Monday's soccer news starts with the MLS results. Charlotte shutout the New York Red Bulls 2-0 at home to open the abbreviated weekend schedule. Ben Bender scored in first-half stoppage time and Derrick Jones doubled the lead in stoppage time. Charlotte goalkeeper made one save to keep the clean sheet. Nashville and San Jose finished scoreless at GEODIS Park. Both teams finished with six shots . . .
Led by a four-goal performance from Jesus Ferreira, the USMNT shutout Grenada 5-0 at Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas to open their 2022-23 Concacaf Nations League A group D schedule. With the United States threatening but not finishing chances through most of the first-half, Ferreira opened the scoring in the 43rd. It was Ferreira again in the 54th, scoring his and the USA's third goal in the 56th . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (June 10, 2022) US Soccer Players - A World Cup is coming, and the United States has a spot booked for the biggest tournament in international soccer. Nothing can compete with the World Cup. The USMNT's preparations for a return to the brightest stage the game can offer are naturally dominating attention. Meanwhile, there's some additional business for Gregg . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the USMNT beginning its 2022-23 Nations League group schedule later tonight against Grenada (10pm ET - ESPN+, UniMas). With the USMNT technical staff stressing the importance of games that count as well as defending a title, the USMNT can use their two Nations League games as another test of tactics and personnel. With that in mind, here are three things to look . . .
By Charles Boehm – AUSTIN, TX (Jun 9, 2022) US Soccer Players - The night of October 15, 2019, was difficult for Gregg Berhalter and the USMNT. Four days after routing Cuba 7-0 at DC's Audi Field to open their first Concacaf Nations League schedule, the Yanks traveled north to Toronto to meet Canada at chilly BMO Field, their 16th game under the coach's leadership. Almost everything went well . . .
USMNT World Cup opponent Wales got a late equalizer against the Netherlands but lost 2-1 at home in the UEFA Nations League. Teun Koopmeiners put the Netherlands up in the 50th minute with Rhys Norrington-Davies equalizing two minutes into stoppage time. Wout Weghorst scored the Netherlands' winner two minutes later. Wales hosts Belgium on Saturday. “Rhys was exceptional tonight," Wales manager . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (June 8, 2022) US Soccer Players - After getting an early start with a 2-1 win over Nigeria on May 28, Mexico faced two CONMEBOL teams in international friendlies. El Tri was no match for Uruguay on June 2, losing 3-0 in Glendale, Arizona. They played out a scoreless draw against Ecuador on Sunday in Chicago. Concacaf teams will now turn their attention to the Nations . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (June 8, 2022) US Soccer Players - Most successful MLS teams have an identity. It could be a particular way of playing, or a physical edge that gives them an advantage. Maybe it's a leg up that comes from a bigger budget or a super productive academy. Real Salt Lake is known for developing talented players but doesn't get the current day academy accolades of the . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts in the Concacaf Nations League. Grenada and El Salvador drew 2-2 in league A group D at Grenada's Kirani James Athletics Stadium. Jacob Berkeley-Agyepong opened the scoring for Grenada in the 29th minute. A 35th minute penalty converted by El Salvador's Alexander Larin leveled the score. Jamal Ray Charles returned the Grenada lead in the 54th with Cristian Gil . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with a comparison between the Concacaf and UEFA Nations Leagues, focusing on the teams in World Cup group B. While the USMNT prepares for Grenada and El Salvador, England and Wales face a different level in Europe. England is in action later today in the UEFA Nations League at Germany and hosting Italy on Saturday. They opened Nations League play at Hungary on . . .