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Archives: US National Team

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

Analyzing Bob Bradley’s Squad For The World Cup

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

After a strong training camp along with their two goal loss in a friendly against the Czech Republic, Bob Bradley announced on ESPN’s Sports Center the 23 players that will get their plane tickets for South Africa in this summer’s … Continue reading

U.S. Team Announces 23-man World Cup Roster

Posted on by Randy Capps

The clock has struck midnight on the World Cup dreams of seven players as coach Bob Bradley unveiled his 23-man roster for next month’s World Cup in South Africa. Here is your United States men’s National Team: Goalkeepers: Tim Howard, … Continue reading

U.S. National Team Meets Czech Republic Tonight

Posted on by Randy Capps

The United States men’s national team will host the Czech Republic tonight in East Hartford (ESPN, 7 p.m.) in one of its final tune-up before boarding a plane for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa next month. This game, … Continue reading

MLS Weekend Preview – May 20-23

Posted on by Randy Capps

Even while Landon Donovan, Edson Buddle and Sacha Kljestan train with the U.S. men’s national team in hopes of making the World Cup roster, the MLS schedule churns on this weekend. There are two games tonight in advance of a … Continue reading

Oguchi Onyewu to Play For Free in 2012-2013

Posted on by Randy Capps

In today’s sporting culture, many athletes are painted with the same brush – all about money, with little concern about loyalty or equality. Then there’s Oguchi Onyewu. The U.S. international, recovering from a patellar tendon injury he suffered in a World … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 8

Posted on by Peter C

The Week 8 numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   Week 8 64 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2006   15,331     6   15,837     15,974     47   2007   13,222   -13.75%   7   15,150  … Continue reading

Charlie Davies Slams Sochaux After World Cup Roster Decision

Posted on by Randy Capps

Just when you thought Charlie Davies’ omission from the U.S. team’s preliminary World Cup roster had been examined from every angle, there’s a new one to consider. It’s Sochaux’s fault. At least, if you listen to Charlie Davies, it is. … Continue reading

The LA Galaxy…Wow

Posted on by Eric Altshule

  After completing two convincing road wins against Colorado and Seattle last week, the Los Angeles Galaxy have continued a simply jaw-dropping beginning of the 2010 season.  Although the Galaxy are on the brink of losing Landon Donovan and (probably) … Continue reading

U.S. Unveils Preliminary World Cup Roster

Posted on by Randy Capps

Today’s the day. U.S. National Team coach Bob Bradley pulled the curtain back on his 30-man preliminary World Cup roster today, and while he still has to whittle that down to a 23-man group in the next couple of weeks, … Continue reading

2018, 2022 World Cup Bids to Be Submitted Friday

Posted on by Randy Capps

The 2010 World Cup is still weeks away, but it’s time to get serious about where the 2018 and 2022 tournaments are going to be held. The United States will submit its bid book for the events on Friday in … Continue reading

Club: Charlie Davies’s World Cup Dream is Over

Posted on by Randy Capps

It was a remarkable attempt for Charlie Davies to come back from a litany of injuries suffered in an October car accident. He’s rehabbed, training and done everything humanly possible to get back on the field in time for June’s … Continue reading

Charlie Davies Won’t Return to Ligue 1 This Season

Posted on by Randy Capps

Charlie Davies hopes of making the World Cup roster took a significant hit today, when his club announced that he will not feature in a Ligue 1 match this season. “He won’t play again this season in Ligue 1,” Sochaux … Continue reading

Buddle for the USMNT? A Point/Counter-Point

Posted on by Eric Altshule

After getting off to the most blazing start of a season in MLS history, nobody’s stock has soared faster than Edson Buddle’s.  The Galaxy are 4-0, have out-scored their opponents 7-1 and all seven goals came off the head or … Continue reading