With the German winter break almost upon us, it's a good time to look at how the four "U.S. Boys" (as Germans tend to call them) have fared in the Bundesliga. Raphael Honigstein offers the half-season report on John Anthony Brooks, Julian Green, Fabian Johnson and Timothy Chandler.
Anthony John Brooks, Hertha BSC
The past few days sum up the 21-year-old's hot-and-cold campaign perfectly. On Saturday in the 1-0 win over Dortmund, Brooks was the star of the show with an uncompromising, flawless...
NEW YORK -- The knockout rounds of next year's CONCACAF Gold Cup will be played in Atlanta, Baltimore and Philadelphia as well as East Rutherford, New Jersey. Part of the tournament will also be played in Canada for the first time.
The United States will open its title defense in the 12-nation championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean on July 7 at Frisco, Texas, CONCACAF announced Tuesday.
United States 2015 Pre-Gold Cup Schedule
Wednesday, Jan. 28 -- at Chile
Sunday, Feb. 8 -- vs. Panama at Carson, California
Friday, March 27 -- at Denmark
Tuesday, March 31 -- at Switzerland
Wednesday, April 15 -- vs. Mexico
Friday, June 5 -- at Netherlands
Wednesday, June 10 -- vs. Germany at Cologne, Germany
a-Tuesday, July 7 -- vs. TBA at Frisco, Texas
a-Friday, July 10 -- vs. TBA at Foxborough, Massachusetts
a-Monday, July 13 -- vs. TBA at Kansas City, Kansas
*a-CONCACAF Gold Cup
The Americans, who are in Group A, play three days later at Foxborough, Massachusetts, and...
Everton and U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard said on Tuesday via Twitter statement that he will strike all future references in his new autobiography to allegations that compatriot and fellow No. 1 Brad Friedel "actively tried to block" his 2003 move from Major League Soccer to Manchester United.
TIM HOWARD'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 'THE KEEPER'
- Excerpt 1: On Friedel, Man United
- Excerpt 2: Klinsmann enters, Donovan departs
- Howard: Klinsmann banned PB&J sandwiches
- Howard: Friedel tried to block United move
- Friedel wants Howard apology
- Keller and Howard: Talking about breaking records vs. Belgium
- Toe Poke: Friedel scores in NBA challenge
- Martinez: Howard is Everton's rock
- Video: Howard the Prem's best American?
- Friedel on MLS vs. Europe: Playing time matters
- Howard takes break from USMNT
Just prior to the publication of Howard's new book, "The Keeper," Friedel denied Howard's accusation, telling ESPNFC.com that he never "wrote a letter of negativity toward Tim Howard to anybody in this world."
John Brooks has been praised for his performance in Hertha Berlin's 1-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, with coach Jos Luhukay saying: "That was the Brooks I have always wished for."
Brooks, 21, endured a difficult first year in the Bundesliga last season, dropping down the pecking order at Hertha after starring in their promotion-winning campaign two years ago.
But injury problems in the club's defensive ranks handed the U.S. international a fresh chance in mid-November, with the Berlin-born...