Tag Archives: USMNT

U.S. vs. Mexico World Cup Qualifying Preview: 4 Talking Points and 3 Keys to Victory

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After disappointing losses on Friday for both the United States and Mexico, the two sworn enemies come face to face Tuesday night in Columbus, Ohio in a FIFA World Cup Qualifying game where both teams will want to win for … Continue reading

Columbus Could Kick Off MLS Stadium Project 2.0

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(New England and DC fans, avert your eyes.  This could hurt). The Columbus Crew hold the distinction of opening MLS’s first soccer specific stadium when Crew Stadium was opened in 1999.  Since then, the stadium has hosted one MLS championship … Continue reading

How the U.S. Can Really Win Their First Qualifier

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To be blunt, the U.S. national team will probably face a stiffer challenge from the weather than from their opponents in their opening match of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.  Antigua & Barbuda has a population small enough to fit … Continue reading

The Amazing Tim Howard Goal

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Who says the U.S. national team is weak at forward? During yesterday’s Everton v. Bolton match, keeper Tim Howard broke the scoreless tie with a 100 yard strike that was aided by the wind.  I am not sure which is … Continue reading

Is Dallas an MLS Cup Contender? Three Questions for 2012

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FC Dallas was an up-and-down team last season, getting off to a slow start (remember Brek Shea as a fullback) before surging in the summer then falling off a cliff in the fall.  The team ended the season on a … Continue reading

Twelve U.S. Soccer Predictions for 2012

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This past season in U.S. soccer was certainly an interesting one.  In MLS, two new teams were promoted and the soccer world fell in love with them and their passionate fans.  Coaches were hired and fired, players finally fulfilled their … Continue reading

The Agony and Ecstasy of Brian Ching

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It’s always a drag when work gets in the way of your retirement dreams.  On Wednesday as millions of us were travelling to Thanksgiving dinner, the Montreal Impact selected ten players left unprotected by their fellow MLS clubs and, for … Continue reading

Stuart Holden Gone for Six Months

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Bad news struck an all-around good guy today in a way that, in another situation, would have seemed almost comical.  Bolton and U.S. national team midfielder Stuart Holden is out for six months, according to his club.  The initial reports … Continue reading

Bob Bradley Hired to Coach Egyptian National Team

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Former MLS and U.S. men’s national team coach Bob Bradley was appointed today by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) to coach their senior men’s national team.  Bradley, fired by the USMNT this summer, had been rumored for months to be … Continue reading

It’s Klinsmann – Is He the Right Choice?

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The U.S. Soccer Federation confirmed today what many had expected – Jürgen Klinsmann will be the next manager of the men’s national team. After reportedly twice trying to hire the German for the job in the past five years, Sunil … Continue reading

In Defense of Freddy Adu and Other USMNT Thoughts

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My name is Robert Hay, and I am a fan of Freddy Adu. That statement has for years been quite controversial, as the young American has been the center of much discussion of the failures of American soccer.  We hype … Continue reading

Welcome to MLS Benny Feilhaber!

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Deadline deals are some of the most exciting in sports, and this one looks to be no different.  MLS announced today that Benny Feilhaber, most recently of AGF Aarhus, agreed to a contract with the league late Friday night and … Continue reading

Will Jason Kreis be the First American Coach to Make the European Jump?

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In his short but impressive coaching career, Jason Kreis may be approaching heights unseen by an MLS coach.  This weekend he essentially fielded a backup squad that handled an undefeated Revolution squad.  RSL is in the CONCACAF Champions League final … Continue reading

Andy Najar Chooses Honduras Over The U.S.

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The United States lost a promising national team player today when Andy Najar officially announced he would represent Honduras in the 2011 Gold Cup and thus be eligible to play for their national team.  Najar, the 2010 Rookie of the … Continue reading

Week in Review, March 21-25 2011

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After the shine of the first weekend has worn off, MLS gets into the grind with some of its biggest names missing for international duty.  Some teams have a second chance to show they’ve improved, while some have another chance … Continue reading

Week in Review, March 14-18 2011

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Good evening everyone, and happy MLS First Matchday Eve.  As promised, our week in review feature is shifting to Friday to cover the week’s news and items that flew under the radar.  As expected, most of these involve preparations for … Continue reading