Olympic failures show structural issues for US Soccer, MLS
United States' Sebastian Soto reacts at the end of a Concacaf Men's Olympic qualifying championship semi-final soccer match against Honduras in Guadalajara, Mexico, Sunday, March 28, 2021. Lalas maintains the burden to improve the Olympic effort lies with Kreis, senior national team coach Gregg Berhalter and U.S. men’s national team general manager Brian McBride. FIFA regulations say clubs don’t have to release players for Olympic qualifying or the Olympics. FIFA restricts Olympic qualifying to players 23 and under. AdNone of Honduras’ players on the roster for last week’s national team exhibition against Greece were Olympic age eligible.
US men lose to Honduras, miss 3rd straight Olympic soccer
Another missed Olympics soccer tournament for the U.S. men. Olympic men's soccer is limited to players both Jan. 1, 1997, and later, and clubs don't have to release players. “I think the first half looked a lot like the Dominican Republic first half,” Kreis said. Host Mexico played Canada in the second game of the doubleheader for the other berth from North and Central America and the Caribbean. On the second goal, Ochoa received Aaron Herrera's back-pass just outside the 6-yard box, hesitated and tried to chip the ball upfield.