There weren't many positives for the U.S. team to draw upon after its second consecutive poor outing on European soil, writes Jeff Carlisle.
The loss to Mexico in the Gold Cup final won't have dented the U.S. team's confidence, but the United States' historically poor performance in Azteca remains foreboding, writes Jeff Carlisle.
Faced with overmatched opposition like Grenada, it's almost impossible to get an accurate reading on the U.S. team's performance. Against Honduras, coach Bob Bradley will get a far better idea, writes Jeff Carlisle.
With the U.S. sending a second-string squad and a host of big names missing for other teams, the 2009 Gold Cup lacks the intrigue of past editions, writes Jeff Carlisle.
While Michael Bradley is a lock to start in central midfield for the U.S., there's a hodgepodge of candidates for the other spot, writes Jeff Carlisle.
After he demolished the Soca Warriors, it's no surprise that teen Jozy Altidore received most of the postgame plaudits, writes Jeff Carlisle.
The U.S. win over Mexico was huge, but coach Bob Bradley aims to keep his squad focused on the next qualifier, writes Jeff Carlisle.
The U.S. edged Sweden in a game that was more comfortable for the Americans than the 3-2 score suggests, writes Jeff Carlisle.
The U.S. will be looking for a convincing victory against Cuba to ensure progress to the next stage of World Cup qualifying, writes Jeff Carlisle.
The U.S. men's offense sputtered against Japan, but a solid defensive outing ensured the points, writes Jeff Carlisle.
Against a powerhouse Spanish team, the U.S. will need to adopt a more aggressive approach, writes Jeff Carlisle.
The win against Poland showed that under Bob Bradley, the U.S. is learning how to win on the road in Europe, writes Jeff Carlisle.
U.S. coach Bob Bradley will use the friendly against Poland to assess his European-based players up close, writes Jeff Carlisle.