United States men's national soccer team

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United States
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Nickname(s) Stars and Stripes [1]
The Yanks [2]
Association United States Soccer Federation (USSF)
Confederation CONCACAF
Sub-confederation NAFU (North America)
Head coach Gregg Berhalter
Most caps Cobi Jones (164)
Top scorer Clint Dempsey
Landon Donovan (57)
Home stadium Various
FIFA code USA
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First colors
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FIFA ranking
Current 13 Decrease2.svg 3 (September 16, 2021) [3]
Highest4 (April 2006 [4] )
Lowest35 (July 2012 [5] )
First international
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(Stockholm, Sweden; August 20, 1916) [6]
Biggest win
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(Carson, United States; June 15, 2008)
Biggest defeat
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(Oslo, Norway; August 6, 1948) [7]
World Cup
Appearances10 (first in 1930 )
Best resultThird place (1930)
CONCACAF Gold Cup
Appearances16 (first in 1991 )
Best resultChampions (1991, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2017, 2021)
CONCACAF Nations League Finals
Appearances1 (first in 2021 )
Best resultChampions (2021)
CONCACAF Championship
Appearances2 (first in 1985 )
Best resultRunners-up (1989)
Copa América
Appearances4 (first in 1993 )
Best resultFourth place (1995, 2016)
FIFA Confederations Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1992 )
Best resultRunners-up (2009)

The United States men's national soccer team (USMNT) represents the United States of America in men's international soccer competitions. The team is controlled by the United States Soccer Federation and is a member of FIFA and CONCACAF.

The team has appeared in ten FIFA World Cups, including the first in 1930, where they reached the semi-finals. The U.S. participated in the 1934 and 1950 World Cups, winning 1–0 against England in the latter. After 1950, the U.S. did not qualify for the World Cup until 1990. The U.S. qualified as host of the 1994 World Cup, where they lost to Brazil in the round of sixteen. They qualified for five more consecutive World Cups after 1994 (for a total of seven straight appearances, a feat shared with only seven other nations), [8] becoming one of the tournament's regular competitors and often advancing to the knockout stage. The U.S. reached the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup, where they controversially lost to Germany. In the 2009 Confederations Cup, they eliminated top-ranked Spain in the semi-finals before losing to Brazil in the final, the team's only appearance in the final of a major intercontinental tournament.

The U.S. also competes in continental tournaments, including the CONCACAF Gold Cup and Copa América. The U.S. won seven Gold Cups and the inaugural edition of the CONCACAF Nations League, and has achieved a fourth-place finish in two Copa Américas, including the 1995 edition and 2016 edition. The team's head coach is Gregg Berhalter, since November 29, 2018. Earnie Stewart is the team's General Manager since August 1, 2018.

History

Early years

The first U.S. national soccer team was constituted in 1885, when it played Canada in the first international match held outside the United Kingdom. [9] Canada defeated the U.S. 1–0 in Newark, New Jersey. The U.S. had its revenge the following year when it beat Canada 1–0, also in Newark, although neither match was officially recognized. The U.S. earned both silver and bronze medals in men's soccer at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Olympics through Christian Brothers College and St. Rose Parish, though the tournament is declared official only by the IOC (FIFA doesn't endorse tournaments held before 1908). The U.S. played its first official international match under the auspices of U.S. Soccer on August 20, 1916, against Sweden in Stockholm, where the U.S. won 3–2.

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The first U.S. official formation in 1916, Stockholm Olympic Stadium, Sweden

The U.S. fielded a team in the 1930 World Cup in Uruguay, the first ever World Cup to be played. The U.S. began group play by beating Belgium 3–0. The U.S. then earned a 3–0 victory over Paraguay, with FIFA crediting Bert Patenaude with two of the goals. [10] [11] [12] [13] In November 2006, FIFA announced that it had accepted evidence that Patenaude scored all three goals against Paraguay, and was thus the first person to score a hat trick in a World Cup. [14] In the semifinals, the U.S. lost to Argentina 6–1. There was no third place game. However, using the overall tournament records in 1986, FIFA credited the U.S. with a third-place finish ahead of fellow semi-finalist Yugoslavia. [15] This remains the U.S. team's best World Cup result, and is the highest finish of any team from outside of South America and Europe.

The U.S. qualified for the 1934 World Cup by defeating Mexico 4–2 in Italy a few days before the finals started. In a straight knock-out format, the team first played host Italy and lost 7–1, eliminating the U.S. from the tournament. At the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, the U.S. again lost to Italy in the first round and were eliminated, although this time with a score of 1–0.

The 1950 World Cup in Brazil was the next World Cup appearance for the U.S. as it withdrew in 1938 and the tournament wasn't held again until 1950. The U.S. lost its first match 3–1 against Spain, but then won 1–0 against England at Independência Stadium in Belo Horizonte. Striker Joe Gaetjens was the goal scorer. Called "The Miracle on Grass", the result is considered one of the greatest upsets in the history of the World Cup. [16] [17] Months before the World Cup, England had beaten an all-star "rest of Europe" side 6–1 in an exhibition match. In their third game of the tournament, a 5–2 defeat by Chile saw the U.S. eliminated from the tournament. It would be four decades before the U.S. would make another appearance in the World Cup finals.

Drought (1960s–1980s)

The national team spent the mid-to-late 20th century in near complete irrelevance in both the international game and the domestic sporting scene. There was only one World Cup berth for CONCACAF during this period until 1982. [18] The emergence of the North American Soccer League in the 1960s and 1970s raised hopes that the U.S. national team would soon improve and become a global force. However such hopes were not realized and by the 1980s the U.S. Soccer Federation found itself in serious financial struggles, with the national team playing only two matches from 1981 to 1983. U.S. Soccer targeted the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and the 1986 World Cup as means of rebuilding the national team and its fan base. The International Olympic Committee declared that teams from outside Europe and South America could field full senior teams, including professionals (until then, the amateur-only rule had heavily favored socialist countries from Eastern Europe whose players were professionals in all but name). The U.S. had a very strong showing at the tournament, beating Costa Rica, tying Egypt, losing only to favorite Italy and finishing 1–1–1 but didn't make the second round, losing to Egypt on a tiebreaker (both had three points).

To provide a more stable national team program and renew interest in the NASL, U.S. Soccer entered the national team into the NASL league schedule for the 1983 season as Team America. This team lacked the continuity and regularity of training that conventional clubs enjoy, and many players were unwilling to play for the national team instead of their own clubs when conflicts arose. Team America finished the season at the bottom of the league, with U.S. Soccer canceling the experiment and withdrawing the national team from the NASL after one season. By the end of 1984, the NASL had folded, leaving the U.S. without a single professional-level outdoor soccer league. [19]

The U.S. bid to host the 1986 FIFA World Cup after Colombia withdrew from contention due to economic concerns, but FIFA selected Mexico to host the tournament. In the last game of CONCACAF qualifying for the 1986 World Cup, the U.S. needed only a tie against Costa Rica to reach the final qualification group against Honduras and Canada. U.S. Soccer scheduled the game to be played in Torrance, California, an area with many Costa Rican expatriates, and marketed the game almost exclusively to the Costa Rican community. [20] Costa Rica won the match 1–0, and kept the U.S. from reaching its fourth World Cup finals. [21]

In 1988, U.S. Soccer attempted to re-implement its national-team-as-club concept, offering contracts to players to train with the national program full-time while occasionally loaning them to club teams as a revenue source for the federation. This brought many key veterans back into the program and allowed the team to begin playing more matches which, combined with an influx of talent from new youth clubs and leagues established across the nation in the wake of the NASL's popularity, allowed the national team to end the 1980s with optimism and higher hopes of qualifying for the 1990 World Cup than had existed for previous tournaments.

Rise in the U.S. (1990s)

In 1988, FIFA named the U.S. as the host of the 1994 World Cup (success of the 1984 Summer Olympics played the major role), but it did so under significant international criticism because of the perceived weakness of the national team and the lack of a professional outdoor league. This criticism diminished somewhat when a 1–0 win against Trinidad and Tobago, the first road win for the U.S. in nearly two years, in the last match of the 1989 CONCACAF Championship, earned the U.S. its first World Cup appearance in 40 years.

The team was managed by Bob Gansler in preparation for the 1990 World Cup in Italy, with two of the team's more experienced players, Rick Davis and Hugo Perez, recovering from serious injuries and unavailable for selection. Rather than fill out his team with veteran professionals from U.S. indoor soccer leagues as suggested by some, Gansler and his assistant Stejem Mark chose to select many younger players with better conditioning for the outdoor game, including some amateurs playing for college teams. The U.S. entered the tournament as massive underdogs and suffered defeats in all three of its group games to Czechoslovakia, Italy, and Austria.

In a noteworthy match, in 1993 U.S. Cup, the U.S. beat England by 2–0. [22]

After qualifying automatically as the host of the 1994 World Cup under Bora Milutinović, the U.S. opened its tournament schedule with a 1–1 tie against Switzerland in the Pontiac Silverdome in the suburbs of Detroit, the first World Cup game played indoors. In its second game, the U.S. faced Colombia, then ranked fourth in the world, at the Rose Bowl. Aided by an own goal from Andrés Escobar, the U.S. won 2–1. [23] Escobar was later murdered in his home country, possibly in retaliation for this mistake. [24] Despite a 1–0 loss to Romania in its final group game, the U.S. made it past the initial round for the first time since 1930. In the round of 16, the U.S. lost 1–0 to the eventual champion Brazil. [25] Despite this success, the team fired Bora in 1995, reportedly because he was not interested in administrative duties. [26]

In a 1995 friendly, the U.S. came back from 3–0 to win 4–3 against Saudi Arabia, the biggest comeback in the team's history.

In the 1998 World Cup in France, the team lost all three group matches, 2–0 to Germany, 2–1 to Iran, and 1–0 to Yugoslavia, finishing dead last in the field of 32. Head coach Steve Sampson received much of the blame for the performance as a result of abruptly cutting team captain John Harkes, whom Sampson had named "Captain for Life" shortly before, as well as several other players who were instrumental to the qualifying effort, from the squad. Thomas Dooley became the Captain at that point. [27] It emerged in February 2010 that Sampson removed Harkes from the team due to Harkes allegedly having an affair with teammate Eric Wynalda's wife. [28]

Success in the 2000s

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Claudio Reyna during practice

In the 2002 World Cup under Bruce Arena, the U.S. reached the quarterfinals, its best finish in a World Cup since 1930. The team advanced in the group stage with a 1–1–1 record, beginning with a 3–2 upset win over Portugal, followed by a 1–1 tie with co-host and eventual semi-finalist, South Korea. The third and final match was a 3–1 loss to Poland, but the team still got to the round of 16 when South Korea defeated Portugal. This set the stage for a face-off with continental rivals Mexico, the first time they met in a World Cup. The U.S. won the game 2–0. Brian McBride opened the scoring, and Landon Donovan scored the second goal. That victory advanced the team to the quarterfinals, where it met Germany. The team lost 1–0 after being denied a penalty when Torsten Frings handled the ball to prevent a Gregg Berhalter goal. All of the U.S. games in the 2002 World Cup were played in South Korea and all their victories came wearing the white kit while their only defeats came while wearing the blue kit.

In the 2006 World Cup, after finishing top of the CONCACAF qualification tournament, the U.S. was drawn into Group E along with the Czech Republic, Italy, and Ghana. The United States opened its tournament with a 3–0 loss to the Czech Republic. The team then tied 1–1 against Italy, who went on to win the World Cup. [29] The U.S. was then knocked out of the tournament when beaten 2–1 by Ghana in its final group match, with Clint Dempsey scoring the U.S.'s only goal in the tournament – the goal against Italy had been an own goal by Italian defender Cristian Zaccardo. [30] Following the tournament, Arena's contract was not renewed. After the national team remained dormant for the rest of 2006 while negotiating with various coaches, the federation hired former Chicago Fire, MetroStars and Chivas USA manager Bob Bradley in early 2007.

Bradley began his competitive career with the national team with the 2007 Gold Cup. In the final, the United States beat Mexico 2–1, which qualified it for the 2009 Confederations Cup. [31]

The U.S. had a notable performance at the 2009 Confederations Cup. [32] In the semifinals, the U.S. defeated Spain 2–0. [33] At the time, Spain was atop the FIFA World Rankings and was on a run of 35 games undefeated. With the win, the United States advanced to its first-ever final in a men's FIFA tournament. The team lost 3–2 to Brazil after leading 2–0 at half time. [34]

The United States then hosted the 2009 Gold Cup. [35] In the final, the United States was beaten by Mexico 5–0. This defeat broke the U.S. team's 58-match home unbeaten streak against CONCACAF opponents, and was the first home loss to Mexico since 1999.

In the Fourth round of the 2010 World Cup qualification, the U.S. began by beating Mexico 2–0. The February 2009 loss extended Mexico's losing streak against America on U.S. soil to 11 matches. [36] Jozy Altidore became the youngest U.S. player to score a hat-trick, in a 3–0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago. [37] Near the end of the summer of 2009, the United States lost 2–1 to Mexico at Estadio Azteca. On October 10, the U.S. secured qualification to the 2010 World Cup with a 3–2 win over Honduras. Four days later, the U.S. finished in first place in the group with a 2–2 tie against Costa Rica.

2010–present

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Landon Donovan at the 2010 World Cup

In the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the U.S. team was drawn in Group C against England, Slovenia and Algeria. After drawing against England (1–1) and Slovenia (2–2), the U.S. defeated Algeria 1–0 with a stoppage-time goal from Landon Donovan, taking first place in a World Cup Finals group for the first time since 1930. In the round of 16, the U.S. was eliminated by Ghana, 2–1. [38] On FIFA's ranking of World Cup teams the U.S. finished in 12th place out of the 32-team field.

The U.S. again hosted the Gold Cup in 2011. The U.S. advanced past the group stage, then defeated Jamaica 2–0 in the quarterfinals and Panama 1–0 in the semifinals before losing to Mexico 4–2 in the final. Later in the summer, Bob Bradley was relieved of his duties and former German national team manager Jürgen Klinsmann was hired as head coach.

The U.S. had some success in friendlies in 2012 and 2013. The U.S. team won 1–0 in Italy on February 29, 2012, the team's first-ever win over Italy. On June 2, 2013, the U.S. played a friendly against Germany at a sold-out RFK Stadium in Washington D.C., with the U.S. winning 4–3. In July 2013, the U.S. hosted the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup where it went undefeated in the group stage and won with a 1–0 victory over Panama in the final, with Landon Donovan winning the tournament's golden ball award.

A 4–3 victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina in an international friendly match in Sarajevo represented the 12th straight win for the USMNT, the longest winning streak for any team in the world at that time. [39] [40] [41] [42] The 12 game winning streak ended September 6, 2013, when the U.S. lost to Costa Rica 3–1 in San José. [43] In 2013 the national team played the final round of qualification, [44] [45] and by defeating Mexico in September, the U.S. clinched a spot in the 2014 World Cup. [46]

The U.S. absorbed many German elements leading up to the 2014 World Cup. U.S.'s German head coach Jürgen Klinsmann surprised the U.S. soccer world by calling up five "Jürgen Americans"—half-blooded Germans born and professionally trained in Germany—to the 23-men squad in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. [47] [48] [49] [50] The U.S. was drawn into Group G, along with Ghana, Germany, and Portugal. [51] The U.S. took revenge on the Ghanaians, winning 2–1. [52] They tied their second group game against Portugal 2–2. In the final game of the group stage, the U.S. fell to Germany 1–0, but moved on to the knockout stage on goal difference. [53] This was the first time that the team made two consecutive trips to the knockout stage of the FIFA World Cup. [54] In the round of 16, the U.S. lost 2–1 to Belgium in extra time, despite goalkeeper Tim Howard making a World Cup record 15 saves [55] [Note 1] during the match. [56]

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Clint Dempsey with the U.S. in 2011

The national team's next tournament under Klinsmann was the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The U.S. were eliminated by Jamaica 2–1 in the semifinals, before losing to Panama on penalties in the third place match. The fourth-place finish was the worst Gold Cup performance by the national team since 2000, and the first time the team failed to make the tournament final since 2003. In the 2015 CONCACAF Cup playoff to determine the region's entry to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, the U.S. were defeated 3–2 by Mexico at the Rose Bowl. In June 2016, the U.S. played as hosts of Copa América Centenario. The U.S. topped Group A on goal difference against Colombia. The U.S. beat Ecuador 2–1 in the quarter-finals, but then fell to Argentina 4–0 and lost to Colombia again 1–0 in the third place match. They finished fourth at the Copa América, tying their best finish ever in 1995.

Following consecutive losses to Mexico and Costa Rica in the opening games of the final round of qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Klinsmann was removed as national team coach and technical director and replaced by previous U.S. manager Bruce Arena. World Cup qualification resumed on March 24, 2017, where Arena and his team had a record 6–0 win over Honduras. [57] Four days later, the team traveled to Panama City, drawing Panama 1–1. After beating Trinidad and Tobago 2–0, the U.S. got their third ever result in World Cup Qualification at the Estadio Azteca when they drew 1–1 against Mexico. In July 2017, the U.S. won their sixth CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 2–1 win over Jamaica in the final. Following a 2–1 defeat to Trinidad and Tobago on October 10, 2017, the U.S. failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, missing the tournament for the first time since 1986. [58] Many pundits and analysts called this the worst result and worst performance in the history of the national team. [59]

Following Arena's resignation on October 13, 2017, assistant coach Dave Sarachan was named interim manager during the search for a permanent replacement. [60] The search for a permanent head coach was delayed by the USSF presidential election in February 2018 and the hiring of Earnie Stewart as general manager in June 2018. [61] [62] Gregg Berhalter, coach of the Columbus Crew and a former USMNT defender, was announced as the team's new head coach on December 2, 2018. [63] [64]

Under Berhalter the team lost in the 2019 Gold Cup Final 1–0 against Mexico denying them a chance at becoming back to back champions. An influx of new young talent began to grow into a host of players playing for top European clubs, with Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie, and Gio Reyna being some of the more notable names. This new group won the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League with a classic 3–2 victory against Mexico in the Final. They also won the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup against Mexico on August 1, 2021 with nearly a completely flipped roster from the Nations League with only Kellyn Acosta, Reggie Cannon, Sebastian Lletget and Jackson Yueill participating in both tournaments .

Team image

Kit and crest

Since their first unofficial game against Canada, the most common U.S. uniform has been white tops with blue shorts. In 1950, the U.S. adopted a Peru-styled diagonal stripe or "sash" across the shirt. The stripe has been on third uniforms for 2003, 2004, and 2006, as well as the 2010 home, road and third uniforms. An additional color scheme based on the U.S. flag has been occasionally used (most prominently in the 1994 World Cup and 2012–13 qualifiers as well the 1983 Team America franchise of the North American Soccer League) comprising a shirt with red and white stripes with blue shorts.

German brand Adidas provided the kit for the United States from 1984 until 1994. Since 1995, American company Nike has been the kit supplier. [65]

Kit suppliers

Kit supplierPeriodNotes
Adidas [66] 1984–1994
Nike 1995–presentwill run until at least late 2022. [67]

Rivalries

The teams of Mexico and the United States are widely considered as the two major powers of CONCACAF. Matches between the two nations often attract much media attention, public interest and comment in both countries. Although the first match was played in 1934, their rivalry was not considered major until the 1980s, when the teams began to frequently compete in CONCACAF cups. On August 15, 2012, the United States defeated Mexico at Estadio Azteca in the first victory for the U.S. against Mexico on Mexican soil in 75 years. [68] Ever since their first meeting in 1934, the two teams have met 72 times, with Mexico leading the overall series 36–21–15 (W–L–T), outscoring the U.S. 144–84. However, since the 1990s, the tide began to change due to a rapid growth of soccer in the United States. During the 21st century, the series has favored the U.S. 16–9–6 (W–L–T). Either the United States or Mexico has won every edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup except one (the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup was won by Canada).

In recent years the United States has also begun to develop a rivalry with Costa Rica. [69] [70] [71] [72] [73]

Supporters

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Sam's Army at a U.S. vs. Jamaica match

There have been two main supporter groups backing the United States men's national soccer team, Sam's Army and The American Outlaws. Sam's Army started shortly after the 1994 World Cup in the United States [74] and were active through 2014. Sam's Army members wore red to matches and sung or chanted throughout the match. They often brought huge U.S. flags and other banners to the game.

The American Outlaws was started in Lincoln, Nebraska in 2007 as a local supporters' group. [75] The group's membership attempted to address a lack of consistency from game to game in supporter organization and social events on match days. [76] To achieve this goal the American Outlaws became a nationwide, non-profit supporters' group. Some American Outlaws members wear U.S. flag bandanas over their faces and commonly wear soccer supporter scarves. [77] Some branches of the American Outlaws have their own scarves specific to their branch. [78]

The US Men's National team has had a tremendous following on social media, especially Twitter and Instagram in recent years. Interest in young American players and the attention they bring has led to an increase in foreign investment in US players. [79]

Home stadium

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RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. has hosted over 20 USMNT matches.

The United States does not have a dedicated national stadium like other national teams; instead, the team has played their home matches at 114 venues in 29 states and the District of Columbia.[ citation needed ] Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, located in the national capital of Washington, D.C., has hosted 24 matches, the most of any stadium. [80] The State of California has hosted 113 matches, the most of any state, and the Los Angeles metropolitan area has hosted 76 matches at several venues in and around the city of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum hosted 20 matches from 1965 to 2000, but fell out of use due to its age.[ citation needed ] The Rose Bowl, a 92,000-seat venue in Pasadena, has hosted 17 national team matches, as well as the 1994 FIFA World Cup Final, the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, and the 1984 Olympics Gold Medal Match. [81]

Media coverage

ESPN/ABC and Fox Sports 1 evenly split the English language rights for U.S. Soccer broadcasts from 2015 to 2022. In June 2021, CBS Sports acquired partial rights to select U.S. Soccer matches, including FIFA World Cup qualifiers and the Nations League Finals, to be broadcast mainly on CBS Sports Network and the Paramount+ streaming service, with some matches being broadcast nationwide on CBS. Univision Deportes has the Spanish language rights to all U.S. Soccer broadcasts from 2015 to 2022. [82] These agreements do not apply to FIFA World Cup away qualifiers, whose rights are distributed by the host country. [83] Therefore, these matches can often be found on other networks such as beIN Sports and Telemundo. [84]

Recent results and schedule

The following is a list of match results from the previous 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

2020

November 12 Friendly Wales  Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg0–0Flag of the United States.svg  United States Swansea, Wales
14:45 ET Report Stadium: Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 0 (closed door)
Referee: Nick Walsh (Scotland)
November 16 Friendly United States  Flag of the United States.svg6–2Flag of Panama.svg  Panama Wiener Neustadt, Austria
14:45 ET
Report
Stadium: Stadion Wiener Neustadt
Attendance: 0 (closed door)
Referee: Harald Lechner (Austria)
December 9 Friendly United States  Flag of the United States.svg6–0Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador Fort Lauderdale, Florida
19:30 ET
Report Stadium: Inter Miami CF Stadium
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Jose Raul Torres Rivera (Puerto Rico)

2021

January 31 Friendly United States  Flag of the United States.svg7–0Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago Orlando, Florida
19:00 ET
Report Stadium: Exploria Stadium
Attendance: 3,503
Referee: Hector Said Martinez (Honduras)
March 25 Friendly United States  Flag of the United States.svg4–1Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica Wiener Neustadt, Austria
13:00 ET
Report
Stadium: Stadion Wiener Neustadt
Attendance: 0 (closed door)
Referee: Christian-Petru Ciochirca (Austria)
March 28 Friendly Northern Ireland  Ulster Banner.svg1–2Flag of the United States.svg  United States Belfast, Northern Ireland
12:00 ET
Report
Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 0 (closed door)
Referee: Robert Jenkins (Wales)
May 30 Friendly Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg2–1Flag of the United States.svg  United States St. Gallen, Switzerland
13:15 ET
Report
Stadium: Kybunpark
Attendance: 0 (closed door)
Referee: Harm Osmers (Germany)
June 3 Nations League SF United States  Flag of the United States.svg1–0Flag of Honduras (darker variant).svg  Honduras Denver, Colorado
17:30 ET
Report Stadium: Empower Field at Mile High
Attendance: 34,451
Referee: Oshane Nation (Jamaica)
June 6 Nations League F United States  Flag of the United States.svg3–2 (a.e.t.)Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Denver, Colorado
21:30 ET
Report
Stadium: Empower Field at Mile High
Attendance: 37,648
Referee: John Pitti (Panama)
June 9 Friendly United States  Flag of the United States.svg4–0Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica Sandy, Utah
19:00 ET
Report Stadium: Rio Tinto Stadium
Attendance: 19,007
Referee: Tristley Bassue (St. Kitts and Nevis)
July 11 Gold Cup GS United States  Flag of the United States.svg1–0Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti Kansas City, Kansas
20:30 ET
Report Stadium: Children's Mercy Park
Attendance: 12,664
Referee: Hector Said Martinez (Honduras)
July 15 Gold Cup GS Martinique  Flag of the Territorial Collectivity of Martinique.svg1–6Flag of the United States.svg  United States Kansas City, Kansas
21:30 ET
Report
Stadium: Children's Mercy Park
Attendance: 7,511
Referee: Mario Escobar (Guatemala)
July 18 Gold Cup GS United States  Flag of the United States.svg1–0Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Kansas City, Kansas
17:00 ET
Report Stadium: Children's Mercy Park
Attendance: 18,467
Referee: Adonai Escobedo (Mexico)
July 25 Gold Cup QF United States  Flag of the United States.svg1–0Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica Arlington, Texas
21:30 ET
Report Stadium: AT&T Stadium
Attendance: 41,318
Referee: César Ramos (Mexico)
July 29 Gold Cup SF Qatar  Flag of Qatar.svg0–1Flag of the United States.svg  United States Austin, Texas
19:30 ET Report
Stadium: Q2 Stadium
Attendance: 20,500
Referee: Juan Gabriel Calderón (Costa Rica)
August 1 Gold Cup F United States  Flag of the United States.svg1–0 (a.e.t.)Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Paradise, Nevada
20:30 ET
Report Stadium: Allegiant Stadium
Attendance: 61,514
Referee: Hector Said Martinez (Honduras)
September 2 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying El Salvador  Flag of El Salvador.svg0–0Flag of the United States.svg  United States San Salvador, El Salvador
22:05 ET Report Stadium: Estadio Cuscatlán
Attendance: 29,000
Referee: Juan Gabriel Calderon (Costa Rica)
September 52022 FIFA World Cup qualifying United States  Flag of the United States.svg1–1Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Nashville, Tennessee
20:00 ET
Report
Stadium: Nissan Stadium
Attendance: 43,028
Referee: Oshane Nation (Jamaica)
September 82022 FIFA World Cup qualifying Honduras  Flag of Honduras (darker variant).svg1–4Flag of the United States.svg  United States San Pedro Sula, Honduras
22:05 ET
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Stadium: Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano
Attendance: 31,000
Referee: Fernando Hernández Gómez (Mexico)
October 72022 FIFA World Cup qualifying United States  Flag of the United States.svgvFlag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica Austin, Texas
19:30 ET Report Stadium: Q2 Stadium
October 102022 FIFA World Cup qualifying Panama  Flag of Panama.svgvFlag of the United States.svg  United States Panama City, Panama
21:05 ET Report Stadium: Estadio Rommel Fernández
October 132022 FIFA World Cup qualifying United States  Flag of the United States.svgvFlag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica Columbus, Ohio
19:00 ET Report Stadium: Lower.com Field
November 122022 FIFA World Cup qualifying United States  Flag of the United States.svgvFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Cincinnati, Ohio
Report Stadium: TQL Stadium
November 162022 FIFA World Cup qualifying Jamaica  Flag of Jamaica.svgvFlag of the United States.svg  United States Kingston, Jamaica
Report Stadium: Independence Park

2022

January 302022 FIFA World Cup qualifying Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svgvFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Report
February 22022 FIFA World Cup qualifying United States  Flag of the United States.svgvFlag of Honduras (darker variant).svg  Honduras United States
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March 242022 FIFA World Cup qualifying Mexico  Flag of Mexico.svgvFlag of the United States.svg  United States Mexico City, Mexico
Report Stadium: Estadio Azteca
March 272022 FIFA World Cup qualifying United States  Flag of the United States.svgvFlag of Panama.svg  Panama
Report
March 302022 FIFA World Cup qualifying Costa Rica  Flag of Costa Rica.svgvFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Report

Coaching staff

Coaching staff

PositionName
Head coach Flag of the United States.svg Gregg Berhalter
Assistant coach Flag of the United States.svg B.J. Callaghan
Assistant coach Flag of Germany.svg Alexander Nouri
Assistant coach Flag of Spain.svg Nico Estévez
Assistant coach Flag of the United States.svg Anthony Hudson
Goalkeeper coach Flag of England.svg Aron Hyde
Head performance expert Flag of the United States.svg Steve Tashjian
Movement and conditioning coach Flag of the United States.svg Darcy Norman

Technical staff

PositionName
Sporting director Flag of the United States.svg Earnie Stewart
General manager Flag of the United States.svg Brian McBride

Players

Current squad

The following 23 players were named to the squad for 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF Third Round matches against El Salvador, Canada, and Honduras. [85] [86] [87]
Caps and goals are updated as of September 8, 2021, after the match against Honduras.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Matt Turner (1994-06-24) June 24, 1994 (age 27)100 Flag of the United States.svg New England Revolution
161 GK Ethan Horvath (1995-06-09) June 9, 1995 (age 26)70 Flag of England.svg Nottingham Forest
221 GK Sean Johnson (1989-05-31) May 31, 1989 (age 32)90 Flag of the United States.svg New York City FC

22 DF DeAndre Yedlin (1993-07-09) July 9, 1993 (age 28)670 Flag of Turkey.svg Galatasaray
32 DF Walker Zimmerman (1993-05-19) May 19, 1993 (age 28)172 Flag of the United States.svg Nashville SC
52 DF Antonee Robinson (1997-08-08) August 8, 1997 (age 24)151 Flag of England.svg Fulham
62 DF John Brooks (1993-01-28) January 28, 1993 (age 28)453 Flag of Germany.svg VfL Wolfsburg
122 DF Miles Robinson (1997-03-14) March 14, 1997 (age 24)123 Flag of the United States.svg Atlanta United
132 DF Tim Ream (1987-10-05) October 5, 1987 (age 33)461 Flag of England.svg Fulham
152 DF Mark McKenzie (1999-02-25) February 25, 1999 (age 22)70 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Genk
182 DF James Sands (2000-07-06) July 6, 2000 (age 21)70 Flag of the United States.svg New York City FC
212 DF George Bello (2002-01-22) January 22, 2002 (age 19)40 Flag of the United States.svg Atlanta United

43 MF Tyler Adams (1999-02-14) February 14, 1999 (age 22)171 Flag of Germany.svg RB Leipzig
73 MF Cristian Roldan (1995-06-03) June 3, 1995 (age 26)280 Flag of the United States.svg Seattle Sounders
83 MF Jackson Yueill (1997-03-19) March 19, 1997 (age 24)150 Flag of the United States.svg San Jose Earthquakes
173 MF Sebastian Lletget (1992-09-03) September 3, 1992 (age 29)328 Flag of the United States.svg LA Galaxy
233 MF Kellyn Acosta (1995-07-24) July 24, 1995 (age 26)402 Flag of the United States.svg Colorado Rapids

94 FW Josh Sargent (2000-02-20) February 20, 2000 (age 21)195 Flag of England.svg Norwich City
104 FW Christian Pulisic (1998-09-18) September 18, 1998 (age 23)4016 Flag of England.svg Chelsea
114 FW Brenden Aaronson (2000-10-22) October 22, 2000 (age 20)105 Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Salzburg
144 FW Ricardo Pepi (2003-01-09) January 9, 2003 (age 18)11 Flag of the United States.svg FC Dallas
194 FW Jordan Siebatcheu (1996-04-26) April 26, 1996 (age 25)81 Flag of Switzerland.svg Young Boys
204 FW Konrad de la Fuente (2001-07-16) July 16, 2001 (age 20)30 Flag of France.svg Marseille

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team within the last twelve months and are still available for selection.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Zack Steffen (1995-04-02) April 2, 1995 (age 26)230 Flag of England.svg Manchester City v. Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador ; September 2, 2021 INJ
GK Brad Guzan (1984-09-09) September 9, 1984 (age 37)640 Flag of the United States.svg Atlanta United 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
GK Bill Hamid (1990-11-25) November 25, 1990 (age 30)80 Flag of the United States.svg D.C. United 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
GK Tim Melia (1986-05-15) May 15, 1986 (age 35)00 Flag of the United States.svg Sporting Kansas City 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
GK David Ochoa (2001-01-16) January 16, 2001 (age 20)00 Flag of the United States.svg Real Salt Lake v. Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica ; June 9, 2021
GK Chituru Odunze (2002-10-14) October 14, 2002 (age 18)00 Flag of England.svg Leicester City v. Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland ; May 30, 2021
GK Matt Freese (1998-09-02) September 2, 1998 (age 23)00 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia Union v. Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago ; January 31, 2021
GK JT Marcinkowski (1997-05-09) May 9, 1997 (age 24)00 Flag of the United States.svg San Jose Earthquakes v. Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago ; January 31, 2021 PRE
GK CJ dos Santos (2000-08-24) August 24, 2000 (age 21)00 Flag of Portugal.svg Benfica B v. Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador ; December 9, 2020

DF Sergiño Dest (2000-11-03) November 3, 2000 (age 20)131 Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona v. Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada ; September 5, 2021 INJ
DF Reggie Cannon (1998-06-11) June 11, 1998 (age 23)221 Flag of Portugal.svg Boavista 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
DF Shaq Moore (1996-11-02) November 2, 1996 (age 24)111 Flag of Spain.svg Tenerife 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
DF Sam Vines (1999-05-31) May 31, 1999 (age 22)81 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Antwerp 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
DF Donovan Pines (1998-03-07) March 7, 1998 (age 23)20 Flag of the United States.svg D.C. United 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
DF Henry Kessler (1998-06-25) June 25, 1998 (age 23)10 Flag of the United States.svg New England Revolution 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
DF Cameron Carter-Vickers (1997-12-31) December 31, 1997 (age 23)80 Flag of Scotland.svg Celtic 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Erik Palmer-Brown (1997-04-24) April 24, 1997 (age 24)20 Flag of France.svg Troyes 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Julian Araujo (2001-08-13) August 13, 2001 (age 20)10 Flag of the United States.svg LA Galaxy 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Kyle Duncan (1997-08-08) August 8, 1997 (age 24)10 Flag of the United States.svg New York Red Bulls 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Chase Gasper (1996-01-25) January 25, 1996 (age 25)10 Flag of the United States.svg Minnesota United 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Aaron Herrera (1997-06-06) June 6, 1997 (age 24)10 Flag of the United States.svg Real Salt Lake 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Justin Che (2003-11-03) November 3, 2003 (age 17)00 Flag of the United States.svg FC Dallas 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Jonathan Gómez (2003-09-01) September 1, 2003 (age 18)00 Flag of the United States.svg Louisville City 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Kevin Paredes (2003-05-07) May 7, 2003 (age 18)00 Flag of the United States.svg D.C. United 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Auston Trusty (1998-08-12) August 12, 1998 (age 23)00 Flag of the United States.svg Colorado Rapids 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Matt Miazga (1995-07-19) July 19, 1995 (age 26)221 Flag of Spain.svg Alavés 2021 CONCACAF Nations League Finals
DF Bryan Reynolds (2001-06-28) June 28, 2001 (age 20)10 Flag of Italy.svg Roma v. Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland ; May 30, 2021
DF Aaron Long (1992-10-12) October 12, 1992 (age 28)213 Flag of the United States.svg New York Red Bulls 2021 CONCACAF Nations League Finals PRO
DF Chris Richards (2000-03-28) March 28, 2000 (age 21)30 Flag of Germany.svg 1899 Hoffenheim 2021 CONCACAF Nations League Finals PRO
DF Mauricio Pineda (1997-10-17) October 17, 1997 (age 23)00 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago Fire v. Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago ; January 31, 2021
DF Tristan Blackmon (1996-08-12) August 12, 1996 (age 25)00 Flag of the United States.svg Los Angeles FC v. Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago ; January 31, 2021 PRE
DF Marco Farfan (1998-11-12) November 12, 1998 (age 22)10 Flag of the United States.svg Los Angeles FC v. Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador ; December 9, 2020

MF Weston McKennie (1998-08-28) August 28, 1998 (age 23)257 Flag of Italy.svg Juventus v. Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada ; September 5, 2021
MF Gianluca Busio (2002-05-29) May 29, 2002 (age 19)60 Flag of Italy.svg Venezia 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
MF Eryk Williamson (1997-06-11) June 11, 1997 (age 24)40 Flag of the United States.svg Portland Timbers 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
MF Julian Green (1995-06-06) June 6, 1995 (age 26)154 Flag of Germany.svg Greuther Fürth 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Djordje Mihailovic (1998-11-10) November 10, 1998 (age 22)61 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg CF Montréal 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Johnny Cardoso (2001-09-20) September 20, 2001 (age 19)20 Flag of Brazil.svg Internacional 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Andrés Perea (2000-11-14) November 14, 2000 (age 20)10 Flag of the United States.svg Orlando City 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Paxton Pomykal (1999-12-17) December 17, 1999 (age 21)10 Flag of the United States.svg FC Dallas 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Tanner Tessmann (2001-09-24) September 24, 2001 (age 19)10 Flag of Italy.svg Venezia 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Cole Bassett (2001-07-28) July 28, 2001 (age 20)00 Flag of the United States.svg Colorado Rapids 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Caden Clark (2003-05-27) May 27, 2003 (age 18)00 Flag of the United States.svg New York Red Bulls 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Hassani Dotson (1997-08-06) August 6, 1997 (age 24)00 Flag of the United States.svg Minnesota United 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Leon Flach (2001-02-28) February 28, 2001 (age 20)00 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia Union 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Moses Nyeman (2003-11-05) November 5, 2003 (age 17)00 Flag of the United States.svg D.C. United 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Yunus Musah (2002-11-29) November 29, 2002 (age 18)60 Flag of Spain.svg Valencia v. Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica ; June 9, 2021
MF Luca de la Torre (1998-05-23) May 23, 1998 (age 23)30 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Heracles Almelo 2021 CONCACAF Nations League Finals PRO
MF Owen Otasowie (2001-01-06) January 6, 2001 (age 20)10 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Club Brugge 2021 CONCACAF Nations League Finals PRO
MF Christian Cappis (1999-08-13) August 13, 1999 (age 22)00 Flag of Denmark.svg Brøndby v. Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland ; March 28, 2021
MF Benji Michel (1997-10-23) October 23, 1997 (age 23)00 Flag of the United States.svg Orlando City v. Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago ; January 31, 2021
MF Richard Ledezma (2000-09-06) September 6, 2000 (age 21)10 Flag of the Netherlands.svg PSV v. Flag of Panama.svg  Panama ; November 16, 2020

FW Giovanni Reyna (2002-11-13) November 13, 2002 (age 18)94 Flag of Germany.svg Borussia Dortmund v. Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador ; September 2, 2021 INJ
FW Timothy Weah (2000-02-22) February 22, 2000 (age 21)131 Flag of France.svg Lille v. Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador ; September 2, 2021 INJ
FW Gyasi Zardes (1991-09-02) September 2, 1991 (age 30)6214 Flag of the United States.svg Columbus Crew 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
FW Paul Arriola (1995-02-05) February 5, 1995 (age 26)398 Flag of the United States.svg D.C. United 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
FW Daryl Dike (2000-06-03) June 3, 2000 (age 21)83 Flag of the United States.svg Orlando City 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
FW Nicholas Gioacchini (2000-07-25) July 25, 2000 (age 21)83 Flag of France.svg Montpellier 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
FW Jonathan Lewis (1997-06-04) June 4, 1997 (age 24)82 Flag of the United States.svg Colorado Rapids 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
FW Matthew Hoppe (2001-03-13) March 13, 2001 (age 20)51 Flag of Spain.svg Mallorca 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
FW Cade Cowell (2003-10-14) October 14, 2003 (age 17)00 Flag of the United States.svg San Jose Earthquakes 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup TRA
FW Jozy Altidore (1989-11-06) November 6, 1989 (age 31)11542 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Toronto FC 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
FW Rubio Rubin (1996-03-01) March 1, 1996 (age 25)70 Flag of the United States.svg Real Salt Lake 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
FW Corey Baird (1996-01-30) January 30, 1996 (age 25)40 Flag of the United States.svg Houston Dynamo 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
FW Jesús Ferreira (2000-12-24) December 24, 2000 (age 20)22 Flag of the United States.svg FC Dallas 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
FW Chris Mueller (1996-08-29) August 29, 1996 (age 25)22 Flag of the United States.svg Orlando City 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
FW Jeremy Ebobisse (1997-02-14) February 14, 1997 (age 24)10 Flag of the United States.svg San Jose Earthquakes 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
FW Frankie Amaya (2000-09-26) September 26, 2000 (age 20)00 Flag of the United States.svg New York Red Bulls 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
FW Robbie Robinson (1998-12-17) December 17, 1998 (age 22)00 Flag of the United States.svg Inter Miami 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
FW Memo Rodríguez (1995-12-27) December 27, 1995 (age 25)00 Flag of the United States.svg Houston Dynamo 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
FW Mason Toye (1998-10-16) October 16, 1998 (age 22)00 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg CF Montréal 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
FW Tyler Boyd (1994-12-30) December 30, 1994 (age 26)102 Flag of Turkey.svg Çaykur Rizespor 2021 CONCACAF Nations League Finals PRO
FW Jordan Morris (1994-10-26) October 26, 1994 (age 26)3910 Flag of the United States.svg Seattle Sounders v. Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago ; January 31, 2021 PRE
FW Sebastian Soto (2000-07-28) July 28, 2000 (age 21)22 Flag of Portugal.svg Porto B v. Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador ; December 9, 2020
FW Ayo Akinola NE (2000-01-20) January 20, 2000 (age 21)11 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Toronto FC v. Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador ; December 9, 2020
FW Efraín Álvarez NE (2002-06-19) June 19, 2002 (age 19)00 Flag of the United States.svg LA Galaxy v. Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador ; December 9, 2020 PRE
FW Ulysses Llanez (2001-04-02) April 2, 2001 (age 20)31 Flag of Austria.svg St. Pölten v. Flag of Panama.svg  Panama ; November 16, 2020

  • PRE = Preliminary squad/standby.
  • PRO = Provisional roster.
  • TRA = Training player.
  • NE = No longer eligible
  • INJ = Injured

Individual records

Player records

As of September 8, 2021. [88]
Players in bold are still available for selection for the national team.

Coaching records

Most head coach appearances
Bruce Arena: 148

Competitive record

The U.S. regularly competes at the FIFA World Cup, the CONCACAF Gold Cup, and the Summer Olympics. The U.S. has also played in the FIFA Confederations Cup, Copa América by invitation, as well as several minor tournaments.

The best result for the United States in a World Cup tournament came in 1930 when the team reached the semifinals. The team was composed of six naturalized internationals, five of them from Scotland and one from England. [89] The best result in the modern era is the 2002 World Cup, when the U.S. reached the quarterfinals. The worst world Cup tournament results in the modern era were group stage eliminations in 1990, 1998, and 2006, although the country failed to even qualify for the final tournament in 2018.

In the Confederations Cup, the United States finished in third place in both 1992 and 1999, and were runner-up in 2009. The United States appeared in their first intercontinental tournament final at the 2009 Confederations Cup. [90] In the semifinals, the United States upset top ranked Spain 2–0, to advance to the final. In the final, the United States lost 3–2 to Brazil after leading 2–0 at halftime.

The U.S. men's soccer team have played in the Summer Olympics since 1924. From that tournament to 1980, only amateur and state-sponsored Eastern European players were allowed on Olympic teams. The Olympics became a full international tournament in 1984 after the IOC allowed full national teams from outside FIFA CONMEBOL & UEFA confederations. Ever since 1992 the men's Olympic event has been age-restricted, under 23 plus three overage players, and participation has been by the United States men's national under-23 soccer team.

In regional competitions, the United States has won the CONCACAF Gold Cup seven times, with their most recent title in 2021. [91] Their best ever finish at the Copa América was fourth-place at the 1995 and 2016 editions. [92] [93]

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGASquadPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Uruguay.svg 1930 Semi-finals [Note 2] 3rd320176 Squad
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg 1934 Round of 1616th100117 Squad 110042
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg 1938 WithdrewWithdrew
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg 1950 Group stage10th310248 Squad 4112815
Flag of Switzerland.svg 1954 Did not qualify420279
Flag of Sweden.svg 1958 4004521
Flag of Chile.svg 1962 201136
Flag of England.svg 1966 412145
Flag of Mexico.svg 1970 6303119
Flag of Germany.svg 1974 4013610
Flag of Argentina.svg 1978 512237
Flag of Spain.svg 1982 411248
Flag of Mexico.svg 1986 632183
Flag of Italy.svg 1990 Group stage23rd300328 Squad 10541114
Flag of the United States.svg 1994 Round of 1614th411234 Squad Qualified as hosts
Flag of France.svg 1998 Group stage32nd300315 Squad 168622714
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg Flag of Japan.svg 2002 Quarter-finals8th521277 Squad 168442511
Flag of Germany.svg 2006 Group stage25th301226 Squad 1812423511
Flag of South Africa.svg 2010 Round of 1612th412155 Squad 1813234216
Flag of Brazil.svg 2014 15th411256 Squad 1611232614
Flag of Russia.svg 2018 Did not qualify167453716
Flag of Qatar.svg 2022 To be determined3 *12052
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of the United States.svg 2026 Qualified as co-hostQualified as co-host
Total10/230 titles3386193762-157783841271183

CONCACAF Gold Cup

CONCACAF Championship 1963–1989, CONCACAF Gold Cup 1991–present

CONCACAF Gold Cup record
YearResultPositionPldWDLGFGASquad
Flag of El Salvador.svg 1963 Did not enter
Flag of Guatemala.svg 1965
Flag of Honduras (darker variant).svg 1967
Flag of Costa Rica.svg 1969 Did not qualify
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg 1971 Did not enter
Flag of Haiti (1964-1986).svg 1973 Did not qualify
Flag of Mexico.svg 1977
Flag of Honduras (darker variant).svg 1981
1985 Group stage6th421143
1989 Runners-up2nd843163
Flag of the United States.svg 1991 Champions1st5410103 Squad
Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of the United States.svg 1993 Runners-up2nd540155 Squad
Flag of the United States.svg 1996 Third place3rd430183 Squad
Flag of the United States.svg 1998 Runners-up2nd430162 Squad
Flag of the United States.svg 2000 Quarter-finals5th321062 Squad
Flag of the United States.svg 2002 Champions1st541091 Squad
Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of the United States.svg 2003 Third place3rd5401134 Squad
Flag of the United States.svg 2005 Champions1st6420113 Squad
Flag of the United States.svg 2007 1st6600133 Squad
Flag of the United States.svg 2009 Runners-up2nd6411128 Squad
Flag of the United States.svg 2011 2nd640296 Squad
Flag of the United States.svg 2013 Champions 1st6600204 Squad
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Flag of the United States.svg 2015 Fourth place4th6321125 Squad
Flag of the United States.svg 2017 Champions 1st6510134 Squad
Flag of Costa Rica.svg Flag of Jamaica.svg Flag of the United States.svg 2019 Runners-up 2nd6501152 Squad
Flag of the United States.svg 2021 Champions 1st6600111 Squad
Total18/267 titles9773131118362

Summer Olympics

Summer Olympics record
YearResultPositionPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg 1896 No soccer tournament
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg 1900 Did not enter
Flag of the United States.svg 1904 Silver2nd311127
Bronze3rd301206
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 1908 Did not enter
Flag of Sweden.svg 1912
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 1920
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg 1924 Round of 1612th210113
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 1928 Round of 169th1001211
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg 1932 No soccer tournament
Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg 1936 Round of 169th100101
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 1948 Round of 1611th100109
Flag of Finland.svg 1952 Round of 3217th100108
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 1956 Quarter-finals5th100119
Flag of Italy.svg 1960 Did not qualify
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg 1964
Flag of Mexico.svg 1968
Flag of Germany.svg 1972 Group stage14th3012010
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 1976 Did not qualify
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg 1980 Qualified, later withdrew
Flag of the United States.svg 1984 Group stage9th311142
Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg 1988 Group stage12th302135
Since 1992 See United States men's national under-23 soccer team
Total2nd2236131371

Copa América

South American Championship 1916–1967, Copa América 1975–present

Copa América record
YearResultPositionPldWDLGFGA
19161991 Not invited
Flag of Ecuador (1900-2009).svg 1993 Group stage12th301236
Flag of Uruguay.svg 1995 Fourth place4th621367
19972004 Not invited
Flag of Venezuela.svg 2007 Group stage12th300328
20112015 Not invited
Flag of the United States.svg 2016 Fourth place4th630378
20192021 Not invited
TotalInvitation0 titles1852111829

FIFA Confederations Cup

United States's FIFA Confederations Cup record
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 1992 Third place3rd210155
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 1995 Did not qualify
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 1997
Flag of Mexico.svg 1999 Third place3rd530253
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg Flag of Japan.svg 2001 Did not qualify
Flag of France.svg 2003 Group stage7th301213
Flag of Germany.svg 2005 Did not qualify
Flag of South Africa.svg 2009 Runners-up 2nd520389
Flag of Brazil.svg 2013 Did not qualify
Flag of Russia.svg 2017
Total4/10Runners-up156181920

CONCACAF Nations League

CONCACAF Nations League record
YearDivisionGroupPldWD*LGFGAP/RRankSquad
Flag of the United States.svg 2019–20 A A 6501195Equals-sign-blue.gif1st Squad
Flag of None.svg 2022–23 ATo be determined
Total65011951 title

Head-to-head record

Honors

Major competitions

Third place (1): Bronze medal icon.svg 1930
Runners-up (1): Silver medal icon.svg 2009
Third place (2): Bronze medal icon.svg 1992, 1999
Champions (7):Gold medal icon.svg 1991, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2017, 2021
Runners-up (6): Silver medal icon.svg 1989, 1993, 1998, 2009, 2011, 2019
Third place (2): Bronze medal icon.svg 1996, 2003
Fair Play Award (5): 2003, 2009, 2017, 2019, 2021
Champions (1):Gold medal icon.svg 2019–20
Silver medal (1): Silver medal icon.svg 1904
Bronze medal (1): Bronze medal icon.svg 1904
Winners (1): Gold medal icon.svg 1988, 1992
Runners-up (2): Silver medal icon.svg 1972, 1980, 2000, 2008
Third Place (1): Bronze medal icon.svg 1964

Minor competitions

Runners-up (1): Silver medal icon.svg 2015
Champions (3): Gold medal icon.svg 1992, 1995, 2000
Runners-up (1): Silver medal icon.svg 1999
Third place (2): Bronze medal icon.svg 1993, 1996
Champions (2): Gold medal icon.svg 1989, 1989
Runners-up (3): Silver medal icon.svg 1987, 1988, 1989
Third place (1): Bronze medal icon.svg 1990
Runners-up (2): Silver medal icon.svg 1949, 1991
Third place (2): Bronze medal icon.svg 1947, 1990

FIFA World Ranking

A line chart depicting the history of the U.S.'s year-end placements in the FIFA World Rankings.

Last update was on August 12, 2021 Source: [94]

 Best Ranking   Worst Ranking   Best Mover   Worst Mover  

Flag of the United States.svg United States' FIFA World Ranking History
RankYearBestWorst
RankMoveRankMove
20202110Increase2.svg 10
22202022Increase2.svg 123Decrease2.svg 1
22201921Increase2.svg 830Decrease2.svg 6
25201822Increase2.svg 325Decrease2.svg 2
24201723Increase2.svg 935Decrease2.svg 12
28201622Increase2.svg 632Decrease2.svg 4
32201527Increase2.svg 534Decrease2.svg 7
27201413Increase2.svg 128Decrease2.svg 6
14201313Increase2.svg 633Decrease2.svg 4
28201227Increase2.svg 536Decrease2.svg 8
34201118Increase2.svg 234Decrease2.svg 6
18201013Increase2.svg 625Decrease2.svg 7
14200911Increase2.svg 322Decrease2.svg 3
22200820Increase2.svg 731Decrease2.svg 9
19200714Increase2.svg 1331Decrease2.svg 3
3120064Increase2.svg 131Decrease2.svg 11
820056Increase2.svg 411Decrease2.svg 1
1120047Increase2.svg 312Decrease2.svg 3
1120039Increase2.svg 112Decrease2.svg 2
1020028Increase2.svg 1124Decrease2.svg 2
24200115Increase2.svg 324Decrease2.svg 3
16200016Increase2.svg 222Decrease2.svg 1
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Notes

  1. These medals are recognized by the IOC, but not by FIFA.
  1. FIFA's initial match statistics showed 16 saves, and many news sources continue to use this number. The official FIFA statistics were updated on July 5, 2014, to show 15 saves.
  2. "1930 FIFA World Cup Uruguay 1930". FIFA.com. Retrieved July 17, 2018. The United States earned 3rd place over the loser of the other semi-final, Yugoslavia, because of a better goal differential (+1 to Yugoslavia's 0). No third place match was played.

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