Team USA News You Need to Know

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The Team

The United States has a long and proud history of success in international competitions. Dating back to the first Olympiad in 1896, the nation has been a powerhouse in games such as basketball, gymnastics, track and more. In recent years, the Team USA has continued this tradition, bringing home gold medals in both the Summer and Winter Olympics.


The United States men’s national soccer team is governed by the United States Soccer Federation and competes in CONCACAF. The team has appeared in ten FIFA World Cups, including the first in 1930, where they reached the semi-finals. The U.S. participated in the 1934 and 1950 World Cups, winning 1–0 against England in the latter. After 1950, the U.S. did not qualify for the World Cup until 1990. The U.S. hosted the 1994 World Cup, where they lost to Brazil in the round of sixteen. They qualified for five more consecutive World Cups after 1994, becoming one of only eight nations to do so.[1]

In 2002, the U.S.-led team won CONCACAF Gold Cup and an unprecedented fifth Confederations Cup title overall by eliminating Mexico again in extra time during the final.[2][3] The team’s success created a “missing link” between foreign players—mainly from Central and South America with significant experience playing professional club football—and MLS professionals; this increased MLS’s stature on a global scale as well as assisted soccer’s popularity growth in North America.[4][5]

Head coach: Gregg Berhalter

Goalkeepers: Zack Steffen, Ethan Horvath, Brad Guzan, Jesse Gonzalez

Defenders: John Brooks, Reggie Cannon, Tyler Adams, DeAndre Yedlin, Aaron Long, Matt Miazga, Daniel Lovitz, Sergino Dest

Midfielders: Weston McKennie Tyler Boyd ,Forrest Lasso ,Kristian Pulisic ,Michael Bradley ,Paxton Pomykal ,Christian Pulisic , Sebastian Lletget ,Paul Arriola

Forwards: Josh Sargent ,Gyasi Zardes ,Jordan Morris //This is the current 2020/2021 season roster for Team USA


The following is the Team USA schedule for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

July 24 – Opening Ceremony

July 25 – Women’s Soccer vs. Sweden, 12 p.m.
Men’s Basketball vs. Nigeria, 3 p.m.
Equestrian – Team Jumping Qualifying Round, 4 p.m.

July 26 – Men’s Soccer vs. Japan, 12 p.m.
Women’s Basketball vs Senegal, 3 p.m.
Equestrian – Individual Jumping Qualifying Round, 4 p.m.

July 27 – Women’s Gymnastics – Qualification Rounds, 2:30 a.m.*
Men’s Baseball vs Cuba, 6 p.m.*

*will be shown on delay on NBCSN

The Games

Team USA is sending its best athletes to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The games will be held from February 9-25. Here’s what you need to know about the team.


mixed doubles luge results are in! The United States came in 4th place with a time of 1:30.696. The gold medal went to Germany with a time of 1:30.384, Austria took silver (1:30.532), and Latvia claimed the bronze medal (1:30.653).


Team USA had a record-breaking Winter Olympics this year in PyeongChang, SOUTH KOREA! They won a total of 23 medals: 9 gold, 8 silver, and 6 bronze. This was more than any other nation! Norway came in second with 14 medals, and Canada third with 11. Some standout athletes include 17-year old Chloe Kim, who won gold in Snowboarding, and Red Gerard, the youngest American Olympian this year at only 17 years old. He also won gold in Snowboarding.

The Fans

From the very beginning, the fans have always been a huge part of Team USA. Every match, every victory, and every loss is always felt by the fans. They are the ones who wear the jerseys, buy the merchandise, and support the team through thick and thin. There are die-hard fans that have been following the team for decades, and there are new fans that are just discovering their love for the team. No matter how long you have been a fan, or how much you know about the team, everyone is welcome in the Team USA fan family.


The United States won its record-setting seventh straight Women’s World Cup title Sunday, beating the Netherlands 2-0 in Lyon, France.

As the final whistle blew, confetti fell and the U.S. team members embraced on the field amid a chorus of “USA! USA!” chants from the American fans in attendance.

The back-to-back World Cup wins solidify the U.S. team’s place in history as one of, if not the, greatest sports dynasties of all time.

The win also cemented Megan Rapinoe’s place as one of the most polarizing figures in American sports. The 33-year-old co-captain of the U.S. team has been outspoken about her social and political beliefs, using her platform to advocate for gender equality, pay parity and LGBTQ rights.

Reactions to Rapinoe’s politics have been mixed, but there is no question that she is one of the most talented and decorated soccer players in the world. In addition to her two World Cup titles, Rapinoe has won an Olympic gold medal and was awarded the 2018 Ballon d’Or as the best female soccer player in the world.

Social Media

Team USA athletes are some of the most followed people in the world. With over 500 million fans following the team’s social media accounts, there’s no wonder why.

But it’s not just about the number of fans. The quality of engagement is also impressive. In fact, over 60% of comments on Team USA posts are positive.

Here are some other interesting social media stats about Team USA:
-The most popular social media platform for Team USA is Facebook, with over 350 million fans.
-Twitter is a close second, with over 100 million followers.
-Instagram is also popular, with over 50 million followers.
-YouTube rounds out the top four, with over 25 million subscribers.

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