No USA in World Cup 2018

    No USA in World Cup 2018, sounds wrong, right?

For the first time ever since 1986, the American team will not be a part of the World Cup. The US men’s soccer team played but lost their chance to go to Russia for the 2018 World Cup after a shocking loss against Trinidad and Tobago. The American men’s national soccer team ends up only as spectators during the World Cup in Russia after a shocking loss of 2-1 to Trinidad and Tobago, Tuesday night, on the hexagonal group stage’s final match.

The US’ losing to Trinidad and Tobago, in addition to the winning goal of Panama against Costa Rica, earned the Panamanians their third and final direct spot in for the 2018 World Cup after they successfully eliminated Bruce Arena’s team. The Hondurans earned the fourth spot after defeating Mexico. Seeing the results of all the other CONCACAF games, where Honduras earned, Mexico and Panama with 2 and Costa Rica 1 win, the USA needed only to draw in order to qualify.

Although this was the result of unlikely results from both their game play and the Panamanian win three days ago, people can say that with what happened, the Americans could only blame themselves. The American team has clearly wasted the strong position they hold with their appalling performance this year. The defensive mistakes these qualifying rounds were hard to swallow but the offense was shut down many times also. The midfield doesn’t spark enough pressure and the set plays the ball doesn’t reach any point of danger to the opposing team giving no sting in the attacking third.

However, after the USA went down 2-0 and the team got a goal courtesy of Christian Pulisic, the US team failed to get one more goal they need. The American team could not come back from having two goals down and the game ended with a shocking loss that cost their qualifying campaign for the World Cup in Russia. For the first time in 30 years, the Americans are not playing in the World Cup series.

This was certainly one of the most shocking nights in all of American soccer history. In order for the US team to miss out entirely in the World Cup finals, it would take the most improbable combination of results and for the first time since 30 years ago, this is exactly what happed in the US’s game against Trinidad and Tobago.

Bruce Arena himself owned this massive failure in his statement. After the game, the US team’s coach Bruce Arena said that they did not qualify for the World Cup. It was his job to help the team get qualified for the World Cup. He also viewed the game to be positioned for the US team. They somehow failed and they have no more excuses. They should also have walked off the field with a point.

After ending as the bottom team of the Hexagonal group, the US team needed an equalizer, a help from other teams. The US team was hoping for a favor from the Mexican team for the American team saving them from disaster four years ago. This did not happen, however, since Mexico lost to Honduras 3-2.

The loss is a dismal end and a significant setback for the country’s sports progress. This was also a sure end for some of the team’s senior players. Even more, the future of the United States Soccer Federation, Sunil Gulati, is definitely in an uncertain circumstance. The worst of all, it is a shame that US Men’s Team will be absent in the 2018 World Cup.
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No USA in World Cup 2018, wake me up if I am dreaming…. TIME To Rebuild !


US MNT That Much Closer To World Cup 2018

US MNT that much closer to World Cup 2018 qualifying, acouple more wins and the points will have USA into the WC 2018.  During the CONCACAF’s Final Round for 2018 FIFA, World Cup Qualifying secured a valuable score after the 1 – 1 draw against Mexico. The game happened at Estadio Azteca last June 11, 2017. Every moment of the game was stunning as Michael Bradley made an amazing six-minute chip to secure a defensive performance for USA’s 3rd all-time tie which created an MNT record to 1-8-3 all-time at Azteca.
During the game, the team made a best possible start as Bradley made an outstanding back pass at the mid-field from Javier Fernandez and swiftly drove towards the goal. Then, one of the highlights of the game is when the US soccer team continue to pick the moments to go further during the second half while Mexico together with Hector Herrera cut out his free kick from 30 yards off in the 71st minute.
2018 FIFA World Cup US qualifying against Trinidad & Tobago
on June 8, 2017, the US men’s soccer team continued its quest for them to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup held in Russia. Trinidad & Tobago at Dick’s Sporting Goods Parks, Commerce City, Colo., the US men’s soccer team move to its 3rd match during the hex and automatically qualified for the next game. Christian Pulisic really made a big difference during the match with two big goals, as the team captured the needed 3 points against T&T, now on to meet the Mexico soccer team at Azteca and pick up the one point tie.
2018 FIFA World Cup US against Ghana and Panama
On July 1, 2017, US men’s soccer team will be having a much-awaited friendly match against Ghana at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, Connecticut before beginning the 2017 Gold Cup against Panama on July 8, 2017, a hat will be held at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. These next two matches will help the US men’s soccer team to earn great preparation for the World Cup 2018.
Ever since the US men’s soccer team has displayed their prowess in playing soccer as they represent the United States to different international soccer matches. The team is being controlled by United States Soccer Federation and is competing for Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF). The team have already hosted the 1994 FIFA World Cups edition and even achieved best results as they reached the prestigious semi-finals of 1930 World Cup.
US men’s soccer team qualified to all 5 World Cups since they had hosted the 1994 World Cup and reached quarter-finals of the 2002 soccer tournament. In 2009, the team became runner-up during the Confederations Cup where they eliminated the top-ranked Spain 2 – 0 during the semi-finals before losing to Brazil in the final round 3 – 2. Currently, Bruce Arena is the team’s head coach since November 2016 who previously managed the soccer team from 1998 to 2006. Two more wins will help the US MNT that much closer to World Cup 2018.

USA Mens Soccer Team One Step Closer To WC Qualifying

christian-pulisic-usa-men-world-cup-qualifyUSA Mens Soccer Team One Step Closer To WC Qualifying,

with two big wins over Trinidad n Tobago and St. Vincent.

September 2, 2016, MNT vs. St. Vincent and the Grenadines were able to fight in FIFA World Cup Qualifying, Semi-final Round 2018 that was held in Arnos Vale Stadium, St. Vincent. With this game, they were able to show great performance.

In spite the fact that the USA has a good performance, this is far good than they expected. At the end of game, MNT took care of the game each department as well as the five minutes spells during the second half. However, home team never feels to bother. With the great performance that they have applied during the game, it is well paid off. They achieved the victory that they were aiming for.

Moreover, Fabina Johnson earned a goal in 29th minute, while Matt Besler in 32nd minute, Jozy Altidore during the 43rd minute, Christian Pulisic in 71ST minute, and Sacha Kljestan in 78the minutes.

SEPTEMBER 6, 2016

The USA men’s soccer team competition at Semifinal Round in 2018 world Cup made it to finishes first and able to become a qualifying team with a score 4-0 Vs. Trinidad & Tobago. USA men’s soccer team use the brace from one of their team member Jozy Altidore, while Sacha Kljestan served as a goalkeeper, and when it comes to earning a hard-fought, Paul Arriola. With the great performance that they have shown, they were able to get the triumph against Trinidad & Tobago last September 6, 2016, with a score of 4-0. The win impelled the MNT to top spot in the Group C in Semi-final Round World Cup Qualifying in CONCACAF and the berth in Final Round starting in November.

During the first half of the game, the leading player Christian Politic forces a diving to stop out the Trinidad &Tobago team’s goalkeeper Marvin Philip in 9 minutes before Christian Pulisic and Marvin Philip, they careened in a shot off on the same posts in 31st.

Moreover, the MNT go into a break empty-handed that has a great collaboration between, Kljestan, Pulisic, and Fabian Johnson lead to failing in T&T clearance before the Kljestan suppressed inside the right post in forty-four minutes.

With the goal in bank, floodgates released for MNT during the second half. Altidore has made two goals in 59 minutes and 62 minutes, while Clint Dempsey was able to become a leading scorer due to his fast moving in World Cup Qualifying. During the second half, Paul Arriola substitute and increased the lead and suppressing a close-range and rebound off with an effort of Pulisic in 71 minutes.

While on the defensive side, US Team has their back line that is kept on its 8th clean sheet of the year, and Tim Howard earned 5 saves in order to have his 37th profession shout out.

Overall, the victory shows that the US have finished the game with a score of 4-11 record as well as being top in Group C of Semi-final Round in  CONCACAF Qualifying for 2018 FIFA World Cup.

USA Mens Soccer Team one step closer to WC qualifying,  now finish it boys……

US Women’s Soccer Team In Rio 2016

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US Women’s Soccer Team In Rio 2016 ready to win it ALL.

The women’s soccer competition for the Rio Brazil Olympics opened on Aug 3rd and ends Aug 19th in the gold medal game. The games would be plated in 6 cities and in 7 stadiums. Among the teams that would be competing for the title, the USA women’s soccer team is one of the most anticipated ones. This is because they are the reigning champions for the World Cup and this time, they are aiming to win the title for the 4th consecutive time. If they won in the Olympics, then they would be creating a new history for being the first team to have both titles at the same time.

Well, it is not impossible for them to achieve it, as they have the top players in the world Lloyd, Morgan, Heath, Dunn, and the whole Defense, Klingenberg, O’hare, Sauerbrunn, Johnston, Krieger and Hope Solo on their team. Also, in the last 2 Olympic finals, it was Lloyd who was able to score the winning goal. Also, all these time, they have been doing a great job in the position they have given.

As expected, Lloyd shows great enthusiasm in the game and she was also the one who made it possible for the USA soccer team to earn their first goal with her perfect arcing shot. They became the leading team with the score 1-0. As the game continues, Alex Morgan was able to contribute another goal for the team, which has been the last goal of the game. As a result, team USA won with a score of 2-0. The game has been a great start for the team and has been a great news for their fans, both those who have been watching the game live in Brazil and in their own home.

Unfortunately, Megan Rapinoe was not able to play in the field as her right knee has been injured and is still recovering. Some said that her absence in the game can be felt, especially during the times when the American team had a hard time launching an attack against their opponent, New Zealand. Also, Hope Solo has received jeering from the public but who cares? What matters the most is that they were able to win the game.

Based on their performance, one can see that they have remained positive and active throughout the entire game. They also did not have a hard time acquiring victory, with Morgan and Lloyd who contributed the most. They have also become more comfortable during the second half as they were able to acquire two goals, making it quite difficult for New Zealand to beat them.

There have been no goals allowed in the first two games and Columbia ended in a 2-2 draw.  By seeing how great they have played the game, it would not be impossible for them to win the gold medal. They just need to continue on doing a great job. Meanwhile, Rio de Janeiro was able to win in the bidding process for the Olympic Games this year.

US Women’s Soccer Team In Rio 2016 ready to win it ALL.

UPDATE : AUGUST 12TH   TEAM USA LOST TO SWEDEN IN PENALTY KICKS

FIRST TIME IN OLYMPIC SOCCER HISTORY USA WOMEN WILL NOT MEDAL

SHOCKING !!!!!        TIME TO RETOOL FOR WORLD CUP 2019


OMC Oh My Carli, TEAM USA World Cup Champs

Super Carli Lloyd US World Champion  OMC Oh My Carli, TEAM USA World Cup Champs!!!

Carli Lloyd has put herself and team USA into the record books.

Amazing performance from ALL US women’s team members and coaching

 

staff to pull this one off. With all the pressure of knowing we as good as we are, and playing in our back

yard of Canada for most of the US to attend if they wished, this couldn’t have gone any sweeter.

Wambach’s last match played for the US and probably Christie Rampone’s last match however both

women seem to be able to play into their sixties if they wish. What a send off for the veterans of the

squad and a huge step up for any women wanting to join this amazing bunch of athletes. This defense

is one of the strongest in any World stage competition, men or women, only one goal given up by this

whole team going into the final. Not just how good Hope Solo (goal keeper) played,but the front four of

the defense and the subs that came in. Look for underlined names with mp3 interview links during

World Cup 2015 from US players below, done by Men in Blazers. Awesome showing by Becky

Sauerbrunn, Julie Johnston, Meghan Klingenberg, Ali Krieger, Kelley O’Hara, Heather O’Reilly,

Lori Chalupny, and the midfield who dropped back so much to help. This team got better every match,

and rolled with the punches. Wonderful patterns of play produced by Christen Press, Tobin Heath,

Lauren Holiday, Morgan Brian, Amy Rodriguez and Shannon Boxx. Sydney Leroux saw sometime

but it was Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe who put the pressure on the opposing defenses and

opened up lanes for Carli Lloyd to work her magic. Rapinoe and Morgan really took alot of the

concentration of the opponents. Lloyd was on a mission!  And no one could stop this dynamo…

Setting world cup records with the only hat trick in the final match, the time it took to achieve it,

16 minutes total from one to third goal,  received both the Silver Boot and Golden Ball award for

this world cup tournament. Having 6 goals and assisting on three others, Lloyd was the force to put

the US into the history books. Three time world cup winners, the US has the toughest team in the World!!!

If you are a U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, or U15 player,  go out and see these women play, they

have a great league at http://www.nwslsoccer.com . Once again congratulations Coach Jill Ellis,

Hope Solo gets the Golden Glove Award,

and OMC Oh My Carli, TEAM USA World Cup Champs!

Carli Lloyd for President….

Shout out to Unbelievable Super Subs Teammates of the World Champ’s Whitney Engen, Ashlyn Harris, and Alyssa Naeher

YOU ALL WON THIS FOR US…..

Oh, BTW, FIFA, NO More Artificial Turf !!!!!





Super Carli Lloyd Saves The US To Take On Germany

usa women world cup 2015  Super Carli Lloyd saves the US to take on

Germany and make it to the final four with

Japan and England. After beating Colombia

2-0 in a tight match, the US team got a chance

at strong defensive Chinese squad to get out of

the elite 8 mix. Colombia pushed the US, but after Wambach could not keep a PK on frame, the mighty

Alex Morgan fresh off her injury rehab gave the US a little breathing room. Then Rapinoe made a great

run in the box only to be taken down inside the pk area and the ref had to award it. This time Coach

Ellis of the US gave the nod to Super Carli Lloyd whose consistent leadership for the last ten years plus

was awarded with chance to put the US by two. Calm, cool, collected she tucked the pk away putting

USA up two goals and only playing verses Colombia’s ten players the rest of the match. Rapinoe has

been the fire plug of this US squad, but these two match Lloyd was always there. Rapinoe and Holiday

got their second yellow cards so they will have to sit out the China match. More changes to the US

squad put a very scattered US attack on display for this tough China team, but the defense once again

held up for the US putting up their fourth clean sheet(shutout), Hope Solo and the back four Klingenberg,

Johnston, Sauerbrunn, Krieger, and O’Hara are all playing lights out giving the US a chance to pull

another one out. Now set the stage for Super Carli Lloyd, both teams had their chances the first half,

but a well crossed ball from Julie Johnston from the defense into the 15 yrd mark of the box, found

Carli poised to flick on the ball on net with a nifty header, sending the US fans into excitement and relief.

Now the US has a date with Number One ranked Germany to move on to the finals. This is it, Number

One vs Two !!!! Germany has controled most of their matches but France gave them a run for their

money, taking them to pk’s in the last match. Close game but Germany’s Goal Keeper Angerer was

too much for the French and the number three team was eliminated. So, here come The Under Dogs,

USA, get on your Red, White, N Blue, June 30th 7pm EDT, scream so they can hear you in Canada……

Number One vs Number Two

Come On Ladies…. Everything you got…. Super Carli Lloyd saves the US to take on Germany, now take’m out….



Thanks Landon Donovan For Being A Class Act

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Thanks Landon Donovan for being a class act, after over 15 years of playing under the US mens team

and many other professional clubs across the world, our very own California kid has given his best

for team USA.  Even though a “coach” (?) does not think you gave us your all, many of us know you

did, and we have a big appreciation for what you’ve done for US Soccer and the MLS. Being a class

act and sharing with many of the youth here in the US has really shown your heart for taking the

high road when you out shine other smaller petty thinking ego’s. Too bad the current coach of

US soccer can’t remember all the hours of hard work you put in building something he gets the

benefit from, and all those kids who now are playing a higher level of football here in the states

because you gave so much to us. Thank You Landon, we here at TheSoccerInfo want you to know,

we think the world of you and thank you for all those years, knowing you will be involved helping

others here in America to better their game because of YOU….

We will be watching you close out your MLS career with another Cup victory, just saying……

Here are some great links to Landon Donovan info

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landon_Donovan#International_career

http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2014/10/10/20/52/141010-mnt-v-ecu-game-story

http://grantland.com/the-triangle/landon-donovan-usmnt-retirement

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/soccer/2014/10/10/landon-donovan-us-national-team-farewell-jurgen-klinsmann/17041505/

https://www.facebook.com/landondonovan

A couple great YouTube highlights, Thanks Landon Donovan For Being A Class Act…. The US Fans Love You [Read more…]

USA Makes It Into The Round Of 16 World Cup 2014

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USA makes it into the round of 16 World Cup 2014, after one win, one tie, and one loss, the goal differential saved US.

After making it though the “group of death”,  the US team is playing well,  keeping the total goals scored

against them at .75 per game. Scoring one of the top 5 fastest goals at the beginning of a game to

letting a goal against with only 30 seconds to go in a match, the US have had some real ups and

downs. US striker Jozy Altidore gets hurt 20 minutes into the first match, and the whole team has

rallied around his absence. Clint Dempsey, Jones, Beckerman, Besler, Zusi, Bradley, Beasley, Bedoya,

Brooks, Cameron, Davis, Gonzalez, Johnson, Johnnsson, Wondolowski, Yeldin, Green, and Goal

Keeper Tim Howard have all stepped it up a notch, giving all opponents many worries. Now it’s win

or go home, after England, Spain, Italy and Russia are all going home now, we still have shot at the

CUP. Here are some videos of the goals scored in latest matches. Get out your red, white, and blue

because the USA makes it into the round of 16 World Cup 2014, the fireworks start July 1st against Belgium at 3pm, Go USA !!!

USA Mens Team Making Noise At Brasil World Cup 2014

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USA Mens Team Making Noise At Brasil World Cup 2014

Hero’s like Jermaine Jones pictured here scoring against Portugal and

John Brooks who scored late against Ghana to win the first match for team USA in their round of 3.

Clint Dempsey is here to make it tough to send the US home in this group of “Death” as every soccer

guru called it, the US as a biggest chance to move on as any, see Bleacher Report. Dempsey now has

scored against Ghana and Portugal, while Jozy Altidore tries to repair a pulled hamstring suffered

against Ghana in the first 20 minutes of that match. Team USA is pulling out all the right mixes of

offense and defense putting them with in seconds of having two victories, as to the reality of one tie

and one win. Jurgen Klinsmann coach of the US team has a tough job ahead now figuring out how

to stop the high powered German team Thursday June 26th as both teams need wins for a for sure

spot in the round of 16. Watch some goals from the USA matches and the German team matches,

and try to make your own prediction of a winner.

Cheer For The USA Mens Team Making Noise At Brasil World Cup 2014 To Continue….. Go USA

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Clint Dempsey after Ghana goal…..

Setting Up Other Players And Space Awareness

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Setting up other players and space awareness is one of the best characteristics Team USA shows both

on the Mens and Women’s squad. After both US teams have beaten Mexico this month, each of them

showed how to use all the players strengths to get the victories need to advance. In the case of the

men’s team, this 2-0 victory gave them a birth in the 2014 World Cup hosted by Brazil. The women’s

victory was a show of their international dominance and how unselfish their play is involving all members

of their squad. Case in point, watch how Abby Wambach sets up a fellow teammate for a strike on goal

because Abby’s position took her away from a good shot. Which brings up a good rule for all players,

the best player for a shot is usually some one behind you, so having good space awareness and

communication, a better shot can be set up. Many coaches call this a back set or leaving the ball as it

runs through the defense. Also watch Clint Dempsey slighty touch a ball that Landon Donovan puts

away. Sydney Leroux proves the old adage, never give up on a run to goal, you never know when you

will be rewarded with an easy tap in goal, which always counts in the stat book. Four goals in

40 minutes of play, Leroux made Mexico look like they were standing still. Remember, lay it back to

your closest teammate, many times they will have the best crack at putting a quality shot on goal.

Head the ball down like Eddie Johnson does on the first goal against team Mexico, these are little tips

that go a long way in winning soccer. Watch these video’s looking for setting up other players and

space awareness while getting that victory for your squad.Also, look for a young Landon Donovan in 2004 match. [Read more…]