By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 17, 2021) US Soccer Players - There are lots of reasons for the rise of American soccer players in some of the biggest clubs in Europe. There are lots of reasons for the continued growth of Major League Soccer and the league's success in developing a talented generation of young players. There are lots of reasons why the sport in America, in all its various . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 4, 2020) US Soccer Players - In the lead-up to Sunday's friendly vs Trinidad & Tobago, the USMNT made no secret of one aspect of their ongoing tactical evolution. "I think what you're seeing this year, or will see a lot more this year, is our ability to high press and be really aggressive on the pressing front," center back Walker Zimmerman said last . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the USMNT opening the 2021 schedule by beating Trinidad & Tobago in Orlando. While there are the obvious caveats for both teams, this version of the USMNT took full advantage of their weeks of training, putting together a comprehensive result. That started early, with the USMNT keeping the pressure on throughout the game. The USMNT defense It's easy to put . . .
The USMNT had no trouble against an under-strength Trinidad & Tobago, closing out January camp with a 7-0 win at Exploria Stadium in Orlando. With the USMNT a mix of senior national team players and U-23s, it didn't take them long to get in sync. Jonathan Lewis scored in the 2nd minute, one of three players to finish with two goals. USMNT goalkeeper Matt Turner saved a penalty on his way to a . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 29, 2021) US Soccer Players - USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter does not skimp on preparation. In that way, Berhalter is very much the modern soccer coach. For Berhalter, putting his team in the best position to win means using every tool available. Video review, analytics, advanced scouting, fitness testing, the works. How to leverage those tools in the . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 29, 2020) US Soccer Players - Ten players will seek their USMNT debut on Sunday night as a packed 2021 formally begins with a friendly vs Trinidad and Tobago at Exploria Stadium in Orlando (7pm ET - FS1). It marks the conclusion of January camp and the first of this year’s many meetings with regional opponents. The Concacaf Nations League, Gold Cup, and World . . .
Game Roster GK: Matt Freese (Philadelphia Union; 0/0), JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0), Matt Turner (New England Revolution; 0/0) DEF: Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy; 1/0), George Bello (Atlanta United FC; 0/0), Kyle Duncan (New York Red Bulls; 1/0), Aaron Herrera (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 18/3), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire FC; 0/0), Miles Robinson (Atlanta . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 15, 2020) US Soccer Players - After a year’s delay imposed by COVID-19, the details became official this week. The USMNT Under-23 squad travels to Guadalajara in late March for Concacaf Olympic qualifying, hopeful of plotting a course to the Summer Games for the first time since 2008. Coach Jason Kreis was already on site at Guadalajara at the same time . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jan 4, 2020) US Soccer Players – The start of the year brings with it a new set of challenges for the USMNT. 2020 largely grounded the National Team, allowing them to play just four games after the pandemic disrupted the soccer calendar and ultimately halted all sports. That means that 2021 is full of games and tournaments that could have a lasting impact on this . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Dec 28, 2020) US Soccer Players – 2020 was an unprecedented year loaded with obstacles, rescheduled games, and health protocols. Even when soccer came back, it wasn't the same. Tournaments played in bubbles, no fans allowed into stadiums, and piped in crowd noise became common this year. Despite all of this, enough of the games continued to create a new normal. . . .