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U.S. U-23 MNT Battles Netherlands to Scoreless Draw in Spain

SAN PEDRO DEL PINATAR, Spain (March 24, 2019)—The U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team drew Netherlands 0-0 to close out its first training camp of the 2020 Olympic cycle.

The USA put together a stronger performance than in its first match, a 2-0 loss to Egypt on March 22, producing some dangerous attacking chances while dictating more of the game’s rhythm. The U.S. got off to a fast start in the early-going and as the half wore on, the U-23s strung together several nice offensive sequences.

Dutch goalkeeper Maarten Paes saved a hard-hit Keaton Parks shot after some quality build-up in the 31st minute and Antonee Robinson used a nice exchange with Djordje Mihailovic to free himself on the run towards goal in the 32nd, but his shot rolled just wide. The midfield teed up a number of solid services for center forward Josh Sargent, while Jeremy Ebobisse and Tim Weah also created danger on the wings.

The U.S. defense held strong against a slew of threatening entry passes and free kicks from the Dutch. U.S. captain Cameron Carter-Vickers anchored the back line, while Robinson and Julian Araujo threatened in the attack from their outside back spots. 

The U-23s created one of their most promising opportunities off a free kick just outside the 18-yard box in the 68th minute. Mihailovic launched a great ball into the box and Ebobisse put a header on goal, but Paes dove to his left to make the stop.

Nineteen of the 23 players on the roster appeared in the match, allowing new U-23 MNT head coach Jason Kreis another opportunity to evaluate players in game action. Twenty-two of 23 players appeared in the U-23 MNT’s game against Egypt on March 22.

U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team Match Report

Match: U.S. Under-23 MNT vs. Netherlands
Date: March 24, 2019
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Pinatar Arena; San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain
Kick-off: 5 p.m. CET / 12 p.m. ET
Weather: 60 degrees, cloudy

Scoring Summary:      1          2          F
USA                             0          0          0         
NED                             0          0          0

Lineups:
USA: 1-JT Marcinkowoski (22-Jonathan Klinsmann, 65), 13-Julian Araujo (14-Lucas Pos, 65), 15-Miles Robinson (4-Donovan Pines, 75), 5-Cameron Carter-Vickers (capt.), 3-Antonee Robinson (23-Marco Farfan, 65), 20-Cameron Lindley (6-Derrick Jones, 65), 25-Keaton Parks (10-Jackson Yueill, 84), 8-Djordje Mihailovic, 11-Tim Weah (7-Emmanuel Sabbi, 87), 9-Josh Sargent (18-Haji Wright, 75), 17-Jeremy Ebobisse
Subs not used: 2-Matt Olosunde, 16-Jack Maher, 19-Eryk Williamson, 21-Josh Perez
Head Coach: Jason Kreis

NED: 1-Maarten Paes, 2-Deyovaisio Zeefuik, 3-Danilho Doekhi, 4-Justin Hoogma, 5-Rick van Drongelen, 6-Teun Koopmeiners (capt.), 8-Dani de Wit, 10-Ferdi Kadioglu (20-Abdou Harroui, 74), 7-Calvin Stengs (17-Tahith Chong, 76), 9-Donyell Malen, 11-Justin Kluivert (22-Cody Gakpo, 87)
Subs not used: 12-Jordan Teze, 13-Perr Schuurs, 14-Armando Obispo, 15-Tyrell Malacia, 16-Jan Hoekstra, 18-Deroy Duarte, 19-Kaj Sierhuis, 21-Nathan Markelo, 23-Thumen Nijhuis
Head Coach: Erwin van de Looi

Statistical Summary: USA / NED
Shots: 7 / 9
Shots on Goal: 4 / 3
Saves: 3 / 4
Corner Kicks: 4 / 1
Fouls: 12 / 10
Offside: 1 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Julian Araujo (caution)                         8th minute
USA – Miles Robinson (caution)                     55

Officials:
Referee: Jose Joaquin Gallego Gambin

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U-23 MNT Mar 24, 2019
US Soccer

Five Things to Know About Chile

The U.S. Men’s National Team continues its preparations for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup when it takes on 13th ranked Chile on Tuesday, March 26 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas (7:55 p.m. ET; ESPN2, UniMas, UDN).

Here are five things to know about Chile:

Footballing History

While they haven’t had the historical success like a few powerhouses in South America, Chile’s nine FIFA World Cup appearances rank them fourth all-time in CONMEBOL, sitting only behind the continent’s three World Cup winning nations: Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. 

Chile’s pinnacle performance came when they hosted the 1962 FIFA World Cup, driving to the semifinals where they fell to eventual champions Brazil before finishing in third place.

Chile are currently back-to-back defending champions of Copa América, winning their first continental title on home soil in 2015, before following up by winning the Copa América Centenario in the United States a year later.  

Here and Now

Chile narrowly missed out on qualification to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, coming up short on the last day of CONMEBOL’s unforgiving process. Since that disappointment, La Roja has come under management of head coach Reinaldo Rueda, who famously led Honduras to qualification for the 2010 FIFA World Cup with a little help from Jonathan Bornstein and the USA [WATCH]. Rueda also previously managed his home country of Colombia (2004-06) and Ecuador (2010-14).

On the job for a year, Rueda has been tasked with incorporating some of Chile’s young and upcoming talent alongside a strong base of veterans, including all-time leading scorer Alexis Sanchez (Manchester United; pictured right), midfielder Arturo Vidal (Barcelona) and defender Gary Medel (Besiktas).

Chile is using this month’s matches will use this month’s matches against Mexico (3-1 loss on Friday in San Diego) and the United States (March 26 in Houston) as part of its preparation for this summer’s Copa América in Brazil, where they will face guests Japan, Ecuador and Uruguay in the group stage.

All-Time Series: USA vs. Chile

The USA and Chile’s first meeting came in a wild encounter during the 1950 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Played four days after the MNT’s historic 1-0 defeat of England, the U.S. scored two quick goals after halftime to bring things level at 2-2 before succumbing to a 5-2 defeat.

The two nations have played a total of 10 times since 1950, with the USA trailing the all-time series with a 3-5-2 record. The match in Houston marks the first between the two nations since 2015 (2-3 loss in Rancagua, Chile) and first on U.S. soil since 2011 (1-1 draw in Carson, Calif.). 

Chile Roster


Raul Rueda named a 24-player roster for this month’s matches against Mexico and the United States. The squad is headlined by four players that have over 100 caps: defenders Mauricio Isla, Gonzalo Jara and Gary Medel (pictured right) and midfielder Arturo Vidal (pictured left ).

Additionally, Colorado Rapids striker Diego Rubio is also part of the roster.

Check out the full squad below:

Goalkeepers (3): Gabriel Arias (Racing/ARG; 4/0), Brayan Cortés (Colo-Colo; 2/0), Lawrence Vigouroux (Swindon Town/ENG; 0/0)

Defenders (9): Paulo Díaz (Al-Ahli/KSA; 16/0), Mauricio Isla (Fenerbahçe/TUR; 106/4), Gonzalo Jara (Estudiantes La Plata/ARG; 111/3), Igor Lichnovsky (Cruz Azul/MEX; 5/0), Guillermo Maripán (Deportivo Alavés/ESP; 14/2), Gary Medel (Besiktas/TUR; 117/7), Eugenio Mena (Racing/ARG; 56/3),  Óscar Opazo (Colo-Colo; 5/0), Sebastián Vegas (Morelia/MEX; 4/1)

Midfielders (8): Charles Aránguiz (Bayer Leverkusen/GER; 68/7), Pablo Hernández (Independiente/ARG; 26/3), Jimmy Martínez (Universidad de Chile; 3/0), Jean Meneses (Club León/MEX; 0/0), Esteban Pavez (Colo-Colo; 3/0), Erick Pulgar (Bologna/ITA; 14/0), Diego Valdés (Santos Laguna/MEX; 9/1), Arturo Vidal (Barcelona/ESP; 106/26)

Forwards (4): Nicolás Castillo (Club América/MEX; 19/4), Felipe Mora (Pumas UNAM/MEX; 3/0), Iván Morales (Colo-Colo; 1/0), Diego Rubio (Colorado Rapids/USA; 4/0)

Chile: The Country

Located on the west coast of South America, Chile is a distinctively long country, stretching 2,670 miles from the continent’s midway point all the way to its southern tip. The widest portion of the country is only 217 miles, which means Chileans are never too far from either the Andes mountains or Pacific Ocean. Chile shares a long eastern border with Argentina, and also touches Bolivia (northeast) and Peru (north).

With 17.5 million people, Chile is the sixth most populous country on the continent. The country’s flag looks distinctively similar to that of the state of Texas, while the team’s nickname of “La Roja” is derived from the main color of their home jersey, red.

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MNT Mar 24, 2019
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USA-Chile: Three Tidbits of History

With nearly 700 official matches in the books against 97 different opponents since the U.S. Men’s National Team first started playing in 1916, the MNT has accumulated a rich history of dramatic results, intriguing story lines and interesting anecdotes.

Ahead of Tuesday’s match against Chile (7:55 p.m. ET; ESPN2, UniMas and UDN), here are three tidbits of the MNT’s history against La Roja:

Wynalda Joins Rare Company With Copa ’95 Brace

While the 3-0 win against Argentina is the signature victory of the USA’s fourth-place finish at Copa América 1995 in Uruguay, the team’s success in that tournament started with the opening 2-1 win against Chile. 



Newly equipped with a shaved head, lead MNT striker Eric Wynalda registered both goals – making a near post-run to re-direct now-MNT General Manager Earnie Stewart’s cross from the right in the 14th minute before swerving home one of his patented free kicks six minutes later.

Wynalda’s brace was historic for two reasons:

  • He is one of two MNT players to score two goals in a match on South American soil. The other was Bert Patenaude, who registered a hat trick in a 3-0 win against Paraguay during the inaugural 1930 FIFA World Cup, also in Uruguay.

  • More impressive, the two goals, plus the one he scored days later in a 3-0 win against Argentina, played a part in the striker becoming the only player to tally for the MNT on five different continents – North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Quite a feat!

Balboa’s (Second) 100 Cap Milestone

The match was historic for another reason that wasn’t recognized as such at the time. Prior to the USA heading to South America for the tournament, long-time defender Marcelo Balboa became the first MNT player to earn 100 caps when he appeared in a 3-2 win against Nigeria on June 11, 1995 in Foxborough, Mass.

Or so he thought…

A few years later, U.S. Soccer was prompted by FIFA to revise the cap numbers of players who had represented the USA in games that were not deemed official senior team matches. This caused Balboa to lose three MNT caps, meaning his actual 100th game came in the 2-1 win against Chile on July 8, 1995.

Balboa, who finished his international career with 127 caps in 2000, remained the first MNT player to hit the century mark. 

Three Debuts Against Chile

In more recent times, current MNT players Sean Johnson, Wil Trapp and Gyasi Zardes received their international debuts against Chile. 

On Jan. 22, 2011, Johnson entered for Nick Rimando at halftime of a 1-1 draw with Chile at the recently renamed Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. [HIGHLIGHTS]

The USA’s most recent match on South American soil saw the now-Columbus Crew duo come off the bench in the 3-2 defeat, with Trapp replacing Mix Diskerud in the 60th minute and Zardes entering for Clint Dempsey in the 68th[HIGHLIGHTS]

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MNT Mar 22, 2019

Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
2-1 W Myjava; Slovakia Hunsinger, Da Silva
1-3 L Senica; Slovakia Agu
2-1 W Bernolákovo; Slovakia McKennie, own goal
5-1 W Modranka; Slovakia Barbir, Hunsinger, Vazquez, McKennie, Espinoza

2016 Slovakia Cup

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
F 6-2 165 Cary, N.C. Capital Area Railhawks
D 6-0 162 Norwalk, Calif. LA Galaxy
D 6-3 175 Allentown, Pa. West Bromwich Albion (England)
M 5-7 138 Palmdale, Calif. Real So Cal
F 5-9 145 Port Chester, N.Y. Orlando City SC Academy
M 5-9 140 San Diego, Calif. Fulham FC (England)
M San Diego, Calif. RSL Arizona
GK Los Angeles, Calif. Queretaro
M Getxo, Spain Athletic Bilbao
F 5-6 138 San Diego, Calif. Club Tijuana
D 5'9 154 Surbiton, England Fulham FC (England)
F 5-8 140 San Diego, Calif. Monterrey (Mexico)
GK Frisco, Texas FC Dallas
M 5-10 140 Mary Esther, Fla. Leg A-Z
D Sacramento, Calif. Sacramento Republic
M 6-1 185 Little Elm, Texas Schalke (Germany)
D 6-2 180 Frisco, Texas FC Dallas
F 6-3 175 Chula Vista, Calif. Club Tijuana
D 5-8 155 San Diego, Calif. New York Cosmos
F 5'8 148 Berlin, N.J. PDA

2016 Slovakia Cup

Colby Agu

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-2

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Cary, N.C.

Club:
Capital Area Railhawks

Hugo Arellano

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-0

Weight:
162

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Norwalk, Calif.

Club:
LA Galaxy

Daniel Barbir

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-3

Weight:
175

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Allentown, Pa.

Club:
West Bromwich Albion (England)

Eric Calvillo

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Weight:
138

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Palmdale, Calif.

Club:
Real So Cal

Pierre Da Silva

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-9

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Port Chester, N.Y.

Club:
Orlando City SC Academy

Luca De La Torre

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Weight:
140

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Club:
Fulham FC (England)

Sebastien Des Pres

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Club:
RSL Arizona

Benn Diaz

Position:
Goalkeeper

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Los Angeles, Calif.

Club:
Queretaro

Ander

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Getxo, Spain

Club:
Athletic Bilbao

Ernesto Espinoza

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-6

Weight:
138

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Club:
Club Tijuana

Marlon Fossey

Position:
Defender

Height:
5'9

Weight:
154

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Surbiton, England

Club:
Fulham FC (England)

Joe Gallardo

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-8

Weight:
140

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Club:
Monterrey (Mexico)

Benjamin Hale

Position:
Goalkeeper

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Frisco, Texas

Club:
FC Dallas

Nelson Hunsinger

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-10

Weight:
140

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Mary Esther, Fla.

Club:
Leg A-Z

Nabilai Kibunguchy

Position:
Defender

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Sacramento, Calif.

Club:
Sacramento Republic

Weston McKennie

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
6-1

Weight:
185

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Little Elm, Texas

Club:
Schalke (Germany)

Hector Montalvo

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-2

Weight:
180

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Frisco, Texas

Club:
FC Dallas

Brandon Vazquez

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-3

Weight:
175

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Chula Vista, Calif.

Club:
Club Tijuana

Alexis Velela

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Weight:
155

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Club:
New York Cosmos

Isaiah Young

Position:
Forward

Height:
5'8

Weight:
148

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Berlin, N.J.

Club:
PDA

USA Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
April 25 USA vs. Georgia 5-1 W Modranka; Slovakia
April 26 USA vs. Ukraine 2-1 W Bernolákovo; Slovakia
April 28 USA vs. Slovakia 3-1 L Senica; Slovakia

2016 Slovakia Cup Statistics


Record: 2-1-0

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R

Agu, Colby F 2
1 105 1 0 2 0/0
Arellano, Hugo D 2 1 122 0 1 1 1/0
Barbir, Danny D 3 2 200 1 0 2 0/0
Calvillo, Eric M 1 0 23 0 0 0 0/0
Da Silva, Pierre M 3 2 138 0 1 1 1/0
De La Torre, Luca M 3 2 140 0 0 0 1/0
Des Pres, Sebastien M 2 1 77 0 0 0 1/0
Egiluz, Ander M 2
2 120 0 0 0 1/0
Espinoza, Ernesto F 3 2 140 1 0 2 0/0
Fossey, Marlon D 3 2 200 0 1 1 0/0
Gallardo, Joe F 3 1 121 0 0 0 0/0
Hale, Ben GK 1 1 80 0 0 0 0/0
Hunsinger, Nelson M 3 2 140 1 0 2 0/0
Kibunguchy, Nabilai M 2 1 110 0 0 0 1/0
McKennie, Weston M 2 2 160 2 0 4 0/0
Montalvo, Hector D 3
3 170 0 0 0 0/0
Pulisic, Will GK 1 1 80 0 0 0 0/0
Vazquez, Brandon F 3
2 139 1 1 3 0/0
Velela, Alexis D 2
2 78 0 0 0 0/0
Young, Isaiah F 3
1 137 0 1 1 1/0









Own Goal

1

Totals


3/3
3/3 240 8 5 21 7/0

Opponent Totals


3/3
3/3 240 3 3 9 7/0

2016 U-17 Women's NTC Invitational Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Diaz, Benny 1 1 80 1
3
0 3.00 0-1-0
Hale, Ben 1 1 80 5 1 0 1.00 1-0-0
Pulisic, Will 1 1 80 2 1 0 1.00 1-0-0

Totals

3
3 240 8 5 0 1.67 2-1-0

Opponent Totals

3 3 240 5 8 0 2.67
1-2-0

Updated through April  28, 2016


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