Worst USMNT matches of all-time

Discussion in 'USA Men' started by Flyin Ryan, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. Flyin Ryan

    Flyin Ryan Member

    May 13, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seeing the top 10 victories, I thought I'd ask about the matches we'd rather not think about, so draws and losses apply here and victories that should've been way larger apply here. I can only do #1 because it's all that springs to mind.

    1. No contest, '98 WC, loss to Iran 2-1
     
  2. russ

    russ Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Canton,NY
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    1985 home loss to ElSalvador which put us out of WC '86.

    WC 1998 loss to Germany.

    '01 loss to Honduras.

    The 5-1 loss to Czechoslovakia in WC '90.

    The '97 US Cup-spankings by Mexico and a Danish B team.

    1977-getting spanked by Canada for the right to advance to the Hex.Their NASLers kicked our NASLers asses.

    Others?
     
  3. Roehl Sybing

    Roehl Sybing Guest

    USA 1-3 Poland in '02 is a videotape that is buried deep in my closet back home, never to be seen again. That loss by itself allows people to doubt the growth of US Soccer.
     
  4. The Big Ticket

    The Big Ticket New Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    MN -> UIUC
    USA 2:3 Honduras (World Cup 2002 Qualifying)
    Costa Rica 2:0 USA (World Cup 2002 Qualifying)

    The first two US NT games I ever saw.
     
  5. NASL Fan

    NASL Fan Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Los Angeles, USA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That was to Costa Rica. I saw it on Spanish language TV. Horrible, horrible day: but in retrospect, it would be the last time I'd see the U.S. eliminated during WC qualifying. And that was almost 20 years ago. That loss, coming right as the NASL was folding, marked the nadir from which US Soccer has been climbing out of ever since.

    The loss against the Danes was bad--in an empty Rose Bowl in the pouring rain--but it was just a friendly and Sampson was trying some new faces.

    Iran in WC 98 was a low point too, no doubt. Although IIRC we opened that game strong, w/ Reyna hitting the post. One or two different bounces and we might have won that game.
     
  6. BorrachoNJ

    BorrachoNJ New Member

    Apr 8, 2001
    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ
    i guess we mean the worst losses?
    i was assuming the worst and most boring matches....
     
  7. scaryice

    scaryice Member

    Jan 25, 2001
    The draw at Panama was one of the worst games I've ever seen the US play.
     
  8. BorrachoNJ

    BorrachoNJ New Member

    Apr 8, 2001
    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ
    well it was crappy field conditions, bro
     
  9. MarioKempes

    MarioKempes Member+

    Real Madrid, DC United
    Aug 3, 2000
    Raleigh, NC
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Peru 4 - USA 1 .... US played a team of scrubs. Can't remember what year. 1996?
     
  10. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have to agree with the fact that it was one of the worst US MNT games I've seen, regardless of field conditions. Did you see the US v Ireland in the build up to WC 2002, same conditions, beautiful football. US v Panama, different story.
     
  11. BorrachoNJ

    BorrachoNJ New Member

    Apr 8, 2001
    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ
    the fucq? was it a friendly?

    for me, most boring was recent game vs jamaica...
    worst loss? vs iran in WC98
     
  12. BorrachoNJ

    BorrachoNJ New Member

    Apr 8, 2001
    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ
    condorito, mi pana...we've got business to discuss in peru-clausura board, brother...
     
  13. condor11

    condor11 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2002
    New Zealand
    to be beaten by peru in the mid 90's by more than 3 goals is pretty bad;)
     
  14. voros

    voros Member

    Jun 7, 2002
    Parts Unknown
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I believe that was the game our National Team was effectively "on strike."
     
  15. condor11

    condor11 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2002
    New Zealand
    then that would explain the scoreline
     
  16. condor11

    condor11 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2002
    New Zealand
    is it regarding ex celestes winning a match for alianza?;)
     
  17. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    this is true- our player were on strike and Sampson called in all new guys.They looked lost.
     
  18. wjarrettc

    wjarrettc Member
    Staff Member

    Oct 1, 2002
    Cliffs of Insanity
    Club:
    Carolina Railhawks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The worst game I can remember in recent history was the Haiti game in the Orange Bowl last January(?). Although, it was the first time HDNet showed a MNT game in HD so that was remarkable. It was the most brilliant looking pitiful football I've ever seen us play :)
     
  19. Onionsack

    Onionsack BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 21, 2003
    New York City
    Club:
    FC Girondins de Bordeaux
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That was a bad one but i really don't count friendlies.

    For me the loss to Iran in the World Cup left me gutted.
    The draw at the Office vs. Jamacia this year was terrible as well.


    Thats really all i can think of off the top of my head at this hour and neither is a new one..perhaps that is a good thing huh.
     
  20. Paco Joe

    Paco Joe New Member

    Jun 12, 2003
    USA
    For some reason, that semifinal loss to the Brazil U23 team in the last Gold Cup really got to me.
     
  21. DamonEsquire

    DamonEsquire BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 16, 2002
    Kentucky
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I go with Team Brazil in Nineteen Ninety. Although the abovementioned is adequacy, Team U.S.A. approached match. We held stronger opponent at bay. Team U.S.A. looked for first goal. Then broken bone with goal conceded. I thought. That was a well plan not rewarded. This step showed. Team U.S.A. not well liked at status.
     
  22. CyphaPSU

    CyphaPSU Member+

    Mar 16, 2003
    Not Far
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    August 6, 1948
    USA 0, Norway 11
    (Oslo, Norway)

    May 30, 1928
    USA 2, Argentina 11
    (Amsterdam, Holland)

    February 21, 1991
    USA 0, Bermuda 1
    (Hampton, Bermuda)
     
  23. The Big Ticket

    The Big Ticket New Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    MN -> UIUC
    The scoreline is deceiving, we had our chances.
     
  24. fatmaradona

    fatmaradona New Member

    Dec 15, 2002
    the Anschutz ranch
    the loss to Iran put me in a funk for days, the only thing that got me out of it was that i put money on Holland to win it and they had a pretty good run. All of france for the US was bad, but nothing was worse than watching Regis try and chase down some Iranian on his way to score. Ugh---and now you see the Asian boards and they still brag about it.
     
  25. Mglnbea

    Mglnbea Member

    Jun 26, 2001
    Northern California
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    NASL Fan: If you remember that game, and Gawd, I wish I could forget it!,
    you probably remember a game the US played two weeks later on June 16, 1985 vs. England. 0-5. A real mess! That game, too, was shown on the old SIN network (now Univision) because it had been contractually arranged before the WCQ elimination match vs. CR. What I don't remember is if the game was at the Rose Bowl or the LA Coliseum.
     

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