By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 28, 2022) US Soccer Players - In less than two months, the USMNT will return to the World Cup and the great stage it presents. The 26 players that USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter selects to play for the nation in Qatar will carry the weight of significant responsibility, keenly aware that there's no guarantee they'll get another chance to play in a World . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with the closing of the 2022 September international window and the USMNT's situation with no games left on the schedule before the World Cup. Obviously, it's not just the USMNT technical staff wondering what happens between now and mid-November with the switch back to club soccer. It's not just any club soccer. For some of the USMNT's key players, it's a compact . . .
Saudi Arabia and the USMNT drew 0-0 in an international friendly in Murcia, Spain to close out the September window. USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter made several changes to the starting lineup, including the return of Christian Pulisic. Both teams finished with two shots on goal with Saudi Arabia leading 10 to 7 on shots taken. "I still think we're not as confident as I'd like," USMNT coach Gregg . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Sep 26, 2022) US Soccer Players – Winning the MLS Cup is all about timing. The regular season is long, and often parts of it may seem insignificant. In reality, every game counts if you want to clinch a playoff spot in the end. Consistency is key, but so is peaking at just the right time. That time to peak is now, both for teams who've already clinched a spot . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with a preview of tomorrow's Saudi Arabia vs USMNT friendly in Murcia, Spain. The USMNT's 2-0 loss to Japan in Dusseldorf raised questions, but in a friendly window it's difficult to know what needs underlining after 90 minutes. While it's easy to compliment Japan for keeping to a strategy, the USMNT normally doesn't finish games with no shots on goal. That may be the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 23, 2022) US Soccer Players - As American soccer rivalries go, there aren't many with more history than the California Clasico. The match-up of the Los Angeles Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes goes back to the earliest days of MLS, a standard bearer for the league. In MLS's early years, Los Angeles versus San Jose was a battle of perennial cup contenders. The . . .
The USMNT lost 2-0 to Japan in an international friendly at Dusseldorf's Merkur Spiel-Arena to open their September friendly schedule. With the USMNT missing Christian Pulisic due to an injury precaution, coach Gregg Berhalter once again made adjustments. Japan's Daichi Kamada had a goal called offside in the 24th minute, reversed by the video assistant referee to give Japan the 1-0 lead. Kaoru . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 22, 2022) US Soccer Players - Thanks mainly to COVID-19, the USMNT has faced just seven non-Concacaf opponents in the past three years. A long pandemic shutdown followed by an intensely compacted World Cup qualifying process imposed those limitations. Now, with Qatar 2022 fast approaching, the challenges and lessons of a new adversary are one of the most . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 21, 2022) US Soccer Players - When MLS teams look back on their seasons after the 34-game grind that pushed everyone to their physical and mental limits, they'll undoubtedly point to a few key moments as crucial to their finish. Comeback wins always get a little extra love. Late goals to salvage points will seem bigger if the playoffs beckon and bittersweet if . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with one version of getting the club games in during the international break. FC Cincinnati plays Chivas and Nashville hosts Club America tomorrow night with Real Salt Lake playing Atlas on Thursday as part of the abbreviated version of the Leagues Cup, the Leagues Cup Showcase. Cincinnati entered the break in 6th-place in the Eastern Conference, tied on points with . . .