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2016 International Festival

Rosario, Argentina
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Statement from the Nominating and Governance Committee on Potential Candidates for U.S. Soccer President

CHICAGO (Dec. 13, 2017) – As of 12 a.m. today, U.S. Soccer has received three or more letters of nomination for eight (8) potential candidates for the office of President of U.S. Soccer. Background checks are still being completed on a number of potential candidates who submitted their authorization form Tuesday evening.

To afford the time necessary to properly complete all background checks, and in the interest of ensuring a level playing field, the Nominating and Governance Committee will formally confirm the slate of candidates when the background check process has been completed for each of the eight potential candidates. Background checks are required by U.S. Soccer Bylaw 401, Section 5.

The Nominating and Governance Committee is authorized by Bylaw 431 to oversee “the process for nominating candidates for elective office and for determining their eligibility to hold office.” The process the Committee is following is: (1) to review the nomination letters received to ensure there are sufficient nominations/letters of support submitted by organization members and/or athlete members of the Board of Directors; and (2) to ensure the individual has completed a background check with the National Center for Safety Initiatives and that no conviction or no contest plea to a felony or crime of moral turpitude was reported.

Provided the candidate has met each prerequisite, they will be confirmed on the candidate slate. Once the process is complete, the slate will be announced. The Committee has no plans to make public the nomination letters or the number received by any candidate on the final slate. 

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Dec 13, 2017

Where You Go We'll Follow: American Outlaws Celebrate the Past 10 Years, Look to Future

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MNT U-17 MNT Dec 13, 2017

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Dec 13, 2017

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WNT Dec 12, 2017

National Soccer Hall of Fame to Open Oct. 20, 2018 in Frisco with Induction Ceremony, Concert and Hall of Fame Game

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Dec 12, 2017

Making the Case: Megan Rapinoe, 2017 Female Player of the Year

On Tuesday Dec. 5, U.S. Soccer announced the five nominees for 2017 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year. This year's nominees include midfielders Julie Ertz, Lindsey Horan and Samantha Mewis, and forwards Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe. Today we continue “Making the Case” for each of the candidates with WNT forward Megan Rapinoe. Almost two years ago to the date, in December Read more
WNT Dec 12, 2017

FAN WEEK: Five Things to Know About U.S. Soccer Membership

U.S. Soccer is more than just the Men’s and Women’s National Teams. The Federation manages a full program of Youth National Teams, oversees coaching and referee education, runs the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and much more. Fans can also be an official part of the Federation as U.S. Soccer members. Here are five things you need to know about U.S. Soccer’s official membership prog Read more
Dec 12, 2017

Making the Case: Christian Pulisic, 2017 Male Player of the Year

On Tuesday, Dec. 5, U.S. Soccer announced the five nominees for 2017 U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year. This year’s nominees include forwards Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey and Jordan Morris and midfielders Michael Bradley and Christian Pulisic. Each day, ussoccer.com will make a case for each of the candidates. Today is 2016 U.S. Soccer Young Male Player of the Year Christian Pulisic&rsqu Read more
MNT Dec 12, 2017

NWSL and Development Academy Connection Creates a Pathway for Young Talent

The launch of the U.S. Soccer Girls Development Academy this September marked a crucial step in the acceleration of the development of young female soccer players across the United States by establishing a pathway for the highest level of elite girls’ soccer in the country. Out of the 69 clubs chosen to be part of the first season of the Academy, several have a direct tie-in with the Nat Read more
ACADEMY Dec 11, 2017

U-20 WNT Falls to Brazil 2-0 in 2017 Nike Friendlies Finale

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Florida (Dec. 11, 2017) – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team came into the 2017 Women’s Nike International Friendlies finale against Brazil needing a win to take the tournament title, but instead dropped a 2-0 decision while giving up a goal in each half.  With the result, England wins the tournament with seven points from two wins and a tie. Brazil, a 1 Read more
U-20 WNT Dec 11, 2017

England Takes Down Finland 6-0 to Stay in Running For 2017 Nike Friendlies Tournament Title

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (December 11, 2017) – The England Under-20 Women’s National Team scored three times in each half to defeat Finland, 6-0 on the final day of play at the 2017 Women’s Nike International Friendlies. With the win, England (7 points; +7 goal difference) has a chance to win the tournament title if the USA and Brazil draw or if Brazil defeats the USA tournament Read more
U-20 WNT Dec 11, 2017

Fan Week Kicks Off Today and Runs Through Dec. 15

CHICAGO (Dec. 11, 2017) – This week, U.S. Soccer is proud to celebrate our passionate fans with U.S. Soccer Fan Week. It’s a week dedicated to showcasing and thanking U.S. Soccer fans for their remarkable support.   On the slate for this year’s Fan Week is a wide-ranging list of giveaways, interaction with National Team players, exclusive content spotlighting some of U.S. So Read more
Dec 11, 2017

FAN WEEK: How Traveling to Support the MNT Brought Kelly and Dale Together

Throughout U.S. Soccer's Fan Week, we'll bring you feature stories on those that go above and beyond in their support of our teams, players and the federation itself. To kick things off, we caught up with Kelly Johnson and Dale Houdek, who found each other through their shared passion of traveling to support the U.S. Men's National Team.  If you’ve stood in the American Outlaws sect Read more
MNT Dec 11, 2017

Making the Case: Alex Morgan, 2017 Female Player of the Year

On Tuesday, Dec. 5, U.S. Soccer announced the five nominees for 2017 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year. This year's nominees include midfielders Julie Ertz, Lindsey Horan and Samantha Mewis, and forwards Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe. Today we continue “Making the Case” for each of the candidates, with WNT forward, Alex Morgan. Seven goals in seven games is how Alex Morga Read more
WNT Dec 11, 2017

Making the Case: Jordan Morris, 2017 Male Player of the Year

On Tuesday, Dec. 5, U.S. Soccer announced the five nominees for 2017 U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year. This year’s nominees include forwards Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey and Jordan Morris and midfielders Michael Bradley and Christian Pulisic. Each day, ussoccer.com will make a case for each of the candidates. Today is first-time nominee Jordan Morris’ turn.   After claiming Read more
MNT Dec 11, 2017

Five Things About U.S. U-20 WNT vs. Brazil U-20 WNT

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Schedule

Date Time Matchup Venue Watch

Results

2016 International Festival : March 30-April 10

PLAYER POS. HT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
D Chicago, Ill. Chicago Fire North
M 5-9 Los Angeles, Calif. LA Galaxy
D 5-9 Olney, Md. Bethesda-Olney
D 5-5 Douglasville, Ga. Ambush
M Greensboro, N.C. North Carolina Fusion
F Bakersfield, Calif. Central CA Aztecs
D Houston, Texas Houston Dynamo
M 5-3 Tracy, Calif. Ballistic United
F 5-2 Austin, Texas Lonestar S.C.
D 5-5 San Francisco, Calif. Ballistic United
M 5-9 Naperville, Ill. LA Galaxy Academy
M 5-2 San Jose, Calif. De Anza Force
F 5-4 Waianae, Hawaii Maui United
GK 4-10 Norridge, Ill. Chicago Magic PSG
M 5-4 Oxford, Conn. Oakwood
D 6-0 Cary, N.C. Carolina RailHawks-CASL
GK Happy Valley, Ore. Portland Timbers
F 5-5 Bedford, N.Y. NYCFC Academy
D 5-0 Chester, N.J. New York Red Bulls Academy
D 5-8 Bluffton, S.C. Storm

2016 International Festival : March 30-April 10

Axel Alejandre

Position:
Defender

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

Club:
Chicago Fire North

Efrain Alvarez

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Los Angeles, Calif.

Club:
LA Galaxy

Noah Atanda

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Olney, Md.

Club:
Bethesda-Olney

George Bello

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Douglasville, Ga.

Club:
Ambush

Gianluca Busio

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Greensboro, N.C.

Club:
North Carolina Fusion

Marco Ceja

Position:
Forward

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Bakersfield, Calif.

Club:
Central CA Aztecs

James Crath

Position:
Defender

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

Club:
Houston Dynamo

Gilbert Fuentes Perez

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-3

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Tracy, Calif.

Club:
Ballistic United

Julian Gaines

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-2

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Austin, Texas

Club:
Lonestar S.C.

Maximilian Goeggel

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
San Francisco, Calif.

Club:
Ballistic United

Cade Hagan

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Naperville, Ill.

Club:
LA Galaxy Academy

Jack Imperato

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-2

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
San Jose, Calif.

Club:
De Anza Force

Kawika Kelii

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Waianae, Hawaii

Club:
Maui United

Damian Las

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
4-10

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Norridge, Ill.

Club:
Chicago Magic PSG

Mikey Maunsell

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Oxford, Conn.

Club:
Oakwood

Jake O'Connor

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-0

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Cary, N.C.

Club:
Carolina RailHawks-CASL

Kashope Oladapo

Position:
Goalkeeper

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Happy Valley, Ore.

Club:
Portland Timbers

Giovanni Reyna

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Bedford, N.Y.

Club:
NYCFC Academy

Peter Stroud

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-0

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Chester, N.J.

Club:
New York Red Bulls Academy

Juan Zuniga Juan Zuniga

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Bluffton, S.C.

Club:
Storm

2016 International Festival of Futbol Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
April 4 USA vs. Club Atletico Talleres 5-1 W Polideportivo Bella Vista; Rosario, Argentina
April 6 USA vs. Newell's Old Boys 2-2 T Polideportivo Bella Vista; Rosario, Argentina
April 8 USA vs. Uruguay 2-0 W Polideportivo Bella Vista; Rosario, Argentina

2016 Statistics


Record: 2-0-1

Player

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Alejandre, Axel 3 3 182 0 0 0
Alvarez, Efrain 3 3 145 4 2 10
Atanda, Noah 3 1 85 0 0 0
Bello, George 3 3 215 1 0 2
Busio, Gianluca 3 1 128 0 0 0
Ceja, Marco
3 1 88 1 0 2
Fuentes, Gilbert 2 1 102 0 0 0
Gaines, Julian 2 2 99 0 0 0
Goeggel, Max 3 3 185 0 0 0
Hagan, Cade 3 2 157 2 0 4
Imperato, Jack 2 1 75 0 0 0
Kelii, Kanoa 3 1 82 0 0 0
Las, Damian 2 2 145 0 0 0
Maunsell, Mikey 3 2 150 0 0 0
O'Connor, Jake 3 2 150 0 0 0
Oladapo, Kashope 1 1 70 0 0 0
Reyna, Giovanni 2 2 79 1 0 2
Stroud, Peter 3 2 113 0 0 0
Zuniga, Juan 2 0 46 0 0 0














Own Goal


Totals

3/3 3/3 215 9 2 20

Opponent Totals

3/3 3/3 215 3 0 6

2016 U-17 Women's NTC Invitational Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Las, Damian 2 2 145 7 1 1 0.50 2-0-0
Oladapo, Kashope 1 1 70 2 2 0 2.00 0-0-1









Totals

3 3 215 9 3 1 0.98 2-0-1

Opponent Totals

3 3 215 3 9 0 2.93 0-2-1

Updated through April 22, 2016


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