MEXICO CITY — The US national team has a mole inside the Mexican team. Actually, they have half a dozen moles with inside information to share — the six Americans on this US squad who play in Mexico. And those inadvertent spies could prove vital for Jurgen Klinsmann’s side when they take on El Tri at Estadio Azteca on Wednesday (8 pm ET, ESPN2, live chat on MLSsoccer.com).
MEXICO CITY — Pumas UNAM’s stunning training facility enclosed by high dark quarry walls proved an idyllic setting for the US national team to go through their paces on Monday evening. The echo-y quietude and misty sunshine was a far cry from the raucous atmosphere they’ll experience during Wednesday’s friendly with Mexico (8 pm ET, ESPN2, live chat on MLSsoccer.com) at the Estadio Azteca.
MEXICO CITY — Glance at the US roster called in for Wednesday’s friendly here against Mexico (8 pm ET, ESPN2, live chat on MLSsoccer.com), and you’d be hard-pressed not to notice the lack of experience and depth at center back.
NUEVA YORK – Ser puntero de las eliminatorias sudamericanas tiene tranquilo a Claudio Borghi… pero no lo tiene conforme. Eso vendrá para el entrenador de Chile sólo si se clasifica al próximo Mundial.
Por esta razón el “Bichi” le está dando importancia al amistoso del miércoles en el City Field frente a Ecuador, un rival directo de la Roja en las clasificatorias de la Conmebol que además servirá para mejorar detalles en el largo camino hacia Brasil 2014.
El Clásico de CONCACAF comienza a tomar forma. Este domingo comenzaron a arribar a México los jugadores estadounidenses que se medirán al Tri en el Estadio Azteca, y esa misma noche los seleccionados mexicanos se concentraron en el Centro de Alto Rendimiento.
Para el estadounidense Maurice Edu, quien llegó procedente de Escocia, el ambiente que se vivirá el miércoles será de "locura", algo que lo emociona a él y a sus compañeros.
The US roster for the upcoming FIFA date won’t be released until Sunday, but nearly three dozen MLS players have already gotten their August international assignments.
Including Canada’s roster, which was released on Friday and includes players from all three Canadian MLS clubs, 35 MLS-based players will be representing their home countries next week.
BURNABY, B.C. – One of Canada’s brightest young talents will now get his chance at the senior level.
Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Russell Teibert is one of four new faces in head coach Stephen Hart’s 18-man squad for Canada’s upcoming international friendly with Trinidad and Tobago on August 15 in Lauderhill, Fla.
For the first time ever, all three MLS franchises north of the border will have representatives in the same Canada squad after manager Stephen Hart opted to go with a largely North American-based roster for the upcoming friendly against Trinidad and Tobago in Lauderhill, Fla., on Aug. 15.
Most people don’t know that tika-taka, the Spanish (really Barcelonan, but we’re talking in international terms here so bear with me) method of controlling the pace, tempo and placement of the game – focus on “placement” part for a moment, by the way – was devised more as a defensive strategy than an offensive one.
It’s somewhat counterintuitive, since the most reductionist conventional wisdom in soccer is that, “When you have the ball, you’re attacking, and when you don’t, you’re defending.”
Sometime in the next 48 hours, US men’s national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann will announce his roster for the Yanks’ upcoming international friendly against Mexico at the imposing Estadio Azteca, three days after El Tri released their own star-studded squad list.