CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Mexico coach Gerardo Martino wasn't particularly pleased with his team's play Sunday night, even after it went unbeaten in CONCACAF Gold Cup group play to advance to the...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Coach John Herdman couldn't be happier about the state of Canadian soccer.
"Our Canadian football system is starting to produce players," Herdman said. "That's...
About face: US routs Trinidad 6-0 in Gold Cup
CLEVELAND (AP) — The only embarrassment and shame was felt on the other side.
Two years later, the U.S. soccer team turned the tables on Trinidad and Tobago.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Nearly two years ago, the U.S. men's soccer team was dealt its most devastating loss in three decades, absorbing an impossible-to-imagine setback that shattered an entire...
BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — The overarching goal for the fledgling U.S. men's soccer team, as frequently stated by new coach Gregg Berhalter, has been to improve the perception of this sputtering program...
Tyler Adams will miss Gold Cup with injured groin
CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. midfielder and defender Tyler Adams will miss the CONCACAF Gold Cup because of an injured groin, the third regular starter who will not be available to the struggling American...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Sloppy defense, a poor goalkeeping decision, wasted chances. The United States set another historical marker in its latest shutout loss, and it was not the good kind.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Forward Tyler Boyd made his debut for the United States in its final exhibition before the CONCACAF Gold Cup, one of five lineup changes against Venezuela.
CHICAGO (AP) — Colorado forward Jonathan Lewis has been added to the U.S. training camp roster ahead of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, leaving coach Gregg Berhalter to make eight cuts before submitting...
Qatari referee will work CONCACAF Gold Cup
MIAMI (AP) — One of the 16 referees for this year's CONCACAF Gold Cup will be from Qatar, host of the 2022 World Cup.
The Confederation of North and Central American and Caribbean...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Carlos Vela, Javier Hernández, Giovani dos Santos, Héctor Herrera and Jesús Corona were left off Mexico's preliminary roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup by new coach Gerardo...
NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Weah will be with the U.S. at the Under-20 World Cup in Poland rather than with the full national team at the CONCACAF Gold Cup because of his lack of playing time in Scotland...
CHICAGO (AP) — American defender DeAndre Yedlin may miss the CONCACAF Gold Cup following surgery to repair a chronic groin injury.
The U.S. Soccer Federation says the 25-year-old right back...
US soccer to play Jamaica in June 5 exhibition in DC
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. soccer team will play Jamaica on June 5 in the first of two warmup matches for the CONCACAF Gold Cup, four days before meeting Venezuela in Cincinnati.
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...
US to play old foe Trinidad in CONCACAF Gold Cup
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the United States resumes competitive matches in June after a 20-month absence, it will quickly come up against Trinidad and Tobago, the nation that prevented the Americans...
MIAMI (AP) — The CONCACAF Gold Cup will be played in the Caribbean for the first time when a group-stage doubleheader takes place on June 17 in Kingston, Jamaica.
US to open Gold Cup title defense at new St. Paul stadium
MIAMI (AP) — The United States will open the defense of its CONCACAF Gold Cup title on June 18 at new Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Americans will play their second match four days later in Cleveland and close Group D play on June 26 at Kansas City, Kansas, the governing soccer body of North and Central America and the Caribbean said Tuesday.
CONCACAF Gold Cup final at Chicago next July 7
MIAMI (AP) — Chicago's Soldier Field will host the CONCACAF Gold Cup final for the third time next year.
The game will be played on July 7, CONCACAF said Thursday. That is the same day as the Women's World Cup final in Lyon, France, making a likely television doubleheader for Fox in the United States.
Soldier Field also was site of the Gold Cup final in 2007 and 2013.
PANAMA CITY (AP) — In a country better known for its baseball players and boxing champions, soccer will muscle into their territory when Panama makes its first trip to the World Cup.
The Central Americans aren't complete unknowns. Twice runners-up at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, they qualified for the tournament in Russia by finishing ahead of the United States. That's despite the huge disparity between the countries: Panama has only 4 million people, while the U.S. has about 320 million.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, and Soldier Field in Chicago are among 15 venues for next year's CONCACAF Gold Cup, the first edition of the tournament following its expansion from 12 to 16 nations.
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.
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.
Jordan Morris adds Gold Cup to NCAA, MLS titles
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Bruce Arena found Jordan Morris not long after the final whistle blew to offer some encouraging words to the U.S. forward, who had just helped deliver another CONCACAF Gold Cup title.
Arena learned a little more about the young American in one half of soccer that began with a costly mistake and finished with a spectacular strike.
Morris’s 88th-minute goal gives US Gold Cup title
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — As the victorious American players bounced so hard the podium shook, medals round their necks, a beaming Bruce Arena in the back raised his arms to the air right along with them as gold confetti began to fall.
The U.S. resurgence is off to an impressive start since Arena returned late last year. Another CONCACAF Gold Cup crown, and now on to more important business: qualifying for next year's World Cup.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — U.S. coach Bruce Arena kept his lineup the same for the first time since returning as U.S. coach last year, starting forwards Jozy Altidore and Jordan Morris in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final against Jamaica on Wednesday night and saving Clint Dempsey for a possible substitute appearance.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — After Kemar Lawrence ripped an exquisite shot over Mexico's five-man wall and into the top corner for one of the biggest goals in Jamaican soccer history, the defender hushed his teammates and refused to celebrate.
These Reggae Boyz are staying cool, even after a goal that sent them into the CONCACAF Gold Cup final with a chance to make history.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jesse Gonzalez started in the 2015 Under-20 World Cup for Mexico, his parents' homeland. Then last month, the 22-year-old FC Dallas goalkeeper switched his affiliation to join the United States, his home country.
Gonzalez just felt more comfortable in the red, white and blue.
"The U.S. has given me a lot. I'm grateful for what they have given me and the opportunity they have given me," he said after joining the U.S. roster for the knockout rounds of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clint Dempsey grew up playing youth soccer in the Dallas area, nearly 200 miles from his Texas hometown.
Back in his home state and coming off the bench, Dempsey matched the American international scoring record and sparked the U.S. to a spot in the CONCACAF Gold Cup title game.
El Salvador’s Romero, Ceren suspended after bites
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — El Salvador defender Henry Romero was suspended for his nation's next six competitive matches and midfielder Darwin Ceren for the next three, penalties announced three days after they bit American players during a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal.
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football said Saturday the discipline was issued by the Gold Cup disciplinary committee for "anti-sporting behavior."
Morris, not Dempsey, starts up from with Altidore
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — U.S. coach Bruce Arena made five lineup changes for Saturday night's CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal against Costa Rica, pairing Jordan Morris rather than Clint Dempsey with Jozy Altidore in the attack.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — After nearly two years as Mexico's head coach, Juan Carlos Osorio is used to constant criticism of his tactics and lineups. He isn't surprised by regular calls for his firing from fans, media and former national team players — and that's just when Mexico is playing well.
"We do our best so that the players cannot feel the criticism," Osorio said Saturday. "We try not to translate it to the players. We try to maintain the best spirit in the team."
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clint Dempsey is back in his home state of Texas, one goal away from a national scoring record for the United States team that is one win from playing in another CONCACAF Gold Cup final.
The Americans play a semifinal game Saturday night against Costa Rica in a stadium synonymous with American football — the home of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys, the Cotton Bowl and where the first College Football Playoff championship game was played three seasons ago.
Pizarro’s goal gives Mexico 1-0 win over Honduras
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — With its best players absent, Mexico has been anything but dominant in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Still, "El Tri" is moving on to the tournament's semifinals.
A goal by Rodolfo Pizarro just over three minutes into the game was all the offense Mexico could muster in a 1-0 quarterfinal victory over Honduras on Thursday night.
With its offense bogged down, Mexico survived several near-misses by Honduras in the second half.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jamaica got an early goal from Shaun Francis and led the rest of the way, holding off Canada 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Thursday night.
Romario Williams put Jamaica up 2-0 five minutes into the second half.
Canada's Junior Hoilett scored on a soaring shot from well beyond the penalty area in the 61st minute.
In the semifinals Sunday at the Rose Bowl, Jamaica will face Mexico, a 1-0 winner over Honduras in the second game of the doubleheader.
Omar Gonzalez and Eric Lichaj scored late in the first half and the United States beat El Salvador, 2-0, last night in Philadelphia in an ugly CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal in which defender Henry Romero appeared to bite Jozy Altidore on the back of a shoulder and pull the American forward’s nipple.
US survives bites, tops El Salvador 2-0 to advance
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Skirmishing for position at the goal line ahead of a corner kick, Jozy Altidore could not believe what occurred: El Salvador defender Henry Romero bit the back of his left shoulder, then twisted his nipple.
Altidore maintained his composure — just — and then made light of the incident.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Anibal Godoy headed David Guzman's free kick into his own net in the 77th minute, giving Costa Rica a 1-0 victory over Panama on Wednesday night and a berth in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals.
Guzman took a free kick from about 35 yards out, and the ball swerved slightly and went off the side of Godoy's head and past goalkeeper Jose Calderon for an own goal.
Costa Rica plays the United States on Saturday at Arlington, Texas.
Mexico coach Osorio says clubs blocked top players
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio says he was denied top players for the CONCACAF Gold Cup's knockout rounds because "our bosses and the clubs themselves" had other ideas.
Seeking to win the Gold Cup for the fourth time in five tournaments, Mexico wanted to use some of the six replacements each team is allowed under tournament rules. He spoke about the idea with his top player pool on June 25, a day after a win over host Russia at the Confederations Cup.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. coach Bruce Arena changed all 11 starters for the second straight game, inserting forwards Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore into the lineup for Wednesday night's CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal against El Salvador.
After using a junior varsity roster in the group phase, Arena included five veterans among six additions for the knockout rounds, and he started all five of them in a lineup that was about half-strength.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Omar Gonzalez had just left the LA Galaxy to join Mexico's Pachuca when his new club's chairman had a request: Would the 6-foot-5 defender walk into his introductory news conference dressed as Darth Vader?
Of course, he obliged. Ever since, he has become a defensive force.
Mexico beats Curacao 2-0 to win CONCACAF Group C
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A subpar effort in its previous match only added to the anxiety Mexico was feeling in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Playing without several stars and their head coach, El Tri leaned on emotion and determination to remain unbeaten in the 14th edition of the Gold Cup.
Angel Sepulveda and Edson Alvarez scored and Mexico held on to beat Curacao 2-0 on Sunday night at the Alamodome to win Group C and continue its bid for a fourth championship in five Gold Cups.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Forward Clint Dempsey, midfielder Michael Bradley and goalkeeper Tim Howard are among six additions to the U.S. roster for the knockout phase of the CONCACAF Gold Cup as coach Bruce Arena opted to add some of his most experienced players.
Arena changes entire lineup, starts Pontius, Miazga
CLEVELAND (AP) — U.S. coach Bruce Arena changed his entire starting lineup for Saturday's CONCACAF Gold Cup group stage finale against Nicaragua, giving goalkeeper Bill Hamid his first appearance in nearly three years and defender Matt Miazga his first in more than year.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jordan Morris put the United States back on track in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Morris' second goal of the game broke a tie in the 76th minute, and the U.S. edged tiny Martinique 3-2 Wednesday night after wasting a two-goal lead against a team that is not even a member of FIFA.
HOUSTON (AP) — Florent Malouda, a veteran of 80 international matches for France, played for French Guiana in CONCACAF Gold Cup on Tuesday night despite being ruled ineligible for the tournament.
The 37-year-old midfielder captained French Guiana and played the entire match in a 0-0 tie against Honduras. But the game is likely to be ruled a 3-0 victory by forfeit for Honduras because Malouda was on the field.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Kellyn Acosta is young, talented and eager to make the most of another opportunity to shine on the international soccer stage.
The U.S. faces Martinique in its second match of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, with Acosta and teammates hoping to make amends Wednesday night for a subpar performance in last weekend's 1-1 tie against Panama.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Elias Hernandez had a goal and two assists to help Mexico beat El Salvador 3-1 Sunday night in a CONCACAF Gold Cup opener.
Hedgardo Marin scored his first goal for the Mexico national team, Orbelin Pineda also scored and Jesus Gallardo also had two assists.
Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio, serving the first game of a six-game suspension for berating an official, watched from a stadium suite.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For the first time ever, the United States failed to win its CONCACAF Gold Cup opener.
Blame this disappointing result on an inability to protect a lead.
Dom Dwyer scored for the second straight game but Miguel Camargo's goal gave Panama a 1-1 tie Saturday, ending a streak of 13 straight wins by the Americans in their opener of soccer's North and Central American and Caribbean championship.