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March 26, 2012
BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS
U.S. crashes out of Olympic qualifying

NASHVILLE, Tenn.----A stoppage time goal by Jaime Alas gave El Salvador a 3-3 tie and ended the United States’ hopes for a trip to the 2012 Summer Olympics.


March 24,2012
OLYMPIC EFFORT SINKS
Canada manhandles USA 2-0

NASHVILLE---The U.S. team that beat Cuba 6-0 two days ago was nowhere to be seen Saturday as Canada punched out a 2-0 upset victory in Nashville in the second leg of Olympic qualifying action. The longer the game wore on with the United States getting no results, the more inevitable seemed the final result.


March 24, 2012
WOUNDED KNEE
U.S. striker Agudelo out of Olympic qualifying tournament with torn meniscus

NASHVILLE -- The news was the worst for U.S. striker Juan Agudelo, who learned he was sidelined for the rest of the CONCACAF men's Olympic qualifying tournament with a torn meniscus.


March 23, 2012
FIVE-STAR ATTACK
U.S. quintet difficult to stop

NASHVILLE — The big question at the CONCACAF men’s Olympic qualifying round is how will the United States’ Group A opponents will stop the Americans?


March 23, 2012
MUCH ADO ABOUT SOMETHING
Adu, now, 22, finds his form for U.S. U-23 team in 6-0 win over Cuba

NASHVILLE -- Remember little Freddy Adu?

Well, has grown a bit since then, not necessarily in size, but in stature, for at least one U.S. National Team.


March 22, 2012
CORONA EXTRA
Hat trick leads U.S. to 6-0 Olympic Qualifying win

NASHVILLE---Joe Corona scored three goals as the United States U23 National Team rolled over man-down Cuba 6-0 in the first game of Olympic Qualifying at LP Stadium Thursday night.


March 22, 2012
CONFIDENT, NOT COCKY
U.S. men ready to impress, qualify for the London Olympics

The United States enters the CONCACAF men’s Olympic qualifying tournament confident, but not cocky.


March 13, 2012
TAYLOR-MADE
U.S. adds forward for Olympic qualifying

NASHVILLE---U.S. Under-23 coach Caleb Porter on Tuesday added Tony Taylor to the training camp roster.


March 12, 2012
MAKING THE TEAM
Adu, Okugo called to U23 camp

CHICAGO---The Philadelphia Union's Freddy Adu and Amobi Okugo will join the U-23 U.S. Men’s National Team for the final camp before CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying.


March 11, 2012
COMEBACK KIDS
U-20 Women rally past Canada for CONCACAF Championship

PANAMA CITY, Panama - Although they had already booked their passage to the Under-20 FIFA Women's World Cup later this year, the U.S. U-20 Women's National Team took care of their last piece of unfinished business on Sunday, rallying to defeat Canada 2-1 in the title game of the CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship.


March 9, 2012
WORLD CUP BOUND
U.S. Women U-20s clinch a spot

PANAMA CITY, Panama - The U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team scored three first-half goals to defeat Mexico 4-0 in the first semifinal of the CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship. With the victory, the U.S. clinched a berth in the 2012 FIFA Under-20 FIFA Women's World Cup being held in Japan from Aug. 19 to Sept. 8.


March 6, 2012
ANOTHER 6-0 WIN
U.S. U20 Women roll past Panama

PANAMA CITY, Panama---- Maya Hayes scored two goals for a second straight match and four other U.S. players found the back of the net as the United States Under-20 Women's National Team cruised to third straight 6-0 win in the CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship on Tuesday, this time with a victory over host Panama at the Stadio Rommel Fernandez.


March 4, 2012
DOUBLE SIXES
U.S. U-20 Women win in another rout

PANAMA CITY, Panama– Katie Stengel and Maya Hayes each scored two goals to lead the United States Under-20 Women’s National Team to a 6-0 Group B win over Cuba --and into the semifinals of the CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship-- Sunday at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez. It was the second straight 6-0 win for the U-20 women in the tournament.


March 2, 2012
HATS OFF
Horan’s three goals lead U-23 women past Guatemala

PANAMA CITY, Panama - Lindsey Horan scored three goals and the U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team defeated Guatemala 6-0 on Friday in the team's first Group B match of the CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez.


March 1, 2012
TITLE QUEST BEGINS
U.S. U-20 Women open against Guatemala

The U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team is set to face off against Guatemala in the opening match of the 2012 CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship.


February 29,,2012
U.S. U23'S SHACKLE "EL TRI"
Agudelo, Diskerud post 1st half goals

FRISCO, TX--After rolling through much of the first half of Wednesday’s match with Mexico at a leisurely pace, the U.S. Olympic hopefuls struck for two goals in a one-minute blitz that changed the course of the game shortly before intermission.


February 27, 2012
ON SALE
Men's Olympic qualifying tickets for semifinals, final

Individual game tickets for the semifinals and final matches of CONCACAF men's Olympic qualifying at Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., will go on sale starting at 11 a.m. ET on Friday.


February 23, 2012
SCHEDULE SET
CONCACAF announces U17 Women’s slate

NEW YORK – The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football announced the complete schedule for its Under-17 Women’s Championship, which starts on May 2 with a Group A doubleheader. In the opener, defending champion Canada meets Panama immediately followed by an encounter between host Guatemala and Jamaica.


February 21, 2012
U.S. U20 WNT CALL UP
Penn State's Hayes on qualifying team

CHICAGO --Penn State forward Maya Hayes is among the 20 players named to the 20-player roster for the 2012 CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship to be held in Panama City, Panama, from March 1-11


February 19, 2012
U-17 WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
US grouped with Mexico by CONCACAF

MIAMI BEACH – The United States is grouped with Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago and the Bahamas in Group B of the CONCACAF Under-17 Women's Championship.


February 8, 2012
PRE-QUALIFYING TUNEUP
U.S. U23s to face Mexico

CHICAGO - The U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team will face the Mexico Under-23 National Team on Feb. 29 at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, Texas (9pm CT), in an important match before the Men's Olympic Qualifying tournament begins.


January 24, 2012
IN RESIDENCE
Williams named U.S. U-17 men's coach

CHICAGO---Former U.S. National Team midfielder Richie Williams was named head Coach of the U.S. Under-17 National Team by U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gualti on Tuesday.


January 9, 2012
A NATIONAL APPOINTMENT
Notre Dame’s Waldrum takes over U.S. U23 Women

CHICAGO — Notre Dame head coach Randy Waldrum has been named head coach of the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team, the oldest age group of the USA’s five youth women’s national teams, it was announced Monday by U.S. Soccer. Waldrum, who will continue to maintain his position as the helm of the Fighting Irish in addition to his new role with U.S. Soccer, takes over the U-23 program from Bill Irwin who had guided the team for the previous five years.


January 6, 2012
CAMP CALL UPS
Five from Union named to U.S. U-23 Team

CHICAGO – Five members of the Philadelphia Union and two other players with Eastern Pennsylvania roots have been named to the U-23 U.S. Men’s National Team as they train for CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying, U.S. Soccer announced Friday.


January 3, 2012
MUTUAL AGREEMENT
Cabrera to leave as U.S. U-17 coach

CHICAGO---U.S. Soccer announced Tuesday that Wilmer Cabrera will be leaving his role as head coach of the U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team after the two sides mutually agreed to part ways


December 8, 2011
MEETING CUBA
U.S. kicks off Olympic Qualifying March 22

NEW YORK – The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football released the complete schedule for the finals of its 2012 Men’s Olympic Qualifying tournament. The competition will open March 22 at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee, with a Group A doubleheader when El Salvador faces Canada followed by an encounter between the host United States and Cuba.


December 8, 2011
CALL FOR U.S. U23S
Four from Union selected

CHICAGO – Philadelphia Union’s Freddy Adu, Zac MacMath, Jack McInerney, Amobi Okugo and Sheanon Williams have been selected to join the U-23 U.S. Men’s National Team training camp in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. from Dec. 15-23, U.S. Soccer announced Thursday.


December 4, 2011
BESTING BRAZIL
U.S. U17s win tournament

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla.-- The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team won the Nike International Friendlies for the first time, beating Brazil 3-1 in the final game of the tournament in front of a capacity crowd at the Premier Sports Campus.


December 2, 2011
TRIMMING TURKEY
U.S. U17s win in 88th minute

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – Junior Flores scored in the 88th minute to give the U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team a 2-1 win over Turkey at the Premier Sports Campus on Friday.


November 30, 2011
TWOS WITH LES BLEUS
U.S. U17s tie France 2-2

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. - The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team tied France 2-2 in its opening match of the Nike International Friendlies after an opening goal from DeAndre Robinson and a stoppage-time equalizer from Wesley Wade.


November 2, 2011
U-23 SELECTION CALLED IN
31 will attend training camp in Germany

CHICAGO ---- U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team head coach Caleb Porter has named 31 players to the roster for the upcoming training camp in Duisburg, Germany, which also features several players who are age-eligible for the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team.


August 8, 2011
COACHING SELECTIONS
Swanson, Montoya tabbed for US Women’s U-20, U-17 National Teams

CHICAGO– The U.S. Soccer Federation has hired Steve Swanson as head coach of the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team and Albertin Montoya as head coach of the U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team. Both coaches will guide their teams into CONCACAF Qualifying for their respective FIFA Women’s World Cups, which will be held in the fall of 2012.


June 30, 2011
ELIMINATED
U.S. falls to Germany in U17 World Cup

QUERETARO, Mexico – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team were eliminated from the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup after falling 4-0 to Germany in the Round of 16 at Estadio Corregidora on Thursday.


June 22, 2011
U.S. U-17s FALL
Late pk gives Uzbekistan a 2-1 win

TORREON, Mexico – A second half penalty kick gave Uzbekistan a 2-1 win over the United States in the second group match of the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup at Estadio Torreon Wednesday.


June 19, 2011
GOOD START
U.S. wins first game of U-17 World Cup

TORREON, Mexico – The U.S. opened the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup with a convincing 3-0 win against the Czech Republic on Sunday. Goals from midfielders Alejandro Guido and Esteban Rodriguez, as well as a late strike from substitute forward Alfred Koroma gave the USA three points in scorching three digit temperatures.


June 19, 2011
TO THE QUARTERS
U.S. advances with 2-0 win over Jamaica

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Midfielder Jermaine Jones scored his first international goal and Clint Dempsey added an insurance goal to boost the United States to a 2-0 victory over Jamaica in the Gold Cup quarterfinals before a sellout crowd at RFK Stadium on Sunday.


June 19, 2011
WORLD CUP OPENER
U.S. U-17s kick off against Czechs

The United States will open the 2011 FIFA Under-17 World Cup against the Czech Republic on Sunday June 19, at 7 p.m. ET at Estadio Corona in Torreon, Mexico. The game will be televised live on on ESPNU and ESPN3, and on tape delay on Galavision.


May 17, 2011
U-17 WORLD CUP DRAW
U.S. to play Czechs, Uzbekistan, Kiwis

The U.S. has been drawn into Group D of the upcoming FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Mexico along with the Czech Republic, Uzbekistan and New Zealand.


April 6, 2011
NO WORLD CUP
U.S. U-20s fail to qualify

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala - The U.S. U-20 Men's National Team missed out on the FIFA U-20 World Cup after losing 2-1 to Guatemala on Wednesday night. The tough defeat at Estadio Mateo Flores means the USA also bows out of the CONCACAF U-20 Championship.


April 2, 2011
QUARTERFINALISTS
U.S. U-20s win Group, advance to CONCACAF quarters

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala –The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team defeated Panama 2-0 on Saturday to finish first in Group B of the CONCACAF U-20 Championship and secure a spot in the quarterfinals.


March 29, 2011
TOP OF THE GROUP
U-20s beat Suriname to take Group B lead

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team opened its CONCACAF U-20 Championship campaign with a 4-0 win over Suriname at Estadio Nacional Mateo Flores in Guatemala City. Kelyn Rowe and Conor Doyle led the U.S. offense with a goal and an assist each, while Bobby Wood and Joe Gyau each added a goal.


February 28, 2011
U.S. U17'S CAPTURE CONCACAF
First title since 1992

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — It has become routine for the U.S. Men’s U17 National Team to qualify for the FIFA World Championship tournament, but winning the CONCACAF qualifying tournament has only happened three times, including Sunday's 3-0 victory over Canada at Catherine Hall Stadium.


February 25, 2011
A PLACE IN THE FINAL
U.S. U 17s top Jamaica 2-0, will face Canada

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – A goal and assist from captain Marc Pelosi gave the U.S. to a 2-0 victory against hosts Jamaica in the semifinal of the 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship. Andrew Oliver added his third of the tournament and the United States posted their second shutout in advancing to the final.


February 22, 2011
PUSHING THROUGH
U.S. Qualifies for U-17 World Cup with 3-2 win

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – A goal in the 112th minute by Marc Pelosi proved decisive as the United States collected a hard-fought 3-2 win against El Salvador in the quarterfinals of the 2011 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship.


February 18, 2011
GROUP WINNERS
U-17s advance 1-0 over Panama

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Andrew Oliver scored the game’s only goal as the U.S. defeated Panama 1-0 to capture Group B of the 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship. Oliver’s second strike of the tournament gave the United States six points from two matches, the team having collected a 3-1 victory against Cuba in their opening match.


February 15, 2011
CRUISING PAST CUBA
U.S. U-17s open with 3-1 win

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Andrew Oliver delivered a goal and an assist as the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team earned a 3-1 win against Cuba in their opening group match of the 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship Monday night. Alfred Koroma opened the scoring and Esteban Rodriguez added a third as the U.S. improved their all-time unbeaten record against Cuba in U-17 qualifying to 4-0-2.


November 28, 2010
TO PKS AGAIN
U.S. U-20s fall to Mexico

KENNESAW, GA---Mexico earned their second win of the Torneo de las America International Soccer Series at KSU Soccer Stadium, taking a 4-3 decision on penalty kicks over the United States U-20 Men’s National Team after a 1-1 tie in regulation.


November 26, 2010
KICKED BY COLOMBIA
U.S. U-20s fall in Pks in Tournament opener

KENNESAW, GA – Penalty kicks lifted the Colombia Under-20 National Team over the United States after the teams played to a 1-1 tie in the first game of the Torneo de las Americas at KSU Soccer Stadium. U.S. midfielder Alex Zahavi and Colombian forward Fabian Castillo scored during match, but it was Hector Quiñonez who put away the penalty game winner.


July 30, 2010
MILK CUP RUNNETH OVER
U.S. wins Milk Cup, 3-0

BALLYMENA, Northern Ireland – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team earned the Milk Cup title with a 3-0 win over tournament host Northern Ireland at the Showgrounds Friday.


July 25, 2010
FALLING IN PKS
U.S.U-20 WNT eliminated in quarterfinal

AUGSBURG, Germany – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team fell to Nigeria in penalty kicks, 4-2, following a 1-1 tie in regulation and overtime during the quarterfinals of the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.


July 21, 2010
LE ROUX AGAIN
Scores fifth goal of Women’s U-20 World Cup

BIELEFELD, Germany – Sydney LeRoux scored the only goal as the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team defeated the Korea Republic 1-0 in the final Group D match for both teams at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup


July 17, 2010
HAT TRICK HERO
LeRoux leads the way for U.S. U-20WNT

DRESDEN, Germany –UCLA forward Sydney Leroux scored three times while Boston College’s Kristie Mewis and UCLA's Zakiya Bywaters also added goals as the United States Under-20 Women’s National Team defeated Switzerland 5-0 in its second Group D match at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Saturday.


July 14, 2010
CAN’T BEAT GHANA
U-20 Women tie 1-1 at World Cup

DRESDEN, Germany --–It seems no matter what level, the United States can’t beat Ghana. The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team played to a 1-1 drawat the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. Forward Sydney Leroux scored in the 70th minute to answer an early goal from the Africans.


Aug. 13, 2008
NEVER AGAIN
Adu: 'worst feeling I've had

Beijing, China -- U.S. Olympic midfielder Freddy Adu made a vow never to let what transpired at this year's Summer Games happen to him again.


Aug. 13, 2008
SEEING RED
U.S. men eliminated from Olympics after early red card puts team in hole

Beijing, China -- Let's face it. There is only so much adversity that a team can overcome.

Playing without your two best midfielders was one hell of a challenge against a Nigerian team that likes to attack.

Losing a defender to a red card four minutes into the match proved to be too much for the U.S. to bear Wednesday night.


Aug. 12, 2008
THE CHALLENGE
Short-handed U.S. men need at least a tie to reach Olympic quarterfinals

Shenyang, China -- It will be difficult, but not impossible, the U.S. men say.


Aug. 10, 2008
HOLES IN THE MIDDLE
Adu, Bradley to miss Nigeria confrontation

Tianjin, China -- You can call the U.S. Olympic team's midfield a donut because coach Peter Nowak has a huge hole to fill in the middle as the Americans prepare to face Nigeria in a key match in Beijing Wednesday.


August 10, 2008
NO DUTCH TREAT
U.S. gives up tying goal to Netherlands in stoppage time

Tianjin, China -- So close, yet so far.

Only seconds away from pulling off the upset of the men's Olympic soccer tournament and qualifying for the quarterfinals, the United States had victory snatched away on a free kick by Gerald Sibon three minutes into stoppage time, settling for a disappointing 2-2 draw with the favored Netherlands Sunday night.


Aug. 9, 2008
FEELING THE HEAT
Altidore: Heat, pollution affects players

Tianjin, China -- Holding a major athletic competition in cities that rank high in the world's air pollution list is a risky proposition, to say the least.


Aug. 7, 2008
THE GREAT MOVE
Edu's switch to defense a key move

Tianjin, China -- A good reason why the U.S. is in the Olympics, let alone atop Group B men's standings is one Maurice Edu.


Aug. 7, 2008
CLOSER THAN YOU THINK
Quarterfinals are a win away for U.S. men

Tianjin, China -- It's incredible what a win will do for a team.


Aug. 7, 2008
OPENING WIN
U.S. holds off Japan for 1-0 Olympic victory

Tianjin, China -- The U.S. men's soccer team accomplished something Thursday night that the American women couldn't 24 hours prior in their Olympic opener: they won.


Aug. 6, 2008
FROM A BOY TO A MAN
Adu key to U.S. success in Olympics

Qinhuangdao, China -- Freddy Adu is growing up.

He still has that boyish smile, but he has started to do things that grown men in the sport have accomplished -- changed the course of games.


   
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