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Archives: US Soccer

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

England vs USA preview: USWNT need answers in critical test

Posted on by Jacquelyn Brazzale
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After a string of poor performances by the US Women’s National Team and losing its number one ranking in the world, critics are still calling for more changes to the team, shuffling more players around, and questioning whether USWNT Head Coach Jillian Ellis can … 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

US Soccer announces schedule and format for 102nd U.S Open Cup tournament

Posted on by Robert Hay
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U.S. Soccer announced today the field and schedule for the 102nd Lamar Hunt tournament.  The big news is the size of the field – 91 teams including all 47 professional teams from the top divisions of USSF.  The other 44 … Continue reading

U.S Soccer president Sunil Gulati needs to take a stand against Sepp Blatter and FIFA

Posted on by Abe Asher
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On April 19th, 2013, Sunil Gulati – at least in theory – became one of the most powerful men in soccer. No one remembers the razor-thin margin of his victory – an 18-17 vote victory over Mexican Federation President Justino … Continue reading

Troublesome U.S. Women’s National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo suspended for 30 days

Posted on by Jacquelyn Brazzale
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After recently being cleared of domestic assault charges, USWNT goalkeeper Hope Solo was handed a 30-day suspension from U.S. Soccer last night. The federation would not cite the specifics of the suspension, but the order comes after an incident in … Continue reading

Rene Meulensteen sees bright future ahead for US Soccer but improvements needed

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Rene Meulensteen played an integral part in four Premier League title winning teams at Manchester United during his tenure as Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant manager from 2007 to 2013. He briefly served as Head Coach of Fulham during the 2013-14 season and achieved … 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

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

U.S National Team to Renew Mexico Rivalry This April in San Antonio

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Coming off of surprising Round of 16 appearances in the 2014 World Cup, the United States men’s national team will renew its rivalry with Mexico this April, according to an announcement today by the US Soccer Federation.  The match will … Continue reading

U-20 US National Team Are Extremely Talented But Experiencing Problems

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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Friday night I posted here that there is a bright future ahead of US Soccer based on the U-20 team that is attempting to qualify for its World Cup, and that still stands. The talent on that team is miles … Continue reading

Future of US Soccer Is Bright Based on Strong US U-20 Team

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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If there are frustrated fans of the US Men’s National Team looking for a beacon of light before the January camp gets underway, look to some younger Yanks in Jamaica. The CONCACAF U-20 qualification tournament for the 2015 U-20 World … Continue reading

The Tampa Bay Rowdies’ Shrewd Changes Should Ensure Immediate Success in 2015

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The Tampa Bay Rowdies have made big changes since the end of the 2014 North American Soccer League season. Coming off a season where the team struggled, new management has quickly made several moves, including a raid on the rival … Continue reading

Jeff Plush Announced as the Women’s Soccer League Commissioner

Posted on by Jacquelyn Brazzale
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The National Women’s Soccer League announced the hiring of Jeff Plush as the league’s new commissioner Tuesday afternoon. The hiring comes three month after the league’s inaugural commissioner Cheryl Baily, announced she would step down once her replacement was found. … Continue reading

FOX Sports Announce Coverage For The 2015 Women’s World Cup

Posted on by Jacquelyn Brazzale
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The 2015 Women’s World Cup will feature many firsts. The first time a senior tournament will be played on turf, the first time an expanded field of 24 teams will play in Canada and the first time in 11 years … Continue reading

Previewing The USWNT’s Brasilia International Tournament

Posted on by Jacquelyn Brazzale
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2014 has not been the U.S. Women’s National team’s best year. A coaching change out of the blue, back to back losses for the first time since 2001, taking an all time low 7th place at the Algarve Cup, and placement … Continue reading