USMNT 2019 By the Numbers

The 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). 

The USMNT’s goal difference in 2019, the second highest in team history after only 2013 (+28). 

– 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.

– The number of goals conceded, the team’s lowest amount since 2012 (13 goals).

– The number of debuts earned by players in 2019.

– The number of cautions shown to the team in 2019, the lowest since 1991 (11 yellow cards). 

– 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. 

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.

– 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.

– The team’s goals against average in 2019, standing as sixth best all-time and best since 2008 (.267).