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Archives: US Soccer

Under fire Jurgen Klinsmann can breathe easier after World Cup qualification draw

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
Juergen Klinsmann

How could some of the mounting pressure on Jurgen Klinsmann be relieved without even playing a match? He could have turned a wandering eye to the World Cup qualification draw this morning. In a time when CONCACAF despite all the … Continue reading

Investing in youth and the long-term is a gamble for the USMNT

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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After one day of letting the US’ loss to Jamaica marinate, very little about it has changed in the grand perspective. But one question has arisen based on what the entirety of Jurgen Klinsmann’s tenure has entailed thus far – … Continue reading

American soccer has a stadium problem; By Steve Davis

Posted on by Steve Davis
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American soccer fans, we need to talk. We have issues … with our stadiums. We need to sort this out. At very least, we need to our feelings on the table: American soccer must find some peace in its conflicted … Continue reading

US Soccer should have hired Joachim Löw, not Jurgen Klinsmann

Posted on by Abe Asher
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I’m not surprised that the United States lost to Jamaica in the Gold Cup semifinal on Wednesday night. If you’ve been watching the tournament, you probably weren’t surprised either. Jamaica is a solid team. Thanks to a new coach, the … Continue reading

US Soccer needs to be held accountable if it knew about Chuck Blazer corruption

Posted on by Earl Reed
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The United States is a country that stands for freedom, with a hands-off, free market economy. So much so, in fact, that many a rich person has built their fortune using the rather unimposing economic principles that govern our system. … Continue reading

US Soccer’s prior knowledge of FIFA’s criminal wrongdoing raises more questions than answers

Posted on by Juan Arango
Sunil Gulati, Dan Flynn

I’m always surprised when I hear stories about how some people never knew that their closest friends were involved in corruption.  In the modern world, let’s forget about soccer for a second, how can you NOT know something is going … Continue reading

Match preview – USA vs. Cuba Gold Cup quarterfinal

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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It’s time for the US to start playing up to its full potential.  The time for experimenting and messing around is over.  It’s the knockout rounds where one slip up can send you home early.  After an unconvincing group stage … Continue reading

Choice quotes from US Senate panel hearing into soccer corruption

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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On Wednesday in Washington D.C., the US Senate panel hearing took place into corruption in international soccer chaired by the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security. Those in attendance were investigative journalist and filmmaker Andrew Jennings, Dan Flynn, CEO … Continue reading

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USA vs. Panama, Gold Cup TV times and open thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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The US Men’s National Team kicks off its third game in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup tonight against Panama at Sporting Park in Kansas City. If you live in the United States, here’s where you can watch the game on … Continue reading

USA vs. Panama preview: Los Canaleros hope to advance to quarter-finals

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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As was the case in the opener against Honduras, it wasn’t pretty for the US against Haiti but they got the result that matters.  With a 1-0 win over Haiti in front of over 46,000 in Foxborough, the US clinched … Continue reading

NYCFC and New York Red Bulls to feature floats in USWNT ticker tape parade

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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A ticker tape parade through the streets of New York City to celebrate the U.S. Women’s National Team’s World Cup victory will feature floats from New York City FC and New York Red Bulls despite neither MLS team having any affiliation with the USWNT. … Continue reading

In passing the torch from Abby Wambach to Carli Lloyd, the US found its killer instinct

Posted on by Earl Reed
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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about the apparent Russian roulette mission US Women’s National Team Head Coach Jill Ellis and her team were embarking upon – riding the disturbingly out-of-form Abby Wambach until either a) she … Continue reading

The revival of the Columbus Crew and what it means for American soccer

Posted on by Abe Asher
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On a hot Midwest day two years ago, the Columbus Crew beat the Portland Timbers 1-0 at what was then Columbus Crew Stadium. By the end of the season, the Timbers would be Western Conference champions playing a slick style … Continue reading

USA vs. Honduras preview: USMNT ready for debut Gold Cup match

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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The first competitive game in over a year for the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) is against Honduras in the opening game of the 2015 Gold Cup.  This is one of the toughest Gold Cup tournaments ever and the stakes … Continue reading

CONCACAF Gold Cup team previews, players to watch and schedule

Posted on by Earl Reed
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While the Gold Cup is starting a month later than usual, the meaning for this confederation remains the same: who is the big dog between Mexico and the United States. Maybe the other nations in this region will feel aggrieved … Continue reading

USA-Japan Women’s World Cup Final smashes record for most watched soccer game in US history

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The numbers are in for FOX’s coverage of the 2015 Women’s World Cup final between the United States and Japan, and the viewing figure of 25.4 million means that it’s the most watched English-language broadcast ever of a soccer game on … Continue reading

Newspaper front covers herald USA’s Women’s World Cup triumph [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Following last night’s 5-2 victory against Japan, the United States Women’s National Team stole the headlines on today’s newspapers across the country. Papers from all over the country featured pictures and headlines expressing the excitement felt after the United States … Continue reading

Watch Carli Lloyd’s incredible goal for USA from halfway line [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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US captain Carli Lloyd scored an incredible goal in the first half of the Women’s World Cup against Japan, to earn a hat trick and to record the fastest hat trick in FIFA World Cup final history. Lloyd scored the … Continue reading