NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. World Cup team is truly of the video generation. Players who received a FaceTime from coach Gregg Berhalter were headed to Qatar and those given audio calls missed the cut.
FC Dallas forward Jesús Ferreira has been named Major League Soccer's Young Player of the Year.
Ferreira had 18 goals this season to match the franchise record. His goals were the third-most for any player under 22 in league history.
Ricardo Pepi scored twice for Groningen during a 3-2 loss at Waalwijk in the Dutch Eredivise on Friday night, giving the American forward four goals in his last three matches.
Pepi put the hosts ahead with a penalty kick in the 14th minute after Tomáš Suslov was fouled by Thierry Lutonda.
The United States will limp into the World Cup, and not just because of all the Americans' injuries.
The U.S. played a 0-0 draw against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday night at Murcia, Spain, that was somewhere between unimpressive and alarming.
American forward Ricardo Pepi ended a 30-match scoreless streak for club and country that reached almost a year, getting his first goal for Groningen in a 2-1 loss at Sparta Rotterdam on Saturday in the Dutch Eredivisie.
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Sargent, Ricardo Pepi and Jesús Ferreira are in at forward, while Jordan Pefok, Haji Wright and Brandon Vazquez are out.
U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter announced his 26-man roster Wednesday for the Americans' final two World Cup warmups, and he emphasized time remains for players to move on and off before he reveals his final Cup roster on Nov.
American forward Ricardo Pepi had an assist in his debut for Groningen, a 1-0 win at Cambuur on Sunday in the Dutch Eredivisie.
The 19-year-old entered at the start of the second half and fed Tomáš Suslov in the 71st minute.
American forward Ricardo Pepi was loaned to Groningen of the Netherlands' Eredivisie on Wednesday after failing to score in 16 matches over eight months with the Bundesliga's Augsburg.
The 19-year-old from El Paso, Texas, made his debut with the U.S.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jesús Ferreira had a night to remember against an overwhelmed opponent in the United States' World Cup sendoff.
The 21-year-old forward tied the U.S. international record with four goals that included a hat trick in a 13-minute span Friday night during a 5-0 rout over Grenada.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Goalkeeper Matt Turner, right back Reggie Cannon, defender Aaron Long, midfielder Brenden Aaronson and forward Jesús Ferreira entered the starting lineup as U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter made five changes Wednesday night for an exhibition against Morocco.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Zack Steffen was in goal as U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter used an “A” team lineup and changed five starters Thursday night for a World Cup qualifier against Mexico at Estadio Azteca.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jesús Ferreira ended an 11-match scoreless streak for club and country with his first career hat trick in an 11-minute span of the first half to lead Dallas past the Portland Timbers 4-1 Saturday night.
BERLIN (AP) — One of United States forward Ricardo Pepi’s biggest challenges since moving to Germany has been to convince people why he chose to join relegation-threatened Augsburg.
As the talent level in Major League Soccer grows, so does the inevitable loss of young players to top clubs abroad.
For fans, that might be disappointing, but it's good for the league. Transfers can bring MLS clubs big money, which can then be used to develop more players and bring in others.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Midfielders and defenders are providing the goals the United States needs to reach the World Cup — by a wide margin.
Strikers haven’t found the net for five straight qualifiers, three started by Ricardo Pepi and one each by Jesús Ferreira and Gyasi Zardes.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams started together for the first time in almost three years, and Jesús Ferreira was picked over Ricardo Pepi at forward for the United States' World Cup qualifier against El Salvador on Thursday night.
SINSHEIM, Germany (AP) — American forward Ricardo Pepi made his Bundesliga debut for Augsburg in a 3-1 loss at Hoffenheim on Saturday.
The 18-year-old Pepi, who joined Augsburg from Major League Soccer’s Dallas on Monday, came on in the 60th minute with his new team already 2-1 down.
AUGSBURG, Germany (AP) — American forward Ricardo Pepi signed with Augsburg of Germany's Bundesliga from Major League Soccer's Dallas on Monday, agreeing to a 4 1/2-season contract that includes an option to extend through the 2026-27 season.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic has been named U.S. Soccer's male player of the year.
Ricardo Pepi was named the governing body's young male player of the year before the U.S.
Ricardo Pepi sat down with his family to discuss his big decision: whether to play for the United States or for Mexico.
“I was just bringing everything to the table to them," he recalled. “I was talking about what it would be like walking out, playing in a game versus Mexico.
FC Dallas (7-15-11, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. San Jose Earthquakes (10-13-10, 10th in the Western Conference)
San Jose, California; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: San Jose +121, FC Dallas +209, Draw +255; over/under is 2.5 goals
Austin FC (8-19-4, 25th in the ) vs. FC Dallas (6-15-11, 12th in the Western Conference)
Frisco, Texas; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: FC Dallas -115, Austin FC +296, Draw +272; over/under is 2.5 goals
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Damir Kreilach and Albert Rusnák each scored in the final 10 minutes and Real Salt Lake beat FC Dallas 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Kreilach scored his 15th goal of the season for Salt Lake (13-12-6) to tie it in the 80th.
Real Salt Lake (12-12-6, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. FC Dallas (6-14-11, 12th in the Western Conference)
Frisco, Texas; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: FC Dallas +100, Real Salt Lake +232, Draw +287; over/under is 1.5 goals
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Cristian Arango had a hat trick, scoring two goals four minutes apart late in the second half, and LAFC beat a Ricardo Pepi-less FC Dallas team 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Pepi did not play after injuring a foot last week in the U.S.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Cristian Arango's hat trick, which included two goals four minutes apart late in the second half, led LAFC over a Ricardo Pepi-less FC Dallas team 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Pepi did not play after injuring a foot last week in the U.S.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Yunus Musah’s place in the U.S. lineup wasn’t certain until 24 hours before kickoff, when coach Greg Berhalter received a text message revealing the 18-year-old’s COVID-19 test had come back negative.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ricardo Pepi and the young Americans saw a red, white and blue crowd, a scene seldom at past U.S. World Cup qualifiers, then dominated Jamaica behind the new 18-year-old sensation and moved into first place.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Just two months ago, Ricardo Pepi didn't know which national team he wanted to play for.
He ultimately picked the United States over Mexico, a choice that is paying off in a big way for the Americans.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Walker Zimmerman, Yunus Musah and Paul Arriola were given their first starts of this World Cup qualifying cycle and Weston McKennie returned from a two-match banishment when the United States played Jamaica on Thursday night.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dániel Sallói had two goals to push his season total to 15, Johnny Russell scored on a penalty kick and Sporting Kansas City beat 10-man FC Dallas 3-1 on Wednesday night.
Kansas City (14-6-7) has won three of its past four games as it chases the top spot in the Western Conference.
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Jáder Obrian scored two goals to help FC Dallas tie New York City FC 3-3 on Tuesday night.
Dallas (6-10-9) has only lost one of its last six away matches — with three draws.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ricardo Pepi scored his 12th goal of the season and FC Dallas tied the San Jose Earthquakes 1-1 on Saturday night.
Dallas (6-10-8) snapped a two-game home losing streak, after going 18 straight home games without defeat.
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — The United States was skidding to another World Cup qualifying failure when Antonee Robinson entered, quickly tied the score and celebrated with a backward somersault.
San Jose Earthquakes (6-8-8) vs. FC Dallas (6-10-7)
Frisco, Texas; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: FC Dallas -102, San Jose +262, Draw +256; over/under is 2.5 goals
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Forward Ricardo Pepi was given his U.S. national team debut as under-pressure coach Gregg Berhalter changed five starters for Wednesday night’s World Cup qualifier at Honduras.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ricardo Pepi and Jesús Ferreira each scored two first-half goals to help FC Dallas beat Austin FC 5-3 on Sunday night.
The 18-year-old Pepi, a dual national born in El Paso, Texas, has 11 goals this season — the most by an American in MLS.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ricardo Pepi grew up straddling the ever-dwindling divide between Mexican and American soccer. The Texas native who mostly watched Mexican teams as a kid is now a first-time MLS All-Star for FC Dallas, and both national teams have been chasing the 18-year-old prodigy's commitment.
HOUSTON (AP) — Matias Vera scored in the 72nd minute and the Houston Dynamo tied FC Dallas 2-2 on Saturday night.
After a Dallas giveaway at midfield, Zarek Valentin slotted the ball ahead to Vera, who put a low runner inside the right post from the top of the box.