world cup qualifying

Mexico Hands USMNT First Home World Cup Qualifying Loss In 15 Years

Mexico Hands USMNT First Home World Cup Qualifying Loss In 15 Years

The United States Men’s National Team lost to Mexico 2-1 in Columbus, Ohio, tonight, its first loss in World Cup qualifying on home soil since 2001. It was the fifth straight World Cup qualifying
The USMNT Lost To Mexico And Everything Was All Right

The USMNT Lost To Mexico And Everything Was All Right

Since they were first unveiled, I’ve had highly mixed feelings about the design of the 2016 USMNT jerseys, especially the road uniform. Someone at Nike decided the iconic red, white, and blue was
Are Three Aging Goalkeepers The Best U.S. Soccer Has To Offer?

Are Three Aging Goalkeepers The Best U.S. Soccer Has To Offer?

On Wednesday, U.S. men’s national team coach Bruce Arena announced the roster for the USMNT’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and Panama. There were no huge surprises, except maybe for
Neymar Beat Uruguay's Keeper With A Devilish Little Chip Shot

Neymar Beat Uruguay's Keeper With A Devilish Little Chip Shot

In a World Cup qualifying match tonight, Neymar scored a very cheeky goal to put Brazil up 3-1 against Uruguay. When the ball leaves his foot, it looks like he might have skied it, but it dips under
Alexis Sanchez Looks Like An Adorable Little Baby In His License Photo

Alexis Sanchez Looks Like An Adorable Little Baby In His License Photo

Over the weekend, two days after Chile’s 1-0 World Cup qualifier loss to Argentina and three days before their must-win qualifier against Venezuela, star striker Alexis Sanchez was fined for driving
Bruce Arena Has Some Dumb Ideas About Who Created Christian Pulisic

Bruce Arena Has Some Dumb Ideas About Who Created Christian Pulisic

Jurgen Klinsmann was an arrogant jerk with a penchant for demoralizing his players and pissing off powerful executives in the American soccer scene with his lofty ideas about how to shake up American
It Wasn't Pretty, But The USMNT Did What They Needed To Do

It Wasn't Pretty, But The USMNT Did What They Needed To Do

A full, complete highlight reel from the USMNT’s 1-1 draw with Panama this evening is as follows: Read more...
Messi Says He Didn't Direct Insult At The Referee, But "At The Air"

Messi Says He Didn't Direct Insult At The Referee, But "At The Air"

The best player in the world and slight potty mouth Lionel Messi is appealing the four-match ban that was handed down by FIFA yesterday after he yelled at a referee in Argentina’s 1-0 World Cup
Saudi National Team Declines To Participate In Pregame Moment Of Silence For London Attacks

Saudi National Team Declines To Participate In Pregame Moment Of Silence For London Attacks

The Saudi Arabian national soccer team, in Australia today for a World Cup qualifying match, did not observe the pregame moment of silence the Australian soccer federation put together to commemorate
U.S. Beat Trinidad & Tobago Thanks To Pair Of Christian Pulisic Goals

U.S. Beat Trinidad & Tobago Thanks To Pair Of Christian Pulisic Goals

A pair of gorgeous second-half goals by America’s Wonderteen gave the U.S. a 2-0 World Cup qualifier win tonight in Denver over Trinidad and Tobago.Read more...
Christian Pulisic Is Restoring My Faith In U.S. Soccer

Christian Pulisic Is Restoring My Faith In U.S. Soccer

There was, I must admit, a moment there before the start of last night’s crucial USA vs. Trinidad and Tobago World Cup qualifier when I thought it would be better if the U.S. blew the match and the
Olivier Giroud Golazo Gives France Short-Lived Lead

Olivier Giroud Golazo Gives France Short-Lived Lead

Olivier Giroud is no stranger to magnificent goals, and his half-volley bender to put his France side up 1-0 on Sweden today ranks up there with the best of them. (Perhaps in shock, the Frenchmen
Sweden Beat France On 50-Meter Goal With Seconds Remaining

Sweden Beat France On 50-Meter Goal With Seconds Remaining

Ola Toivonen took advantage of a Hugo Lloris blunder as the Swedish striker (who plays in Ligue 1) hammered in a strike from midfield while the French keeper scrambled, and failed, to stop it as the
Scotland Score Two Free Kick Goals To Take Lead In Final Five Minutes; Still Don't Win

Scotland Score Two Free Kick Goals To Take Lead In Final Five Minutes; Still Don't Win

Leigh Griffiths hammered home a pair of free-kick goals in the final five minutes of Scotland’s World Cup qualifier against England today, taking a 2-1 lead only to see the match end in a draw thanks
Michael Bradley Scores From Long Range To Put U.S. Up 1-0 On Mexico
Mexico Equalize, But The U.S. Hold On For Important 1-1 Draw

Mexico Equalize, But The U.S. Hold On For Important 1-1 Draw

The USMNT used an insane strike from Michael Bradley and some nerve-wracking and occasionally infuriating bus-parking to hold on for a 1-1 draw and snatch a point in World Cup qualifiers tonight in
Kellyn Acosta, The USMNT's Tenacious Young Midfielder, Is Ready For This

Kellyn Acosta, The USMNT's Tenacious Young Midfielder, Is Ready For This

Who will stand beside Michael Bradley in Russia? Read more...
The U.S. Looks Like A Lock To Qualify For The 2018 World Cup

The U.S. Looks Like A Lock To Qualify For The 2018 World Cup

The United States Men’s National Soccer Team started out the last round of World Cup qualifiers in the most embarrassing way possible, losing to Mexico at home then getting ripped apart down in Costa
Corruption Trial Has Croatia Turning Against Its Greatest Soccer Player

Corruption Trial Has Croatia Turning Against Its Greatest Soccer Player

Luka Modrić should be a national hero. The Croatian midfielder has been a regular for several seasons now on Real Madrid, one of the most famous teams in world soccer, and he’s appeared in nearly 100
USMNT Lose 1-1

USMNT Lose 1-1

The USMNT avoided disaster in the most depressing way possible today against Honduras, riding a late short-range tap-in from Bobby Wood off a screaming Kellyn Acosta free kick to draw Honduras, 1-1.