By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 18, 2021) US Soccer Players - After eight matches per team crammed into three hectic international windows, the Concacaf Octagonal World Cup qualifying race entered its back half this week. The pandemic-condensed schedule has changed the scope of qualifying for players and fans. It's been a fascinating ride so far, with the peak drama still to come over the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 17, 2021) US Soccer Players - The United States Men's National is just fine. Following a 1-1 draw against Jamaica on Tuesday night in Kingston, the Americans sit on 15 points after eight games in the final round of Concacaf World Cup qualifying. That's good enough for 2nd-place following other results around the region on the final matchday of 2021. It's . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the changes at the top of the Octagonal table after the conclusion of the November international window. Canada passed the United States and Mexico to take the top spot, beating El Tri 2-1 at home in a classic Concacaf encounter. Well, at least from Canada's point of view. Mexico suffered two of those in the new era of the Dos a Cero and whatever Canada ends up . . .
The United States took the lead early in the first-half, but Jamaica came up with the equalizer in a physical game in Kingston. Tim Weah put the USA up in the 11th minute with an assist from Ricardo Pepi. Jamaica responded through Michael Antonio, equalizing from distance in the 22nd minute. "I saw Pepi," Weah told CBS Sports. "I'm used to connecting with him, so we just connected on a 1, 2. . . .
Concacaf concludes the November rounds of World Cup qualifying later tonight, with the USMNT getting an early start at Jamaica (5pm ET - Paramount+). It's a chance for the United States to add points at the top of the Octagonal table, starting the matchday tied on points at 14 with 2nd-place Mexico but ahead on goal difference +7 to +5. Canada is a point behind in 3rd-place. With Canada hosting . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the USMNT's win over Mexico in Cincinnati. The November schedule opened with three points at home in Concacaf World Cup qualifying. Taking nothing away from how the USA got those points, that's the clear takeaway from what happened at TQL Stadium. On the road to qualification, points are the only thing that matters. The win over Mexico has the US entering the . . .
The United States shutout Mexico 2-0 at Cincinnati's TQL Stadium in the Octagonal round of Concacaf World Cup qualifying. Christian Pulisic subbed on in the 69th and headed in a Timothy Weah cross in the 74th minute to give the USA the lead. Weston McKennie finished off the goals in the 85th minute. USMNT goalkeeper Zack Steffen made four saves to keep the clean sheet. The three points moves the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 12, 2021) US Soccer Players - There's a lot that is new this time in the latest edition of a complicated rivalry. After five straight USMNT vs Mexico qualifiers in Columbus, the match-up moves down the road to Cincinnati. A stadium and MLS team that didn't exist during the last World Cup qualifying cycle now welcomes the biggest game in Concacaf. Nothing . . .
The soccer news starts with Panama opening their November World Cup qualifying schedule in 4th-place. Panama is at Honduras on Friday, playing the only team that has yet to win a game in the Octagonal round. It was an up-and-down October window for Los Canaleros, losing 1-0 at El Salvador, beating the USA 1-0 at home, and then losing 4-1 at Canada. Panama lost 3-2 to Honduras in the group stage of . . .
The soccer news starts with 3rd-place Canada hosting 5th-place Costa Rica on Concacaf World Cup qualifying on Friday at Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium. After drawing 1-1 with Honduras in their opener at BMO Field, Canada quickly established home advantage in the Octagonal. They beat El Salvador 3-0 in September and finished the October window with a 4-1 win over Panama. Canada and Mexico are . . .