The soccer news starts with the USMNT trying to keep their 2019 win streak alive against Chile tonight in Houston (8pm ET - ESPN2). USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter is installing a new system that has worked with a variety of USMNT players. That will continue at BBVA Compass Stadium, with Berhalter already saying he plans on using a different lineup than the one that beat Ecuador last week in Orlando. . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Mar 25, 2019) US Soccer Players – The year was 1988 and the US Soccer Federation had embarked on the uphill task of putting together a bid to host the 1994 World Cup. Although soccer had suffered a setback with the NASL’s demise, the National Team continued to play games. In 1988, the team bucked the odds and qualified for the Olympics, the start of an era that . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 22, 2019) US Soccer Players - The USMNT banked their third win in three tries under Gregg Berhalter on Thursday, defeating Ecuador 1-0 in Orlando. It was a game that shed light on both the program’s promise under new management and the persistent presence of some old challenges. Here are a few takeaways from the win. A game of thirds The US showed composure . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the USMNT's 1-0 win over Ecuador. With the pressure on the USMNT in a short week of training, the team responded with a friendly win. Coach Gregg Berhalter's choice to put the pre-game focus on tactical decisions gave the first March friendly a clear story to tell. For the most part, the players on the field showed that even without a lot of practice sessions they . . .
The USMNT started the March 2019 international window with a 1-0 shutout of Ecuador at Orlando City Stadium. A deflected Gyasi Zardes shot in the 81st minute was the game's only goal. Sean Johnson kept the clean sheet. Coach Gregg Berhalter's tactics and personnel decisions showed throughout the first-half. The USMNT played with composure on the ball, winning corners and pressuring the Ecuador . . .
The soccer news starts with the USMNT in action against Ecuador at 8pm ET on ESPN2. The preparations for the game at Orlando City Stadium focused on USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter making his preferences known in advance for his first choice squad. Ecuador is the 9th-ranked team in CONMEBOL, 58th overall in the FIFA World Rankings. It's a different calibre of opponent than what the USMNT faced in . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 20, 2019) US Soccer Players - The USMNT is coming out of a dark period. The failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup casts a shadow over the program that still lingers, more than a year-and-a-half after the loss in Trinidad eliminated the Americans from the tournament in Russia. The memories of how it all went wrong haven’t faded. Questions about roster . . .
The soccer news starts with US Soccer announcing that Jason Kreis will coach the USMNT U-23s. Kreis takes over the program immediately, with the team currently in camp in Spain. The U-23s are the team that attempts to qualify for the Olympics, something that has turned into a challenge in recent cycles. Kreis takes the job while remaining part of Inter Miami. "It's a tremendous opportunity," . . .
By Clemente Lisi – HARRISON, NJ (Mar 18, 2019) US Soccer Players – Aaron Long is the latest talent to come out of the Red Bulls' system. Over the past few years, the Red Bulls have relied on many young talents like Tim Ream, Matt Miazga, Tyler Adams, Sean Davis, Conor Lade, and Tim Parker. Some have moved on. Others, like Long, are working hard to help RBNY win its first MLS Cup. Named MLS . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 14, 2019) US Soccer Players - Iconic UCLA basketball coach John Wooden used to tell his teams “be quick, but don’t hurry.” That mindset also seems to reflect Gregg Berhalter’s approach to his construction process with the USMNT. The players will gather in Orlando next week for a training camp ahead of friendlies vs Ecuador and Chile. This is the first FIFA . . .