By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 17, 2022) US Soccer Players - Thanks to the pandemic, it’s been a compressed, intense sprint more than the winding marathon we’d grown accustomed to over the previous quarter-century. The stakes are just as high as ever, though, as Concacaf’s 2022 World Cup qualifying cycle concludes over the next two weeks. The final window of the Octagonal phase is upon . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 10, 2022) US Soccer Players - On the surface, the USMNT's recently-completed winter World Cup qualifying window was a triumphant one for FC Dallas. Five of the club's academy products (Kellyn Acosta, Reggie Cannon, Jesus Ferreira, Weston McKennie, and Ricardo Pepi) took the field in last week's 3-0 win over Honduras in Minnesota, four of them as starters. . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 4, 2022) US Soccer Players - Luca de la Torre takes his opportunities. That fact was made clear by the 23-year-old midfielder over the last six months when he talked openly about trying to break into the United States Men's National Team. De la Torre wasn't shy. He shared with several American outlets the feedback given to him by USMNT head coach Gregg . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 3, 2022) US Soccer Players - Eleven down, three to go. That's the Concacaf Octagonal schedule math for the USMNT now that the winter international window is done and dusted with Wednesday's 3-0 win over Honduras on an arctic night at Allianz Field. It might also apply to the quest for a place at the World Cup in Qatar. Like the calendar, the United States . . .
On a shockingly cold night in St Paul, the United States shutout Honduras 3-0 in Concacaf World Cup qualifying. Weston McKennie headed in a 7th minute goal to open the scoring with Walker Zimmerman doubling the lead in the 37th minute. Playing the role of super sub, Christian Pulisic entered the game in the 64th and scored in the 67th minute. USMNT goalkeeper Matt Turner didn't need a save to keep . . .
By J Hutcherson (Feb 1, 2022) US Soccer Players - The USMNT closes out the January/February international window on Wednesday night (7:30pm ET - FS1) in interesting conditions to match an interesting situation. After losing 2-0 at Canada on Sunday, the United States plays its cold weather finale in freezing conditions in St Paul, Minnesota. They face the team with the worst record in the . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with Canada once again making a big statement in Concacaf World Cup qualifying. They've now taken four points off of the other teams in the North American zone, potentially resetting the order after a summer dominated by the United States vs Mexico. That's an indication of how quickly things can change in the region, especially for a team that had to play through the . . .
Canada stays top of the Octagonal table with a 2-0 shutout of the United States at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario. Cyle Larin scored in the 7th minute, once again showing how dangerous Canada has become on the counterattack. The US played a man down late with an injury to Chris Richards after using all of their substitutes. Sam Adekugbe doubled the lead five minutes into stoppage time. The . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with all three of the top teams winning on the first matchday of the January/February window. With 4th-place Panama losing at Costa Rica, there's now a three-point gap between the automatic qualifying places and the playoff spot. That's good news for Canada (1st-place, 19 points), the United States (2nd-place, 18 points), and Mexico (3rd-place, 17 points) while raising . . .
The United States shutout El Salvador 1-0 at Lower.com Field in Columbus in the Octagonal round of Concacaf World Cup qualifying. Antonee Robinson scored the game's only goal in the 52nd minute with Matt Turner keeping the clean sheet. The United States travels to Canada on Sunday (3pm - Paramount+) for the second of three qualifiers in the January/February window. "What I'd say is that, first . . .