The USA wasn't just outplayed by Canada. It lacked ideas and lacked inspiration. In a word, it looked lost. Read the whole story
"I just had some trouble the last few days, but I was fine tonight. I still felt like I could help my team. No one wants to come out of the game. I was just frustrated about that."
-- Christian Pulisic, on his disappointment to being subbed out of the USA's 2-0 loss to Canada in the 60th minute. U.S coach Gregg Berhalter said Pulisic had been dealing with flu-like symptoms for a few days and he subbed him because he wasn't sure how much he had left and he wanted to "inject some energy into the team." (ESPN FC)
Here's a three-minute recap of Canada, with goals by Alphonso Davies and Lucas Cavallini, beating the USA 2-0 on Tuesday. Read the whole story
Tuesday, October 15
League A Canada 2 USA 0. (Davies 63, Cavallini 90+1.)
-- Mexico 3 Panama 1. (Alvarado 28, Macias 75, Pizarro 90+2; own goal 42.)
League B St. Lucia 0 El Salvador 2. (Zelaya 68, Portillo 88.)
-- Aruba 0 Jamaica 6. (Willis 7, Foster 17, Walker 19, Nicholson 34, Flemmings 47, Foster 53.)
-- Dominican Republic 0 Montserrat 0.
League C Cayman Islands 1 Saint Martin 0. (Ebanks 75.)
-- U.S. Virgin Islands 0 Barbados 4. (Leacock 17, Jules 77, Lashley 80, Phillips 90+1.)
-- Anguilla 2 Puerto Rico 3. (Lake-Bryan 76, Guishard 89; Ferrer 39, Padron 44, Diaz 54.)
In a performance that will rank among the worst in its history, the USA fell to Canada for the first time in 34 years. Read the whole story
"I remember Tab the day before we faced Ecuador and he told the players, 'We have a problem here. One great performance is terrific but it counts for nothing if we can't follow it up'. And the next
day, we stank it out. I'd say we had seven players play -- what I would call -- below a '4.' We had seven players s*** the bed. It wasn't that Ecuador were that good. We suffered a VAR decision that
went against us before half-time and we never recovered. The game finished 2-1 and they were all devastated. The kids were crying their eyes out, not just because they got beaten but because they
knew they let themselves down and played so badly and that we could've done something. It was bitterly disappointing and took a while to get over. A horrible, horrible feeling."
-- Irishman Des McAleenan, the goalkeeper coach with the USA at the 2019 Under-20 World Cup in Poland, where it exited in the quarterfinals for the third straight tournament. McAleenan, now the goalkeeper coach for Carlos Queiroz on the Colombian national team, said Tab Ramos, the U-20 coach, should have gotten the men's national team coaching job but there was a "fit-up" to give it to Gregg Berhalter. (The42.ie)
Colorado Rapids head coach Robin Fraser says he needed five minutes to see Shinyashiki was special. Read the whole story