|Nickname(s)||Team USA |
The Stars and Stripes
|Association||United States Soccer Federation|
|Head coach||Jason Kreis|
| United States 1–2 Italy |
(Barcelona, Spain; July 24, 1992)
| United States 6–0 Cuba |
(Nashville, United States; March 22, 2012)
| Mexico 4–0 United States |
(Guadalajara, Mexico; February 10, 2004)
Records for competitive matches only
|Appearances||4 (first in 1992 )|
|Best result||Fourth place (2000)|
The United States U-23 men's national soccer team, also known as the United States men's Olympic soccer team, is a youth soccer team operated under the auspices of U.S. Soccer. Its primary role is qualification into and competition at the quadriennial Olympic Football Tournament, the next of which is to be held during the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. The team's most recent major tournament was the 2020 edition at the Tokyo Olympics, in which the United States team did not qualify. Their most recent qualfiication was the tournament at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where the team was eliminated in the group stage.
In accordance with FIFA regulations, the roster can be augmented with three "overage" players during Olympic competition.
Men's Olympic soccer became an under-23 competition for the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. In the group stage, the Americans defeated Kuwait but lost to Italy and only managed a draw with Poland. As a result, they were eliminated in the first round. Several U.S. players on the roster, however, would go on to have a major influence with the United States men's national soccer team in the 1994 FIFA World Cup, which the United States would host.
The 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia would be the first time that teams could add overage players to their rosters. Being the host nation and with Major League Soccer in the middle of its inaugural season, the USSF tapped then-D.C. United head coach Bruce Arena to manage the Olympic team. They would fall short again, however, as a loss to eventual-silver medalists Argentina offset a win against Tunisia and a draw with Portugal.
The 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia marked a significant turnaround in the fortunes of the team. This time, the United States, led by head coach Clive Charles, won their group on goal difference on the strength of draws with the Czech Republic and eventual-gold medalists Cameroon and a win over Kuwait. A tense quarterfinal match against Japan ended in a penalty shoot-out which the United States won. Losses to Spain in the semifinals and Chile in the bronze medal match left the Americans short of medal dreams, but the fourth-place finish in a sixteen-team tournament was the program's greatest youth team.
The team did not compete at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece; the United States, led by head coach Glenn Myernick, failed to qualify after a defeat to Mexico in the semifinals of the 2004 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament.
In late 2006, former Chivas USA head coach Bob Bradley was given the reins to both the senior national team and under-23 national team. His tenure would be brief as his elevation to full-time head coach of the senior team would result in him handing control of the under-23 team to his assistant head coach, Piotr Nowak. Under Nowak, the United States qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics after a 3–0 win over Canada in the 2008 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament, thanks to goals by Freddy Adu and Sacha Kljestan. The Olympics began promisingly; the Americans defeated Japan and led Holland late. However, a stoppage time goal equalized for the Dutch, and the Americans followed up with a loss to Nigeria.
Under the leadership of new coach Caleb Porter in the 2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the Americans defeated Cuba but were then beaten by Canada and surrendered a late lead against El Salvador, causing them to miss the Olympics for the second time in three tournaments.
The following is a list of match results from the previous 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
The 2020 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship was held on March 18–30, 2021.
The following 20 players were named to the roster for the 2020 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship.
Caps and goals are updated as of March 28, 2021, after the match against Honduras.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||JT Marcinkowski||May 9, 1997||5||0||San Jose Earthquakes|
|12||GK||Matt Freese||September 2, 1998||3||0||Philadelphia Union|
|20||GK||David Ochoa||January 16, 2001||3||0||Real Salt Lake|
|2||DF||Julián Araujo||August 13, 2001||5||0||LA Galaxy|
|3||DF||Henry Kessler||June 25, 1998||3||0||New England Revolution|
|4||DF||Justen Glad||February 28, 1997||6||0||Real Salt Lake|
|5||DF||Mauricio Pineda||October 17, 1997||2||0||Chicago Fire|
|13||DF||Sam Vines||May 31, 1999||5||0||Antwerp|
|17||DF||Aaron Herrera||June 6, 1997||6||0||Real Salt Lake|
|6||MF||Jackson Yueill||March 19, 1997||6||2||San Jose Earthquakes|
|8||MF||Djordje Mihailovic||October 19, 1998||9||1||CF Montréal|
|10||MF||Sebastian Saucedo||January 22, 1997||7||1||UNAM|
|11||MF||Tanner Tessmann||September 24, 2001||3||0||Venezia|
|15||MF||Andrés Perea||November 14, 2000||4||0||Orlando City|
|16||MF||Johnny Cardoso||September 20, 2001||5||0||Internacional|
|18||MF||Hassani Dotson||August 6, 1997||7||2||Minnesota United|
|7||FW||Jonathan Lewis||June 4, 1997||6||1||Colorado Rapids|
|9||FW||Jesús Ferreira||December 24, 2000||4||1||FC Dallas|
|14||FW||Benji Michel||October 23, 1997||3||0||Orlando City|
|19||FW||Sebastian Soto||July 28, 2000||6||1||Livingston|
The following players have been called up for the team within the last twelve months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Jonathan Klinsmann||August 4, 1997||2||0||LA Galaxy||CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying; March 18–30, 2021 INJ|
|GK||Drake Callender||October 7, 1997||0||0||Inter Miami||CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying; March 18–30, 2021 PRE|
|DF||Marco Farfan||November 12, 1998||2||0||FC Dallas||CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying; March 18–30, 2021 PRE|
|DF||Miles Robinson||March 14, 1997||2||0||Atlanta United||CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying; March 18–30, 2021 WTD|
|DF||Auston Trusty||August 12, 1998||2||0||Colorado Rapids||CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying; March 18–30, 2021 PRE|
|DF||George Bello||January 22, 2002||0||0||Arminia Bielefeld||CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying; March 18–30, 2021 WTD|
|MF||Eryk Williamson||June 11, 1997||1||0||Portland Timbers||CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying; March 18–30, 2021 PRE|
|MF||Frankie Amaya||September 26, 2000||0||0||New York Red Bulls||CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying; March 18–30, 2021 PRE|
|MF||Cole Bassett||July 28, 2001||0||0||Feyenoord||CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying; March 18–30, 2021 PRE|
|MF||Ulysses Llanez||April 2, 2001||0||0||SKN St. Pölten||CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying; March 18–30, 2021 INJ|
|FW||Brooks Lennon||September 22, 1997||3||2||Atlanta United||CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying; March 18–30, 2021 WTD|
|FW||Ricardo Pepi||January 9, 2003||0||0||FC Augsburg||CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying; March 18–30, 2021 PRE|
|Competition||Player 1||Player 2||Player 3|
|Kasey Keller (GK)||Alexi Lalas (DF)||Did not select|
|Brad Friedel (GK)||Jeff Agoos (DF)||Frankie Hejduk (MF)|
|Michael Parkhurst (DF)||Brian McBride (FW)||Brad Guzan (GK)|
Runners-up Third place Fourth placeChampions
|Through 1988||See United States men's national soccer team|
|1996||United States||Group stage||10th||3||1||1||1||4||4||Squad|
|2004||Greece||Did not qualify|
|2012||United Kingdom||Did not qualify|
|2028||United States||Qualified as hosts|
|Pan American Games|
|1951–1983||See United States men's national soccer team|
|1987–1995||See United States men's national under-20 soccer team|
|2003||Dominican Republic||Did not participate|
|2007||See United States men's national under-18 soccer team|
|2011||Mexico||Did not participate|
|2019||Peru||Declined to participate|
|2023||Chile||To be determined|
|CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship||Qualification|
|1956 to 1988||See United States men's national soccer team||See United States men's national soccer team|
|1992||No host||Champions||1st||6||5||0||1||17||10||Squad||1st, Group C||4||3||1||0||18||2|
|1996||Canada||Did not participate||Did not participate|
|2000||United States||Runners-up||2nd||4||2||1||1||8||2||Squad||Qualified as hosts|
|2004||Mexico||Fourth place||4th||5||3||1||1||11||11||Squad||Second round winner||2||2||0||0||10||0|
|2008||United States||Runners-up||2nd||5||3||1||1||6||2||Squad||Qualified automatically|
|2012||United States||Group stage||5th||3||1||1||1||9||5||Squad||Qualified automatically|
|2015||United States||Third place||3rd||5||4||0||1||15||4||Squad||Qualified automatically|
|2020||Mexico||Third place||3rd||4||2||0||2||6||3||Squad||Qualified automatically|
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