World Cup participations: 7
Greatest World Cup achievement: semi-final (1930)
The Americans - denounced as football-nobodies some years ago, have
qualified every time in the last 16 years and also delivered good
performances in many cases.
They even made it into the quarter-final in 2002.
This time they have qualified as winner in the Concacaf-group
ahead of Mexico.
Star Landon Donovan could not find his place in the Bundesliga at Leverkusen and
plays at LA Galaxy, DaMarcus Beasly of PSV Eindhoven, Claudio Reyna
of Man City and Onyewu of Standard Liege are known names in Europe.
The strengths of the USA are the collective and the team spirit that
comes especially at big events and optimism and ambition that
distinguishes the Americans. The weakness is the lack of international
The group is very difficult and it is rather unlikely that
the USA will finish as second.
The odds on USA as world cup winner were rather high
- 101.0 at Betandwin.
For a bet on group winner USA you get 9.0.
For a bet on USA reaching the last 16 you get 2.75.
Association United States
Coach Bruce Arena, 1998-
Most caps Cobi Jones (164)
Top scorer Eric Wynalda (34)
Unofficial: USA 0 - 1 Canada
(Newark, USA; November 28, 1885)
Official: Sweden 2 - 3 USA
(Stockholm, Sweden; August 20, 1916)
USA 8 - 1 Cayman Islands
(Mission Viejo, USA; November 14, 1993)
USA 7 - 0 El Salvador
(Los Angeles, USA; December 5, 1993)
USA 7 - 0 Barbados
(Foxborough, USA; August 20, 2000)
USA 0 - 10 England
(New York City, USA; May 27, 1964)
Appearances 7 (First in 1930)
Best result Semifinals, 1930
CONCACAF Gold Cup
Appearances 8 (First in 1991)
Best result Winners, 1991 and 2002
World Cup Squad USA
This is the official world cup squad -
you can find here all the
world cup players
Other World Cup Teams
Trinidad and Tobago
Serbia and Montenegro