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2014 Dallas Cup

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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 match against Peru (7:30 p.m. ET; ESPN2, UniMas, UDN). 

The chances of at least one more debut seems high after Sarachan said Monday that he planned numerous changes to the lineup from Thursday's match against Colombia. 

For those interested, the year 2018 already comes in at third most debuts during the modern era (1990-present), ranking behind only 1992 (21) and 2007 (20). Of those that have taken their first step with the MNT this year, 11 have been age 22 or under and nine are age-eligible for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Perhaps most notable is the record number of teenagers that have represented the MNT in 2018. Five players – Tyler Adams, Josh Sargent and Tim Weah, as well as recently turned 20-year-olds Weston McKennie and Christian Pulisic – have run out for the MNT while teenagers this year.

That total beats out the modern era record of four set just last year, and could increase to six if Amon steps on the field Tuesday night.

MNT Most Teenage Minutes by Calendar Year (1990-present)

Year

Number

Players

2018

5^

Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie, Christian Pulisic, Josh Sargent, Tim Weah

2017

4

Tyler Adams, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Weston McKennie, Christian Pulisic

2014

3

Julian Green, Emerson Hyndman, Rubio Rubin

2007

3

Freddy Adu, Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley

2002 and 2001

3

DaMarcus Beasley, Bobby Convey, Landon Donovan

1996

3

Ramiro Corrales, Jorge Flores, Jovan Kirovski

All caps accounted for were earned while player was a teenager
^Number could increase to six if Jonathan Amon plays Tuesday against Peru.

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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, 1999 and 2015.

The USA scored inside the first 10 minutes in its fourth consecutive game at this tournament with Tobin Heath finding the net just 100 seconds into the game. She then added another goal later in the half for her second career multi-goal game. Megan Rapinoe scored on a beautiful finish in the 15th minute to expand the lead to 2-0. Julie Ertz and Alex Morgan also tallied to hand the USA a 5-0 advantage at halftime. By the end of a dominant first half, the USA had out-shot Jamaica 15-1.

To begin the second 45, the USA made a couple of subs and continued to control the pace of the game and maintained its shooting advantage (11-2 in the second half). The only goal of the frame came via a penalty kick awarded to Morgan, who buried the shot for her 96th international score.

In the first match of the day, Canada defeated Panama 7-0, to earn its berth at the 2019 World Cup and advanced to Wednesday’s championship game vs. the USA. Panama will face Jamaica earlier that Wednesday (5 p.m. ECT; FS2) with the winner of that game claiming the third automatic berth to the 2019 World Cup. The fourth-place finisher will head into a two-game playoff vs. Argentina in November.

The USA and Canada will then clash at 8 p.m. ET for the right to be crowned Concacaf champions. The match will be broadcast on FS1 or FS2 depending on the MLB Playoffs schedule. The game will also be available on UDN.

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Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Tobin Heath, 2nd minute:
The USA scored just one minute and forty seconds into the game when a Kelley O'Hara cross from the right side was poorly cleared to the feet of Lindsey Horan. She collected, made room for her shot and fired on goal. Jamaica goalkeeper Sydney Schneider made the save with a dive to her left, but couldn't hold the ball, and Heath, who had drifted into the penalty area from the right wing was all alone to blast home the rebound with her left foot from just outside the six-yard box. USA 1, JAM 0. WATCH GOAL.

USA – Megan Rapinoe (Abby Dahlkemper), 15th minute: The USA doubled its lead after a world class long ball from Abby Dahlkemper – that she struck from inside her own defensive half – flew from the right side all the way over to the streaking Rapinoe on the left flank. Rapinoe brought the ball down in stride wonderfully on her chest and raced into the penalty area with a defender in tow before smashing a left-footed blast into the roof of the net from the corner of the six-yard box. USA 2, JAM 0. WATCH GOAL.

USA – Julie Ertz (Crystal Dunn), 21st minute: The third goal came off a brilliant cross from Dunn who ran down a pass deep in the left corner. She then sent a perfect, left-footed service to the far post where Ertz hammered home a header from close range. USA 3, JAM 0. WATCH GOAL.

USA – Tobin Heath (Lindsey Horan), 29th minute: Heath bagged her brace on a nice piece of ball possession on the left flank that pulled the Jamaica defense to that side. Heath then snuck in behind the defense in the right side of the penalty area and Horan found her with a perfectly chipped pass. Heath's finish was clinical as she struck a left-footed volley past the onrushing Schneider and into the right side of the goal. USA 4, JAM 0. WATCH GOAL.

USA – Alex Morgan (Megan Rapinoe), 33rd minute: The USA scored yet another goal off a set play to go up 5-0 as Rapinoe spun a cross on the ground into the penalty area off a free kick from outside the penalty area on the left side. Morgan lost her mark struck a first-time shot through traffic and into the net from the top of the six-yard box for her 95th career goal. USA 5, JAM 0. WATCH GOAL.

USA – Alex Morgan (penalty kick), 84th minute: Alex Morgan freed herself on the right side and ran towards the goal when a Jamaica defender grabbed her by the waist, bringing her down inside the penalty box. The referee pointed to the spot, and Morgan stepped up and sent the ball into the left side of the goal for her third brace of the tournament in the three games she’s played in so far. USA 6, JAM 0. WATCH GOAL. FINAL.

Additional Player Notes:

  • Tobin Heath scored her second career brace tonight (last one was on Oct. 17, 2014, also in World Cup qualifying), and has upped her career total to 25. Heath has scored in three of the four games in this tournament, and in her last four appearances for the WNT. She did not play vs. Panama on Oct. 7. It was her seventh start this year in her 141st cap. She becomes the 23rd player in U.S. history with 25 or more goals.
  • Alex Morgan scored her 22nd career brace and upped her international goal total to 96 in her 150th cap. So far, she has scored six goals in the tournament – three braces, one in each game she has played. At age 29, she sits in sole possession of seventh place on the USA's all-time goal scoring list and is third all-time in two-goal games (22), behind only Abby Wambach (37) and Mia Hamm (28). She’s scored 23 goals over her last 23 WNT matches. She leads the WNT with 16 goals in 2018.
  • Captaining the USA for the second time in the tournament, Megan Rapinoe scored her 41st international goal tonight and her seventh of 2018. Like Heath, Rapinoe has also scored in three games so far in this tournament. She also did not play against Panama on Oct. 7. Rapinoe leads the USA with 12 assists on the year and now has 56 for her career and is now in sole possession of sixth place all-time for the U.S. WNT.
  • Julie Ertz scored her 18th career goal tonight, her second of the tournament and fourth of the year. It was the 26-year-old’s 70th cap tonight. Ertz now has scored three goals in her last five international appearances
  • Abby Dahlkemper earned her second assist of the year on a beautiful long ball to Rapinoe. It was her 27th cap tonight.
  • Lindsey Horan, who has played in every game for the USA this year, earned her seventh assist of 2018 tonight.
  • Crystal Dunn earned her second assist of 2018 on a perfect cross to Ertz. It was her 72nd international appearance and 12th start of 2018.
  • Alyssa Naeher recorded her 19th career shutout and third of the tournament tonight.

Additional Team Notes:

  • The USA is 15-0-2 in 2018, with wins against Denmark, Germany, England, Mexico (thrice), China PR (twice), Japan, Brazil, Chile (twice), Panama, Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica; and ties against Australia and France.
  • The USA is unbeaten in its last 25 matches (22-0-3), and has outscored its opponents 89-17 through that stretch, scoring in all 25 games.
  • The U.S. has now scored 4+ goals in six of its last seven games and in five straight.
  • Six of the USA’s 24 goals in this tournament have come via headers.
  • Ten different players have scored in the tournament thus far (24 total goals): Alex Morgan (6), Tobin Heath (4), Carli Lloyd (3), Megan Rapinoe (3), Rose Lavelle (2), Julie Ertz (2), Crystal Dunn, Lindsey Horan, Christen Press and Samantha Mewis.
  • U.S. WNT head coach Jill Ellis’ three subs tonight were: Morgan Brian for Julie Ertz and Christen Press for Megan Rapinoe, both in the 46th, and Emily Sonnett for Rose Lavelle in the 58th.

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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
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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
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GALLERY: Faces of the WNT

The U.S. Women's National Team is feeling good having reached the semifinals of the 2018 Concacaf Women's Championship after topping Group A with comprehensive, shutout wins vs. Mexico, Panama and Trinidad & Tobago. The U.S. will aim to qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France with a win vs. Jamaica in the semifinals on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. ET (FS1, UDN). Read more
WNT Oct 12, 2018

Growing MNT Gains Valuable Experience From Colombia Defeat

When the Kickoff Series slate was laid down for the fall of 2018, results weren’t number one on the priority list. Lining up six opponents ranked in the top 25 in the world was about providing valuable experiences for a group whose average age has hovered around 23 years old the whole year, not about gaining six wins. So while there were positive moments from the MNT’s 4-2 loss to Read more
MNT Oct 12, 2018

MNT Falls to Colombia 4-2 in Spirited Kickoff Series Friendly in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 11, 2018) — Goals from Kellyn Acosta and Bobby Wood pulled the USA ahead early in the second-half, but a flury of second-half strikes saw Colombia take a 4-2 victory in front of a Tampa-record crowd of 38,631 in the MNT’s third Kickoff Series match at Raymond James Stadium Thursday night. A fantastic, curling effort from James Rodriguez in the 36th minute highlighted Read more
MNT Oct 11, 2018
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LINEUP NOTES: U.S. MNT Continues Kickoff Series vs. Colombia.

USA vs. Colombia International Friendly Oct. 11, 2018 Raymond James Stadium; Tampa, Fla. Live Broadcast: 7:30 p.m. ET on FS1, Univision and UDN Tonight’s U.S. MNT Starting XI vs. Colombia: 12-Zack Steffen; 2-DeAndre Yedlin, 3-Matt Miazga, 6-John Brooks, 17-Antonee Robinson; 4-Michael Bradley (capt.), 23-Kellyn Acosta; 11-Tim Weah, 16-Julian Green, 10-Kenny Saief; 7-Bobby Wood Substitute Read more
MNT Oct 11, 2018

Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
0-2 L Cotton Bowl; Dallas, Texas --
3-2 W OT Cotton Bowl; Dallas, Texas Rubin (2), Spencer
1-0 W Cotton Bowl; Dallas, Texas Rubin
3-0 W Richland College (field 10); Dallas, Texas Lopez, Pfeffer, Gall
3-2 W Cotton Bowl; Dallas, Texas Spencer (2), Rubin

2014 Dallas Cup

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
D 5-11 165 Sunnyvale, Calif.
M 5-10 150 Plano, Texas Colorado Rapids
F 5-11 160 Rochester, N.Y. Real Salt Lake
GK 5-10 155 Union City, N.J. New York Red Bulls Academy
D 5-11 165 Reston, Va.
M 5-9 150 Glendora, Calif. Toronto FC (CAN)
M 6-2 181 Ouro Branco, Brazil Cruzeiro
M 5-9 140 Herndon, Va. Columbus Crew
M 5-8 160 Santa Cruz, Calif. Sunderland (England)
D 6-1 165 Keller, Texas
F 5-11 145 San Diego, Calif.
D 6-4 185 Clifton, N.J. Nantes (France)
D 5-11 155 Powder Springs, Ga. Reus Deportiu (Spain)
F 5-6 145 Morganville, N.J. Club Tijuana (Mexico)
D 6-4 184 Lee's Summit, Mo. NAC Breda (Netherlands)
M 5-8 143 Dresher, Pa. Philadelphia Union
D 5-8 146 Carpinteria, Calif. Club Tijuana (Mexico)
F 5-10 160 Beaverton, Ore. Club Tijuana (Mexico)
F 6-5 180 Albuquerque, N.M. Molde FK (Norway)
GK 6-3 190 Downingtown, Pa. Columbus Crew SC
D 6-1 180 San Luis Obispo, California UANL Tigres

2014 Dallas Cup

Michael Amick

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-11

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Sunnyvale, Calif.

Kellyn Acosta

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-10

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Plano, Texas

Club:
Colorado Rapids

Jordan Allen

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-11

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Rochester, N.Y.

Club:
Real Salt Lake

Santiago Castano

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-10

Weight:
155

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Union City, N.J.

Club:
New York Red Bulls Academy

Suliaman Dainkeh

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-11

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Reston, Va.

Marky Delgado

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Glendora, Calif.

Club:
Toronto FC (CAN)

Luis Felipe

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
6-2

Weight:
181

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Ouro Branco, Brazil

Club:
Cruzeiro

Romain Gall

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Weight:
140

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Herndon, Va.

Club:
Columbus Crew

Lynden Gooch

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Santa Cruz, Calif.

Club:
Sunderland (England)

Trevor Haberkorn

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-1

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Keller, Texas

Benjamin Lopez

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-11

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Matt Miazga

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-4

Weight:
185

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Clifton, N.J.

Club:
Nantes (France)

Shaq Moore

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-11

Weight:
155

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Powder Springs, Ga.

Club:
Reus Deportiu (Spain)

Amando Moreno

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-6

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Morganville, N.J.

Club:
Club Tijuana (Mexico)

Erik Palmer-Brown

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-4

Weight:
184

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Lee's Summit, Mo.

Club:
NAC Breda (Netherlands)

Zachary Pfeffer

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
143

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Dresher, Pa.

Club:
Philadelphia Union

John Requejo

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Weight:
146

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Carpinteria, Calif.

Club:
Club Tijuana (Mexico)

Rubio Rubin

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-10

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Beaverton, Ore.

Club:
Club Tijuana (Mexico)

Ben Spencer

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-5

Weight:
180

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Albuquerque, N.M.

Club:
Molde FK (Norway)

Zack Steffen

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-3

Weight:
190

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Downingtown, Pa.

Club:
Columbus Crew SC

Jesus Vazquez

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-1

Weight:
180

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
San Luis Obispo, California

Club:
UANL Tigres

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