The Americans haven't exactly made it look easy, and they'll have to grind some more to reach South Africa. But a talented U.S. remains in the pole position in its qualifying group, writes Jeff Carlisle.
U.S. vs. Mexico at Estadio Azteca
Brimming with confidence after a successful summer, Bob Bradley and his U.S. squad like their chances this time around against Mexico, 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.
It's an inexperienced U.S. lineup that will face El Tri in the Gold Cup final, but the team is confident it can maintain its psychological edge, 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.
Up next for Bob Bradley's men is a road trip to El Salvador, a game the U.S. is expected to win, 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. cemented its dominance over Mexico on home soil with another 2-0 win in Columbus, writes Jeff Carlisle.
The U.S. is a heavy favorite heading into the game against Mexico, writes Jeff Carlisle.
With the United States' dominance over Mexico on home soil, it's easy to forget the Americans once were the whipping boys in this matchup, writes Jeff Carlisle.
On paper, the U.S. game against Argentina appears to be a serious mismatch, writes Jeff Carlisle.
Adopting an attacking approach for a change against Mexico, the U.S. was thoroughly deserving of victory in the Gold Cup, writes Jeff Carlisle.
The U.S. and Mexico meet as expected in the Gold Cup final, but both have been far short of their best so far, writes Jeff Carlisle.
The group stage of the Gold Cup has passed. With the knockout rounds to kickoff Saturday, the true test begins for the eight remaining teams. Jeff Carlisle breaks down each matchup. Story.
The last time the U.S. played Guatemala, its offense was stifled. This time round, the U.S. attack promises to be more creative, writes Jeff Carlisle.