May 30, 2008 FAMILIAR NAMES
Bradley selects roster for Spain game
To no one's surprise, U.S. national coach Bob Bradley Friday named all 17 of the European-based players that appeared on the U.S. roster for its 2-0 loss at England Wednesday for next week's international friendly in Spain.
May 28, 2008 WEMBLEY WASHOUT
U.S. blanked by England 2-0
LONDON—David Beckham showed why he is still in the England national team, setting up the first goal while showing other strong glimpses in the game as the United States fell 2-0 at Wembley Stadium Wednesday.
May 28, 2008 THE CENTURY CLUB?
Donovan aims for 100 caps vs. England
London -- U.S. international midfielder-forward Landon Donovan could become the fourth youngest men's player to earn 100 caps if he plays against England in an international friendly at Wembley Wednesday (ESPN Classic, 3 p.m.).
May 27, 2008 WEMBLEY WEDNESDAY
US faces England in London
LONDON---The United States National team embarks on one of the toughest two week periods it has ever undergone outside of a World Cup, starting Wednesday when they face England at Wembley Stadium.
May 20, 2008 BRADLEY’S BOYS
19 Euro based players on squad for England
CHICAGO — U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bob Bradley has named a mostly European based 22-man roster for the friendly against England on May 28 at Wembley Stadium. Kickoff for the first of the USA’s three summer friendlies is set for 8 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET), and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN Classic and via tape delay on Galavision at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
May 18, 2008 ARENA ON THE AMERICANS
No sweat on the U.S. qualifying for WC
East Rutherford, N.J. -- Former New York Red Bulls and U.S. national coach Bruce Arena thinks the United States and Mexico have moved away from the rest of the CONCACAF pack and that the two countries should have no problems qualifying for the 2010 World Cup.
May 15, 2008 PART OF THE POOL
Ex-Rev Dempsey picked for U.S.
CHICAGO---Former New England Revolution forward Clint Dempsey, now playing for Fulham F.C. in England was named to a 33-player pool that will be available to U.S. national coach Bob Bradley for the National Team's friendly matches against England, Spain and Argentina.
March 27, 2008 U.S. VS. ARGENTINA
At Giants Stadium on June 8
The U.S. National Team will take on Argentina at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ June 8 at 7:30 p.m. to cap off three friendlies before kicking off its 2010 World Cup qualifying run.
March 23, 2008 AN UN-WELCOME LOSS
Honduras tops U.S. in final, 1-0
Nashville, Tenn. -- Georgie Wilson Welcome struck for the lone goal in the 103rd minute to lift Honduras over the United States in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying championship game Sunday.
March 20, 2008 WYNNE'S MARVEL-OUS FEELING
'I'd like to live in this moment forever'
Nashville, Tenn. -- U.S. Under-23 defender Marvell Wynne couldn't contain himself. His team had just qualified for the Beijing Olympics with a 3-0 win over Canada in the CONCACAF qualifying semifinals and he realized he was living a special moment in his life, perhaps one that he will never be able to duplicate.
March 20, 2008 FABULOUS FREDDY
Adu's free kicks lift U.S. into Olympics
Nashville, Tenn. -- With a little more than eight minutes remaining in the game Thursday night, U.S. captain Freddy Adu was given a well-deserved standing ovation by the LP Field crowd of 13,201. Adu scored off free kicks in each half and Chivas USA midfielder Sacha Kljestan added one as the Americans booked a spot at the Beijing Summer Games this August.
March 19, 2008 WEMBLEY-BOUND
MNT to face England May 28
CHICAGO, Ill. — The U.S. Men’s National Team will travel to England for the first time since 1994 to meet 11th-ranked England on May 28 in London. Kickoff at the new, 90,000-seat Wembley Stadium is set for 8 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET), and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN Classic and Univision.
March 17, 2008 U.S.-CANADA
Olympic qualifying at stake
The United States Under-23 National Team will take on another North American for a chance to play in the Beijing Olympics, but it won't be the one many soccer observers thought it would be.
March 15, 2008 MEXICO STILL POSSIBLE
Gaven's PK gives U.S. group title
Tampa, Fla. -- After its 1-0 victory over Honduras Saturday night, the United States Under-23 National Team knows one thing: it still might play Mexico in an Olympic semifinal encounter in Nashville Thursday.
March 15, 2008 LOOKING GOOD
U.S. can reach semis before it plays
Tampa, Fla. -- The U.S. Under-23 National Team realizes that it could be semifinal bound in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament before they meet Honduras Saturday at 8 p.m. ET.
March 13, 2008 ON THE VERGE
U.S. wins, 1-0, closer to CONCACAF semis
Tampa, Fla. -- The game certainly wasn't a pretty one by a long shot, but it did the trick as the United States finds itself on the verge of qualifying for the semifinals of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament Thursday night.
March 13, 2008 ALL SHOOK UP
Nowak makes 5 changes
Tampa, Fla -- After Tuesday's 1-1 disappointing 1-1 draw with Cuba, U.S. Under-23 coach Peter Nowak said that there would probably be changes in his lineup and he wasn't kidding.
March 11, 2008 DISAPPOINTING
U.S. settles for a 1-1 tie with Cuba
Tampa, Fla. -- What began as a dominating performance by the United States turned into a struggle Tuesday night.
The Americans settled for a rather disappointing 1-1 draw with Cuba in a CONCACAF Olympic qualifying match.
March 11, 2008 THE OPPONENTS
Cuba's roster for Olympic qualifying
Tampa, Fla. -- Cuba, which takes on the United States in the first round of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament Tuesday night, defeated Grenada in its preliminary around group and finishing ahead of that Caribbean country and Trinidad & Tobago.
March 9, 2008 MAKING THE CUT
Davies picked for Olympic qualifiers
CHICAGO--Former Boston College standout Charlie Davies, now playing for Hammarby IF in Sweden was among the 20 players named to the U.S. Under-23 National Team for the CONCACAF Olympic soccer tournament that begins in Tampa, Fla. Tuesday.
March 3, 2008 QUALIFIERS ON THE TUBE
FSC to carry Olympic regional
CHICAGO -- The U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team’s road through 2008 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying will be broadcast live on Fox Soccer Channel, the tournament’s exclusive English-language provider. Fox Soccer Channel will show a total of seven qualifying matches, including all three of the USA’s first-round matches, semifinals, third-place and championship match.
Feb. 26, 2008 CALLED IN
Davies joins U-23s in Florida
CHICAGO---Former Boston College standout Charlie Davies, currently playing for Hammarby IF in Sweden, was among 24 players called into to train with the U.S. Under-23 National Team as it prepares for the Olympic qualifying in Bradenton, Fla. from March 1-9. The top 20 players will be named to the U.S. roster that will participate in the first-round qualifying matches in Tampa March 11-15.
Feb 19, 2008 GOING TO NEW ORLEANS
Rongen picks 22 for U-20s
UMass’s Stuart Amick, BC’s Shawn Chin and Brown’s John Okafor are among the 22 players U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Thomas Rongen will bring to a domestic training camp in New Orleans from Feb 19-24. The team, made up entirely of collegiate players, will gather in New Orleans on Feb. 19 and play two games in a four-team event.
Feb.19, 2008 CONGRATS, BOB
Gansler named Fricker award winner
Former U.S. National Team coach Bob Gansler was honored at U.S. Soccer’s Annual General Meeting in Waikoloa, Hawaii on Saturday as the recipient of the Werner Fricker Builder Award.
Feb. 13, 2008 WELCOME ABOARD
Sarachan scouting manager of academy
CHICAGO---Former U.S. national assistant coach and ex-Chicago Fire coach Dave Sarachan Tuesday was named scouting manager of U.S. Soccer's Development Academy, while Tony Lepore and Raul Diaz Arce were selected as Academy scouts.
Feb. 6, 2008 A MEXICAN STANDOFF
US ties Tri Colore 2-2
HOUSTON---Jozy Altidore scored a goal in his first start for the USA and defender Oguchi Onyewu notched a rare score, but those markers weren’t enough to win for the U.S. in a 2-2 tie against Mexico at Reliant Stadium in Houston.
Feb. 4, 2008 FIRST TIMERS
U.S. hosts WCQ at HDC on June 15
The venue is set. The opponent will be known by March 26.
As Barbados and Dominica prepare to start deciding which team will play the United States in its first World Cup qualifier, the U.S. Monday annointed The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. as the site of the match on Saturday, June 15.
February 2, 2008 CALLED IN
Dempsey, Noonan, Parkhurst on US roster for Mexico
CHICAGO — Former New England Revolution forwards Clint Dempsey and Pat Noonan, as well as defender Michael Parkhurst, were among the 22 players named by coach Bob Bradley for the USA’s match with Mexico at Reliant Stadium next Wednesday.
Jan. 24, 2008 U-23 CALL UPS
Novak invites 23 to Bradenton
CHICAGO– U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team head coach Peter Nowak has named 23 players to participate in the team’s second training camp of 2008 from Jan. 26 – Feb. 2 in at the IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla.
Jan. 24, 2008 IN CAMP
Bradley recalls 21 to Carson
CHICAGO — U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bob Bradley has recalled 21 players to U.S. Soccer's National Training Center at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., to begin preparations for the match against Mexico on Feb 6 in Houston.
January 19, 2008 HOW SWEDE IT IS
Donovan's record 35th helps U.S. to 2-0 win
Carson, Calif. -- Eddie Robinson scored in the opening half and Landon Donovan became the U.S.'s all-time goal-scoring leader off a second-half penalty kick en route to a 2-0 international friendly victory over Sweden at the Home Depot Center Saturday night.
Jan. 2, 2008 GONE CAMPING
U.S. Teams kick off 2008 with training
United States National Teams are kicking off 2008 in full swing, with training camps in California and Florida. A total of 11 men’s women’s and youth national teams have been called up, the majority of which are either at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif or at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. A total of six U.S. teams will be headquartered at the HDC.
Dec. 31, 2007 OLYMPIC PREP
Davies, Bedoya, Brown called to U-23 team
CHICAGO – Former Boston College standout Charlie Davies, along with current Eagle Alejandro Bedoya and Chris Brown are among the 24 players U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team head coach Peter Nowak has called into a two-week training camp from January 6-20 at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla.
Dec. 31, 2007 HAPPY CAMPERS
Twellman, Parkhurst, Noonan called by U.S.
CHICAGO--- Three members of the New England Revolution have been invited to the U.S. Men’s National Team’s first training camp of 2008, which will begin Jan. 3 at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Forward Pat Noonan, defender Michael Parkhurst and forward Taylor Twellman are among the 26 players called into camp by head coach Bob Bradley in advance of the team’s first international competition of 2008, which will be played against Sweden on Jan. 19 in Carson.
Dec. 20, 2007 U.S. PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Demspey wins U.S. Soccer's Award
CHICAGO –U.S. Soccer named former New England Revolution midfielder/forward Clint Dempsey as the 2007 Male Athlete of the Year and U.S. Women’s National Team forward Abby Wambach as the 2007 Female Athlete of the Year. MNT and Under-20 MNT midfielder Michael Bradley and WNT and U-20 WNT forward Lauren Cheney won the Young Male and Young Female Awards, respectively.
Dec. 17, 2007 HITTING THE ROAD
U.S. to play 1st 2 WCQ semis away
The U.S. Men’s National Team will be on the road for its first two games of the semifinal round of CONCACAF qualifying should the Americans get past their Second Round opponent (either Barbados or Dominica) in June.
Nov. 28, 2007 CALLED UP
Cristman goes to U-23 camp
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - New England Revolution forward Adam Cristman and former Boston College standout Charlie Davies, who is now playing in Sweden, are among the 22 players called into training camp by U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team head coach Peter Nowak. Cristman and the rest of the 22-member team will train at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., before departing for a two-match tour in China where the U.S. will face the Chinese U-23 National Team.
Nov. 25, 2007 READY FOR ANOTHER RUN
U.S. should have easy time in 2nd round
Durban, South Africa -- Like he has many times on the field, U.S. international goalkeeper Kasey Keller used his hands to take the suspense out of the Americans' concerns over their second-round opponents at the 2010 World Cup qualifying draw Sunday.
Nov. 17, 2007 FIRSTS IN AFRICA
U.S. win, Adu start, Altidore cap
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa— The U.S. Men’s National Team earned a 1-0 victory over South Africa on Saturday afternoon at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, behind a first-half goal from defender Steve Cherundolo.
Nov. 6, 2007 OLYMPIC QUALIFERS
Carson, Tampa, Nashville will host
NEW YORK----The Home Depot Center is one of three United States venues that will host the 2008 CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) Men’s Under-23 Championship from March 11-23. The eight-team tournament will not only crown the CONCACAF U-23 champion but also qualify two teams to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
Oct. 17, 2007 SWISS BLISS
Bradley’s goal snaps US losing streak
Michael Bradley could not have made his first international goal more timely or any more dramatic.
Bradley connected in the 86th minute to lift the U.S. to a rare win on European soil, a 1-0 victory over Switzerland Wednesday night.
Oct. 9, 2007 EURO HEAVY
Only 3 MLS players on roster vs. Swiss
Not surprisingly, U.S. national coach Bob Bradley picked a Euro-heavy team for his 21-player roster that will train in Europe prior to the National Team's Oct. 17 international friendly vs. Switzerland in Basel.
October 5, 2007 PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Donovan collects 4th Honda Award
LOS ANGELES – The Honda Player of the Year award honors the best player on the U.S. National Team. And this year, for an unprecedented fourth time, a voting panel of 203 members of the American sports media has given the award to the LA Galaxy’s Landon Donovan.
Sept. 21, 2007 CATALONIA CANCELLED
Spanish Federation nixes game
CHICAGO The U.S. Men’s National Team’s friendly against Catalonia has been cancelled after the Royal Spanish Football Federation voted not to approve the application to play the match. The teams were to have met on Oct. 14 in Barcelona. No replacement match will be scheduled.
Sept. 8, 2007 READY FOR SOME FUTBOL?
U.S. vs. Brazil at Soldier Field Sunday
Chicago -- It’s not everyday the United States plays against the No. 1 team in the world. The U.S. men host Brazil in the “Clash of Champions” at Soldier Field at 4 p.m. Sunday (ESPN2). And for all of the American players, it’s a chance of a lifetime.
Aug. 27, 2007 SHE'S OK
No serious toe damage for Wambach
Carson, Calif -- U.S. Women’s National Team forward Abby Wambach sustained no serious damage to her toe following a foot-to-foot tackle with a Finland player early in the U.S.’s 4-0 victory Saturday in the final match before the Women’s World Cup.
August 26, 2007 ADVANCING FORTUNES
With win, U-17s move on
CHEONAN, South Korea – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team advanced to the Round of 16 of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup with a 2-0 win over Belgium in their third and final Group E match at the Cheonan Sports Complex Sunday. Second-half substitute Kirk Urso opened the scoring in the 63rd minute and Mykell Bates added an insurance goal seven minutes later.
August 25, 2007 SWEET MUSIC
WNT routs Finland 4-0 in final WWC tuneup
CARSON, Calif.—The US Women’s National Team will enter next month’s FIFA Women’s World Cup on a high note, after trouncing Finland 4-0 Saturday at the Home Depot Center.
The tune-up match was not without a sour note, however, and it might turn out to be a big one.
Aug. 23, 2007 ANOTHER LOSS
U-17s fall 3-1 to Tunisia
CHANGWON, South Korea– Two penalty kicks helped lift Tunisia to 3-1 win over the United States in the FIFA under-17 World Cup on Thursday.
August 21, 2007 HOMECOMING
U.S. Women to face Mexico after WWC
CHICAGO – The U.S. Women’s National Team will play matches at PGE Park in Portland, Ore., and University Stadium in Albuquerque, N.M., vs. Mexico in October following the team's return from the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup being staged from Sept. 10-30 in China.
August 21, 2007 EARLY LEADS FADE
U.S.U-17s Lose to Tajikistan
CHANGWON, South Korea - The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team took early leads in the first and second halves during their opening match in Group E of the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup, but Tajikistan rallied twice to eventually hand the U.S. a 4-3 loss in Changwon, South Korea.
August 16, 2007 DAVIES CALLED FOR SWEDEN GAME
Charlie Davies, who went from Boston College to Hammarby IF in Sweden this year, has been named to the 19-man roster for the U.S. visit to Sweden Wednesday, Aug. 22.
August 20, 2007 KIWIS CLOBBERED
U.S. Women rout NZ 6-1
CHICAGO---To say the United States completely dominated New Zealand at Soldier Field on Sunday would be an understatement. A 6-1 final score, a 22-1 advantage in shots and a 12-1 advantage in shots on goal hardly sums it up.
August 1, 2007 MEXICAN FRIENDLY
U.S. Men to play at Azteca
CHICAGO — The U.S. Men’s National Team will continue their long rivalry against Mexico when their third meeting of the year takes place Sept. 9 at the famed Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.
July 28, 2007 U.S. ROUTS JAPAN
Boxx, Lilly, Wambach lead 4-1 win
SAN JOSE, Calif---A goal by Shannon Boxx and an own goal in the first half and goals by Kristine Lilly and Abby Wambach in the second half gave the United States a 4-1 win over Japan at Spartan Stadium Saturday night.
July 23, 2007 THE FINAL THREE
Ryan Rounds Out U.S. Women's Roster
U.S. coach Greg Ryan named the final three players to his 21-player roster Monday. No alternates were picked.
The three women selected were midfielder Angela Hucles, forward Natasha Kai and defender Marian Dalmy.
June 30, 2007 TYING ONE ON
U.S. opens U-20 WC with 1-1 draw
Montreal, Canada -- Danny Szetela scored an early goal, but the United States could not make the lead hold up as the Americans settled for a 1-1 draw with South Korea in their opening match in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup Saturday.
June 24, 2007 THE EQUALIZER
Donovan ties Wynalda for US goalscoring crown
Chicago -- Landon Donovan. Love him or hate him. Donovan is a key player for the U.S. National Team. He continues to carve his name in U.S. soccer history. Donovan is now tied with Eric Wynalda for the title of the all-time goal scorer. At the ripe age of 25, Donovan has scored 34 goals.
June 24, 2007 SOLID GOLD
US rallies to win Gold Cup
CHICAGO-- Defender Benny Feilhaber’s goal in the 73rd minute lifted the United States to a 2-1 victory over Mexico to capture the CONCACAF Gold Cup crown for the second consecutive time.
June 21, 2007 SOLID GOLD
U.S. women's new uniforms are unveiled
New York -- In a celebration of women's sports on the 35th anniversary of Title IX, U.S. Soccer and Nike unveiled the new U.S. Women's National Team uniforms at an interactive event at Sara D. Roosevelt Park in New York City Thursday afternoon.
June 16, 2007 ON TO SEMIS
Donovan, Bocanegra goals power U.S., 2-1
Landon Donovan scored on a 60th-minute penalty kick and Carlos Bocanegra headed in a DaMarcus Beasley free kick two minutes later as the U.S. took a 2-1 win over Panama in the Gold Cup quarterfinals.
June 15, 2007 AKPAN, IGWE, SMITH MAKE CUT
U.S. U20 team
Forwards Andre Akpan (Harvard University) and Johann Smith (Bloomfield, Conn.) and defender Amaechi Igwe (Revolution) were named among the final 21 players to the U.S. roster for the FIFA U20 World Cup in Canada.
June 15, 2007 STARTING THE SEND-OFF
USA faces China in World Cup lead up
CLEVELAND---The U.S. Women’s National Team opens its “2007 Send-Off Series” on Saturday, June 16, against long-time nemesis China at Cleveland Browns Stadium (kickoff 7pm). The match is the first of six in the run up to the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
June 12, 2007 U.S. DEFEATS EL SALVADOR 4-0
Two Beasley goals mark rout
FOXBOROUGH, MASS. -- If Tuesday’s game against El Salvador was just a tune up with a spot in the CONCAF Gold Cup quarterfinals already clinched, the United States men’s national team kicked it into fifth gear to secure first place in Group B.
June 11, 2007 EL SALVADOR FIT TO BE TIED?
U.S. coach Bob Bradley knew what to expect from Guatemala and Trinidad & Tobago, the team's first two foes in the Gold Cup. El Salvador, the opponent Tuesday night, presents more of a mystery.
June 11, 2007 JOHNSON QUESTIONABLE
For U.S.-El Salvador
Eddie Johnson, the MLS' leading scorer, sustained a right knee strain and his status has not been determined for the U.S.-El Salvador game, scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Gillette Stadium.
June 7, 2007 RED, WHITE AND BRUISED
U.S. beats physical Guatamala in Cup opener
Carson, Calif. -- It certainly wasn't easy and the United States looked a bit shaky at times dealing with Guatamala's physical play, but the defending Gold Cup champions came away with a 1-0 win at the Home Depot Center in the Group B opener for both clubs.
June 3, 2007 U-20S TAKE TUNEUP WIN
Defeat Canada, 4-1
OTTAWA, Canada---The United States U-20s scored two goals in each half to defeat Canada 4-1 in front of 3,250 at Frank Clair Stadium in a friendly on Sunday.
June 2, 2007 FOUR-GONE CONCLUSION
U.S. trounces China, 4-1 in Gold Cup tuneup
In the team’s final preparation match before the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team steamrolled China 4-1 in front of 20,821 fans at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, Calif. Four different players scored for the U.S., as DaMarcus Beasley and Benny Feilhaber tallied in the first half, and then assisted on back-to-back headed strikes from Clint Dempsey and Oguchi Onyewu.
May 24, 2007 PLAYING FOR GOLD
Three Revs named to National Team
CHICAGO---Three members of the New England Revolution, Steve Ralston, Taylor Twellman and Michael Parkhurst have been named to the U.S. National Team for the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup. In addition, former Rev Clint Dempsey, currently with Fulham FC has also been named to the squad.
May 12, 2007 IN THE PINK
US offense explodes in Frisco
FRISCO, TX--The USA women put on an offensive show Saturday in trumping Canada 6-2. It was the kind of offensive display that U.S. coach Greg Ryan has been looking for—an example of lessons learned in the buildup toward the Women’s World Cup this summer in China.
April 23, 2007 EURO BOUND
U.S. men to play in Sweden Aug. 22
The U.S. National Team will play its first match on European soil this year when it travels to face Sweden at Ullevi Stadium in Goteborg, Sweden Wednesday, Aug. 22 (Fox Soccer Channel, 8:30 p.m. ET).
April 19, 2007 SCHEDULE SET
U.S. finalizes Women’s Send-Off Series
CHICAGO– U.S. Soccer has confirmed the details for the final three games of the U.S. Women’s National Team’s six-game Send-Off Series to be played across the country this summer as the team prepares for the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup in China.
April 16, 2007 BACK TO RENTSCHLER
Hartford to host U.S. Women July 14
CHICAGO – For the third time in four years, a U.S. Soccer National Team will play a preparation match for a major tournament at Rentschler Field when the Women’s National Team hosts Norway on Saturday, July 14, at 6 p.m. ET in the third game of the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup Send-Off Series.
March 28, 2007 NIL-NIL
U.S., Guatemala play to scoreless tie
Frisco, Texas - For the first time in his short tenure as U.S. interim national coach, Bob Bradley did not taste victory. Nor did he suffer his first defeat. On Wednesday night, Bradley's Americans settled for a 0-0 draw with Guatemala at Pizza Hut Park.
March 23, 2007 HONORING A BUILDER
Rothenberg to be inducted into Hall
Oneonta, N.Y. -- The National Soccer Hall of Fame announced Friday that Alan I. Rothenberg, former president of the U.S. Soccer Federation and chairman/CEO of the 1994 World Cup, will be its 2007 builder inductee.
March 12, 2007 GETTING READY
USWNT to play Brazil, China
CHICAGO– The U.S. Women’s National Team will face China in Cleveland on June 16 and Brazil in East Rutherford, N.J., on June 23 in the first matches of a six-game 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup Send-Off Series this summer.
February 26, 2007 ALL-GIRLS CLASS
Hamm, Foudy will enter Hall
Mia Hamm and Julie Foudy are expected to be voted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility when results are announced at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Tuesday afternoon.
February 26, 2007 INVITING THE WORLD
U.S. Soccer wants to host 2018 World Cup
U.S. Soccer's National Board of Directors unanimously has approved the effort to bring the 2018 FIFA World Cup to the United States. The decision was made on Friday on the first day of U.S. Soccer's 2007 Annual General Meeting being held in Los Angeles. This information was released by U.S. Soccer on Monday.
February 26, 2007 FINAL WARM-UP
U.S. vs. China in San Jose June 2
The U.S. Men’s National Team will return to the San Francisco Bay Area on June 2 to take on China at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, Calif., at 8 p.m. ET (ESPN2 and Galavision).
February 20, 2007 MEETING IN FRISCO
U.S. Women to Face Canada May 12 at Pizza Hut Park
CHICAGO – The U.S. Women’s National Team will face Canada on Saturday, May 12, at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas. The match will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. CT. Fans can follow all the action live on Fox Soccer Channel and same day delay on Fox Sports en Espanol at 11 p.m. ET.
February 13, 2007 COPA OPPONENTS SET
US in with Argentina, Colombia, Paraguay
CARACAS, Venezuela– The U.S. Men’s National Team has been drawn into Group C with Argentina, Colombia and Paraguay for the 2007 Copa America, a 12-team tournament which will take place from June 26 to July 15 in nine cities across Venezuela.
February 13, 2007 ARGENTINA AWAITS
USA to open Copa America vs Gauchos
CHICAGO— The U.S. Men’s National Team will open the 2007 Copa America vs. Argentina on Thursday, June 28, the tournament organizers announced on Tuesday evening. The USA will learn their complete schedule and additional opponents on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. ET when the official draw for the 2007 Copa America, the regional championship of South America, is staged at the teatro Teresa Carreño de Caracas.
February 9, 2007 NEW HIGHS
USA-Mexico game sets viewing records
CHICAGO - Televised soccer hit new rating highs on Wednesday night for the broadcast of the U.S. National Team's 2-0 victory over Mexico on ESPN2 and Univision from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
February 7, 2007 2-0, AGAIN
U.S. stifles Tricolor in Arizona
GLENDALE, Ariz. – Try as they might, Mexico still cannot beat the United States on American soil.
Jimmy Conrad scored in the 52nd minute and Landon Donovan scored in stoppage time as the U.S. beat Mexico 2-0 before 62,462 fans at University of Phoenix Stadium.
January 31, 2007 OPENING DOUBLEHEADER
U.S. women vs. Mexico, then Revs vs. Toronto
CHICAGO – Mexico will be the opponent for the U.S. Women’s National Team in its previously announced 2007 domestic opener on April 14 at Gillette Stadium. The match will serve as the opening game of a doubleheader also featuring the Revolution against Major League Soccer’s newest team, Toronto FC.
January 26, 2007 NIL-NIL
U.S., Germany tie in Four Nations Tournament
Guangzhou, China -- The U.S. Women’s National Team, playing with a lineup of numerous young players against a Germany team doing the same, battled to a scoreless draw in its opening game of the 2007 Four Nations Tournament at Guangdong Olympic Stadium Friday
January 20, 2007 OFFENSIVE DEBUT
Bradley, U.S. win 3-1
CARSON, Calif. – It was like old times for Bob Bradley Saturday at Home Depot Center.
Landon Donovan, his club nemesis from a year ago, and Jonathan Bornstein, who flourished under Bradley in 2006, scored goals in the very building where Bradley helped earn MLS Coach of the Year honors with Chivas USA.
January 19, 2007 NIL-NIL
U.S., Guatemala U-20s in scoreless tie
PANAMA CITY, Panama---The United States played Guatemala to a scoreless draw in CONCACAF Final Round qualifying for the Under-20 World Cup. The U.S. held Guatemala to zero shots on goal and just four shots total, but could not put away any of their ten shots.
January 2, 2007 HAPPY CAMPERS
Local players train with WNT Jan. 11-15
CHICAGO, Ill.--Two area women Tuesday were among 28 players called into training camp by Women's National Team coach Greg Ryan at The Depot Center in Carson, Calif. for a five-day session Jan. 11-15.
December 26, 2006 SIMPLY THE BEST
Lilly, Onyewu named U.S. Soccer's top players
For their excellence at the highest levels of the sport, U.S. Soccer Tuesday named U.S. Men’s National Team defender Oguchi Onyewu as the male athlete of the year and U.S. Women’s National Team forward Kristine Lilly as the female athlete of the year.
Dec. 19, 2006 FIVE REVS ON U.S. LIST
Bradley to name team
The Revolution's Clint Dempsey, Pat Noonan, Michael Parkhurst, Matt Reis and Taylor Twellman were on the preliminary list of invitees to the U.S. national team training camp.
December 8, 2006 TAKING THE REINS
Bradley named interim nat’l, U-23 coach
Chivas USA coach Bob Bradley finds himself with two titles today.
Not only is he the interim coach of the U.S. National Team but he also took on responsibilities as coach of the U.S. Under-23 national side.
U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati made that announcement Friday afternoon, only a day after the top candidate for the U.S. head job, Juergen Klinsmann, said he was dropping out of contention.
Nov. 30, 2006 GOLD CUP RETURNS
CONCACAF made it official Thursday. The 2007 Gold Cup will return to Gillette Stadium for two dates, as reported by newenglandsoccernews.com earlier this week.
Nov. 26, 2006 US WOMEN WIN GOLD CUP
Lilly penalty kick the decider
CARSON, Calif-- The U.S. earned a hard-fought 2-2 victory against Canada, when Kristine Lilly put away a penalty kick for the winning goal in the final minute of overtime to claim the CONCACAF Gold Cup trophy and maintain the team’s undefeated streak at 32 games.
November 9, 2006 ROSTER FOR QUALIFYING SET
Lilly, Hucles named to Gold Cup squad
CHICAGO – Boston residents Kristine Lilly and Angela Hucles were among the 20 players named to the U.S Women’s National Team roster for the 2006 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup, being held on Nov. 22 and 26 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The event will serve as qualifying for the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
November 4, 2006 PEACE QUEEN CUP CHAMPS
U.S. edges Canada 1-0
SEOUL, South Korea – Team captain Kristine Lilly scored in the 68th minute as the U.S. Women’s National Team gutted out a hard-fought 1-0 victory against Canada to win the championship of the 2006 Peace Queen Cup.
November 2, 2006 DUTCH TREAT
Tarpley, Whitehill score in 2-0 win over Netherlands
SUWON, South Korea – The U.S. Women’s National Team got goals from forward Lindsay Tarpley and defender Cat Whitehill in the first half to record a 2-0 win over the Netherlands in the final Group B match for both teams at the Peace Queen Cup.
October 30, 2006 GOING TO COPA
U.S. will compete in South American Championship
CHICAGO— The United States Men's National Team has accepted an invitation to compete in the 2007 Copa America, the regional championship of South America. The 12-team tournament will run from June 26 to July 15 in nine cities across Venezuela. For the United States, the appearance will mark their third entrance into CONMEBOL’s signature event. The draw to determine the groupings is expected to be held early next year.
October 29, 2006 LILLY SCORES IN 1-1 DRAW
U.S. women tie Denmark
GIMHAE, South Korea---The U.S. Women’s National Team opened the 2006 Peace Queen Cup with 1-1 tie against Denmark as Kristine Lilly scored in the 73rd minute to tie the match after Denmark had taken the lead just 12 minutes into the game.
October 9, 2006 NATIONAL TEAM ASSISTANT MYERNICK DIES
Succumbs to heart attack at 51
United States national team assistant coach Glenn Myernick, died early Monday morning after suffering a massive heart attack while jogging near his home last Thursday. He passed away while surrounded by his family at the North Suburban Medical Center in Thornton, Colo.
He was 51.
October 7, 2006 GOING FOR GOLD
Dates set for Women's World Cup Qualifying
NEW YORK--The 2006 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup, a six-team competition that will serve as this region’s qualifying for the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup, will take place from Nov. 19-26 at two venues in the United States.
September 22, 2006 'HUMBLING EXPERIENCE'
Donovan talks about his World Cup
No American player was vilified more than Landon Donovan after the U.S.'s disappointing performance at the World Cup.
After reaching the quarterfinals in 2002, there was hope and expectation that the Americans could qualify for the second round in Germany. But the U.S. didn't win a game, finishing with two losses and a tie.
September 13, 2006 HOMETOWN HERO
Wambach scores twice in 3-1 win
ROCHESTER, N.Y. ---Abby Wambach scored two goals in front of the home town crowd, and Lindsey Tarpley added another as the United States Women’s National Team defeated Mexico 3-1 at PAETEC Park Wednesday.
August 27, 2006 FIGHTHING BACK
China Scores First, USA scores Four
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – For the first half, it was a close battle. China struck first, The U.S. women fought their way back in. Then it turned into America’s show. The USA defeated China 4-1 in front of 7,119 fans at Toyota Park.
August 22, 2006 ROSTER SET FOR CHINA
Lilly, Hucles named to 18
CHICAGO---Two Boston residents, Kristine Lilly and Angela Huckles are among the 18 players U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Greg Ryan has named to face long-time nemesis China on Aug. 27 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill.
August 17, 2006 AWARD FINALISTS
Dempsey in top 3 for Honda Prize
SAN FRAANCISCO---The Revolution’s Clint Dempsey, is joined by Kasey Keller and Brian McBride as the three finalists for the 2006 Honda Player of the Year Award, widely recognized as the most prestigious award a U.S. National Team player can receive.
August 3, 2006 HANGING THEM UP
Pope retires from international soccer
U.S. National Team defender Eddie Pope Thursday announced his retirement from international soccer, concluding an 11-year international career that included nine World Cup matches and 82 overall appearances.
July 25, 2006 RETIRING
McBride Steps Down from National side
CHICAGO— U.S. National Team forward Brian McBride has decided to retire from international competition. He joins former captain Claudio Reyna as the second veteran of the team to leave the international game after the USA's disappointing World Cup run.
July 23, 2006 FIVE FOR FIVE
The U.S. shuts out Ireland with a quintet
San Diego, Calif. – The U.S. team kept perfect an unusual record against Ireland. The women’s team has now played Ireland five times and has scored at five goals in every game. Sunday’s game in San Diego yielded the same result and the U.S. team shut out the Irish in front of 3574 fans at Torero stadium.
July 19, 2006 BOXX OUT
Will miss 6-8 months with ACL injury
U.S. women's national team midfielder Shannon Boxx will be sidelined 6-8 months after tearing her right knee’s ACL and MCL during a scrimmage collision in training camp Monday.
July 15, 2006 WILD WIN
U.S. Women top Sweden 3-2
BLAINE, Minnesota – The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team opened its 2006 domestic schedule with a wild 3-2 win over Sweden on an oppressively hot day at the National Sports Center.
July 14, 2006 ARENA OUT
No contract renewal from U.S. Soccer
One door closed for Bruce Arena Friday. But he is in a position to open new one Saturday.
Arena, the most successful men's coach in U.S. Soccer history, found out Friday that won't have his contract renewed at the end of the year.
May 25, 2006 SUBSTITUTION
Berhalter in, Gibbs out for U.S.
Gregg Berhalter, a veteran of the USA's 2002 FIFA World Cup roster, has been added to the USA's 23-man roster for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, replacing defender Cory Gibbs who was diagnosed with a right knee injury on Thursday. Berhalter will join the U.S. in Cleveland on Friday in advance of the team's match with Venezuela at Cleveland Browns Stadium at 7 p.m. live on ESPN2.
May 25, 2006 WHEW!
No muscle damage for Reyna
U.S. National Team captain and midfielder Claudio Reyna received some good news Wednesday after an MRI revealed no muscle damage to his right hamstring. While there is no specific time frame set for his return, the prognosis is very positive.
May 23, 2006 DOUBLE LOSS
Reyna injured as U.S. falls to Morocco, 1-0
As World Cup preparation games go, it doesn't get much worse than this -- a last-minute defeat to an opponent that failed to qualify while losing your captain and a key midfielder. That's what happened in Nashville, Tenn. Tuesday night as the U.S. National Team allowed the game-winning goal to Morroco in the 90th minute while Claudio Reyna was forced from the 1-0 game early with a strained right hamstring.
May 23, 2006 HEART-BREAKER
U.S. loses to Morocco in 90th minute, 1-0
If its heart-breaking, 11th-hour loss to Morocco on Tuesday night was any indication, then the U.S. could face a long first round in the World Cup in Germany. The Americans lost in excruciating fashion, allowing the north African side to score in the 90th minute to record a 1-0 victory in Nashville, Tenn.
May 9, 2006 OFF THE BENCH
Sub lifts U.S. women to 1-0 win over Japan
The U.S. Women's National Team discovered that there is a substitute for success. That came in the form of forward Natasha Kai, who came off the bench to score the winning goal in the 65th minute en route to a 1-0 victory over Japan in Osaka, Japan Tuesday.
May 7, 2006 HAT-TRICK HERO
Wambach powers U.S. over Japan, 3-1
Wambach struck for three goals to help the U.S. Women's National Team overcome an early one-goal deficit en route to a 3-1 international friendly victory over Japan in Kumamoto, Japan Sunday.
May 3, 2006 CA-CHING
Dynamo's dynamic striker makes the team
It's funny how things work out for some people. Real Salt Lake midfielder-forward Jason Kreis is the MLS's all-time goal-scorer, but those goals never have translated to success with the National Team. New England Revolution forward Taylor Twellman led the league in scoring in 2002 and 2005 and was tied for the goal lead in 2003, yet injuries, poor finishing and some bad luck have limited his role with the national side.
April 18, 2006 POSTPONED
Hall of Fame announcement moved to May 6
The National Soccer Hall of Fame election announcement planned for Giants Stadium on April 22 has been moved to May 6 due to scheduling conflicts involving Hall arrangements for the event, Hall spokesman Jack Huckel announced on Tuesday night.
April 12, 2006 LACKLUSTER DRAW
US ties Jamaica 1-1
CARY, NC--The result might have been lackluster, but two members of the U.S. Men’s National Team reached milestones in Tuesday’s 1-1 World Cup tuneup draw with Jamaica at SAS Stadium. Veteran goalkeeper Tony Meola collected his 100th cap, and Landon Donovan became the MNT’s all-time assists leader with the setup on Ben Olsen’s game-tying goal in the 25th minute.
April 4, 2006 ARENA'S MEN
Five Revs on U.S. Roster for Jamaica
CHICAGO — Five members of the New England Revolution headline the squad of 18 players U.S. Men’s National Team Manager Bruce Arena has selected 18 players to face Jamaica on April 11 Cary, N.C., in the final match prior to naming his 23-man roster for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
March 22, 2006 BLITZKREIG
Germans pound U.S. 4-1 in friendly
If Germany manages to reach the final four or even win the World Cup, German coach Juergen Klinsmann might want to send his friend, U.S. coach Bruce Arena, and U.S. Soccer a bottle of champagne or two for helping to restore his team's confidence and his countrymen's faith in the team. In the wake of their humiliating 4-1 defeat to Italy three weeks ago, the Germans were looking for anything to save their psyche, pride and, according to some media reports, saved Klinsmann's job. The Germans exited Westfalenstadion with a 4-1 victory over a shaky U.S. team.
March 16, 2006 STAYING HOME
Ailing Donovan won't play vs. Germany
Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder-forward Landon Donovan has been ruled out of the U.S.'s World Cup warm-up match against Germany in Dortmund against Germany on Wednesday after failing to recover sufficiently from a right calf strain, U.S. Soccer announced on Thursday.
March 15, 2006 GERMANY WINS ALGARVE CUP
U.S. falls on penalties
FARO, Portugal---U.S. midfielder Shannon Boxx was named MVP of the Algarve Cup Wednesday. But she would have traded that honor in for a victory. Heck, she would have traded it in for a successful penalty kick conversion.
March 13, 2006 U.S. ADVANCES TO ALGARVE FINAL
Lilly scores in first minute
FARO, Portugal – The U.S. Women’s National Team got a goal from captain Kristine Lilly just 28 seconds into the game, and three more in the second half, to defeat France, 4-1, in its final Group B match at the Algarve Cup.
Feb. 28, 2006 THE ADU WATCH
When Euros ask Bruce about Freddy
Kaiserslautern, Germany -- One of the more intriguing parts of an interview with U.S. national coach Bruce Arena is listening to questions from the foreign media about Freddy Adu.
Feb. 28, 2006 HOME AWAY FROM HOME
National Team forges ties with Air Force Base
Kaiserslautern, Germany -- Just call it the ultimate role reversal.
For years, U.S. National Team players, more or less, have been strangers in their own land and stadiums. They've been forced to feel like the away team in the United States because their opponents usually receive heavy support from the various ethnic communities.
Feb. 3, 2006 OUT OF CAMP
Adu sent back to D.C. United
Midfielder-forward Freddy Adu was released from the U.S. National Team training camp on Thursday and will join D.C. United for its MLS pre-season training next week.
Feb. 1, 2006 BACK TO CAMP
Lilly heads 26 invited to Carson
Boston resident Kristine Lilly heads a list of 26 players called in the U.S. Women's National Team camp by Coach Greg Ryan in preparation for the Algarve Cup in Portugal in March. The camp wil be at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. and will run from Feb. 6-19.
Jan. 29, 2006 TAYLOR-MADE WIN
Twellman's hat-trick powers U.S. over Norway
New England Revolution forward Taylor Twellman put his best foot and head forward in his quest to make the U.S World Cup team on Sunday. Twellman, last year's MLS MVP and leading scorer, struck twice in the opening 17 minutes and finished with a hat-trick to lift the Americans to a stunning 5-0 victory over an embarrassed Norway side at the Home Depot Center.
January 22, 2006 U.S. TOPS CHINA 2-0
Lilly scores twice
GUANGZHOU, China---Boston resident Kristine Lilly scored both goals as the United States defeated China 2-0 to win the Four Nations Tournament in front of a crowd of 15,000 at Guangdong Olympic Stadium.
Jan. 10, 2006 HOLD ON -- ANOTHER INJURY
Mastroeni joins Armas and Reyna on sidelines
First it was Chris Armas. Next came Claudio Reyna. Now the latest U.S. National Team holding/defensive midfielder to get injured is Pablo Mastroeni, who will be sidelined six to eight weeks after partially tearing his left quadriceps during practice at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. on Monday.
Jan. 4, 2006 SOME SECURITY
U.S. Soccer, women agree to new contract
U.S. Soccer and the Women's National Team have finalized an agreement that will give its top players security through 2012. The U.S. National Soccer Team Players Association ratified a new collective bargaining agreement, U.S. Soccer announced on Wednesday.
Dec. 22, 2005 PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Keller, Lilly win US Soccer Awards
CHICAGO ---U.S. Soccer named U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Kasey Keller as the 2005 Male Athlete of the Year and U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder Kristine Lilly as the 2005 Female Athlete of the Year. Under-20 MNT midfielder Benny Feilhaber and WNT defender Lori Chalupny won the Young Male and Young Female Awards, respectively.
Dec. 21, 2005 CARSON CAMPERS
Lilly could reach 300 caps vs. Norway on Jan. 18
Veteran midfielder and captain Kristine Lilly was among 28 players called into U.S. Women's National Team training camp in preparation for the Four Nations Tournament in China next month. The camp will be held at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. from Jan. 3-9.
Dec. 19, 2005 FIVE YEAR DEAL
U.S. Soccer, Players Association Reach Agreement
There will be no strikes by the U.S. National Team or lockouts by U.S. Soccer before this World Cup.
U.S. Soccer and the U.S. National Soccer Team Players’ Association on Monday announced they had reached a five-year collective bargaining agreement that takes them through the 2010 World Cup.
Dec. 11, 2005 START TIMES
FIFA Sets World Cup kickoffs
The United States will prepare to play its three opening-round matches in the World Cup under the sun in Germany this June as FIFA announced the times for all games on Saturday.
Nov. 24, 2005 A STEP BACK
U.S. falls from 7th to 8th in FIFA rankings
Whether it will affect the United States getting a seeded berth at the World Cup draw next month, it remains to be seen. But the Americans fell back a spot from seventh to eighth in the latest FIFA rankings that were released on Wednesday.
Nov. 12, 2005 IT'S NOT ALWAYS FAIR
U.S. dominates, but settles for tie with Scots
Not every game in which a team dominates can it emerge victorious. Case in point: Take the U.S.'s international friendly with Scotland in Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday. The Americans dominated the match and goalkeeper Kasey Keller did not have to make a save. But the U.S. had to settle for a 1-1 tie at Hampden Park.
Sept. 3, 2005 BEASLEY MAKES THINGS HAPPEN
U.S. Midfielder Overcomes Foul after Foul, Tallies Second Goal
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Within the first minute of play of the USA-Mexico game, it looked as if U.S. Midfielder DaMarcus Beasley would be subbed. He took a hard hit to his left leg, but after a few minutes, he limped it off and was back to his regular self. By regular self that means, speedy midfielder breaking up plays, stealing balls and making things happen.
Sept. 2, 2005 ON THE VERGE
U.S. can qualify for World Cup with a win
The U.S.’s quest to qualify for the World Cup usually goes to the final or next-to-last game with some nail-biting drama thrown in. Not this time. The U.S. (5-1-0, 15 points) can clinch its fifth consecutive World Cup trip with a victory over CONCACAF rival Mexico (5-0-1, 16) in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday with three games to spare, which would be a first.
Aug. 31, 2005 FOUR REVS ON U.S. ROSTER
Dempsey, Ralston, Reis, Twellman with team
Four Revolution players -- Clint Dempsey, Steve Ralston, goalkeeper Matt Reis, and Taylor Twellman -- have been named to the 26-player U.S. national team roster by coach Bruce Arena. All four have been training with the U.S. in Columbus, Ohio, for Saturday's World Cup qualifying game against Mexico and Wednesday's visit to Guatemala.
Aug. 17, 2005 MIXED RESULTS
Twellman and Ralston both play in win over T&T
East Hartford, Conn. -- The New England Revolution’s Taylor Twellman might have only played seven minutes in the United States’ win over Trinidad & Tobago on Wednesday night, but they were a productive seven minutes.
Twellman was only on the field for three minutes when fellow sub Santino Quaranta guided a beautiful cross into the box that Twellman dispatched into the net. The only problem was the goal was disallowed --wrongly -- because the sideline referee judged that Twellman was offside
August 17, 2005 EARLY GOAL VS T&T GIVES US WIN
Brian McBride scored his 29th international goal just two minutes in
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- If the United States national team is ever in need of a quick goal then they should schedule Trinidad & Tobago as their next opponent.
Brian McBride scored a close-range goal thanks to a nice cut back pass from the end line from Bobby Convey just 91 seconds into the game to lead the United States to a 1-0 win over the Soca Warriors Wednesday night at Rentschler Field. The victory improves the United States record to 5-1-0 (15 pts.) in CONCACAF qualifying.
Aug. 17, 2005 GETTING CLOSER
A victory over Trinidad & Tobago would put the U.S. in excellent shape for Germany
If all goes according to plan, the U.S. should be able to take an important step closer to qualifying for its fifth consecutive World Cup against Trinidad & Tobago on Wednesday night (ESPN2, 8 p.m.). A win in East Hartford, Conn., coupled with some other results, would clinch fourth-place in the CONCACAF final round and a playoff spot against the fifth-place Asian side in a home-and-home series in November.