According to Yanks Abroad, the USMNT will compete in the Copa America for the first time since 1995. While many feared US Soccer would wait to hire a new head coach before accepting the invitation, it appears they thought better of it. Smart move.

“In order to continue our progress at the international level, it is critical that we are able to expose our team to competition at the highest level.”

Ya think? :)

I found this tidbit informative as well – we don’t have long to wait:

Gulati, along with two other representatives of USSF, has spoken with 13 individuals about the position. Four or five individuals are in advanced stages of discussions, but no offers have been extended.

He expects the formal announcement of a new coach to occur either in the second half of November or the first week of December.