By The Numbers: MNT March World Cup Qualifying

A numerical look at the U.S. Men's National Team's March camp, which saw the USA gain four points in the Final Round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying

With a 6-0 win against Honduras and 1-1 draw on the road in Panama, the U.S. Men’s National Team got back on track in its quest to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Here’s a look by the numbers at the MNT’s successful run through March:

56 – The number of goals Clint Dempsey has scored all-time for the U.S., placing him just one behind Landon Donovan for the MNT’s all-time lead.

38 – The number of clean sheets Tim Howard has kept during his record-setting 113 international matches. Howard sits second all-time behind Kasey Keller (47).

24 – The number of fouls that the USA and Panama combined for March 28 without a single card shown in the 1-1 draw.

23 – The number of defensive clearances that Tim Ream (14) and Omar Gonzalez (9) combined for against Panama.

21 – The number of World Cup Qualifying wins Bruce Arena has now collected with the 6-0 victory vs. Honduras.

18 – The number of all-time World Cup Qualifying goals Clint Dempsey has scored, retaking the lead in that category from teammate Jozy Altidore during the course of two matches.

USA All-Time World Cup Qualifying Goals Leaderboard



WCQ Caps

Clint Dempsey



Jozy Altidore



Landon Donovan



Eddie Johnson



Brian McBride



17 – The number of players that logged minutes during the MNT’s two March World Cup Qualifiers.

12 - The number of seconds it took from the second half kickoff to Christian Pulisic finding the back of the net against Honduras.

7 – The number of career goals Clint Dempsey now has against Honduras, his most against any international opponent.

6 – The margin of victory in the MNT’s 6-0 win against Honduras, setting a record for largest margin in Final Round World Cup Qualifying since CONCACAF switched to the current format for France ’98.

6 (again) – The number of goals captain Michael Bradley has all-time in World Cup Qualifying.

6 (and again) – The number of players that went the full 90 minutes in both games: Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Omar Gonzalez, Tim Howard, Christian Pulisic, Jorge Villafaña.

5 – Christian Pulisic’s team-leading assist total in 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying after adding three combined against Honduras and Panama.

Christian Pulisic’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Assists



Goal Scorer (Minute)


Sept. 2, 2016; 6-0 W at St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Kljestan (71’)


Sept. 9, 2016; 4-0 W vs. Trinidad & Tobago

Altidore (62’)


March 24, 2016; 6-0 W vs. Honduras

Dempsey (32’)


March 24, 2016; 6-0 W vs. Honduras

Dempsey (49’)


March 28, 2016; 1-1 D at Panama

Dempsey (39’)

4 – The number of career goals Clint Dempsey has scored all-time against Panama, as well as the number the veteran striker tallied during the pair of March qualifiers.

3 – The number of players that have scored in their World Cup Qualifying debuts this cycle after Sebastian Lletget found the back of the net in the fifth minute against Honduras. Paul Arriola (Sept. 6, 2016 vs. Trinidad & Tobago) and Bobby Wood (Nov. 13, 2015 vs. St. Vincent & the Grenadines) are the others.

– The number of goals the U.S. conceded during the four matches Bruce Arena has been back in charge of the Men’s National Team.