The USMNT called in 28 players for the January and February World Cup qualifying window. This is an official FIFA window in order to complete qualifying on time. The USMNT plays El Salvador on January 27 in Columbus (7pm ET - ESPN2), Canada on January 30 in Hamilton (3pm ET - Paramount+), and closes the window hosting Honduras at St Paul on February 2 (7:30pm ET - FS1). January/February 2022 . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Dec 27, 2021) US Soccer Players – The final week of the calendar year usually brings with it stories and commentaries about the past 12 months. While the planet continues to deal with the pandemic, 2021 saw the slow return of sports and some normalcy. In soccer, that return included fans back in the stands in MLS and around the world and major tournaments like the . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 18, 2021) US Soccer Players - After eight matches per team crammed into three hectic international windows, the Concacaf Octagonal World Cup qualifying race entered its back half this week. The pandemic-condensed schedule has changed the scope of qualifying for players and fans. It's been a fascinating ride so far, with the peak drama still to come over the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 17, 2021) US Soccer Players - The United States Men's National is just fine. Following a 1-1 draw against Jamaica on Tuesday night in Kingston, the Americans sit on 15 points after eight games in the final round of Concacaf World Cup qualifying. That's good enough for 2nd-place following other results around the region on the final matchday of 2021. It's . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the changes at the top of the Octagonal table after the conclusion of the November international window. Canada passed the United States and Mexico to take the top spot, beating El Tri 2-1 at home in a classic Concacaf encounter. Well, at least from Canada's point of view. Mexico suffered two of those in the new era of the Dos a Cero and whatever Canada ends up . . .
Concacaf concludes the November rounds of World Cup qualifying later tonight, with the USMNT getting an early start at Jamaica (5pm ET - Paramount+). It's a chance for the United States to add points at the top of the Octagonal table, starting the matchday tied on points at 14 with 2nd-place Mexico but ahead on goal difference +7 to +5. Canada is a point behind in 3rd-place. With Canada hosting . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with the USMNT's win over Mexico in Cincinnati. The November schedule opened with three points at home in Concacaf World Cup qualifying. Taking nothing away from how the USA got those points, that's the clear takeaway from what happened at TQL Stadium. On the road to qualification, points are the only thing that matters. The win over Mexico has the US entering the . . .
The United States shutout Mexico 2-0 at Cincinnati's TQL Stadium in the Octagonal round of Concacaf World Cup qualifying. Christian Pulisic subbed on in the 69th and headed in a Timothy Weah cross in the 74th minute to give the USA the lead. Weston McKennie finished off the goals in the 85th minute. USMNT goalkeeper Zack Steffen made four saves to keep the clean sheet. The three points moves the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 12, 2021) US Soccer Players - There's a lot that is new this time in the latest edition of a complicated rivalry. After five straight USMNT vs Mexico qualifiers in Columbus, the match-up moves down the road to Cincinnati. A stadium and MLS team that didn't exist during the last World Cup qualifying cycle now welcomes the biggest game in Concacaf. Nothing . . .
The soccer news starts with Panama opening their November World Cup qualifying schedule in 4th-place. Panama is at Honduras on Friday, playing the only team that has yet to win a game in the Octagonal round. It was an up-and-down October window for Los Canaleros, losing 1-0 at El Salvador, beating the USA 1-0 at home, and then losing 4-1 at Canada. Panama lost 3-2 to Honduras in the group stage of . . .