The first two competitive matches of Bruce Arena's second time around as U.S. Men's National Team manager are two weeks away. With time ticking down before the renewal of the Hexagonal round, Arena is trying to figure out the availability of three of his biggest players.
Okay, I am feeling myself again and ready to get back on the Clipboard program. And so we turn to what is in my book easily the toughest spot to call on the entire field. Were Geoff Cameron healthy, that would free up Michael Bradley to be the sixth player I could happily start in this slot. In fact, when we're all done, I will share a couple of alternate line-ups that hinge on who takes the #8
We pick up the Clipboard with the defensive midfield slot, which considering the circumstances, is a fairly easy group to set in a row.Michael BradleyDaniel WilliamsDax McCartyI'll be honest: if Geoff Cameron was fit and in form, it's likely that he'd take this spot. I still believe that the highest Bradley yield comes when he's in the #8 role with a solid hand behind him to guard the back line
Several U.S. Men's National Team players have voiced their frustration with the country's recent travel ban. Geoff Cameron doesn't agree.
Speaking to Sports Illustrated, Cameron voiced his support for the travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump, who signed a recent executive order temporarily banning travelers from seven Muslim-based countries.
CHICAGO – If the U.S. Men's National Team's 2-0 loss to Colombia in the opening game of the Copa America did anything to dampen expectations for fans ofthe host nation, members of the squad appeared unfazedby losing to a team many considered the favorites in Group A.
On paper, Saturday's friendly with Bolivia appears to be a stepping stone for the U.S. Men's National Team ahead of the Copa America. But, with starting spots on the line and confidenceto gain, the friendly against the CONMEBOL nation takes on massive importance for a team looking to build into this summer's tournament.
Just one game stands between the U.S. Men's National Team and the Copa America, giving Jurgen Klinsmann one final chance to piece his team together ahead of this summer's tournament.
Following Wednesday's late win over Ecuador, the USMNT faces off with another CONMEBOL side, Bolivia. While La Verde are far from the quality of Wednesday's opponent, Bolivia does provide the USMNT with South American opposition as the days dwindle before the Copa America kicks off.
While Christian Pulisic tore Benfica apart in Portugal, another young American netted a game-winning goal back in Mexico.
Paul Arriola scored Tijuana's lone goal in Wednesday's Copa MX action, leading his side to a 1-0 win over Club America. Arriola was joined in the Tijuana lineup by Joe Corona and Michael Orozco, who both logged 90 minute shifts in the win.
Geoff Cameron hasn't seen the field since late October due to a knee injury, an ailment that served as a major detriment to both his club and country. However, Stoke City manager Mark Hughes is hopeful that Cameron is nearing his return.
According to the Stoke Sentinel, Hughes is hopeful to have Cameron back in the fold by mid-February.
It's another busy weekend for Americans Abroad as the schedule heads towards the international break.
Headlining the weekend is a Bundesliga clash between two U.S. Men's National Team regulars as Bobby Wood's Hamburg takes on John Brooks and Hertha Berlin. After several weeks away, Brooks is set to return to the Hertha Berlin squad after recovering from an injury.
After a chaotic Saturday schedule, Sunday didn't prove to be the best day for the remaining contingent of Americans Abroad.
Of the seven Americans in action on Sunday, just two earned minutes in victories. Both Jorge Villafana and Cole Grossman played a full 90 minutes in league play, taking down Pumas and Odds BK, respectively.
The 2016-17 Premier League season is just days away with several Americans set to face interesting club situations as play begins in England's top flight.
Following the departure of Tim Howard, Brad Guzan is now the longest-tenured American in the Premier League. However, the U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeper faces a new club situation following the relegation of Aston Villa.
A full list of the 55 players in the USMNT's current player pool, plus 32 others in contention.
Bruce Arena has officially been named new US national team head coach, and one of his first actions since replacing Jurgen Klinsmann was compiling a massive player pool of 50 or more players. We don't know who is on that list, but we have a pretty good idea of the players in consideration.
Birnbaum rounds out an excellent year for him with a USMNT call-up for the start of the Hex
Jurgen Klinsmann announced on U.S. Soccer's Facebook page that D.C. United defender Steve Birnbaum is on the United States roster for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. The USMNT will host Mexico on Friday in Columbus, then go on the road to play Costa Rica Tuesday at the Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica.
Morris was one of nine US internationals released prior to New Zealand friendly
The Washington Post's Steven Goff reported on Saturday that Jurgen Klinsmann was making some changes to the USMNT lineup for Tuesday's friendly against New Zealand, including the release of Jordan Morris to return to the Seattle Sounders.
Clint Dempsey and DeAndre Yedlin are starting, of course, but the surprise is that every replacement for the suspended players is an MLS star - Chris Wondolowski, Graham Zusi and Kyle Beckerman are in the XI.
As Jurgen Klinsmann's lead the United States on their Copa America run he has turned to MLS for his talent pool.
The US fell to Colombia 2-0 in the first match of the Copa America.
As Alexi Lalas said in Fox Sports' post-game coverage of the United States national team's 2-0 loss to Colombia, nothing good came from this loss for the US. Nobody played well and the result was a loss that significantly sets back the Americans' quest for a place in the quarterfinal.
Clint Dempsey and DeAndre Yedlin are expected to start as the USMNT faces their toughest Copa America warm up match against Ecuador. This is your Sounder at Heart Gamethread, What to Watch For and How to Watch
The United States Men's National Team travels to Frisco, Texas to take on Ecuador in their second of three warm up matches before Copa America Centenario kicks off with the USMNT playing the opening game against Colombia in Santa Clara, California on June 3rd.
We wonder about a potential impact to an injury of a Black-and-Red player.
If anyone had any money that the United States would defeat Paraguay and then watch as Colombia would lose to Costa Rica in order to win Group A, chances are you are a liar, but I may want to rub you for luck. Nevertheless, seeing Geoff Cameron and John Brooks work to preserve a clean sheet for a 10-man USA squad - DeAndre Yedlin got two yellow cards in quick succession - so that they could play the Group B runner-up (which could be any one of Brazil, Ecuador or Peru) on Thursday in Seattle was impressive.
In lieu of the United States' expected loss to Colombia 2-0 in the opening game of the 2016 Copa America Centenario, we wanted to see if there was any hope for D.C. United fans to see center back Steve Birnbaum in one or both of the next two matches against Costa Rica and Paraguay.
It was a mix of good and disappointing news for regional soccer fans as Attleboro, Mass. native Geoff Cameron was called up by the U.S. for the next round of World Cup Qualifying while Revolution striker Juan Agudelo did not make the 24-man roster.
Will Bruin is right: Wade Barrett deserved the job.
The Houston Dynamo should have kept Wade Barrett as their head coach. That seems to be the sentiment of many fans, and that feeling was expressed on Twitter by both current and former players. I agree with Will Bruin, Sheanon Williams, Stuart Holden, and Geoff Cameron: Barrett did what he could in an unfortunate situation and deserves to be rewarded for it.