Monday's soccer news starts with Wales joining the United States, England, and Iran in group B, opening against the USMNT on November 21 at Khalifa International Stadium. Wales took the final UEFA World Cup spot with a 1-0 shutout of Ukraine at Cardiff City Stadium. A 34th minute own-goal put Wales through to the 2022 World Cup. "It's the greatest result in the history of Welsh football," Wales . . .
By Charles Boehm – SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA (Mar 31, 2022) US Soccer Players - The Costa Rica supporters came from miles around. Many arrived long before kickoff, grooving to the music created by drummers and brass players as carnival-style dancers performed. Others hurried under their national stadium's swooping arched roof at the last minute after a long day at work. However they managed to make it, . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with Canada, Mexico, and the United States directly qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. Canada finished top of the table on goal difference over Mexico, with both teams on 28 points. The USA was in 3rd-place on goal difference, tied on 25 points with 4th-place Costa Rica. It's Costa Rica playing New Zealand in the playoffs. None of the Concacaf teams are in pot 1 for . . .
The USMNT advanced to the 2022 FIFA World Cup following a 2-0 loss at Costa Rica. The United States finished in 3rd-place in the Octagonal, tied on points with 4th-place Costa Rica. Juan Pablo Vargas put Costa Rica up in the 51st and Anthony Contreras doubled the lead in the 59th. Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas subbed out with an injury in the 79th with Esteban Alvarado sharing in the . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the USMNT coming as close as possible to advancing to the 2022 World Cup. The 5-1 win over Panama and Costa Rica beating El Salvador 2-1 creates a final day scenario where it would take a lopsided Costa Rica win to send the USMNT to the playoffs. Mexico is also in that equation, with the top three the same as it was when the March window opened last week. The USA . . .
The USMNT will enter the final matchday of the Octagonal round of Concacaf World Cup qualifying with a three-point lead and a sizable goal difference for an automatic spot. Christian Pulisic lead the United States to a 5-1 win over Panama in Orlando on Sunday night, converting two penalties and finishing off a hat-trick. Pulisic opened the scoring from the spot in the 17th with Paul Arriola . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the USMNT returning home after a scoreless draw at Mexico in Concacaf World Cup qualifying. Splitting the points keeps the same order at the top of the Octagonal qualifying table, with the USMNT in 2nd-place. They host a Panama team on Sunday (7pm ET - FS1) that drew 1-1 at home against Honduras, dropping to 5th-place and now chasing Costa Rica for the playoff . . .
Mexico and the United States split the points in a 0-0 draw at Estadio Azteca in the Octagonal round of Concacaf World Cup qualifying. The United States had its chances in front of a noticeably small crowd due to traffic issues getting to the stadium. As the game developed, the United States came close to scoring twice, putting four of their nine shots on goal. Mexico had two shots on goal from 11 . . .
By Charles Boehm – MEXICO CITY (Mar 24, 2022) US Soccer Players - For decades, Estadio Azteca has been the immovable object for generation after generation of US soccer players and teams. Coaches come and go, names on the backs of the jerseys change. The two nations on either side of North America's biggest rivalry evolve and, in many ways, grow more alike. But the results at this hulking, . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with Concacaf once again open for business in World Cup qualifying. While the focus is on what happens between Mexico and the USMNT at Estadio Azteca, all but one of the qualification scenarios require interest in the other games. That's Canada officially making the 2022 World Cup field by beating Costa Rica in San Jose. Costa Rica lost 1-0 to Mexico and drew 1-1 with . . .