The USMNT's run at the 2021 Gold Cup continues with their third 1-0 win in a row. This time, it was Qatar unable to get the ball past USMNT goalkeeper Matt Turner. Once again, it was Turner coming up with the crucial saves to keep the clean sheet and make one goal count. That came courtesy of Gyasi Zardes in the 86th minute, a super sub performance that once again highlighted his unique skill . . .
The USMNT survived to advance to the 2021 Gold Cup final where they will play Mexico after a 1-0 win over Qatar at Austin's Q2 Stadium. It took seeing off a motivated Qatar attack that couldn't get the ball past USMNT goalkeeper Matt Turner in the first-half. Qatar had a chance to take the lead in the 61st minute, but Hassan Al-Haydos sent the ball over the bar. The USMNT made three substitutions . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with matchday for the USMNT in the 2021 Gold Cup, facing Qatar in the semifinals (7:30pm ET - FS1). Qatar advanced with a 3-2 win over El Salvador while the USMNT saw off Jamaica 1-0. Both of those results raised questions about the winning team. Qatar couldn't hold a 3-0 lead while the USMNT left it late with an 83rd minute winner. What that raises for both teams . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with US Soccer announcing that FC Cincinnati's TQL Stadium will host November's USMNT vs Mexico World Cup qualifier. The game is the seventh qualifier and fourth at home for the USMNT in this World Cup cycle, with Concacaf scheduling triple-matchdays in September and October. Qualifying concludes with triple-dates in March with the USMNT at Mexico in its . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jul 27, 2021) US Soccer Players - It's easy to look back at the second half of last season as the plight of the super clubs. Even before the unfortunate attempt at a breakaway version of the Champions League, some of Europe's biggest and brightest were openly predicting tough economic times ahead. The idea that business would simply continue as usual post-pandemic butted up . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with Juventus coach Massimliano Allegri setting expectations for his return to the club. Shocked looks, they're quite high for Weston McKennie and the squad. Allegri returns after Juventus didn't win their tenth-consecutive league title and exited the Champions League in the round of 16. Juventus being Juventus, they did win last season's Supercoppa Italia and Coppa . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jul 26, 2021) US Soccer Players – The Gold Cup has been an experimental affair for the USMNT by design, but this squad of players is showing what mutual belief can accomplish. Over their four games, the USA has worked through the regular issues with the group stage. Some games are closer than most would've predicted. Others are under control. All of them are steps . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the USMNT's 1-0 win over Jamaica to advance to the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup semifinals. As is normally the case with a one-goal shutout, the focus is rightly on the goalscorer Matthew Hoppe and the goalkeeper Matt Turner. That certainly holds for what happened last night at AT&T Stadium. With Turner holding up against Jamaica's attack, it was Hoppe making the . . .
Matthew Hoppe made the difference for the USMNT, scoring in the 83rd minute of the 1-0 quarterfinal win over Jamaica at AT&T Stadium. In a game where both teams had chances, the goalkeepers came up big. Matt Turner for the USMNT and Andre Blake for Jamaica turned the game into who would deny the next solid opportunity. Eventually, it was Hoppe with an 83rd minute goal, subbing out almost . . .
The roundup of week 15 in MLS starts with a Sunday game at Yankee Stadium where NYCFC shutout Orlando City 5-0. It's always the lopsided scorelines that get the attention in any league, and Major League Soccer is no exception. Jesus Medina started the scoring in the 40th minute with Ismael Tajouri doubling the lead in the 53rd. Maxi Moralez made it 3-0 in the 65th with Malte Amundsen adding a goal . . .