US National Team
It’s a big day in CONCACAF soccer! The Mexican National Team hosts the United States National team today at the infamous Estadio Azteca at 7 pm PT for FIFA World Cup Qualifying match. You can watch the game live on Univision or ESPN starting at 6pm.
We asked a few of our players and soccer staff to give us predictions on today’s game. The majority of them chose Mexico, predicted that Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez will be the one scoring the goals and that Mexico's home field advantage is just too strong. Check out their predictions below and share your prediction in the comment box:
|Mario De Luna||0||2|
|Edgar Mejia||Mexico wins|
|Jorge Villafaña||May the best team win|
|Jose Manuel Rivera||1||2|
Juan Agudelo came onto the field in the 64th minute for the United States National Team’s international friendly match against Canada on Tuesday evening in Houston, Texas. The match was the first of the year for the Americans. After 90 minutes, the match ended in a scoreless draw, with the U.S. having the majority of shots on goal.
Up next, the U.S. will travel to San Pedro Sula for their first World Cup Qualifying match in the Semifinal Round against Honduras. Los catrachos come from participating in the 2013 Copa Centroamericana, tournament held from Jan. 18- 27 in Costa Rica. The Hondurans were able to make it to the final match after defeating Belize in the semifinal match, but fell in the championship game to host country Costa Rica. Fans can tune into next Wednesday’s game on beIN Sport at 1 p.m. PT.
Since his first call-up to the United States National Team, forward Juan Agudelo has been considered the future of U.S. Soccer. And after Chivas USA acquired his services in mid-May from the New York Red Bulls, Agudelo has also become the future of the Red-and-White.
In his first match with the club, Agudelo began showing the spark that the Goats needed on the field, becoming a dangerous player on the pitch. His first goal with the club came just one week after his debut in the first match against Seattle Sounders off a cross by former Sounder James Riley.
And who could forget the final goal of the season in the dying minutes of the match at FC Dallas on October 28. The Goats were down 2-0 in the 90th minute of the match, but after a goal from Laurent Courtois in the 91+ minute and another by Agudelo in the 93+, the Goats were able to earn a final 2-2 draw.
After a stellar performance in the final game of the year, Agudelo received his first call-up of the year to the National Team for a friendly match in Russia. Agudelo provided an assist in a goal by Michael Bradley for the final 2-1 victory for the Americans.
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The first time Juan Agudelo was called-up to the U.S. National Team, he was 17 years old and in his first year in the league with New York Red Bulls. Since then, the Colombian-born forward has made 15 appearances and scored two goals. Agudelo received today his first call-up to the Men's National Team of the year, and is one of three MLS players that will face Russia on Wednesday, November 14 at 7 am PT (WATCH- ESPN2, ESPN3 & Univision Deportes).
In his debut match with the National Team, Agudelo scored his first goal with the squad, becoming the youngest player ever to score for U.S. and giving the American squad the 1-nil victory over the host team South Africa. Check out his goal:
Chivas USA U16 players Hugo Arellano, Joshua Perez and Coach Mike Munoz joined the U.S. U15 Team training camp last Saturday in Carson. And this Thursday, the two players and coach will go head-to-head against the Red-and-White U15 squad at 5 p.m. in The Home Depot Center’s Field 2.
Just last Sunday, Chivas USA’s U16 squad was able to earn their third consecutive win, this time against Real So Cal. Mark Hernandez, Edgar Murillo and Alejandro Vergara each scored one goal to give the young Red-and-White team the 3-nil victory. With the win, the Goats remain firm in second place with a 3-1-2 record.
Meanwhile, the U.S. squad initiated camp last Saturday. Chivas, along with 11 other teams, give the squad two players currently listed in U.S. Soccer Development Academy rosters.
Make sure to come and cheer on Chivas USA’s U15 squad; entry is free.
Chivas USA’s U16 forward Joshua Perez has been named U.S. Soccer Development Academy’s Peak Performer for Week 7 after a great performance in last Sunday’s match. Perez, 14, helped lead his team to a 4-0 victory over Pateadores, assisting in the first three goals of the match, and notching his own goal in the 61st minute of the match.
“Josh still is the youngest player on our team,” said Chivas USA U15 Head Coach Mike Munoz. “We’ve asked him this year to step up and be one of the leaders in the team and to start putting up bigger numbers in terms of scoring goals and assists and he’s really taken to it; obviously with one goal and three assists [last weekend] is a job well done.”
With the win, the Red-and-White U16 squad was able to move to second place in the Southwest Division, with a 2-1-2 (W-L-T) record and one less match played than first place Real Salt Lake. Perez has played in four matches (three starts)
Perez will join now Chivas USA U15/16 Coach Mike Munoz and fellow teammate Hugo Arellano for a one-week U.S. U15 National Team Camp to be held at The Home Depot Center from Oct 27 to Nov 3.
Chivas USA Youth Academy defenders Adonis Amaya, Malcolm Jones and forward Bradford Jamieson have joined the United States U17 week-long Training Camp that kicked-off yesterday July 22 and will conclude Sunday, July 29 at The Home Depot Center.
The young Goats join the 40-man roster which consists of players from 30 different teams; both Chivas USA and New York Red Bulls provide three players each. All three young Goats participated with the Red-and-White in the team’s fourth participation of U.S. Soccer’s Development Academy Finals Week.
U-17 MNT Training Camp Roster
GOALKEEPERS (4): Jeff Caldwell (NC Fusion), Marius Heislitz (Georgia United), James Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes); Abraham Romero (L.A. Galaxy)
DEFENDERS (12): Adonis Amaya (Chivas USA; Westminster, Calif.), Jordan Cano (FC Dallas), Bryce Cregan (PA Classics), Malcolm Jones (Chivas USA; Chino Hills, Calif.), Elijah Martin (Cal Odyssey), Jorge Miranda (Real So Cal), Shaquell Moore (Cobb FC), Tommy Redding (FC America Premier), John Requejo Jr. (Real So Cal), Gonzolo Rolon (Cal Odyssey), Peter Schropp (Omaha FC), Tyler Turner (South Central Premier)
MIDFIELDERS (13): Mukwelle Akale (Minnesota Thunder), Rece Buckmaster (Indiana Fire Academy), Omar Castro (Plant City FC), Junior Flores (McLean Youth Soccer), Angel Heredia (San Jose Earthquakes), Zach Jackson (Texas SC Houston), Guyllain Kabala (New England Revolution), Christopher Lema (New York Red Bulls), Cameron Lindley (Indiana United), Aaron Meyer (FC Dallas), Rolando Munoz (L.A. Galaxy), Jake Rozhansky (Olney Boys & Girls Club), Ben Swanson (Columbus Crew)
FORWARDS (11): Corey Baird (San Diego Surf), Mario Da Silva (Parkland Predators), Malcolm Dixon (New York Red Bulls), Sebastian Elney (Boca United), Bradford Jamieson (Chivas USA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Brian Pacheco (Pateadores), Dalton Pando (CDA), Rubio Rubin (Westside Metros), Ahinga Selemani (CSA Wolves), Wesley Wade (New York Red Bulls), Alan Winn (Solar Chelsea FC)
After 10 games, 33 saves and 1.22 goals against average this season, should Chivas USA Goalkeeper Dan Kennedy be called-up to the United States Men's National Team? MLSSoccer.com thinks so. Check it out: