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2016 IMG Cup

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

FRISCO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2017) – The National Soccer Hall of Fame will open Oct. 20, 2018 U.S. Soccer and FC Dallas announced today during a media event at Toyota Stadium. The 2018 Hall of Fame weekend will kick off with the 2018 Enshrinement Ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 20 when the newest members of the Hall of Fame will take their place among soccer’s elite. The 2018 Hall of Fame induction class will be announced in March 2018.

Soundbites and b-roll from today’s media event as well as additional informational materials about the Hall of Fame are available HERE.

The weekend will also include the 2018 Hall of Fame game featuring FC Dallas and a to-be-determined MLS opponent on Sunday, Oct. 21, the NASL 50th anniversary match and a concert. To learn more about the NASL match, please visit NASL50th.com. Details of the concert will be released at a later date.

Soccer fans will get a sneak peek of the National Soccer Hall of Fame in July 2018 when the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Club opens. This club space offers a casual sports bar atmosphere on gamedays with a 1300 square-foot patio offering unobstructed views of the Toyota Stadium pitch. The gameday locker rooms and state-of-the-art media room will also open in July 2018.

“October 20th can’t come soon enough,” said FC Dallas president Dan Hunt. “Not only will this be a technology-driven experience that honors the men and women who made U.S. soccer what it is today, the National Soccer Hall of Fame will also provide outstanding educational opportunities for students across Dallas/Fort Worth. The clubs and new seats are gamechangers that will offer unparalleled views for all guests who visit Toyota Stadium for games, concerts or any other special event.”

“We are excited to see all the progress that has been made on what will be a truly special soccer experience at the new National Soccer Hall of Fame in Frisco,” said U.S. Soccer CEO and Secretary General Dan Flynn. “From the beginning, the Hunt Family has been a dedicated and passionate partner in building a first-rate Hall of Fame that ensures soccer fans will be able to celebrate the history of the beautiful game in the United States for generations to come. We are also grateful to the City of Frisco and the Frisco ISD for their help with this important project and couldn’t be happier with the results so far.”

The National Soccer Hall of Fame also unveiled its new logo (click HERE to download images) and official website, NationalSoccerHOF.com, today. There you can find updated information on construction, events and Hall of Fame season ticket memberships. Historical information about Hall of Fame inductees can be found at ussoccer.com/about/national-soccer-hall-of-fame.

Part of a $55 million renovation at Toyota Stadium, the National Soccer Hall of Fame is a public-private partnership among FC Dallas, the City of Frisco, Frisco Independent School District and U.S. Soccer.

For more information, please contact Gina Miller at 469-365-0198 or Gina@NationalSoccerHOF.com.

About the National Soccer Hall of Fame
The National Soccer Hall of Fame was first located in Oneonta, NY and known as the National Soccer Museum from 1979-2010. It became known as the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1983. The facility closed in February of 2010. In 2013, FC Dallas owners, Clark and Dan Hunt launched a campaign to bring the Hall of Fame to Frisco. Their father, Lamar Hunt, was inducted to the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1982.

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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 of 2015, Megan Rapinoe tore her ACL during training in Honolulu, Hawaii, and while 2016 was a year that saw the 32-year-old work to try to regain her playing form, it was 2017 that brought us a fully-recovered Rapinoe.

For the U.S. WNT, Rapinoe played in 12 matches and scored three goals with a team-leading five assists. Her breakthrough comeback performance came at the 2017 Tournament of Nations, where she scored two goals and had two assists, but proved to be extremely dangerous in the attack during the stretch run of games

WNT - Megan Rapinoe
Rapinoe scored three goals in 2017 and had a team-leading 5 assists.

Two of her goals in 2017 were perhaps among the best of her career. The first came against Brazil on July 30, where Rapinoe provided the assist on Christen Press’ goal in the 80th minute, and then scored one herself in the 85th on a terrific finish to tie a wild game at 3-3, before Julie Ertz came and clinched it two minutes later.

Against Japan on Aug. 3, Rapinoe’s ankle-breaking moves were a thing of beauty as she scored to open a 3-0 victory.

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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

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

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

The U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team will conclude the 2017 Nike International Friendlies against Brazil on Monday, Dec. 11 (6:30 p.m. ET) at Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. Here are five things you should know about the USA’s final opponent and final match of the tournament. How Can the USA Win the 2017 Nike Friendlies? With the 10-1 win against Finland on Dec. 9, the USA Read more
U-20 WNT Dec 10, 2017

U-20s Villacorta: Growing in Her Role as a Defensive Midfielder

Many players in the current U-20 Women’s National Team pool have been getting National Team call-ups for years. Viviana Villacorta is not one of those players. The defensive midfielder out of Torrance, California, got her first call-up to a Youth National Team camp about 15 months ago. Since then, through dedication, astute self-awareness and a humble appreciation for the opportunities a Read more
U-20 WNT Dec 10, 2017

Referee Breaking Barriers

It all started with an ad in the local newspaper. Living in Lincoln, Nebraska in 2004, U.S. Soccer Grade 7 referee Andrew Kirst saw that a high school game needed a referee. He gave them a call, shared with them his experience and got the gig. With whistle in hand, he hasn’t stopped since then. “Being a referee, you get to help future generations learn the game so they can become top Read more
Dec 9, 2017

Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
5-0 W Bradenton, Fla.
6-0 W Bradenton, Fla.
6-0 W Bradenton, Fla.

2016 IMG Cup

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
F 5-10 155 Alexandria, Va. D.C. United
D 5-8 140 Lompoc, Calif. Santa Barbara Soccer Club
D 5-5 Douglasville, Ga. Ambush
D 5-10 155 Wilton, Conn. New York City FC
M 5-2 105 Westerville, Ohio Crew SC Academy
D 5-4 115 Salida, Calif. Modesto Ajax
M 5-8 145 Eden, Utah Real Salt Lake
M 5-7 126 Indio, Calif. LA Premier
GK 6-1 160 Southwest Ranches, Fla. Weston FC
M 5-8 140 Renton, Wash. Seattle Sounders FC
D 5-10 153 Brooklyn, N.Y. New York City FC
F 5-5 110 Newport Beach, Calif. Pateadores
D 5-3 125 Long Beach, California Unattached
M 5-8 140 Woodbridge, Va. D.C. United
M 5-5 115 Olathe, Kan. Sporting Kansas City
GK Oxnard, Calif. Oxnard PAL
F 5-6 145 Orem, Utah La Roca FC
M 5-5 130 Houston, Texas Houston Dynamo
F 5-10 135 Round Rock, Texas Philadelphia Union
F 6-2 165 Little Elm, Texas FC Dallas
F 5-7 125 Bethesda, Maryland Bethesda-Olney
D 5-11 119 Corona, Calif. LA Galaxy
M 5-9 159 Savannah, Ga. Unattached

2016 IMG Cup

Everson Amaya

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-10

Weight:
155

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Alexandria, Va.

Club:
D.C. United

Julian Araujo

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Weight:
140

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Lompoc, Calif.

Club:
Santa Barbara Soccer Club

George Bello

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Douglasville, Ga.

Club:
Ambush

Nico Benalcazar

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-10

Weight:
155

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Wilton, Conn.

Club:
New York City FC

Sebastian Berhalter

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-2

Weight:
105

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Westerville, Ohio

Club:
Crew SC Academy

Edward Berumen

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-4

Weight:
115

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Salida, Calif.

Club:
Modesto Ajax

Taylor Booth

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Eden, Utah

Club:
Real Salt Lake

Oscar Cervantes

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Weight:
126

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Indio, Calif.

Club:
LA Premier

Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-1

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Southwest Ranches, Fla.

Club:
Weston FC

Azriel Gonzalez

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
140

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Renton, Wash.

Club:
Seattle Sounders FC

Justin Haak

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-10

Weight:
153

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Club:
New York City FC

Cameron Harper

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-5

Weight:
110

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Newport Beach, Calif.

Club:
Pateadores

John Hilton

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-3

Weight:
125

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Long Beach, California

Club:
Unattached

Nelson Martinez

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
140

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Woodbridge, Va.

Club:
D.C. United

Jonathan Munoz

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Weight:
115

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Olathe, Kan.

Club:
Sporting Kansas City

David Ochoa

Position:
Goalkeeper

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Oxnard, Calif.

Club:
Oxnard PAL

Ben Ortiz

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-6

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Orem, Utah

Club:
La Roca FC

Marcelo Palomino

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Weight:
130

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

Club:
Houston Dynamo

Axel Picazo

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-10

Weight:
135

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Round Rock, Texas

Club:
Philadelphia Union

Bryan Reynolds

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-2

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Little Elm, Texas

Club:
FC Dallas

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

Indiana Vassilev

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Weight:
159

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Savannah, Ga.

Club:
Unattached

IMG Cup Standings

U.S. U-16 BNT Record: 3-0-0

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
USA
3 3 0 0 12 0 +12 9
Miramar United 3 1 2 0 3 7 -4 3
Next Gen USA 3 1 2 0 4 10 -6 3
FC Florida Prep Acad. 3 1 2 0 2 9 -7 3

USA Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
Dec. 17 USA vs. Next Gen USA Showcase Select (NJ)
6-0 W
Bradenton, Fla.
Dec. 18
USA vs. FC Florida Prep Academy
6-0 W
Bradenton, Fla.
Dec. 19
USA vs. Miramar United Elite FC
5-0W Bradenton, Fla.

2016 IMG Cup Statistics


Record: 0-0-0

Player

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R

Everson Amaya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Julian Araujo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
George Bello 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Nico Benalcazar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Sebastian Berhalter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Edward Berumen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Taylor Booth 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Oscar Cervantes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Azriel Gonzalez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Justin Haak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Cameron Harper 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
John Hilton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Nelson Martinez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Jonathan Munoz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
David Ochoa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Ben Ortiz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Marcelo Palomino 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Axel Picazo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Bryan Reynolds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Gabe Segal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Leonardo Sepulveda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Indiana Vassilev 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0








Own Goal


Totals

0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0

Opponent Totals

0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0

2016 IMG Cup Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0
David Ochoa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0









Totals

0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0

Opponent Totals

0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0

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