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U.S. MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM

June 3, 2008
SIDELINED
Spector to miss Olympics with hip injury

U.S. international defender Jonathan Spector won't be playing in the Olympics.


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
NO DONOVAN
Scratched for Wembley match

LONDON---U.S. midfielder-forward Landon Donovan was not in the lineup for Wednesday’s game against England at Wembley Stadium.


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 25, 2008
CIAO! FOR U.S. U23 TEAM
Third loss in Toulon Tournament

LA VALETTE, France – The U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team closed out the Toulon International Tournament with a 2-0 loss to Group B winner, Italy on Sunday.


May 23, 2008
FRENCH FLOP
U.S. drops second game in Toulon

LA SEYNE, France – The U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team dropped its second game of the Toulon International Tournament to Ivory Coast, 1-0 Friday.


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.


May 14, 2008
SEMIFINAL VENUES
D.C., Chicago, Denver to host U.S.'s WCQs

CHICAGO---Assuming the U.S. National Team prevails over Barbados in its World Cup qualifying series in June, U.S. Soccer Wednesday announced three venues that would host semifinal round matches.


April 30, 2008
GOAZIOU DIES
Was long time U.S. Soccer treasurer

Long-time U.S. Soccer board member Bill Goaziou passed away Wednesday morning after battling emphysema. He was 68.


April 29, 2008
ENGLAND-BOUND
Sheanon Williams with U20s

Dorchester's Sheanon Williams has been named to the 18-player roster of the U.S. U20 team for a three-game trip to England next month.


April 29, 2008
IRAN TO TRAIN IN U.S.?
U.S. Soccer has sent an invitation

In what could be an intriguing political situation, Iran said that it could prepare for World Cup qualifying in the U.S. after receiving an invitation from U.S. Soccer, according to the Iranian media.


April 25, 2008
CHINA BOUND
Seitz, Marrufo to officiate at the Olympics

The United States had two referees selected to officiate the 2008 Summer Olympics in China -- Hair Marrufo (men) and Kari Seitz (women).


April. 20, 2008
OLYMPIC DRAW
For U.S. men, women in China

The common thread for the U.S. men and women at the Summer Olympics is Japan. Both teams will play the Japanese at the Olympics in August.


April 9, 2008
MOVING ON UP
U.S. climbs to 21 in FIFA rankings

Buoyed by its stunning 3-0 victory in Poland last month, the United States jumped seven spots to No. 21 in the latest FIFA poll that was released Wednesday.


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 26, 2008
BARBADOS NEXT
U.S. World Cup qualifying

The United States' first opponent in World Cup qualifying will be Barbados.


March 26, 2008
DOMINATING PERFORMANCE
U.S. stuns Poland with 3-0 win

Krakow, Poland -- The United States stunned Poland with a pair of first-half goals from defenders en route to a 3-0 advantage over the hosts Wednesday.


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 23, 2008
FOR A TROPHY, NOTHING ELSE
U.S. vs. Honduras for CONCACAF title

Nashville, Tenn. -- In what is a relatively meaningless game, the United States will meet Honduras for the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying championship 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 20, 2008
WIN AND YOU'RE IN
U.S. can clinch Olympic berth vs. Canada

Nashville, Tenn. -- No one has to remind U.S. Under-23 midfielder Dax McCarty what is at stake against Canada in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying semifinals -- a chance to place at the Beijing Olympics.


March 20, 2008
ON TO NASHVILLE
New England Soccer News at Olympic qualifying semis

NewEnglandSoccerNews.com will be at the Olympic qualifying semifinal between the United States and Canada in Nashville, Tenn. Thursday night.


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 18, 2008
LET'S GET PHYSICAL AGAIN
U.S. ready for another rough qualifier

If the U.S. Under-23 team thinks it will get a break from the physical end of the game against Canada in the CONCACAF Olympic semifinal qualifier Thursday, guess again.


March 18, 2008
CANADA ROSTER
For Olympic qualifier vs. U.S.

This is Canada's roster for its Olympic qualifying match against the United States at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn. Thursday.


March 17, 2008
SEMIS SCHEDULE SET
U.S. vs. Canada at 9 p.m. Thursday

The schedule for the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying semifinals is set.


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
NO FREDDY
Nowak rests yellow card players; Jozy out

Tampa, Fla. -- Freddy Adu not only did not start in the U.S.'s Olympic qualifying match against Honduras Saturday, he did not even suit up.


March 15, 2008
SEMIFINAL BOUND
Panama rolls, 4-1, as U.S. moves on

Tampa, Fla. -- Without even kicking a soccer ball, the United States qualified for the semifinal round of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying soccer tournament Saturday.


March 15, 2008
OLYMPIC QUALIFYING CROWDS
Gulati: Age competitions are a hard sell

Tampa, Fla. -- Attendance for the first two dates of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament here have been down right poor.


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
VALIANT EFFORT
Undermanned Cuba falls to Honduras, 2-0

Tampa, Fla. -- Undermanned Cuba played its collective hearts out Thursday night, but fatigue finally caught up to the Caribbean side against Honduras in a CONCACAF Olympic qualifier.


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 13, 2008
MUST-WIN SITUATION
Little room for error for U.S. vs. Panama

Tampa, Fla. -- Whoever thought the United States would be in this position after one game of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament?


March 12, 2008
A BIT OF A DROP
U.S. falls to 29th in FIFA rankings

The United States dropped two spots in the latest FIFA rankings that were released Wednesday.


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
NO DOUBTING THIS THOMAS
Late goal lifts Honduras over Panama, 1-0

Tampa, Fla. -- Honduras' 1-0 win over Panama in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament Tuesday night certainly had the flair for the dramatic.


March 11, 2008
WHO'S STARTING
USA vs. Cuba



March 11, 2008
OLYMPIC QUALIFYING SCHEDULE
U.S. vs. Cuba, Panama, Honduras



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 10, 2008
DON'T LIVE IN THE PAST
Nowak looks forward in Olympic qualifying

Forget about what transpired in 2004, says U.S. Under-23 national team coach Peter Nowak. That is in the past. So what if the United States failed to reach the Summer Olympics in Athens.


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
UNDEFEATED, BUT DOWN
U.S. falls six places to 26th in FIFA ranking

The U.S. National Team might have been undefeated in its last two matches, but it actually fell six places to 26th in the latest FIFA rankings that were released Wednesday.


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. 5, 2008
THEY'LL BE TAKING NOTES
Hackworth, Mulqueen to scout WCQ

Roseau, Dominica -- The U.S. National Team is taking the Dominica-Barbados World Cup qualifying series seriously.


Feb. 5, 2008
THE RIVALRY
U.S. dominates Mexico on American soil

In what was a lopsided, one-sided encounter for decades has become one of the fiercest rivalries in the world.


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. 31, 2008
AND THE PLAYERS ARE . . .
Sanchez unveils Mexico roster for U.S.

Mexican National Team coach Hugo Sánchez Thursday announced the roster for the upcoming international friendly against the United States at the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Tex. Wednesday, Feb. 6 (9 p.m. ET).


Jan. 25, 2008
HE'S BACK
DiCicco to coach US U-20 women

CHICAGO– Tony DiCicco is back with the U.S. Women's National Team program.


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
GOLD MEDALISTS
U.S. captures Maccabi Games crown

Buenos Aires, Argentina -- The United States recorded a 2-0 win over Argentina to capture the gold medal of the Pan American Maccabi Games Wednesday.


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. 22, 2007
U.S. SHARP AT GILLETTE
Top 10 countdown

Newenglandsoccernews.com will be featuring the top 10 local stories of the year. Today: U.S. stays sharp at Gillette


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. 18, 2007
OLYMPIC QUALIFYING
U.S. to face Cuba, Honduras, Panama

The United States will host Cuba, Honduras and Panama in Tampa, Fla., as CONCACAF announced the draw for the 2008 CONCACAF Men’s Under-23 Championship Tuesday.


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. 25, 2007
ANOTHER CARIBBEAN ADVENTURE
U.S. plays Barbados or Dominica In WCQ

Durban, South Africa -- The United States now knows who it will play in the second round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying this June -- Barbados or Dominica.


Nov. 24, 2007
WE'RE NO. 2
U.S. 2nd seeded in CONCACAF for draw

Durban, South Africa -- The United States was seeded second in CONCACAF for Sunday's World Cup draw behind archrival Mexico.


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. 12, 2007
USMNT ON FSC
Games vs South Africa, Sweden to air live

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Fox Soccer Channel will televise the next two matches featuring the United States Men’s National Team.


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. 30, 2007
FULL-SPEED AHEAD
U.S. to vie for 2018 WC despite no rotation

U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati said Monday that the end of FIFA's rotation of awarding World Cups to a different confederation every four years will not deter the United States from bidding for the 2018 World Cup.


Oct. 29, 2007
WAIT 'TIL 2018 OR BEYOND
U.S. must bid vs. Europe (England?) as FIFA ends its World Cup rotation process

The FIFA executive committee Monday unanimously voted to discontinue its rotation of awarding World Cups to a different confederation every four years.


Oct. 25, 2007
TWO MORE YEARS
Rongen's contract extended through 2009

U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team coach Thomas Rongen’s contract has been extended through the 2009 Under-20 World Cup cycle, U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati announced Thursday.


Oct. 25, 2007
NEW U-17 COACH
Cabrera first Hispanic to guide a U.S. team

Former Colombian international defender Wilmer Cabrera was named head coach of the U.S. Under-17 National Team Thursday. He became the first Hispanic to be named coach of a U.S. Soccer national team.


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. 10, 2007
ON THE LIST
Lilly, Wambach are among the nominees for FIFA's women's player of the year

U.S. internationals Kristine Lilly and Abby Wambach were on the list of 26 candidates for the FIFA women's player of the year, it was announced Wednesday.


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. 29, 2007
FULL STEAM AHEAD
Gulati: U.S. would be 'terrific host' of 2018 WC

Shanghai, China -- FIFA president Sepp Blatter's comments about China hosting the 2018 World Cup aside, U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati has another candidate to host the event -- the United States.


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. 9, 2007
CLOSE GAME
USA Falls 4-2 to Brazil, Despite Strong Performance

CHICAGO – It was a close call for the Americans. The team scored the first goal and almost ended with a 2-2 draw against Brazil. Two late unanswered Brazil goals gave the team a 4-2 win in front of 43,543 at Soldier Field.


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.


Sept. 5, 2007
FINAL THREE
Bocanegra, Donovan, Howard are up for Honda player of the year award

LOS ANGELES---Defender Carlos Bocanegra, midfielder-forward Landon Donovan and goalkeeper Tim Howard have been selected as the three finalists for the 2007 Honda Player of the Year Award. They were chosen by 203 sports journalists across the nation.


Sept. 5, 2007
FINALIST
Lilly in running for WSF player of year

U.S. women's National Team captain Kristine Lilly has been named a finalist for the Women’s Sports Foundation 2007 Sportswoman of the Year.


August 30, 2007
SHEANON WILLIAMS GOES FOURTH
Leads U.S. rally in U17 loss

Dorchester's Sheanon Williams went 90 minutes for the fourth successive game as the U.S. lost, 2-1, to Germany in the round of 16 in the FIFA U17 World Cup Thursday.


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.


Aug. 26, 2007
MIA PRAISES ABBY
'She has the potential to be as great as Akers'

Former U.S. international striker Mia Hamm doesn't think her all-time scoring record will last forever.


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.


Aug. 22, 2007
EURO TRASHED AGAIN
U.S men fall in Sweden, 1-0

Goteburg, Sweden -- The United States men's National Team, which has a 2-11-3 record in Europe in its last 16 games, dropped a 1-0 decision to Sweden Wednesday.


August 22, 2007
SMALL DROP
U.S. men fall to 17th in FIFA rankings

No play, no gain. The United States did not play an international game since the last FIFA rankings last month, so the Americans dropped three places to No. 17.


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.


Aug. 20, 2007
IT WAS 91 YEARS AGO TODAY . . .
that the U.S. played its 1st international match

U.S. Soccer and its men's National Team celebrated a special anniversary Monday.


August 16, 2007
DAVIES CALLED FOR SWEDEN GAME
U.S. roster

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 12, 2007
USA TO FACE BRAZIL
Five time World Champs at Soldier Field

CHICAGO---The United States National Team will face Brazil on Sunday, September 9, marking the five-time World Champion’s first-ever visit to the Windy City. Kickoff at Soldier Field is set for 4 p.m. ET.


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 8, 2007
PRINCIPALLY, PETER
Nowak takes over U.S. U-23 helm

CHICAGO---It should not be surprising that Peter Nowak was named coach of the U.S. Under-23 National Team.


Aug. 2, 2007
ONE MORE TIME
Mia, Julie to play in Hall of Fame game

National Soccer Hall of Fame inductees Mia Hamm and Julie Foudy will play in the annual Hall of Fame Game in Oneonta, N.Y. after they join the Hall Aug. 26.


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.


July 20, 2007
CLIMBING THE LADDER
U.S. No. 14 in FIFA rankings; Mexico 10th

Thanks to its victory in the CONCACAF Gold Cup last month, the United States moved up two spots to 14th place in the latest FIFA rankings, which were announced this week.


July 18, 2007
PONTA DELGADA OLYMPIAN DIES
Joseph Ferreira, 90

Joseph “Za Za” Ferreira, 90, who played for the U.S. in the 1948 Olympics, died June 3 at at Charlton Memorial Hospital, the Fall River Herald News reported.


July 14, 2007
ONE IS ENOUGH
Lloyd scores U.S. winner in 66th

EAST HARTFORD, Ct---Carli Lloyd scored the only goal to give the United States a 1-0 win over Norway at Rentschler Field Saturday afternoon.


July 14, 2007
JIMMY HOFFER BURIES US
Altidore scores, but Austria advances in U-20s

Toronto -- The United States only has itself to blame for crashing out of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup Saturday.


July 11, 2007
SOME EXTRA EFFORT
Bradley's OT goal lifts U.S. in U-20s, 2-1

Toronto -- Not only does this U.S. team have a lot of talent, it has a bit of resolve as well. Actually, make that a lot of resolve.


July 11, 2007
FEW, IF ANY, SURPRISES
Ryan names 18 players to U.S. WWC roster

With 62 days remaining until the USA’s opening match of FIFA Women’s World Cup, U.S. Women’s National Team coach Greg Ryan Wednesday named the first 18 players who will represent the country in September.


July 6, 2007
BRACE FOR IT
Altidore strikes twice as U.S. edges Brazil, 2-1

Ottawa, Canada -- New York Red Bulls forward Jozy Altidore scored his second goal of the game in the 83rd minute to give the United States a 2-1 victory over Brazil in a Group D match in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup Friday night.


July 5, 2007
AN IMPERFECT THREE
U.S. (0-3) drops Copa finale, 1-0, to Colombia

Barquisimeto, Venezuela -- The United States finished Copa America the way it began the tournament -- winless.


July 5, 2007
HOMECOMING
Lilly to play in Connecticut for 4th time July 14

Wilton, Conn. native and U.S. Women's National Team captain Kristine Lilly returns to her home state for the team's Send-Off Series game against Norway in East Hartford, Conn. July 14.


July 3, 2007
HATS OFF
Adu's 3 goals leads U.S.'s 6-1 rout of Poland

Montreal -- Freddy Adu lived up to his advance billing and then some Tuesday, recording a hat-trick in a 6-1 trouncing of Poland in a Group B match of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup.


July 2, 2007
ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE
U.S. loses, close to Copa elimination

Barinas, Venezuela -- The United States found itself on the verge of elimination from Copa America after losing its second consecutive match Monday night.


July 2, 2007
SOMMER AT THE COPA
Ex-Rev goalkeeper coaching U.S.



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 28, 2007
AN OLD FASHIONED WHIPPING
Argentina thrashes U.S. in Copa opener, 4-1

Maracaibo, Venezuela -- American dreams of an upset or even pulling off a tie went up in smoke Thursday night as the amazing Hernan Crespo struck twice and set up a third goal for Argentina en route to 4-1 rout in a Group B match at Copa America.


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 24, 2007
CLASSIC MATCH
U.S.-Mexico Sunday

USA vs. Mexico. What a classic. It’s what all the fans hoped for – hence the sold out crowd. I


June 23, 2007
U.S. HOPES TO BLANK BLANCO
Gold Cup final vs. Mexico

The U.S. national team hopes to defuse Mexico's attack by stopping Cuauhtemoc Blanco in the Gold Cup final, scheduled at 3 p.m. (EST) Sunday.


June 23, 2007
WARM-UP WIN
Lilly, Wambach lead U.S. over Brazil, 2-0

East Rutherford, N.J. -- Kristine Lilly and Abby Wambach scored first-half goals to lift the United States to a 2-0 victotyr over Brazil in an international friendly at Giants Stadium Saturday.


June 23, 2007
ADU, ROGERS CONNECT
Lead U-20s to 2-1 win over Chile

EAST RUTHERORD, NJ---Freddy Adu scored a goal and added to lead the United States U-20s to a 2-1 win over Chile Saturday at Giants Stadium


June 23, 2007
U.S. WOMEN FACE BRAZIL
First meeting since Olympic Gold Medal Game

EAST RUTHERFORD,NJ---The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team plays the second match of the six-game 2007 Send-Off Series against Brazil at Giants Stadium Saturday (5 p.m. ET kickoff live on ESPN2).


June 22, 2007
DAVIES, TWELLMAN AT THE COPA
U.S. names roster



June 21, 2007
ON TO THE FINAL
U.S. holds off Canucks, 2-1

CHICAGO – The USA advanced to the Gold Cup finals, but barely. Canada almost tied things up in extra time, but the Americans held on for a 2-1 victory.


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 21, 2007
JOHNSON, KELLER STARTING
u.S.-Canada lineups



June 16, 2007
WAMBACH HEADS USA ATTACK
Scores two in the air

CLEVELAND---Abby Wambach scored both goals to lead the United States to a 2-0 win over China at Cleveland Browns Stadium.


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
ODDS FAVOR U.S.
Vs. Panama in Gold Cup quarters

The U.S. is favored to reach the Gold Cup semifinals for the eighth time in nine tournaments.


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 15, 2007
BOLTS, SEACOAST SELECTED
U.S. Soccer Development Academy



June 14, 2007
PAN-AM PREP
BC's DiMartino in camp

Boston College forward Gina DiMartino is in the U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team's final training camp in preparation for the Pan-American Games.


June 13, 2007
TRIDENT PAYS OFF
Three's a charm for U.S.

The U.S. national team concluded the first round of the Gold Cup with a 3-0-0 record and a 7-0 goal differential.


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 12, 2007
U.S. AHEAD AT THE HALF
Lead El Salvador, 2-0

FOXBOROUGH, MASS. -- The United States leads El Salvador, 2-0, at halftime in Gold Cup action.


June 12, 2007
STARTING LINEUPS FOR U.S.-EL SALVADOR
Parkhurst in lineup again



June 11, 2007
SEND-OFF SERIES ROSTER
Lilly, Hucles, Markgraf on women's roster

Three former members of the Boston Breakers, Kristine Lilly, Angela Hucles and Kate Markgraf were named among the 24 players on the U.S. Women's National Team's Send-Off Series roster.


June 11, 2007
EL SALVADOR FIT TO BE TIED?
U.S. prepared

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 10, 2007
U.S. GOING FOR GROUP B LEAD
Near full strength for Tuesday

Pablo Mastroeni and Oguchi Onyewu are set to return following suspension for the U.S.-El Salvador game at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Gillette Stadium.


June 9, 2007
U.S. TOPS T&T, 2-0
Parkhurst earns first cap

The U.S. cruised to the second round of the Gold Cup with a convincing 2-0 victory over Trinidad & Tobago at Home Depot Center on Saturday afternoon.


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 6, 1007
CANADIAN BLANKING
U.S. U-20s fall to MapleLeafs 4-0

KINGSTON, Ontario---It was a different day and a far different result for the United States and Canada U-20 teams as they prepare for this summer’s World Cup.


June 4, 2007
HARVARD'S AKPAN LEADS U20s
Scores fourth goal of year

Harvard freshman Andre Akpan leads the U.S. Under 20 national team in scoring after converting for the fourth time in a 4-1 win over Canada Saturday.


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 29, 2007
DAVIES GETS CALLUP
Training for U.S.-China

Charlie Davies received his first callup to the US national team.


May 25, 2007
HEADING TO EUROPE
U.S. Men to Play Catalonia and Switzerland

CHICAGO – The United States Men’s National Team will play a pair of friendlies in Europe in October, traveling to face Catalonia and Switzerland for the second and third matches for the team in Europe in 2007.


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 23, 2007
AKPAN, IGWE, SMITH, WILLIAMS IN
U-20 training camp in Canada

Andre Akpan (Harvard University), Amaechi Igwe (Revolution), Johann Smith (ex-Oakwood Soccer Club), and Sheanon Williams (Greater Boston Bolts) will train with the U.S. Under 20 national team May 30 to June 6 in Canada.


May 23, 2007
HAWAII AGM
U.S. Soccer to hold it there Feb. 15-16, 2008

U.S. Soccer's annual general meeting in 2008 will be held at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort in Waikoloa, Hawaii Feb. 15-16.


May 17, 2007
'WE MUST BECOME A REAL TEAM'
Bradley cites 1980 gold-medal hockey champs

New York -- U.S. National Team coach Bob Bradley isn't about to predict his team will win the 2010 World Cup, but he realizes his team has to emulate another well-known U.S. championship team -- the 1980 gold-medal winning U.S. Olympic hockey team -- to be successful.


May 16, 2007
INTERIM NO MORE
Bradley named permanent MNT coach

NEW YORK, NY – Barely five months after handing Bob Bradley the reins of the U.S. Men’s National Team, U.S. soccer has removed the “Interim” from his job title.


May 16, 2007
U-20S FALL IN ROCHESTER
Argentina wins, 1-0; Igwe, Smith go distance



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.


May 10, 2007
GOODBYE, GINO
Pariani, member of 1950 World Cup team, dies

Hall of Famer Gino Pariani, the inside right for the 1950 U.S. World Cup team that stunned England, passed away Wednesday. He was 79.


May 9, 2007
ON BOARD
Lilly, Markgraf selected to U.S. women's roster for Canada friendly Saturday

Former Boston Breakers Kate Markgraf and Kristine Lilly were selected to the U.S. Women's National Team roster for Saturday's international friendly vs. Canada at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas.


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 22, 2007
'BRING IT ON'
Lilly ready for grueling first round

U.S. Women's National Team captain and forward Kristine Lilly realizes the U.S. is in for a difficult first round in the Women's World Cup.


April 22, 2007
TOUGH DRAW
U.S. to play Sweden, North Korea, Nigeria in first round of Women's World Cup

If you think the United States will have an easy time of it in the opening round of the Women's World Cup, guess again.


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.


April 14, 2007
ARMED AND READY
Relentless U.S. attack throttles Mexico



April, 14 2007
STARS SHINE BRIGHT FOR U.S.
Lilly, Wambach lead women over Mexico



April 12, 2007
IT'S A WOMAN'S WORLD
U.S. unscored-upon in Foxboro

The U.S. women's national team has a 5-0-1 record and a 19-0 goal differential in games at Foxboro and Gillette stadia.


April 12, 2007
U.S. PRACTICE CANCELLED
Women preparing for Mexico

The U.S. women's national team cancelled Thursday afternoon practice at Harvard University


April 10, 2007
U.S. WOMEN ARRIVE
For Saturday's game against Mexico

The U.S. women's national team arrived in Boston Tuesday in preparation for Saturday's game against Mexico at Gillette Stadium,


April 9, 2007
MAKING THE CUT
Ryan sets roster for Gillette match

Veteran captain Kristine Lilly was among the 18 players named to the U.S. Women's National Team that will face Mexico at Gillette Stadium Saturday.


March 30, 2007
RESIDENCY CAMP
Lilly, Hucles among 32 players called into U.S. women's training camp

The U.S. Women’s National Team will begin residency training camp on April 2 as 32 players come to the U.S. Soccer National Training Center at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. for a four-month period that will lead into the Women’s World Cup in China.


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 25, 2007
COMING UP BIG
Donovan nets hat trick against Ecuador

TAMPA---Landon Donovan came up big for the United States Sunday, scoring three goals in a 3-1 win over Ecuador in front of 31,457 at Raymond James Stadium.


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 16, 2007
WE'RE NO. 1
U.S. women climb to top of FIFA rankings

For the first time in 3 1/2 years, the U.S. finds itself No. 1 in the latest FIFA rankings of women's National Teams, which was released Friday.


March 15, 2007
TWELLMAN GETS THE CALL
Dempsey to play for U.S. vs. Ecuador



March 14, 2007
THEIR CUP RUNNETH OVER
U.S. blanks Danes, 2-0, to win Algarve title

Vila Real de San Antonio, Portugal -- It's a little less than six months before the Women's World Cup kicks off in China, but the U.S. Women's National Team has laid down the gauntlet to the rest of the world.


March 14, 2007
DOWN TWO SPOTS
U.S. drops to 30th in FIFA rankings

The United States dropped two spots to No. 30 in the latest FIFA rankings, which were released Wednesday morning.


March 13, 2007
WILL THEY BE GREAT VS. DANES?
U.S. takes on Denmark for Algarve Cup crown

Coming off a 3-2 win over Sweden in its final group match, the U.S. Women’s National Team is focused for its fifth consecutive Algarve Cup championship game as will face Denmark at Municipal Stadium in Vila Real de San Antionio Wednesday.


March 12, 2007
SURVIVORS
U.S. overcomes late Sweden surge to reach Algarve Cup championship match

San Antonio, Portugal -- The U.S. Women's National Team, which was in a must-win situation to advance to the final of the Algarve Cup Wednesday, survived a late Sweden surge to record a 3-2 victory and reach the competition's final.


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.


March 9, 2007
GREAT FINN-ISHING
Lloyd goal again lifts U.S. women, 1-0

Ferreiras, Portugal -- Carli Lloyd scored the lone goal of the match as the U.S. Women's National Team blanked Finland, 1-0, in a Group B game at the Algarve Cup Friday.


March 8, 2007
WILL HOPES BE GONE WITH WIND?
U.S. women vs. Finland at windy venue

Ferreiras, Portugal -- Coming of a solid 2-1 win over China in its Algarve Cup opener Wednesday, the U.S. team faces Finland in its second Group B match at Estadio da Nora, a venue infamous for its windy conditions.


March 7, 2007
OPENING WIN
U.S. edges China, 2-1, in Algarve Cup

Silves, Portugal -- Kristine Lilly and Carli Lloyd scored goals for the U.S. Women's National Team in its 2-1 victory over China in its opening match of the Algarve Cup Wednesday.


March 6, 2007
U.S.-EL SALVADOR AT GILLETTE
Gold Cup matchups set

The U.S. will take a 14-1-4 all-time record in Norfolk County matches into a June 12 Gold Cup date against El Salvador.


March 1, 2007
THE WAIT IS ALMOST OVER
U.S. to find out Gold Cup foes Tuesday

The U.S. National Team will know its opponents and venues of the opening round of the CONCACAF Gold Cup Tuesday.


February 27, 2007
HAMM, FOUDY ELECTED
First Ever Women-Only Induction Class

CARSON, CA --Former U.S. Women’s National Team stars Mia Hamm and Julie Foudy have been elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame. The pair will be inducted during ceremonies on August 26th in Oneonta, NY.


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 23, 2007
PORTUGAL BOUND
Lilly, Hucles to Algarve Cup

CHICAGO--_Two Boston residents, Kristine Lilly and Angela Hucles were named to the U.S. Women's National team's 20-player roster for the Algarve Cup.


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.


February 7, 2007
FULL HOUSE
U.S.-Mexico match is sold out

Glendale, Ariz. -- The U.S.-Mexico encounter at the University of Phoenix Stadium Wednesday is sold out.


Feb. 2, 2007
DEUCE, TWELLMAN ON U.S. ROSTER
Mexico match Wednesday in Arizona

Clint Dempsey and Revolution forward Taylor Twellman were named to the 20-man roster for the U.S.-Mexico friendly in Glendale, Ariz., Wednesday.


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.


Jan. 30, 2007
FOUR NATION CHAMPS
U.S. blanks host China, 2-0, to win tournament

Guangzhou, China -- The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated China, 2-0, to win the Four Nations Tournament Tuesday.


January 28, 2007
ANOTHER DRAW
USA ties England 1-1 in Four Nations

GUANGZHOU, China---Heather O’Reilly scored the only goal as the United States picked up the second draw of the Four Nations Tournament, 1-1 against England.


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 21, 2007
MUCH ADU ABOUT SOMETHING
Freddy leads U.S. to 5-0 win, U-20 World Cup

Panama City, Panama -- Freddy Adu scored one goals and helped create another as the United States qualified for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup with a 5-0 victory over Panama Sunday.


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.


Jan. 20, 2007
12-YEAR ITCH
U.S. plays in Tampa for 1st time in 12 years

The U.S. National Team will take on Ecuador in an international friendly in Tampa, Fla. March 25.


January 19, 2007
ON THE BALLOT
Mia, Julie and Joy vie for Hall of Fame

ONEONTA, NY--Two-time World champions and Olympic Gold Medalists Joy Fawcett, Julie Foudy, and Mia Hamm headline this year's Hall of Fame Ballot.


Jan. 19, 2007
U.S., GUATEMALA TIE, 0-0
CONCACAF U-20

The U.S. was held to a 0-0 tie by Guatemala in the CONCACAF U-20 tournament in Panama City Friday.


Jan. 17, 2007
NOONAN INJURED
Questionable for U.S.-Denmark Saturday?

Revolution forward Pat Noonan suffered a knee strain in training with the U.S. national team and his status is undetermined for Saturday's game against Denmark at The Home Depot Center.


Jan. 17, 2007
AKPAN SCORES THREE
Harvard star helps U.S. to win over Haiti

Harvard freshman Andre Akpan scored three goals for the U.S. in a 4-1 win over Haiti in the opener of the CONCACAF Under-20 tournament in Panama City Wednesday.


Jan. 17, 2007
HOLDING STEADY
U.S. stays 31st in FIFA rankings

The United States remained in 31st place in the latest FIFA rankings that were released Wednesday.


Jan. 3, 2007
DEMPSEY OUT OF U.S. CAMP
Carroll, Eskandarian also no-shows

Brian Carroll, Clint Dempsey and Alecko Eskandarian will not participate in U.S. national team training camp this week, the US Soccer Federation announced.


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.


January 1, 2007
REMEMBERING MOOCH
Soccer foundation establishes Myernick fund

The U.S. Soccer Foundation has established the Mooch Myernick Fund per a request from the Myernick family, to honor the life, career and years of distinguished service Glenn “Mooch” Myernick dedicated to the sport of soccer.


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.


December 26, 2006
YOUNGSTERS GET THEIR DUE
Altidore U.S. Soccer's top young male athlete

New York Red Bulls forward Jozy Altidore capped off a memorable 2006 as he was named U.S. Soccer young male athlete of the year Tuesday.


December 23, 2006
RANKED SECOND
U.S. Women behind Germany in FIFA poll

The United States Women’s National team finished 2006 ranked second in FIFA’s poll of national teams. The U.S.’s arch-rival Germany was ranked in the number one spot.


December 22, 2006
STARTING OUT OVERSEAS
U.S. Women Begin 2007 in China at Four Nations Tournament

CHICAGO – The U.S. Women’s National Team will open its slate of matches in 2007 by participating in the annual Four Nations Tournament from January 26-30, 2007, in Guangzhou, China, a little more than seven months before the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup is staged in the same country.


Dec. 22, 2006
THE YEAR'S BEST -- NO. 9
Kristine Lilly surpasses 300 caps

NewEnglandSoccerNews.com is counting down the top 10 local stories of the year. Today, No. 9, Kristine Lilly surpasses 300 caps, finishes second for FIFA player of the year.


Dec. 21, 2006
TWELLMAN BOWS OUT
Hernia surgery shelves Rev striker

Revolution striker Taylor Twellman declined an invitation to the U.S. national team camp, which starts Jan. 4 in Carson, Calif


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 18, 2006
NO MOVEMENT
U.S. ends year at No. 31 in FIFA rankings

The United States ended the year as the 31st ranked team in the monthly FIFA poll of national teams.


December 18, 2006
SECOND TO ONLY ONE
Lilly No. 2 to Marta for FIFA women's honor

U.S. forward Kristine Lilly took second place to Brazilian striker Marta, who captured the FIFA women's world player of the year award during ceremonies in Zurich, Switzerland Monday night.


December 14, 2006
THE RIVALRY CONTINUES
U.S. vs. Mexico in Phoenix Feb. 7

The United States will renew its long-standing rivalry with Mexico at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Feb. 7.


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
U.S. Gillette-bound

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.


November 30, 2006
FINAL THREE
Lilly a finalist for FIFA women's player of year

U.S. international forward Kristine Lilly is a finalist for the FIFA women's player of the year.


Nov. 29, 2006
GOLD CUP AT GILLETTE
U.S. to be based in Boston

The U.S. national team will play a first-round and possibly a quarterfinal match in the Gold Cup at Gillette Stadium in July.


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 22, 2006
US WOMEN CLINCH CUP BERTH
Win over Mexico seals World Cup qualification

CARSON, Calif---The U.S. women's national team defeated Mexico 2-0 in the Gold Cup semifinals at Home Depot Center Wednesday. The match, which served as the qualifying tournament, allowed the Americans book their tickets to the World Cup in China.


November 22, 2006
CANADA DEFEATS JAMAICA
Sinclair scores twice in Gold Cup

CARSON, Calif--On a misty evening at Home Depot Center, Canada beat out Jamaica, 4-0, to advance to the Gold Cup final and be the first CONCACAF team to secure a berth for the World Cup in China.


November 22, 2006
SLIGHT DROP
U.S. falls to 31st in FIFA rankings

The United States dropped two spots to No. 31 in the monthly FIFA rankings, which were released Wednesday.


Nov. 20, 2006
WHEN RIVALS COLLIDE
U.S. vs. Mexico in Women's Gold Cup semis

Miami -- With a berth in the 2007 Women's World Cup on the line, the U.S. will meet Mexico in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Wednesday night.


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 31, 2006
WALTZING OVER THE MATILDAS
Lilly, Kai lead USA to 2-0 win



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 18, 2006
HEADING FOR KOREA
Lilly, Hucles part of U.S. team

CHICAGO---Boston residents Kristine Lilly and Angela Hucles were named to the U.S. Women's National Team's 20-player roster for the Peace Queen Cup in South Korea.


Oct. 16, 2006
PRIZE MONEY
$1 million goes to 2007 women's champs

The U.S. Women's National Team has another big reason to recapture the Women's World Cup in China next year.


Oct. 11, 2006
SHEANON WILLIAMS AIDS U.S. WIN
Title match with Argentina Friday

Boston's Sheanon Williams earned a penalty kick as the U.S. defeated Peru, 1-0, in San Luis, Argentina, Tuesday in the Torneo Internacional Sub-17.


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 8, 2006
NARROW WIN
Stoppage goal gives US 2-1 edge over Iceland

RICHMOND, Va.---Abby Wambach scored two goals, including the game winner in stoppage time to lead the United States to a 2-1 win over Iceland on on a soggy field at the University of Richmond on Sunday.


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.


Oct. 1, 2006
US DOMINATES CHINESE TAIPEI
Debut for Adams, historic goals for Wambach

CARSON, Calif---The U.S. flexed a little of its soccer might against Chinese Taipei, winning 10-0 against the small Asian nation at Home Depot Center Sunday.


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 22, 2006
GAME ADDED
USWNT to play Iceland in Richmond, Va

CHICAGO--The U.S. Women’s National Team will face Iceland at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 8, at the University of Richmond Stadium in Richmond, Va.


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 17, 2006
PREPARATION UNDERWAY
USWNT faces top foes before qualifiers

CHICAGO---The U.S. Women’s National Team will face some major competition as it closes out its schedule in preparation for the CONCACAF Gold Cup, which will serve as World Cup qualifying later this year.


August 7, 2006
HUCLES GETS CALL
Among seven new invitees to WNT camp

CARSON, Calif---Boston Renegades midfielder Angela Hucles was among seven players called into the U.S. Women’s National Team residency camp by coach Greg Ryan.


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 30, 2006
KAI CONNECTS AGAIN
Scores 5th goal in 8 games, as U.S. wins 2-0

CARY, NC---Natasha Kai continued her torrid scoring pace for the U.S. Women’s National team, scoring her fifth goal in eight games as the U.S. defeated Canada 2-0 in front of 5,292 at SAS Soccer Park.


July 26, 2006
SAME 18
Ryan makes no changes to roster vs. Canada

CHICAGO---U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Greg Ryan will take the same 18 players to North Carolina for Sunday’s game with Canada that he used in last week’s 5-0 rout of Ireland.


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.


July 13, 2006
LILLY LEADS THE WAY
Veteran heads 18 selected for Sweden match



June 9, 2006
A TOUGH PROPOSITION
U.S. can play well and still be eliminated

It is possible for the U.S. to play well, very well, in fact, and not make the World Cup second round.


June 7, 2006
JOGO BONITO
Nike delivers Beautiful Game with new JogaTV

The term Jogo Bonito meaning Play Beautiful has often been used to describe Brazil’s style of play. Indeed, the use of the term may well have originated to describe Brazil’s national team.


May 28, 2006
DOING ALL THE LITTLE THINGS
Johnson impresses in U.S. win over Latvia

EAST HARTFORD, CONN. — Bruce Arena’s message was clear and Eddie Johnson was listening.


May 28, 2006
TOUGH AS NAILS
McBride's goal lifts U.S. over Latvia, 1-0

East Hartford, Conn. -- U.S. striker Brian McBride learned long ago that if he falls off the horse that he’s got to get back on it as quickly possible.


May 26, 2006
BOUNCING BACK
Ching, Dempsey lift U.S. over Venezuela, 2-0

Cleveland -- After the U.S. National Team sleep-walked through its loss to Morocco earlier this week, coach Bruce Arena sent in the B team against Venezuela Friday night.


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 18, 2006
BACK TO CAMP
U.S. women in residency again

The U.S. Women’s National Team is into its second block of training during residency training camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.


May 17, 2006
SLIGHT DROP
U.S. fall into 5th-place tie in FIFA rankings

With less than a month remaining before the kickoff of the World Cup, the United States dropped from fourth into a fifth-place tie with Spain in the last FIFA rankings prior to the tournament in Germany.


May 9, 2006
GIBBS SIGNS WITH CHARLTON
Former Borwn star awaits work permit



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
NOT JUST PRIDE
World Cup means found money for players

There was more than just the pride of playing for their country on the line for the U.S. players picked for the World Cup team on Tuesday.


May 3, 2006
CLAUDIO THE FOURTH
Reyna Named to WC Roster again

Who says the fourth time isn't as good as the first time? U.S. National Team captain and midfielder Claudio Reyna, that's who.


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.


May 2, 2006
DEMPSEY BOUND FOR GERMANY
Twellman, three other Revs alternates

Midfielder Clint Dempsey was the only Revolution player named to the 23-man U.S. World Cup roster by coach Bruce Arena.


May 2, 2006
AND THE WINNERS ARE . . .
Soccer Hall to announce results Saturday

The National Soccer Hall of Fame will announce the results of the Hall of Fame elections on Saturday, May 6 during halftime of ESPN2’s broadcast of the New England Revolution's home game with the Los Angeles Galaxy at 4 p.m. ET.


April 27, 2006
A HAPPY RETURN?
Czechs' Koller may be ready for U.S. WC match

Czech Republic striker Jan Koller could return in time to play against the United States in the World Cup in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on June 12.


April 25, 2006
CALLED UP
Lilly, Wambach named for Japan trip

Forwards Kristine Lilly and Abby Wambach highlight an 18-player roster that was selected on Tuesday for the U.S. Women's National Team's May trip to Japan.


April 19, 2006
HIGH FLYING
U.S. 4th (highest ever) in FIFA rankings

Despite the 4-1 shellacking by Germany on March 22, the U.S. moved into fourth place in the latest FIFA world rankings, which were released on Wednesday morning.


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
ONE GOAL DOWN, ANOTHER TO GO
At 100 caps, Meola awaits word on Germany

Cary, N.C. -- When goalkeepers talk about goals, it's usually about stopping them.


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 22, 2006
CRUNCH TIME
U.S. bubble players must impress, German players must win

Dortmund -- For the likes of forwards Taylor Twellman and Josh Wolff , it's one last chance to prove to U.S. national coach Bruce Arena that they deserve a return trip to Germany in June.


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.


March 13, 2006
U.S. RETURNING TO CONNECTICUT
Latvia foe for World Cup sendoff May 28

The U.S. national team will meet Latvia at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., in its World Cup sendoff game at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 28.


March 11, 2006
LILLY LIGHTS UP ALGARVE CUP
Scores 108th career goal in U.S. win

Kristine Lilly scored her 108th career goal as the U.S. women's national team defeated Denmark, 5-0, in an Algarve Cup game in Quarteira, Portugal, Saturday.


March 9, 2006
NIL-NIL
U.S. plays 0-0 tie vs. China in Algarve opener

The U.S. Women's National Team played China to a scoreless tie in its opening Algarve Cup game in Faro, Portugal on Thursday.


Mar. 2, 2006
SOME SNOW JOB
U.S. weathers a pair of storms and wins ugly against Poland, 1-0, in Kaiserslautern

Kaiserslautern, Germany -- It wasn't the fact that the U.S. National Team beat Poland in less than favorable weather conditions on Wednesday, it was the way they ground out the 1-0 World Cup warm-up victory.


Feb. 28, 2006
IT'S SHOW AND TELL TIME
Arena: Euro-based players have their last chance to strutt their stuff for him vs. Poland

Kaiserslautern, Germany -- Regardless if the U.S. wins, loses or draws against Poland on Wednesday night, American coach Bruce Arena doesn't plan to cry, smile or laugh too much.


Feb. 28, 2006
STARTING 11?
Practice gives clues for Poland game

Kaiserslautern, Germany -- So, who is going to start for the United States in its World Cup warm-up against Poland on Wednesday night?


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
UPLIFTING VISIT
U.S. surprised by wounded’s positive attitude

Kaiserslautern, Germany -- It’s not always fun and games with the U.S. National Team. Sometimes they have to tackle the real world head on.


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. 22, 2006
SEND IN THE A TEAM
Arena names roster for Poland match

In what could be a sneak peak of the U.S. World Cup roster, U.S. coach Bruce Arena has selected 20 players to face fellow WC finalists Poland in Kaiserslautern, Germany on March 1.


Feb. 22, 2006
ALGARVE ROSTER SET
Ryan Selects 20 for Portugal Tournament

U.S. Women's National Team Coach Greg Ryan has selected 20 players to the Algarve Cup roster. The roster includes veterans Kristine Lilly, Christie Rampone and Cat Whitehill (formerly Reddick).


Feb. 22, 2006
ANOTHER FRIENDLY
U.S.-Jamaica in Cary, N.C. on April 11

The U.S. National Team will continue its World Cup preparations against Jamaica at SAS Park in Cary, N.C. on Tuesday, April 11 (ESPN2, 7 p.m.).


Feb. 19. 2006
AN A FOR THE B TEAM
U.S. rolls over Guatemala, 4-0

For a team that was essentially a B National Team, the U.S. registered an emphatic 4-0 triumph over Guatemala in an international friendly in Frisco, Texas on Sunday.


Feb. 13, 2006
SOME NEW DUDS
U.S. Soccer, Nike unveil new uniforms for WC

Nike and U.S. Soccer Monday unveiled the jersey which will be worn this summer by the National Team at the World Cup in Germany.


Feb. 10, 2006
MAKING HIS CASE
Twellman scores once, sets up two goals in 3-2 win over Japan in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO--Led by Taylor Twellman’s goal and two assists, the U.S. National Team defeated Japan, 3-2, in an international friendly in front of 37,952 at SBC Park in San Francisco, Calif. on Friday night.


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. 10, 2006
PREPPING FOR THE CUP
U.S. to host Guatemala in Frisco on Feb. 19

For the first time since 1994, the U.S. National Team will play a World Cup preparation match in Texas when the Americans host Guatemala at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco on Sunday, Feb. 19.


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. 30, 2005
NATIONAL REVIEW
U.S. qualifying for its 5th consecutive World Cup is the top national story of the year

In a World Cup qualifying year, the U.S. men's National Team dominated the headlines. After all, it’s not every day a team qualifies for its fifth consecutive World Cup. In fact, four of the top 10 stories of 2005 were about the team with fifth story concerning itself with the hiring of Greg Ryan as women's national coach.


Dec. 29, 2005
'A PLAYER'S WORST NIGHTMARE'
Broken ankle shelves Reyna for 6-8 weeks

U.S. National Team captain and midfielder Claudio Reyna's World Cup preparation took a severe hit after suffering a broken right ankle. Reyna will be sidelined from six to eight weeks.


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
STILL NUMBER TWO
U.S. women falling behind Germany in FIFA rankings

The United States retained its No. 2 ranking, but fell slightly more behind Germany in the latest rankings of women's national teams in the FIFA rankings released on Wednesday.


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.


Dec. 10, 2005
THE FREDDY CONNECTION
Ghana would love to see Adu bid U.S. adieu

Leipzig, Germany -- If the Ghana National Team had its way, Freddy Adu would be playing for the team instead of just struggling to get a starting role with his club team in the United States.


Dec. 10, 2005
A TOUGH ROAD AHEAD
But Arena's optimistic about his team

Leipzig, Germany -- You certainly couldn't tell from the smile on the face of coach Bruce Arena that the United States wound up with the second most difficult group at the World Cup draw last night.


Dec. 9, 2005
THE GROUP OF DEATH
U.S. in with Italy, Czech Republic, Ghana

Welcome to the Group of Death. The United States learned its fate Friday and it will be incredibly difficult to advance to the second round of the World Cup.


Dec. 9, 2005
TALKING SOME ARENA FUTBOL
U.S. coach on the draw, his team, World Cup

Leipzig, Germany -- U.S. coach Bruce Arena figures he will waste time and energy worrying about how the U.S. will fare at Friday's World Cup draw.


Dec. 8, 2005
ABOUT THE DRAW
Watch it on ESPN2, Follow it at USSoccer.com

You can follow the World Cup draw on television or online. ESPN2 will televise the draw from 3 p.m. ET


Dec. 7, 2005
HE'S NOT CONCERNED
German fan violence doesn't worry Beckenbauer for the World Cup

Leipzig, Germany -- German soccer leagues have been hit with fan violence in the past week, yet German World Cup organizing committee president Franz Beckenbauer didn't think it would hurt the World Cup.


December 6, 2005
NEIN! THE U.S. IS NINTH
Americans miss out on getting one of top seeds

Leipzig, Germany -- Like it or not, almost eight years after the embarrassing and humiliating performance, the United States is still being haunted by the ghost of France '98.


Nov. 30, 2005
TWO-TIMER
Keller wins player of the year ahead of Landon

Veteran goalkeeper Kasey Keller on Wednesday captured the Honda player of the year for the second time in his career, outpolling three-time winner Landon Donovan.


Nov. 30, 2005
AND THE WINNERS ARE
Here are the previous Honda honorees

The first Honda player of the year winner was named in 1991, when Hugo Perez captured honors. Here is the complete list.


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.


November 2, 2005
LIVE FROM GLASGOW . . .
. . . it's the U.S. vs. Scotland on TV on Nov. 12

The U.S. National Team’s final match of year will be televised live on Fox Soccer Channel as the U.S. meets Scotland on Saturday, Nov. 12, in Glasgow, Scotland.


Oct. 23, 2005
WAMBACH, LILLY LEAD US
3-0 Win over Mexico completes unscored upon year

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Abby Wambach scored two goals and Kristine Lilly scored her 105th career goal, to tie Michelle Akers for second on the all-time U.S. scoring list as the U.S National Team rolled over Mexico 3-0 Sunday.


Oct.12, 2005
TWELLMAN NETS FIRST INTERNATIONAL GOAL
57th minute goal is first in 14 appearances

FOXBORO -- Taylor Twellman has scored 38 goals in Gillette Stadium, but his 39th goal at Gillette had a bit more meaning than most of the other 39 he has scored.


Oct. 12, 2005
US FINISHES WORLD CUP QUALIFYING IN STYLE
The States beat Panama 2-0 to top CONCACAF qualifying

FOXBORO -- The United States men’s national team had nothing to play for Wednesday night against Panama at Gillette Stadium. And it showed in the first half as the Nats could only produce a few chances in a half marred by poor play from the US and bottom-dwelling Panama.


Oct. 11, 2005
ARENA LOOKS AHEAD TO GERMANY '06
Roster spots uncertain for World Cup; Auditions continue with U.S.-Panama game Wednesday

Cambridge, MASS. -- Though the U.S. has already qualified for Germany '06, the game against Panama at Gillette Stadium Wednesday night is far from meaningless to coach Bruce Arena.


Oct. 11, 2005
HOWARD IN U.S. GOAL WEDNESDAY
Manchester Utd. 'keeper recovers from elbow injury

Cambridge, MASS. -- Manchester United goalkeeper Tim Howard has recovered from an elbow bruise and will be in the U.S. starting lineup against Panama at Gillette Stadium Wednesday night.


Oct. 10, 2005
NO PLACE LIKE HOME FOR U.S.
National teams almost unbeatable in Foxboro



Oct. 10, 2005
REV PLAYERS SET TO START FOR U.S.
Ralston, Reis, Twellman in lineup for Wednesday qualifier against Panama at Gillette



Oct 8, 2005
U.S. FALLS 3-0 TO COSTA RICA
Ticos Qualify for World Cup 2006

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica---Carlos Hernandez scored two goals as Costa Rica became the third CONCACAF nation to qualify for World Cup 2006 with a 3-0 win over the United States at Saprissa Stadium Saturday night.


Oct. 7, 2005
KNOWING THE WAY TO SAN JOSE
U.S. takes a long journey, detour to Costa Rica

It's a good thing that Saturday's World Cup qualifier in San Jose, Costa Rica doesn't mean a thing to the U.S. National Team in terms of booking a spot in next year because the team was forced off schedule thanks to Mother Nature this week.


Sept. 15, 2005
U.S. FALLS TO SEVENTH
Drops from Sixth in FIFA Poll

The United States dropped from sixth to seventh place in the latest FIFA monthly rankings of National Teams.


Sept 7, 2005
NO PUNCH
U.S. squanders opportunities in 0-0 draw

In only four days, the U.S. National Team went from a team that clinched a World Cup berth to one that was a spoiler.


Sept. 7, 2005
GOOCH ON THE RISE
Onyewu has become the dominant man in the middle for the U.S. National Team

Move over Eddie Pope, there's a new central defender in town and he's not easily bowled over. Mexico certainly found out the hard way on Saturday night in the U.S.'s 2-0 victory that clinched a berth for next year's World Cup. At a hulking 6-4 and 210 lbs., Oguchi Onyewu has established himself as the U.S. National Team's dominant defender.


Sept. 5, 2005
NEW LOOK U.S.
U.S. Euro players return home for Guatemala encounter; 5 MLS players are recalled

The United States will bring a new look team to Guatemala for its World Cup qualifying match Wednesday. U.S. national coach Bruce Arena has allowed virtually the entire European contingent to return home to train with their European clubs, while recalling MLS players who were allowed to return to their teams for last week's matches.


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 3, 2005
FIVE STRAIGHT
U.S. qualifies for 5th consecutive World Cup with 2-0 victory over archrival Mexico

Columbus, Ohio -- The United States qualified for its fifth consecutive World Cup on Saturday night, recording a 2-0 victory over archrival Mexico in a CONCACAF qualifying match.


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. 31, 2005
U.S. RETURNS TO GILLETTE STADIUM
Final qualifier against Panama set for Oct. 12



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.


Aug. 17, 2005
WHO'S WHO
U.S., Trinidad rosters for East Hartford

These are the rosters for the U.S. and Trinidad & Tobago for their World Cup qualifying match in East Hartford, Conn. on Wednesday night (ESPN2, 8 p.m.).


Aug. 17, 2005
ONE-ON-ONE
U.S. holds huge WCQ edge over Trinidad



   
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