USMNT coach Bruce Arena cut his provisional Gold Cup squad to 23 players on Sunday. Gold Cup camp begins on June 25 in Nashville, TN. The USMNT opens group play against Panama on July 8 in Nashville (4:30pm ET - Fox Sports). Arena will be able to alter his roster should the USMNT advance to the knockout round. He can make up to six changes. "It's a good roster with a nice blend of experienced, . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 16, 2017) US Soccer Players - Sunday’s 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw with Mexico at Estadio Azteca is a great result by any measure, regardless of the circumstances or personnel involved. While there’s ample work still ahead, the USMNT can now consider itself to be back on course for Russia 2018 after last fall’s queasy wobbles. Some concerns die off more . . .
The USMNT got the start they wanted against Mexico on Sunday night in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. Michael Bradley chipped Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa in the 6th minute to put the USMNT up at Estadio Azteca. That lead held until the 23rd when Carlos Vela equalized for El Tri. Both teams played for the three points with Mexico hitting the bar in the 71st minute and Bradley clipping the . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 9, 2017) US Soccer Players - The USMNT continue to shift through the gears under Bruce Arena. Thursday night’s 2-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago set the team up well for Sunday’s much anticipated grudge match against Mexico at Estadio Azteca. Bruce Arena will be happy to have bagged three points while building momentum for the weekend’s clash. It's a . . .
Christian Pulisic was the big story from the USMNT's World Cup qualifying win, but the bigger takeaway was the team effort in Commerce City. The USMNT won 2-0 with Pulisic scoring both goals. Pulisic opened the scoring in the 52nd minute, knocking in a DeAndre Yedlin pass that left Trinidad & Tobago goalkeeper Jan Michael Williams with no chance. Pulisic scored again ten minutes later, this . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jun 8, 2017) US Soccer Players - For those of you that aren't into the stories of old bands, you might have skipped Amazon's new Grateful Dead documentary. There's a line in it that resonates for what's happening later tonight in Denver. In response to "who's in charge?", a Grateful Dead roadie came up with a great answer. "The situation is the boss." That's been true for the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 7, 2017) US Soccer Players - Bruce Arena is not Jurgen Klinsmann. If their considerably different builds, accents, and attitudes weren’t evidence enough, there’s the distinctly divergent ways the two men see American soccer and their respective custodianship of the United States Men’s National Team. That's somewhat in opposition to their general dispositions. . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jun 5, 2017) US Soccer Players – Juan Agudelo scores goals. That’s what he does. Agudelo has been doing that on a regular basis since starting his pro career with the New York Red Bulls seven years ago. Just 24, it often seems as if the New England Revolution star has been around forever. Despite his past success, the Colombian-born and New Jersey-raised striker’s . . .
It took extra time to settle the USMNT vs Venezuela U-20 World Cup quarterfinal. Venezuela advanced 2-1 in a game where they had the better chances. Venezuela will play Uruguay in the semifinals. Uruguay knocked out Portugal 5-4 on penalties after drawing 2-2. The other half of the quarterfinal bracket plays on Monday morning. USMNT goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann faced considerable pressure from . . .
The USMNT and Venezuela met in an international friendly at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah on Saturday. The game is a warmup for the USMNT, returning to World Cup qualifying on Thursday against Trinidad & Tobago at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado (7:50pm ET - FS1). Venezuela went up in the 29th minute with a goal from Jose Velazquez. The USMNT equalized through . . .