The United States men's national field hockey team represents the United States in the international field hockey competitions. The governing body for men's field hockey is the United States Field Hockey Association (USFHA). The USFHA is a US Olympic Committee organization.
Because field hockey is not a major sport at the college level for men the team does not have as much experience as most other international teams. The reason for this is because unlike in the rest of the world, field hockey is largely thought of as a women’s game in the United States. The players on the national team play overseas in European and Australian leagues.
The team has had its best success qualifying for the Pan American Games. The team has not qualified for an outdoor World Cup. However, the team has qualified twice for the indoor World Cup.
In the 1932 Olympic Games, the team finished third in a field of three.
In the 1984 Olympic Games, the team — invited automatically as the host nation — finished last. During pool play they lost to the powerful Australian team 2-1. In the 9-12 playoff the US lost to Kenya in sudden death strokes 6-5 after 1-1 regulation and then lost 11th/12th place game to Malaysia 9-8 in sudden death strokes after 3-3 tie in regulation.
In 1996 Olympic Games — invited automatically as the host nation — the Americans finished last again, in a field of 12.
The US missed a penalty stroke during normal time in the 2009 Pan Am Cup. Had the penalty been made they would have won the final vs Canada for direct qualification to the World Cup. As it was, they lost in OT on a golden goal and Canada went to the 2010 World Cup in India.
The USA men's indoor team qualified for the 2011 Indoor World Cup.