US SoccerUS Soccer
All Stories
Features
News
Videos

U-23 MNT Will Host Colombia at Toyota Stadium on March 29 for Second Leg of 2016 Olympic Qualifying Playoff

CHICAGO (Feb.2, 2016) – As part of its two-game home-and-away playoff for a spot in the 2016 Olympic Games, the U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team will host Colombia on Tuesday, March 29 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.   The match, which will be the return leg of the two-game Olympic Qualifying series, will kick off at 8:30 p.m. CT and be broadcast live on ESPN2, following the

Gallery: U-23 MNT Players Using January Camp to Earn Places in March Olympic Qualifying Squad

A total of 10 players on the combination MNT/U-23 MNT January Camp roster are making their case to play against Colombia in the critical home-and-home Olympic Qualifying playoff games in March.The group of U-23 players has varied experience level with U.S. Soccer, with players like Matt Miazga and Wil Trapp, who have come up through the Youth National Team programs to finally earn their first caps

Brothers in Football: U-23 MNT's Brooks, Kiesewetter Play Together for First Time with National Team

It is 85 degrees with a relative humidity of 80 percent. It’s an average day in Brazil much as it was just over a year ago when U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team defender John Brooks was in Brazil with the senior MNT for the 2014 World Cup. It is now just over a year since he headed home an unforgettable game-winning goal in the waning minutes of the USA’s opening game against G

U-23 Men's National Team Falls 2-1 in First of Two Friendlies vs. Brazil

RECIFE, Brazil (Nov. 11, 2015) - The U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team fell short in a second-half comeback bid as Brazil was able to hold on for a 2-1 win at Ilha do Retiro Stadium.  Brazil pressured the U.S. early with a large amount of possession but was unable to carve out many clear cut chances as the U-23 MNT defense staid compact. However, just before the half time whistle a long

U-23 MNT Battles Brazil as Road to Rio Continues in Recife

The U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team is in Recife, Brazil to play its first of two friendlies against the traditional South American soccer power. The teams square off today at 6 p.m. ET in the Ilha do Retiro Stadium in Recife and the game will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports Go. Head coach Andi Herzog has called 19 players to Recife for the pair of matches. After the game in R

Romney on the Rise

“I got an email notification on my phone, and I opened it and I was just staring at it. It just all sunk in there. I was in shock.” That was one week ago when Dave Romney found out that he was getting called in to play for the U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team – an achievement and honor that, eleven months ago, he never saw coming. “No shot. Absolutely no shot. Never

Herzog Calls 19 Players to Brazil as #RoadToRio Continues

(CHICAGO) Nov. 9, 2015 - U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team head coach Andi Herzog has called 19 players to Recife for two friendlies against Brazil. The teams will first square off on Nov. 11 in Recife in a match that kicks off at 6 p.m. ET, before traveling north to Belém, Brazil on Nov. 15 for the second head-to-head, which kicks off at 3 p.m. ET. Both games will be available on FOX Sport

U-23 MNT to Play Two Games vs. Brazil in November

CHICAGO (Oct. 30, 2015) – The U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team will head to Brazil to compete in a two-game set against the hosts of the 2016 Olympic Games. The first match will be held Nov. 11 at Ilha do Retiro Stadium in Recife. Four days later, the teams meet again at Mangueirão Stadium in Belém.   “For our Under-23 Olympic team it is vital now - because th

U-23 MNT to Face Colombia in Home-and-Away Series for Spot in 2016 Olympics

CHICAGO (Oct. 19, 2015) – The U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team will face off with Colombia in a home-and-away playoff in March of 2016 for the final berth in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The U.S. earned its spot in the playoff after finishing third in the CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship, while Colombia earned its place after finishing in second place

USA Continues Olympic Qualifying Dream at Expense of Canada

SANDY, Utah (Oct. 13, 2015) - The U.S. U-23 Men's National Team got two two second half goals from Marc Pelosi and Jerome Kiesewetter to beat Canada 2-0 in the 2015 CONCACAF Men's Qualifying Championship third place match and keep alive its quest to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. The USA now advances to a March playoff against Colombia for the right to attend the 2016 Olympics.  T

Gallery: U-23 MNT Players Using January Camp to Earn Places in March Olympic Qualifying Squad

A total of 10 players on the combination MNT/U-23 MNT January Camp roster are making their case to play against Colombia in the critical home-and-home Olympic Qualifying playoff games in March.The group of U-23 players has varied experience level with U.S. Soccer, with players like Matt Miazga and Wil Trapp, who have come up through the Youth National Team programs to finally earn their first caps

Brothers in Football: U-23 MNT's Brooks, Kiesewetter Play Together for First Time with National Team

It is 85 degrees with a relative humidity of 80 percent. It’s an average day in Brazil much as it was just over a year ago when U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team defender John Brooks was in Brazil with the senior MNT for the 2014 World Cup. It is now just over a year since he headed home an unforgettable game-winning goal in the waning minutes of the USA’s opening game against G

Romney on the Rise

“I got an email notification on my phone, and I opened it and I was just staring at it. It just all sunk in there. I was in shock.” That was one week ago when Dave Romney found out that he was getting called in to play for the U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team – an achievement and honor that, eleven months ago, he never saw coming. “No shot. Absolutely no shot. Never

Rising Aces

On the field, Matt Miazga and Cameron Carter-Vickers are a working tandem. In this CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship, the pair of center backs know that when they’re on the field they’ll need to combine together to stop the opposition. The two are youngest players on the team, but are ready to step up as the U-23’s, looking to punch their ticket to the 2016 Olympics in Rio

Herzog Q&A: “Now we have to be focused on the games and we have to win.”

U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team head coach Andi Herzog spoke with ussoccer.com about the USA’s CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying roster and the journey to earning a spot in Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games. ussoccer.com: How did you go about assembling this roster? Andi Herzog: “For us it was important that we find the right balance between attacking players and defensive-minded player

Rearing to Go

2015 has been a year with a single focus for the U-23 Men’s National Team: qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. It’s a feat that could not be achieved without a great deal of preparation; and accordingly, the team has played a rising number of preparatory training camps and friendlies. Now the team has reached year’s climax, which comes in the form of the 2015 C

U.S. Set for Run in Historic Toulon Tournament

In France it has been called le lieu où naissent les étoiles, the place where stars are born. Always a gathering of the world’s top soccer powers, this year’s 43rd edition of the Toulon Tournament features regular competitors Netherlands, England and host France, as well as Costa Rica, China, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Mexico, Qatar and the USA. “It’s a huge tourn

Q&A: Andi Herzog Talks Toulon

U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team head coach Andi Herzog spoke with ussoccer.com about the Toulon Tournament and the U-23’s continued preparation for October’s CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship ussoccer.com: What can you say about this group that’s been brought together for the Toulon Tournament? Andi Herzog: “I’m happy; I think we have a good group toget

Gallery: U-23 MNT Win Completes Two-Game Double for USA Over Mexico

Photos from the U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team 3-0 victory over its counterpart from Mexico at the StubHub Center in Carson, California on April 22, 2015. Los Angeles-area native Mario Rodriguez started the scoring for the U.S. in the second half. Fellow California Christian Dean followed up with his first international goal for the USA before Stanford University sophomore Jordan Morris capped

From Germany to California: A Rodriguez Homecoming

U.S. Under-23 Men’s National team forward Mario Rodriguez made the longest journey of the 20 players on the roster to get to this week’s camp after traveling 5,600 miles from his Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach in Germany to Los Angeles, a place he knows well. “I’m from North Hollywood,” Rodriguez said. “Coming back here is good, but it’s d

U-23 MNT Will Host Colombia at Toyota Stadium on March 29 for Second Leg of 2016 Olympic Qualifying Playoff

CHICAGO (Feb.2, 2016) – As part of its two-game home-and-away playoff for a spot in the 2016 Olympic Games, the U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team will host Colombia on Tuesday, March 29 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.   The match, which will be the return leg of the two-game Olympic Qualifying series, will kick off at 8:30 p.m. CT and be broadcast live on ESPN2, following the

U-23 Men's National Team Falls 2-1 in First of Two Friendlies vs. Brazil

RECIFE, Brazil (Nov. 11, 2015) - The U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team fell short in a second-half comeback bid as Brazil was able to hold on for a 2-1 win at Ilha do Retiro Stadium.  Brazil pressured the U.S. early with a large amount of possession but was unable to carve out many clear cut chances as the U-23 MNT defense staid compact. However, just before the half time whistle a long

U-23 MNT Battles Brazil as Road to Rio Continues in Recife

The U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team is in Recife, Brazil to play its first of two friendlies against the traditional South American soccer power. The teams square off today at 6 p.m. ET in the Ilha do Retiro Stadium in Recife and the game will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports Go. Head coach Andi Herzog has called 19 players to Recife for the pair of matches. After the game in R

Herzog Calls 19 Players to Brazil as #RoadToRio Continues

(CHICAGO) Nov. 9, 2015 - U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team head coach Andi Herzog has called 19 players to Recife for two friendlies against Brazil. The teams will first square off on Nov. 11 in Recife in a match that kicks off at 6 p.m. ET, before traveling north to Belém, Brazil on Nov. 15 for the second head-to-head, which kicks off at 3 p.m. ET. Both games will be available on FOX Sport

U-23 MNT to Play Two Games vs. Brazil in November

CHICAGO (Oct. 30, 2015) – The U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team will head to Brazil to compete in a two-game set against the hosts of the 2016 Olympic Games. The first match will be held Nov. 11 at Ilha do Retiro Stadium in Recife. Four days later, the teams meet again at Mangueirão Stadium in Belém.   “For our Under-23 Olympic team it is vital now - because th

U-23 MNT to Face Colombia in Home-and-Away Series for Spot in 2016 Olympics

CHICAGO (Oct. 19, 2015) – The U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team will face off with Colombia in a home-and-away playoff in March of 2016 for the final berth in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The U.S. earned its spot in the playoff after finishing third in the CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship, while Colombia earned its place after finishing in second place

USA Continues Olympic Qualifying Dream at Expense of Canada

SANDY, Utah (Oct. 13, 2015) - The U.S. U-23 Men's National Team got two two second half goals from Marc Pelosi and Jerome Kiesewetter to beat Canada 2-0 in the 2015 CONCACAF Men's Qualifying Championship third place match and keep alive its quest to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. The USA now advances to a March playoff against Colombia for the right to attend the 2016 Olympics.  T

USA Continues Olympic Qualifying Dream at Expense of Canada

SANDY, Utah (Oct. 13, 2015) - The U.S. U-23 Men's National Team got two two second half goals from Marc Pelosi and Jerome Kiesewetter to beat Canada 2-0 in the 2015 CONCACAF Men's Qualifying Championship third place match and keep alive its quest to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. The USA now advances to a March playoff against Colombia for the right to attend the 2016 Olympics.  T

USA Falls 2-0 in Olympic Qualifying Semifinal to Honduras

SANDY, Utah (Oct. 10, 2015) - The U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team lost 2-0 to Honduras in the semifinal of the 2015 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship at Rio Tinto Stadium. The USA will next face Canada on Oct. 13 in the third place match, the winner of which will take on Colombia in a one-game playoff for a berth at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.  The U.S. was the attacking side fro

USA Falls 2-0 in Olympic Qualifying Semifinal to Honduras

SANDY, Utah (Oct. 10, 2015) - The U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team lost 2-0 to Honduras in the semifinal of the 2015 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship at Rio Tinto Stadium. The USA will next face Canada on Oct. 13 in the third place match, the winner of which will take on Colombia in a one-game playoff for a berth at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.  The U.S. was the attacking side fro

Highlights: USA Downed by Honduras in Olympic Qualifying

Honduras defeated the U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team in the CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship 2-0 in Sandy, Utah.

Highlights: USA Downed by Honduras in Olympic Qualifying

Honduras defeated the U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team in the CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship 2-0 in Sandy, Utah.

#RoadtoRio Part 3: 'Win and We're In'

The journey continues… After going a perfect 3-0-0 in group play and finishing atop Group A, the U-23 #USMNT shifts its focus to the all-important Olympic Qualifying tournament semifinal, where it will matchup with Honduras at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. The stakes couldn’t be higher. With a win, the USA would qualify directly for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero.

#RoadtoRio Part 3: 'Win and We're In'

The journey continues… After going a perfect 3-0-0 in group play and finishing atop Group A, the U-23 #USMNT shifts its focus to the all-important Olympic Qualifying tournament semifinal, where it will matchup with Honduras at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. The stakes couldn’t be higher. With a win, the USA would qualify directly for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero.

Highlights: USA Turns on Second Half Style to Beat Panama

The U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team moved on to the semifinal round of the 2015 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament as the top seed out of Group A after a 4-0 win against Panama at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

Highlights: USA Turns on Second Half Style to Beat Panama

The U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team moved on to the semifinal round of the 2015 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament as the top seed out of Group A after a 4-0 win against Panama at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

#RoadToRio Part 2- One Game at a Time

The journey continues for the U-23s.... After defeating Cuba and Canada in its first two matches of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament and clinching a spot in the all-important semifinal match, the U-23 #USMNT heads to Denver for #USAvPAN, looking to secure the top spot in Group A.

#RoadToRio Part 2- One Game at a Time

The journey continues for the U-23s.... After defeating Cuba and Canada in its first two matches of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament and clinching a spot in the all-important semifinal match, the U-23 #USMNT heads to Denver for #USAvPAN, looking to secure the top spot in Group A.

Highlights: USA Cruises Past Cuba in Second Olympic Qualifying Match

The U-23 MNT defeated Cuba 6-1 at Sporting Park in Kansas City.

Highlights: USA Cruises Past Cuba in Second Olympic Qualifying Match

The U-23 MNT defeated Cuba 6-1 at Sporting Park in Kansas City.
×