General Soccer Discussion

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CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying begins tomorrow in Guadalajara, Mexico. Tournament is a U-23 tournament with the two teams that make the final qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics. All but 2 of the matches (including the U.S. Group stage matches) will air on FS1. Here's when the U.S. matches will air:

-March 18th, 4:30 PM CT: vs. Costa Rica
-March 21st, 6:00 PM CT: vs. Dominican Republic
-March 24th, 8:30 PM CT: vs. Mexico

The group the U.S. is in is Group A. Group B includes Honduras, Canada, El Salvador, and Haiti.
 
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CONCACAF announced today that the Gold Cup final on August 1 will take place at Allegiant Stadium in Vegas.

Most of the top players in the region won't be taking part in this tournament. Berhalter previously said he was going to have that the European based players (Pulisic, McKinnie, Dest, etc.), who will already be in preseason training with their European clubs at that point, time off between the CONCACAF Nations League final in June and World Cup qualifying in September. Most of the top young players for Mexico and Honduras will be taking part in the Olympics.
 
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2021 MLS season started this weekend. Fire hosted New England tonight at Soldier Field with the match ending in a 2:2 draw.

I'm okay with the Fire getting a point against New England, especially with the Revolution coming off a trip to the Eastern Conference Final last season. This goal to open the scoring was pretty nice:

Set piece disaster and yet another Calvo back breaking gaffe. Ugh. Should have been a win.