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Rotation not just MLB: US uses 33 in 6 World Cup qualifiers

Oct. 14, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Getting through the first six games of World Cup qualifying has taken a village for the United States. Rotation isn't just a focus of baseball teams this fall. It's a key for U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter. Twenty-nine players have...

Weah, Dest spark US to 2-1 win over Costa Rica in qualifier

Oct. 14, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sixty seconds in, Costa Rica was celebrating and the U.S. World Cup campaign was spinning out of control. Sergiño Dest and Tim Weah, two young Americans unscarred by the failure of four years ago, got them back on track. ...

Panama wins qualifier 1-0 as Berhalter shuffles US lineup

Oct. 11, 2021 06:14 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) — Kellyn Acosta walked off with his head bandaged, Matt Turner juggled multiple balls that were tossed in during the final few minutes, when security twice chased fans off the field. On a humid night in Central America, the United States wilted...

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...

Born in Bronx, raised in Italy & England, Musah embraces US

Oct. 10, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) — Yunus Musah visited New York in June with teammate Tim Weah and had a wide-eyed view of the big city. “I remember going to the — what’s that called — that big tall building?” Musah said with a chuckle. It’s...

McKennie, Steffen, Robinson left off US roster for Panama

Oct. 08, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Midfielder Weston McKennie, goalkeeper Zack Steffen and defender Antonee Robinson were left behind when the United States traveled to Panama on Friday for a World Cup qualifier. McKennie has a sore right quadriceps after playing 90 minutes in the...

Pepi scores 2 more goals, lifts US over Jamaica in qualifier

Oct. 08, 2021 01:21 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ricardo Pepi and the young Americans saw a red, white and blue crowd, a scene seldom at past U.S. World Cup qualifiers, then dominated Jamaica behind the new 18-year-old sensation and moved into first place. “We’re just sitting there and we’re...

Zimmerman, Musah, Arriola enter US lineup vs Jamaica

Oct. 07, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Walker Zimmerman, Yunus Musah and Paul Arriola were given their first starts of this World Cup qualifying cycle and Weston McKennie returned from a two-match banishment when the United States played Jamaica on Thursday night. Goalkeeper Matt Turner,...

McKennie to start vs short-handed Jamaica in WCup qualifier

Oct. 07, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Christian Pulisic and Gio Reyna are missing from the U.S. lineup because of injuries but Weston McKennie will start following his disciplinary flap last month. Jamaica is without top forward Michail Antonio for reasons that remain unclear. The...

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...