Lawrence Dockery

STORIES BY Lawrence Dockery

Preview: USMNT road struggles on center stage at El Salvador

Three of the four games during this June window have gone quite well for the USMNT. First, Cincinnati hosted a solid 3-0 friendly win over World Cup-bound Morocco. Then, there was a 0-0 friendly draw with quality South American side Uruguay in Kansas City. After that game, the mentality change slightly. Friendlies finished, and competitive […]
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USA-Grenada preview: USMNT begins Nations League defense

This final round of home games for the USMNT has gotten off to as good of a start as could have been hoped for when these games were announced. A resounding 3-0 win over Morocco was followed up with a much tougher test against Uruguay and the US held their own in grinding out a […]


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USA-Uruguay preview: USMNT youth face Uruguayan stars

The final series of home games prior to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar got off to a flying start for the US as they were resounding 3-0 winners against a Morocco team that will also be in Qatar this November. It saw Brendan Aaronson open the scoring, Tim Weah get back into form, and […]


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USMNT hosts friendly with Morocco for World Cup preparations

The upcoming USMNT friendly against Morocco begins preparations for the 2022 World Cup. In a normal World Cup year, late May and very early June have specific roles. Nations announce squads, make last-minute preparations and send the sides off with a slew of send-off games. This year, the World Cup is in Qatar. The blisteringly […]


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Top 20 overlooked cities that USMNT should consider for home games

The US Men's National Team (USMNT) faces a unique challenge in planning out locations for future games. There are 50 states spread out across thousands of miles. Yet, there are only so many games to go around. Many other countries around the world, especially within CONCACAF, are geographically small. Island nations and Central American countries […]


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U.S. looks to secure spot in Qatar in finale against Costa Rica

The U.S. felt good about its qualifying chances heading into the final game of qualifying in 2017. Bruce Arena and co. beat Panama by four goals in Orlando and traveled to Trinidad & Tobago. All the USMNT really had to do was show up, and they held a spot in Russia. Of the 27 potential […]

Mexico-USA Preview: USMNT on verge of World Cup 2022 berth

The ghost of the failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup continues to lurk in the shadows for the US Men's National Team (USMNT). Indeed, despite being in second place in the Octagonal with three games to play, many fans are a nervous wreck. The players seem to be hyper-aware of it as well, […]

TV Ratings

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USWNT TV ratings in 2021 down compared to previous years

The USWNT TV ratings in 2021 dropped, as did the attendance. This compounded what came out to be a, simply put, terrible year for the United States Women's National Team. The main competition in 2021 was the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. For the second-straight Olympics, the USWNT failed to reach the gold medal game. The […]


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USMNT plays Canada in battle of top teams in WC Qualifying

The USMNT plays Canada in what is perhaps the most important game of World Cup qualifying this cycle. On Thursday night, the U.S. stuck to its winning ways as they once again found a way to win. In spite of a somewhat lackluster performance, Antonee Robinson's goal pushed the U.S. past El Salvador, 1-0. But, […]
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El Salvador

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USA-El Salvador preview: USMNT feeling confident in Columbus

As the calendar flips to the year 2022, the realization has started to set in for soccer fans that it is finally a World Cup year. The only downside to that is the World Cup being held in the furnace that is Qatar. FIFA was forced to move the tournament to mid-November, thus making soccer […]
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TV Ratings

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USMNT TV ratings in 2021 steady compared to 2019

Much like attendance, the USMNT TV ratings in 2021 gauge the popularity and growth of soccer in the country. Ratings for the Premier League and the Champions League grew over recent years. Consequently, soccer found its niche in the diverse American sporting landscape. However, the USMNT TV ratings always seemed to fluctuate depending on a […]
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Breaking down the biggest soccer crowds in the US in 2021

After a COVID-19 hiatus, the biggest soccer crowds in the U.S. in 2021 returned to some normalcy. Generally speaking, attendance is the principal metric to gauge the popularity of the sport in the country. However, we look beyond national teams to see how well the sport fits in. After all, the diversity and sheer size […]
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Mexico's attendance in 2021 sees strong crowds in United States

Fans and critics alike use attendance as the barometer for popularity of soccer in the United States. On one hand, supporters of the USMNT decry the falling attendance numbers of recent years. On the other, the USWNT points out its consistent gains in attendance throughout various lawsuits against US Soccer. Of course, these both flipped […]


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USWNT attendance in 2021 dips due to COVID, lack of success

This year brought many things to celebrate for the US Men’s National Team. The same cannot be said for the US Women’s National Team. On one hand, the men's side pulled in its highest audience in recent years while lifting the CONCACAF Nations League and Gold Cup. Contrarily, the USWNT failed to even reach the […]
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USMNT annual attendance show 8% increase since 2019

In 2020, the USMNT annual attendance numbers dipped drastically. Obviously, the COVID-19 pandemic affected the soccer calendar across the world. In fact, the United States only played two games that entire year at home. First off, a February contest against Costa Rica drew 9,172 fans to Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA. Then, much […]

USMNT travels to Jamaica following huge rivalry win

Some things in life are just meant to be. After Friday night’s 2-0 win by the US over Mexico, it certainly seems like Dos a Cero is one of them. The U.S. played home World Cup Qualifiers against Mexico in the state of Ohio a total of six times. The first five occurred in Columbus, […]