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Steffen displaces Turner as top US keeper, starts at Jamaica

Nov. 15, 2021 20:15 PM EST

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Zack Steffen is in quite an unusual position: The No. 2 goalkeeper with Manchester City is No. 1 with the United States. New England's Matt Turner started the first five U.S. qualifiers, and Steffen took over for the 2-1 win over Costa Rica last...

Defender Sands added to US roster for qualifier vs Jamaica

Nov. 14, 2021 11:29 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Defender James Sands of Major League Soccer's New York City team has been added to the U.S. roster for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier at Jamaica. The U.S. will be without defender Miles Robinson and midfielder Weston McKennie because of one-game...

Pulisic returns, Dest out, Scally called up for US-Mexico

Nov. 04, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Christian Pulisic is back but not fully fit, Sergiño Dest is out and Joe Scally was called up for a possible debut. Gio Reyna remains sidelined, while John Brooks and Tim Ream were bypassed. As World Cup qualifying nears the halfway...

US soccer has Jekyll & Hyde personality ahead of Costa Rica

Oct. 12, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. soccer team has a Jekyll and Hyde personality that makes it difficult to determine which will show for Wednesday night’s World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica. During last weekend’s 1-0 loss at Panama, the Americans were as stagnant...

US changes 7 starters in World Cup qualifier at Panama

Oct. 10, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) — The United States changed seven starters for Sunday night’s World Cup qualifier against Panama, inserting forward Gyasi Zardes along with midfielders Kellyn Acosta, Sebastian Lletget and winger Tim Weah. Right back Shaq Moore, central...

Youthful energy lifts US in grueling World Cup qualifying

Oct. 08, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Yunus Musah’s place in the U.S. lineup wasn’t certain until 24 hours before kickoff, when coach Greg Berhalter received a text message revealing the 18-year-old’s COVID-19 test had come back negative. So the midfielder was inserted alongside...

Injured Pulisic, Reyna left off US roster, McKennie returns

Sep. 29, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Pulisic and Gio Reyna were left off the U.S. roster for the next three World Cup qualifiers because of injuries, and Weston McKennie returned after being dropped for two games for violating team COVID-19 protocols. Pulisic, the team's star...

McKennie sent back to Italy after violating US team rules

Sep. 06, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Midfielder Weston McKennie is being sent back to Italy and will miss his second straight World Cup qualifier after breaking U.S. team COVID-19 protocols. U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter made the announcement Monday, a day after the U.S. and Canada...