Projecting U.S. roster for September qualifiers -- five changes in 23
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jun. 29, 6:17 p.m.
Three group matches and three knockout games in the Copa America Centenario affected the status of several players in the national-team pool. Next up is a pair of World Cup qualifiers in September against Caribbean foes, and then the meaty challenge of Hexagonal games starting in November.
Soccer America's Copa Centenario Best XI
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Jun. 28, 4:18 a.m.
They went undefeated except against each other, so it's natural that players from champion Chile and runner-up Argentina dominate our Copa Centenario Best XI. Argentina outscored its foes, 18-2, and Chile bettered its opponents 16-5 until they stalemated in the final to force a penalty-kick shootout. The choices for Copa Centenario Best XI, as selected by the editors of Soccer ...
Is Klinsmann worthy of a remarkably long tenure?
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Jun. 27, 2:59 p.m.
Next month marks the fifth anniversary of Jurgen Klinsmann's tenure as USA head coach.
If the song remains the same, how can it be rewritten?
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jun. 23, 9:03 p.m.
Thumped by Argentina in a Copa America Centenario semifinal, the U.S. will nonetheless take positives from getting that far. But what it means for the future is still a murky muddle.
Stepping on toes? That's not the solution to improving U.S. soccer
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Jun. 22, 4:12 a.m.
Do you wonder what kind of advice Jurgen Klinsmann was giving his players during their loss to Argentina?
USA reaps benefits of South American opposition
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jun. 20, 4:09 p.m.
Reaching a Copa America Centenario semifinal against Argentina to be played on Tuesday is being hailed as an historic accomplishment for the U.S. national team.
USA has reason to celebrate but suspensions sure take edge off big win
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Jun. 17, 6:50 a.m.
First, the good news from Thursday night in Seattle. The USA's 2-1 victory over Ecuador, which moved it into the semifinals of the Copa Centenario, marked the first time it has ever won three games in a row in a competitive tournament other than the Gold Cup.
Centenario group phase serves up plenty of spectacle, drama, and controversy
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jun. 15, 9:32 p.m.
When big teams like Brazil and Uruguay fell prone to lapses, other nations took advantage to strengthen their reputations. Argentina and Mexico, as expected were impressive, and a courageous display by a U.S. team down to 10 men clinched a spot in the quarterfinals. Surprise teams Venezuela and Peru spiced up the first round as well..
Guzan seizes chance for No. 1 shirt
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jun. 14, 4:27 p.m.
Seven straight games including all three at the Centenario have featured Brad Guzan in goal; he and the Americans face another stern test Thursday against Ecuador.
Berliner John Brooks takes charge of USA's defense
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Jun. 13, 2:09 p.m.
Just three years ago, John Brooks, born and raised in Berlin but the son of a U.S. serviceman from Illinois, was still deciding whether to represent Germany or the USA.
USA's 'musts' for Paraguay game if it isn't 'must-win'
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jun. 9, 5:20 p.m.
The Copa America Centenario results to date are mirror images of what occurred in March, when the Americans followed up a poor defeat with a resounding win. To reach the quarterfinals it needs only a tie, which can be a quite risky situation.
May Clint Dempsey long play for the USA
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Jun. 8, 3:09 a.m.
Hard to believe, but as recently as January there was speculation about whether Clint Dempsey would continue to be part of the U.S. national team.
How Klinsmann can fix his midfield
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Jun. 5, 12:19 a.m.
I'd suggest for Jurgen Klinsmann, after opening the Copa Centenario with a 2-0 loss to Colombia, to have a team-building event.
Bobby Wood 'owes' Klinsmann and has the recipe to pay back
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Jun. 3, 3:39 a.m.
To Germany's three biggest cities -- Munich, Berlin and Hamburg -- is where soccer has been taking Honolulu-born Bobby Wood, who left Hawaii at age 12 and spent two years in Southern California before moving to Europe.
Copa Centenario: Soccer America editors' predictions
Posted by SA Editorial on Jun. 2, 3:24 p.m.
The Copa Centenario kicks off Friday when the USA hosts Colombia at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The tournament should give the USA a home-field advantage in the biggest men's tournament played in the USA since the 1994 World Cup. Here's how Soccer America's editors see the tournament unfolding.