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.[2][3]

United States
AssociationUnited States Field Hockey Association (USFHA)
ConfederationPAHF (Americas)
CoachHarendra Singh
ManagerBrian Schledorner
CaptainAjai Dhadwal
FIH ranking
Current 24 (30 June 2021)[1]
Highest20 (2009 – 2010)
Lowest30 (2008)
Olympic Games
Appearances6 (first in 1932)
Best result3rd (1932)
Pan American Games
Appearances14 (first in 1967)
Best result3rd (1967, 1987. 1991, 1995, 2019)
Pan American Cup
Appearances6 (first in 2000)
Best result2nd (2009)

The team won Bronze at the 1932 Summer Olympics, and has had success in the Pan American Games and Pan American Cup.

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.

Tournament history

Summer Olympics

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 US, the squad finished last again.

FIH Hockey World Cup

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 Games

Finishing 5th at the 2015 Pan American Games, the USMNT missed out on openly qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Pan American Cup

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 League

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 US, 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 II


Current squad

The following 16 players were named on 9 July 2019 for the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.[4]

Head coach: Rutger Wiese

Caps updated as of 10 August 2019, after the match against Chile.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) CapsClub
1 GK Jonathan Klages (1997-05-14) 14 May 1997 (age 24) 30 Atletico San Sebastián

7 DF Tom Barratt (1991-08-06) 6 August 1991 (age 29) 78 Beeston
9 DF Adam Miller (1992-03-15) 15 March 1992 (age 29) 73 Southgate
14 DF Aki Kaeppeler (1994-07-10) 10 July 1994 (age 27) 71 TSV Mannheim
22 DF Johnny Orozco (1993-02-18) 18 February 1993 (age 28) 95

3 MF Michael Barminski (1993-02-11) 11 February 1993 (age 28) 87 Ventura Roadrunners
12 MF Ajai Dhadwal (Captain) (1993-08-13) 13 August 1993 (age 27) 119
18 MF Paul Singh (1993-03-11) 11 March 1993 (age 28) 80 LA Tigers
20 MF Sean Cicchi (1995-03-23) 23 March 1995 (age 26) 73 Conejo Bulldogs
26 MF Mohan Gandhi (1993-03-17) 17 March 1993 (age 28) 98 Beeston

4 FW Tyler Sundeen (1993-12-21) 21 December 1993 (age 27) 109 LA Tigers
5 FW Pat Harris (1985-03-13) 13 March 1985 (age 36) 150 Mannheimer HC
10 FW Alberto Montilla (1998-01-24) 24 January 1998 (age 23) 13 Bulldogs
15 FW Kei Kaeppeler (1997-06-17) 17 June 1997 (age 24) 24 TSV Mannheim
17 FW Christian DeAngelis (1999-02-13) 13 February 1999 (age 22) 32 WC Eagles
21 FW Deegan Huisman (1997-10-29) 29 October 1997 (age 23) 27 Almere

See also


  1. "FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking". FIH. 30 June 2021. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  2. "USA Field Hockey - Features, Events, Results - Team USA". Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  3. "Field Hockey USA". Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  4. "Wiese Names USMNT Roster for 2019 Pan American Games". www.teamusa.org. USA Field Hockey. 9 July 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.