U.S. Soccer

U-20 MNT Defeats CF Monterrey Rayados 1-0 in First Match of 2016 Dallas Cup

DALLAS (March 20, 2016) – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team started the 2016 Dallas Cup off strong with a 1-0 victory against CF Monterrey Rayados in its first match of the tournament.

U.S. forward Jeremy Ebobisse clinched the lone goal of the match after midfielder Brooks Lennon sent a perfect ball through the Monterrey defense. Ebobisse collected the ball and drilled it past the goalkeeper.

After a 3-3 draw between Fulham FC and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, the U.S. tops Bracket A in the Gordon Jago Super Group with three points, with Fulham FC second (1), Hoffenheim third (1) and Monterrey last (0).

Up next, the USA will face Fulham FC at Richland College on March 21 at 4 p.m. CT. Fans can watch the match on ussoccer.com.

- U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team vs. CF Monterrey Rayados
Date: March 20, 2016
Competition: 2016 Dallas Cup
Venue: Cotton Bowl; Dallas, Texas
Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. CT
Attendance: 3,800
Weather: 52 degrees, clear

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

USA – Jeremy Ebobisse (Brooks Lennon)              31st minute

Lineups:
USA: 1-Jonathan Klinnsman; 2-Aaron Herrera, 4-Miles Robinson, 15-Andrew Lombard, 3-Marcello Borges (13-John Nelson, 83); 7-Brooks Lennon (11-Josh Perez, 82), 8-Eryk Williamson, 6-Danny Acosta, 17-Amir Bashti (18-Jackson Yueill, 71); 19-Sebastian Elney (10-Emmanuel Sabbi, 70), 20-Jeremy Ebobisse
Substitutions Not Used: 12-JT Marcinkowski, 14-Auston Trusty, 23-Matt Olosunde
Not Dressed: 5-Tommy Redding, 9-Victor Mansaray, 16-Cameron Lindley, 21-Sebastian Saucedo
Head coach: Tab Ramos

MON: 283-Santiago Noe Ramirez Acosta; 293-Brandon Felipe Gonzalez Marr, 289-Jorge Carlos Sanchez Ortega, 288-Jesus Manuel Lopez Munoz (299-Jaime Gabriel Rivero Ramos, 83), 284-Mario Alberto Ibarra Sanchez; 292-Ian De Jesus Arellano Lira, 291-Andre David Aguilar Guevara, 14-Jonathan Gonzalez, 301-Angel Adan Lopez Sandoval; 294-Carlos Alberto Rodriguez Gom (capt.) (295-Javier Eduardo Ibarra De La, 13), 298-Luis Antonio Montoya Diaz (345-Josue M Dominguez Gonzalez, 58)
Substitutions Not Used: 287-Bryan Alejandro Galvez Hurta, 332-Fernando Hernandez Mata, 349-Jose Magana Bejarano
Head coach: Oscar Escobar

Stats Summary: USA / MON
Shots: 7 / 8
Shots on Goal: 3 / 4
Saves: 4 / 2
Corner Kicks: 2 / 8
Fouls: 21 / 16
Offside: 5 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
MON – Jonathan Gonzalez (caution)                                       44th minute
MON – Luis Antonio Montoya Diaz (caution)                       45+3
MON – Brandon Felipe Gonzalez Marr (caution)                                75
MON – Angel Adan Lopez Sandoval (caution)                     90+1
USA – Eryk Williamson (caution) 90+2

Officials:
Referee: Allen Quiros Muael
Assistant Referee 1: Antonio Garrido Ramos
Assistant Referee 2: David Barria Carrasco
4th Official: Keon Yorke

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- U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team vs. CF Monterrey Rayados
Date: March 20, 2016
Competition: 2016 Dallas Cup|
Venue: Cotton Bowl; Dallas, Texas
Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. CT
Attendance: 3,800
Weather: 52 degrees, clear

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

USA – Jeremy Ebobisse (Brooks Lennon)              31st minute

Lineups:
USA: 1-Jonathan Klinnsman; 2-Aaron Herrera, 4-Miles Robinson, 15-Andrew Lombard, 3-Marcello Borges (13-John Nelson, 83); 7-Brooks Lennon (11-Josh Perez, 82), 8-Eryk Williamson, 6-Danny Acosta, 17-Amir Bashti (18-Jackson Yueill, 71); 19-Sebastian Elney (10-Emmanuel Sabbi, 70), 20-Jeremy Ebobisse
Substitutions Not Used: 12-JT Marcinkowski, 14-Auston Trusty, 23-Matt Olosunde
Not Dressed: 5-Tommy Redding, 9-Victor Mansaray, 16-Cameron Lindley, 21-Sebastian Saucedo
Head coach: Tab Ramos

MON: 283-Santiago Noe Ramirez Acosta; 293-Brandon Felipe Gonzalez Marr, 289-Jorge Carlos Sanchez Ortega, 288-Jesus Manuel Lopez Munoz (299-Jaime Gabriel Rivero Ramos, 83), 284-Mario Alberto Ibarra Sanchez; 292-Ian De Jesus Arellano Lira, 291-Andre David Aguilar Guevara, 14-Jonathan Gonzalez, 301-Angel Adan Lopez Sandoval; 294-Carlos Alberto Rodriguez Gom (capt.) (295-Javier Eduardo Ibarra De La, 13), 298-Luis Antonio Montoya Diaz (345-Josue M Dominguez Gonzalez, 58)
Substitutions Not Used: 287-Bryan Alejandro Galvez Hurta, 332-Fernando Hernandez Mata, 349-Jose Magana Bejarano
Head coach: Oscar Escobar

Stats Summary: USA / MON
Shots: 7 / 8
Shots on Goal: 3 / 4
Saves: 4 / 2
Corner Kicks: 2 / 8
Fouls: 21 / 16
Offside: 5 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
MON – Jonathan Gonzalez (caution)                                       44th minute
MON – Luis Antonio Montoya Diaz (caution)                       45+3
MON – Brandon Felipe Gonzalez Marr (caution)                                75
MON – Angel Adan Lopez Sandoval (caution)                     90+1
USA – Eryk Williamson (caution)

Officials:
Referee: Allen Quiros Muael
Assistant Referee 1: Antonio Garrido Ramos
Assistant Referee 2: David Barria Carrasco
Fourth Official: Keon Yorke

Budweiser Man / Bud Light Woman of the Match: Jeremy Ebobisse

U.S. MNT Has Plenty of History at 2017 Gold Cup Venues

The U.S. Men's National Team's road to the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup title will go through Nashville, Tampa and Cleveland as the U.S. MNT plays its Group Stage matches in the trio of cities between July 8-15. All three venues are familiar to the U.S. MNT, so let's have a look at how the side has fared over the years. 

July 8 vs. Panama at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn.

The U.S. has played four previous matches at the home of the National Football League’s Tennessee Titans, going 2-2-0 all-time since 2006. 

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Round of 16 Match Between FC Cincinnati and Chicago Fire on June 28 to be Broadcast on ESPN2

CHICAGO (June 23, 2017– U.S. Soccer announced that the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 match between FC Cincinnati and Chicago Fire on Wednesday, June 28 at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and streamed on the ESPN App. Kickoff will be at 8 p.m. ET.  

Division II club FC Cincinnati of the United Soccer League (USL) advanced to the Round of 16 with a 1-0 win in the Fourth Round against Division I outfit Columbus Crew SC of Major League Soccer (MLS), which drew a competition crowd of 30,160 at Nippert Stadium, an Open Cup record for a non-Final game. A Division I team, Chicago Fire progressed with a win over USL’s Saint Louis FC by the same 1-0 scoreline.

The winner of the Round of 16 game between FC Cincinnati and Chicago Fire will travel to face the winner of Miami FC (NASL; Division II) and Atlanta United (MLS), with the Quarterfinal round taking place between July 7-16.


Click to download printable bracket.

Since their inaugural season in 1998, Chicago Fire have compiled a 42-14-5 record in Open Cup play while, FC Cincinnati have a 4-1-0 tournament record in their two years of existence. Chicago has reached the Semifinal round 12 times and the Final six times. Additionally, the Fire have hoisted the Open Cup trophy four times – 1998, 2000, 2003, and 2006. 

The 2017 U.S. Open Cup is the 104th consecutive installment of the single-elimination Cup competition. It is the oldest ongoing national soccer competition in the United States and the world's third-longest-running open soccer tournament.

2017 U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 (June 27-28)

Date

Game

Time

Venue

June 27 FC Dallas (MLS) vs. Colorado Rapids (MLS)
7 p.m. CT
WATCH
Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas
June 28 Houston Dynamo (MLS) vs. Sporting Kansas City (MLS)
5:30 p.m. CT WATCH
BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas
June 28 New England Revolution (MLS) vs. D.C. United (MLS) 7:30 p.m. ET WATCH
Jordan Field (Harvard University); Boston, Mass.
June 28 Miami FC (NASL) vs. Atlanta United FC (MLS) 7:30 p.m. ET WATCH
Riccardo Silva Stadium (Fla. International Univ.); Miami, Fla.
June 28 New York Red Bulls (MLS) vs. Philadelphia Union (MLS)
8 p.m. ET
WATCH
Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J.
June 28 FC Cincinnati (USL) vs. Chicago Fire (MLS) 8 p.m. ET
ESPN2
Nippert Stadium (Univ. of Cincinnati); Cincinnati, Ohio
June 28 San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) 7:30 p.m. PT WATCH
Avaya Stadium; San Jose, Calif.
June 28 LA Galaxy (MLS) vs. Sacramento Republic FC (USL) 7:30 p.m. PT WATCH
StubHub Center Track Stadium; Carson, Calif.

Quarterfinals (July 7-16)

Date

Game

Time

Venue

TBD New England Revolution (MLS) vs. New York Red Bulls (MLS)/Philadelphia Union (MLS) winner TBD Jordan Field (Harvard University); Boston, Mass.
   -or-
TBD D.C. United (MLS) vs. New York Red Bulls (MLS)/Philadelphia Union (MLS) winner TBD Maryland SoccerPlex; Boyds, Md.
TBD Miami FC (NASL) vs. FC Cincinnati (USL)/Chicago Fire (MLS) winner TBD Riccardo Silva Stadium (Fla. International Univ.); Miami, Fla.
   -or-
TBD Atlanta United FC (MLS) vs. FC Cincinnati (USL)/Chicago Fire (MLS) winner TBD Fifth Third Bank Stadium (Kennesaw State Univ.); Kennesaw, Ga.
TBD Houston Dynamo (MLS) vs. FC Dallas (MLS)/Colorado Rapids (MLS) winner TBD BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas
   -or-
TBD Sporting Kansas City (MLS) vs. FC Dallas (MLS)/Colorado Rapids (MLS) winner TBD Children's Mercy Park; Kansas City, Kan.
TBD San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) vs. Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)/Sacramento Republic FC (USL) winner TBD Avaya Stadium; San Jose, Calif.
   -or-
TBD Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) vs. Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)/Sacramento Republic FC (USL) winner TBD Starfire Sports Complex; Tukwila, Wash.

Semifinals            Aug. 8-9
Final                      Sept. 20

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Five Things You Should Know About the CONCACAF Gold Cup

The U.S. Men's National Team will look to claim its sixth CONCACAF Gold Cup title this summer, but what is the Gold Cup? Why is it important?

Here are five things you should know about the tournament the U.S. MNT will be participating in this summer.

What is it?

The Gold Cup is the regional championship for national teams that make up the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF). Though the Confederation held varying types of competitions to determine its champion, in 1991 CONCACAF introduced the Gold Cup, more closely aligning with other confederations’ continental championships. 


USA captain Peter Vermes lifts the inaugural Gold Cup trophy in 1991 

The tournament is held on a biennial basis in the United States, though Mexico and Canada have also hosted matches in conjunction with the USA in the past.

The Format

Though the competition has also seen varying formats, the current tournament features 12 teams split into three groups of four with a round-robin schedule. At the conclusion of the Group Stage, the top two teams from each group as well as the top two third-place finishers advance to the Quarterfinals where the Knockout Round begins. From there, eight teams turn into four, and four turn into two before a champion is crowned.

2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Groups

Group A

Group B

Group C

Honduras

USA

Mexico

Costa Rica

Panama

El Salvador

French Guiana

Martinique

Curaçao

Canada

Nicaragua

Jamaica

Check out the full schedule here

What Does Winning the Gold Cup Mean?

No matter what level, the opportunity to lift a trophy shouldn’t be underrated and along with the hardware, the winning nation earns regional bragging rights.

However, the biggest prize is a potential berth to the FIFA Confederations Cup. Held in the nation that will host the World Cup, that tournament is contested by the champions of every region in the world, plus the host nation. Not only does it serve as a dry run, but the eight teams that qualify also gain a valuable advantage in experiencing the climate, travel and other aspects of playing a tournament in the country before potentially returning the following year.

The USA qualified for the 2009 Confederations Cup thanks to the team's 2007 Gold Cup championship

Previously in CONCACAF, the team that won the Gold Cup that occurred in the year closest to the Confederations Cup would represent the region at the upcoming competition. During the last World Cup cycle, CONCACAF changed the way it decided its representative, instead pitting the winners of the two Gold Cups in advance of the Confederations Cup against each other in a one-game playoff called the CONCACAF Cup, with the victor taking the region’s berth at the tournament. 

Should the same nation win both Gold Cups, they automatically qualify for the next FIFA Confederations Cup.

The USA has taken part in the different iterations of the Confederations Cup on four occasions. In 2009, the MNT earned its best finish at the tournament, defeating then No. 1-ranked Spain 2-0 in the Semifinal before falling 3-2 to Brazil in the championship match.

Gold Cup History

The United States has been crowned Gold Cup champion five times, first winning the inaugural 1991 competition before following up with titles in 2002, 2005, 2007 and 2013. Mexico’s seven championships lead all nations, while Canada went on a Cinderella run to clinch the 2000 edition.

MNT players Cobi Jones and Frankie Hejduk celebrate following the USA's 2-0 win vs. Costa Rica in the 2002 Gold Cup Final

Returning MNT head coach Bruce Arena led the USA to Gold Cup titles in 2002 and 2005, making him one of two managers that have won the tournament twice (Bora Milutinovic led the U.S. in 1991 and Mexico in 1996). Arena is 14-1-4 all-time in Gold Cup matches, with his only outright defeat coming in the 2003 Semifinals, a 2-1 extra time loss to guests Brazil.

Overall, the USA is 51-8-8 all-time in 67 matches. The team holds a stellar 30-1-3 record in Gold Cup group matches.

Where to See the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Set to take place from July 7-26, a total of 14 venues in 13 different metropolitan areas across the United States will host the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The USA is set to play Panama in Nashville, Tenn. (July 8), Martinique in Tampa, Fla. (July 12) and Nicaragua in Cleveland, Ohio (July 15).

Be sure to support the U.S. MNT as it goes for its sixth regional title in 2017. 

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The MNT's History vs. 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Opponents

If the U.S. Men's National Team is to win a sixth CONCACAF Gold Cup title in July, it will need a good start in the Group Stage where Bruce Arena's side will take on Panama (July 8), Martinique (July 12) and Nicaragua (July 15). 

Learn more about the USA’s history against each opponent:

July 8 - USA vs. Panama; 

Nashville, Tenn. (4:30 p.m. ET; FOX, Univision & UDN)

It wouldn’t be the CONCACAF Gold Cup without a game between the U.S. and Panama. Los Canaleros have been the USA’s most common opponent at the confederation championship, playing nine matches since the first meeting in 1993. Two of those were finals, with the U.S. winning the 2005 championship 3-1 on penalties, then utilizing a Brek Shea winner to clinch the 2013 title.

WATCH: USA Clinches 2005 Gold Cup Title with Shootout Win vs. Panama

The teams have faced off at each of the past six CONCACAF Gold Cup tournaments. While the MNT has a decisive 5-1-3 advantage, Panama holds the distinction of being the only team to knock off the U.S. in the Group Stage, defeating the MNT 2-1 in 2011.

Most recently, the sides met twice in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, playing to two 1-1 draws – once in the group stage and again in the third place match where Panama prevailed 3-2 on penalty kicks. 

USA vs. Panama CONCACAF Gold Cup Results

Date

Result

U.S. Goal Scorers

Round

July 14, 1993

2-1 W

Dooley, Wynalda

Group Stage

July 24, 2005

0-0 D (3-1 PKs)

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Final

June 16, 2007

2-1 W

Donovan, Bocanegra

Quarterfinal

July 18, 2009

2-1 W

Beckerman, Cooper

Quarterfinal

June 11, 2011

1-2 L

Goodson

Group Stage

June 22, 2011

1-0 W

Dempsey

Semifinal

July 28, 2013

1-0 W

Shea

Final

July 13, 2015

1-1 D

Dempsey

Group Stage

July 25, 2015

1-1 D (2-3 PKs)

Dempsey

Third Place Match



July 12 – USA vs. Martinique; Tampa, Fla. (9 p.m. ET; FS1, UniMas & UDN)

Having qualified by advancing to the Semifinals of the 2017 Caribbean Cup, Martinique makes its fifth appearance at the CONCACAF Gold Cup this summer and will play the United States for the second time. The inaugural meeting between the teams came in the Group Stage of the 2003 competition, where the U.S. used a brace from Brian McBride to earn a 2-0 victory at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

WATCH: McBride leads U.S. past Martinique in 2003 Gold Cup 

The extra rub coming into this match is that the Caribbean island will be managed by former U.S. international David Regis. Born in La Trinite, Martinique, Regis is a two-time World Cup selection for the United States and won 22 of his 27 international caps during Bruce Arena’s first tenure in charge of the MNT.

As an overseas department of France, Martinique is not a member of FIFA and is thus ineligible to participate in the world governing body’s competitions. However, as a member of CONCACAF and the Caribbean Football Union, Martinique is able to participate in regional events and saw its greatest triumph come when they won the 1993 Caribbean Cup. 

July 15 – USA vs. Nicaragua; Cleveland, Ohio (7 p.m. ET; FXX, Univision &UDN)

When the CONCACAF Gold Cup groups were unveiled in early March, the U.S. knew it would face Panama and Martinique in its first two matches, but would have to wait to find out the opponent in its third. That's because there was still a two-leg playoff to be held between the fifth-place team from UNCAF (Nicaragua) and CFU (Haiti). 

Haiti ran out 3-1 winners during the first leg in Port-au-Prince on March 24, but the Nicaragua away goal would prove crucial. Playing in Managua four days later, Los Pinoleros Albiazules used three goals after the 82nd minute from Juan Barrera to win the match 3-0 and the aggregate series 4-3, booking a ticket to just its second CONCACAF Gold Cup in the process.

That win also sets up the first-ever meeting between the USA and Nicaragua on July 15 in Cleveland. 

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