Tag Archives: u.s. men’s national team

A revelation on Jurgen Klinsmann

The U.S. men’s soccer coach is trying to impart some sort of style, a vague nation of playing “the right way” with skill and flair. He juggles his lineups, often putting players in unfamiliar positions. He emphasizes long-term gro...

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American Outlaws and old-school U.S. soccer collegiality

The controversy about the American Outlaws and the upcoming USA-Mexico game in USA-Mexicoville (also known as Columbus) has gone through three stages: 1. Multiple reports said Outlaws from Seattle had basically taken over planning crowd activities fo...

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Very Good Things in U.S. soccer

No, the U.S. soccer scene isn’t all petty arguments over turf wars, business plans and what was said in 2007. A lot of Very Good Things have happened in American soccer recently — some well-publicized, some not. – The U.S. men won...

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Bradley’s back

After much consideration, I hereby proclaim my official analysis of U.S. Soccer’s decision to extend the contract of men’s national team coach Bob Bradley: Ahem … Worry about the players, not the coach. There’s too much focus ...

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Live: USA-Australia

Watch the USA-Australia friendly with us — or, if you’re stuck somewhere and can’t watch, follow the action with us. This is basically a test run for the World Cup, when I’m tentatively planning to have a discussion like this ...

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Book review: ‘Chasing the Game’

I’m thrilled to see two books on American soccer history being released in the same month. I’m absolutely biased in saying that, of course, because one of them is mine. The other is Filip Bondy’s look at the U.S. men’s &hellip...

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