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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with more from Major League Soccer. Orlando City beat Philadelphia 2-1 at Exploria Stadium, passing them in the Eastern Conference standings. City is now in 2nd-place with 25 points, two more than the Union with a game in hand. They trail leaders New England by five points also with a game in hand. Benjo Michel opened the scoring for Orlando in the 10th ith Andres Perea . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the MLS midweek schedule. Columbus and Nashville finished 0-0 at Lower.com Field. The Crew put seven shots on target to Nashville's one. NYCFC shutout Montreal 1-0 at Red Bull Arena. Ismael Tajouir scored in the 29th minute with Luis Barraza making one save to keep the clean sheet. Toronto and the Red Bulls drew 1-1 at BMO Field. Patryk Klimala put New York up in . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jul 20, 2021) US Soccer Players - The 2021-22 edition of the 2.Bundesliga begins on Friday with Matthew Hoppe's Schalke 04 attempting to make their time in the second division brief. Schalke dropped down a division following a dismal season with three wins. It took until January 9 to get the first one, 4-0 over Hoffenheim. They beat Augsburg 1-0 on April 11 and Eintracht 4-3 on . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with another weather delay disrupting a Gold Cup group. The second game in group A started later than planned, but El Salvador had also taken enough of a lead to carry it into the final matchday. They beat Trinidad & Tobago 2-0 at Toyota Stadium to put six points at the top of the group. Jairo Henriquez scored in the 30th minute with Walmer Martinez doubling the . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with the first standout game of the Gold Cup. After waiting almost two hours due to a weather delay, Qatar and Panama went back and forth in a 3-3 draw in Houston to open group C. With the two teams splitting the points, it's Honduras in 1st-place in the group with their 4-0 win over Grenada in the late game. Qatar's Akram Alif opened the scoring in the 48th . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jul 6, 2021) US Soccer Players - It's easy enough to pile on the pressure early in the preseason. With it barely July, going ahead and setting the obvious narratives is part of the game. A club makes major moves and suddenly the focus shifts to proof of concept. A club doesn't, and broader questions loom. That's the game at the highest level in European club soccer, and it's not . . .