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USA National Football Soccer Team Profile

USA has come to South Africa 2010 World Cup on a high notch having enjoyed a good qualifying experience. The United States emerged first in the final six-team Hexagonal phase of North, Central America and Caribbean Zone qualifying rounds.

USA coach Bob Bradley has established himself as a good instructor and has brought the USA once known soccer minors into the major limelight, with key results in the Confederation cup played in South Africa in 2009 where they beat favourites Spain 3-0 before succumbing to Brazil by a narrow 3-2 margin in the finals.

USA national soccer football team

“We’re very proud to have finished at the top of the final Hexagonal. It was a great effort and required a great deal of determination on our team’s part. Every time we took the field we spoke about proving to the world what we were capable of and I think we did just that,” says Bob Bradley, USA coach.

Playing in Group C where they are pitted against England, Slovenia and Algeria, the USA might as well fancy their chances to reach the last 16, if only they work as hard and disciplined as they have shown they can in the past few years.

Star Key players of USA soccer Team in FIFA 2010 World Cup
The USA will still look to the excellent services of Landon Donovan who plays for Los Angeles Galaxy because of his excellent form in recent years. Providing an impressive supporting cast are the likes of Oguchi Onyewu, Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore, Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey, all of whom are plying their trade on in Europe and their experience will be to USA success in South Africa.
Previous USA FIFA World Cups

• The United States have taken part at nine FIFA World Cups, with Mexico the only CONCACAF team involved in more editions of the showpiece event.
• The Stars and Stripes’ best finals performance came at Uruguay 1930, when they exited at the semi-final stage.
• South Africa 2010 will be the United States’ sixth consecutive finals appearance. At Germany 2006 they bid farewell to the tournament at the first hurdle.

USA Records at FIFA World Cup
• The United States’ 2-0 victory over Spain at South Africa 2009 prevented La Roja extending their 35-game unbeaten run, a record they hold jointly with Brazil.
• The USA had enjoyed a 58-match unbeaten home streak against CONCACAF opponents until July 2009, when arch-rivals Mexico thrashed them 5-0 in the final of the Gold Cup.
• Altidore, currently on loan at English Premier League outfit Hull City from Villarreal, was the Stars and Stripes’ six-goal top scorer in qualifying.


USA Soccer National Football Team Squad

Nr. Name Date of Birth Position Clubs Height
1 Tim HOWARD 06/03/1979 GK Everton (ENG) 187
2 Jonathan SPECTOR 01/03/1986 DF West Ham Utd. (ENG) 183
3 Carlos BOCANEGRA 25/05/1979 DF Rennes (FRA) 184
4 Michael BRADLEY 31/07/1987 MF Borussia Moenchengladbach (GER) 185
5 Oguchi ONYEWU 13/05/1982 DF AC Milan (ITA) 192
6 Steve CHERUNDOLO 19/02/1979 DF Hannover 96 (GER) 168
7 DaMarcus BEASLEY 24/05/1982 MF Rangers (SCO) 170
8 Clint DEMPSEY 09/03/1983 MF Fulham (ENG) 185
9 Herculez GOMEZ 06/04/1982 FW Puebla (MEX) 178
10 Landon DONOVAN 04/03/1982 MF Los Angeles Galaxy (USA) 173
11 Stuart HOLDEN 01/08/1985 MF Bolton Wanderers (ENG) 178
12 Jonathan BORNSTEIN 07/11/1984 DF Chivas USA (USA) 175
13 Ricardo CLARK 10/02/1983 MF Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) 178
14 Edson BUDDLE 21/05/1981 FW Los Angeles Galaxy (USA) 185
15 Jay DeMERIT 04/12/1979 DF Watford (ENG) 180
16 Francisco TORRES 29/10/1987 MF Pachuca (MEX) 168
17 Jozy ALTIDORE 06/11/1989 FW Hull City (ENG) 185
18 Brad GUZAN 09/09/1984 GK Aston Villa (ENG) 193
19 Maurice EDU 18/04/1986 MF Rangers (SCO) 183
20 Robbie FINDLEY 04/08/1985 FW Real Salt Lake (USA) 175
21 Clarence GOODSON 17/05/1982 DF IK Start (NOR) 193
22 Benny FEILHABER 19/01/1985 MF AGF Aarhus (DEN) 175
23 Marcus HAHNEMANN 15/06/1972 GK Wolverhampton (ENG) 192

Coach: Bob BRADLEY (USA)

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