By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Oct 18, 2021) US Soccer Players – World Cup Qualifying rolls on as the road to Qatar 2022 starts to take shape. Aside from the host nation, Germany and Denmark were the first two teams to qualify for the World Cup finals. The pandemic forced a condensed schedule of qualifying games, adding to the emotion and drama that usually comes with these games. Concacaf . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 14, 2021) US Soccer Players - Lower.com Field is a beautiful, thoughtfully-constructed new downtown stadium. With its steeply-pitched stands, sweeping roof, and absurd variety of food, beverages, and premium club areas, it feels as though its builders spared no expense or overlooked any detail. It's a drastic contrast to its predecessor Historic Crew Stadium . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with three more World Cup qualifying points for the United States. How they got them in Columbus wasn't straightforward. Costa Rica opened the scoring a minute in with unavoidable defensive positioning leaving the play onside. Sergino Dest chasing his mark over the endline became Dest slamming the ball into the top corner in the 25th minute, equalizing against Keylor . . .
The United States fell behind in the opening minute to Costa Rica at Lower.com Field, but came back in a 2-1 World Cup qualifying win. Keysher Fuller scored Costa Rica's goal with Sergino Dest equalizing in the 25th. A strong shot from Timothy Weah put the USA up for good in the 66th, credited as an own-goal to Costa Rica backup goalkeeper Leonel Moreira. Costa Rica starting goalkeeper Keylor . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with the USMNT closing out the October World Cup qualifying schedule against Costa Rica in Columbus (7pm ET - ESPN2). The three-game window is an opportunity to turn around a 1-0 loss to Panama, where the United States finished with no shots on goal. That's the key takeaway, with the USMNT needing to restart the offense at Lower.com Field. "One thing I want to . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the rest of Concacaf World Cup qualifying in tomorrow's finale for the October international window. Sunday's results have Mexico with a three-point lead at the top of the table. Three points also separate 2nd through 5th-place. 3rd-place Panama plays 4th-place Canada in a game with obvious repercussions for the USA tied with Panama on points and ahead on goal . . .
The United States lost its second game of the October international window, losing 1-0 at Panama. A tough first-half for the USMNT turned into a 1-0 Panama lead early in the second in a Concacaf World Cup qualifier at Estadio Rommel Fernandez. Panama's Anibal Godoy scored the game's only goal in the 54th minute and goalkeeper Luis Mejia didn't need a save to keep the clean sheet. The result leaves . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the USMNT collecting three points in a 2-0 shutout of Jamaica in Austin. Game two of the October window is set for Sunday in Panama City (6pm ET - Paramount+) with the same expectation. Three more points, with the United States now top of the Octagonal table. Panama lost 1-0 at El Salvador to a 37th minute goal. The scoreline flatters the visitors who finished . . .
Once again, Ricardo Pepi was the difference for the USMNT in Concacaf World Cup qualifying. Pepi scored both goals in the 2-0 shutout of Jamaica at Q2 Stadium in Austin. Pepi opened the scoring int he 49th minute and doubled the lead in the 62nd. He now has three goals from two appearances for the USMNT. Matt Turner kept the clean sheet. The USMNT is back in action on Sunday at Panama (6pm ET - . . .
The Concacaf World Cup qualifying schedule resumes later tonight at Q2 Stadium in Austin with the USMNT hosting Jamaica (7:30pm ET - ESPN2). Once again, the USMNT coaching staff is considering its options in a squad missing Christian Pulisic and Gio Reyna due to injury. That was the headline when coach Gregg Berhalter announced his roster, needing to make adjustments when Tim Ream and John Brooks . . .