The soccer news starts with the USMNT in action on Saturday against Costa Rica (3:30pm ET - Fox). With a 3-0 shutout of Panama in Arizona last Sunday, the USMNT looks to close out January camp with another strong performance. As Charles Boehm relayed in his latest column for USSoccerPlayers, this version of the USMNT is about installing new tactics and teachable moments for coach Gregg Berhalter. . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 31, 2019) US Soccer Players - The USMNT scored three quality goals in Sunday’s 3-0 friendly win over Panama. They generally controlled proceedings in new head coach Gregg Berhalter’s debut. In the long run, though, what may turn out to be one of the game’s most revealing episodes had little chance of making it into most highlights reels. In the 17th minute, . . .
The soccer news starts with the USMNT’s 3-0 win over Panama. Out of window friendlies carry their own adjusted expectations, so putting too much into the result is problematic. All involved know this going in, weighing what happened over those 90 minutes against the work put in so far in camp. That’s the highlight for USMNT fans, with new players responding and doing good things. That included two . . .
In a night of debuts for the USMNT, it was Chicago Fire forward Djordje Mihailovic making the most of his. Mihailovic scored in his first game for the USMNT, making the difference in the 1-0 win over Panama at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. In front of a sparse crowd, USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter marked his own debut by giving five players theirs. That included Mihailovic who put the . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 25, 2019) US Soccer Players - With a brand new coaching staff in charge, this year’s USMNT January camp is at least somewhat of a new experience for everyone involved, even a long-serving veteran like Michael Bradley. That said, it’s a different sort of scenario for Daniel Lovitz. This is the first national-team call-up of any kind, at any age level, for the . . .
The USMNT opens the 2019 schedule with a Sunday friendly against Panama in Glendale, Arizona (8pm ET - ESPN2). Under new coach Gregg Berhalter, the MLS-based squad has spent most of January in training camp. The expectation is a tactical setup similar to what Berhalter used with the Columbus Crew while waiting on the full roster in March. With that in mind, here's what we're looking for on . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jan 21, 2019) US Soccer Players – January has become synonymous with USMNT camp. This month’s confab stands out among those of the recent past because it’s the first for new coach Gregg Berhalter. What kind of manager will Berhalter be? To examine what we can expect, one needs to look at Berhalter's tactics and coaching philosophy. Ahead of the USMNT’s friendly . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 4, 2019) US Soccer Players - January is here and the blank slate of a new year, a new cycle, and a new era awaits the USMNT. Gregg Berhalter is about to convene his first training camp as head coach. The first match of 2019 kicks off in under a month. There’s a Gold Cup trophy to defend come summer. A new competition, the Concacaf Nations League, starts in . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 20, 2018) US Soccer Players - After more than a year of treading water and waiting on a permanent leader, the USMNT finally took a concrete step into the Gregg Berhalter era on Thursday. The new coach named his first roster, calling an MLS-based group of 27 players for the 2019 edition of the traditional January camp. It’s a group packed with familiar names . . .
UPDATE: Greg Garza left camp on Jan 17 with a ow-grade quadriceps sprain. The soccer news starts with USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter announcing the 27-player roster for the 2019 January camp. This is Berhalter's first roster since taking the USMNT job earlier this month. The squad will gather in Chula Vista, California on January 6 with friendlies against Panama in Glendale, AZ on Jan 27 (ESPN2 - . . .