By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 9, 2019) US Soccer Players - From their equal-pay dispute with the USWNT to various litigation concerning the NASL, the US Soccer Foundation, and even their own commercial partners Kwik Goal, the United States Soccer Federation has come to be associated with plenty of contentious conflicts in recent years. You can now add the Fed's own boys Development . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 26, 2019) US Soccer Players - The home stretch of the USMNT’s year took further shape this week. US Soccer officially announced a friendly against Uruguay at Busch Stadium in St Louis on September 10. With that announcement, we now have a clear outline for the rest of 2019. That includes four competitive matches thanks to the Concacaf Nations League. The two . . .
We start the soccer news with FIFA conducting the draw for the U-17 World Cup in Brazil in October and November. The USMNT is in Group D along with Senegal, Japan, and the Netherlands. The USMNT finished 2nd at the Concacaf U-17 Championship, losing 2-1 to Mexico on May 16 in Bradenton. Senegal initially finished 3rd in Group B at the 2019 U-17 Cup of Nations in April. They exited the tournament . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jul 8, 2019) US Soccer Players – In what may have been the most competitive and unpredictable Gold Cup in history, Mexico lifted the trophy on Sunday night at a sold out Soldier Field in Chicago. At the same time, the region’s teams showed a growth in talent and maturity, putting the world’s other confederations – notably Africa and Asia – on notice that they plan . . .
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 advanced to the 2019 Gold Cup final to play Mexico on Sunday in Chicago (9pm ET - FS1). The USA beat Jamaica 3-1 in a game interrupted by a lengthy weather delay in the first-half. Weston McKennie opened the scoring for the USMNT with a 9th minute goal. Lightning caused officials to suspend the game in the 15th minute with the teams not returning to the field for 90 minutes. Christian . . .
The soccer news starts with an interesting weekend in the Gold Cup quarterfinals. Haiti came back from two goals down to knockout Canada 3-2. Mexico needed an extra round of penalties to get past Costa Rica. On the other side of the bracket, Jamaica advanced over Panama and the USMNT knocked out Curacao both with 1-0 shutouts. If there's any major carryover from these games, it's that there's . . .
The USMNT advanced to the Gold Cup semifinals with a 1-0 shutout of Curacao at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field. Weston McKennie scored the game's only goal in the 25th minute, heading in a Christian Pulisic cross. Zack Steffen kept the clean sheet with four saves. The USMNT advances to play Jamaica on July 3 in the semifinals at Nashville's Nissan Stadium (9:30pm ET - FS1). Jamaica shutout . . .