Lawrence Dockery

STORIES BY Lawrence Dockery


/ 8 days ago

USMNT 2023 attendance best since 2017 thanks to Mexico

Helped by big crowds for games against Mexico on US soil, the average attendance for the United States men's national team (USMNT) home matches in 2023 was the best since 2017. USMNT average attendance climbed from 29,400 in 2017 to 29,578 in 2023. Still, attendances for US Soccer men's games still have a long way […]

Trinidad and Tobago vs USA preview: Copa America beckons

The first leg of the Nations League quarterfinals was a slog for the US. Trinidad and Tobago held the USMNT scoreless for the first 80 minutes despite picking up a red card in the first half. The dam eventually broke, and the US was able to pull out a 3-0 win. The scene now shifts […]

USA vs Trinidad & Tobago: USMNT aims to reach Copa America

The Copa America is on the horizon for the USA when it takes on Trinidad and Tobago. Like the 2016 edition, next year's tournament is in the United States. Unlike the 2016 edition, the USMNT does not qualify automatically as the host. The six guest nations from CONCACAF must qualify through the Nations League. The […]


/ 42 days ago

USMNT attendance suffering against lackluster opponents

For three of the last four home games, the USMNT attendance has been suffering because of the weaker nature of its opponents. The United States is gearing up to co-host the World Cup in under three years. Still, based on three of the last four home games, excitement and support for this team is lower […]


/ 44 days ago

USA vs Ghana preview: Rematch of the World Cup 2014 classic

It is a World Cup rematch for the USA when it hosts Ghana in a preview of what may come in 2026. These sides did not meet this past winter in Qatar. This particular World Cup rematch is from 2006 in Germany. And it is from 2010 in South Africa. And it is from Brazil […]


/ 47 days ago

Gio Reyna returns: USA vs. Germany preview

Gio Reyna returns to the USMNT for the first time since Gregg Berhalter was rehired as manager when the USA hosts Germany in a friendly. The furor surrounding the two needs no reiterating. But questions continue to swirl about whether the rift has truly started to mend. There is a game to be played, however. […]


/ 79 days ago

USA vs Oman preview: Berhalter hunts second win in return

Gregg Berhalter's first game back in charge of the USMNT was lackluster. It typified the style of game fans saw in his first cycle as US manager. As in so many of the games during his previous stint, the US got the win by a scoreline that was more flattering than the game suggested. The […]

Gregg Berhalter

/ 82 days ago

USMNT vs Uzbekistan preview: Berhalter is back

Gregg Berhalter is back. As the saying goes, there is nothing new under the Sun. From October of 2017 to December of 2018, US Soccer swore up and down it was conducting a real coaching search. They hired Gregg Berhalter, brother of US Soccer's Jay Berhalter. Now, this year, new Sporting Director Matt Crocker swore […]

United States

/ 105 days ago

Recommended US venues to co-host the 2027 Women's World Cup

The next five years are going to be the biggest in American soccer history. Numerous high-level international tournaments are coming to the United States. In 2024, the Copa America returns to these shores after eight years away. The revamped Club World Cup is coming the following year. However, the two biggest sporting events coming to […]


/ 116 days ago

USA vs Sweden preview: Americans backing into knockout rounds

The USWNT has not played well thus far at the Women's World Cup. In fact, the Americans are backing into the knockout rounds. This year was the first time the USWNT had failed to win at least two group stage games. Because of this they finished as the runners-up in their group. By finishing as […]


/ 121 days ago

USWNT vs Portugal preview: Knockout stage spot up for grabs

If the previous two games provide any preview of the USWNT, the final group stage game against Portugal is no guarantee. Even worse, the USWNT must force at least a draw to punch a ticket to the knockout stages. With the final group game against Portugal rapidly approaching, many feel that the USWNT has not […]


/ 127 days ago

USWNT vs. Netherlands preview: Rematch of 2019 World Cup final

The USWNT began its Women's World Cup title defense in underwhelming fashion. It opened with a 3-0 win over Vietnam. The performance left much to be desired. Many expected a repeat of the 13-0 opening win over Thailand four years ago. But at the end of the day, the United States got all three points. […]


/ 132 days ago

USWNT vs Vietnam preview: US begins World Cup title defense

The Women's World Cup is finally here, and the USWNT looks to make it three tournament wins in a three-tournament span. Several teams have already played but it is now time for the USWNT to take the stage. They will be aiming to make history and to do something never done before. The USWNT begins […]


/ 132 days ago

USWNT attendance down 6% during 2019-2023 cycle

The Women's World Cup is nearly here. For the teams that qualified, it is the culmination of a four year cycle. And since it's the end of the cycle, it's time to look back and see what the USWNT attendance was from 2019 to 2023. Unfortunately, the USWNT attendance dropped 6% during the 2015-2019 period. […]


/ 134 days ago

Send Off Series games are happening less often for US Soccer

The 2023 Women's World Cup begins this week. The competition gets underway on July 20 when co-hosts Australia and New Zealand kick off against Republic of Ireland and Norway, respectively. The USWNT begins their quest for a third consecutive title on July 22 in Group E against Vietnam. But fans in the US did not […]

Gold Cup

/ 141 days ago

USA vs Panama preview: Young squad faces toughest test so far

Unsurprisingly, both the United States and Panama meet in the Concacaf Gold Cup semifinal on Wednesday evening. It's not surprising because between 2005 and 2019, USA has played Panama a total of nine times at all eight Gold Cups. Two of those games were in the final which the US both won (2005 and 2013). […]

Canada National Team

/ 144 days ago

Gold Cup Quarter-Final: USA vs Canada preview

As expected, the USMNT finished top of Group A. Now it's time for the Gold Cup Quarter-Final. Anything can happen in the knockout rounds of international soccer tournaments. There is no room for error. That is something the US needs to keep in mind as they get set to take on a Canada team they […]

Gold Cup

/ 151 days ago

USA vs Trinidad and Tobago preview: Top spot on the line

The Gold Cup did not start well for the United States Mens National Team (USMNT), as they opened play in Group A with a 1-1 draw against Jamaica. Fortunately, they followed that up with a 6-0 thumping of Gold Cup debutants St. Kitts & Nevis. That leaves the top spot in Group A up for […]

Gold Cup

/ 155 days ago

USMNT seeks bounce back against St. Kitts and Nevis

The high from the USMNT winning the Nations League seems to have worn off rather quickly. A 3-0 win over Mexico and a 2-0 win over Canada gave way to a disappointing 1-1 draw with Jamaica. The USMNT has only won five of its last fifteen games, dating back to June of 2022. In those […]

Gold Cup

/ 159 days ago

USMNT begins Gold Cup title defense against Jamaica

The USMNT has been the dominant force in CONCACAF for several years now. It won the 2021 Nations League and the 2021 Gold Cup. The squad successfully defended its Nations League title last week. Now, the USMNT must look to successfully defend the Gold Cup title. The trophy defense begins against Jamaica. A much-revised squad […]