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Rubin Winner Fires U-20 MNT Past Fluminense in Double Overtime

DALLAS, Texas (April 18, 2014) – Rubio Rubin’s 102nd-minute goal lifted the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team to a dramatic 3-2 double-overtime win against Brazilian side Fulminense in the semifinals of the 2014 Dallas Cup.

The U-20 MNT, which has won all four of its tournament matches, will face fellow Bracket C qualifiers River Plate in Sunday’s final after the Argentine club defeated Coritiba of Brazil 2-0 in the day’s first Super Group semifinal. The final, which kicks off at 6 p.m. CT at the Cotton Bowl, will be broadcast on Time Warner Cable, Time Warner Deportes and on local radio via ESPN Deportes Dallas.

The winning goal was Rubin’s second strike in the match as well as his second consecutive match-winner; he delivered the game’s only goal in the U-20 MNT’s 1-0 win against UANL Tigres that secured the Americans’ advancement as winners of Bracket C. Between Rubin’s brace and Fluminense’s comeback, Ben Spencer also scored, giving him three goals in the tournament and tying him with Rubin atop the U-20 MNT’s tournament scoring chart.

The U-20 MNT began the game with a quick-fire double before 20 minutes had elapsed. First, Rubin opened the scoring in the 14th minute, tucking home an assist from Zach Pfeffer, before Spencer found the back of the net four minutes later with a headed shot from a Romain Gall free kick.

Fluminense cut into the Americans’ lead before the break, climbing within a goal at 2-1.

From there, the match quickly turned against the U.S. as center back Erik Palmer-Brown received a second yellow card just three minutes after halftime, forcing the U-20s to contend the rest of the match with only 10 men.

With regulation set to expire, Fluminense grabbed an equalizer in the third minute of second-half stoppage time.

In the first 10-minute overtime period with the match poised at 2-2, U.S. forward Jordan Allen nearly grabbed the go-ahead goal, but his effort struck the post. Minutes later, the U.S. found itself back on even footing when Fluminense defender Derlan Bento was sent off after also receiving a second yellow card.

Two minutes after the overtime break, Allen won the U-20 MNT a penalty kick.  Rubin took the PK attempt and scored by collecting the rebound from his initial penalty kick attempt that was saved by Fluminense goalkeeper Matheus Phillipe Gomes and coolly depositing it in the back of the net.

The U-20 MNT wasn’t over the line just yet, and needed goalkeeper Santiago Castano to deny a River Plate breakaway with three minutes remaining to hang on for the win.

-  U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team Match Report –

Match: United States U-20 Men’s National Team vs. Fluminense FC
Date: April 18, 2014
Competition: Dallas Cup
Venue: Cotton Bowl
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. CT
Weather: 70 degrees

Scoring Summary:           1        2      OT1      OT2        F
USA                                  2        0        0           1            3
FLU                                  1        1        0           0            2 

USA - Rubio Rubin (Zach Pfeffer)                                               14th minute
USA - Ben Spencer (Romain Gall)                                              18
FLU - Euller Rodrigues (Magdiel Pessata do Nasciment)             43
FLU - Euller Rodrigues                                                                90+3
USA - Rubio Rubin                                                                     101 

Lineups:
USA:
12-Santiago Castano; 2-Shaq Moore, 4-Matthew Miazga, 3-Michael Amick, 15-John Requejo Jr., 13-Erik Palmer-Brown, 16-Lynden Gooch (capt.), 10-Romain Gall (21-Jesus Vazquez, 59), 11-Rubio Rubin, 9-Ben Spencer (20-Benji Lopez, 71; 14-Amando Moreno, 90+4), 24-Zach Pfeffer (23-Jordan Allen, 58)
Subs Not Used: 1-Zack Steffen, 5-Sullaiman Dainkeh, 18-Trevor Haberkorn

Head Coach: Tab Ramos

FLU: 1-Matheus Phillipe Gomes; 14-Thiago Moreira, 3-Wendell Pereira, 4-Derlan Bento, 6-Ailton Silva; 5-Wallace Felix (17-Pedro Leao Polaz, 70), 8-Ikaro Mychell Maia, 16-Keven Alex da Costa (18-Danillo dos Santos, 59), 15-Magdiel Pessata do Nasciment (10-Rafael Marcos Neto, 81; 13-Walney Viera, 90+4); 7-Matheus Alessandro Pereira (2-Mirko Di Perro, 101), 11-Euller Rodrigues
Subs Not Used: 12-Lucas Andrade

Head Coach: Marcelo Veiga
                                                                                                               

Stats Summary: USA / FLU
Shots: 9 / 22
Shots on Goal: 6 / 13
Saves: 11 / 3
Corner Kicks: 4 / 2
Fouls: 24 / 15
Offside:  0 / 1 

Misconduct Summary:
USA - Erik Palmer-Brown (caution)                           23
FLU - Derlan Bento (caution)                                       40
USA - Erik Palmer-Brown (caution)                           48
USA - Erik Palmer-Brown (sent off)                          48
USA - Zach Pfeffer (caution)                                       58
USA - Benji Lopez (caution)                                         72
FLU - Derlan Bento (caution)                                       96
FLU - Derlan Bento (sent off)                                      96
USA - Jordan Allen (caution)                                       109

Officials:
Referee: Sasha Amhof
Assistant Referee: Omar Levia
Assistant Referee: Rene Ochoa
Fourth Official: Nick Waldron

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GK Jane Campbell Added to WNT Roster for April Friendlies vs. Australia and Belgium

CHICAGO (March 25, 2019) – Goalkeeper Jane Campbell has been added to the U.S. Women’s National Team training camp roster for the USA’s April friendlies, against Australia on April 4 in Commerce City, Colo., and on April 7 against Belgium in Los Angeles.

Campbell was added to the roster after goalkeeper Adrianna Franch suffered a minor knee injury during training with Portland Thorns FC. Franch will still come into camp to be evaluated by the U.S. WNT medical staff.

With the addition of Campbell, who has three caps for the U.S. WNT, the training camp roster stands at 25 players.

U.S. Women’s National Team Training Camp Roster by Position – April Friendlies:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash), Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)

DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (NC Courage), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit), Allie Long (Reign FC), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit), McCall Zerboni (NC Courage)

FORWARDS (7): Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC), Jessica McDonald (NC Courage), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Utah Royals FC), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit), Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC)

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CHICAGO (March 25, 2019) – Eligible voters have one week left to vote for the 2019 National Soccer Hall of Fame Induction Class. Candidates were announced last week, and voting runs through Monday, April 1 for the Player, Veteran Player and Builder categories. Results of the voting will be announced at a later date. Complete information about the election and eligibility procedures is avail Read more
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U.S. U-20 MNT Takes Down Japan 2-1 in Spain

SAN PEDRO DEL PINATAR, Spain (March 25, 2019)—The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team defeated Japan 2-1 in its final international match before this summer's FIFA U-20 World Cup. Andrew Carleton scored just after the half and Christian Cappis netted the game-winner in the 75th minute. Earlier this week, the USA came from behind to draw France 2-2, with Cappis scoring the equalizer in Read more
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PREVIEW: MNT Closes Camp Against Defending Copa America Champions Chile

CHICAGO (March 25, 2019) – After earning a 1-0 victory against Ecuador in Orlando, the U.S. Men’s National Team closes the spring international window when it faces two-time defending Copa América champions Chile on Tuesday, March 26 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.

Coverage of USA-Chile begins at 7:55 p.m. ET on ESPN2, UniMás and UDN. Fans can also follow along via U.S. Soccer’s official Facebook, Twitter (@USMNT) and Instagram (@USMNT) accounts.

USA DETAILED ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; Caps/Goals):

GOALKEEPERS (3)12-Jesse Gonzalez (FC Dallas; 0/0), 22-Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge/BEL; 3/0), 1-Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 7/0)

DEFENDERS (8): 5-John Brooks (Wolfsburg/GER; 37/3), 3-Omar Gonzalez (Atlas/MEX; 48/3), 
24-Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 2/0), 23-Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 5/0), 16-Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact; 2/0), 19-Matt Miazga (Reading, ENG; 11/1), 13-Tim Ream (Fulham, ENG; 27/1), 2-DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United, ENG; 58/0)

MIDFIELDERS (5)4-Michael Bradley (Toronto FC, CAN; 144/17), 17-Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 8/2), 10-Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund/GER; 24/9), 15-Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 8/0), 6-Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 14/0)

FORWARDS (6): 7-Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 20/3), 20-Corey Baird (Real Salt Lake; 2/0), 18-Jonathan Lewis (New York City FC; 3/0), 11-Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 26/5), 21-Christian Ramirez (LAFC; 2/1), 9-Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC; 43/7)

ZARDES POWERS MNT PAST ECUADOR
The U.S. Men’s National Team won its third straight match since MNT head coach Gregg Berhalter took the reins, using a Gyasi Zardes 81st-minute strike to earn a 1-0 victory against Ecuador on Thursday, March 21 at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando, Fla. The MNT controlled possession through much of the match, while the back line of Tyler Adams, John Brooks, Aaron Long and Tim Ream limited La Tricolor to just one shot during the course of the 90 minutes.

After coming close to a goal a few times during the first half, the MNT found the lone marker through Zardes, whose shot from 22 yards out took a wicked deflection off Ecuador defender Robert Arboleda and looped over ‘keeper Alexander Domínguez. The goal was the seventh of Zardes’ international career and first since scoring the game-winner against Ecuador in a 2-1 victory during the Copa America Centenario quarterfinal on June 16, 2016 in Seattle.

CHANGES EXPECTED FOR CHILE
Utilizing the March camp to make evaluations for this summer’s Concacaf Gold Cup roster, MNT head coach Gregg Berhalter said post-game on Thursday that he would make several changes to the starting XI that will face Chile on Tuesday in Houston.

Twenty-four players have appeared for the MNT during the three matches this year, with 20 starting.

MILESTONE WATCH: GREGG BERHALTER
With Thursday’s result against Ecuador, Gregg Berhalter followed Bob Bradley as just the second MNT head coach to win each of his first three matches. Along with remaining unbeaten (3-0-0), the USA has not conceded a goal in the three matches under Berhalter. The record for most consecutive shutouts at the beginning of an MNT coaching tenure is held by Alkis Panagoulias, who guided the team to four straight clean sheets from 1983-84.

With a win Tuesday against Chile, Berhalter would set a new mark for most wins at the beginning of an MNT coaching tenure, while a clean sheet would tie him with the milestone set by Panagoulias in the 1980s.

ADAMS, McKENNIE RETURN TO BUNDESLIGA CLUBS
On Friday, midfielder Tyler Adams was released back to RB Leipzig in an arrangement that was made prior to the opening of the international window.  

After exiting Thursday’s match with an injury, midfielder Weston McKennie remained with the MNT through the weekend for further evaluation and was diagnosed with a moderate to high degree left ankle sprain. He returned to Schalke on Monday where he will continue to his care and is expected to miss several weeks.

Neither player will be replaced on the roster, which now stands at 22 players heading into Tuesday’s match against Chile.

PREPARING TO PREPARE
One of the challenges for any National Team coach is impacting their players during the long periods between matches. Now add in a new coach and a new game model, and addressing that gap becomes more important. The coaching staff has spent the last six weeks attempting to do just that.

“We have laid a lot of ground work in preparation for this camp,” Berhalter said. “It entailed meeting with the players, video conferences with the players, conversations with the players, evaluating their games … it’s a very important time period to keep working and be productive. We’ve used that time to meet the players and communicate what we’re looking to do in the next camp.”

USA-CHILE NOTES

  • Since first meeting at the 1950 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the teams have met 10 times with the USA trailing the all-time series by a mark of 3-5-2.
  • In the last meeting, the USA received goals from Jozy Altidore and Brek Shea, but ultimately fell 3-2 to La Roja on Jan. 28, 2015 in Rancagua, Chile.
  • The now-Columbus Crew SC duo of Wil Trapp and Gyasi Zardes both entered the 2015 match as second-half substitutes to make their international debuts.
  • USA goalkeeper Sean Johnson also made his debut against Chile, playing the second half of a 1-1 draw on Jan. 22, 2011 in Carson, Calif.
  • The MNT has played once before at Houston’s BBVA Compass Stadium, drawing 0-0 with Canada on Jan. 29, 2013.

USA ROSTER NOTES

  • Fifteen players play domestically in Major League Soccer, while eight feature for clubs abroad in Germany (2), England (3), Belgium and Mexico (1 each).
  • Based on appearances, the senior-most players on the roster are Michael Bradley (144), DeAndre Yedlin (58), Omar Gonzalez (48), Gyasi Zardes (43) and John Brooks (37).
  • On the flip side, 12 players hold nine or fewer caps.
  • Gyasi Zardes recorded his seventh international goal in Thursday’s 1-0 victory against Ecuador and first since finding the back of the net against La Tricolor in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Copa America Centenario on June 16, 2016 in Seattle.
  • Having successfully recovered from a torn right ACL suffered last February with Seattle Sounders FC, forward Jordan Morris made his first MNT appearance since January 2018 against Ecuador, going 68 minutes in the 1-0 win Thursday in Orlando.
  • Veteran defender Tim Ream made his first MNT appearance since 2017, captained the side for the first time against Ecuador and was credited with the assist on Zardes’ goal.

CHILE ROSTER BY POSITION:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Gabriel Arias (Racing/ARG; 3/0), 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; 105/4), Gonzalo Jara (Estudiantes La Plata/ARG; 110/3), Igor Lichnovsky (Cruz Azul/MEX; 5/0), Guillermo Maripán (Deportivo Alavés/ESP; 13/2), Gary Medel (Besiktas/TUR; 116/7), Eugenio Mena (Racing/ARG; 55/3),  Óscar Opazo (Colo-Colo; 4/0), Sebastián Vegas (Morelia/MEX; 4/1)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Charles Aránguiz (Bayer Leverkusen/GER; 67/7), Pablo Hernández (Independiente/ARG; 25/3), Jimmy Martínez (Universidad de Chile; 3/0), Jean Meneses (Club León/MEX; 0/0), Esteban Pavez (Colo-Colo; 3/0), Erick Pulgar (Bologna/ITA; 13/0), Diego Valdés (Santos Laguna/MEX; 9/1), Arturo Vidal (Barcelona/ESP; 105/26)

FORWARDS (4): Nicolás Castillo (Club América/MEX; 18/3), Felipe Mora (Pumas UNAM/MEX; 2/0), Iván Morales (Colo-Colo; 0/0), Diego Rubio (Colorado Rapids/USA; 4/0)

CHILE NOTES

  • Chile is currently 13th in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings
  • La Roja is coached by Reinaldo Rueda, with the Colombian racked up a 4-4-3 record since beginning the job in March 2018.
  • Chile comes into the match off a 3-1 defeat to Mexico on Friday night in San Diego. Club América striker Nicolás Castillo scored Chile’s lone goal in the match.
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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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With a short week to prepare and a number of players working with the new U.S. Men’s National Team coaching staff for the first time, head coach Gregg Berhalter said that the March 2019 international window would be the team’s most challenging camp of the cycle. This episode of Behind the Crest looks at the work that was done to get MNT players quickly up to speed on the new style of play and goes behind the scenes of the USA’s 1-0 victory against Ecuador on March 21, 2019 in Orlando. Read more
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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 Read more
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