By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 1, 2023) US Soccer Players - The leader in the technical area is new, and so is some of the roster. The style, opponents, stakes, and trophy they're defending remain quite familiar for the USMNT as the squad for the Concacaf Nations League's June 15-18 championship weekend was released on Thursday. Here's a few key topics in the wake of the announcement. New . . .
24 players called into June 2023 USMNT Nations League camp
USMNT interim coach BJ Callaghan announced his 24-player roster for the Concacaf Nations League semifinals and 3rd-place/final rounds. “In addition to having big-game experience and top-level talent, what’s great about this group overall is the familiarity and understanding that’s been built together these last four years about our style and our culture,” Callaghan said in a press statement. . . .
Callaghan is USMNT interim coach, U-20s advance, LAFC in the CCL
Wednesday's soccer news starts with US Soccer's announcement that BJ Callaghan is taking over as interim USMNT coach with Anthony Hudson "departing for a new opportunity." In a press statement, US Soccer sporting director Matt Crocker said, "BJ has been an integral part of the USMNT staff during the last four years as this young team has grown and developed. Working alongside Anthony Hudson these . . .
The highlights of the summer 2023 soccer schedule in the United States
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 29, 2023) US Soccer Players – At a time when Europe's top leagues finish their seasons, the game rolls on in North America. From Major League Soccer's summer schedule that includes the expanded Leagues Cup, National Team competitions such as the Concacaf Nations League and Gold Cup, and clubs on tour, another summer of soccer is upon us. Here are five things to . . .
Takeaways from the United States’ opening matches at U-20 World Cup
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (May 25, 2023) US Soccer Players - The US Under-20 national team has gotten almost everything right in its first two games at the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Wins over Ecuador and Fiji have assured the young Yanks of advancement to the tournament's knockout phase. They can clinch 1st-place in group B by avoiding defeat vs Slovakia on Friday. Here are a few . . .
US Open Cup wins for Inter Miami, FC Cincinnati, Houston, and the Galaxy, USMNT U-20s beat Fiji at U-20 World Cup
Wednesday's soccer news starts in the US Open Cup round of 16, where Inter Miami beat Nashville 2-1 at home. Franco Negri scored for Inter Miami in the 57th and Nashville's Alex Muyl equalized in the 66th. Inter Miami retook the lead from a Nicolas Stefanelli goal in the 73rd minute. "What we're really focusing on trying to create with this football club, is to get a trophy," Inter Miami coach . . .
United States aims for a new level at U-20 World Cup
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (May 18, 2023) US Soccer Players - Before Spain claimed the 2008 and 2012 European Championship trophies and their 2010 World Cup win, Xavi, Iker Casillas, and the rest of its Under-20 side hoisted the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship. Before powering France's run to 2018 World Cup glory, Paul Pogba and Samuel Umtiti did the same at U-20 level in 2013. Lionel . . .
Slonina, Wiley, Gomez, and Cowell with the USMNT U-20s
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 17, 2023) US Soccer Players - The U-20 World Cup returns for the first time since 2019 when the 2023 edition begins in Argentina on Saturday. Although FIFA doesn't require clubs to release players for the event once known as the FIFA World Youth Championship, the tournament occupies an important place in the development and promotion process for young players. . . .
Charlie Davies on his new role at CBS Sports Golazo Network and more
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (May 11, 2023) US Soccer Players - Charlie Davies has been up since 4am and just finished several hours of live television and the extensive preparation required on either side of it. Yet he's still brimming with his trademark enthusiasm as he takes a phone call on his drive home from the Connecticut studio that is home to the CBS Sports Golazo Network. "We're . . .
Bedoya: “It’s always about the next game.”
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 8, 2023) US Soccer Players – Alejandro Bedoya is the epitome of a veteran player. He has all the ingredients that go into that title, including longevity, experience, and embracing his role as team captain. The 36-year-old has been a member of the Union since August 2016, a team who has dominated the Eastern Conference in recent years and only lost last year’s . . .