U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team: American Soccer Around the World


Michael Kammarman, press officer for the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team, set to speak at Clinton School

After graduating college, Michael Kammarman set out with his brother for the next two years backpacking around the world, ultimately hitting 35 countries in Europe, the Middle East, and the South Pacific.

Nearly 20 years later, he is still getting stamps on his passport, except this time as the press officer for the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team. Kammarman, who graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in political science, got his start in soccer when he was a volunteer at the Washington venue when the United States hosted the World Cup in 1994. Join us for a moderated discussion about his travels and experiences over the past 15 years

When:  Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 12:00 noon
Where:  Clinton School of Public Service, Sturgis Hall

*Reserve your seats by emailing publicprograms@clintonschool.uasys.edu or calling (501) 683-5239.

Some of the latest news on the U.S. Men’t National Soccer Team…

At the start of the year, the clearest goal for the U.S. Men’s National Team was to lock up a spot at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. The road to Russia now has one final hurdle, and it’s a mouth-watering matchup with its biggest rival.

On Oct. 10, the United States and Mexico will meet in a do-or-die, one-match playoff at the legendary Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, with the winner taking CONCACAF’s spot at the World Cup warm-up competition.

While the U.S. has largely been successful against Mexico on home soil in the last 20 years, the task of facing a charged Mexican side at a giant venue like The Rose Bowl will serve up a new challenge. Four of the six largest crowds ever to watch the MNT play have watched a USA-Mexico match in southern California, and often with a heavy pro-Mexico tilt. That tide has turned in other venues – most notably Columbus Crew Stadium – and now the opportunity exists to make the Rose Bowl another example of the growing legion of U.S. supporters. After experiencing strong fan turnout during domestic matches throughout 2015, U.S. manager Jurgen Klinsmann stressed the importance of making sure American fans turn up for the team at the imperative playoff match.

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