U.S. Soccer

2014 FIFA World Cup

Brazil

On This Day: Captain Carlos Earned His First Cap for His Country

On this day in 2001, five players, including former captain Carlos Bocanegra, earned their first cap with the U.S. Men’s National Team in a 1-0 loss to Korea Republic at Jeju World Cup Stadium in Seogwipo, Jeju Province. Manny Lagos, Diego Gutierrez, Jeff Cunningham and Richard Mulrooney also made their team debuts in the U.S. MNT’s final match of 2001.  

Bocanegra went on to play 110 matches with the U.S., including 64 as captain, prior to his retirement last year. His 14 international goals stand as the all-time record among USA defenders and 9,222 career minutes are fifth most of any player in team history. The Alta Loma, Calif., native played in two FIFA World Cups (2006, 2010), appearing in six matches.  He also captured two CONCACAF Gold Cup titles in four tournaments. Domestically, Bocanegra was named the MLS Rookie of the Year during his rookie campaign with the Chicago Fire in 2000 and earned back-to-back MLS Defender of the Year honors in 2002 and 2003.

The match against South Korea took place less than six months prior to the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea and Japan, and began a streak of three consecutive World Cup appearances by the USA that were preceded by an acclimatization regimen in the host country. The U.S. would play Poland (1-0 victory on March 1, 2006) and Germany (4-1 loss on March 22, 2006) on German soil prior to the 2006 FIFA World Cup; then five matches in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup that included a 2-0 win against then No. 1-ranked Spain in the semifinal that earnedits first appearance in the final of a major FIFA tournament, a year prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The U.S. MNT also held January camp in Sao Paulo, Brazil at the base camp it would later use in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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MNT Dec 9, 2015

Happy Goalversary Clint Dempsey and John Brooks!

It was the first game for the U.S. Men’s National Team in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. It was a matchup with Ghana, the team that had eliminated the USA in the previous two World Cups and the MNT’s first opponent in the “Group of Death.” It was John Brooks, one year ago today, that a headed in a heart-stopping goal in the 86th minute to give the U.S. a 2-1 win. A dream scenario Read more
MNT Jun 16, 2015

U.S. MNT Wins Best Moment at 2014 ESPY Awards

CHICAGO (July 16, 2014) – The U.S. Men’s National Team won Best Moment at the ESPYs this evening for its 2-1 victory against Ghana in the team’s opening group match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Natal, Brazil. U.S. MNT defender John Brooks scored the game-winning goal in the 86th minute to give the U.S. the dramatic victory after a hard-fought match that the U.S. had led for most Read more
MNT Jul 16, 2014

Jurgen Klinsmann Recaps World Cup and Previews Final

U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann recaps the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and previews the final between Germany and Argentina. Read more
MNT Jul 14, 2014

Conference Call Quote Sheet: U.S. MNT Goalkeeper Tim Howard

On the attention he has received and how he is dealing with it: “I think when you get in the public eye, you just try and figure out a way to deal with it. I’m old, so I’ve been dealing with it for a while. I keep my feet on the ground and just figure out a way to deal with it. Like I said, it’s nothing new when you’re in the public eye. It’s nice that America Read more
MNT Jul 2, 2014

World Cup Quote Sheet: Jurgen Klinsmann Final Press Conference

U.S. MNT head coach JURGEN KLINSMANN Thanking the media and those in Brazil who helped the MNT on the trip: “First of all, before we get into the questions, we really would love to thank São Paulo FC for hosting us during those couple weeks. It’s been tremendous. It’s been an amazing experience for all of us. Also, [thanks to] the setup of the hotel in the city and the peo Read more
MNT Jul 2, 2014

World Cup Quote Sheet: MNT vs. Belgium - Sunil Gulati, Jurgen Klinsmann

U.S. Soccer Federation President SUNIL GULATI On the team’s effort against Belgium: “A heroic effort. Belgium is a very good team. Two guys from Everton were the difference: Timmy Howard kept us in the game with an extraordinary performance and [Romelu] Lukaku obviously made the difference coming on. Even when we were down 2-0, I thought we would come back, and we had four, five chance Read more
MNT Jul 2, 2014

World Cup Quote Sheet: MNT vs. Belgium - Howard, Jones, Dempsey, Gonzalez, Bradley, Besler

U.S. MNT goalkeeper TIM HOWARD On his immediate reaction to the loss: “It’s heartbreaking. I don’t think we could have given any more. What a great game of football. We left it all out there. We got beat by a really good team. They took their chances well. It’s heartache. It hurts.” On the sense of urgency in the last minutes displayed by the U.S.: “That’s Read more
MNT Jul 2, 2014

In Dramatic Round-of-16 Match at 2014 FIFA World Cup, Belgium Edges U.S. in Extra Time

U.S. MNT DROPS 2-1 DECISION TO BELGIUM IN EXTRA TIME OF DRAMATIC ROUND OF 16 MATCH AT 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP U.S. MNT Goalkeeper Tim Howard Makes FIFA World Cup Record 16 Saves; Julian Green Scores Goal in Extra Time in World Cup Debut SALVADOR, Brazil (July 1, 2014) – The U.S. Men’s National Team nearly pulled off the most dramatic of late comebacks, but Belgium held off the vigorous Read more
MNT Jul 1, 2014

Altidore on Alert

SALVADOR, Brazil – In the mid-day heat, the U.S. Men’s National Team began its training session as it normally does: with a huddle around head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. On Monday, though, the crowd gathered around another old friend. Greeted with hoops and hollers from his teammates, Jozy Altidore stepped into the middle of the circle as his teammates jumped around him. A round of appla Read more
MNT Jul 1, 2014

Vai dar Tudo Certo

The term “Vai dar tudo certo” is used by Brazilian locals to mean “It’ll all work out.” This is what USA fan Oscar Choi used to describe the upcoming challenges that face the U.S. MNT as the players head into their Round of 16 game against Belgium. Choi is not alone. More than 1,500 fans supporting the USA gathered together at Fan HQ in Salvador with one familiar th Read more
MNT Jul 1, 2014

U.S. MNT Squares off Against Belgium in Round of 16 Match at FIFA World Cup

U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Belgium 2014 FIFA World Cup – Round of 16 Arena Fonte Nova– Salvador, Brazil July 1, 2014 U.S. MNT FACES BELGIUM IN ROUND OF 16: The U.S. advanced to the Round of 16 in consecutive FIFA World Cups for the first time in its history and will play Belgium on Tuesday, July 1, at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, for a spot in the quarterfinals. Th Read more
MNT Jun 30, 2014

Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
MNT vs Belgium 1-2 L a.e.t. Fonte Nova; Salvador, Brazil 51,227 Green
MNT vs Germany 0-1 L Arena Pernambuco; Recife, Brazil 41,876 --
MNT vs Portugal 2-2 D Arena Amazona; Manaus, Brazil 40,123 Dempsey, Jones
MNT vs Ghana 2-1 W Estadio das Dunas; Natal, Brazil 39,760 Dempsey, Brooks
MNT vs 2010 FIFA World Cup Final Draw 0-0 D Cape Town International Convention Center

2014 FIFA World Cup Roster

PLAYER POS. HT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE CAPS/G

2014 FIFA World Cup Roster

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
BRA 3 2 0 1 7 2 5 7
MEX 3 2 0 1
4 1
3 7
CRO 3 1 2 0 6 6 0 3
CMR
3 0 2 0 1
9
-8 0

Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
NED
3 3 0 0 10 3
7 9
CHI
3 2 1
0 5 3 2 6
ESP 3 1 2 0 4 7 -3 3
AUS 3 0 3 0 3
9 -6
0

Group C

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
COL 3 3 0 0 9 2 7 9
GRE
3 1 1 1
2 4 -2
4
CIV 3 1 2 0 4 5
-1 3
JPN 3 0 2
1 1 7
-6 1

Group D

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
CRC 3 2 0 1 4 1 3 7
URU 3 2 1 0 4 4
0
6
ITA 3 1 2
0 2 3 -1 3
ENG 3 0 2 1
2 4 -2 1

Group E

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
FRA 3 2
0 1 8 2 6
7
SUI 3 2 1
0 7 6 1
6
ECU 3 1
1 1 3
3
0 4
HON 3 0 3 0 1
8
-7
0

Group F

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
ARG 3 3
0 0 6 3 3 9
NGA 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
BIH 3 1 2
0 4 4 0 3
IRN 3 0 2 1 1 4 -3 1

Group G

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
GER 3 2
0 1
7 2
+5 7
USA
3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
POR 3 1 1 1
3 6
-3 4
GHA
3 0 2 1 4 6 -2 1

Group H

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
BEL 3 3 0 0 4 1 +3 9
ALG
3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 4
RUS 3 0 1 2
2 3
-2 2
KOR
3 0 2 1 3 6 -3 1

Group A

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
 1 June 12 Brazil vs. Croatia 3-1
São Paulo
 2 June 13 Mexico vs. Cameroon 1-0
Natal
 17 June 17 Brazil vs. Mexico 0-0
Fortaleza
 18 June 18 Cameroon vs. Croatia 0-4
Manaus
 33 June 23 Cameroon vs. Brazil 1-4
Brasilia
 34 June 23 Croatia vs. Mexico 1-3
Recife

Group B

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
 3 June 13 Spain vs. Netherlands 1-5
Salvador
 4 June 13 Chile vs. Australia 3-1
Cuiaba
 19 June 18 Spain vs. Chile 0-2
Rio de Janeiro
 20 June 18 Australia vs. Netherlands 2-3
Porto Alegre
 35 June 23 Australia vs. Spain 0-3
Curitiba
 36 June 23 Netherlands vs. Chile 2-0
São Paulo

Group C

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
 5 June 14 Colombia vs. Greece 3-0
Belo Horizonte
 6 June 14 Ivory Coast vs. Japan 2-1
Recife
 23 June 19 Colombia vs. Ivory Coast 2-1
Brasilia
 24 June 19 Japan vs. Greece 0-0
Natal
 39 June 24 Japan vs. Colombia 1-4
Cuiaba
 40 June 24 Greece vs. Ivory Coast 2-1
Fortaleza

Group D

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
 7 June 14 Uruguay vs. Costa Rica 1-3
Fortaleza
 8 June 14 England vs. Italy 1-2
Manaus
 23 June 19 Uruguay vs. England 2-1
São Paulo
 24 June 20 Italy vs. Costa Rica 0-1
Recife
 39 June 24 Italy vs. Uruguay 0-1
Natal
 40 June 24 Costa Rica vs. England 0-0
Belo Horizonte

Group E

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
 9 June 15 Switzerland vs. Ecuador 2-1
Brasilia
 10 June 15 France vs. Honduras 3-0
Porto Alegre
 25 June 20 Switzerland vs. France 2-5
Salvador
 26 June 20 Honduras vs. Ecuador 1-2
Curitiba
 41 June 25 Honduras vs. Switzerland 0-3
Manaus
 42 June 25 Ecuador vs. France 0-0
Rio de Janeiro

Group F

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
 11 June 15 Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-1
Rio de Janerio
 12 June 16 Iran vs. Nigeria 0-0 Curitiba
 27 June 21 Argentina vs. Iran 1-0
Belo Horizonte
 28 June 21 Nigeria vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-0 Cuiaba
 43 June 25 Nigeria vs. Argentina 2-3
Porto Alegre
 44 June 25 Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Iran 3-1
Salvador

Group G

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
 13 June 16 Germany vs. Portugal 4-0 Salvador
 14 June 16 Ghana vs. USA 1-2 W Natal
 29 June 21 Germany vs. Ghana 2-2
Fortaleza
 30 June 22 USA vs. Portugal 2-2 T Manaus
 45 June 26 USA vs. Germany 0-1 L Recife
 46 June 26 Portugal vs. Ghana 2-1 Brasilia

Group H

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
 15 June 17 Belgium vs. Algeria 2-1
Belo Horizonte
 17 June 16 Russia vs. Korea Republic 1-1
Cuiaba
 31 June 22 Belgium vs. Russia 1-0 Rio de Janeiro
 32 June 22 Korea Republic vs. Algeria 2-4 Porto Alegre
 47 June 26 Korea Republic vs. Belgium 0-1
São Paulo
 48 June 26 Algeria vs. Russia 1-1
Curitiba

Round of 16

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
 49 June 28 Brazil vs. Chile
1-1 (Brazil wins 3-2 on PKs)
Belo Horizonte
 50 June 28 Colombia vs. Uruguay
2-0
Rio de Janeiro
 51 June 29 Netherlands vs. Mexico
2-1
Fortaleza
 52 June 29 Costa Rica vs. Greece
1-1 (Costa Rica wins 5-3 on PKs) Recife
 53 June 30 France vs. Nigeria
2-0
Brasilia
 54 June 30 Germany vs. Algeria
2-1
Porto Alegre
 55 July 1 Argentina vs. Switzerland
1-0
São Paulo
 56 July 1 Belgium vs. USA
2-1 L
Salvador

Quarterfinals

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
 57 July 4 Brazil vs. Colombia
2-1 Fortaleza
 58 July 4 France vs. Germany
0-1 Rio de Janeiro
 59 July 5 Netherlands vs. Costa Rica
0-0 (Netherlands wins 4-3 on PKs) Salvador
 60 July 5 Argentina vs. Belgium
1-0 Brasilia

Semifinals

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
 61 July 8 Brazil vs. Germany 1-7 Belo Horizonte
 62 July 9 Netherlands vs. Argentina 0-0 (Argentina wins 4-2 on PKs) São Paulo

Third Place

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
 63 July 12 Brazil vs. Netherlands 0-3 Belo Horizonte

Final

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
 64 July 13 Germany vs. Argentina 1-0 a.e.t. Rio de Janeiro
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