MLS Is Putting The Fix In For Toronto FC, Right Before Our Eyes

Not that this is any real secret, but it deserves to be said as often as possible: MLS is rigged. The league jointly owns each individual team, centrally controls all major decisions, and has a rule book as regularly erased and written over as a chalk board. With yesterday's reported news that Juventus forward… » 1/19/15 2:07pm 1/19/15 2:07pm

The U.S. Ran The Most Of Any Team At The World Cup

USA players covered an average of 77.17 miles per match over their four matches at the World Cup. That's more per match than any other nation, which is something to be proud of, right? » 7/18/14 5:12pm 7/18/14 5:12pm

The Case Against The Case Against Michael Bradley

Perhaps the most consistent narrative in the weeks before the World Cup was this one: that the USMNT would go exactly as far as central midfielder Michael Bradley would carry them. The idea was shared almost universally among the American soccer media. There was no reason to doubt its viability. » 6/30/14 2:45pm 6/30/14 2:45pm

Getting Ready For MLS? Allow Us To Convince You Otherwise

It's about that time of the year again! Timber Joey is gassing up his chainsaw, Thierry Henry is stretching those creaking joints, and Michael Bradley is getting ready to lace up his boots, the prodigal son back on (well, North) American soil after so many years away. Yep, Major League Soccer, the land of has-beens… » 3/06/14 3:37pm 3/06/14 3:37pm

Italian Soccer Announcer Loses His Mind Over A Michael Bradley Goal

Michael Bradley paced Roma to a 1-0 victory yesterday, much to the delight of this Italian soccer announcer. All together now, "LEX LUTHOOOOR!" » 10/28/13 10:02am 10/28/13 10:02am

U.S. And Mexico Both Lose World Cup Qualifiers

This kid is everyone's spirit kid. He's pissed. And why not, everything about Friday night was a bummer. Before the U.S. men even dug themselves a 2-0 hole in the first 10 minutes, Michael Bradley went down with an injured ankle in the pre-game workout. » 9/07/13 9:36am 9/07/13 9:36am

America's Most Important Soccer Player Conquers The Old World

Originally published in Howler Magazine, whose latest issue is a celebration of U.S. soccer's centennial. Follow the magazine on Twitter, @whatahowler. » 8/13/13 12:00pm 8/13/13 12:00pm

Michael Bradley Scored A Goal With This Nifty Right-Footed Volley

The US and Russian men's national soccer teams fought to a 2-2 draw this afternoon in an international friendly at Russia's Kuban Stadium. Michael Bradley's impressive marker you see above knotted the game at 1-1 in the 76th minute. If his dad was still the coach, Michael definitely would have been rewarded with a… » 11/14/12 3:50pm 11/14/12 3:50pm

Here's Video Of Oribe Peralta's Goal That Has Mexico Leading The US At…

In the 17th minute, with the son of the former USMNT coach marking him, Mexico forward Oribe Peralta capitalized on a cross from Andres Guardado. Pretty goal. The U.S. has yet to score its new coach. Second half about to begin. » 8/10/11 10:10pm 8/10/11 10:10pm