Following their elimination from the World Cup, national team players began preparing for weekend action with their clubs. Read the whole story
"The job we have doesn’t allow us to be the Monday morning quarterback. [Trinidad & Tobago] played almost the same team that played against Mexico on Friday, so there’s no difference.
So that’s all a bunch of baloney. It has nothing to do with formations or not making changes. We didn’t get the job done. If we played the first half like we played the second half, there
is no question we win that game or at least get a point. There’s no finger-pointing or excuses; it’s all on us.”
-- Bruce Arena in Thursday's interview with Steven Goff of the Washington Post on whether he second-guessed himself about using the same lineup that started in the 4-0 victory over Panama four days later in the 2-1 loss at Trinidad & Tobago.
"When you play a World Cup qualification game and that game is decided by a major error of interpretation by the referee, which can happen because they're human beings like everyone else, then it is
time to rectify things."
-- FIFA president Gianni Infantino, arguing for Video Review in the wake on Panama's 2-1 win over Costa Rica that included a goal awarded despite the ball appearing to not cross the goal line. The Canaleros qualified for the World Cup for the first time ahead of Honduras and the USA. Without the goal, Panama would have been out of the World Cup. (ESPN FC)
After starting the U-17 World Cup with two wins that clinched second-round passage, the USA fell, 3-1, to Colombia. A costly defeat. Read the whole story
The latest MLS Insider mini-doc looks at the "Right to Dream" program, which finds opportunities abroad for talented Ghanaian teens. Read the whole story
A game postponed by Hurricane Harvey has matched up Houston and Sporting KC twice this week. Read the whole story
Three members of 2017 Shield winner North Carolina head the league's 2017 Best XI selections. Read the whole story
The defending champion New York Red Bulls II, Bethlehem Steel and FC Cincinnati clinched the remaining playoff spots. Read the whole story
Rochester, once the best-supported Division 2 team in American soccer, averaged just 2,073 fans in 2017. Read the whole story