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Archives: US Soccer

Interview with Ian Plenderleith, author of ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Soccer: The Short Life and Fast Times of the NASL’

Posted on by Drew Farmer
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In September 2014, Ian Plenderleith’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Soccer: The Short Life and Fast Times of the North American Soccer League hit bookshelves around the world. Rock ‘n’ Roll Soccer is a portrait of the original North American Soccer League and … Continue reading

Bolton Wanderers center-back Tim Ream deserves more respect from Jurgen Klinsmann

Posted on by Drew Farmer

Tim Ream gets no respect. Overlooked for selection prior to the 2014 World Cup by USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann, Ream has been the backbone to Bolton Wanderers for the past two seasons. In that time, Ream has not only made … Continue reading

Nike defends USA home jersey against backlash of complaints

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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In an interview with USA Today, Nike’s vice president of North America communications, defended the company’s design of the USA home jersey for 2015 that features a white shirt with black trim. The biggest complaint among soccer fans in the United … Continue reading

Listen to Soccer Morning live from 10-11:15am ET: USA Dos Mexico Cero

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Today’s episode of Soccer Morning features analysis, discussion and listener calls about USA’s 2-0 win against Mexico at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Hosted by Jason Davis and produced by Trevor Hayward, Soccer Morning features interviews with prominent journalists, … Continue reading

USMNT can finally look at positives after 2-0 victory against Mexico

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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The best news for a US Men’s National Team desperate for good news is that the biggest story emerging from their friendly encounter with Mexico was not the disaster that was the Alamodome turf. Instead, the story can be how … Continue reading

Reviewing USWNT’s 23-player roster for 2015 Women’s World Cup

Posted on by Jacquelyn Brazzale
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Jill Ellis released her 23-player roster today for the U.S. Women’s National Team heading to this summer’s Women’s World Cup. Goalkeepers: Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC), Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers) Defenders: Lori Chalupny (Chicago Red Stars), Whitney … Continue reading

USA vs. Mexico match preview; the biggest North America rivalry resumes

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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It’s the biggest international rivalry in North America and one of the biggest in the world. It’s the bald eagle against the golden eagle. It’s USA vs. Mexico. Jurgen Klinsmann announced the US roster on Sunday with 13 MLS players, … Continue reading

Match preview – USA vs. Switzerland

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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A depressingly and alarmingly familiar pattern has begun to show for the USMNT. A fast start and late collapse has been the norm since the World Cup (one could even argue that it dates back to before the World Cup … Continue reading

Jurgen Klinsmann should be sacked if USMNT fail to win Gold Cup

Posted on by Abe Asher
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When Bob Bradley got sacked as US manager after the 2011 Gold Cup, it was the right move. The US needed a new voice. Fresh ideas. Different energy. Bradley did a good job, but it was time for both parties … Continue reading

It’s MLS or the highway for American soccer

Posted on by Earl Reed
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If it hasn’t been clear to you over the last decade or two, get used to this idea: in American soccer, it’s either the MLS way or the highway. Yesterday marked the announcement of Minnesota United FC (MNUFC) making the … Continue reading

USMNT must rectify second half fadeouts

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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Every Nicklas Bendtner joke aside (and there are a cavalcade of them to be made), it’s another game for the United States that has brought up more questions than answers. It’s still early in a World Cup cycle, and the … Continue reading

Match preview – USA vs. Denmark

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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A very busy 2015 rolls on for the US. Games against Chile and Panama are behind them, and games against Denmark and Switzerland lay directly ahead. It’s the first chance of the year for Jurgen Klinsmann to get a look … Continue reading

Why the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup isn’t “March Madness” yet

Posted on by Earl Reed
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Even if you haven’t filled out your NCAA Tournament bracket (or five) yet, you are probably still aware that there’s some big college basketball tournament about to explode onto several networks today. Colloquially it is known as “March Madness”. In … Continue reading

MLS, NASL and USL soccer pyramid has plenty of opportunity to be successful

Posted on by Earl Reed
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The growth of soccer in the United States is something that can be easily taken for granted. We’ve seen the disastrous fallout that occurs when leagues overextend themselves, lacking the financial support to reach the lofty strata they desire to … Continue reading

FOX Sports exec shows little understanding of US soccer history

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The same FOX Sports executive who hired Gus Johnson and tried to turn him into a soccer commentator, and who is arguably the most powerful soccer TV exec in the country given that FOX has the rights to the World Cup … Continue reading

Bob Bradley is a fine coach and capable of securing a big European role

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Bob Bradley cuts an imposing figure on a touchline. Booming voice. Chiseled features. Wilting stare. And you’d kill for his posture. On Sunday afternoon, it was Bradley standing ramrod straight for 90 minutes on a clear, chilly Portland day, coaching … Continue reading

GQ meets Howler: Review of ‘Associated,’ the new soccer magazine

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Soccer in America has forever been the domain of those who enjoy combining philosophy and sport.  Until the recent growth of MLS, soccer fans tended to gather in their corners of the internet and often try to create enclaves of … Continue reading

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to justify MLS’s flawed Single Entity policy

Posted on by Earl Reed
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On Twitter, I have seen more and more MLS pundits sitting firmly behind the MLS Players Union, wanting to see them hold strong and fight for free agency. This is an interesting position for these pundits, who over the years … Continue reading