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 . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 30, 2022) US Soccer Players – The USMNT will play games that matter this month with the start of the Concacaf Nations League. The tournament, now in its second edition, will culminate next summer. This June is the start of the league phase, continuing during the March 2023 international window. For the United States and other World Cup-bound teams, the . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 23, 2022) US Soccer Players – It’s going to be an unusual soccer summer. With the World Cup pushed to the winter, the countries that have qualified for the finals need to use this window. In the case of the United States, that means a June schedule with two friendlies and the start of the Concacaf Nations League. The USMNT begins camp for a key period as . . .
USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter announced his 27-player roster for the May/June 2022 international window. The USMNT will play four times during the window, starting with friendlies against Morocco on June 1 and Uruguay on June 5 before playing Nations League games against Grenada on the 10 and at El Salvador on the 14. “We are excited to get the group back together as we prepare to compete against . . .
By J Hutcherson (Aug 3, 2021) US Soccer Players - If there's a takeaway in this era of Nations Leagues and compacted schedules, it's that whatever just happened only counts for so long. The Concacaf Nations League ended a little over a month before the Gold Cup began. Now it's World Cup qualifying set to start on September 2. What's already clear is that success in this region is even more of a . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 11, 2021) US Soccer Players - Before Sunday's Concacaf Nations League final, the last time the USMNT played Mexico was in September of 2019. That was a high-profile friendly at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Back then, coach Gregg Berhalter insisted on building play out of the back despite El Tri's fierce high press. The result was a 3-0 Mexico win keyed by . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 9, 2021) US Soccer Players - On Sunday night in Denver, the USMNT showed proof that things have changed. Against a motivated Mexico, they won a regional rivalry and a trophy. They did it with a new look squad showing that head coach Gregg Berhalter's tactics can work under pressure. Berhalter's group is as close to a "new team" as any continuously operating . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jun 8, 2021) US Soccer Players - It's easy enough to look at the squads fielded by the United States and Mexico to determine the value of the Nations League. Both opted for their best available players, with Mexico coach Tata Martino making some tough decisions but otherwise going with his take on first choice. That sent a clear message about prioritizing the first leg of the . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jun 7, 2021) US Soccer Players – The Concacaf Nations League Finals, the first stop along the long summer road of international matches for the USMNT, concluded Sunday with a thrilling US win against Mexico in extra time. Winning the Nations League gave the USA's new generation a trophy and a victory against their biggest rival. The USMNT's European-based . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the USMNT making a major statement in Concacaf by winning the Nations League. It wasn't easy for the USMNT, needing two comebacks and an injury requiring a goalkeeping change but the result was making history as the first Nations League winners. As Charlie Davies said on the CBS Sports Network coverage, "this is a start." With that in mind, here are three takeaways . . .