By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 26, 2022) US Soccer Players - Familiar roles featured new faces as the USMNT opened both a new year and a new World Cup cycle with a 2-1 friendly loss to Serbia in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Here are a few observations as the Yanks shift focus towards Saturday’s match vs Colombia at Dignity Health Sports Park, this January camp’s final act. Youth in the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 25, 2023) US Soccer Players - The USMNT opens up its 2023 schedule against Serbia on Wednesday night at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles (10pm ET - HBO Max, Universo), a game that will serve both as a chance to highlight new talent entering the national team frame and as a kickoff for a cycle that will end with a home World Cup in 2026. The American men’s program . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jan 23, 2023) US Soccer Players – It's January, and that means the USMNT is back in action with its annual camp that concludes later this week with two friendlies against Serbia and Colombia. The games mark the first time we will see the team since it was eliminated at the World Cup by the Netherlands in the round of 16. The camp, which began this past Saturday, . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 20, 2023) US Soccer Players - The 2023 edition of the USMNT's January camp arrives at the beginning of a new World Cup cycle, one that will culminate with the tournament taking place in North America. Even at the far front edge of the journey to 2026, there's excitement around the possibilities. The man in charge of the USMNT, assistant coach Anthony Hudson, . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 19, 2022) US Soccer Players - Ready or not, the USMNT's next World Cup cycle officially begins this week as the 2023 January camp convenes in Carson, California. Early analysis of the road to 2026 has centered on the likely absence of a qualification process, part and parcel of co-hosting that tournament alongside Canada and Mexico. That's often seen as a . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 18, 2023) US Soccer Players - The oldest soccer tournament in the world is now one game away from wrapping up the Third Round of the 2022-23 edition. This season's tournament is delivering its fair share of Cinderellas. Non-league Wrexham is still alive, giving its celebrity owners a Hollywood-like story. Next Tuesday's final Third Round replay will see either . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jan 17, 2022) US Soccer Players - Let's set some quick ground rules first. The Tampa Bay Mutiny exited the league prior to the 2002 season, and while San Jose relocated to Houston in 2005, the record book that stayed with the eventual revival of the Clash turned Earthquakes is missing the 2006 and 07 seasons. That leaves us with eight of the original ten teams that have played . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jan 16, 2023) US Soccer Players – MLS expansion side St Louis City's first training session happened last week at the club's downtown facility. St Louis represents Major League Soccer's 29th team and will play in the Western Conference, the latest example of the league's ongoing commitment to grow in new markets across North America. It was just under a decade ago . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 13, 2023) US Soccer Players - Attackers get the glory, but every chief soccer officer in MLS knows there's no chance of winning a championship without a stout back line. The market for center backs across the league has been particularly interesting this offseason as clubs shuffle their defenses in the quest for trophies. 2023 will also deliver more games with . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 12, 2022) US Soccer Players - Soccer broadcasting in North America is evolving rapidly. Tuesday drove home that shift as the public got a clearer idea of what it will be watching on its televisions, and other screens, in the months and years ahead. One week out from the first match of its new broadcasting contract with Warner Bros. Discovery Sports, a . . .