Rivals USMNT, Mexico meet again for Gold Cup glory at Soldier Field

The United States seek their seventh Gold Cup title as they face rivals Mexico at Soldier Field Sunday. (US Soccer) After three weeks and 54 games, the Gold Cup final that most fans and pundits wanted to see has finally arrived: Mexico versus the United States at Soldier Field in Chicago. The last time these … Continue reading Rivals USMNT, Mexico meet again for Gold Cup glory at Soldier Field

Chicago takes center stage on a major Sunday for United States soccer

Chicago Red Stars goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher and the United States Women's National Team seek their fourth World Cup trophy this Sunday in France. (US Soccer)By Andrew Hattersley Sunday is shaping up to be one of the biggest days in recent memory for US Soccer, as both the men’s and women’s teams will compete in finals, with … Continue reading Chicago takes center stage on a major Sunday for United States soccer

Gold Cup Rewind: When the USMNT and Mexico battled for the gold at Soldier Field

USA and Mexico will face off in a Gold Cup final at Soldier Field for the first time since 2007. (Sports Illustrated) By Ernesto Hernandez The United States and Mexico face off in the final of the 2019 Gold Cup at Soldier Field. It's the final everyone anticipated. From the players, the fans, coahces, and … Continue reading Gold Cup Rewind: When the USMNT and Mexico battled for the gold at Soldier Field

Cannon, Mihailovic, Lichaj and Transfermarkt’s top 10 highest-valued players from Illinois

Reggie Cannon is the highest-valued Illinois native, according to Transfermarkt (FC Dallas) by Juan Pimiento   1) Reggie Cannon Photo courtesy of USA Today The subject of this week's Where Are They Now? tops the list at $1.43 million, according to Transfermarkt. The Chicago native is in the midst of his third season with FC … Continue reading Cannon, Mihailovic, Lichaj and Transfermarkt’s top 10 highest-valued players from Illinois

3980 miles closer to the dream: Cade Hagan’s journey from Illinois to Gijón

17-year-old Cade Hagan, from Naperville, Ill., with teammates from Sporting Gijon's youth teams. (El Comercio) by Juan Pimiento Last Saturday, April 13, the websites and social media accounts of those who track young American players caught wind of a remarkable performance by one of Illinois's own: 17-year-old Cade Hagan. Hagan lit up the Spanish youth … Continue reading 3980 miles closer to the dream: Cade Hagan’s journey from Illinois to Gijón