Sunil Gulati announced through an interview with ESPN's Sam Borden that he will not run for another term in the upcoming US Soccer Federation presidential election. Gulati was eligible for one more four-year term under the US Soccer Federation's term limits. He became US Soccer president in 2006 and was twice re-elected unopposed. He remains a FIFA vice-president and chairperson of the North . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 17, 2017) US Soccer Players - I’ve experienced a wide range of emotions during USMNT games over the past few years, both as a journalistic observer and from the perspective of a soccer-enamored American. Tuesday’s friendly draw with Portugal handed me a new one. A conflicted mix of intrigue, bewilderment, and uneasiness. On the field, the part that should . . .
By Jeff Rueter – SAINT PAUL, MN (Nov 16, 2017) US Soccer Players - To say that Major League Soccer is in a better place than it was in 2011 would be a massive understatement. MLS has seen its talent pool become far more impressive, with roster rule changes and advanced metrics and scouting partly to thank. The increased sophistication of the Development Academy initiative has led to a promising . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Nov 15, 2017) US Soccer Players - The last time the USMNT played a game under circumstances similar to those of their 1-1 draw with Portugal in Leiria, no single player on the gameday roster was alive. The last time the USMNT played a game like this, the man who coached the team on Tuesday was a 32-year old assistant coach under Bruce Arena at the University of . . .
The USMNT didn't lose in Portugal on Tuesday, drawing 1-1 in a game that asked plenty of questions from a transitional roster. For the most part, interim coach Dave Sarachan and the players had answers. CJ Sapong showed he could convert a strong MLS season into quality play at international level. Weston McKennie scored on his USMNT debut. Portugal's goal was the result of a goalkeeping error, . . .
The USMNT returned to action on Tuesday, drawing 1-1 with Portugal in Leiria. In a game that served as a fundraiser for victims of the recent forest fires in the region, it was the visitors taking advantage early. Weston McKennie opened the scoring in the 21st minute with CJ Sapong assisting. McKennie and Tyler Adams made their debuts with the full USMNT as starters. With the USMNT producing . . .
The USMNT is in action later today at Portugal (3:45pm ET - FS1). The pressure on this transitional group of USMNT players may be as much internal as external. All involved know the stakes as the program pushes forward after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Interim coach Dave Sarachan has made it clear that he understands his situation, looking at this window as an opportunity to put . . .
We're all well aware of the circumstances. Not qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. USMNT coach Bruce Arena resigning. His assistant Dave Sarachan taking over on an interim basis. The US Soccer presidential election cycle delaying a quick decision. Availability of coaching candidates perhaps carrying that into this World Cup summer. The pressure from fans to show that the program can revive itself . . .
The USMNT returns to action against Portugal in an international friendly on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. ESPN2 has Germany playing France, England vs Brazil is on Fox Deportes, and there are World Cup qualifiers in Africa and Europe. Portugal vs USMNT at 3:45pm on FS1. A transitional version of the USMNT under interim coach Dave Sarachan have spent just over a week training in Lisbon. Sarachan . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Nov 13, 2017) US Soccer Players – "Interim" is a tag no coach likes to have. It means the job is temporary. There is nothing about it that says you will get the job. That’s not a lot of motivation when trying to guide a team. That goes for either club or country. That’s the situation for Dave Sarachan, tasked with guiding the USMNT for the remainder of the year. . . .