Author Archives: Matt Lichtenstadter

Predicting The Roster For USMNT’s Pre-World Cup Friendlies

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The only games that separate the US from their World Cup opener with Ghana in Brazil are three international friendlies. Jurgen Klinsmann will bring 30 players into camp before the game against Azerbaijan, and there are many questions as to … Continue reading

As Bad As It Is, FOX Sports’ Soccer Coverage Is Here To Stay

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Here’s a statement that may send shockwaves throughout the United States soccer-loving community: FOX is not good at covering soccer. Although FOX has played a major role in the growth of soccer in the States for many years, their coverage … Continue reading

Is No News Good News For David Beckham And Don Garber In Miami?

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David Beckham exercising the option in his contract to purchase an MLS expansion franchise is old news. It’s also old news that he was going to do this in Miami, which is apparently his adopted home now. But today’s “big … Continue reading

Bradley, Defoe and Dempsey Signings Signal Next Chapter Of MLS Growth

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Toronto FC put seven years of complete and utter futility behind them on Monday by announcing the signings of Michael Bradley and Jermain Defoe in the same press conference. It doesn’t erase it, but now it’s not at the forefront … Continue reading

Why It’s Time For England To Accept Change And Begin Naturalizing Footballers

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Adnan Januzaj is the latest youth sensation to sweep the Premier League, and his two goals against Sunderland made everyone take notice, even the English FA. They have been in contact with David Moyes about Januzaj’s potential eligibility when he … Continue reading