LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Viva Las Vegas, folks.
I’m here covering the U.S. men’s national team over the next few days for both of their games in the Concacaf Nations League Final Four. We’ve got Sanjay Sujanthakumar here in Las Vegas covering the team, too, so stay tuned for plenty of post game and feature pieces.
The United States’ lack of a permanent manager (as much as managers are ever permanent in this sport) has cast a strange shadow over the camp. But with a clash against Mexico in the semifinal on Thursday — which is probably later today, as you’re reading this — and either Canada or Panama in the final or the third place game on Sunday, there’s plenty of buzz around the team right now.
I've spent some time chatting with folks in and around the team, so let’s dig into what people are saying ahead of the next few days of action.