U.S. Player Ratings: Corona, Torres and Wondo stand out
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jul. 14, 3:37 p.m.
The USA took command against a weakened foe to win comfortably in the end, yet it had to rally from a 1-0 deficit to beat Cuba, 4-1, in their Gold Cup Group C match in Sandy, Utah.
U.S. Report Card: Wondo's hat trick paces rout of Belize
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jul. 10, 3:22 p.m.
After failing to score in his first 11 U.S. appearances, Chris Wondolowski upped his goal tally to four in two games by nailing a hat trick against Belize in the USA's 6-1 win over the Jaguars in the Gold Cup Group C opener. His hat trick earned him the highest U.S. ratings, but just about every player scored ...
MLS Power Rankings: RSL surges to top, 'Caps take big jump
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jul. 9, 6:57 p.m.
A staggering load of 16 games significantly reshuffled the Power Rankings, as some teams increased momentum from encouraging results in previous weeks while other teams careened off the rails
Holden takes important step on long road back
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jul. 9, 5:59 p.m.
The cheering and clapping started as he approached the fourth official, grew in volume as he stood at midfield awaiting the referee's signal, and reverberated throughout Qualcomm Stadium as head coach Jurgen Klinsmann gave him a final few words of encouragement, patted him on the shoulders and sent him onto the field.
U.S. Report Card: Donovan and Holden impress
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Jul. 6, 6:50 a.m.
The USA tuned up for the Gold Cup with a 6-0 over Guatemala. It got particularly strong performances from Landon Donovanand Stuart Holden, who are both trying to play themselves back into the team after long layoffs.
U.S. positional rankings: midfielders and forwards
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jul. 5, 12:48 a.m.
Since Jurgen Klinsmann took over the U.S. national team nearly two years ago, he's run through many formations and dozens of players, but as is the case for most current teams, he deploys six players in front of a back four.
Altidore's goal rewards resilient defensive effort
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jul. 3, 6:49 p.m.
A patient and confident U.S. performance was rewarded whenJozy Altidorescored in his fourth consecutive game to earn a 1-0 Hexagonal victory over Honduras Tuesday in Sandy, Utah.
MLS Power Rankings: Surging Salt Lake moves into second
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jul. 1, 5:22 p.m.
The makeover of Real Salt Lake has taken full effect.