United States National Football Team
The USA has grown into an increasingly formidable team in recent years. Due partly to the rise in American players joining teams in the European leagues, and partly due to the gradual improvement of the MLS , the USA boasts some technically accomplished and respected players. The US qualified with minimal fuss, finishing first in the final phase of North, Central America and Caribbean Zone qualifying rounds. Drawn in a group featuring England, the US will aim to build on their growing reputation after last year's narrow loss to Brazil in the Confederations Cup. Landon Donovan will be the central focus of the attack, coming off the back of a successful spell in the Premier League with Everton FC. A talented supporting cast including Tim Howard, Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey , will have US fans believing that this represents a golden opportunity to establish themselves as a major force in world football.
USA Team Merchandise
USA Football Legends
Cobi Jones holds the record for the most USA appearances and represented his country at the 1994, 1998 and 2002 World Cups. Jones' former team-mate, Alexi Lalas , was the first American to play in Italy's Serie A. At the time in the mid-nineties, Serie A was widely considered to be the strongest league in the world. Undoubtedly, Landon Donovan would be considered as the finest American player of his generation and perhaps of all time. His ability has already been proven at the international level and now in the highly competitive English Premier League .