The USA has won all four of its 2021 knockout-round games with a late goal. And every time, subs played big roles. Read the whole story
Thursday, July 29
USA 1 Qatar 0. (Goal: Zardes 86. Att.: 20,500.)
Mexico 2 Canada 1. (Goals: Pineda pen. 45+2, Herrera 90+7; Buchanan 57. Att.: 70,304.)
A couple of saves by Matt Turner, a missed Qatar PK, and late-game improvement earned the USA a 1-0 Gold Cup semi win. Read the whole story
"Well, you're not happy when you have to turn over coaches the way we've had to. There are lot of reasons for it. At the end of the day, you point one finger, three point back at you. So you have to
start out with what could we have done better? I think in this last coach, there were some things in terms of cultural, aspirations and the way he was treating our players, et cetera, et cetera. I
think we probably could have done a better job with our homework, upfront on that."
-- Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank in his first remarks since the dismissal of Argentine head coach Gabriel Heinze, the MLS club's second mid-season firing of a high-profile foreign coach in two seasons. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
With the same starting lineup that narrowly beat Jamaica in the quarterfinals, the USA again improved after the subs arrived. Read the whole story
UEFA Europa Conference League (2nd Qualifying Round)
Josh Cohen, *Maccabi Haifa, 90 minutes (5-1 vs. Dinamo Tbilisi)
Timothy Murray, FC Honka, 90 minutes (0-1 vs. NK Domzale)
Christian Ramirez, *Aberdeen, 90 minutes (0-2 at Hacken)
*Advanced to third qualifying round.
Note: Ben Lederman (Rakow Czestochowa) is sidelined after he suffered a knee injury in the first leg.
Soccer's 1996 gold medalists provide the perfect kickoff for Peacock TV's docuseries on women Olympians. Read the whole story