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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 […]

DaMarcus Beasley Back in the Mix

DaMarcus Beasley is once again playing a high level for his club team and must be strongly considered for a return to the US setup. Beasley’s comeback started with a good performance versus Sevilla in the Champions League last week, and has continued through a few good league performances this […]

Who Replaces Beasley for the US?

DaMarcus Beasley’s injury for Rangers in this week’s Champions League action opens the door for several left footed players in the US National Team setup while Beasley is nursing his injury over the next several months. Eric Wynalda pointed out on CSRN’s “Around the League” this week that during the […]

Beasley, Dempsey Create Havoc For China in Bradley’s Attacking Formation

With the United States fielding a virtual “B” team for yesterday’s full international versus China it was imperative for the two most experienced American attackers in the side to step up. Both DeMarcus Beasley and Clint Dempsey answered the call. Operating with more confidence in Bob Bradley’s 4-3-3 formation than […]

EPL Yanks: Weekend Review

Harry “Houdini” Redknapp who has been one of my favorite managers since his days at West Ham has taken Portsmouth to the top of the table! Pompey has played great this season and the acquisitions of wily veterans Kanu, Sol Campbell, David James and Andy Cole will make Pompey a […]

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David Pleat: A shining star of commentary.

“A few South Americans in this Porto team. Three Romanians and three Portuguese. We should be in for some Samba action tonight” “To be fair, he probably struck the ball too well” (on Frank Lampard shooting wide of the goal) “A two-footed beaver of a player” (on Wesley Sneijder) “He […]

Chelsea Set Up Dream Final Against Real Madrid in International Champions Cup: Nightly Soccer Report

Chelsea’s Kevin de Bruyne and Andre Schurrle scored against AC Milan tonight in front of more than 39,000 fans in New York to send Jose Mourinho’s side into a dream final against Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup. The final will be played on Wednesday night at Sun Life Stadium […]

Jose Mourinho couldn’t handle pressure at Real Madrid says former president

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon said he believed the pressure to succeed at the Santiago Bernabeu was too much for Jose Mourinho, he revealed during an interview with BBC World Service. For all his domestic and European successes while coaching in Portugal, England and Italy, the current Chelsea manager […]

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Euro 2016 qualifying, group stage results: Netherlands eliminated as field grows to 20 [VIDEO]

The Netherlands became the biggest casualty of the 2016 European Championship qualifying cycle on Tuesday, with a 3-2 loss to the Czech Republic confirming the third place finishers at the 2014 World Cup would not qualify for UEFA’s preeminent international competition. Even if the Dutch had won, their status would have also been […]

Everton progress report after eight Premier League games

It’s been 20 long years since Paul Rideout scrambled a goal home to win the FA Cup for Everton against Manchester United, and since then the Blues haven’t won another piece of silverware. They have, though, for the past decade been in a very comfortable position, first started by David Moyes […]

Gladbach add to Klinsmann’s woes by confirming Johnson’s injury

The first post backing their player already caused a stir among United Soccer men’s soccer’s most devout supporters, but Borussia Moenchegladbach didn’t stop there. One day after midfielder/defender Fabian Johnson returned unexpectedly early from international duty with the U.S., the Bundesliga club sent out two tweets assuring that yes, the player who’d been […]

Manchester United defender McNair remains hospitalized in Finland with abdominal injury

Manchester United defender Paddy McNair is to remain in Helsinki for another night for further assessment on the abdominal injury sustained on Northern Ireland duty. Press Association Sport understands the 20-year-old is still being monitored at a hospital in the Finnish capital. McNair was injured in the 13th minute of Sunday’s […]