Earl Reed explains there are plenty of compelling storylines ahead of the start of the MLS conference finals.
The U.S. slumped to its worst defeat on 2014 in its final game of 2014, losing 4–1 to the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Tuesday.
The U.S. needs a win, and Republic of Ireland is without its biggest star. Still, the U.S. team has developed a habit of giving up late goals. What’s it gonna be?
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In an entertaining and open match, the U.S. fell to Colombia, 2–1, in London. While Colombia dominated for long stretches, the U.S. could have pulled the upset with better finishing from its young forwards.
Coach Jurgen Klinsmann says this game is both about getting the younger players more experience, but also is an opportunity to lay down a marker for the coming year. Which is it, really?
Abby Wambach scored four goals, and Carli Lloyd and Sydney Leroux both added tallies, as the US finished World Cup Qualifying with a 6-0 thumping of Costa Rica.
Delran’s Carli Lloyd scored a brace, and Christen Press added another goal, as the US eased to World Cup Qualification with a dominating 3-0 win over Mexico.
Mike Servedio reviews how the US, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Trinidad & Tobago reached the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualification semifinals at PPL Park ahead of Sunday’s final.