U.S. Mens Soccer
Dempsey scored in the 47th minute and Brad Guzan made a pair of point-blank saves in the second half for the defending champions, who improved to 2-0 in the opening round and clinched a spot in a July 18 quarterfinal in Baltimore.
Clint Dempsey scored twice on headers not far from where he trained as a youth, and the United States opened defense of its CONCACAF Gold Cup title with a 2-1 victory over Honduras on Tuesday night.
Michael Bradley’s 100th appearance for U.S. national team will be in Tuesday night’s CONCACAF Gold Cup opener against Honduras, captaining the defending champion.
Danny Williams scored in the 89th minute and Bobby Wood in the 90th, capping a comeback from a two-goal second-half deficit and giving the United States a 4-3 win over the Netherlands.
Jozy Altidore was ejected in the 68th minute for a foul and mouthing off at the referee, and the United States gave up another late goal in a 1-1 tie against Switzerland on Tuesday night.
The United States rose one spot to 27th in the December FIFA rankings despite losses the previous month to Colombia and Ireland.
The U.S. Men’s National Team will visit Toyota Stadium in Frisco next summer as part of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Landon Donovan will be surrounded by a relatively youthful roster for the exhibition against Ecuador in Connecticut on Friday, when he is set to make his 157th and final international appearance.
Howard has penned a memoir that will be published Dec. 9. The publisher said Monday that “The Goalkeeper” will be available in adult and young adult editions.
The U.S. soccer team will face Ecuador on Oct. 10 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut, in its first home game since the World Cup in Brazil.
World Cup quarterfinalist Costa Rica has risen above the United States to be CONCACAF’s highest-ranked team in the latest FIFA rankings.
Costa Rica and Mexico advanced from their groups, and the United States will follow if it avoids defeat to Germany on Thursday. Honduras is in contention despite two defeats.