The USMNT needed a late goal from Jordan Siebatcheu to advance to the Nations League final. Siebatcheu subbed on in the 78th minute, scoring in the 89th. The win comes in the first game that counts the USMNT played since the November 2019 international window. They advance to face the winner of Mexico vs Costa Rica in Sunday's final. Honduras put on a strong showing against the United States. . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the USMNT trying to advance in the Concacaf Nations League. The USMNT plays Honduras later tonight at Empower Field in Denver (7:30pm ET - Univision and Paramount+) with a spot in the final on the line. It's been a long wait to bring the first Nations League to a conclusion, with Concacaf moving the final four to the March international window and then to June. . . .
The USMNT took an early lead in St Gallen, but it was Switzerland picking up a friendly win on Sunday with a 2-1 result. Sebastian Lletget continued his run of form with the National Team, opening the scoring in the 5th minute. Switzerland had a chance to go ahead from the penalty spot in the 42nd after a Sergino Dest hand ball but failed to convert. Steven Zuber put Switzerland up for good with a . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 28, 2021) US Soccer Players - American soccer's velocity is increasing. The generational churn is changing how coaches and fans alike think about player roles in the USMNT. It wasn't that long ago that a 27-year-old would be right in the middle of the age plot for a national team roster. The USMNT has always relied on players with experience, meaning players in . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with a preview of Sunday's Switzerland vs USMNT friendly (2pm ET - ESPN). The game comes as the USMNT technical staff tries to mimic what the squad will face this Fall during the compacted World Cup qualifying schedule. The distance between Switzerland and Denver might be stretching things, but the next stop is the Concacaf Nations League semifinal and the first game . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (May 27, 2021) US Soccer Players - "It's amazing to see the talent that's here. And the ages of these players is incredible, and then how talented they are. I think we're entering sort of a golden era for US soccer." That was DeAndre Yedlin's assessment of the USMNT's burgeoning youth movement as he made his first return to the program since 2019 this week. The . . .
USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter named his 23-player roster for the upcoming Nations League semifinal against Honduras and either the 3rd-place game or the final against Mexico or Costa Rica. All games are set for Empower Field in Denver with the first Concacaf Nations League coming to a close on June 3rd and 6th. “We are excited to gather this group together as we compete to win the Nations League . . .
USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter is calling 27 players into camp for the May 30 friendly against Switzerland in St Gallen. The camp coincides with the end of the European seasons and is part of the preparation for the Nations League semifinal in Denver on June 3. The USMNT will play the final or 3rd-place game on June 6, also in Denver. Christian Pulisic and Zack Steffen are unavailable for the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 19, 2021) US Soccer Players - Tuesday morning brought the grim news that New York Red Bulls and USMNT defender Aaron Long underwent surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon suffered in the Red Bulls' 1-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union on Saturday. The expectation is that Long will miss the remainder of the 2021 Major League Soccer season. That means Long will . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the USMNT U-23s exiting the Concacaf Olympic qualifying tournament following a 2-1 loss to Honduras. The United States fell behind just before halftime. The US got caught trying to play out of the back in the 47th minute, making it 2-0. Jackson Yueill pulled a goal back for the USMNT in the 52nd with a shot from distance. Finishing with 63% of the possession, . . .