About USA

The United States men’s national soccer team, abbreviated as USMNT, played its first international match on 20 August 1916, beating Sweden 3-2 in Sotckholm.

 

The side's home and away colours have alternated over the years, but almost always feature a combination of the colours of the American flag; red, white and blue. In recent history, the side’s home kit has been predominantly white.

 

Due to the country’s size, the national team do not have a specific national stadium and instead play their home matches in various stadiums around the country. To date, the national team has played in over 100 venues in 26 States.

 

The United States have participated in ten World Cups to date, including the first in 1930 where they finished third. Since then, the side’s best tournament came in 2002 in Korea and Japan where they progressed to the quarter-finals. The U.S. hosted the tournament in 1994 where they made it to the round of 16.

 

The U.S. have played at fifteen Gold Cup tournaments, hosting the tournament thirteen times. The national team have won the competition five times, most recently in 2013. In 2015, the United States co-hosted the tournament with Canada.

 

Cobi Jones holds the record for the most national team caps, with 164. Landon Donovan is the national team’s all-time leading goalscorer, scoring 57 goals in 157 appearances. The current side includes the likes of DeAndre Yedlin, Geoff Cameron, Tim Howard, Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey.

 

The side is managed by Jurgen Klinsmann, who took over from Bob Bradley in 2006. Notable former managers include Bruce Arena and Bora Milutinovic.

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