By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 16, 2021) US Soccer Players - With Thursday's second match night of group B in the books, we're now halfway through the 2021 Gold Cup round-robin stage. The outlines of the knockout bracket are taking enough shape for some general observations can be made about the latest edition of Concacaf's top tournament. Here's four. Issues for Cinderella teams It's a . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with a clear result from an attack-minded version of the USMNT at the Gold Cup. While strength of opponent is always a caveat, the USMNT showed that it could take advantage of a situation with its 6-1 win over Martinique. One goal short of making a draw enough to win the group on Sunday (5pm ET - FOX), the USMNT gave Canada plenty of things to consider. As the FS1 . . .
The USMNT picked up three points in Gold Cup group B with a 6-1 win over Martinique in Kansas City. They enter Sunday's final group stage game against Canada (5pm ET - FOX) tied on points and goal difference but in 2nd-place on goals for. Canada beat Haiti 4-1 in the early game. With the USMNT and Canada wins, Martinique and Haiti are both officially eliminated from advancing with a game . . .
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 . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 14, 2021) US Soccer Players - If there was any consensus about the USMNT's narrow 1-0 victory over Haiti in the team's opening group stage game at the 2021 Gold Cup, it was about the performance of right back Shaq Moore. On a night when the defense fended off several dangerous Haitian counterattacks, it was Moore who stood out on the right side of the US . . .
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 Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jul 12, 2021) US Soccer Players – There are some who are quick to point out that the Gold Cup schedule almost guarantees that some participants won't have their first choice rosters available. Typically held in mid-summer, the USMNT and Mexico, teams that have many European-based players, often leave their best players out. Instead, they tend to field . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the USMNT picking up three points against Haiti in a 1-0 group B win. With Columbus beating Martinique 4-1, the USMNT enters the second matchday trailing on goal difference at the top of the table. "Only" winning 1-0 needs seeing what Canada does against Haiti before turning it into an overarching talking point. With that in mind, here are three takeaways from the . . .
The USMNT opened group B play at the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup with a 1-0 shutout of Haiti at Children's Mercy Stadium. Sam Vines scored the game's only goal in the 8th minute, heading in a ball from Gyasi Zardes in front of the Haiti goal. The win has the USMNT in second-place in the group after the opening matchday. Canada shutout Martinique 4-1 in the early game to take the top spot on goal . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 7, 2021) US Soccer Players - Every two years, the story is the same. The Gold Cup arrives and Major League Soccer shifts into "Make Do" mode. Concacaf's championship may give a bigger stage to players who would otherwise be left to toil in the shadows, but it sure throws a wrench in things for MLS teams. Depth gets tested. Coaches must turn to more unheralded . . .