The USMNT rebounded at the CONCACAF U-20 Championships, beating Haiti 4-1. The win moved the USMNT into 2nd-place in Group B, ahead of Haiti on goal difference and trailing group leaders Panama by three points. The USMNT closes out group play against St Kitts and Nevis on Friday. St Kitts and Nevis lost 4-0 to Panama, leaving them with no points and a -8 goal difference. Haiti went ahead . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 17, 2017) US Soccer Players - Tab Ramos and his USMNT U-20s step into the spotlight this weekend. On Saturday, they kick off what could be a perilous World Cup qualifying campaign in Costa Rica. As is often the case with big youth national team events, this tournament represents equal parts opportunity and risk for coach and players alike. Strong displays . . .
USMNT U-20 coach Tab Ramos will use a 20 player squad to compete at the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. The tournament begins in Costa Rica on February 17. The USMNT begins Group B play the next day against Panama (4pm ET- Univision Deportes). Their group schedule continues on the 21 against Haiti (5:30pm ET - Univision Deportes) and concludes against St Kitts and Nevis on the 24 (5:30pm ET - . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 9, 2017) US Soccer Players - We’re in a hole. Behind the 8-ball. Honduras at home is now a must-win. Four points from the next two, at minimum. Don’t press the panic button yet, but… etc etc. The USMNT’s winless start to the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying has stirred much fear and fretting. Most notably, it prompted the federation’s decision to . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Feb 6, 2017) US Soccer Players – It was nearly three decades ago that the map of Europe went through a radical redesign. The collapse of the Berlin Wall had sparked political and economic reverberations that lasted for years. It ultimately led to the collapse in 1992 of communism and the Soviet Union. Add to that the civil war that ravaged Yugoslavia that same year . . .
The USMNT picked up a friendly win on Friday, shutting out Jamaica 1-0 at Finley Stadium in Tennessee. Jordan Morris scored the game's only goal in the 59th minute. The game ends a January camp that saw the team regroup after a coaching change. USMNT coach Bruce Arena didn't disappoint with promised changes to the formation and the personnel in Chattanooga. Arena swapped out nine players and went . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 3, 2017) US Soccer Players - On the surface, Jurgen Klinsmann and Bob Bradley might not seem as though they have much in common. One is a world renowned former player who parlayed that success into a high profile coaching career. The other is uniquely American. A coach who never played the game at a high level but worked his way from the college game to the top . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 2, 2017) US Soccer Players - Old things have become new again for the USMNT lately. First there's the return of Bruce Arena. Then there's the recall of several players left out of the pool for years under the previous coach. Despite what you may have heard, even stumbling into real trouble in World Cup qualifying is not a new experience for this program in . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jan 30, 2017) US Soccer Players – While many American players dream of signing with a European club, some are living out their ambition of playing abroad by crossing our southern border. A growing number of Americans have signed with Liga MX clubs in recent years. The number of Americans currently in Mexico's top flight – including former MLS stars Omar Gonzalez . . .
The USMNT started the 2017 schedule with a friendly against Serbia at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium. The first 90 minutes for coach Bruce Arena's second stint in charge ended in a 0-0 draw. The game was a personal milestone for USMNT forward Jozy Altidore, winning his 100th cap. Sebastian Lletget made his debut for the United States, subbing on at halftime. So did Chris Pontius and Jorge . . .