Group A winner. Mexico 8 points (8-3)
Group B. 1. Panama 7 points (7-0), 2. Costa Rica 6 (4-3)
• Tuesday: Costa Rica vs. Panama.
Group C. 1. Canada 6 points (7-2), 2. Honduras 6 (4-3).
• Tuesday: Canada vs. Honduras.
Group D winner. USA 10 points (14-2),
Note: USA will face Mexico in semifinals (1 vs. 4 and 2 vs. 3) unless Panama wins by 6+ goals and/or Canada and Honduras tie.
New England with its teen brigade in midfield joined them on the podium. Read the whole story
Ricardo Pepi scored two minutes after coming off the bench to provide the 1-0 gamewinner. Read the whole story
"If I say yes or no, they'll kill me in my country [laughs]. I know all these players. I don't know what percentage that started with us in the national team. I know they have an interim
coach right now. I hope, for the sake of our football here in America - you know, let's face it, the U.S. wants to win the World Cup, okay? And it's a big opportunity. They're not going to qualify
for the World Cup. They're already in. I'm sure they're going to make the right decision who they're going to bring, or leave him [interim coach Anthony Hudson] as the coach. I mean,
basically, the coaches are important - don't get me wrong - but the players that they have right now, you're talking about a generation for the [next] 15 years. I think they took one team and
played Grenada, then they got some other players to play against us. Tells you the depth that they have."
- El Salvador head coach Hugo Perez, deflecting a question after his team's 1-0 loss to the USA in Concacaf Nations League group play about whether he's interested in the USMNT head coaching vacancy. Perez, who played for the USA at the 1984 Olympics and 1994 World Cup, knows many of the current group, having been a U.S. U-14 and U-15 coach in 2012-14. At his first U-14 camp in May 2012, attendees included 2022 World Cup players Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie, Luca de la Torre and Haji Wright.
The 21-year-old Texas native plays for Westerlo on loan from Roma, which bought him from FC Dallas in 2021. Read the whole story
• Racing Club 0 USA U-19s 2. Goals: Perez, 19, Fletcher 32.
• The U.S. U-19s beat a Racing Club team of pro reserves and lower division players, 2-0, on goals by Miguel Perez (St. Louis City) and Kristian Fletcher (D.C. United). They opened their camp in Buenos Aires with a 3-1 win over Argentina's U-17s.
• USA starting XI -- DeMarco; Norris, Bindon, Portales, Volmar; Oregel, Perez, Ruszel; Booth, Neri, Fletcher.
Santiago Gimenez's miss against Suriname prompted TUDN to compile a montage of Mexico failures from the spot Read the whole story
Goalkeepers (2): Molly Vapensky (Chicago FC United), Kennedy Zorn (SC del Sol)
Defenders (7): Mya Brandon (Michigan Hawks), Alexis Coughlin (Legends FC), Kiara Gilmore (FC Dallas), Jordyn Hardeman (Solar SC), Daya King (Legends FC), Kai Price (Concorde Fire), Katie Scott (Internationals SC)
Midfielders (5): Trinity Armstrong (IMG Academy), Kennedy Fuller (Solar SC), Tessa Knapp (Internationals SC), Ainsley McCammon (Solar SC), Y-Lan Nguyen (Virginia Development Acad.)
Forwards (6): Eleanor Hodsden (Lonestar SC), Ayva Jordan (Slammers FC HB Køge), Zoe Matthews (Legends FC), Maddie Padelski (Tennessee SC), Alexandra Pfeiffer (St. Louis Scott Gallagher), Mya Townes (The St. James FC Virginia).
Matches: April 3, Portugal, April 5, France (friendly), April 7, Norway, April 9, Placement game.
The Italian coach's stinging criticism of his underachieving team, an astonishing rant, made his relationship with chairman Daniel Levy trickier. Read the whole story
The Premier League team's traveling tour squad will be supplemented by academy prospects for the July 25 game. Read the whole story
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