Lawrence Dockery

Lawrence became a soccer fan while watching the USA's run at the 2002 World Cup. He's been a USA fan ever since. Lawrence is a Grade 8 Referee. Find him on Twitter @ldock93
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 […]

USA vs. Honduras preview: USMNT ready for debut Gold Cup match
USA vs. Honduras preview: USMNT ready for debut Gold Cup match

The first competitive game in over a year for the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) is against Honduras in the opening game of the 2015 Gold Cup.  This is one of the toughest Gold Cup tournaments ever and the stakes are very high, with a berth in the 2017 Confederations […]

Match Preview – USMNT vs. Germany
Match Preview – USMNT vs. Germany

Things certainly appear to be looking brighter than they have in months for the USMNT.  With a 4-3 win over the Netherlands (the first ever) the US has now won back-to-back games for the first time since June of 2014.  Not only that, but the US in unbeaten in three […]

Match preview of USA vs. Netherlands
Match preview of USA vs. Netherlands

Preparation for this summer’s Gold Cup is ramping up for the USMNT. Jurgen Klinsmann has said that the US will not get better unless they play the top teams in the world. The next two friendlies are certainly against two of the world’s top teams: Netherlands and Germany, both of […]

USA vs. Mexico match preview; the biggest North America rivalry resumes
USA vs. Mexico match preview; the biggest North America rivalry resumes

It’s the biggest international rivalry in North America and one of the biggest in the world. It’s the bald eagle against the golden eagle. It’s USA vs. Mexico. Jurgen Klinsmann announced the US roster on Sunday with 13 MLS players, five Liga MX players and the remainder from various other […]

Match preview – USA vs. Switzerland
Match preview – USA vs. Switzerland

A depressingly and alarmingly familiar pattern has begun to show for the USMNT. A fast start and late collapse has been the norm since the World Cup (one could even argue that it dates back to before the World Cup to when the US played Turkey). In five of the […]

Match preview – USA vs. Denmark
Match preview – USA vs. Denmark

A very busy 2015 rolls on for the US. Games against Chile and Panama are behind them, and games against Denmark and Switzerland lay directly ahead. It’s the first chance of the year for Jurgen Klinsmann to get a look at most of his European based players in the national […]

Preview of the USA vs. Panama international friendly
Preview of the USA vs. Panama international friendly

The year 2015 got off to a bad start for the USA as they fell 3-2 on the road in Chile. Overall it was a mixed performance with good showings by Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore, but poor showing from Jermaine Jones and Clint Dempsey. The USA has now lost […]

Chile vs USA preview: US faces first tough test of 2015
Chile vs USA preview: US faces first tough test of 2015

This year is going to be one of the busiest years ever for US Soccer.  There are several friendlies against difficult opponents. Plus, there’s the Gold Cup, the Women’s World Cup, and the start of World Cup Qualifying for Russia 2018. And for the US Men’s National Team, it all starts […]

CONCACAF Announces Venues For The 2015 Gold Cup
CONCACAF Announces Venues For The 2015 Gold Cup

On Tuesday afternoon CONCACAF released the venues for the 2015 Gold Cup. There are some of “the usual suspects” in terms of stadiums in cities that most people would generally expect to host games at big tournaments. There are one or two surprising inclusions and one or two surprising exclusions, […]

The Soccer Haters Can Hate, But Soccer is Here to Stay
The Soccer Haters Can Hate, But Soccer is Here to Stay

Soccer is growing at an astonishing rate in this country.  Yet there are some people who refuse to believe it.  Soccer haters continuous go to line is, “Nobody cares about soccer.”  This could not be farther from the truth. Not only were there TV viewership records set during this past […]

Watch Ireland 4-1 USA Match Highlights [VIDEO]
Watch Ireland 4-1 USA Match Highlights [VIDEO]

The USA is in a crisis right now after a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Tuesday. They have won just once in their last 8 games, and for the first time under Jurgen Klinsmann have gone four games without a win. But […]