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Tag Archives: USMNT

It’s Klinsmann – Is He the Right Choice?

Posted on by Robert Hay

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!

Posted on by Robert Hay

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

Could Charlie Davies Make DC United an MLS Cup Contender?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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