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United States
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)The Stars and Stripes[1]
The Yanks[2]
AssociationUnited States Soccer Federation (USSF)
ConfederationCONCACAF
Sub-confederationNAFU (North America)
Head coachGregg Berhalter
CaptainTyler Adams
Most capsCobi Jones (164)
Top scorerClint Dempsey
Landon Donovan (57)
Home stadiumVarious
FIFA codeUSA
First colors
Second colors
FIFA ranking
Current 16 Decrease 2 (October 6, 2022)[3]
Highest4 (April 2006[4])
Lowest35 (July 2012[5])
First international
 Sweden 2–3 United States 
(Stockholm, Sweden; August 20, 1916)[6]
Biggest win
 United States 8–0 Barbados 
(Carson, United States; June 15, 2008)
Biggest defeat
 Norway 11–0 United States 
(Oslo, Norway; August 6, 1948)[7]
World Cup
Appearances11 (first in 1930)
Best resultThird place (1930)
Gold Cup
Appearances16 (first in 1991)
Best resultChampions (1991, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2017, 2021)
Nations League Finals
Appearances1 (first in 2021)
Best resultChampions (2021)
CONCACAF Championship
Appearances2 (first in 1985)
Best resultRunners-up (1989)
Copa América
Appearances4 (first in 1993)
Best resultFourth place (1995, 2016)
FIFA Confederations Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1992)
Best resultRunners-up (2009)
Websiteussoccer.com

The United States men's national soccer team (USMNT) represents the United States in men's international soccer competitions. The team is controlled by the United States Soccer Federation and is a member of FIFA and CONCACAF.

The U.S. team has appeared in eleven FIFA World Cups, including the first in 1930, where they reached the semi-finals. They returned in 1934 and 1950, defeating England 1–0 in the latter, but did not qualify again until 1990. As host in 1994, the U.S. received an automatic berth and lost to Brazil in the round of sixteen. They qualified for the next five World Cups (seven consecutive appearances (1990–2014), a feat shared with only seven other nations),[9] becoming one of the tournament's regular competitors and often advancing to the knockout stage. The U.S. reached the quarter-finals in 2002, and controversially lost to Germany. In the 2009 Confederations Cup, the Americans eliminated top-ranked Spain in the semi-finals before losing to Brazil in the final, the team's only appearance in the final of a major intercontinental tournament.

The U.S. also competes in continental tournaments, including the CONCACAF Gold Cup and Copa América. The U.S. won seven Gold Cups and the inaugural edition of the CONCACAF Nations League, and finished fourth in two Copa Américas in 1995 and 2016. The team's head coach is Gregg Berhalter, who has been in charge of the team since November 29, 2018.[10] Brian McBride has been its general manager since January 10, 2020.[11]

History

Early years

The first U.S. national soccer team was constituted in 1885, when it played Canada in the first international match held outside the United Kingdom.[12] Canada defeated the U.S. 1–0 in Newark, New Jersey. The U.S. had its revenge the following year when it beat Canada 1–0, also in Newark, although neither match was officially recognized. The U.S. earned both silver and bronze medals in men's soccer at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Olympics through Christian Brothers College and St. Rose Parish, though the tournament is declared official only by the IOC (FIFA doesn't endorse tournaments held before 1908). The U.S. played its first official international match under the auspices of U.S. Soccer on August 20, 1916, against Sweden in Stockholm, where the U.S. won 3–2.

The first U.S. official formation in 1916, Stockholm Olympic Stadium, Sweden

The U.S. fielded a team in the 1930 World Cup in Uruguay, the first ever World Cup to be played. The U.S. began group play by beating Belgium 3–0. The U.S. then earned a 3–0 victory over Paraguay, with FIFA crediting Bert Patenaude, from Fall River, Massachusetts,[13] with two of the goals.[14][15][16][17] In November 2006, FIFA announced that it had accepted evidence that Patenaude scored all three goals against Paraguay, and was thus the first person to score a hat trick in a World Cup.[18] In the semifinals, the U.S. lost to Argentina 6–1. There was no third place game. However, using the overall tournament records in 1986, FIFA credited the U.S. with a third-place finish ahead of fellow semifinalist Yugoslavia.[19] This remains the U.S. team's best World Cup result, and is the highest finish of any team from outside of South America and Europe.

The U.S. qualified for the 1934 World Cup by defeating Mexico 4–2 in Italy a few days before the finals started. In a straight knock-out format, the team first played host Italy and lost 7–1, eliminating the U.S. from the tournament. At the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, the U.S. again lost to Italy in the first round and were eliminated, although this time with a score of 1–0. Italy went on to win both tournaments, being a dominant team of that era.

The 1950 World Cup in Brazil was the next World Cup appearance for the U.S., as it withdrew in 1938 and the tournament wasn't held again until 1950. The U.S. lost its first match 3–1 against Spain, but then won 1–0 against England at Independência Stadium in Belo Horizonte. Striker Joe Gaetjens was the goal scorer. Called "The Miracle on Grass", the result is considered one of the greatest upsets in the history of the World Cup.[20][21] In their third game of the tournament, a 5–2 defeat by Chile saw the U.S. eliminated from the tournament. The U.S. would not make another appearance in the World Cup finals for four decades.

1960s–1980s

The national team spent the mid-to-late 20th century in near complete irrelevance in both the international game and the domestic sporting scene. There was only one World Cup berth for CONCACAF during this period until 1982.[22] The emergence of the North American Soccer League in the 1960s and 1970s raised hopes that the U.S. national team would soon improve and become a global force. However such hopes were not realized and by the 1980s the U.S. Soccer Federation found itself in serious financial struggles, with the national team playing only two matches from 1981 to 1983. U.S. Soccer targeted the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and the 1986 World Cup as means of rebuilding the national team and its fan base. The International Olympic Committee declared that teams from outside Europe and South America could field full senior teams, including professionals (until then, the amateur-only rule had heavily favored socialist countries from Eastern Europe whose players were professionals in all but name). The U.S. had a very strong showing at the tournament, beating Costa Rica, tying Egypt, losing only to favorite Italy and finishing 1–1–1 but didn't make the second round, losing to Egypt on a tiebreaker (both had three points).[23]

To provide a more stable national team program and renew interest in the NASL, U.S. Soccer entered the national team into the NASL league schedule for the 1983 season as Team America. This team lacked the continuity and regularity of training that conventional clubs enjoy, and many players were unwilling to play for the national team instead of their own clubs when conflicts arose. Team America finished the season at the bottom of the league, with U.S. Soccer canceling the experiment and withdrawing the national team from the NASL after one season. By the end of 1984, the NASL had folded, leaving the U.S. without a single professional-level outdoor soccer league.[24]

The U.S. bid to host the 1986 FIFA World Cup after Colombia withdrew from contention due to economic concerns, but FIFA selected Mexico to host the tournament. In the last game of CONCACAF qualifying for the 1986 World Cup, the U.S. needed only a tie against Costa Rica to reach the final qualification group against Honduras and Canada. U.S. Soccer scheduled the game to be played in Torrance, California, an area with many Costa Rican expatriates, and marketed the game almost exclusively to the Costa Rican community.[25] Costa Rica won the match 1–0, and kept the U.S. from reaching its fourth World Cup finals.[26]

In 1988, U.S. Soccer attempted to re-implement its national-team-as-club concept, offering contracts to players to train with the national program full-time while occasionally loaning them to club teams as a revenue source for the federation. This brought many key veterans back into the program and allowed the team to begin playing more matches which, combined with an influx of talent from new youth clubs and leagues established across the nation in the wake of the NASL's popularity, allowed the national team to end the 1980s with optimism and higher hopes of qualifying for the 1990 World Cup than had existed for previous tournaments.

1990s

On July 4, 1988, FIFA named the U.S. as the host of the 1994 World Cup (success of the 1984 Summer Olympics played the major role), under significant international criticism given the perceived weakness of the national team and the lack of a professional outdoor league. This criticism diminished somewhat when a 1–0 win against Trinidad and Tobago, the first road win for the U.S. in nearly two years, in the last match of the 1989 CONCACAF Championship, earned the U.S. its first World Cup appearance in 40 years.

The team was coached by Bob Gansler in preparation for the 1990 World Cup in Italy, with two of the team's more experienced players, Rick Davis and Hugo Perez, recovering from serious injuries and unavailable for selection. Rather than fill out his team with veteran professionals from U.S. indoor soccer leagues as suggested by some, Gansler and his assistant Stejem Mark chose to select many younger players with better conditioning for the outdoor game, including some amateurs playing for college teams. The U.S. entered the tournament as massive underdogs and suffered defeats in all three of its group games to Czechoslovakia, Italy, and Austria.

In a noteworthy match, in 1993 U.S. Cup, the U.S. beat England by 2–0.[27]

Two victories of the US team at the 1995 Copa América, vs Chile (left), and the historic 3–0 over Argentina (right)

After qualifying automatically as the host of the 1994 World Cup under Bora Milutinović, the U.S. opened its tournament schedule with a 1–1 tie against Switzerland in the Pontiac Silverdome in the suburbs of Detroit, the first World Cup game played indoors. In its second game, the U.S. faced Colombia, then ranked fourth in the world, at the Rose Bowl. Aided by an own goal from Andrés Escobar, the U.S. won 2–1.[28] Escobar was later murdered in his home country, possibly in retaliation for this mistake.[29] Despite a 1–0 loss to Romania in its final group game, the U.S. made it past the initial round for the first time since 1930. In the round of 16, the U.S. lost 1–0 to the eventual champion Brazil.[30] Despite this success, the team fired Bora in 1995, reportedly because he was not interested in administrative duties.[31]

In a 1995 friendly, the U.S. came back from 3–0 to win 4–3 against Saudi Arabia, the biggest comeback in the team's history. That same year, the team participated as guest team in the 1995 Copa América, where they finished 1st on its group after beating Chile and Argentina, advancing to quarter finals. On that stage, the U.S. defeated Mexico on penalties but lost to Brazil 1–0 in semifinals. United States finished 4th. after losing to Colombia 4–1.[32]

In the 1998 World Cup in France, the team lost all three group matches, 2–0 to Germany, 2–1 to Iran, and 1–0 to Yugoslavia, finishing dead last 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 named "Captain for Life" shortly before, as well as several other players who were instrumental to the qualifying effort, from the squad. Thomas Dooley became the Captain at that point.[33] It emerged in February 2010 that Sampson removed Harkes from the team due to Harkes allegedly having an affair with teammate Eric Wynalda's wife.[34]

Early 21st century (2000–2019)

Claudio Reyna during practice

The U.S. qualified for the 2002 World Cup; under Bruce Arena, the U.S. reached the quarterfinals, its best finish in a World Cup since 1930. The team advanced in the group stage with a 1W–1L–1D record, beginning with a 3–2 upset win over Portugal, followed by a 1–1 tie with co-host and eventual semifinalist, South Korea. The third and final match was a 3–1 loss to Poland; the team still got to the round of 16 when South Korea defeated Portugal. This set the stage for a face-off with continental rivals Mexico, the first time they met in a World Cup. The U.S. won the game 2–0. Brian McBride opened the scoring early, and Landon Donovan doubled the lead in the 65th minute. In the quarterfinals, where it met Germany, the U.S. lost 1–0 after being denied a penalty when Torsten Frings handled the ball to prevent a Gregg Berhalter goal. All of the U.S. games in the 2002 World Cup were played in South Korea and all their victories came wearing the white uniform, while their only defeats came while wearing the blue uniform.[35]

In the 2006 World Cup, after finishing top of the CONCACAF qualification tournament, the U.S. was drawn into Group E along with the Czech Republic, Italy, and Ghana. The United States opened its tournament with a 3–0 loss to the Czech Republic. The team then tied 1–1 against Italy, who went on to win the World Cup.[36] The U.S. was then knocked out of the tournament when beaten 2–1 by Ghana in its final group match, with Clint Dempsey scoring the U.S.'s only goal in the tournament – the goal against Italy had been an own goal by Italian defender Cristian Zaccardo.[37] Following the tournament, Arena's contract was not renewed. After the national team remained dormant for the rest of 2006 while negotiating with various coaches, the federation hired former Chicago Fire, MetroStars and Chivas USA head coach Bob Bradley in early 2007.

Bradley began his competitive career with the national team with the 2007 Gold Cup. In the final, the United States beat Mexico 2–1, which qualified it for the 2009 Confederations Cup.[38]

The U.S. had a notable performance at the 2009 Confederations Cup.[39] In the semifinals, the U.S. defeated Spain 2–0.[40] At the time, Spain was atop the FIFA World Rankings and was on a run of 35 games undefeated. With the win, the United States advanced to its first-ever final in a men's FIFA tournament. The team lost 3–2 to Brazil after leading 2–0 at half time.[41]

The United States then hosted the 2009 Gold Cup.[42] In the final, the United States was beaten by Mexico 5–0. This defeat broke the U.S. team's 58-match home unbeaten streak against CONCACAF opponents, and was the first home loss to Mexico since 1999.

In the Fourth round of the 2010 World Cup qualification, the U.S. began by beating Mexico 2–0. The February 2009 loss extended Mexico's losing streak against America on U.S. soil to 11 matches.[43] Jozy Altidore became the youngest U.S. player to score a hat-trick, in a 3–0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago.[44] Near the end of the summer of 2009, the United States lost 2–1 to Mexico at Estadio Azteca. On October 10, the U.S. secured qualification to the 2010 World Cup with a 3–2 win over Honduras. Four days later, the U.S. finished in first place in the group with a 2–2 tie against Costa Rica.

In the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the U.S. team was drawn in Group C against England, Slovenia and Algeria. After drawing against England (1–1) and Slovenia (2–2), the U.S. defeated Algeria 1–0 with a stoppage-time goal from Landon Donovan, taking first place in a World Cup Finals group for the first time since 1930. In the round of 16, the U.S. was eliminated by Ghana, 2–1.[45] On FIFA's ranking of World Cup teams the U.S. finished in 12th place out of the 32-team field.

The U.S. again hosted the Gold Cup in 2011. The U.S. advanced past the group stage, then defeated Jamaica 2–0 in the quarterfinals and Panama 1–0 in the semifinals before losing to Mexico 4–2 in the final. Later in the summer, Bob Bradley was relieved of his duties and former German national team manager Jürgen Klinsmann was hired as head coach.

The U.S. had some success in friendlies in 2012 and 2013. The U.S. team won 1–0 in Italy on February 29, 2012, the team's first-ever win over Italy. On June 2, 2013, the U.S. played a friendly against Germany at a sold-out RFK Stadium in Washington D.C., with the U.S. winning 4–3. In July 2013, the U.S. hosted the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup where it went undefeated in the group stage and won with a 1–0 victory over Panama in the final, with Landon Donovan winning the tournament's golden ball award.

A 4–3 victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina in an international friendly match in Sarajevo represented the 12th straight win for the USMNT, the longest winning streak for any team in the world at that time.[46][47][48][49] The 12 game winning streak ended September 6, 2013, when the U.S. lost to Costa Rica 3–1 in San José.[50] In 2013 the national team played the final round of qualification,[51][52] and by defeating Mexico in September, the U.S. clinched a spot in the 2014 World Cup.[53]

The U.S. absorbed many German elements leading up to the 2014 World Cup. U.S.'s German head coach Jürgen Klinsmann surprised the U.S. soccer world by calling up five "Jürgen Americans"—half-blooded Germans born and professionally trained in Germany—to the 23-men squad in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[54][55][56][57] The U.S. was drawn into Group G, along with Ghana, Germany, and Portugal.[58] The U.S. took revenge on the Ghanaians, winning 2–1.[59] They tied their second group game against Portugal 2–2. In the final game of the group stage, the U.S. fell to Germany 1–0, but moved on to the knockout stage on goal difference.[60] This was the first time that the team made two consecutive trips to the knockout stage of the FIFA World Cup.[61] In the round of 16, the U.S. lost 2–1 to Belgium in extra time, despite goalkeeper Tim Howard making a World Cup record 15 saves[62][note 2] during the match.[63]

Clint Dempsey with the U.S. in 2011

The national team's next tournament under Klinsmann was the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The U.S. were eliminated by Jamaica 2–1 in the semifinals, before losing to Panama on penalties in the third place match. The fourth-place finish was the worst Gold Cup performance by the national team since 2000, and the first time the team failed to make the tournament final since 2003. In the 2015 CONCACAF Cup playoff to determine the region's entry to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, the U.S. were defeated 3–2 by Mexico at the Rose Bowl. In June 2016, the U.S. played as hosts of Copa América Centenario. The U.S. topped Group A on goal difference against Colombia. The U.S. beat Ecuador 2–1 in the quarterfinals, but then fell to Argentina 4–0 and lost to Colombia again 1–0 in the third place match. They finished fourth at the Copa América, tying their best finish ever in 1995.

Following consecutive losses to Mexico and Costa Rica in the opening games of the final round of qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Klinsmann was removed as national team coach and technical director and replaced by previous U.S. head coach Bruce Arena. World Cup qualification resumed on March 24, 2017, where Arena and his team had a record 6–0 win over Honduras.[64] Four days later, the team traveled to Panama City, drawing Panama 1–1. After beating Trinidad and Tobago 2–0, the U.S. got their third ever result in World Cup Qualification at the Estadio Azteca when they drew 1–1 against Mexico. In July 2017, the U.S. won their sixth CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 2–1 win over Jamaica in the final. Following a 2–1 defeat to Trinidad and Tobago on October 10, 2017, the U.S. failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, missing the tournament for the first time since 1986.[65] Many pundits and analysts called this the worst result and worst performance in the history of the national team.[66]

Following Arena's resignation on October 13, 2017, assistant coach Dave Sarachan was named interim head coach during the search for a permanent replacement.[67] The search for a permanent head coach was delayed by the USSF presidential election in February 2018 and the hiring of Earnie Stewart as general manager in June 2018.[68][69] Gregg Berhalter, coach of the Columbus Crew and a former USMNT defender, was announced as the team's new head coach on December 2, 2018.[10][70]

Current USMNT (2019–present)

Under Berhalter the team lost in the 2019 Gold Cup Final 1–0 against Mexico, denying them a chance at becoming back to back champions. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, an influx of new young talent began to grow into a host of players playing for top European clubs, with Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams, Yunus Musah, Brendan Aaronson, Sergiño Dest, and Gio Reyna being some of the more notable names. This new group won the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League in 2021 with a classic 3–2 victory against Mexico in the final. An entirely different team also won the Gold Cup against Mexico later that summer. With a 1–0 friendly victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina on December 18, 2021, the team set a program record for wins in a calendar year, with 17 wins, 2 losses, and 3 draws.[71] The young group has been widely described as America's golden generation.[72][73][74]

The United States qualified for the 2022 World Cup by finishing third in the final qualifying round. The qualifying campaign included an unbeaten record at home and a draw away to Mexico at Estadio Azteca.[75] Grouped with England, Iran, and Wales in Group B, the team advanced to the knockout stage as group runners-up with five points. There, they faced the Netherlands, losing 1–3.

Team image

Uniform and crest

Since their first unofficial game against Canada, the most common U.S. uniform has been white tops with blue shorts. In 1950, the U.S. adopted a Peru-styled diagonal stripe or "sash" across the shirt. The stripe has been on third uniforms for 2003, 2004, and 2006, as well as the 2010 home, road and third uniforms. An additional color scheme based on the U.S. flag has been occasionally used (most prominently in the 1994 World Cup and 2012–13 qualifiers as well the 1983 Team America franchise of the North American Soccer League) comprising a shirt with red and white stripes with blue shorts.

German brand Adidas provided the uniform for the United States from 1984 until 1994. Since 1995, American company Nike has been the uniform supplier.[76]

Uniform suppliers

Kit supplier Period Contract
announcement
Contract
duration
Value Notes
Adidas 1984–1994 Unknown 1984–1994[77] Unknown
Nike 1995–present Unknown 1995–2021 Disclosed
10 November 2021[78] 2022–2031[79][80] Disclosed Value of the deal have not been disclosed,
but the USSF described it as the largest commercial agreement in US Soccer history
and one of Nike's largest soccer federation investments globally[81]

Rivalries

Mexico

The teams of Mexico and the United States are widely considered as the two major powers of CONCACAF. Matches between the two nations often attract much media attention, public interest and comment in both countries. Although the first match was played in 1934, their rivalry was not considered major until the 1980s, when the teams began to frequently compete in CONCACAF cups. On August 15, 2012, the United States defeated Mexico at Estadio Azteca in the first victory for the U.S. against Mexico on Mexican soil in 75 years.[82] Ever since their first meeting in 1934, the two teams have met 74 times, with Mexico leading the overall series 36–22–16 (W–L–T), outscoring the U.S. 144–86. However, since the 1990s, the tide began to change due to a rapid growth of soccer in the United States. During the 21st century, the series has favored the U.S. 17–9–7 (W–L–T). Either the United States or Mexico has won every edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup except one (the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup was won by Canada).

Canada

The US has a second, less bitter rival in Canada. The two teams frequently face each other in the Gold Cup, however the United States has historically been the stronger side. America currently leads the series 16-10-12 (W-L-T). The United States has qualified for 11 World Cups while Canada has qualified for two. Until recently, Canada was not seen as a competitive rival by a number of American fans as they had not beaten the United States in a 34-year stretch.[83] That streak was snapped on October 15, 2019, when Canada defeated the United States 2–0 at BMO Field in Toronto. The following month, on November 15, the United States beat Canada 4–1 in Orlando. Since then, matches between the two have been very competitive. The US defeated Canada 1–0 in a 2021 Gold Cup matchup in Kansas City. In 2022 World Cup qualifying, Canada earned a 1–1 draw in Nashville and defeated the US 2–0 in Hamilton.

Costa Rica

In recent years the United States has also begun to develop a rivalry with Costa Rica.[84][85][86][87][88] The most notable match, and the impetus of the rivalry itself, occurred on Friday, March 22, 2013, in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match played at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City under blizzard conditions. Costa Rica filed a protest with FIFA due to field conditions when the United States won the game 1–0, but the protest was denied. The game has already been dubbed in soccer lore as "Snow Clasico" for the conditions.[89] [90] The United States have never defeated Costa Rica in Costa Rica, losing 10 meetings and drawing twice.[91]

Supporters

U.S. soccer fans, dressed in red, cheer in bleachers as they hold a large U.S. flag over themselves at a soccer match.
Sam's Army at a U.S. vs. Jamaica match

There have been two main supporter groups backing the United States men's national soccer team, Sam's Army and The American Outlaws. Sam's Army started shortly after the 1994 World Cup in the United States[92] and were active through 2014. Sam's Army members wore red to matches and sung or chanted throughout the match. They often brought huge U.S. flags and other banners to the game.

The American Outlaws was started in Lincoln, Nebraska in 2007 as a local supporters' group.[93] The group's membership attempted to address a lack of consistency from game to game in supporter organization and social events on match days.[94] To achieve this goal, the American Outlaws became a nationwide, non-profit supporters' group. Some American Outlaws members wear U.S. flag bandanas over their faces and commonly wear soccer supporter scarves.[citation needed] Some branches of the American Outlaws have their own scarves specific to their branch.[citation needed]

The U.S. men's national team has had a tremendous following on social media, especially Twitter and Instagram in recent years. Interest in young American players and the attention they bring has led to an increase in foreign investment in U.S. players.[95]

Home stadium

RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. has hosted over 20 USMNT matches.

The United States does not have a dedicated national stadium like most other national teams; instead, the team has played their home matches at 116 venues in 29 states and the District of Columbia.[citation needed] Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, located in the national capital of Washington, D.C., has hosted 24 matches, the most of any stadium.[96] The state of California has hosted 114 matches, the most of any state, and the Los Angeles metropolitan area has hosted 77 matches at several venues in and around the city of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum hosted 20 matches from 1965 to 2000, but fell out of use due to its age.[citation needed] The Rose Bowl, a 92,000-seat venue in Pasadena, has hosted 17 national team matches, as well as the 1994 FIFA World Cup Final, the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, and the 1984 Olympics Gold Medal Match.[97]

Media coverage

Warner Bros. Discovery Sports has the English language rights for U.S. Soccer broadcasts from 2022 to 2030. All matches are streaming live on HBO Max with matches also on TNT and TBS. In June 2021, CBS Sports acquired partial rights to select U.S. Soccer matches, including FIFA World Cup qualifiers and the Nations League Finals, to be broadcast mainly on CBS Sports Network and the Paramount+ streaming service, with some matches being broadcast nationwide on CBS. Univision Deportes has the Spanish language rights to all U.S. Soccer broadcasts from 2015 to 2022.[98] These agreements do not apply to FIFA World Cup away qualifiers, whose rights are distributed by the host country.[99] Therefore, these matches can often be found on other networks such as beIN Sports and Telemundo.[100]

Results and fixtures

The following is a list of match results from the previous 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

2021

December 18 Friendly United States  1–0  Bosnia and Herzegovina Carson, California
20:00 ET
  • Bassett 89'
Report Stadium: Dignity Health Sports Park
Attendance: 11,044
Referee: Keylor Herrera (Costa Rica)

2022

January 27 WCQ R3 United States  1–0  El Salvador Columbus, Ohio
19:00 ET Report Stadium: Lower.com Field
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Bryan López (Guatemala)
January 30 WCQ R3 Canada  2–0  United States Hamilton, Canada
15:05 ET
Report Stadium: Tim Hortons Field
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: César Ramos (Mexico)
February 2 WCQ R3 United States  3–0  Honduras Saint Paul, Minnesota
19:30 ET Report Stadium: Allianz Field
Attendance: 19,202
Referee: Oshane Nation (Jamaica)
March 24 WCQ R3 Mexico  0–0  United States Mexico City, Mexico
22:00 ET Report Stadium: Estadio Azteca
Attendance: 47,000
Referee: Mario Escobar (Guatemala)
March 27 WCQ R3 United States  5–1  Panama Orlando, Florida
19:00 ET
Report
Stadium: Exploria Stadium
Attendance: 25,022
Referee: Iván Barton (El Salvador)
March 30 WCQ R3 Costa Rica  2–0  United States San José, Costa Rica
21:00 ET
Report Stadium: Estadio Nacional
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Drew Fischer (Canada)
June 1 Friendly United States  3–0  Morocco Cincinnati, Ohio
Report Stadium: TQL Stadium
Attendance: 24,002
Referee: Ismael Cornejo (El Salvador)
June 5 Friendly United States  0–0  Uruguay Kansas City, Kansas
17:00 ET Report Stadium: Children's Mercy Park
Attendance: 19,569
Referee: Adonai Escobedo (Mexico)
June 10 Nations League GS United States  5–0  Grenada Austin, Texas
22:00 ET
Report Stadium: Q2 Stadium
Attendance: 20,500
Referee: Said Martínez (Honduras)
September 23 Friendly Japan  2–0  United States Düsseldorf, Germany
08:25 ET
Report Stadium: Merkur Spiel-Arena
Attendance: 5,149
Referee: Felix Zwayer (Germany)
September 27 Friendly Saudi Arabia  0–0  United States Murcia, Spain
14:00 ET Report Stadium: Estadio Nueva Condomina
Attendance: 364
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)
November 21 World Cup GS United States  1–1  Wales Al Rayyan, Qatar
14:00 ET
Report
Stadium: Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
Attendance: 43,418
Referee: Abdulrahman Al-Jassim (Qatar)
November 25 World Cup GS England  0–0  United States Al Khor, Qatar
14:00 ET Report Stadium: Al Bayt Stadium
Attendance: 68,463
Referee: Jesús Valenzuela (Venezuela)
November 29 World Cup GS Iran  0–1  United States Doha, Qatar
14:00 ET Report
Stadium: Al Thumama Stadium
Attendance: 42,127
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
December 3 World Cup R16 Netherlands  3–1  United States Al Rayyan, Qatar
10:00 ET
Report
Stadium: Khalifa International Stadium
Attendance: 44,846
Referee: Wilton Sampaio (Brazil)

2023

Coaching staff

Coaching staff

Position Name
Head coach United States Gregg Berhalter
Assistant coach United States B.J. Callaghan
United States Luchi Gonzalez
United States Anthony Hudson
Goalkeeper coach England Aron Hyde
Scout and opponent analyst United States Eric Laurie
Head performance expert United States Steve Tashjian
Movement and conditioning coach United States Darcy Norman
Set piece coach Denmark Lars Knudsen

Technical staff

Position Name Start date Ref.
Sporting director United States Earnie Stewart August 2019 [101]
General manager United States Brian McBride January 2020 [11]

Players

Current squad

The following 26 players were named to the squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.[102]
Caps and goals are updated as of December 3, 2022, after the match against Netherlands.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Matt Turner (1994-06-24) June 24, 1994 (age 28) 24 0 England Arsenal
12 1GK Ethan Horvath (1995-06-09) June 9, 1995 (age 27) 8 0 England Luton Town
25 1GK Sean Johnson (1989-05-31) May 31, 1989 (age 33) 10 0 United States New York City FC

2 2DF Sergiño Dest (2000-11-03) November 3, 2000 (age 22) 23 2 Italy AC Milan
3 2DF Walker Zimmerman (1993-05-19) May 19, 1993 (age 29) 37 3 United States Nashville SC
5 2DF Antonee Robinson (1997-08-08) August 8, 1997 (age 25) 33 2 England Fulham
13 2DF Tim Ream (1987-10-05) October 5, 1987 (age 35) 50 1 England Fulham
15 2DF Aaron Long (1992-10-12) October 12, 1992 (age 30) 29 3 United States New York Red Bulls
18 2DF Shaq Moore (1996-11-02) November 2, 1996 (age 26) 17 1 United States Nashville SC
20 2DF Cameron Carter-Vickers (1997-12-31) December 31, 1997 (age 24) 12 0 Scotland Celtic
22 2DF DeAndre Yedlin (1993-07-09) July 9, 1993 (age 29) 77 0 United States Inter Miami
26 2DF Joe Scally (2002-12-31) December 31, 2002 (age 19) 3 0 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach

4 3MF Tyler Adams (captain) (1999-02-14) February 14, 1999 (age 23) 36 1 England Leeds United
6 3MF Yunus Musah (2002-11-29) November 29, 2002 (age 20) 23 0 Spain Valencia
8 3MF Weston McKennie (1998-08-28) August 28, 1998 (age 24) 41 9 Italy Juventus
11 3MF Brenden Aaronson (2000-10-22) October 22, 2000 (age 22) 28 6 England Leeds United
14 3MF Luca de la Torre (1998-05-23) May 23, 1998 (age 24) 12 0 Spain Celta Vigo
17 3MF Cristian Roldan (1995-06-03) June 3, 1995 (age 27) 32 0 United States Seattle Sounders FC
23 3MF Kellyn Acosta (1995-07-24) July 24, 1995 (age 27) 55 2 United States Los Angeles FC

7 4FW Giovanni Reyna (2002-11-13) November 13, 2002 (age 20) 16 4 Germany Borussia Dortmund
9 4FW Jesús Ferreira (2000-12-24) December 24, 2000 (age 21) 16 7 United States FC Dallas
10 4FW Christian Pulisic (1998-09-18) September 18, 1998 (age 24) 56 22 England Chelsea
16 4FW Jordan Morris (1994-10-26) October 26, 1994 (age 28) 51 11 United States Seattle Sounders FC
19 4FW Haji Wright (1998-03-27) March 27, 1998 (age 24) 7 2 Turkey Antalyaspor
21 4FW Timothy Weah (2000-02-22) February 22, 2000 (age 22) 29 4 France Lille
24 4FW Josh Sargent (2000-02-20) February 20, 2000 (age 22) 23 5 England Norwich City

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team within the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Gabriel Slonina (2004-05-15) May 15, 2004 (age 18) 0 0 United States Chicago Fire Training camp; October 25 – November 5, 2022
GK Zack Steffen (1995-04-02) April 2, 1995 (age 27) 29 0 England Middlesbrough v.  Morocco; June 1, 2022 PRE
GK John Pulskamp (2001-04-19) April 19, 2001 (age 21) 0 0 United States Sporting Kansas City v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina; December 18, 2021

DF Mark McKenzie (1999-02-25) February 25, 1999 (age 23) 10 0 Belgium Genk v.  Saudi Arabia; September 27, 2022
DF Sam Vines (1999-05-31) May 31, 1999 (age 23) 9 1 Belgium Antwerp v.  Saudi Arabia; September 27, 2022
DF Erik Palmer-Brown (1997-04-24) April 24, 1997 (age 25) 4 0 France Troyes v.  Saudi Arabia; September 27, 2022
DF Reggie Cannon (1998-06-11) June 11, 1998 (age 24) 28 1 Portugal Boavista v.  Japan; September 23, 2022 INJ
DF Chris Richards (2000-03-28) March 28, 2000 (age 22) 8 0 England Crystal Palace v.  Japan; September 23, 2022 PRE
DF George Bello (2002-01-22) January 22, 2002 (age 20) 7 0 Germany Arminia Bielefeld v.  El Salvador; June 14, 2022
DF Miles Robinson (1997-03-14) March 14, 1997 (age 25) 21 3 United States Atlanta United v.  Costa Rica; March 30, 2022 INJ
DF Brooks Lennon (1997-09-22) September 22, 1997 (age 25) 1 0 United States Atlanta United v.  El Salvador; January 27, 2022 INJ
DF DeJuan Jones (1997-06-24) June 24, 1997 (age 25) 0 0 United States New England Revolution Training camp; January 7–21, 2022
DF Kobi Henry (2004-04-26) April 26, 2004 (age 18) 0 0 France Reims v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina; December 18, 2021
DF Henry Kessler (1998-06-25) June 25, 1998 (age 24) 2 0 United States New England Revolution v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina; December 18, 2021
DF Justin Che (2003-11-18) November 18, 2003 (age 19) 0 0 Germany TSG 1899 Hoffenheim v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina; December 18, 2021
DF Jonathan Gómez (2003-09-01) September 1, 2003 (age 19) 1 0 Spain Real Sociedad v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina; December 18, 2021
DF Bryan Reynolds (2001-06-28) June 28, 2001 (age 21) 2 0 Belgium Westerlo v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina; December 18, 2021
DF Kevin Paredes (2003-05-07) May 7, 2003 (age 19) 0 0 Germany VfL Wolfsburg v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina; December 18, 2021 INJ

MF Johnny Cardoso (2001-09-20) September 20, 2001 (age 21) 4 0 Brazil Internacional v.  Saudi Arabia; September 27, 2022
MF Malik Tillman (2002-05-28) May 28, 2002 (age 20) 4 0 Scotland Rangers v.  Saudi Arabia; September 27, 2022
MF Djordje Mihailovic (1998-11-10) November 10, 1998 (age 24) 6 1 Canada CF Montréal v.  Morocco; June 1, 2022 INJ
MF Gianluca Busio (2002-05-28) May 28, 2002 (age 20) 9 0 Italy Venezia v.  Costa Rica; March 30, 2022
MF James Sands (2000-07-06) July 6, 2000 (age 22) 7 0 Scotland Rangers v.  Costa Rica; March 30, 2022
MF Sebastian Lletget (1992-09-03) September 3, 1992 (age 30) 33 8 United States FC Dallas v.  Honduras; February 2, 2022
MF Jackson Yueill (1997-03-19) March 19, 1997 (age 25) 16 0 United States San Jose Earthquakes Training camp; January 7–21, 2022
MF Cole Bassett (2001-07-28) July 28, 2001 (age 21) 1 1 United States Colorado Rapids Training camp; January 7–21, 2022
MF Caden Clark (2003-05-27) May 27, 2003 (age 19) 0 0 United States New York Red Bulls v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina; December 18, 2021

FW Paul Arriola (1995-02-05) February 5, 1995 (age 27) 48 10 United States FC Dallas Training camp; October 25 – November 5, 2022
FW Ricardo Pepi (2003-01-09) January 9, 2003 (age 19) 12 3 Netherlands Groningen v.  Saudi Arabia; September 27, 2022
FW Jordan Pefok (1996-04-26) April 26, 1996 (age 26) 9 1 Germany Union Berlin v.  Costa Rica; March 30, 2022
FW Gyasi Zardes (1991-09-02) September 2, 1991 (age 31) 67 14 United States Colorado Rapids v.  Honduras; February 2, 2022
FW Taylor Booth (2001-05-31) May 31, 2001 (age 21) 0 0 Netherlands Utrecht v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina; December 18, 2021
FW Cade Cowell (2003-10-14) October 14, 2003 (age 19) 1 0 United States San Jose Earthquakes v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina; December 18, 2021

  • PRE = Preliminary squad/standby
  • INJ = Injured

Individual records

As of December 3, 2022.[103]
Players in bold are still active with the national team.
Cobi Jones is the United States' most capped player with 164 appearances.
Most appearances
Rank Player Caps Goals Career
1 Cobi Jones 164 15 1992–2004
2 Landon Donovan 157 57 2000–2014
3 Michael Bradley 151 17 2006–2019
4 Clint Dempsey 141 57 2004–2017
5 Jeff Agoos 134 4 1988–2003
6 Marcelo Balboa 127 13 1988–2000
7 DaMarcus Beasley 126 17 2001–2017
8 Tim Howard 121 0 2002–2017
9 Jozy Altidore 115 42 2007–2019
10 Claudio Reyna 112 8 1994–2006
Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey are the United States' joint all-time top scorer with 57 goals
Top goalscorers
Rank Player Goals Caps Ratio Career
1 Clint Dempsey (list) 57 141 0.404 2004–2017
Landon Donovan (list) 57 157 0.363 2000–2014
3 Jozy Altidore 42 115 0.365 2007–2019
4 Eric Wynalda 34 106 0.321 1990–2000
5 Brian McBride 30 95 0.316 1993–2006
6 Joe-Max Moore 24 100 0.240 1992–2002
7 Christian Pulisic 22 56 0.393 2016–present
8 Bruce Murray 21 85 0.247 1985–1993
9 Eddie Johnson 19 63 0.302 2004–2014
10 Earnie Stewart 17 101 0.168 1990–2004
DaMarcus Beasley 17 126 0.135 2001–2017
Michael Bradley 17 151 0.113 2006–2019

Competitive record

The U.S. regularly competes at the FIFA World Cup, the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the CONCACAF Nations League, and the Summer Olympics. The U.S. has also played in the FIFA Confederations Cup, Copa América by invitation, as well as several minor tournaments.

The best result for the United States in a World Cup tournament came in 1930 when the team reached the semifinals. The team included six naturalized internationals, five of them from Scotland and one from England.[104] The best result in the modern era is the 2002 World Cup, when the U.S. reached the quarterfinals. The worst world Cup tournament results in the modern era were group stage eliminations in 1990, 1998, and 2006, although the country failed to even qualify for the final tournament in 2018.

In the Confederations Cup, the United States finished in third place in both 1992 and 1999, and were runner-up in 2009. The United States appeared in their first intercontinental tournament final at the 2009 Confederations Cup.[105] In the semifinals, the United States upset top ranked Spain 2–0, to advance to the final. In the final, the United States lost 3–2 to Brazil after leading 2–0 at halftime.

The U.S. men's soccer team have played in the Summer Olympics since 1924. From that tournament to 1980, only amateur and state-sponsored Eastern European players were allowed on Olympic teams. The Olympics became a full international tournament in 1984 after the IOC allowed full national teams from outside FIFA CONMEBOL & UEFA confederations. Ever since 1992 the men's Olympic event has been age-restricted, under 23 plus three overage players, and participation has been by the United States men's national under-23 soccer team.

In regional competitions, the United States has won the CONCACAF Gold Cup seven times, with their most recent title in 2021.[106] They won the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League in 2021.[107] Their best ever finish at the Copa América was fourth-place at the 1995 and 2016 editions.[108][109]

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Semi-finals[note 3] 3rd 3 2 0 1 7 6 Squad Qualified as invitees
Italy 1934 Round of 16 16th 1 0 0 1 1 7 Squad 1 1 0 0 4 2
France 1938 Withdrew Withdrew
Brazil 1950 Group stage 10th 3 1 0 2 4 8 Squad 4 1 1 2 8 15
Switzerland 1954 Did not qualify 4 2 0 2 7 9
Sweden 1958 4 0 0 4 5 21
Chile 1962 2 0 1 1 3 6
England 1966 4 1 2 1 4 5
Mexico 1970 6 3 0 3 11 9
West Germany 1974 4 0 1 3 6 10
Argentina 1978 5 1 2 2 3 7
Spain 1982 4 1 1 2 4 8
Mexico 1986 6 3 2 1 8 3
Italy 1990 Group stage 23rd 3 0 0 3 2 8 Squad 10 5 4 1 11 4
United States 1994 Round of 16 14th 4 1 1 2 3 4 Squad Qualified as hosts
France 1998 Group stage 32nd 3 0 0 3 1 5 Squad 16 8 6 2 27 14
South Korea Japan 2002 Quarter-finals 8th 5 2 1 2 7 7 Squad 16 8 4 4 25 11
Germany 2006 Group stage 25th 3 0 1 2 2 6 Squad 18 12 4 2 35 11
South Africa 2010 Round of 16 12th 4 1 2 1 5 5 Squad 18 13 2 3 42 16
Brazil 2014 15th 4 1 1 2 5 6 Squad 16 11 2 3 26 14
Russia 2018 Did not qualify 16 7 4 5 37 16
Qatar 2022 Round of 16 14th 4 1 2 1 3 4 Squad 14 7 4 3 21 10
Canada Mexico United States 2026 Qualified as co-hosts Qualified as co-hosts
Total Semi-finals 11/22 37 9 8 20 40 66 - 168 84 40 44 287 191


CONCACAF Gold Cup

CONCACAF Championship 1963–1989, CONCACAF Gold Cup 1991–present

CONCACAF Gold Cup record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
El Salvador 1963 Did not enter
Guatemala 1965
Honduras 1967
Costa Rica 1969 Did not qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 1971 Did not enter
Haiti 1973 Did not qualify
Mexico 1977
Honduras 1981
1985 Group stage 6th 4 2 1 1 4 3
1989 Runners-up 2nd 8 4 3 1 6 3
United States 1991 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 10 3 Squad
Mexico United States 1993 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 0 1 5 5 Squad
United States 1996 Third place 3rd 4 3 0 1 8 3 Squad
United States 1998 Runners-up 2nd 4 3 0 1 6 2 Squad
United States 2000 Quarterfinals 5th 3 2 1 0 6 2 Squad
United States 2002 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 9 1 Squad
Mexico United States 2003 Third place 3rd 5 4 0 1 13 4 Squad
United States 2005 Champions 1st 6 4 2 0 11 3 Squad
United States 2007 Champions 1st 6 6 0 0 13 3 Squad
United States 2009 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 1 1 12 8 Squad
United States 2011 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 0 2 9 6 Squad
United States 2013 Champions 1st 6 6 0 0 20 4 Squad
Canada United States 2015 Fourth place 4th 6 3 2 1 12 5 Squad
United States 2017 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 13 4 Squad
Costa Rica Jamaica United States 2019 Runners-up 2nd 6 5 0 1 15 2 Squad
United States 2021 Champions 1st 6 6 0 0 11 1 Squad
Total 18/26 7 titles 97 73 13 11 183 62

CONCACAF Nations League

CONCACAF Nations League record
Year Division Group Pld W D* L GF GA P/R Rank Squad
2019–20 A A 6 5 0 1 19 5 Same position 1st Squad
2022–23 A D 2 1 1 0 6 1
Total 8 6 1 1 25 6 1 title

Copa América

South American Championship 1916–1967, Copa América 1975–present

Copa América record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
19161991 Not invited
Ecuador 1993 Group stage 12th 3 0 1 2 3 6
Uruguay 1995 Fourth place 4th 6 2 1 3 6 7
19972004 Not invited
Venezuela 2007 Group stage 12th 3 0 0 3 2 8
20112015 Not invited
United States 2016 Fourth place 4th 6 3 0 3 7 8
20192021 Not invited
Total Invitation 0 titles 18 5 2 11 18 29

Summer Olympics

Summer Olympics record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Greece 1896 No soccer tournament
France 1900 Did not enter
United States 1904 Silver 2nd 3 1 1 1 2 7
Bronze 3rd 3 0 1 2 0 6
United Kingdom 1908 Did not enter
Sweden 1912
Belgium 1920
France 1924 Round of 16 12th 2 1 0 1 1 3
Netherlands 1928 Round of 16 9th 1 0 0 1 2 11
United States 1932 No soccer tournament
Germany 1936 Round of 16 9th 1 0 0 1 0 1
United Kingdom 1948 Round of 16 11th 1 0 0 1 0 9
Finland 1952 Round of 32 17th 1 0 0 1 0 8
Australia 1956 Quarterfinals 5th 1 0 0 1 1 9
Italy 1960 Did not qualify
Japan 1964
Mexico 1968
West Germany 1972 Group stage 14th 3 0 1 2 0 10
Canada 1976 Did not qualify
Soviet Union 1980 Qualified, later withdrew
United States 1984 Group stage 9th 3 1 1 1 4 2
South Korea 1988 Group stage 12th 3 0 2 1 3 5
Since 1992 See United States men's national under-23 soccer team
Total 2nd 22 3 6 13 13 71

FIFA Confederations Cup

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Saudi Arabia 1992 Third place 3rd 2 1 0 1 5 5
Saudi Arabia 1995 Did not qualify
Saudi Arabia 1997
Mexico 1999 Third place 3rd 5 3 0 2 5 3
South Korea Japan 2001 Did not qualify
France 2003 Group stage 7th 3 0 1 2 1 3
Germany 2005 Did not qualify
South Africa 2009 Runners-up 2nd 5 2 0 3 8 9
Brazil 2013 Did not qualify
Russia 2017
Total 4/10 Runners-up 15 6 1 8 19 20

Head-to-head record

Honors

Major competitions

Third place (1): 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1930
Runners-up (1): 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2009
Third place (2): 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1992, 1999
Champions (7): 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1991, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2017, 2021
Runners-up (6): 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1989, 1993, 1998, 2009, 2011, 2019
Third place (2): 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1996, 2003
Fair Play Award (5): 2003, 2009, 2017, 2019, 2021
Champions (1): 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2019–20
Silver medal (1): 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1904
Bronze medal (1): 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1904

Other competitions

Runners-up (1): 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2015
Runners-up (2): 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1972, 1980
Third Place (1): 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1964
Champions (3): 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1992, 1995, 2000
Runners-up (1): 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1999
Third place (2): 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1993, 1996
Champions (2): 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1989, 1989
Runners-up (3): 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1987, 1988, 1989
Third place (1): 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1990
Runners-up (2): 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1949, 1991
Third place (2): 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1947, 1990

FIFA World Ranking

A line chart depicting the history of the U.S.'s year-end placements in the FIFA World Rankings.

Last update was on January 1, 2022

Source:[110]

  Best Ranking    Worst Ranking    Best Mover    Worst Mover  

United States' FIFA World Ranking History
Rank Year Best Worst
Rank Move Rank Move
11 2021 10 Increase 10 22
22 2020 22 Increase 1 23 Decrease 1
22 2019 21 Increase 8 30 Decrease 6
25 2018 22 Increase 3 25 Decrease 2
24 2017 23 Increase 9 35 Decrease 12
28 2016 22 Increase 6 32 Decrease 4
32 2015 27 Increase 5 34 Decrease 7
27 2014 13 Increase 1 28 Decrease 6
14 2013 13 Increase 6 33 Decrease 4
28 2012 27 Increase 5 36 Decrease 8
34 2011 18 Increase 2 34 Decrease 6
18 2010 13 Increase 6 25 Decrease 7
14 2009 11 Increase 3 22 Decrease 3
22 2008 20 Increase 7 31 Decrease 9
19 2007 14 Increase 13 31 Decrease 3
31 2006 4 Increase 1 31 Decrease 11
8 2005 6 Increase 4 11 Decrease 1
11 2004 7 Increase 3 12 Decrease 3
11 2003 9 Increase 1 12 Decrease 2
10 2002 8 Increase 11 24 Decrease 2
24 2001 15 Increase 3 24 Decrease 3
16 2000 16 Increase 2 22 Decrease 1
22 1999 20 Increase 9 31 Decrease 7
23 1998 11 Increase 14 23 Decrease 8
26 1997 21 Increase 6 35 Decrease 5
18 1996 14 Increase 9 25 Decrease 7
19 1995 19 Increase 14 34 Decrease 7
23 1994 21 Increase 1 24 Decrease 2
22 1993 22 Increase 5 28 Decrease 4

See also

Notes

  1. ^ These medals are recognized by the IOC, but not by FIFA.
  2. ^ FIFA's initial match statistics showed 16 saves, and many news sources continue to use this number. The official FIFA statistics were updated on July 5, 2014, to show 15 saves.
  3. ^ "1930 FIFA World Cup Uruguay 1930". FIFA.com. Retrieved July 17, 2018. The United States earned 3rd place over the loser of the other semi-final, Yugoslavia, because of a better goal differential (+1 to Yugoslavia's 0). No third place match was played.

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