United States men's national field hockey team
The United States men's national field hockey team represents the United States in the international field hockey competitions. The governing body is the United States Field Hockey Association (USFHA), which is a US Olympic Committee organization.
|Association||United States Field Hockey Association (USFHA)|
|Current||24 (3 February 2020)|
|Highest||20 (2009 – 2010)|
|Appearances||6 (first in 1932)|
|Best result||3rd (1932)|
|Pan American Games|
|Appearances||14 (first in 1967)|
|Best result||3rd (1967, 1987. 1991, 1995, 2019)|
|Pan American Cup|
|Appearances||6 (first in 2000)|
|Best result||2nd (2009)|
Field hockey is not a major sport at college level in the United States, so the men's team does not have as much experience as most other international teams that have professional players. The sport is largely thought of as a women’s game in the United States; field hockey has historically been used as a “Title IX” sport to offset the numerous men who play college football, and as such, colleges have typically only sponsored women's field hockey teams. The players on the national team play overseas in European and Australian pro leagues.
In their first Olympics in 1932, team USA hosted India and Japan. With only three teams in the tournament, the U.S. lost both their games and finished third for the Bronze medal.
The team was again the host nation for the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games. During group stages, they lost to Australia 2-1. In the 9th-12th place playoff, the US lost to Kenya in sudden death penalty strokes 6-5 after a 1-1 regulation and then lost 11th/12th place game to Malaysia 9-8 in sudden death penalty strokes after 3-3 tie in regulation. The team finished last in tournament play.
In Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games, again held in the USA, the squad finished last again.
FIH Hockey World CupEdit
The USA team has not qualified for an outdoor World Cup. However, the team has competed twice for the indoor World Cup, most recently in 2011.
Pan American GamesEdit
Finishing 5th at the 2015 Pan American Games, the USMNT missed out on openly qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
- 1967 –
- 1971 – 5th place
- 1975 – 6th place
- 1979 – 6th place
- 1983 – 4th place
- 1987 –
- 1991 –
- 1995 –
- 1999 – 5th place
- 2003 – 5th place
- 2007 – 7th place
- 2011 – 5th place
- 2015 – 5th place
- 2019 –
Pan American CupEdit
The U.S. missed out on the final of the 2009 Men's Pan American Cup from a missed penalty stroke in normal time. Had the penalty been converted the team would have won the final vs Canada for direct qualification to the World Cup. As it was, they lost in OT on a golden goal and Canada went to the 2010 World Cup in India.
Hockey World LeagueEdit
In 2016, the USMNT competed in FIH Hockey World League Round 1 in Salamanca, Mexico. The U.S. Men's National Team put in a dominant performance to finish undefeated and as FIH Hockey World League Round 1 champions to secure a spot at FIH Hockey World League Round 2 in March 2017. The 6-1 win over Barbados added to USA's 33 goals while only allowing 2 over the 4 match tournament. Going into the final, the USMNT was familiar with their opponent as they had played Barbados in the first game and came out on top with a 3-1 victory. With the roster that was representing the USA, the squad kept developing their play throughout the week culminating in a dominant performance in the final. USA finished third in Round 2 and didn't make it to the Semifinal Round of the 2016–17 Men's FIH Hockey World League.
Champions Challenge IIEdit
- 2011 – 7th place
Head coach: Rutger Wiese
Caps updated as of 10 August 2019, after the match against Chile.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Club|
|1||GK||Jonathan Klages||14 May 1997||30||Atletico San Sebastián|
|7||DF||Tom Barratt||6 August 1991||78||Beeston|
|9||DF||Adam Miller||15 March 1992||73||Southgate|
|14||DF||Aki Kaeppeler||10 July 1994||71||TSV Mannheim|
|22||DF||Johnny Orozco||18 February 1993||95|
|3||MF||Michael Barminski||11 February 1993||87||Ventura Roadrunners|
|12||MF||Ajai Dhadwal (Captain)||13 August 1993||119|
|18||MF||Paul Singh||11 March 1993||80||LA Tigers|
|20||MF||Sean Cicchi||23 March 1995||73||Conejo Bulldogs|
|26||MF||Mohan Gandhi||17 March 1993||98||Beeston|
|4||FW||Tyler Sundeen||21 December 1993||109||LA Tigers|
|5||FW||Pat Harris||13 March 1985||150||Mannheimer HC|
|10||FW||Alberto Montilla||24 January 1998||13||Bulldogs|
|15||FW||Kei Kaeppeler||17 June 1997||24||TSV Mannheim|
|17||FW||Christian DeAngelis||13 February 1999||32||WC Eagles|
|21||FW||Deegan Huisman||29 October 1997||27||Almere|
- "FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking". FIH. 3 February 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
- "USA Field Hockey - Features, Events, Results - Team USA". Retrieved 12 December 2014.
- "Field Hockey USA". Retrieved 12 December 2014.
- "Wiese Names USMNT Roster for 2019 Pan American Games". www.teamusa.org. USA Field Hockey. 9 July 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.