About United States Soccer Team
The US men’s national soccer team had enjoyed some success in its early days, achieving a third place finish at the first ever World Cup in 1930, but more than 60 years have passed until the second major result. The USMNT finally started showing some promise at the start of the 90s, winning their first Gold Cup title in 1991, before adding four more trophies until 2013.
All the hard work the national team coaches have put in has now started to pay off, with the USA soccer team recording some excellent results under Jurgen Klinsmann. The Stars and Stripes proved their worth at the 2014 World Cup by progressing from the touhest group before narrowly losing to Belgium in the Last 16 stage. And having since defeated the likes of Germany and Netherlands away in international friendlies, United States national team clearly have reason for optimism ahead of the upcoming 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup and 2018 World Cup tournaments.
Official website: http://www.ussoccer.com/mens-national-team
Nickname: USMNT, Team USA, Yanks, Stars and Stripes
FIFA membership: since 1914
Head coach: Jurgen Klinsmann
Most capped player: Cobi Jones (164)
Top goalscorer: Landon Donovan (57)
Trophies: Gold Cup (1991, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2013)
World Cup best result: 3rd place (1930)
Latest squad (2017 Confederations Cup play-off vs Mexico):
Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa/England); Bill Hamid (D.C. United/USA); Tim Howard (Everton/England); Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake/USA)
Defenders: Ventura Alvarado (Club America/Mexico); DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo/USA); Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City/USA); John Brooks (Hertha Berlin/Germany); Geoff Cameron (Stoke City/England); Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC/USA); Greg Garza (Atlas/Mexico); Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy/USA); Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana/Mexico); Tim Ream (Fulham/England); Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City/England); DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland/England)
Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake/USA); Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes/France); Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/Canada); Joe Corona (Veracruz/Mexico); Mix Diskerud (New York City FC/USA); Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach/Germany); Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution/USA); Alfredo Morales (FC Ingolstadt/Germany); Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution/USA); Danny Williams (Reading/England); Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy/USA); Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City/USA)
Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/Canada); Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC/USA); Alan Gordon (LA Galaxy/USA); Aron Johansson (Werder Bremen/Germany); Jordan Morris (Stanford University/USA); Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes/USA); Bobby Wood (Union Berlin/Germany).