USMNT has no answer for Japan in friendly loss

DUSSELDORF, Germany — With the World Cup less than two months away, the United States men’s national team was hoping to sharpen up its game against Japan, but if anything, it was the Samurai Blue who looked more ready for the showpiece tournament, riding goals either side of halftime from Daichi Kamada and Kaoru Mitoma … Read more

USMNT’s mixed performance lacked polish in scoreless draw to Uruguay

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The United States men’s national soccer team said it wanted a tough test when it scheduled two World Cup-bound opponents for this international window. On Sunday, the US got precisely that in a 0-0 draw with Uruguay. It was a result that in some ways the US was fortunate to walk … Read more

Roster shuffle pay dividends for USMNT, Berhalter in pre-World Cup win over Morocco

CINCINNATI — With a little less than six months to go until the World Cup, Wednesday’s friendly against Morocco was the perfect time for US men’s national team manager Gregg Berhalter to venture a bit into mad-chemist mode both in terms of roles and personnel. There are times when such experiments can blow up in … Read more