US Soccer released the 40-player provisional roster for the Copa Centenario on Sunday. According to tournament rules, the final 23-player squad has to come from the 40-player roster. The USMNT opens training camp on May 16 with overseas based players. MLS players join following the friendly at Panama on May 22 (12pm ET - Fox Sports 1). USMNT Preliminary Copa Centenario Roster GK: David Bingham . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 28, 2016) US Soccer Players - USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann has repeatedly underlined the historic significance of the Copa Centenario as this summer's blockbuster tournament draws near. He called it “the biggest competition in the United States since the 1994 World Cup” in a USSoccer.com Q&A. So it's interesting to note Klinsmann's decision to highlight, . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 27, 2016) US Soccer Players - It’s easy to describe Jurgen Klinsmann's approach to Twitter as boosterism. The USMNT head coach occasionally sprinkles in a tweet addressing things that fall outside of the scope of his constant cheerleading. He used it to shoot down rumors he’s up for the manager’s job at Everton, as an example. However, for the most part he is . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Apr 11, 2016) US Soccer Players – If there’s one thing that the world recognizes American soccer for doing, it’s producing elite goalkeepers. One of them is certainly Real Salt Lake’s Nick Rimando. A veteran of 16 seasons and just two games away from playing in his 400th MLS game, Rimando’s primary interest is the same as it’s been since his rookie season - helping . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 7, 2016) US Soccer Players - With disaster averted in last week's World Cup qualifying home win over Guatemala, the USMNT has returned to club duty until preparations for Copa America begin in late May. The USMNT news cycle, however, has effectively reached 24/7 status, or something close to it, with millions of fans thirsty for content to consume. So the . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 1, 2016) US Soccer Players - The US soccer scene has experienced an eventful few years of late, and probably has plenty more in store. Still, it's hard to recall a week with more ups, downs, consternation and recrimination than the past seven days. The USMNT avoided a World Cup qualifying disaster with a confident 4-0 thumping of Guatemala in Columbus, Ohio . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 30, 2016) US Soccer Players - For most of the world, yesterday was just another Tuesday in March. An otherwise unremarkable day turning on all of the usual routines. People went to work. Children went to school. Billions of people learned, loved, and discovered things about themselves - or denied the same. Millions of hours were lost stuck in traffic during . . .
With their Olympic qualifying series tied 1-1 from the opening leg, the USMNT U-23s lost 2-1 to Colombia (3-2 on aggregate) on Tuesday. Colombia advances to the Rio Olympics. The USMNT fell behind to a 30th minute Roger Martinez goal at Toyota Stadium. An own-goal made it 1-1 on the night in the 57th minute. Martinez scored again in the 64th minute to win the game and the series for Colombia. The . . .
The USMNT returned to form at home in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, shutting out Guatemala 4-0 at MAPFRE Stadium. After the 2-0 loss at Guatemala on Friday, the USMNT faced added pressure in Group C, responding with a resounding win in Columbus. Clint Dempsey opened the scoring in the 12th minute, finishing a sequence started by Geoff Cameron's pass finding Gyasi Zardes who brought the ball down . . .
The USMNT is in Columbus looking for three World Cup Qualifying points in a quick rematch against Guatemala. Shaking off a disappointing loss at Guatemala on Friday is job one, but nothing facing the USMNT these days is that straightforward. There are potentially overwhelming questions for the team, the coach, and the US Soccer Federation. That's what comes when the USMNT fell to third in CONCACAF . . .