Oct. 25, 2019
U-15 BNT vs. Russia
Stadium Malbork; Malbork, Poland
Oct. 23, 2019
U-15 BNT vs. Poland
Stadium Malbork; Malbork, Poland
Akalu, Jenkins, Akalu
Oct. 21, 2019
U-15 BNT vs. Iceland
Aug. 10, 2019
U-15 BNT vs. Portugal
IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.
Aug. 8, 2019
U-15 BNT vs. Costa Rica
IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.
Aug. 6, 2019
U-15 BNT vs. Suriname
IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.
Valdez (3), Oliva
Aug. 5, 2019
U-15 BNT vs. Guatemala
IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.
Valdez, Cisneros, Jauregui
Aug. 4, 2019
U-15 BNT vs. Haiti
IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.
May, 4 2019
U-15 BNT vs. Norway
May 2, 2019
U-15 BNT vs. England
D 1-1 (4-2)
Stadio Teghil; Lignano, Italy
April 30, 2019
U-15 BNT vs. Mexico
April 29, 2019
U-15 BNT vs. Slovenia
Nova Gorica, Slovenia
April 28, 2019
U-15 BNT vs. India
Brummett, Rotundo, Cisneros
US Soccer officially unveils new crest – SportsLogos.Net News
The worst kept secret in recent memory is officially here — US Soccer has finally given their new logo an official rollout. For the first time since 1995, US Soccer will have a brand new crest to represent their organization.
I outlined my thoughts on the new logo when the new crest initially leaked, but the gist is this: I’m not enamored with the new logo, but it’s still a pretty big upgrade over what US Soccer had previously, and it’s mostly because of the fact that the new logo fixed one of my biggest pet peeves with the old logo: The new logo actually has 13 red-and-white stripes instead of blue-and-white stripes. It actually looks like the United States flag, now! That’s been a thorn in my side for years, so I’m glad that they fixed it.
For reference, here are the two crests side by side and then a history of US Soccer crests, to boot.
h/t to wrongsideofthepond.com for this image
Additionally, US Soccer went with a relatively unique way of officially unveiling the new crest, as they decided to go the route of virtual reality. As you’ll read from the snippet of The New York Times’ article on the matter, it was unique and costly for US Soccer.
Mike Gressle, U.S. Soccer’s director of marketing, said that the organization considered the demographics of its fan base before choosing virtual reality.
“Our fans are pretty early adopters to technology,” Mr. Gressle said. “Given that this is the next new thing, we think they’ll be pretty interested in it.”
The rebranding effort is centered on the crest. Crests are like logos for soccer federations, and they are treated reverentially by soccer enthusiasts. The old mark — which included a flying soccer ball at its center, a rippled top, and six blue stripes below a red field — was ridiculed as dated and cartoonish. The new one is not unveiled until the end of a two-minute virtual reality highlight reel, which was shot by StriVR and contains 360-degree video from the most recent men’s national team game and the women’s World Cup.
Mr. Berhalter said the rebranding and unveiling added up to one of the costliest marketing efforts in the federation’s 102-year history — reaching seven figures and far outpacing a standard news conference unveiling that might cost around $30,000.
“We kept on coming back to the notion that the press conference isn’t really something that drives the fan experience,” he said. “Therefore we’ve moved away from that to something that is more immersive and interacting and experiential for the fan.”
Of course, if any of you have been reading what I’ve been writing lately, then you know that I love a good infographic, and US Soccer delivered in that regard. They go into further detail on their website, but here’s a quick taste of their explanation for the new crest:
Now that the official crest is here, what’s your verdict? Is this an upgrade or a downgrade? Also, aren’t you glad that the leaked shirt we saw earlier is only going to be part of a clash kit? Thank goodness.
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U.S. U-15 Girls National Team roster named for tournament in China
CHICAGO (Via U.S. Soccer) – The Under-15 Girls’ National Team will travel to Weifang, China from Aug. 15-27 for the CFA International Women’s Youth Football Tournament Weifang 2018 that will also feature the hosts, Japan and the Czech Republic. Weifang is located about 300 miles southeast of Beijing.
U.S. U-15 GNT head coach Tracey Kevins has called up 19 players born in 2003 and one born in 2004 in forward Allyson Sentnor. Last November as a 13-year-old playing for the U.S. U-15s, Sentnor scored five goals over two games against Germany, tallying twice in a 3-2 win and then earning a hat trick in a 6-1 victory.
The USA opens its tournament on Aug. 22 against Japan, faces China PR on Aug. 24 and finishes against the Czech Republic on Aug. 26.
+READ: U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team roster set for South Korea trip
This is the second international trip of the year for the U-15s, which also traveled to the Netherlands in June and won (2-1) and tied (2-2) with their Dutch counterparts. Thirteen players on this roster also were in the Netherlands for those matches.
Three players on the roster for China scored the USA’s goals in the Netherlands: Simone Jackson scored two and Jillian Shimkin and Sentnor each scored one. Fifteen of the 20 players on the roster played in the first year of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.
CFA International Women’s Youth Football Tournament Weifang 2018
All Matches played at the Weifang Olympic Sports Center Stadium
Wednesday, August 22
USA vs. Japan (4 a.m. ET)
China PR vs. Czech Republic
Friday, August 24
USA vs. China PR (7:35 a.m. ET)
Japan vs. Czech Republic
Sunday, August 26
USA vs. Czech Republic (4 a.m. ET)
China PR vs Japan
U.S. U-15 GNT Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (2): Nadia Cooper (Shattuck – St. Mary’s; Katy, Texas), Neeku Purcell (Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.)
DEFENDERS (6): Baleigh Bruster (NTH Tophat; Smyrna, Ga.), Andrea Kitahata (San Jose Earthquakes; Hillsborough, Calif.), Aidan McConnell (Michigan Hawks; Dexter, Mich.), Ayo Oke (NTH Tophat; Lawrenceville, Ga.), Kellie Pagador (Placer United SC; Roseville, Calif.), Lilly Reale (South Shore Select; Hingham, Mass.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Emma Egizii (Beach FC; Downey, Calif.), Tatiana Fung (Legends FC; Fullerton, Calif.), Riley Gleason (So Cal Blues SC; Mission Viejo, Calif.), Annie Karich (So Cal Blues SC; Surfside, Calif.), Devin Lynch (Sockers FC; Naperville, Ill.), Jillian Shimkin (FC Fury NY; Rockville Centre, N. Y.)
FORWARDS (6): Simone Jackson (LAFC Slammers; Redondo Beach, Calif.), Karlie Lema (MVLA SC; Morgan Hill, Calif.), Arianna Manrique (NTH Tophat; Buford, Ga.), Allyson Sentnor (South Shore Select; Hanson, Mass.), Farrah Walters (SC del Sol; Scottsdale, Ariz.), Amelia White (Fort Wayne United FC; Fort Wayne, Ind.)
US Soccer suffers 23% decrease in attendance for USMNT games in 2016
Both the US Men’s National Team and US Women’s National Team have completed their last games of the 2016 calendar year. And while their performances on the pitch have been a mix of good and poor, the attendance figures for home games paint a worrying picture for both the men and women’s teams.
In 2016, every single friendly for the US Men’s National Team was attended by less than 10,000 people. In fact, this trend stretches back to October 2015, making it six consecutive friendlies with an attendance of under 10,000. Attendances at Copa America did provide a significant boost, but many of those tickets were purchased as part of a stadium pack where fans bought tickets for a select number of games at each local stadium.
In comparison to 2015, home attendances for USMNT games dropped 23%. The average in 2015 was 38,763 compared to 29,707 in 2016. Without the large Copa America Centenario attendances for USA games, the drop in average attendance from 2016 is more devastating — 64%, so much so that the 2016 USMNT average minus Copa America games (13,820) is less than the USWNT average attendance in 2016.
While the women had a much better year on the pitch despite being knocked out of the Olympics at the quarter-final stage (marking their worst performance in any major tournament ever), attendances are also a concern for USWNT. Attendance was down 42% this year compared to last year. The year 2015 averaged 27,766 per game compared to 15,973 per game in 2016.
The drop in attendance for the USWNT is more pronounced because the year 2015 featured the 10-match US Victory Tour across the United States after the women’s team won the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.
Here are the home attendances for both the USMNT and USWNT for 2016:
2016 USMNT Attendances
January 31: USA vs Iceland (friendly), Stubhub Center, Carson, CA; 8,803
February 5: USA vs. Canada (friendly), Stubhub Center, Carson, CA; 9,274
March 29: USA vs. Guatemala (World Cup qualifier), Mapfre Stadium, Columbus, OH; 20,624
May 25: USA vs. Ecuador (friendly), Toyota Stadium, Frisco TX: 9,893
May 28: USA vs. Bolivia (friendly), Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City, KS: 8,894
June 3: USA vs. Colombia (Copa America), Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA: 67,439
June 7: USA vs. Costa Rica (Copa America), Soldier Field, Chicago, IL: 39,642
June 11: USA vs. Paraguay (Copa America), Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA: 51,041
June 16: USA vs. Ecuador (Copa America), Century Link Field, Seattle, WA: 47,322
June 21: USA vs. Argentina (Copa America), NRG Stadium, Houston, TX: 70,858
June 25: USA vs. Colombia (Copa America), University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ: 29,041
September 6: USA vs. Trinidad-Tobago (World Cup qualifier), Everbank Field, Jacksonville, FL: 19,410
October 11: USA vs. New Zealand (friendly), RFK Stadium, Washington DC: 9,012
November 11: USA vs. Mexico (World Cup qualifier), Mapfre Stadium, Columbus, OH: 24,650
Total attendance: 415,903
Average attendance: 29,707
2016 USWNT Attendances
January 23: USA vs. Ireland (friendly), Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA: 23,309
February 10: USA vs. Costa Rica (Olympic qualifier), Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX: 8,143
February 13: USA vs. Mexico (Olympic qualifier), Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX: 15,032
February 15: USA vs. Puerto Rico (Olympic qualifier), Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX: 7,658
February 19: USA vs. Trinidad-Tobago (Olympic qualifier), BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX: 5,561
February 21: USA vs. Canada (Olympic qualifier), BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX: 10,119
March 3: USA vs. England (She Believes Cup), Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL: 13,027
March 6: USA vs. France (She Believes Cup), Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN: 25,363
March 9: USA vs. Germany (She Believes Cup), FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL: 13,501
April 6: USA vs. Colombia (friendly), Pratt & Whitney Stadium, Hartford, CT: 21,792
April 10: USA vs. Colombia (friendly), Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA: 17,275
June 2: USA vs. Japan (friendly), Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO: 18,572
June 5: USA vs. Japan (friendly), First Energy Stadium, Cleveland, OH: 23,535
July 9: USA vs. South Africa (friendly), Soldier Field, Chicago, IL: 19,272
July 22: USA vs. Costa Rica (friendly), Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City, KS: 12,635
September 15: USA vs. Thailand (friendly), Mapfre Stadium, Columbus, OH: 10,490
September 18: USA vs. Netherlands (friendly), Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA: 15,652
October 19: USA vs. Switzerland (friendly), Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT: 14,336
October 23: USA vs. Switzerland (friendly), US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN: 23,400
November 10: USA vs. Romania (friendly), Avaya Stadium, San Jose, CA: 16,425
November 13: USA vs. Romania (friendly), Stubhub Center, Carson, CA: 20,336
Total attendance: 335,433
Average attendance: 15,973
To improve attendance numbers in 2017, the US Soccer Federation needs to price tickets so they’re more affordable. Trying to fleece soccer fans for $90 a ticket to see a friendly on a Tuesday night isn’t working especially when the morale among supporters is low given the poor performances by the men’s team. For the women, the USWNT doesn’t have a major tournament for another three years, so numbers are unlikely to do much better in 2017.
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Spotlight on: Ryan Coton
Ryan Coton will be gearing up for his 15th season this year as he and the Tampa Thunder prepare for the start of the season. “As soon as I started playing, I knew my life would change in so many ways,” Coton said.
Coton heard about power soccer through a friend at his local MDA summer camp, and that is where he met an all too familiar face that would teach him how to play the sport. “That’s where I met Jerry Frick. He taught me about the sport,” Coton said.
Coton cites Frick as his power soccer role model as he admires the passion Frick showed when teaching young athletes. Coton said that the passion Jerry had is the same passion that drives him on a regular basis. Coton strives to get better everyday and he makes sure he is prepared before every match. “I review a lot of game tape and look for strengths and weaknesses of the other teams,” said Coton.
Coton is a seasoned veteran and has played every position, but finds his home between the posts. Coton said that he likes playing goalkeeper but it can be challenging at times.“You have to have a lot of mental fortitude, and the ability to react quickly in any scenario,” said Coton.
One of his favorite things about power soccer is playing as a team. He likes the strategizing, communication and working together for a common goal. He’ll also never forget his favorite moment in 14 seasons.“The first time I scored at nationals was one of the happiest moments of my life at that point,” said Coton. “I had a breakaway and I knew the ball was going to cross the line.”
Coton has set the bar high as he hopes to one day compete for the US National team. Like many people, he has his eye on competing at the highest level of competition in the sport. But beyond the competition aspect, Coton hopes that he can impact his community for the better and use power soccer as a platform to inform others of the sport.
Coton is a recent graduate of the University of South Florida and is currently working on designing a website as well as designing video games. When not on the court he likes to play video games and enjoys writing.
BREAKING: USA National Team Rosters Announced
What do you think of these teams?
February 11, 2016 by Charlie Eisenhood in News with comments
USA Ultimate has announced the rosters of the USA National Teams that will compete at the 2016 World and Guts Championships in London, England, this June. Below are the 71 athletes selected to represent the United States at Worlds in the Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed Divisions.
USA Men’s Team
|Tyler DeGirolamo||Pittsburgh, Pa.||University of Pittsburgh||Pittsburgh Temper|
|Trent Dillon||Pittsburgh, Pa.||University of Pittsburgh||Pittsburgh Temper|
|Tom Doi||Washington, D.C.||Green Mountain College||Washington, D.C. Truck Stop|
|Ryan Farrell||Boulder, Colo.||William & Mary||Denver Johnny Bravo|
|Dylan Freechild||Portland, Ore.||University of Oregon||Portland Rhino|
|Kurt Gibson||Dallas, Texas||University of Florida||Austin Doublewide|
|Jonathan Helton||Fernandina Beach, Fla.||Wheaton College (IL)||Chicago Machine|
|Ashlin Joye||Albany, Calif.||UC-Davis||San Francisco Revolver|
|Danny Karlinsky||Seattle, Wash.||UC-Santa Cruz||Seattle Sockeye|
|Beau Kittredge||San Francisco, Calif.||University of Colorado||San Francisco Revolver|
|Chris Kocher||Brooklyn, N. Y.||George Washington||New York PoNY|
|Alan Kolick||Washington, D.C.||William & Mary||Washington, D.C. Truck Stop|
|Henry Konker||Denver, Colo.||Colorado College||Denver Johnny Bravo|
|Josh Markette||Medford, Mass.||Georgia State||Boston Ironside|
|Jimmy Mickle||Golden, Colo.||University of Colorado||Denver Johnny Bravo|
|Peter Prial||Washington, D.C.||Middlebury College||Washington, D.C. Truck Stop|
|Cassidy Rasmussen||San Francisco, Calif.||UC-Santa Cruz||San Francisco Revolver|
|Matt Rehder||Seattle, Wash.||University of La Verne||Seattle Sockeye|
|Joel Schlachet||Berkeley, Calif.||UC-Berkeley||San Francisco Revolver|
|Joe Sefton||Seattle, Wash.||University of Washington||Seattle Sockeye|
|Nick Stuart||Minneapolis, Minn.||Carleton College||Minneapolis Sub Zero|
|Nathan White||Woodside, Calif.||UC-Davis||San Francisco Revolver|
|Russell Wynne||Kensington, Calif.||UC-Santa Cruz||San Francisco Revolver|
USA Women’s Team
|Sarah Anciaux||St. Paul, Minn.||University of Minnesota||Minneapolis Drag’n Thrust|
|Georgia Bosscher||Raleigh, N.C.||University of Wisconsin||Madison Heist|
|Calise Cardenas||Seattle, Wash.||Seattle University||Seattle Riot|
|Claire Chastain||Denver, Colo.||UNC-Wilmington||Denver Molly Brown|
|Katy Craley||Seattle, Wash.||University of Oregon||Seattle Riot|
|Claire Desmond||San Francisco, Calif.||UC-Berkeley||San Francisco Fury|
|Jenny Fey||Arlington, Va.||Mary Washington||Washington, D.C. Scandal|
|Katey Forth||Houston, Texas||University of Bristol (UK)||Austin Showdown|
|Sarah Griffith||Seattle, Wash.||University of Michigan||Seattle Riot|
|Kami Groom||Boston, Mass.||Washington University||Boston Brute Squad|
|Lien Hoffmann||Somerville, Mass.||Northwestern||Boston Brute Squad|
|Kaela Jorgenson||San Francisco, Calif.||UC-Santa Barbara||San Francisco Fury|
|Hana Kawai||Seattle, Wash.||Brown||Seattle Riot|
|Anna Nazarov||San Francisco, Calif.||UCLA||San Francisco Fury|
|Octavia Payne||Washington, D.C.||University of Pennsylvania||Denver Molly Brown|
|Maggie Ruden||Berkeley, Calif.||Sonoma State||San Francisco Fury|
|Lauren Sadler||Seattle, Wash.||American||Seattle Riot|
|Amber Sinicrope||Somerville, Mass.||Smith College||Boston Brute Squad|
|Dena Slattery||Denver, Colo.||Indiana University||Denver Molly Brown|
|Tina Snodgrass||Denver, Colo.||University of Oregon||Denver Molly Brown|
|Alex Snyder||San Francisco, Calif.||University of Colorado||San Francisco Fury|
|Rohre Titcomb||Seattle, Wash.||Dartmouth||Seattle Riot|
|Leila Tunnell||Amherst, Mass.||University of North Carolina||Boston Brute Squad|
|Mira Walker||Atlanta, Ga.||Agnes Scott College||Atlanta Ozone|
USA Mixed Team
|Erica Baken||Ames, Iowa||Claremont||Minneapolis Drag’n Thrust|
|Lucas Dallmann||San Mateo, Calif.||San Francisco State||San Francisco Revolver|
|Khalif El-Salaam||Seattle, Wash.||University of Washington||Seattle Mixtape|
|Ness Fajardo||San Francisco, Calif.||Northwestern||San Francisco Fury|
|Carolyn Finney||Goleta, Calif.||UC-Santa Barbara||San Francisco Fury|
|Jack Hatchett||Arlington, Mass.||Tufts||Boston Ironside|
|Simon Higgins||Alameda, Calif.||Las Positas College||San Francisco Revolver|
|Sarah Itoh||Springfield, Va.||George Mason||Washington, D.C. Scandal|
|Kelly Johnson||Seattle, Wash.||North Park University||Seattle Riot|
|Sandy Jorgenson||Washington, D.C.||University of Wisconsin||Washington, D.C. Scandal|
|Sam Kanner||Berkeley, Calif.||Carleton College||San Francisco Revolver|
|Eli Kerns||Alameda, Calif.||UC-Davis||San Francisco Revolver|
|Reid Koss||Seattle, Wash.||Western Washington||Seattle Sockeye|
|Jeff Loskorn||Austin, Texas||University of Texas||Austin Doublewide|
|Becky Malinowski||Somerville, Mass.||University of Michigan||Boston Brute Squad|
|Brett Matzuka||Kansas City, Mo.||North Carolina State||Chicago Machine|
|Chris Mazur||Brooklyn, N. Y.||University of Miami||New York PoNY|
|Jack McShane||Westminster, Colo.||University of Colorado||Boulder Love Tractor|
|Sarah Meckstroth||Minneapolis, Minn.||University of Minnesota||Minneapolis Drag’n Thrust|
|Becca Miller||Fort Collins, Colo.||Iowa State||Denver Molly Brown|
|Raha Mozaffari||Philadelphia, Pa.||University of Pennsylvania||Philadelphia AMP|
|Nicky Spiva||Washington, D.C.||Colorado College||Washington, D.C. Truck Stop|
|Mac Taylor||Emeryville, Calif.||University of Colorado||San Francisco Blackbird|
|Robyn Wiseman||Madison, Wis.||University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire||Madison Heist|
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Some twenty or thirty years ago, the US national team was considered an exotic team. The Americans got to the same world championships only due to the weakness of their rivals in the CONCACAF zone.
Today it is a serious team, over and over again solving the problem of getting into the top 16 best teams on the planet.
History of the USA national football team
- Participation in the final stage of the World Championships: 10 times.
- Participation in the final stage of the CONCACAF Gold Cup: 14 times.
- Participation in the America’s Cup final stage: 4 times.
- CONCACAF Gold Cup Winner – 5 times.
- Silver medalist – 5 times.
- Bronze medalist – 2 times.
- Bronze medalist of the 1930 World Championship.
In general, the topic of the development of professional football in the USA, or, as it is called there, “soccer”, is quite interesting. After all, historically, Americans prefer hockey, baseball, American football and basketball.
The first attempt was made in 1968 when the North American Football League was formed. There was a real football boom in the country then, because such stars as Pele, Johan Cruyff, George Best and Franz Beckenbauer played in the American league. However, the league lasted only until 1984.
Professional football owes its revival to the 1994 World Cup. The MLS League was created as part of the United States’ bid to host the World Cup, but the first championship was only held in 1996.
MLS meets all the attributes of American closed leagues, such as the NHL and the NBA: no practice of relegation of the weakest clubs, division into conferences, drawing of the regular season and playoffs, holding an all-star match. In addition to 17 American teams, three Canadian teams play in the MLS: from Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto.
As for the national team, its creation dates back to 1916 – it was then that the US team played its first match, beating the Swedish national team 3: 2 in Stockholm.
USA Team at World Championships
The first pancake did not come out lumpy for the US national team at the world championships – at the very first world championship, they defeated the national teams of Paraguay and Belgium with the same score 3: 0, and reached the semifinals, where they suffered a crushing defeat from the Argentina national team 1: 6.
But the next championship turned out to be a failure – in Italy, the US team in the first round of the tournament, held according to the Olympic system, was humiliated by the home team 1: 7.
But at the 1950 World Cup, the Americans created one of the loudest sensations in the history of football – the US amateur team beat the England national team, which finally condescended to participate in the world championships and came to Brazil with the firm intention of proving their, as they saw it, superiority. And while the other two matches in the group were lost to Spain and Chile, this victory remains one of the most significant in the history of the American national team.
Then there was a 40-year hiatus when the US team could not qualify for the World Championships.It was possible to do this only in 1990, but in Italy the Americans suffered three defeats with a total score of 2-8.
By that time, the country had already received the right to host the World Cup, so such a performance by the national team could not but cause concern. Plus, let me remind you that the United States did not yet have a professional football league, and a limited number of football players played abroad (in the application of the US national team for the 1994 World Cup, there were only seven of them).
Then the Americans invited the famous sensation specialist Bor Milutinovich to the national team and performed quite well.Having taken the second place in their group, they lost 0: 1 to the future world champions Brazilians in the 1/8 finals in a stubborn duel.
At the 1998 and 2006 World Championships, the US national team was unable to qualify from the group, and they lost five matches out of six, but between these tournaments the team achieved the highest achievement in recent history.
The 2002 World Cup was rich in sensations, and one of them was created by the American team. Already in the first match, they beat one of the favorites of the tournament, the Portuguese national team 3: 2, and during the match they were leading 3: 0.Having played in a draw with the hosts of the tournament, the US team advanced to the 1/8 finals from the second place.
There they were opposed by old acquaintances – the Mexican national team, which is considered the best team in CONCACAF. The Mexicans were the favorites for that meeting, but goals from Brian McBright and Landon Donovan refuted that claim. In the ¼ finals, the Americans played great with the German team – they were completely liberated, because even the defeat in this match did not negate their achievements. But the Germans were still stronger – 1: 0.
At the 2010 and 2014 World Championships, the US team successfully solved the problem of qualifying from the group, and in the first stage of the playoffs lost in extra time with the same score 1: 2 to the national teams of Ghana and Belgium, respectively. But the Americans did not make it to the world championship in Russia.
USA Team at CONCACAF Gold Cup
The US team missed the first three tournaments, and then could not qualify for a long time. The first participation in the finals dates back to 1985, while the US team took second place in the group and did not make it to the next stage.
However, since 1989, the US national team not only became a participant in all the final tournaments (there were 14 of them), but failed to become a medalist only two times, and won the title five times.
True, for the sake of fairness, I note that 13 of these tournaments were held in the USA (twice together with Mexico, one with Canada).
The first victory was won in 1991 (by the way, this was the first tournament with its modern name, before that it was called the “CONCACAF Gold Cup”).Then in the final, after a goalless draw with the Honduran team, the victory was won only in a penalty shootout, consisting of 16 hits, 9 (!!!) of which were not implemented.
And the last time the Americans won was in 2013, when Panama was beaten 1-0 in the final.
USA Team at America’s Cup
The tradition of inviting teams from the CONCACAF zone to Copa America dates back to 1993, when the national teams of Mexico and the USA were invited to the tournament.The Americans then could not get out of the group, but Mexico reached the final.
However, at the next tournament, the US team bypassed their famous rivals. Then the Americans sensationally took first place in the group, beating the Chileans 2: 1 and defeating the Argentina national team 3: 0. In the quarterfinals, the US team on penalties passed the Mexican team and only in the semifinals was it stopped by Brazil 1-0.
The US team was next invited to the Copa America 12 years later, in 2007, but then the Americans lost all three matches in the group.But in 2016, the United States became the first non-South American country to host the tournament. The national team supported the status of the hosts of the tournament and reached the semifinals, where they lost to the main favorite – the Argentina national team.
US National Football Team Players
Record holders in the number of matches played
- Kobe Jones – 164 appearances.
- Landon Donovan – 157.
- Jeff Aigus – 134.
- Clint Dempsey – 130.
- Marcelo Balboa – 127.
USA Top Scorers
- Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey – 57 goals each.
- Josie Altidore – 41.
- Eric Vinalda – 34.
- Brian McBride – 30.
- Joe-Max Moore – 24.
US National Football Team Squad
The club geography of the representation of the US national team players is extremely diverse – in addition to MLS, there are European and Mexican clubs. The leaders of the national team are its veterans – Tim Howard, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey.
Among the young players, one can single out Julian Green, who belongs to Bayern Munich but plays for Hamburg on loan.
As for the game of the American national team, one feature should be noted here – indomitability. Like NHL hockey players, American football players do not recognize any authority and fight to the end no matter what the score, and it is simply impossible not to respect them for this.
Coach of the USA national football team
The coach of the US national team is known to everyone – the charismatic Jurgen Klinsmann has been successfully working with the team since 2011.During this time, the national team won the CONCACAF Cup, performed well at the 2014 World Cup and Copa America 2016.
By the way, at the last world championship the US team was in the same group with the German team under the leadership of Joachim Loew – Klinsmann’s replacement in this position and his good friend. The teams met in the last round, and both were satisfied with a draw. This circumstance was very much exaggerated before the match, but friends did not give reasons for accusations – Germany won 1: 0.
USA National Football Team Uniform
USA Team Emblem
- The first hat-trick in world championship history was scored by US team player Bertha Patnoud.On July 17, 1970, he sent three goals to the Paraguay national team.
- The USA national team is not considered to be the elite of world football, but the Americans have played at least in the semi-finals of all tournaments in which they took part: the World Cup, CONCACAF Gold Cup, Olympic Games, America’s Cup, Confederations Cup.
Team USA have advanced to the final, fifth round of the 2018 World Cup qualifier. Very soon, a two-round tournament will begin here with the participation of six teams, three of which will receive direct tickets to Russia, and the fourth team will go to meet a representative of the AFC.
The opponents of the Americans are traditionally a strong Mexican team, the sensation of the last World Cup Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Honduras, who have added strongly in recent years. But in any case, I think one of the first three places will remain with the US team.
I like1 I do not like 90,000 who dresses the Olympic teams of foreign countries :: Society :: RBK
On July 13, a new supplier of Olympic equipment in Russia, Zasport, presented the first kit for the Russian youth team.Who wears the national teams of foreign countries – in the RBC review.
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The Ralph Lauren brand is responsible for the outfit for the American Olympic team – in 2008 the brand was chosen as the official designer of sportswear for the American Olympians.In 2012, it was discovered that the Olympic uniform for athletes was being made in China. This led to a scandal that did not significantly affect the turnover of the Ralph Lauren brand – one of the few fashion brands whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
In the photo: the US team at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi
In 2016, the French fashion house Christian Louboutin contributed to the outfit of the Cuban Olympic team, creating shoes for athletes in the colors of the national flag. In full dress from the designer, the Cuban team appeared at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio.
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The outfit for the British national team in 2016 was developed by Stella McCartney (pictured in the center) in partnership with Adidas.The sports brand is among the top 100 most valuable brands in the world according to the international agency Interbrand, which developed the logo for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
Even before the start of the Olympic Games, Quartz named the UK team’s uniform as one of the three most stylish at the Rio Olympics.
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The uniform for the national team in Sweden in Rio, as in 2014, was entrusted to the large Swedish brand H&M.The brand of one of the leaders of the mass market is estimated at $ 22.6 million, which is more expensive than such companies in the luxury segment as Hermes ($ 12.8 million) and Gucci ($ 9.3 million). According to the Quartz edition, the athletes’ equipment took the third place in the list of the most beautiful Olympic forms.
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The DSquared2 brand was working on the development of the uniform for Canadian athletes in 2016, on which the brothers Dean and Dan Keiten (pictured) are working.In the media, the outfit was called the most beautiful among all presented in Rio. In 2009, the brothers were already chosen as costume designers for artists at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.
In 2014, Nike was responsible for the uniform of the Canadian national team.
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Giorgio Armani (pictured in the center) has been responsible for the form of the Italian Olympic team for several years.Over the years, he designed equipment for British athletes, a uniform for Italian flag-bearers at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Turin.
As a designer of equipment for French athletes in 2016, he once again chose the Lacoste brand, which was founded by the French tennis player Rene Lacoste.At various times, Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Cardin undertook to make the Olympic uniform for the French.
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At the beginning of February 2017, it became known that the Russian Olympic Committee had changed the equipment supplier to Zasport.
In 1996, Valentin Yudashkin was instructed to make the uniform of the Russian national team at the Atlanta Olympics, and the company of Mikhail Kusnirovich Bosco di Cillegi was responsible for it for the last 15 years.
90,000 Nike Unveils National Teams of the Year 2020: USA, Korea, Nigeria
Each national team kit featuring the Nike Swoosh has a unique history and cultural dimension.In 2020, the kits of different countries differ markedly from each other.
friend. Inspired by the success of Nigeria’s 2018 collection, Nike designers
studied the cultural heritage of countries as much as possible in search of synergy of art and
science. From hand-drawn patterns to non-standard
fonts, the uniform of each team reflects cultural heritage in its own way. IN
the arsenal of developers had 65 cut options, differing in cutouts,
sleeves, cuffs, placement of elements, etc.d.
In addition to art and design, the creation of football kits is always
close attention is paid to both science and technology. It all starts in
laboratories where Nike collects data on more than 300 footballers, including their movements
and movement during the game. Development team used 4D visualization tools
to create samples. This process helps Nike analyze how the gear
will work on the body in terms of stretching, draping, and fit.Further received
Nike design is used in the production of Vaporknit technology, which absorbs moisture 55% faster, 13% more
breathable and 10% more elastic than previous Nike kits. Density
material is reinforced in places of friction and reduced for better ventilation in
places of increased body temperature. On closer inspection, you can see
a complex structure of weaving of threads, which does not distract from the unique
national design from afar.
The kits of the national teams of the three federations were announced today, the kits of the rest will be presented
over the next months.
For the first time, the uniform of the American team is called “States”. The “States” reference can be seen from the pattern on the back of the away jersey (and the back of the leg warmers) to its continuation on the windbreakers and training tops.
White home set, decorated with details. The blue collar merges with red and white stripes at the back of the neck – a nod to the US flag.The sideband design is based on laboratory data showing how the jersey’s appearance changes with a powerful impact movement. When the player is standing still, the streak looks uneven, but with full leg span, it flattens out. The Nike Futura logo can be found on the left chest and on the leg warmers. USA is the only national team to sport this version of the Nike logo on their 2020 kits.
Guest uniform in deep blue obsidian stone with vibrant blue and red accents. Inspired by haute couture camouflage, the abstract jersey pattern was hand-crafted by the Nike Design Team.In response to player feedback on the importance of having a large emblem, all 2020 kits include embossed emblems for larger size and shine.
The US National Team Expanded Collection is filled with references to the nation’s love of sports. As with the soccer jersey, sportswear items will be labeled “States”.
South Korea’s national team kits were inspired by the country’s vibrant culture and the Korean Wave, or Hallyu.The influence of modern South Korean culture on the world is reflected in the home kit with a wavy pattern made up of trigrams of the national flag. Trigrams appear in names and numbers on the back of the jersey. The hot pink jersey collar fades into the red of the torso and shorts. The updated embroidered white tiger national team emblem also stands out on the jersey. The collar and sleeves are trimmed with black side stripes with the words “Daehan Minguk” in Korean and “Korea” in English. The “Korea” lettering is also featured on the socks.
Travel kit with a bright white tiger print on the shirt and socks sets up a bright and daring play on and off the field. All “tiger” stripes on the uniform were hand-drawn. The white tiger is considered a guardian animal in Korean mythology, a symbol of courage and strength. The set is complemented by a metallic gold Nike Swoosh and a team emblem for an uncompromising look and mood on the field.
To the expanded collection of Korea will include overalls and sunglasses, as well as significantly more women’s clothing than in previous years.
In 2018, Naija (the Nigerian national team kit) forever changed Nike’s approach to national team kits. The 2020 Nigeria home kit blends the traditional agbad aesthetic with a modern football design. The main drawing was made by hand and makes a reference to nobility and family. The national team emblem is located in the center, below it is the Nike Swoosh. The eagle feather is reflected in the font of the players’ names and numbers. The “Naija” lettering appears under the collar on the back of the jersey and on the back of the socks in a new font.
The design of the traveling set is inspired by the traditional art movement and folk motifs of Nigeria, which are presented in the details of decoration.