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U.S. MNT vs. Honduras, March 24 & Panama, March 28 - 2018 World Cup Final Round Qualifying

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE CAPS/G
M 5-10 150 Plano, Texas FC Dallas 5/0
F 6-1 175 Boca Raton, Fla. Toronto FC 102/37
M 5-8 145 Chula Vista, Calif. Club Tijuana (Mexico) 4/2
D 5-8 145 Ft. Wayne, Ind. Houston Dynamo 124/17
M 6-0 160 Weston, Fla. Philadelphia Union 59/2
D 6-0 170 Overland Park, Kan. Sporting Kansas City 39/1
GK 6-2 185 Pleasanton, Calif. San Jose Earthquakes 3/0
M 6-2 185 Princeton, N.J. Toronto FC 130/16
D 6-3 185 Attleboro, Mass. Stoke City (England) 50/4
F 6-1 170 Nacogdoches, Texas Seattle Sounders FC 132/56
D 6-5 210 Dallas, Texas Pachuca (Mexico) 37/1
GK 6-3 210 North Brunswick, N.J. Colorado Rapids 113/0
M 6-0 170 Chicago, Ill. LA Galaxy 69/4
M 6-1 170 Huntington Beach, Calif. New York Red Bulls 52/6
M 5-9 150 Winter Park, Fla. Chicago Fire 6/0
M 5-9 165 Lakewood, Ohio Portland Timbers 14/1
M 5-8 140 Hershey, Pa. Borussia Dortmund (Germany) 13/4
D 6-1 165 St. Louis, Mo. Fulham (England) 23/1
GK 5-10 185 Montclair, Calif. Real Salt Lake 22/0
D 5-9 150 Anaheim, Calif. Santos Laguna (Mexico) 4/0
F 6-0 165 Danville, Calif. San Jose Earthquakes 35/11
D 6-3 185 Lawrenceville, Ga. FC Dallas 1/0
D 5-10 160 Longwood, Fla. Sporting Kansas City 46/5

U.S. MNT vs. Honduras, March 24 & Panama, March 28 - 2018 World Cup Final Round Qualifying

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-10

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Plano, Texas

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Forward

Height:6-1

Weight:175

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Boca Raton, Fla.

Club:Toronto FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-8

Weight:145

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Chula Vista, Calif.

Club:Club Tijuana (Mexico)

Position:Defender

Height:5-8

Weight:145

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Club:Houston Dynamo

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-0

Weight:160

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Weston, Fla.

Club:Philadelphia Union

Position:Defender

Height:6-0

Weight:170

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Overland Park, Kan.

Club:Sporting Kansas City

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-2

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Pleasanton, Calif.

Club:San Jose Earthquakes

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-2

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Princeton, N.J.

Club:Toronto FC

Position:Defender

Height:6-3

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Attleboro, Mass.

Club:Stoke City (England)

Position:Forward

Height:6-1

Weight:170

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Nacogdoches, Texas

Club:Seattle Sounders FC

Position:Defender

Height:6-5

Weight:210

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Dallas, Texas

Club:Pachuca (Mexico)

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-3

Weight:210

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:North Brunswick, N.J.

Club:Colorado Rapids

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-0

Weight:170

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Chicago, Ill.

Club:LA Galaxy

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-1

Weight:170

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Huntington Beach, Calif.

Club:New York Red Bulls

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-9

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Winter Park, Fla.

Club:Chicago Fire

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-9

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Lakewood, Ohio

Club:Portland Timbers

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-8

Weight:140

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Hershey, Pa.

Club:Borussia Dortmund (Germany)

Position:Defender

Height:6-1

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:St. Louis, Mo.

Club:Fulham (England)

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:5-10

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Montclair, Calif.

Club:Real Salt Lake

Position:Defender

Height:5-9

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Anaheim, Calif.

Club:Santos Laguna (Mexico)

Position:Forward

Height:6-0

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Danville, Calif.

Club:San Jose Earthquakes

Position:Defender

Height:6-3

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Lawrenceville, Ga.

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Defender

Height:5-10

Weight:160

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Longwood, Fla.

Club:Sporting Kansas City

Five Things You Should Know About the DFB-Pokal Semifinals

The DFB-Pokal Semifinals take place in Germany this week, and both games will have potential involvement from U.S. Men’s National Team players.

Here are five things you should know about the German Cup.

A bonus fact to begin: the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, the equivalent tournament in the United States, actually began competition 22 years before in 1913!

The History

Founded in 1935 as the "Tshammer-Pokal", the knockout competition was originally named after the highest ranking sports official in the Third Reich, Hans von Tschammer. FC Nürnberg took the first title, and the tournament ran for eight seasons before being suspended in 1944 due to World War II.

Following the collapse of the Nazi regime, the cup restarted in the 1952-53 season and was renamed the “DFB-Pokal” after the German Football Association (Deutscher Fußball-Bund).

Rot-Weiss Essen were the first winners of the newly-named competition, which has run uninterrupted ever since. Additionally, there was an East German Cup that ran from 1949-1991, but following the fall of the Berlin Wall, the league and cup competitions merged in 1991-92 as part of German reunification. 

Bayern Munich won the tournament for the first time in 1957 and unsurprisingly have been the most dominant, lifting the trophy 18 times (including three out of the last four years). They are followed by Werder Bremen (six), Schalke (five) and FC Köln, FC Nünrberg and Eintracht Frankfurt (four each).

Anyway, wonder what the actual trophy looks like? See below from the competition's official Twitter account:

The Format

Not unlike the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup or English FA Cup, the tournament is a straight knockout competition. A field of 64 features all 36 clubs from the top two divisions of German football. The top four finishers in the third division also automatically qualify, while 21 slots are given to cup winners from the regional associations, and the remaining three places are awarded to the regions with the most men’s teams -- currently Bavaria, Lower Saxony and Westphalia.

The competition begins in mid-August, a week before the first division campaign kicks off. The first two rounds are drawn so that first and second division teams face clubs from lower leagues, but from the third round all the way through to the semifinals the draw is conducted from just one pot, with any third division or amateur team automatically receiving a home match if drawn against a professional side.

MNT History in DFB-Pokal

U.S. Men's National Team midfielder Thomas Dooley with Kaiserslautern

While the list of U.S. Men’s National Team players with experience playing for clubs in Germany is long, only four have played in the DFB-Pokal Semifinals and only one has lifted the trophy.

Though he hadn’t yet played for the MNT at the time, future captain Thomas Dooley (pictured above) featured in the 1989/90 semifinal and scored the lone goal for Kaiserslautern in their 1-0 victory against Kickers Offenbach. Dooley then went on the play in the final – a 3-0 victory against Werder Bremen on May 19, 1990.

Since then, three MNT players have appeared in the semifinals. Claudio Reyna played for Wolfsburg in their 1-0 defeat to Werder Bremen in the 1998-99 competition, Jermaine Jones was a substitute for Eintracht Frankfurt as they defeated Arminia Bielefeld 1-0 in the 2005-06 tournament, and most recently John Brooks appeared in Hertha Berlin’s 3-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in 2015-16.

2016-17 Tournament

Seven MNT players have taken part in the current competition, with four finding the back of the net. Though Hamburg was eliminated by Borussia Mönchengladbach in the quarterfinals, Bobby Wood’s four goals have him tied for second among the tournament’s leading scorers, just one behind Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski.

Here’s how MNT players have performed thus far:

PLAYER

CLUB

GP/GOALS

FINISH

John Brooks

Hertha Berlin

3/0

Round of 16

Timmy Chandler

Eintracht Frankfurt

4/0

Semifinalist

Julian Green

Bayern Munich*

2/1

--

Fabian Johnson

Borussia Mönchengladbach

3/1

Semifinalist

Alfredo Morales

Ingolstadt

1/0

Second Round

Christian Pulisic

Borussia Dortmund

2/1

Semifinalist

Bobby Wood

Hamburg

4/4

Quarterfinals

*Julian Green played for Bayern Munich before transferring to Stuttgart in December

As the semifinals approach this week, three clubs featuring U.S. MNT players are still alive: Borussia Dortmund (Christian Pulisic), Eintracht Frankfurt (Timmy Chandler) and Borussia Mönchengladbach (Fabian Johnson), though Johnson is unlikely to feature due to a continuing hamstring injury he suffered last month.  

How to Watch the Semifinals

On Tuesday, April 25, Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt visit Borussia Mönchengladbach at 2:45 p.m. ET, with the match being shown live on ESPN3 and WatchESPN.

The following day, Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund head to the Allianz Arena in a rematch of last year’s final which saw Bayern Munich crowned champions after a shootout victory against BVB. That match will be carried at 2:45 p.m. ET on ESPN2. 

The winners will face off in the final on May 27 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

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MNT Apr 24, 2017

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MNT Apr 24, 2017

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MNT Apr 24, 2017

MNT Rewind: Dempsey, Morris, Nagbe and Corona Find the Back of the Net

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MNT Apr 24, 2017

GALLERY: Through the Years with Kyle Beckerman on his 35th Birthday

Still going strong with Real Salt Lake, central midfield terrier Kyle Beckerman celebrates a milestone 35th birthday on Sunday. Known for his iconic dreadlocks and tireless work effort in the middle of the park, Beckerman has been in the U.S. Soccer consciousness since manning the midfield for the U-17 MNT in their fourth-place finish at the 1999 World Championships in New Zealand. Half a lif Read more
MNT Apr 23, 2017

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MNT Apr 22, 2017

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MNT Apr 20, 2017

Five Things to Know About MNT Midfielder Kellyn Acosta

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MNT Apr 19, 2017

All For One: MNT Goalkeepers Talk Competition in March World Cup Qualifying

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MNT Apr 19, 2017

Five Things to Know About MNT Defender Omar Gonzalez

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MNT Apr 18, 2017

Salt Lake City to Host World Cup Qualifying Warm-up on June 3 against Venezuela

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MNT Apr 17, 2017

GALLERY: MNT in Salt Lake City Through the Years

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PREVIEW: U.S. MNT Set for WCQ Warmup vs. Venezuela in Utah

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MNT Rewind: Jozy Altidore & Kellyn Acosta On Target Again

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