Qualifying for major international tournaments has been a tougher challenge than expected for
U.S. youth teams over the last year, and that quest won't get any easier in 2013, as qualification
for two youth World Cups will take place on foreign soil.
Mexico and Panama have been selected to host the 2013 CONCACAF Under-20 and Under-17
The U.S. Under-20 women's national team is a game away from being on top of the world for a
record third time, but standing in its way is an opponent on a roll, and one that has already dealt
the Americans a setback during this year's FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.
The U.S. Under-20 women's national team will get a chance to make up for its one major blemish
at this year's World Cup on the biggest possible stage.
Goals from Morgan Brian and Keaila Ohai lifted the U.S. U-20s to a 2-0 victory over Nigeria in
the semifinals at National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo Tuesday, putting them in position capture a
third U-20 World Cup title.
U.S. U-17 national team coach Richie Williams announced his 31-player residency class for the
fall semester Friday, one that includes 20 returning players who will train full time at the IMG
Academies facility in Bradenton, Fla., ahead of the 2013 CONCACAF championship tournament in April
that serves as a qualifier for the FIFA U-17 World Cup next summer.
The U.S. senior men's national team is coming off what Jurgen Klinsmann called a five-game
tournament, with three friendlies and two World Cup qualifiers in a rather brief time testing the
durability of his squad. The U.S. U-17s are about to embark on a whirlwind, five-match adventure of
The U.S. Under-18 men's national team played to its second consecutive draw in the Lisbon
International Tournament on Thursday, playing Slovakia to a 0-0 tie.
The result came a day after the U-18s tied Poland 1-1 on a goal by Chivas USA academy forward
Ben Spencer, who volleyed in the equalizer after Alejandro Guido's cross was flicked on by Los
Angeles Galaxy forward Jack McBean.
The U.S. men's national team is currently preparing for friendlies and World Cup qualifiers, but
the future of the program is also in action this week.┬ The U.S. Under-18 men's national team kicks
off its participation in the Libson International Tournament on Wednesday, the first tournament for
new coach Javier Perez.
It won't make up for Mexico's recent continental dominance, but it's something.
The U.S. Under-17 men's national team topped Mexico 1-0 in the fifth-place game of the Mondial
Minimes Tournament in France Monday, getting a goal from New York Red Bulls academy forward Wesley
Wade to cap off the competition with a victory.
The U.S. Under-17 national team opened the Richie Williams era with a victory, topping the
United Arab Emirates 4-0 in their opening match of the Mondial Minimes tournament on Tuesday,
Williams' first game since taking over for Wilmer Cabrera as U-17 coach.
Nike International Friendlies standouts Tyler Turner and Wesley Wade scored for the United
States, and Ahinga Selemani and Chivas USA academy product Bradford Jamieson also provided goals in
The immediate future of the U.S. men's national team is consumed with Olympic qualifying, but
the wave of players in the pipeline behind them are getting to work as well.
New U.S. Under-18 coach Javier Perez has called in 35 players for his first training camp since
taking over at the helm a little more than a month ago, with a heavy Development Academy presence
being a theme on the roster.
Centerback Gale Agbossoumonde and goalkeeper David Bingham have been forced to withdraw from
United States Under-23 national team camp with undisclosed injuries ahead of today's opening day of
training at the Home Depot Center, according to U.
The U.S. Men's Under-23 national team will play its finaly exhibition match before Olympic
Qualifying kicks off in a month in Nashville with a match agianst arch-rival Mexico in Frisco,
Texas tonight (10pm, Telefutura).
┬ Head coach Caleb Porter will be trotting out a strong team against Mexico tonight, with Bill
Hamid and Juan Agudelo leading a squad that will make up most of the team that will take part in
CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying in Nashville and Kansas City.
The United States Under-23 men's national team is going to get a proper tune-up for CONCACAF
Olympic qualifying, as it will square off against Mexico's Under-23 side in a friendly at FC Dallas
Stadium in Frisco, Texas, on Feb. 29.
The match will be a culmination of a 10-day training camp in Frisco.
The U.S. Under-23 men's national team has just over a month left before Olympic qualifying takes
place, and Caleb Porter's side wrapped up its penultimate camp last week in Costa Rica with a pair
Playing without some of its top players, the Americans played to a scoreless draw with the
January is a busy month for U.S. Soccer across almost all ages, and following Jurgen Klinsmann's
roster announcement for the senior camp that kicks off today in Phoenix and Tab Ramos' roster
announcement for this week's Under-20 camp in Florida, two more sets of U.
Real Salt Lake midfielder Luis Gil and Fortuna Dusseldorf forward Villyan Bijev were among the
20 players named for the upcoming U.S. Under-20 national team training camp in Houston by head
coach Tab Ramos.
The roster, released on Saturday, includes FC Dallas forward Jonathan Top and University of
North Carolina tandem Boyd Okwuonu and Jordan McCrary.