Qualifying for the 2006 FIFA World Cup is about to get underway. Here is a look back at the World Cup qualifying numbers for the U.S. Men's National Team.
U.S. Overall WCQ Record: 38-28-24
U.S. WCQ Record Since 1990: 22-7-12 (59 GF, 27 GA)
Home: 16-1-5 (39 GF, 11 GA)
Away: 6-6-6 (18 GF, 14 GA)
Neutral: 0-0-1 (2 GF, 2 GA)
Grenada All-Time World Cup Qualifying Record: 4-5-1 (25 GF, 22 GA)
Home: 2-3-0 (15 GF, 7 GA)
Away: 2-2-1 (10 GF, 15 GA)
U.S. MNT World Cup Qualifying
BY THE NUMBERS
0: Losses to Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago in qualifying by the U.S., who have an 8-0-6 record vs. the two Caribbean powers.
3: Starters from the first U.S. match in 2002 World Cup qualifying play (vs. Guatemala on July 16, 2000) that also started the opening match of the 2002 World Cup vs. Portugal (Eddie Pope, Tony Sanneh and Earnie Stewart).
4: Goals scored by Aldo "Buff" Donelli vs. Mexico in 1934 in the first World Cup qualifier played by the U.S. The USA won the match 4-2 and would not beat Mexico again in a qualifier until 1980.
5:Players on the USA’s current roster vs. Grenada who have not appeared in a World Cup qualifier (Carlos Bocanegra, Conor Casey, Bobby Convey, Cory Gibbs, Jonny Walker).
7: Players with at least 10 caps in World Cup qualifying play who have not also earned a cap in the FIFA World Cup (Chris Armas, Rick Davis, Angelo DiBernardo, Jovan Kirovski, Arnie Mausser, Eddie Murphy and Willy Roy), of the 31 overall players who have hit double digits in qualifying caps.
8: Wins by the U.S. in qualifying for the 2002 World Cup (in 16 games).
11: Goals the U.S. has surrendered in 22 qualifying matches at home since 1990.
15: Appearances by Earnie Stewart in 2002 World Cup qualifying to lead the team. He also led the team with 1,300 minutes played.
17:Shutouts in qualifying for the U.S. since 1990.
19: Consecutive home World Cup qualifying matches without a loss for the U.S. before the team's 3-2 loss to Honduras on Sept. 1, 2001.
34: Wins by the U.S. in all-time World Cup qualifying play (compared to 28 losses in 86 games).
38: Players used by U.S. Manager Bruce Arena in qualifying games for the 2002 World Cup.
39: Goals scored by the U.S. in 22 qualifying matches at home since 1990.
223: Players that have represented the United States in World Cup qualifying since 1930.
.535: Winning percentage for the U.S. in World Cup qualifying play, compared to a .318 percentage in actual World Cup play (and a .470 overall winning percentage).
... as of June 12, 2004