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WNT Defeats Haiti 5-0 at Ford Field in Detroit

DETROIT (Sept. 17, 2015) – The World Cup Champion U.S. Women’s National Team continued its Victory Tour with a 5-0 win against Haiti in front of a record crowd of 34,538 at Ford Field. The crowd was the largest to attend a soccer game in the history of the Detroit stadium.

Carli Lloyd struck first for the U.S. in the sixth minute. The 2015 World Cup Golden Ball winner was set up by a Crystal Dunn cross in a prelude of what would come over the next 84 minutes. In the 33rd minute, Dunn again had the assist, finding Christen Press with a near-post cross and she volleyed home for her 25th WNT score. Four minutes later, Lloyd added her second, and would complete her hat trick in the second half.

In the final minutes of the match, Dunn rose up for a header off a cross from Heather O’Reilly to earn her first international goal in her first start of the year and just her second cap of 2015. The teams will travel south for another match-up as the Victory Tour continues in Birmingham, Alabama on Sept. 20. For more information on tickets, click here. 

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Carli Lloyd (Crystal Dunn) 6th minute:
Crystal Dunn picked up the ball on the right and beat her defender down the line Just before reaching the end line, Dunn whipped a cross into the box. Lloyd out-jumped her defender and for a spectacular header, bouncing it in for first goal of the game. USA 1, HAI 0 SEE GOAL 

USA – Christen Press (Crystal Dunn), 33rd minute: Similar to the first goal, Crystal Dunn played creator. She worked a give-and-go with Tobin Heath before moving down the right-hand edge of the box and again curled in a cross that found Christen Press in front of the goal. Press shielded her defender and with re-directed the cross into the net at the near post. USA 2, HAI 0 SEE GOAL 

USA – Carli Lloyd (penalty kick) 37th minute: After Christen Press was taken down in the box, the U.S. was awarded a penalty kick. Lloyd powered a perfectly placed shot past the diving ‘keeper and into the right corner for a 3-0 halftime lead. USA 3, HAI 0 

USA – Carli Lloyd (Lauren Holiday) 69th minute: Lauren Holiday drove a perfect ball across the box on the corner kick. Lloyd rose above the pack and sent her header back across the goal, over the Haiti ‘keeper and into the net to complete her hat trick. USA 4, HAI 0 SEE GOAL 

USA – Crystal Dunn (Heather O’Reilly) 90+3 minute: In the game’s final seconds Crystal Dunn scored her first career international goal. It came on a cross from Heather O’Reilly. Dunn cut through the box, sliced in front of Abby Wambach and jumped high to power her header home. USA 5, HAI 0 FINAL 

Next on the Schedule: The WNT continues the 2015 Victory Tour with a stop in Birmingham, Alabama on Sept. 20 where it will face Haiti at Legion Field. 
Broadcast information: ESPN2, WatchESPN (1:30 p.m. CT; Sept. 20) 
Social:  Twitter (@ussoccer_wnt@ussoccer_esp);  FacebookInstagram 

Milestone Watch:
  • In addition to tallying two assists for her first international points, Crystal Dunn scored on a header in stoppage time for her first international goal.
  • With their appearances tonight, Becky Sauerbrunn earned her 90th cap, while Ali Krieger earned her 75th cap. Hope Solo earned her 180th cap.
  • With her goal tonight, Christen Press became the 22nd player in U.S. WNT history to score 25 goals.
  • Carli Lloyd’s trio of scores pushed her career total to 74 and she is now just one goal away from tying Cindy Parlow for sixth on the all-time list. The U.S. captain has scored 10 times in her last seven games and tonight marked her 10th multi-goal game for the WNT.
  • Lloyd became the sixth WNT player with four career hat tricks.
  • The WNT extended its record unbeaten streak to 99-consecutive home games (87-0-12). The last loss at home came to Denmark on Nov. 6, 2004.

  • Additional Notes:
    • Crystal Dunn’s start was her first of 2015 and her first appearance since coming on as a substitute against England in February. Dunn was the 2015 NWSL Golden Boot winner, scoring 15 goals.
    • Prior to the Sept. 20 match in Birmingham, midfielder Tobin Heath will be honored for earning her 100th cap. Against Costa Rica on Aug. 19, Heath became the 33rd American female to play 100 times for her country. She debuted for the USA in January of 2008 and has scored 12 goals over her first 101 games, including famously tallying the fifth goal in the 2015 Women's World Cup Final.
    • With the win tonight, the WNT remained unbeaten indoors, improving to 16-0-1.
    • The USA improves to 5-0-0 all-time against Haiti with 34 goals scored and none conceded.
    • Ashlyn Harris played the second half in goal to earn her eighth cap.
    • Carli Lloyd leads the USWNT in scoring in 2015 with 13 goals. The third time she has reached double-digits in goals scored in a calendar year. Her career high is 15, which she achieved in 2014 and 2012.

    - U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report -

    Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Haiti
    Date: Sept. 17, 2015
    Competition: International Friendly – Victory Tour
    Venue: Ford Field; Detroit, Michigan
    Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET
    Attendance: 34,538
    Weather: Indoors 

    Scoring Summary:       1          2          F
    USA                                3          2          5
    HAI                                 0          0          0 

    USA – Carli Lloyd (Crystal Dunn)            6th minute
    USA – Christen Press (Crystal Dunn)        33
    USA – Carli Lloyd (penalty kick)              37
    USA – Carli Lloyd (Lauren Holiday)         69
    USA – Crystal Dunn (Heather O’Reilly)    90+3

    Lineups:
    USA: 1-Hope Solo (18-Ashlyn Harris, 46); 5-Kelley O’Hara (11-Ali Krieger, 46), 19-Julie Johnston, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 22-Meghan Klingenberg; 25-Crystal Dunn, 14-Morgan Brian (12-Lauren Holiday, 46), 17-Tobin Heath (3-Christie Rampone, 63), 23-Christen Press (9-Heather O’Reilly, 63), 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.); 13-Alex Morgan (20-Abby Wambach, 63) 
    Subs Not Used: 6-Whitney Engen, 7-Shannon Boxx, 8-Amy Rodriguez, 15-Megan Rapinoe, 16-Lori Chalupny, 21-Alyssa Naeher
    Head coach: Jill Ellis 

    HAI: 12-Edny Limage (capt.) (1- Jonie Gabriel, 87); 2-Soveline Beaubrun, 4-Clorene Rateau, 6-Kimberly Boulos, 7-Roselord Borgella, 8-Sherly Jeudy (5-Sabine Chandler, 46), 9-Nerilia Mondesir, 10-Betcheba Louis (3-Jennifer Limage, 82), 13-Zila Lafleur (18-Kensia Destinvil, 86), 17-Yvrose Gervil, 20-Phisline Michel (16-Darline Radamaker, 46)
    Subs Not Used: 19-Bencia Erleus, 21-Emeline Charles
    Head coach: Shek Borkowski 

    Stats Summary: USA / HAI
    Shots: 36 / 1
    Shots on Goal: 13 / 1
    Saves: 1 / 8
    Corner Kicks: 7 / 1
    Fouls: 2 / 9
    Offside: 5 / 0 

    Misconduct Summary:
    HAI – Kimberly Boulos (caution)             85th minute 

    Officials:
    Referee: Katja Koroleva (USA)  
    Assistant Referee 1: Princess Brown (JAM)
    Assistant Referee 2: Stacy-Ann Greyson (JAM)
    4th Official: Tori Penso (USA) 

    Budweiser Woman of the Match: Carli Lloyd

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    - U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report -

    Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Haiti
    Date: Sept. 17, 2015
    Competition: International Friendly – Victory Tour
    Venue: Ford Field; Detroit, Michigan
    Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET
    Attendance: 34,538
    Weather: Indoors

    Scoring Summary:      1          2          F
    USA                            3          2          5
    HAI                             0          0          0

    USA – Carli Lloyd (Crystal Dunn)                    6th minute
    USA – Christen Press (Crystal Dunn)               33
    USA – Carli Lloyd (penalty kick)                      37
    USA – Carli Lloyd (Lauren Holiday)                 69
    USA – Crystal Dunn (Heather O’Reilly)            90+3

    Lineups:
    USA: 1-Hope Solo (18-Ashlyn Harris, 46); 5-Kelley O’Hara (11-Ali Krieger, 46), 19-Julie Johnston, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 22-Meghan Klingenberg; 25-Crystal Dunn, 14-Morgan Brian (12-Lauren Holiday, 46), 17-Tobin Heath (3-Christie Rampone, 63), 23-Christen Press (9-Heather O’Reilly, 63), 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.); 13-Alex Morgan (20-Abby Wambach, 63)
    Subs Not Used: 6-Whitney Engen, 7-Shannon Boxx, 8-Amy Rodriguez, 15-Megan Rapinoe, 16-Lori Chalupny, 21-Alyssa Naeher
    Head coach: Jill Ellis

    HAI: 12-Edny Limage (capt.) (1- Jonie Gabriel, 87); 2-Soveline Beaubrun, 4-Clorene Rateau, 6-Kimberly Boulos, 7-Roselord Borgella, 8-Sherly Jeudy (5-Sabine Chandler, 46), 9-Nerilia Mondesir, 10-Betcheba Louis (3-Jennifer Limage, 82), 13-Zila Lafleur (18-Kensia Destinvil, 86), 17-Yvrose Gervil, 20-Phisline Michel (16-Darline Radamaker, 46)
    Subs Not Used: 19-Bencia Erleus, 21-Emeline Charles
    Head coach: Shek Borkowski

    Stats Summary: USA / HAI
    Shots: 36 / 1
    Shots on Goal: 13 / 1
    Saves: 1 / 8
    Corner Kicks: 7 / 1
    Fouls: 2 / 9
    Offside: 5 / 0

    Misconduct Summary:
    HAI – Kimberly Boulos (caution)          85th minute

    Officials:
    Referee: Katja Koroleva (USA)  
    Assistant Referee 1: Princess Brown (JAM)
    Assistant Referee 2: Stacy-Ann Greyson (JAM)
    4th Official: Tori Penso (USA)

    Budweiser Woman of the Match: TBD

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    Nineteen Players Called to U-15 Boys' National Team for 2019 Torneo delle Nazioni

    CHICAGO (April 23, 2019)—The U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team will head to the 2019 Torneo delle Nazioni in Gradisca, Italy from April 23 to May 5. The tournament marks the first international games of the year for the U-15s, who are preparing for this summer’s 2019 Concacaf U-15 Boys’ Championship.

    The USA will face India on April 28, Slovenia on April 29 and Mexico on April 30 in the tournament’s group stage. Steve Klein, Academy Director at U.S. Soccer Development Academy club PA Classics will serve as the U-15s’ head coach for the camp. The 19-player roster is made up of 18 players born in 2004 and one born in 2005.

    U.S. U-15 BNT Roster by Position (Club; Hometown; Caps/Goals)
    GOALKEEPERS (2): Damian Alguera (De Anza Force; San Jose, Calif.), Gabriel Slonina (Chicago Fire; Addison, Ill.)
    DEFNDERS (6): John Carlos Cortez (New York Red Bulls; Ridgewood, N.J.), Brandan Craig (Philadelphia Union; Philadelphia, Pa.), Antonio Leone (Los Angeles Football Club; Long Beach, Calif.), Hans Leza (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), Angel Martinez (Seattle Sounders FC; Everett, Wash.), Devan Tanton (UE Cornella/ESP; Barcelona, Spain)
    MIDFIELDERS (6): Kenan Hot (New York Red Bulls; Lincroft, N.J.), Nicolas Perez Guillen (Deportivo Toluca FC/MEX; Guadalajara, Mexico), Allan Rodriguez (Chicago Fire; Elkhart, Ind.), Evan Rotundo (San Diego Surf; La Mesa, Calif.), Leonardo Torres (San Antonio FC; San Antonio, Texas), Aethan Yohannes (AZ Alkmaar/NED; Springfield, Va.)FORWARDS (5): Austin Brummett (Seattle Sounders FC; Seattle, Wash.), Osvaldo Cisneros (Sporting Kansas City; Omaha, Neb.), Cesar Cordova (Houston Dynamo; Humble, Texas), Luca Koleosho (CF Reus Deportiu/ESP; Trumbull, Conn.), Federico Oliva (Atletico Madrid/ESP; Madrid, Spain)

    Following the group stage, the USA will play placement games. The rest of the tournament field is listed below:

    Group A

    Group B

    Group C

    Group D

    Italy

    Japan

    Slovenia

    Austria

    England

    Tukey

    Mexico

    Norway

    Czech Republic

    Russia

    USA

    Macedonia

    Qatar

    United Arab Emirates

    India

    Portugal

    The USA has participated at the last two editions of the Torneo delle Nazioni. Last year, the U.S. U-16 BNT finished third overall after going undefeated in the group stage. Three of the 2003-born players at last year’s tournament – defender Mauricio Cuevas, midfielder Daniel Leyva and forward Tyler Freeman – were recently named to the U-17 MNT roster for the Concacaf U-17 Championship.

    The core of the current U-17 MNT took home the Torneo delle Nazioni title in 2017, coming from behind to defeat England 2-1 in the tournament final with goals from Giovanni Reyna and Joseph Scally.

    Roster Notes:

    • Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2004 are eligible for the 2019 Concacaf U-15 Boys’ Championship.
    • Fourteen players compete for 11 domestic-based clubs, with the most, two each, coming from the Chicago Fire, New York Red Bulls and Seattle Sounders FC. Five play for foreign-based clubs in Spain (three), Mexico and Netherlands.
    • Fourteen players (all U.S.-based players) are currently competing in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, while fifteen have spent at least one season in the Academy. Midfielder Aethan Yohannes played for D.C. United before moving to AZ Alkmaar.
    • The tournament will mark Federico Oliva’s first appearance with the U-15 BNT. He was called to the team’s year-opening camp in Carson, Calif., but had to withdraw due to injury.
    • Goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina, defenders Brandon Craig and Antonio Leone as well as midfielders Kenan Hot and Evan Rotundo have appeared in all six events of the 2018-19 U-15 cycle.
    • Forward Austin Brummett made his professional debut for Tacoma Defiance on April 20 against Phoenix Rising FC, becoming the youngest player to ever play in the USL Championship.
    • Slonina signed a MLS Homegrown contract with the Fire in March, making him the youngest Homegrown signing in MLS history.
    • Midfielder Leonardo Torres inked a professional contract with San Antonio FC in February, becoming the youngest pro signing in USL Championship history.
    • The U-15 BNT went 1-2-0 in its first set of international games in May 2018 against Bosnia and Herzegovinia U-16 (L 1-3, L 1-2) and Serbia (W 5-0).
    • Eight players on this roster made their international debuts in that trio of games: Craig, Hot, Leone, Rotundo and Slonina as well as defender Devan Tanton, midfielder Allan Rodriguez and forward Austin Brummett. Rotundo scored two goals in the U-15s’ win over Serbia.

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    U-17 MNT Head Coach Raphael Wicky Names 20-Player Roster for 2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship

    CHICAGO (April 22, 2019) — U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team head coach Raphael Wicky has called a 20-player roster to represent the USA at the 2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship, set for May 1-16 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

    This year’s tournament brings a new format, as 20 nations participate in the competition. The four semi-finalists will qualify for this fall’s 2019 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Brazil as representatives of Concacaf.

    The USA was drawn into Group F and kicks off its tournament against Canada on Thursday, May 2 at 6 p.m. ET. The U.S. then faces Barbados on Saturday, May 4 at 4 p.m. ET and finishes group play against Guatemala on Monday, May 6 at 6 p.m. ET.

    All three of the USA’s group stage games will be broadcast on Univision Deportes Network and the Concacaf GO app, available on iTunes, Google Play and online.

    “I’m very excited about the team we’ve put together for this World Cup qualifying tournament,” Wicky said. “There’s a lot of very good quality in this group. We brought together a strong roster for the mini-camp earlier this month, and now we’ve added a few more pieces with a lot of good characteristics. The players have brought a great mentality and we’re excited and ready for a number of interesting games ahead.”

    2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship Roster by Position (Club; Hometown; U-17 Caps/Goals)
    GOALKEEPERS (2): 1-Damian Las (Chicago Fire; Norridge, Ill.; 13/0), 12-Chituru Odunze (Vancouver Whitecaps FC/CAN; Calgary, Alta.; 4/0)
    DEFENDERS (7): 4-Axel Alejandre (FC United; Chicago, Ill.; 14/0), 3-Adam Armour (North Carolina FC; Cary, N.C.; 11/0), 13-Mauricio Cuevas (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.; 2/0), 14-Tayvon Gray (New York City FC; Bronx, N.Y.; 10/0), 5-Kobe Hernandez (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.; 14/1), 2-Joseph Scally (New York City FC; Lake Grove, N.Y.; 14/1), 15-John Tolkin (New York Red Bulls; Chatham, N.J.; 3/0)
    MIDFIELDERS (5): 7-Gianluca Busio (Sporting Kansas City; Greensboro, N.C.; 7/2), 20-Gilbert Fuentes (San Jose Earthquakes; Tracy, Calif.; 13/0), 8-Bryang Kayo (D.C. United; Poolesville, Md.; 0/0), 6-Daniel Leyva (Seattle Sounders FC; Las Vegas, Nev.; 0/0), 16-Adam Saldana (LA Galaxy; Panorama City, Calif.; 17/1)
    FORWARDS (6): 18-Jack de Vries (Philadelphia Union; Wayne, Pa.; 0/0), 17-Tyler Freeman (Sporting Kansas City; Shawnee, Kan.; 3/1), 19-Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (Tacoma Defiance; Kent, Wash.; 14/5), 9-Ricardo Pepi (North Texas SC; McKinney, Texas; 6/1), 10-Giovanni Reyna (Unattached; Bedford, N.Y.; 8/1), 11-Griffin Yow (D.C. United; Clifton, Va.; 6/3)                                                                                     

    The new Concacaf U-17 Championship format featured four qualifying groups and four main groups drawn directly into the tournament proper. The qualifying groups played in round-robin competition from March 16-25 and April 1-7 with the four group winners (Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe and Puerto Rico) advancing directly to the Round of 16. The top three finishers from each of the main groups will also advance to the Round of 16. From there, it’s a single-elimination bracket that will qualify four semifinalists to the U-17 World Cup as well as crown a confederation champion.

    This year’s tournament marks the USA’s 18th appearance in the Concacaf U-17 Championship, which began in 1983. The USA last took home the title in 2011, its third championship (1983, 1992). The U.S. has qualified for a record 16 FIFA U-17 World Cups, tied with Brazil for the most in the tournament’s history. The U.S. has qualified for a record 16 FIFA U-17 World Cups, tied with Brazil for the most in the tournament’s history. Brazil will also participate in this year's competition, gaining entry as the host nation.

    At the 2017 Concacaf Championship, the USA lost the title game to Mexico in heartbreaking fashion, falling in penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw. The team went on to reach the quarterfinals of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India, where it lost to eventual champion England.

    Roster Notes:

    • Wicky has called in 16 players born in 2002 and four born in 2003 – defender Mauricio Cuevas, midfielder Daniel Leyva and forwards Tyler Freeman and Ricardo Pepi.
    • The USA’s 20-player roster comes from 14 clubs: 13 U.S.-based clubs and one based in Canada. The LA Galaxy have the most representatives with three, while two each come from D.C. United, New York City FC and Sporting Kansas City.
    • Every player has appeared in at least one U-17 MNT camp during the 2018-19 cycle.
    • Defender Axel Alejandre, goalkeeper Damian Las and midfielder Adam Saldana have appeared in all 12 training camps during the cycle.  
    • Forward Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez enters the tournament as the leading scorer for the U-17s this cycle with five goals.
    • Saldana is the roster’s most capped player at the U-17 level, appearing in all but three international games this cycle.
    • Eight players were part of the USA’s runner-up finish at the 2017 Concacaf U-15 Championship: Alejandre, midfielders Gianluca Busio and Gilbert Fuentes, Las, Ocampo-Chavez, forward Giovanni Reyna, Saldana and defender Joseph Scally.
    • Ten players have logged professional minutes in 2019. Six are signed to MLS Homegrown contracts.
    • Busio is on a hot streak with Sporting KC, scoring goals in three straight MLS games from March 30 to April 14. He’s the youngest player in league history to score in three consecutive regular season games.
    • Pepi followed up on his debut hat trick as a pro by scoring a game-winning penalty for North Texas SC in the final minutes of injury time against Forward Madison FC on April 13.
    • Forward Griffin Yow made his MLS debut on April 21 in the final minutes of D.C. United’s 2-0 loss to New York City FC.
    • Midfielder Bryang Kayo made his professional debut on April 13, coming on as a sub for Loudon United FC against Ottawa.
    • Seattle Sounders FC’s U-17 squad took home the prestigious GA Cup title last week in Frisco, Texas. Leyva earned tournament MVP honors, while Ocampo-Chavez won the Golden Boot with six goals in six games.

    Academy Ties:

    • All 20 players have spent at least one season in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.
    • Eighteen have logged minutes in the Development Academy this season.
    • Seven players earned Academy Best XI honors at the end of the 2017-18 season: defender Kobe Hernandez and Saldana in the West Conference, Alejandre and Las in the Central, plus Reyna, Scally and Yow in the East.
    • Reyna also took home U-16/17 East Conference Player of the Year honors in 2017-18.
    • Four players won Academy national championships last season: Reyna and Scally with New York City FC U-18/19, while Leyva and Ocampo-Chavez took home the U-16/17 title with Seattle Sounders FC.

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    2019 U.S. Open Cup Second Round Pairings and Host Scenarios Released

    CHICAGO (April 19, 2019) – The Second Round pairings and host scenarios, including confirmed dates and kickoff times, have been set for the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, U.S. Soccer's National Championship. On May 14 & 15, 25 professional teams from the USL Championship (Division II) will enter the tournament, with 19 of these clubs playing against winners from the First Round of games scheduled for May 7 & 8, while the remaining six pro clubs will face a fellow Division II squad.

    The Third Round, set for May 29, will pit the 22 Second Round winners against one another in regionally determined action, with the opportunity on the line to face a Division I club in the Fourth Round on June 12 when Major League Soccer teams enter the competition. 

    Home teams for each round are determined by a random selection process among those clubs that have applied to host and whose venues meet the minimum tournament requirements.

    Every game of the 2019 U.S. Open Cup from the First Round through the Final will be available for fans to watch on ESPN+.

    2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Schedule

    Second Round – May 14 & 15

    Northeast Region

    Date

    Game (home team listed first)

    Time

    Venue

    May 14

    Erie Commodores FC (NPSL) vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (USLC)

    7 p.m. ET

    McConnell Family Stadium (Gannon Univ.); Erie, Pa.

       -or-

    May 14

    Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (USLC) vs. Dayton Dutch Lions (USLL2)

    7 p.m. ET

    Highmark Stadium; Pittsburgh, Pa.

    May 14

    Hartford Athletic (USLC) vs. New York Cosmos B (NPSL)/Black Rock FC (USLL2) winner

    7:30 p.m. ET

    Al-Marzook Field (Univ. of Hartford); Hartford, Conn.

    May 15

    Indy Eleven (USLC) vs. Lansing Ignite FC (USLL1)/AFC Ann Arbor (NPSL) winner

    7 p.m. ET

    Sellick Bowl (Butler Univ.); Indianapolis, Ind.

    May 15

    North Carolina FC (USLC) vs. Richmond Kickers (USLL1)/Virginia United (Va.) winner

    7 p.m. ET

    Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.

    May 15

    Louisville City FC (USLC) vs. Reading United AC (USLL2)/Philadelphia Lone Star FC (NPSL) winner

    7 p.m. ET

    Lynn Stadium (Univ. of Louisville); Louisville, Ky.

    May 15

    FC Motown (NPSL) vs. Memphis 901 FC (USLC)

    7 p.m. ET

    Ranger Stadium (Drew University); Madison, N.J.

       -or-

    May 15

    Memphis 901 FC (USLC) vs. New York Red Bulls U23 (USLL2)

    7 p.m. CT

    AutoZone Park; Memphis, Tenn.

    May 15

    FC Baltimore Christos (NPSL) vs. Birmingham Legion FC (USLC)

    7:45 p.m. ET

    Homewood Field (Johns Hopkins Univ.); Baltimore, Md.

       -or-

    May 15

    Birmingham Legion FC (USLC) vs. West Chester Predators (Pa.)

    7 p.m. CT

    BBVA Compass Field; Birmingham, Ala.

    Southeast Region

    Date

    Game (home team listed first)

    Time

    Venue

    May 14

    Charlotte Independence (USLC) vs. Miami FC (NPSL)/Florida Soccer Soldiers (Fla.) winner

    7 p.m. ET

    Mecklenburg County Sportsplex; Matthews, N.C.

    May 14

    Tampa Bay Rowdies (USLC) vs. Lakeland Tropics (USLL2)/The Villages SC (USLL2) winner

    7 p.m. ET

    Al Lang Stadium; St. Petersburg, Fla.

    May 14

    Nashville SC (USLC) vs. South Georgia Tormenta FC 2 (USLL2)/ Chattanooga Red Wolves SC (USLL1) winner

    7:30 p.m. CT

    Dean A. Hayes Track & Soccer Stadium (Middle Tennessee State Univ.); Murfreesboro, Tenn.

    May 15

    Greenville Triumph SC (USLL1) vs. Charleston Battery (USLC)

    7 p.m. ET

    Legacy Early College Field; Greenville, S.C.

       -or-

    May 15

    Charleston Battery (USLC) vs. South Georgia Tormenta FC (USLL1)

    7 p.m. ET

    MUSC Health Stadium; Charleston, S.C.

    Central Region

    Date

    Game (home team listed first)

    Time

    Venue

    May 14

    OKC Energy FC (USLC) vs. Little Rock Rangers (NPSL)/NTX Rayados (Texas) winner

    7:30 p.m. CT

    John Crain Field (Univ. of Oklahoma); Norman, Okla.

    May 14

    Austin Bold FC (USLC) vs. Tulsa Roughnecks (USLC)

    7:30 p.m. CT

    Bold Stadium; Del Valle, Texas

    May 14

    San Antonio FC (USLC) vs. Laredo Heat SC (NPSL)/Brazos Valley Cavalry FC (USLL2) winner

    7:30 p.m. CT

    Toyota Field; San Antonio, Texas

    May 15

    Saint Louis FC (USLC) vs. Duluth FC (NPSL)

    7 p.m. CT

    World Wide Technology Soccer Park; Fenton, Mo.

       -or-

    May 15

    Des Moines Menace (USLL2) vs. Saint Louis FC (USLC)

    7:30 p.m. CT

    Cownie Soccer Park; Des Moines, Iowa

    May 15

    Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (USLC) vs. Midland-Odessa Sockers FC (NPSL)/FC Denver (Colo.) winner

    7 p.m. MDT

    Weidner Field; Colorado Springs, Colo.

    May 15

    El Paso Locomotive FC (USLC) vs. Bavarian SC (Wis.)/Forward Madison FC (USLL1) winner

    7 p.m. MDT

    Southwest University Ballpark; El Paso, Texas

    May 15

    Phoenix Rising FC (USLC) vs. New Mexico United (USLC)

    7:30 p.m. MST

    Casino Arizona Field; Tempe, Ariz.

    West Region

    Date

    Game (home team listed first)

    Time

    Venue

    May 14

    Las Vegas Lights FC (USLC) vs. Cal FC (Calif.)/FC Mulhouse Portland (NPSL) winner

    7:30 p.m. PT

    Cashman Field; Las Vegas, Nev.

    May 15

    El Farolito (NPSL) vs. Frenso FC (USLC)

    2:30 p.m. PT

    Boxer Stadium; San Francisco, Calif.

       -or-

    May 15

    Academica SC (Calif.) vs. Frenso FC (USLC)

    7:30 p.m. PT

    Academica Field; Turlock, Calif.

    May 15

    Sacramento Republic FC (USLC) vs. Reno 1868 FC (USLC)

    7:30 p.m. PT

    Papa Murphy's Park; Sacramento, Calif.

    May 15

    Orange County SC (USLC) vs. Orange County FC (NPSL)/FC Golden State Force (USLL2) winner

    7:30 p.m. PT

    Orange County Great Park – Championship Soccer Stadium; Irvine, Calif.

    First Round – May 7 & 8

    Northeast Region

    Date

    Game (home team listed first)

    Time

    Venue

    May 7

    Richmond Kickers (USLL1) vs. Virginia United (Va.)

    7 p.m. ET

    City Stadium; Richmond, Va.

    May 7^

    New York Red Bulls U23 (USLL2) vs. FC Motown (NPSL)

    7 p.m. ET

    New York Red Bulls Training Facility; East Hanover, N.J.

    May 7^

    FC Baltimore Christos (NPSL) vs. West Chester Predators (Pa.)

    7:45 p.m. ET

    Homewood Field (Johns Hopkins Univ.); Baltimore, Md.

    May 8

    Erie Commodores FC (NPSL) vs. Dayton Dutch Lions (USLL2)

    7 p.m. ET

    McConnell Family Stadium (Gannon Univ.); Erie, Pa.

    May 8

    Lansing Ignite FC (USLL1) vs. AFC Ann Arbor (NPSL)

    7 p.m. ET

    Cooley Law School Stadium; Lansing, Mich.

    May 8

    Reading United AC (USLL2) vs. Philadelphia Lone Star FC (NPSL)

    7 p.m. ET

    Alvernia University Stadium; Reading, Pa.

    May 8*

    New York Cosmos B (NPSL) vs. Black Rock FC (USLL2)

    7:30 p.m. ET

    Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium (Columbia Univ.); New York, N.Y.

    * Date changed 4/11
    ^ Time changed 4/16

    Southeast Region

    Date

    Game (home team listed first)

    Time

    Venue

    May 7

    Lakeland Tropics (USLL2) vs. The Villages SC (USLL2)

    7 p.m. ET

    Lake Myrtle Sports Complex; Auburndale, Fla.

    May 7

    South Georgia Tormenta FC 2 (USLL2) vs. Chattanooga Red Wolves SC (USLL1)

    8 p.m. ET

    Erk Russell Park (Georgia Southern Univ.); Statesboro, Ga.

    May 8

    Greenville Triumph SC (USLL1) vs. South Georgia Tormenta FC (USLL1)

    7 p.m. ET

    Legacy Early College Field; Greenville, S.C.

    May 8

    Miami FC (NPSL) vs. Florida Soccer Soldiers (Fla.)

    7 p.m. ET

    Buccaneer Field (Barry Univ.); Miami Shores, Fla.

    Central Region

    Date

    Game (home team listed first)

    Time

    Venue

    May 7

    Bavarian SC (Wis.) vs. Forward Madison FC (USLL1)

    7:30 p.m. CT

    Uihlein Soccer Park; Milwaukee, Wis.

    May 7*

    Laredo Heat SC (NPSL) vs. Brazos Valley Cavalry FC (USLL2)

    8:15 p.m. CT

    Texas A&M International Univ.; Laredo, Texas

    May 8

    Little Rock Rangers (NPSL) vs. NTX Rayados (Texas)

    7 p.m. CT

    Episcopal Collegiate School; Little Rock, Ark.

    May 8

    Des Moines Menace (USLL2) vs. Duluth FC (NPSL)

    7:30 p.m. CT

    Cownie Soccer Park; Des Moines, Iowa

    May 8

    Midland-Odessa Sockers FC (NPSL) vs. FC Denver (Colo.)

    7:30 p.m. CT

    Grande Communications Stadium; Midland, Texas

    * Date changed 4/11

    West Region

    Date

    Game (home team listed first)

    Time

    Venue

    May 7

    Academica SC (Calif.) vs. El Farolito (NPSL)

    7:30 p.m. PT

    Academica Field; Turlock, Calif.

    May 7*

    Cal FC (Calif.) vs. FC Mulhouse Portland (NPSL)

    7:30 p.m. PT

    Orange County Great Park – Field 25; Irvine, Calif.

    May 7

    Orange County FC (NPSL) vs. FC Golden State Force (USLL2)

    7:30 p.m. PT

    Orange County Great Park – Championship Soccer Stadium; Irvine, Calif.

    * Venue changed 4/19

    Third Round – May 29*

    Fourth Round – June 12*

    Round of 16 – June 19* (also June 18-23 if home team chooses and visiting team has at least three non-game days on each side of chosen date, with any overlap of U.S. MNT Gold Cup games on June 18 and June 22 disallowed)

    Quarterfinals – July 10*

    Semifinals – August 7*

    Final – August 27 or 28

    * Any game from the Fourth Round through to the Semifinal Round where one of the participants has a league game the following Friday will be moved up a day (exception to this occurs when the team's opponent is scheduled for a league game the preceding Sunday; in this case, the provisions in the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Handbook to determine the match date will prevail). In addition, any game chosen by U.S. Soccer to be broadcast nationally in any round is subject to being moved up a day. The Commissioner has the authority to set outside of the confirmed schedule the date for any match if such a change is in the best interests of the tournament.

    This year's winning team will receive $300,000, a berth in the 2020 Concacaf Champions League and have its name engraved on the historic Dewar Challenge Trophy, one of the oldest nationally contested trophies in American team sports. The runner-up will earn $100,000, while the team that advances the furthest from each lower division will take home a $25,000 cash prize.

    The Houston Dynamo is the defending U.S. Open Cup champion, having earned the club’s first tournament title with a 3-0 victory against the Philadelphia Union on Sept. 26, 2018 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.

    The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, recognized as U.S. Soccer's National Championship, is an annual competition open to all amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. The tournament has crowned a champion for 105 consecutive years dating from 1914. In 1999, the competition was renamed to honor American soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt.

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    U.S. Open Cup Apr 19, 2019
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    U.S. Soccer and Major League Soccer Partner with Headspace in Multi-Year Deal

    CHICAGO (April 18, 2019) –U.S. Soccer and Major League Soccer today announced a three-year partnership with Headspace, one of the world’s leading meditation and mindfulness apps.

    Headspace will annually provide thousands of app subscriptions to ensure all U.S. Soccer and MLS athletes, coaches, and league and club staff have access to strengthen their mindfulness and meditation skills. This partnership illustrates U.S. Soccer and MLS’ commitment to being at the forefront of total wellness by providing athletes with the best mental skills training resources. The partnership also includes the National Women's Soccer League. Details of the partnership will be announced at a later date.

    As part of the deal, Headspace will conduct in-person introductory training sessions with U.S. Soccer and MLS athletes and coaches, led by Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe, and the company’s Head of Sports and Fitness, Lindsay Shaffer. Training sessions will take place during U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team training camps and at various MLS events.

    “MLS is committed to leveraging cutting-edge technology to enhance the overall total wellness of our athletes, coaches and staff members,” said Dr. Margot Putukian, MLS Chief Medical Officer. “The Headspace app provides top-line meditation training and is a wonderful supplement to the preexisting health and wellness resources the league and our clubs already provide. We look forward to members of the soccer community utilizing the Headspace app to advance their mindfulness skills to help them achieve their goals both on and off the field.”

    Headspace is also creating a personalized training program for each individual athlete on the U.S. Women’s National Team to support their preparation on the journey to this summer’s tournament in France. The U.S. Women’s National Team is the defending World Champion and is currently ranked No. 1 in the world.

    “We are extremely excited to partner with Headspace, the world leader in mindfulness and meditation,” said James Bunce, U.S. Soccer Director of High Performance. “Not only will this partnership help all of our players’ performance on-the-field, but it will also have significant impact on their wellness off-the-field. While the importance of soccer’s physical components are well-known and well-trained, the power of mental conditioning in soccer has often been underutilized. Through this partnership with Headspace, we now have the expertise and technology to ensure that all of our players’ needs are being supported as they work towards their goals.

    “We are also extremely excited to work closely with the Headspace development team and the U.S. Women’s National Team to individually support every player on the road to France. With this project, each player will be provided an individually-tailored mindfulness and meditation program to help make sure that no stone is left unturned in these players’ preparation for this summer’s tournament.”

    U.S. Soccer’s partnership with Headspace further demonstrates the Federation’s commitment to making soccer the preeminent sport in the United States, using innovation, science and technology to provide the best possible training environment for its athletes. In addition to partnering with Headspace, U.S. Soccer created the High Performance Department and hired full-time staff dedicated to the Men’s and Women’s National Teams. The organization also partnered with StatSports for comprehensive physical data collection, and has implemented initiatives such as bio-banding to support long term player development.

    “We know that mental preparation is as important as physical preparation for elite athletes,” said U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis, “We are excited that Headspace has partnered with U.S. Soccer to provide the players another tool to help them perform at their highest levels heading into, and through the tournament this summer.”

    MLS, U.S. Soccer and Headspace will also explore scientific research opportunities around the benefits of meditation and mindfulness related to key aspects of performance. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to co-create mental training content specific to soccer with leading physical and mental performance experts.

    “While athletes go to great lengths to physically train their bodies, the mind is often neglected. Mental training is the future of sport, and meditation and mindfulness are proven techniques to improve mental fitness. We are thrilled to provide Headspace as the mental training tool to some of the world’s greatest athletes, helping them to achieve their performance goals, support their overall health and happiness, and work with U.S. Soccer and the MLS to create a future of sport in which athletes focus as much on training their minds as they do their bodies,” said Lindsay Shaffer, Head of Sports and Fitness at Headspace.

    MLS and U.S. Soccer athletes and coaching staff will have access to Headspace’s comprehensive library of meditation content, including “Headspace for Sport,” which is designed to strengthen their mindfulness and meditation skills through a variety of 10-session “packs,” including Motivation, Concentration, Training, Competition, Communication, Analysis and Recovery.

    Meditation and mindfulness are scientifically proven to support key aspects of preparation, performance, and recovery. When it comes to performance, mindfulness helps athletes stay focused, free from distraction, and ensure they are in the optimal flow state. In recovery, mindfulness can be used to induce the relaxation response, lowering the heart rate, relaxing the muscles, and counteracting the harmful effects of stress on the body. This ensures athletes have the ability to recover that much quicker, and often has the added benefit of improving sleep quality. Meditation also increases the grey matter in the prefrontal cortex of the brain, which is responsible for focus, and decreases grey matter in the amygdala, the area of the brain responsible for stress and fear.

    Mindfulness training is an additional resource to a person’s overall total wellness regimen. For assessment and management of psychological issues, treatment from a licensed healthcare professional is advised. For more information on the Headspace app, visit www.headspace.com.

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    MNT WNT Apr 18, 2019

    Cincinnati's Nippert Stadium to Host USA-Venezuela on June 9

    CHICAGO (April 18, 2019) – Making its first visit to Cincinnati, the U.S. Men’s National Team will face Venezuela on June 9 in its final preparation match for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup. Kickoff at Nippert Stadium is set for 2 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast on FOX and UniMás. Fans can also follow along via U.S. Soccer’s official Facebook, Twitter (@USMNT) and Instagram (@USMNT) accounts.

    The match against Venezuela comes at a critical time for the United States, just nine days before the opening of its Gold Cup title defense in the first major competition under new MNT head coach Gregg Berhalter. La Vinotinto is coming off a 3-1 upset victory against two-time World Cup champions Argentina in Madrid last month.

    “We are looking forward to having this opportunity heading into the Gold Cup,” U.S. MNT head coach Gregg Berhalter said. “Venezuela is in a period of emerging talent with their national teams. This generation of players reached the 2017 U-20 World Cup Final and has already produced an impressive result at the senior level by beating Argentina. Like us, they have been testing themselves against different types of opposition. When you add in the support that FC Cincinnati has developed and we expect to see, you couldn’t ask for a better preparation match.”

    The U.S. Men’s National Team will begin its quest for a record-tying seventh confederation title when they face Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago and Panama in Group D of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, taking place June 15-July 7 in the United States, Costa Rica and Jamaica. 

    The MNT opens the 15th edition of the Concacaf Gold Cup with its first trip to Minnesota, taking on Guyana on Tuesday, June 18 at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., a venue that has already set the fastest record for a sell-out in tournament history.

    Following that match, the U.S. moves east to face Trinidad & Tobago on Saturday, June 22 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland before closing group play against Panama on Wednesday, June 26 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan.

    Ticket Information

    Tickets go on sale to the public Thursday, April 25, at 10 a.m. ET through ussoccer.com. [Note: Tickets are not sold at Nippert Stadium except on the day of the event.]

    Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a custom-made official U.S. National Team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before and after the game, and other unique benefits) are also available exclusively through ussoccer.com.

    Coaches Circle and Presidents Circle members supporting the U.S. Soccer Development Fund can receive individual customer support and concierge services for their ticketing needs. Click here or contact circles@ussoccer.org for more information.

    Three Things on USA-Venezuela

    The MNT plays for the first time at the home of MLS expansion club FC Cincinnati. Overall, the U.S. holds a 10-2-3 record in the state of Ohio. Seeking to win a record-tying seventh Gold Cup title, the United States will open group play on June 18 against Guyana at a sold-out Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minn. The MNT will play one other Gold Cup warmup prior to the June 9 match in Cincinnati.

    Having first met at the 1993 Copa América, this will be the sixth contest between the United States and Venezuela, with the USA posting an unbeaten 3-0-2 mark in the series. Christian Pulisic had the goal while Tim Howard earned Budweiser Man of the Match honors in the last meeting, a 1-1 draw on June 3, 2017, in Sandy, Utah

    Veteran U.S. midfielder Michael Bradley earned his first cap against Venezuela during the Send-Off Series for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Cleveland. Graham Zusi made his MNT debut six years later in the 1-0 win to open the USA’s 2012 campaign in Glendale, Ariz.

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