1 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 U.S. MEN S NATIONAL TEAM 149 U.S. MNT (CONTINUED) 2 To Brazil and Beyond 4 Jurgen Klinsmann 6 Assistant Coaches U.S. Men s National Team 8 U.S. MNT Headshots 10 Player Bios 42 U.S. National Soccer Team Players Association 178 U.S. Beach Soccer Team 180 U.S. Paralympic Team 183 Player Development 184 Development Academy 191 Technical Advisors 192 Training Centers 193 Nike International Friendlies U.S. MNT 43 U.S. 195 COMPETITIONS Stats Results 46 Statistics: All-Time Results 66 All-Time Lineups 80 All-Time Coaches 81 All-Time Head-to-Head Results 87 Venues & Stadiums by State 98 Year-by-Year Records 99 All-Time Records 100 All-Time Player Caps 106 All-Time Player Register 123 All-Time Leaders and Records 131 U.S. MNT 132 U.S. MNT All-Time World Cup Results 138 U.S. MNT All-Time World Cup Statistics 143 U.S. MNT All-Time World Cup Caps 144 Past World Cup Results & History World Cup Qualifying Stats 160 U.S. MNT All-Time World Cup Qualifying Caps 162 U.S. MNT All-Time World Cup Qualifying Goals 149 U.S. MNT 150 Under-23 Men s National Team 151 Under-20 Men s National Team 157 Under-18 Men s National Team 159 Under-17 Men s National Team 166 Under-17 Residency Program 169 Under-15 Boys National Team 171 Under-14 Boys Nat l Identification Program 172 U.S. Futsal Team 196 FIFA Competitions 203 CONCACAF Gold Cup 212 U.S. Olympic History 221 Pan-Am Games History 223 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup 237 U.S. SOCCER HISTORY & INFORMATION 227 U.S. Soccer History & Information 228 U.S. Soccer Athletes of the Year 230 All-Time Awards 232 Best of U.S. Soccer 235 Soccer in the USA 236 U.S. Soccer Staff Directory 238 U.S. Soccer Board of Directors 239 Sunil Gulati, President 240 Daniel T. Flynn, CEO / Secretary General 241 Referee Program 243 Coaching Department 246 U.S. Soccer House 248 U.S. Soccer National Training Center 260 U.S. Soccer Timeline 259 FIFA 260 CONCACAF 261 Soccer in the USA 265 U.S. Soccer Foundation 266 National Soccer Hall of Fame 268 Soccer Participation 269 TV Information 271 Media Information 273 Media Services 278 Important Phone Numbers 279 U.S. MNT BIO APPENDIX U.S. SOCCER 2014 MEN S NATIONAL TEAM MEDIA GUIDE The 2014 U.S. Men s National Team Media Guide is a publication of the U.S. Soccer Communications Department. Data in this book is current through Jan. 1, If you have the MNT version of the guide and would like a copy of the WNT version, please contact the U.S. Soccer Communications Department at or An updated electronic version of the media guide is available at ussoccer.com. U.S. SOCCER COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT: Neil Buethe, Michael Kammarman, Aaron Heifetz, Elizabeth Sanchez, Mark Liskevych, Phillip Faniola, Charlie Corr, Sinhue Mendoza U.S. SOCCER VIDEO DEPARTMENT: Scott Myers, Andy Sevcik PHOTOGRAPHY MANAGER FOR U.S. SOCCER: John Todd / International Sports Images DESIGN & LAYOUT: Ron Logan PRINTING: The Brandt Co., Dave Mateer, Peoria, Ill. COMPETITIONS U.S. HISTORY & INFO
2 U.S. HISTORY & INFO COMPETITIONS U.S. MNT U.S. SOCCER FEDERATION 2014 MEN S NATIONAL TEAM MEDIA GUIDE 2 U.S. SOCCER 2014 PREVIEW U.S. SOCCER MARCHES TO BRAZIL AND BEYOND As the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States, U.S. Soccer has played an integral part in charting the course for the sport in the USA for 100 years. In that time, the Federation s mission statement has been clear and simple: to make soccer, in all its forms, a preeminent sport in the United States and to continue the development of soccer at all recreational and competitive levels. As U.S. Soccer enters the second century of its existence, the sport s exponential growth in the last few decades has been nothing short of remarkable. From a viewership standpoint, nearly 20 million Americans watched the Round of 16 match at the 2010 FIFA World Cup on television. Soccer-specific stadiums have opened their doors to resounding success. The National Training Center in Carson, Calif., in its 11th year of existence, has been a valuable facility for all levels, including the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, which kicked off at the state-of-the-art complex with much fanfare in In 1989, the U.S. Men s National Team had not played in a World Cup in 40 years and the U.S. Women s program was in its early stages. U.S. Soccer was playing games in small stadiums that did not reach capacity, few matches were televised, soccer-specific stadiums were yet to be created and there were no high-level professional outdoor leagues. Since that time, the state of U.S. Soccer has evolved significantly. Entering 2014, the U.S. MNT has qualified for its seventh-consecutive FIFA World Cup and advanced to the quarterfinals at the 2002 event. U.S. Soccer is a world leader in women s soccer at every level, and the U.S. WNT has won two FIFA Women s World Cups and four Olympic Gold Medals an accomplishment that no other country on the men s and women s side has reached in Olympic competition. The United States has also hosted three World Cups with the support of its members and strong organizational abilities. Professionally, Major League Soccer continues to grow in popularity and prestige with 19 teams throughout North America, as attendance and viewership rise. On the women s side, the U.S. Soccer Federation has overseen the successful launch of the National Women s Soccer League that heads into its sophomore season. U.S. Soccer is subsidizing the salaries of up to 24 U.S. WNT players while the Canadian Soccer Association and Federation of Mexican Football are doing the same for up to 16 players. From a coaching standpoint in the United States, more classes are continually being offered around the country, and the number of licensed, well-educated trainers and managers is larger than ever. The education level among coaches has been tailored to match the expanding pool of talent in the U.S. U.S. Soccer continues to set positive trends for referees in CONCACAF, with reinvigorated focus on education and training, including the realm of professional referees. In 2012, U.S. Soccer and MLS created the Professional Referee Organization (PRO) to manage the referee program in professional soccer leagues in the U.S. and Canada. The creation of PRO has been designed to increase the quality of officiating in U.S. and Canadian professional leagues, develop more professional quality officials at a younger age and develop officials who will represent the United States and Canada in FIFA competitions. U.S. SOCCER FEDERATION HISTORY Throughout the 100-year history of U.S. Soccer, the organization has been known by three different names: U.S. Foot Ball Association U.S. Soccer Football Association U.S. Soccer Federation 1974-Current Participation in soccer continues at high levels among both youth and adults, with more than 4.3 million registered players among the 24 million participants in the sport, according to the FIFA Big Count. For more information on all U.S. Soccer programs, visit the official organization website at ussoccer.com.
3 3 U.S. SOCCER 2014 PREVIEW U.S. MNT COMPETITIONS U.S. HISTORY & INFO
4 U.S. HISTORY & INFO COMPETITIONS U.S. MNT U.S. SOCCER FEDERATION 2014 MEN S NATIONAL TEAM MEDIA GUIDE 4 HEAD COACH JURGEN KLINSMANN JURGEN KLINSMANN Head Coach: U.S. Men s National Team Born: July 30, 1964, in Göppingen, Germany Since his appointment by U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati as head coach of the U.S. Men s National Team on July 29, 2011, Jurgen Klinsmann set out to raise the program to new heights and has thus far seen his efforts pay off. The accomplishments have been numerous. He masterminded a record-setting 12-game winning streak that is the longest in program history, and finished 2013 with 16 victories and.761 winning percentage, both all-time MNT records for a calendar year. The team won six straight games en route to capturing the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, during which the squad scored a record 20 goals. Most importantly, the U.S. finished in first place in World Cup qualifying for the third-consecutive cycle and advanced to its seventh-consecutive World Cup finals. These achievements helped lead to a four-year extension of his contract that runs through 2018, a deal which also saw Klinsmann appointed as Technical Director. Klinsmann has been involved in soccer almost his entire life as a player, coach, television analyst and consultant. As a player, Klinsmann was one of the game s premier forwards and enjoyed a 17-year career that included stints in four major European leagues for a number of clubs, including VfB Stuttgart, Inter Milan, AS Monaco, Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Munich. One of the most well-known international players of all-time, he earned 108 appearances for Germany and scored 47 goals while helping the team win the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy and the 1996 European Championship. Klinsmann also has a famed coaching career and was named manager of the German National Team in He guided Germany to a record and a third place finish in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, earning him Coach of the Year honors in Germany. Two years later, Klinsmann took over the head coaching position at Bayern Munich. Since his time in Germany, Klinsmann has worked in television broadcasting, is a partner in the sports marketing consulting agency SportsSolutions and signed on with Toronto FC as a consultant. Klinsmann began playing soccer from a young age in his hometown of Gingen. As a 14-year old, he joined the youth program of Stuttgarter Kickers and signed a professional contract with them two years later. He made his debut at the age of 17 for the Kickers in the second division Bundesliga. In 1984, he was signed by VfB Stuttgart, where he helped the club reach the German Cup final in 1986 and the UEFA Cup final in In 1988, Klinsmann was the top-scorer in the Bundesliga and was named Player of the Year in Germany. Klinsmann made his national team debut in 1987 against Brazil. He participated in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, where he helped his team earn the bronze medal. In 1990, Klinsmann also helped his team win the 1990 FIFA World Cup with stellar performances throughout the tournament. In 1989, Klinsmann joined Internazionale in Italy, and won the Italian Super Cup that same year and the UEFA Cup in Starting in 1992, Klinsmann played with AS Monaco of the French League 1, and then joined Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League in In 1995, Klinsmann returned to Germany to play with Bayern Munich, where he helped Bayern win the UEFA Cup in 1996 by notching a record 15 goals in 12 matches. In 1997, Klinsmann played with Sampdoria of Italy and then re-joined Tottenham mid-season, where he would close out his professional club career. Klinsmann retired as a professional player after the 1998 World Cup. He had played 17 seasons with four major soccer clubs, scoring 226 goals in 506 appearances. Klinsmann also notched 108 caps with the German national team, scoring 47 goals. He represented his country in three European Championships (1998,
5 HEAD COACH JURGEN KLINSMANN and 1996), including winning in He also participated in three World Cups (1990, 1994 and 1998), including winning in He was named team captain of Germany from 1994 to After retiring as a player, he moved to the United States with his wife, Debbie. They currently reside in California with their two children, Jonathan and Laila. Klinsmann was well prepared to become a coach after his club experiences in the top European leagues. He learned from very successful managers and learned various tactical systems that emphasized different styles of play. In June of 2000, he earned his German Football Teacher License. U.S. MNT In 2004, Klinsmann became the Technical Advisor for the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer. In July of the same year, the German Football Federation asked Klinsmann to become manager of the German National Team. Klinsmann melded young players with proven veterans and emphasized fitness and an aggressive, attacking style of play. He led Germany to third place at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and retired with a winning record of after the tournament. Despite stepping aside as Germany s manager after the World Cup, he left a foundation for ongoing success, including the core of the German National Team coaching staff and players. In July of 2008, Klinsmann became the head coach of his old club, Bayern Munich where he aided in the design of a new player development and performance center. Bayern reached the quarterfinal of the Champions League that year, going in all competitions under Klinsmann. Klinsmann was hired as head coach for the U.S. Men s National Team on July 29, 2011, and made his debut with the team in a friendly match on Aug. 10, 2011, against Mexico in Philadelphia. KLINSMANN FACT FILE: CLUB SOCCER CAREER: Stuttgarter Kickers ( ) VfB Stuttgart ( ) Internazionale ( ) Monaco ( ) Tottenham Hotspur ( ) Bayern Munich ( ) Sampdoria ( ) Tottenham Hotspur (1997-8) NATIONAL TEAM SOCCER CAREER: West Germany U-16 ( ) West Germany U-21 ( ) Germany ( ) PLAYER HONORS: German Player of the Year (1988, 1994) FWA Player of the Year (1995) CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS WON: Supercoppa Italiana (1989) UEFA Cup (1991, 1996) Bundesliga ( ) INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS WON: FIFA World Cup (1990) European Championship (1996) U.S. Cup (1993) CONCACAF Gold Cup (2013) PROFESSIONAL COACHING CAREER: Head Coach, German National Team ( ) Bayern Munich ( ) COACHING HONORS: German Coach of the Year (2006) COMPETITIONS U.S. HISTORY & INFO
6 6 COACHING STAFF U.S. HISTORY & INFO COMPETITIONS U.S. MNT ANDREAS HERZOG Assistant Coach: U.S. MNT Born: Sept. 10, 1968, in Vienna, Austria Hometown: Vienna, Austria After an accomplished career at the club and international level, Andreas Herzog is applying his knowledge and experience to his role with the U.S. Men s National Team. In addition to his duties on the field, the most-capped player in Austrian history serves as the USA s primary liaison to players, coaches and clubs in Europe. Herzog enjoyed an 18-year professional career that spanned three leagues in Europe and the United States. Beginning his playing days at Rapid Vienna, he moved on to spend eight seasons in the German Bundesliga that were highlighted by a UEFA Cup championship in 1996 with Bayern Munich, where he played alongside Jurgen Klinsmann. He spent his final season as a professional in 2004 playing for the LA Galaxy in MLS. Making 103 appearances for Austria and scoring 26 goals from his central midfield position, Herzog is a twotime World Cup veteran. Featuring in Austria s 2-1 victory against the United States in the 1990 FIFA World Cup, he went on to convert a penalty against Italy in France 98. Herzog served as an assistant coach for the Austria National Team for two years before assuming the role of head coach of the Austria U-21 National Team in MARTIN VASQUEZ Assistant Coach: U.S. MNT Born: Dec. 24, 1963, in Yahualica, Mexico Hometown: West Covina, Calif. Martin Vasquez has an intimate knowledge of soccer in the United States, and brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience at the highest levels to Jurgen Klinsmann s staff. He played professionally in both Major League Soccer and the Primera Division in Mexico, and also represented both the United States and Mexico at the international level. Vasquez spent three years playing for Universidad de Guadalajara from , before moving to Puebla ( ) and Veracruz ( ). His most successful stop in Mexico was a fouryear stay with Atlas, where he made over 100 appearances from Vasquez was allocated to the Tampa Bay Mutiny of Major League Soccer in the league s inaugural season in 1996, and his outstanding play as a defensive midfielder earned him a spot in the MLS All-Star Game that season. He enjoyed two seasons in Tampa Bay and one final campaign with the San Jose Clash in 1998 before retiring from the playing field, wrapping up a 17-year professional career before shifting his focus to coaching. After his playing days, Vasquez cut his coaching teeth for a handful of years at the collegiate levels and also coached in Women s United Soccer Association (WUSA) before re-joining the ranks of MLS as an assistant on the sidelines of both tenants of The Home Depot Center the LA Galaxy (2004) and Chivas USA ( ). Vasquez would then have the rare opportunity to expand his coaching horizons in Europe, joining Bayern Munich for its Bundesliga campaign under Klinsmann. In December of 2009, Vasquez got the opportunity to return to Chivas USA, this time as the team s head coach, a post which he manned for the squad s 2010 season. CHRIS WOODS Goalkeeper Coach: U.S. MNT Born: Nov. 14, 1959, in Lincolnshire, England Hometown: Boston, England Chris Woods possesses decades of goalkeeping knowledge and brings his expertise to Jurgen Klinsmann s staff, having played and coached at the highest level of English soccer. Woods joined the U.S. Men s National Team staff in October 2011 as the goalkeeper coach, and splits time in the same role with legendary club Manchester United. Woods enjoyed a playing career that lasted more than 20 years and included multiple league championships and two FIFA World Cups. Woods began his career as an apprentice goalkeeper at Nottingham Forest in He earned the chance to make an impression in the 1978 Football League Cup as Forest reached the final against Liverpool. Woods kept a clean sheet in the first game which ended 0-0 and the replay as Forest went on to win the Cup in a 1-0 victory. The 18-year-old became the youngest player to appear in a League Cup final. Woods left Forest in 1979 to join Queens Park Rangers, where he made 63 appearances before signing with Norwich City. There, Woods established himself as the first-choice goalkeeper, putting in more than 200 performances in his time with the club. At Norwich, he won his second League Cup championship after his side defeated Sunderland 1-0 at Wembley in 1985 and minded the posts as the team earned promotion to the First Division. Woods signed for Rangers in 1986 and won both the Scottish Premier League and the Scottish League Cup in his first season. During that same season, Woods played 1,196 minutes from November to January without conceding a goal, setting a new British record. By the time he left Rangers in 1991, he had won the Scottish Premier League and the Scottish League Cup an additional three times each. Woods signed with Sheffield Wednesday and returned to English football for the next five seasons, including a year on loan with Reading, before he came to the U.S. and joined the Colorado Rapids. Woods spent a year in MLS and returned to England to see out his playing career. He retired in With the England National Team, Woods became a two-time World Cup veteran, traveling to Mexico in 1986 and Italy in He was between the posts as England qualified for two European Championships, and Woods was the first-choice keeper for the 1992 tournament, keeping clean sheets in his first two games of the competition. Over his international career, Woods accumulated 43 caps, both his first and last coming against the U.S. After his retirement from goalkeeping, Woods linked up with his former Rangers head coach Walter Smith, who was then the manager at Everton. Woods remained at Everton, guiding some of England and the U.S. s top goalkeeping talents including Nigel Martyn, Richard Wright and Tim Howard.
7 2014 U.S. MEN S NATIONAL TEAM U.S. Men s National Team Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Birth Date Caps/G Hometown Club Altidore, Jozy F /06/89 66/21 Boca Raton, Fla. Sunderland (England) Beasley, DaMarcus D /24/82 114/17 Ft. Wayne, Ind. Puebla (Mexico) Beckerman, Kyle M /23/82 33/1 Crofton, Md. Real Salt Lake Bedoya, Alejandro M /25/87 25/1 Weston, Fla. Nantes (France) Besler, Matt D /11/87 12/0 Overland Park, Kan. Sporting Kansas City Boyd, Terrence F /16/91 12/0 Berlin, Germany Rapid Vienna (Austria) Bradley, Michael M /31/87 82/11 Manhattan Beach, Calif. Toronto FC Brooks, John D /28/93 2/0 Berlin, Germany Hertha Berlin (Germany) Cameron, Geoff D /11/85 23/1 Attleboro, Mass. Stoke City (England) Castillo, Edgar D /08/86 15/0 Las Cruces, N.M. Club Tijuana (Mexico) Corona, Joe M /09/90 11/2 Chula Vista, Calif. Club Tijuana (Mexico) Davis, Brad M /08/81 12/0 St. Charles, Mo. Houston Dynamo Dempsey, Clint F /09/83 101/36 Nacogdoches, Texas Seattle Sounders FC Diskerud, Mix M /02/90 17/2 Oslo, Norway Rosenborg (Norway) Donovan, Landon F /04/82 154/57 Redlands, Calif. LA Galaxy Evans, Brad D /20/85 16/1 Phoenix, Ariz. Seattle Sounders FC Gonzalez, Omar D /11/88 16/0 Dallas, Texas LA Galaxy Goodson, Clarence D /17/82 44/5 Alexandria, Va. San Jose Earthquakes Guzan, Brad GK /09/84 24/0 Homer Glen, Ill. Aston Villa (England) Holden, Stuart M /01/85 25/3 Houston, Texas Bolton Wanderers (England) Howard, Tim GK /06/79 96/0 North Brunswick, N.J. Everton (England) Johannsson, Aron F /10/90 6/1 Mobile, Ala. AZ Alkmaar (Netherlands) Johnson, Eddie F /31/84 61/19 Palm Coast, Fla. D.C. United Johnson, Fabian M /11/87 18/0 Munich, Germany Hoffenheim (Germany) Jones, Jermaine M /03/81 38/2 Chicago, Ill. Besiktas (Turkey) Kljestan, Sacha M /09/85 45/4 Huntington Beach, Calif. Anderlecht (Belgium) Onyewu, Oguchi D /13/82 68/6 Olney, Md. Sheffield Wednesday (England) Orozco, Michael D /07/86 11/3 Orange, Calif. Puebla (Mexico) Rimando, Nick GK /17/79 12/0 Montclair, Calif. Real Salt Lake Torres, Jose M /29/87 26/0 Longview, Texas Tigres (Mexico) Wondolowski, Chris F /28/83 17/6 Danville, Calif. San Jose Earthquakes Zusi, Graham M /18/86 18/3 Longwood, Fla. Sporting Kansas City U.S. MNT Team Staff Head Coach... Jurgen Klinsmann Assistant Coach... Andreas Herzog Assistant Coach... Martin Vasquez Goalkeeper Coach... Chris Woods Fitness Coach... Masa Sakihana Team Administrator...Jon Fleishman Equipment Manager... Jesse Bignami Head Athletic Trainer... Ivan Pierra Athletic Trainer... Jeremy Hassler Athletic Trainer...Niklas Albers Team Doctor...George Chiampas Nutritionist... Danielle Lafata Videographer...Troy Bardy Press Officer... Michael Kammarman COMPETITIONS U.S. HISTORY & INFO
8 8 U.S. MNT PLAYER POOL U.S. HISTORY & INFO COMPETITIONS U.S. MNT Jozy Altidore Forward Matt Besler Defender Geoff Cameron Defender Clint Dempsey Forward DaMarcus Beasley Defender Terrence Boyd Forward Edgar Castillo Defender Mix Diskerud Midfielder Kyle Beckerman Midfielder Michael Bradley Midfielder Joe Corona Midfielder Landon Donovan Forward Alejandro Bedoya Midfielder John Brooks Defender Brad Davis Defender Brad Evans Defender
9 U.S. MNT PLAYER POOL 9 U.S. MNT Omar Gonzalez Midfielder Clarence Goodson Defender Brad Guzan Goalkeeper Stuart Holden Midfielder Tim Howard Goalkeeper Aron Johannsson Forward Eddie Johnson Forward Fabian Johnson Defender Jermaine Jones Midfielder Sacha Kljestan Midfielder Oguchi Onyewu Defender Michael Orozco Defender COMPETITIONS Nick Rimando Goalkeeper Jose Torres Midfielder Chris Wondolowski Forward Graham Zusi Midfielder U.S. HISTORY & INFO
10 U.S. HISTORY & INFO COMPETITIONS U.S. MNT U.S. SOCCER FEDERATION 2014 MEN S NATIONAL TEAM MEDIA GUIDE 10 JOZY ALTIDORE JOZY ALTIDORE Position: Forward Height: 6-1 (1.85 m) Weight: 175 (80 kg) Born: Nov. 6, 1989, in Livingston, N.J. Hometown: Boca Raton, Fla. Club: Sunderland (England) CAREER STATS / / / / / / / Year Totals 66/ Still a growing player at age 24, Jozy Altidore has added seasoning and sophistication to an already physically imposing game. He has developed range and positional sense in addition to superior body control. Having surpassed 60 caps and double digits in goals scored for the senior team, he is a veteran in his own right and looking to add leadership to his repertoire of big-game qualities for the National Team. After stints at five clubs in three years throughout Europe, Altidore found stability in 2011 with Dutch outfit AZ Alkmaar, where he finished with 51 goals in all competitions through two seasons and helped the team reach the quarterfinals of the 2013 UEFA Europa League. Desiring to further challenge himself, Altidore engineered a move to English Premier League side Sunderland in the summer of CAREER HIGHLIGHTS Named 2013 U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year for his record-breaking performance during the year Set a U.S. MNT record by scoring in five straight games on his way to becoming joint top scorer for the U.S. in 2013 tying Landon Donovan on eight goals His four goals in 2013 FIFA World Cup Qualifying gave him 10 total and moved him into a tie for fourth on the MNT s all-time WCQ goals scored with fellow forward Brian McBride A critical force in the USA s march in the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, scoring game-winning goals against Canada and Guadeloupe and earning Man of the Match honors in both games Assist on Michael Bradley s game-tying goal against Slovenia in the 2010 FIFA World Cup voted Best Assist for 2010 Best of U.S. Soccer Awards Started all four 2010 World Cup matches, earning ussoccer.com Man of the Match honors in the USA s 1-0 victory against Algeria Finished as the leading scorer for the U.S. in qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup with six goals Became the youngest player in U.S. Men s National Team history to score a hat trick, tallying all three goals in the 3-0 victory in qualifying against Trinidad & Tobago on April 1, 2009, in Nashville Part of Peter Nowak s Under-23 side that qualified for the Olympics in Beijing and appeared in all three games at the Olympics, scoring during the 2-2 tie on Aug. 10 against the Netherlands Became the first U.S. international to score in Spain s La Liga when he grabbed a goal on Nov. 1, 2008, against Athletic Bilbao JOZY ALTIDORE S BIO IS CONTINUED ON PAGE 280
11 DaMARCUS BEASLEY 11 DaMARCUS BEASLEY Position: Defender Height: 5-8 (1.72 m) Weight: 145 (66 kg) Born: May 24, 1982, in Ft. Wayne, Ind. Hometown: Ft. Wayne, Ind. Club: Puebla (Mexico) U.S. MNT CAREER STATS / / / / / / / / / / / / / Year Totals 114/ Possessingspeed, a well of veteran knowledge and the ability to okay on both sides of the ball, Beasley has experienced a renaissance at the beginning of his second decade of play with the U.S. Men¹s National Team. The three-time FIFA World Cup veteran has represented the U.S. in World Cups at the U-17, U-20 and senior level, as well as the FIFA Confederations Cup. Various injuries in recent years had hampered his ability to earn consistent playing time at Rangers in Scotland and Hannover 96 in Germany. Now with Puebla in Liga MX, Beasley has established imself as a regular starter again for club and country. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS Has played in 33 World Cup qualifiers, placing him third all-time on the U.S. MNT s WCQ caps list. He has contributed six qualifying goals over those matches Included on the 2010 FIFA World Cup squad and came on as a sub in USA s famous 1-0 extra-time win against Algeria He was named captain again for the USA s run to the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, a competition in which he started five of the team s six matches Captained the team for the first time in his career when he led U.S. for its WCQ against Trinidad & Tobago in Port of Spain in 2008 DaMARCUS BEASLEY S BIO IS CONTINUED ON PAGE 281 COMPETITIONS U.S. HISTORY & INFO
12 U.S. HISTORY & INFO COMPETITIONS U.S. MNT U.S. SOCCER FEDERATION 2014 MEN S NATIONAL TEAM MEDIA GUIDE 12 KYLE BECKERMAN KYLE BECKERMAN Position: Midfielder Height: 5-10 (1.78 m) Weight: 165 (74.8 kg) Born: April 23, 1982, in Crofton, Md. Hometown: Crofton, Md. Club: Real Salt Lake CAREER STATS / / / / / / Year Totals 33/ Beckerman s emergence as a fixture in the full team adds to an impressive legacy with the U.S. National Teams. He has been part of the programs since the age of 15, earning 40 caps with the U-17s and joining the U-23 squad that participated in the 2004 Olympic qualifying tournament in Mexico before making his senior debut as a substitute against Denmark on Jan. 20, Beckerman was in and out of the National Team before becoming a regular for the U.S. under Jurgen Klinsmann, who values his consistent performance and effort. The energetic midfielder has long been a fixture in MLS, recording over 325 games played since joining the league in Now in his eighth season with Real Salt Lake, Beckerman has captained his side to a pair of MLS Cup finals (winning the first in 2009), a CONCACAF Champions League final, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final in 2013 and its longest streak of undefeated home games. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS Started a career high nine of 10 matches played for the USA in 2013, including starts in two of three FIFA World Cup qualifiers and five of the team s six CONCACAF Gold Cup matches Played in each of the U.S. s six games in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup Has earned Major League Soccer All-Star recognition five consecutive years, from Captained Real Salt Lake to the 2009 MLS Cup championship U.S. National Team 2013: Started nine of 10 matches in which he played captained the USA for the first time in the team s year opening 0-0 draw with Canada Started five of the USA s six CONCACAF Gold Cup matches, helping the team claim its fifth regional title Started two of the three FIFA World Cup qualifiers he featured in, including the USA s fourth consecutive Hexagonal round Dos a Cero win against Mexico at Columbus Crew Stadium 2012: Made five appearances and two starts Manned central midfield in the historic 1-0 victory against Mexico on Aug. 15 at Estadio Azteca Played in two Semifinal Round qualifiers, getting the start Sept. 7 in Jamaica 2011: Earned a regular starting spot in the National Team by the end of the year, with a total of six appearances beginning with the 1-1 tie against Mexico on Aug. 10 Started five of those matches, including the wins against Honduras and Slovenia 2010: Ended stints at U.S. MNT camps in January and February of 2010 with starts in friendlies against Honduras and El Salvador 2009: Reached double-digits in appearances after entering as a substitute against El Salvador in a World Cup Qualifier on Sept. 5 at Rio Tinto Stadium, helping the USA hold on to a 2-1 victory Played in all six of the USA s run to the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup final, starting five KYLE BECKERMAN S BIO IS CONTINUED ON PAGE 283