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Copa America

TV ratings for US Men’s National Team down 15% in 2017

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In addition to sponsorships and attendance, one of the major ways to gauge the popularity of any sporting event or league in this country is the TV ratings. Soccer is no different. For the US Men’s National Team, TV ratings have been good for the most part for the last several years. However, the trend this year is pointing downward.

TV ratings for US Men’s National Team down 15% in 2017

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In addition to sponsorships and attendance, one of the major ways to gauge the popularity of any sporting event or league in this country is the TV ratings. Soccer is no different. For the US Men’s National Team, TV ratings have been good for the most part for the last several years. However, the trend this year is pointing downward.

United States

HBO special on Tom Byer’s plan to rescue American men’s soccer is a must-watch

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HBO’s special begins with footage of the United States Men’s National Team being defeated by Trinidad and Tobago in the final World Cup qualifier from the CONCACAF Hex. Seconds later, USSF presidential candidate Kyle Martino utters the words, “US Soccer thinks they have all the answers.

HBO special on Tom Byer’s plan to rescue American men’s soccer is a must-watch

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HBO’s special begins with footage of the United States Men’s National Team being defeated by Trinidad and Tobago in the final World Cup qualifier from the CONCACAF Hex. Seconds later, USSF presidential candidate Kyle Martino utters the words, “US Soccer thinks they have all the answers.

Player ratings for US Men’s National Team after 0-2 loss to Costa Rica

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The United States’ World Cup qualification campaign suffered a massive blow on Friday night, as Costa Rica ended the Americans’ fourteen-game unbeaten run under Bruce Arena with a comprehensive 2-0 win at Red Bull Arena. Here are the player ratings.

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Major League Soccer

Don’t miss Kartik Krishnaiyer’s ‘US Soccer In Crisis’ video broadcast

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On the topic of the current US soccer crisis, Kartik Krishnaiyer will be presenting a special video broadcast at 3pm ET/Noon PT today (Monday, October 23, 2017) on Facebook Live.

The video broadcast will be streamed live on this webpage as well as on Facebook at facebook.com/worldsoccertalk.

Don’t miss Kartik Krishnaiyer’s ‘US Soccer In Crisis’ video broadcast

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On the topic of the current US soccer crisis, Kartik Krishnaiyer will be presenting a special video broadcast at 3pm ET/Noon PT today (Monday, October 23, 2017) on Facebook Live.

The video broadcast will be streamed live on this webpage as well as on Facebook at facebook.com/worldsoccertalk.

Why Tata Martino should be hired as Bruce Arena’s replacement for USMNT

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With Bruce Arena announcing that he has stepped down as US Men’s National Team coach, now is the time for the US to start looking for a permanent new manager. They need someone who can get them back on track and start winning games again and get the US to the World Cup in 2022 and quite honestly they need someone who can do it with some sizzle and panache.

Why Tata Martino should be hired as Bruce Arena’s replacement for USMNT

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With Bruce Arena announcing that he has stepped down as US Men’s National Team coach, now is the time for the US to start looking for a permanent new manager. They need someone who can get them back on track and start winning games again and get the US to the World Cup in 2022 and quite honestly they need someone who can do it with some sizzle and panache.

u-17 World Cup

Where to find USA vs. England U17 World Cup quarterfinal on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch USA vs. England in the U17 World Cup quarterfinal, you’ve come to the right place.

The US men’s u17 team faces England in the World Cup on Saturday in a match that will be televised live across the United States.

The U-17 MNT reached the Quarterfinal with a memorable 5-0 victory against Paraguay on Monday, Oct.

Where to find USA vs. England U17 World Cup quarterfinal on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch USA vs. England in the U17 World Cup quarterfinal, you’ve come to the right place.

The US men’s u17 team faces England in the World Cup on Saturday in a match that will be televised live across the United States.

The U-17 MNT reached the Quarterfinal with a memorable 5-0 victory against Paraguay on Monday, Oct.

Alexi Lalas

Alexi Lalas defends US Soccer status quo on FOX Sports broadcast [VIDEO]

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On Sunday’s MLS broadcast that was televised live on FS1, leading US Men’s National Team analyst Alexi Lalas gave a stirring two-minute speech that championed the status quo in US Soccer.

Lalas defended Sunil Gulati and the US Soccer Federation. “No one person has the answers,” said Lalas.

Alexi Lalas defends US Soccer status quo on FOX Sports broadcast [VIDEO]

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On Sunday’s MLS broadcast that was televised live on FS1, leading US Men’s National Team analyst Alexi Lalas gave a stirring two-minute speech that championed the status quo in US Soccer.

Lalas defended Sunil Gulati and the US Soccer Federation. “No one person has the answers,” said Lalas.

Alexi Lalas and Taylor Twellman illustrate stark contrast in their analysis of USA’s World Cup disaster

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In the wake of the disastrous World Cup qualifying campaign that culminated in a 2-1 loss Tuesday night against Trinidad and Tobago, it was surprising to see the differing approaches from the two most high-profile analysts of the US Men’s National Team. In one corner, you had FOX Sports Alexi Lalas, guardian of the status quo and US Soccer system.

Alexi Lalas and Taylor Twellman illustrate stark contrast in their analysis of USA’s World Cup disaster

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In the wake of the disastrous World Cup qualifying campaign that culminated in a 2-1 loss Tuesday night against Trinidad and Tobago, it was surprising to see the differing approaches from the two most high-profile analysts of the US Men’s National Team. In one corner, you had FOX Sports Alexi Lalas, guardian of the status quo and US Soccer system.

World Cup

Unfounded arrogance cost US Soccer place at World Cup

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In the aftermath of the United States’ stunning failure to quality for the World Cup for the first time in more than thirty years, it’s clear that U.S. Soccer has serious structural problems that need fixing.

We need to lower costs and remove barriers to entry for young players across the country – especially in lower-income, urban areas.

Unfounded arrogance cost US Soccer place at World Cup

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In the aftermath of the United States’ stunning failure to quality for the World Cup for the first time in more than thirty years, it’s clear that U.S. Soccer has serious structural problems that need fixing.

We need to lower costs and remove barriers to entry for young players across the country – especially in lower-income, urban areas.

When a soccer culture depends too much on a national team, it’s doomed to failure

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When the final whistle sounded in Trinidad and Tobago Tuesday night, and the United States failed to qualify for its first World Cup since the lamentable era of the 1980’s American soccer, the predictable “soccer will die in the US” comments began being made.

Not so fast.

The mistake so many have made in the marketing of sport in this country from FOX Sports to MLS to other media entities is to link perceptions of the sport’s popularity and importance to the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) .

When a soccer culture depends too much on a national team, it’s doomed to failure

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When the final whistle sounded in Trinidad and Tobago Tuesday night, and the United States failed to qualify for its first World Cup since the lamentable era of the 1980’s American soccer, the predictable “soccer will die in the US” comments began being made.

Not so fast.

The mistake so many have made in the marketing of sport in this country from FOX Sports to MLS to other media entities is to link perceptions of the sport’s popularity and importance to the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) .

MLS cannot escape blame for US implosion in World Cup qualifying

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The United States’ failure to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup is a devastating blow for the sport in this country, but it’s also a clear reflection of how much of a damaging effect the top-flight league has had on the national team in the last number of years.

Coached by Bruce Arena, who has never coached a professional club team outside of the United States, he fielded a team on Tuesday night that was made entirely out of current MLS or former MLS players, except one - Christian Pulisic, the one star that continues to be light years ahead of anyone in the US player squad.

MLS cannot escape blame for US implosion in World Cup qualifying

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The United States’ failure to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup is a devastating blow for the sport in this country, but it’s also a clear reflection of how much of a damaging effect the top-flight league has had on the national team in the last number of years.

Coached by Bruce Arena, who has never coached a professional club team outside of the United States, he fielded a team on Tuesday night that was made entirely out of current MLS or former MLS players, except one - Christian Pulisic, the one star that continues to be light years ahead of anyone in the US player squad.

FOX Sports suffers $200 million hangover after US fails to qualify for World Cup

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The worst nightmare has come true for FOX Sports’ coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The United States has failed to qualify for the tournament for the first time in 32 years.

Earlier this year, FOX Sports President Eric Shanks joked that if the US Men’s National Team didn’t qualify for the 2018 World Cup “that would [be] like $200 million flushed down the toilet [for FOX Sports].

FOX Sports suffers $200 million hangover after US fails to qualify for World Cup

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The worst nightmare has come true for FOX Sports’ coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The United States has failed to qualify for the tournament for the first time in 32 years.

Earlier this year, FOX Sports President Eric Shanks joked that if the US Men’s National Team didn’t qualify for the 2018 World Cup “that would [be] like $200 million flushed down the toilet [for FOX Sports].

Where to find Trinidad and Tobago vs. USA World Cup qualifier on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Trinidad and Tobago vs. USA in the World Cup qualifier, you’ve come to the right place.

It all comes down to this. With a win or a draw, the United States will qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. But the US Men’s National Team faces a difficult game on a rain-soaked pitch in the Caribbean.

Critical US-Trinidad and Tobago World Cup qualifier to air on beIN SPORTS

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October’s critical World Cup qualifier between the US Men’s National Team and Trinidad-and-Tobago will be streamed live on beIN SPORTS and Universo on Tuesday, October 10, World Soccer Talk has learned.

In the final match of their World Cup qualification process, the game could end up being a do-or-die match that will determine whether the USA team qualifies for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Trinidad & Tobago

After US World Cup disaster, the USMNT players that should stay or leave player pool

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The US isn’t going to the World Cup. As shocking as that is, it’s the reality of the situation. The US were quite frankly terrible throughout the entirety of qualification (even going back to the semi-final round where they needed a 4-0 win against Guatemala to avoid being dumped out) and honestly deserved this fate.

After US World Cup disaster, the USMNT players that should stay or leave player pool

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The US isn’t going to the World Cup. As shocking as that is, it’s the reality of the situation. The US were quite frankly terrible throughout the entirety of qualification (even going back to the semi-final round where they needed a 4-0 win against Guatemala to avoid being dumped out) and honestly deserved this fate.

World Cup 2018

Blame Sunil Gulati for USA’s failure, not the players nor Bruce Arena

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An era of arrogance and excess at US Soccer has yielded what in hindsight was a predictable result. The United States have missed the FIFA World Cup for the first time in over thirty years.

Despite the good fortune the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) received with the weakness of CONCACAF opposition – Honduras is going through a rebuilding phase and Panama’s aging “Golden Generation” seemed to have missed their best shot at qualifying for the World Cup or winning continental silverware in the last cycle – the USMNT still managed to miss qualification.

Blame Sunil Gulati for USA’s failure, not the players nor Bruce Arena

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An era of arrogance and excess at US Soccer has yielded what in hindsight was a predictable result. The United States have missed the FIFA World Cup for the first time in over thirty years.

Despite the good fortune the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) received with the weakness of CONCACAF opposition – Honduras is going through a rebuilding phase and Panama’s aging “Golden Generation” seemed to have missed their best shot at qualifying for the World Cup or winning continental silverware in the last cycle – the USMNT still managed to miss qualification.

US Men’s National Team can come full circle with win over Costa Rica in World Cup qualifier

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The start of the World Cup in Russia is less than ten months away, and the U.S. has a new lease on life.

Since Bruce Arena replaced Jurgen Klinsmann at the helm of the national team last November, the U.S. has gone unbeaten in fourteen straight games – winning the Gold Cup, taking a point out of the Azteca, and jumping from last to third place in the Hex in the process.

Panama National Team

USA vs. Panama preview: USMNT could miss out on first World Cup since 1986

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It’s crunch time now. It’s do or die. Everything is on the line. This is not really the place the USMNT wanted to be in or thought they’d find themselves in, but here they are: in danger of missing out on the World Cup for the first time since 1986. The good news is that the US controls its own fate and four points out of six should see the US qualify without having to go into a home and home playoff with a team from Asia in November (though results elsewhere in CONCACAF could change that).

USA vs. Panama preview: USMNT could miss out on first World Cup since 1986

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It’s crunch time now. It’s do or die. Everything is on the line. This is not really the place the USMNT wanted to be in or thought they’d find themselves in, but here they are: in danger of missing out on the World Cup for the first time since 1986. The good news is that the US controls its own fate and four points out of six should see the US qualify without having to go into a home and home playoff with a team from Asia in November (though results elsewhere in CONCACAF could change that).

Honduras

Player ratings for US Men’s National Team after 1-1 draw against Honduras

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An out-of-nothing 85th minute rebound goal for Bobby Wood gave the United States the 1-1 draw it needed to remain on the inside track to qualify for Russia 2018 in Honduras on Tuesday.

In a vacuum, this was a good result for the U.S. All points taken on the road during World Cup qualifying are good points, and San Pedro Sula in particular is a nightmarish place to play.

Player ratings for US Men’s National Team after 1-1 draw against Honduras

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An out-of-nothing 85th minute rebound goal for Bobby Wood gave the United States the 1-1 draw it needed to remain on the inside track to qualify for Russia 2018 in Honduras on Tuesday.

In a vacuum, this was a good result for the U.S. All points taken on the road during World Cup qualifying are good points, and San Pedro Sula in particular is a nightmarish place to play.

Where to find Honduras vs. USA World Cup qualifier on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Honduras vs. USA in the World Cup qualifier, you’ve come to the right place.

After losing to Costa Rica on Friday, the United States Men’s National Team faces a difficult test on Tuesday night against Honduras. The game will not be televised on ESPN or FOX Sports.

Where to find Honduras vs. USA World Cup qualifier on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Honduras vs. USA in the World Cup qualifier, you’ve come to the right place.

After losing to Costa Rica on Friday, the United States Men’s National Team faces a difficult test on Tuesday night against Honduras. The game will not be televised on ESPN or FOX Sports.

USA’s World Cup qualifier against Honduras will be on beIN SPORTS and Universo on Tuesday

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It’s time to start making plans of how you’ll watch the United States in their World Cup qualifying game on Tuesday night against Honduras.

After a disappointing 0-2 loss to Costa Rica, Tuesday’s game for the USA will be televised live on beIN SPORTS and Universo. The English-language broadcast will be on beIN SPORTS, while Universo will have the Spanish-language broadcast.

USA’s World Cup qualifier against Honduras will be on beIN SPORTS and Universo on Tuesday

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It’s time to start making plans of how you’ll watch the United States in their World Cup qualifying game on Tuesday night against Honduras.

After a disappointing 0-2 loss to Costa Rica, Tuesday’s game for the USA will be televised live on beIN SPORTS and Universo. The English-language broadcast will be on beIN SPORTS, while Universo will have the Spanish-language broadcast.

The Rest

Portugal vs. US Men’s National Team preview: US aims to restore faith after World Cup disaster

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The US is not going to the 2018 World Cup. It’s been over a month since that dismal night in Trinidad but it’s still a sore spot and it’s still shocking to hear and say. It’s also quite depressing. But it’s time to turn the page on that dark chapter in US Soccer history and to make sure that it never, ever happens again.

World Cup qualifying match report: USMNT 0-2 Costa Rica

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Marcos Urena notched a brace to take down the USMNT in World Cup qualifying in New Jersey.