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23 Americans to South Africa

In the next few days, USMNT Coach Bob Bradley will begin showing his cards and send out invitations to 28-30 players to join his camp in Princeton later this month.  Before those invitations go out, it is time for all the fans, pundits and blowhards to pipe in with our […]

US 1 Honduras 3 as Bob Bradley Looks to Fill Some Holes

As the US took the field to play Honduras Saturday night at the Home Depot Center, nobody was any under illusions about the nature of the game.  It was a friendly in the friendliest sense.  The pregame party in the parking lot was full of good cheer.  The Honduras fans, […]

Random Thoughts on USA 2, El Salvador 1

The US did not play particularly well, but three points is three points. After the loss at Azteca, the most important thing the US needed to do was put a W up on the board, and they did that. There passing was poor, their link-up play was stilted, and their […]

Sunday Morning MLS Review

Amado Guevara’s signing has turned Toronto FC from a laughing stockinto one of the top teams in the league right now. That’s what a Latin flavored #10 can do when surrounded by legitimate European talent that has survived in tougher leagues than MLS. Moreover, the success of TFC shows that […]

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The Return From Obscurity Of Stephen Ireland

In the wake of a manic transfer deadline day that saw Andy Carroll join Liverpool for ?35 million and Fernando Torres join Chelsea for ?50 million, Stephen Ireland’s loan move to Newcastle from Aston Villa slipped under the radar. It was the Irishman’s second move of the season having only […]

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MLS conference finals: Top seeds Dallas, New York hope for turnarounds at home

FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls seek home triumphs Sunday in second-leg semifinal matches for a chance to launch themselves into next week’s Major League Soccer Cup final. The Portland Timbers beat Dallas 3-1 in last Sunday’s Western Conference semifinal opening leg while the Red Bulls fell 2-0 […]