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Llanez 7/10, Ferreira 6/10 as U.S. close January camp with a win

Brian Dunseth contextualizes the USMNT's win vs. Costa Rica in their first match of 2020.

The United States closed out its annual January national team camp with a 1-0 win against Costa Rica in Carson, California, on Saturday afternoon. A sparse crowd witnessed a young, experimental group dominate the ball against the Ticos and find a single goal from a Ulysses Llanez penalty to finish the month-long gathering with a win.

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The U.S. team featured little in the way of experience, with all but a few spots on the field filled by players under the age of 23. Despite the paucity...

United States to play March friendly vs. Wales in Cardiff

Craig Burley and Ale Moreno react to Jurgen Klinsmann's bold claim regarding the USMNT and the 2018 World Cup.
Gregg Berhalter outlines the USMNT's busy schedule for 2020 as they begin preparation for World Cup qualifying.
Jurgen Klinsmann speaks exclusively to ESPN about how much the U.S. are set back after missing the 2018 World Cup.
Jurgen Klinsmann says there's "much more to come" from Christian Pulisic at Chelsea and with the USMNT.
The United States men's national team close the year with a 4-0 win over Cuba in the CONCACAF Nations League.

The U.S. men's soccer team will play an exhibition against Wales at Cardiff on March 30.

The game announced Friday will follow a friendly against the Netherlands at Eindhoven on March 26.

"One of the important parts of continuing to develop this group is the opportunity to play against high-level opponents away from home," U.S. manager Gregg Berhalter said in a team release.

"The Netherlands is a soccer powerhouse featuring some of the world's best talent. This game will be a good chance to...

Sources: U.S.-Wales men's friendly in Cardiff still in works

Craig Burley and Ale Moreno react to Jurgen Klinsmann's bold claim regarding the USMNT and the 2018 World Cup.
Gregg Berhalter outlines the USMNT's busy schedule for 2020 as they begin preparation for World Cup qualifying.
Jurgen Klinsmann speaks exclusively to ESPN about how much the U.S. are set back after missing the 2018 World Cup.
Jurgen Klinsmann says there's "much more to come" from Christian Pulisic at Chelsea and with the USMNT.
The United States men's national team close the year with a 4-0 win over Cuba in the CONCACAF Nations League.

The U.S. Soccer Federation is in the process of finalizing a friendly between the U.S. men's national team and Wales to be held on March 30 at Cardiff City Stadium, sources have confirmed to ESPN.

The Washington Post reported last month that the two federations were in talks. Numerous overseas outlets reported on Tuesday that the match will take place, though one source stated that the final contract has not yet been signed.

The match will mark the second fixture the U.S. will play during the March...

Tite's Brazil go 'forward by moving back' in encouraging win vs. South Korea

Arthur Rowe, boss of Tottenham's famous "Push and Run" 1950-51 side, had some advice for fellow coaches: Write down your starting lineup at the start of the season, he counselled. During the course of the campaign, when things get tough and your mind is confused, take out the piece of paper and have a look. You will probably come to the conclusion that your original idea was the best one.

Brazil coach Tite did something similar with a morale-boosting and highly welcome 3-0 win over South Korea in...