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2016 Delle Nazioni Tournament

Gradisca, Italy
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Five Things to Know About the National Soccer Hall of Fame

A new, state-of-the-art National Soccer Hall of Fame opens its doors at Toyota Park in Frisco, Texas on the weekend of Oct 20-21, before opening to the public in November. Here are five things to know before you go.

The weekend of October 20-21, 2018 will see the doors thrown open on a brand new National Soccer Hall of Fame. On the site of Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas – home to Major League Soccer’s FC Dallas – the new NSHOF offers fans a chance to sample the unique, 150-plus-year history of the game in America through high-tech, hands-on exhibits, recently unearthed artifacts and user experiences. A gala opening weekend includes the induction of the Class of 2018 on Saturday, Oct. 20, including U.S. National Team legends Brad Friedel and Tiffeny Milbrett, an MLS regular season contest between FC Dallas and Sporting Kansas City, a Legends game to mark the 50th anniversary of the old North American Soccer League (NASL) and performances by musical guests Imagine Dragons and the Revivalists. 

Historic Partnership
The National Soccer Hall of Fame was born as part of a $55 million renovation of Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas and is a public-private partnership between MLS, FC Dallas, the City of Frisco, the Frisco Independent School District and the U.S. Soccer Federation. The new NSHOF, located at the south end of Toyota Stadium, is also the first major league Hall of Fame in history to occupy the grounds of an operating stadium. The NSHOF has been without a home for the past nine years after the closing of the original Hall of Fame in Oneonta, New York – opened in 1979 and recognized by U.S. Soccer as the official National Soccer Hall of Fame – closed its doors in 209.

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Entrance to the new National Soccer Hall of Fame in Frisco, Texas

Soccer’s History Meets the Future
The historical value of unearthed artifacts will be brought to life via a high-tech and highly interactive experience for visitors. The use of Facial Recognition will drive the visitors’ experience and make the NSHOF among the most personalized experiences in any sports setting. In all, the NSHOF Experience is a 19,350-square foot segment of the NSHOF that will honor the past while fully incorporating modern technology of the present and future, including virtual reality, gesture technology, and interactive digital video boards throughout to celebrate the players, veterans, and builders of American soccer. It will feature interactive exhibits, iconic soccer memorabilia and serve as the home for Hall of Fame induction ceremonies annually from 2018 forward.

Who’s Going In?
The 2018 NSHOF Induction Ceremony will kick off opening weekend’s festivities on Saturday. This year’s Induction class is comprised of U.S. Men’s National Team, Liverpool and Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel, currently head coach of Major League Soccer side New England Revolution, and two legends of the U.S. Women’s National Team, Tiffeny Milbrett and Cindy Parlow Cone, who will all receive the traditional red blazers presented to Hall of Famers. MLS Commissioner Don Garber (elected for induction in 2016, but who wished to be honored this year as part of the celebrations surrounding the opening of the new NSHOF location) and Dr. Bob Contiguglia, former President of U.S. Soccer, will also be honored in the Builders category. Legendary broadcaster JP Dellacamera, winner of the 2018 Colin Jose Media Award will also be honored during the induction ceremony. In addition to the inductees themselves, previous Hall of Famers like Eric Wynalda, John Harkes, Jeff Agoos, Werner Roth and Dr. Joe Machnik and many more will also be in attendance. 

What’s Going On?
The weekend won’t just be about nostalgia and red blazers. Two-time Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup winners FC Dallas will host four-time Open Cup toppers Sporting Kansas City on Sunday Oct. 21 at Toyota Stadium (4. p.m. CT). Both sides have already booked their place in the 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs and currently occupy first (FC Dallas) and second (SKC) place in the league’s ultra-competitive Western Conference. Following the game, there’s likely to be a slower pace to the Legends match that will honor the 50th anniversary of the old North American Soccer League (NASL) which operated from 1968 to 1985. Among the legends expected to take the field are Tatu, Kyle Rote Jr. and Hall of Fame goalkeeper Arnie Mausser. And on Saturday night, cleats are swapped for street shoes as Toyota Stadium will sway to the sounds of musical guests Imagine Dragons and New Orleans roots-rock outfit the Revivalists.

Lost Treasures Revived
As any Hall of Fame worth its salt must, the new NSHOF has its share of relics to help highlight a century-and-a-half of soccer in the United States. Among these artifacts, some only recently unearthed from their decades of slumber, is the original Dewar Cup trophy. Commissioned in 1912 (two years before the first U.S. Open Cup tournament – then the National Challenge Cup) by whiskey magnate Sir Thomas Dewar, the trophy has been repaired, updated and primped to take its rightful place among the historical treasures of the American game. It will also form the focal point of the most comprehensive display of Open Cup artifacts ever gathered in one place. Also on display will be an NASL-at-50 special exhibit with vintage uniforms from those crazy days of the 1970s and original tickets. There will be gold medals from the Women’s World Cup and Olympic games and three Women’s World Cup trophies in an overall collection spanning the 19th and 20th century all the way up to 2018.

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JP Dellacamera: “Inform, Educate & Entertain”

Broadcasting isn’t shooting the breeze at your local bar. Commentary is not casual. Or passive. Just ask JP Dellacamera, an iconic voice of American soccer who’s spent the last 30 years preparing detailed gameday charts, knowing when to amp up the energy in his voice in accordance with events on the field and, crucially, when to let the game action speak for itself. “It’s a Read more
MNT WNT Oct 15, 2018

Brad Guzan Will Return to Goal Against Peru

While MNT head coach Dave Sarachan wasn’t willing to tip his hand too much during the pre-match press conference on the USA’s starting lineup against Peru, he did confirm that a player with a wealth of experience will backstop the U.S. defense when he announced that Brad Guzan will start against La Blanquirroja. PREVIEW: MNT Set for Kickoff Series Match vs. Peru The news didn& Read more
MNT Oct 15, 2018
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Teenagers Getting Their Chance With the MNT in 2018

One of the main points of emphasis for the U.S. Men’s National Team in 2018 has been to offer the next generation of players a taste of the senior international level. In doing so, MNT head coach Dave Sarachan has already given 16 players debuts in 2018, a number that could go as high as 19 should Jonathan Amon, Reggie Cannon and Aaron Long take part in Tuesday night’s Kickoff Series m Read more
MNT Oct 15, 2018

USA Qualifies for 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup with Big Win vs. Jamaica

FRISCO, Texas. (Oct. 14, 2018) – The U.S. Women’s National Team booked its spot at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup by rolling past Jamaica 6-0 in the semifinal of the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship. It will be the eighth consecutive World Cup appearance for the USA, which has appeared in each of the previous seven tournaments that have been contested and winning in 1991 Read more
WNT Oct 14, 2018
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PREVIEW: MNT Closes Out 2018 Home Schedule Against Peru | Tuesday, Oct. 16 | 7:30pm ET | ESPN2, UniMas, UDN

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (Oct. 14, 2018) – Following Thursday’s 4-2 defeat to Colombia, the U.S. Men’s National Team continues to challenge itself against strong international opponents when it takes on 2018 FIFA World Cup participants Peru on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. Coverage of the MNT’s fourth Kickoff Series Read more
MNT Oct 14, 2018
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Lineup Notes: USA Faces Jamaica with 2019 World Cup Berth on the Line

USA vs. JAMAICA Date: Oct. 14, 2018 Venue: Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas Broadcast: FS1 & UDN Kickoff: 7 p.m. CT Starting XI vs. Jamaica: 1-Alyssa Naeher; 5-Kelley O’Hara, 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 19-Crystal Dunn; 8-Julie Ertz, 16-Rose Lavelle, 9-Lindsey Horan; 17-Tobin Heath, 13-Alex Morgan, 15-Megan Rapinoe (capt.) Substitutes Available: 2-Emily Sonnett, 3- Read more
WNT Oct 14, 2018

U.S. WNT Travels to Texas Ahead of World Cup Qualifying Semifinal

The U.S. Women’s National Team wrapped up Group A play in North Carolina with three dominant performances to qualify for the crucial knockout round. In this episode of Behind the Crest, Presented by Volpi Foods, the team gets on the road and looks ahead to the upcoming semifinal match vs. Jamaica in Frisco, Texas on Oct. 14, where the winner of the game will earn an automatic berth to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Read more
WNT Oct 14, 2018
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With the World Cup Within Reach, It’s Business as Usual for the WNT

Finally, it’s come to this. The U.S. Women’s National Team is set to play Jamaica on Sunday, Oct. 14 (7 p.m. CT; FS1, UDN) in the semifinal of the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship with a ticket to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup on the line. The biggest game of the last two years looms, and 90 minutes separate the U.S. Women’s National Team from earning a spot on Read more
WNT Oct 14, 2018
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Five Things to Know About Jamaica

The U.S. Women’s National Team topped Group A at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship after outscoring opponents 18-0 to book a spot in the crucial semifinal round. Now, the team is set to face Group B runner-up, Jamaica on Oct. 14 (7 p.m. CT; FS1, UDN), with the winner advancing to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Here are five things to know about Jamaica: JAMAICA WOMEN& Read more
WNT Oct 13, 2018
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Five Things to Know About Peru MNT

The U.S. Men’s National Team continues its Kickoff Series against Peru on Oct. 16 in East Hartford, Conn. at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field (7:30 p.m. ET; ESPN2, UniMas, UDN). Before the USA takes on another strong South American squad, here are five things to know about La Blanquirroja. SOCCER HISTORY Peru’s national team history is defined by its two most succes Read more
MNT Oct 13, 2018
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Zack Steffen Departs MNT Camp Ahead of Peru Match

TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 13, 2018) – The roster for the U.S. Men’s National Team’s Kickoff Series match against Peru was reduced to 22 players on Saturday as goalkeeper Zack Steffen departed the USA’s training camp. Steffen is experiencing tightness in his right hamstring and is being rested as a precaution. More than 20,000 tickets have been sold as the MNT continues the Kickoff Read more
MNT Oct 13, 2018
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WCQ Preview: USA Faces Jamaica with 2019 World Cup Berth on the Line | Sunday, Oct. 14 | 8 p.m. ET on FS1, UDN

The U.S. Women rolled through group play at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship with three dominating performances – a 6-0 victory vs. Mexico on Oct. 4 , a 5-0 win vs. Panama on Oct. 7 and a 7-0 win vs. Trinidad & Tobago – to secure its semifinals berth. The USA will now face Jamaica – the second-place finisher of Group B – on Sunday, Oct. 14 (7 p.m. CT; Read more
WNT Oct 12, 2018

Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
0-4 L Gradisca, Italy
4-4 D 6-5 Gradisca, Italy Hilton, De la Fuente, Rivas, Segal
2-1 W Gradisca, Italy de la Fuente, Palomino
2-2 D Gradisca, Italy Arriaga, Rivas
1-2 L Gradisca, Italy Llanez

2016 Tournament Delle Nazioni

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
F 5-6 115 Santa Rosa, California Santa Rosa
D 5-10 135 Napa, Calif. Real Salt Lake
M 5-8 145 Eden, Utah Real Salt Lake
D 5-5 120 Lincoln Park, New Jersey Players Development Academy
GK 6-1 160 Southwest Ranches, Fla. Weston FC
F 5-7 130 Barcelona, Spain Barcelona (Spain)
D 5-3 115 Littleton, Colorado Colorado Rush
M Roseville, Calif. Sacramento Republic FC
D 5-3 125 Long Beach, California Unattached
F 5-3 110 Lynwood, Calif. LA Galaxy
F Coconut, Fla. Flamengo
D 5-7 136 Huntington Station, N.Y. New York City FC
M 5-5 130 Houston, Texas Houston Dynamo
M Wenonah, N.J. Philadelphia Union
GK 5-7 120 New York, New York New York Red Bulls
F 5-4 120 Weston, Florida Weston FC
F 5-7 125 Bethesda, Maryland Bethesda-Olney
D 5-11 119 Corona, Calif. LA Galaxy
D 5-8 145 Miami Beach, Florida Weston FC
M 5-9 159 Savannah, Ga. Unattached

2016 Tournament Delle Nazioni

Luis Arriaga

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-6

Weight:
115

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Santa Rosa, California

Club:
Santa Rosa

Eduardo Blancas

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-10

Weight:
135

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Napa, Calif.

Club:
Real Salt Lake

Taylor Booth

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Eden, Utah

Club:
Real Salt Lake

Dominic De Almeida

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-5

Weight:
120

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Lincoln Park, New Jersey

Club:
Players Development Academy

Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-1

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Southwest Ranches, Fla.

Club:
Weston FC

Konrad de la Fuente

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Weight:
130

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Barcelona, Spain

Club:
Barcelona (Spain)

Luke Hansen

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-3

Weight:
115

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Littleton, Colorado

Club:
Colorado Rush

Roberto Hategan

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Roseville, Calif.

Club:
Sacramento Republic FC

John Hilton

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-3

Weight:
125

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Long Beach, California

Club:
Unattached

Ulysses Llanez

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-3

Weight:
110

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Lynwood, Calif.

Club:
LA Galaxy

Nicholas Mendonca

Position:
Forward

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Coconut, Fla.

Club:
Flamengo

Alexsi Morel

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Weight:
136

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Huntington Station, N.Y.

Club:
New York City FC

Marcelo Palomino

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Weight:
130

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

Club:
Houston Dynamo

Michael Pellegrino

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Wenonah, N.J.

Club:
Philadelphia Union

Alex Rando

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-7

Weight:
120

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
New York, New York

Club:
New York Red Bulls

Jose Rivas

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-4

Weight:
120

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Weston, Florida

Club:
Weston FC

Gabriel Segal

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Weight:
125

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Bethesda, Maryland

Club:
Bethesda-Olney

Leonardo Sepulveda

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-11

Weight:
119

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Corona, Calif.

Club:
LA Galaxy

Sebastian Serpa

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Miami Beach, Florida

Club:
Weston FC

Indiana Vassilev

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Weight:
159

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Savannah, Ga.

Club:
Unattached

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Slovenia
3
2 0 1 6 3 3 7
Croatia
3 1 1 1 4 5 -1
4
USA
3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
Brazil
3 0 2 1 4 6 -2 1

USA Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
April 25 USA vs. Croatia
1-2 L
Vipolze; Slovakia
April 26
Slovenia vs. USA
2-2 D
Bilje; Slovakia
April 27
Brazil vs. USA
1-2 W
Vova Gorica; Slovkia




2016 13th Tournament Delle Nazioni Statistics


Record: 0-1-1

Player

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R

Luis Arriaga 2 2 105 1 1 3 0/0
Eduardo Blancas 2 1 92 0 0 0 0/0
Taylor Booth 2 2 134 0 0 0 0/0
Dominic De Almeida 1 0 35 0 0 0 0/0
Nicholas Defreitas-Hansen 1 1 70 0 0 0 0/0
Konrad De la Fuente 2 1 85 0 0 0 0/0
Luke Hansen 2 2 140 0 0 0 0/0
Roberto Hategan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
John Hilton 2 2 140 0 0 0 0/0
Ulysses Llanez 2 1 54 1 0 2 0/0
Nicholas Mendonca 1 0 15 0 0 0 0/0
Alexsi Morel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Marcelo Palomino 2 2 121 0 2 2 0/0
Michael Pellegrino 2 1 83 0 0 0 0/0
Alex Rando 1 1 70 0 0 0 0/0
Jose Rivas 2 1 57 1 0 2 0/0
Gabe Segal 2 1 74 0 0 0 0/0
Leonardo Sepulveda 2 2 102 0 0 0 1/1
Sebastian Serpa 1 1 70 0 0 0 0/0
















Own Goal


Totals

2/2 2/2 140 3 3 9 1/1

Opponent Totals

2/2 2/2 140 4 0 8 2/0

2016 13th Tournament Delle Nazioni Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Nicholas Defreitas-Hansen 1 1 70 1 2 0 2.00 0-1-0
Alex Rando 1 1 70 2 2 0 2.00 0-0-1









Totals

2 2 140 3 4 0 2.00 0-1-1

Opponent Totals

2 2 140 4 3 0 1.50 1-0-1

Updated through April 27, 2016

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