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Archives: US National Team

Bob Bradley Signs to Coach USMNT Through 2014 World Cup

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Reports have come out this evening confirming that Bob Bradley will stay as coach of the US Mens National Team for another four years.  Just as speculation was growing that Bradley would be out, Jurgen Klinsmann would be in, and … Continue reading

Why the US is a Lock to Host the 2022 World Cup (or Maybe 2018)

Posted on by Eric Altshule

There is some real drama about which European country will host the next World Cup.  Both England and Russia have submitted solid bids, and FIFA is going to have to think very deeply about which country will get to host … Continue reading

Brazil’s Future Destroys USA In The Present

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

What a fantastic crowd at the New Meadowlands Stadium as over 77,000 came to see the US National Team take on a young and hungry side as Brazil is looking to get back to the flair and fun from many … Continue reading

Landon Donovan is Going to Europe. It’s About Time.

Posted on by Eric Altshule

In a post-game interview after last night’s All-Star game, Landon Donovan said “We have had transfer interest and we will have some time to think about it and see where it goes.  There is interest from a number of teams.” … Continue reading

Sir Alex Ferguson Has High Praise for Bob Bradley

Posted on by Randy Capps

He hasn’t gotten a call from Fulham yet, and the USSF hasn’t renewed his contract with the men’s national team, but Bob Bradley has at least one high-profile supporter. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said as much in the … Continue reading

An American Soccer Culture Emerges in South Africa

Posted on by Eric Altshule

  Soccer has an almost magical ability to reflect a national character.  Brazil is a sensuous, musical nation, and for its national soccer team, it is not enough to simply win – they need to win with grace, style and … Continue reading

U.S. Finishes Ahead of England in World Cup Rankings

Posted on by Randy Capps

If failing to win a group lauded by a national media as “EASY” and crashing out to their hated German rivals in the round of 16 weren’t bad enough for England’s 2010 World Cup team, today brought another piece of … Continue reading

The Bob Bradley Watch Rolls On

Posted on by Randy Capps

  A few seconds after the final whistle sounded in the United States’ round of 16 loss to Ghana in the World Cup, speculation began on the future of men’s national team coach Bob Bradley. OK, maybe not seconds. But … Continue reading

Everton Plotting Permanent Move For Landon Donovan?

Posted on by Randy Capps

  Landon Donovan has been making news lately. From his solid play at the World Cup to a potential paternity suit, the American International has been finding his way into print in recent days. Turns out he’s still on the … Continue reading

I Come Not to Bury the USMNT, But to Praise Them

Posted on by Eric Altshule

So how good is the US Men’s National Team? Over the past two years, the US team has fully revealed itself in relation to other teams and this is the report card- • The USMNT is well ensconced in the … Continue reading

Conceding Early Goals In Regulation & Extra Time Doom the USA Against Ghana

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

As the former catcher of the New York Yankees Yogi Berra once said “It’s Dejavu All Over Again.” And that’s what happened against Ghana in the second round match. You we’re hoping that this little problem would’ve gone away like … Continue reading

USA vs. Slovenia Preview

Posted on by Randy Capps

When looking at the prospect of a nation of 300 million people battling a nation with just 2 million, it would be easy to slip into the classic David vs. Goliath cliché. But it really doesn’t fit here. The United States … Continue reading

U.S. Lifting the World Cup? – A Shock to the Planet and the Wallet

Posted on by Randy Capps

Most U.S. soccer fans occupy a place somewhere between realism and pessimism in their support of the national team. But for the 23-man roster, there’s a reason – thousands of them, actually – to dream big. Turns out that U.S. … Continue reading

Despite Injury Setbacks, US Team Building Confidence Heading Into Mammoth Showdown

Posted on by Chris Riordan

It has seemed at times that every moment the U.S. Men’s National Team begins to get a glimpse of what their squad will look like come the first group match of the World Cup, the injury bug strikes.  At the … Continue reading

Buddle’s Brace In World Cup Tune Up, Takes Down Australia

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

The magic of Edson Buddle has continued out of Major League Soccer and into the US Men’s National Team. This new found confidence has given him and what we all expected out of him from his days with the Columbus … Continue reading

Giuseppe Rossi Will Be Playing for…..Nobody

Posted on by Eric Altshule

The best American striker – and a guaranteed starter against England on June 12 – was not destined to be Jozy Altidore, Charlie Davies or (certainly) Robbie Findley.  The best American striker is New Jersey-born, rap-music loving, Playstation-playing Giuseppe Rossi.  … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 10

Posted on by Peter C

The Week 10 numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   Week 10 79 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2006   12,000     8   15,139     15,615     60   2007   16,317   35.97%   6   15,212  … Continue reading

MLS Weekend Preview

Posted on by Randy Capps

FC Dallas and Chicago battled to a 1-1 draw Thursday night, but that still leaves seven matches on the Saturday schedule – all slated for well after the U.S./Turkey send-off game in Philadelphia. The Columbus Crew welcome in the Galaxy … Continue reading