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Clark to Frankfurt. Dempsey to Avoid the Knife. Other US News.

For most Europeans, the January transfer window is all tease and no touch.  Very few moves of true import happen in January, and that is especially true in a World Cup year, where players would rather see if the tournament can up their stock.  However, for American soccer stars, the […]

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Tactically, the US Need DaMarcus Beasley

The last time many of us saw DaMarcus Beasley, his miss on a corner launched a Brazilian counter-attack that led to the eventual trouncing of the US in the group phase of the Confederations Cup.  It was the culmination of a number of mediocre and lackluster performances from him in […]

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The Case for Bob Bradley

The Fire Bob Bradley movement has returned front and center. This movement’s proponents continue to advocate the termination of the current US coach while offering little advice in the way of a realistic replacement. Many proponents of this movement have also vastly over rated the talent level in the current […]

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A Toast to the US Soccer Fan as We Await the Confederations Cup Final

As both a fan and observer of American Soccer in general and the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) in particular, Confederations Cup 2009 has been a rollercoaster with amazing emotional highs and lows. As we all know, the US started this tournament with back to back losses, first losing to […]

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Bob Bradley’s Tactics: Inconsistent and Inexplicable (UPDATED WITH NEW CONTENT)

Two week ago I authored an article about the evolution of US tactics since Steve Sampson’s days. Since that article, Bob Bradley has switched his tactical setup for two consecutive matches while continuing his incredibly consistent and predictable squad selection. Bradley went from the empty bucket 4-4-2 against Honduras to […]

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Ideas for Bob Bradley from Europe

A busy critical summer period for the US National Team looms ahead. Coach Bob Bradley has a core of 25-30 players he’s looking at to fill 22 World Cup squad spots. The Confederations Cup and Gold Cups provide competitive atmospheres to test players without the pressure of World Cup Qualifying. […]

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