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For a country dominant in most sports , when America struggled quite
express themselves in the world of football , especially in the period
of the FIFA World Cup .|
Best Achievement in American history is the 3rd in World Cup Uruguay 1930. Since then, the team has never set foot in the quarter-finals , with the exception of World Cup Korea / Japan in 2002 when they ranked 8th . During the long period from 1954 to 1986, the U.S. was not able to win tickets to the World Cup .
But more teams expressed serious for sport , topped qualifying 2nd row and even maintain FA Cup Gold Award North , Central America and the Caribbean in 2013.
At the World Cup South Africa 2010 , the first American head of the table after a 1-1 draw UK , Republic of Slovenia beat Algeria 2-2 and 1-0 , although the U.S. then lost to Ghana 1-2 in the first round offers 1 / 16 . The following year , the U.S. entered the CONCACAF finals 4th consecutive Mexico but succumbed 2-4 .
This defeats terminated string of impressive achievements USA coach Bob Bradley and when it was replaced by German coach Jurgen Klinsmann .
Coach Klinsmann was difficult in the beginning , but the game play became increasingly brighter , especially in a World Cup qualifier , Northern Central America and the Caribbean in January 6/2012 . The team reached the 3rd round of qualifying and topped with 4 wins, 1 draw and just one defeat .
In the last round , the U.S. won 7 of 10 games and only lost to Costa Rica 1-3 , before Honduras -12 and both defeats have occurred in away . The U.S. player becomes explosive at home having won 5 victories and not conceding a goal .
The major factors contributing to the defense of the U.S. firm 's 34 -year-old goalkeeper Tim Howard , who owned the necessary leadership skills . It was the captain , played in 13 games , goalkeeper Howard has kept a clean 5 games , only 3 matches to opponents scored 2 goals .
If the defense has defended Howard then attacking again rely on Landon Donovan and Clint Demspey . The pair collaborated striker chemistry together with 93 goals in 255 matches .
America has prepared for the World Cup in Brazil and spent 2012 and 2013 to play friendly matches with the top teams in the world. America ever lost to Brazil 1-4 in 5/ 2012 lost to Belgium 2-4 in 5/ 2013 but also hopes revived when the U.S. beat Italy 1-0 , Scotland 5-1 and Germany 4-3 .
Now, coach Klinsmann is embarking turn inventory availability successful at the World Cup , but what makes the league coaches are concerned their No. 1 candidate Germany , Portugal horses and Ghana . Team Stripes Why can undergo quite bumpy road ahead awaits them .
World Cup 2014 USA National Team
World Cup 2014 USA Schedule Group G
USA is the 8th country to have qualified for the World Cup Brazil after having qualified on the 10th of September 2013. The decisive match was against Mexico in the 4th round. It was USA that won with 2 goals scored by Eddie Johnson and Landon Donovan. Due to the win, the World Cup 2014 USA national team took the first position of the CONCACAF qualification group. USA however was still dependent on the match Honduras against Panama. Honduras had to win at least 1 point in order to ensure USA’s World Cup Brazil ticket. The match ended in a draw, resulting in 1 point gained by Honduras, which resulted in USA to participate in the 2014 World Cup.
World Cup 2014 USA Players
Players who will probably be selected for the World Cup 2014 USA national team are:
Head Coach: Jürgen Klinsmann (German)
USA World Cup History
How Many World Cups Played: 9
GP=Games played, W=Wins, D=Draws, L=Losses, GF=Goals scored, GA=Goals against
Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
Did You Know USA:
World Cup Awards
2002 – Quarter-Final: USA lost to Germany with 1-0.
*Although USA made it to the Semi-Final in 1930, we should not forget there were no Round of 16 and Quarter Finals. USA played only 2 games in the First round before losing to Argentina with 6-1 in the Semi-Final.
1990 – Group stage: USA scored only 2 goals and 8 goals were scored against them.
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