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June 21, 2016
A MESSI WIN AND A MESSY LOSS
Argentina rolls over USA, 4-0, in Copa America semifinals

A magnificent performance by Lionel Messi and his teammates was too much for a mediocre United States side to overcome in the Copa America Centenario semifinals Tuesday night.


June 20, 2016
REJECTED
Copa turns down USA appeal on Jones, Wood

The United States will have to play without midfielder Jermaine Jones and forward Bobby Wood when it takes on Argentina in the Copa America Centenario semifinals Tuesday night.


June 11, 2016
IT'S TIME TO FLIP THE MENTALITY
Klinsmann: being the forever underdog has gotten old, it's time for the USA to turn over a new leaf

Whether the United States plays Brazil, Ecuador or Peru in the Copa America Centenario quarterfinals, head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is sure of one thing: his side has to step it up.


June 11, 2016
TAKING CENTER (BACK) STAGE
U.S. center back dominates when he has to, including a big time, goal-saving tackle

For the past year or so, John Brooks probably made more than his share of mistakes and inconsistent performances for the U.S. national team.


June 11, 2016
JUST ENOUGH
Man-down USA squeaks past Paraguay, 1-0

The U.S. national team did not get the performance it wanted, but still managed to get the result the side needed, narrowly defeating Paraguay, 1-0, at Lincoln Financial Field Saturday night.


June 10, 2016
CENTENARIO SCENARIOS
Win and the Americans are in; tie and they likely fly to quarters, lose and they're going home

The United States' Copa America Centenario fate is as cut and dried as it can get as the Americans prepare for their Group A finale against Paraguay Saturday night.


June 10, 2016
TEEN PHENOM
17-year-old Christian Pulisic ready to continue to put his best foot forward for USA in Copa America

Christian Pulisic is another in a long line of young Americans who are expected to help the U.S national team move into another orbit internationally. Whether the 17-year-old will get more opportunities in Copa America Centenario, it remains to be seen.


May 30, 2016
INJURY CHANGE
Colombia replaces defender prior to USA Copa match

The Colombian national team Monday replaced injured defender Oscar Murillo with defender Yerry Mina on its roster ahead of the side's Copa America Centenario match against the United States Friday.


May 28, 2016
MORALE BOOST
Zardes scores two, Pulisic adds one; U.S. throttles Bolivia, 4-0

Gyasi Zardes scored a goal in each half and paced the United States to 4-0 victory over Bolivia on Saturday, completing the Americans' preparation for the Copa America Centenario.


May 27, 2016
INJURY CHANGE
Castillo replaces Chandler on USMNT for Copa

U.S. men's national coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added Monterrey defender Edgar Castillo to the roster for the Copa America Centenario. it was announced Friday morning.


May 25, 2016
YOUTH MOVEMENT
Youngsters make difference as U.S. edges Ecuador

The U.S. left it to the youngsters to make the difference in a 1-0 victory over Ecuador at Toyota Stadium Wednesday night.


May 22, 2016
NEWCOMERS SHINE
U.S. men cruise past Puerto Rico, 3-1

The U.S. men's national team eased to 3-1 win against Puerto Rico thanks to goals from Tim Ream, Bobby Wood and senior team debutant Paul Arriola in its first warm-up match ahead of the upcoming Copa America Centenario.


May 21, 2016
STRONG FEELINGS
Klinsmann names Copa America Centenario roster

CHICAGO -- U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann named 15 players from the 2014 World Cup to the 23-player roster for Copa America Centenario Saturday.


May 21, 2016
AN OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME
Long-time NY/NJ resident Jack Stefanowski will coach Puerto Rico vs. USA Sunday

Returning home after he and his family survived last year's devastating earthquake in Nepal, Jack Stefanowski sought out his latest challenge as assistant coach of Puerto Rico FC. Never did he dream he would be in the position he is in today.


May 19, 2016
USA ROSTER REVEAL
At halftime of Red Bulls-NYC FC game

The United States' 23-man roster for Copa America Centenario will be revealed by Fox Sports during halftime of the New York City FC-Red Bulls game Saturday afternoon.



COPA CAMP
Klinsmann names roster for Puerto Rico visit

U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called 22 players for camp to begin preparations for Copa America Centenario.


May 5, 2016
CLASS OF 2016
Chastain, Garber, MacMillan named to Hall of Fame

Former U.S. women’s national team stars Brandi Chastain and Shannon MacMillan and MLS commissioner Don Garber have been elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame, U.S. Soccer announced Thursday.


May 3, 2016
SOME GROUND-BREAKING NEWS
FC Dallas, U.S. Soccer to start improvements at Toyota Stadium, announce Hall of Fame inductees

FC Dallas, along with U.S. Soccer, Frisco Independent School District and the city of Frisco, will break ground on the $39 million Toyota Stadium improvements Thursday.


May 1, 2016
PRELIMINARY PLANS
Klinsmann submits 40-man Copa roster

U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has submitted the 40-player preliminary roster for the 2016 Copa America Centenario


April 26, 2016
SUCCESSFUL SURGERY
Heart transplant for U.S. Soccer CEO Flynn

U.S. Soccer CEO/secretary general Dan Flynn underwent heart transplant surgery Tuesday morning, according to the organization.


April 21, 2016
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
USMNT to play Puerto Rico for 1st time May 22

The U.S. men's national team will face Puerto Rico for the first time in Bayamón, Puerto Rico on May 22.


March 29, 2016
NO RIO
U.S. ousted in Olympic bid by Colombia

The U.S. seemed to have everything going for it in its playoff series against Colombia for the final Olympic Games berth Tuesday night. But the U.S. failed to build on the 1-1 result it had obtained in Barranquilla last week, falling to the Colombians, 2-1, and missing out on the Olympics for the second successive time.


March 29, 2016
MONKEY OFF THEIR BACKS - FOR NOW
Rout of Guatemala eases pressure on MNT, Klinsmann

COLUMBUS, Ohio—The United States Men’s National Team got a cure for what ails it. A game in Columbus, and a 4-0 win over Guatemala at MAPFRE Stadium.


March 29, 2016
CONVINCING WIN
U.S. pounds Guatemala, 4-0, in World Cup qualifier

The United States kept its World Cup qualifying hopes alive with a convincing 4-0 win over Guatemala at MAPFRE Stadium on Tuesday night.



SITES SET
USMNT to play in KC, Frisco, Jacksonville

The U.S. men's national team announced Tuesday two Copa America preparation matches and the site of a World Cup qualifier.


March 29, 2016
MUST WIN
USA needs three points vs. Guatemala in Columbus

No one has to remind United States national coach Jurgen Klinsmann how vital Tuesday night's FIFA World Cup qualifier against Guatemala is. The USA faces a must-win situation in the CONCACAF Group C match at Mapfre Stadium.


March 27, 2016
WELCOME ABOARD
USMNT adds Zusi, Pulisic for Columbus WCQ

U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann Sunday added midfielders Graham Zusi from Sporting Kansas City and Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund to the roster for the USA-Guatemala World Cup qualifying match in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday.


March 25, 2016
THE WRONG END OF DOS A CERO
Stumbling USA loses to Guatemala for the first time WCQ, 2-0

The United States took a major World Cup qualifying hit Friday night, losing to Guatemala for the first time in the competition. Buoyed by goals in the opening 15 minutes, the Guatemalans handed the Americans a stunning 2-0 Group C defeat at Estadio Mateo Flores.


March 25, 2016
READY FOR FRIEND AND FOE
Dempsey prepared for tough Guatemala team, venue, meeting up with Pappa again

When the United States takes the Estadio Mateo Flores field for its World Cup qualifier against host Guatemala Friday night, striker Clint Dempsey expects to face both friend and foe.


March 20, 2016
ON TO GUATEMALA
Klinsmann calls in 26 players

U.S. men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called 26 players to prepare for World Cup qualifying matches against Guatemala.


March 19, 2016
CALLED UP
Shelton, Miazga, Parker on Olympic qualifying squad

New York City FC forward Khiry Shelton, former Red Bulls center back Matt Miazga and Vancouver Whitecaps defender Tim Parker of Hicksville, N.Y. Saturday were selected to represent the U.S. Under-23 men's national team in two Olympic qualifying playoff matches.


March 14, 2016
PREPPING FOR '17
U.S. U-20s enter Dallas Cup

U.S. Under-20 coach Tab Ramos has named a 22-player roster to compete in the Dallas Cup March 20-26, U.S. Soccer announced Monday.


February 29, 2016
NEW LOOK, NEW APPROACH
U.S. Soccer unveils crest with virtual reality

U.S. Soccer unveiled its new crest on Monday, and used some fairly new technology, combined with some old reliable snail-mail to do so.


February 26, 2016
MOVING ON UP
Treasurer Carlos Cordeiro elected as U.S. Soccer VP

Carlos Cordeiro was elected as U.S. Soccer vice president at the federation's Annual General Meeting at the Marriott Rivercenter Saturday morning.


February 21, 2016
SOCCER AVALANCHE
Klinsmann: U.S. group in Copa America Centenario 'doable'

The Copa America Centenario will kick off with the U.S. meeting Colombia at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., June 3, organizers announced during the official draw at the Hammerstein Ballroom Sunday night.


February 9, 2016
MEET THE NEW BOSS
Ex-Red Bull van den Bergh named U.S. U-15 boys coach

Former Red Bulls midfielder Dave van den Bergh has been named head coach of the U.S. Under-15 Boys tational team.


Feb. 6, 2016
ANOTHER PERFECT FINISH
Altidore rewarded at the finish as U.S. dominates Canada

Jozy Altidore hit the post twice -- with the same shot -- and came close another half-dozen times, but nothing was falling for the U.S. national team in a dominant display against Canada in Friday night's friendly at StubHub Center.


February 2, 2016
RELEASED
Evans, Orozco return to clubs

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann has released defenders Brad Evans and Michael Orozco after both were in the starting lineup for a 3-2 win over Iceland Sunday.


Jannuary 31, 2016
BIRNBAUM PLAYS HERO
Defender nods U.S. past Iceland in 2016 opener

Steve Birnbaum was something of an afterthought for the U.S. national team to start 2016, but when he took the opportunity that was offered and turned it into something special.


January 29, 2016
WERNER FRICKER AWARD WINNER
U.S. Soccer honors ex-USWNT, current UNC coach Dorrance

Former U.S. women's national team head coach and current University of North Carolina head women's soccer coach Anson Dorrance has been named the 2016 winner of the Werner Fricker Builder Award.


January 28, 2016
MICHAEL FOR MATT
Orozco replaces Miazga on USMNT roster for Iceland

With Red Bulls center back Matt Miazga having left U.S. national team camp to take a physical to join Chelsea, veteran defender Michael Orozco was added to the USA roster for its international friendly against Iceland Sunday.


January 18, 2016
BACK IN CAMP
Sounders' Brad Evans called in to Carson

Seattle Sounders defender Brad Evans is back with the U.S. national team, U.S. Soccer announced Monday.


January 12, 2016
SUBBING IN
Sean Johnson replaces Hamid at U.S. camp

U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has made one change to the roster for the January training camp. Goalkeeper Sean Johnson will report to U.S. Soccer's National Training Center to replace D.C. United’s Bill Hamid.


January 8, 2016
CHANGES
Klinsmann adds four for January camp

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann has made four additions to roster for training camp in Carson, Calif.


January 7, 2016
NO DOUBLE-DIPPING
MLS teams' USL affiliates no longer eligible for Open Cup

U.S. Soccer has revised its Open Cup policies to allow professional clubs controlling teams at multiple levels to enter only their highest-level professional team.


January 6, 2016
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
Tim Parker called into USMNT for the 1st time

Vancouver Whitecaps FC defender Tim Parker of Hicksville, N.Y. earned his first call-up to the United States Wednesday national team for an upcoming training camp that includes friendlies versus Iceland and Canada.


December 22, 2015
MEN'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR
U.S. Soccer honors Michael Bradley

U.S. captain Michael Bradley has been voted the U.S. Soccer male player of the year.


December 18, 2015
LANDSLIDE VICTORY
Michael Bradley named Fútbol de Primera's player of year

U.S. national team and Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley has won the 2015 Player of the Year Award, presented by Fútbol de Primera, it was announced Friday.


December 15, 2015
OPENING THE CAMPAIGN
USMNT to host Iceland, Canada in Carson

The U.S. men's national team will kick off 2016 with friendlies against Iceland and Canada at the StubHub Center.


December 14, 2015
FINAL FIVE
Bradley, Dempsey, Guzan, Johnson, Yedlin are up for U.S. Soccer male player of the year

U.S. Soccer Monday announced the five nominees for 2015 U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year.


November 23, 2015
HELLO, COLUMBUS
USA to host Guatemala at MAPFRE Stadium March 29

The U.S. men's national team will return to MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, to play its second home match of 2018 World Cup qualifying against Guatemala on March 29.


November 19, 2015
MORE MILESTONES LIE AHEAD
Paul Caligiuri: there are many more historic goals that are over the horizon for U.S. soccer

Paul Caligiuri certainly is comfortable with his place in American soccer history, though he says he is not through with his contributions to the beautiful game.


November 19, 2015
LOOKING BACK
No revisionist history here: a game story from Nov. 19, 1989 when USA qualified for 1st WC in 40 years

Finally, the long wait has ended. Some 40 years of World Cup frustration and soccer futility were put to rest Sunday as the United States reached international soccer's promised land -- the World Cup.


November 19, 2015
TONY'S REWARD
Tony Meola looks back at the day he and a bunch of 20-somethings changed USA soccer history

On the night prior to the most important game of his young national team career on Nov. 18, 1989, young Tony Meola couldn't sleep. It wasn't his nerves, but the party going on near the Trinidad Hilton in Port of Spain, where the team was staying.


November 17, 2015
FROM ONE EXTREME TO THE OTHER
Four days after scoring 6 goals, USA fails to find the net in 0-0 tie at Trinidad

Four days after filling the net in one World Cup qualifier, the United States went to the other extreme Tuesday night. The Americans failed to score against Trinidad & Tobago and had to settle for a scoreless draw with their Caribbean rivals in a CONCACAF Group C match at Hasely Crawford Stadium Tuesday night.


November 17, 2015
ELIMINATION OF THE DRAFT?
Report: MLS discussing possibly ending expansion draft

Will there be an expansion draft when Atlanta United FC joins Major League Soccer for the 2017 season. There may or may not be one.


November 13, 2015
RARE INTERNATIONAL HAT-TRICK
Over 153 days, Red Bulls’ Matt Miazga plays for U-20’s, U-23’s and USMNT (capped on Friday)

Has an American soccer player climbed the international ladder any quicker than Red Bulls center back Matt Miazga? Over a period of 153 days, the Clifton, N.J. resident has played for the United States' Under-20, U-23 and full national teams.


November 13, 2015
SLOW START, GREAT FINISH
Make that 6 finishes as USMNT roll to 6-1 WCQ win over St. Vincent as Altidore strikes twice

Despite a slow start and facing a one-goal deficit five minutes after kickoff, the United States bounced back and cruised to a 6-1 triumph over St. Vincent & the Grenadines in a CONCACAF Group C semifinal match of World Cup qualifying Friday night.


November 12, 2015
'HUNGRY AS EVER'
Howard talks about why he left, returned to USMNT for World Cup qualifying

Sometimes absence makes the heart grow fonder. Just ask U.S. international goalkeeper Tim Howard. He stepped away from the U.S. national team for 15 months after a sterling performance at the 2014 World Cup. And he was reminded how much he really missed the game.


November 9, 2015
CALLED IN
NYC FC's Shelton to play for U.S. U-23's

New York City FC forward Khiry Shelton Monday was one of 19 players called in to the U.S. Under-23 men's national team by head coach Andi Herzog.


November 6, 2015
THE TEAM
Klinsmann names 23-man roster for WCQ

U.S. national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named the 23-player roster for the Americans' first match of the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.


October 19, 2015
HOME AND HOME
USA to play Colombia twice next March for Olympic berth

CONCACAF Monday confirmed that the playoff between the United States and Colombia for the final berth in the 2016 Rio men’s Olympic soccer tournament will be decided in a home-and-away format.


October 16, 2015
WHICH ONE IS THE KEEPER?
Jurgen faces important decision between Howard, Guzan before WCQ begins next month

When the United States begins its qualifying run for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, coach Jurgen Klinsmann will face a important decision. Which goalkeeper will he use? Will it be Tim Howard or Brad Guzan?


October 15, 2015
A NEW HOME
Plans unveiled for Soccer Hall, musuem in Dallas

FC Dallas, along with U.S. Soccer, Frisco Independent School District and the City of Frisco, unveiled plans Wednesday for a $39 million Toyota Stadium project.


October 13, 2015
50-YEAR ITCH
USA's home winless streak vs. CONCACAF teams reaches 4 games after 1-0 loss to Costa Rica

Into one's life some rain must fall. So says U.S. national coach Jurgen Klinsmann. Given the team's recent performances, it's more like a deluge.


October 13, 2015
NOW AND THEN
Looking at both USMNT's home winless streaks to CONCACAF teams

The U.S. men's national team could not equalize against Costa Rica in its 1-0 loss in an international friendly Tuesday, but they still tied a rather dubious team record at Red Bull Arena.


October 13, 2015
FIVE DECADE RECORD
For the 1st time in 50 years, USA fails to win 4 straight home games to CONCACAF foes in loss

Joel Campbell scored in the 70th minute to lift Costa Rica to a 1-0 victory over the United States in an international friendly at Red Bull Arena on Tuesday night.


October 13, 2015
TRYING TO AVOID A NASTY STREAK
USA enters Costa Rica game with 3-game winless home streak vs. CONCACAF teams

The U.S. men's national team will try to avoid tying a dubious team record when it hosts Costa Rica in an international friendly at Red Bull Arena on Tuesday night. The Americans enter the match on a three-game winless streak against CONCACAF opponents at home. The team record is four games.


October 13, 2015
LOOKING AHEAD
USA to host Costa Rica at RBA tonight to prep for WCQ

With the disappointment of failing in the CONCACAF Cup against Mexico in the past, the U.S. national team will look ahead toward World Cup qualifying.


October 11, 2015
ROSTER MOVES
U.S. brings in five, sends home eight for friendly

As planned regardless of the outcome of Saturday's 3-2 loss to Mexico in the CONCACAF Cup, U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called up five players to join the Men's National Team ahead of Tuesday's friendly against 2014 World Cup quarterfinalists Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.


Oct. 11, 2015
A CLASSIC TURNS SOUR
U.S. loses momentum at the finish, falls to Mexico in extraordinary contest

It was -- considering the venue, what was at stake, the electric atmosphere and the absorbing drama over 120 minutes -- the greatest encounter in the lengthy, rich history of the region's greatest soccer rivalry. That's hardly consolation for the USA.


October 10, 2015
CRASH LANDING
Extra time rally goes to waste as US men lose to Mexico in CONCACAF Cup

Mexico scored twice in extra time to capture a 3-2 win over the United States on Saturday and earn a place in the 2017 Confederations Cup. Paul Aguilar scored the game-winner on a stunning strike in the 118th minute.


October 9, 2015
THE BIGGEST BATTLE
U.S., Mexico face off at sold-out Rose Bowl for Confederations Cup spot

The last time the U.S. national team tangled with Mexico at the Rose Bowl is the last time the Yanks lost to their fiercest rival, an impressive 4-2 decision punctuated by an oh-my-god strike from Giovani Dos Santos.



COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (1)
Morris scores 1st international goal as USA blanks Mexico, 2-0

Forward Jordan Morris will always remember the Alamodome. After all, that's where the 20-year-old Stanford University student scored his first international goal Wednesday night.


October 8, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (2)
2014: After dominating the first half, USA allows 2 goals in final half and settles for 2-2 tie with El Tri

The United States squandered a two-goal halftime advantage and was forced to settle for a 2-2 draw with archrival Mexico in an international friendly on Wednesday night, April 2, 2014.


October 7, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (3)
2013: dos a cero again: U.S. qualifies for 7th consecutive World Cup

Regardless what transpires in Brazil next year and beyond, the U.S. National Team knows it will always have Columbus. And Mexico. And dos a cero.


October 6, 2015
WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE ...
Report: Donovan: Klinsmann should be fired if USMNT loses to Mexico

There is no love lost between former U.S. international Landon Donovan and U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann. So, not only is Donovan holding Klinsmann's feet to the fire, he feels the German World Cup winner should be held accountable and fired if the Americans lose to Mexico in the CONCACAF Cup Saturday night, the U.S. soccer legend told ESPN FC.


October 6, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (4)
2013: USA makes its point at Azteca in WCQ

A scoreless draw felt more like a moral victory for the United States on Tuesday night, March 26, 2013.


October
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (5)
2011: Sub scores equalizer, gives U.S. a 1-1 tie with Mexico in Klinsmann's debut

The U.S. National Team's 1-1 draw with Mexico on Wednesday night was more like out with the old and in with the new.


October 4, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (6)
2011: El Tri leaves no doubt in a golden clasico win over U.S., 4-2

For once and for all, Mexico put to rest any doubts as to which team is the best team in CONCACAF — spectacularly.


October 3, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (7)
2009: USA misses a shot at history in WCQ

Out of all of the losses and all of the disappointments for the U.S. National Team in this city, this has to be the biggest one of them all.


October 3, 2015
EXPERIENCED ROSTER
Klinsmann names his 23 for CONCACAF Cup

U.S. national coach Jurgen Klinsmann Saturday named the 23-player roster for the CONCACAF Cup against Mexico, which grants the victor a spot in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.


October 3, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (8)
2011: Mexico finally wins in U.S., takes Gold Cup

At around 5 p.m. Sunday at Giants Stadium, referee Courtney Campbell blew his whistle to mercifully end one of the most embarrassing results in recent U.S. National Team history.


October 2, 2015
THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT
USMNT roster for CONCACAF Cup will be revealed Saturday

The U.S. national team's 23-man roster for its CONCACAF Cup confrontation with Mexico will be revealed during the pre-game show for the Arizona State-UCLA game Saturday at the Rose Bowl at 7 p.m. ET, Fox Sports announced Friday.


October 2, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (9)
2009: U.S. bests Mexico by a familiar score

After the U.S. national team vanquished Mexico yet again, it was left to Sam's Army to put the exclamation point and make a poignant point to the victory.


October 1, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (10)
2008: A Mexican standoff -- 2-2 tie

Red Bulls forward Jozy Altidore scored a goal in his first start for the United States and defender Oguchi Onyewu added a rare score, but those goals weren’t enough to win for the U.S. in a 2-2 tie against Mexico at Reliant Stadium Wednesday night, Feb. 6, 2008.


September 30, 2015
NEW HOME FOR THE HALL
Soccer Museum to locate in Frisco, Texas

FRISCO, Texas---The National Soccer Hall of Fame will be relocating to Frisco, Texas as part of a deal that will also see Toyota Stadium get an upgrade.


September 30, 2015
MOVING AHEAD
U.S. Soccer, FC Dallas to reveal Hall plans Oct. 14

U.S. Soccer and FC Dallas will unveil plans to move the National Soccer Hall of Fame Museum to Frisco, Texas, during a press conference at Toyota Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 14.


September 30, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (11)
2007: U.S. captures Gold Cup crown

Three things are certain in life: death, taxes and the U.S. beating Mexico on American soil. It doesn’t matter what the Mexicans throw at the Americans. They have a way of prevailing, not matter what the situation. Take, for example, the U.S.'s 2-1 comeback victory over their archrivals in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final on Sunday, June 25, 2007.


September 28, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (12)
2007: USA continues dominance on its soil

It was only an international friendly, but a familiar score surfaced when the United States played Mexico at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Feb. 7, 2007: 2-0.


September 27, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (13)
2005: U.S. qualifies for 5th consecutive World Cup with 2-0 victory over archrival

When they're not playing Mexico at Azteca Stadium, the U.S. National Team has discovered it has the Mexicans' number. Actually, it's two numbers -- two and zero as in 2-0.


September 27, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (14)
2005: Mexico avenges WC elimination

Mexico exacted a measure of revenge for its second-round elimination by the United States in the 2002 World Cup by recording a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City on Sunday, March 27, 2005.


September 26, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (15)
2004: Pope's OT goal gives U.S. 1-0 win

MetroStars defender and captain Eddie Pope doesn't score many goals, so he makes the most of the few opportunities he gets.


September 25, 2015
COMING TO A THEATER NEAR YOU
USA-Mexico will be shown on big screen

The United States versus Mexico match that will determine the CONCACAF representative to the Confederations Cup will be coming to a theater near you.


September 25, 2015
SEATTLE CEREMONY
Hall of Famers to be inducted Oct. 3

Former U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeper and four-time World Cup veteran Kasey Keller, former U.S. Under-20 men's national team and Major League Soccer head coach Sigi Schmid and American soccer pioneer and former men's national team assistant coach Glenn "Mooch" Myernick will be inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle, Wash.


September 25, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (16)
2002: Another dos a cero win -- in Korea

When the U.S. National Team takes on Mexico, the sides usually find themselves in a rut. When the Americans host they usually win. When the Mexicans play at home, they almost always to prevail.


September 24, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (17)
2001: A botched offside try, a loss at Azteca

In the unforgiving world of World Cup qualifying, one bad decision can mean the smallest difference between life and death.


September 24, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (18)
2001: U.S. freezes out Mexico in WCQ

A half hour into the match with Mexico, the U.S. was living its worst World Cup nightmare. The Americans already had lost their most dangerous scoring threat, Brian McBride to a swollen eye, and their best playmaker, Claudio Reyna, was hobbling around with a strained groin muscle.


September 23, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (19)
2000: A controversial U.S. Cup win begins U.S.'s 11-game home unbeaten streak

Mexico might not have put out the best of lineups in the 2000 U.S. Cup final, but the U.S. National Team certainly wasn't complaining.


September 23, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (20)
1999: A rare Mexico win in U.S.

Before the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup final, the last time Mexico defeated the United States in an international soccer match on American soil was almost 10 years prior. Bill Clinton was president, just having survived impeachment stemming from the Monica Lewinsky scandal, the price of gas was $1.05 a gallon and the MetroStars were about to begin one of the worst seasons by any club in MLS history.


September 22, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (21)
1997: a stunning and rare point in Mexico

A little more than half hour into its critical World Cup qualifier against Mexico on Nov. 2, 1997, the U.S. National Team was facing its ultimate nightmare and worst-case scenario.


September 19, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (22)
1995: Not one, but big U.S. wins over El Tri

Late in the U.S.'s surprising 4-0 triumph over Mexico in the U.S. Cup on June 18, 1995, Claudio Reyna was replaced by one of his heroes, Tab Ramos, to a rousing ovation at RFK Stadium, including a standing one by U.S. Soccer president Alan Rothenberg.


September 18, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (23)
1994: U.S. secures a key victory on 'the road' before 91,123 in L.A.

What better way to prepare for the World Cup than to play at home in front of a huge crowd partisan that is to the visitors?


September 17, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (24)
1993: Mexico mines some gold

If there were any doubts about Mexico's return to power in soccer, they have been laid to rest. The Mexicans demonstrated their superiority with a resounding 4-0 victory over the defending champion U.S. in the championship game of the CONCACAF Gold Cup on July 25, 1993.


September 16, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (25)
A Gold Cup breakthrough in 1991

After registering only two other wins in 28 previous encounters, the United States stunned Mexico behind a 2-0 victory in the 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals in Los Angeles on July 5, 1991.


September 15, 2015
PROVISIONALLY SELECTED
NYC FC's Mix Diskerud on USMNT's 35-man roster for CONCACAF Cup confrontation vs. Mexico

New York City FC midfielder Mix Diskerud has made the roster, but not necessarily the team. Diskerud Tuesday was named to the U.S. national team's 35-man provisional roster for its CONCACAF Cup match against Mexico on Oct. 10.


September 15, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (26)
1980: U.S.'s 2nd win in meaningless WCQ

The United States already had been eliminated from the 1982 World Cup qualifying competition, but a 2-1 victory over Mexico in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on Nov. 23, 1980 did make some history.


September 14, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (27)
Finally, the USA earns a point vs. Eli Tri

Ironically, it took playing in a baseball stadium for the United States to finally earn a point against rival Mexico.



COUNTDOWN to MEXICO (28)
Homecooking tastes the same as road grub for the USA during qualifying for the 1957 World Cup

The first 10 times the United States met Mexico in international soccer, it was mostly on Mexican soil, the lone exception being in Rome as an 11th-hour qualifier for the 1934 World Cup.


September 12, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (29)
Despite a pair of embarrassing losses, the USA still qualifies for Brazil 1950

With the United States and Mexico preparing for their CONCACAF Cup confrontation at the Rose Bowl on Oct. 10, BigAppleSoccer.com has decided to look back at some of the most memorable matches between these two archrivals.


September 11, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (30)
A Mexico City shakedown of three times

Three years after the United States posted a stunning 4-2 win over Mexico in the very meeting between the two North American neighbors, El Tri hosted the Americans in the Castillo Najera Cup over two-week span in Mexico City.


September 10, 2015
COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (31)
The very first time: U.S. 4, Mexico 2 (1934)

With the United States and Mexico preparing for their CONCACAF Cup confrontation at the Rose Bowl on Oct. 10, BigAppleSoccer.com has decided to look back at some of the most memorable matches between these two archrivals. Today, we journey way back to 1934 when the two regional powers met for the first time.


September 9, 2015
THE SCHEDULE IS SET
USMNT to face St. Vincent in 1st qualifier in St. Louis Nov. 13

The U.S. national team's opponents are set for Group C in CONCACAF's semifinal round of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.


September 8, 2015
NO CONTEST
Brazil crushes U.S. men, 4-1

For Neymar, pre-game drills were as much about stylin’ as warming up. Once the match started, though, Neymar combined style and substance in a crowd-pleasing display as Brazil crushed the U.S., 4-1, Tuesday night.


September 7, 2015
IT'S BRAZIL RIGHT NOW
But Mexico still the target for U.S. men

It is rare for anyone to look past an opponent such as Brazil, but that is what the U.S. national team almost has to be doing this week.


September 6, 2015
ROSTER CHANGES
Klinsmman makes moves for Tuesday's game

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has made three changes to the roster that defeated Peru on Sept. 4 in Washington, D.C., adding Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley, Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson and Stanford University forward Jordan Morris.


September 6, 2015
ADDITIONS, SUBTRACTIONS
USA adds Bradley, Johnson, Morris for Brazil game Tuesday

U.S. men's national coach Jurgen Klinsmann has made three changes to the roster that defeated Peru in Washington, D.C. Friday, adding Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley, Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson and Stanford University forward Jordan Morris.


September 5, 2015
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY
USA vs. Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena Oct. 13

The U.S. Men's National Team will follow up its decisive CONCACAF playoff against Mexico on Oct. 10 with another challenging match against a regional rival when it hosts 2014 FIFA World Cup quarterfinalist Costa Rica on Oct. 13 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.


September 4, 2015
STILL NOT ENOUGH
Altidore scores twice to earn motivational victory

Not the improvements the United States hoped for, yet a much needed win for Jurgen Klinsmann and the National Team. Coming off a lousy performance at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, finishing in 4th place after a shootout loss to Panama at PPL Park, the Americans managed to seal a 2-1 victory over Peru at RFK Stadium.


August 30, 2015
INTO THE MIX
Diskerud called into U.S. team for friendlies

New York City FC midfielder Mix Diskerud Sunday was among 23 players who were called into U.S. national team training camp for friendlies against Peru and Brazil.


August 7, 2015
PUSHED BACK
ConFed Cup playoff match between USMNT and Mexico moved to Saturday, Oct. 10

CONCACAF announced Friday that the playoff match between the United States and Mexico for a berth in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup will be played on Saturday, October 10, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. at 9 p.m.


July 27, 2015
MEET THEM IN ST. LOUIS
U.S. men to play 1st WCQ in St. Louis

The U.S. national team will play its first home match of 2018 World Cup qualifying at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo. The match will be played Nov. 13 against the winner of the third round qualifying match between St. Vincent & The Grenadines and Aruba.


July 25
TARNISHED GOLD CUP
USA lose 3rd-place match in penalties to Panama for its 2nd worst finish in 13 Gold Cups

Six games, three wins, one loss and two draws. Not exactly what you would expect from a CONCACAF power. The United States completed one of its poorest showings at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, with a rather uninspiring shootout loss to Panama in the third-place match at PPL Park on Saturday.







July 25, 2015
GROUP C
USMNT drawn against Trinidad & Tobago, St. Vincent/Aruba and Antigua/Guatemala winners in WCQ

The U.S. Men's National Team was drawn into Group C of CONCACAF's Semifinal Round of qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup during the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia Saturday.


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