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Matt Besler

Born: February 11, 1987 (age 34)

Height: 6' 0" (183cm)

Hometown: Kanas, United States
Nationality: United States American

Position: Defender
Team: Sporting Kansas City (no. 5)
Career History
Senior2009-Sporting Kansas City
International2013-USA
Sports Mole has 24 articles about Matt Besler. Articles 1 to 24:
Houston Dynamo coach Tab Ramos wears a face mask during a game against the LAFC at Banc of California Stadium in October 2020
Preview: Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting Kansas City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Thursday's Major League Soccer clash between Houston Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
May 10, 23:42
Sporting Kansas City head coach Peter Vermes pictured in August 2020
Preview: Sporting Kansas City vs. Austin FC - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Sunday's Major League Soccer clash between Sporting Kansas City and Austin FC, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
May 7, 18:09
Sporting Kansas City head coach Peter Vermes pictured in August 2020
Preview: New York Red Bulls vs. Sporting Kansas City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Sunday's Major League Soccer clash between New York Red Bulls and Sporting Kansas City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Apr 15, 23:52
Los Angeles FC (LAFC) coach Bob Bradley wears a face mask during a game against the Houston Dynamo at Banc of California Stadium in October 2020
Preview: Los Angeles FC vs. Austin FC - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Major League Soccer clash between Los Angeles FC and Austin FC, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Apr 15, 23:22
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Portland Timbers edge out Sporting Kansas City in dramatic shootout
Portland Timbers goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey scores from the spot before denying Jon Kempin to clinch a dramatic penalty shootout win over Sporting Kansas City.
Oct 30, 05:09
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard returns to USA squad following sabbatical
Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard returns to the USA squad following a year-long sabbatical.
Aug 31, 07:52
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Kevin Ellis strike enough for Sporting Kansas City victory
Kevin Ellis scores the only goal of the game as Sporting Kansas City secure a 1-0 away win over the Vancouver Whitecaps in their MLS clash.
Jul 13, 04:16
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: DC United miss chance with Sporting Kansas City draw
DC United miss the chance to earn a two-point lead at the top of the Eastern Conference after Sporting Kansas City hold them to a 1-1 draw in the capital.
May 10, 02:01
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Krisztian Nemeth strike snatches Sporting Kansas City win
Sporting Kansas City score twice in stoppage time to beat Eastern Conference strugglers Philadelphia Union 3-2.
Apr 6, 02:17
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Ten-man Sporting Kansas City hold on against New York Red Bulls
Sporting Kansas City and New York Red Bulls share the spoils in their MLS season-opener.
Mar 9, 01:07
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Jacob Peterson snatches late Sporting Kansas City win
Sporting Kansas City come from behind to beat Toronto 2-1 at BMO Field.
Jul 27, 02:33
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Matt Besler confirms contact from Sunderland, Fulham
Sporting Kansas City defender Matt Besler reveals that Sunderland and Fulham are interested in signing him this summer.
Jul 17, 05:13
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Sunderland want Matt Besler
A report claims that Sporting Kansas City centre-back Matt Besler is close to joining Sunderland.
Jul 16, 15:03
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Late Dominic Dwyer effort secures Sporting Kansas City win
Dominic Dwyer scores a brace, including a late strike, to fire Sporting Kansas City to victory over Montreal Impact in their MLS clash.
Jul 13, 02:47
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Player Ratings: Belgium 2-1 USA
Sports Mole assesses who impressed during Belgium's 2-1 victory over USA at the World Cup finals.
Jul 2, 01:16
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Player Ratings: USA 0-1 Germany
Sports Mole rates the players from Germany's 1-0 win over USA on Thursday night.
Jun 26, 20:32
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Matt Besler passed fit for USA
USA defender Matt Besler is passed fit for his team's World Cup encounter with Germany on Thursday following a hamstring injury.
Jun 25, 13:36
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Matt Besler: 'We're still in control'
USA defender Matt Besler admits that his side are still in a good position despite seeing their qualification hopes dented by their draw with Portugal.
Jun 23, 04:44
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Match Analysis: Ghana 1-2 United States
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at USA's 2-1 victory over Ghana in their opening Group G clash in Natal this evening.
Jun 17, 01:41
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Sporting Kansas City win MLS Cup on penalties
Sporting Kansas City win the MLS Cup for the second time with a 7-6 win on penalties against Real Salt Lake.
Dec 8, 00:30
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Late Graham Zusi winner earns Sporting Kansas City win
Graham Zusi scores in the 88th minute to secure a win for Sporting Kansas City over Colorado Rapids in their MLS clash.
Sep 1, 04:13
Norwich' Kei Kamara in action against Reading on April 20, 2013
Result: Kei Kamara brace earns Sporting Kansas City win
Kei Kamara scores a brace as Sporting Kansas City stave off two comebacks from Columbus Crew to earn a 3-2 win in their MLS Eastern Conference clash.
Jun 30, 04:10
Thierry Henry
Thierry Henry among MLS Best XI
New York Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry is in the MLS Best XI of the season but Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham misses out.
Nov 27, 03:33
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: CJ Sapong earns Kansas City victory with late goal
CJ Sapong scores a late winner as Kansas City beat Philadelphia Union 2-1 at the Livestrong Sporting Park.
Oct 25, 03:29

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CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
ChinaChina32221670
United StatesUnited States25312379
JapanJapan2171240
Great BritainGreat Britain15181548
AustraliaAustralia1541736
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Thursday's key events


ATHLETICS
· The women's heptathlon continues with the long jump, javelin and 800m, with Katarina Johnson-Thompson now out of contention following an injury (1.10am-1.40pm)
· Andrew Pozzi pursues his dream of an Olympic medal in the men's 110m hurdles final (3.55am)
· Tom Bosworth and Callum Wilkinson are among the British hopes in the men's 20km race walk (8.30am)
· Holly Bradshaw aims to improve on fifth in Rio to challenge Greece's Katerina Stefanidi and Anzhelika Sidorova of Russia for an unlikely medal in the women's pole vault (11am)
· London 2012 champion Kirani James goes up against current world champion Steven Gardiner in the men's 400m final (1pm)

MARATHON SWIMMING
· One of the toughest Olympic events takes place in Tokyo Bay as GB's Hector Pardoe takes on the men's 20km marathon swim (10.30pm Wed)

BOXING
· Galal Yafai takes on takes on Kazakhstan's Saken Bibossinov for a spot in the gold medal bout of the fly (48kg-52kg) class (6.48am)

DIVING
· Lois Toulson and Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix (daughter of First Dates' Fred Sirieix) line up for the women's 10m platform (semi-final 2am; final 7am)

HOCKEY
· Australia face Belgium in the men's final (11am)

> Today's schedule in full
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Tables

Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1New England RevolutionNew England17113333211236
2Orlando City168442621528
3Nashville SCNashville1669125151027
4New York City FCNY City1582530161426
5Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia176742117425
6Columbus Crew166641716124
7CF MontrealMontreal166462120122
8DC United166372118321
9New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls155372020018
10Atlanta UnitedAtlanta162861621-514
11Toronto163582133-1214
12FC CincinnatiCincinnati153571729-1214
13Chicago Fire163491828-1013
14Inter MiamiInter Miami143381224-1212

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1New England RevolutionNew England17113333211236
2Orlando City168442621528
3Nashville SCNashville1669125151027
4New York City FCNY City1582530161426
5Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia176742117425
6Columbus Crew166641716124
7CF MontrealMontreal166462120122
8DC United166372118321
9New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls155372020018
10Atlanta UnitedAtlanta162861621-514
11Toronto163582133-1214
12FC CincinnatiCincinnati153571729-1214
13Chicago Fire163491828-1013
14Inter MiamiInter Miami143381224-1212

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