By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 23, 2022) US Soccer Players - Over the first few days of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the most definitive performance so far by the final score was England's 6-2 win over Iran in group B. The United States gets the challenge of England on Friday, and there's no denying that the Americans face a stiff defensive test in game two of the group stage. Still, there are . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Nov 21, 2022) US Soccer Players – The USMNT is one of the youngest teams at this World Cup. It’s a data point we’ve heard again and again. It’s also a trait that can be a benefit at this World Cup, especially when it comes to fitness and dealing with the Qatari heat. Following an eight-year absence, the United States returned to the World Cup on Monday, playing . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 17, 2022) US Soccer Players - One of the central topics around the USMNT during the 2022 cycle is its markedly youthful nature. It's the second-youngest among the 32 teams at the 2022 World Cup. Perhaps nowhere on the pitch is that generational shift more evident than in the forward corps selected by coach Gregg Berhalter. Talent abounds in this group, . . .
By Luis Bueno - RIVERSIDE, CA (Nov 9, 2022) US Soccer Players - When the USMNT lines up against Wales in the teams’ opening match on Monday, there won’t be anything new as far as the midfield is concerned. US coach Gregg Berhalter selected seven midfielders who contributed greatly to the team’s World Cup qualifying efforts. While there will likely be just three starting spots filled by . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 16, 2022) US Soccer Players - The USMNT is just days away from kicking off its 2022 World Cup campaign. On the ground in Qatar, preparing for its opening group stage match against Wales on Monday, head coach Gregg Berhalter is putting his players through a final set of training sessions. Regarding readiness, there's not much more he could have asked . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Nov 14, 2022) US Soccer Players – Following two years of World Cup Qualifying, the Nations League, and months of friendlies, the start of the 2022 World Cup is under a week away. It will be a tournament of firsts. It is the first time FIFA is holding it in November. It's the first time that a World Cup with 32 nations will happen during a compressed 29-day window. . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 10, 2022) US Soccer Players - On Wednesday in Brooklyn, 26 players joined the illustrious group of Americans that have earned the chance to represent the United States on the biggest stage in sports. With the World Cup kicking off on November 20 and the USMNT's group stage opener against Wales scheduled for the next day, the moment arrived for head coach Gregg . . .
By Luis Bueno - RIVERSIDE, CA (Nov 9, 2022) US Soccer Players - When Major League Soccer began, the US National Team benefited. Not only did MLS provide national team-caliber players a chance for meaningful minutes, but it also provided future national teamers a chance to start and develop their respective careers. Since 1996, the league has evolved substantially, and so has the league's role in . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Nov 7, 2022) US Soccer Players – Another Major League Soccer season has come and gone. The postmortem of the 2022 season will be dissected in the coming days and weeks after Los Angeles FC came away with the MLS Cup following Saturday's epic game against the Philadelphia Union. LAFC downed the Union on penalties after a 3-3 game that pitted the two top teams from . . .
By Luis Bueno - RIVERSIDE, CA (Nov 2, 2022) US Soccer Players - And then there were two. LAFC and Philadelphia will meet on Saturday at Banc of California Stadium in the 2022 MLS Cup. There is finally justice as the two best teams during the regular season will decide the league title in a one-off contest. If the result follows these rankings, the hosts will hoist the trophy before its boisterous . . .