As long as it's simply an interim step, I'm all for it. Rumor has it that a SSS on the Michael Reese Hospital site is fast-tracked. Also, there's no way any of this gets done by Hauptman. So, for that alone, hurray! The Mansueto era begins and a terrible era ends.
Anyone watching the u20 World Cup? The USA played some really good soccer today against Nigeria. 60% possession. Composed with the ball. Played well out of the back. The midfield trio was connected and dominated with a true and fluid 6, 8, and 10. It was great to see.
They play Qatar on Thursday. A win would get them to the knockout round.
They messed up.....BAD. Maybe the atmosphere was better live, but on tv it sounded like a friendly. I did enjoy the wider camera angle though. Got to watch more off the ball movement. A unique experience from most premier league games.
U.S. U-20s loses to Ecuador 1:2. All scoring came in the first half including a goal by Timothy Weah.
While it's disappointing to see them not advance further (given they've advanced to the quarterfinals in the last 3 tournaments, including this one), the most important thing right now is for the U.S. to build a core group of players for the USMNT for 2022 and for them to eventually be taken as a serious contender in 2026.
2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup starts tomorrow. Here are the groups:
Trinidad & Tobago
Tournament begins tomorrow night with Group A matches of Canada-Martinique and Mexico-Cuba taking place at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.
Here's the U.S. schedule of games for the group stage (all times Central):
June 18: vs. Guyana, 9:00 PM, FS1 (Allianz Field, St. Paul, MN)
June 22: vs. Trinidad & Tobago, 7:00 PM, FS1 (FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland)
June 26: vs. Panama, 8:00 PM, FS1 (Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City)
Also, it was previously announced that the first day of matches in Groups B and C will take place in San Jose, Costa Rica and Kingston, Jamaica.
First "seeded" team of the tournament knocked out as Honduras lost to Curacao 0:1 and is eliminated in Group C. That group will come down to the final match day on Tuesday when Jamaica plays Curacao and Honduras plays El Salvador at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles.