Steve Davis

STORIES BY Steve Davis


/ 55 days ago

Mistakes cost young US, eliminated by Netherlands in World Cup

The United States has proudly trumpeted its World Cup youth, and rightly so. A bright bunch of young 20-somethings, brimming with talent and fresh of body, ready to be uncorked. Yes, all that youthful intent and plucky desire is great and all – until it isn’t. History has taught us, and Saturday’s U.S. result served […]


/ 59 days ago

Iran vs USA: US wins 1-0 as fortune favors the brave Pulisic

If there are times when “just enough” can be, well, sufficiently good enough, then this looks like one of them. Just enough to get the job done. The mission for this United States national team was always “2nd round or bust!” So it’s mission accomplished, right? Perhaps this isn’t the way they’d preferred to manage […]


/ 63 days ago

United States grows up in 0-0 draw with England

We can have an intelligent debate about whether this current version of United States national team represents a “Golden Generation.” There’s time for that discussion. But whatever we’re calling it, this simply cannot be up for debate: a young team grew up in meaningful ways Friday, looking brave and unfazed, regaining some lost worldwide regard […]


/ 67 days ago

United States, Wales draw 1-1; some tough lessons learned

There will be lessons ahead aplenty for this young United States team, almost completely turned over from its last World Cup appearance more than eight years ago. None perhaps will be more important than the heavy take-away from Monday’s 1-1 draw with Wales. Being the spunky, aggressive side that starts bravely and takes a lead […]

Gregg Berhalter

/ 79 days ago

Steve Davis analyzes the USMNT World Cup roster

The surprise meter certainly didn't rise to "Landon Donovan in 2014 level" as the latest United States World Cup roster dropped, but USMNT Head Coach Gregg Berhalter certainly gave media and supporters plenty of meat to chew on as the official 26-man squad was officially named. Discussions will certainly drag on over a few selections, […]