U.S. Soccer

2016 Dallas Cup

Dallas, Texas

After Statement Game vs. Honduras, MNT Looks to #Get3More vs. Panama

After two tough losses to begin the Final Round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying back in November, the U.S. Men’s National Team came into Friday’s home match against Honduras with a simple message:

#Get3 points.

By the 54th minute, they had peppered six goals in the back of the net and rode that score line to the final whistle, setting a record for the largest margin of victory in the Final Round of World Cup Qualifying since CONCACAF adopted the current format in advance of the 1998 tournament.

The victory not only provided a boost of confidence, but coming after a bitter 4-0 defeat at Costa Rica in November, it also served as a reminder to the rest of the region what the U.S. was capable of all along.

“I think it’s a statement game for sure,” said veteran MNT defender Geoff Cameron. “I don’t think we expected to win 6-0, but I think we just overall finished amazing tonight. Every opportunity we had we finished, and that’s very clinical. I think overall we pressured the ball and made it difficult. It was a great all-around game for everybody. We knew it was a big game for us. It was a must win and we took advantage of that.”

As Cameron points out, the MNT was efficient going forward, converting six of their eight shots on goal. In defense, Tim Howard made four saves while the MNT midfield and back line often frustrated the Honduras attack. The U.S. has yet to surrender a goal during Arena’s current tenure, posting three straight shutouts.

“It’s three points,” said U.S. captain Michael Bradley. “It’s the first step in terms of getting ourselves back in a good position in the table. We’ve waited a long time for tonight, especially given the way the two games went in November. I thought across the board, every guy stepped on the field tonight with the right mentality, ready to give everything to make sure we walked off the field with three points.”

Having begun the day at the bottom of the six-team Hexagonal, the U.S. jumped up to fourth place by the end of the night thanks to the win and other results around the region. Now they head south to Panama in search of a result on the road that can push them even higher.

“We can build off tonight and we know it’s going to be a tough game down in Panama,” said Cameron. “We’re not expecting to win 6-0 like we did tonight, but we know it’s wide open now with the results that happened. We know if we take care of business in Panama, we can climb the table and get back to where we belong.”

Bradley added, “I think tonight’s a good first step in terms of re-establishing a lot of things for our group in terms of who we are and what we’re about. We move on and get ourselves ready for Panama where we want to get three more.”

#Get3More

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MNT Mar 25, 2017

Highlights: MNT Scores Emphatic 6-0 World Cup Qualifying Win vs. Honduras

Led by Clint Dempsey's hat trick, the U.S. MNT scored an emphatic 6-0 win vs. Honduras in their third Hexagonal match of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif. Read more
MNT Mar 25, 2017

Clint Dempsey Announces MNT Return with Hat Trick vs Honduras

After being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat in late August and undergoing two procedures to correct last fall, there were points during the last six months where Clint Dempsey thought he might never play soccer again. But cleared to resume game action last month, the 32-year-old announced his return to the U.S. Men’s National Team on Friday night, recording his second career hat tri Read more
MNT Mar 25, 2017

Paul Arriola Added to MNT World Cup Qualifying Roster

CHICAGO (March 25, 2017) – U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bruce Arena has added midfielder Paul Arriola to the roster ahead of Tuesday’s World Cup Qualifying match in Panama. The Club Tijuana midfielder will join the USMNT in San Jose, Calif., prior to Saturday night’s departure for Panama City. Additionally, defenders John Brooks and Michael Orozco, midfielder Seba Read more
MNT Mar 25, 2017

GALLERY: MNT Delivers Fantastic Performance to #Get3 vs. Honduras in World Cup Qualifying

Photos from the U.S. Men’s National Team's 6-0 World Cup qualifying victory against Honduras on March 24 in San Jose, Calif. The MNT used a hat trick from Clint Dempsey as well as goals from Sebastian Lletget, Michael Bradley and Christian Pulisic to rise to the occasion and earn their first three points of the Hexagonal in front of 17,729 fans on a rainy night at Avaya Stadium. Read more
MNT Mar 25, 2017

USA Cruises to 6-0 Win vs. Honduras in Critical World Cup Qualifier

SAN JOSE, Calif. (March 24, 2017) – The U.S. Men’s National Team used a hat trick from Clint Dempsey as well as goals from Sebastian Lletget, Michael Bradley and Christian Pulisic to earn an emphatic 6-0 Final Round World Cup Qualifying win against Honduras at Avaya Stadium. The victory gives the U.S. its first three points of the Hexagonal and pushes the team into fourth place, just Read more
MNT Mar 24, 2017

Line-up Notes: USA Fields Balanced Starting XI in Key Qualifier vs. Honduras

USA vs. Honduras 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying – Final Round March 24, 2017 Avaya Stadium; San Jose, Calif. Live Broadcast: 10:30 p.m. ET on FS1, UniMas, UDN Today’s U.S. MNT Starting XI vs. Honduras: 1-Tim Howard, 2-Jorge Villafaña, 3-Omar Gonzalez, 4-Michael Bradley (capt.), 6-John Brooks, 8-Clint Dempsey, 9-Sebastian Lletget, 10-Christian Pulisic, 15-Darlington Nagbe, 1 Read more
MNT Mar 24, 2017

Hall of Fame - Shannon MacMillan: The Goal Scoring Supersub

Any competitive elite soccer player will tell you that being a consistent starter is the goal. You want to be on the field representing your team and battling from the first minute to the last. That said, being a substitute may be even harder mentally. Not everyone is the best player coming off the bench. To be a good reserve, you must be mentally locked in, resilient and ready to make something h Read more
WNT Mar 24, 2017

Hall of Fame - Brandi Chastain: A Celebration Like No Other

Achieving fame and a legendary status in sports usually comes because of a combination of two things: 1) you’re one of the best at your craft and, 2) you are the author of a moment (or moments) so mythical, that it remains etched in the minds of generations to come. Think Jason Lezak’s come-from-behind relay swim against France in the 2008 Olympics, or Keri Strugg landing her vault Read more
WNT Mar 24, 2017

IN PHOTOS: Michael Bradley Reflects on 2013 World Cup Qualifying vs Honduras

The USA’s World Cup Qualifying series with Honduras has served up memorable matches at every turn. Ahead of USA-Honduras, presented by Volpi Foods, take a photographic look back at the series with the players that were heroes along the way. Following a wild set of matches in 2002 FIFA World Cup Qualifying the U.S. earned two comeback wins during the 2009 Hexagonal, sending the team on its Read more
MNT Mar 23, 2017

Fans to Receive Commemorative USA Poster as Part of Pre-Match Stadium Card Stunt

As an artist and a soccer fan, Jason Seife has always seen a connection between the two disciplines. “Although sport is not something that is initially thought of as a creative field, it truly is,” he said. “It’s something that you work very hard at, you put yourself out there, and it’s a way of expressing yourself. That’s what art is, that’s what music Read more
MNT Mar 23, 2017

The Black & White Collection: MNT Continues Preparations to #Get3 vs. Honduras

Stylized black and white photos from the U.S. Men's National Team training session on March 22 in San Jose, Calif. The MNT is preparing to take on Honduras with hopes to earn what will be a critical three points in their World Cup Qualifying campaign. The match take place on March 24 in San Jose's Avaya Stadium. Coverage of USA-Honduras, presented by Volpi Foods, begins at 7:30 p.m. PT on FS1 Read more
MNT Mar 23, 2017

U.S. MNT and the Will to Win in Big Moments

No matter which country you’re talking about, qualifying for the World Cup has never been simple. Every four years, difficult conditions on the road, injuries and simply bad runs of form test teams on their quest to reach the world’s biggest sporting event. One of only seven nations to appear at each of the last seven FIFA World Cups, the U.S. Men’s National Team has shown a co Read more
MNT Mar 23, 2017

5 Things To Know: Russia

U.S. Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named a 24-player roster for the training camp and two friendlies against Russia set to take place in Frisco on April 6 (7:30 p.m. CT; FS1) at Toyota Stadium and in Houston on April 9 at BBVA Compass Stadium (1 p.m. CT; ESPN). Here are five things to know about this European opponent. USA vs. Russia The USA last met Russia during two friendly m Read more
WNT Mar 23, 2017

Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
3-3 D Richland College; Dallas, Texas 600 Herrera, Ebobisse, Mansaray
1-2 L Richland College; Dallas, Texas Sabbi
1-0 W Cotton Bowl; Dallas, Texas Ebobisse

Boys U-19 Gordon Jago Super Group - Bracket A

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Fulham FC 3 1 0 2 6 5 1 5
CF Monterrey Rayados 3 1 1 1 4 2 2 4
USA 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 3 0 1 2 6 9 -3 2

Boys U-19 Gordon Jago Super Group - Bracket B

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Everton FC 2 1 0 5 3 2 6
Real Salt Lake 3 2 1 0 4 4 0 6
Sinergia Deportiva Tigres 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
Kyoto Sanga FC 3 0 2 1 5 7 -2 1

Boys U-19 Gordon Jago Super Group - Bracket C

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Fluminense FC  3 3 0 0 5 0 5 9
FC Dallas U-18 Academy
3 2 1 0 2 1 1 6
Middlesbrough FC 3 1 2 0 4 5 -1 3
Queretaro FC
3 0 3 0 2 7 -5 0

                                                                                

Bracket A

Date Match Time (CT) / Result Venue
March 20 Fulham FC vs. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 3-3 Richland College #10; Dallas, Texas
March 20 USA vs. CF Monterrey Rayados 1-0 W
Cotton Bowl; Dallas, Texas
March 21 USA vs. Fulham FC 1-2 L Richland College #10; Dallas, Texas
March 21 CF Monterrey Rayados vs. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 3-0 Richland College #09; Dallas, Texas
March 23 USA vs. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 3-3 T Richland College #08; Dallas, Texas
March 23 CF Monterrey Rayados vs. Fulham FC 1-1 Cotton Bowl; Dallas, Texas

Bracket B

Date Match Time (CT) / Result Venue
March 20 Kyoto Sanga FC vs. Real Salt Lake
1-2 Richland College #10; Dallas, Texas
March 20 Sinergia Deportiva Tigres vs. Everton FC
1-0 Cotton Bowl; Dallas, Texas
March 21 Real Salt Lake vs. Sinergia Deportiva Tigres 1-0 Richland College #10; Dallas, Texas
March 21 Everton FC vs. Kyoto Sanga FC 2-1 Richland College #09; Dallas, Texas
March 23 Everton FC vs. Real Salt Lake 3-1 Cotton Bowl; Dallas, Texas
March 23 Sinergia Deportiva Tigres vs. Kyoto Sanga FC 3-3 Richland College #08; Dallas, Texas

Bracket C

Date Match Time (CT) / Result Venue
March 20  Queretara FC vs. Middlesbrough FC 2-4 Richland College #10; Dallas, Texas
March 20 Fluminense FC vs. FC Dallas U-18 Academy 1-0 Cotton Bowl; Dallas, Texas
March 21 Middlesbrough FC vs. Fluminense FC 0-2 Richland College #10; Dallas Texas
March 21 FC Dallas U-18 Academy vs. Queretaro FC 1-0
Richland College #10; Dallas, Texas
March 23 Fluminense FC vs. Quesetaro FC 2-0 Richland College #07; Dallas, Texas
March 23 Middlesbrough FC vs. FC Dallas U-18 0-1 Cotton Bowl; Dallas, Texas

Semifinals
Date Match Time (CT) / Result Venue
March 25 Fulham FC vs. Fluminense FC 6 p.m.
Toyota Stadium
March 25 Everton FC vs. FC Dallas U-18 Academy 8 p.m. Toyota Stadium

Final

Date Match Time (CT) / Result Venue
March 27 Semifinals A Winner vs. Semifinals B Winner 6 p.m. Toyota Stadium
2016 Dallas Cup Statistics

Record: 1-1-1

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R

Acosta, Danny M 3 2
152
0
0
0
0/0
Bashti, Amir M 2 1
92
0
0
0
0/0
Borges, Marcello D 2 2
172
0
0
0
0/0
Ebobisse, Jeremy F 3 2
198
2
1
5
0/0
Elney, Sebastian F 1
1
69
0
0
0
0/0
Herrera, Aaron D 3 2
181
1
0
2
0/0
Klinsmann, Jonathan GK 2
2
180
0
0
0
0/0
Lennon, Brooks M 2
2
171
0
1
1
0/0
Lindley, Cameron M 1
1
90
0
1 1
1/0
Lombard, Andrew D 1
1
90
0
0
0
0/0
Mansaray, Victor F 2 1
111
1
0
2
0/0
Marcinkowski, JT GK 1 1
90
0
0
0
0/0
Nelson, John D 3 1 107 0 0 0 0/0
Olosunde, Matt D 1
1
90
0
0
0
0/0
Perez, Josh M 2 1
72
0
0
0
0/0
Redding, Tommy D 2 2
180
0
0
0
0/0
Robinson, Miles D 1 1 90 0 0 0 0/0
Sabbi, Emmanuel F 3 1
145
1
0
2
0/0
Saucedo, Sebastian M 2 2
123
0
0
0
0/0
Trusty, Auston D 2 2
180
0
1
1
1/0
Williamson, Eryk M 1
1
90
0
0
0
1/0
Yueill, Jackson M 3 1
138
0
0
0
0/0

Own Goal

0

Totals


3 3
270
5
4
14
3/0

Opponent Totals


3
3
270
5
4 14
10/0

2016 Dallas Cup Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Klinsmann, Jonathan 2 2
180
4
3
1
1.00
1-0-1
Marcinkowski, JT 1 1
90
1
2
0
2.00
0-0-1

Totals

3 3
270
5
5
1
1.67
1-1-1

Opponent Totals

3 3
270
5
5
0
1.67 1-1-1

Updated through March 24, 2016


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