Clint Dempsey Has Something To Prove

The USMNT’s Gold Cup opener was their first competitive match since the World Cup, and in the broadest sense, it’s all about the next one. Jurgen Klinsmann has said repeatedly how 2015 is a year of “transition” for the roster—reloading, getting younger, starting up the position battles that will play out from now… » 7/08/15 9:22am 7/08/15 9:22am

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 2:08pm 1/19/15 2:08pm

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 2:49pm 6/30/14 2:49pm

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

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