Monday May 9, 2011
With the Gold Cup roster expected to be named in just a few weeks, it is becoming clearer what the US National Team will be like now that most European seasons are winding down and the MLS is fully underway.
Wednesday March 2, 2011
When it comes to introducing players into the national team, 2010 turned out to be a tough year to match in terms of the number of new national team players getting integrated into the national team system.
Monday February 7, 2011
With the 2011 winter transfer window now closed, here's a brief rundown of some of the more important deals that were reached in January and what exactly they mean for the clubs, the players, and the US national team.
Wednesday November 17, 2010
Bob Bradley rolled the dice by throwing out a bunch of youngsters against an experienced South Africa team. The results were better than anyone could have hoped.
Tuesday August 10, 2010
The US U20 team won the 2010 Milk Cup in impressive fashion after thoroughly dismantling the hosts Northern Ireland 3-0 in the championship game.
Monday February 15, 2010
The recent closing of the 2010 winter transfer window marked the end of a very busy month in which several American players found themselves at new clubs.
Thursday January 21, 2010
Usually the annual January camp for the US national team is a routine exercise featuring mostly fringe players and it is generally of little importance. This year, however, could be the most important winter camp that the national team has ever had.
Wednesday December 23, 2009
This past week it became news that US Soccer would retain Thomas Rongen as the head coach of the USA U20 national team for the 2011 World Cup cycle. It will be Rongen's third straight cycle as head coach of the U20 team and fourth overall.
Tuesday December 1, 2009
With the US National team concluding 2009 with two friendly losses on the road in Europe, the year has left US coach Bob Bradley with a clear set of challenges that have to be addressed heading into the start of World Cup preparation in March.
Sunday November 8, 2009
This week the USA Under-17 team lost to Italy 2-1 in the round of 16 at the U17 World Cup and will be coming home earlier than some people had expected. Despite the fact that some will label this tournament as a disappointment, history may still yet prove this to be a very productive group of young players.
Wednesday October 28, 2009
Last week saw USA Under-17 coach Wilmer Cabrera release his final roster for the 2009 Under-17 World Cup in Nigeria and while it was arguably one of the strongest youth rosters ever assembled by the USA for a major competition, many USA fans have seen their excitement tempered by a few players that did not make the team.
Monday October 12, 2009
Throughout this 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign Coach Bob Bradley has made many changes to the USA National Team. However, now that the USA has secured passage into 2010 World Cup, there are many crucial issues that have yet to be addressed for the USA to move forward into 2010 as a stronger team.
Tuesday September 29, 2009
In recent weeks, one of the biggest figures in American youth soccer has been Fernando Clavijo who has moved on to become a director of the Brazilian based company Traffic Sports since leaving his position as head coach of Colorado Rapids.
Wednesday September 23, 2009
The Under-20 World Cup gets underway Thursday and the USA will play their first game on Saturday against Germany. In what should be a very telling tournament in terms of where many of America's talented teenagers stand, there are certain college players in particular that are worth following.
Thursday September 17, 2009
The U20 World Cup has become a very important tournament for young American players as they seek to start their professional careers.