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Everything you need to know: CONCACAF U-17 Championship



Since the 2021 youth national team cycles were canceled, it’s been quite some time since we’ve seen the U.S. compete in regional youth championships. After the American U-20 group destroyed every opponent they played in the CONCACAF Championship last summer, the U-17s will be looking to repeat the trick, boasting one of their most talented teams ever. Here’s everything you need to know before you watch the U.S. baby nats’ run towards their fourth U-17 CONCACAF title.

What is at stake?

Four spots in the 2023 U-17 FIFA World Cup are on the line; the semifinalists will all qualify directly to that tournament in Peru. The tournament’s champion will claim the U-17 CONCACAF trophy. 

As the United States are currently holders of the Gold Cup, Nations League, and W-Championship, as well as the U-20 Men’s, U-20 Women’s, U-17 Women’s Championship, and U-15 Girl’s Championships, winning this title would put the U.S.A. one trophy away (U-15 Boys Championship) from sweeping every single available CONCACAF trophy; an unprecedented feat anywhere in the world.

Who will the U.S. face?

The U.S. were drawn into group F, and will face Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, and Canada in the first round. The top three teams from each group will advance to the Round of 16, where they will join four teams that already qualified from a prior qualifying tournament. The U.S.’ most likely route to the trophy runs through the Dominican Republic, Panama, Costa Rica, and Mexico.

This edition of the U-17 Championship will be held in Guatemala, and all of the U.S.’ group stage matches, in addition to the round of 16, are set to be held at the scenic Estadio Pensativo in Antigua, Guatemala. The Pensativo will also serve as the U.S.’ training location. The matches from the quarterfinals onwards will be held at the Estadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores, Guatemala’s national stadium, which seats 26,000 fans. Most matches will likely be sparsely attended, barring those involving the host nation.

The tournament will be played between February 11th and February 26th.

Who is on the U.S. roster?

The full roster selected by coach Gonzalo Segares is listed below. All players born January 1st, 2006, and later were available for selection, barring those who are injured or were not released by their clubs:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Adam Beaudry (Colorado Rapids; Castle Pines, Colo.), Diego Kochen (FC Barcelona/ESP; Miramar, Fla.) 

DEFENDERS (6): Christian Díaz (LAFC; San Bernardino, Calif.), Tyler Hall (Inter Miami CF; Miramar, Fla.), Aiden Harangi (Eintracht Frankfurt/GER; Zwingenberg, Germany), Stuart Hawkins (Seattle Sounders FC; Fox Island, Wash.), Sawyer Jura (Portland Timbers; Bend, Ore.), Oscar Verhoeven (San Jose Earthquakes; Pleasant Hill, Calif.) 

MIDFIELDERS (7): Christopher Aquino (Seattle Sounders FC; Pasco, Wash.), Adrian Gill (FC Barcelona/ESP; Denver, Colo.), Taha Habroune (Columbus Crew; Columbus, Ohio), Cruz Medina (San Jose Earthquakes; San Francisco, Calif.), Edwyn Mendoza (San Jose Earthquakes; San Francisco, Calif.), Paulo Rudisill (LA Galaxy; Irvine, Calif.), Pedro Soma (UE Cornellà/ESP; Coconut Creek, Fla.) 

FORWARDS (5): Micah Burton (Austin FC; Mounds View, Minn.), Brian Carmona (Charlotte FC; Concord, N.C.), Keyrol Figueroa (Liverpool/ENG; Warrington, U.K.), Ezekiel Soto (Houston Dynamo FC; Menifee, Calif.) David Vásquez (Philadelphia Union; Los Angeles, Calif.)

One thing that is worth mentioning about this team is that it leans heavily on older players within the age group. 16 of the 20 players were born in the first half of 2006, with just three players born in the summer months and one (Ezekiel Soto) born in January of 2007.

The most notable absences from the squad are Jude Wellings (not called up), Axel Pérez (not released by club), Christian McFarlane (injured), Andre Gitau (not called up), Luis Moreno (not called up), Aaron Heard (injured), and Matai Akinmboni (not released by club).

Who are the players to watch?

Though this is not the strongest possible U-17 team in part due to the absences listed above, there are still a number of extremely talented players in this group who should lead this team to success.

Diego Kochen of FC Barcelona follows Gaga Slonina and Chris Brady as the next great goalkeeping prospect in the pipeline. Kochen was nominated for U.S. Soccer Young Player of the Year, and was the only ‘06 put up for the award. Kochen has already debuted for Barça B and has regularly made their matchday squads for league games. A star in the making, Kochen is confident with his feet and is excellent in one-on-one situations; he may captain this team, and will be key to its success defensively.

Edit: After this story was posted, Kochen was forced to withdraw from camp due to injury. He was replaced on the roster by San Diego Loyal’s Duran Ferree. Adam Beaudry, of the Colorado Rapids, is now the presumptive starter. While the loss of Kochen is a huge blow, Beaudry will now have an unexpected opportunity to prove himself. 

A case could be made that Pedro Soma is the best prospect in this team, and arguably in the YNT pool, at the moment. The UE Cornellà man is a well-rounded and dynamic player who can play both in the pivot and as a box-to-box midfielder. Soma is both sound defensively and an effective passer; if he develops well, he may very well be the first player from this group to break into the senior USMNT in time for the 2026 FIFA World Cup as Tyler Adams’ backup. With Villarreal and other top Spanish clubs keeping close tabs, this tournament will be a great opportunity to shine in the shop window and earn his move to a big academy.

San Jose’s Cruz Medina has also received lots of recognition over the past year, and is another elite talent for this level. Leading the U-17 group throughout 2022, he will also be hoping to showcase his talent to the wider public at this tournament as he looks to establish himself as one of the top prospects in the pipeline and earn first-team minutes with the Earthquakes. As technically gifted as anyone else here, he could find minutes both in the attacking midfield roles and on the wing. Club teammate Edwyn Mendoza will compete for minutes at the 6, and could even be good enough to push Pedro Soma up to the 8 in order to get both of them on the field together.

The Bay Area’s third representative, Oscar Verhoeven, is a gifted fullback who also has enormous potential. Though he is yet to sign a homegrown contract with the Quakes, he is easily the most talented defender on this roster, and can play on either side of the back four. Eintracht Frankfurt’s A.J. Harangi will likely be the opposite full-back, having chosen to play for the U.S. in this tournament despite previous involvement with Hungary’s youth teams.

A well-known prospect since a young age, Adrian Gill provides an intriguing option in a variety of positions. Though he recently made his debut for Barça B in a friendly, it’s not clear what position he would start in for this group, whether that be in his natural role as a box-to-box or advanced midfield, or in his secondary position as a fullback. Though he clearly as talent, he will have to fight for minutes in this tournament to prove his doubters wrong. 

Finally, it will be interesting to see who earns the starting job up top, as there will be competition for minutes between three very different number 9s. Keyrol Figueroa comes into camp preparing to be cap tied to the United States, despite being the son of Honduran legend Maynor Figueroa. The Liverpool academy striker did not necessarily impress in his previous appearances for the U.S. U-17s, but has great talent and could prove to be a reliable goalscorer at this level. Ezekiel Soto is the youngest player on the team, and has been proving his talent throughout the cycle despite often being nearly a year younger than everyone else; he has the highest ceiling amongst these #9s, which makes him significant in a YNT pipeline that lacks any blue-chip center forwards. An alternative to the traditional #9s is Austin FC’s Micah Burton, who would be more of a false nine type. He is naturally a 10 and can also play on the wing, but could be effective in a central attacking position for this team if the other two alternatives are not performing. 

How will the U.S. line up?

Are there any players from other teams to keep an eye on?

At this level, a huge number of U.S.-born players represent their second nationalities. Many different teams throughout the region will call upon Americans during this tournament, though only a few would have been members of the U.S. pool.

Mexico’s squad consists of three Americans: Fernando Delgado, Javen Romero, and Fidel Barajas. All three are talented players, and Delgado in particular would likely have made the U.S. roster as Kochen’s backup. He had been involved in U.S. camps earlier in the cycle, as had Fidel Barajas, who had some great performances for the U.S. last spring. Barajas would be on the fringes of the American team due to his limitations but will be a star for Mexico at this tournament playing on the wing.

A center forward who may have made the U.S. team had he been eligible would be Inter Miami’s Bryan Destin, who will represent Haiti. He was already provisionally cap tied when he played for Haiti at the U-20 Championship last summer, and will be one of the best players in this tournament; once he acquires American citizenship, he could represent the U.S. in the future.

The Canadian team consists of a large number of players from MLS academies, and two are notable dual-nationals. Victor Fung is a gifted center back who was born in 2007 and he has been involved in Canada camps throughout the cycle. Meanwhile, Lazar Stefanović of Toronto FC is a good left-back prospect who has previously played for the United States, but chose to represent Canada in this tournament. Both Canadian-Americans will face the nation of their birth in the final game of the group stage.

How can I watch?

The group matches against Barbados, Trinidad, and Canada will be held on the 11th, 13th, and 15th of February. All will kick off at 8pm eastern time, and will be aired on Fox Sports networks and Vix+. The full schedule, along with the projected knockout route and TV information, is listed below:

U.S.A. vs Barbados – February 11th – 8pm ET – FS2/Vix+

U.S.A. vs Trinidad & Tobago – February 13th – 8pm ET – FS1/Vix+

U.S.A. vs Canada – February 15th – 8pm ET – FS2/Vix+

R16 – U.S.A. vs Dominican Republic* – February 18th – 5pm ET – TBD

QF – U.S.A. vs TBD – February 21st – 8pm ET – TBD

SF – U.S.A. vs TBD – February 24th – 8pm ET – TBD

F – U.S.A. vs TBD – February 26th – 5pm ET – TBD

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Is the MLS Specifically Targeting Expansion to USL Cities?



In 2019, Don Garber and MLS announced they would expand to 30 teams.  A year later, Don Garber said the cities of Las Vegas, Indianapolis, San Diego, Detroit, and Phoenix were clubs interested in joining MLS.  Four of those cities had a USL or NISA club at the time of the announcement.  Today, one of those USL teams has ceased to exist, another may be in jeopardy now, and the NISA club is now a USL club.

On April 25th, 2024, the Mayor of Indianapolis, Joe Hogsett, announced an unnamed ownership group would put in a bid for an MLS club.  Along with the announcement, the owners of Indy XI (the USL Championship team in Indianapolis), Keystone Group, announced the City had backed out of the $1 billion fund for Eleven Park.  The stadium was announced in 2022 and was planned to be a 20,000-seat stadium.  It would also include additional apartments, office buildings, and other amenities.  Last year, the stadium broke ground.  That means that the mayor and city council agreed to stop the funding of a sports facility in mid-construction that would also add additional jobs to the people of Indianapolis and stop their backing of an existing club for a potential club.  If the city does not get the bid, it could have repercussions for elected officials.  When you look at social media, the people of Indianapolis are not happy about the announcement.

This is not the first time a team in the USL was in danger by the expansion by the MLS.  San Diego Loyal played their final season in 2023 after the announcement by the MLS that they would expand to San Diego with the club San Diego FC.  SD Loyal made the announcement just three months after San Diego FC was announced.  The reason was due to not being able to find a stadium solution.  As for San Diego FC, they will play their matches at the Snapdragon Stadium, which the Loyal could have used to play their matches.  Instead of looking for a solution to integrate San Deigo Loyal, MLS had their club created which led to the destruction of a club in a rival league.

Miami had a soccer club before Inter Miami, Miami FC.  Miami is a different story than San Diego.  Unlike the Loyal, Miami FC attracts a very small audience.  They averaged only 190 people a game a year before the arrival of Inter Miami, per Transfermarkt.  It has gone up since Inter Miami’s inaugural season.  Last season, the average attendance was 1,432 and this season it is 826 so far.  The problem falls on the people of Miami though.  Inter Miami increased their attendance by 35% to 17,061 last year from the prior season.  It still begs the question of how much longer Miami FC will last when they are competing against a club with Leonel Messi for attendance.

Las Vegas Lights is another USL Championship club but are in a city being looked at by MLS also for expansion.  Even worse, the current owner, José Bautista, is not part of the organization and is in talks with Don Garber to join the MLS, who would be the owners of Aston Villa.  Phoenix is a different story.  The USL team, Phoenix Rising, talked to MLS to join the league, which is a more positive solution.  Tampa Bay Rowdies did the same thing when they were pursuing an MLS bid.

MLS does speak to the current existing clubs in the city.  They did it with Louisville City, San Diego Loyal, Sacramento Republic, and others, but when that failed, they move in with their own clubs, i.e., San Diego FC and now potentially Indy MLS club.  What MLS is doing is not helping the growth of the sport.  They are aiming to monopolize the sport by destroying their competition, USL.  This would not be a problem if USSF would create an open system or step in to put it to a stop.  If MLS is the sole soccer league in the US with only 30-40 cities with a team, then you would isolate the hundreds of cities that have fans and players without a club to help accomplish their dream.  Even in other sports leagues in the US we do not see a campaign like this.  NFL did not actively work to end the XFL and the other football leagues.  The NHL and the MLB have minor leagues all over the country.  I do not prefer having minor leagues in soccer here in the US.  It would be preferable that the MLS and USL work together to expand the sport and/or USSF implement policies that protect smaller leagues from bigger leagues.

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USMNT Kits Come in Different Styles and Colors



Thomas Deschaine (@uskeeper on X and us_keeper on Instagram)

US Soccer kit releases are something fans get excited about and lately have resulted in disappointment. US Soccer’s recent schedule for kits release during the cycle has seen them releasing another road and or third kits in Gold Cup years and home and away pairs in the even years. 

US Soccer is expected to release the 2024 Copa America kits for the USMNT in the coming weeks headed into the Nations League Finals. Last Thursday evening Footy Headlines, who has had a good track record of leaking USMNT kits in the past, provided the below pictures of the home and away USMNT kits. These kits haven’t officially been announced by Nike or US Soccer, but the anticipated announcement is expected in the coming weeks headed into the Nations League Final.

Photo from – February 29, 2024

Fake Leaked USMNT Kits

The below USMNT kits were leaked over the last decade, but none of them came to fruition, it’s fun to look at what could have been for the USMNT.

2014 World Cup Kits

These leaked kits headed into the 2014 FIFA World Cup were where loved by many USMNT fans due to the sash and the use of the Centennial Crest, but unfortunately, these kits were fakes and never released.

Photo from SportsLogos.Net – September 13, 2013

2015 Alternative Kit & 2016 Copa America

Generally, US Soccer releases an alternate kit in the years that the Gold Cup is played. This leak kit was reported back in 2015 by NBCSports and then again by MLS Soccer when it was suggested it could be used during the Copa América Centenario.

Photo from NBCSports – April 2, 2015

2022 World Cup Kits

I would have much preferred for the USMNT to have worn these kits at the 2022 FIFA World Cup when they ended up, but alas it was another leaked kit that never was. 

Photo from – May 6, 2022

2024 Copa America Kit

This rumored kit for the USMNT was based on similar kits worn by the USMNT at the 1924 Olympics and the 1930 World Cup.

Photo from via – September 14, 2023

History of US Soccer Crest and USMNT kits

Over ten years ago I began my research of USMNT soccer data in search of a single source site, which I quickly found didn’t exist. Through my research, I started to comply with old USMNT kits and crests from the past. As I acquired more and more kits worn by the USMNT and was able to start to fill in the gaps between them I decided to digitally recreate these kits and share them with the USMNT fans. 

Here’s a look at what I was able to find while it seems like a lot I am sure there are many more kits I missed and if so I would love to know which ones so I could create and update what I have already.

History of US Soccer Crests

Here’s the history of the US Soccer crests. I had to recreate several of these crests based on old pictures I found throughout my research since there were no digital images available. 

USMNT Kits – 1916-1973

These were the first kits worn by the USMNT which weren’t sponsored. There are variations of these kits worn by the USMNT which comprised of variations of crests and styles, likely due to available funds during this time. My favorite kits in the group are the ones with the sashes from the 1928 and 1936 Olympics and the 1959 Pan American Games

USMNT Kits – 1974-1983

The group of kits for the USMNT were the first that were sponsored by Adidas. There were a lot of similar styles of kits during this time which really lacked any creativity. My favorite kits in the group are the ones from the middle to late 1970s, there is something about their simplicity and clean look. 

USMNT Kits – 1984-1994

Adidas’s 20-year run of creating kits for US Soccer ended in 1994, with few quality kits made during those couple of decades, which is ironic considering how nice Adidas’s kits are today. My favorite kits in the group are the 1985/1986 blue hoop kit and the 1988 Blue Olympic kit.

USMNT Kits – 1995-2011

In 1995 Nike took over the creation of the US Soccer kits and started by making three similar kits for the 1995 Copa America and 1996 third kit for the US Cup. Nike did release three Special Edition kits in 2003, 2004, and 2006, which were only worn for one match each. My favorite kits in the group all had a sash on them, which were both the 2010 World Cup kits and the red 2011 Gold Cup kit. 

USMNT Kits – 2012-Current

Most USMNT fans would agree that recent kits released by Nike haven’t held the standard seen in the 2010s, where the hoops/stripes that some many fans loved for the 2012 Waldo kits were incorporated. My unsung kits of this group are the 2018 home kit, which would have been worn at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and the 2017 Gold Cup kit. 

USMNT Kits going forward

Nike and US Soccer signed what was considered a historical long-term sponsor agreement, in November 2021, that went into effect in Janaury 2023 that will run for at least a decade which will cover the 2026 FIFA World Cup and 2028 Summer Olympics and possibly a 2027 or 2031 Women’s World Cup hosted in the United States, so for fans who has hoped for a different kit creator they will have to wait a while.

Once the 2024 Copa America kits are released US Soccer will likely only release one more kit for the 2025 Gold Cup for the USMNT before releasing the 2026 World Cup kits. One idea that I’ve had for a long time was for US Soccer to release Special Edition Kits with styles from the past, with the limited release of those kits, coupled with playing matches in locations and venues throughout the United States to build the fan base and excitement for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

In conclusion, I am somewhat optimistic that US Soccer and Nike will create some variation of the 2012 Waldo kit & 1994 Stats and Denim kit to be worn as the hosts of the 2026 World Cup.

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2024: A Pivotal Year for the USMNT



Thomas Deschaine (@uskeeper on X/Formally Twitter)

Photo From: USA Today-John Locher, AP – 18, June 2023 – 2023 Concacaf Nations League 

As the fog hovered over Estadio Parque Artigas Stadium in Paysandú, Uruguay in the 58th minute Eric Wynalda received the ball on the right wing with Joe-Max Moore making a run forward and in front of  Wynalda who delivered a pass to Moore who then went down preventing the ball from being taken away and sending it back to Wynalda who slides forward and scores the third goal of the match and his third goal of the tournament, making it 3-0 USA over tenth-ranked Argentinians and all but sealing the win and the top spot in Group C at the 1995 Copa America. The win for this USMNT consisted of 17 players from the 1994 World Cup team who reached their pinnacle with this group of players finishing fourth at this Copa America.

Over the previous three decades, the USMNT has had some of the biggest wins in the team’s history. During the 1999 Confederations Cup, which was played in Mexico the USMNT played a hard-fought match against the fifth-ranked Germans defeating them 2-0 in the final group stage match and finishing third overall in the tournament. The USMNT would also have an even bigger result against second-ranked Spain in the semi-finals of the 2009 Confederations Cup when they ended Spain’s 35-game unbeaten streak in a 2-0 victory that would send them to the final against Brazil.

2024 is the midway point of the 2026 FIFA World Cup cycle, and the next two windows for the USMNT who as a team and federation need to start ascending to their apex with this group to ensure that they have an amazing performance at the 2026 World Cup.

The USMNT has already played their first match, a 1-0 defeat to Slovenia, but need to quickly focus on the March window 2024 CONCACAF Nations League Finals where they will play Jamaica in the semi-final round and a win would put the USMNT in their third straight Nations League Final where they would have a chance to play either Mexico or Panama and win their third straight Concacaf Nations League trophy.

Some 90 days later the USMNT will be kicking off only their fifth appearance at the Copa America Tournament, with the stakes for this group at an all-time high and where success is demanded from the players, coaches, fans, and the federation. Will this current group of USMNT players and coaches be able to progress to the next level against the elite teams of CONMEBOL? It’s worth noting that the USMNT has finished fourth twice at Copa America in 1995 and 2016, however, the USMNT finished 32nd at the 1998 World Cup and failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

The U-23 USMNT will also be playing the Olympics for the first time since 2008, which provides a great opportunity for those U-23 players to get noticed on a big stage. There are many eligible players who if released by their clubs will have a great opportunity to impress while helping the U-23 USMNT make a deep run at the 2024 Olympics in France.

As it becomes increasingly harder for the USMNT to schedule non-Concacaf opponents the US Soccer Federation will need to get creative in who and where they schedule these Friendly matches. The June window offers up the best opportunities for the USMNT to schedule matches against other CONMEBOL teams, preferably in Groups A and B which feature Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela

Edgar Moreno on X, formally Twitter, reported that the USMNT and Colombia have scheduled a Friendly headed into Copa America. It was also reported on that Colombia will be scheduling a total of four matches leading into the tournament, two of which will be taking place in Europe. While there are challenges with timing and logistics around scheduling Friendlies with UEFA teams, USSF really needs to do everything possible to secure a similar type of schedule headed into Copa America but, rarely schedules USMNT Friendlies outside of the FIFA International window, which Colombia would need to do to make that schedule work. 

 It has been recently rumored that the USMNT might close to scheduling a Friendly with Colombia headed into Copa America. The September and October windows have few quality opponents available, at the time of the article it appears that the September window could be an opportunity to play schedule matches with teams from the CAF Confederation, but those matches would likely need to be played at neutral sites in Europe. 

2024 USMNT Window

MarchJune WindowCopa AmericaSeptemberOctoberNovember
CNL Finals                 March 18-26Friendlies            June 3-11                                  June 20-July 14Friendlies           Sept. 2-10Friendlies           Oct. 7-15CNL quarterfinals       Nov. 11-19

Below are eight years since the 1994 cycle that at the time were considered big years for the USMNT as they were playing in FIFA tournaments against teams from other confederations. Below is a look at how they fared.


6 Wins, 4 Draws, 11 Losses, GF-21, GA-27

Third Place at the King Fahd Cup renamed Confederations Cup in 1997 edition.

First at U.S. Cup (Participating teams –Ireland, Italy & Portugal)

Top Goal Scorers

5-Eric Wynalda
3-Hugo Perez
3-Marcelo Balboa
2-Bruce Murray
2-John Harkes

Goalkeeper Stats

5 Wins – Tony Meola
4 Shutouts – Tony Meola

Photo From: Soccer International, Volume 3, Issue 12, December 1992


10 Wins, 11 Draws, 13 Losses, GF-45, GA-44

Twelfth place at Copa America 

Second Place at Gold Cup

Third Place at U.S. Cup (Participating teams – Brazil, England & Germany)

34 matches played 1st All-Time

11 Draws tied for 1st All-Time with 1994

13 Loses 1st All-Time

44 Goals Conceded 1st All-Time

Top Goal Scorers

8-Joe-Max Moore
7-Dominic Kinnear
4-Alexi Lalas
4-Thomas Dooley

Goalkeeper Stats

Photo From:  El Grafico Number 3847, June 16, 1993

7 Wins – Tony Meola
8 Shutouts – Tony Meola


5 Wins, 3 Draws, 6 Losses, GF-20, GA-18

Fourth Place at Copa America

First at U.S. Cup (Participating teams – Colombia, Mexico & Nigeria)

Top Goal Scorers

3-Eric Wynalda
2-Joe-Max Moore
2-Alexi Lalas
2-John Harkes

Goalkeeper Stats

3 Wins – Kasey Keller
2 Shutouts – Brad Friedel & Kasey Keller

Photo From: DIEGO GIUDICE Associated Press file, July 14, 1995


7 Wins, 2 Draws, 4 Losses, GF-19, GA-11

Third Place at Confederations Cup

Second Place at U.S. Cup (Participating teams – Bolivia, Guatemala & Mexico)

Top Goal Scorers

3-Joe-Max Moore
3-Brian McBride
2-Ben Olsen
2-Jovan Kirovski
2-Frankie Hedjuk

Goalkeeper Stats

2 Wins – Brad Friedel & Kasey Keller
2 Shutouts – Brad Friedel & Tony Meola

Photo From: FIFA Report- 1999 Mexico, July 30, 1999


10 Wins, 2 Draws, 4 Losses, GF-28, GA-10

Seventh Place at Confederations Cup

Third place at Gold Cup

Top Goal Scorers

7-Landon Donovan
4-Carlos Bocanegra
3-Brian McBride
3-Chris Klein

Goalkeeper Stats

6 Wins – Kasey Keller
5 Shutouts – Kasey Keller

Photo From: FIFA Confederations Cup, June 23, 2003


12 Wins, 1 Draws, 5 Losses, GF-31, GA-19

Twelfth Place at Copa America 

First Place at Gold Cup

Top Goal Scorers

9-Landon Donovan
3-Clint Dempsey
3- DaMarcus Beasley
2-Eddie Johnson
2-Benny Feilhaber
2-Carlos Bocanegra

Goalkeeper Stats

8 Wins – Tim Howard
4 Shutouts – Tim Howard

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Guillermo Legaria/EPA/Shutterstock (8021271j) Argentinean Striker Lionel Messi (r) and U S Mildfielder Ricardo Clarck Figth For the Ball During the Copa America Group C Soccer Match Argentina Vs Usa at the Pachencho Romero Stadium in Maracaibo Venezuela 28 June 2007 Venezuela Maracaibo Venezuela Soccer Copa America – Jun 2007

Photo From: Guillermo Legaria – FIFA Copa America, June 28, 2007 


13 Wins. 3 Draws, 8 Losses, GF-43, GA-36

Second Place at Confederations Cup

Second Place at Gold Cup

Top Goal Scorers

6-Jozy Altidore
5-Landon Donovan
4-Clint Dempsey
4-Michael Bradley
3- Sacha Kljestan
3- Charlie Davies

Goalkeeper Stats

7 Wins – Tim Howard
4 Shutouts – Tim Howard

Photo From: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images


12 Wins, 1 Draw, 6 Losses, GF-37, GA-20

Fourth Place at Copa America

Top Goal Scorers

6-Jozy Altidore
4-Bobby Wood
4-Clint Dempsey
3-Christian Pulisic
3-Gyasi Zardes

Goalkeeper Stats

8 Wins – Brad Guzan
6 Shutouts – Brad Guzan

Photo From: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

Expectations for the in 2024 USMNT

The USMNT is expected to once again advance to the Nations League Final and with their full fit A Squad should be able to bring home their third Nations League trophy, but the 2024 Copa America tournament is very possible the most important non-World Cup the USMNT has even competed it. How success and failure will be determined by the USSF and fans will be interesting to follow. Gregg Berhalter has to prove that he can put together a roster, a formation that allows for simple and effective tactics that will allow the USMNT to not only compete against some top-tier nations but beat them. Success for me isn’t just advancing to the semi-finals of Copa America The USMNT needs to perform at the next level against the top-tier nations, something that I’ve only seen a handful of times in my nearly 35 years as a USMNT fan.

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