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Archives: US

Klinsmann may not be the right person for USMNT job, says Thomas Rongen

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Tampa Bay Rowdies Head Coach Thomas Rongen says that Jurgen Klinsmann may not be the right person for the US Men’s National Team Head Coach position. In an exclusive interview with Soccer Morning, Rongen said “On the highest level, I’m … Continue reading

Listen to Soccer Morning with Matthew Doyle and Brian Quarstad from 10-11:15am ET live

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Today’s episode of Soccer Morning features guests Matthew Doyle and Brian Quarstad. Hosted by Jason Davis and produced by Trevor Hayward, Soccer Morning features interviews with prominent journalists, players and coaches in addition to taking listener calls. Jason kicks off today’s … Continue reading

Watch Denmark 3-2 USA match highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Mobile app users, watch the video highlights.  

Klinsmann has changed US philosophy for away friendlies; By Steve Davis

Posted on by Steve Davis
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There’s an interesting, subtle change at work within the U.S. National Team’s way of doing things. And we didn’t even need to see the disappointing result (3-2 loss on two more late goals … grrrr!) play out today in Denmark … Continue reading

MLS should not play through FIFA dates; By Steve Davis

Posted on by Steve Davis
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A lot of us in soccer media have said this already. For years, in fact. But we keep saying it because … well, because it deserves to be said. Again and again until something changes. MLS is about to plow … Continue reading

CONCACAF announces USA opponents and schedule for 2015 Gold Cup

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The USA Men’s National Team will face Panama, Haiti and the winner of the Honduras-French Guiana playoff in the Group Stage of this summer’s 2015 Gold Cup, CONCACAF announced today. The schedule and stadiums for the USA team in the Group Stage is as … 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

Clint Dempsey and Alex Morgan model the new USA away shirt for 2015 [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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New photographs of USA’s away shirt for 2015 have been leaked on the Internet, featuring images of Clint Dempsey and Alex Morgan modeling the blue away kit. Nike has a penchant for trying new designs for the USA that push … Continue reading

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Who will be the next Miguel Ibarra from NASL to play for USMNT?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Jürgen Klinsmann’s scouting of NASL games and continued selection of Minnesota United’s Miguel Ibarra has fueled speculation as to who else in he US 2nd Division NASL could warrant a call-up to the US Men’s National Team squad. The first name … Continue reading

USA 2-0 Panama player ratings after USMNT earns much-needed win

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Back in the sunshine of Carson, California, Jurgen Klinsmann’s US national team got a comfortable and much-needed 2-0 win over a meek Panama side to wrap of a January camp full of contention and discord. Here are the player ratings. … Continue reading

Patience is key with the USMNT given that it’s the start of a new cycle

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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Through all of the arguments about fitness, Jurgen Klinsmann himself, his tactics, how the US “should” play soccer, all of it, the popular narrative has missed a critical point: It’s February of 2015. It’s the beginning of a cycle, the … Continue reading

Watch USA 2-0 Panama match highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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The US Men’s National Team took an early lead against Panama in Sunday’s friendly courtesy of goals by Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey. In a match where there even were signs in the stadium calling for Jurgen Klinsmann to be … Continue reading

USA vs Panama, friendly: TV times and open thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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After a disappointing 3-2 defeat against Chile last week, the US Men’s National Team plays Panama today in another friendly, this time at the Stubhub Center near Los Angeles, California. The action begins at 4:00 PM ET with the broadcast … Continue reading

Klinsmann’s complaints about fitness of MLS players has validity but masks his own failings

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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US Head Coach and Technical Director Jürgen Klinsmann has made a habit out of challenging the established orthodoxies about Major League Soccer. His latest salvo involves match fitness of several of his US National Team players who ply their trade in … Continue reading

USA’s friendly against Panama will reveal whether team’s best attribute still exists; By Steve Davis

Posted on by Steve Davis
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Generally speaking, journalists should avoid match predictions. We should report, analyze, interpret and attempt to add context. But if we could truly predict results, well, we’d be gamblers living large in Vegas. Something else journalists shouldn’t do: assign real weight … Continue reading

Evaluating whether the 3-5-2 is a fad or a crucial facet in formations for the future

Posted on by Matt Jones
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Playing a formation consisting of three central defenders has long been perceived as taboo by your average soccer fan. While fillips of overseas influences have creeped into the English game and wholesomely enhanced it, the comfort in England and the USA … Continue reading

Tactical lessons learned from Chile 3-2 US Men’s National Team

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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Rumors had been spreading throughout January that Jurgen Klinsmann would implement a 3-5-2 formation when the US took on Chile in Rancagua. The lineup that was sent out Wednesday validated those rumors. Klinsmann has always been a fan of pushing players … Continue reading