MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 21, 2012: Starting eleven of the USA MNT U20 during a closed scrimmage with the Venezuela U20 team, on Friday, December 21, 2012, At the FIU soccer field in Miami. USA won 4-0.
Sunday was a difficult one for the Americans playing abroad, as several suffered difficult defeats at the hands of superior opposition.
Luis Enrique, Marcelo Bielsa and Jose Mourinho headline Monday morning’s news.
Sunday’s European action saw Tottenham and Manchester United advance in the F.A. Cup, while Inter, Roma, and Napoli all earned important wins in Serie A action.
John Brooks was a standout for Hertha Berlin on Saturday while Brad Guzan returned to the Middlesbrough lineup for the FA Cup.
The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team fell to Panama in their first match of World Cup qualifying.
FC Cincinnati parted ways with John Harkes in the middle of preseason for the USL club, with assistant coach Alan Koch picked to be his replacement.
THe U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team begins the road to the World Cup on Saturday afternoon.