The USMNT is a day away from the next game that counts in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. It's the next must-win scenario in a schedule full of them. Obviously, all of those must-win games didn't turn into three points. Given the stakes, there's a tendency to build up the state of CONCACAF. Is this region more difficult than most outside observers might expect? Well, probably not when three of the . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Oct 4, 2017) US Soccer Players - The CONCACAF Hexagonal will culminate over the next week. Come Tuesday evening, three national teams will be making plans for Russian accommodations. Another team will eye Asia for their own passage. Two will be left wondering what could have been. Intensity and passion will take over the region over that span. Anticipation and . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON DC (Sep 29, 2017) US Soccer Players - After their club matches this weekend, the USMNT will gather again, this time in Orlando, Florida, for one more pair of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers. The 2018 Hexagonal concludes with games against Panama and Trinidad & Tobago. These are the final two opportunities for the US to overcome the many missteps and wobbles of this . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON DC (Sep 8, 2017) US Soccer Players - The USMNT’s performances in this month’s two highly stressful World Cup qualifiers have prompted plenty of consternation among fans and media. Why has this edition of the Hexagonal been such a hard slog? What’s leading this team to underperform relative to the level most of us thought it was at? The good news is that the US still . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 6, 2017) US Soccer Players - When Mexico played at Costa Rica in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier, the match itself was a bit anticlimactic for the visitors. Mexico had already wrapped up a berth in Russia 2018 the match prior and a lopsided result either way would not have made a difference. Still, the match was significant for one of El Tri’s key players. Giovani . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Sep 6, 2017) US Soccer Players - In the 85th minute of an ugly CONCACAF World Cup qualifier in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, substitute forward Bobby Wood flicked the ball past Honduras goalkeeper Luis Lopez from a goalmouth scramble. The goal brought the score line level at 1-1. That was enough for a point towards qualification for next summer's World Cup Wood’s goal . . .
Win on the road and draw on the road is the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying strategy. It's in play for all teams, from the early rounds to the Hexagonal. The USMNT got it half right in September, losing at home and picking up a desperate point on the road. That second part is nothing new in CONCACAF. The USMNT at Honduras should've felt familiar. We've seen it before and we'll see it again. It's . . .
The USMNT picked up a point in San Pedro Sula, drawing Honduras 1-1 in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. Honduras took advantage at home, dictating pace and taking the lead through Romell Quioto in the 27th minute. It took time and substitutions for the USMNT to find an equalizer. Bobby Wood scored in the 85th, taking advantage of a scramble in front of goal. Honduras finished a man down with a . . .
The next must win CONCACAF World Cup qualifier for the USMNT is on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. The USMNT is on the road in Honduras with an early start and a pressing need for three points. Also on the schedule, the rest of the CONCACAF qualifiers along with afternoon games from Europe. Honduras vs USMNT in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying at 5:30pm on beIN Sport. They like to start the games that . . .
The USMNT picked up their first loss since the return of Bruce Arena as head coach, losing 2-0 to Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena. Marcos Urena scored in the 30th and 82nd minutes with Keylor Navas keeping the clean sheet. The USMNT now shifts focus to Honduras on Tuesday (5:30pm ET - beIN Sport). "Our back line made some mistakes," Arena said in his postgame press conference. "We didn't come up . . .