List of United States men's national soccer team captains

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The following table includes players who have captained the United States men's national soccer team (featuring all caps, goals and assists or goalkeeper wins and shutouts) from January 24, 1998, through the February 2, 2019, game with Costa Rica. Values come from U.S. Soccer Federation Media Guide.

All other Captain amounts from 1916 to 1997 are based on extensive research of game film, match statistics and match lineups found on numerous websites,[1][2][3] which have been able to place a captain with every FIFA USMNT Match.

USMNT captains[edit]

Rank Player Captain POS GP GS G/GK-W A/GK-SO Years
1 Carlos Bocanegra 64 D 110 105 14 8 2001–2012
2 Tony Meola 53 GK 100 97 37 32 1988–2002
3 Michael Bradley 48 M 141 134 17 22 2006–
4 Claudio Reyna 46 M 112 94 8 19 1994–2006
5 Mike Windischmann 40 D 50 46 0 0 1984–1990
6 Kasey Keller 28 GK 102 99 53 47 1990–2007
7 John Harkes 27 M 90 89 6 11 1987–2000
8 Thomas Dooley 25 D/M 81 76 7 3 1992–1999
9 Landon Donovan 21 M/F 157 142 57 58 2000–2014
10 Clint Dempsey 20 F 140 122 57 20 2004–2017
11 Peter Vermes 17 F 66 58 11 3 1988–1997
12 Rick Davis 16 M 35 35 7 0 1977–1988
13 Marcelo Balboa 13 D 127 117 13 4 1988–2000
Walter Bahr 11 M 19 19 1 0 1948–1957
15 Werner Roth 12 D 15 15 0 0 1972–1975
16 Adolph Bachmeier 11 M 15 15 0 0 1959–1969
17 Tim Howard 10 GK 120 118 61 42 2002–2017
Jeff Agoos 10 D 134 124 4 8 1988–2003
19 Earnie Stewart 9 M/F 101 77 17 10 1990–2004
Steve Pecher 9 D 17 17 0 0 1976–1980
21 Wil Trapp 8 D 10 8 0 0 2015-
Al Trost 8 M 14 14 1 0 1973–1978
23 Jozy Altidore 7 F 109 93 41 13 2007–
DaMarcus Beasley 7 M/D 123 98 17 13 2001–2017
Tab Ramos 7 M 81 70 8 14 1988–2000
Harry Keough 7 D 19 19 1 0 1949–1957
27 Alexi Lalas 6 D 96 87 9 11 1991–1998
28 Paul Caligiuri 5 D 110 93 5 4 1984–1997
Tom Florie 5 F 8 8 2 0 1925–1934
Brad Friedel 5 GK 82 80 27 24 1992–2004
Eddie Pope 5 D 82 82 8 0 1996–2006
Jimmy Conrad 5 D 28 23 1 0 2005–2010
Mike Ivanow 5 GK 10 9 3 3 1973–1975
Pablo Mastroeni 6 M 65 56 0 2 2001–2009
Manuel Martin 5 D 10 10 0 0 1947–1949
36 Willy Roy 4 F 20 20 9 0 1965–1973
Kevin Crow 4 D 13 11 0 0 1984–1988
Francis Ryan 4 M 4 4 1 0 1928–1936
Brian McBride 4 F 95 76 30 10 1993-2006
Mike Flater 4 F 15 14 0 0 1975–1977
Cobi Jones 4 M/F 164 109 15 22 1992–2004
Bob Kehoe 4 D 4 4 0 0 1965
Clint Mathis 4 F 46 30 12 9 1998–2005
Chris Armas 4 M 66 61 2 4 1998–2005
Dave D'Errico 4 D/M 19 18 0 0 1974–1977
Andy Straden 4 F 4 4 3 0 1924
Glenn Myernick 4 M 10 10 0 0 1977–1979
48 Eric Eichmann 3 M 29 16 4 0 1986–1993
Fernando Clavijo 3 D 61 55 0 1 1990–1994
Steve Cherundolo 3 D 87 83 2 10 1999–2012
John Dubienny 3 M 3 3 0 0 1937
Brad Guzan 3 GK 58 50 30 18 2006–
Hugo Perez 3 M 73 66 13 8 1984–1994
54 Zenon Snylyk 2 M 6 5 0 0 1956–1963
Aaron Long 2 D 4 4 0 0 2018-
Alejandro Bedoya 2 M 65 55 2 11 2010–2017
Tom Kain 2 M 5 5 0 0 1986–1987
Jeff Durgan 2 D 7 7 1 0 1983–1985
Alex Skotarek 2 D 10 10 0 0 1975–1976
John Doyle 2 D 53 49 3 2 1987–1994
Charlie McCully 2 F 11 11 0 0 1973–1975
Jack Swithenby 2 F 2 0 0 0 1885-86
Thomas Swords 2 F 2 2 0 0 1916
Steve Trittschuh 2 D 37 31 2 0 1987–1995
Eric Wynalda 2 F 106 90 34 16 1990–2000
Archie Stark 2 M/F 2 2 4 0 1925
Ed Murphy 2 F 18 17 5 0 1955–1969
Danny Califf 2 D 23 18 1 0 2002-2009
Brian Ching 2 F 45 30 11 5 2003-2010
Mark Dodd 2 GK 15 13 4 7 1988-1997
Eddie Lewis 2 M/F 82 57 10 16 1996-2008
Jermaine Jones 2 M 69 64 4 8 2010-2017
Oguchi Onyewu 2 D 69 62 6 3 2004-2014
73 Graham Zusi 1 M/D 51 37 5 6 2012–2017
Christian Pulisic 1 M/F 23 15 9 6 2016–
Danny Williams 1 M 23 15 2 0 2011–2017
Kyle Beckerman 1 M 58 46 1 2 2007–2016
Dax McCarty 1 M 8 3 0 0 2009–2017
Jonathan Bornstein 1 D 38 32 2 0 2007–2011
Frankie Hejduk 1 D 85 64 7 2 1996–2009
Carlos Llamosa 1 D 29 23 0 2 1998–2002
Richie Williams 1 M 20 11 0 0 1998–2002
Boris Bandov 1 M 33 33 2 0 1976–1983
Bob Gansler 1 D 5 5 0 0 1968
Edward McIlvenny 1 M 3 3 0 0 1950
George Moorhouse 1 D 7 7 0 0 1926–1934
Eric Lichaj 1 D 15 10 1 1 2010-
Brian Quinn 1 M 48 41 1 2 1991–1994
Bruce Murray 1 F 85 76 21 6 1985–1993

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USA national football team complete 'A' international record". 11v11.com - Home of Football Statistics. Archived from the original on June 22, 2012.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "U.S. Soccer Media Guides". U.S. Soccer Media Guides.
  3. ^ "Captain America! Players that captained USA during a World Cup". FOX Sports. October 20, 2016.
  4. ^ "The Captains's Armband". United States National Soccer Team Players. May 19, 2009.

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