Four numbers to remember
[SCOTLAND-USA] With a win or tie Friday against Scotland, the USA can be assured of finishing with its best record in a season (more than one game) in the history
of the national team program.
The USA enters Friday's game with a 16-3-2 record in 2013 for a winning percentage of .810. With at least a
draw against Scotland or Austria, the USA will set a record for the best winning percentage in a season (more than one game). The current record is .750 set in 2005 and 2012.
The USA is unbeaten in its last four games against Scotland (two wins and two ties) after losing the first three meetings. Its longest active unbeaten streak
against a European team is five games against Poland.
Only five of the 17 players who played in the 5-1 win over Scotland in Jacksonville are
with the national team in Glasgow: Tim Howard, Geoff Cameron, Michael Bradley,
Jermaine Jones and Terrence Boyd. Steve Cherundolo, Carlos Bocanegra and Oguchi Onyewu, all veterans of the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, played in the big win
but would now be considered long shots to make the 2014 World Cup team.
Eric Lichaj is the only
player in camp who has not played for Jurgen Klinsmann. The Nottingham Forest defender, who earned eight caps under Bob
Bradley, would be the 65th player Klinsmann has used in 43 games if he plays against Scotland.
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily What They're Saying April 23, 7:18 p.m. |
"It's the most amazing experience we're ever going to have in this industry. It simply won't ... Klinsmann: Dempsey strong start due to Fulham foundation April 23, 6:12 p.m.
[USA MEN] MLS may be the place to be for U.S. World Cup hopefuls, but national ... Will one-goal lead be enough for Real Madrid? April 23, 5:33 p.m.
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Karim Benzema's goal in the 19th minute gave Real Madrid a 1-0 win ... Brazilian volleys keeper clearance into goal April 23, 5:31 p.m.
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] From the Brazilian minor leagues, Gesse of Atletico Acreano met a goalkeeper's clearance ... Injury-plagued Pontius is sidelined again April 23, 5:10 p.m.
[MLS INJURY REPORT] Add another disheartening chapter to the hard-luck story of D.C. United attacker Chris ... What They're Saying April 23, 3:29 p.m.
"The net effect will be to reinforce football's [soccer's] presence to such an extent, it will ... Unbeaten Orlando City is back on top April 23, 3:15 p.m.
[USL PRO: Week 6] Midfielder Kevin Molino, one of the players signed for Orlando City's MLS ... Union fans mourn death of original supporter April 23, 3:04 p.m.
[OBITUARY] Major League Soccer is not yet so big that the death of a fan is ... What They're Saying April 23, 12:12 p.m.
"I love David Moyes. Not only as a manager, but as a person. He was very ... What They're Saying April 22, 9:23 p.m.
"I think the strict lesson is, any time you bring in a player and there's going ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives