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World Cup 2014 USA National Team

  • FIFA country code: USA
  • FIFA member since: 1914
  • Confederation: CONCACAF
  • Confederation member since: 1961
  • Sub confederation: NAFU
  • Association: United States Soccer Federation
  • Association founded: 1913
  • Most caps: Cobi Jones (164)
  • Top scorer: Landon Donovan (+57 and still counting)
  • 1st World Cup win: 3-0 Belgium in Uruguay ’30
  • 1st World Cup goal scorer: Bart McGhee (1930)
  • World Cup top scorer: Landon Donovan (5)
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World Cup 2014 USA National Team

World Cup 2014 USA Schedule Group G

MatchDateTimeCityCountryResultsCountry
1316/0613:00SalvadorWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Germany teamGermany4-0PortugalWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Portugal team
1416/0619:00NatalWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Ghana teamGhana1-2USAWorld Cup Brazil 2014 USA team
2921/0616:00FortalezaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Germany teamGermany2-2GhanaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Ghana team
3022/0618:00ManausWorld Cup Brazil 2014 USA teamUSA2-2PortugalWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Portugal team
4526/0613:00RecifeWorld Cup Brazil 2014 USA teamUSA0-1GermanyWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Germany team
4626/0613:00BrasiliaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Portugal teamPortugal2-1GhanaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Ghana team

USA is the 9th country to have qualified for the World Cup Brazil on the 10th of September 2013. The decisive match was against Mexico in the 4th round. It was USA that won with 2 goals scored by Eddie Johnson and Landon Donovan. Due to this win, the World Cup 2014 USA national team took the first position of the CONCACAF qualification group. But USA still depended on the match Honduras against Panama. Honduras had to win at least 1 point in order to ensure USA’s World Cup Brazil ticket immediately. The match ended in a draw, resulting in 1 point gained by Honduras. That point was all the USA needed, and qualified for the 2014 World Cup directly while topping the 4th qualification group.

 TeamMPWDLGFGAPts
World Cup Brazil 2014 Germany teamGermany3210727
World Cup Brazil 2014 USA teamUSA3111444
World Cup Brazil 2014 Portugal teamPortugal3111474
World Cup Brazil 2014 Ghana teamGhana3012461

World Cup 2014 USA Players

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The 23 players who have been selected for the World Cup 2014 USA national team are:

GoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersForwards
Brad Guzan
Tim Howard
Nick Rimando
DaMarcus Beasley
John Brooks
Matt Besler
Geoff Cameron
Timothy Chandler
Omar Gonzalez
Fabian Johnson
DeAndre Yedlin
Kyle Beckerman
Alejandro Bedoya
Michael Bradley
Brad Davis
Mikkel Diskerud
Julian Green
Jermaine Jones
Graham Zusi
Jozy Altidore
Clint Dempsey
Aron Jóhannsson
Chris Wondolowski
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Head Coach: Jürgen Klinsmann (German)
Captain: Clint Dempsey

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USA World Cup History

How Many World Cups Played: 9

YearRoundPositionGPWDLGSGA
1930Semi-Finals3320176
1934Round 116100117
1950Group Stage10310248
1990Group Stage23300328
1994Round of 1614411234
1998Group Stage32300315
2002Quarter-Finals8521277
2006Group Stage25301226
2010Round of 1612412155
Best/TotalSemi-Finals32975173256

GP=Games played, W=Wins, D=Draws, L=Losses, GS=Goals scored, GA=Goals against

Best Performance

1930 – Semi-Final: USA reached the Semi-Final for the first and last time so far back in the very first World Cup.

Worst Performance

1990 – Group stage: USA finished last in group A where 8 goals have been scored against them. Although the goal difference was better in the 1998 World Cup, they did end up being last of all 32 teams: on the 32nd position.

Did You Know USA:

  • Has the following nicknames: Team USA, the Stars and Stripes and the Yanks
  • National football team is often referred as USMNT (United States men’s national soccer team)
  • Calls the sport soccer instead of football
  • Has a long time rivalry with Mexico and Canada
  • Is the most successful CONCACAF team
  • Forward Bart McGhee is the first North/Central American World Cup goal scorer, which is scored in the 1930 World Cup opening match against Belgium (3-0)
  • Is the only CONCACAF country to have reached a World Cup Semi-Final (1930)
  • Forward Bert Patenaude scored the first World Cup hat-trick in the 1930 World Cup pool match against Paraguay (3-0)
  • Goalkeeper Jimmy Douglas became the first goalkeeper to post officially the first World Cup clean sheet in the 1930 World Cup, meaning no ball has entered his goal
  • Caused 1 of the few greatest upsets in World Cup history by beating England with 1-0 in 1950, causing England to be eliminated from their first World Cup
  • Participated 40 years later in a World Cup (1990) since the 1950 World Cup
  • Has participated in every World Cup since 1990
  • Played against Mexico in 2002 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Reached finally the top spot of their group in the 2010 World Cup, the last time this has happened was in the 1930 World Cup
  • 2010 World Cup trainer Bob Bradley has a son Michael Bradley who played in that same World Cup
  • Doesn’t see football as a popular sport in comparison to basketball or baseball, but USA is improving their game on international level, resulting in popularity increase in the country
  • Will be based in São Paulo during the 2014 World Cup

World Cup Awards

WhenWhatWho
1930Bronze Boot (4 goals)Bert Patenaude
1930All-Star TeamBert Patenaude
2002Best Young Player AwardLandon Donovan (age 20)
2002All-Star TeamClaudio Reyna

Curious which place FIFA gave USA in their official ranking? Find out now! Or do you want to know more about the World Cups USA has played? Increase your World Cup history knowledge now!

USA in Action

USA Defeats England With 1-0 – 1950 World Cup

USA shock England in 1950: The miracle on grass

USA Defeats Colombia With 2-1 – 1994 World Cup

USA Defeats Portugal With 3-2 – 2002 World Cup

USA Defeats Mexico With 0-2 in the Round of 16 – 2002 World Cup

USA Defeats Algeria Last Minute With 1-0 – 2010 World Cup

Last-gasp Donovan saves USA on memorable night

Every USA World Cup Goal Since 1990

USA Qualified For World Cup Brazil

United States: 2014 World Cup Profile

2014 World Cup Team Profile: USA

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