Today we look forward.
With the march towards 2022 underway and the 2026 FIFA World Cup in North America as our guidepost, the U.S. Men’s National Team has embarked on a new journey. The hallmarks of the culture remain, with perseverance, grit and dogged determination fueled by the pride to represent the United States and each and every one of you.
We take nothing for granted. The path ahead will be paved with successes and informed by setbacks. We will build strength through commitment and character, accepting challenges and rising every time we fall. We will be aggressive and play without fear, for history demonstrates that fortune favors the bold.
Like any grand project, ours is a work in progress. We cannot do it alone. Pioneering a new path forward takes the will of a generation full of optimism and hope, bound by the belief that there is nothing we cannot achieve if we are united in the cause. This is the American spirit, from which is born the American dream. It is time to take our destiny in our own hands and turn that dream into a reality. And do it together.
The future is US.
In 2018, the U.S. WNT played 20 matches, held over 60 training sessions and participated in a slew of photo opportunities. I was fortunate to be on board for the entire journey and captured over 250,000 images. I’m pleased to share with you my favorite 15 from a year in which the team went unbeaten and won three tournaments. These images are a selection of moments - some action, some celebrations, some artistic, some historic - that span the year, and carry us forward into 2019. As always, see you on the sidelines!
- Brad Smith, U.S. WNT Photographer
"Why I love January training camp in California. Sunsets and wide angles abound."
February 28, 2018
"U.S. MNT legend Frankie Hejduk cracks up his daughter while she’s trying to interview Andi Sullivan on the field in Columbus, Ohio."
"There’s goal celebrations, and then there’s your 100th goal celebration."