Friday's soccer news starts with Sergino Dest's return to club duty after a showpiece goal for the USMNT. Dest and his Barcelona teammates are already in an interesting position early in the post-Lionel Messi era. In 9th-place with a dozen points from seven games, their coach's future is in doubt, and the tension is rising in one of Europe's soccer capitals. Barcelona's situation needs some . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with three more World Cup qualifying points for the United States. How they got them in Columbus wasn't straightforward. Costa Rica opened the scoring a minute in with unavoidable defensive positioning leaving the play onside. Sergino Dest chasing his mark over the endline became Dest slamming the ball into the top corner in the 25th minute, equalizing against Keylor . . .
The United States fell behind in the opening minute to Costa Rica at Lower.com Field, but came back in a 2-1 World Cup qualifying win. Keysher Fuller scored Costa Rica's goal with Sergino Dest equalizing in the 25th. A strong shot from Timothy Weah put the USA up for good in the 66th, credited as an own-goal to Costa Rica backup goalkeeper Leonel Moreira. Costa Rica starting goalkeeper Keylor . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with the USMNT closing out the October World Cup qualifying schedule against Costa Rica in Columbus (7pm ET - ESPN2). The three-game window is an opportunity to turn around a 1-0 loss to Panama, where the United States finished with no shots on goal. That's the key takeaway, with the USMNT needing to restart the offense at Lower.com Field. "One thing I want to . . .
By J Hutcherson (Oct 12, 2021) US Soccer Players - As big moments go, Sunday's UEFA Nations League final produced a major one. With the score tied 1-1 at the San Siro, France's Kylian Mbappe put on a display of skill to slot the ball past Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon. It was the kind of goal made for the big stage, starting with Theo Hernandez finding Mbappe with a pass that took multiple defenders . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the rest of Concacaf World Cup qualifying in tomorrow's finale for the October international window. Sunday's results have Mexico with a three-point lead at the top of the table. Three points also separate 2nd through 5th-place. 3rd-place Panama plays 4th-place Canada in a game with obvious repercussions for the USA tied with Panama on points and ahead on goal . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Oct 11, 2021) US Soccer Players – The biggest transfer moves of the summer involved the world's two best players. Lionel Messi's departure for Paris Saint-Germain in August, followed a few weeks later by Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Manchester United, marked a transfer season like no other. The race is now on, once again, for which of the two will have the better . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with four games from MLS on the weekend schedule. The Red Bulls shut out Inter Miami 1-0 at home. Patryk Klimala scored the game's only goal in the 25th minute and Carlos kept the clean sheet with one save. Philadelphia beat FC Cincinnati 2-1 on the road. Kacper Przybylko scored for the Union three minutes into first-half stoppage time and Paxten Aaronson doubled the . . .
The United States lost its second game of the October international window, losing 1-0 at Panama. A tough first-half for the USMNT turned into a 1-0 Panama lead early in the second in a Concacaf World Cup qualifier at Estadio Rommel Fernandez. Panama's Anibal Godoy scored the game's only goal in the 54th minute and goalkeeper Luis Mejia didn't need a save to keep the clean sheet. The result leaves . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 8, 2021) US Soccer Players - Thursday night in Austin was another moment for the USMNT youth movement. An 18-year-old making his second-ever World Cup qualifying appearance scored both goals. A central trio with a combined age of 63 bossed the midfield. A couple of quick, skillful 20-year-olds dominated the flanks, each chipping in an assist. As has become . . .