United States men's national under-23 soccer team

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United States Under-23
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Nickname(s) Team USA [1]
The Stars and Stripes [2]
The Yanks
Association United States Soccer Federation
Confederation CONCACAF
Head coach Jason Kreis
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First international
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1–2 Italy  Flag of Italy.svg
(Barcelona, Spain; July 24, 1992)
Biggest win
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 6–0 Cuba  Flag of Cuba.svg
(Nashville, United States; March 22, 2012)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 4–0 United States  Flag of the United States.svg
(Guadalajara, Mexico; February 10, 2004)
Records for competitive matches only
Olympics
Appearances4 (first in 1992 )
Best resultFourth 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.

History

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.

Coaches

Recent schedule and results

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

2020 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship

The 2020 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship was held on March 18–30, 2021.

Players

Current squad

The following 20 players were named to the roster for the 2020 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship. [3] [4]

Caps and goals are updated as of March 28, 2021, after the match against Honduras.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK JT Marcinkowski (1997-05-09) May 9, 1997 (age 25)50 Flag of the United States.svg San Jose Earthquakes
121 GK Matt Freese (1998-09-02) September 2, 1998 (age 24)30 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia Union
201 GK David Ochoa (2001-01-16) January 16, 2001 (age 21)30 Flag of the United States.svg Real Salt Lake

22 DF Julián Araujo (2001-08-13) August 13, 2001 (age 21)50 Flag of the United States.svg LA Galaxy
32 DF Henry Kessler (1998-06-25) June 25, 1998 (age 24)30 Flag of the United States.svg New England Revolution
42 DF Justen Glad (1997-02-28) February 28, 1997 (age 25)60 Flag of the United States.svg Real Salt Lake
52 DF Mauricio Pineda (1997-10-17) October 17, 1997 (age 25)20 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago Fire
132 DF Sam Vines (1999-05-31) May 31, 1999 (age 23)50 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Antwerp
172 DF Aaron Herrera (1997-06-06) June 6, 1997 (age 25)60 Flag of the United States.svg Real Salt Lake

63 MF Jackson Yueill (1997-03-19) March 19, 1997 (age 25)62 Flag of the United States.svg San Jose Earthquakes
83 MF Djordje Mihailovic (1998-10-19) October 19, 1998 (age 24)91 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg CF Montréal
103 MF Sebastian Saucedo (1997-01-22) January 22, 1997 (age 25)71 Flag of Mexico.svg UNAM
113 MF Tanner Tessmann (2001-09-24) September 24, 2001 (age 21)30 Flag of Italy.svg Venezia
153 MF Andrés Perea (2000-11-14) November 14, 2000 (age 22)40 Flag of the United States.svg Orlando City
163 MF Johnny Cardoso (2001-09-20) September 20, 2001 (age 21)50 Flag of Brazil.svg Internacional
183 MF Hassani Dotson (1997-08-06) August 6, 1997 (age 25)72 Flag of the United States.svg Minnesota United

74 FW Jonathan Lewis (1997-06-04) June 4, 1997 (age 25)61 Flag of the United States.svg Colorado Rapids
94 FW Jesús Ferreira (2000-12-24) December 24, 2000 (age 21)41 Flag of the United States.svg FC Dallas
144 FW Benji Michel (1997-10-23) October 23, 1997 (age 25)30 Flag of the United States.svg Orlando City
194 FW Sebastian Soto (2000-07-28) July 28, 2000 (age 22)61 Flag of Scotland.svg Livingston

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team within the last twelve months.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Jonathan Klinsmann (1997-08-04) August 4, 1997 (age 25)20 Flag of the United States.svg LA Galaxy CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying; March 18–30, 2021 INJ
GK Drake Callender (1997-10-07) October 7, 1997 (age 25)00 Flag of the United States.svg Inter Miami CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying; March 18–30, 2021 PRE

DF Marco Farfan (1998-11-12) November 12, 1998 (age 24)20 Flag of the United States.svg FC Dallas CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying; March 18–30, 2021 PRE
DF Miles Robinson (1997-03-14) March 14, 1997 (age 25)20 Flag of the United States.svg Atlanta United CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying; March 18–30, 2021 WTD
DF Auston Trusty (1998-08-12) August 12, 1998 (age 24)20 Flag of the United States.svg Colorado Rapids CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying; March 18–30, 2021 PRE
DF George Bello (2002-01-22) January 22, 2002 (age 20)00 Flag of Germany.svg Arminia Bielefeld CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying; March 18–30, 2021 WTD

MF Eryk Williamson (1997-06-11) June 11, 1997 (age 25)10 Flag of the United States.svg Portland Timbers CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying; March 18–30, 2021 PRE
MF Frankie Amaya (2000-09-26) September 26, 2000 (age 22)00 Flag of the United States.svg New York Red Bulls CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying; March 18–30, 2021 PRE
MF Cole Bassett (2001-07-28) July 28, 2001 (age 21)00 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Feyenoord CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying; March 18–30, 2021 PRE
MF Ulysses Llanez (2001-04-02) April 2, 2001 (age 21)00 Flag of Austria.svg SKN St. Pölten CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying; March 18–30, 2021 INJ

FW Brooks Lennon (1997-09-22) September 22, 1997 (age 25)32 Flag of the United States.svg Atlanta United CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying; March 18–30, 2021 WTD
FW Ricardo Pepi (2003-01-09) January 9, 2003 (age 19)00 Flag of Germany.svg FC Augsburg CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying; March 18–30, 2021 PRE

Notes:

Overage players in Olympic Games

CompetitionPlayer 1Player 2Player 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)

Honors

Top goalscorers

RankPlayerYear(s)U-23 Goals
1 Steve Snow 199210
2 Landon Donovan 2000–20049
3 Jordan Morris 2015–7
4 Jerome Kiesewetter 2015–6
Brent Goulet 19886
6 Freddy Adu 2008–20125
7 Joe Corona 20124
Luis Gil 2011–4
Bobby Convey 20044
Sacha Kljestan 2007–20084
Alecko Eskandarian 20044
Chris Albright 20004
Mike Seerey 19724
Carl Gentile 19644

Competitive record

  Champions    Runners-up    Third place    Fourth place  

Olympic Games

Summer Olympics
YearHostRoundPosPldWDLFASquad
Through 1988 See United States men's national soccer team
1992 Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Group stage9th311165 Squad
1996 Flag of the United States.svg  United States Group stage10th311144 Squad
2000 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Fourth place4th6132911 Squad
2004 Flag of Greece.svg  Greece Did not qualify
2008 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Group stage9th311144 Squad
2012 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Did not qualify
2016 Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
2020 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
2024 Flag of France.svg  France Qualified
2028 Flag of the United States.svg  United States Qualified as hosts
TotalFourth place154652324

Pan American Games

Pan American Games
YearHostRoundPosPldWDLFASquad
19511983 See United States men's national soccer team
19871995 See United States men's national under-20 soccer team
1999 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Third place3rd631268 Squad
2003 Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic Did not participate
2007 See United States men's national under-18 soccer team
2011 Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Did not participate
2015 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2019 Flag of Peru.svg  Peru Declined to participate
2023 Flag of Chile.svg  Chile To be determined
2027 Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
TotalThird place631268

Pre-Olympic Tournament

CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship Qualification
YearHostRoundPosPldWDLFASquadPos.PldWDLFA
1956 to 1988 See United States men's national soccer team See United States men's national soccer team
1992 No hostChampions1st65011710 Squad 1st, Group C 4310182
1996 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Did not participateDid not participate
2000 Flag of the United States.svg  United States Runners-up2nd421182 Squad Qualified as hosts
2004 Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Fourth place4th53111111 Squad Second round winner 2200100
2008 Flag of the United States.svg  United States Runners-up2nd531162 Squad Qualified automatically
2012 Flag of the United States.svg  United States Group stage5th311195 Squad Qualified automatically
2015 Flag of the United States.svg  United States Third place3rd5401154 Squad Qualified automatically
2020 Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Third place3rd420263 Squad Qualified automatically
TotalChampions32204872377/86510282

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