The soccer news starts with the USMNT putting together a team performance against Trinidad and Tobago in game two of the Gold Cup. The win served at least two purposes. It qualified the USMNT for the quarterfinals and it reminded everybody how fun this team can be. It's far too early to tell if Gregg Berhalter's project is the est way forward, but for at least one night in Cleveland it was easy . . .
The 2019 MLS season resumed after a week off for the Gold Cup. The LA Galaxy shook off their US Open Cup exit with a 2-0 shutout at FC Cincinnati. Emmanuel Boateng put the Galaxy up in the 12th with Favio Alvarez doubling the lead in the 15th. David Bingham kept the clean sheet with three saves. Chicago and Real Salt Lake drew 1-1 in Bridgeview. Aleksandar Katai put the Fire up in the 5th minute . . .
The USMNT posted a shutout in their second Gold Cup group D game, beating Trinidad and Tobago 6-0 in Cleveland. The USA took a 1-0 lead into the half courtesy of a 41st minute goal from Aaron Long. The goals added up quickly in the second-half with Gyasi Zardes scoring in the 66th and 69th minutes. Christian Pulisic made it 4-0 in the 73rd with Paul Arriola scoring in the 78th. Long finished off . . .
The USMNT plays their second group D game on Saturday (8pm ET - FS1) facing off against Trinidad and Tobago in Cleveland. Following the USA's 4-0 win over Guyana, the focus is now on the increasing levels of competition. USMNT coach Gregg berhalter made some choices in the opener that were opponent dependent. We should expect the same on Saturday. With that in mind, here's what we're looking for . . .
The soccer news starts with more from the US Open Cup round of 16. NYCFC knocked out DC United 2-1 at Audi Field. Wayne Rooney put DC up in the 32nd minute with Alexandru Mitrita equalizing in the 38th. Ismael Tajouri-Shradi scored for New York in the 41st minute "First goal, the team had two chances and we had some deep runs but they did well in identifying the space in making runs and good . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jun 19, 2019) US Soccer Players - Normally, the summer after the World Cup would be a busy and important one for the Mexican national team. Played every odd-numbered year, the Gold Cup is a calendar staple. With Copa America held the year after the World Cup, that too would be plenty to keep Mexico busy. Add in the importance of the FIFA Confederations Cup. For years . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (June 19, 2019) US Soccer Players - Sixteen teams. Games in Costa Rica and Jamaica. Qualification through the new Nations League for two-thirds of the field. Each is a new element of the Gold Cup in 2019, meant to improve the tournament. For a region that is light on World Cup-caliber nations and overly dependent on the United States for hosting duties, these . . .
The soccer news starts with the USMNT's 4-0 shutout of Guyana in the Gold Cup. There's no use flattering the opponent. This was a game that would always be about how the US won. That's Guyana's situation throughout the group D schedule, an over-matched team trying to take something away from the tournament. Against the USMNT, that takeaway was only being down a goal at halftime. For the USMNT, . . .
The USMNT opened group D play at the 2019 Gold Cup with a 4-0 win over Guyana at Allianz Field in Saint Paul. Paul Arriola opened the scoring in the 28th minute with an assist from Weston McKennie. The US took the 1-0 lead into halftime. Tyler Boyd made it 2-0 USMNT in the 51st with Michael Bradley assisting. The USA's third goal came when an Arriola ball into the box deflected off of a Guyana . . .
The USMNT starts Gold Cup group D play against Guyana on Tuesday in Saint Paul (10pm ET - FS1). For the USMNT, the match-up against the nation ranked 177th by FIFA and 22nd by Concacaf is an opportunity to put the warm-up friendlies behind them. The USMNT had difficulties generating offense against Jamaica and Venezuela. That shouldn't be an issue against Guyana, getting confidence in the system . . .