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McKennie, Johnson get starts for US in exhibition vs Uruguay

Jun. 05, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Midfielder Weston McKennie made his first start for club and country since breaking a foot on Feb. 22 and Sean Johnson was in goal for the United States for the first time in more than two years for Sunday’s exhibition against Uruguay. In the second of...

Turner, Long, Ferreira in as US makes 5 changes vs Morocco

Jun. 01, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Goalkeeper Matt Turner, right back Reggie Cannon, defender Aaron Long, midfielder Brenden Aaronson and forward Jesús Ferreira entered the starting lineup as U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter made five changes Wednesday night for an exhibition against Morocco. In the...

Dempsey: Steffen, Turner should consider loans next season

May. 16, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Clint Demspey says he thinks American goalkeepers Zack Steffen and Matt Turner should consider going on loans for the start of next season to get sharp ahead of the World Cup if they are not going to be playing regularly for their Premier League clubs. Turner is...

US vs Mexico, Jamaica, Haiti in Women's World Cup qualifying

Apr. 19, 2022 21:56 PM EDT

The United States will play Mexico, Jamaica and Haiti in Group A at the CONCACAF W Championship this summer, which will determine qualifiers for the 2023 Women's World Cup. Canada, Costa Rica, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago were drawn Tuesday into Group B of the North and Central...

Costa Rican defender Ronald Matarrita out for 6 months

Apr. 08, 2022 22:08 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Costa Rican defender Ronald Matarrita had ankle surgery and will miss the World Cup playoff against New Zealand in June. Major League Soccer's Cincinnati team said Friday that Matarrita will be sidelined for at least six months, which could cause him to miss the...

US returns to World Cup despite 2-0 loss at Costa Rica

Mar. 31, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Christian Pulisic walked across the field with a towel draped around his head, angry after another U.S. defeat. “We're competitors, man. We hate to lose. In the moment I was frustrated,” he said. “It took me a little bit for it to sink in, that the...

United States men qualify for first World Cup since 2014 despite 2-0 loss at Costa Rica

Mar. 30, 2022 22:57 PM EDT
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — United States men qualify for first World Cup since 2014 despite 2-0 loss at Costa Rica.

Pepi, Acosta, Weah, Yedlin start for US at Costa Rica

Mar. 30, 2022 20:44 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Ricardo Pepi, Kellyn Acosta, Tim Weah and DeAndre Yedlin returned to the starting lineup as U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter made four changes for Wednesday night’s final World Cup qualifier at Costa Rica. With the U.S. in position to clinch a World Cup...

Close to reaching World Cup, US looks to avoid last-day flop

Mar. 30, 2022 02:02 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — American soccer's harrowing memory of the loss in Trinidad 4 1/2 years ago remains omnipresent, if no longer raw. Denied a berth in the 2018 World Cup by a 2-1 defeat to an already-eliminated opponent, U.S. players try not to think about the fact they...