By the Numbers: U.S. in 2017 Gold Cup


US logoDays after winning the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 2-1, over Jamaica, U.S. Soccer released an interesting By the Numbers list compiled from the tournament. EoS thought it would be a good idea to pass it along to our readers. So start counting:

88 The minute Jordan Morris scored the U.S. game-winner in the 2-1 victory against Jamaica in the final. It was the latest regulation time goal in Gold Cup history.

57 Clint Dempsey‘s goal total after his free kick in the semifinals against Costa Rica, tying him with Landon Donovan atop the men’s national team’s career goals list.

56 Total games won by the U.S. at the Gold Cup, a tournament record.

48 Number of players who have appeared for the U.S. this year.

41 Tim Howard‘s career shutouts after consecutive 2-0 wins over El Salvador and Costa Rica. He is six back of Kasey Keller‘s record.

32 The number of days the national team spent on the road from the start of camp on June 25 to the final on July 26.

27 The number of players on the combined 29-man roster who appeared in the tournament.

25 years 280 days The average age of the U.S. starting XI in Wednesday’s win vs. Jamaica, the third youngest lineup in Gold Cup final history after 1991 (23 years 188 days) and 2007 (25 years 254 days).

21 The number of Dempsey’s assists after his three in his Gold Cup three matches. He is one behind Michael Bradley and Cobi Jones for second on the men’s career list.

19 The team-leading number of clearances made by Omar Gonzalez during his five matches.

16 The U.S. winning streak when Dempsey scores a goal, dating to a 2-1 win on June 1, 2014 vs. Turkey.

14 The run of matches the U.S. has gone unbeaten since Bruce Arena returned as manager, setting a record for longest undefeated streak at the start of a U.S. coach’s tenure (9-0-5).

13 Goals the U.S. scored in its six Gold Cup games, outscoring second-best Jamaica (7).

11 The team-leading number of caps that defenders Jorge Villafaña and Graham Zusi have this year.

10  The number of U.S. appearances in the Gold Cup final, the most in CONCACAF.

10 U.S. players to score in each of their first two caps after Dom Dwyer tallied in the 2-1 friendly win vs. Ghana on July 1 and 1-1 draw vs. Panama on July 8.

9 Goal scorers the U.S. had during the tournament: Morris (3), Jozy Altidore and Omar Gonzalez (2), Joe Corona, Dempsey, Dwyer, Eric Lichaj, Matt Miazga and Kelyn Rowe.

9 Second-half goals scored by the U.S. during its six tournament games.

7 Team-leading number of clearances Matt Besler had in Wednesday’s win vs. Jamaica.

6 The number of U.S. players who made the tournament’s Best XI: defenders Gonzalez and Zusi, midfielders Bradley and Darlington Nagbe and forwards Altidore and Morris.

6 Morris was the only U.S. player to appear in all six matches.

Gold Cup assists Alejandro Bedoya and Bradley now have, tying them with Eric Wynalda for second mong U.S. players at the confederation championship.

6Gold Cup titles won by the U.S.: 1991, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2017.

The team-leading number of starts Gonzalez had during the tournament, missing out only on the team’s 3-0 win vs. Nicaragua.

3 Arena’s number of Gold Cup titles, the most by a manager in the confederation championship.

With Bradley winning the Golden Ball, the total number of U.S. players to win the tournament’s award as best player, including Brian McBride (2002) and Donovan (2013).

3 Goals Morris scored to tie with Alphonso Davies (Canada) and Kévin Parsemain (Martinique) as the tournament’s joint leading goal scorers.

The number of U.S. goalkeepers (Brad Guzan, Bill Hamid and Howard) who played and won a game during the Gold Cup. It was the first time in tournament history that three different goalkeepers on the same team recorded a victory.

3 With Gonzalez and Lichaj’s goals vs. El Salvador, the number of times two U.S. defenders have scored in the same game during the modern era (1990-present).

0 Minutes the U.S. trailed during the tournament.

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