The 18-year-old son of George Weah became the first player born in 2000 or later to play for the U.S. men's national team. Read the whole story
"I told Nick, 'Dude, I want to play like that.' He wasn't the best technically, but you could always count on him to go into a tackle. And if you need someone taken out? That's your go-to guy."
-- Schalke 04's Weston McKennie, recalling how he watched tape with his American teammate Nick Taitague of Jermaine Jones, the former Schalke 04 player, when he was told that his future at the German club was as a No. 6, a position he had rarely played before, and he sought out a role model. (ESPN FC)
Andrija Novakovich's family drove 16 hours from Wisconsin to watch him play against Paraguay in Cary, North Carolina. Read the whole story
Sunshine Fontes and Isabella D'Aquila (21 goals between them) will lead the 20-player team headed to Nicaragua for qualifying. Read the whole story
South America: Brazil, Colombia.
Africa: Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa.
Asia: Japan, North Korea, South Korea.
Oceania: New Zealand.
Concacaf: 3 teams (qualifying April 19-29)
Europe: 3 teams (qualifying May 9-21)
Finals: Nov. 13-Dec. 1.
The move follows the Dynamo's first playoff appearance since 2013 and seventh trip to MLS's final four in 12 seasons. Read the whole story