By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON DC (Dec 2, 2016) US Soccer Players - So a new (old) boss has taken charge of the USMNT. Will he follow the fashion of his predecessor and stamp his authority on everything within reach? Or does a more subtle style await? After officially taking the USMNT helm again just before Thanksgiving, Bruce Arena visited New York this week to make the media rounds. The . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Nov 28, 2016) US Soccer Players – Questions continue to swirl about what the second coming of Bruce Arena as USMNT coach means for the team. What tactics will he use? Which players will he start? What does it mean for the players Jurgen Klinsmann had brought into the mix? Which youth players will see minutes? These are also legitimate questions as the team heads . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON DC (Nov 25, 2016) US Soccer Players - It's often said that whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger. The trajectories of the past few USMNT head coaches would seem to provide a corollary. What helps you survive and thrive in the job will make your position untenable. The US Soccer Federation hired Jurgen Klinsmann on July 29, 2011. They dismissed from the . . .
The US Soccer Federation announced on Tuesday that Bruce Arena will replace Jurgen Klinsmann as USMNT coach. Arena coached the USMNT from 1998-2006, taking the team to the quarterfinals in the 2002 World Cup. Arena lost the job following the 2006 World Cup when the USMNT drew with eventual champions Italy but didn't get out of the group. From there, Arena returned to MLS first with the New York . . .
By J Hutcherson (Nov 22, 2016) US Soccer Players - When I was a kid, I got a book out of the library that only had a little bit to do with the National Basketball Association. New York Knicks forward Dave "The Rave" Stallworth wrote "Look to the Light Side" shortly after his team won the NBA championship. That was enough of a reason to publish, but it wasn't the point of the story. Stallworth . . .
The US Soccer Federation announced on Monday that it had parted ways with USMNT coach and technical director Jurgen Klinsmann. There was increasing pressure on the program following World Cup qualifying losses at home to Mexico and away to Costa Rica to start the Hexagonal round. That led to intense media scrutiny and pressure on US Soccer to act. In a press statement on Monday, US Soccer . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON DC (Nov 17, 2016) US Soccer Players - The USMNT are 0-2 in the Hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. They're lodged in last place with a -5 goal differential after the first phase of matches. It appears that the knives are out for Jurgen Klinsmann. It's not a nice place for any of us to be. How did we get here, and what lies ahead? A skeptical subset of . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 15, 2016) US Soccer Players - If you find yourself surprised by the USMNT’s performance in Costa Rica on Tuesday night, you haven’t been paying attention. This USMNT--the USMNT that fell behind to Mexico thanks to a disastrous opening half and saw it’s unbeaten run against El Tri in Columbus come to an end as a result and then laid a massive egg in San Jose . . .
The USMNT fell behind in the 44th minute when Johan Venegas headed in a Christian Bolanos cross from just outside the six-yard box. Bolanos scored in the 68th minute. Joel Campbell made it 3-0 in the 74th minute. Campbell came on for the injured Venegas in the 67th. He scored again in the 78th minute. USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann used his first substitution to bring on Lynden Gooch in the 70th . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Nov 14, 2016) US Soccer Players – Road games are never an easy task during World Cup Qualifying. The United States, while dominating the Hexagonal in recent World Cup cycles, has often struggled on the road. Its game Tuesday at Costa Rica represents another major roadblock in the USA’s quest to reach the 2018 World Cup. In fact, the last (and only) time the United . . .