It's the day before the final match day for the USMNT at the Copa Centenario. 3rd-place is on the line against Colombia (9pm ET - FX) along with restoring a bit of pride after the loss to Argentina. Whether or not that influences coach Jurgen Klinsmann's lineup and tactics is an open question. Without suspensions, there's every reason to believe Klinsmann would've stuck with the same starting . . .
Colombia lost 2-0 to Chile in a game more memorable for the over two hour weather delay due to the rain in Chicago. The organizers got the game in and Chile sent Colombia to a 3rd-place rematch with the USMNT, winning 2-0. That also sets up a rematch in the final, with Chile losing 2-1 to Argentina in Group D. How the USMNT and Colombia will approach the consolation prize on offer on Saturday . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jun 22, 2016) US Soccer Players - We were all fooled. For years, Mexico looked like a burgeoning power, a National Team one step away from joining the upper crust. Instead, Mexico is the same old team - a collection of players capable of strong performances but because of misguided management from the Federation, destined to fail on the big stage. Mexico’s historic . . .
It's the morning after the USMNT's 4-0 loss to Argentina, with multiple attempts to work out what the team can take away from the game. Put out a faster lineup against one of the best teams in the world? Point to the officiating in the quarterfinal? Make more noise about the Copa Centenario's ridiculous travel demands? Focus on what got the USMNT to that semifinal game? Argue for more physicality . . .
The USMNT fell behind early and was unable to recover in a 4-0 loss to Argentina in the Copa Centenario semifinals. Ezequiel Lavezzi headed in Argentina's opening goal in the 3rd minute. Lionel Messi became Argentina's all-time top scorer by converting a free kick in the 32nd. USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann made a change at halftime, bringing on Christian Pulisic, but the USMNT was down 3-0 when . . .
It's the other half of the Copa Centenario semifinal bracket with Colombia playing Chile on Fox Sports 1. There's plenty of intrigue with this one, especially since Chile is coming off of their lopsided shutout of Mexico. Also on the soccer TV schedule, the Euro 2016 group stage concludes in France. Colombia vs Chile at 8pm on Fox Sports 1. It's the other Copa Centenario semifinal with Colombia . . .
It's time for the USMNT to face its next biggest challenge against an in-form Argentina. A spot in the Copa America final is on the line in Houston (9pm ET - Fox Sports 1). As one might expect on a match day, there's another round of previews trying to tease out what we're all basically guessing at. What will happen tonight at NRG Stadium? USA Today's Martin Rogers explains how USMNT coach Jurgen . . .
It's the day we've all been waiting for, if by "waiting for" you mean apprehensively dreading. Well, unless you've fully bought into Jurgen Klinsmann's prefered "warrior" mode. Even then, there's at least the nagging gloom that goes along with trying to forget what happened to that other giant of CONCACAF against a quality CONMEBOL team. Nothing has changed since Saturday night. Argentina still . . .
By Clemente Lisi – HOUSTON, TX (Jun 20, 2016) US Soccer Players – The USMNT will be without several key players on Tuesday night when it takes on Argentina in the semifinals of the Copa America Centenario. As US coach Jurgen Klinsmann tries to figure out how best to replace Jermaine Jones (red card) and Alejandro Bedoya and Bobby Wood (both yellow card accumulation) he will have to rely on a . . .
It was already easy enough to look at Argentina and wonder whom the USMNT would face in the 3rd-place game before Chile demolished Mexico on Saturday night. Argentina had barely booked their place in the semifinals of the Copa Centenario before Chile made friends with the back of El Tri's net. All of a sudden, the other favorite was no longer an issue. That leaves Argentina, the world's #1 team, . . .