By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (May 19, 2022) US Soccer Players - He was one of modern American soccer's first superstars, a thrilling attacker who reached the sport's biggest stages and crossed over into the country's mainstream consciousness like few ever have. The basic facts and stats of Clint Dempsey's professional career are historic in and of themselves: MLS champion, four-time All-Star, . . .
CHICAGO (MAY 18, 2022) – The United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the United States Women's National Team Players Association (USWNTPA) and the United States National Soccer Team Players Association (USNSTPA) have agreed to terms of historic, first-of-their-kind collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) that achieve equal pay and set the global standard moving forward in international . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (May 5, 2022) US Soccer Players - If USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter and his colleagues at US Soccer ever had any doubts about that power to inspire, a recent informal poll of the current USMNT swept them away. "When I talk to our team, that diverse group of players that we have about their most memorable experience with the World Cup, the first thing that comes to . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Apr 4, 2022) US Soccer Players – It’s an event that will help fuel speculation for the next seven months. It will trigger predictions, many of them ending up being wrong, about who will or won’t win the planet’s biggest sporting event. The World Cup draw, which was conducted this past Friday, brought into focus the tournament’s eight opening-round groups and . . .
While the United States may have avoided the toughest group at the 2022 World Cup, it's an open question if there really is a toughest group this time around. Playing England, Iran, and the UEFA playoff winner isn't exactly straightforward. The other three now wait until June to see if it's Wales, Ukraine, or Scotland taking the final spot in the group. Drawing the toughest of the playoff slots . . .
By Charles Boehm – SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA (Mar 31, 2022) US Soccer Players - The Costa Rica supporters came from miles around. Many arrived long before kickoff, grooving to the music created by drummers and brass players as carnival-style dancers performed. Others hurried under their national stadium's swooping arched roof at the last minute after a long day at work. However they managed to make it, . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with Canada, Mexico, and the United States directly qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. Canada finished top of the table on goal difference over Mexico, with both teams on 28 points. The USA was in 3rd-place on goal difference, tied on 25 points with 4th-place Costa Rica. It's Costa Rica playing New Zealand in the playoffs. None of the Concacaf teams are in pot 1 for . . .
The USMNT advanced to the 2022 FIFA World Cup following a 2-0 loss at Costa Rica. The United States finished in 3rd-place in the Octagonal, tied on points with 4th-place Costa Rica. Juan Pablo Vargas put Costa Rica up in the 51st and Anthony Contreras doubled the lead in the 59th. Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas subbed out with an injury in the 79th with Esteban Alvarado sharing in the . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with the USMNT on the road at Costa Rica (9pm ET - CBS Sports) trying to successfully close out Concacaf World Cup qualifying. Costa Rica would need to win by six goals to move from the playoff spot to an automatic qualifying place. That's how much the USMNT helped itself with the 5-1 home win over Panama. Goal difference in hand, the United States would still like . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the situations across Concacaf leading into the final matchday. Canada is at the top of the Octagonal table with 28 points and a +17 goal differential. They're also the only team to officially qualify. The United States is in 2nd-place tied with 3rd-place Mexico on 25 points but ahead on the tiebreaker +13 to +7. Costa Rica is in 4th at 22 points and +3. No one . . .