The USMNT opened World Cup group B play drawing 1-1 with Wales at Al Rayyan Stadium. Tim Weah scored the game's opening goal in the 36th minute with Christian Pulisic assisting. Wales equalized from the penalty spot with Gareth Bale converting in the 82nd minute. "I think we lost a little but of power, USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter told FOX. "But in the same sense, Wales stepped up their pressure . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 18, 2022) US Soccer Players - It's almost impossible to make too big a deal out of what's coming on Monday. Years of effort, much of it in service of just qualifying for the tournament, have led to this. There are no givens when it comes to making the field for the quadrennial celebration of the world's favorite game, and perhaps no two teams in the field know . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 17, 2022) US Soccer Players - One of the central topics around the USMNT during the 2022 cycle is its markedly youthful nature. It's the second-youngest among the 32 teams at the 2022 World Cup. Perhaps nowhere on the pitch is that generational shift more evident than in the forward corps selected by coach Gregg Berhalter. Talent abounds in this group, . . .
By Luis Bueno - RIVERSIDE, CA (Nov 9, 2022) US Soccer Players - When the USMNT lines up against Wales in the teams’ opening match on Monday, there won’t be anything new as far as the midfield is concerned. US coach Gregg Berhalter selected seven midfielders who contributed greatly to the team’s World Cup qualifying efforts. While there will likely be just three starting spots filled by . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 16, 2022) US Soccer Players - The USMNT is just days away from kicking off its 2022 World Cup campaign. On the ground in Qatar, preparing for its opening group stage match against Wales on Monday, head coach Gregg Berhalter is putting his players through a final set of training sessions. Regarding readiness, there's not much more he could have asked . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Nov 14, 2022) US Soccer Players – Following two years of World Cup Qualifying, the Nations League, and months of friendlies, the start of the 2022 World Cup is under a week away. It will be a tournament of firsts. It is the first time FIFA is holding it in November. It's the first time that a World Cup with 32 nations will happen during a compressed 29-day window. . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 11, 2022) US Soccer Players - As always, England arrives with expectations. England is, after all, where it all began. Soccer emerged from the island of Great Britain roughly 160 years ago and spread across the world to become the planet's greatest sporting passion. When you invent something, people expect you to be good at it. Although England ceded its . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with La Liga and Yunus Musah subbing out in the 85th minute of Valencia's 3-0 home win over Real Betis. Playing a man up from the 61st minute, Valencia's Andre Almeida scored in the 63rd and Hugo Guillamon converted an 81st minute penalty. Justin Kluivert finished off the Valencia goals three minutes into stoppage time. Valencia enters the World Cup break in 10th-place . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 10, 2022) US Soccer Players - On Wednesday in Brooklyn, 26 players joined the illustrious group of Americans that have earned the chance to represent the United States on the biggest stage in sports. With the World Cup kicking off on November 20 and the USMNT's group stage opener against Wales scheduled for the next day, the moment arrived for head coach Gregg . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 10, 2022) US Soccer Players - A few hours before Gregg Berhalter’s World Cup roster unveiling in Brooklyn, the USMNT’s opening opponents in group B released theirs in a very different setting. Wales manager Rob Page returned to his hometown to announce his squad at the Tylorstown Welfare Hall, one of the surviving examples of the community centers that served . . .