The 1993 U.S. Cup was a round robin soccer tournament played in June 1993 and organized by the United States Soccer Federation. The United States hosted Brazil, England and Germany; all three of those countries were playing in their only U.S. Cup. The U.S. Cup began as a four-team invitational tournament in 1992 and would be played each year until 2000, except for the World Cup years of 1994 and 1998. The team with the best record at the end of the cup was crowned the cup champion. This year, Germany went on to win the title. England participated in the hope that they would be acclimatizing for the following year's World Cup, but in the end, they failed to qualify for that tournament.
The final game of the tournament, between Germany and England, took place in the Pontiac Silverdome, an indoor stadium in Detroit, Michigan. This was the first soccer game played indoors on grass and it served as a test for the upcoming 1994 FIFA World Cup to be held in the United States. In that World Cup, several venues, such as the Silverdome, had complete roofs and the World Cup organizers wanted to test the feasibility of using grass on an indoor field.
United States: Tony Meola, Desmond Armstrong, John Doyle, Mike Lapper, Fernando Clavijo, Jeff Agoos, John Harkes, Chris Henderson (Peter Woodring 69'), Bruce Murray (Cobi Jones 57'), Roy Wegerle, Jean Harbor (Earnie Stewart 46')
Brazil: Cláudio Taffarel, Winck, Julio Cesar, Márcio Santos, Branco (Nonato 46'), Luisinho (Rai 68'), Dunga, Boiadeiro, Valdeir, Careca, Elivelton (Cafu 76')
United States: Tony Meola, Desmond Armstrong, Mike Lapper, John Doyle, Jeff Agoos, Fernando Clavijo, Thomas Dooley (Alexi Lalas 69'), John Harkes, Tab Ramos (Cobi Jones 82'), Roy Wegerle, Eric Wynalda (Earnie Stewart 61')
|Helmer 13' (o.g.)
|Klinsmann 66', 89'
Germany: Andreas Köpke, Stefan Effenberg, Thomas Helmer, Jürgen Kohler, Guido Buchwald, Andreas Möller, Michael Zorc (Thomas Strunz 58'), Lothar Matthäus, Matthias Sammer (Karl-Heinz Riedle 46'), Christian Ziege (Michael Schulz 74'), Jürgen Klinsmann
|Platt 47'||Report||Santos 76'|
Brazil: Cláudio Taffarel, Jorginho, Valber, Márcio Roberto dos Santos, Nonato (Cafu 5'), Luisinho (Palhinha 57'), Careca, Elivelton, Dunga, Valdeir (Almir 67'), Rai
|Dooley 25', 79'
Riedle 34', 39', 59'
United States: Tony Meola, Desmond Armstrong, John Doyle, Mike Lapper, Fernando Clavijo, Jeff Agoos (Alexi Lalas 67'), Thomas Dooley, John Harkes, Tab Ramos (Cobi Jones 78'), Roy Wegerle, Eric Wynalda (Earnie Stewart 60')
Germany: Andreas Köpke, Jürgen Kohler (Thomas Helmer 74'), Guido Buchwald, Michael Schulz, Stefan Effenberg (Andreas Möller 60'), Lothar Matthäus, Uwe Bein, Christian Ziege, Thomas Strunz, Karl-Heinz Riedle, Jürgen Klinsmann (Karlheinz Pflipsen 70')
Germany: Bodo Illgner, Stefan Effenberg (Zorc 76'), Thomas Helmer, Guido Buchwald, Andreas Möller (Sammer 63'), Lothar Matthäus, Michael Schulz, Christian Ziege, Thomas Strunz, Karl-Heinz Riedle, Jürgen Klinsmann