June 13, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup teams: United States (CONCACAF), prominent players in 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying (theoretical best XI for USMNT, with 8 other player-options listed).

Filed under: USA-national soccer team — admin @ 10:26 am

US men’s national soccer team. CONCACAF (North America & Carribean). Nicknames: Team USA; USMNT. Home jersey: white, with red and blue trim.
-USA is in Group G (with Ghana, Germany, and Portugal), ‘2014 FIFA World Cup/Group G‘ (

2014 FIFA World Cup qualification: 2014 is USA’s 11th qualification out of 20 tries (qualified in 1930, 1934, 1950, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014).
Previous WC finish: 2010, Round of 16 (1-2-1). Highest WC finish: 2002, Quarterfinals (2-1-2).

Population of USA: 317.9 million {2013 estimate}. Capital: Washington, DC, metro area pop. 5.8 million {2013 est.}. Largest city: New York City, NY, metro area pop. 19.9 million {2013 est.}.
The map below shows the 12 largest metro-areas in the United States {source, ‘‘ (

-USMNT coach, Jurgen Klinsmann. Jürgen Klinsmann.
-USMNT squad captain, FW Clint Dempsey (of the Seattle Sounders soccer franchise, who had been, most recently, on-loan to former club Fulham FC). Clint Dempsey.

From World Soccer, from 13 June 2014, by Abe Asher, ‘Preview Of The United States in the 2014 World Cup‘ (

Below: Theoretical Best XI for USMNT (with 8 other player-options listed further below) -
[Note: squad chart below is updated to include all players who have appeared for USMNT in the 2014 WC, including international appearances & goals up to their Round of 16 match (July 1 2014).]
Photo and Image credits above -
USA on globe, map by Addicted04 at ” (
USA map w/ counties, drawn by an anonymous contributor at ‘File:Map of USA with county outlines (black & white).png‘ (
USMNT 2014 jersey, photo unattributed at
Jürgen Klinsmann, photo by George Frey/Getty Images North America via
Tim Howard GK (Everton), photo unattributed at
Geoff Cameron RB/LB/DM (Stoke City), photo by BPI/Marc Atkins/Corbis via
Omar González CB (LA Galaxy), photo by Robert Mora / LA Galaxy via
Matt Besler CB (Sporting Kansas City), photo by USA Today Sports Images via
Fabian Johnson RB/LB/LW (Hoffenheim), photo unattributed at
Alejandro Bedoya AM/RW/FW (Nantes), photo unattributed at
Michael Bradley CM/AM/DM (Toronto FC), photo from
Jermaine Jones DM/CM/RM (Beşiktaş), photo by Besiktas JK via
DaMarcus Beasley LW/LB (Puebla), photo by Jam Media via
Clint Dempsey FW/W (Seattle Sounders), photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images North America via
Jozy Altidore FW (Sunderland), photo unattributed at
Other player-options,
Graham Zusi AM/W (Sporting Kansas City), photo unattributed at
John Anthony Brooks CB (Hertha Berlin), photo by Ottmar Winter at
Kyle Beckerman DM/CM (Real Salt Lake), photo by George Frey/Getty Images North America via
Aron Jóhannsson FW/LW (AZ [Alkmaar]), photo unattributed at
DeAndre Yedlin DF/MF (Seattle Sounders), photo by Drew Sellers/Sportspress Northwest via
Chris Wondolowski FW (San Jose Earthquakes), photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/ via
Brad Davis LW (Houston Dynamo), photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images North America via
Julian Green W/FW (Bayern Munich), photo unattributed at
Thanks to the contributors at ‘2014 FIFA World Cup qualification‘ (
Thanks to the contributors at ‘United States men’s national soccer team‘ (
Thanks to, for player-position details.
Thanks to, for recent squad line-ups (with positions-on-the-field graphics), at

June 1, 2010

2010 FIFA World Cup: United States- 23-man roster.

Filed under: FIFA World Cup, 2010,USA-national soccer team — admin @ 4:30 pm


2010 FIFA World Cup, schedule...
2010 FIFA World Cup - Matches
This starts my series of 2010 FIFA World Cup maps.
The aim on this map is to show, on the map itself, the location of where each player grew up (as opposed to where the player was born...although I also list that on the chart section at the left of the main map).
To the left of the map is the final 23-man roster of the USA national soccer team. Each player's birth place and birth date are listed. If the player grew up, and/or attended high school in a different location, that information is listed next.
After that is a list of clubs that each player has played for, starting with the youth clubs (the larger ones, anyway) that each player was involved with. Then all pro clubs the player played for are listed chronologically left to right, with loan out periods noted by an asterisk (*). Then in larger type, the current pro club of each player is listed, along with the club logo. Finally, each player's international appearances (aka caps), and international goals are listed.
At the lower left are photos of projected starters and key subs, in the gear of their current professioinal club.
The IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton, Florida is US Soccer's full-time residency program for the United State's U-16 and U-17 men's national teams, and has produced 7 players who are members of the 2010 USA World Cup squad. Those players are Oguchi Oneywu, Jonathan Spector, Landon Donovan, DaMarcus Beasley, Michael Bradley, Jonathan Bornstein and Jozy Altidore.
Thanks to the contributors to the pages at, USA men's national soccer team

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