Former U.S. national team player-turned pundit Cobi Jones credits the younger players for helping the U.S. team emerge as international contenders.
With Jurgen Klinsmann giving more playing time in big games to younger players like Christian Pulisic, Julian Green and Jordan Morris, fans have been given hope that a young player can break into the starting lineup and become a star on the national team.
Jones said that he believes giving youth a chance is a key part in building a winning team.
ZURICH -- North America became a stronger candidate to host an expanded World Cup in 2026 after the FIFA Council agreed on Friday that European and Asian nations should not bid again so soon after Russia hosts the 2018 World Cup and Qatar has the 2022 tournament.
"That has changed the landscape [of the 2026 contest] a little bit," said U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati, a council member.
FIFA said Europe would be put on standby only if "none of the received bids fulfill the strict technical...
Members of the United States national team wished Clint Dempsey well after his brother wrote that the Seattle Sounders forward was set to have a second heart procedure.
A tweet from Ryan Dempsey asked for people to pray for his brother as he undergoes treatment for an irregular heartbeat. Both the tweet and the account were subsequently deleted, though an image of the tweet was captured.
A Sounders spokesperson declined to comment, but support soon came in from Dempsey's international teammates.