U.S. Soccer

Men's National Team

2017 Gold Cup

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE CAPS/G
M 5-10 150 Plano, Texas FC Dallas 6/0
F 6-1 180 Barnegat, N.J. New England Revolution 23/3
M 5-8 145 Chula Vista, Calif. Club Tijuana (Mexico) 4/2
M 6-0 160 Weston, Fla. Philadelphia Union 59/2
D 6-0 170 Overland Park, Kan. Sporting Kansas City 39/1
M 5-10 165 Chula Vista, Calif. Veracruz (Mexico) 17/2
F 5-9 180 London, England Sporting Kansas City 0/0
D 6-5 210 Dallas, Texas Pachuca (Mexico) 38/1
GK 6-4 210 Homer Glen, Ill. Atlanta United FC 53/0
GK 6-3 225 Annandale, Va. D.C. United 2/0
D 6-4 190 Carmel, Indiana FC Dallas 2/0
GK 6-3 215 Lilburn, Ga. Chicago Fire 5/0
D 5-11 175 Downers Grove, Ill. Nottingham Forest (England) 11/0
M 5-9 150 Winter Park, Fla. Chicago Fire 6/0
D 6-4 185 Clifton, N.J. Chelsea FC 2/0
F 5-11 185 Mercer Island, Wash. Seattle Sounders FC 15/2
D 5-9 165 Cleveland, Ohio San Jose Earthquakes
M 5-8 165 Pico Rivera, Calif. Seattle Sounders FC 0/0
F 5-8 150 Newport Beach, Calif. New England Revolution
M 5-9 160 Panama City, Fla. Gent (Belgium) 0/0
D 5-9 150 Anaheim, Calif. Santos Laguna (Mexico) 5/0
F 6-2 175 Hawthorne, Calif. LA Galaxy 31/6
D 5-10 160 Longwood, Fla. Sporting Kansas City 47/5

2017 Gold Cup

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-10

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Plano, Texas

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Forward

Height:6-1

Weight:180

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Barnegat, N.J.

Club:New England Revolution

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-8

Weight:145

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Chula Vista, Calif.

Club:Club Tijuana (Mexico)

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-0

Weight:160

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Weston, Fla.

Club:Philadelphia Union

Position:Defender

Height:6-0

Weight:170

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Overland Park, Kan.

Club:Sporting Kansas City

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-10

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Chula Vista, Calif.

Club:Veracruz (Mexico)

Position:Forward

Height:5-9

Weight:180

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:London, England

Club:Sporting Kansas City

Position:Defender

Height:6-5

Weight:210

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Dallas, Texas

Club:Pachuca (Mexico)

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-4

Weight:210

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Homer Glen, Ill.

Club:Atlanta United FC

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-3

Weight:225

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Annandale, Va.

Club:D.C. United

Position:Defender

Height:6-4

Weight:190

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Carmel, Indiana

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-3

Weight:215

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Lilburn, Ga.

Club:Chicago Fire

Position:Defender

Height:5-11

Weight:175

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Downers Grove, Ill.

Club:Nottingham Forest (England)

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-9

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Winter Park, Fla.

Club:Chicago Fire

Position:Defender

Height:6-4

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Clifton, N.J.

Club:Chelsea FC

Position:Forward

Height:5-11

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Mercer Island, Wash.

Club:Seattle Sounders FC

Position:Defender

Height:5-9

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Cleveland, Ohio

Club:San Jose Earthquakes

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-8

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Pico Rivera, Calif.

Club:Seattle Sounders FC

Position:Forward

Height:5-8

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Newport Beach, Calif.

Club:New England Revolution

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-9

Weight:160

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Panama City, Fla.

Club:Gent (Belgium)

Position:Defender

Height:5-9

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Anaheim, Calif.

Club:Santos Laguna (Mexico)

Position:Forward

Height:6-2

Weight:175

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Hawthorne, Calif.

Club:LA Galaxy

Position:Defender

Height:5-10

Weight:160

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Longwood, Fla.

Club:Sporting Kansas City

Joe Corona and Juan Agudelo Get Second Chance to Make First Impression with U.S. MNT

The 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup is a moment of opportunity. For some, it’s their first with the MNT. Others are looking at a second chance to make a first impression at the international level with U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bruce Arena back at the helm.

Part of the USA’s last Gold Cup championship side in 2013, Club Tijuana midfielder Joe Corona is making his first camp appearance since September 2015.

“It’s been two years since I’ve been here and I’m very happy,” Corona told ussoccer.com on Tuesday. “First of all, I’m very thankful that Bruce gave me the opportunity to be here and give me a chance to show myself and a lot of my teammates to play a great tournament.”

The international absence somewhat coincided with loan moves to Veracruz and Liga MX Acenso side Dorados Sinaloa, but Corona returned to Estado Caliente at the beginning of 2017 and proved vital in helping Xolos to the Clausura regular season championship, tallying two goals and three assists while appearing in all 19 matches during the campaign.   

“We had a great run last season. I got a lot of playing time, and I think it helped me a lot to get my confidence back and get some goals. I think that’s the reason why I got the call-up.”

Corona is joined in camp by veteran forward Juan Agudelo, who memorably burst onto the U.S. MNT scene as the first Development Academy player to play for the National Team when he scored the late game-winner in a 1-0 friendly victory against South Africa back in 2010. He made his biggest mark the following year, appearing in 14 matches, including five of six during the USA’s run to the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final.

Making at least one senior team appearance every year since, Agudelo has remained on the periphery of the National Team but hasn’t found the consistency he’s hoped for on the international level. He puts the lack of regular appearances on himself.

“I believe I belong among the call ups, but sometimes I don’t show myself well at the club level,” he said. “That’s been the only thing I’ve been disappointed in: myself.”

With 23 caps, Agudelo ranks high among the most senior players on the current Gold Cup roster and has hopes the extended look the confederation championship provides will help make a better case for further inclusion in World Cup Qualifying and a potential U.S. roster at next summer’s FIFA World Cup.

“It’s definitely a great opportunity for all of us,” he said. “With a couple new guys coming in, it’s strange to think that I’ve been here a couple times and it’s an opportunity you have to take. You don’t know when you’ll have another chance like this in a major tournament before a World Cup. As a kid I’ve always wanted to play in a World Cup.”

With both Agudelo and Corona having experienced the rigors of a Gold Cup before – and both playing in a final – the pair knows what it will take for the current group to help the USA lift its sixth regional trophy at the end of July.

“I think it takes a full lineup,” Agudelo said. “There’s got to be 23 players ready to play. There’s a lot of games, a short period of time to recover and I feel like the deepest squad wins the tournament. Back in 2011, luckily I was able to be a part of final, but just unlucky to lose a game like that [4-2 to Mexico].”

“I think it takes a lot of humbleness,” said Corona, who started the USA’s 2013 Gold Cup Final win against Panama. “We have to stay together as a group inside and outside of the field. I remember that 2013 team. We were very close on and off the field, and I think we have a lot of great human beings and great soccer players with a lot of talent that want to show themselves and earn the spot not only here in the Gold Cup, but also in World Cup Qualifying. I think it’s a great opportunity for us to put our hands out there and try to be a part of everything.”

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