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'Nations league' impact upon U.S., Mexico


McCarty's U.S. call-up, Kljestan's snub illustrate the pair's divergent fortunes

Taylor Twellman suggests Bruce Arena's squad for the next World Cup qualifiers could be the strongest U.S. squad in years.
Former Chicago Fire forward Brian McBride assesses how Bastian Schweinsteiger has adapted to an attacking role in MLS.

The news that Dax McCarty has been called into the U.S. squad ahead of next month's World Cup qualifiers, while Sacha Kljestan has not, is a reminder that the fortunes of the two -- which once seemed to be inextricably linked -- have now diverged for good. McCarty's great start with Chicago and Kljestan's struggles to deal with McCarty's absence in New York and the expectations of the captaincy have defined the opening third of the season for each player.

There was a time when international...

U.S.' squad for World Cup qualifiers boosted by defensive returnees

Kasey Keller breaks down what he thinks the United States' lineup should be in their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Taylor Twellman suggests Bruce Arena's squad for the next World Cup qualifiers could be the strongest U.S. squad in years.

Some welcome reinforcements have arrived for the United States men's national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers against Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico.

Back in March, defenders DeAndre Yedlin and Timmy Chandler, along with attackers Bobby Wood and Fabian Johnson, were injured, while Brad Guzan's wife had a baby. All were left home for the World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and Panama as a result. On top of that, Jordan Morris was called up but struggled with an ankle injury that kept him out of...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Does David Beckham deserve to be in the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame?

David Beckham
Two-time MLS Cup winner David Beckham is on the ballot for the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame.

David Beckham is among the first-time candidates on the 33-player ballot for the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame. ESPN FC reached out to our MLS experts Jeff Carlisle, Jason Davis, Graham Parker, Arch Bell and Matt Pentz to ask whether or not the former LA Galaxy midfielder is deserving of a place alongside the best to ever play the game in the United States.


When it comes to having Beckham in the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame, I'll confess to having some mixed emotions.


 By Arch Bell

Sapong leads U.S. scorers in MLS while Brooks' struggles continue in Berlin

Herculez Gomez and Mark Donaldson delve into why American players find homes in the Bundesliga more so than other leagues in Europe.

United States national team head coach Bruce Arena will soon announce his squad for next month's World Cup qualifiers. Here's a list of who did and did not impress the big boss in the past week.

Heating up

Geoff Cameron, DF, Stoke City (Premier League)

Why he's here: Cameron had a very strong finish to the Premier League season. On May 6, he was involved in Stoke's two goals in a 2-2 draw versus Bournemouth, and this past Saturday he provided the assist on Peter Crouch's goal in the Potters'...

 By Arch Bell

U.S. Hot List: Kellyn Acosta can fill a midfield gap, Brad Guzan's woes go on

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno breaks down the best in MLS with his weekly awards.
Tommy McNamara's brave header in the second half earned NYCFC a point in a gritty draw with FC Dallas.

Time is running out to catch the eye of United States national team coach Bruce Arena ahead of June's World Cup qualifiers. Here, we lay out who did and did not impress the big boss.

Heating up

Kellyn Acosta, MF, FC Dallas (MLS)

Why he's here: Acosta, 21, had another good performance for FC Dallas with a goal in the 1-1 draw versus New York City FC. The midfielder was also a threat in delivering set pieces.

What this means: The injury to Jermaine Jones means that Arena will need to fill the LA Galaxy...

 By Sam Borden

If the U.S-led 2026 World Cup bid succeeds, which city hosts the final?

ESPN's Sam Borden chats with U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati about the U.S.-led 2026 World Cup bid.
ESPN's Sam Borden provides an update from Bahrain on CONCACAF's joint World Cup bid, which appears set for a quick process.
Herculez Gomez lays out how the U.S. should plan for the 2026 World Cup from a player development perspective.
ESPN's Sam Borden sits down with Carli Lloyd to discuss life at Man City, the 2026 World Cup bid and more.

MANAMA, Bahrain -- At this point, the United States-led bid to bring the 2026 World Cup to North America is a clear favorite to land the tournament's hosting rights. But 2026 is a long time from now, leaving little to do but wait and speculate.

So, with that in mind, consider this tantalizing question: If the World Cup does return to this continent for the first time since 1994, where will the final be held?

We know two things for sure: It won't be in Mexico City or Vancouver or anywhere in Mexico...