U.S. Soccer

WNT on TV: North Carolina Takes on Washington on Lifetime’s Game of the Week

The first-place North Carolina Courage welcomes bottom of the table Washington Spirit on Saturday afternoon while Sky Blue FC will try to bounce back against Seattle after failing to gain ground over the last two weeks. Here are the matches taking place this weekend:

NWSL

Saturday, Aug. 19
North Carolina Courage vs. Washington Spirit – 3:30 p.m. ET (TV: Lifetime Game of the Week)
Sitting in last place in the league standings, Mallory Pugh and the Washington Spirit will embrace the difficult task visitors against the red-hot No. 1 North Carolina Courage in Saturday’s televised Lifetime Game of the Week. Samantha Mewis, Lynn Williams, Abby Dahlkemper and Taylor Smith are coming off back-to-back wins in the last eight days and have helped the Courage take a firm grasp of the top playoff seed.

North Carolina won the earlier meeting this year 1-0 in Washington. A win against the Spirit would give the Courage three straight home wins, tying their season-high for consecutive home victories.

Boston Breakers vs. Orlando Pride – 4 p.m. ET (go90.com)
Orlando is making ground in the race for the playoffs, jumping to a fourth after a big 5-0 win against New Jersey, before dropping to its current fifth place after the three midweek games. Alex Morgan, Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris now travel north to take on Boston in search of a vitally important three points that could once again catapult the Pride into one of those four coveted playoff spots. Rose Lavelle has been listed out for this weekend’s match as she continues the tail end of her rehab from her hamstring injury.

This will be the fourth all-time meeting between the clubs in league play. The home team has won each of the first three games in the series, giving Orlando the slight 2W-1L edge. Orlando’s five goals last weekend were the most scored in a single game in team history.

Sky Blue FC vs. Seattle Reign – 7 p.m. ET (go90.com)
After a few weeks of climbing up the standings, Sky Blue FC found itself on the losing end of a 5-0 match against Orlando last weekend, prompting a drop in the standings. Currently in sixth place, Kelley O’Hara’s team is four points behind fourth-place Seattle, making this weekend’s game vital for both teams if they want to remain solidly in playoff contention. It also will be the first meeting for the two teams since that epic nine-goal game back on July 22 at Memorial Stadium. Megan Rapinoe will not play in the game as she continues rehab from knee surgery.

Seattle is unbeaten in its last three games against Sky Blue (1W-2D), including a 5-4 win in July that saw eight goals scored in the second half.

Portland Thorns vs. Houston Dash – 10 p.m. ET (go90.com)
Despite losing its match on Wednesday to FC Kansas City, Portland remains in second place in the standings, five points behind the NWSL-leading North Carolina. Allie Long, Meghan Klingenberg and Lindsey Horan will now take on the Houston Dash at home with hopes of continuing to secure its spot in the postseason. Carli Lloyd is out as she continues her rehab from her ankle injury. Morgan Brian is listed as questionable.

Portland is unbeaten in its last three games against Houston (2W-1D), outscoring the Dash 6-2 over that span. Portland has won their last four home games, posting two clean sheets over that time.

Sunday, Aug. 20
Chicago Red Stars vs. FC Kansas City – 6 p.m. ET (go90.com)
Currently in third place in the league, Christen Press, Alyssa Naeher, Casey Short, Julie Ertz and the Chicago Red Stars are coming off back-to-back home losses and will play their second game this week on Sunday evening when they welcome Becky Sauerbrunn, Sydney Leroux and FC Kansas City to Toyota Park.

Chicago has lost just one of their last eight regular season games against Kansas City (4W-3D). Chicago has never lost three straight home games.

Watch NWSL on go90.com

To watch live in the USA on a mobile device or tablet, download the go90 app (free) via the App Store or Google Play. Users with go90 version 3.0 and later can cast live games from the go90 app to Airplay and Chromecast. No registration or authentication is required. Fans can also watch matches on their laptops via go90.com, nwslsoccer.com or on the NWSL app, now available for both iOS and Android users.

Internationally all games are available on the NWSL app and the NWSL website.

The complete 2017 NWSL schedule is here. For more in-depth information and the latest news and updates about the NWSL schedule, matchups, records, etc., visit: www.nwslsoccer.com and follow them on Twitter @NWSL.

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WNT Aug 18, 2017

MNT on TV: Bundesliga Kickoff, M.L.S. Clashes Highlight the Weekend

With U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bruce Arena set to announce his September World Cup Qualifying roster in a little more than a week's time, for many players this weekend’s matches present one final chance to state their case for inclusion for the massive games against Costa Rica and Honduras. Here's a sample of things to watch for: The German Bundesliga season kicks off Read more
MNT Aug 18, 2017

MNT in Germany Season Preview

Kicking off this weekend, the German Bundesliga campaign promises another inviting opportunity for a number of U.S. players looking to further cement places with their clubs and in the MNT setup ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Here’s an outlook for six U.S. internationals as they begin their Bundesliga seasons: Christian Pulisic Set to turn 19 next month, Christian Pulisic comes off a Read more
MNT Aug 18, 2017

U-15 BNT Defeats Panama 3-0 to Advance to First CONCACAF Championship

BRADENTON, Fla. (Aug. 17, 2017) - The U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team advanced to its first-ever CONCACAF U-15 Championship Final with a 3-0 victory over Panama. The USA went up early and never looked back with goals from Giovanni Reyna, Julian Gaines and Gianluca Busio. The semifinal victory continues a dominant tournament run for the U-15s. The team has only trailed for 12 total minutes in Read more
U-15 BNT Aug 17, 2017

Hackworth Names 22-Player Roster for Vaclav Jezek Youth Tournament in Czech Republic

CHICAGO (Aug. 17, 2017) – U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team head coach John Hackworth has named a 22-player roster that will head to Prague, Czech Republic for the 2017 Vaclav Jezek Youth Tournament from Aug. 21-27. “Following our two recent domestic training camps, this tournament will challenge our team with four tough international matches in five days,” Hackwo Read more
U-17 MNT Aug 17, 2017

U-15 BNT Advances to CONCACAF U-15 Championship Semifinals

The U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team has finished first in Group B at the CONCACAF U-15 Boys’ Championship in Bradenton, Florida. Check out more on the team’s undefeated three-match run to the knockout round: CANADA The U.S. U-15 BNT used a brace from Gianluca Busio to top Canada in its first match of the 2017 CONCACAF U-15 Boys’ Championship. Busio scored in back-to-back mi Read more
U-15 BNT Aug 16, 2017

PNT Draws Paralympic Champ Ukraine, Northern Ireland and Australia in World Championships

After competing in last summer’s Paralympics, the U.S. Paralympic National Soccer Team (PNT) is set to begin a new competition cycle at the IFPC CP Football World Championships in San Luis, Argentina, in September. The tournament features a total of 16 teams, eight of which competed in Rio de Janeiro, dividing them into groups of four for the opening round. This month’s draw placed t Read more
PNT Aug 16, 2017

Elm City Express Wins 2017 NPSL Championship

The Elm City Express of New Haven, Conn. claimed the 2017 NPSL Championship over the weekend with a 5-0 rout of Midland-Odessa FC (Midland, Texas) at Yale University’s Reese Stadium. In the team’s inaugural season, Elm City rode a dominant run through the Regional and National Playoffs to take home the NPSL title. The Express are the 15th team to win the league in its 15 years of exi Read more
Aug 16, 2017

Margaret "Peg" Brown: Ensuring the History of American Soccer

Nearly 300 individuals have been recognized as inductees to the National Soccer Hall of Fame. But the work of one woman is largely responsible for allowing the Hall’s stories – and by extension, the story of soccer in the United States – to be told. Margaret “Peg” Brown served as the Hall of Fame’s archive manager and her overhaul of the Hall’s inventory Read more
Aug 16, 2017

U.S. Open Cup Semifinals: FC Cincinnati vs. New York Red Bulls: Highlights - Aug. 15, 2017

FC Cincinnati broke its own record for the highest attendance at a non-final in the U.S. Open Cup as it hosted New York Bulls with a spot in the final on the line. Read more
U.S. Open Cup Aug 16, 2017

The Great Eight Semifinal Edition: Dream-Killers, Respects & Sunsets

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is known for its magic moments. And the Semifinal round of the competition, now in its 104th year, tossed up a good few of those with a pair of memorable games on August 9 and 15. Take a look back at eight moments of note where Sporting Kansas City and New York Red Bulls rose to see off spirited challenges from San Jose’s Earthquakes and Cinderella second-divisio Read more
U.S. Open Cup Aug 16, 2017

New York Red Bulls Storm Back for 3-2 Extra-Time Win to Reach 2017 U.S. Open Cup Final as Midnight Strikes for Cinderellas FC Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (Aug. 15, 2017) – It looked like FC Cincinnati were home and dry at 2-0 up and heading for an historic Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final, only for New York Red Bulls to hit back late and eventually spoil the party. The visitors from Major League Soccer finished the job 3-2 in extra-time with Bradley Wright-Phillips heading home his second of the night to send the New Jersey-based clu Read more
U.S. Open Cup Aug 15, 2017

U-17 WNT To Face England U-17 WNT Twice in Portland, Oregon

CHICAGO (August 15, 2017) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team will travel to Portland, Oregon, from Aug. 20-27 for a training camp that will feature two matches against the England U-17 Women’s National Team. The teams will meet on Aug. 23 at a site and time to be determined. The second match will take place on Aug. 26 at Providence Park, home of the Portland Thorns and Read more
U-17 WNT Aug 15, 2017

2017 U.S. Open Cup Final to be Broadcast on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes

CHICAGO (Aug. 15, 2017) – The Final of the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, U.S. Soccer’s National Championship, will be broadcast on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes beginning at 9 p.m. ET/8 CT on Sept. 20. The match, which will be hosted by Sporting Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Park, will be the second 2017 U.S. Open Cup game broadcast by the ESPN family of networks. The first was Unit Read more
U.S. Open Cup Aug 15, 2017

WNT on TV: North Carolina Takes on Washington on Lifetime’s Game of the Week

The first-place North Carolina Courage welcomes bottom of the table Washington Spirit on Saturday afternoon while Sky Blue FC will try to bounce back against Seattle after failing to gain ground over the last two weeks. Here are the matches taking place this weekend:

NWSL

Saturday, Aug. 19
North Carolina Courage vs. Washington Spirit – 3:30 p.m. ET (TV: Lifetime Game of the Week)
Sitting in last place in the league standings, Mallory Pugh and the Washington Spirit will embrace the difficult task visitors against the red-hot No. 1 North Carolina Courage in Saturday’s televised Lifetime Game of the Week. Samantha Mewis, Lynn Williams, Abby Dahlkemper and Taylor Smith are coming off back-to-back wins in the last eight days and have helped the Courage take a firm grasp of the top playoff seed.

North Carolina won the earlier meeting this year 1-0 in Washington. A win against the Spirit would give the Courage three straight home wins, tying their season-high for consecutive home victories.

Boston Breakers vs. Orlando Pride – 4 p.m. ET (go90.com)
Orlando is making ground in the race for the playoffs, jumping to a fourth after a big 5-0 win against New Jersey, before dropping to its current fifth place after the three midweek games. Alex Morgan, Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris now travel north to take on Boston in search of a vitally important three points that could once again catapult the Pride into one of those four coveted playoff spots. Rose Lavelle has been listed out for this weekend’s match as she continues the tail end of her rehab from her hamstring injury.

This will be the fourth all-time meeting between the clubs in league play. The home team has won each of the first three games in the series, giving Orlando the slight 2W-1L edge. Orlando’s five goals last weekend were the most scored in a single game in team history.

Sky Blue FC vs. Seattle Reign – 7 p.m. ET (go90.com)
After a few weeks of climbing up the standings, Sky Blue FC found itself on the losing end of a 5-0 match against Orlando last weekend, prompting a drop in the standings. Currently in sixth place, Kelley O’Hara’s team is four points behind fourth-place Seattle, making this weekend’s game vital for both teams if they want to remain solidly in playoff contention. It also will be the first meeting for the two teams since that epic nine-goal game back on July 22 at Memorial Stadium. Megan Rapinoe will not play in the game as she continues rehab from knee surgery.

Seattle is unbeaten in its last three games against Sky Blue (1W-2D), including a 5-4 win in July that saw eight goals scored in the second half.

Portland Thorns vs. Houston Dash – 10 p.m. ET (go90.com)
Despite losing its match on Wednesday to FC Kansas City, Portland remains in second place in the standings, five points behind the NWSL-leading North Carolina. Allie Long, Meghan Klingenberg and Lindsey Horan will now take on the Houston Dash at home with hopes of continuing to secure its spot in the postseason. Carli Lloyd is out as she continues her rehab from her ankle injury. Morgan Brian is listed as questionable.

Portland is unbeaten in its last three games against Houston (2W-1D), outscoring the Dash 6-2 over that span. Portland has won their last four home games, posting two clean sheets over that time.

Sunday, Aug. 20
Chicago Red Stars vs. FC Kansas City – 6 p.m. ET (go90.com)
Currently in third place in the league, Christen Press, Alyssa Naeher, Casey Short, Julie Ertz and the Chicago Red Stars are coming off back-to-back home losses and will play their second game this week on Sunday evening when they welcome Becky Sauerbrunn, Sydney Leroux and FC Kansas City to Toyota Park.

Chicago has lost just one of their last eight regular season games against Kansas City (4W-3D). Chicago has never lost three straight home games.

Watch NWSL on go90.com

To watch live in the USA on a mobile device or tablet, download the go90 app (free) via the App Store or Google Play. Users with go90 version 3.0 and later can cast live games from the go90 app to Airplay and Chromecast. No registration or authentication is required. Fans can also watch matches on their laptops via go90.com, nwslsoccer.com or on the NWSL app, now available for both iOS and Android users.

Internationally all games are available on the NWSL app and the NWSL website.

The complete 2017 NWSL schedule is here. For more in-depth information and the latest news and updates about the NWSL schedule, matchups, records, etc., visit: www.nwslsoccer.com and follow them on Twitter @NWSL.

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WNT Aug 18, 2017

MNT on TV: Bundesliga Kickoff, M.L.S. Clashes Highlight the Weekend

With U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bruce Arena set to announce his September World Cup Qualifying roster in a little more than a week's time, for many players this weekend’s matches present one final chance to state their case for inclusion for the massive games against Costa Rica and Honduras. Here's a sample of things to watch for: The German Bundesliga season kicks off Read more
MNT Aug 18, 2017

MNT in Germany Season Preview

Kicking off this weekend, the German Bundesliga campaign promises another inviting opportunity for a number of U.S. players looking to further cement places with their clubs and in the MNT setup ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Here’s an outlook for six U.S. internationals as they begin their Bundesliga seasons: Christian Pulisic Set to turn 19 next month, Christian Pulisic comes off a Read more
MNT Aug 18, 2017

PNT Draws Paralympic Champ Ukraine, Northern Ireland and Australia in World Championships

After competing in last summer’s Paralympics, the U.S. Paralympic National Soccer Team (PNT) is set to begin a new competition cycle at the IFPC CP Football World Championships in San Luis, Argentina, in September. The tournament features a total of 16 teams, eight of which competed in Rio de Janeiro, dividing them into groups of four for the opening round. This month’s draw placed t Read more
PNT Aug 16, 2017

Margaret "Peg" Brown: Ensuring the History of American Soccer

Nearly 300 individuals have been recognized as inductees to the National Soccer Hall of Fame. But the work of one woman is largely responsible for allowing the Hall’s stories – and by extension, the story of soccer in the United States – to be told. Margaret “Peg” Brown served as the Hall of Fame’s archive manager and her overhaul of the Hall’s inventory Read more
Aug 16, 2017

The Great Eight Semifinal Edition: Dream-Killers, Respects & Sunsets

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is known for its magic moments. And the Semifinal round of the competition, now in its 104th year, tossed up a good few of those with a pair of memorable games on August 9 and 15. Take a look back at eight moments of note where Sporting Kansas City and New York Red Bulls rose to see off spirited challenges from San Jose’s Earthquakes and Cinderella second-divisio Read more
U.S. Open Cup Aug 16, 2017

WNT Rewind: Mewis, Press, Morgan Score as Top Four Teams Shift

NWSL Washington Spirit vs. Boston Breakers (2-2: Johnson, Williams; Leon (2)) The two teams sitting at the bottom of the standings played to a 2-2 draw on Saturday afternoon in the Lifetime Game of the Week. The final few minutes of the game saw both sides pushing for the game-winner – including a header off a free kick deep into stoppage time by Estelle Johnson that hit the crossbar, foll Read more
WNT Aug 15, 2017

Five Things to Know About Korea Republic

USA vs. Korea Republic The USA is 7-0-2 all-time against Korea Republic, which is ranked 16th in the world. The two teams first played in 1997 and most recently met in 2015, a 0-0 draw in New Jersey in the final game before the USA traveled to Canada for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. All nine games between the teams have taken place on U.S. soil. History Korea Republic played the first match Read more
WNT Aug 14, 2017

MNT Rewind: Dempsey, Wood, Morrow and Chandler Find Back of the Net

With just two weeks until U.S. Men’s National Team camp kicks off ahead of World Cup Qualifiers against Costa Rica and at Honduras, players are doing their best to make sure they are in Bruce Arena’s plans for the two crucial matches. In Seattle, U.S. MNT forwards Jordan Morris and Clint Dempsey linked up the only goal in Sounders FC’s big 1-0 victory against Sporting KC. In t Read more
MNT Aug 13, 2017

5 Things to Know About Tuesday’s FC Cincinnati-New York Red Bulls #USOC2017 Semifinal Clash

Underdog sensations FC Cincinnati of the United Soccer League (USL) are back at home again for Tuesday, Aug. 15th’s 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Semifinal against New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer (MLS). The game – the winner of which will book a place in the Cup Final on Sept. 20 against three-time champs Sporting Kansas City – sold out in just shy of seven hours. It pr Read more
U.S. Open Cup Aug 13, 2017

Coach Koch: Man With the Plan for ‘FC Disneyland’

Djiby Fall’s down front, arms spread and fists balled. Andrew Wiedeman is mid-selfie, while goalkeeper Mitch Hildebrandt gets jostled by a crowd of teammates. It’s a photo, a split second captured, of FC Cincinnati celebrating a win in Miami and a place in the Final Four of the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The traveling fans, scarfed even in the soggy heat of South Florida, are masse Read more
U.S. Open Cup Aug 12, 2017

WNT on TV: Clash Between Chicago and Portland Highlights NWSL Weekend

After a pair of midweek games, Week 16 of the 2017 NWSL season continues with three games on Saturday and two on Sunday as the race to claim one of the four playoff spots heats up. Here are the matches taking place this weekend: NWSL Saturday, Aug. 12 Washington Spirit vs. Boston Breakers – 3:30 p.m. ET (TV: Lifetime Game of the Week) After dropping its match 3-0 to the Orlando earlie Read more
WNT Aug 11, 2017

Sacha Kljestan: A Bad Case of Open Cup Fever

“I love the Open Cup,” announced Sacha Kljestan, New York Red Bulls captain and as big a homegrown star as you’ll find in Major League Soccer. His voice goes up a little when he says it, like he’s defending something. And he is, ahead of a Semifinal with Cinderella second-tier side FC Cincinnati. He’s sticking up for a 104-year old tournament that traces the peaks and Read more
U.S. Open Cup Aug 11, 2017

Takeaways from the 2017 Tournament of Nations

Excellent opponents and exciting games, that was the 2017 Tournament of Nations as U.S. WNT head coach Jill Ellis continued her evaluation of players as she goes through the process of building the team towards 2019. Some notables from the inaugural tournament: Defender Taylor Smith earned her first three caps and two starts.  She picked up her first two assists against Japa Read more
WNT Aug 11, 2017

MNT on TV: Paul Arriola Set for D.C. United Debut

The start of the English Premier League campaign, the beginning of the German DFB-Pokal and a load of Major League Soccer matches highlight this weekend’s MNT on TV schedule. Here’s a sample of viewing opportunities for the weekend: On Saturday, Geoff Cameron and Stoke City open up the Premier League campaign when they visit Everton at Goodison Park (10 a.m. ET; CNBC). Fre Read more
MNT Aug 11, 2017

PREVIEW: U.S. MNT Players in England

The 2017-18 English Premier League season kicks off this weekend, while the second-tier English League Championship got things started last week. With World Cup Qualifying hitting the home stretch and a potential spot in Russia on the line, performance with a club will be critical to each player’s hopes for a shot at the World Cup. Here’s a look an outlook for U.S. MNT players in Read more
MNT Aug 11, 2017

Hackworth Names 22-Player Roster for Vaclav Jezek Youth Tournament in Czech Republic

CHICAGO (Aug. 17, 2017) – U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team head coach John Hackworth has named a 22-player roster that will head to Prague, Czech Republic for the 2017 Vaclav Jezek Youth Tournament from Aug. 21-27.

“Following our two recent domestic training camps, this tournament will challenge our team with four tough international matches in five days,” Hackworth said. “We were able to get almost all of the players we requested released for this trip, so that will help us as we continue to prepare for the World Cup in India.”

The U-17’s will begin play Tuesday, Aug. 22, when they face Hungary. The team will play again the following day against Russia and will conclude Group B play on Aug. 24 against Japan. The opponent for a final placement game, which will be played on Saturday, Aug. 26, will be determined following the conclusion of group play.

The U.S. competed with its U-18 team in this tournament a year ago, defeating host Czech Republic 4-2 in the final to win the championship.

The trip will serve as part of the U-17’s continued preparation for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India, where the team has been grouped with host India, Ghana and Colombia. The USA kicks off with the first game of Group A play on Oct. 6 against India.

Of the 22 players called up for the tournament, a total of 21 have registered at least one season in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. Seven have competed in four seasons in the Academy: Carlos Asensio, Chris Gloster, Jaylin Lindsey, Ulysses Llanez, Alejandro Pereira, Josh Sargent and Tyler Shaver. A total of 19 players were born in 2000, making 2001-born players Taylor Booth, Llanez and Indiana Vassilev the youngest in the group.

Seventeen of the players on the roster were part of the team that finished second at the 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship, which serves as the U-17’s World Cup qualifying tournament.

This group of players is nearing the end of its two-year cycle and will move up to the U-19 age group upon the conclusion of the U-17 World Cup.

Roster by Position:                                                                                        
GOALKEEPERS (2): Carlos Joaquim Dos Santos (S.L. Benfica; Philadelphia, Penn.), Justin Garces (Atlanta United FC; Miami, Fla.)
DEFENDERS (7): Carlos Asensio (Atlanta United FC; Roswell, Ga.), Christopher Gloster (New York Red Bulls; Montclair, N.J.), Jaylin Lindsey (Sporting Kansas City; Charlotte, N.C.), James Sands (New York City FC; Rye, N.Y.), Tyler Shaver (New York City FC; Greenwich, Conn.), Arturo Vasquez (FC Golden State; Mira Loma, Calif.), Akil Watts (Portland Timbers; Fort Wayne, Ind.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): George Acosta (North Carolina FC; Hollywood, Fla.), Taylor Booth (Real Salt Lake; Eden, Utah), Christopher Durkin (D.C. United; Glen Allen, Va.), Blaine Ferri (Solar Chelsea SC; Southlake, Texas), Chris Goslin (Atlanta United FC; Locust Grove, Ga.), Alex Mendez (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Indiana Vassilev (Unattached; Savannah, Ga.)
FORWARDS (6): Andrew Carleton (Atlanta United FC; Powder Springs, Ga.), Ulysses Llanez (LA Galaxy; Lynwood, Calif.), Alejandro Pereira (Orlando City SC; Oviedo, Fla.), Jacobo Reyes (C.F. Monterrey; Monterrey, Mexico), Josh Sargent (Scott Gallagher Missouri; O'Fallen, Mo.), Timothy Weah (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.; Rosedale, N.Y.)                                                               


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U-17 MNT Aug 17, 2017

U-15 BNT Advances to CONCACAF U-15 Championship Semifinals

The U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team has finished first in Group B at the CONCACAF U-15 Boys’ Championship in Bradenton, Florida. Check out more on the team’s undefeated three-match run to the knockout round: CANADA The U.S. U-15 BNT used a brace from Gianluca Busio to top Canada in its first match of the 2017 CONCACAF U-15 Boys’ Championship. Busio scored in back-to-back mi Read more
U-15 BNT Aug 16, 2017

New York Red Bulls Storm Back for 3-2 Extra-Time Win to Reach 2017 U.S. Open Cup Final as Midnight Strikes for Cinderellas FC Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (Aug. 15, 2017) – It looked like FC Cincinnati were home and dry at 2-0 up and heading for an historic Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final, only for New York Red Bulls to hit back late and eventually spoil the party. The visitors from Major League Soccer finished the job 3-2 in extra-time with Bradley Wright-Phillips heading home his second of the night to send the New Jersey-based clu Read more
U.S. Open Cup Aug 15, 2017

U-17 WNT To Face England U-17 WNT Twice in Portland, Oregon

CHICAGO (August 15, 2017) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team will travel to Portland, Oregon, from Aug. 20-27 for a training camp that will feature two matches against the England U-17 Women’s National Team. The teams will meet on Aug. 23 at a site and time to be determined. The second match will take place on Aug. 26 at Providence Park, home of the Portland Thorns and Read more
U-17 WNT Aug 15, 2017

2017 U.S. Open Cup Final to be Broadcast on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes

CHICAGO (Aug. 15, 2017) – The Final of the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, U.S. Soccer’s National Championship, will be broadcast on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes beginning at 9 p.m. ET/8 CT on Sept. 20. The match, which will be hosted by Sporting Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Park, will be the second 2017 U.S. Open Cup game broadcast by the ESPN family of networks. The first was Unit Read more
U.S. Open Cup Aug 15, 2017

United Bid Committee Commences Outreach for Potential Host Cities in Bid for 2026 FIFA World Cup

CHICAGO (August 15, 2017) – The United Bid Committee of the United States, Mexico and Canada officially started its outreach for cities to declare their interest to serve as Official Host Cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ by sending Requests for Information (RFIs) to 44 cities across the three nations. The RFI asks each city to declare its interest to take part in the bid process b Read more
MNT Aug 15, 2017

La U.S. WNT Jugará Partidos Amistosos Contra la República de Corea en New Orleans y Cary, N.C. en octubre

CHICAGO (14 de agosto, 2017) - La Selección Femenina de Estados Unidos enfrentará a la República de Corea en dos partidos amistosos en octubre. El primero será el 19 de octubre (7 p.m. CT; FS1) en el Mercedes-Benz Superdome en Nueva Orleans y el segundo el 22 de octubre en Sahlen's Stadium en WakeMed Soccer Park en Cary, N.C. (2 p.m. ET; ESPN). Los partidos ayudan a lle Read more
Espanol Aug 14, 2017

U.S. WNT Will Face Korea Republic on Oct. 19 in New Orleans and on Oct. 22 in Cary, N.C.

CHICAGO (Aug. 14, 2017) – The U.S. Women’s National Team will face the Korea Republic in two friendly matches, the first on Oct. 19 (7 p.m. CT; FS1) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, and then again on Oct. 22 at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. (2 p.m. ET; ESPN). The matches help fill out the USA’s fall schedule, which will also include Read more
WNT Aug 14, 2017

Peay Names 36-Player Roster for Portland Training Camp

CHICAGO (Aug. 13, 2017) – U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team head coach Clint Peay has gathered a 36-player group for the team’s second camp of 2017, and third since the U-14 cycle of the National Development Program started in 2016, to be held in Portland, Ore. “In the age group, it’s important to have a good base of players in our pool to look at for the future,&rd Read more
U-14 NDP Aug 13, 2017

United Bid of USA, Mexico and Canada to Compete Against Morocco for Right to Host the 2026 FIFA World Cup

CHICAGO (August 11, 2017) – The United Bid of the United States, Mexico and Canada will be competing against Morocco for the opportunity to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ after FIFA announced earlier today that the African country has officially submitted their intention to participate in process. The deadline for Member Associations to inform FIFA of their intention to bid was Read more
MNT Aug 11, 2017

U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati Q&A on the United Bid to Host the 2026 FIFA World Cup

Morocco has also decided to bid for the 2026 World Cup. What does that mean for the U.S., Mexico and Canada bid? “We’ve always been prepared for the fact that there’ll be other people who are interested in this. It shows how valuable and important the World Cup is. Regardless of whether other countries were bidding, we would treat this as a competition. Whether it was in the na Read more
MNT Aug 11, 2017

Sporting KC go the Distance with San Jose, Reach Open Cup Final with 5-4 PK win

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Aug. 9, 2017) – Sporting Kansas City bounced back from an early deficit to draw level and eventually outlast San Jose Earthquakes to book a place in the Final of the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup – U.S. Soccer’s National Championship. After conceding their first goal of the competition, the home side dug deep to make it 1-1, but still had to persevere through e Read more
U.S. Open Cup Aug 9, 2017

Matt Dacey, Rob Elliott Appointed U.S. Soccer Development Academy Technical Advisors

CHICAGO (Aug. 8, 2017) – As part of its ongoing effort to make soccer the preeminent sport in the U.S. by developing world class players, coaches, and referees, U.S. Soccer has appointed Matt Dacey as the Boys’ Development Academy Technical Advisor for the Pacific Northwest region and Rob Elliott as the Atlantic region Technical Advisor. In their roles, Dacey and Elliott will manage th Read more
ACADEMY Aug 8, 2017

MNT REWIND: Dempsey, Pulisic, Arriola and Morris On Target

U.S. Men’s National Team players returned for the first full week of club duty following the  triumph in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Along with the trophy winners, a handful of U.S. internationals kicked off their seasons in Europe. The week began south of the border when Paul Arriola tallied his first goal of the new campaign in Club Tijuana’s 1-0 Copa MX win against Puebla on Read more
MNT Aug 7, 2017

Van Den Bergh Names 18-Player Roster for CONCACAF U-15 Championship

CHICAGO (Aug. 4, 2017) – U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team head coach Dave Van Den Bergh has named the 18-player roster that will compete in the 2017 CONCACAF U-15 Championship, running from August 13-19 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The competition marks the second U-15 confederation championship and the first time that the USA are participating. The USA has been drawn into Read more
U-15 BNT Aug 4, 2017

Bocanegra, Foudy and Foster-Simeon Join Board of Directors for United Bid Committee

CHICAGO (Aug. 4, 2017) – Legendary U.S. National Team players and former U.S. captains Carlos Bocanegra and Julie Foudy, as well as U.S. Soccer Foundation President and CEO Ed Foster-Simeon, will join the Board for the United Bid Committee of Canada, Mexico and the United States that will oversee the bidding process to bring the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ to North America. The three new boar Read more
MNT Aug 4, 2017

PNT Enjoys Photoshoot... Maybe a Little Too Much

The U.S. Soccer Paralympic National Team geared up for some time in front of the camera before the 2017 CP Football World Championships. Read more
PNT Aug 16, 2017

FC Cincinnati, NY Red Bulls Prepare for Open Cup Semifinal Clash

FC Cincinnati is set to host its Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup semifinal in front of a sold-out Nippert Stadium crowd while New York Red Bulls look to play spoiler. Read more
U.S. Open Cup Aug 15, 2017

Story of the Game: USA vs. Japan - Aug. 3, 2017

The U.S. WNT finished the Tournament of Nations on a high note, defeating Japan 3-0 on goals from Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Alex Morgan in front of an electric crowd at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Read more
WNT Aug 11, 2017

PREVIEW: Semifinal Showdown - Sporting KC vs. San Jose

Sporting Kansas City hosts San Jose Earthquakes in the 2017 U.S. Open Cup Semifinals at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan. on Wednesday Aug. 9. Watch all the action on ussoccer.com starting at 7:30 p.m. CT! Read more
U.S. Open Cup Aug 9, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS: U.S. WNT Finishes #ToN2017 Strong with 3-0 Win vs. Japan

The U.S. Women's National Team got an early goal from Megan Rapinoe and a pair of late strikes from Mallory Pugh and Alex Morgan to seal a 3-0 win against Japan in the teams' 2017 Tournament of Nations finale before 23,616 fans at StubHub Center. Read more
WNT Aug 4, 2017

GOAL: Alex Morgan Caps the USA's Scoring vs. Japan in #ToN2017 Finale

Alex Morgan capped off the scoring for the U.S. WNT in their 3-0 win vs. Japan at the 2017 Tournament of Nations. Read more
WNT Aug 3, 2017

GOAL: Mallory Pugh Doubles the USA's Lead vs. Japan in #ToN2017 Finale

Mallory Pugh notched the U.S. WNT's second goal vs. Japan in the teams' finale of the 2017 Tournament of Nations. Read more
WNT Aug 3, 2017

GOAL: Megan Rapinoe Opens Scoring for USA in #ToN2017 Finale vs. Japan

Megan Rapinoe scored in just the 12th minute for the U.S. WNT in the team's 2017 Tournament of Nations finale vs. Japan. Read more
WNT Aug 3, 2017

Lifting the Trophy as Gold Cup Champions | Milestones, Presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance

With a 2-1 win over Jamaica at Levi's Stadium, the U.S. MNT won their sixth CONCACAF Gold Cup Championship. In this episode of Milestones, Presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance, captain Michael Bradley and goalkeeper Tim Howard talk about their memories of the night, and what it means to win a trophy. Read more
MNT Aug 3, 2017
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