The only games that separate the US from their World Cup opener with Ghana in Brazil are three international friendlies.
Jurgen Klinsmann will bring 30 players into camp before the game against Azerbaijan, and there are many questions as to who will fill these spots. So, here's my attempt at trying to predict the 30, knowing everything we know after the Ukraine and Mexico friendlies.
The US Soccer Federation has updated the crest that will be worn by the USMNT and USWNT teams for 2014, which will also be featured on the team jerseys that will be worn by the US Men's National Team at World Cup 2014.
Instead of completely changing the US Soccer crest, USSF has decided to evolve the crest design by removing the gold border and changing the blue to a lighter shade.
The on-again, off-again reports of Copa America 2016 being staged in the United States have gathered pace today with a report in the Spanish media that says that CONMEBOL have confirmed that Copa America 2016 will be played in the US, just one year after Copa America 2015 is played in Chile.
Copa America 2016 is being organized to commemorate 100 years of the competition.
I have been spent several occasions over the last days staring through this year's US National Soccer Hall of Fame ballot. There is no great telling why, as I do not actually have a vote. Nevertheless, I have settled on who I would cast for - it was not easy:Marco EtcheverryKristine LillyShannon MacMillanBrian McBrideJohn O'BrienCindy Parlow ConeSteve RalstonBriana Scurry--Lilly and McBride are
Well, that is an interesting hit on the news wire. Most unusual for US Soccer, and sure to cause all manner of barking in the bubble. I just wonder, does this mean he will definitely not be fired for a bad showing at World Cup next summer? Not that I would suggest it, but it is a new contractual position for the USMNT boss to be in.
Today US Soccer announced that 22 players from the recent 26 man camp will stick around for next Saturday's friendly against South Korea. Of KC's five representatives, three will be remaining with the US team. Matt Besler, Benny Feilhaber, and Graham Zusi will be the three Sporting representatives available for the game.
Two years ago, US Soccer mandated a ten month schedule for all US Soccer Development Academies and we gave you a behind the scenes look; with the creation of Richmond United, we decided to take a look at the state of USSDAs once again.
Two years ago, I wrote what is still one of my favorite articles in my time at Black and Red United: a behind the scenes look at the US Soccer Development Academy, which had recently mandated a 10 month season for all of its clubs, ending the ability for Academy players to play high school soccer.