Thursday's soccer news starts with a lengthy press release from Concacaf nominally about finally adding a draw to the Gold Cup. Instead of setting the field and separating the United States from Mexico, Concacaf is opting for a draw to determine the group stage. From the knockout round "teams on opposite sides of the bracket meet from the quarterfinals onwards.... This change will provide more . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jul 8, 2019) US Soccer Players – In what may have been the most competitive and unpredictable Gold Cup in history, Mexico lifted the trophy on Sunday night at a sold out Soldier Field in Chicago. At the same time, the region’s teams showed a growth in talent and maturity, putting the world’s other confederations – notably Africa and Asia – on notice that they plan . . .
The 2019 Gold Cup ended at Chicago's Soldier Field on Sunday with Mexico lifting the trophy in a 1-0 win over the USMNT. Jonathan dos Santos scored the game's only goal in the 73rd minute with Guillermo Ochoa keeping the clean sheet. Christian Pulisic won the best young player award for the tournament with the USMNT winning the Fair Play award. The USMNT will reconvene for the September . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 5, 2019) US Soccer Players - When the USMNT play Mexico, it’s not just a game, it’s an event. The biggest soccer event in North America, in fact. This is the occasion that players and fans on both sides of the border, not to mention advertisers and television executives, crave. Thanks to El Tri’s narrow semifinal win over Haiti and the USMNT’s . . .
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The USMNT plays Jamaica on Wednesday night in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup semifinals (9:30pm ET - FS1) with another opportunity to show progress. This has been an interesting tournament for all of the teams with that in mind. Mexico needing extra time to see off Haiti 1-0 is just the latest example. That unexpected difficulty for a favorite followed the USMNT's 1-0 win over Curacao to reach the . . .
By Clemente Lisi – PHILADELPHIA, PA (Jul 1, 2019) US Soccer Players – The Gold Cup enters the semifinal stage with several key storylines. At a tournament that has seen plenty of upsets so far, we head to the final four. The teams left standing at this tournament, Mexico, Haiti, Jamaica and the United States, says a lot about the current state of Concacaf. After the confederation instituted the . . .
The USMNT advanced to the Gold Cup semifinals with a 1-0 shutout of Curacao at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field. Weston McKennie scored the game's only goal in the 25th minute, heading in a Christian Pulisic cross. Zack Steffen kept the clean sheet with four saves. The USMNT advances to play Jamaica on July 3 in the semifinals at Nashville's Nissan Stadium (9:30pm ET - FS1). Jamaica shutout . . .
The USMNT closes out group D play at the 2019 Gold Cup against Panama on Wednesday (9pm ET - FS1) at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City. The USMNT raised expectations with a confident 6-0 shutout of Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday. They enter the group D finale tied on points with Panama but with a +10 goal difference to Panama's +4. What the USMNT showed against Trinidad and Tobago was the . . .
The soccer news starts with an upset on the final day of group B at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup. With Haiti and Costa Rica entering the finale tied on six points, the winner would take the group and avoid playing Mexico in the quarterfinals. That turned out to be Haiti, beating Costa Rica 2-1 to setup a date in the knockout round with Canada. Costa Rica led from a 13th minute Alvaro Saborio goal, . . .