Tag Archives: USMNT

Could Charlie Davies Make DC United an MLS Cup Contender?

Posted on by Robert Hay

The rumor mill was in full tilt Tuesday with the news that national team member Charlie Davies was sent by his French club Sochaux to train with D.C. United in Florida, with a successful training leading to a year-long loan.  … Continue reading

The Egypt Friendly and Why Politics Matter in Sports

Posted on by Robert Hay

The United States is scheduled to play an international friendly next week in Egypt against the host country, and as many of you are well aware, the political situation is unsettled, to put is lightly.  By the February 9 friendly … Continue reading

Predictions for the U.S.-Chile Friendly

Posted on by Robert Hay

Tomorrow night (or evening for those on the West Coast) the United States January camp team will take the pitch against Chile in a friendly where both sides are lacking all of their biggest stars.  Chile is a good South … Continue reading

Edson Buddle Signing with FC Ingolstadt a Disgrace for MLS

Posted on by Robert Hay

Breaking this weekend was the surprising news that 2010 MLS MVP candidate Edson Buddle was poised to make his long-discussed move overseas.  What made it surprising was that the move was not to Birmingham City, which is where he had … Continue reading

Americans Holden, Howard and Friedel Shine in England

Posted on by Robert Hay

Two weeks ago American international Jonathan Spector scored twice to lead underdog West Ham United in an upset of Manchester United in the Carling Cup.  It was hailed as a young American showing his promise in a critical match.  This … Continue reading

Sunil Gulati’s (Fictional) Address to U.S. Soccer

Posted on by Robert Hay

A week after the US loss of the 2022 World Cup, much ink and internet type has been spilled on whether the U.S. deserved the bid or was robbed, whether we American soccer fans have a false sense of entitlement … Continue reading

Why I’m Optimistic for US Soccer

Posted on by Robert Hay

A little more than a week after Colorado, an original club, won its first MLS Cup and less than a week before the U.S. potentially wins a second World Cup bid, I am optimistic about the progress of American soccer … Continue reading

What Defines Success in South Africa?

Posted on by Robert Hay

Today, the US returns to the country where four months ago they experienced greatness and disappointment, and are once again being led there by Bob Bradley.  This time the stakes are much lower, as the team is playing a midweek … Continue reading

Is the US Finally Winning the Foreign Player Battle?

Posted on by Robert Hay

Bob Bradley went against conventional wisdom with his squad for the South Africa match next week and picked a good number of young players to make the squad.  Three young MLS players and three international professionals will have the chance … Continue reading

Who Will Make the US Roster for the South Africa Friendly?

Posted on by Robert Hay

One week from today, the US Men’s National Team will play South Africa in a friendly in Cape Town, and Bob Bradley has yet to release his squad for the match.  The friendly comes at a bad time for most … Continue reading

Five US Players I Want to See in MLS

Posted on by Robert Hay

The news that Wolves and U.S. national team keeper Marcus Hahnemann is open to retuning to MLS in 2011 got me thinking about other Americans abroad.  As the MLS has matured in a good and competitive soccer league, it is … Continue reading

Predicting the MLS Best XI

Posted on by Robert Hay

MLS has already announced its award finalists for the 2010 season and throughout the month will be slowly unveiling the winners of each award (congratulations Andy Najar and Donovan Ricketts).  On November 15, MLS will announce the Best XI for … 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

Why the US is a Lock to Host the 2022 World Cup (or Maybe 2018)

Posted on by Eric Altshule

There is some real drama about which European country will host the next World Cup.  Both England and Russia have submitted solid bids, and FIFA is going to have to think very deeply about which country will get to host … 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

Time To Replace Bob Bradley But Who Should Get the USMNT Job?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Bob Bradley, as coach of the United States men’s national team, has done a heroic effort by taking the country to the final of the Confederations Cup in 2009 and leading the US to an admirable Round of 16 qualification … Continue reading

Landon Donovan US TV Appearances After World Cup: Videos

Posted on by Christopher Harris

After Landon Donovan returned to the United States last week, he was quickly thrown on a US press junket that took him around New York for TV appearances on several of the top US shows. Those included The David Letterman … Continue reading