Monday's soccer news starts with the USMNT losing to Ireland in Dublin. Giving up a late goal, the USMNT now spends a week preparing for a much stronger opponent when they play France on Saturday (2:45pm ET - ESPN). It's France's final World Cup warm-up, something that might have them considering how they use their players in Lyon. Any advantage is an advantage for a young USMNT. "Obviously, . . .
In a game that marked the farewell of Ireland player John O'Shea, Ireland beat the USMNT 2-1 on a late goal. O'Shea subbed out in the 25th minute, making a cameo as he said goodbye in Dublin. Bobby Wood put the USMNT up in first-half stoppage time. Graeme Burke equalized for Ireland in the 57th minute, poking the ball over the line. Ireland substitute Alan Judge scored in the 90th minute. Once . . .
Another version of the USMNT is on the road to play Ireland on Saturday in Dublin (2:45pm ET - ESPN2). Interim USMNT coach Dave Sarachan reworked the lineup we saw shutout Bolivia 3-0 in Chester, PA on Monday. With another friendly outside the international window and with MLS in season, his choices were limited. The biggest name to leave the roster was midfielder Christian Pulisic. With the youth . . .
USMNT interim coach Dave Sarachan released the roster for the two June friendlies in Europe. The USMNT plays Ireland in Dublin on June 2 (3pm ET - ESPN2), and France in Lyon on June 9 (3pm ET - ESPN). The roster transitions from the one that beat Bolivia 3-0 on Monday, with seven players leaving the squad (Alex Bono, Alejandro Guido, Lynden Gooch, Ethan Horvath, Matt Olosunde, Christian Pulisic, . . .
The USMNT got its offense from young players in their 3-0 shutout of Bolivia. In a game where both teams had plenty of available excuses, it was the USMNT capitalizing and taking the game. The combined caps for the goalscorers prior to the start of the game? Three, and two of those belonged to Walker Zimmerman. Everyone with an interest in the USMNT knows that this is a transitional moment. The . . .
The USMNT returned to action on Monday, playing Bolivia in an out of window friendly in Chester, PA. That meant a lot of young players for both teams without much international experience. That ended up working to the USMNT's advantage. Walker Zimmerman headed in his first goal for the USMNT to open the scoring in the 37th minute. Josh Sargent scored on his USMNT debut in the 52nd. Tim Weah scored . . .
The last time the USMNT played Bolivia gave us a glimpse of what Christian Pulisic could mean for the United States. As multiple social media channels have reminded us this week, he scored his first international goal in the 4-0 win in Kansas City on May 28, 2016. Fast-forward two years and Pulisic is a superstar with transfer rumors linking him with a major move this summer. Pulisic is back with . . .
USMNT interim coach Dave Sarachan named 22 players to the roster that plays Bolivia on Memorial Day. That game is set for Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA at 6:30pm ET on May 28. FS1 will carry the game. “As I’ve talked about throughout this process, the theme is to offer opportunity to this younger generation of talented players that have potential down the road with the program," Sarachan . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 29, 2018) US Soccer Players - The USMNT produced both a solid performance and a positive result against Paraguay in North Carolina on Tuesday. Though the night wasn’t perfect, that’s worth cheering, especially given the recent tendency for some observers to view everything around the program in a negative light. Here are a few of my observations of the good, . . .
The soccer news starts with the USMNT getting a 1-0 win against Paraguay. A version of the squad that trended young kept control during a physical game that hinged on a penalty late in the first-half. As captain Wil Trapp said in his postgame interview, the squad treated the game as the proof of the work they put in over a lengthy March camp. With that in mind, here are three things the USMNT got . . .