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Archives: US National Team

Who will be the next Miguel Ibarra from NASL to play for USMNT?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Jürgen Klinsmann’s scouting of NASL games and continued selection of Minnesota United’s Miguel Ibarra has fueled speculation as to who else in he US 2nd Division NASL could warrant a call-up to the US Men’s National Team squad. The first name … Continue reading

USA 2-0 Panama player ratings after USMNT earns much-needed win

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Back in the sunshine of Carson, California, Jurgen Klinsmann’s US national team got a comfortable and much-needed 2-0 win over a meek Panama side to wrap of a January camp full of contention and discord. Here are the player ratings. … Continue reading

Patience is key with the USMNT given that it’s the start of a new cycle

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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Through all of the arguments about fitness, Jurgen Klinsmann himself, his tactics, how the US “should” play soccer, all of it, the popular narrative has missed a critical point: It’s February of 2015. It’s the beginning of a cycle, the … Continue reading

Watch USA 2-0 Panama match highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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The US Men’s National Team took an early lead against Panama in Sunday’s friendly courtesy of goals by Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey. In a match where there even were signs in the stadium calling for Jurgen Klinsmann to be … Continue reading

USA vs Panama, friendly: TV times and open thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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After a disappointing 3-2 defeat against Chile last week, the US Men’s National Team plays Panama today in another friendly, this time at the Stubhub Center near Los Angeles, California. The action begins at 4:00 PM ET with the broadcast … Continue reading

Preview of the USA vs. Panama international friendly

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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The year 2015 got off to a bad start for the USA as they fell 3-2 on the road in Chile. Overall it was a mixed performance with good showings by Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore, but poor showing from … Continue reading

Klinsmann’s complaints about fitness of MLS players has validity but masks his own failings

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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US Head Coach and Technical Director Jürgen Klinsmann has made a habit out of challenging the established orthodoxies about Major League Soccer. His latest salvo involves match fitness of several of his US National Team players who ply their trade in … Continue reading

USA’s friendly against Panama will reveal whether team’s best attribute still exists; By Steve Davis

Posted on by Steve Davis
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Generally speaking, journalists should avoid match predictions. We should report, analyze, interpret and attempt to add context. But if we could truly predict results, well, we’d be gamblers living large in Vegas. Something else journalists shouldn’t do: assign real weight … Continue reading

Evaluating whether the 3-5-2 is a fad or a crucial facet in formations for the future

Posted on by Matt Jones
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Playing a formation consisting of three central defenders has long been perceived as taboo by your average soccer fan. While fillips of overseas influences have creeped into the English game and wholesomely enhanced it, the comfort in England and the USA … Continue reading

Tactical lessons learned from Chile 3-2 US Men’s National Team

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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Rumors had been spreading throughout January that Jurgen Klinsmann would implement a 3-5-2 formation when the US took on Chile in Rancagua. The lineup that was sent out Wednesday validated those rumors. Klinsmann has always been a fan of pushing players … Continue reading

Watch Chile 3-2 US Men’s National Team match highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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The scoreline wasn’t what USA soccer fans or the USMNT wanted, but there were positives to take away from the 3-2 loss against Chile on Wednesday night. Jozy Altidore got his first goal for the USA Men’s National Team after … Continue reading

Chile vs US Men’s National Team (friendly): TV times and open thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Tonight’s friendly between Chile and the US Men’s National Team represents a pair of firsts. It’s the first USMNT’s game of 2015. And second, it’s the first USA men’s game televised by FOX Sports as part of their new 7-year … Continue reading

It’s time we start seeing the results of Jurgen Klinsmann’s golden plan coming together

Posted on by Steve Davis
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Bold experimentation has been a cornerstone of Jurgen Klinsmann’s time in charge of the national team.  It fits, too; the man has always been a free spirit, the blessedness of trial and error hard-wired into his DNA. As a head coach, … Continue reading

Chile vs USA preview: US faces first tough test of 2015

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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This year is going to be one of the busiest years ever for US Soccer.  There are several friendlies against difficult opponents. Plus, there’s the Gold Cup, the Women’s World Cup, and the start of World Cup Qualifying for Russia 2018. … Continue reading

Which team would you most love to beat in a final?

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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With the fourth round of the FA Cup scheduled to kick off tomorrow with Cambridge United hosting Manchester United, as well as the Asian Cup and Africa Cup of Nations going strong, now’s the perfect time to consider the following … Continue reading

The Search for a New American Hero in European Soccer

Posted on by Robert Hay
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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 … Continue reading

FOX Sports Debuts First 2015 Women’s World Cup Ad [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX Sports has released its first video to promote the 2015 Women’s World Cup, and it’s typical FOX. Twenty four teams from around the world will compete in the tournament hosted in Canada this summer, but after watching FOX’s video … Continue reading

Reading Between the Lines to Understand What Jurgen Klinsmann Really Means

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Since it appears that we are going to be stuck with Jurgen Klinsmann as the US Men’s National Team manager for the foreseeable future, it seems prudent to get to the bottom of what the boss really means when he … Continue reading