The U.S. learned several important lessons against El Salvador, the most poignant being that Jonathan Bornstein is not the answer at left back, writes Ives Galarcep.
The U.S. gave Brazil all it could handle in the Confederations Cup final, but a remarkable second-half rally by the Selecao handed Bob Bradley's men a 3-2 defeat, writes Jeff Carlisle.
Following the U.S. U-17 team's exit from the U-17 World Cup, there are some harsh lessons to be learned, writes Doug McIntyre.
With qualification over, Bruce Arena's next focus is the composition of his World Cup roster, writes Frank Dell'Apa.
Clint Mathis has learned his lesson from a gesture he made toward club coach Ewald Lienen at Hannover 96 after scoring the game-winning goal on Sept. 25.
Bruce Arena's priority will be to give international tournament experience to the next group of U.S. 20-somethings at the Confederations Cup.