U.S. Soccer

U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team

2016 Olympic Qualifying Playoff - USA vs. COL

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
D 5-10 150 Plano, Texas FC Dallas
M 6-0 175 Northville, Mich. San Jose Earthquakes
M 5-8 145 Chula Vista, Calif. Club Tijuana (Mexico)
GK 6-4 200 Maple Grove, Minn. MK Dons (England)
M 5-9 155 Garden Grove, Calif. Querétaro (Mexico)
M 5-7 140 Tampa, Fla. Bayern Munich (Germany)
GK 6-3 185 Highland Ranch, Colo. Molde FK (Norway)
M 5-9 155 Dallas, Texas Fulham (England)
F 6-0 165 Berlin, Germany VfB Stuttgart (Germany)
D 6-4 185 Clifton, N.J. Chelsea FC
D 6-2 165 Woodbury, Minn. Colorado Rapids
GK 6-4 195 Woodbury, N.J. Seattle Sounders FC
F 5-11 185 Mercer Island, Wash. Seattle Sounders FC
D 6-2 190 Boulder, Colo. Cambridge United (England)
D 6-2 190 Hicksville, N.Y. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
D 5-11 160 Greenwood, S.C. FC Groningen (Holland)
D 6-0 170 Milwaukee, Wisc. Chicago Fire
F 6-1 180 North Hollywood, Calif. Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany)
M 5-7 145 Brighton, Colo. Colorado Rapids
F 6-2 175 Leander, Texas New York City FC
M 5-10 150 Gahanna, Ohio Columbus Crew SC
D 5-11 175 Valencia, Calif. Chicago Fire
D 6-3 185 Lawrenceville, Ga. FC Dallas

2016 Olympic Qualifying Playoff - USA vs. COL

Position:Defender

Height:5-10

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Plano, Texas

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-0

Weight:175

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Northville, Mich.

Club:San Jose Earthquakes

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-8

Weight:145

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Chula Vista, Calif.

Club:Club Tijuana (Mexico)

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-4

Weight:200

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Maple Grove, Minn.

Club:MK Dons (England)

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-9

Weight:155

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Garden Grove, Calif.

Club:Querétaro (Mexico)

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-7

Weight:140

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Tampa, Fla.

Club:Bayern Munich (Germany)

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-3

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Highland Ranch, Colo.

Club:Molde FK (Norway)

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-9

Weight:155

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Dallas, Texas

Club:Fulham (England)

Position:Forward

Height:6-0

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Berlin, Germany

Club:VfB Stuttgart (Germany)

Position:Defender

Height:6-4

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Clifton, N.J.

Club:Chelsea FC

Position:Defender

Height:6-2

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Woodbury, Minn.

Club:Colorado Rapids

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-4

Weight:195

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Woodbury, N.J.

Club:Seattle Sounders FC

Position:Forward

Height:5-11

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Mercer Island, Wash.

Club:Seattle Sounders FC

Position:Defender

Height:6-2

Weight:190

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Boulder, Colo.

Club:Cambridge United (England)

Position:Defender

Height:6-2

Weight:190

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Hicksville, N.Y.

Club:Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Position:Defender

Height:5-11

Weight:160

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Greenwood, S.C.

Club:FC Groningen (Holland)

Position:Defender

Height:6-0

Weight:170

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Milwaukee, Wisc.

Club:Chicago Fire

Position:Forward

Height:6-1

Weight:180

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:North Hollywood, Calif.

Club:Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany)

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-7

Weight:145

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Brighton, Colo.

Club:Colorado Rapids

Position:Forward

Height:6-2

Weight:175

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Leander, Texas

Club:New York City FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-10

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Gahanna, Ohio

Club:Columbus Crew SC

Position:Defender

Height:5-11

Weight:175

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Valencia, Calif.

Club:Chicago Fire

Position:Defender

Height:6-3

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Lawrenceville, Ga.

Club:FC Dallas

Ethan Horvath Stands Tall in MNT Debut vs. Cuba

With competition for roster spots in World Cup Qualifying serving as the key theme for these October friendlies, the opportunity for young goalkeepers to make an impression has been made all the more significant with the absence of veterans Brad Guzan and Tim Howard.

Of the three called in, Ethan Horvath got the first crack and took full advantage, earning his first MNT cap and clean sheet in Friday’s 2-0 friendly win against Cuba. The former U-23 goalkeeper made three saves and did well to control his penalty area on a memorable day in Havana.

“Obviously it was a pretty historic match today, playing Cuba and coming down here,” Horvath said post-game. “It was amazing getting my first cap. To be honest, I didn’t think I was going to have to do too much today, but in the end I did. I’m happy that I did everything to the best of my ability and I think I can leave this trip with my head held high.”

Youngest Debuts for MNT Goalkeepers (Modern Era)

Tony Meola

0-1 L vs. Ecuador; June 7, 1988

19 years, 105 days

Kasey Keller

1-1 D vs. Colombia; Feb. 4, 1990

20 years, 67 days

Zach Thornton

3-0 W at Jamaica; Nov. 22, 1994

21 years, 43 days

Bill Hamid

1-0 W vs. Venezuela; Jan. 21, 2012

21 years, 57 days

Brad Friedel

2-0 W at Canada; Sept. 3, 1992

21 years, 108 days

Ethan Horvath

2-0 W at Cuba; Oct. 7, 2016

21 years, 120 days

At 21 years, 120 days, Horvath became the second youngest goalkeeper to debut for the MNT since 1994, with only Bill Hamid beating him by about 63 days. He’s also the sixth youngest goalkeeper to debut for the U.S. since 1988, even beating current top choices Guzan and Howard.

Horvath’s initial appearance for the MNT comes on the heels of taking part in the last two U.S. camps, where he backed up Guzan and Howard at this summer’s Copa America Centenario and September’s World Cup Qualifying matches. The Molde goalkeeper indicated that being part of those two camps helped familiarize him with the MNT back line, making for an easier transition between the U-23 and senior squads during the past few months.

Following the Cuba match, Horvath departed camp to return to Molde, allowing the opportunity for William Yarbrough, David Bingham or new addition Bill Hamid to get time in Tuesday’s match against New Zealand. The Norwegian club currently sits in fourth place in the Tippeligaen, one point out of a UEFA Europa League place next season. He returns to Scandinavia with hopes of helping his club reach European football next season, all while trying to ensure he’s part of the U.S. squad that convenes for the start of final round World Cup Qualifying next month.

“This is my third camp being called in, and playing in this game was a big positive in my favor. Doing as well as I did is very positive too,” he said. “You can’t take anything for granted though. After this game I go back to my club Molde, and we have four games left. I just do what I can do there, play as well as I can and hopefully I get called into the next games against Mexico and Costa Rica.”

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