Rooney gives DC United 1-1 tie with New England
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Wayne Rooney converted a penalty kick in the 90th minute to give D.C. United to a 1-1 tie with the New England Revolution on Saturday night.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Wayne Rooney converted a penalty kick in the 90th minute to give D.C. United to a 1-1 tie with the New England Revolution on Saturday night.
MONTREAL (AP) — Bruce Arena made his coaching debut with New England and Ignacio Piatti returned after missing 10 games for Montreal in a 0-0 draw on Saturday.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Revolution are turning to one of the most decorated coaches in Major League Soccer to help revive a season and a franchise.
Donovan, Arena hired as Fox CONCACAF Gold Cup analysts
NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. and LA Galaxy star Landon Donovan will be a studio analyst for Fox's coverage of the CONCACAF Gold Cup along with his national team and club coach Bruce...
Jesse Gonzalez replaces Zack Steffen on US roster
CHICAGO (AP) — Columbus goalkeeper Zack Steffen has been dropped from the U.S. roster for exhibitions against Ecuador and Chile, replaced by Dallas' Jesse Gonzalez.
Jurgen Klinsmann received $3.35M settlement from USSF
CHICAGO (AP) — Jurgen Klinsmann received a $3.35 million settlement of his contract with the U.S. Soccer Federation, according to the USSF's tax filing.
US to play Costa Rica on Feb. 2 at San Jose, California
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. will play Costa Rica in an exhibition on Feb. 2 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California.
The match, announced Tuesday, is expected to be the second for the new American coach following a training camp that starts in early January in Carson, California. The first game has not yet been announced.
Pulisic scheduled for US soccer return while Bradley dropped
CHICAGO (AP) — Christian Pulisic is scheduled to be back with the U.S. national team, while Michael Bradley was dropped again just a month after his return.
Entering what are likely his final matches in charge of the Americans, interim coach Dave Sarachan announced a 28-man roster Tuesday for exhibitions at England on Nov. 15 and against Italy five days later at Genk, Belgium.
Sargent scores, US gives up late goal in 1-1 tie with Peru
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Dave Sarachan keeps giving the U.S. a glimpse of its soccer future. His successor will find out whether these kids are all right.
Josh Sargent scored early in the second half and three more Americans made their debuts under Sarachan before a young United States team conceded an 86th-minute goal to Enrico Flores in a 1-1 exhibition tie on Tuesday night.
Cannon, Long, Amon make US debuts vs Peru
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Right back Reggie Cannon, central defender Aaron Long and midfielder Jonathan Amon were given debuts as U.S. interim coach Dave Sarachan made nine changes for Tuesday night's exhibition against Peru.
Left back Ben Sweat also was in the starting lineup after making his debut as a 75th-minute substitute in Friday's 4-2 loss to Colombia.
Guzan to make 1st US appearance in 13 months
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Brad Guzan is set to make his first appearance for the United States in 13 months when the Americans play Peru in an exhibition on Tuesday night.
The 34-year-old Guzan has not played for the U.S. since Sept. 5 last year, a 1-1 draw at Honduras in a World Cup qualifier. He has made 58 international appearances and was the No. 2 goalkeeper behind Tim Howard at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.
Bradley, Guzan rejoin US team for 1st time since Trinidad
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Midfielder Michael Bradley and goalkeeper Brad Guzan are back with the U.S. national team, two days shy of the first anniversary of the most crushing defeat in the team's history.
Bradley captained the Americans for the 2-1 loss at Trinidad and Tobago last Oct. 10 that ended the United States' streak of seven straight World Cup appearances. Guzan was on the bench and watched the Soca Warriors twice beat Tim Howard.
Yedlin, Brooks, Arriola in US starting lineup vs Brazil
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — U.S. interim coach Dave Sarachan made three changes for Friday's exhibition against Brazil, inserting defenders DeAndre Yedlin and John Brooks along with midfielder Paul Arriola.
The Americans kept eight starters from the 1-1 draw in June at eventual World Cup champion France, including goalkeeper Zack Steffen.
Sarachan’s tenure as US interim coach nearing year mark
WHIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Cherie Sarachan wonders along with many U.S. soccer fans.
"Yeah, my wife asks me all the time what my future's going to be," American interim coach Dave Sarachan said ahead of Friday's exhibition against Brazil. "But I look at it day by day and just doing my job and enjoying the role."
US to play Colombia in exhibition at Tampa on Oct 11
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. will play Colombia in an exhibition at Tampa, Florida, on Oct. 11, one of six friendlies planned for this fall.
Interim coach Dave Sarachan has led the Americans to two wins, one loss and three draws since taking over last fall from Bruce Arena, who quit after the loss at Trinidad and Tobago that costs the U.S. a berth in this year's World Cup.
CHICAGO (AP) — Dave Sarachan's contract as interim U.S. soccer coach has been extended through the end of the year by the U.S. Soccer Federation.
The USSF said Wednesday it also had extended the contracts of assistant coaches Richie Williams and Matt Reis.
Sarachan was Bruce Arena's top assistant and took over when Arena quit last October after the loss at Trinidad and Tobago eliminated the U.S. in World Cup qualifying, causing the Americans to miss their first World Cup since 1986.
US finalizes soccer games vs Brazil, England, Italy
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men's soccer team has finalized exhibitions against Brazil, England and Italy, though it remains uncertain when the Americans' new coach will be in place.
The U.S. will play Brazil on Sept. 7 at East Rutherford, New Jersey, four days before a previously announced match against Mexico at Nashville, Tennessee.
NEW YORK (AP) — Former midfielder Earnie Stewart was hired Wednesday as general manager of the U.S. men's national soccer team, likely delaying the search for a new coach.
Stewart has been sporting director of Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union since October 2015 and will start his new job Aug. 1, the U.S. Soccer Federation said Wednesday. Stewart does not plan to attend the World Cup, a shopping center for federations and clubs seeking coaches.
Facing far better opposition than earlier in the week, a young U.S. soccer team revealed its inexperience.
Goalkeeper Bill Hamid's mistake led to Graham Burke's tying goal in the 57th minute, Alan Judge scored after Matt Miazga's defensive lapse in the 90th and Ireland remained unbeaten at home against the United States with a 2-1 win at Dublin on Saturday night in an exhibition between nations that failed to qualify for the World Cup.
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. will play Mexico on Sept. 11 at Nashville, Tennessee, in the second of a pair of home games during the international fixture period.
The match announced Thursday will be the first for Mexico on a FIFA date following the World Cup.
The U.S. will not be at the World Cup for the first time since 1986, and a new coach could be in place by September.
US men’s soccer to play Bolivia in Philadelphia suburb
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men's soccer team will play Bolivia in an exhibition at Chester, Pennsylvania, on May 28, a matchup between nations that failed to qualify for the World Cup.
The match, announced Thursday, comes before the Americans play Ireland in Dublin on June 2 and versus France at Lyon on June 9. The U.S. plans to train in the Philadelphia area for about a week ahead of the Bolivia match on Memorial Day.
New US soccer GMs to report to CEO, not president
CHICAGO (AP) — The new general managers of the men's and women's national teams will report to U.S. Soccer Federation chief executive officer Dan Flynn and not new USSF president Carlos Cordeiro.
CONCACAF Gold Cup expands to 16 nations
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The CONCACAF Gold Cup will expand from 12 nations to 16 for the next edition in 2019.
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football also said Monday it will explore holding the 2019 tournament outside of the United States, possibly with some games in Central America and the Caribbean.
US to host Paraguay in March exhibition in North Carolina
CHICAGO (AP) — Likely to still be without a new coach, the U.S. soccer team will host Paraguay in an exhibition on March 27 in Cary, North Carolina.
The U.S. Soccer Federation announced the game on Monday. It also confirmed exhibitions against Ireland in Dublin on June 2 and versus France at Lyon on June 9.
Opara, Polster, Steffen make US debuts in 0-0 tie vs Bosnia
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — In previous World Cup years, the United States used its January training camp to evaluate young players for a tournament five months later. This time, the Americans likely don't have a game that matters until the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Defenders Ike Opara and Matt Polster made their national team debuts along with goalkeeper Zack Steffen as the Americans played a listless 0-0 tie in an exhibition against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Sunday night.
Opara, Polster set make US debuts against Bosnia
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Defenders Ike Opara and Matt Polster were made their U.S. national team debuts in Sunday night's exhibition against Bosnia-Herzegovina, the second game for the Americans since they failed to qualify for this year's World Cup.
Just two players started from the group that opened the 1-1 tie at Portugal in November: midfielder Tyler Adams and forward C.J. Sapong.
Sarachan to remain as coach for US-Bosnia exhibition
CHICAGO (AP) — Dave Sarachan will remain the interim U.S. coach for the Americans' Jan. 28 exhibition against Bosnia-Herzegovina at Carson, California.
The U.S. Soccer Federation said Wednesday that Sarachan will hold a training camp with about 30 players starting Jan. 10 at Carson.
The U.S. failed to qualify for next year's World Cup, ending a streak of seven straight appearances at soccer's top event that started in 1990.
US soccer starts youth movement after World Cup flop
Josh Sargent recalled when coach John Hackworth greeted the U.S. Under-17s at breakfast in India last month and told players the American national team failed to qualify for next year's World Cup.
McKennie, Carter-Vickers could make US soccer debuts
CHICAGO (AP) — Midfielders Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams, 17-old forward Josh Sargent, defender Cameron Carter-Vickers and goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez could make their U.S. national team debuts in a Nov. 14 exhibition at Portugal.
LA Galaxy put coach Sigi Schmid in charge of personnel moves
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The LA Galaxy have reassigned general manager Pete Vagenas and put head coach Sigi Schmid in charge of their player personnel decisions.
The Galaxy made the moves Tuesday after the five-time MLS champions finished last in the overall league standings during the worst season in franchise history.
Schmid returned to the Galaxy on July 27 after Curt Onalfo was fired, but couldn't halt their skid to an 8-18-8 finish.
Dave Sarachan to coach US for exhibition at Portugal
CHICAGO (AP) — Dave Sarachan, the top assistant to Bruce Arena, will be the interim coach for the United States when the Americans play an exhibition at European champion Portugal on Nov. 14.
Arena quit Oct. 13, three days after the Americans lost 2-1 at 99th-ranked Trinidad and Tobago and failed to qualify for next year's World Cup. The rest of Arena's staff will remain on for next month's game.
US starts looking to 2022 with exhibition at Portugal
CHICAGO (AP) — The United States has started turning its attention toward the 2022 World Cup, announcing an exhibition at Portugal on Nov. 14.
The game was finalized Monday, six days after the Americans' stunning 2-1 loss at Trinidad and Tobago eliminated them from the 2018 World Cup field and ended their streak of appearances at seven.
Coach Bruce Arena quit Friday, and the U.S. Soccer Federation said it will determine an interim replacement "in the coming days."
Arena quits after US World Cup failure, Gulati stays for now
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Arena quickly resigned as U.S. coach after the Americans' failure to qualify for the World Cup. U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati is staying around, at least for now.
Arena quit Friday, three days after the ruinous 2-1 loss at 99th-ranked Trinidad and Tobago that ended the Americans' streak of seven straight World Cup appearances.
Bruce Arena resigns as coach after U.S. men’s soccer team fails to qualify for World Cup
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Arena resigns as coach after U.S. men's soccer team fails to qualify for World Cup.
Arena leaves US lineup unchanged vs Trinidad
CUOVA, Trinidad (AP) — U.S. coach Bruce Arena left his starting lineup unchanged for Tuesday night's World Cup qualifier at Trinidad and Tobago.
Tim Howard started in goal, with DeAndre Yedlin at right back, Omar Gonzalez and Matt Besler in central defense and Jorge Villafana at left back.
Captain Michael Bradley started in defensive midfield, while Christian Pulisic, Darlington Nagbe and Paul Arriola were in advanced midfield. Jozy Altidore and Bobby Wood began up front.
Altidore, Yedlin, Cameron on US roster; Johnson dropped
CHICAGO (AP) — Jozy Altidore, DeAndre Yedlin and Geoff Cameron returned from injuries and are on the U.S. roster for crucial World Cup qualifiers against Panama, and Trinidad and Tobago.
With the Americans in danger of missing soccer's top event for the first time since 1986, U.S. coach Bruce Arena dropped Fabian Johnson because of a lack of fitness.
US can ensure World Cup berth with wins in last 2 qualifiers
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Relieved after gaining a huge point in the tropical heat, U.S. players headed home Wednesday knowing their math for an eighth straight World Cup trip is clear.
Wins against Panama on Oct. 6 and at last-place Trinidad and Tobago four days later will ensure a trip to Russia next June. A loss to Panama in Orlando, Florida, would leave the Americans in deep trouble, needing help from other results.
Arena makes 7 lineup changes in tropical heat of Honduras
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Goalkeeper Tim Howard has been replaced by Brad Guzan, one of seven lineup changes U.S. coach Bruce Arena made for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Honduras.
Only right back Graham Zusi and midfielders Christian Pulisic, Michael Bradley and Darlington Nagbe remained from the lineup that started last week's 2-0 home loss to Costa Rica.
Arena thinks US immigration debate fires up opposing players
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — American coach Bruce Arena thinks the divisive debate over immigration policy in the United States is firing up opposing players and fans.
"Our immigration policies are impacting people in Central America, right, and there's probably a little bit of anger over that," Arena said ahead of Tuesday's World Cup qualifier at Honduras. "And then your national sport gets a chance to play the U.S. I'm sure it becomes very meaningful."
US World Cup hopes in jeopardy after 2-0 loss to Costa Rica
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — With another stunning home loss, the United States' hopes of reaching an eighth straight World Cup berth are in peril.
Marco Urena took advantage of defensive mistakes to score in the 30th and 82nd minutes , giving Costa Rica a 2-0 win on Friday night that brought the Americans' resurgence under coach Bruce Arena to a crashing thud.
Ream, Wood gets starts for US against Costa Rica
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Tim Ream was paired with Geoff Cameron in central defense, and Bobby Wood started at forward with Jozy Altidore for the United States' World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica on Friday night.
Tim Howard was in goal, with Graham Zusi at right back and Jorge Villafana at left back. Captain Michael Bradley was in defensive midfield, with teenage star Christian Pulisic on the right flank, Darlington Nagbe in the center and Fabian Johnson on the left.
Healthy again, Bobby Wood figures to play key role for US
WHIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Bobby Wood still refuses to say whether he was playing with an injured knee last spring.
Enjoying a breakout first season in the Bundesliga, the 24-year-old American forward missed a pair of World Cup qualifiers in March because of a back injury, then didn't score in Hamburg's final nine games. German media reported he had hurt a knee, and Hamburg coach Markus Gisdol said in May: "He's trained for weeks on painkillers. He plays on painkillers."
US hosts World Cup qualifier in New York area for 1st time
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. is playing a World Cup qualifier in the New York metropolitan area for the first time, a critical match against Costa Rica on Friday night at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.
The Americans have played plenty of matches in and near the Big Apple, mostly in the CONCACAF Gold Cup and exhibition games. Until now, the closest to New York a qualifier has been played was in 1989, a 2-1 win over Guatemala at Veterans Stadium in New Britain, Connecticut.
Arena must mix and match for US qualifiers
WHIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — In addition to being the coach who thus far has turned around the U.S. team's fortunes in World Cup qualifying, Bruce Arena needs to be a world-class chef.
For each set of two qualifying games, he summons players from all over the place. Europe, Mexico, MLS sites from coast to coast. Then Arena must make sure the stew he is preparing has just the right ingredients.
US coach Bruce Arena names 26 for next World Cup qualifiers
Teen phenom Christian Pulisic is coming back from the Bundesliga to help lead the U.S. as coach Bruce Arena goes with depth at every position in choosing his roster for the next round of World Cup qualifying matches, naming 26 players Sunday who all have been part of the national team at some point this year.
Defenders DaMarcus Beasley, the only American to appear in four World Cups, and Eric Lichaj made the roster for depth in the absence of injured John Brooks and DeAndre Yedlin.
FOXBORO — As most fans of the Revolution are well aware, Juan Agudelo is capable of providing instant offense. Whether it’s with his head, feet or any other body part, the 24-year-old forward is most dangerous when the game’s green light flashes: Go!
U.S. men’s national soccer team coach Bruce Arena knew that when he brought the 6-foot-1 Agudelo on board to his CONCACAF Gold Cup winning side.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. coach Bruce Arena has used 48 players during a 14-game unbeaten streak since replacing Jurgen Klinsmann last November, including seven who made their national team debuts.
There could be many fresh faces for next year's World Cup, led by teenager star Christian Pulisic. Arena's roster projects to include only about half the players who made the trip to Brazil in 2014.
LA Galaxy fire coach Curt Onalfo, hire Sigi Schmid
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The LA Galaxy have fired coach Curt Onalfo just 20 games into his first season in charge of the struggling club.
The Galaxy hired veteran MLS coach Sigi Schmid to return Thursday.
Onalfo went 6-10-4 after being promoted from their developmental squad when longtime Galaxy coach Bruce Arena went to the U.S. national team. Despite a high-priced roster of veteran talent, Onalfo never got consistent results out of the Galaxy, who sit ninth in the Western Conference.