USMNT 2019 By the NumbersThe USMNT brought the curtain down on 2019 with a comprehensive 4-0 win against Cuba on Nov. 19 in George Town, Cayman Islands, concluding Gregg Berhalter’s first year in charge with an 11-5-2 record. Before looking too far ahead to 2020, here’s a numerical look at some of the team’s highlights from the past year.
38 – The number of goals the USMNT scored in 2019, ranking fifth all-time in a calendar year after 2013 (51 goals/23 GP), 1993 (45 goals/34 GP), 2009 (43 goals/24 GP), 2015 (42 goals/20 GP).
+24 – The USMNT’s goal difference in 2019, the second highest in team history after only 2013 (+28).
17 – The number of games it took for head coach Gregg Berhalter to reach double-digit wins, the second fastest mark in USMNT history after Bob Bradley, who got there in 11 games in 2007.
15 – The number of 2020 Olympic-eligible players that appeared for the USMNT this year.
14 – The number of goals conceded, the team’s lowest amount since 2012 (13 goals).
13 – The number of debuts earned by players in 2019.
13 – The number of cautions shown to the team in 2019, the lowest since 1991 (11 yellow cards).
11 – The number of victories the USMNT earned 2019, achieving double-digit wins for the 12th time in team history.
9 – The number of shutouts kept by the USMNT in 2019, tied for second most in team history behind the 11 earned in 1993, 2005 and 2013.
8 – The number of times USMNT players recorded multi-goal games in 2019. Gyasi Zardes accounted for two matches on June 22 vs. Trinidad & Tobago and Nov. 15 vs. Canada.
6 – The number of USMNT matches with a multiple goal scorer, tying the record set in 2013. Along with Zardes two performances, Tyler Boyd (June 18 vs. Guyana), Aaron Long (June 22 vs. Trinidad & Tobago), Christian Pulisic (July 3 vs. Jamaica), Weston McKennie (Oct. 11 vs. Cuba), Jordan Morris and Josh Sargent (Nov. 19 vs. Cuba) were the others.
4 – For the first time in team history, four players scored five or more goals in a calendar year. For the record, they were Gyasi Zardes (six), Weston McKennie, Jordan Morris and Christian Pulisic (five each).
2.11 – The team’s goals per game rate, the third highest in a calendar year after only 2013 (2.21 goals per 90/23 GP) and 2008 (2.14 goals per 90/14 GP).
2 – Sticking with the multi-goal stat, Aaron Long’s brace against Trinidad & Tobago on June 22 also marked the first time a USMNT defender scored two goals in a match.
.368 – The team’s goals against average in 2019, standing as sixth best all-time and best since 2008 (.267).