By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 20, 2020) US Soccer Players - Reggie Cannon hasn't been in Europe for very long. The FC Dallas product arrived at Boavista just two months before the USMNT gathered in Wales at the start of the November international window. Cannon's already found his feet as a regular starter there, finding it dramatically different from his MLS experience. The fullback . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 18, 2020) US Soccer Players - Every international friendly, no matter the timing or teams, is inevitably about what we learn. Games with no stakes beyond a bit of pride for the sides involved are rarely that informative. A lot of time is spent in the aftermath trying to put what we saw in context for games that count. For the USMNT during the November window, . . .
The USMNT's newest generation showed that they can come back in a 6-2 win over Panama in Austria. Trailing from an 8th minute Jose Fajardo goal, Gio Reyna converted a free kick in the 19th minute. Nicholas Gioacchini scored his first goal for the senior squad in the 22nd, doubling the lead in the 26th. The USMNT has a chance to extend its lead from the penalty spot in the 65th minute, but . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the USMNT back in action, this time against Panama in Austria (2:45pm ET - FS1) to close out the November international window. USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter has already announced a tactical change, going with a target forward for this game. That should create a direct line to goal, something that was missing in the 0-0 draw with Wales. Considering the brief time in . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 13, 2020) US Soccer Players - The USMNT opened a new chapter on Thursday with their first match since February, showing plenty to like in their 0-0 draw with Wales in Swansea. Gregg Berhalter's new-look side were short on clear scoring chances, but their dominance in midfield and comfortable management of their defensive third kept them in clear control for . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with a younger version of the USMNT showing that it won't give up goals while trying to find its rhythm against a top-20 opponent. It's easy enough to make a scoreless draw in Swansea about what Wales didn't do, but that requires overlooking what the USMNT did. This new-look version of the USA took the field after only a few training sessions and put ideas into . . .
Wales and the USMNT finished scoreless in Swansea on Thursday. The game was the first for the United States since February, returning to play in an empty stadium and with notable additions to its roster. Seven players made their senior squad debuts with Gio Reyna, Yunus Musah, and Konrad de la Fuente getting starts. The USMNT finishes out the November window against Panama in Austria on Monday . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the USMNT returning to action at Wales later today (2:45pm ET - FS1). The USMNT last played with a full choice roster in November, facing a must-win scenario to advance in the Nations League. That tournament won't finish until June, the next time the USMNT plays a game that counts. Technically this isn't a first choice roster. There's one MLS player in the group . . .
ROSTER UPDATE: Sebastian Lletget replaces Josh Sargent due to quarantine restrictions. 11/11: Christian Pulisic returns to Chelsea. USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter named 24 players to his roster for the November friendlies. With both games set for Europe, all but one player is European-based. This is the first time European players have been in USMNT camp since last November. The USMNT plays at . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 23, 2020) US Soccer Players - In theory, a Hall of Fame shouldn't be controversial. When the process and the selectors who participate in it gobble up more attention than the honorees themselves, it's a safe bet that something is not functioning as it should. That's the quandary the National Soccer Hall of Fame has found itself facing. With the flow of new . . .