Tottenham's newly acquired defender DeAndre Yedlin will join the United States national team in South America for Wednesday's friendlyagainst Chile.
A member of last year's American World Cup team, Yedlin transferred to Spurs this month from Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders.
U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann has a 23-man roster for the match in Chile. Yedlin will meet up with 22 players who planned to travel to Santiago on Saturday from Carson, California, where the Americans have been training...
Peru currently have no coach in charge of their national team, and Ecuador have a caretaker. Bolivia and Paraguay have only just appointed. For these four, along with Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela, June's Copa America kicks off a new cycle. The teams will play their first competitive matches under their new boss.
Uruguay are still coached by Oscar Washington Tabarez, who has brought on a new generation of players since the World Cup. Colombia, unsurprisingly, have kept faith with Jose Pekerman,...
Brazil are back in action Thursday, when they play their first match in the South American under-20 championship -- the Selecao's first truly competitive fixture since last year's World Cup debacle.
And it is not only at senior level that Brazil are looking for redemption. Their last under-20 campaign, two years ago, was an unmitigated disaster.
Brazil went into the 2013 tournament as reigning World Champions at the level. But in 2013 in Argentina they did not even qualify for the World Youth Cup....
Tactically, 2014 was an interesting year for football at both club and international level, with more variety than usual, and some intriguing concepts being popularised -- or re-popularised.
Here's a review of some of the most interesting tactical features of 2014.
Guardiola's full-backs in midfield
It's extremely rare to see players in positions you've never seen before, but Pep Guardiola's use of Philipp Lahm and David Alaba early in 2014 was genuinely revolutionary.
It was particularly...