SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras It was an ugly team effort by the U.S. Men's National Team, and trying to find bright spots is one of the tougher tasks you will undergo in the wake of Wednesday's 2-1 World Cup qualifying loss to Honduras.
The suspense continues to build around the USMNT roster announcement for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico, and now the wait to find out the players on the roster has been extended.
U.S. Soccer will announce the training camp roster at 1pm, with some weekend injuries apparently forcing the team to reconsider options.
U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann looks ahead to the first game of the final round of World Cup Qualifying, and discusses some of the challenges the team will face going up against Honduras.
No real surprises in Klinsmann squad for Honduras. It's a squad heavy on European-based players that is led by veterans Tim Howard, Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley.
Veterans Tim Howard, Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley headline the U.S. Men's National Team roster chosen to travel to San Pedro Sula ahead of Wednesday's vital World Cup qualifying clash against Honduras, a roster heavy on European-based players.
Graham Zusi, Eddie Johnson and Matt Besler headline a contingent of seven MLS-based players.
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Fabian Johnson scored his second goal of the season in the 59th minute of Hoffenheim's 1-2 loss at home against Bayer Leverkusen. The loss keeps Hoffeheim in 16th in the Bundesliga. Johnson came off in the 83rd for Takshi Usami and Danny Williams was an unused sub. Nice deflected strike though: Hoffenheim - Bayer Leverkusen 1-2 25.
The U.S. Men's National Team, fresh off its Group A victory in the Semifinal Round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying, will travel to Russia for an international friendly on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Krasnodar for the final match of the 2012 campaign.
It nice to see that Sean still seems to be the preferred young goalkeeper at this point in Jurgen's mind. While he likely won't get any playing time, every international cap he can get is valuable experience. Getting to work with Tim Howard can only be a positive learning experience in my mind. Check out the full story if you want here.
U.S. men's national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has released the 24-man roster that will aim to attempt to reach the final round of World Cup qualifying, and there are surprises aplenty.
Here is the full roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (8): Carlos Bocanegra (Racing Santander), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Maurice Edu (Stoke City), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Parkhurst (Nordsjaelland)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Roma), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (5): Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders)
U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has been praising the performance of Fabian Johnson in his role at left back for both club and country. This past weekend Johnson put a little bit of magic on display for Hoffenheim. In scoring the first goal for his side in their 3-1 come-from-behind win against Hannover, Johnson takes a long-flighted ball out of the air and with his first touch loops it over the defender and puts himself through on goal.
MIAMI Now that we know who has been called into U.S. Men's National Team camp, it is time to start thinking about which 11 players Jurgen Klinsmann will call on to take the field in San Pedro Sula to face Honduras on Wednesday.
The Hexagonal World Cup Qualifying opener will be a stiff test, and Klinsmann is sure to turn to his veterans to try and grab a result in Central America.
By Jon Levy The Yanks head into their last two matches in this round of qualifying in a good position, tied for first in the group with Guatemala, and just ahead of Jamaica on goal differential. It's not the dominant position in the standings the team had hoped for at this point, but it's a [...]
As the announcement of the U.S. Men's National Team roster for upcoming critical World Cup qualifiers approaches, the players will be in action all weekend long for their clubs before heading into the international break. Thanks to the ever-increasing presence of outlets, you'll have a great opportunity to see them in action and make your predictions on who has caught the eye of U.
The U.S. Men's National Team will convene in Miami on Monday ahead of the crucial pair of World Cup qualifiers against Antigua & Barbuda and Guatemala, and while we aren't going to find out the names of the 23 players Jurgen Klinsmann has selected until Monday, it isn't tough to figure out we'll be seeing many of the same faces.
The U.S. men's national team enjoyed one of their most thorough performances under Jurgen Klinsmann in their victory over Jamaica on Tuesday night, and several players put forth strong showings in a 1-0 win that was not as close as the score indicates.
I have to say I feel a little weird about the way I watched last night's US-Jamaica game. For starters, I watched it on my DVR, two hours after it ended. I had a family engagement that I had to go to yesterday (for short, as some of you know yesterday was also the anniversary [.
Despite some pre-match fear mongering in the press, Jurgen Klinsmann's confident declaration that the U.S. woudn't lose to Jamaica again proved well founded. Though the U.S. only beat Jamaica 1-0 in Ohio after losing 2-1 in Jamaica on Friday, the difference in the two performances was tremendous.
Just two days removed from Friday's disappointing 2-1 loss to Jamaica, Jurgen Klinsmann is left
to figure out just which 11 players he can turn to for Tuesday's crucial rematch against the
'Reggae Boyz' in Columbus.
There were few good performances across the board for the Americans, and some that should lead
to changes in the lineup.
Highlights from the quote sheet following the USA's 1-0 victory against Jamaica on Sept. 11 in World Cup qualifying: U.S. Men’s National Team head coach JURGEN KLINSMANN On trying to improve the team’s use of width during play: “We wanted our fullbacks going forward and we tried to use creativity of Jose Torres and Graham (Zusi), they created more space there and they know when to stay on the sideline and when to tuck in.
Highlights from the quote sheetfollowing the USA's 1-0 victory against Jamaica on Sept. 11in World Cup qualifying: U.S. Men's National Team head coach JURGEN KLINSMANN On trying to improve the team's use of width during play: "We wanted our fullbacks going forward and we tried to use creativity of Jose Torres and Graham (Zusi), they created more space there and they know when to stay on the sideline and when to tuck in.
COLUMBUS, Ohio-- On the 11-year anniversary of Sept. 11th, every American at Crew Stadium had their own story for how they remember that fateful day. For Danny Williams, the tragedy was burned into his memory as a young boy in Germany watching his American father cry as they watched the images on television.