By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jul 18, 2022) US Soccer Players – We interrupt your focus on MLS and preseason tours this summer with talk about the upcoming World Cup. The tournament, now just four months away, remains on the horizon as fans around the world await the start of Qatar 2022. For those with an eye on Concacaf, the confederation will have four representatives at the tournament in the . . .
Mexico’s MLS options
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 . . .
Chicharito Hernandez, the Galaxy, and El Tri
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Apr 13, 2022) US Soccer Players - When the World Cup rolls around, Major League Soccer will have a presence in the tournament. It's not just the United States and Canada highlighting the league. Various national teams from South America, Europe, and beyond should also showcase MLS talent. The league's clubs cast a wide net for players, especially in the new era of . . .
Mexico 0 – USMNT 0, Concacaf World Cup qualifying
Mexico and the United States split the points in a 0-0 draw at Estadio Azteca in the Octagonal round of Concacaf World Cup qualifying. The United States had its chances in front of a noticeably small crowd due to traffic issues getting to the stadium. As the game developed, the United States came close to scoring twice, putting four of their nine shots on goal. Mexico had two shots on goal from 11 . . .
Beginnings, endings, and perseverance for USMNT at Azteca
By Charles Boehm – MEXICO CITY (Mar 24, 2022) US Soccer Players - For decades, Estadio Azteca has been the immovable object for generation after generation of US soccer players and teams. Coaches come and go, names on the backs of the jerseys change. The two nations on either side of North America's biggest rivalry evolve and, in many ways, grow more alike. But the results at this hulking, . . .
Preview: Mexico vs USMNT in Concacaf World Cup qualifying
Wednesday's soccer news starts with the USMNT making the trip to Mexico for tomorrow's Concacaf World Cup qualifier at Estadio Azteca. Unlike the last cycle, altitude adjustments aren't as much of the story. Instead, the focus has been on how USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter might structure his squad. He certainly has the data points after the summer of USMNT vs Mexico. Goalkeeping isn't . . .
Mexico vs USMNT for the first and only time in an Octagonal
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the USMNT training in Houston in advance of a quick trip to Mexico City. The technical staff's solution for one of Mexico's advantages is not to spend much time at altitude. Instead, arriving the day before the game should, in theory, limit the impact of playing 7350 feet above sea level. As for the other environmental factors, it's the same for every team that . . .
Preview: USMNT vs Mexico in the Octagonal
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 12, 2021) US Soccer Players - There's a lot that is new this time in the latest edition of a complicated rivalry. After five straight USMNT vs Mexico qualifiers in Columbus, the match-up moves down the road to Cincinnati. A stadium and MLS team that didn't exist during the last World Cup qualifying cycle now welcomes the biggest game in Concacaf. Nothing . . .
What we’ve learned so far from the Octagonal
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 . . .
Four takeaways from the opening phases of the 2021 Gold Cup
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 16, 2021) US Soccer Players - With Thursday's second match night of group B in the books, we're now halfway through the 2021 Gold Cup round-robin stage. The outlines of the knockout bracket are taking enough shape for some general observations can be made about the latest edition of Concacaf's top tournament. Here's four. Issues for Cinderella teams It's a . . .