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U-23 MNT Wins Final Olympic Qualifying Prep Match 2-0 against Qatar

BURY, England (Sept. 8, 2015) - The U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team closed out its final camp before next month’s CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship with a 2-0 win against Qatar at Gigg Lane.
 
The U-23 MNT dominated on both sides of the ball, but through the first 45 minutes could not convert on any of their chances.

In the second half, a trio of subs tilted the game in favor of the MNT.  Benji Joya made a quick impact, drawing a penalty and smashing a shot into the right corner of the goal to put the USA on top in the 57th minute. Thirty minutes later Gboly Ariyibi hit a perfect volley from the top of the box to ice the match.

The U-23’s now head into the Olympic Qualifying tournament with a 6-4-0 record in 2015, highlighted by wins against Mexico and England in the Toulon Tournament.

The 2015 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship will be played across the United States from Oct. 1-13. The U.S. was drawn into Group A and opens with a pair of games at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas, against Canada on Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. CT and Cuba on Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. CT. The U.S. will conclude group play at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado on Oct. 6 against Panama at 7:30 p.m. MT.  

Game Notes:

  • Benji Joya scored his second goal of 2015; his first was also a penalty and the game-winner in the third-place playoff of the Toulon Tournament against England.
  • Gboly Ariyibi scored his first goal with the U.S. U-23’s.
  • Luis Gil made the start as captain. The midfielder has captained this group four times in 2015.
  • Gedion Zelalem and Ethan Horvath made their U-23 MNT debuts. 

-U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. U-23 MNT vs. Qatar
Date: September 8, 2015
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Gigg Lane; Bury, England
Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET (6 p.m. Local)
Weather: 55 Degrees; Clear

Scoring Summary:    1          2          F                                             
USA                             0          2          0        
QAT                            0          0          0         

USA-Benji Joya (penalty kick)              57th minute
USA-Gboly Ariyibi                                86

Lineups:
USA: 12-Ethan Horvath (12-Zack Steffen, 46); 20-Oscar Sorto, 15-Eric Miller, 2-Cameron Carter-Vickers, 7-Dillon Serna; 21-Matt Polster, 10-Luis Gil (capt.) (Gboly Ariyibi, 62),8-Emerson Hyndman, 13-Marc Pelosi (16-Gedion Zelalem, 46); 23-Rubio Rubin (24-Maki Tall, 62), 18-Mario Rodriguez (Jerome Kiesewetter, 62)
Subs Not Used: 5-William Packwood, 11-Alonso Hernandez
Head Coach: Andi Herzog

QAT: 30-Muhannad Naim Hussein, 2-Mussad Mohamed (capt.), 8-Ahmed Fathy Abdoulla, 13-Sultan Hussain Al Brake, 14-Nasser Al-Khalfan, 15-Amed Doozandeh, 17-Mohamed Abdelmotaal, 18-Assim Madibo, 19-Almoes Abdulla, 23-Fahad Abdurlrahaman, 27-Ali Ahmad Ghaderi
Head Coach: Fahad Tahani

Stats Summary: USA / QAT
Shots: 12 / 5
Shots on Goal: 5 / 2
Corner Kicks: 6 / 3           

Misconduct Summary:
n/a

Officials:
Referee: Bobby Madle (ENG)
1st Referee: Edward Smart (ENG)
2nd Referee: Constantine Hatzidakis (ENG)
4th official: Steve Martin (ENG)

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-U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. U-23 MNT vs. Qatar
Date: September 8, 2015
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Gigg Lane; Bury, England
Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET (6 p.m. Local)
Weather: 55 Degrees; Clear

Scoring Summary:    1          2          F                                             
USA                             0          2          0         
QAT                             0          0          0         

USA-Benji Joya (penalty kick)              57th minute
USA-Gboly Ariyibi                                86

Lineups:
USA: 12-Ethan Horvath (12-Zack Steffen, 46); 20-Oscar Sorto, 15-Eric Miller, 2-Cameron Carter-Vickers, 7-Dillon Serna; 21-Matt Polster, 10-Luis Gil (capt.) (Gboly Ariyibi, 62),8-Emerson Hyndman, 13-Marc Pelosi (16-Gedion Zelalem, 46); 23-Rubio Rubin (24-Maki Tall, 62), 18-Mario Rodriguez (Jerome Kiesewetter, 62)
Subs Not Used: 5-William Packwood, 11-Alonso Hernandez
Head Coach: Andi Herzog

QAT: 30-Muhannad Naim Hussein, 2-Mussad Mohamed (capt.), 8-Ahmed Fathy Abdoulla, 13-Sultan Hussain Al Brake, 14-Nasser Al-Khalfan, 15-Amed Doozandeh, 17-Mohamed Abdelmotaal, 18-Assim Madibo, 19-Almoes Abdulla, 23-Fahad Abdurlrahaman, 27-Ali Ahmad Ghaderi
Head Coach: Fahad Tahani

Stats Summary: USA / QAT
Shots: 12 / 5
Shots on Goal: 5 / 2
Corner Kicks: 6 / 3           

Misconduct Summary:
n/a

Officials:
Referee: Bobby Madle (ENG)
1st Referee: Edward Smart (ENG)
2nd Referee: Constantine Hatzidakis (ENG)
4th official: Steve Martin (ENG)

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GALLERY: MNT Draws Portugal 1-1 in Final Match of 2017

On a night that kicked off a new era, the U.S. Men’s National Team drew 1-1 with third-ranked Portugal in the USA’s final match of 2017. 
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National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Induction to be Held Feb. 10 in Orlando

CHICAGO (Nov. 15, 2017) – U.S. Women’s National Team legend Briana Scurry and former coach Dr. Joe Machnik will be inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld.

The Class of 2017 induction ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. ET as part of the U.S. Soccer Annual General Meeting. The ceremony will be invite-only but fans will be able to watch live on ussoccer.com.

During the 1999 Women's World Cup Final at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, and in front of the largest crowd to ever watch a women's sporting event, Scurry helped shut out China for 120 minutes before stopping the Steel Roses' third penalty kick attempt in the dramatic shootout, allowing final U.S. shooter Brandi Chastain to clinch the World Cup title. Scurry also shepherded the U.S. WNT to two Olympic gold medals during an eleven-year run as the team's top goalkeeper.

Machnik has been involved with soccer in the United States in almost every way: as a player, coach, referee, instructor, match commissioner and now as a broadcaster for FOX Sports. Since 1977, Machnik has run No. 1 Soccer Camps, a program that has helped develop over 80,000 young players and seen its alumni play professionally and with the U.S. National Team. In 1990, Machnik was on the sidelines with head coach Bob Gansler as an assistant coach when the U.S. Men's National Team reached its first World Cup in 40 years. He has served as head of referees for three professional soccer leagues, including 15 years of involvement with Major League Soccer.

Briana Scurry Bio:
Scurry played for the U.S. WNT from 1994-2008, anchoring teams that won a World Cup title and two Olympic gold medals. The team's first choice goalkeeper for eleven years, she was Player of the Match in the 1999 Women's World Cup Final, perhaps the most memorable women's sporting event of all time. At the time of her retirement in 2010, Scurry was by far the most decorated goalkeeper in WNT history with 175 caps and 72 career shutouts. Professionally, she was a founding player in the Women's United Soccer Association with the Atlanta Beat. Now, Scurry is a powerful advocate for concussion/traumatic brain injury awareness and a motivational speaker.

Dr. Joe Machnik Bio:
Machnik has done it all in American soccer, as a player, coach, referee, instructor, match commissioner and broadcaster. An instrumental figure in the sport, Machnik helped guide the U.S. MNT back to the World Cup in 1990 after a 40-year absence as an assistant coach and worked as head of referees for three different professional leagues, including 15 years with MLS. His No. 1 Soccer Camps have helped to develop over 80,000 young players since 1977 and he is believed to be the only man to both coach in two NCAA Finals and officiate an NCAA Final.

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La U.S.MNT Empata 1-1 Con el Campeón Europeo Portugal

LEIRIA, Portugal (14 de noviembre, 2017) – La Selección Masculina de Estados Unidos cerró el año empatando 1-1 ante Portugal en suelo portugués, con una alineación que presentó a varios jóvenes que debutaban con la selección mayor. Entre los debutantes de la U.S. MNT se encontraba el volante ofensivo formado en el FC Dallas y que milita en el Schalke 04 de la Bundesliga, Weston McKennie. El mediocampista de 19 años disfrutó de un debut soñado, anotando el gol de la ventaja apenas pasado el minuto 20 de juego.

McKennie estuvo cerca del doblete con un remate de cabeza que se estrelló en el travesaño y estuvo a punto de registrar una asistencia a Tyler Adamas, pero el arquero Bruno realizó una gran atajada para evitar la derrota de los europeos.

Lamentablemente, el portero Ethan Horvath tuvo un día complicado en apenas su segunda actuación con la U.S. MNT, ya que un marcado error en un balón centrado por Antunes que no tenía ninguna dosis de peligro costó muy caro y término significando el empate de los vigentes campeones europeos.

Y si bien es cierto que EE.UU. estuvo cerca de conseguir el segundo tanto, el cual entre el travesaño y las atajadas de Bruno les fue negado, también Portugal tuvo aproximaciones que pudieron significar la derrota, en especial un potente disparo de Gonçalo Paciência que reventó el larguero.

Próximamente: Estados Unidos no volverá a jugar hasta finales de enero del próximo año. Recibirá en el StubHub Center a la selección de Bosnia & Herzegovina el 28 de enero, 2018, a través de la señal de FS1 y UniMás.   

Resumen de Goles:
USA – Weston McKennie, minuto 21: El jugador del Schalke se combinó con C.J. Sapong por la banda izquierda. En el área y con balón controlado, McKennie amagó a Ricardo Ferreira y se puso de frente con el arquero portugués para definir con pierna cambiada.

POR – Vitorino Antunes, minuto 31: Cambio de juego de Bruno Fernandes a la banda izquierda donde venía incorporándose Antunes. Entre la línea de banda y el costado izquierdo del área grande, Antunes prendió el balón de volea para sacar un centro con efecto directo a la posición del portero Ethan Horvath. Pero Horvath no pudo abrazar el esférico y se le escabulló de túnel y lentamente rodó para introducirse a segundo palo.

Atajadas Claves y Jugadas Peligrosas:
POR – Manuel Fernandes, minuto 35: Potente cañonazo de derecha de larga distancia que Horvath contuvo sin dar rebote.

POR – Danilo Pereira, minuto 39: El mediocampista del Porto aprovechó la complacencia de la zaga estadounidense en la salida e interceptó un pase a Kellyn Acosta de frente al arco. Danilo sacó un disparo raso que Horvath nuevamente contuvo.

USA – John Brooks, minuto 44: Tiro de esquina rematado de cabeza por Brooks adelantándose a la salida del arquero Beto, y mandando el balón al fondo del arco. Sin embargo el tanto no contó, ya que el árbitro había señalado previamente un empujón de Matt Miazga a su marcador.

USA – Tyler Adams, minuto 52: Servicio por izquierda de McKennie que la zaga portuguesa fue incapaz de cortar, y tras un bote, Adams remató de cabeza a segundo poste. Beto se lanzó para realizar la atajada.

USA – Weston McKennie, minuto 55: Tiro de esquina rematado de cabeza por el debutante que se estrelló en el travesaño y de campanazo no alcanzó a cruzar la línea de gol.

POR – Gonçalo Paciência, minuto 68: En segunda jugada tras el rechazo defensivo en un tiro de esquina, Bernardo Silva le dejó un pase a Paciência quien de media vuelta sacó un elevado y potente remate en el área que reventó el travesaño.

USA – Cameron Carter-Vickers, minuto 72: Centro a perfil cambiado de Lynden Gooch por izquierda, directo al corazón del área. Tras botar en el área, Carter-Vickers controló en el área chica, el esférico le quedo a media altura y antes de que rematara de zurda, el portero Bruno salvó su arco con una media tijera de derecha.

- Resumen de Juego de la Selección Masculina de Estados Unidos -

Encuentro: Selección Masculina de EE.UU. vs. Portugal
Fecha: 14 de noviembre, 2017
Torneo: Amistoso Internacional
Sede: Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa; Leiria, Portugal
Inicio: 3:30 p.m. ET (8:30 p.m. hora local)
Asistencia: 19,017
Clima: 45 grados, parcialmente nublado 

Resumen de anotaciones:    1          2         F
USA                                         1          0         1
POR                                         1          0         1

USA – Weston McKennie (CJ Sapong)                           minuto 21
POR – Vitorino Antunes (Bruno Fernandes)                    31

Alineaciones:
USA: 1-Ethan Horvath (12-Bill Hamid, 46); 2-DeAndre Yedlin, 3-Matt Miazga, 6-John Brooks (16-Cameron Carter-Vickers, 46), 15-Eric Lichaj (21-Jorge Villafaña, 59); 19-Danny Williams; 4-Tyler Adams, 8-Weston McKennie (11-Alejandro Bedoya, 84), 23-Kellyn Acosta, 17-Juan Agudelo (20-Lynden Gooch, 59); 18-CJ Sapong (14-Dom Dwyer, 77)
Suplentes No Utilizados: 22-Jesse González, 5-Tim Ream, 7-Kelyn Rowe
Director Técnico: Dave Sarachan

POR: 22-António Pimparel; 2-Nelson Semedo, 3-Pepe (4-Luis Neto, 10), 24-Ricardo Ferreira, 5-Vitorino Antunes; 8-Bruno Fernandes (10-João Eduardo, 46), 13-Danilo Pereira (6-Ruben Neves, 62); 14-Manuel Fernandes, 17-Bruma (11-Bernardo Silva, 62), 18-Gelson Martins (19-Gonçalo Paciência, 46); 7-Gonçalo Guedes (16-Marcos Lopes, 81)
Suplentes No Utilizados: 1-José Sá, 9-André Silva, 12-Anthony Lopes, 15-Idgar Ié, 20-Kevin Rodrigues, 21-Ricardo Pereira, 23-João Cancelo
Director Técnico: Fernando Santos

Resumen estadístico: USA / POR
Tiros: 9 / 13
Tiros al arco: 5 / 6
Atajadas: 5 / 4
Tiros de esquina: 4 / 8
Faltas: 20 / 18
Fueras de lugar: 0 / 1 

Resumen de penalidades:
Ninguna 

Árbitros:
Árbitro: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
Árbitro Asistente 1: Gary Beswick (ENG)
Árbitro Asistente 2: Stuart Burt (ENG)
Cuarto Oficial: Andre Marriner (ENG)

Jugador del Partido ussoccer.com: Weston McKennie

 

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