By J Hutcherson (Aug 15, 2017) US Soccer Players - There are some obvious things we can all safely assume when it comes to American soccer. MLS will expand as long as there are people willing to pay the expansion fee. Foreign stars will normally say very nice things about the quality of American soccer. Somewhere on the internet someone is arguing about promotion and relegation for US club soccer. . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 28, 2017) US Soccer Players - The USMNT are Gold Cup champions for a sixth time. It’s an accomplishment to celebrate, regardless of the misgivings surrounding this tournament. That much was clear to see on the faces of US players young and old as they hoisted CONCACAF’s hulking hardware at Levi’s Stadium late Wednesday night. For Jordan Morris, it marks the . . .
There was a trophy to play for at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA on Wednesday. Jaamica faced an early issue when their goalkeeper and captain Andre Blake suffered a hand injury. Blake had to sub out in the 22nd minute with backup Dwayne Miller replacing him. Jamaica almost made it out of the half with the game scoreless. Jozy Altidore put the USMNT up in the 45th minute from a free . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 26, 2017) US Soccer Players - Major League Soccer has always ALWAYS tied its identity to the United States Men’s National Team. This goes back to the earliest days of the league. Much of its early star power came from the American heroes of 1994. MLS has made the most of the involvement of players from its ranks in the international fortunes of the USA. Before . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (July 24, 2017) US Soccer Players – This summer's edition of the Gold Cup has been a strange one. Favorites such as the United States and Mexico, who fielded a B team, had struggled big time during much of the tournament. CONCACAF had egg on its face following the incident with French Guiana fielding Florent Malouda knowing he was ineligible. El Salvador displayed . . .
The USMNT booked their spot in the 2017 Gold Cup final with a key substitution and a regular putting the ball into the back of the net. A scoreless first-half saw the USMNT with the bulk of possession but nothing to show for it. Costa Rica had their chances in the second-half, pushing the USMNT for a response. They got it in the 72nd minute. Clint Dempsey subbed on in the 66th minute, finding . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 21, 2017) US Soccer Players - Like many readers, your correspondent has grown up in a sustained era of soccer’s growth in North America. Every year the game grows bigger and more popular than the last, it seems, leading us to take for granted that the future will be brighter than the past. The 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup is doing its best to cure us of all that . . .
The USMNT and El Salvador met in the Gold Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday at Lincoln Financial Field. Considering the stakes, the game developed as expected. The USMNT needed goalkeeper Tim Howard to come up big early on, stopping an El Salvador breakaway after a defensive slip. Both teams had chances, but it was the USMNT capitalizing. Omar Gonzalez headed in a Michael Bradley free kick to start . . .
The big story going into the USMNT's Gold Cup quarterfinal against El Salvador is the changes to the roster. USMNT coach Bruce Arena made all six, bringing in experience and familiarity to navigate the knockout rounds. Mexico made none, setting up this tournament as a test for the 23 players they didn't take to the Confederations Cup. Different options for different scenarios. The USMNT also . . .
The USMNT played Nicaragua for the first time on Saturday in Cleveland, needing goals to win group B at the 2017 Gold Cup. Panama's 3-0 shutout of Martinique in the early game meant the USMNT started knowing they would need the three points and three goals to take 1st-place. They got it, but it wasn't easy. The opportunities were there for the USMNT with Joe Corona opening the scoring in the 37th . . .