Thoughts on USA 3-0 Bolivia

The phase of the cycle hasn’t really changed – the United States still won’t play in this Summer’s World Cup, and we’re firmly in the “exploration” phase still – but last night’s game against Bolivia felt different nonetheless. While Dave Sarachan didn’t change much tactically, with his standard 4-1-4-1 the formation of choice, the youth movement seemed to inject quite a bit of energy, and at … Continue reading Thoughts on USA 3-0 Bolivia

Preview: United States v. Bolivia friendly 2018

Bolivia is not a particularly good team, and this isn’t the strongest side they can trot out. For that reason, I think this will be more a “man vs. self” or “man vs. expectations” storyline than “man vs. opponent.” Dave Sarachan will want to get a result, but also give his successor a bit of an opportunity to evaluate the talent pool, perhaps help give … Continue reading Preview: United States v. Bolivia friendly 2018

What about Bolivia?

The United States Men’s National Team will continue its slow rollout of a new era with a friendly Monday, taking on fellow 2018 World Cup Non-Participant Bolivia. What are we going to see? CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying consists of a home-and-away round-robin between all 10 South American teams. Bolivia finished ninth with a 4-12-2 mark (wins at home against Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Venezuela, draws … Continue reading What about Bolivia?

Pitch Points is ready for Bolivia

Welcome to Pitch Points, wherein I run down a few links of note from the world of soccer – from Nashville to the US Men’s National Team and beyond. As always, if you come across something you’d like me to include here, hit the socials (or e-mail), and please feel free to share the post with friends who may be interested. Staaaaaadium. Thursday’s first of multiple … Continue reading Pitch Points is ready for Bolivia

United States names squad for May 28 Bolivia friendly

US Soccer fans have been waiting to see who would wear the crest of the Red, White, and Blue in just over a week’s time, and now we have our answer. It’s a happy one for fans who were disappointed in the lack of youth to actually see the field in the Paraguay friendly back in March: GOALKEEPERS: Alex Bono (Toronto FC/CAN; 0/0) Bill Hamid (Midtjylland/DEN; 5/0) … Continue reading United States names squad for May 28 Bolivia friendly