USMNT coach Berhalter reveals aim to emulate England’s success after World Cup draw pairing

DOHA, Qatar — After being paired together in Friday’s World Cup draw, Gregg Berhalter has revealed he contacted Gareth Southgate following his appointment as US men’s national team coach with the aim of emulating England’s recent success. Southgate initially took an interim charge of England in September 2016 before taking the job on a permanent … Read more

USMNT underwhelms vs. Costa Rica, but all eyes on World Cup now qualification assured

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — A raucous, celebratory atmosphere inside the Costa Rica National Stadium dictated the mood. Los Ticos had just finished off a 2-0 win to remain undefeated all time against the United States men’s national soccer team in San Jose. There were even fireworks, despite the fact the home side failed to … Read more

United States books spot to 2022 World Cup in Qatar

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — The United States men’s national team has qualified for the 2022 World Cup, securing its berth to the tournament in Qatar after missing out on the 2018 edition in Russia. Despite losing 2-0 to Costa Rica on Tuesday, the USMNT managed to secure one of CONCACAF’s three automatic berths, along … Read more

Young USMNT ready to lay World Cup qualifying ghosts to rest vs. Costa Rica

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Inside a luxury hotel roughly 9 miles from the site of the final game of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, United States men’s national team coach Gregg Berhalter was at ease Tuesday. Six days earlier, he called the forthcoming week the most important of his coaching career. Although the team has … Read more

Young USMNT ready to lay World Cup qualifying ghosts to rest vs. Costa Rica

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Inside a luxury hotel roughly 9 miles from the site of the final game of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, United States men’s national team coach Gregg Berhalter was at ease Tuesday. Six days earlier, he called the forthcoming week the most important of his coaching career. Although the team has … Read more

United States looking to make history in qualifying finale in Costa Rica

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Despite being able to lose by five goals or fewer against Costa Rica Wednesday and still qualify for the World Cup, coach Gregg Berhalter and players for the United States men’s national team maintain their intent to win remains unaffected. Few players remain from the group that failed to qualify … Read more

USWNT’s Lynn Williams, Tierna Davidson suffers season-ending injuries

The US women’s national team has lost two potential starters to injury ahead of a crucial double qualifier in July for the World Cup and Olympics. Forward Lynn Williams is out for the remainder of the National Women’s Soccer League season with an “acute injury to her right leg,” her club, the Kansas City Current, … Read more

Gregg Berhalter’s selections justified with United States on brink of World Cup berth

ORLANDO — It is a manager’s lot in life to be second-guessed. Decisions are analyzed to the smallest of details. Mistakes get highlighted. That’s especially true of international managers, with a country’s armchair coaches never holding back. Credit is due then to US men’s national team manager Gregg Berhalter. Over the last week he had … Read more

USMNT inches closer to World Cup with Mexico draw, but miss chance to take giant leap towards Qatar

Heading into Thursday’s clash at the Azteca, a game that had massive implications on both side’s World Cup hopes, the US men’s national team had never beaten Mexico in a road World Cup qualifier. The Azteca, for years, has been a house of horrors for the US and a place where Mexico could bank on … Read more

US demands Russia allow access to detained Brittney Griner

The United States stepped up its push Friday for consular access to Brittney Griner, the WNBA star who is detained in Russia on allegations of drug smuggling, as a member of a Russian state-backed prison monitoring group said Griner was faring well behind bars. Ekaterina Kalugina told The Associated Press on Friday that she visited … Read more