The USMNT opened group D play at the 2019 Gold Cup with a 4-0 win over Guyana at Allianz Field in Saint Paul. Paul Arriola opened the scoring in the 28th minute with an assist from Weston McKennie. The US took the 1-0 lead into halftime. Tyler Boyd made it 2-0 USMNT in the 51st with Michael Bradley assisting. The USA's third goal came when an Arriola ball into the box deflected off of a Guyana . . .
The USMNT starts Gold Cup group D play against Guyana on Tuesday in Saint Paul (10pm ET - FS1). For the USMNT, the match-up against the nation ranked 177th by FIFA and 22nd by Concacaf is an opportunity to put the warm-up friendlies behind them. The USMNT had difficulties generating offense against Jamaica and Venezuela. That shouldn't be an issue against Guyana, getting confidence in the system . . .
The soccer news starts with no surprises for the favorites at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup. Canada's new generation was under little pressure during their 4-0 shutout of Martinique and Mexico did a few goals better with a 7-0 win over Cuba in Saturday's opening doubleheader at the Rose Bowl. Haiti beat Bermuda 2-1 on Sunday and Costa Rica continued the run of form from the favorites with a 4-0 . . .
The soccer news starts with what can happen with assumptions. FIFA ruled against a claim brought by Crossfire Premier over a solidarity payment the club believed due for the transfer of DeAndre Yedlin to Spurs. The assumption was that FIFA sided with the arguments many make that solidarity payments aren't part of the American system. Instead, it turns out what FIFA's Dispute Resolution Chamber . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jun 13, 2019) US Soccer Players - With MLS shutting down for the Concacaf Gold Cup, its teams are still involved in meaningful matches. The US Open Cup kicked off the fourth round this week as MLS teams entered play. This presents an opportunity for one of LA's MLS teams to step up and take on the challenge of winning a trophy. LAFC and the LA Galaxy are in a battle . . .
More MLS teams exited the US Open Cup in the fourth round. Wednesday's games started with NYCFC shutting out NCFC 4-0 at Belson Stadium. An own-goal opened the scoring in the 25th minute with Jesus Medina doubling the lead in first-half stoppage time. Keaton Parks scored in the 52nd and 76th minutes. NYCFC goalkeeper Brad Stover kept the clean sheet with seven saves. DC United came back to knock . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (June 12, 2019) US Soccer Players - It's not every season that Major League Soccer teams get a multiple-week break in the middle of their schedule. It's only every other season when Concacaf holds its continental championship. The first time MLS halted league play for the international tournament was 2017, an 11-day pause. In 2019, the break is technically only . . .
The soccer news starts with the latest version of what most would see as an old situation. FIFA's mandate to grow the game however their membership sees fit pushing up against what the fans of the game might want. The conclusion of UEFA's Nations League suggested that this is a tournament some fans might want. At least fans of the teams that advanced to the semifinals. What that isn't is a broader . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (June 10, 2019) US Soccer Players – MLS teams have been here before. It happens every year in late spring/early summer whenever a major international tournament is on the schedule. MLS takes a break, but even then there are player absences that can cost teams in the short and long term. Missing players due to international duty means MLS coaches will need to . . .
The soccer news starts with the USMNT losing both of their Gold Cup warm-up friendlies and raising a lot of issues for fans and pundits. Namely, if this is coach Gregg Berhalter's plan for the Gold Cup, how will things change this quickly? It's a fair question, but so is asking what the friendly results might have looked like with his first choice lineup. Berhalter's lineups were part of his . . .