By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (June 19, 2019) US Soccer Players - Sixteen teams. Games in Costa Rica and Jamaica. Qualification through the new Nations League for two-thirds of the field. Each is a new element of the Gold Cup in 2019, meant to improve the tournament. For a region that is light on World Cup-caliber nations and overly dependent on the United States for hosting duties, these . . .
The USMNT opened group D play at the 2019 Gold Cup with a 4-0 win over Guyana at Allianz Field in Saint Paul. Paul Arriola opened the scoring in the 28th minute with an assist from Weston McKennie. The US took the 1-0 lead into halftime. Tyler Boyd made it 2-0 USMNT in the 51st with Michael Bradley assisting. The USA's third goal came when an Arriola ball into the box deflected off of a Guyana . . .
The USMNT starts Gold Cup group D play against Guyana on Tuesday in Saint Paul (10pm ET - FS1). For the USMNT, the match-up against the nation ranked 177th by FIFA and 22nd by Concacaf is an opportunity to put the warm-up friendlies behind them. The USMNT had difficulties generating offense against Jamaica and Venezuela. That shouldn't be an issue against Guyana, getting confidence in the system . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (June 17, 2019) US Soccer Players – The United States enters the 2019 Gold Cup knowing that it faces a tricky group stage against a trio of teams that will try to pull off an upset. The USMNT is also very familiar with two of those three teams, Trinidad & Tobago and Panama, giving the Americans a scouting edge ahead of their first game. “I think we have a great . . .
The soccer news starts with the USMNT losing both of their Gold Cup warm-up friendlies and raising a lot of issues for fans and pundits. Namely, if this is coach Gregg Berhalter's plan for the Gold Cup, how will things change this quickly? It's a fair question, but so is asking what the friendly results might have looked like with his first choice lineup. Berhalter's lineups were part of his . . .
The USMNT continued their 2019 Gold Cup preparations in Cincinnati on Sunday playing Venezuela at Nippert Stadium. With Venezuela working towards the Copa America, they took an early led against the USMNT winning 3-0. The USMNT travels to Minneapolis for their Gold Cup opener against Guyana next Tuesday (10pm ET - FS1). Venezuela's Salomon Rondon opened the scoring in the 16th minute with . . .
Update: Djordje Mihailovic replaces Duane Holmes due to injury. Tyler Adams is out of the Gold Cup squad with a groin injury. Reggie Cannon is added to the roster. The soccer news starts with the announcement of the USMNT's 2019 Gold Cup roster. USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter picked 13 players without previous Gold Cup experience. That includes Christian Pulisic who has never played in . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 5, 2019) US Soccer Players - A "Plan B" formation, a bevy of new faces, and some understandable jitters on the eve of the Gold Cup roster drop were key factors for the USMNT in a 1-0 loss to Jamaica at Audi Field on Wednesday night. Fans are unaccustomed to seeing a result of that nature against the Reggae Boyz, who have now just won twice against the USMNT . . .
The USMNT opened the first of two Gold Cup warm-up games with a 1-0 loss to Jamaica at Washington DC's Audi Field. Shamar Nicholson scored the game's only goal in the 60th minute with Andre Blake keeping the clean sheet. With rosters due for the 2019 Gold Cup at midnight, USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter said he would use this game to make decisions. Jackson Yueill made his international debut for the . . .
The soccer news starts with a simple presumption that it's hard to call any result an upset at the U-20 World Cup. It's a different type of soccer than the senior tournament, with the age restrictions lacking the sense of familiarity and experience. That's part of the point, of course. It takes nothing away from the teams that do their job by advancing to the next round. The USMNT did that, . . .