USMNT Roster Announced - No Landon Donovan

USMNT Roster Announced - No Landon Donovan

Submitted by Lionsfan on May 22nd, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Team Roster for the World Cup was just announced for the US.

In case the picture is too small: Jozy Altidore, Damarcus Beasley, Kyle Beckerman, Alejandro Bedoya, Matt Besler, Michael Bradley, John Brooks, Geoff Cameron, Timmy Chandler, Brad Davis, Clint Dempsey, Mix Diskerud, Omar Gonzalez, Julian Green, Brad Guzan, Tim Howard, Aron Johannsson, Fabian Johnson, Jermaine Jones, Nick Rimando, Chris Wondolowski, Deandre Yedlin

OT: USA vs Germany International Friendly 2:45pm

OT: USA vs Germany International Friendly 2:45pm

Submitted by Fhshockey112002 on June 2nd, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Today is the 100 year anniversary of USA Soccer and will be tested by a good Germany team today (not their best sqaud is here but very good). 

US will start in a 4-2-3-1 lineup is as follows:

---------------------------  Howard  ---------------------------

-- Beasley -- Besler -- O. Gonzalez -- Brad Evans --

-----------------  Jones ---------------- Bradley ------------- 

------- Zusi -------- Dempsey -------- F. Johnson -------

--------------------------  Altidore  ----------------------------

Subs: Guzan, Castillo, Parkhurst, Goodson, Holden, Kljestan, Cameron, Davis, E. Johnson, Boyd.

 

Germany will start in a similar 4-2-3-1 lineip is as folllows 

----------------------------   Stegen ------------------------------

--- Jansen ---- Howedes --- Mertesaker -- L. Bender --

------------- Reinartz  ----------------- S. Bender ---------------

--------- Schurrle --------- Drexler  -------- Podolski --------

------------------------------  Klose  -------------------------------

 

Edit: 2nd Half Sub-
F. Johnson (Off- hamstring) -  Brad Davis (on)

Beasley (Off) - E. Castillo (on)

G. Zusi (Off) - E. Johnson (on)

J. Altidore (off) - T. Boyd (on)

OT: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Mexico – 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying

OT: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Mexico – 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying

Submitted by The Barwis Effect on March 26th, 2013 at 7:46 PM
The U.S. Men's National Team heads to Estadio Azteca on Tuesday, March 26, to face Mexico in the Final Round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying in Mexico City. The game kicks off at 10:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on ESPN, WatchESPN and Univision. Fans can follow the match on ussoccer.com's MatchTracker and via Twitter @ussoccer.

Click HERE for ussoccer.com's match preview.

OT: US soccer vs Costa Rica open thread

OT: US soccer vs Costa Rica open thread

Submitted by samber2009 on September 2nd, 2011 at 10:54 PM

The U.S. lineup vs. Costa Rica tonight: Howard; Chandler, Orozco Fiscal, Bocanegra (capt.), Castillo; Donovan, Edu, Torres; Rogers, Altidore, Shea.

Subs: Hamid, Goodson, Spector, Larentowicz, Kljestan, Ream, Agudelo

Game on espn2 and espn3, 11pm ET, from Home Depot Center in Cali.  Discuss.

Can we still have soccer threads during the OT limitations? Delete if necessary.

OT: (oops) USMNT - Moving Forward

OT: (oops) USMNT - Moving Forward

Submitted by heckdchi on June 28th, 2011 at 4:42 PM

Key admission; I am a casual soccer fan and know little to nothing about tactics, formations, player responsibilities, etc.  Following the World Cup and Gold Cup it seems as though the consistent downfall is defense.  How much of this has to do with individual defenders not being good enough or team defense not being good enough is way over my head.  During the Gold Cup Final broadcast there seemed to be a lot of discussion of how Bradley and Jones needed to be more involved on the ball.  My best guess (again, not a terribly educated one) is that the Americans' inability to maintain possession consistantly and keep pressure off the back line was a major problem.

Granted, Mexico has, what appeared to me, to be tremendous attacking talent.  The USMNT also has very good talent up front as well.  Adu's emergence (granted the sample size is extremely small but damn did he look good to me) and of course guys like Donovan, Dempsey, Altidore, Agudelo, etc makes me think that the USMNT is a good national team with the potential to be very good/great if the defensive issues can be ironed out.

What I'm wondering from the more informed fans here is, is there reason to be hopeful that some of the younger defenders can develop into legit international players or are we left to hope that guys like Cherundolo, Bocanegra and Gooch can maintain good enough form by 2014 to be a viable candidate to make a decent knock out round run in Brazil?

Again, I'm a novice fan who has managed to stay into the game since the previous World Cup and I see a lot of positives about the US team but the glaring weaknesses seem to be the same as they were in S. Africa.  Thanks in advance for your input.

Way OT: Hope for World Cup 2022 in US

Way OT: Hope for World Cup 2022 in US

Submitted by samber2009 on May 19th, 2011 at 1:29 PM

Apparently the shadiness of Qatar getting the 2022 World Cup bid hasn’t gone unnoticed, and someone from their bid team is about to confess with evidence of bribing.  The US always seems to be the readymade back-up for the last few World Cups with our facilities and infrastructure, and this would be awesome if we could get it.  

Link

 

OT - United States Soccer at Ford Field

OT - United States Soccer at Ford Field

Submitted by hockeyguy9125 on March 8th, 2011 at 1:42 PM

For all the soccer fans out there in the Southeastern Michigan area. The draw for the CONCACAF Gold Cup was announced and Metro Detroit gets the US National Team.

June 7th at Ford Field, Group C: United States vs Canada

This is bad ass, I can't wait to get tickets.

OT-Klinsmann meets with US Soccer

OT-Klinsmann meets with US Soccer

Submitted by samber2009 on August 28th, 2010 at 1:49 AM

http://espn.go.com/sports/soccer/news/_/id/5505040/klinsmann-gulati-dis…

Basically, he met with US Soccer officials about the (not quite open) head coaching job. He turned down the job in 2006, but seems to be interested in the position now. I think this would be an incredible step in the right direction for US soccer. He's had success at every level, and I think it'll take a non American to take it to the next level. 

OT: U.S. Opponent for 2nd Round Scenarios

OT: U.S. Opponent for 2nd Round Scenarios

Submitted by Brady2Terrell on June 23rd, 2010 at 12:49 PM

USA!!  With a win over Algeria today, the U.S. is through to the 2nd round, and won their pool for the first time since 1930 (that's right, kids, the Hoover Administration).  Our 2nd round opponent for Saturday's 2:30pm matchup will be the 2nd place team in Group D, which will depend on the outcome of this afternoon's games.  IF:

GER > GHA, SER > AUS, then the U.S. plays Serbia (unless Serbia scores 3 more goals than Germany).

GER > GHA, SER = AUS, then the U.S. plays either Ghana or Serbia, depending on the goal differential of the GER/GHA game.

GER > GHA, AUS > SER, then the U.S. plays Ghana (unless the amount GHA loses by and the amount AUS wins by total 5 goals or more).

GER = GHA, SER > AUS, then the U.S. plays Ghana.

GER = GHA, SER = AUS, then the U.S. plays Germany (unless Serbia scores 3 more goals than Germany).

GER = GHA, AUS > SER, then the U.S. plays Germany (unless the amount Australia wins by totals 7 goals or more).

GHA > GER, SER > AUS, then the U.S. plays Serbia.

GHA > GER, SER = AUS, then the U.S. plays Serbia.

GHA > GER, AUS > SER, then the U.S. plays Australia.

Assuming all teams are equal, the U.S. has roughly a 38.9% chance of playing Serbia, a 27.8% chance of playing Ghana,  a 22.2% chance of playing Germany and an 11.1% chance of playing Australia (barring huge goal differential swings this afternoon).

A U.S. win in the 2nd round would mean facing the winner of Uraguay and Mexico South Korea for the right to the Semifinals, a truly wonderful draw for Team USA.

Don't Tread On Us!!!