The recent schedule has been tough and there have been some reasons for optimism. But the year ends with more questions than answers for the USMNT.
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Rumors over his club future may continue to swirl, but midfielder Christian Pulisic remains the undoubted star for the United States.
Reports said former Spain and Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui had approached U.S. Soccer via an intermediary.
Outgoing U.S. manager Dave Sarachan ended his spell as manager with a loss to Italy, but he says he's moved the team forward in his time in charge.
The U.S. ended 2018 in poor fashion vs. Italy but Ethan Horvath can hold his head high and may just have reopened the U.S. goalkeeping competition.
In what was surely Dave Sarachan's final match as interim boss, his U.S. were thoroughly outclassed in a 1-0 loss to Italy.
Matteo Politano scored in second-half stoppage time to hand Italy a deserved 1-0 win against the United States in a friendly in Genk, Belgium.
The U.S. will play Costa Rica in an exhibition on Feb. 2 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California.
At 20 years, 63 days, Pulisic beat Landon Donovan, who was 22 years, 220 days when he first captained the Americans.
It's been a bizarre 2018 for the U.S., full of ups and downs, under the guidance of interim boss Dave Sarachan. He can go out on a high vs. Italy.
The U.S. was beaten 3-0 by England in a friendly at Wembley and now face Italy -- and interim coach Dave Sarachan wants a better performance.
Former U.S. international and current assistant Steve Cherundolo shares his thoughts on the American player pool and his future in coaching.
Christian Pulisic's frustration was evident after the U.S. were outclassed by England but the side need to channel the anger in the right direction.
Guzan's saves and last-ditch U.S. defending prevented the 33-year-old from marking the occasion by getting on the scoresheet himself.
Sarachan initially classified his team's first half display as "timid" though he later backed away from that assessment.