Category: US National Team

USMNT TV ratings sink 47% in bleak 2018 for US Soccer Federation

Photo credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Missing the World Cup was a disaster for the USMNT in a variety of ways. Attendance and fan enthusiasm bottomed out as the US posted its worst average home attendance in twelve years. But nowhere was it bleaker than on television. The World Cup is one of those rare times when millions of people are tuned in to watch the US play, but they didn’t have that this year. At the four games at the World Cup in Brazil in 2014, the US averaged 14,256,250 per game (overall in 2014 the average viewership was ... Read more

USMNT average attendance for 2018 worst since 2006

World Cup years are typically a boon for US Soccer. Attendance goes up, TV ratings increase, and revenue skyrockets. Of course, for all of that to happen, you have to qualify for the World Cup. The US did not. Predictably, interest in the team from casual and hardcore fans plummeted. It wasn’t just that the US missed the World Cup, though that was certainly a huge factor. The coaching search that took 14 months to name a milquetoast manager also angered and frustrated many fans. US Soccer and SUM may try to paint a rosy picture, but the reality is ... Read more

USSF continues string of mistakes with Gregg Berhalter hiring

On October 10, 2017, the US Men’s National Team lost to Trinidad and Tobago 2-1 on the darkest day in American soccer history, thus failing to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986. It capped off what had been, for the most part, a miserable four year qualifying cycle. It saw the US finish 4th at the 2015 Gold Cup and then lose the ensuing CONCACAF Cup to arch-rival Mexico (thus failing to qualify for the 2017 Confederations Cup). It saw a 4-0 humiliation at the hands of Argentina in the Copa America Centenario. It saw ... Read more

Where to find USA vs. Italy on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch USA vs. Italy on US TV, you’ve come to the right place. After a disappointing performance on Thursday at Wembley, the US Men’s National Team is back in action on Tuesday when they face an Italian squad led by coach Roberto Mancini. In what should be Dave Sarachan’s last game in charge of the national team, it’ll be a huge opportunity for the youth players to impress in an important friendly. Match: USA vs. Italy Kickoff: Tuesday, 2:45pm ET Looking to watch USA vs. Italy online from your work, home ... Read more

USA vs. Italy preview: Morale among US fans continues to plummet

If it wasn’t clear during the last round of friendlies, it sure became crystal clear during a 3-0 shellacking at the hands of England on Thursday: the USMNT needs to hire a full-time manager. Now. Not after the end of the international window, not after MLS Cup Final, but now. The team looked lost at Wembley. And it’s not surprising given that the last year has been more about blooding newer and younger players (which was vital) rather than focusing on creating an identity and consistent system. The lack of consistency reared its ugly head against one of the top ... Read more

Where to find USA vs. Peru on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch USA vs. Peru in the international friendly, you’ve come to the right place. This is the 10th US game since missing the World Cup. This is the 5th time in those 10 games that the US is playing a South American opponent. For the United States, it’ll be a good opportunity to get a much-needed win. But it’s against a Peru side that defeated Chile 3-0 in Miami on Friday. Match: USA vs. Peru Kickoff: Tuesday, 7:30pm ET Looking to watch USA vs. Peru online from work, home or on ... Read more

USA vs. Peru preview: USMNT in need of a major confidence and morale boost

The much-dreaded return of Michael Bradley to the USMNT fold went about as well as everybody expected it to as the US lost 4-2 against Colombia on Thursday. There were some bright spots from some of the younger players but overall a 4-2 loss is not a good look for a team trying to win back a fan base that is quite obviously checked out on the team (most of the fans at the last three US games have been there supporting the opposing team and the only 280,000 people tuned into the game on FS1). But the Colombia game ... Read more

Where to find USA vs. Colombia on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch USA vs. Colombia on US TV, you’ve come to the right place. With more than 20,000 tickets sold for the USA-Colombia game in Tampa, there should be a great atmosphere in Florida as the Dave Sarachan-led USA team faces Colombia. In addition to Michael Bradley on the team, expect to see him lead out a team of young US players who have a huge opportunity to impress. Match: USA vs. Colombia Kickoff: Thursday, 7:30pm ET Looking to watch USA vs. Colombia online from your work, home or on the go? ... Read more