his country.
  • The match in Jacksonville at EverBank Field drew 44,438 fans, setting the record for the largest crowd to attend a U.S. MNT international friendly in the state of Florida. The attendance that day was the second largest home attendance for the U.S. MNT in 2012, trailing only the 67,619 that turned out to see the U.S. take on Brazil at FedExField in Landover, Maryland.
  • Of the 18-player game-day squad from last year’s match against Scotland, eight were included in the initial 23-man roster for this match, including: Terrence Boyd, Michael Bradley, Geoff Cameron, Brad Guzan, Tim Howard, Jermaine Jones, Fabian Johnson and Chris Wondolowski.
  • The USA’s first victory against Scotland came on May 26, 1996 in New Britain, Conn., courtesy of goals by Cobi Jones and Eric Wynalda that cemented the 2-1 win.
  • The U.S. MNT’s two draws against Scotland consist of a 0-0 tie on May 30, 1998, in Washington D.C. in the team’s final warm-up for that year’s World Cup in France and a 1-1 draw on Nov. 12, 2005, in Glasgow.
  • The U.S. debuted its 2012 Nike home kit – the red and white hoop jersey – when the sides met in Jacksonville in 2012. This year, Scotland will wear its latest kit for the first time when the U.S. visits Glasgow.


  • Jozy Altidore scored his 21st international goal during the USA’s 2-0 win against Jamaica on Oct. 11, moving into a tie with Bruce Murray for sixth on the all-time MNT scoring list.
  • DaMarcus Beasley passed Claudio Reyna for fifth all-time on the U.S. MNT appearance list on Oct. 11. Reyna had 112 caps from 1994-2006, and Beasley has suited up 113 times for the MNT since 2001.
  • The U.S. MNT’s victory against Panama on Oct. 11 brought the team record to 16-3-2 in 2013. The previous wins record was 13 set in 2005 and 2009.
  • The U.S. MNT established a record consecutive wins streak in U.S.-based games following the Sept. 10 victory against Mexico in Columbus. After the Oct. 10 victory against Jamaica, the USA now has 12 straight wins at home. The previous U.S. MNT record was 10 straight wins from June 15, 2008, to July 11, 2009. The current home winning streak began with a 4-3 victory against Germany on June 2 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.
  • The U.S. MNT currently holds a record plus-29 goal differential in 2013. The USA has outscored its opponents 51-22 this year, ranking ahead of the USA’s 2000 campaign when the squad outscored its opponents 34-11 (plus-23 goal differential).
  • U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann moved past Steve Sampson for fourth on the all-time victories list with 27 following the Oct. 15 win against Panama. Bruce Arena holds the record with 71 wins from 1998-2006, followed by Bob Bradley (43 wins, 2007-11) and Bora Milutinovic (30 wins, 1991-95).
  • Following 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.
  • With the win against El Salvador on July 21, the U.S. MNT collected double-digit victories in a single year for the eighth time in team history.

0 Goals given up at home by the U.S. in the Final Round of FIFA World Cup qualifying
1 Number of goals the U.S. gave up to Scotland in the teams’ last meeting on May 26, 2012
2 Number of wins the U.S. has in its history against Scotland, dating back to 1949
5 Number of goals the U.S. scored against Scotland when the teams last met in 2012
8 Number of goals leading U.S. MNT scorers Jozy Altidore and Landon Donovan have in 2013
15 Total number of starts for the U.S. by DaMarcus Beasley, most of any player this year
16 Wins for the U.S. in 2013, a record for a calendar year
27 U.S. MNT wins under head coach Jurgen Klinsmann




JURGEN KLINSMANN FACT FILE: Jurgen Klinsmann became the 35th coach in the history of the U.S. Men’s National Team on July 29, 2011. The former World Cup and European Champion has been at the helm for two years. Here is a look at the program’s achievements in that time:

  • Overall, Klinsmann has a 27-9-6 record.
  • He has won a record-setting 12 straight games at home.
  • He led the MNT to a 12-game winning streak, the longest in program history.
  • The U.S. finished the final round of 2013 CONCACAF World Cup qualifying atop the Hexagonal with a 7-1-2 overall record, including an unblemished 5-0-0 home record that was achieved by pitching clean sheets in all five matches.
  • The U.S. finished 2012 with a 9-2-3 record, good for a .750 winning percentage and equaling the best ever winning percentage to date.
  • The team won six straight games en route to capturing the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, during which the squad scored a record 20 goals.
  • Committed to challenging the group against the best, under Klinsmann the United States has a 2-1-1 record against teams ranked in the top 10 in the world. With Klinsmann at the helm, the U.S. has collected four historic victories:
    • Beating four-time World Cup champion Italy for the first time ever
    • Earning the first win against Mexico on Mexican soil
    • Defeating Jamaica on the road for the first time in World Cup Qualifying
    • Topping second-ranked Germany in U.S. Soccer’s Centennial Celebration Match
  • 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 FIFA World Cup.
  • Klinsmann was born on July 30, 1964, in Goppingen, Germany.

The Scottish Football Association

1873 (Joined FIFA in 1910)
Current FIFA Ranking:
Head Coach:
Gordon Strachan
Best World Cup Finish:
Group Stage (1954, 1958, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990)
Best UEFA European Championship Finish:
Last 8 (1992)
Caps Leader:
Kenny Dalglish (102)
Top Scorer:
Kenny Dalglish, Dennis Law (30)


  • Scotland enters the match with a 4-4-0 record in 2013. The team finished fourth in its FIFA World Cup qualifying group, thus missing out on a spot at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
  • Scotland is riding a two-match win streak that came at the end of their World Cup Qualifying campaign as they edged Macedonia 2-1 and Croatia 2-0.
  • In eight matches this season, Robert Snodgrass is Scotland’s top scorer with two goals. In total, Scotland received goals from eight different players including Snodgrass and has a -1 overall goal differential (9GF, 10GA) in 2013.
  • Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher has been recalled for the first time since being injured in Scotland’s FIFA World Cup qualifier against Wales in March. Queens Park Rangers' forward Matt Phillips has also been recalled after an absence from the side.
  • Partick Thistle goalkeeper Scott Fox received his first call-up to the Scotland National Team for the match against the U.S.
  • In total, 12 starters and subs that played Scotland’s win over Croatia are available in manager Gordon Strachan’s 25-player squad: Ikechi Anya, Barry Bannan, Scott Brown, Chris Burke, Grant Hanley, Alan Hutton, Russell Martin, James McArthur, James Morrison, Charlie Mulgrew, Steven Naismith and Robert Snodgrass.

GOALKEEPRS (3) : Scott Fox (Partick Thistle), Matt Gilks (Blackpool), David Marshall (Cardiff City)
DEFENDERS (8) : Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town), Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion), Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers), Alan Hutton (Aston Villa), Russell Martin (Norwich City), Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic), Lee Wallace (Rangers), Steven Whittaker (Norwich City)
MIDFIELDERS (10) : Charlie Adam (Stoke City), Ikechi Anya (Watford), Barry Bannan (Crystal Palace), Scott Brown (Celtic), Craig Bryson (Derby County), Chris Burke (Birmingham City), James Forrest (Celtic), James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion), James McArthur (Wigan Athletic), Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City)
FORWARDS (4) : Steven Fletcher (Sunderland), Steven Naismith (Everton), Matt Phillips (Queens Park Rangers), Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers)

On the field for USA:

Oct. 15, 2013 – Estadio Rommel Fernandez – Panama City, Panama – 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

USA        3 Michael Orozco 64, Graham Zusi 90+2, Aron Johannsson 90+3
Panama 2 Gabriel Torres 18, Luis Tejada 83

USA : 12-Brad Guzan; 6-Brad Evans (15-Brad Davis, 56), 21-Clarence Goodson, 3-Michael Orozco, 2-Edgar Castillo; 11-Alejandro Bedoya, 23-Kyle Beckerman, 16-Sacha Kljestan, 8-Mix Diskerud (9-Aron Johannsson, 62), 19-Graham Zusi; 17-Jozy Altidore (capt.) (14-Terrence Boyd, 76)
Subs Not Used: 1-Sean Johnson, 22-Nick Rimando, 7-DaMarcus Beasley, 18-Chris Wondolowski, 20-Geoff Cameron
Head coach: Jurgen Klinsmann

PAN : 1-Jaime Penedo, 4-Carlos Rodriguez (22-Jairo Jimenez, 72), 5-Roman Torres, 23-Felipe Baloy (capt.), 17-Luis Henriquez, 6-Gabriel Gomez (2-Roberto Chen, 72), 21-Amilcar Henriquez, 8-Marcos Sanchez (18-Luis Tejada, 78), 19-Alberto Quintero, 7-Blas Perez, 9-Gabriel Torres
Subs Not Used: 3-Harold Cummings, 10-Eybir Bonaga, 11-Yairo Glaize, 12-Luis Mejia, 13-Richard Dixon, 14-Juan Perez, 15-Alex Rodriguez, 16-Rolando Blackburn, 20-Anibal Godoy
Head Coach: Julio Dely Valdes

On the field for Scotland:
Oct. 15, 2013 – Hampden Park – Glasgow, Scotland – 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying – Final Round

Scotland 2 Robert Snodgrass 28, Steven Naismith 73

Croatia    0

SCO: 1-Allan McGregor; 2-Alan Hutton, 3-Charlie Mulgrew, 4-Russell Martin, 5-Grant Hanley; 6-Barry Bannan (15-Chris Burke, 89), 7-Scott Brown (capt.), 8-James Morrison, 9-Steven Naismith, 10-Robert Snodgrass (14-James McArthur, 82), 11-Ikechi Anya (17-Graham Dorrans, 77)
Subs Not Used: 12-David Marshall, 13-Steven Hammell, 16-Charlie Adam, 18-Leigh Griffiths, 19-Ross McCormack, 20-George Boyd, 21-Matt Gilks, 22-Gordon Greer, 23-Craig Bryson
Head Coach: Gordon Strachan

CRO: 1-Stipe Pletikosa; 2-Ivan Strinic, 5-Vedran Corluka, 6-Dejan Lovren, 8-Ognjen Vukojevic; 10-Luka Modric, 11-Darijo Srna (capt.), 14-Nikola Kalinic (22-Eduardo, 59), 17-Mario Mandzukic (9-Nikica Jelavic, 80); 19-Niko Kranjcar (4-Ivan Perisic, 68), 21-Domagoj Vida
Subs Not Used: 3-Josip Pivaric, 12-Dario Kresic, 13-Gordon Schildenfeld, 16-Arijan Ademi, 18-Ivica Olic, 20-Mario Maloca, 23-Ivan Vargic
Head Coach: Igor Stimac

Vs. Scotland:
May 26, 2012 – EverBank Field –Jacksonville, Fla. – International Friendly

USA        5 Donovan 3, 60, 65; Bradley 11; Jones 70
Scotland 1 own goal (Cameron) 15

USA : 1-Tim Howard (12-Brad Guzan, 71); 6-Steve Cherundolo, 20-Geoff Cameron, 3-Carlos Bocanegra (capt.) (5-Oguchi Onyewu, 63), 23-Fabian Johnson (15-Edgar Castillo, 73); 7-Maurice Edu (14-Kyle Beckerman, 64), 4-Michael Bradley, 13-Jermaine Jones; 10-Landon Donovan, 18-Terrence Boyd (9-Herculez Gomez, 64), 16-Jose Torres (11-Joe Corona, 68)
Subs not used: 19-Chris Wondolowski
Head Coach: Jurgen Klinsmann

SCO : 1-Allan McGregor; 2-Phil Bardsley (14-Russell Martin, 59), 3-Charlie Mulgrew (17-Lee Wallace, 68), 4-Andy Webster (15-Christophe Berra, 82), 5-Gary Caldwell, 6-James McArthur (16-Steven Whittaker, 59), 7-Matt Phillips, 8-Scott Brown, 9-Kenny Miller, 10-Barry Bannan (18-Don Cowie, 51), 11-Shaun Maloney (20-Craig Mackail-Smith, 83)
Subs not used: 12-Craig Gordon, 13-Johnny Russell, 19-Craig Bryson, 21-Matt Gilks
Head coach: Craig Levein