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Ramos Names 20-Player Roster for Austria Camp Ahead of U-20 World Cup

CHICAGO (April 17, 2015) – U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Tab Ramos has called in 20 players for the U-20’s second foreign training camp of the year to be held from April 18-26 in Linz, Austria.

During camp, the U-20 MNT will play friendly matches against fellow U-20 World Cup side Qatar on April 21, followed by a matchup against Croatia on April 25. Both games will be played at Red Bull Arena, home of FC Red Bull Slazburg in Wals-Siezenheim, Austria.

This will be the second camp of the year for Ramos’ group, who recently returned from a seven-day camp in England where it faced England’s U-21’s on March 29. This Austria camp will continue the USA’s preparation for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, which takes place in New Zealand from May 30-June 20.

Eleven of the 20 players on the roster were part of the U.S. team that competed in the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship and qualified the USA for the U-20 World Cup, while 12 players from the March camp in England return to be part of this squad.

All 20 players in the group have been previously called up to a camp or competed with the U-20 MNT since the 2014 cycle began.

Only three players will be joining the U-20’s for the first time in 2015: midfielders Jordan Allen and Cristian Roldan and forward Zach Pfeffer. Pfeffer has seen time with the U-23’s this year, and was called up to join the team during its training camp in Copenhagen on March 30.

Nine players represent clubs in Major League Soccer: defenders Conor Donovan (Orlando City SC), Matthew Miazga (New York Red Bulls) and Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City); midfielders Allen (Real Salt Lake), Marco Delgado (Toronto FC), Romain Gall (Columbus Crew SC) and Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC); and forwards Pfeffer (Philadephia Union) and Tommy Thompson (San Jose Earthquakes).

The USA was drawn into Group A of the U-20 World Cup alongside host New Zealand, Ukraine and first-time participant Myanmar. The U.S. opens the tournament May 30 against Myanmar, continues play on June 2 against New Zealand, and wraps up the group stage against Ukraine on June 5.

Roster By Position (Detailed Roster):

GOALKEEPERS (2): Jeff Caldwell (University of Virginia; Todd, N.C.), Zack Steffen (SC Freiburg; Downington, Pa.)
DEFENDERS (6): Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur; Westcliff on Sea, England), Conor Donovan (Orlando City SC; Fuquay-Varina, N.C.), Matthew Miazga (Clifton, N.J.; New York Red Bulls), Shaquell Moore (Unattached; Powder Springs, Ga.), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), John Requejo (Club Tijuana; Carpinteria, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Jordan Allen (Real Salt Lake; Rochester, N.Y.), Marco Delgado (Toronto FC; Glendora, Calif.), Junior Flores (Borussia Dortmund; Manassas Park, Va.), Romain Gall (Columbus Crew SC; Herndon, Va.), Lynden Gooch (Sunderland; Santa Cruz, Calif.), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; Pico Rivera, Calif.), Ethan Sonis (SC Freiburg; Coral Springs, Fla.), Joel Sonora (CA Boca Juniors; Buenos Aires, Argentina)
FORWARDS (4): Amando Moreno (Club Tijuana; Morganville, N.J.), Zach Pfeffer (Philadelphia Union; Dresher, Pa.), Maki Tall (Red Star; Washington, D.C.), Tommy Thompson (San Jose Earthquakes; Loomis, Calif.)

For more information about the U-20 MNT, find all the latest news on Twitter @ussoccer_ynt.

Additional Notes:

  • Midfielder Romain Gall is the lead goal scorer of the group with five tallies in 2015, all coming at the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.
  • Forward Maki Tall scored the U.S. goal in the 2-1 defeat against England. It was Tall’s first cap, start and career goal with the USA.
  • Defenders Cameron Carter-Vickers and John Requejo are the only two players to have featured in all seven matches for the U-20’s this year, playing every minute.
  • Requejo, Gall and Tommy Thompson are the most capped players in the group, all with 14 apiece in their U-20 careers.
  • Requejo and Amando Moreno are teammates at Liga MX side Club Tijuana, while Ethan Sonis and Zack Steffen team up for SC Freiburg in the Bundesliga.
  • Eleven of the 20 players on the roster competed at the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. They include: Gall, Steffen, Carter-Vickers, Conor Donovan, Matthew Miazga, Shaquell Moore,  Requejo, Junior Flores, Lynden Gooch, Moreno and Thompson
  • The 12 returning players from the March camp in England include: Jeff Caldwell, Carter-Vickers, Donovan, Moore, Erik Palmer-Brown, Requejo, Marco Delgado, Gooch, Sonis, Joel Sonora, Tall and Thompson.
  • Sixteen players on the roster have ties to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy: Caldwell (NC Fusion), Steffen (Continental FC DELCO), Donovan (Capital Area RailHawks Academy- CASL), Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Moore (FC Dallas), Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City), Requejo (Real So Cal), Jordan Allen (Real Salt Lake AZ and Empire Revolution), Delgado (Chivas USA and Cosmos Academy West), Flores (McLean Youth Soccer), Gall (D.C. United), Gooch (Santa Cruz Breakers Academy), Sonis (FC Dallas and Kendall SC), Moreno (New York Red Bulls), Pfeffer (Continental FC DELCO) and Thompson (California Development Academy)

Across the Academy - April 16, 2015

ACADEMY/YNT SPOTLIGHT
USA-Mexico:
The U.S. Men’s National Team defeated archrival Mexico on April 15 in front of a sold-out crowd at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. This game marked the very first time the senior team included four Development Academy alumni in the starting lineup. The USA’s goal scorers were none other than a pair of Academy alumni, as Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders Academy) and Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls Academy) each tallied in the second half to give the U.S. the infamous #DosACero score line. It was Morris’ first start and first goal with the MNT senior team, while Agudelo notched his third career goal and his first since he last found the back of the net against Argentina on March 26, 2011.

Men's National Team

Academy Alumni: Making Big Waves in the Pros and National Team: The journey from the U.S. Soccer Development Academy to the National Team was once again on display when U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann called up six Development Academy alumni to be a part of the roster for the USA match against Mexico, presented by AT&T in San Antonio, Texas.

U-15 BNT to Participate in Delle Nazioni International Tournament: U.S Under-15 Boy’s National Team head coach John Hackworth has selected a 20-player roster that will travel to Gradisca d’Isonzo, Italy, from April 21-May 2, and compete in the 12th Tournament Delle Nazioni. 18 players on this roster have ties to the Development Academy.

Brian Johnson Calls in 36 Players for Training Camp in California: U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team head coach Brian Johnson is gathering a 36-player group in Carson, California, for the team’s third camp of 2015.Twenty-five players on the roster are currently registered with Development Academy Clubs. 

For the latest Development Academy results, information and more, visit academy.demosphere.com and the ussoccer Development Academy section. Follow the Academy on Twitter @ussoccer_acadInstagram and Facebook.

ACADEMY QUICK HITS (April 11-12):

  • Western Conference: It was a record-breaking weekend for Real Salt Lake AZ U-17/18s, as the team broke the season-scoring record with 108 goals in 29 games. The record was previously held by New York Red Bulls Academy, who had tallied 103 goals in 32 games during the 2012-13 Development Academy Season.
    RSL AZ’s weekend began with a 5-0 win over Pateadores on Saturday. After a 1-0 lead heading into the locker room courtesy of Jose Hernandez, RSL AZ came back on fire on the second half to tally goals in the 52nd, 60th, 65th and 85th minute to secure the victory. Damian German finished with a hat trick, while Erik Holt added one more to the total.
    Both RSL AZ and Pateadores have a hold on a playoffs spot, currently sitting in the second and 16th position, respectively. On Sunday, RSL AZ played a second game against Strikers FC, with the matchup proving to be a very competitive one as the teams finished in a 2-2 draw.
  • Central Conference: Despite a late goal effort from Jared Sparacino for Sockers FC U-15/16s, SLSG Metro took home the 2-1 win after a brace from Hunter Mudd. Both teams seem to be in a solid position to partake in post-season play. Sockers FC sits fourth in the wildcard pool while SLSG Metro remains in the 18th position in the playoffs pool.
    Also in the Central Conference, Colorado Rush U-15/16s remained in playoff contention with a 3-2 victory over Dallas Texans. Thomas deFaria opened up the scoring for Colorado in the 9th minute. Jesus Varela then found the equalizer for Dallas on the 26th, but Noah Bushey put Colorado up once more scoring in the 27th minute for the 2-1 lead heading into the break. Omar Beltran got things going again for Dallas, tying the match up 2-2 in the 65th, but Ryan Crowley sealed the match for Colorado with a third tally in the 80th minute.
  • East Conference: On a rematch of last year’s U-17/18s Championship, Players Development Academy U-17/18s drew Bethesda Olney 1-1 on Saturday afternoon in a tight contest between Atlantic Division rivals. Despite the tie, PDA still stands in the 19th position of the playoffs pool, two spots ahead of the cut out margin of 21 teams. For its part, Bethesda-Olney still remains nine spots out from breaking into the wildcard pool.

ACADEMY HONORS:

Player of the Week: Charlotte Soccer Academy U-15/16 goalkeeper Andrew Pannenberg received high marks in his play-up performance with the CSA U-17/18s against Orlando City. Pannenburg played a crucial role in CSA’s 2-1 victory on Saturday making several outstanding saves to keep CSA in the match. As a result of his high performance over this season, Pannenberg has been invited to train with the U-17 MNT Residency Program at the end of the month.  

Referee of the Week: Academy Referee of the Week: Jared Simons, a 30-year old Grade 6-ENY referee from New York was named Academy Referee of the Week for receiving high marks during the U-15/16 match between BW Gottschee and Empire Revolution. Simons has been working Academy matches since 2013 and has also worked W-League, PDL, Super-20 and NPSL games.

For all Development Academy results, standings and more visit academy.demosphere.com or click on the following links:

ON USSOCCER.COM:

U-23 MNT Set To Play Mexico in California: Andi Herzog's team will play Mexico U-23's in Carson, California, on Wednesday, April 22 as it continues preparations for Olympic qualifiers later this year. Tickets for the match available at ussoccer.com

U-20 MNT Travels to Austria: Tab Ramos' group will hold a training camp from April 18-26 in Linz, Austria, where it will be playing a pair of friendlies.

Academy Coaching Spotlight: Inspiring the Next Generation: PA Classics Director of Coaching Steve Klein spoke with ussoccer.com about how he uses his Youth National Team coaching experience and the success of its alumni to inspire the next generation of Academy players.

Four New Clubs Added for 2015-16 Season: Three east coast-based clubs and one west coast club will be joining the U.S. Soccer Development Academy to open the 2015-16 season. Baltimore Armour from Maryland and Sacramento Republic from California will field teams at all age groups, which include U-13/14s, U-15/16s and U-17/18s, to become full members beginning this fall. In addition, Florida-based club Boca United, who currently fields a team in the Academy at the U-13/14 age group, will play the 2015-16 Academy season at all three age groups adding teams to the U-15/16 and U-17/18 levels. New York City FC will be joining the U-13/14 age group at the beginning of next season and become part of the Academy for the first time.

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Brian Johnson Calls in 36 Players for U-14 BNT Camp in California

CHICAGO (April 16, 2015) – U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team head coach Brian Johnson is gathering a 36-player group in Carson, California, for the team’s third camp of 2015.

The U-14’s are coming off a camp in February where they played a trio of matches in Madrid, Spain, going 2-1-0 with wins over Real Madrid’s U-14’s and Rayo Vallecano. Eighteen of the players on this group made the trip to Spain in February.

Twenty five players on the roster are currently registered with Development Academy Clubs. Additionally, all 36 players comprising this camp were born in 2001. The camp will run from April 18-26.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): David Ochoa (Oxnard PAL; Oxnard, Calif.), John Pulskamp (Central CA Aztecs; Bakersfield, Calif.), Alexander Rando (NY Red Bulls; New York, N.Y.), Noah Thomas (Washington Premier FC; Lakewood, Wash.)
DEFENDERS (11): D’Anthony Brown (Orlando City; Lake Mary, Fla.), Dominic DeAlmeida (PDA; Lincoln Park, N.J.), Cameron Duke (Sporting KC, Olathe, Kan.), Paul Eliot (Colorado Rapids; Denver Colo.), Abraham Gonzalez (FC Golden State; Riverside, Calif.), Luke Hansen (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Julian Hinojsa (FC Dallas; Garland, Texas), Togo Nakmura (LA Galaxy; Torrance, Calif.), Matthew Rios (Georgia United; Atlanta, Ga.), Sebastian Serpa (Weston FC; Miami Beach, Fla.), Joey Zarra (Oakwood SC; Cheshire, Conn.)
MIDFIELDERS (11): Timothy Bielic (Sockers FC Chicago; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Taylor Booth (La Roca Utah; Eden, Utah), Nicholas Fernandez (Unattached; Downers Grove, Ill.),Nicholas Hategan (San Juan; Roseville, Calif.), Oliver Larraz (Colorado Rapids; Denver, Colo.), David Palomino (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), Michael Pellegrino (Philadelphia Union; Wenonah, N.J.), Cameron Phillips (Texas Rush; Tomball, Texas), Jahon Rad (Carolina Railhawks; Raleigh, N.C.), Matteo Ritaccio (BW Gott; Westbury, N.Y.),Indiana Vassilev (IMG Academy; Savannah, Ga.)
FORWARDS (10): Luis Arriaga (Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa, Calif.), Angel Flores (Carlsbad FC; Carsbad, Calif.), David Hernandez (Sporting Santa Clara; Sunnyvale, Calif.), Ulysses Llanez (Chivas USA; Lynwood, Calif.), Bryan Reynolds (FC Dallas; The Colony, Teas), Jose Rivas (Weston FC; Weston, Fla.), Gabriel Segal (Bethesda-Olney; Bethesda, Md.), Marlon Vargas (Central CA Aztecs; Bakersfield, Calif.), Grant Vernon (Lonestar SC; Austin, Texas), Kejiel Watt (NY Red Bulls; Springfield Gardens, N.Y.) 

U-18 WNT Continues 2015 Programming with OTC Camp in Chula Vista

CHICAGO (April 16, 2015) – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team will hold a training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California, that will run from April 19-26.  U.S. Women’s Technical Director April Heinrichs has called up 24 players, all born in 1998.

All the players in this age group are eligible for the team that will attempt to qualify for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, but the goal for this group is ultimately the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

The U.S. U-18s will play the San Diego Sea Lions of the WPSL on April 26 at 3 p.m. PT.

U.S. U-18 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Olivia Ausmus (Challenge SC; Spring, Texas), Brooke Heinsohn (New England FC; Norfolk, Mass.), Gabby Kouzelos (Internationals SC; Wadsworth, Ohio)
DEFENDERS (8): Malia Berkely (Fairfield Optimist SC; Liberty Township, Ohio), Brooke Bingham (NC Fusion; West Jefferson, N.C.), Julia Bingham (Slammers FC; Ontario, Calif.), Samantha Bruder (Real So Cal; Bell Canyon, Calif.), Tierna Davidson (De Anza Force; Menlo Park, Calif.), Julie Doyle (San Diego Surf; Laguna Nigel, Calif.), Taylor Hallmon (Concorde Fire; Panama City, Fla.), Sam Hiatt (Crossfire CD; Newcastle, Wash.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Grace Bahr (Internationals SC; Broadview Heights, Ohio), Marissa Bosco (Eclipse SC; St. Charles, Ill.), Angeline Daly (JFC Storm; Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.), Taylor Kornieck (Las Vegas Premier; Henderson, Nev.), Jessica Miclat (Arsenal FC; Chino Hills, Calif.), Zoe Morse (Michigan Hawks; East Lansing, Mich.), Daria Petredes (Beach FC; Yorba Linda, Calif.), Emily Strouphauer (Lonestar SC; Cedar Ridge HS)
FORWARDS (5): Jenna Bike (Connecticut FC; Trumbull, Conn.), Belle Briede (Tophat SC; Alpharetta, Ga.), Emily Fox (FC Virginia; Ashburn, Va.), Mia Gyau (Bethesda Lions; Silver Spring, Md.), Madison Haley (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas)

Open Cup Update: Venue and Kick Off Times Moved for Play-In and First Round

CHICAGO (Apr. 16, 2015) – U.S. Soccer has announced a venue change for the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Play-In match between KC Athletics (USASA) and Harpo’s FC (USSSA) on Saturday, April 25.

Originally scheduled to be played at Prentup Field in Boulder, Colorado, the match will now take place in Commerce City at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Field 20, with kickoff at 4 p.m. MT.

U.S. Soccer also announced time changes for two First Round matches set to take place on Wednesday, May 13. New kickoff times are as follows:
  • Kitsap Pumas (PDL) at Tacoma 253 (NPSL) – 7 p.m. PT at Mount Tahoma Stadium; Tacoma, Wash.
  • Chula Vista FC (USASA) at FC Tucson (PDL) – 7:30  p.m. PT at Kino Sports Complex; Tucson, Ariz.  

Highlights: Morris, Agudelo and Co. Rack Up another #DosACero vs. Mexico

The USA beat Mexico 2-0 in front of a sold-out crowd of 64,369 in the Alamodome in San Antonio. Jordan Morris and Juan Agudelo scored for the U.S.

Estados Unidos Derrota a México, Presentado por At&T, con Famoso Marcador de 2-0

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (15 de abril, 2015) – La Selección Masculina de Estados Unidos derrotó a su rival de la CONCACAF México, presentado por AT&T, con el famoso marcador de 2-0 el miércoles en la noche frente a 64,369 aficionados que llenaron el Alamodome en San Antonio, Texas.

El único jugador universitario en la nómina, Jordan Morris, tuvo su primera participación como titular y anotó su primer gol con la selección mayor en el segundo tiempo. Juan Agudelo, quien no había anotado para EE.UU. desde el 26 de marzo del 2011, se encargó de añadir el segundo. 

El partido resultó en la octava victoria para EE.UU. con un marcador de 2-0 contra México desde el año 2000 y novena en total con el famoso marcador, la sexta decisión sin derrota frente a sus rivales (3-0-3), y el partido número 21 (18-0-3) en casa sin derrota para los estadounidenses. Estados Unidos ahora mantiene un récord de 18-32-14 contra México en su historia.

Próximamente:
Estados Unidos viaja a Europa a jugar contra una potencia mundial cuando se enfrente a Holanda el 5 de junio en Amsterdam. El partido iniciará a las 2:30 p.m. ET.
Información de transmisión: ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMás, univisiondeportes.com
Social: Twitter (@ussoccer, @ussoccer_esp); Facebook; Instagram

Resumen de Goles:

USA – Jordan Morris, minuto 49: Michael Bradley mandó el balón al centro de la defensa mexicana hacia Gyasi Zardes quien tuvo su pase desviado por un defensa. El desvío le cayó a Morris quien lo aprovecho para dirigir al arco y anotar su primer gol internacional con la selección mayor. USA 1, MEX 0 (VER GOL)

USA – Juan Agudelo (Michael Bradley), minuto 72: Pocos minutos después de entrar al partido en el segundo tiempo, Agudelo controló un balón elevado de Michael Bradley en la parte superior del área grande. Con el balón a sus pies, Agudelo se fue hacia su derecha, pasó a su defensa y envió un disparo al poste izquierdo para concretar el famoso dos a cero. USA 2, MEX 0 (VER GOL), FINAL

En la Mira y Notas Adicionales:

  • El delantero Jordan Morris y el defensa Ventura Alvarado tuvieron su primera aparición como titulares con la selección mayor. Ambos ahora tienen tres participaciones y Morris tiene su primer gol internacional con la selección mayor.
  • Kyle Beckerman, Joe Corona y Omar González jugaron en su primer partido con la selección en el 2015. El ultimo partido en el que Beckerman había jugado fue el 18 de noviembre del 2014, mientras que Corona no había participado con la selección desde el 14 de noviembre, y González desde el 10 de octubre del 2014.
  • Este fue el partido número 96 para Michael Bradley quien ahora está a tan sólo cuatro de llegar al centenario. Bradley sobrepasó a Brian McBride en la lista de mas participaciones y esta empatado con Alexi Lalas en el lugar número 16.
  • La asistencia de Bradley en el gol de Juan Agudelo fue su número 13 y está ahora empatado en el octavo lugar en las lista de mas asistencias con la selección junto a DaMarcus Beasley y Clint Dempsey.
  • El partido fue el primero en que Bradley y Beckerman aparecieron juntos en la alineación desde el 26 de junio del 2014 cuando Estados Unidos se enfrentó a Alemania en la Copa Mundial de la FIFA en Brasil.
  • Bradley ha jugado todos los minutos en los cinco partidos de la selección este año. Adicionalmente, el aquero Nick Rimando ha sido titular en los cinco, mientras que Gyasi Zardes y DeAndre Yedlin han aparecido en los cinco también.

- Resumen de Juego de la Selección Masculina de Estados Unidos -  

Encuentro: Selección Masculina de Estados Unidos vs. México
Fecha: 15 de abril, 2015
Torneo: Amistoso Internacional
Sede: Alamodome; San Antonio, Texas
Inicio: 7:30 p.m. CT
Asistencia: 64,369 (lleno completo)
Clima: 73 grados Fahrenheit; bajo techo 

Resumen de anotaciones:            1          2          F
USA                             0          2          2
MEX                             0          0          0

USA – Jordan Morris                                       minuto 49
USA – Juan Agudelo (Michael Bradley)          72

Alineaciones:
USA: 1-Nick Rimando (22-William Yarbrough, 46); 2-DeAndre Yedlin, 3-Omar González, 19-Ventura Alvarado, 14-Greg Garza (11-Brek Shea, 46); 15-Kyle Beckerman (21-Perry Kitchen, 63), 10-Mix Diskerud (6-Brad Evans, 80), 7-Joe Corona (9-Miguel Ibarra, 46), 4-Michael Bradley (capt.); 20-Gyasi Zardes, 8-Jordan Morris (17-Juan Agudelo, 65)
Suplentes no utilizados: 5-Matt Besler, 13-Lee Nguyen, 16-Julian Green, 18-Chris Wondolowski
Director Técnico: Jurgen Klinsmann

MEX: 12-Cirilo Saucedo; 21-Hiram Mier (3-Oswaldo Alanís, 46), 2-Francisco Rodríguez (8-Luis Rodríguez, 60), 13-Carlos Salcedo (4-Julio Cesar Domínguez, 46); 7-Efraín Velarde, 17-Mario Osuna, 18-Carlos Esquivel, 15-Gerardo Flores (6-George Corral, 67); 10-Luis Montes (capt.) (5-Antonio Rios, 79), 9-Erick Torres, 20-Eduardo Herrera (19-Marco Bueno, 83)
Suplentes no utilizados: 1-Jonathan Orozco, 16-Adrian Aldrete
Director Técnico: Miguel Herrera

Resumen estadístico: USA / MEX
Tiros: 6 / 13
Tiros a Gol: 4 / 3
Atajadas: 2 / 2
Tiros de Esquina: 5 / 4
Faltas: 13 / 13
Fuera de Lugar: 1 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
Ninguna

Officials: 
Árbitro: Ricardo Montero (CRC)
Árbitro Asistente 1: Leonel Leal (CRC)
Árbitro Asistente 2: Octavio Jara (CRC)
4th Oficial: Walter Quesada (CRC)

Jugador del Partido Budweiser: Ventura Alvarado

USA Beats Mexico 2-0 in Front of Sold-Out Crowd of 64,369 Inside Alamodome

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (April 15, 2015) – The U.S. Men’s National Team defeated archrival Mexico by a score line of 2-0 behind goals from Jordan Morris and Juan Agudelo in front of a sell-out crowd of 64,369. The match was presented by AT&T. The win extended the USA’s unbeaten streak against Mexico to a record six games (3-0-3), pushed the U.S. MNT’s current unbeaten streak on home soil to 21 games (18-0-3) and marked the ninth USA victory against Mexico by that familiar score line and eighth since 2000.

Twenty-year-old Morris, a sophomore at Stanford University, put the U.S. ahead after running onto a deflected ball and finishing under a sliding goalkeeper in the 49th minute.

In the 65th minute, Juan Agudelo replaced Morris, and on a Michael Bradley assist doubled the American lead. It was Agudelo’s first appearance since he last came on as a sub in the U.S.’s game against Ukraine on March 5, 2014 and his first goal since he scored against Argentina on March 26, 2011.

The result pushed the USA’s all time record against Mexico to 18-32-14. The U.S. MNT will be in Europe next time it convenes, facing off with the world’s No. 6-ranked team, Netherlands, in Amsterdam on June 5. The match kicks off at 2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas and Univision Deportes Network.

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Jordan Morris, 49th Minute:
Michael Bradley played the ball into the middle of the Mexico defense to Gyasi Zardes whose return pass deflected off a Mexico defender into the stride of Morris. On his first MNT start, Morris took a touch and slotted a shot under sliding Mexico goalkeeper Cirilo Saucedo for his first international goal. USA 1, MEX 0 (SEE GOAL)

USA – Juan Agudelo (Michael Bradley), 72nd minute: Minutes after entering for previous goal scorer Jordan Morris, Agudelo expertly brought down a long ball from Michael Bradley at the top of the box. He cut to his right, got past his defender and blasted a shot that squeezed between Saucedo and the left post to double the USA lead. USA 2, MEX 0 (FINAL) (SEE GOAL)

Key Saves and Defensive Stops:
MEX – Cirilo Saucedo, 26th minute:
Michael Bradley played a dangerous free kick into the box where Gyasi Zardes and Jordan Morris were converging. Saucedo jumped into traffic and was able to deflect the ball out of danger.

USA - Rimando (Save), 42nd minute: Mexico captain Luis Montes quickly brought the ball down from the right side. Near the top of the box Montes made a quick cut toward the center and hooked a left-footed shot towards the goal. The ball took one spinning hop before Rimando secured it.

USA - Yarbrough (Save), 58th minute: Erick Torres took a pass off of a Mexican counter and found himself in a spot with an opportunity to score, but he was unable to put a clean hit on the ball and Yarbrough simply scooped up the shot.

Milestone Watch:

  • Michael Bradley inched closer to the century cap mark with his 96th appearance tonight. The appearance pushed his him past Brian McBride and into a tie with Alexi Lalas for the 16th on the U.S. MNT’s all-time list.
  • Bradley’s assist was the 13th of his USA career and ties him for eighth all-time alongside DaMarcus Beasley and Clint Dempsey.
  • Ventura Alvarado and 20-year-old Jordan Morris made their first starts for the USA.
  • In his first start, Morris scored his first international goal.

Next on the Schedule:
The U.S. MNT faces Netherlands, on June 5 at 2:30 p.m. ET at the Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Broadcast information: ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas, Univision Deportes Network
Social: Twitter (@ussoccer@ussoccer_esp); FacebookInstagram )

Additional Notes:

  • The U.S. MNT began the game in a diamond 4-4-2 formation
  • In his first action with the U.S. MNT of 2015, Kyle Beckerman made the start at midfield. It was his first appearance since he started for the U.S. against Ireland on November 18, 2014.
  • It was the first time since the World Cup game against Germany on June 26, 2014 that Michael Bradley and Beckerman have started together.
  • Bradley has played every minute of the USA's five matches so far in 2015. In addition to Bradley, goalkeeper Nick Rimando is the only other player to start all five games. Two other MNT players have appeared in all five games in 2015: Gyassi Zardes and DeAndre Yedlin
  • In his first appearance since he was subbed on in the second half of the game against Ukraine on March 5, 2014, Juan Agudelo came on for the game’s first goal scorer Jordan Morris and netted his third career goal for the U.S. MNT. It was his first goal with the National Team since scoring against Argentina on March 26, 2011.
  • Texas native Greg Garza started the game at left back. He played in the last five games of 2014 starting three following the World Cup and also started in the match against Denmark on March 31, 2015
  • Joe Corona made his first start for the U.S. since the Sept. 3, 2014 match in Prague vs. the Czech Republic. It was his first appearance since the game against Honduras on Oct.14, 2014.
  • Corona and Garza both started on the left side for the U.S. The pair are teammates in Liga MX, with Club Tijuana.
  • Omar Gonzalez made his first start since the 2014 FIFA World Cup match against Belgium and his first appearance since coming on in the 62nd minute of the USA’s October 10, 2014 match against Ecuador.
  • Michael Bradley recorded his third-straight start as captain. He also wore the armband for the MNT on March 25 against Denmark and March 31 versus Switzerland.
  • Kyle Beckerman left the game in the 63rd minute with a left thigh contusion.

- U.S. Men’s National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Mexico, Presented by AT&T
Date: April 15, 2015
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Alamodome; San Antonio, Texas
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. CT
Attendance: 64,369 (sellout)
Weather: 73 degrees; Indoor 

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F
USA                            0          2          2
MEX                            0          0          0

USA – Jordan Morris                                      49th minute
USA – Juan Agudelo (Michael Bradley)        72

Lineups:
USA: 1-Nick Rimando (22-William Yarbrough, 46); 2-DeAndre Yedlin, 3-Omar Gonzalez, 19-Ventura Alvarado, 14-Greg Garza (11-Brek Shea, 46); 15-Kyle Beckerman (21-Perry Kitchen, 63), 10-Mix Diskerud (6-Brad Evans, 80), 7-Joe Corona (9-Miguel Ibarra, 46), 4-Michael Bradley (capt.); 20-Gyasi Zardes, 8-Jordan Morris (17-Juan Agudelo, 65)
Subs Not Used: 5-Matt Besler, 13-Lee Nguyen, 16-Julian Green, 18-Chris Wondolowski
Head Coach: Jurgen Klinsmann

MEX: 12-Cirilo Saucedo; 21-Hiram Mier (3-Oswaldo Alanis, 46), 2-Francisco Rodriguez (8-Luis Rodriguez, 60), 13-Carlos Salcedo (4-Julio Cesar Dominguez, 46); 7-Efrain Velarde, 17-Mario Osuna, 18-Carlos Esquivel, 15-Gerardo Flores (6-George Corral, 67); 10-Luis Montes (capt.) (5-Antonio Rios, 79), 9-Erick Torres, 20-Eduardo Herrera (19-Marco Bueno, 83)
Subs Not Used: 1-Jonathan Orozco, 16-Adrian Aldrete
Head coach: Miguel Herrera

Stats Summary: USA / MEX
Shots: 6 / 13
Shots on Goal: 4 / 3
Saves: 2 / 2
Corner Kicks: 5 / 4
Fouls: 13 / 13
Offside: 1 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials: 
Referee: Ricardo Montero (CRC)
Assistant Referee 1: Leonel Leal (CRC)
Assistant Referee 2: Octavio Jara (CRC)
4th Official: Walter Quesada (CRC)

Budweiser Man of the Match: Ventura Alvarado

GOAL: Juan Agudelo Rings Up another #DosACero for USA

Juan Agudelo scored to make the U.S. lead #dosacero as the U.S. MNT took on Mexico presented by AT&T. Watch live on Fox Sports 1 and Univision.

GOAL: Jordan Morris Opens His MNT Account on Big Stage

Jordan Morris scored his first international goal to give the U.S. a 1-0 lead in #USAvMEX presented by AT&T. Watch live on Fox Sports 1 and Univision.

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
May 25, 2011 U-18 MNT vs Netherlands 1-1 D Lisbon, Portugal 0 Pineda
May 26, 2011 U-18 MNT vs Portugal 0-1 L Lisbon, Portugal 0 --
May 28, 2011 U-18 MNT vs Finland Under-18 Men 0-0 D Lisbon, Portugal 0 --
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