By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jan 30, 2023) US Soccer Players – The USMNT’s two Southern California friendlies against Serbia and Colombia gave us a glimpse at a number of players and trends that will carry over into the near future. In a calendar year that features the Nations League in March and the Gold Cup starting in June, there’s plenty to glean from these two games. The 24-player pool . . .
USMNT 0 – Colombia 0
The USMNT closed out their January 2023 camp by drawing 0-0 with Colombia at Dignity Health Sports Park. Utilizing multiple changes across his lineup, USMNT assistant coach Anthony Hudson ended up using 12 new players across both of the January friendlies. The USMNT returns to action during the March international window with Nations League A group D games at Grenada on March 24 and home against . . .
Losses for Musah’s Valencia and Pepi’s Groningen
Friday's soccer news starts with Yunus Musah subbing out in the 57th minute of Valencia's 3-1 home loss to Athletic in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey. With Valencia trailing from the 35th, and own-goal leveled the score in the 43rd. Athletic went ahead in the 45th and converted a 74th minute penalty. Musah saw yellow in first-half stoppage time. "In today's game we hit rock bottom," . . .
Defense, identity, and urgency from the USMNT vs Serbia
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 26, 2023) US Soccer Players - Familiar roles featured new faces as the USMNT opened both a new year and a new World Cup cycle with a 2-1 friendly loss to Serbia in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Here are a few observations as the Yanks shift focus towards Saturday’s match vs Colombia at Dignity Health Sports Park, this January camp’s final act. Youth in the . . .
Reyna’s Dortmund and Pefok’s Union Berlin win in the Bundesliga
Thursday's soccer news starts in the Bundesliga with Gio Reyna subbing on in the 62nd minute of Borussia Dortmund's 2-1 win at Mainz. Dortmund fell behind in the 2nd with Julian Ryerson equalizing in the 4th. Reyna scored three minutes into stoppage time. Dortmund is 5th in the table, tied on points with 4th-place Eintracht and 6th-place Freiburg. "We'd hoped that when it came to accelerating . . .
USMNT 1 – Serbia 2
The USMNT lost 2-1 to Serbia in an international friendly at BMO Stadium on January 25. Brandon Vazquez scored for the USMNT in the 29th with Luka Ilic equalizing for Serbia in the 43rd and Veljko Simic scoring in the 46th. The USMNT closes out the January friendlies on Saturday against Colombia at Dignity Health Sports Park (7:30pm ET - TNT). . @Brvndonv becomes the 59th #USMNT player to score . . .
Plenty of tactical options for the USMNT vs Serbia
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 25, 2023) US Soccer Players - The USMNT opens up its 2023 schedule against Serbia on Wednesday night at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles (10pm ET - HBO Max, Universo), a game that will serve both as a chance to highlight new talent entering the national team frame and as a kickoff for a cycle that will end with a home World Cup in 2026. The American men’s program . . .
As expected, the 2023 January camp highlights new players and MLS
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jan 23, 2023) US Soccer Players – It's January, and that means the USMNT is back in action with its annual camp that concludes later this week with two friendlies against Serbia and Colombia. The games mark the first time we will see the team since it was eliminated at the World Cup by the Netherlands in the round of 16. The camp, which began this past Saturday, . . .
Scouting USMNT January 2023 opponents Serbia and Colombia
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 20, 2023) US Soccer Players - The 2023 edition of the USMNT's January camp arrives at the beginning of a new World Cup cycle, one that will culminate with the tournament taking place in North America. Even at the far front edge of the journey to 2026, there's excitement around the possibilities. The man in charge of the USMNT, assistant coach Anthony Hudson, . . .
The Olympic angle at this January camp
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 19, 2023) US Soccer Players - Ready or not, the USMNT's next World Cup cycle officially begins this week as the 2023 January camp convenes in Carson, California. Early analysis of the road to 2026 has centered on the likely absence of a qualification process, part and parcel of co-hosting that tournament alongside Canada and Mexico. That's often seen as a . . .