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Argentina 0-4 Germany: Video Highlights

At the quarter-final stage of a World Cup tournament, matches are often very close. We’re used to seeing extra time, penalty kicks or low scoring games. But Saturday, Germany put on a clinic in how to play defensively sound soccer as well as how to mount explosive counter-attacks as well […]

18 Best Goals of World Cup 2010: Video

Which have been the best goals of the 2010 World Cup so far? Despite the tournament being mired in controversy courtesy of the Jabulani ball from Adidas, there have still been plenty of delightful goals. Just to name a few that come to my mind are David Villa’s wonderful run […]

What Will the World Cup Look Like In 2014?

Four years ago, which seems like a lifetime in Internet years, the 2006 World Cup experience was very different than it is today. There were only a handful of soccer podcasts worldwide. Soccer blogs were a relatively new thing. And the TV coverage was decent. All games were televised but […]

7 Wish List Items for the Rest of the 2010 World Cup

I’m trying to pretend it’s not true, but there’s only seven games left in this World Cup tournament (I’m not counting the third place game, which is a waste of time and a silly idea). When you think about it, seven games isn’t much. That’s a typical Saturday in the […]

England 1-4 Germany in Lego Football: Video

Watching the highlights of Germany’s demolition of England in the World Cup are a pretty depressing sight, but LegoFussball.eu have brought some levity to the situation by featuring the highlights as played out by Lego characters. Each scene uses stop motion photography. Particularly interesting is the replay of Frank Lampard’s […]

Where it all Went Wrong for England: The Sequel

In short: Everywhere. Though that won’t do. England’s problems were numerous and solutions are not easy to come by. It’s best to look at the team and the manager as a whole. Hang on, that sounds awfully familiar, oh well the point still stands. England’s elimination was in hindsight predictable […]

Why the England Job Should Not Be The Focus Right Now

The British press are in a tizzy about who should replace Fabio Capello as the next England manager, or whether the Italian should remain in charge. Harry Redknapp? Roy Hodgson? Martin O’Neill? I’ve even read David Beckham’s name mentioned as a potential candidate. But let’s face the bitter reality. Whoever […]

No Eye-catching Italian players?

As the World Cup is attracting all headlines related to soccer, there’s always a small echo of transfer market news which now, after Italy’s elimination from the World Cup, becomes much more than an echo for Italy fans. And as you read about transfer rumors and deals, you hear the […]

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US Soccer has systemic problems in addition to holding Klinsmann and Gulati accountable

The United States Men’s National Team program has hit a clear tipping point. Saturday’s 3-2 loss to Mexico in the CONCACAF Cup coupled with the stunning 2-0 loss to Honduras in the CONCACAF U-23 Championship represented a double-whammy indicting the current direction of the program. Poor results and national team […]