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Archives: US Soccer

FIFA’s Greed & US Soccer’s Lack Of Punch Doomed 2022

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

After digesting all the stories of what happened with England and the USA’s bids for their respective World Cups, it was time to bring out my opinion on what the hell happened on Thursday, December 2. I had a bad … Continue reading

Is the 2022 World Cup Worth MLS Selling Out?

Posted on by Robert Hay

As part of his second state of the union at halftime of the MLS Cup, Don Garber revealed that MLS would be considering shifting the season from spring-to-fall to the FIFA-endorsed fall-to-spring schedule.  While this is not the first time … Continue reading

Buy Bornstein’s Boots and Help Haiti

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Here at MLStalk.com and EPLtalk.com, we are working on a soccer-centric way to help the youth of Haiti that we will be announcing next week.  In the meantime, if you want to make a major contribution to the Red Cross … Continue reading

World Cup Bid Host Cities Finalist Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

When US Soccer and the US World Cup Bid Committee, launched “The Game is in US” campaign at the beginning of the fall, the 27 potential host cities for World Cup games were asked have petitions signed to show local … Continue reading

Top 5 Highlights of American Soccer in 2009

Posted on by Brian Zygo

As promised last week, here are my highlights from 2009 in American Soccer, in no particular order: U.S. National Team Beats Spain in Confederations Cup Semi-Finals: On June 24, 2009, in the Semi-Finals of the Confederations Cup, the U.S. National … Continue reading

Top 5 Lowlights of American Soccer in 2009

Posted on by Brian Zygo

2010 is upon us, which means that it’s the time of year when we journalists, pundits, analysts, and/or columnists take stock of the year that has passed and provide you with our lists of the past years highlights and lowlights. … Continue reading

Tactically, the US Need DaMarcus Beasley

Posted on by Ron Preston Jr

The last time many of us saw DaMarcus Beasley, his miss on a corner launched a Brazilian counter-attack that led to the eventual trouncing of the US in the group phase of the Confederations Cup.  It was the culmination of … Continue reading

Youth Soccer in the USA – The Future On Display

Posted on by Peter C

Ever since I started following soccer closely, I’ve been intrigued by the varied opinions on how best to develop young talent. College or team academies? Better coaching. Everyone has their own ideas on the best methods. Fans of MLS, in … Continue reading

Project 2010 Look Back: Part II, National Youth Structure

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In our ongoing look back at Project 2010 as we enter 2010, this seemed an appropriate time to look back at Carlos Quieroz’s recommendations regarding the structure of club soccer in the United States. Given the labor troubles brewing in … Continue reading

Monday Musings

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The Galaxy’s win over the Dynamo was dramatic but in many ways tainted. A strange call when against Houston, and the rolling power outages that swept Southern California seemed to unfortunately coincide with upsurges in Houston play. Chicago vs Real … Continue reading

The Return of Familiar Faces

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Major League Soccer’s decision to conduct its semifinal playoff rounds at the same time as this international break has severely hamstrung Bob Bradley’s selection.  With two very interesting friendlies against European sides that have already qualified for next summer’s World Cup, these … Continue reading

The USMNT’s European November Features Big Tests

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

With US qualification to the World Cup secure, the USSF has scheduled two interesting friendlies for the international break in November. The US was relatively impressive in CONCACAF qualifying, recording improbable wins at Port of Spain against Trinidad & Tobago … Continue reading

Random Thoughts on the US Win

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Some random thoughts on the US win and the upcoming game against Costa Rica The Greatest US Win I Have Never Seen.   A lot has already been said about how absurd it was that this game was not broadcast to … Continue reading

The 2010 MLS Season: Fair To The World Cup & Balanced

Posted on by Brian Zygo

A common complaint about Major League Soccer is its failure or unwillingness to observe FIFA International breaks. As recently as this month we have seen MLS matches played at the same time as crucial World Cup Qualifiers involving the United … Continue reading

Which Team is Better – 2002 or 2009?

Posted on by Eric Altshule

There has been some talk lately about how the USMNT has regressed from its best teams of the past decade – that a lack of veteran leadership has made this team shakier and that Bob Bradley is making do with … Continue reading

Vincenzo Bernardo Is A Free Agent But Will Major League Soccer Let Another Italian Get Away?

Posted on by Brian Zygo

This past week it was officially announced that Vincenzo Bernardo had opted out of his contract with Italian Serie A club Napoli and is now a free agent. For some weeks there has been speculation that the New Jersey native, … Continue reading

Random Thoughts on USA 2, El Salvador 1

Posted on by Eric Altshule

The US did not play particularly well, but three points is three points. After the loss at Azteca, the most important thing the US needed to do was put a W up on the board, and they did that. There … Continue reading