Lawrence Dockery

I became a fan of soccer while watching the USA's run to the quarter-finals at the 2002 World Cup and I've been a fan ever since. Originally born in Las Vegas, I now live in the Memphis area. I became a referee in 2006 and am currently a Grade 8. During my senior year of high school, I commentated all of the soccer team's home games and playoff games for the school sports network. Find me on Twitter @ldock93.
The highest attendances for soccer matches in the US in 2015
The highest attendances for soccer matches in the US in 2015

In 2014, there were 35 games played in the US that were attended by at least 40,000 people – usually considered the cutoff for a standout soccer crowd. That’s an outstanding total, but in 2015 it was even great: 45 games had 40,000 or more people. Unfortunately there was no […]

Top 20 viewing audiences for USMNT games on TV during 2015
Top 20 viewing audiences for USMNT games on TV during 2015

With the US Men’s National Team having played its final game of 2015, it’s time to look back and recap the TV viewing audiences for every game this year. While attendance at every game this year (except two) was strong, we live in an age where the TV dollar is one of the […]

Trinidad and Tobago vs. US Men’s National Team preview
Trinidad and Tobago vs. US Men’s National Team preview

The USMNT got World Cup Qualifying off to a good start with a 6-1 victory over St. Vincent & the Grenadines on Friday night. Now comes the more difficult of the first two qualifiers: a road game at Trinidad & Tobago. Road qualifiers in CONCACAF are always tricky affairs and […]

National Premier Soccer League to welcome Memphis City FC in 2016
National Premier Soccer League to welcome Memphis City FC in 2016

The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) was announced on Wednesday that a new soccer club was coming to Tennessee: Memphis City FC. The club will begin play in 2016 and will play at the 2,500-seat stadium at Mike Rose Soccer Complex, which is home to the University of Memphis men’s […]

Three red cards in one year? It’s time for Jozy Altidore to grow up.
Three red cards in one year? It’s time for Jozy Altidore to grow up.

Jozy Altidore needs to grow up. On Wednesday night, the 25-year-old, 87-time United States international picked up his third red card of the calendar year in a game where he wasn’t even on the field. Between club and country, it was his third dismissal of the calendar year. It’s perfectly […]

Recapping results and attendances from the U.S summer friendlies
Recapping results and attendances from the U.S summer friendlies

cto Another round of summer friendlies in the US and Canada has come and gone.  And they have once again been a smashing success.  Crowds have been good as have the all-important TV ratings.  There were teams from MLS, USL, NASL, Premier League, Liga MX, Ligue 1, Serie A, Primeira […]

USA vs. Panama, third-place Gold Cup match preview
USA vs. Panama, third-place Gold Cup match preview

This is the game the US wasn’t supposed to be playing in. But after falling to Jamaica 2-1 on Wednesday night (and costing themselves an automatic berth to the 2017 Confederations Cup), it’s the game the US is stuck playing in.  There is now an immense amount of pressure on […]

USA vs. Jamaica Gold Cup semi-final preview
USA vs. Jamaica Gold Cup semi-final preview

The US is once again into the semifinals of the Gold Cup thanks to what was their best display of the tournament thus far, thrashing Cuba 6-0.  The focus now turns to making sure that the US can take care of business against a much improved Jamaica team. It was […]

Match preview – USA vs. Cuba Gold Cup quarterfinal
Match preview – USA vs. Cuba Gold Cup quarterfinal

It’s time for the US to start playing up to its full potential.  The time for experimenting and messing around is over.  It’s the knockout rounds where one slip up can send you home early.  After an unconvincing group stage (not unlike the USWNT at the Women’s World Cup) the […]

USA vs Haiti preview: USMNT aiming to take commanding lead in Gold Cup
USA vs Haiti preview: USMNT aiming to take commanding lead in Gold Cup

It wasn’t always pretty, but the US got the result it needed in the Gold Cup opener against Honduras.  The US currently sits top of Group A with three points, Panama and Haiti are tied for second with a point apiece while Honduras sits in last with zero points.  The new […]