Wednesday's soccer news starts with Costa Rica beating New Zealand 1-0 in Doha to advance to the 2022 World Cup. Joel Campbell scored the game's only goal in the 3rd minute with Keylor Nevas making four saves to keep the clean sheet. Costa Rica becomes the fourth Concacaf team to advance and will play Spain, Japan, and Germany in group E. Concacaf last won a playoff in 2015 when Mexico knocked out . . .
With the rain and muddy conditions at Estadio Cuscatlan dictating the pace and the approach, the USMNT finished off its June, 2022 schedule with a 1-1 draw at El Salvador in Nations League A group D. Alexander Larin put El Salvador up in the 37th minute with Jordan Morris equalizing for the USA a minute into stoppage time. Paul Arriola subbed on in the 61st and saw red in the 70th. El Salvador's . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jun 14, 2022) US Soccer Players - On Monday, the International Football Association Board officially made five substitutes an option for any "top level competition," along with increasing the bench from 12 to 15 players. Neither of these moves were exactly surprising, but they underline issues for the contemporary game. In an era where players, officials, pundits, and fans are . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the USMNT closing out the June international window at El Salvador in the Concacaf Nations League (10pm ET - FS1). El Salvador leads group D with four points from two games. The United States is in 2nd-place with three points from one game. A win or a draw would see the United States move into the top spot with a +5 goal difference to El Salvador's +2. With the . . .
By Clemente Lisi – AUSTIN, TX (Jun 13, 2022) US Soccer Players – The USMNT is close to wrapping up its FIFA window of friendlies and Nations League matches. After Tuesday's road game against El Salvador, the Americans will play two more September friendlies before the start of the World Cup. The games played over the past two weeks gave us the chance to see part of a unique process en route to . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the MLS results. Charlotte shutout the New York Red Bulls 2-0 at home to open the abbreviated weekend schedule. Ben Bender scored in first-half stoppage time and Derrick Jones doubled the lead in stoppage time. Charlotte goalkeeper made one save to keep the clean sheet. Nashville and San Jose finished scoreless at GEODIS Park. Both teams finished with six shots . . .
Led by a four-goal performance from Jesus Ferreira, the USMNT shutout Grenada 5-0 at Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas to open their 2022-23 Concacaf Nations League A group D schedule. With the United States threatening but not finishing chances through most of the first-half, Ferreira opened the scoring in the 43rd. It was Ferreira again in the 54th, scoring his and the USA's third goal in the 56th . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (June 10, 2022) US Soccer Players - A World Cup is coming, and the United States has a spot booked for the biggest tournament in international soccer. Nothing can compete with the World Cup. The USMNT's preparations for a return to the brightest stage the game can offer are naturally dominating attention. Meanwhile, there's some additional business for Gregg . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the USMNT beginning its 2022-23 Nations League group schedule later tonight against Grenada (10pm ET - ESPN+, UniMas). With the USMNT technical staff stressing the importance of games that count as well as defending a title, the USMNT can use their two Nations League games as another test of tactics and personnel. With that in mind, here are three things to look . . .
By Charles Boehm – AUSTIN, TX (Jun 9, 2022) US Soccer Players - The night of October 15, 2019, was difficult for Gregg Berhalter and the USMNT. Four days after routing Cuba 7-0 at DC's Audi Field to open their first Concacaf Nations League schedule, the Yanks traveled north to Toronto to meet Canada at chilly BMO Field, their 16th game under the coach's leadership. Almost everything went well . . .