U.S. Soccer

2016 U20MNT NTC Invitational

Carson, Calif.

Impressed By Their Gold Cup Performance, U.S. MNT Not Taking Jamaica Lightly in Final

As the U.S. Men’s National Team arrived in the Bay Area for Wednesday’s Gold Cup Final, it returned to the place that in many ways helped spark the team’s resurgence after two difficult defeats to Mexico and Costa Rica in the Final Round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying.

“Four months ago we were rebuilding our program – a program that was in desperate shape for being in position to qualify for the World Cup and all other things,” U.S. MNT head coach Bruce Arena said following Monday’s training session.

Facing Honduras at San Jose’s Avaya Stadium on March 24, the U.S. made an emphatic statement against Los Catrachos, using a hat trick from Clint Dempsey and single strikes from Sebastian Lletget, Christian Pulisic and Michael Bradley to earn a resounding 6-0 win. 

Since that night, the U.S. has gone on to gain eight points in Final Round World Cup Qualifying, placing the team third going into its September fixtures. It has continued that progression by going on a record-setting 13-game unbeaten run since Arena returned to the post, winding all the way to Wednesday’s Final at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.

“I think we’ve made great strides over the last four months, and this is a great opportunity for us to continue to make progress,” Arena continued.

When it takes the field on Wednesday in Santa Clara, it won’t meet the Mexico or Costa Rica sides that gave the USA its early blows in the Hex.  Instead it will take on a Jamaica team that has been on a recent tear in the Gold Cup, going unbeaten in 10 of their last 11 games in the tournament and reaching its second-straight confederation Final on Wednesday.

And let’s not forget they arrived in the 2015 championship game thanks to a 2-1 Semifinal win against the USA. Just like two years ago, the Reggae Boyz deserve their place in the Final, combining a tournament-best two goals conceded with a strong ability to take advantage of special moments, with the latest being Kemar Lawrence’s 88th minute free kick to defeat Mexico 1-0 in the Semifinal. 

That win came two weeks after Jamaica played the tournament co-favorites to a 0-0 draw in the Group Stage, a point Bruce Arena made to reporters on Monday.   

“I think in the tournament they’ve done very well,” he said. “I think they’re a different type of Jamaica team than we’ve seen in the past. They have a lot of discipline, they’re very strong defensively and they’re hard to play against. That to me is not what you typically see out of a Jamaican team.

Having featured in two previous Gold Cup Finals, goalkeeper Tim Howard echoed Arena’s comments on Jamaica’s run to the championship match.

“They’re in the Final based on merit,” he said. “They’ve done very well. They’re a powerful team, very athletic, and they’ve shown they defend very well. They get out on the break and they cause problems with their pace. It’ll be a tough game for us. I think the last two games have been tough for us. This one is no different.”

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MNT Jul 24, 2017

Five Things to Know About the U.S. MNT's Run to the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final

The U.S. will attempt to claim its sixth confederation championship when it faces Jamaica in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final Wednesday at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif (9:30 p.m. ET; FS1, Univision, UDN). Here are five things you need to know about the Men’s National Team’s month-long run to the championship match. What is the Gold Cup? The Gold Cup is North America& Read more
MNT Jul 24, 2017

Cinco Cosas Sobre el Torneo de Naciones

La Selección Femenina de Estados Unidos buscará el título del primer Torneo de Naciones este verano, pero ¿qué es el Torneo de Naciones? ¿Quién juega? ¿Dónde y cuándo? Aquí hay cinco cosas que debes saber antes del certamen del verano: #ToN2017 ¿QUÉ, QUIÉN, CUANDO Y DÓNDE? Del 27 de julio al 3 Read more
Espanol Jul 24, 2017

World's Best Feature in NWSL and Tournament of Nations

The NWSL – the USA’s professional women’s soccer league – is widely considered the best, strongest and most competitive in the world. Now in its fifth season, two seasons more than the previous two women‘s pro soccer leagues in the USA lasted, the NWSL continues to grow steadily, both in terms of fan support and viewership, as well as the number of international pla Read more
WNT Jul 24, 2017

PREVIEW: MNT Looks for Sixth Gold Cup Title in 2017 Final vs. Jamaica

Fresh off a third straight clean sheet in its 2-0 Semifinal win against Costa Rica, the U.S. Men’s National Team heads to the Bay Area in search of its sixth confederation championship when it faces Jamaica in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final on Wednesday, July 26. Coverage from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., begins at 9:30 p.m. ET on FS1, Univision and Univision Deportes Netwo Read more
MNT Jul 24, 2017

Five Things to Know: Jamaica

The U.S. Men’s National Team goes for its sixth confederation championship when it takes on Jamaica in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final on Wednesday, July 26 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Here are five things you should know about Wednesday’s opponent: The Country, Flag and Nickname Located in the western Caribbean Sea, Jamaica sits south of Cuba, west of Haiti and so Read more
MNT Jul 24, 2017

One Goal Away: Clint Dempsey Ties Scoring Record

Scoring from a free kick against Costa Rica in the 2017 Gold Cup Semifinals, U.S. MNT Forward Clint Dempsey tied Landon Donovan for the most goals scored in MNT history at 57. Dempsey, U.S. MNT Head Coach Bruce Arena, and teammates Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore reflect on what the record means to "Deuce." Read more
MNT Jul 24, 2017

GALLERY: WNT Arrives in the Emerald City

The U.S. Women’s National Team will begin play at the U.S. Soccer Tournament of Nations against Australia on July 27 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle (7p.m. PT; ESPN). Read more
WNT Jul 24, 2017

WNT Rewind: Press Scores Brace; Rapinoe Hat Trick in Wild Game in Seattle

Christen Press scored twice and upped her season tally to eight goals in helping Chicago to a 2-1 win against the Orlando Pride, while Megan Rapinoe scored a hat trick – and now leads the NWSL with 12 goals in 2017 – to pull Seattle to a 5-4 win against Sky Blue FC in the highest-scoring and perhaps wildest game of the season. With the weekend games now behind them, the U.S. WNT player Read more
WNT Jul 23, 2017

Ready When Called: Tim Howard Remains Reliable in Gold Cup

Tim Howard is best known to the public for his record 15-save performance in the U.S. Men’s National Team’s 2-1 extra time defeat to Belgium at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The “Secretary of Defense” stunned the world with stops that ranged from routing to spectacular. While that performance was no doubt incredible, it’s often when a goalkeeper faces only one or two key Read more
MNT Jul 23, 2017

U.S. MNT Has Goals From Nine Different Players Going Into Gold Cup Final

In advance of the Semifinal against Costa Rica, head coach Bruce Arena reminded the media that the U.S. MNT had scored the most goals in the tournament so far. While the nine goals in four games deserved mention, equally significant is the range of scorers. READ MORE: Lichaj Tallies First International Goal to Top El Salvador With the goals by Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey against Los T Read more
MNT Jul 23, 2017

WHEN IN TEXAS: Dempsey Ties Donovan as U.S. MNT All-Time Leading Scorer

Growing up in Nacodogches, Texas, Clint Dempsey and his parents used to drive more than three hours each way so he could train and play with elite youth club Dallas Texans. For Dempsey, all the travel and hard work was done with an aim towards one day playing for the U.S. Men’s National Team at a World Cup. With trips to three different tournaments and a running tally of 135 international Read more
MNT Jul 23, 2017

La U.S. MNT Avanza a la Final de la Copa Oro CONCACAF 2017

ARLINGTON, Texas (22 de julio, 2017) – En un partido que quedara marcado en la historia de la figura de Clint Dempsey, el U.S. MNT consiguió una victoria de 2-0 sobre Costa Rica frente a 45,516 aficionados en AT& Stadium para clasificarse a su décima final de la Copa Oro CONCACAF en la búsqueda de su sexto título del certamen continental. El indiscutible hombr Read more
Espanol Jul 23, 2017

Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
2-1 W Glenn "Mooch" Myernick Field; Carson, Calif. Saucedo, Ebobisse
4-0 W Glenn "Mooch" Myernick Field; Carson, Calif. Young, Acosta, Ebobisse, Craft
2-0 W Glenn "Mooch" Myernick Field; Carson, Calif. Ebobisse, Saucedo

2016 U-20 Men's NTC Invitational

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
D 5'11 170 Salt Lake City, Utah Real Salt Lake
F 5-4 115 Minneapolis, Minn. Villareal CF
D 6-2 170 Norwalk, Calif. LA Galaxy
D 5-9 150 Kearny, NJ. Michigan
F 6-0 165 Frisco, Texas FC Dallas
M 5-10 165 San Diego, Calif. Fulham FC (England)
F 6'0 175 Bethesda, Md. Portland Timbers
D 5'9 154 Surbiton, England Fulham FC (England)
D 5-11 155 Las Cruces, N.M. New Mexico
GK 6-4 180 Newport Beach, Calif. University of California
D 5'9 160 Montclair, N.J. Ohio State
F 6-0 170 Des Moines, Wash. Seattle Sounders FC
GK 6-1 175 Alamo, Calif. Georgetown
M 5-5 127 Little Elm, Texas FC Dallas
D 6'2 185 Arlington, Mass. Atlanta United
F 5-8 150 Park City, Utah Real Salt Lake
D 6-3 185 Media, Pa. Philadelphia Union
F 6-3 192 Chula Vista, Calif. Atlanta United FC
M 5-10 150 Alexandria, Va. Maryland
F 5'8 148 Berlin, N.J. PDA
M 5-10 140 Bloomington, Minn. UCLA

2016 U-20 Men's NTC Invitational

Danny Acosta

Position:
Defender

Height:
5'11

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Salt Lake City, Utah

Club:
Real Salt Lake

Mukwelle Akale

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-4

Weight:
115

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minn.

Club:
Villareal CF

Hugo Arellano

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-2

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Norwalk, Calif.

Club:
LA Galaxy

Marcello Borges

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-9

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Kearny, NJ.

Club:
Michigan

Coy Craft

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-0

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Frisco, Texas

Club:
FC Dallas

Luca De La Torre

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-10

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Club:
Fulham FC (England)

Jeremy Ebobisse

Position:
Forward

Height:
6'0

Weight:
175

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Bethesda, Md.

Club:
Portland Timbers

Marlon Fossey

Position:
Defender

Height:
5'9

Weight:
154

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Surbiton, England

Club:
Fulham FC (England)

Aaron Herrera

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-11

Weight:
155

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Las Cruces, N.M.

Club:
New Mexico

Jonathan Klinsmann

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-4

Weight:
180

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Newport Beach, Calif.

Club:
University of California

Andrew Lombard

Position:
Defender

Height:
5'9

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Montclair, N.J.

Club:
Ohio State

Victor Mansaray

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-0

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Des Moines, Wash.

Club:
Seattle Sounders FC

JT Marcinkowski

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-1

Weight:
175

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Alamo, Calif.

Club:
Georgetown

Weston McKinnie

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Weight:
127

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Little Elm, Texas

Club:
FC Dallas

Miles Robinson

Position:
Defender

Height:
6'2

Weight:
185

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Arlington, Mass.

Club:
Atlanta United

Sebastian Saucedo

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-8

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Park City, Utah

Club:
Real Salt Lake

Auston Trusty

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-3

Weight:
185

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Media, Pa.

Club:
Philadelphia Union

Brandon Vazquez

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-3

Weight:
192

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Chula Vista, Calif.

Club:
Atlanta United FC

Eryk Williamson

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-10

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Alexandria, Va.

Club:
Maryland

Isaiah Young

Position:
Forward

Height:
5'8

Weight:
148

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Berlin, N.J.

Club:
PDA

Jackson Yueill

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-10

Weight:
140

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Bloomington, Minn.

Club:
UCLA

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
USA 3
3 0 0 8 1 7 9
Japan 3 1 1 1 4 2 2 4
Panama 3
0 1 2 0 4
-4 2
Costa Rica
3 0 2 1 0 5 -5 1

USA Schedule

Date Match Time/Result Venue
June 29 Panama vs. Japan
0-0
Glenn "Mooch" Myernick Field
June 29
USA vs. Costa Rica
2-0
Glenn "Mooch" Myernick Field
July 1
Japan vs. Costa Rica
3-0
Glenn "Mooch" Myernick Field
July 1
USA vs. Panama
4-0
Glenn "Mooch" Myernick Field
July 3
Costa Rica vs. Panama
0-0
Glenn "Mooch" Myernick Field
July 3
USA vs. Japan
2-1
Glenn "Mooch" Myernick Field

2016 U-20 Men's NTC Invitational Statistics


Record: 3-0-0

Player

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R

Acosta, Danny
3
3
187 1 0 2 1/0
Akale, Mukwelle
3 1 111 0 0 0 0/0
Arellano, Hugo
3 1 104 0 0 0 0/0
Borges, Marcello
2 2 180 0 0 0 0/0
Craft, Coy 2 1 88 1 0 2 0/0
De La Torre, Luca
2 2 145 0 2 2 0/0
Ebobisse, Jeremy
3 3 230 3 2 8 0/0
Fossey, Marlon
3 2 170 0 0 0 0/0
Herrera, Aaron
2 1 100 0 0 0 1/0
Klinsmann, Jonathan
2 2 180 0 0 0 0/0
Lombard, Andrew 1 0 23 0 0 0 0/0
Marcinkowski, JT 1 1 90 0 0 0 0/0
Mansaray, Victor
3 0 48 0 0 0 1/0
Robinson, Miles
3 3 270 0 0 0 0/0
Saucedo, Sebastian
3 3 229 2 0 4 2/0
Trusty, Auston
3 3 247 0
0 0 2/0
Vazquez, Brandon 2 0 45 0 1 1 0/0
Williamson, Eryk
3 3 258 0 0 0 1/0
Young, Isaiah
3 2 170 0 1 1 1/0
Yueill, Jackson
3 0 95 0 0 0 0/0








































Own Goal

0

Totals

3
3 270 8 6
22 9/0

Opponent Totals

3 3 270 1 0 2 8/1

2016 U-20 Men's NTC Invitational Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Klinsmann, Jonathan 2
2 180
4 1 1 0.50 2-0-0
Marcinkowski, JT
1 1 90 4 0 1 0.00 1-0-0









Totals

3
3 270 8 1 2 0.33
3-0-0

Opponent Totals

3 3 270 1 8 0 2.67
0-3-0

Updated through July 5, 2016


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