What have we learned from the USMNT this winter?

Bruce Arena’s first two matches as manager of the United States national team have concluded, and there are decidedly mixed opinions on his and the team’s performance. For some, 0-0 and 1-0 results against C and B level Serbia and Jamaica is simply not enough, while for others, the incremental progress seen throughout the MLS-filled January roster makes up for any underwhelming...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the U.S. Men’s National Team qualify for World Cup?

Sandwiched in between a friendly match against Serbia and an upcoming friendly against Jamaica this Friday, new USMNT manager Bruce Arena has said that he sees no reason why his squad shouldn’t qualify for World Cup play.For context, we’ll take a look back to Nov. 20, when the USMNT was embarrassed 4-0 in Costa Rica. In the days following the loss, former manager Jurgen Klinsmann...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Jozy Altidore reaches 100 caps as his USMNT legend continues to grow

Jozy Altidore is already the United States' third greatest goalscorer of all-time. He's been the team's leading striker for nearly a decade now and he's done it all by 27 years of age. And now he's a member of the Americans' hallowed 100-cap club.When the opening whistle blew for the Americans' friendly against Serbia on Sunday, and Altidore was out on the pitch to kick off the national...
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27 days ago

USMNT face Serbia in Bruce Arena’s comeback as manager

Sunday’s U.S. vs. Serbia friendly will present a welcome sight for many U.S. Men’s National Team fans, a manager other than Jurgen Klinsmann patrolling the American touchline. Bruce Arena will manage his first game as USMNT coach since he was fired in 2006. Klinsmann was axed after bombing two crucial November World Cup qualifiers and following years of massive failures. Bruce...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: TFC’s Altidore and Montreal Impact’s Bernardello collide head-on in midair

Wednesday’s all-Canadian MLS Cup semifinal second leg between Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact had plenty of tension leading up to it, including intense efforts to change BMO Field back to a soccer configuration after Sunday’s Grey Cup and pre-match trolling from the Toronto grounds crew. That tension carried over into the game, especially when TFC striker (and USMNT player...
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November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

USMNT star Jozy Altidore commends Kaepernick’s national anthem protest

Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest movement has gained plenty of steam and seen many detractors stand in the way of it here in the United States, but it is also a talking point up north across the border. Toronto FC and United States Men’s National Team star forward Jozy Altidore has been paying attention to the news back home, and he has discussed the subject with...
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September 15, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jozy Altidore’s late header gives USMNT 1-0 win over Canada

After coming up empty on a few great scoring opportunities Friday night, Jozy Altidore finally came through with a header in the 89th minute to give the United States Men’s National Team a 1-0 victory over Canada in a friendly. Having just entered the match as a substitution in the previous minute, Ethan Finlay delivered a gorgeous cross to Altidore, who put it home for the winner...
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February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

USMNT needs to show future is bright in upcoming friendlies

Earlier this month 23 players from around the globe (okay, mostly the United States) gathered in Carson, Cal. for the annual tradition that is the January camp for the United State men’s national team. However, unlike other camps this one has an eye on the future of the game. It should, as both the U-23 qualifying playoff for the Rio Olympics and World Cup qualifying for 2018...
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January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Jozy Altidore Leads U.S. To Convincing Win Over St. Vincent In Qualifier

ST. LOUIS — Jozy Altidore scored twice as the U.S. bounced back from an early deficit and routed tiny St. Vincent and the Grenadines 6-1 Friday night in the Americans’ opening qualifier for the 2018 World Cup. Oalex Anderson took advantage of defensive confusion by Gyasi Zardes and DeAndre Yedlin to put 129th-ranked St. Vincent ahead in the fifth minute. But Bobby Wood tied the...
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Jozy Altidore Curses At Referee, Shown Red Card In USA-Switzerland (Video)

Jozy Altidore scores better than he swears. Altidore was sent off in the second half of the United States’ 1-1 draw with Switzerland on Tuesday in Zurich. Referee Luca Banti showed Altidore two yellow cards in quick succession, reducing the United States to 10 men and causing it to lose its grip on the game and ultimately the lead it held. Banti showed Altidore the first yellow...
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

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