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U.S. to play Mexico in September friendly in N.J.

Brian McBride reflects on the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup and examines the tournament's impact on the U.S. and Mexico.
Herculez Gomez and Shaka Hislop weigh the pros and cons of CONCACAF's qualifying format for the 2022 World Cup, which emphasizes the FIFA rankings.

The United States and Mexico will meet in a friendly at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., just two months after El Tri defeated the Americans in the 2019 Gold Cup final, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced on Monday.

The match, set for Sept. 6, will mark the 70th time the two sides have met, with Mexico having a 35-19-15 record against the U.S. The U.S. has had improved success since the turn of the century, going 14-7-6 against their rivals. 

- Carlisle: Mexico delivers harsh lessons...

USMNT's Boyd inks deal with Turkish club Besiktas

Herculez Gomez and Shaka Hislop weigh the pros and cons of CONCACAF's qualifying format for the 2022 World Cup, which emphasizes the FIFA rankings.
Former U.S. forward Brian McBride gives a helping hand to Gregg Berhalter, selecting a youthful XI to build off of.
Zack Steffen discusses his loan from Man City to Fortuna Dusseldorf and thanks Columbus for preparing him for a move back to Europe. - Via Man City

United States men's national team midfielder Tyler Boyd has signed a four-year deal with Turkish club Besiktas, the club announced on Monday.

Boyd, 24, was born in New Zealand before moving to California as a child. He returned to New Zealand at age 10 and played for that country's youth teams. He played for the All-Whites' senior squad but last made an appearance in 2014.

He made the one-time switch to represent the U.S. internationally earlier this year and debuted in a June friendly against Venezuela.

Boyd...

U.S. starlet Wright moves from Schalke to Venlo

Former U.S. forward Brian McBride gives a helping hand to Gregg Berhalter, selecting a youthful XI to build off of.

U.S. youth international forward Haji Wright has secured a transfer from Schalke to Dutch side VVV Venlo, the Bundesliga club announced on Friday.

Schalke say they reached a collaborative agreement with Wright's new club. Wright had one year remaining on his contract and club sources say the deal includes a buy-back option.

The 21-year-old had been on the books of Schalke for four seasons, but found it difficult to break into the first team. Wright scored his first Bundesliga goal against Bayer...

U.S.'s Johannsson joins Swedish side Hammarby

Former U.S. forward Brian McBride gives a helping hand to Gregg Berhalter, selecting a youthful XI to build off of.
Zack Steffen discusses his loan from Man City to Fortuna Dusseldorf and thanks Columbus for preparing him for a move back to Europe. - Via Man City
Former U.S. forward Brian McBride explains why Josh Sargent would have been a better option than Gyasi Zardes as Jozy Altidore's backup at the Gold Cup.
ESPN's Taylor Twellman explains where things went wrong for the USMNT in their 1-0 defeat to Mexico in the 2019 Gold Cup final.

United States attacker Aron Johannsson has joined Swedish first division side Hammarby on a three-year deal.

The 28-year-old attacker had been out of contract since July 1 after his four-year deal with Bundesliga club Werder Bremen expired.

"I want to work hard to be match ready as soon as possible, and I hope to soon be able to help my team mates on the pitch and contribute goals," Johannsson said on the club's official homepage.

U.S. striker Aron Johannson saw limited playing time at Werder Bremen due to injuries.

After an impressive two-year stint at Dutch side AZ Alkmaar, Johannsson's...

U.S., Mexico straight to Hex in new CONCACAF format

Brian McBride reflects on the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup and examines the tournament's impact on the U.S. and Mexico.
ESPN's Taylor Twellman explains where things went wrong for the USMNT in their 1-0 defeat to Mexico in the 2019 Gold Cup final.

The United States and Mexico are almost certain to go straight to the six-team Hexagonal round of qualifying for Qatar 2022, with CONCACAF announcing new rules for the next World Cup.

The top six-ranked teams in the FIFA rankings after the June 2020 international window will automatically be included in the home-and-away Hexagonal. The top three will qualify for Qatar 2022.

Gold Cup winner Mexico is currently a long way ahead of those outside the top six, meaning it's virtually inconceivable that...