By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 30, 2023) US Soccer Players - March is almost over, and with it, the group stage of the second edition of the Concacaf Nations League. Thanks to wins over Grenada and El Salvador in League A group D, the USMNT will continue its defense of the CNL trophy in June, when League A's four group winners gather in Las Vegas for the semifinals. Here are a few things . . .
Eredivisie experience showed in the USMNT’s March wins
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 29, 2023) US Soccer Players - It's a job done for the USMNT following Monday night's 1-0 win over El Salvador in Orlando. That result advanced the Americans into the final four of the 2022-23 Concacaf Champions League set for Las Vegas in June, a necessary step on the road to defending the title the US won in June of 2021 in a memorable game with . . .
St Louis, USMNT players, and potential newcomers of the year highlight MLS so far
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Mar 27, 2023) US Soccer Players – A majority of Major League Soccer’s teams have played only five games. And yet, some early patterns are starting to emerge despite the small sample size and a league that is very often unpredictable. Already, the start of the 2023 season has brought with it many surprises. MLS teams tend to surge or dip depending on a variety of . . .
MLS returns to All-Stars vs club in 2023
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 24, 2023) US Soccer Players - American sports culture as a whole naturally informs a lot of what Major League Soccer does, and rightfully so. For MLS, the issue is finding a balance between what some view as the more "authentic" approach to the game, a misnomer, to be clear, and a more unapologetically American style. While the influence that the most . . .
The USMNT returns to the Caribbean
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 23, 2023) US Soccer Players - On Thursday the USMNT jetted south from Orlando to St George’s, Grenada, for just its third competitive match in the Caribbean in the last five and a half years. It’s both an important Concacaf Nations League game that needs a positive result and a reminder of the regional journeys set to become rare in a 2026 World Cup cycle . . .
League A and beyond in the Concacaf Nations League
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 22, 2023) US Soccer Players - The USMNT resumes the defense of its 2021 Nations League title on Friday when it travels to Grenada for the third match in Group D play. A US group fresh off a World Cup is hoping to start the next cycle on a high note by backing up its Nations League win two years ago with another title, one that would naturally come at the . . .
Advancing, options, and offense for the USMNT in March
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Mar 20, 2023) US Soccer Players – The Concacaf Nations League comes into fuller focus once again starting this Friday when the group stage of the tournament resumes and the USMNT travels to Grenada looking for points. Just four months after the World Cup, the US once again finds itself having to navigate a group stage. This time, winning Group D in Nations . . .
Auston Trusty is part of the USMNT center back picture in March
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 17, 2023) US Soccer Players - The USMNT will gather in Orlando next week ahead of Concacaf Nations League matches against Grenada and El Salvador with interim coach Anthony Hudson calling in a 24-player roster featuring a mix of experience and potential. Only one, center back Miles Robinson, plays in Major League Soccer with MLS opting not to break in the early . . .
Five topics to watch for heading into the USMNT March 2023 window
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 16, 2023) US Soccer Players - The USMNT seeks to take the next steps towards defending its Concacaf Nations League title next week as it returns to full competitive action for the first time since the World Cup. The roster announced by interim coach Anthony Hudson on Wednesday will begin gathering on Sunday in Orlando. The group will train in central Florida . . .
LAFC puts the focus on player development with Red&Gold Football
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 15, 2023) US Soccer Players - While not everything about Southern California is perfect, for the most part, there are reasons it's high on the list of America's most desirable places to live. That's extra true if playing soccer is your particular professional vocation. The weather, the lifestyle, and the potential to leverage the area's status as a pop culture . . .