By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jul 18, 2022) US Soccer Players – We interrupt your focus on MLS and preseason tours this summer with talk about the upcoming World Cup. The tournament, now just four months away, remains on the horizon as fans around the world await the start of Qatar 2022. For those with an eye on Concacaf, the confederation will have four representatives at the tournament in the . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 30, 2022) US Soccer Players - Concacaf's Under-20 Championship in Honduras served up some legitimate stunners Wednesday night. First, the Dominican Republic booked a place in its first-ever FIFA World Cup of any kind with a 1-0 quarterfinal upset of Jamaica. Then Guatemala pulled off an even bigger shock, knocking out Mexico on penalties after a tense 1-1 . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jun 20, 2022) US Soccer Players – The June international window is over. The schedule of friendlies and Nations League games for both Concacaf and UEFA have filled the time for many of us after most of the European seasons finished. Those European leagues will be back in action when the calendar breaks again for the September window, the last national team games . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 16, 2022) US Soccer Players - It was wet, humid, and muddy, and Yunus Musah was playing his third game in 14 days at the tail end of a long club season. The USMNT were trailing 1-0 thousands of miles from home as the clock ticked down on the second-half. An upset was in the making for the home crowd. The center of the rain-soaked pitch under his feet was . . .
With the rain and muddy conditions at Estadio Cuscatlan dictating the pace and the approach, the USMNT finished off its June, 2022 schedule with a 1-1 draw at El Salvador in Nations League A group D. Alexander Larin put El Salvador up in the 37th minute with Jordan Morris equalizing for the USA a minute into stoppage time. Paul Arriola subbed on in the 61st and saw red in the 70th. El Salvador's . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the USMNT closing out the June international window at El Salvador in the Concacaf Nations League (10pm ET - FS1). El Salvador leads group D with four points from two games. The United States is in 2nd-place with three points from one game. A win or a draw would see the United States move into the top spot with a +5 goal difference to El Salvador's +2. With the . . .
By Clemente Lisi – AUSTIN, TX (Jun 13, 2022) US Soccer Players – The USMNT is close to wrapping up its FIFA window of friendlies and Nations League matches. After Tuesday's road game against El Salvador, the Americans will play two more September friendlies before the start of the World Cup. The games played over the past two weeks gave us the chance to see part of a unique process en route to . . .
Led by a four-goal performance from Jesus Ferreira, the USMNT shutout Grenada 5-0 at Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas to open their 2022-23 Concacaf Nations League A group D schedule. With the United States threatening but not finishing chances through most of the first-half, Ferreira opened the scoring in the 43rd. It was Ferreira again in the 54th, scoring his and the USA's third goal in the 56th . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (June 10, 2022) US Soccer Players - A World Cup is coming, and the United States has a spot booked for the biggest tournament in international soccer. Nothing can compete with the World Cup. The USMNT's preparations for a return to the brightest stage the game can offer are naturally dominating attention. Meanwhile, there's some additional business for Gregg . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the USMNT beginning its 2022-23 Nations League group schedule later tonight against Grenada (10pm ET - ESPN+, UniMas). With the USMNT technical staff stressing the importance of games that count as well as defending a title, the USMNT can use their two Nations League games as another test of tactics and personnel. With that in mind, here are three things to look . . .