Dempsey first competed for the United States at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship in the United Arab Emirates. Dempsey scored the fastest goal in American history in World Cup qualifiers when he netted after 53 seconds of beating Barbados 8-0.
He then beat that feat in 2012 by scoring in just 36 seconds in a qualifying match to a 2-1 defeat against Jamaica. In the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Dempsey scored against England, becoming the second American. That’s behind Brian McBride, to score in multiple World Cup tournaments.
Jones currently leads the way in appearances for the United States of all time, with 164 appearances until the end of 2004. He played for the team during the 1994, 1998, and 2002 FIFA World Cup.
He was named in the CONCACAF Gold Cup’s best squad in 2000 and won with the national team in 2002 at the CONCACAF Gold Cup. He also represented his country at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.
Landon Donovan Timothy is an American soccer player currently playing for the Los Angeles Galaxy team and the US men’s national football team. He often plays as an attacking midfielder on the right flank or as a retrieval striker. Although rare, he can also be used as a striker on the left flank.
With the US national team, Donovan is the all-time leader in goals and passes, and has the most appearances of any player still in play. Donovan is the only American player to hit the 50-goal mark.
He was the four-time winner of the US Footballer of the Year award, as well as seven times the winner of Honda’s Player of the Year award. His goal in the 2010 World Cup made Donovan the most American goalscorer in FIFA World Cup history.
Howard made his first appearance for the US national team in 2002 and was on a barely used bench at the 2006 World Cup. After that, he became the top pick and entered the starting lineup in all. both the US matches at the 2010 World Cup when they reached the round of 16.