By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Oct 18, 2021) US Soccer Players – World Cup Qualifying rolls on as the road to Qatar 2022 starts to take shape. Aside from the host nation, Germany and Denmark were the first two teams to qualify for the World Cup finals. The pandemic forced a condensed schedule of qualifying games, adding to the emotion and drama that usually comes with these games. Concacaf . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 14, 2021) US Soccer Players - Lower.com Field is a beautiful, thoughtfully-constructed new downtown stadium. With its steeply-pitched stands, sweeping roof, and absurd variety of food, beverages, and premium club areas, it feels as though its builders spared no expense or overlooked any detail. It's a drastic contrast to its predecessor Historic Crew Stadium . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with three more World Cup qualifying points for the United States. How they got them in Columbus wasn't straightforward. Costa Rica opened the scoring a minute in with unavoidable defensive positioning leaving the play onside. Sergino Dest chasing his mark over the endline became Dest slamming the ball into the top corner in the 25th minute, equalizing against Keylor . . .
The United States fell behind in the opening minute to Costa Rica at Lower.com Field, but came back in a 2-1 World Cup qualifying win. Keysher Fuller scored Costa Rica's goal with Sergino Dest equalizing in the 25th. A strong shot from Timothy Weah put the USA up for good in the 66th, credited as an own-goal to Costa Rica backup goalkeeper Leonel Moreira. Costa Rica starting goalkeeper Keylor . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with the USMNT closing out the October World Cup qualifying schedule against Costa Rica in Columbus (7pm ET - ESPN2). The three-game window is an opportunity to turn around a 1-0 loss to Panama, where the United States finished with no shots on goal. That's the key takeaway, with the USMNT needing to restart the offense at Lower.com Field. "One thing I want to . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 1, 2021) US Soccer Players - The Octagonal resumes with another batch of hugely important Concacaf World Cup qualifiers in the October international window, the next step on the USMNT’s road to Qatar 2022. This final round of qualifying will be nearly half-over when this window is complete, which further underlines the high stakes and shrinking margins for . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with the USMNT in action tonight against Honduras (10pm ET - Paramount+) to close out the September international window. Two points from two games so far are causing issues for the program, already dealing with unmet expectations. A result in Honduras might stifle some of those complaints, but it's a safe assumption that they'll carry into the October window. As . . .
By J Hutcherson (Sep 7, 2021) US Soccer Players - The USMNT is in a different situation than at any point during the summer tournaments. They face what seems like a game that requires a result, but that won't be clear until much later in the World Cup qualifying cycle. Right now, the pressure is on for not beating El Salvador and Canada, but the undefeated streak remains intact. It's an . . .
The USMNT drew 1-1 at home with Canada in their second Concacaf World Cup qualifier of the 2022 cycle. After Christian Pulisic hit the post in the 40th minute and needing to sub out Sergino Dest with an ankle sprain in the 43rd, the US regrouped at halftime. Antonee Robinson found Brenden Aaronson in front of goal in the 55th minute, taking a 1-0 lead. Canada equalized through Cyle Larin in the . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the first quick turnaround for the USMNT in Concacaf World Cup qualifying. After a 0-0 draw at El Salvador, the United States plays Canada in Nashville on Sunday (8pm ET - FS1). As with any home qualifier, the expectation will always be three points. After the draw at Estadio Cuscatlan, expectation management is once again somewhere near the top of the list of . . .