By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 16, 2022) US Soccer Players - Concacaf's Under-20 Championship in Honduras served up some legitimate stunners Wednesday night. First, the Dominican Republic booked a place in its first-ever FIFA World Cup of any kind with a 1-0 quarterfinal upset of Jamaica. Then Guatemala pulled off an even bigger shock, knocking out Mexico on penalties after a tense 1-1 . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jun 20, 2022) US Soccer Players – The June international window is over. The schedule of friendlies and Nations League games for both Concacaf and UEFA have filled the time for many of us after most of the European seasons finished. Those European leagues will be back in action when the calendar breaks again for the September window, the last national team games . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 16, 2022) US Soccer Players - It was wet, humid, and muddy, and Yunus Musah was playing his third game in 14 days at the tail end of a long club season. The USMNT were trailing 1-0 thousands of miles from home as the clock ticked down on the second-half. An upset was in the making for the home crowd. The center of the rain-soaked pitch under his feet was . . .
With the rain and muddy conditions at Estadio Cuscatlan dictating the pace and the approach, the USMNT finished off its June, 2022 schedule with a 1-1 draw at El Salvador in Nations League A group D. Alexander Larin put El Salvador up in the 37th minute with Jordan Morris equalizing for the USA a minute into stoppage time. Paul Arriola subbed on in the 61st and saw red in the 70th. El Salvador's . . .
By Clemente Lisi – AUSTIN, TX (Jun 13, 2022) US Soccer Players – The USMNT is close to wrapping up its FIFA window of friendlies and Nations League matches. After Tuesday's road game against El Salvador, the Americans will play two more September friendlies before the start of the World Cup. The games played over the past two weeks gave us the chance to see part of a unique process en route to . . .
Led by a four-goal performance from Jesus Ferreira, the USMNT shutout Grenada 5-0 at Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas to open their 2022-23 Concacaf Nations League A group D schedule. With the United States threatening but not finishing chances through most of the first-half, Ferreira opened the scoring in the 43rd. It was Ferreira again in the 54th, scoring his and the USA's third goal in the 56th . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the USMNT beginning its 2022-23 Nations League group schedule later tonight against Grenada (10pm ET - ESPN+, UniMas). With the USMNT technical staff stressing the importance of games that count as well as defending a title, the USMNT can use their two Nations League games as another test of tactics and personnel. With that in mind, here are three things to look . . .
By Charles Boehm – AUSTIN, TX (Jun 9, 2022) US Soccer Players - The night of October 15, 2019, was difficult for Gregg Berhalter and the USMNT. Four days after routing Cuba 7-0 at DC's Audi Field to open their first Concacaf Nations League schedule, the Yanks traveled north to Toronto to meet Canada at chilly BMO Field, their 16th game under the coach's leadership. Almost everything went well . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jun 6, 2022) US Soccer Players – It was 20 years ago that the USMNT stunned the world and reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup. The 2002 Korea/Japan edition of the tournament was a turning point for the team and soccer as a whole in this country. It showed the world that, for the first time in the modern era, the USMNT could compete at a very high level. It . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with Wales joining the United States, England, and Iran in group B, opening against the USMNT on November 21 at Khalifa International Stadium. Wales took the final UEFA World Cup spot with a 1-0 shutout of Ukraine at Cardiff City Stadium. A 34th minute own-goal put Wales through to the 2022 World Cup. "It's the greatest result in the history of Welsh football," Wales . . .