Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
MLS representation jumps from six to 20 players
by Paul Kennedy, June 3rd, 2014 5:36PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  world cup 2014

MOST COMMENTED

[BY THE NUMBERS: World Cup Rosters]Twenty MLS players -- half of them on the USA -- were selected to 2014 World Cup rosters. That's an increase from six in 2010. That doesn't include David Villa, who will join New York City FC next season. For a look at the rosters by the numbers.

World Cup 2014:Complete Rosters

42
Former Philadelphia Union keeper Faryd Mondragon, who will represent Colombia, is at 42 the oldest player at the World Cup.

25.5
Ghana, which opens against the USA June 16, has the youngest roster with an average age of 25.5. Nine Black Stars are 23 or younger.

23
All 23 players on Spain's World Cup team played in the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League, though only three players from champion Real Madrid were picked.

23
All 23 players on Russia's World Cup team are based at domestic clubs. It is the only team to not have a player playing abroad. In 1950, the last time Brazil hosted the World Cup, only one player in the entire tournament (Chile's English-based forward, George Robledo) was playing abroad.

20

MLS's representation on World Cup teams more than tripled from four years ago, from six players in 2010 to 20 in 2014. Half of them are will represent the USA.

Current MLS Players (20):
10 USA
4 Honduras
3 Costa Rica
1 Australia
1Brazil
1 Iran

18
Cameroon forward Fabrice Olinga, who turned 18 on May 12, is the youngest player on a World Cup roster.

14
Former MLS players are represented on six World Cup rosters. The 14 former MLS players contrasts with the 20 in 2010.

Former MLS Players (14):
5 USA
4 Honduras
2 Colombia
1 Costa Rica
1 Mexico
1 Uruguay

4
Four players representing national teams other than the USA attended U.S. high schools: Roger Espinoza and Andy Najar (Honduras), Steven Beitashour(Iran) and Vedad Ibisevic(Bosnia-Herzegovina).

4
Three players representing national teams other than the USAwere born in the USA:Miguel Ponce and Isaac Brizuela (Mexico), Gotoku Sakai (Japan) and Beitashour.


1 comment
  1. Zoe Willet
    commented on: June 3, 2014 at 11:45 p.m.
    I am amazed that there are no active MLS Columbians on their national team, because we have so many really fine ones.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
USA-Ecuador: Nagbe makes it a feel-good friendly    
It felt at times as if one were watching a scrimmage, the USA-Ecuador Copa Centenario preparation ...
MLS Week 13: Results & Standings    
The Philadelphia Union played Orlando City to a 2-2 tie at Camping World Stadium in front ...
What They're Saying: Mike Francesa    
"I know I get accused of knowing nothing about soccer, and I don't, I know absolutely ...
USA-Ecuador International Friendly Player Ratings    
Halftime subs Bobby Wood and Darlington Nagbe revived a sluggish U.S. attack and in the final ...
What They're Saying: Garth Lagerwey    
"I'd like to stay focused on the performance of the team. Obviously, for all of us, ...
MLS Countdown: Voids in Crew and Impact backlines    
In terms of severity, the knee injury suffered by Columbus centerback Gaston Sauro last weekend in ...
MLS: Coyle departs Houston Dynamo    
Owen Coyle is the first coaching casualty of the MLS season. The Houston Dynamo, last in ...
Roster: U.S. U-23 women head to Nordic Cup    
The U.S. U-23 women's national team, coached by Janet Rayfield, will face Sweden (June 2), Norway ...
Rampone's U.S. Olympic hopes fade    
Christie Rampone, whose 311 caps are second all-time behind Kristine Lilly's 354, pulled out of the ...
U.S. Abroad: MK Dons releases Cropper    
U.S. under-23 national team keeper Cody Cropper won't have his the option picked up by MK ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives