The U.S. Men’s National Team continues its quest for a sixth confederation championship when it takes on El Salvador on Wednesday, July 19 in the Quarterfinals of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Coverage from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia begins at 9 p.m. ET on FS1, UniMas and Univision Deportes Network. Fans can also follow the game live on Facebook and Twitter at @ussoccer and @ussoccer_esp.
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; Caps/Goals):
GOALKEEPERS (3): Jesse Gonzalez (FC Dallas; 0/0) Bill Hamid (D.C. United; 3/0), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids; 115/0)
DEFENDERS (8): Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City; 42/1), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca/MEX; 42/2), Matt Hedges (FC Dallas; 4/0), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest/ENG; 12/0), Matt Miazga (Chelsea/ENG; 3/1), Justin Morrow (Toronto FC/CAN; 2/0), Jorge Villafaña (Santos Laguna, MEX; 9/0), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City; 51/5)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas; 11/1), Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana/MEX; 8/2), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 133/17), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana/MEX; 20/3), Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire; 10/0), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers; 17/1), Chris Pontius (Philadelphia Union; 4/0), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy; 34/6)
FORWARDS (4): Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution; 25/3), Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/CAN; 104/37), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC; 134/56), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 19/4)
U.S. MNT EARNS 3-0 VICTORY VS. NICARAGUA, TOP SPOT IN GROUP B
With Panama defeating Martinique 3-0 in Saturday’s first Group B matchup, the USA entered its encounter with Nicaragua knowing it needed a three-goal win in order to guarantee top spot in the group. Alejandro Bedoya assisted on goals from Joe Corona (37’) and Kelyn Rowe (56’) to give the USA a 2-0 edge. Things were made tougher when both Dom Dwyer and Corona had second-half penalty kicks saved by goalkeeper Justo Lorente, but the U.S. stuck with it and bagged the necessary third goal when Graham Zusi’s free kick picked out Matt Miazga for a diving header in the 88th minute.