Bradley restored to US captain for Gold Cup opener
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Michael Bradley returned to his role as captain for the first time under new U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter as the Americans opened the CONCACAF Gold Cup against Guyana in their...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jackson Yueill is making his U.S. debut in Wednesday night's exhibition against Jamaica.
The 22-year-old San Jose Earthquakes midfielder is the eighth player to debut this...
US defender Matt Miazga makes Reading debut
American defender Matt Miazga made his debut for Reading of England's second-tier League Championship, playing the entire match in a 1-1 draw at Bolton on Tuesday night.
US defender Matt Miazga loaned to Reading for rest of season
U.S. defender Matt Miazga has been recalled by Chelsea from his unsuccessful loan to Nantes in France and loaned for the rest of the season to relegation-threatened Reading in England's second tier.
Chelsea acquired Miazga from Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls in January 2016. But he made just two appearances during the remainder of that season and was loaned to Vitesse in the Netherlands for 2016-17 and 2017-18.
Moses leaves Chelsea to join Fenerbahce on 18-month loan
LONDON (AP) — Victor Moses has left Chelsea to join Fenerbahce on an 18-month loan after falling out of favor at the English club.
Playing as a right wing back, the Nigerian was a key member of the Chelsea team that won the Premier League in 2017 and the FA Cup in 2018 under Antonio Conte.
Moses has not started a league game this season under Conte's replacement, Maurizio Sarri, who is no longer using wing backs after switching to a four-man defense.
Pulisic plays 2nd US match in 13 months, starts vs England
LONDON (AP) — Christian Pulisic played his second game with the U.S. national team in 13 months, returning to the lineup for Thursday night's exhibition against England.
The 20-year-old midfielder was part of a five-man midfield in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Weston McKennie and Wil Trapp in deep positions and Julian Green flanked by Pulisic and Tim Weah — a son of former FIFA Player of the Year and current Liberia President George Weah.
Bradley back in US lineup for 1st time since Trinidad loss
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — U.S. captain Michael Bradley returned to the U.S. lineup for the first time in a year and a day since the loss at Trinidad and Tobago that ended the Americans' streak of seven straight World Cup appearances.
The 31-year-old midfielder made his 141st international appearance in Thursday night's exhibition against Colombia, tying Clint Dempsey for third on the American list behind Cobi Jones (164) and Landon Donovan (157).
American defender Matt Miazga scored his third goal of the season, helping Vitesse to a 2-2 tie at Willem II on Sunday, the final day of the Dutch Eredivisie season.
Miazga, a 22-year-old from Clifton, New Jersey, completing his second season on loan to Vitesse from Chelsea, tied the score 1-1 in the 63rd minute with his first goal since Feb. 2.
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Midfielders Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams have played their way onto the top tier of the U.S. player pool along with defender Matt Miazga, according to interim coach Dave Sarachan, who says the trio would receive strong consideration for a World Cup roster if the Americans were headed to Russia in June.
Delgado makes US debut in exhibition vs Paraguay
CARY, N.C. (AP) — Marky Delgado was set to make his debut for the United States in Tuesday night's exhibition against Paraguay.
The 22-year-old Toronto FC midfielder was part of a young lineup that included six others with five international appearances or fewer: defender Matt Miazga (five) and Cameron Carter-Vickers (two); midfielders Wil Trapp (four), Tyler Adams (three) and Kenny Saief (two); and goalkeeper Zack Steffen (two).
Miazga fined by Vitesse after grabbing opponent’s genitals
American defender Matt Miazga has been fined by the Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem for unprofessional behavior after grabbing the genitals of Heerenveen's Denzel Dumfries during a Dutch league game on Jan. 20.
Miazga, a 22-year-old from Clifton, New Jersey, is in his second season with Vitesse on loan from England's Chelsea. He has made four appearances with the U.S. national team.
The incident occurred during a clash in front of the goal.
McKennie, Adams set for US debuts against Portugal
Midfielders Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams are making their U.S. national team debuts in Tuesday night's exhibition at Portugal, the first game for the Americans since they failed to qualify for next year's World Cup.
Ethan Horvath is in goal for the match at Leiria, his first appearance since his debut against Cuba in October 2016.
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.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Alejandro Bedoya can watch the rest of the CONCACAF Gold Cup after helping the U.S. avoid an embarrassing second-place finish in its group.
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.
Miazga hopes for breakthroughs with US and Chelsea
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — When Matt Miazga walked out of his apartment in the Dutch city of Arnhem this spring, people implored him over and over: "Win the cup! Please win the cup!"
The boyish-looking American defender did just that, wearing Vitesse's yellow-and-black striped jersey as he started on the back line for a 2-0 win over Alkmaar in the Dutch Cup final on April 30.
CHICAGO (AP) — Kansas City forward Dom Dwyer and midfielders Kenny Saief of Gent, Cristian Roldan of Seattle and Kelyn Rowe of New England have been picked for the U.S. roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup and could make their national team debuts next month.
Defenders Matt Miazga of Chelsea and Eric Lichaj of Nottingham Forest also were among the 23 players selected Sunday by U.S. coach Bruce Arena.
Matt Miazga scores for Arnhem, 1st goal since move to Europe
American defender Matt Miazga scored his first goal since leaving the New York Red Bulls for Europe, putting Vitesse Arnhem ahead early in the first half of a 4-0 win over fifth-tier Jodan Boys in the third round of the Dutch Cup.
Miazga scored in the 14th minute of Wednesday's match, taking a touch off a thigh to control a failed clearance, then taking a 16-yard left-footed shot.
American defender Miazga makes Vitesse Arnhem debut
American defender Matt Miazga made his debut for Vitesse Arnhem, entering in the 64th minute of Sunday's 2-1 loss at Twente Enschede in the Dutch Eredivisie.
The 21-year-old from Clifton, New Jersey, was sold from Major League Soccer and the New Jersey Red Bulls to Chelsea in January for $5 million. The 6-foot-4 center back made his Chelsea debut at Aston Villa on April 2 and also started against Stoke a week later, then was substituted at the start of the second half.