USMNT Way Behind To Qualify For WC 2018

usa-vs-mexicoUSMNT way behind to qualify for wc 2018,
and any more ties or losses here forward looks like no Russia 2018 World Cup for US.
2-1 loss for the US vs Mexico in Columbus was not a good start.
The US Men’s National Team battled through an intense match, but succumbed to 4-0 defeat to Costa Rica right in the first qualifier of the Final Round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying. Even in the first half the two teams carve out the chances, Johan Venegas, Costa Rica forward, has his header broke the deadlock right in the 44th minute of the game. The US Men’s National Team came out in the second frame of the game looking for the equalizer. On the other hand, as the team pushed forward, the other team was able to take advantage on the multiple occasions.
In the 68th minute of the game, Bolanos finished right before Joel Campbell, a substitute who grabbed a brace in the 74th as well as 78th to cement the victory for the home side right before the crowd at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica.
The US Men’s National team’s defeat brings a very intense end to the 2016 for the US, which is 12-6-1 and was finished 4th at the Copa American Centenario. They finished over its Semifinal Round World Cup Qualifying group to move on to the Hex.
But how much trouble has the team suffered after losing the first two games?
It was very sad news for the US Men’s National Team that they did not get off to a good beginning in the Hex, losing to Mexico and Costa Rica.
There would be 8 different games in the Hex, which would be played for the next 11 months, with different countries in top three that would be automatically be qualified to the World Cup. The 4th place team will face the 5th place team out of Asia right in the playoff for another place in the quadrennial tournament.
Way back four years ago, US Men’s National Team travelled to Honduras for the very first match of the Hex, but they lost 2-1. The team was able to rebound a month after and a half later, thus beating the team Costa Rica with the score of 1-0 in the Snow Game. The team would finish the Hex with 22 points, which is the most of any team during 2014 cycle.

 

Just take a look at this chart and you will see how much trouble the team had.

Points thru 2 games # of teams # to finish 3rd or higher # to finish 4th
6 2 2 0
4 8 5 1
3 6 4 1
2 5 0 1
2 6 4 1
0 3 0 1

Upon seeing the numbers, it is easy to say that the team had zero points from the first two games. Only the team Trinidad & Tobago has successfully qualified for the World Cup right after losing their first two games in the Hex. Though the US Men’s National team has suffered much trouble, they still have the opportunity to prove themselves in the next FIFA World Cup Qualifying. Their loss serves as their motivation to make the most out of the next games. USMNT way behind to qualify for wc 2018, and it will be a miracle if they make it.
UPDATE NOV. 21st 2016 Jurgen Klinsmann FIRED US Coach Bye-Bye

OMC Oh My Carli, TEAM USA World Cup Champs

Super Carli Lloyd US World Champion  OMC Oh My Carli, TEAM USA World Cup Champs!!!

Carli Lloyd has put herself and team USA into the record books.

Amazing performance from ALL US women’s team members and coaching

 

staff to pull this one off. With all the pressure of knowing we as good as we are, and playing in our back

yard of Canada for most of the US to attend if they wished, this couldn’t have gone any sweeter.

Wambach’s last match played for the US and probably Christie Rampone’s last match however both

women seem to be able to play into their sixties if they wish. What a send off for the veterans of the

squad and a huge step up for any women wanting to join this amazing bunch of athletes. This defense

is one of the strongest in any World stage competition, men or women, only one goal given up by this

whole team going into the final. Not just how good Hope Solo (goal keeper) played,but the front four of

the defense and the subs that came in. Look for underlined names with mp3 interview links during

World Cup 2015 from US players below, done by Men in Blazers. Awesome showing by Becky

Sauerbrunn, Julie Johnston, Meghan Klingenberg, Ali Krieger, Kelley O’Hara, Heather O’Reilly,

Lori Chalupny, and the midfield who dropped back so much to help. This team got better every match,

and rolled with the punches. Wonderful patterns of play produced by Christen Press, Tobin Heath,

Lauren Holiday, Morgan Brian, Amy Rodriguez and Shannon Boxx. Sydney Leroux saw sometime

but it was Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe who put the pressure on the opposing defenses and

opened up lanes for Carli Lloyd to work her magic. Rapinoe and Morgan really took alot of the

concentration of the opponents. Lloyd was on a mission!  And no one could stop this dynamo…

Setting world cup records with the only hat trick in the final match, the time it took to achieve it,

16 minutes total from one to third goal,  received both the Silver Boot and Golden Ball award for

this world cup tournament. Having 6 goals and assisting on three others, Lloyd was the force to put

the US into the history books. Three time world cup winners, the US has the toughest team in the World!!!

If you are a U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, or U15 player,  go out and see these women play, they

have a great league at http://www.nwslsoccer.com . Once again congratulations Coach Jill Ellis,

Hope Solo gets the Golden Glove Award,

and OMC Oh My Carli, TEAM USA World Cup Champs!

Carli Lloyd for President….

Shout out to Unbelievable Super Subs Teammates of the World Champ’s Whitney Engen, Ashlyn Harris, and Alyssa Naeher

YOU ALL WON THIS FOR US…..

Oh, BTW, FIFA, NO More Artificial Turf !!!!!





U9,U10,U11,U12,U13 Girls Watching World Cup Team USA

USA Womens Team WC 2015

U9,U10,U11,U12,U13 girls watching world cup team USA taking

care of business verses Australia 3-1, Sweden 0-0, and Nigeria 1-0, with two US

wins and only one tie, winning the grp D “group of death”.  Now the US is up against

 

the up and coming Colombian team who beat France, the third ranked women’s team in the world

and with one win, one tie, one loss, they made it through to the next round on June 22nd meeting

team USA. The US squad is very defensively solid. Hope Solo and the defensive four in the back have

only given up one goal in 3 matches and shutting out two tough teams in Nigeria and Sweden.

The USA old coach Pia Sundhage is now coaching Sweden and gets the highly favored Germans on

June 20th. Our US coach today is Jill Ellis who many think is doing a great job modeling this new

squad with the solid veterans team USA is fielding. Offensive is alittle shaky still,  Alex Morgan is

just know coming back from a tough injury and Abby Wambach is trying to work with the new

midfielders and support strikers. Megan Rapinoe saved the day in the first match with two goals

and Christen Press add one to put USA up 3-1 on Australia, and Hope Solo had many amazing saves.

Sweden match was all defense, the midfield and forwards for team USA could not put anything together,

but atleast defense saved the point. In the Nigeria match, PLEASE COACH ELLIS,

STOP WITH THE SHORT CORNER KICK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have Wambach, Press, Rapinoe, Sauerbrunn, Johnston, Holiday, AND LLOYD !!!!!!!!

Put the ball on goal between the 12 yd and six yard marker and let them take it out of the air….

We all screamed at the TV during the Nigeria match, someone in Canada heard us,

next play Wambach scores……   GOALLLLLLLLL…. What a concept. PUT THE BALL ON GOAL

The short corner kick play works .000001% of the time, it puts everyone out of sync

and CREATES NO DANGER. On the flip side, a ball put 6 to 15 yrds from goal, has a 6% scoring finish….

Pull up 100 corner kicks taken by our US women’s team,  6 GOALS over 100 tries, do the math.

PLEASE, stop the short corner!!!! USE OUR HEIGHT Advantage….

The U9,U10,U11,U12,U13 girls watching world cup team USA want to see their team

bring home the CUP.  Go USA



FIFA Scandal 2015 And The Women’s World Cup

US Womens Defender Players

FIFA scandal 2015 and the women’s world cup starts June 6th in Canada.

What a week, Wed May 27th only two days before the FIFA organization

votes for a new president, six people were picked up at the FIFA hotel by

 

Swiss police on behalf of the US Attorney General’s office and the FBI. Update at end of this article..

Later 10 others were nabbed across the world to make it 16 in total that were arrested for corruption with

bribery charges. On Friday May 28th Sepp Blatter was again voted in as the president of FIFA for the

fifth term. Can you imagine? Russia has a world cup coming up in 2018, now is that in the balance?

Is there proof of any wrong doing on how they landed that event? How about Qatar, people dying in

building the stadiums, and the event moved to the Nov 2022 for high summer heat and religious

reasons given. Sepp Blatter is in the hot seat right now, soon more people will fall in the FIFA scandal

as more turn on the others who took more than $110 to $160 million in kick backs from what Loretta

Lynch US Attorney General and FBI James Comey have released to date. The real question is how

does this affect the Women’s World Cup kicking off June 6th in Canada? Will the highly favored US

squad finish with the cup after losing to Japan in 2011 on penalty kicks? The US team looks very

focused as Abby Wambach many be playing her final matches for the red, white, and blue kits after

an amazing career and record breaking achievements. The squad for Canada WC 15 looks like Shannon

Boxx, Morgan Brian, Lori Chalupny, Whitney Engen, Ashlyn Haris, Tobin Heath, Lauren Holiday, Julie

Johnston, Meghan Klingenberg, Ali Krieger, Sydney Leroux, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher,

Kelley O’Hara, Heather O’Reilly, Christen Press, Christie Rampone, Megan Rapinoe, Amy Rodriguez,

Becky Saurbrunn, Hope Solo, and All World Abby Wambach. Coach Jill Ellis has a high powered

offense with Wambach and Leroux while Alex Morgan hopfully recovers from an injury. The defense

looks strong with Solo, Saurbrunn, Klingenberg, Johnston, Krieger, O’Hara, and stronghold master

Rampone. Midfield is scrappy and quick with amazing over lapping runs from Rapinoe, Lloyd, Press,

Heath, Holiday, Engen, Brian, and Boxx all these players are all over the pitch.

Hopefully the FIFA scandal 2015 and the women’s world cup doesn’t mess up the US team from

playing June 8th in Canada, because we have a huge chance to bring home the hardware…..

GOOD Luck Ladies, can’t wait to celebrate with you… Great videos below

June 2nd 2015 Sepp Blatter Resigns

NY Times, Sepp Blatter Is Out……

 

US Group Stage

 

 

 

 

 

 

US Womens Offensive Players

 



World Cup Facts About 2014 Matches In Brazil

tim howard vs belgium

 

 

 

 

 

World Cup facts about 2014 matches in Brazil, and the US team making it behind Tim Howard’s

brilliant talent. What a match in the sweet 16 between Belgium and the underdog US mens team. Nil to

Nil after 90 plus minutes the US defense gave up a goal after Tim Howard’s amazing saves kept the

team in the match the whole game. Some even say he stood on his head half the match, blocking every

Belgium shot on goal. However two quick goals in overtime, the team looked out of gas until Julian

Green came off the bench and scored a huge US goal to give us some hope of the tie and go into pk’s.

However the US luck ran out and the honeymoon was over for the USA in world Cup 2014. Tim

Howard was picked as one web sites top 11 players, see the blog here. Some 30 amazing stat’s of

this 2014 World Cup can be found on this cool article. The Soccer Info found 5 very interesting

stats of “the most of” categories. Here they are:

Most Goals, James Rodriguez, Colombia, Total 6

Most Shots At Goal, Karim Benzema, France, Total 31

Most Passes, Toni Kroos, Germany, Total 605

Most Dribbles, Lionel Messi, Argentina, Total 46

Most Defensive Tackles, Javier Maschrano, ARG, Total 30

In the end, Germany beat Argentina in a great defensive match, 1-0 by a goal from super sub Mario

Gotze in the 113 minute to bring home the gold cup to Germany for the 4th time in WC history. Here

are some World Cup facts about 2014 matches in Brazil, and how close did the US team make it

behind Tim Howard’s brilliant talent?  Some say within ONE GOAL…  Good Luck US in 2018…. [Read more…]

USA Makes It Into The Round Of 16 World Cup 2014

Tim Howard 2014 WC

 

 

 

USA makes it into the round of 16 World Cup 2014, after one win, one tie, and one loss, the goal differential saved US.

After making it though the “group of death”,  the US team is playing well,  keeping the total goals scored

against them at .75 per game. Scoring one of the top 5 fastest goals at the beginning of a game to

letting a goal against with only 30 seconds to go in a match, the US have had some real ups and

downs. US striker Jozy Altidore gets hurt 20 minutes into the first match, and the whole team has

rallied around his absence. Clint Dempsey, Jones, Beckerman, Besler, Zusi, Bradley, Beasley, Bedoya,

Brooks, Cameron, Davis, Gonzalez, Johnson, Johnnsson, Wondolowski, Yeldin, Green, and Goal

Keeper Tim Howard have all stepped it up a notch, giving all opponents many worries. Now it’s win

or go home, after England, Spain, Italy and Russia are all going home now, we still have shot at the

CUP. Here are some videos of the goals scored in latest matches. Get out your red, white, and blue

because the USA makes it into the round of 16 World Cup 2014, the fireworks start July 1st against Belgium at 3pm, Go USA !!!

USA Mens Team Making Noise At Brasil World Cup 2014

usa-v-portugal Jones Goal USA

 

 

 

 

 

USA Mens Team Making Noise At Brasil World Cup 2014

Hero’s like Jermaine Jones pictured here scoring against Portugal and

John Brooks who scored late against Ghana to win the first match for team USA in their round of 3.

Clint Dempsey is here to make it tough to send the US home in this group of “Death” as every soccer

guru called it, the US as a biggest chance to move on as any, see Bleacher Report. Dempsey now has

scored against Ghana and Portugal, while Jozy Altidore tries to repair a pulled hamstring suffered

against Ghana in the first 20 minutes of that match. Team USA is pulling out all the right mixes of

offense and defense putting them with in seconds of having two victories, as to the reality of one tie

and one win. Jurgen Klinsmann coach of the US team has a tough job ahead now figuring out how

to stop the high powered German team Thursday June 26th as both teams need wins for a for sure

spot in the round of 16. Watch some goals from the USA matches and the German team matches,

and try to make your own prediction of a winner.

Cheer For The USA Mens Team Making Noise At Brasil World Cup 2014 To Continue….. Go USA

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Clint Dempsey after Ghana goal…..

World Cup 2014 In Brazil And Predictions

van persie goal vs spain 2014 world cup

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Cup 2014 In Brazil And Predictions For This Great Football Event.

The 2014 World Cup has started off with a bang. Many great match ups already and more to come.

Here are some websites predicting the winners using knowledge from past players, coaches, football announcers and even animals to predict the winners of 2014. Also some sites for goal highlights.

ESPN  http://www.espnfc.com/fifa-world-cup/story/1872172/world-cup-predictions-which-country-will-win-it-all

Bleacher Report  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2096773-world-cup-bracket-2014-latest-predictions-for-all-groups-before-day-3-results

Telegraph CO UK  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup/10501412/World-Cup-2014-Wallchart-Predictor-Game.html

Even CBS News has sea turtles picking the winners http://www.cbsnews.com/news/world-cup-2014-predictions-experts-and-animals-pick-winner/

Different ways to watch the games online vary across the internet but ESPN’s web site has good

coverage, lower right half way down the home page, you will see a link for the up coming matches live http://espn.go.com

Interesting stories about players n teams through FIFA and Yahoo good angles   http://www.fifa.com  and  http://sports.yahoo.com/soccer/

The USA team has a good web site about it’s players here, see where our players come from in the US  http://www.ussoccer.com

Goal highlights try http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/videos/index.html    and    http://eurorivals.net/world-cup-highlights.html

We hope that TheSoccerInfo was been some help in World Cup 2014 in Brazil and predictions through websites plus highlights, Goooooal… [Read more…]

US Men’s Soccer Team Win 3 In A Row Moving Towards WC 2014

Altidore And Dempsey 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

US Men’s soccer team win 3 in a row moving towards WC 2014, with a strong defense and multiple

shut-outs, Team USA is one step closer to Brazil 2014 World Cup. The men’s team just beat Honduras

1-0 with Jozy Altidore tucking one away for the men in blue n white. Tim Howard and the defensive back

four are shutting down these international matches making it very hard to score. Clint Dempsey seems

to be johnny on the spot to put away game winners as he did in the May Costa Rica match, which also

ended 1-0 USA. Spacing and just looking for that bounce was the game plan for team USA during that

snow storm in Denver. Mexico’s match was a huge defensive battle for both clubs ending in an 0-0 draw

and atleast one point for team USA to put towards Brazil 2014 WC qualifications. Even Germany saw

how strong the US can be in a friendly match in early June, fireworks for the US with four goals against the G men. [Read more…]

US Mens Soccer Team Loses To Honduras 2-1

Tim Howard US Mens Soccer Goalie

 

 

 

 

 

 

US Mens Soccer Team loses to Honduras 2-1 in a World Cup qualifying match Feb. 6th.

Clint Dempsey’s goal was not enough to carry the red, white, and blue of the US squad. This

Dempsey goal give him 31 total World Cup match play goals jumping above Brian McBride who

had 30 in his great career. Both offense and defense for the US squad looked a bit flat in Honduras.

The bicycle kick goal 4 minutes after the US scored really took the wind out of defense, as Honduras

seemed to play with more energy than the Yankees from the North. Next match, Costa Rica March

22nd at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.  See the highlights below.

US Mens Soccer Team loses to Honduras 2-1, hope they make World Cup, I know they will….


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