We start the soccer news with FIFA conducting the draw for the U-17 World Cup in Brazil in October and November. The USMNT is in Group D along with Senegal, Japan, and the Netherlands. The USMNT finished 2nd at the Concacaf U-17 Championship, losing 2-1 to Mexico on May 16 in Bradenton. Senegal initially finished 3rd in Group B at the 2019 U-17 Cup of Nations in April. They exited the tournament . . .
The soccer news starts with the latest joint competition between MLS and Liga MX. The Leagues Cup starts on July 23, less than two months after MLS confirmed that the tournament would happen. It's the latest attempt for games that sort of count between MLS and Liga MX teams outside of the Concacaf Champions League. MLS and Liga MX already have the Campeones Cup, the meeting between their league . . .
The soccer news starts with Mexico lifting the 2019 Gold Cup after beating the USMNT 1-0 in Chicago. The game hinged on Jonathan dos Santos's goal in the 73rd minute. The USMNT had its chances, coming close to taking the lead in the first-half. It's the 8th Gold Cup title for Mexico, giving them momentum in their latest era under Tata Martino. Here's what we saw from the 2019 Gold Cup final. Shot . . .
The USMNT plays Mexico in the final of the 2019 Gold Cup on Sunday (9pm ET - FS1) with plenty of questions for both teams to try to answer. It's been an interesting Gold Cup, getting to the likeliest conclusion of the two big North American nations playing each other for the trophy. How both got there wasn't as straightforward as expected. Here are three things to look for on Sunday. Points to . . .
The USMNT plays Jamaica on Wednesday night in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup semifinals (9:30pm ET - FS1) with another opportunity to show progress. This has been an interesting tournament for all of the teams with that in mind. Mexico needing extra time to see off Haiti 1-0 is just the latest example. That unexpected difficulty for a favorite followed the USMNT's 1-0 win over Curacao to reach the . . .
The soccer news starts with the club game in Europe, easy enough to overlook right now with the Women's World Cup, Gold Cup, Copa America, and Cup of Nations taking the spotlight. As brief as the offseason is on the other side of the Atlantic, there's no end to the issues across multiple leagues. The latest worth noticing is AC Milan going ahead and sitting out the Europa League. Last week, the . . .
The soccer news starts with an interesting weekend in the Gold Cup quarterfinals. Haiti came back from two goals down to knockout Canada 3-2. Mexico needed an extra round of penalties to get past Costa Rica. On the other side of the bracket, Jamaica advanced over Panama and the USMNT knocked out Curacao both with 1-0 shutouts. If there's any major carryover from these games, it's that there's . . .
The soccer news starts with the USMNT working to avoid ending up part of an underdog story at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup. Curacao was the surprise 2nd-place finisher in group B, setting up a quarterfinal meeting with group D winners the United States on Sunday in Philadelphia (8pm ET - FS1). This presents a different challenge for the United States, with no one expecting to see Curacao . . .
The USMNT responded to squad rotation with a 1-0 shutout of Panama to win group D at the 2019 Gold Cup. Jozy Altidore's goal made the difference in the 1-0 result. Now, the USMNT focuses on surprise team Curacao in Sunday's quarterfinal in Philadelphia (8pm ET - FS1). It's not the kind of test the USMNT expected to start the knockout rounds, but playing an underdog is its own . . .
The USMNT closes out group D play at the 2019 Gold Cup against Panama on Wednesday (9pm ET - FS1) at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City. The USMNT raised expectations with a confident 6-0 shutout of Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday. They enter the group D finale tied on points with Panama but with a +10 goal difference to Panama's +4. What the USMNT showed against Trinidad and Tobago was the . . .