History[ edit ] Men's Olympic soccer became an under competition for the Summer Olympics in BarcelonaSpain. In the group stage, the Americans defeated Kuwait but lost to Italy and only managed a draw with Poland. As a result, they were eliminated in the first round. The Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia would be the first time that teams could add overage players to their rosters.
Early years[ edit ] The first U. Soccer on August 20,against Sweden in Stockholm, where the U. There was no third place game. In a straight knock-out format, the team first played host Italy and lost 7—1, eliminating the U.
At the Olympic Games in Berlin, the U. 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. In their third game of the tournament, a defeat by Chile saw the U. It would be four decades before the U.
Drought s—s [ edit ] The national team spent the mid-to-late 20th century in near complete irrelevance in both the international game and the domestic sporting scene. However such hopes were not realized and by the s the U.
Soccer Federation found itself in serious financial struggles, with the national team playing only two matches from to Soccer targeted the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and the 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.
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. Soccer canceling the experiment and withdrawing the national team from the NASL after one season. Soccer scheduled the game to be played in Torrance, Californiaan area with many Costa Rican expatriates, and marketed the game almost exclusively to the Costa Rican community.
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 s with optimism and higher hopes of qualifying for the World Cup than had existed for previous tournaments.
Rise in the U. This criticism diminished somewhat when a 1—0 win against Trinidad and Tobagothe U. The team was managed by Bob Gansler in preparation for the World Cup in Italy, with two of the team's more experienced players, Rick Davis and Hugo Perezrecovering from serious injuries and unavailable for selection.
Rather than fill out his team with veteran professionals from American 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.
In a historic match, in U. In its second game, the U. In the round of 16, the U.
In the World Cup in France, the team lost all three group matches, 2—0 to Germany2—1 to Iranand 1—0 to Yugoslaviafinishing dead last in the field of Head coach Steve Sampson received much of the blame for the performance as a result of abruptly cutting team captain John Harkeswhom 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. The team advanced in the group stage with a 1—1—1 record. The team started with a 3—2 upset win over Portugalfollowed by a 1—1 tie with co-host and eventual semi-finalist, South Korea. The third and final match was lost 1—3 to Poland, but the team still got to the round of 16 when South Korea defeated Portugal.Find live Soccer scores, Soccer player; team news, Soccer videos, rumors, stats, standings, team schedules; fantasy games on FOX Sports.
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