By the Numbers: Copa America Recap
The U.S. MNT recorded a fourth-place finish in the Copa America Centenario, equaling its previous best result from 1995, earlier this month. Here's a look at some of the MNT numbers that tell the story of the team's successful run to the final four.
1 – Number of players that played all 540 minutes of the tournament (center back Geoff Cameron). After being replaced in second half stoppage time of the MNT’s 2-1 quarterfinalwin against Ecuador, Gyasi Zardes officially appeared in 539 minutes
2 – Number of shutouts Brad Guzan recorded. He now has 11 shutouts in 25 career games in official competition
3 – Number of consecutive games Jurgen Klinsmann selected the same starting lineup (during the Group Stage). That phenomenon only happened one other time in the history of the MNT – back in the 1930 World Cup
3 – Number of wins during Copa America Centenario, the most victories by the MNT at a major international tournament outside of the CONCACAF Gold Cup
7 – Number of goals scored by the U.S. during the tournament
8 – Number of points for Clint Dempsey. With three goals and three assists, he was part of six of the MNT’s seven goals at the tournament
10 – Number of cities visited from the time camp opened May 16 to the end of the tournament on June 25. For the record, they were: Miami, Fla.; Bayamon, Puerto Rico; Frisco, Texas; Kansas City, Kan.; Santa Clara, Calif.; Chicago, Ill.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Seattle, Wash.; Houston, Texas; Glendale, Ariz.
21 – Number of players used by Klinsmann during the course of the six tournament matches
23 – Number of saves made by Guzan during his five matches – more than any other goalkeeper in the tournament
36 - Number of goals by Clint Dempsey in competitive matches. With 52 career international goals, Dempsey sits second all-time in MNT scoring behind only Landon Donovan (57)
41 – Number of days from the start of camp on May 16 to the Third Place Match on June 25
52 – Career wins for Jurgen Klinsmann following the victory against Ecuador.. That count – along with his .646 winning percentage – are good for second all-time on the MNT coaching list
.674 – Career winning percentage for Klinsmann in official competition, with a record of 26-11-6
20,150 – Number of miles traveled from when camp began in Miami on May 16 and ended in Glendale, Ariz., on June 25