The soccer news starts with US Soccer announcing that Jason Kreis will coach the USMNT U-23s. Kreis takes over the program immediately, with the team currently in camp in Spain. The U-23s are the team that attempts to qualify for the Olympics, something that has turned into a challenge in recent cycles. Kreis takes the job while remaining part of Inter Miami. "It's a tremendous opportunity," . . .
By Clemente Lisi – HARRISON, NJ (Mar 18, 2019) US Soccer Players – Aaron Long is the latest talent to come out of the Red Bulls' system. Over the past few years, the Red Bulls have relied on many young talents like Tim Ream, Matt Miazga, Tyler Adams, Sean Davis, Conor Lade, and Tim Parker. Some have moved on. Others, like Long, are working hard to help RBNY win its first MLS Cup. Named MLS . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 14, 2019) US Soccer Players - Iconic UCLA basketball coach John Wooden used to tell his teams “be quick, but don’t hurry.” That mindset also seems to reflect Gregg Berhalter’s approach to his construction process with the USMNT. The players will gather in Orlando next week for a training camp ahead of friendlies vs Ecuador and Chile. This is the first FIFA . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 13, 2019) US Soccer Players - USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter picked 24 players for a pair of March friendlies on Tuesday. Included in the group are names returning after significant absences from the national team picture like Omar Gonzalez and Tim Ream. Berhalter also called in the young Bundesliga midfielders Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie, and Tyler Adams. . . .
Update: Zack Steffen is unavailable due to injury. Jesse Gonzalez added to the roster. USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter named 24 players to his squad for the March 2019 international window. The USMNT plays Ecuador at Orlando City Stadium on March 21 (8pm ET - ESPN2) and Chile on March 26 at Houston's BBVA Compass Stadium (8pm ET - ESPN2). "We had to make decisions for this camp and we looked at the . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 8, 2019) US Soccer Players - Gregg Berhalter provided another glimpse of his work and thought processes this week as he addressed media at a press conference in Houston, site of the second of the USMNT’s two matches later this month. The USMNT plays Ecuador on March 21 in Orlando and Chile at BBVA Compass Stadium five days later. It’s the first group he’ll . . .
The United States National Soccer Team Players Association fully supports the efforts of the US Women's National Team Players to achieve equal pay. Specifically, we are committed to the concept of a revenue-sharing model to address the US Soccer Federation's "market realities" and find a way towards fair compensation. An equal division of revenue attributable to the MNT and WNT programs is our . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 1, 2019) US Soccer Players - Do you commute to an office to perform your job, or work from home? Does the location of work affect your choice of residence? How do you find that elusive work/life balance? For most Americans, these questions are part of everyday life. We spend lots of time and resources reconciling where we want to live with where we have to . . .
The soccer news starts by paying respect for former USMNT player Fernando Clavijo who died on Friday from cancer. Clavijo was best known as an indoor player in the 1980s, joining the USMNT in 1990 and playing in the 1994 World Cup. Clavijo finished his USMNT career with 61 caps. He immediately moved into coaching, eventually spending time in charge of the Metrostars, Revolution, Haiti's national . . .
The soccer news starts with the USMNT ending weeks of training with another win. The second-half told the story against Costa Rica, with the US offense taking over in the 2-0 win. That the defense limited shots and recorded back-to-back shutouts is also worth highlighting, even with the regular caveats about strength of squads in out of window friendlies. “Our job is to learn, and he’s . . .