November 23, 2016 | International Soccer
Firing of Jurgen Klinsmann will allow USMNT to finally grow
The U.S. Soccer Federation finally wised up and fired Juergen Klinsmann on Monday. Despite Bruce Arena taking over the team through the 2018 World Cup, the coaching hire after that will lead to much bigger growth for the national team.Read This Post
June 21, 2016 | International Soccer
Don’t be shocked if U.S. grabs signature win over Argentina in Copa America semifinal
The Americans always seem to do their best when they’re counted out — the 2002, 2010 and 2014 World Cups being prime examples. So don’t be surprised if it’s the United States walking off the pitch tonight as the team heading to Sunday’s Copa America final.Read This Post
July 21, 2015 | International Soccer
USMNT might have finally turned a corner in Gold Cup action
The fear and questions surrounding the American team were somewhat put at ease over the weekend. After struggling to put away much lesser sides in the previous few weeks, the U.S. smashed lowly Cuba (who was missing quite a number of players due to supposed defections) with a 6-0 win and a hat trick from Dempsey Saturday in the quarterfinals. The win was the largest victory of the round, which also saw two matches go into extra time and one of those had to be decided by penalties, and it sends a message to the other three teams remaining: the United States might just be turning a corner in this tournament.Read This Post
July 30, 2014 | MLS
MLS needs to start playing more matches each week
After the U.S. men’s national team’s disappointing exit in the Round of 16 in the World Cup, U.S. manager Jurgen Klinsmann had a fairly simple message for Major League Soccer in helping develop talent for the USMNT.
“We need to add the work load,” he said in a Facebook post. “We need to add the competition level. We need to make them understand what recovery time means.”Read This Post
July 1, 2014 | International Soccer
Belgium presents challenge for U.S., but one they can handle
The U.S. has survived. The Americans stood as one of two teams remaining from Group G along with the Germans.
And now they have advanced to play Belgium in the Round of 16 for the right to go on to the quarterfinals. And now the stakes are raised even higher.Read This Post
June 27, 2014 | International Soccer
U.S. loses battle, wins war in advancing to knockout round
The U.S. need just one point in their match against Germany Thursday to advance to the knockout round.
That point never came.
But thanks to Portugal beating Ghana 2-1 at the same time, the United States are headed to the round of 16 and a date with Belgium to decide who’s advancing to the quarterfinals. And as one ESPN commentator said, “the U.S. lost battle, but won the war.”Read This Post
June 26, 2014 | International Soccer
One point separates U.S. from knockout round
On Sunday it was three points. Today it’s one point.
That’s all that separates the United States from a spot in the knockout round of the World Cup, an impressive feat considering they were drawn into the proverbial “Group of Death”. But as it was against Portugal, accomplishing this feat will be no small task against a German side that might be the first European country to win the tournament in South America.Read This Post
June 22, 2014 | International Soccer
U.S. has to survive injuries, heat, Portugal to put themselves in great position to advance
That’s all that separates the U.S. national team and getting to the Round of 16 out of the proverbial “Group of Death”. It’s all that separates them from something no one outside of the country could have ever predicted when the World Cup draw was held in December.Read This Post
June 17, 2014 | International Soccer
John Brooks’ header gives U.S. three points, revenge against Ghana
What. A. Game.
If there were any doubts if the U.S. men’s national team could up the dramatics from the last World Cup and Landon Donovan’s stoppage time goal to send the Americans through to the knockout round, they were resoundly silenced Monday evening.Read This Post
June 16, 2014 | International Soccer
Could third time be charm for US Men’s National Team against Ghana
It’s hard to beat the same team three straight times.
That’s the hope the United State Men’s National Team has heading to it’s World Cup opening match against Ghana later this evening.Read This Post