Mexico hand sluggish USA heavy defeat in friendly

Mexico mauled the United States 3-0 in a friendly on Friday night for their biggest victory margin over their rivals in a decade Javier Hernndez scored after US newcomer Sergio Dest was nutmegged in the 21st minute, rick Gutirrez and Uriel Antuna added late goals and Mexico mauled the United States 3-0 in a friendly on Friday night for their biggest victory margin over their rivals in a decade. Mexico took total control of the match after an even first 20 minutes. Gutirrez scored the second goal in the 78th, a minute after entering, following a poor clearance by US goalkeeper Zack Steffen. Antuna, another late substitute, added an 82nd-minute goal on a counterattack. The Americans lost to Mexico by …

Women’s World Cup the best shots by female photographers | Picture essay

Our picture editor Jonny Weeks looks back at a captivating tournament in France through the work of six exceptional female photographers While the 2019 Womens World Cup brought global attention to the talents of the worlds best female footballers, it also shone a light on the skills of the many female photographers who cover the beautiful game. From their positions on the sidelines, theyve captured the joy and despair not to mention the many VAR controversies during the past month in France. Here are our favourite pictures from six outstanding photographers: Naomi Baker, Hannah Peters, Charlotte Wilson, Catherine Ivill, Maja Hitij and Marianna Massey. Click on the images for caption info.

USA scrape past world No 79 Curacao and into Gold Cup semi-finals

Weston McKennies first-half goal gave the United States a 1-0 win over Curacao in Philadelphia to put the defending champions into the Gold Cup semi-finals The United States were outplayed during the second-half by 79th-ranked Curacao but managed to advance to the Gold Cup semi-finals with a 1-0 win on Sunday night behind Weston McKennies 25th-minute goal. The defending champions extended their Gold Cup winning streak to nine and will play Jamaica in Wednesdays semi-final in Nashville. The US reached the semi-finals for the 10th straight Gold Cup. Mexico and Haiti play in the other semi-final. Christian Pulisic captained the US for the second time and provided an exquisite pass for McKennies goal. The 20-year-old cut in from the flank …

At least the stumbling US men’s team don’t need to worry about overcelebrating

The US have fielded weakened teams in their two recent defeats. But even so their performances have lacked intensity, fluidity … and goals with two whiteboards and three data analysts. Its a very detailed system, former Crew and US defender Michael Parkhurst is still in a learning moment 20 months after the 2-1 loss to Trinidad that saw the US fail to reach a World Cup finals for the first time since 1986. Still, these were only Berhalters fifth and sixth matches in charge, and hes had very little time with a full-strength roster. Hes entitled to experiment and its not his fault that US Soccer waited so long to appoint a permanent coach, strangely allowing the team to play …

Konrad De La Fuente: the US winger making waves at Barcelona’s academy

The Miami-born winger is known for his quick-footed skill at La Masia. But this summer his focus will be on winning the U-20 World Cup for his country When Miami-born Konrad De La Fuente moved with his family to Barcelona at the age of 11, he already had a natural ability that suggested he had found an ideal new home. At La Masia, Marcet, the renowned youth academy De La Fuente joined when he first arrived in Barcelona (De La Fuente trained with Marcet before moving to USMNT Videos (@USMNTvideos) Konrad de la Fuente – 2018/19 Season Highlights – Barcelona Juvenil AMay 22, 2019 Pedro Marcet, pedagogical director at Marcet, says De La Fuentes talent was obvious from the start. …