The soccer news starts with the USMNT closing out the October international window at Canada in the Nations League (7:30pm ET - ESPN2). Due to starting their Nations League schedule in the September window, Canada has 6 points and a +7 goal difference from two games played. The USMNT is in 2nd-place with 3 points and a +7 differential from Friday's win over Cuba. While Canada is looking at this . . .
The soccer news starts with job done for the USMNT in their Nations League opener. Shutting out Cuba 7-0 at DC's Audi Field didn't highlight any issues for coach Gregg Berhalter's tactics, answered a potential goal difference tiebreaker, and kept the squad healthy. That last one might be the most important as the USMNT counts down to their toughest league A, group A in the Nations League. How . . .
The USMNT opened play in league A group A of the 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League with a 7-0 shutout of Cuba at Audi Field in Washington, DC. Weston McKennie opened the scoring 32 seconds into the game, doubling the lead in the 5th minute. Jordan Morris scored in the 9th with McKennie finishing off his hat-trick in the 13th minute. An own-goal made it 6-0 USMNT in the 37th with Josh Sargent scoring . . .
The USMNT opens its Nations League schedule on Friday night (7pm ET - FS1), playing Cuba at Audi Field in DC. There are plenty of opinions about Concacaf's newest tournament, most of them asking if it really benefits the elite teams in the region. For Concacaf, part of the point is obligating all of its members to play games that count in what were friendly windows. In the latest era of the FIFA . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Oct 9, 2019) US Soccer Players - Concacaf nations traditionally are not strong. That is no secret. Every four years, the world gets a reminder of the relative strength of the confederation. Only two Concacaf teams have reached a World Cup quarterfinal in the last eight World Cups. A Concacaf nation has never won the World Cup, and the prospects of that happening are . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 9, 2019) US Soccer Players - The Chicago Fire is making moves. The club is leaving a perfectly good soccer-specific stadium for an oversized American football venue that is, for lack of a better way of saying it, in a better part of town. Which is to say that they're returning to Chicago proper from the village of Bridgeview. Though the Fire isn't an original . . .
The soccer news starts with Orlando City going into the off season minus head coach James O'Connor. Orlando announced the decision on Monday, now seeking their fourth full-time coach since joining the league in 2015. Over that time, the club has yet to make the playoffs. That makes it hard to avoid yet another rebuild tag after yet another disappointing season. Just like last year, the club . . .
The soccer news starts with last year's MLS champions. Atlanta United didn't win the East in 2018, finishing second to the New York Red Bulls who also won the Supporters' Shield. That meant a bye under the old system, with Atlanta waiting on the winner of the NYCFC vs Philadelphia knockout round game. NYCFC advanced, losing 1-0 to Atlanta at Yankee Stadium and 3-1 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Atlanta . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Oct 7, 2019) US Soccer Players – The October international window is interesting for the USMNT. The United States prepares to take on Cuba and Canada in a pair of games that feel like friendlies, but count for something thanks to the Nations League. As the team prepares for these games, USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter has to examine what the new competition means for . . .
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