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Author Archives: Lawrence Dockery

About 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

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

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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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 … Continue reading

USA vs. Jamaica Gold Cup semi-final preview

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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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 … Continue reading

Match preview – USA vs. Cuba Gold Cup quarterfinal

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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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 … Continue reading

USA vs. Panama preview: Los Canaleros hope to advance to quarter-finals

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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As was the case in the opener against Honduras, it wasn’t pretty for the US against Haiti but they got the result that matters.  With a 1-0 win over Haiti in front of over 46,000 in Foxborough, the US clinched … Continue reading

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

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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 … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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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 … Continue reading

USA vs. Guatemala preview: USMNT faces one last tune-up game before Gold Cup

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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The Gold Cup is just around the corner. By the end of July, a champion will be crowned who could (potentially) go on to take part in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia but before any of that, the … Continue reading

Match Preview – USMNT vs. Germany

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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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.  … Continue reading

Match preview of USA vs. Netherlands

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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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 … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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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, … Continue reading

Match preview – USA vs. Switzerland

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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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 … Continue reading

Match preview – USA vs. Denmark

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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 … Continue reading

Preview of the USA vs. Panama international friendly

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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 … Continue reading

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

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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. … Continue reading

CONCACAF Announces Venues For The 2015 Gold Cup

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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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 … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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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 … Continue reading

Watch Ireland 4-1 USA Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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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 … Continue reading

USA vs Colombia Preview: London Calling

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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Since taking over as head coach for the USMNT in July of 2011, Jurgen Klinsmann has made a point of scheduling tough opponents for international friendlies. He’s scheduled Italy in Genoa, France in Paris, Mexico at Azteca, Belgium in Brussels … Continue reading