The USMNT beat Jamaica 4-1 in an international friendly played without fans at Stadion Wiener Neustadt in Austria. The game is the first of two European dates, with the USMNT traveling to Belfast for Sunday's game against Northern Ireland (12pm ET - FS1). With a roster made up mostly of European players, it was an MLS attacking midfielder responsible for half of the US goals. Barcelona defender . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the USMNT finishing 2nd in group A at Concacaf World Cup qualifying. They and group winners Mexico wait on the group B results to see who they will play for a spot in the Olympics on Sunday. Mexico beat the USMNT 1-0 on a 45th minute goal from Uriel Antuna An injury forced Mexico to sub out goalkeeper Luis Malagon for Sebastian Jurado in the 39th minute. With . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 24, 2021) US Soccer Players - The 2021 season arrives for Major League Soccer behind a vanguard of uncertainty as formidable as any in recent memory. 2020 wreaked havoc on preconceived notions and reasonable expectations while laying waste to rosters throughout a stop-start campaign. It’s impossible to know what might have happened in the absence of the . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with World Cup qualifying getting underway in Europe and Concacaf. Those two confederations are the last to join the party, with AFC and CAF starting the long road to 2022 in 2019 and CONMEBOL last October. Unlike Concacaf, UEFA starts with all 55 of its countries involved, divided into groups of five or six teams. March is a three-game window in Europe, meaning . . .
By J Hutcherson (Mar 23, 2021) US Soccer Players - The response to Juventus losing 1-0 at home to Benevento was about what you'd expect from one of soccer's "passionate" fan bases. You can pile whatever you want into "passionate" since it normally applies to supporters of clubs large and small. What it normally means in an elite European club context is extremely unhappy with the spreadsheet to . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with Atlanta United 2 coach Stephen Glass taking the manager job with Aberdeen. Glass finished the 2020 season as the interim coach for Atlanta United who have a seat on the Scottish club's board and he played for Aberdeen. That makes the move from USL to the Scottish Premier League a lot easier to understand. Still, it's unique to see anyone work through Glass's . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Mar 22, 2021) US Soccer Players – It has become an annual rite of passage in MLS. A new team prepares to enter the league each winter, signing players and marketing itself to a new city. The aim is to sell tickets and be competitive enough to make the playoffs. It's exactly what Austin FC has been doing as they prepare to kick off the 2021 season on April 17 on the . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the United States and Mexico Under-23 teams advancing to the Concacaf Olympic qualifying semifinals. The two play each other on Wednesday (9:30pm ET - FS1) to close out the group A schedule. Mexico holds the tiebreaker going into the group stage finale after a 3-0 win over Costa Rica. They'll meet the top two group B teams in the semifinals with the winners advance . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 19, 2021) US Soccer Players - It's obvious that qualifying for the Olympics is undoubtedly better than not making it. Teams don't enter competitions with a plan to fail. A slightly less either/or proposition is just how much the Olympic experience aids in the development of players on the path to the senior national team. It stands to reason that going to the . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the USMNT U-23s shutting out Costa Rica at Concacaf Olympic qualifying. Jesus Ferreria scored the game's only goal in the 35th minute with David Ochoa making eight saves to keep the clean sheet. Costa Rica had the lead on shots on goal to the USMNT's two. The USMNT plays the Dominican Republic in their second group stage game on Sunday (7pm ET - FS1). In the other . . .