Robbie Rogers came out on Friday. This is a big deal.
Mikkel Diskerud and Michael Bradley scored a pair of excellent goals as the U.S. squeaked out a 2-2 draw with Russia.
Ditch work or school, because the United States is playing Russia on Wednesday morning on your glowing picture box.
Hexagonal qualifying matches start in February, and it's unlikely that either Mix Diskerud or Josh Gatt will make a serious impact in the early hex matches. For them, Wednesday's game is the beginning of a long campaign to get to Brazil.
The United States march into Krasnodar with a very difficult test in front of them. Russia has not conceded a goal in four World Cup qualifying matches.
Sacha Kljestan is this week's star, but among Americans abroad, the biggest winners in recent weeks have been those who ply their trade in Scandinavia. Can any of them translate their form into a Camp Cupcake starring role?
The United States needs only to draw Guatemala on Tuesday to guarantee advancement into the final round of World Cup qualification.
Jürgen Klinsmann has made changes to his team for every World Cup qualifier, and Friday's match won't be any different. However, these changes do not mean this team lacks continuity or cohesion.
Jurgen Klismann made a few surprise picks in his latest roster selection, ending a long absence for Eddie Johnson and leaving Jozy Altidore and Terrence Boyd home.
The United States and Jamaica are both battling injuries, and both will be happy with a draw. That's not a recipe for a fun match.
Clint Dempsey is on the United States team that will play Jamaica in two World Cup qualifiers, but the injured Landon Donovan and Michael Bradley are not.