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United States
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Yanks
Association United States
Soccer Federation
Confederation CONCACAF
(North America)
Head coach Bob Bradley
Asst coach Mike Sorber
John Hackworth
Jesse Marsch
Captain Carlos Bocanegra
Most caps Cobi Jones (164)
Top scorer Landon Donovan (42)
FIFA code USA
FIFA ranking 18
Highest FIFA ranking 4 (April 2006)
Lowest FIFA ranking 35 (October 1997)
Elo ranking 19
Highest Elo ranking 4 (November 1885 - November 1886)
Lowest Elo ranking 85 (October 1968)
Home colors
Away colors
First international
Unofficial:
United States United States 0–1 Canada Canada
(Newark; November 28, 1885)
Official:
Sweden Sweden 2–3 United States United States
(Stockholm; August 20, 1916)
Biggest win
United States United States 8–0 Barbados Barbados
(Carson; June 15, 2008)
Biggest defeat
Norway Norway 11–0 United States United States
(Oslo; August 11, 1948)
World Cup
Appearances 8 (First in 1930)
Best result Third Place, 1930
Gold Cup
Appearances 10 (First in 1991)
Best result Champions, 1991, 2002, 2005, 2007
Confederations Cup
Appearances 4 (First in 1992)
Best result Runners-Up, 2009
Olympic medal record
Men's Football
(3 appearances before 1930, first 1896)
Silver 1904 St Louis Team
Bronze 1904 St Louis Team
.The United States men's national association football team represents the United States in international association football competition and is controlled by the United States Soccer Federation.^ The Fabulous Five : The 1948 team not only won the NCAA title, but provided the core of the United States 1948 Olympic team that won the gold medal in the London Games.
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^ Tags: rugby the united states of america rugby football union 13.
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^ San Francisco 49ers , the professional American football team, based in San Francisco, California, USA, plays in the Western Division of the National Football Conference in the National Football League.

.Though soccer has not traditionally had a high profile in American sporting life, the sport has steadily grown in popularity since the 1970s.^ Soccer has grown in popularity in the USA despite almost complete lack of interest or even hostility from the incumbent sporting media because it has big numbers of players.
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^ The only American sport that is truly international is basketball, and this is so for the same reason that America is now a world power in soccer.
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^ The problem is that they are trying to take on the world of soccer with an american system which might work for their other sports ie the college sports system, but is completely unsuited to the rest of the world.
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.The team is, according to the FIFA World Rankings, ranked 18th in the world and second in CONCACAF,[1] has appeared in the last five FIFA World Cups, and will appear in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.^ Their ranking is dependent on their performance in the last two World Cups and FIFA ranking.
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^ And there’s no evidence whatsoever that the Asian federation is stronger than CONCACAF. The record of Asian teams in the World Cup is absolutely lamentable.
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^ The idea of the World Cup is to have a representation of the best teams in each Confederation.
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Contents

History

Early years

.In 1885, the United States and Canada played the first international match held outside the United Kingdom.^ The film “ hairspray the musical” has got some rave reviews by the critics of United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

^ It was in 1967 when the Super Bowl was held for the first time and ever since then it has been the most watched sporting event in United States.
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.Canada defeated the U.S. 1–0 in Newark, New Jersey,[2] The United States had its revenge the following year when it beat Canada 1–0, also in Newark.^ The film “ hairspray the musical” has got some rave reviews by the critics of United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

Thirty years later, the United States played its first official international match under the auspices of U.S. Soccer against Sweden in Stockholm, where the USA won 3-2.
The U.S. earned both silver and bronze medals in men's soccer at the 1904 Summer Olympics held in St. Louis, Missouri. The tournament only featured three teams: Galt F.C. from Canada and Christian Brothers College and St. Rose Parish from the United States. .Galt defeated both American teams to win the gold.^ If you look at the WC winners I'm pretty sure it largely shows European teams winning when it's in Europe and South American teams winning when it's outside of Europe, with a couple of exceptions.
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^ The American SOFTBALL team lost the gold medal game to Japan 3-1...
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^ Both of these teams were composed entirely of native Kentuckians, anchored by All-American Basil Hayden .
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Christian Brothers defeated St. Rose in a third match after two scoreless draws.
.In the 1930 World Cup, the U.S. won its first match in World Cup history, beating Belgium 3–0 at the Estadio Gran Parque Central in Montevideo, Uruguay.^ Like i said they a big game team, in the last world cup they werent really impressive against turkey in both games, and we should have won the first game, and even in the semi-final they scored some fluky goal.
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^ Over the years, stadium has been home to a number of football and soccer teams, and also hosted matches of 1994 FIFA World Cup.
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^ Italy won 3 World Cups Argentina 2 World Cups and they always have amazing players so I guess they can say whut ever they want .
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The match occurred simultaneously with another across town at the Estadio Pocitos where France defeated Mexico.
.In the next match, the United States again won 3–0, this time against Paraguay.^ The Garden City Liberty Soccer Team went up against the Garden City twisters this past Sunday in a match to see who would go to the next round of the State Cup Games.
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^ The Fabulous Five : The 1948 team not only won the NCAA title, but provided the core of the United States 1948 Olympic team that won the gold medal in the London Games.
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^ WU-KILLAH 11-14-2005, 09:03 AM During the last 39 official matches they made, France lost only once (against Greece in the Euro) and won 26 times.
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.For many years, FIFA credited Bert Patenaude with the first and third goals and his teammate Tom Florie with the second.^ Here's a look back at The News' ballot for the first , second , third , fourth and fifth polls, and here's how they line up this week: .
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^ Nigeria had its chances early in the first half, but Argentina got a hold of themselves, got their goal in the second half, then played a horrible game of 'time waste' the rest of the way.
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[3] Other sources described the second goal as having been scored by Patenaude[4][5] or by Paraguayan Ramon Gonzales.[6] .In November 2006, FIFA announced that it had accepted evidence from "various historians and football fans" that Patenaude scored all three goals, and was thus the first person to score a hat trick in a World Cup finals tournament.^ World Cup 2006.
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^ Oguchi Onyewu scored the final goal for the U.S. in the 90th minute.
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^ IRAN 02-09-2006, 11:39 AM South American Teams dont do that well when World Cup is in Europe.
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[7]
.Having reached the semifinals with two wins, the American side lost 6–1 to Argentina.^ Though the American MLB franchise, Texas Rangers has yet to win a world series, yet its fans have never lost hope.
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Using the overall tournament records, FIFA lists the U.S. as finishing in third place, above fellow semifinalist Yugoslavia.[8] .This is still the team's highest World Cup finish, and it's also the highest finish of any team from outside of CONMEBOL and UEFA, the South American and European confederations, respectively.^ The idea of the World Cup is to have a representation of the best teams in each Confederation.
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^ European teams fail outside of europe.
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^ But no european team has ever won a world cup hosted OUTSIDE of europe.
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.Due to FIFA not wanting interference with the newly founded FIFA World Cup no official tournament was fielded in the 1932 Olympic Games.^ Their ranking is dependent on their performance in the last two World Cups and FIFA ranking.
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^ And there’s no evidence whatsoever that the Asian federation is stronger than CONCACAF. The record of Asian teams in the World Cup is absolutely lamentable.
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^ His last loss to a player outside the Top 5 at a Grand Slam tournament was to World No.
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.FIFA claimed the tournament would not be popular in the United States, so it would not be cost efficient to assist in the running of the tournament during struggling economic times.^ At first, it was a small circus; however, during the latter half of the 1880s, the circus established itself as one of the chief and best-run circuses in the state.

^ After stumbling in the SEC tournament final against Mississippi State , they would make a dominating run to the Final Four.
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^ Public service cooperatively provided by the two time agencies of United States: a civilian agency, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST ...
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.As a result, an informal tournament was organized including local rivals with the United States finishing first, followed by Mexico and Canada.^ The film “ hairspray the musical” has got some rave reviews by the critics of United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

^ The Official Website of USA Cycling - Report Spam The United States’ cycling organization, including USPRO (track), USCF (road), NORBA (mountain biking), and NCCA (collegiate cycling) programs.
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^ It was in 1967 when the Super Bowl was held for the first time and ever since then it has been the most watched sporting event in United States.
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The Olympic Tournament was reinstated in the 1936 Olympic Games.

Post WWII

.In the 1950 World Cup, the United States lost its first match 3–1 against Spain, but then won 1–0 against England in what is widely considered one of the greatest upsets in football history, England having recently beaten the rest of Europe 6–1 in an exhibition match.^ In Europe set by football history.
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^ The Garden City Liberty Soccer Team went up against the Garden City twisters this past Sunday in a match to see who would go to the next round of the State Cup Games.
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^ The Fabulous Five : The 1948 team not only won the NCAA title, but provided the core of the United States 1948 Olympic team that won the gold medal in the London Games.
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.Sports Illustrated and Soccer Digest have called the game the "Miracle on Grass,"[9] a reference to the Miracle on Ice.^ Sports aficionados should get ready to be dazzled by soccer, basketball, baseball, golf, football and other energy-sapping games of the Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina.

A defeat to Chile by a 5–2 margin in the third group match saw the U.S. eliminated from the tournament. .It would be four decades before the United States would make another appearance at the World Cup.^ The highest sales tax rate would be in the Douglas County portion of Aurora, in Northglenn and in Federal Heights, where another four-tenths would push it to 9.25.” .
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^ Cher is a multifaceted artist who has ruled the showbiz world for four decade and is still not ready to let it go.

^ It is consistently in the top 30 of FIFA rankings and has got to the last eight in two of the last four world cups.
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.Despite the United States' relative success in early international tournaments, soccer remained a niche sport in the U.S. for many years.^ Despite his innate ability for coaching, Mauer lacked the ability to heighten his team's emotions for a big game, a fault that was cited as the reason for his lack of tournament success.
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^ Located in Auburn Hills , Michigan, The Palace of Auburn Hills hosts top of the line indoor sporting, music, community and many other events year in and year out.

^ Soccer has grown in popularity in the USA despite almost complete lack of interest or even hostility from the incumbent sporting media because it has big numbers of players.
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.In the three decades after the 1950 World Cup, the only victories for the United States came against Haiti, Bermuda, Honduras, Canada, Poland, and China..^ The Fabulous Five : The 1948 team not only won the NCAA title, but provided the core of the United States 1948 Olympic team that won the gold medal in the London Games.
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^ YouTube-Africa * 227's YouTube Japan * 227's YouTube-China * 227's YouTube Canada * 227's YouTube Australia * 227's YouTube France 227's YouTube-Germany * 227's YouTube-Italy * 227's YouTube-Russia * 227's YouTube-United Kingdom * 227's YouTube-Mexico 227's Boise TV Tube!!!
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^ The film “ hairspray the musical” has got some rave reviews by the critics of United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

1980s

.After the enthusiasm caused by the creation and rise of the North American Soccer League in the 1970s, it seemed as though the U.S. men's national team would soon become a powerful force in world football.^ And it IS a world power in soccer.
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^ San Francisco 49ers , the professional American football team, based in San Francisco, California, USA, plays in the Western Division of the National Football Conference in the National Football League.

^ The true indicator of the strength of European football is that at every World Cup there are some seriously capable European teams who don’t even qualify for the tournament.
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Such hopes were not realized, however, and the United States was not considered a strong side in this era. .From 1981 to 1983, only two international matches were played.^ International play is too important to relegate important game changing events to only the unassisted human eye.
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^ List_of_career_achievements_by_Roger_Federer#cite_ note-33) Borg set this record from 1976 to 1981, while playing only Wimbledon.
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.To provide a more stable national team program and renew interest in the NASL, U.S. Soccer entered the national team into the league for the 1983 season as Team America.^ San Francisco 49ers , the professional American football team, based in San Francisco, California, USA, plays in the Western Division of the National Football Conference in the National Football League.

^ The Season Without Celebration ": Going into the 1978 season, the Wildcats faced perhaps the most suffocating expectations of any UK team.
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^ It’s just below the lead story which focuses on a player from the NCAA winning UNC basketball team going into the NBA draft, and just above another soccer story about three local junior teams making it to the national championships.
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.This team lacked the continuity and regularity of training that conventional clubs enjoy, and many players were unwilling to play for the team instead of their own clubs.^ Having its training facility and headquarters at Redskin Park, Ashburn, in Virginia, near Dulles International Airport, the team plays at FedExField in Landover, Maryland.

^ They can go and enjoy a good play on their own or they can take their children out to one for some special parent-child time.
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^ However, several of the team's players had technically graduated during the 1954 season and were prohibited from tournament play.
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.Embarrassingly, Team America finished the season at the bottom of the league.^ In the Yale Cup season so far, a big thing to point out is that East's 6 league wins have come from the bottom of the league.
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Recognizing that it had not achieved its objectives, U.S Soccer cancelled this experiment, and the national team was withdrawn from the NASL.
.U.S. Soccer made the decision to target the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California and the 1986 World Cup as means of rebuilding the national team and its fan base.^ Films set in Los Angeles, California .
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^ IRAN 02-09-2006, 11:39 AM South American Teams dont do that well when World Cup is in Europe.
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^ And there’s no evidence whatsoever that the Asian federation is stronger than CONCACAF. The record of Asian teams in the World Cup is absolutely lamentable.
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.The International Olympic Committee provided what appeared to be a major boost to the United States' chances of advancing beyond the group stage when it declared that Olympic teams from outside Europe and South America could field full senior teams as long as those senior players had never played in a World Cup, including professionals.^ European teams fail outside of europe.
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^ But no european team has ever won a world cup hosted OUTSIDE of europe.
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^ Could this be an inkling to who will get the World Cup?
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U.S. Soccer immediately rearranged its Olympic roster, cutting many collegiate players and replacing them with professionals. Despite this, the U.S. finished 1–1–1 and failed to make the second round.
.The United States did bid to host the 1986 World Cup after Colombia withdrew due to economic concerns.^ Over the years, stadium has been home to a number of football and soccer teams, and also hosted matches of 1994 FIFA World Cup.
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^ U.S. Department of State - Home Page - Report Spam And we believe that the relationship between the United States and India is on a very firm footing, and that can only be good for democracy and it can only be good for the world."
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^ But no european team has ever won a world cup hosted OUTSIDE of europe.
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.However, Mexico beat out the U.S. and Canada to host the tournament, despite concerns that the tournament would have to be moved again because of a major earthquake that hit Mexico shortly before the tournament.^ Originally, Raptors hosted their home games at the SkyDome, however later in 1999, the team moved to Air Canada Centre.

.In the last game of the qualifying tournament, the U.S. needed only a draw against Costa Rica, whom the U.S. had beaten 3–0 in the Olympics the year before, in order to reach the final qualification group against Honduras and Canada.^ Like i said they a big game team, in the last world cup they werent really impressive against turkey in both games, and we should have won the first game, and even in the semi-final they scored some fluky goal.
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^ List_of_career_achievements_by_Roger_Federer#cite_ note-atptennis.com-1) Federer has reached an all-time record 17 finals out of the last 18 Grand Slam tournaments (2005 Wimbledon - present, missing only the 2008 Australian Open (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Australian_Open)).
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^ Federer is the only male player in tennis history to reach at least five consecutive semifinals at all four Grand Slam tournaments.
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.U.S. Soccer scheduled the game to be played at El Camino College in Torrance, California, an area with many Costa Rican expatriates, and marketed the game almost exclusively to the Costa Rican community, even providing Costa Rican folk dances as halftime entertainment.^ Predators play their home games at Sommet Center that was previously known as Gaylord Entertainment Center and Nashville Arena.

^ The team plays its home games at the 17,174 capacity Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
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^ Playing their home games in the City of San Francisco, California, USA, the team belongs to the Western Division of the National Football Conference in the National Football League.

[1] .A 35th minute goal by Evaristo Coronado won the match for Costa Rica and kept the United States from reaching its fourth World Cup finals.^ The Fabulous Five : The 1948 team not only won the NCAA title, but provided the core of the United States 1948 Olympic team that won the gold medal in the London Games.
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^ Oguchi Onyewu scored the final goal for the U.S. in the 90th minute.
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^ Like i said they a big game team, in the last world cup they werent really impressive against turkey in both games, and we should have won the first game, and even in the semi-final they scored some fluky goal.
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[2]
.By the end of 1984, the NASL had folded and there was no senior outdoor soccer league operating in the United States.^ There are some people here in the United States who are just plain, ignorant, intolerant, racist bigots.
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^ Reality is that in Australia especially – there’s no sport with the ‘market freedom’ that soccer enjoys in Europe.
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^ 'United States men's national soccer team - Wikipedia, the free ...'
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[10] .As a result, many top American players, such as John Kerr, Paul Caligiuri, Eric Eichmann, and Bruce Murray, moved overseas, primarily to Europe.^ Texas Stars comprises of all the talented players and is one of the top teams of American Hockey League.
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.In 1988, U.S. Soccer attempted to re-implement its national-team-as-club concept, offering contracts to national team players in order to build an international team with something of a club ethos, while loaning them out to their club teams, saving U.S. Soccer the expense of their salaries.^ USA Hockey - Report Spam Player information, coaches, officials, national teams, inline hockey, new, rinks, fan forum, merchandise, and links.
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^ Make no mistake, Spain are an awesome team, but in any sport, awesome teams and players are analysed and people work out ways of playing against them.
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^ It’s just below the lead story which focuses on a player from the NCAA winning UNC basketball team going into the NBA draft, and just above another soccer story about three local junior teams making it to the national championships.
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.This brought many key veterans back to the team, while the success of the NASL a decade earlier had created an influx of talent from burgeoning grass-roots level clubs and youth programs.^ The team currently holds the record of winning more games in the past two decades than any other basketball program.

.Thus U.S. Soccer sought to establish a more stable foundation for participation in the 1990 World Cup than had existed for previous tournaments.^ And there’s no evidence whatsoever that the Asian federation is stronger than CONCACAF. The record of Asian teams in the World Cup is absolutely lamentable.
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^ The true indicator of the strength of European football is that at every World Cup there are some seriously capable European teams who don’t even qualify for the tournament.
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^ Over the years, stadium has been home to a number of football and soccer teams, and also hosted matches of 1994 FIFA World Cup.
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1990s: rebirth for American soccer

.In 1989, FIFA named the United States hosts of the 1994 World Cup, but it did so under significant international criticism because of the perceived weakness of the national team and the lack of a professional outdoor league.^ The Fabulous Five : The 1948 team not only won the NCAA title, but provided the core of the United States 1948 Olympic team that won the gold medal in the London Games.
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^ IRAN 02-09-2006, 11:39 AM South American Teams dont do that well when World Cup is in Europe.
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^ And there’s no evidence whatsoever that the Asian federation is stronger than CONCACAF. The record of Asian teams in the World Cup is absolutely lamentable.
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.This criticism diminished somewhat when a 1–0 win against Trinidad and Tobago, the U.S.'s first away win in nearly two years, in the last match of the 1989 CONCACAF Championship, earned the United States its first World Cup appearance in 40 years.^ Their ranking is dependent on their performance in the last two World Cups and FIFA ranking.
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^ Argentina's winning the world cup.
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^ Argentina wont win the world cup.
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.For the 1990 World Cup in Italy, two of the team's more experienced players, Rick Davis and Hugo Perez, were recovering from serious injuries and unavailable for selection, and manager Bob Gansler selected many inexperienced players and recent college graduates.^ IRAN 02-09-2006, 11:39 AM South American Teams dont do that well when World Cup is in Europe.
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^ Their ranking is dependent on their performance in the last two World Cups and FIFA ranking.
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^ But no european team has ever won a world cup hosted OUTSIDE of europe.
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.The U.S. went on to lose all three games to Czechoslovakia, Italy and Austria.^ Buck - IF all the teams choose to compete, there will be three pre-quarter games and then quarterfinals at home sites.
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.In March 1991, the United States won the North America Cup, tying Mexico 2–2 and beating Canada 2–0. This was followed in May by a 1–0 victory over Uruguay in the World Series of Soccer.^ The Fabulous Five : The 1948 team not only won the NCAA title, but provided the core of the United States 1948 Olympic team that won the gold medal in the London Games.
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^ The film “ hairspray the musical” has got some rave reviews by the critics of United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

^ The true indicator of the strength of European football is that at every World Cup there are some seriously capable European teams who don’t even qualify for the tournament.
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.The national team then went undefeated in the 1991 Gold Cup, beating Mexico 2–0 in the semifinals and Honduras 4–3 on penalty kicks after a 0–0 draw in the final.^ The following year, Pitino's Kentucky team made it back to the national title game, losing to Arizona in overtime in the finals of the 1997 NCAA Tournament .
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^ The 1954 Undefeated Team , which went 25-0 in the regular season and defeated LSU in a playoff to earn the Southeastern Conference bid to the NCAA tournament.
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^ That year, the team went 5–4, and only three years later, boasted their first undefeated season with nine victories and no losses.
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In 1992, the U.S. continued its run of success, taking the U.S. Cup with victories over Ireland and Portugal, followed by a draw with Italy.
.Having qualified automatically as the host, the U.S. opened its tournament schedule with a 1–1 draw against Switzerland in the Pontiac Silverdome in the suburbs of Detroit, the first World Cup game played indoors.^ Thats why other countries have to join it on a playing level in order to compete at the World Cup.
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^ The true indicator of the strength of European football is that at every World Cup there are some seriously capable European teams who don’t even qualify for the tournament.
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^ It is not Blue Cross Arena but has hosted NCAA Div 3 Tournament games there comfortably.
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.In its second game, the U.S. faced Colombia, then ranked fourth in the world, at the Rose Bowl.^ I took my 13 years old kid for a 20/20 type game – over the course of 3 hours he bowled an over or two ,faced two balls (n.o.
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^ Kentucky also leads the NCAA in NCAA tournament appearances , NCAA tournament games, and ranks second to UCLA in NCAA championships with 7, and second to UNC in NCAA tournament wins with 98.
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^ I’m going to be backing Australia followed by the AFC nations regardless of who they are facing, where they come from or what their world ranking happens to be.
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.Aided by an own goal from Andrés Escobar, the United States won 2–1.[11] (Escobar was later murdered in his home country, a killing some believe was in retaliation for this mistake.^ The Fabulous Five : The 1948 team not only won the NCAA title, but provided the core of the United States 1948 Olympic team that won the gold medal in the London Games.
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^ There are some people here in the United States who are just plain, ignorant, intolerant, racist bigots.
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^ The film “ hairspray the musical” has got some rave reviews by the critics of United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

) Despite a 1–0 loss to Romania in its final group game, the U.S. made it to the knockout round for the first time since 1930.
.In the second round, the U.S. lost 1–0 to the eventual champion Brazil.^ Yes, they made it past the first round in the playoffs and lost to the eventual champion, but that doesn’t mean they are ready to go pro.
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^ Wikipedia:Citation_needed)] Federer has either won or lost to the eventual champion a record 21 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments (2004 Wimbledon - current).
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[12]
.In the 1998 World Cup in France, the team lost all three group matches, 2–0 to Germany, 1–2 to Iran, and 0–1 to Yugoslavia, and so finished in last place in its group and 32nd in the field of 32. Head coach Steve Sampson received much of the blame for the performance as a result of abruptly cutting team captain John Harkes, whom Sampson had ironically named "Captain for Life" shortly before, as well as several other players who were instrumental to the qualifying effort, from the squad.^ Their ranking is dependent on their performance in the last two World Cups and FIFA ranking.
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^ The other three majors all take place in the United States.
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^ Could this be an inkling to who will get the World Cup?
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[13]

21st century

.The United States won the 2002 Gold Cup to set up the team's best performance since 1930 in the 2002 World Cup, when the U.S. team reached the quarterfinals.^ The idea of the World Cup is to have a representation of the best teams in each Confederation.
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^ The Garden City Liberty Soccer Team went up against the Garden City twisters this past Sunday in a match to see who would go to the next round of the State Cup Games.
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^ The Fabulous Five : The 1948 team not only won the NCAA title, but provided the core of the United States 1948 Olympic team that won the gold medal in the London Games.
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The knockout stage was reached through a 3–2 win over Portugal and a 1–1 tie with co-host and eventual fourth place finisher, South Korea.
This set the stage for a Round 2 face-off with familiar continental rivals Mexico. .The U.S. emerged victorious in the first World Cup showdown between the two old adversaries, 2–0. The team lost 1–0 to eventual runners-up Germany in the quarterfinals.^ Australia is going to get an enormous wake-up call at the next World Cup.
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^ IRAN 02-09-2006, 11:39 AM South American Teams dont do that well when World Cup is in Europe.
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^ Their ranking is dependent on their performance in the last two World Cups and FIFA ranking.
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.The United States followed up this success by winning its third Gold Cup, and second out of three, in 2005.^ The Fabulous Five : The 1948 team not only won the NCAA title, but provided the core of the United States 1948 Olympic team that won the gold medal in the London Games.
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^ Here's a look back at The News' ballot for the first , second , third , fourth and fifth polls, and here's how they line up this week: .
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^ It has been estimated to be the third highest gross income generated musical in the United States.

.After finishing top of the CONCACAF qualification tournament, the U.S. was drawn into Group E along with the Czech Republic, Italy, and Ghana.^ Not quite, the teams are split into four different groups of seeds, top seeds, second seeds, third seeds and fourth seeds.
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.Since three of the teams were ranked in the top 10 of the FIFA World Rankings at the time, it was considered a Group of Death.^ Their ranking is dependent on their performance in the last two World Cups and FIFA ranking.
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^ The world's top-ranked side did not take long to fashion some chances of their own though.
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^ It is consistently in the top 30 of FIFA rankings and has got to the last eight in two of the last four world cups.
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The United States opened its tournament with a 3-0 loss to the Czech Republic. .The team then drew 1–1 against Italy (ending up being the only team to not lose to the Italian side in the tournament),[14] The United States was then knocked out of the tournament when beaten 2–1 by Ghana in its final group match.^ The Fabulous Five : The 1948 team not only won the NCAA title, but provided the core of the United States 1948 Olympic team that won the gold medal in the London Games.
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^ Spain could be grouped with Italy, Germany and Potugal, qualify then get knocked out to Hungary.
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^ Hence the San Francisco 49ers Tickets are unusually in demand especially when any of these teams are up against the 49ers.
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[15]
.After failing to maintain his 2002 success at the 2006 World Cup, Bruce Arena was eventually replaced by his assistant with the national team and Chivas USA manager Bob Bradley, whose reign began with four wins and one draw in friendlies leading up to the 2007 Gold Cup, hosted by the United States.^ World Cup 2006.
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^ Argentina's winning the world cup.
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^ Argentina wont win the world cup.
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.The U.S. won all three of its group stage matches, against Guatemala, Trinidad and Tobago, and El Salvador.^ Teams like Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago all make for a fairly competitive group behind the USA and Mexico.
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^ Nastia won the gold all-around medal, three silvers, and a bronze.
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^ Wikipedia:Citation_needed)] In Grand Slam tournaments, Federer has won 119 consecutive matches against players ranked outside the Top 5 (2004 Wimbledon to 2009 Wimbledon).
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With a 2–1 win over Panama in the quarterfinals, the U.S. advanced to face Canada in the semifinals, winning 2–1. In the final, the United States came from behind to beat Mexico 2–1.[16]
.The team's disappointing Copa América 2007 campaign ended after three defeats in the group stage against Argentina, Paraguay, and Colombia.^ The 3-0 humiliation Brazil dished out to the US in the group stage was a very flattering scoreline for team USA. .
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.The decision by U.S. Soccer to field what many considered a second-tier team was questioned by fans and media alike.^ Loved by fans and critics alike, the team has many nicknames like Big Blues, G-Men, Big Blue Wrecking Crew, the Road Warriors, Jints - all due to the Giants%92 habit of wrecking havoc on their opponents.
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^ He fielded questions from the media during the press conference held at UK's new practice facility, the Joe Craft Center .
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^ Get ready all the Chicago Bears fans and also the San Francisco 49ers fans, as soon, both these superb teams will be competing at a field near you!
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[17]
.One of the hallmarks of Bradley's tenure as national team manager has been his willingness to cap a large number of players, many for their first time.^ USA Hockey - Report Spam Player information, coaches, officials, national teams, inline hockey, new, rinks, fan forum, merchandise, and links.
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^ The quartet's jerseys (not their numbers) were retired by UK immediately after the Duke loss; it is very unusual for any team to retire a jersey so quickly after a player's career is finished.
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^ This would create some great matchups, give teams competitive games to prepare for sectionals just around the corner, and imagine the publicity generated from so many exciting contests at one time.
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.This practice has been praised by those wanting to see a more diverse player pool for the national team, as well as criticized by those hoping for more consistency and leadership from core players.^ USA Hockey - Report Spam Player information, coaches, officials, national teams, inline hockey, new, rinks, fan forum, merchandise, and links.
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^ Its not so much that, its more so keeping a core of players together and having them build a chemistry with one another and also to learn the importance of winning Gold.
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^ Pretty nice site, wants to see much more on it!
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[18] .This has coincided with many young American players like Freddy Adu, Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey, Maurice Edu, Brad Guzan, Eddie Johnson, and Michael Parkhurst making their first moves from MLS to European clubs, meaning that more American players are gaining experience at the highest levels of club and international soccer than at any other time in the team's history.^ Its more of a sport than any of the others.
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^ And the Mexicans and Americans would be more than a match for any Asian team.
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^ With the Players moving to May starting in 2007, many fans believe that the Players should be considered a De Facto major championship, even if it's not considered part of "the grand slam".
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.In Summer 2009, the United States had one of the busiest stretches in its history.^ Ahmanson Theatre is the part of the United States’ one of three biggest performing arts center, Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County, located in Downtown Los Angeles.
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^ Serves as the kick off to the Tennis season in the United States - The Billie Jean King Cup is a one-night tennis exhibition.
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.For the 2009 Confederations Cup the U.S. was drawn into Group B with Brazil, Egypt, and Italy.^ I watched the USA v Brazil game in the Confederations Cup and to say it is an aging squad is not derogatory.
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^ As for your British Empire point: in the soccer World Cup there is a Big Four of dominant teams, namely Argentina, Brazil, Germany and Italy.
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^ After America’s defeat to Italy and Brazil in the Confederations Cup , and listening to all the Yanks moaning about their poor performance, I can’t help but compare their experience with Australia’s, when just few years ago we were going through the same thing.
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.After losing 3-1 to Italy and 3-0 to Brazil, the United States made an unlikely comeback to finish second in the group and reach the semi-final on the second tie-breaker, goals scored, having scored four goals to Italy's three.^ Oguchi Onyewu scored the final goal for the U.S. in the 90th minute.
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^ Like i said they a big game team, in the last world cup they werent really impressive against turkey in both games, and we should have won the first game, and even in the semi-final they scored some fluky goal.
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^ Spain could not find the breakthrough though, and their hopes of reaching the final were crushed when the US netted their second goal in the 74th minute.
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This was achieved on the final day of group play when the United States beat Egypt 3-0 while Brazil beat Italy 3-0.[19]
.In the semifinals, the U.S. defeated Spain 2-0.[20] At the time, Spain was atop the FIFA World Rankings, and they were on a record run of 15 straight wins, and 35 games undefeated (a record shared with Brazil).^ I agree, a spain brazil game would have been great.
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^ Lord of Dance is an award-winning international event that is continuously shattering all the box office records all over the world, and leaving the audiences breathless and screaming for more.

^ Their ranking is dependent on their performance in the last two World Cups and FIFA ranking.
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.With the win, the United States advanced to its first-ever final in a men's FIFA tournament; however, they lost 3-2 to Brazil after leading 2–0 at half-time.^ At first, it was a small circus; however, during the latter half of the 1880s, the circus established itself as one of the chief and best-run circuses in the state.

^ However, in 2009, they have re-united and have been touring the world, performing at different venues in different countries.

^ Pitino quickly restored Kentucky's reputation and performance, leading his second school to the Final Four in the 1993 NCAA Tournament , and winning a national title in the 1996 NCAA Tournament , Kentucky's first NCAA championship in 18 years.
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[21]
.Only a few days after the Confederations Cup Final, the United States hosted the 2009 Gold Cup, and was drawn into Group B with Grenada, Haiti, and Honduras.^ The Fabulous Five : The 1948 team not only won the NCAA title, but provided the core of the United States 1948 Olympic team that won the gold medal in the London Games.
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^ Also before the confederations cup final they had played argentina before and then they had ronaldinho ronaldo all the first choice players and lost 3-1.
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^ U.S. Department of State - Home Page - Report Spam And we believe that the relationship between the United States and India is on a very firm footing, and that can only be good for democracy and it can only be good for the world."
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The U.S. began group play with a pair of victories over Grenada and Honduras, and won the group with a draw against Haiti.
.In the quarterfinals, the United States defeated Panama 2–1 after extra time.^ It was in 1967 when the Super Bowl was held for the first time and ever since then it has been the most watched sporting event in United States.
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^ Public service cooperatively provided by the two time agencies of United States: a civilian agency, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST ...
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In the semifinals the U.S. faced Honduras for the second time in the tournament, and the third time in less than two months. .The United States beat Honduras 2-0 and advanced to their third consecutive Gold Cup final where they faced Mexico in a rematch of the 2007 Gold Cup final.^ He improved upon this by winning his fifth consecutive Wimbledon championship in 2007, again beating Rafael Nadal in the final and thus equalling Bjrn Borg's open era record.
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^ Also before the confederations cup final they had played argentina before and then they had ronaldinho ronaldo all the first choice players and lost 3-1.
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^ It has been estimated to be the third highest gross income generated musical in the United States.

The United States was beaten by Mexico 5-0, surrendering their 58-match unbeaten streak against CONCACAF opponents in the U.S., and losing to Mexico in the United States for the first time since 1999.

2010 World Cup qualification

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 10 6 2 2 19 13 +6 20
 Mexico 10 6 1 3 18 12 +6 19
 Honduras 10 5 1 4 17 11 +6 16
 Costa Rica 10 5 1 4 15 15 0 16
 El Salvador 10 2 2 6 9 15 −6 8
 Trinidad and Tobago 10 1 3 6 10 22 −12 6
  Costa Rica El Salvador Honduras Mexico Trinidad and Tobago United States
Costa Rica  1–0 2–0 0–3 4–0 3–1
El Salvador  1–0 0–1 2–1 2–2 2–2
Honduras  4–0 1–0 3–1 4–1 2–3
Mexico  2 –0 4–1 1–0 2–1 2–1
Trinidad and Tobago  2–3 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–1
United States  2–2 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–0
.The U.S. won seven of eight matches against Barbados, Cuba, Guatemala, and Trinidad and Tobago in the Second and Third Rounds of qualification for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.^ IRAN 02-09-2006, 11:39 AM South American Teams dont do that well when World Cup is in Europe.
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^ Like i said they a big game team, in the last world cup they werent really impressive against turkey in both games, and we should have won the first game, and even in the semi-final they scored some fluky goal.
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^ Sifu Dragon 02-11-2006, 02:25 PM South American Teams dont do that well when World Cup is in Europe.
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.This qualified the United States for the Fourth Round, or Hexagonal, against Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, and Trinidad and Tobago.^ The 1932 musical film The Phantom President depicts a man who is eminently qualified to be President of the United States but who is unlikely to be elected because he is dull and lacks charisma.
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^ Teams like Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago all make for a fairly competitive group behind the USA and Mexico.
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^ And in the last World Cup, Asia’s performances overall were no better than CONCACAF’s- only one from each made the second stage (Australia and Mexico) and the likes of Japan, Iran and Saudi Arabia finished bottom just as Trinidad & Tobago, Costa Rica and USA did.
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.The U.S. began the Fourth Round by defeating Mexico 2–0, a win that extended the United States' unbeaten streak against Mexico on U.S. soil to 11 matches.^ List_of_career_achievements_by_Rog er_Federer&action=edit§ion=6)] Singles match winning streaks In 2001, Federer ended Pete Sampras's (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Sampras) 31-match winning streak at Wimbledon in the fourth round of the tournament.
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[22] .Six weeks later, in the second match of the Fourth Round, the United States made a late rally to earn a 2–2 draw away to El Salvador.^ Here's a look back at The News' ballot for the first , second , third , fourth and fifth polls, and here's how they line up this week: .
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[23] .Four days later, Jozy Altidore became the youngest U.S. player to score a hat-trick, and lead the United States to a 3–0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago.^ Cal's Kids officially debuted on November 13th with a 75-59 victory over the Morehead State Eagles, in which Eric Bledsoe scored 24 pts.
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[24] .Following another six week break from qualifying, the U.S. travelled to Costa Rica, where they were soundly defeated 3–1.[25] The United States rebounded three days later when they defeated Honduras 2–1. When qualifying resumed near the end of the summer of 2009, the United States suffered a 2–1 loss to Mexico at Estadio Azteca.^ However, in 2009, they have re-united and have been touring the world, performing at different venues in different countries.

^ Teams like Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago all make for a fairly competitive group behind the USA and Mexico.
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^ One pollster may be voting on who's got quality wins under their belt, another is voting on who's suffered bad losses, another is voting on who put together the toughest non-league schedule; another is voting on who's on a hot streak; another is voting on who's expected to survive to Buff State.
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.A few weeks later, the United States came from behind to defeat El Salvador 2–1 at home after being down 1-0. The next week, the U.S. beat Trinidad and Tobago 1-0. On October 10, 2009, the United States secured qualification to the World Cup with a 3-2 win over Honduras.^ Argentina's winning the world cup.
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^ Argentina wont win the world cup.
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^ Teams like Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago all make for a fairly competitive group behind the USA and Mexico.
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.Four days later, the U.S. secured first place in the Fourth Round with a dramatic 2–2 draw against Costa Rica.^ This is only a statistical metric of course but in real life I would back Australia to draw or win against 5 of the 6 in the CONCACAF playoffs on any given day.
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^ This is only a statistical metric of course but in real life I would back USA to draw or win against 9 of the 10 in the AFC playoffs on any given day.
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.Having secured their presence at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in November 2009 with a 3–2 away win over eventual fellow qualifiers Honduras, they were drawn in Group C alongside England, Algeria and Slovenia.^ Argentina's winning the world cup.
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^ Argentina wont win the world cup.
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^ The true indicator of the strength of European football is that at every World Cup there are some seriously capable European teams who don’t even qualify for the tournament.
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Schedule and recent results

The following is a list of matches from the past six months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
Date Venue Opponent Competition Result U.S. scorers
October 10, 2009 Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano,
 Honduras
 Honduras WCQ 2–3 W Casey Goal 50'66'
Donovan Goal 71'
October 14, 2009 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium,
 United States
 Costa Rica WCQ 2–2 D Bradley Goal 71'
Bornstein Goal 90+4'
November 14, 2009 Tehelné pole,
 Slovakia
 Slovakia F 0–1 L
November 18, 2009 NRGi Park,
 Denmark
 Denmark F 1–3 L Cunningham Goal 26'
January 23, 2010 The Home Depot Center,
 United States
 Honduras F 1–3 L Goodson Goal 70'
February 24, 2010 Raymond James Stadium,
 United States
 El Salvador F 2–1 W Ching Goal 75'
Kljestan Goal 90+2'
March 3, 2010 Amsterdam Arena,
 Netherlands
 Netherlands F 2–1 L Bocanegra Goal 89'
May 25, 2010 Rentschler Field,
 United States
 Czech Republic F
May 29, 2010 Lincoln Financial Field,
 United States
 Turkey F
June 5, 2010 Ruimsig Stadium,
 South Africa
 Australia F
June 12, 2010 Royal Bafokeng Stadium,
 South Africa
 England WCF
June 18, 2010 Ellis Park Stadium,
 South Africa
 Slovenia WCF
June 23, 2010 Loftus Versfeld Stadium,
 South Africa
 Algeria WCF
Key
  • F = Friendly
  • WCQ = 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers
  • WCF = 2010 FIFA World Cup

Current squad

The following players were named to the 18-man matchday squad for the friendly match against the Netherlands on March 3, 2010.
No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
18 GK Brad Guzan September 9, 1984 (1984-09-09) (age 25) 15 0 England Aston Villa
1 GK Tim Howard March 6, 1979 (1979-03-06) (age 31) 49 0 England Everton
13 DF Jonathan Bornstein November 7, 1984 (1984-11-07) (age 25) 29 2 United States Chivas USA
3 DF Carlos Bocanegra May 25, 1979 (1979-05-25) (age 30) 77 12 France Rennes
15 DF Jay DeMerit December 4, 1979 (1979-12-04) (age 30) 17 0 England Watford
21 DF Clarence Goodson May 17, 1982 (1982-05-17) (age 27) 11 2 Norway Start
11 DF Heath Pearce August 13, 1984 (1984-08-13) (age 25) 31 0 United States FC Dallas
2 DF Jonathan Spector March 1, 1986 (1986-03-01) (age 24) 24 0 England West Ham United
7 MF DaMarcus Beasley May 24, 1982 (1982-05-24) (age 27) 90 17 Scotland Rangers
17 MF Alejandro Bedoya April 25, 1987 (1987-04-25) (age 22) 2 0 Sweden Örebro
4 MF Michael Bradley July 31, 1987 (1987-07-31) (age 22) 41 7 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
10 MF Landon Donovan March 4, 1982 (1982-03-04) (age 28) 121 42 England Everton
16 MF Maurice Edu April 18, 1986 (1986-04-18) (age 23) 12 0 Scotland Rangers
22 MF Stuart Holden August 1, 1985 (1985-08-01) (age 24) 12 2 England Bolton Wanderers
14 MF José Francisco Torres October 29, 1987 (1987-10-29) (age 22) 8 0 Mexico Pachuca
12 FW Jozy Altidore November 6, 1989 (1989-11-06) (age 20) 24 8 England Hull City
19 FW Robbie Findley August 4, 1985 (1985-08-04) (age 24) 4 0 United States Real Salt Lake
9 FW Eddie Johnson March 31, 1984 (1984-03-31) (age 25) 40 12 Greece Aris Thessaloniki

Recent call-ups

The following players were named to a matchday squad in the last six months, but were not called up for the friendly match against the Netherlands on March 3, 2010.
Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club Most Recent Call-Up
Goalkeepers
Troy Perkins July 29, 1981 (1981-07-29) (age 28) 7 0 United States DC United v.  El Salvador; February 24, 2010
Nick Rimando June 17, 1979 (1979-06-17) (age 30) 4 0 United States Real Salt Lake v.  El Salvador; February 24, 2010
Defenders
Oguchi Onyewu May 13, 1982 (1982-05-13) (age 27) 51 5 Italy Milan v.  Costa Rica; October 14, 2009
Steve Cherundolo February 19, 1979 (1979-02-19) (age 31) 57 2 Germany Hannover 96 v.  Slovakia; November 14, 2009
Edgar Castillo October 8, 1986 (1986-10-08) (age 23) 1 0 Mexico UANL v.  Denmark; November 18, 2009
Frankie Hejduk August 5, 1974 (1974-08-05) (age 35) 85 7 United States Columbus Crew v.  Denmark; November 18, 2009
Jimmy Conrad February 12, 1977 (1977-02-12) (age 33) 28 1 United States Kansas City Wizards v.  Honduras; January 23, 2010
Marvell Wynne May 8, 1986 (1986-05-08) (age 23) 4 0 Canada Toronto FC v.  Honduras; January 23, 2010
Chad Marshall August 22, 1984 (1984-08-22) (age 25) 11 1 United States Columbus Crew v.  El Salvador; February 24, 2010
Midfielders
Clint Dempsey March 9, 1983 (1983-03-09) (age 27) 60 17 England Fulham v.  Slovakia; November 14, 2009
Ricardo Clark February 10, 1983 (1983-02-10) (age 27) 27 2 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt v.  Denmark; November 18, 2009
Benny Feilhaber January 19, 1985 (1985-01-19) (age 25) 31 2 Denmark AGF v.  Honduras; January 23, 2010
Kyle Beckerman April 23, 1982 (1982-04-23) (age 27) 12 1 United States Real Salt Lake v.  El Salvador; February 24, 2010
Geoff Cameron July 11, 1985 (1985-07-11) (age 24) 1 0 United States Houston Dynamo v.  El Salvador; February 24, 2010
Brad Davis November 8, 1981 (1981-11-08) (age 28) 5 0 United States Houston Dynamo v.  El Salvador; February 24, 2010
Brad Evans April 20, 1985 (1985-04-20) (age 24) 4 0 United States Seattle Sounders FC v.  El Salvador; February 24, 2010
Eddie Gaven October 25, 1986 (1986-10-25) (age 23) 8 0 United States Columbus Crew v.  El Salvador; February 24, 2010
Sacha Kljestan September 9, 1985 (1985-09-09) (age 24) 23 4 United States Chivas USA v.  El Salvador; February 24, 2010
Dax McCarty April 30, 1987 (1987-04-30) (age 22) 4 0 United States FC Dallas v.  El Salvador; February 24, 2010
Robbie Rogers May 12, 1987 (1987-05-12) (age 22) 11 1 United States Columbus Crew v.  El Salvador; February 24, 2010
Forwards
Charlie Davies June 25, 1986 (1986-06-25) (age 23) 17 4 France Sochaux v.  Honduras; October 10, 2009
Kenny Cooper October 21, 1984 (1984-10-21) (age 25) 10 4 England Plymouth Argyle v.  Costa Rica; October 14, 2009
Conor Casey July 25, 1981 (1981-07-25) (age 28) 19 2 United States Colorado Rapids v.  El Salvador; February 24, 2010
Brian Ching May 24, 1978 (1978-05-24) (age 31) 44 11 United States Houston Dynamo v.  El Salvador; February 24, 2010
Jeff Cunningham August 21, 1976 (1976-08-21) (age 33) 14 1 United States FC Dallas v.  El Salvador; February 24, 2010

Competitive record

.The United States has competed at the Summer Olympics (when that tournament was considered a full international tournament), the FIFA World Cup, the FIFA Confederations Cup, as well as NAFC and CONCACAF regional tournaments.^ Thats why other countries have to join it on a playing level in order to compete at the World Cup.
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^ And there’s no evidence whatsoever that the Asian federation is stronger than CONCACAF. The record of Asian teams in the World Cup is absolutely lamentable.
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^ The idea of the World Cup is to have a representation of the best teams in each Confederation.
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The U.S. has also played in the Copa América by invitation, as well as several minor tournaments.
.During the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup the United States showed its major improvements by making it all the way to the finals.^ Uzbekistan’s poor showing is a major surprise- we all thought they might present a decent challenge to Australia and Japan, alas they did not.
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They made a historic win against Spain with a 2–0 win, which was what they needed to move onto the finals. .During their match against Brazil their skill was highlighted as they scored the first two goals in the first half.^ Harper.They looked down the eventual goal pam anderson nude to business, plucking several tissues from work she wasnt.The curtains first.
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^ Just a noticing from the game against Brazil; the US team were having a lot of trouble with their first touch.
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.However, Brazil had a quick come back in the second half scoring 3 goals and winning the confederations cup.^ I watched the USA v Brazil game in the Confederations Cup and to say it is an aging squad is not derogatory.
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^ He is starting to come back to form and maybe Travis is an outside chance to get a recall for the Socceroos in the Asian Cup qualifier against Indonesia in March.
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This was a milestone for the United states.
.The best result for the United States in a World Cup came in 1930 when they finished in third place.^ The idea of the World Cup is to have a representation of the best teams in each Confederation.
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^ Every single World Cup Final match since 1930 has involved one of those teams.
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^ Some cynics think the europeans only do this to maintain World Cup places over South America.
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The U.S. took the silver and bronze medals at the 1904 Olympics. In the Confederations Cup, the United States has finished in third place in both 1992 and 1999, and were runner-up in the 2009 Confederations Cup.
.In regional competitions, the United States had never finished higher than runner-up until the 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the first competition in the Gold Cup format.^ France did it in 1998 – oh well, let me rephrase that – for the first time since 1974, we will get a team in the WC final that has never ever finished top 3 before!!
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^ And there’s no evidence whatsoever that the Asian federation is stronger than CONCACAF. The record of Asian teams in the World Cup is absolutely lamentable.
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^ Now, if we fast forward to the present time, Australia is one of the first few countries to qualify for the World Cup and we are no longer in the Oceania region.
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.Since then, they have finished as winners four times.^ France did it in 1998 – oh well, let me rephrase that – for the first time since 1974, we will get a team in the WC final that has never ever finished top 3 before!!
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In 1995, the U.S. finished in fourth place at the Copa América.

Centurions and top scorers

Centurions

.The United States has had more players win 100 caps than any other nation.^ The HAL is an almost total ‘modern franchise’ creation, and certainly the Super Rugby is franchise based in a sense – but, whilst we have one ‘franchise’, one state – - it then has perhaps more in common with the US models than any of the other sports.
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^ DePaul had a few guys who became more famous in the NBA starting for them: National Player of Year Mark Aguirre and Terry Cummings.
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The following players have won 100 or more caps with the national team:
Rank Player Caps Goals Years
1 Cobi Jones 164 15 1992–2004
2 Jeff Agoos 134 4 1988–2003
3 Marcelo Balboa 128 13 1988–2000
4 Landon Donovan 121 42 2000–
5 Claudio Reyna 112 8 1994–2006
6 Paul Caligiuri 110 5 1984–1997
7 Eric Wynalda 106 34 1990–2000
8 Kasey Keller 102 0 1990–2007
9 Earnie Stewart 101 17 1990–2004
10 Tony Meola 100 0 1988–2002
Joe-Max Moore 100 24 1992–2002

Top scorers

The following players are the top scorers in national team history:
Rank Player Caps Goals Years
1 Landon Donovan 121 42 2000–
2 Eric Wynalda 106 34 1990–2000
3 Brian McBride 95 30 1993–2006
4 Joe-Max Moore 100 24 1992–2002
5 Bruce Murray 86 21 1985–1993
6 Clint Dempsey 60 17 2004–
DaMarcus Beasley 90 17 2001–
Earnie Stewart 101 17 1990–2004
9 Cobi Jones 164 15 1992–2004
10 Hugo Pérez 73 13 1984–1994
Marcelo Balboa 128 13 1988–2000

Head coaches

Honors

International

Silver Medal (1): 1904
Bronze Medal (1): 1904
Third Place (1): 1930
Runners-Up (1): 2009
Third Place (2): 1992, 1999

Regional

Winners (4): 1991, 2002, 2005, 2007
Runners-Up (4): 1989, 1993, 1998, 2009
Third Place (2): 1996, 2003
Fourth Place (1): 1995
Gold Medal (1): 1991
Bronze Medal (2): 1959, 1999
.* – Before the FIFA World Cup began in 1930, the football tournament at the Summer Olympics was, between 1908 and 1928, considered both a full international tournament and the World Championship of Football.^ The true indicator of the strength of European football is that at every World Cup there are some seriously capable European teams who don’t even qualify for the tournament.
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^ It is consistently in the top 30 of FIFA rankings and has got to the last eight in two of the last four world cups.
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^ Every single World Cup Final match since 1930 has involved one of those teams.
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Since then, it has become a mostly youth international tournament (currently U-23 plus 3 "overage" players), at least for men. This is why Uruguay, for example, considers its gold medals from the 1924 and 1928 Summer Olympics as equal to its World Cup wins in 1930 and 1950.

Media coverage

.As with other national soccer federations in the world, U.S. Soccer owns the broadcast rights to all U.S. matches played in the United States, and all United States international friendlies.^ Having watched and rewatched the last couple United States national soccer team matches, I’ve come to a simple conclusion: The current coach, Bob Bradley, is in over his head and needs to be fired.” .
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^ Whlist nobody who has followed International football over a long period can disagree that top European football nations miss out on the World Cup & minnows get in.
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^ Soccer, Rugby and Cricket all have genuine world cup competitions.
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It negotiates deals with media outlets to maximize revenue and exposure from the matches.
Different media outlets hold different portions of the broadcast rights to games. ESPN owns the U.S. English language broadcast rights for every match in the World Cup and Confederations Cup, as well as for select matches in Major League Soccer until the completion of the 2014 World Cup. ESPN and Fox Soccer Channel split the rights to friendlies as part of contracts which also give FSC the U.S. Open Cup television rights. Univision holds exclusive Spanish-language rights to home qualifiers and all friendlies. Broadcast rights (including U.S. broadcast rights) to away qualifiers are owned by the federation governing the United States' opponent, and can be sold to any company, although ESPN and Univision usually obtain direct rights or sublicenses for the majority of these games.

Supporters' groups

.The main supporters group backing the United States men's national soccer team is Sam's Army.^ Having watched and rewatched the last couple United States national soccer team matches, I’ve come to a simple conclusion: The current coach, Bob Bradley, is in over his head and needs to be fired.” .
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Started shortly after the 1994 World Cup in the United States, it now claims to have over 15,000 members.
The American Outlaws was started in Lincoln, Nebraska as a local supporters' group. The group's membership attempted to address a lack of consistency from game to game in supporter organization and social events on match days. To achieve this goal the American Outlaws became a nationwide, non-profit, supporters' group.
Sam's Army members wear red to matches, sing or chant throughout the match, and often bring huge American flags and other banners to the game. The American Outlaws can be further distinguished by the fact that they wear American flag bandanna over their faces. .The two groups are usually put together in a "supporters' section" at US home games.^ If it were a football game (and it usually is) he would have had 90-odd touches, a ping or two at goal, an assist, and 3 outrageous foul tackles.
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See also

Notes

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  2. ^ but the match was not officially recognised. The first official match outside Britain was held in 1901 between Argentina and Uruguay.
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  4. ^ "CNN/Sports Illustrated – Bert Patenaude". CNN. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/soccer/world/2002/world_cup/hof/patenaude/. Retrieved 2006-06-09. 
  5. ^ "Planet World Cup – World Cup Trivia". PlanetWorldCup.com. http://www.planetworldcup.com/STATS/statrecs.html. Retrieved 2006-06-09. 
  6. ^ "The Football Association 20 World Cup Facts". The FA. http://www.thefa.com/Features/EuropeanLeagues/Postings/2002/05/12004.htm. Retrieved 2006-06-09. 
  7. ^ "FIFA World Cup hat-tricks" (PDF). FIFA. http://www.fifa.com/infoplus/IP-399_03A_hat-tricks.pdf. Retrieved 2006-11-10. 
  8. ^ "1930 FIFA World Cup Uruguay – Awards". Fifa.com. http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/edition=1/awards/index.html. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  9. ^ http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0906/soccer.biggest.us.wins.in.history/content.10.html
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Preceded by
1989 Costa Rica 
North American Champions
1991 (First title)
Succeeded by
1993 Mexico 
Preceded by
2000 Canada 
North American Champions
2002 (Second title)
Succeeded by
2003 Mexico 
Preceded by
2003 Mexico 
North American Champions
2005 (Third title)
2007 (Fourth title)
Succeeded by
2009 Mexico 

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