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5 Things to Know: Unified Bid Offers Best Stage for 2026 FIFA World Cup

On Friday, March 16, the United Bid to secure the 2026 FIFA World Cup submitted its Bid Book to FIFA. Here are five things you should know about the comprehensive effort between the national federations of Canada, Mexico and the United States to bring the World Cup back to North America. PROVEN EXPERIENCE Together, Canada, Mexico and the United States have successfully hosted 13 FIFA events, whic Read more
MNT Mar 19, 2018
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Kekuta Manneh Added to U.S. Men's National Team Roster

CHICAGO (March 18, 2018) – U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Dave Sarachan has called Pachuca midfielder Kekuta Manneh into the MNT’s March training camp in Cary, N.C. With the addition, the roster now stands at 23 players as the U.S. prepares for its friendly against Paraguay on March 27. Limited tickets remain for USA-Paraguay, which will broadcast live from Sahlen&rs Read more
MNT Mar 18, 2018
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Jitka Klimkova Q&A: U-20 WNT Head Coach on the USA's Path at the World Cup

On March 8, the Official Draw for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup set the stage for this summer’s tournament. The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team was drawn into Group C alongside Japan, Paraguay and Spain.

Prior to the draw, the USA was in France for two friendlies against the host nation, played in two of the four official World Cup venues. The first fixture took place at Stade de la Rabine in Vannes, venue for the semifinal and final rounds. As the U-20s move full force into World Cup prep, head coach Jitka Klimkova broke down the team’s outlook for the tournament.

ussoccer.com: You finally know what’s in store for the USA this summer in France. What are your initial thoughts on Group C?

Jitka Klimkova: Now we can really focus on our opposition. The first game against Japan will be very exciting, we can’t wait for that. The second game is against a Paraguay team that played some really good qualifiers in South America against challenging competition. The third game is against Spain, they won the European championship, so they’re clearly a quality team. There’s nothing but opportunities in front of us to play in Group C against such great opposition.

ussoccer.com: Now that you know your Group C foes, how does it impact your preparation for August?

JK: We already had our plan of camps, but we didn’t confirm our opposition for games. Now, knowing who we play, we will try to find teams to play with similar styles to our group stage opponents. We’ll hopefully play Brazil in June, and that should be a similar opponent to Paraguay. We’re looking to schedule teams that play a similar style to Japan and Spain. I think our preparation for the World Cup will be very efficient.

ussoccer.com: What experience do you have with your Group C opposition?

JK: Last September, we played Japan with the younger, U-19 group, at a tournament in China. We also played them in some of our first domestic international games of the cycle last year.

As a coaching staff, we went to Northern Ireland in August for the UEFA Championship, so we saw Spain play a couple of times, including the final and semifinal. We feel like we have a good idea of their style of play. We also sent a scout to the South American qualifiers who had a chance to see Paraguay play against quality competition.

ussoccer.com: What kind of style can we expect to see from your Group C opponents?

JK: Both Japan and Spain are very possession-oriented teams. For us, the preparation for both games will be bit similar, so it’s good that we won’t need to change much in our game plan against those opponents.

Paraguay is more physical and more direct. That’s the style of soccer that our players see more in the NCAA, so we will be prepared for it. Paraguay is more akin to the competition the players have seen in the college game or at the CONCACACAF Championship. It’s a style that we’re familiar with.

ussoccer.com: What else did you experience at the Official Draw?

JK: It’s great to be here. It’s been great to listen to the plan of what the tournament will actually look like. We spent a day in the Team Services Workshop that broke down all of the details for August. We had the chance to be more specific about our preparations - we’ll we went to the stadiums where we’ll play and the hotels, which is all very helpful.

We can’t wait for August: game one against Japan, game two against Paraguay, game three against Spain. Here we go!

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U-20 WNT Mar 18, 2018
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Sarachan Convoca a 22 Jugadores Para USAvPAR

CHICAGO (18 de marzo, 2018) -- El director técnico de la Selección Masculina de Estados Unidos Dave Sarachan de nuevo pondra a prueba a la próxima generación de la U.S. MNT, convocando a 22 jugadores a Carolina del Norte antes del próximo partido amistoso contra Paraguay el 27 de marzo en Cary. Con una edad promedio de 23 años, 197 días, y con 17 ju Read more
Espanol Mar 18, 2018
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Sarachan Calls 22 Players to North Carolina for USA-Paraguay on March 27 in Cary

CHICAGO (March 18, 2018) –  U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Dave Sarachan will once again put the next generation of the MNT on display, calling 22 players to North Carolina in advance of the upcoming friendly against Paraguay on March 27 in Cary. With an average of 23 years, 84 days, 17 players are age 24 or under, meaning prospects and potential will be joined with some vet Read more
MNT Mar 18, 2018

PNT Captain Kevin Hensley to Retire Following Rule Changes

CHICAGO, Ill. (March 17, 2018)-- After four years with the U.S. Paralympic National Team and three years as its captain, midfielder Kevin Hensley is retiring from the sport. New classification rules from Paralympic soccer’s governing body, the International Federation for Cerebral Palsy Football (IFCPF), have deemed players with minimal impairments ineligible to compete. Hensley, who suffe Read more
PNT Mar 17, 2018

A Letter to My 12-Year-Old Self

Dear 12-year-old Kevin, I want to tell you something very important. Believe in yourself. There will be a time in your life when not many people will, but that doesn’t matter. You can push yourself through almost anything in your life. This will come to be one of your best attributes, your determination. Soccer has come pretty easy to you so far. You caught coaches’ eyes earl Read more
PNT Mar 17, 2018

United Bid Book Delivered to FIFA Today; United Bid Co-Chairmen Available Via Conference Call Monday, March 19

NEW YORK (March 16, 2018) – UNITED, AS ONE, Canada, Mexico and the United States, today delivered the United Bid Book to FIFA at the governing body’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. United Bid Co-chairmen Steven Reed (President, Canada Soccer), Decio De Maria (President, Mexico Football Federation) and Carlos Cordeiro (President, U.S. Soccer Federation) will be available to speak Read more
Mar 16, 2018

U-20 MNT Heads to Spain for Matches vs. France and Atletico Madrid

CHICAGO (March 16, 2018) – U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Tab Ramos has called in 25 players to take part in a 12-day international training camp from March 17-28 in Spain, highlighted by two games against France in Alicante on March 21 and 23. After seven days in Alicante, the team will travel to Madrid, where it will face off against Atletico Madrid’s U-21 squad. Read more
U-20 MNT Mar 16, 2018