USMNT Returns To Pitch With Messages For Social Justice

The USMNT played its first match since Feb. 1 on Thursday, a friendly against Wales in Swansea. It was the first time the team had taken the field since Covid-19 shut the world down, since the world watched as George Floyd was murdered in broad daylight by the police, since people around the globe began protesting systemic racism in police departments and society as a whole. And it was the first time the U.S. players had the opportunity to make their own statement as a team, and they did so with USMNT jackets featuring social justice messages.

Christian Pulisic Leaves USMNT Camp, Won’t Play In Upcoming Friendlies

A hamstring injury will prevent star forward Christian Pulisic from participating in the U.S. men's national team's friendlies against Wales and Panama.

Coach Gregg Berhalter told reporters on a video call Wednesday that the 22-year-old Pulisic was leaving the team's European camp to return to Chelsea, his professional club in the Premier League.

Sergiño Dest (Sorta) Promises Us The 2026 World Cup

The rise of Sergiño Dest has been meteoric. After all, it’s only been 459 days since he made his league debut with Ajax and 380 since he committed his international future to the USMNT. 

But this is a 20-year-old who forced his way into the starting 11 of a title-winning Ajax side before convincing Barcelona to part with $25 million. And early returns in Catalonia have been good — Dest was arguably Barça’s best player in El Clásico

The18’s Guide For Matches To Watch During This International Break

Let's face it: International breaks can be difficult to follow. With the Premier League, you know there will be four matches each on Saturday and Sunday, two on Monday and maybe the occasional midweek fixture. The international break though? Chaos. 

Some teams are playing friendlies, others in the UEFA Nations League, some are competing in World Cup qualifying, while others are still in the European Championship playoffs. And to top it off, you still have lower-level club fixtures being played. It's a lot.

Wales Provides Gareth Bale Injury Update Ahead Of USMNT Friendly

Wales forward Gareth Bale is fit for their international games against the United States, Ireland and Finland after shaking off an ankle injury, assistant manager Robert Page said.

Bale, who missed Wales' October internationals due to a knee injury, was pictured with an icepack on his right ankle after being substituted during Tottenham Hotspur's 1-0 win at West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Sunday.

Dani Alves’ Advice To Sergiño Dest Is So Simple But So Perfect

There have been few soccer partnerships like Dani Alves and Lionel Messi. The free-flowing Brazilian fullback built an intuitive relationship with the Argentine maestro; Alves set up more goals for Messi than anyone else during his time at Barcelona. So when Dani Alves speaks about Sergiño Dest’s role as fullback at Barcelona, he knows what he’s talking about. 

USMNT Starting 11: Predicting Gregg Berhalter’s First Lineup In Over 9 Months

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown soccer schedules into immense disarray. While this is nothing compared to the tragic loss of life (more than 235,000 dead in the U.S. alone as cases continue to soar to record numbers), it has resulted in the U.S. national teams having not played in months. The women last played in March while the men’s only game in 2020 so far was in February. It makes predicting a USMNT starting 11 more difficult than ever — but also more fascinating. 

Unlikely Soccer Events That Will Totally Happen By The Time Nevada Finishes Counting Votes

If you haven’t been paying attention to the U.S. election results you either don’t care about the election, live under a rock or are a vote counter in Nevada. How a state that is 99 percent desert is taking so damn long to count votes is beyond anyone. On the bright side the memes have been an endless, beautiful flowing river.

Who Is Yunus Musah And Is He The Next USMNT Wonder Boy

With everyone in the United States ready to piss themselves due to the election, soccer fans felt a brief wave of joy with the announcement of the USMNT’s 24-man roster for two upcoming friendlies. One name that casual USMNT fans won’t recognize immediately is Yunus Musah. Who is Yunus Musah and how important might he be in the future?

Latest USMNT Roster Is An Eternal Optimist’s Wet Dream

It’s been almost a full year since we saw a USMNT with European-based talent defeat Cuba 4-0 to advance to the Nations League Final Round — although a largely domestic-based squad defeated Costa Rica back in February — but the U.S. is finally able to welcome its Yanks Abroad back into the fold for a pair of November friendlies against Wales in Swansea and Panama in Austria.