• Tuesday Jun 04, 2013

    U.S. Soccer celebrates Centennial

    PHOTO ABOVE: U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati (left) receives a plaque from FIFA Vice President and CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb at U.S. Soccer's Centennial Anniversary Gala Dinner on June 1, 2013, in Washington, DC.

    WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Soccer celebrated its Centennial Anniversary on Saturday with a Gala Dinner at the National Building Museum. FIFA Vice President and CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb was in attendance and offered a commemorative plaque on behalf of FIFA President Joseph Blatter, who could not be present.

    The organization was originally founded in 1913 as the United States Football Association.

    At one point, its National Team programs qualified for 19 consecutive FIFA outdoor world championships before the Under-23 national team missed out on the Olympics in 2004.



    FIFA data:
    • Players: Total: 24,472,778; Registered: 4,186,778; Non-Registered: 20,286,000
    • Clubs: 9,000
    • Officials: 796,300
    • Ranking: Men's: 29 (May 2013), Women's: 1 (March 2013)
    • FIFA World Cup - Best Finish: Third (1930)
    • FIFA World Cup Appearances (9): 1930, 1934, 1950, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010
    • Goal Projects: No Goal projects requested by this Member Association.




    CONCACAF data:
    • CONCACAF Gold Cup champion (4): 1991, 2002, 2005, 2007
    • CONCACAF Champions League (2): DC United (1998), Los Angeles Galaxy (2000)
    • Under 17 Men's champion (3): 1983, 1992, 2011
    • Women's champion: (6): 1991, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2002, 2006
    • Under 20 Women's champion (3): 2006, 2008, 2012
    • Under 17 Women's champion (2): 2008, 2012
    • Futsal champion (2): 1996, 2004
    • Beach Soccer champion (3): 2006, 2007, 2013



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