Team USA Is Ready For The 2019 Motocross Of Nations

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9/27/2019 12:27 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/27/2019 12:35 PM

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After twenty-nine weeks of racing throughout the United States, the collective attention of American motocross is now focused on the 2019 Motocross of Nations at TT Circuit Assen in the Netherlands. This weekend is the seventy-third running of the international event and Team USA riders Jason Anderson, Justin Cooper, and Zach Osborne are eager to line up against talent from all parts of the globe and race for the Chamberlain Trophy. One of the dominant teams in the modern era of the Motocross of Nations, Team USA is determined to get back to form following a two-year absence from the podium and seven-year gap from their last overall victory.



The manmade track at TT Circuit Assen will be a challenge for all this weekend and it’s something Team USA has trained for extensively. The three riders headed to Europe shortly after the final round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, then spent weeks at tracks in the region to sharpen the skills necessary for success in the sand and to come together as a team. With all of the pre-race work complete, it’s now time to find their form in Saturday’s qualifying races and go for the best finishes possible in Sunday’s three motos.

New York’s Justin Cooper will race in the MX2 spot for the team, a career-first for the second-year pro. Cooper claimed his share of wins in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, including his first overall victory at the Florida round, and ended the summer ranked third in the 250 championship. “It’s an honor. This is my second year as a pro, so it’s time for me to come here and do this. I’m glad I got the opportunity and couldn’t be happier to be in this position and hopefully win it for my country,” stated Cooper. “We are in a good spot, all three of us are really prepared to go into this, so it should be a great weekend and we should be able to be up front in the motos.”



New Mexico’s Jason Anderson will race in the MXGP spot and this marks his second appearance at the Motocross of Nations. Anderson has as long been a front-runner in American racing and his speed and consistency through the summer’s twelve-round series put him fourth in the 450 championship. A moto winner at the 2016 Motocross of Nations, Anderson is open-minded and optimistic ahead of the weekend. “For me, this is one of the most fun races. I enjoy coming here, the atmosphere is cool, and I feel that this year is a unique time for the team. I’m going to try to put my best foot forward and perform the best we can,” said Anderson. “We’re as prepared as we can be. I think if we would have shown up at the last second it would have been tougher on us. We have done as much as we can to be ready. The biggest thing for us is to focus on ourselves and put in the best motos that we can. I think if we all put in really solid motos it could put us in range for a win, especially with mistakes from other teams. We are shooting to be on the podium, but with good performances from all of us, we could be in it for the win.”



Virginia’s Zach Osborne will race in the Open spot and this is his second time at the Motocross of Nations for Team USA. This past summer was Osborne’s first in the 450 class, and he quickly adjusted to the premier class with moto wins and a fifth-place ranking in the 450 championship. Thanks to his extensive history of racing in Europe, Osborne will serve as the Team Captain. “We’ve had a really good three weeks in Europe, training and adapting to the sand riding. I think we are all in a really good place. We picked up our lives, came here, and are eager to take on a big challenge. No matter what happens on Sunday, we’ve all put our best foot forward and made a good effort. I think it’s going to pay off,” shared Osborne. “It’s one of the most important races of the year. I love it and relish the moment when I am on the team. As the captain, I try to be there for the guys and rally them for the challenge, but at the same time, they both have come here just as eager as I have. It doesn’t take much to get them going when the time comes. We have weather that will play a part in the race and there are a lot of factors to the race, so it’s on us to come here and race knowing that we’ve put it all on the line.”



Motocross icon Roger DeCoster will again act as Team Manager. The native Belgian has filled the role for decades, through wins and defeat, and shares the team’s outlook ahead of the event. “Once we talked to Jason and Zach, they took it upon themselves to come early. When they wanted to come so early, three weeks ahead of time, we were able to organize bikes and tracks with the Husqvarna factory. They took full advantage. Justin Cooper came early and joined them so they could ride together,” DeCoster explained. “This team is a real team. They work together and only good things can happen from that. It’s going to be tough, very tough conditions in deep sand with a possibility of rain most of the weekend. But we are prepared as well as we can be, and I expect good things to happen.



Team USA would like to thank Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing and Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha, as well as the European divisions of Husqvarna and Yamaha, and all technical supporters for their efforts at the pre-race tests and on-site at the Motocross of Nations.

The team's IG handle is @ama_teamusamxon



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9/27/2019 12:44 PM

Roger decoster smiling? Has he got a mic somewhere else?

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9/27/2019 1:18 PM

Let's do this boys!!!

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9/27/2019 1:27 PM

USA! USA! USA!

Gonna be some crying Dutchmen when our boys put the smack down Sunday!

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9/27/2019 1:29 PM

No matter where they finish I'm proud of these guys . It was cool for them to give us a peek at their training through the Team Fried videos also. It looks like they're loose and having a good time.

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9/27/2019 1:34 PM

Bring it home boys!

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9/27/2019 3:08 PM

I wish there was a way I could buy those guys a beer on Sunday night, they will have earned every bit of it.

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9/27/2019 3:17 PM

ATKpilot99 wrote:

No matter where they finish I'm proud of these guys . It was cool for them to give us a peek at their training through the Team Fried videos also. It looks like they're loose and having a good time.

Totally agree. No one can doubt their commitment and their effort no matter where they finish. I'm way more excited about this race than I was, precisely because we all got a peek at their training. This is as dedicated of a team as we could have asked for.

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9/27/2019 3:26 PM

Go get 'em boys!

I REALLY hope they can win it this year...in the sand.

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9/27/2019 3:30 PM

SOOOOOOOOOOOOO pumped for this!!! Let's support our team and this effort 100% regardless of what happens on race day. We know these guys are as prepared as they can be and are going to give it their all. I'd love a podium finish but a top 5 in these conditions is still great for our guys. Give em' hell!!!

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Are you smart enough to buy a bike that costs less, weighs less, makes more horsepower per cubic centimeter, can be rebuilt for recycled aluminum can money and is giggle inducing? It is hard to believe that the American riding public flunks this test en masse. How stupid are you?

9/27/2019 4:06 PM

scottydogmx wrote:

Roger decoster smiling? Has he got a mic somewhere else?

There is a chance Roger is enjoying the attitude of this team.

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9/27/2019 4:19 PM

Good luck guys, USA !!!

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9/27/2019 5:38 PM

Good luck to Team USA. Besides our own guys, I would love to see the home team win. They basically won it last year and have never won the event. It's gonna be a mudder, though. I've ridden in that wet Holland sand and it turns into this crazy slush that is really hard to negotiate. Good luck!

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9/27/2019 5:49 PM

No matter the outcome of the race, these are 3 young racers that America should be extremely proud of. Taking time, after a very long race season, Osborne,Anderson and Cooper have given many hours of their own time to show their patriotism for their country. I for one, will be watching all the races live and cheering loudly for this outstanding team. Go USA!

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9/27/2019 5:57 PM

GuyB wrote:

PR...

After twenty-nine weeks of racing throughout the United States, the collective attention of American motocross is now focused on the 2019 Motocross of Nations at TT Circuit Assen in the Netherlands. This weekend is the seventy-third running of the international event and Team USA riders Jason Anderson, Justin Cooper, and Zach Osborne are eager to line up against talent from all parts of the globe and race for the Chamberlain Trophy. One of the dominant teams in the modern era of the Motocross of Nations, Team USA is determined to get back to form following a two-year absence from the podium and seven-year gap from their last overall victory.



The manmade track at TT Circuit Assen will be a challenge for all this weekend and it’s something Team USA has trained for extensively. The three riders headed to Europe shortly after the final round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, then spent weeks at tracks in the region to sharpen the skills necessary for success in the sand and to come together as a team. With all of the pre-race work complete, it’s now time to find their form in Saturday’s qualifying races and go for the best finishes possible in Sunday’s three motos.

New York’s Justin Cooper will race in the MX2 spot for the team, a career-first for the second-year pro. Cooper claimed his share of wins in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, including his first overall victory at the Florida round, and ended the summer ranked third in the 250 championship. “It’s an honor. This is my second year as a pro, so it’s time for me to come here and do this. I’m glad I got the opportunity and couldn’t be happier to be in this position and hopefully win it for my country,” stated Cooper. “We are in a good spot, all three of us are really prepared to go into this, so it should be a great weekend and we should be able to be up front in the motos.”



New Mexico’s Jason Anderson will race in the MXGP spot and this marks his second appearance at the Motocross of Nations. Anderson has as long been a front-runner in American racing and his speed and consistency through the summer’s twelve-round series put him fourth in the 450 championship. A moto winner at the 2016 Motocross of Nations, Anderson is open-minded and optimistic ahead of the weekend. “For me, this is one of the most fun races. I enjoy coming here, the atmosphere is cool, and I feel that this year is a unique time for the team. I’m going to try to put my best foot forward and perform the best we can,” said Anderson. “We’re as prepared as we can be. I think if we would have shown up at the last second it would have been tougher on us. We have done as much as we can to be ready. The biggest thing for us is to focus on ourselves and put in the best motos that we can. I think if we all put in really solid motos it could put us in range for a win, especially with mistakes from other teams. We are shooting to be on the podium, but with good performances from all of us, we could be in it for the win.”



Virginia’s Zach Osborne will race in the Open spot and this is his second time at the Motocross of Nations for Team USA. This past summer was Osborne’s first in the 450 class, and he quickly adjusted to the premier class with moto wins and a fifth-place ranking in the 450 championship. Thanks to his extensive history of racing in Europe, Osborne will serve as the Team Captain. “We’ve had a really good three weeks in Europe, training and adapting to the sand riding. I think we are all in a really good place. We picked up our lives, came here, and are eager to take on a big challenge. No matter what happens on Sunday, we’ve all put our best foot forward and made a good effort. I think it’s going to pay off,” shared Osborne. “It’s one of the most important races of the year. I love it and relish the moment when I am on the team. As the captain, I try to be there for the guys and rally them for the challenge, but at the same time, they both have come here just as eager as I have. It doesn’t take much to get them going when the time comes. We have weather that will play a part in the race and there are a lot of factors to the race, so it’s on us to come here and race knowing that we’ve put it all on the line.”



Motocross icon Roger DeCoster will again act as Team Manager. The native Belgian has filled the role for decades, through wins and defeat, and shares the team’s outlook ahead of the event. “Once we talked to Jason and Zach, they took it upon themselves to come early. When they wanted to come so early, three weeks ahead of time, we were able to organize bikes and tracks with the Husqvarna factory. They took full advantage. Justin Cooper came early and joined them so they could ride together,” DeCoster explained. “This team is a real team. They work together and only good things can happen from that. It’s going to be tough, very tough conditions in deep sand with a possibility of rain most of the weekend. But we are prepared as well as we can be, and I expect good things to happen.



Team USA would like to thank Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing and Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha, as well as the European divisions of Husqvarna and Yamaha, and all technical supporters for their efforts at the pre-race tests and on-site at the Motocross of Nations.

The team's IG handle is @ama_teamusamxon



Wow. 28 likes for Team USA😢

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9/27/2019 6:05 PM

GuyB wrote:

PR...

After twenty-nine weeks of racing throughout the United States, the collective attention of American motocross is now focused on the 2019 Motocross of Nations at TT Circuit Assen in the Netherlands. This weekend is the seventy-third running of the international event and Team USA riders Jason Anderson, Justin Cooper, and Zach Osborne are eager to line up against talent from all parts of the globe and race for the Chamberlain Trophy. One of the dominant teams in the modern era of the Motocross of Nations, Team USA is determined to get back to form following a two-year absence from the podium and seven-year gap from their last overall victory.



The manmade track at TT Circuit Assen will be a challenge for all this weekend and it’s something Team USA has trained for extensively. The three riders headed to Europe shortly after the final round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, then spent weeks at tracks in the region to sharpen the skills necessary for success in the sand and to come together as a team. With all of the pre-race work complete, it’s now time to find their form in Saturday’s qualifying races and go for the best finishes possible in Sunday’s three motos.

New York’s Justin Cooper will race in the MX2 spot for the team, a career-first for the second-year pro. Cooper claimed his share of wins in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, including his first overall victory at the Florida round, and ended the summer ranked third in the 250 championship. “It’s an honor. This is my second year as a pro, so it’s time for me to come here and do this. I’m glad I got the opportunity and couldn’t be happier to be in this position and hopefully win it for my country,” stated Cooper. “We are in a good spot, all three of us are really prepared to go into this, so it should be a great weekend and we should be able to be up front in the motos.”



New Mexico’s Jason Anderson will race in the MXGP spot and this marks his second appearance at the Motocross of Nations. Anderson has as long been a front-runner in American racing and his speed and consistency through the summer’s twelve-round series put him fourth in the 450 championship. A moto winner at the 2016 Motocross of Nations, Anderson is open-minded and optimistic ahead of the weekend. “For me, this is one of the most fun races. I enjoy coming here, the atmosphere is cool, and I feel that this year is a unique time for the team. I’m going to try to put my best foot forward and perform the best we can,” said Anderson. “We’re as prepared as we can be. I think if we would have shown up at the last second it would have been tougher on us. We have done as much as we can to be ready. The biggest thing for us is to focus on ourselves and put in the best motos that we can. I think if we all put in really solid motos it could put us in range for a win, especially with mistakes from other teams. We are shooting to be on the podium, but with good performances from all of us, we could be in it for the win.”



Virginia’s Zach Osborne will race in the Open spot and this is his second time at the Motocross of Nations for Team USA. This past summer was Osborne’s first in the 450 class, and he quickly adjusted to the premier class with moto wins and a fifth-place ranking in the 450 championship. Thanks to his extensive history of racing in Europe, Osborne will serve as the Team Captain. “We’ve had a really good three weeks in Europe, training and adapting to the sand riding. I think we are all in a really good place. We picked up our lives, came here, and are eager to take on a big challenge. No matter what happens on Sunday, we’ve all put our best foot forward and made a good effort. I think it’s going to pay off,” shared Osborne. “It’s one of the most important races of the year. I love it and relish the moment when I am on the team. As the captain, I try to be there for the guys and rally them for the challenge, but at the same time, they both have come here just as eager as I have. It doesn’t take much to get them going when the time comes. We have weather that will play a part in the race and there are a lot of factors to the race, so it’s on us to come here and race knowing that we’ve put it all on the line.”



Motocross icon Roger DeCoster will again act as Team Manager. The native Belgian has filled the role for decades, through wins and defeat, and shares the team’s outlook ahead of the event. “Once we talked to Jason and Zach, they took it upon themselves to come early. When they wanted to come so early, three weeks ahead of time, we were able to organize bikes and tracks with the Husqvarna factory. They took full advantage. Justin Cooper came early and joined them so they could ride together,” DeCoster explained. “This team is a real team. They work together and only good things can happen from that. It’s going to be tough, very tough conditions in deep sand with a possibility of rain most of the weekend. But we are prepared as well as we can be, and I expect good things to happen.



Team USA would like to thank Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing and Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha, as well as the European divisions of Husqvarna and Yamaha, and all technical supporters for their efforts at the pre-race tests and on-site at the Motocross of Nations.

The team's IG handle is @ama_teamusamxon



Looks like a very relaxed, happy, healthy, prepared group of proud Americans ready to fight to the end........ That's all we could ever ask for. Proud of these guys no matter the result, they chose to represent us when they didn't have to. They did it not because they were asked, they did it because of what they would represent, their home the beautiful USA. May the good Lord keep them safe in their battles, and travels..... They've already made us proud before the first gate drop. Best of luck men, do what you do best.

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9/27/2019 6:06 PM

Imo they have a great chance to win this . So many teams have injuries. The only team that can beat them is the Dutch

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9/27/2019 6:13 PM

Unbelievable ride so far. Just a few years ago this kid had some big dreams. Many many hours of chit chat on our rides talking moto hoping someone would believe in him and just give him a shot. So freakin’ cool watching him go from basically an unknown outside of the northeast to representing our country in such a short period of time. in

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