The USMNT exoerienced a heart-wrenching defeat earlier this month at the hands of Mexico in the Confederations Cup playoff. We caught up with USMNT midfielder Jermaine Jones to get his thoughts on the game and the immediate future of the USMNT.
Jermaine Jones played soccer in Germany, Turkey and England before he played in the country he represents as an international.
An old-school defensive midfielder for both the New England Revolution and the U.S. Men's National Team, Jones will knock you to the ground whenever he damn well pleases. He plays with an edge, and he might be on edge because he misses home.
Despite the current turmoil and many (MANY!) calls for his dismissal, Jürgen Klinsmann isn’t going anywhere. United States Soccer President Sunil Gulati intends for his coach/technical director to stay on board for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. So with a job approval rating similar to Herbert Hoover’s after the stock market crash in 1929, how can Klinsmann salvage his second World Cup cycle? Here are 5 players that can save Klinsmann and give the USMNT a chance at making it to Russia 2018.
Jurgen Klinsmann’s USMNT squad has lost its last two games, including one very important defeat against Mexico in which the lost the chance to play in the Russia 2017 Confederations Cup.
Mexico won one of the most exciting USMNT vs. El Tri clashes in recent memory on Saturday, and they were understandably excited with the result.
The game didn't just send Mexico to the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia, it reestablished Mexico as the dominant team in CONCACAF, as Mexico noted with some smack-talk on Twitter after the game.
You know what happened by now, even if you didn't see the game. Paul Aguilar scored in the 119th minute to lift Mexico over the United States for the right to go to the Confederations Cup, the warm-up to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Considering the circumstances leading up to the game, the hype, the stakes, the atmosphere, this coule very well be the most important goal scored in USA vs. Mexico history.
There's never a dull moment when these two CONCACAF giants face off, especially when a ticket to the Confederations Cup is on the line.
In one of the most anticipated soccer matches in North America, Mexico, winners of the 2015 Gold Cup, face off against the United States, winners of the 2013 Gold Cup, in a playoff match that will definitely have a long-term impact on the future development and success of both teams.
It’s been an up-and-down couple of months for United States Men’s National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
Following wins against Germany and the Netherlands earlier this year, the Americans looked poised to cruise through the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
A shocking 2-1 loss to Jamaica in the semifinal, followed by an even more bamboozling 3-2 loss in penalties to Panama in the third place match now has the red, white and blue faithful questioning if Klinsmann is the right man for the job.
Mexico international and LA Galaxy attacker Giovani dos Santos has an injury, according to Mexico manager Tuca Ferretti, and will miss the USA-Mexico playoff match. The dos Santos injury was first heard of by The18 through Grant Wahl.
Giovani Dos Santos out of USA-Mexico with an injury, says Mexico manager Tuca Ferretti.— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) October 5, 2015
As the United States Men’s National Team prepares for its all-important clash with Mexico on Oct. 10 with a spot in the 2017 Confederations Cup up for grabs, one pressing question must be asked: who really deserves to be the starting goalkeeper when these two CONCACAF rivals square off in Pasadena? Guzan vs Howard?