U.S. Soccer

U.S. U-20 MNT Takes Second at Dallas Cup

DALLAS (April 20, 2014) – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team settled for a runner-up finish at the 2014 Dallas Cup over the weekend. The USA fell to Argentina’s River Plate 2-0 in the title match on Sunday at the Cotton Bowl.

River Plate’s Lucas Boye scored both goals in the 35th and 83rd minutes.

A fatigued USA side was coming off a grueling 110-minute, 3-2 semifinal victory against Fluminense FC on Friday, a match in which the U.S. had to play most of the second half down a man.

Sunday’s game was delayed twice by inclement weather – before the start of the second half and approximately 20 minutes into the second half.

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

Match: United States U-20 Men’s National Team vs. River Plate
April 20, 2014
Dallas Cup
Cotton Bowl
6 p.m. CT
58 dgrees, stormy

Scoring Summary:       1          2          F
RIV                                1          1          2
FLU                               0          0          0

RIV - Lucas Boye                                  35th minute
RIV - Lucas Boye                                  83

1-Zack Steffen; 2-Shaquell Moore, 4-Matthew Miazga, 3-Michael Amick (17-Luis Felipe, 36 (6-Kellyn Acosta, 73)), 5-Sullaiman Dainkeh (15-John Requejo Jr, 46), 21-Jesus Vazquez, 16-Lynden Gooch (capt.), 10-Romain Gall (14-Amando Moreno, 82), 11-Rubio Rubin, 9-Ben Spencer, 23-Jordan Allen (24-Zach Pfeffer, 34)
Subs Not Used: 12-Santiago Castano, 18-Trevor Haberkorn

Head Coach: Tab Ramos

RIV: 1-Barga Batalla; 4-Pablo Carreras, 2-Braian Molina, 13-Ullua Barboza, 6-Leandro Vega, 20-Lucas Martinez Quarta, 9-Lucas Boye, 17-Alan Arario (14-Nicolas Fittaioli, 57), 8-Matias Sanchez (5-Brian Musarella, 77), 9-Lucas Boye (18-Joaquin Serrago, 90+3), 10-Juan Kaprof (7-Claudio Salto, 89)
Subs Not Used: 3-Franco Federico, 16-Tomas Villoldo, 11-Julio Zuniga
Head Coach: Claudio Vagliente

Stats Summary: USA / RIV
Shots: 4 / 17
Shots on Goal: 2 / 5
Saves: 3 / 2
Corner Kicks: 3 / 5
Fouls: 11 / 15
Offside:  7 / 4 

Misconduct Summary:
USA - Jesus Vazquez (caution)                           11th minute
RIV - Lucas Boye (caution)                                 29
USA - Lynden Gooch (caution)                           65
RIV - Braian Molina (caution)                             76
RIV - Pablo Carreras (caution)                            80
RIV - Barga Batalla (caution)                              89

Referee: Melvin Matamoros
Assistant Referee: Omar Levia
Assistant Referee: Rene Ochoa

Fourth Official: Mario Escobar

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U-20 MNT Apr 20, 2014

U-23 WNT Will Participate in Thorns Spring Invitational Against NWSL Teams for Second Year in a Row

CHICAGO (February 15, 2018) – For the second year in a row, the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team will participate in the Thorns Spring Invitational, which will run from March 11-17 in Portland, Oregon, as the USA takes on three NWSL teams at Merlo Field on the campus of the University of Portland.

This is the third year the pre-season tournament has been contested and will feature the U.S. U-23 WNT, Portland Thorns FC, the Chicago Red Stars and the Houston Dash.

The tournament will consist of three match days, with an early game that has free admission and then a later match featuring the Thorns that will be a ticketed event.

The USA opens against the Dash on Sunday, March 11 at 11:30 a.m. PT while will Portland take on Chicago at 5 p.m. PT. On Wednesday, March 14, Chicago takes on Houston at 1:30 p.m. PT and the USA will face the Thorns at 7:30 p.m. PT. The USA finishes against the Red Stars on Saturday, March 17 at 1:30 p.m. and Portland ends the tournament against Houston at 7:30 p.m. PT.

Tickets for preseason tournament matches featuring Thorns FC are general admission. Individual tickets for the three Portland preseason matches, starting at $7, go on sale to the general public starting Friday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. PT online at www.thornsfc.com.

At this event last year, with a team made up entirely of college-aged players and youth club players, the U.S. U-23 WNT fell 2-1 to the Dash as current WNT player Savannah McCaskill scored, defeated the Thorns 2-1 on goals from Michelle Xiao of Stanford and 2017 U.S. Soccer Young Female Player of the Year Sophia Smith, and then drew 0-0 with the Red Stars.

2018 THORNS SPRING INVITATIONAL SCHEDULE – All Games at Merlo Field; University of Portland
Sunday, March 11
U.S. U-23 WNT vs. Houston Dash                     11:30 a.m. PT
Portland Thorns FC vs. Chicago Red Stars         5 p.m. PT

Wednesday, March 14
Chicago Red Stars vs. Houston Dash                 1:30 p.m. PT
U.S. U-23 WNT vs. Portland Thorns FC              7:30 p.m. PT

Saturday, March 17
U.S. U-23 WNT vs. Chicago Red Stars               1:30 p.m. PT
Portland Thorns FC vs. Houston Dash               7:30 p.m. PT

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U-23 WNT Feb 15, 2018

Gallery: Ellis Calls 26 Players to Preliminary Roster for 2018 SheBelieves Cup

U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named 26 players to the preliminary roster for the 2018 SheBelieves Cup. The tournament features FIFA-ranked No. 1 USA, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 England and No. 6 France playing in three doubleheader events at three different venues over a seven-day period.

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WNT Feb 14, 2018

Inspiring the Next Generation: Julie Ertz Surprises Shattuck-St.Mary's Girls DA in Minnesota

While in Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII, U.S. WNT midfielder Julie Ertz took a quick road trip to Faribault, Minn., where she surprised Girls' Development Academy Club Shattuck-St.Mary's during a team training. After the players got over the shock of having the 2017 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year on their field, they asked questions and listened intently as Julie and the girls talked about about believing in yourself, dreaming big and having the passion to reach for your goals. Read more
WNT Feb 14, 2018

Ellis Names 26 Players to Preliminary Roster for 2018 SheBelieves Cup

CHICAGO (Feb. 14, 2018) – U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named 26 players to the preliminary roster for the 2018 SheBelieves Cup. The tournament features FIFA-ranked No.1 USA, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 England and No. 6 France playing in three doubleheader events at three different venues over a seven-day period as four of the world’s premier teams meet over six Read more
WNT Feb 14, 2018

U-17 WNT Rolls Past Argentina 9-0 to Open Copa Provincia de Buenos Aires

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Feb. 13, 2018) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team opened the Copa Provincia de Buenos Aires tournament with a 9-0 victory against Argentina as forward Sunshine Fontes scored four goals. Forward Petyon Linnehan scored twice while midfielder Croix Bethune, forward Isabella D’Aquila and defender Kate Wiesner added single scores. The original games sc Read more
U-17 WNT Feb 13, 2018

An Open Letter to Our Soccer Family - U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro

An open letter to our soccer family: I am incredibly humbled and honored to have the opportunity to serve as President of the United States Soccer Federation. I commend my fellow candidates who made a deep and personal commitment several months ago in running for President. We owe each of them a debt of gratitude, and I will be reaching out to each of them to draw on their counsel and expertise.& Read more
Feb 13, 2018