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Archives: US Soccer

WATCH How The USA Approach vs Germany Helped Them Escape Group G [VIDEO]

Posted on by Earl Reed
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In this the latest edition of World Soccer Talk’s Tactics Corner, World Soccer Talk’s Earl Reed looks at the USA versus Germany match. The US escapes the “Group Of Death” after suffering a narrow 1-0 defeat to Germany. What was … Continue reading

Now The World Cup Fun Begins For USA After Escaping Group Of Death

Posted on by Abe Asher
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The United States didn’t deserve to go out of the World Cup Thursday against Germany — not after coming within 30 seconds of clinching their place in the knockout stages against Portugal, and battling gamely against the worst travel schedule … Continue reading

USA Has 47% Chance Of Beating Belgium; Updated Odds For Each World Cup Round of 16 Game

Posted on by Chris McFarland
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Now that the Group stages of the World Cup have concluded, it’s time to review the upcoming Round of 16 games to see which teams have the best odds of advancing through to the quarter-finals of World Cup 2014. Before … Continue reading

Redemption For Jurgen Klinsmann: USA Head Coach’s Controversial Decisions Proven Correct

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Jurgen Klinsmann has been derided by critics on both sides of the Atlantic as being incapable of taking a tactical approach to the way he sets up and manages his teams. In 2011, Phillip Lahm who played for Klinsmann — … Continue reading

5 Observations From USA vs Germany Game

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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On a day that saw Luis Suárez given a heavy ban from soccer as well as Sulley Muntari and Kevin Prince-Boateng being sent home in disgrace by Ghana, there was a danger that the off-pitch drama would overshadow the remaining … Continue reading

USA 0-1 Germany Match Highlights [VIDEO]: US Holds On To Advance to Next Round of World Cup

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Both Germany and the United States advance to the round of 16 in first and second place respectively. After a 1-0 finish in a wet and humid Recife, the USMNT qualify through goal difference after Portugal defeated Ghana 2-1. The … Continue reading

Kyle Beckerman, The USA’s’ Dreadlocked Warrior

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Kyle Beckerman #15, it’s not just what you see on the back of his jersey at this World Cup it is also what he signed at the bottom of the notes he wrote for his Mom as a kid. Born … Continue reading

Germany’s Plan Versus the USA: If I Were Joachim Löw

Posted on by Matthias Suuck
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Thursday is the final match day in Group G, and none of the teams in the Group of Death are 100% through or 100% nor are they knocked out. Germany also belongs to this group, though their position is the … Continue reading

Five Reasons Why The USA Cannot “Play for a Tie” Against Germany

Posted on by Robert Hay
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This week I have been receiving a lot of, to use a polite word, “guff” about the United States National Team from militant anti-soccer people. They constantly bring up the idea that the U.S. simply needs a draw to advance … Continue reading

Gap In Talent Between Germany And USA Soccer Teams Is Not As Wide As Many Argue

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The United States faces possible elimination from the World Cup if they don’t get at least a draw against Germany on Thursday. The USA’s failure to close out Portugal in stoppage time has left the national team with everything to … Continue reading

How the USA Can Advance On Thursday In The World Cup [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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What does the USA have to do Thursday in the World Cup Group G to advance to the next round of the tournament? Any of the four teams (USA, Germany, Ghana and Portugal) can still mathematically qualify for the next … Continue reading

Jurgen Klinsmann Gets Tactics Correct But USA Undone By Sloppy Mistakes In Portugal Game

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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In the pulsating World Cup game between USA and Portugal, the United States changed its midfield shape reverting to the 4-2-3-1 formation that was used in qualifying. Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann had set up with a midfield diamond in each … Continue reading

Where to Watch the World Cup in Memphis, Tennessee

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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Memphis, Tennessee is not renowned for being a hot bed of soccer. However, in the last few years, that lack of support has begun to disappear and is being replaced with a large, boisterous, and knowledgeable group of soccer supporters. … Continue reading

Eddie Johnson, Not Landon Donovan, Is Who Klinsmann Misses Most Right Now

Posted on by Robert Hay
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[Scene: September 2018. Living room of Jurgen Klinsman, with the coach and a New York Times reporter present] The United States men’s national team coach sits back in his chair and looks longingly out the window. The reporter begins this … Continue reading

LISTEN to USMNT Star Clint Dempsey’s New Rap Single [AUDIO]

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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U.S. Men’s National Team captain Clint Dempsey released a new single today with fellow rapper XO entitled “It’s Poppin.” Dempsey, aka Deuce, has been working on a 13-track album with XO and told the Wall Street Journal that “We were just having fun with … Continue reading

USA Head Coach Jürgen Klinsmann Silences Critics With Winning Team Selection

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Since dropping Landon Donovan last month, a fury of angry US fans, bloggers and — in some cases — mainstream media personalities have turned into vociferous critics of US Head Coach Jürgen Klinsmann. The United States’ 2-1 victory over Ghana … Continue reading

Ghana 1-2 USA: US Player Ratings

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Following the USMNT’s 2-1 victory over Ghana we look at the playmakers and rank their performances on the evening. Tim Howard, 9: The US goalkeeper was at the top of his game all night long, and while he was forced … Continue reading

USA vs Ghana Preview: Ghana Faces Tough Test Against A Powerful USMNT Team

Posted on by Abe Asher
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It’s been a continuous contradiction from Jurgen Klinsmann: The US can’t win the World Cup, but they’re here to shock the world. They’re not underdogs in the Group of Death, but they’re here to shock the world. It’s anyone’s guess … Continue reading