Beasley named captain for Gold Cup
[USA MEN] DaMarcus Beasley, the lone starter from the recent June World Cup qualifiers picked to the U.S. national team's
Gold Cup roster, has been named captain for the Concacaf tournament that begins on Tuesday against Belize in Portland, Ore. Beasley is a three-time World Cup veteran and holds 103 caps.
“DaMarcus is a pure giver," said U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. "When we called him in back in March he told me he would play whatever role we asked,
and he has proven his point over the last several months with some tremendous performances. He’s a great guy to have around the locker room. He always has a smile and brings a lot of positive
energy. His leadership and experience will be very valuable in this tournament, and he can help connect some of the younger players to what we have been building.”
Beasley, who has
taken over as the No. 1 choice at left back this year, previously captained the USA for a World Cup qualifier against Trinidad & Tobago in 2008.
He is the third captain since
long-time captain Carlos Bocanegra lost his starting job.
Tim Howard captained the USA in the Hexagonal
opener at Honduras. Clint Dempsey has captained the team since then. Both are back in England preparing for their new club seasons.
“I’m honored to be named captain for the Gold Cup,” said Beasley. “I’m happy to fill in the role for Clint in the moment and help out any way I can. It’s always a
privilege to represent your country, and to do it now as captain will be really special for me.”
|Recent Soccer America Daily MLS Power Rankings: Red Bulls still on top, barely April 27, 3:06 p.m. |
A high-scoring weekend moved several teams up Soccer America's MLS Power Rankings, but unbeaten New York ... Europe in a Nutshell: Bayern clinches April 27, 1:30 p.m.
Andrea Pirlo looks good losing; Watford's reality TV promotion; Champions League tidbits. Plus, why an insignificant ... USL: Four unbeaten teams all triumph April 27, 2:08 a.m.
The Rochester Rhinos extended their unbeaten run to six matches with a 2-0 victory against the ... What They're Saying: Jose Mourinho April 27, 1:52 a.m.
"I think boring is 10 years without a title -- that's boring. If you support a ... U.S. Paralympic team prepping for world championship April 27, 1:31 a.m.
Coach Stuart Sharp has named a 16-player roster for the U.S. Paralympic national team's April 29-May ... MLS Week 8: Altidore breaks out with two golazos April 27, 12:28 a.m.
Jozy Altidore scored his first two goals since opening with two goals in his debut with ... Video Pick: Wonderful solo golazo from Down Under April 27, 12:11 a.m.
A 28-year-old striker who plays for Australia's Adelaide United might find himself a candidate for FIFA ... U.S. Abroad: Bedoya and Johannsson get goals April 26, 7:15 p.m.
Alejandro Bedoya scored his third goal of the season in Nantes' 1-1 tie at Toulouse, and ... USL: Richmond and Louisville remain unbeaten April 26, 4:19 a.m.
Richmond and Louisville City both remained unbeaten with shutout wins on Saturday. The Kickers defeated FC ... NWSL: Press makes it four goals in two games April 26, 3:52 a.m.
Abby Wambach is sitting out the season. Alex Morgan has yet to play as she rests ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives