Friday's soccer news starts with the USMNT U-23s shutting out Costa Rica at Concacaf Olympic qualifying. Jesus Ferreria scored the game's only goal in the 35th minute with David Ochoa making eight saves to keep the clean sheet. Costa Rica had the lead on shots on goal to the USMNT's two. The USMNT plays the Dominican Republic in their second group stage game on Sunday (7pm ET - FS1). In the other . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 18, 2020) US Soccer Players - We now know the USMNT squad for this month's European friendlies vs Jamaica in Austria and Northern Ireland. It's just the second time coach Gregg Berhalter has been able to call on his full player pool since the start of 2020. It's also the last full international window he'll have for evaluation and experimentation before the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 17, 2021) US Soccer Players - "With great power comes great responsibility," or so the saying goes. These days, a new generation is learning about that axiom thanks to the exploits of Spiderman within the ubiquitous Marvel Cinematic Universe. A twist on that principle for a new generation of American soccer players might be, "with great talent comes great . . .
USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter will have 26 players in a Europe-based camp for the March 2021 international window. The USMNT plays Jamaica in Austria on March 25 and travels to Belfast to face Northern Ireland on March 28. Camp begins on March 20 in Austria. Pandemic protocols mean that some players will not be part of the squad that travels to Northern Ireland. “This is another step forward in . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Mar 15, 2021) US Soccer Players – The Concacaf Olympic Qualifying Tournament that kicks off Thursday has been on the minds of many for the past year. Part of that was timing. Originally scheduled for last March, it and the Olympics ended up delayed due to the pandemic. Open to Under-23 players, it determines which two teams from the region travel to . . .
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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 11, 2021) US Soccer Players - Tyler Boyd, Sergino Dest, Yunus Musah, Owen Otasowie, Andrés Perea, Jesus Ferreira, Daryl Dike, Ayo Akinola, Efra Alvarez, Julian Araujo, Frankie Amaya, David Ochoa, Marco Farfan. It's not quite a USMNT roster sheet, and not all of them have definitively committed to the program. It is a rundown of some of the dual-national . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 4, 2021) US Soccer Players - A massive year for the USMNT begins in earnest later this month with Under-23 Concacaf Olympic qualifying in Guadalajara, Mexico. It will mark the first competitive match for either team in 2021, which will include at least 17 games of consequence and possibly quite a few more, should the younger side book a place at the Tokyo . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 17, 2021) US Soccer Players - There are lots of reasons for the rise of American soccer players in some of the biggest clubs in Europe. There are lots of reasons for the continued growth of Major League Soccer and the league's success in developing a talented generation of young players. There are lots of reasons why the sport in America, in all its various . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 4, 2021) US Soccer Players - In the lead-up to Sunday's friendly vs Trinidad & Tobago, the USMNT made no secret of one aspect of their ongoing tactical evolution. "I think what you're seeing this year, or will see a lot more this year, is our ability to high press and be really aggressive on the pressing front," center back Walker Zimmerman said last . . .