Which Team is Better – 2002 or 2009?
Which Team is Better – 2002 or 2009?

There has been some talk lately about how the USMNT has regressed from its best teams of the past decade – that a lack of veteran leadership has made this team shakier and that Bob Bradley is making do with a hand full of poor cards.  I don’t believe that […]

Does Jermaine Jones Have a Future on the US Team?
Does Jermaine Jones Have a Future on the US Team?

Many US fans have been rubbing their hands in anticipation of having Schalke’s Jermaine Jones playing under the red, white and blue.  The son of a German mother and American father has applied to FIFA to get his team designation switched from Germany to the US.  The holding midfielder is […]

Hey Becks – Capello’s Just Not That Into You
Hey Becks – Capello’s Just Not That Into You

So, David Beckham flew all the way from Los Angeles to London so he could sit on the bench for the friendly against Slovakia and play 10 minutes of garbage time once England had a four goal lead against Croatia.  He got a great view of how Shaun Wright Phillips […]

Dempsey’s Foul:  The Wrong Call
Dempsey’s Foul: The Wrong Call

As much as I enjoy Kartik’s writing and analysis, let me add a counter-point on this.  The referee clearly blew this call, and there are no rules of the game or replay angels that would ever indicate otherwise. That being said, I try not to get fussed about blown calls.  Soccer is […]

Random Thoughts on USA 2, El Salvador 1
Random Thoughts on USA 2, El Salvador 1

The US did not play particularly well, but three points is three points. After the loss at Azteca, the most important thing the US needed to do was put a W up on the board, and they did that. There passing was poor, their link-up play was stilted, and their […]

The MLS is a Developmental League.  So What?
The MLS is a Developmental League. So What?

One of the major complains that many have against the MLS is that it is a developmental league. No American dreams of playing for the San Jose Earthquakes or the Kansas City Wizards – they imagine themselves playing in Italy, Spain or England. The best MLS players are always eyeing […]