The USMNT resumed World Cup qualifying on Friday night at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California in a big way. Shaking off two losses to start the Hexagonal round, the USMNT dominated Honduras in a 6-0 shutout. The goals started early with Sebastian Lletget scoring in the 5th minute. Michael Bradley doubled the lead in the 27th. Clint Dempsey made it 3-0 USMNT in the 32nd minute. Pulisic extended . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 24, 2017) US Soccer Players - It’s not that Bruce Arena’s semi-regular musings on the state of American soccer didn’t matter while he was leading the LA Galaxy. He won three MLS Cup titles, two Supporters Shields, and fully cemented his place as the greatest American soccer coach. It’s just that it didn’t have the same sort of weight it does now. When a coach . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 23, 2017) US Soccer Players - Experience, aggression and commitment are the tools of choice for the USMNT as they wade into a pressure-packed World Cup qualifying encounter with Honduras at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California on Friday (10:30pm ET - FS1). The high stakes of this match, brought on by November’s back-to-back losses to Mexico and Costa Rica, . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Mar 20, 2017) US Soccer Players – The USMNT is no stranger when it comes to playing in must-win games. From the first round of the World Cup to the Gold Cup knockout stages and Hexagonal tournaments in between, the USMNT has found ways to win. It will need to channel some of those past victories when it plays Honduras on Friday evening at Avaya Stadium in San . . .
The US Soccer Federation announced on Friday that it will close the U-17 residency program based at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida at the end of the current semester. The program began in 1999 as a way to produce future senior squad players in an intensive residential environment modeled on overseas academy systems. The project helped the careers of many notable USMNT players, including . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 16, 2017) US Soccer Players - The final countdown to this month’s massive World Cup qualifying matches began in earnest on Wednesday. Bruce Arena unveiled his 24-man USMNT roster for the games against Honduras On March 24 and Panama on the 28. What formation will the USMNT use? What sorts of tactics will predominate? Who will he decide to start in some key . . .
UPDATE: Following the win over Honduras, Arena released John Brooks, Michael Orozco, Sebastian Lletget, and Jordan Morris. He added Paul Arriola. USMNT coach Bruce Arena named 24 players to his squad in advance of the March 24 World Cup qualifiers against Honduras (10:30pm ET - Fox Sports 1) and Panama (10pm ET-beIN Sport). The USMNT players start camp on March 19 in San Jose. "We put . . .
FIFA held the draw for the U-20 World Cup in South Korea. The USMNT will play in Group F against Ecuador (May 22 - Incheon Stadium), Senegal (May 25 - Incheon Stadium), and Saudi Arabia (May 28 - Daejeon World Cup Stadium). "We are proud to have earned a group top seed for the 2017 U-20 World Cup," USMNT U-20 coach Tab Ramos said. "As CONCACAF Champions and 2015 U-20 World Cup Quarterfinalists, . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 9, 2017) US Soccer Players - Don’t think old dogs can learn new tricks? Bruce Arena has been providing some evidence to the contrary since his return to the USMNT. Arena is continuing and even expanding on the communications outreach efforts of his predecessor Jurgen Klinsmann. Arena spoke publicly not once but twice this week. He met with reporters in . . .
Though it's easy to think that this already happened, CONCACAF's lengthy route to naming the 2017 Gold Cup field finally concluded on Tuesday. At a media event at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, CONCACAF officially set the groups for this summer's competition. The USMNT is the seeded team in Group B and will play Panama, Martinique, and either Haiti or Nicaragua depending on a final . . .