Saturday September 3, 2011
It's been a busy week in American soccer news, gaining a German-born player in Fabian Johnson and potentially losing two American-born players in Joe Corona and George John who have been recently linked to Mexican Under-22 and Greek National Team camps, respectively.
Monday August 8, 2011
For everyone living under a rock over the past couple weeks, it will come as a shock that Jurgen Klinsmann is the new head coach for the United States Men's National Team, replacing Bob Bradley a bit quicker than myself and just about everyone else expected. Questions of his coaching pedigree resound amongst some circles but for the most part, everyone seems to be tentatively looking forward to the team's future, rather than bleakly dreading what's to come after the dreadful showings of the past six months.
Friday July 22, 2011
The score read 4-2 in favor of Mexico, following a crippling second half performance by the U.S.'s southern neighbors. After several nearly disastrous performances leading up to the final, two early goals in favor of the Americans was a dream start.
Thursday June 23, 2011
Over the past three weeks, we have seen the usual rollercoaster ride that we've come to associate with the United States National Team. The result against Spain on June 4th was an abysmal first half performance against the best team in the world.
Wednesday May 25, 2011
The season is over for the big leagues of Europe, which means it's time to reflect on the past several months, and then take a look ahead to the future. Several Yanks made big impacts on their teams this season, taking steps to cement opinions that Americans aren't just role players and consummate workhorses with "tremendous athleticism."
Saturday April 23, 2011
It has been difficult to be excited about soccer in recent weeks as one disaster after another has struck the real world. From civil wars in Africa to environmental disasters in Japan, boating accidents in Italy and school shootings in Brazil, the sobering images of reality that have pressed upon us from all angles of television, internet and newspapers have been enough to quell most cheerful thoughts and pre-game fantasies lately.
Friday March 25, 2011
With the looming matches against Argentina and Paraguay this weekend, fans of the Red, White, and Blue will have their annual opportunity to take in matches against top-level South American competition.
Wednesday March 2, 2011
Now that the hangover from last week's Champions League games has subsided and we‘re looking forward to the second leg of high drama, it's time to take a closer look at highly stressful European play and what it spells for international glory.
Monday February 7, 2011
Clint Dempsey, Stuart Holden, Jonathan Spector, Jermaine Jones, and Michael Bradley. One of these is not like the others. Any guesses who?