10 ways that the US Men’s National Team is eerily similar to England
10 ways that the US Men’s National Team is eerily similar to England

For years, the United States has striven to become a world power in soccer. Even as a majority of the country failed to acknowledge the sport, the die-hards in this country looked forward to the day when America’s passion for winning, combined with a population that seemed to populate every […]

Soccer is the sport that has the power to unite the United States
Soccer is the sport that has the power to unite the United States

Is the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team “America’s Team”? As the team prepares for its possible third World Cup title today, the increased viewership and buzz after the team’s win over Germany has made them media darlings.  It also highlights how soccer, a “foreign” sport, can unite this country in […]

5 players to watch in the Women’s World Cup final
5 players to watch in the Women’s World Cup final

The 2015 Women’s World Cup final has a familiar feel to it, but U.S. fans are hoping it is not deja vu all over again. With the Americans making a statement against No. 1 Germany and Japan benefiting from an own goal to advance, the momentum is with the USA.  However, […]

5 players to watch in USA vs. Germany Women’s World Cup semi-final
5 players to watch in USA vs. Germany Women’s World Cup semi-final

For the first time possibly ever, the U.S. Women’s National Team is facing a World Cup elimination match as underdogs. Today will see the two top ranked women’s teams in the world face off for the right to play Japan or England in the final on Sunday. The match will see […]

5 concerns for U.S. Women’s National Team in Women’s World Cup
5 concerns for U.S. Women’s National Team in Women’s World Cup

With yesterday’s win over Colombia, the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) has three wins and a draw in the Women’s World Cup, finished first in the Group of Death, and has shown it may have the strongest defense of any team in this year’s tournament. Despite all of these […]

Three reasons why Sepp Blatter can still control FIFA
Three reasons why Sepp Blatter can still control FIFA

Last week, just days after winning re-election to a fifth term, Sepp Blatter placed a call to the heads of every continental confederation (at least those not in jail) to inform them that he was resigning as head of soccer’s governing body.  An avalanche of negative press and communications from […]

What should happen to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups?
What should happen to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups?

The shockingly sudden resignation of Sepp Blatter as head of FIFA prompts a number of questions, many of which are a long way from being answered. Some will remain unanswered until the prosecutors and various police forces announce the results of various investigations, but practically there is now a major […]

2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup schedule for US TV and Internet: May 29 to June 20
2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup schedule for US TV and Internet: May 29 to June 20

This weekend the United States kicks off its participation in the FIFA U-20 World Cup.  Featuring rising stars like Gedion Zelalem of the U.S. and Andreas Pereira of Brazil, this tournament can be a stage for players’ Q ratings to skyrocket. The United States begins the tournament in Group A, […]

The Lost Savior: A Review of “I Am Sam” by James Durose-Rayner
The Lost Savior: A Review of “I Am Sam” by James Durose-Rayner

What if?  It’s a question fans of history and sports always like to ask, usually at a pub or in the depths of despair.  What if this person did this, or a manager made that decision?  When authors write about these decisions, they tend to be straightforward historical retellings.  However, […]

GQ meets Howler: Review of ‘Associated,’ the new soccer magazine
GQ meets Howler: Review of ‘Associated,’ the new soccer magazine

Soccer in America has forever been the domain of those who enjoy combining philosophy and sport.  Until the recent growth of MLS, soccer fans tended to gather in their corners of the internet and often try to create enclaves of sophistication; it was not enough to cheer for the sport […]

The Search for a New American Hero in European Soccer
The Search for a New American Hero in European Soccer

The exodus of the United States’ best players from Europe to the homeland continued this winter, with Mix Diskerud and possibly Sacha Kljestan signing with MLS clubs. We have written a novel’s worth of stories about its impact on the U.S. national team, whether it is good for this country’s […]

U.S National Team to Renew Mexico Rivalry This April in San Antonio
U.S National Team to Renew Mexico Rivalry This April in San Antonio

Coming off of surprising Round of 16 appearances in the 2014 World Cup, the United States men’s national team will renew its rivalry with Mexico this April, according to an announcement today by the US Soccer Federation.  The match will take place Wednesday, April 15 at 8:30 PM ET and […]

DC United Midfield Enforcer Perry Kitchen is the Next Kyle Beckerman
DC United Midfield Enforcer Perry Kitchen is the Next Kyle Beckerman

Jurgen Klinmann’s call-ups for the most recent January camp contained a few names known only to the most knowledgeable MLS fans. One of those was DC United’s Perry Kitchen, who may not be famous but has long been the next big name in U.S. soccer and, because of his position, […]