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Tag Archives: US Soccer

MLS Coaching Stability And How It Differs From Europe And South America

Posted on by Abe Asher
ben oslen

It’s commonly accepted in modern football that managers will come and go like frequency waves. A run of bad results here, a falling out there, and the man in charge is changed. I say that because Ben Olsen was re-upped … Continue reading

3 Things We Learned From the Latest USWNT Friendlies

Posted on by Jacquelyn Brazzale
US women

After a combined score of 12-0 in a two game friendly series with Mexico, the United States Women’s National Team seems to be sitting in prime position heading into CONCACAF qualifying. There is little question on the American’s ability to … Continue reading

USMNT Player Ratings In 1-0 Against The Czech Republic

Posted on by Abe Asher
rimando

The first friendly after a World Cup is usually a particularly mind-numbing affair, but there were certainly positives for the United States to take out of another win on European soil at the Czech Republic, and one big sound-bite from … Continue reading

Bob Bradley Signs to Coach USMNT Through 2014 World Cup

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Reports have come out this evening confirming that Bob Bradley will stay as coach of the US Mens National Team for another four years.  Just as speculation was growing that Bradley would be out, Jurgen Klinsmann would be in, and … Continue reading

Landon Donovan is Going to Europe. It’s About Time.

Posted on by Eric Altshule

In a post-game interview after last night’s All-Star game, Landon Donovan said “We have had transfer interest and we will have some time to think about it and see where it goes.  There is interest from a number of teams.” … Continue reading

An American Soccer Culture Emerges in South Africa

Posted on by Eric Altshule

  Soccer has an almost magical ability to reflect a national character.  Brazil is a sensuous, musical nation, and for its national soccer team, it is not enough to simply win – they need to win with grace, style and … Continue reading

Bob Bradley Did Great, but the USMNT Should Hire Someone New

Posted on by Eric Altshule

After the failure of Germany 2006, nobody wanted to hire Bob Bradley for this job. It was hard to find a fan that thought he was the right man. US Soccer was desperate to hire Jurgen Klinsman. Columnist fantasized about … Continue reading

I Come Not to Bury the USMNT, But to Praise Them

Posted on by Eric Altshule

So how good is the US Men’s National Team? Over the past two years, the US team has fully revealed itself in relation to other teams and this is the report card- • The USMNT is well ensconced in the … Continue reading

It Is Time for the US to Win a World Cup Game

Posted on by Eric Altshule

  June 17 2002.  Mexico 0 – US 2.  That is the last time the US won a game in the World Cup.  It is time to do it again. Since that day eight years ago, the US has had … Continue reading

Giuseppe Rossi Will Be Playing for…..Nobody

Posted on by Eric Altshule

The best American striker – and a guaranteed starter against England on June 12 – was not destined to be Jozy Altidore, Charlie Davies or (certainly) Robbie Findley.  The best American striker is New Jersey-born, rap-music loving, Playstation-playing Giuseppe Rossi.  … Continue reading

Why Americans Should Root for Giuseppe Rossi

Posted on by Robert

The name “Giuseppe Rossi” makes American soccer fans shake their head in disgust and Italian fans smile in anticipation.  The 23 year old striker has made the Italian national team provisional roster and, even if he is only a reserve in … Continue reading

Beckham Done – Raul or Ronaldinho on the Way In for the Galaxy?

Posted on by Eric Altshule

With his announcement this week that David Beckham will not recover from his ruptured Achilles heel in time to play for the Galaxy this season, both Beckham and the Galaxy find themselves at a crossroads. For Beckham, it is a … Continue reading

Jozy Altidore Needs to Grow Up – UPDATE

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Jozy Altidore is a wonderful soccer player from the neck down.  Unfortunately, he is gaining a deserved reputation as a player with a million dollar body and a ten cent brain.  Jozy needs to put away the twitter, stop with … Continue reading

Buddle for the USMNT? A Point/Counter-Point

Posted on by Eric Altshule

After getting off to the most blazing start of a season in MLS history, nobody’s stock has soared faster than Edson Buddle’s.  The Galaxy are 4-0, have out-scored their opponents 7-1 and all seven goals came off the head or … Continue reading

Landon Donovan: Stay Over There

Posted on by Lars Lowther

I was going to write something on MLS markets, but I read some articles today on why Donovan probably won’t stay in England…I think he should.  This is why. Landon Donovan is a marquee player.  I wouldn’t say he is … Continue reading

Having MLS Stars Go to Europe is Great for US Soccer … and Good for the MLS

Posted on by Eric Altshule

As Landon Donovan settles into the Everton, Michael Bradley becomes even more a fixture at the Bundesliga, and Stuart Holden and Ricardo Clark leave the US and take big career risks to fight for a position on European teams, many … Continue reading

US 1 Honduras 3 as Bob Bradley Looks to Fill Some Holes

Posted on by Eric Altshule

As the US took the field to play Honduras Saturday night at the Home Depot Center, nobody was any under illusions about the nature of the game.  It was a friendly in the friendliest sense.  The pregame party in the … Continue reading