By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 29, 2022) US Soccer Players - The USMNT’s final pre-World Cup camp is in the books. The results against Japan and Saudi Arabia answered some questions and left a few more hanging. Players now return to their clubs for several more weeks of action until the final roster convenes in the Middle East just before the main event in Qatar. For those fretting about . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 28, 2022) US Soccer Players - In less than two months, the USMNT will return to the World Cup and the great stage it presents. The 26 players that USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter selects to play for the nation in Qatar will carry the weight of significant responsibility, keenly aware that there's no guarantee they'll get another chance to play in a World . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with the closing of the 2022 September international window and the USMNT's situation with no games left on the schedule before the World Cup. Obviously, it's not just the USMNT technical staff wondering what happens between now and mid-November with the switch back to club soccer. It's not just any club soccer. For some of the USMNT's key players, it's a compact . . .
Saudi Arabia and the USMNT drew 0-0 in an international friendly in Murcia, Spain to close out the September window. USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter made several changes to the starting lineup, including the return of Christian Pulisic. Both teams finished with two shots on goal with Saudi Arabia leading 10 to 7 on shots taken. "I still think we're not as confident as I'd like," USMNT coach Gregg . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with a preview of tomorrow's Saudi Arabia vs USMNT friendly in Murcia, Spain. The USMNT's 2-0 loss to Japan in Dusseldorf raised questions, but in a friendly window it's difficult to know what needs underlining after 90 minutes. While it's easy to compliment Japan for keeping to a strategy, the USMNT normally doesn't finish games with no shots on goal. That may be the . . .
The USMNT lost 2-0 to Japan in an international friendly at Dusseldorf's Merkur Spiel-Arena to open their September friendly schedule. With the USMNT missing Christian Pulisic due to an injury precaution, coach Gregg Berhalter once again made adjustments. Japan's Daichi Kamada had a goal called offside in the 24th minute, reversed by the video assistant referee to give Japan the 1-0 lead. Kaoru . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 22, 2022) US Soccer Players - Thanks mainly to COVID-19, the USMNT has faced just seven non-Concacaf opponents in the past three years. A long pandemic shutdown followed by an intensely compacted World Cup qualifying process imposed those limitations. Now, with Qatar 2022 fast approaching, the challenges and lessons of a new adversary are one of the most . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with things to consider in advance of the USMNT playing Japan in Dusseldorf tomorrow morning (8:25am ET - ESPN2). The situation for the teams outside of Europe is playing games that have to count as coaches work on figuring out World Cup rosters. For USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter, that once again puts the focus on the best personnel for his tactical plans to . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with one version of getting the club games in during the international break. FC Cincinnati plays Chivas and Nashville hosts Club America tomorrow night with Real Salt Lake playing Atlas on Thursday as part of the abbreviated version of the Leagues Cup, the Leagues Cup Showcase. Cincinnati entered the break in 6th-place in the Eastern Conference, tied on points with . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 15, 2022) US Soccer Players - The USMNT will congregate in Cologne, Germany, this weekend as players report to camp following their club matches to prepare for friendlies vs Japan and Saudi Arabia. It's the team's last international window before gathering in the Middle East in November for the 2022 World Cup. "Really excited about this camp, excited to . . .