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USA beat Jamaica 2-1 in 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final

The U.S. Men's National Team utilized goals from Jozy Altidore and Jordan Morris to defeat Jamaica 2-1 and claim the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup in front of 63,032 fans at Levi's Stadium. The victory marks the USA's sixth all-time confederation championship and makes Bruce Arena the first head coach to win the competition on three occasions.

In another match where the U.S. managed most of the possession, the game's first chance also served as a pivotal moment. In the 19th minute, Altidore picked up a loose ball and blasted an effort from distance that saw Jamaica 'keeper Andre Blake sprawl out to make the save. Kellyn Acosta followed up the rebound, but Blake got enough of a touch to slow his effort down before Damion Lowe cleared it off the line. While the danger subsided, Jamaica suffered a serious blow as Blake injured his hand on the play and was replaced by Dwayne Miller in the 23rd minute.

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USA battle past Costa Rica to advance to 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final

USA utilized two second-half goals in the span of 10 minutes from Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey to defeat Costa Rica 2-0 in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semifinal in front of 45,516 fans at AT&T Stadium. Dempsey's 82nd minute strike was the 57th of his international career, tying him with Landon Donovan for the most all-time by a U.S. MNT player.

With the win, the U.S. MNT moves on to its record 10th Gold Cup Final on Wednesday, July 26 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (9:30 p.m. ET; FS1, Univision and Univision Deportes Network), where it will meet the winner of Sunday's second semifinal between Mexico and Jamaica.

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Canada adds experience to CONCACAF Gold Cup squad for quarter-finals

Canada have added striker Cyle Larin to their squad for the knock-out phase of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The 22-year old striker from Brampton, Ontario joins the Canadian team ahead of this week’s quarter-final match on 20 July.

Larin of Orlando City SC replaces Raheem Edwards of Toronto FC. Per tournament regulations, national teams can make up to six changes after the group phase, but can only carry a squad of maximum 23 players.

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USA crush Nicaragua 3-0 in 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup

The U.S. Men's National Team utilized goals from Joe Corona, Kelyn Rowe and Matt Miazga to earn a 3-0 victory against Nicaragua in front of 27,934 fans at FirstEnergy Stadium. With the win, the U.S. MNT finishes on top of its group for the 13th time in 14 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournaments and will await Sunday's Group C results to learn its opponent for Wednesday's Quarterfinal in Philadelphia.

Having seen Panama earn a 3-0 victory against Martinique in the day's first match, the USA went into Saturday night's encounter knowing it needed a three-goal win of its own in order to finish on top of Group B. With that knowledge, the USA came out flying all over the field, but saw four great chances from Kelyn Rowe, Alejandro Bedoya, Dom Dwyer and Graham Zusi go begging through the first 20 minutes.

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Canada qualify for quarter-finals of CONCACAF Gold Cup

Canada have reached the final eight of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup after a 0:0 draw with Honduras. Canada finished second in Group A with five points going undefeated with a win and two draws in the group phase. By finishing second in the group, Canada will travel to Phoenix for their quarter-final match on Thursday, July 20th. All eight quarter-finalists, including Canada’s opponent, will be confirmed with the close of the group phase on Sunday 16 July.

The match itself was a close affair and from a free kick in the 22nd minute, Junior Hoilett’s cross was headed to the back post by Lucas Cavallini and fired on target by Marcel de Jong, however, the left-footed strike hit the post.

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USA edge Martinique 3-2 in 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup

The U.S. Men's National Team utilized a brace from Jordan Morris and single strike from Omar Gonzalez to earn a wild 3-2 victory against Martinique in its second match of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup in front of 23,368 fans at Raymond James Stadium. With the win, the U.S. moves atop Group B with four points and closes out the Group Stage with a clash against Nicaragua on Saturday, July 15 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio (7 p.m. ET).

The U.S. threatened early, with Gyasi Zardes finding success operating down the left flank, leading to two chances for Morris inside the first 15 minutes. Morris' front line partner got in on the action, coming close in the 27, before Zardes saw his own chance well held by Martinique goalkeeper Kevin Olimpa four minutes later.

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Group leaders Canada, Costa Rica battle in Tuesday CONCACAF Gold Cup clash

Canada is looking to build on their momentum when they face Costa Rica in their second match of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup in Houston, TX, USA. The two sides are first and second in Group A after the opening match, with Canada atop the group by virtue of their 4:2 victory over French Guiana and Costa Rica second with their 1:0 win over Honduras.

The Canada-Costa Rica 11 July match kicks off at 18.30 local, with a live broadcast on TSN 1, 3, 4 and 5 and RDS (19.30 ET / 16.30 PT).

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Panama hold USA in CONCACAF Gold Cup opener

The U.S. Men's National Team used Dom Dwyer's first-time effort in the 50th minute to earn a 1-1 draw with Panama in front of a Tennesse-state record crowd of 47,622 in its opening match of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The USA moves on to its second Group B encounter where it will face Martinique on Wednesday, July 12 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. (9 p.m. ET on FS1, UniMas and UDN).

Despite hot and humid mid-day conditions in the Music City, the U.S. collected numerous first-half chances from Kelyn Rowe, Kellyn Acosta and Dwyer, but went into halftime locked 0-0 with Los Canaleros.

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FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 draw throws up intriguing ties

The Official Draw for the FIFA U-17 World Cup, which will be played in six venues across India between 6 and 28 October 2017, took place on Friday in Mumbai.

The draw revealed that hosts India will take on USA in their opening match of the competition in New Delhi. Group A also includes Colombia and Ghana, who will also clash as part of the first day's action.

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Canada off to strong start with 4-2 win in CONCACAF Gold Cup opener

Canada scored four goals to kick off the 2017 CONCACAF Gup in a big 4:2 victory over French Guiana. Man of the match Alphonso Davies scored a pair including the winner as Canada Soccer opened the confederation championship with a win at Red Bull Arena.

Three Canadians scored their first international goals, with Dejan Jakovic and Scott Arfield scoring in the first half before Davies scored his first to make it 3-0 at the hour mark making him the youngest goal scorer in Men’s National Team history. After French Guiana fought back with a pair of quick goals by Roy Contout and Sloan Privat, Davies put the game away with the decisive 4-2 goal in the 85th minute.

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