Friday's soccer news starts with the USMNT returning home after a scoreless draw at Mexico in Concacaf World Cup qualifying. Splitting the points keeps the same order at the top of the Octagonal qualifying table, with the USMNT in 2nd-place. They host a Panama team on Sunday (7pm ET - FS1) that drew 1-1 at home against Honduras, dropping to 5th-place and now chasing Costa Rica for the playoff . . .
Mexico and the United States split the points in a 0-0 draw at Estadio Azteca in the Octagonal round of Concacaf World Cup qualifying. The United States had its chances in front of a noticeably small crowd due to traffic issues getting to the stadium. As the game developed, the United States came close to scoring twice, putting four of their nine shots on goal. Mexico had two shots on goal from 11 . . .
By Charles Boehm – MEXICO CITY (Mar 24, 2022) US Soccer Players - For decades, Estadio Azteca has been the immovable object for generation after generation of US soccer players and teams. Coaches come and go, names on the backs of the jerseys change. The two nations on either side of North America's biggest rivalry evolve and, in many ways, grow more alike. But the results at this hulking, . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with the USMNT making the trip to Mexico for tomorrow's Concacaf World Cup qualifier at Estadio Azteca. Unlike the last cycle, altitude adjustments aren't as much of the story. Instead, the focus has been on how USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter might structure his squad. He certainly has the data points after the summer of USMNT vs Mexico. Goalkeeping isn't . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the USMNT training in Houston in advance of a quick trip to Mexico City. The technical staff's solution for one of Mexico's advantages is not to spend much time at altitude. Instead, arriving the day before the game should, in theory, limit the impact of playing 7350 feet above sea level. As for the other environmental factors, it's the same for every team that . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Mar 21, 2022) US Soccer Players – It's one of the biggest National Team rivalries on the planet. It's a game played in adverse conditions on both sides of the border. It's also one that the United States has dominated most recently, which should add even more pressure to its rivalry with Mexico. The legendary Estadio Azteca will host another meeting of the . . .
USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter announced his roster for the March 2022 World Cup qualifiers. The United States is at Mexico on March 24, home to Panama on the 27, and closes out the Octagonal round of World Cup qualifying at Costa Rica on March 30. “We’re excited about the opportunity to achieve our goal of qualifying for the World Cup,” Berhalter said in a press statement. “We have a group that’s . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 17, 2022) US Soccer Players - Thanks to the pandemic, it’s been a compressed, intense sprint more than the winding marathon we’d grown accustomed to over the previous quarter-century. The stakes are just as high as ever, though, as Concacaf’s 2022 World Cup qualifying cycle concludes over the next two weeks. The final window of the Octagonal phase is upon . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with US Soccer announcing that Turner Sports will be their English-language television outlet starting in 2023 and running through 2030. US Soccer hasn't announced a deal for Spanish-language rights. For the USMNT, the Federation controls the broadcast rights for home World Cup qualifiers and friendlies. “This is a significant milestone for Turner Sports and . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 4, 2022) US Soccer Players - Luca de la Torre takes his opportunities. That fact was made clear by the 23-year-old midfielder over the last six months when he talked openly about trying to break into the United States Men's National Team. De la Torre wasn't shy. He shared with several American outlets the feedback given to him by USMNT head coach Gregg . . .