Paul Arriola got his first cap and his first international goal for the USMNT in their 3-1 win over Puerto Rico on Sunday in Bayamon. USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann took advantage of his transitional roster to give minutes to players he didn't include in his Copa Centenario roster announced on Saturday. That also meant the first cap for Fafa Picault of St Pauli, a former North American Soccer League . . .
On Saturday, USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann named his final 23-player roster for the 2016 Copa Centenario. Under tournament rules, Klinsmann had to choose the final roster from the 40-player provisional roster he announced on May 2. The USMNT begins Copa Centenario group play on June 3 against Colombia in Santa Clara, Calfironia (9:30pm ET - Fox Sports 1). "This roster really was put together based . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 18, 2016) US Soccer Players - The USMNT takes on Puerto Rico in Bayamon, Puerto Rico on Sunday in a game that will only marginally impact the preparations for the Copa Centenario that begins on June 3. Jurgen Klinsmann and US Soccer seem to have scheduled the jaunt to the Caribbean mostly to reward a handful of European-based players who have made great strides . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (May 19, 2016) US Soccer Players - Is it better to get a National Team camp call and then sent home, or never get that call at all? That's one way to phrase the relatively rare situation unfolding in Miami Shores this week. USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann's ramp-up towards the Copa Centenario starts with a training camp staffed by a hybrid roster of foreign-based . . .
USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann called in 22 players for a "transitional" USMNT camp beginning this week in Miami. 15 of the 22 players are on Klinsmann's provisional Copa Centenario roster and all 22 play for clubs in Europe or Liga MX. The transitional camp will play Puerto Rico in Bayamon on May 22 (12pm ET - Fox Sports 1). We are doing this week in Miami and finishing off the week with a game in . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (May 5, 2016) US Soccer Players - US Soccer released the 40-man preliminary Copa America Centenario roster with fanfare last weekend. It's only the first formal step of the multi-layered process by which coach Jurgen Klinsmann will whittle down his player pool to a tournament squad of 23, and from there to his starting 11 vs Colombia on June 3, the opening match . . .
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 . . .