The USMNT's 1-1 draw with Peru showed what a young team might be capable of doing in games that count. Holding on when they didn't have a lot of the possession in the first-half, the USMNT attack came together in the second. The USMNT's goal was from a set piece and benefitted from a deflection, but it was the result of sustained pressure. The USMNT realized they needed to take the game to Peru . . .
The USMNT finished out the October international window drawing 1-1 with Peru at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. Peru dominated possession in the first-half, but couldn't find a goal. The USMNT took advantage early in the second-half with Jose Sargent getting a deflection and a goal in in the 49th minute. Peru's Andy Polo hit the bar in the 75th and Edison Flores equalized in the 86th . . .
The soccer news starts with the USMNT's second game in the October window. They play Peru in East Hartford on Tuesday (7:30pm ET - ESPN) with another opportunity for players to show how they fit in Dave Sarachan's system. In the 4-2 loss to Colombia in Tampa last Thursday, that system asked too much of the backline against a creative Colombia attack. It's a somewhat similar situation with Peru, a . . .
The soccer news starts with the USMNT's loss to Colombia. The bright side for the USMNT was responding to going a goal down by taking the lead early in the second-half. Colombia winning 4-2 continued to expose the spacing problems for the USMNT throughout the game. Leave an opportunity on one side of the field, and a team like Colombia is probably going to take advantage. Colombia didn't learn . . .
On a humid night in Tampa, Colombia got the better of the USMNT in a 4-2 win at Raymond James Stadium. With the USMNT once again using an experimental lineup combining experience with young players, Colombia took advantage. James Rodriguez opened the scoring in the 36th minute, behind the ball in from just inside the box. USMNT defender Matt Miazga made a clearance on a Rodriguez shot in the . . .
The soccer news starts with the USMNT set to host Colombia on Thursday in Tampa (7:30pm ET - FS1). This version of the USMNT remains in transition, but adds veterans Michael Bradley and Brad Guzan. What that means on the field is the question, with the USMNT missing Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie, and Tyler Adams due to injury. Colombia recovered to have a strong World Cup. Following their . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 5, 2018) US Soccer Players - The USMNT’s evolution process resumes on Sunday when the squad gathers in Tampa, Florida to prepare for this month’s friendlies against Colombia and Peru. Much of the reaction to the roster announced by head coach Dave Sarachan on Monday centered around the return of veterans Michael Bradley and Brad Guzan after a year’s worth of . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Oct 3, 2018) US Soccer Players - Among the collection of fresh faces in the USMNT roster is a pair of MLS fullbacks getting their first looks with the senior squad. One is a homegrown product of one of Major League Soccer’s more renowned academy setups barely into his 20s. The other is former college soccer player who built his career over several stops in American . . .
The soccer news starts with matchday two in the Champions League. From a USMNT perspective, the big game is another opportunity for Christian Pulisic when Borussia Dortmund hosts Monaco. Pulisic's form this season is already drawing plenty of attention, and strong performances on the big stage will only add to that. Dortmund prepares to host Monaco after coming back to beat Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 . . .
UPDATE: Zach Steffen left the squad following the Colombia game. US Soccer did not name a replacement. UPDATE: Weston McKennie withdrew due to injury. Marky Delgado joined the squad. UPDATE: Christian Pulisic and Tyler Admas withdrew due to injuries. Fafa Picault joined the squad. Interim USMNT coach Dave Sarachan will call in 24 players for the USMNT camp in advance of the October 2018 . . .