Stephanie Coxx, Ella Masar and Rachel Buehler take in some MNT action at The HDC
The entire U.S. team attended the U.S. Men's National Team game vs. Sweden tonight at The Home Depot Center where they were treated to a five-goal shoot-out that ended 3-2 for the good guys. U.S. midfielder Sacha Kljestan scored all three U.S. goals, his first for the full National Team, including a hat-trick capping strike that turned out to be a game-winner. It was created off a fantastic control and beautiful pass from Brian Ching just seconds after Sweden had pulled a goal back to make it 2-1. The game should be good motivation for the U.S. players, who will play their first 11 v. 11 scrimmages of the training camp on Sunday afternoon, which will be a prime chance to make their case for an Algarve Cup roster spot.
As the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States, U.S. Soccer has helped chart the course for the sport in the USA for more than 90 years. In this time, the Federation’s mission statement has been very simple and very clear: to make soccer, in all its forms, a preeminent sport in the United States and to continue the development of soccer at all recreational and competitive levels.