By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 29, 2018) US Soccer Players - The USMNT produced both a solid performance and a positive result against Paraguay in North Carolina on Tuesday. Though the night wasn’t perfect, that’s worth cheering, especially given the recent tendency for some observers to view everything around the program in a negative light. Here are a few of my observations of the good, . . .
The soccer news starts with the USMNT getting a 1-0 win against Paraguay. A version of the squad that trended young kept control during a physical game that hinged on a penalty late in the first-half. As captain Wil Trapp said in his postgame interview, the squad treated the game as the proof of the work they put in over a lengthy March camp. With that in mind, here are three things the USMNT got . . .
The USMNT was back in action on Tuesday night in Cary, NC shutting out Paraguay 1-0. In a game that became increasingly physical as it progressed, the USMNT capitalized on a penalty call for the win. USMNT player Tyler Adams broke free in the 43rd, going 1v1 with the goalkeeper and drawing a penalty. Bobby Wood converted his attempt from the spot in the 45th. USMNT goalkeeper Zach Steffen stopped . . .
The soccer news starts with the USMNT in action against Paraguay tonight in Cary, NC (7:30pm ET - FS1). The USMNT continues to bring in new faces as the program considers options. This is a path expected to lead to the hiring of a general manager and a coach, with the club moving forward under interim coach Dave Sarachan. The current setup has made it clear that young players are the focus, . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Mar 26, 2018) US Soccer Players – When it comes to pro team sports, North Carolina is known for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, and the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes. Then there’s college basketball, the hallmark of the state going back decades. Many people are working to add the world’s game to the rich tapestry of sports North Carolina is . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 23, 2018) US Soccer Players - The USMNT still find themselves in an unusual holding pattern as they gather in North Carolina this week ahead of Tuesday’s friendly vs Paraguay (7pm ET- FS1) . Amid all the sound and fury that’s been raging across American soccer the past few months, however, a return to match action should be a welcome development for all . . .
Interim USMNT coach Dave Sarachan announced the 22 player roster for the March 27 friendly against Paraguay in Cary, NC. Sarachan's selections focus on young players mainly from European clubs. "This match once again represents an opportunity for some new faces," Sarachan said in a press statement. "The roster has an average age under 24, so for the most part this is a group of younger players . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 15, 2018) US Soccer Players - Leaving college early or bypassing it altogether to turn pro is today a commonplace decision for elite young soccer players in the United States. It was a bit more of a gamble when Kevin Hartman did it in early 1997, just a few months shy of completing his bachelor’s degree. The LA Galaxy drafted Hartman with the second-to-last . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Mar 12, 2018) US Soccer Players – Tyler Adams is turning into an MLS star at just age 19. After his first full season in Major League Soccer, Adams already looks like a veteran player on a New York Red Bulls roster dominated by youth. The pressure for Adams to succeed is tremendous. He’s resolute on helping the Red Bulls win an MLS Cup and become a regular . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 9, 2018) US Soccer Players - March is well underway, bringing with it the onset of the MLS season and the decisive stretch run of most European campaigns. While it may feel like January camp just ended a few weeks ago, it’s nearly time for interim USMNT coach Dave Sarachan – whose contract was recently extended further into 2018 as the search process for the . . .