The soccer news starts with USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter and Mexico coach Tata Martino making an old point ahead of Friday night's friendly at MetLife Stadium (8:30pm - FS1). Berhalter started by favoring Mexico in a comparison of the state of the two country's soccer. Shocked looks, Martino agreed with Berhalter's assessment. However much weight you want to put on words like "slightly" and "a . . .
The USMNT returns to action on Friday (8:30pm - FS1) in an international friendly against Mexico at MetLife Stadium. For the USMNT, it's another opportunity in the region's biggest rivalry in an NFL stadium. Both teams are preparing to navigate the Nations League, a competition that just yesterday moved the finals from the March international window to June's. There's not a lot of unfamiliarity . . .
The soccer news starts with Mexico lifting the 2019 Gold Cup after beating the USMNT 1-0 in Chicago. The game hinged on Jonathan dos Santos's goal in the 73rd minute. The USMNT had its chances, coming close to taking the lead in the first-half. It's the 8th Gold Cup title for Mexico, giving them momentum in their latest era under Tata Martino. Here's what we saw from the 2019 Gold Cup final. Shot . . .
The 2019 Gold Cup ended at Chicago's Soldier Field on Sunday with Mexico lifting the trophy in a 1-0 win over the USMNT. Jonathan dos Santos scored the game's only goal in the 73rd minute with Guillermo Ochoa keeping the clean sheet. Christian Pulisic won the best young player award for the tournament with the USMNT winning the Fair Play award. The USMNT will reconvene for the September . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 5, 2019) US Soccer Players - When the USMNT play Mexico, it’s not just a game, it’s an event. The biggest soccer event in North America, in fact. This is the occasion that players and fans on both sides of the border, not to mention advertisers and television executives, crave. Thanks to El Tri’s narrow semifinal win over Haiti and the USMNT’s . . .
The USMNT plays Mexico in the final of the 2019 Gold Cup on Sunday (9pm ET - FS1) with plenty of questions for both teams to try to answer. It's been an interesting Gold Cup, getting to the likeliest conclusion of the two big North American nations playing each other for the trophy. How both got there wasn't as straightforward as expected. Here are three things to look for on Sunday. Points to . . .
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The soccer news starts with the USMNT putting together a team performance against Trinidad and Tobago in game two of the Gold Cup. The win served at least two purposes. It qualified the USMNT for the quarterfinals and it reminded everybody how fun this team can be. It's far too early to tell if Gregg Berhalter's project is the est way forward, but for at least one night in Cleveland it was easy . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jun 19, 2019) US Soccer Players - Normally, the summer after the World Cup would be a busy and important one for the Mexican national team. Played every odd-numbered year, the Gold Cup is a calendar staple. With Copa America held the year after the World Cup, that too would be plenty to keep Mexico busy. Add in the importance of the FIFA Confederations Cup. For years . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 15, 2019) US Soccer Players - Since 2019 is an odd-numbered year, Major League Soccer is taking a brief hiatus in June because of the Gold Cup. MLS will stand down during the tournament's group stage, but games will pick back up when the knockout rounds begin. For teams like LAFC, who has a star player from one of the participating Gold Cup nations, that should . . .