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U.s. men's national soccer team

U.S. men's soccer records (1916–1949)

This is a compilation of every international soccer game played by the United States men's national soccer team from its first game in 1916 until 1949. It includes the team's record for that year, each game and the date played. It also lists the U.S. goal scorers.

The format is: home team listed first, U.S. listed first at home or neutral site.

Games not recognized by FIFA as full internationals, even though played by the senior U.S. team, are noted in bold.

1916

Record: 1-0-1

Aug 21 Sweden 2-3 United States

* Swords – First official U.S. international goal, Ellis, Cooper

Sept 3 Norway 1-1 United States

* Ellis

1924

Record: 2-2-0

May 25 United States 1-0 Estonia (1924 Olympics)

* Straden

May 29 United States 0-3 Uruguay (1924 Olympics)

Jun 10 Poland 2-3 United States

* Straden (2), (O.G.)

Jun 16 Irish Free State 3-1 United States

* Rhody

1925

Record: 1-1-0

June 27 Canada 1-0 United States

Nov 28 United States 6-1 Canada

* Stark (4), D. Brown (2)

1926

Record: 1-0-0

Nov 6 United States 6-2 Canada

* D. Brown (2), Auld (2), Marshall, Florie

1928

Record: 0-1-1

May 29 United States 2-11 Argentina (1928 Olympics)

* Kuntner, O'Carroll

Jun 10 Poland 3-3 United States

* Ryan, Gallagher, Kuntner

1930

Record: 2-2-0

Jul 13 United States 3-0 Belgium (1930 FIFA World Cup)

* McGhee, Patenaude, Florie

Jul 17 United States 3-0 Paraguay (1930 FIFA World Cup)

* Patenaude (3)

Jul 26 United States 1-6 Argentina (1930 FIFA World Cup)

* J. Brown

Aug 17 Brazil 4-3 United States

* Patenaude (2), Gonsalves

1934

Record: 1-1-0

May 24 United States 4-2 Mexico (1934 FIFA World Cup preliminary match)

* Donelli (4)

May 27 Italy 7-1 United States (1934 FIFA World Cup)

* Donelli

1935

Record: 0-0-0

Not official matches:
May 19 United States 1-5 Scotland

* McEwan

Jun 9 United States 1-4 Scotland

* Moorhouse

1936

Record: 0-0-0

Not a full international:
Aug 3 United States 0-1 Italy (1936 Olympics)

1937

Record: 0-3-0

Sep 12 Mexico 7-2 United States (Castillo Najera Cup)

* Rae, McEwan

Sep 19 Mexico 7-3 United States (Castillo Najera Cup)

* McEwan, Nemchik, Rae

Sep 26 Mexico 5-1 United States (Castillo Najera Cup)

* Nemchik

Sep 28 GPES 1-4 United States

1947

Record: 0-2-0

Jul 13 United States 0-5 Mexico (1947 NAFC Championship)

Jul 20 Cuba 5-2 United States (1947 NAFC Championship)

* E. Souza, Valentine

1948

Record: 0-2-0

Not a full international:
Aug 2 United States 0-9 Italy (1948 Olympics)

Aug 6 Norway 11-0 United States

Aug 11 Ireland 5-0 United States

Not full internationals:
Oct 14 United States 4-1 Israel

*J. Souza, Valtin, Sullivan, White

Oct 17 United States 3-2 Israel

*Gormley, Wattman (2)

1949

Record: 1-3-1

Jun 19 United States 0-4 Scotland

Sep 4 Mexico 6-0 United States (1949 NAFC Championship / 1950 FIFA World Cup Qualifier)

Sep 14 United States 1-1 Cuba (1949 NAFC Championship / 1950 FIFA World Cup Qualifier)

* Wallace

Sep 18 Mexico 6-2 United States (1949 NAFC Championship / 1950 FIFA World Cup Qualifier)

* J. Souza, Wattman

Sep 21 United States 5-2 Cuba (1949 NAFC Championship / 1950 FIFA World Cup Qualifier)

* Matevich (2), J. Souza, Wallace, Bahr

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