By Charles Boehm – AL-RAYYAN, QATAR (Nov 24, 2022) US Soccer Players - One of the mantras of Gregg Berhalter's time in charge of the USMNT has been desire to change the way the world looks at American soccer. One of the best opportunities of his tenure to do so arrives with Friday's Group B encounter with mighty England at Al Bayt Stadium north of Doha (2pm ET - FOX). It's a meeting with one of . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the aftermath of the USMNT's 1-1 draw with Wales to open group B. With both teams now tied for 2nd and 3rd-place on a point, the focus quickly shifts to Friday's game twos. Those games, Wales vs Iran and England vs USA, should build on what we saw from all four teams yesterday. With that in mind, here are three takeaways from the group B openers. Yellow . . .
The USMNT opened World Cup group B play drawing 1-1 with Wales at Al Rayyan Stadium. Tim Weah scored the game's opening goal in the 36th minute with Christian Pulisic assisting. Wales equalized from the penalty spot with Gareth Bale converting in the 82nd minute. "I think we lost a little but of power, USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter told FOX. "But in the same sense, Wales stepped up their pressure . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 18, 2022) US Soccer Players - It's almost impossible to make too big a deal out of what's coming on Monday. Years of effort, much of it in service of just qualifying for the tournament, have led to this. There are no givens when it comes to making the field for the quadrennial celebration of the world's favorite game, and perhaps no two teams in the field know . . .
By Luis Bueno - RIVERSIDE, CA (Nov 9, 2022) US Soccer Players - When the USMNT lines up against Wales in the teams’ opening match on Monday, there won’t be anything new as far as the midfield is concerned. US coach Gregg Berhalter selected seven midfielders who contributed greatly to the team’s World Cup qualifying efforts. While there will likely be just three starting spots filled by . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 16, 2022) US Soccer Players - The USMNT is just days away from kicking off its 2022 World Cup campaign. On the ground in Qatar, preparing for its opening group stage match against Wales on Monday, head coach Gregg Berhalter is putting his players through a final set of training sessions. Regarding readiness, there's not much more he could have asked . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Nov 14, 2022) US Soccer Players – Following two years of World Cup Qualifying, the Nations League, and months of friendlies, the start of the 2022 World Cup is under a week away. It will be a tournament of firsts. It is the first time FIFA is holding it in November. It's the first time that a World Cup with 32 nations will happen during a compressed 29-day window. . . .
The last roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Brazil before the World Cup break starts in the Bundesliga with Joe Scally's Gladbach beating Gio Reyna's Borussia Dortmund 4-2. Reyna subbed out at halftime. Gladbach's Jonas Hoffman scored in the 4th minute with Julian Brandt equalizing for Dortmund in the 19th. Gladbach took the lead from a 26th minute goal and Marcus Thuram made it 3-1 in the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 11, 2022) US Soccer Players - As always, England arrives with expectations. England is, after all, where it all began. Soccer emerged from the island of Great Britain roughly 160 years ago and spread across the world to become the planet's greatest sporting passion. When you invent something, people expect you to be good at it. Although England ceded its . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 10, 2022) US Soccer Players - On Wednesday in Brooklyn, 26 players joined the illustrious group of Americans that have earned the chance to represent the United States on the biggest stage in sports. With the World Cup kicking off on November 20 and the USMNT's group stage opener against Wales scheduled for the next day, the moment arrived for head coach Gregg . . .