The USMNT plays Trinidad & Tobago at Ato Boldon Stadium (8pm ET - beIN Sport) in the final game of the Hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. For the USMNT, the stakes are clear. 3rd-place and avoiding an intercontinental playoff against Australia. We learned earlier on Tuesday that it will be Australia waiting on the CONCACAF 4th-place finisher. They knocked out Syria 2-1 on the . . .
It's time to say goodbye to the 2017 CONCACAF World Cup qualifying cycle one way or the other. Sure, one team will end up in 4th-place and have to play Australia in a November playoff, but for everybody else tonight is it. No more wondering if the old "win at home, draw on the road" script is flipped. No more concerns over trying to figure out a way to scrounge points over a decreasing number of . . .
By Clemente Lisi – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 9, 2017) US Soccer Players – Halloween may be just a few weeks away, but signs of the holiday are all around us. Pumpkins and skeletons adorn the outside of homes and stores have stocked the shelves with candy and costumes. Given this bewitching time of year, it seems fitting then that the USMNT has given a fright to everyone from soccer officials right on . . .
We start the soccer news with the quick takeaway from the USMNT's 4-0 shutout of Panama on Friday. This is how it's supposed to go at home in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. The visiting team tries something that doesn't work and is unable to make the adjustments necessary to salvage a point. Only making things worse is when the home team turns the game into a major statement. That happened across . . .
The USMNT had few issues with Panama in pursuit of a crucial three World Cup qualifying points. Tim Howard picked up the shutout in a game marked by a standout performance from Christian Pulisic. It was Pulisic opening the scoring in the 8th minute. He had the assist on Jozy Altidore's goal in the 19th. Bobby Wood won a penalty for the USMNT, converted by Altidore in the 43rd. Wood finished off . . .
Though most of the league is taking the international break off, there are still MLS games on the weekend soccer TV schedule. New York plays Vancouver on UniMas. The rest of the weekend schedule is all about World Cup qualifying and the U-17 World Cup. New York Red Bulls vs Vancouver Whitecaps at 5pm on Saturday on UniMas. The Red Bulls hold the last playoff spot in the East, four points ahead of . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Oct 6, 2017) US Soccer Players - A day ahead of a World Cup qualifier against Panama (7pm ET - ESPN2) that could make or break his team’s chances of making next year’s tournament in Russia, USMNT coach Bruce Arena exuded the kind of casual confidence that has come to define his coaching style in a long and successful career. Arena's sarcastic wit can’t obscure . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the obvious. The USMNT plays Panama tonight in Orlando in another game with three crucial World Cup qualifying points on the line. Plenty of people with plenty of opinions have already let us know about the potential pitfalls and scenarios should those three points not end up with the USMNT. Should the game go the USMNT's way, it's business as usual for a program . . .
World Cup qualifying resumes in CONCACAF on Friday's soccer TV schedule with the USMNT looking for three points at home against Panama. Costa Rica hosts Honduras and Mexico is at home against Trinidad & Tobago. There are also World Cup qualifiers on the schedule from Europe and Africa and the U-17 World Cup begins in India. USMNT vs Panama at 7:30pm on ESPN2. All USMNT fans know what's at . . .
By Charles Boehm – ORLANDO, FL (Oct 5, 2017) US Soccer Players - Even in a palpable stressful situation, with the World Cup dreams of millions riding on his team’s next 90 minutes of play, Bruce Arena found a way to summon his trademark droll sarcasm. “Good morning everyone,” he said to a jam-packed press conference room at Orlando City Stadium on Thursday, on the eve of the USMNT’s massive World . . .