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U.S. MNT vs. Trinidad & Tobago (June 8) & Mexico (June 11) - 2018 World Cup Final Round Qualifying

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE CAPS/G
D 5-10 150 Plano, Texas FC Dallas 4/0
F 6-1 175 Boca Raton, Fla. Toronto FC 99/37
M 5-8 145 Chula Vista, Calif. Club Tijuana (Mexico) 3/2
D 5-8 145 Ft. Wayne, Ind. Houston Dynamo 122/17
M 6-0 160 Weston, Fla. Philadelphia Union 55/2
D 6-0 170 Overland Park, Kan. Sporting Kansas City 39/1
M 6-2 185 Princeton, N.J. Toronto FC 126/15
D 6-4 175 Berlin, Germany Hertha Berlin (Germany) 29/3
D 6-3 185 Attleboro, Mass. Stoke City (England) 49/4
F 6-1 170 Nacogdoches, Texas Seattle Sounders FC 130/52
D 6-5 210 Dallas, Texas Pachuca (Mexico) 35/1
GK 6-4 210 Homer Glen, Ill. Middlesbrough (England) 53/0
D 6-4 190 Rochester, N.Y. FC Dallas
GK 6-3 185 Highland Ranch, Colo. Molde FK (Norway) 1/0
GK 6-3 210 North Brunswick, N.J. Colorado Rapids 111/0
M 6-0 155 Munich, Germany Borussia Moenchengladbach (Germany) 54/2
M 5-9 150 Winter Park, Fla. New York Red Bulls
F 5-11 185 Mercer Island, Wash. Seattle Sounders FC 12/1
M 5-9 165 Monrovia, Liberia Portland Timbers 10/1
M 5-8 140 Hershey, Pa. Borussia Dortmund (Germany) 11/3
D 6-1 165 St. Louis, Mo. Fulham (England) 21/1
GK 5-11 180 Montclair, Calif. Real Salt Lake 21/0
D 5-9 150 Anaheim, Calif. Chivas USA
F 5-10 165 Irvine, Calif. Hamburg (Germany) 29/8
D 5-8 150 Seattle, Wash. Newcastle (England) 43/0
M 5-10 160 Longwood, Fla. Sporting Kansas City 42/5

U.S. MNT vs. Trinidad & Tobago (June 8) & Mexico (June 11) - 2018 World Cup Final Round Qualifying

Position:Defender

Height:5-10

Weight:150

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Position:Defender

Hometown:Plano, Texas

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Forward

Height:6-1

Weight:175

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Position:Forward

Hometown:Boca Raton, Fla.

Club:Toronto FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-8

Weight:145

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Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Chula Vista, Calif.

Club:Club Tijuana (Mexico)

Position:Defender

Height:5-8

Weight:145

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Position:Defender

Hometown:Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Club:Houston Dynamo

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-0

Weight:160

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Weston, Fla.

Club:Philadelphia Union

Position:Defender

Height:6-0

Weight:170

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Overland Park, Kan.

Club:Sporting Kansas City

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-2

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Princeton, N.J.

Club:Toronto FC

Position:Defender

Height:6-4

Weight:175

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Berlin, Germany

Club:Hertha Berlin (Germany)

Position:Defender

Height:6-3

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Attleboro, Mass.

Club:Stoke City (England)

Position:Forward

Height:6-1

Weight:170

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Nacogdoches, Texas

Club:Seattle Sounders FC

Position:Defender

Height:6-5

Weight:210

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Dallas, Texas

Club:Pachuca (Mexico)

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-4

Weight:210

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Homer Glen, Ill.

Club:Middlesbrough (England)

Position:Defender

Height:6-4

Weight:190

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Rochester, N.Y.

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-3

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Highland Ranch, Colo.

Club:Molde FK (Norway)

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-3

Weight:210

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:North Brunswick, N.J.

Club:Colorado Rapids

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-0

Weight:155

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Munich, Germany

Club:Borussia Moenchengladbach (Germany)

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-9

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Winter Park, Fla.

Club:New York Red Bulls

Position:Forward

Height:5-11

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Mercer Island, Wash.

Club:Seattle Sounders FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-9

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Monrovia, Liberia

Club:Portland Timbers

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-8

Weight:140

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Hershey, Pa.

Club:Borussia Dortmund (Germany)

Position:Defender

Height:6-1

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:St. Louis, Mo.

Club:Fulham (England)

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:5-11

Weight:180

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Montclair, Calif.

Club:Real Salt Lake

Position:Defender

Height:5-9

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Anaheim, Calif.

Club:Chivas USA

Position:Forward

Height:5-10

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Irvine, Calif.

Club:Hamburg (Germany)

Position:Defender

Height:5-8

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Seattle, Wash.

Club:Newcastle (England)

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-10

Weight:160

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Longwood, Fla.

Club:Sporting Kansas City

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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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McKennie Scores in Debut as USA Draws Portugal 1-1 in Leiria

LEIRIA, Portugal (Nov. 14) – 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. The MNT’s young prospects put encouraging performances with 19-year-old midfielder Weston McKennie’s goal highlighting the talent in the team as the United States finished 2017 with a 10-2-7 record.

Starting in his first MNT appearance, McKennie gave the U.S. the lead in the 21st minute with a well-placed shot inside the near post, becoming the third-youngest U.S. player in the modern era to score in his first cap. Midfielder Tyler Adams and center back Cameron Carter-Vickers join McKennie in making their debuts for the senior National Team.

In a back-and-forth opening 15 minutes, both sides held possession but couldn’t create any real threats. That changed soon after, as the USA strung together a series of dangerous runs before McKennie’s strike (aided by a CJ Sapong pass) gave the U.S. a 1-0 lead. Portugal equalized in the 31st minute on a fortunate shot that slipped under U.S. goalkeeper Ethan Horvath. The teams traded opportunities for the remaining hour to leave the contest a 1-1 draw. The USA’s all-time record against Portugal remains dead even at 2-2-3.

The MNT will return to action in 2018 when the team hosts Boznia and Herzegovina for a friendly match on Jan. 28 at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. PT, and the match with be broadcast on FS1, UniMas and UDN.

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Weston McKennie (C.J. Sapong), 21st minute: Making a run down the left sideline, C.J. Sapong played the ball past two defenders inside to McKennie, streaking towards the net. He maneuvered past one more Portuguese defender, took a few steps to settle the ball and cleverly wrong-footed the ‘keeper to slot him at the near post. USA 1, POR 0 [WATCH]

POR – Antunes (Bruno Fernandes), 31st minute: Building up beginning with the ‘keeper, Portugal was methodical in the final third, patiently making moves before sending a long cross from the right to the left side. Upon receiving the booming pass, Antunes volleyed a shot towards the goal from outside the box, where it slipped through the hands of U.S. goalkeeper Ethan Horvath. USA 1, POR 1 FINAL

Key Saves:
USA – Ethan Horvath, 39th minute: After a save, Horvath played a ball to the field, where Danilo Pereira beat Kellyn Acosta to the ball. Running full speed, he blasted a shot at Horvath, who stayed in front and took it in to his chest.

USA – Ethan Horvath, 45th minute: As Bruma made a dangerous run to the net, Horvath came out to play the ball, diving in front of the attacker’s feet to push the ball away and stop a dangerous opportunity for the Portuguese.

POR – Beto, 52nd minute: Receiving a pass from Eric Lichaj at the 18, Cameron Carter Vickers sprinted towards the end line and sent an on-target cross to Tyler Adams at the far post. Beto dove and got one hand on the ball, just enough to pat it out-of-bounds and maintain the deadlock.

POR – Beto, 71st minute: Lynden Gooch played the ball into the box after a USA free kick, finding Carter-Vickers positioned at the far post. Standing a step away from the goal line, he attempted to trap the ball with his chest, but Beto got a foot in to boot away the goalscoring opportunity.

USA – Bill Hamid, 77th minute: Antunes launched another booming shot from outside the top right corner of the penalty area and Hamid made an athletic play to leap up and deflect the shot upwards. He finished the play and snagged the ball on its way down to preserve the draw.

NOTES

  • Weston McKennie scored his first goal in his first cap. At 19-years-old, he becomes the third-youngest U.S. player to achieve that feat in the modern era, behind Juan Agudelo and Landon Donovan.
  • CJ Sapong picked up his first assist in his third international appearance.
  • A total of three U.S. players earned their first cap. Midfielders Tyler Adams and Weston McKennie both got the start, while Cameron Carter-Vickers made his debut from the bench when he entered at halftime.
  • Adams (18 years, 273 days) becomes the first player born in 1999 to appear for the MNT and is the second youngest to earn a cap in 2017 after Christian Pulisic (18 years, 187 days on March 24, 2017 vs. Honduras).
  • The MNT started two teenagers (Adams, Mckennie) for the first time since 1988, a span of 29 years.
  • Ten players who took the field for the U.S. tonight were age 24 or younger: (24) Juan Agudelo, John Brooks, DeAndre Yedlin; (22) Kellyn Acosta, Ethan Horvath, Matt Miazga; (21) Lynden Gooch; (19) Cameron Carter-Vickers, Weston McKennie; (18) Tyler Adams.
  • Seven of the USA’s starting XI are products of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy: Adams, Agudelo and Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Acosta and McKennie (FC Dallas), Horvath (Real Colorado), Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC).
  • Veteran Danny Williams captained the side for the first time tonight and earned his first MNT appearance since a 1-1 draw with New Zealand on Oct. 11, 2016.
  • Starting at right back, DeAndre Yedlin will finish 2017 one cap shy of the half-century mark.
  • Partnering with fellow FC Dallas product McKennie in central midfield, Kellyn Acosta led all players in the starting XI by making his 13th appearance of 2017.
  • The centerback partnership of Miazga and Carter-Vickers in the second half was a reprisal of the duo’s role at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
  • Following a series of injuries, John Brooks returned to the U.S. lineup for the first time since June 8, 2017.
  • Acosta, Miazga, Sapong, Horvath, Adams and McKennie all made their first MNT appearances on European soil.
  • Since first meeting in 1978, the USA and Portugal are an even 2-2-3 all-time.
  • The MNT is 0-2-2 all-time against A Seleçao on Portuguese soil.
  • The U.S. finished 2017 with a record of 10-2-7.

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

Match: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Portugal 
Date: Nov. 14, 2017 
Competition: International Friendly 
Venue: Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa; Leiria, Portugal
Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET (8:30 p.m. local) 
Attendance: 19,017 
Weather: 45 degrees; partly cloudy

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

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

Lineups: 
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 (capt.); 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)
Subs not used: 22-Jesse Gonzalez, 5-Tim Ream, 7-Kelyn Rowe
Head coach: 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)
Subs not used: 1-José Sá, 9-André Silva, 12-Anthony Lopes, 15-Idgar Ié, 20-Kevin Rodrigues, 21-Ricardo Pereira, 23-João Cancelo
Head coach: Fernando Santos

Stats Summary: USA / POR 
Shots: 9 / 13 
Shots on Goal: 5 / 6 
Saves: 5 / 4 
Corner Kicks: 4 / 8 
Fouls: 20 / 18 
Offside: 0 / 1

Misconduct Summary: 
None

Officials: 
Referee: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Gary Beswick (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Stuart Burt (ENG)
4th Official: Andre Marriner (ENG)

ussoccer.com Man of the Match: Weston McKennie

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Lineup Notes: U.S. MNT vs. Portugal - International Friendly


Portugal vs. USA
International Friendly
Nov. 14, 2017
Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa; Leiria, Portugal
Live Broadcast: 3:30 p.m. ET on FS1, UniMás and UDN

Tonight’s U.S. MNT Starting XI at Portugal: 1-Ethan Horvath, 2-DeAndre Yedlin, 3-Matt Miazga, 4-Tyler Adams, 6-John Brooks, 8-Weston McKennie, 15-Eric Lichaj, 17-Juan Agudelo, 18-CJ Sapong, 19-Danny Williams, 23-Kellyn Acosta

Substitutes: 12-Bill Hamid, 22-Jesse Gonzalez, 5-Tim Ream, 7-Kelyn Rowe, 11-Alejandro Bedoya, 14-Dom Dwyer, 16-Cameron Carter-Vickers, 20-Lynden Gooch, 21-Jorge Villafaña

  • During tonight’s match a telethon will be conducted to benefit victims of the devastating wildfires that caused more than 100 fatalities earlier this year in Northern and Central Portugal.
  • U.S. MNT Starting XI Cap Numbers (including this match): DeAndre Yedlin (49), John Brooks (33), Juan Agudelo (27), Danny Williams (23), Kellyn Acosta (17), Eric Lichaj (14), Matt Miazga (4), CJ Sapong (3), Ethan Horvath (2), Tyler Adams (1), Weston McKennie (1)
  • The Starting XI’s average cap number (including this match): 15.8
  • The Starting XI’s average age: 24 years, 67 days
  • Eight starters are age 24 and under: (24) Agudelo, Brooks, Yedlin, (22) Acosta, Miazga, Horvath, (19) McKennie, (18) Adams
  • Seven of the starting XI are products of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy: Adams, Agudelo and Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Acosta and McKennie (FC Dallas), Horvath (Real Colorado), Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC).
  • Midfielders Tyler Adams and Weston McKennie make their U.S. MNT debuts tonight.
  • Adams (18 years, 273 days) becomes the first player born in 1999 to appear for the MNT and is the second youngest to earn a cap in 2017 after Christian Pulisic (18 years, 187 days on March 24, 2017 vs. Honduras).
  • Veteran Danny Williams captains the side for the first time tonight and earns his first MNT appearance since a 1-1 draw with New Zealand on Oct. 11, 2016.
  • Coming off a season in which he led all U.S.-eligible players with 16 goals in M.L.S. this season, CJ Sapong earns his first cap since a 1-0 friendly win at Panama on Jan. 25, 2012.
  • Starting at right back, DeAndre Yedlin will finish 2017 one cap shy of the half-century mark.
  • Partnering with fellow FC Dallas product McKennie in central midfield, Kellyn Acosta leads all players in the starting XI by making his 13th appearance of 2017.
  • Having debuted in a 2-0 win at Cuba on Oct. 7, 2016, goalkeeper Ethan Horvath earns his
  • Both Brooks and Williams have tallied for the MNT on European soli, each contributing a goal in the USA’s 4-3 friendly win at the Netherlands on June 5, 2015.
  • Juan Agudelo, Eric Lichaj and Matt Miazga were all part of the USA’s 2017 Gold Cup championship side.
  • Acosta, Miazga, Sapong, Horvath, Adams and McKennie all make their first MNT appearances on European soil.
  • With both teams dressing 20 players tonight, forward Josh Sargent will not dress due to a right quad strain.     
  • Since first meeting in 1978, the USA and Portugal are an even 2-2-2 against each other.
  • The sides have twice met in the FIFA World Cup. Acting U.S. MNT head coach Dave Sarachan was an assistant on the team that defeated A Seleçao 3-2 in both teams’ opening match of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. DeAndre Yedlin and substitute Alejandro Bedoya each featured in the USA’s 2-2 draw with Portugal at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
  • The USA’s other win against Portugal came in a 1-0 victory on June 3, 1992 in Chicago.
  • The MNT is 0-2-1 all-time against A Seleçao on Portuguese soil.
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