By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 16, 2020) US Soccer Players - The new management structure for the USMNT program is slowly taking shape, as are the priorities and mentality of those in charge. This week new USMNT general manager Brian McBride was introduced to the media via a conference call, joined by his new boss sporting director Earnie Stewart. The two offered insight to their approach . . .
Former USMNT player Brian McBride became the second general manager of the US Men's National Team the US Soccer Federation announced on January 10, 2020. With original general manager Earnie Stewart named sporting director in charge of both the men's and women's programs, McBride steps into the job solely focused on the men's team. McBride, Stewart, and USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter were members of . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 10, 2020) US Soccer Players - There's a saying, known to some as the first law of holes. It goes like this. "If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging." After what most would consider an extended period of stumbles, setbacks, and own goals, the United States Soccer Federation is doing its best to stop digging. At field level, USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter . . .
The soccer news starts with an interesting scenario for the USMNT U-23s as they try to qualify for this summer's Olympics in Tokyo. Concacaf has two spots in the Olympics, running the qualifying tournament from March 20 through April 1 at Guadalajara's Jalisco and Akron stadiums. The eight-team field is split into two groups of four, with the top two from each group advancing to the semifinals. . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 3, 2020) US Soccer Players - Gregg Berhalter's roster for the 2020 edition of the USMNT January camp tells the story of what he hopes to achieve with the month-long exercise as a decisive year for the team and the coach himself gets underway. Berhalter's list of 25 names includes a few players with years of national team experience and the requisite cap numbers . . .
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Statement from US Soccer: Due to the developing situation in the region, U.S. Soccer has decided to postpone traveling to Qatar for the Men's National Team's scheduled January training camp. In the meantime, we are working on alternative arrangements in preparation for the match against Costa Rica on February 1 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. We are working with the Qatar . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Dec 30, 2019) US Soccer Players – One year may be ending, but another is about to begin. That means a 12-month marathon of games and tournaments played around the world in what has increasingly become a congested fixture schedule for players and fans alike. There will be no shortage of games in 2020, including a summer with the Euros, Copa America, and the . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Dec 23, 2019) US Soccer Players – The next two weeks mark the end of not just another year, but a decade. For the USMNT, it was another ten years full of joyous moments and historic milestones. It was a decade that saw the United States win two Gold Cups while reaching the finals of two World Cups. The team scored some big goals and stunned various opponents. The . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 27, 2019) US Soccer Players - The holiday season looms, and another eventful year of American soccer nears its conclusion. It's a good time to take stock and seek a wider, deeper perspective. By and large, 2019 was a time of transition for the USMNT. After more than a year of treading water without a permanent head coach, the program pushed forward under . . .