Jerramy Stevens Arrested For DUI; Hope Solo Suspended By U.S. Soccer

Yesterday TMZ broke the news that former Seahawks and Buccaneers tight end Jerramy Stevens was arrested in Los Angeles early Monday morning for DUI. Hope Solo—the U.S. Soccer goalkeeper and Stevens's wife—was also in the car, and TMZ says she and Stevens were belligerent with police (emphasis theirs): » 1/21/15 8:41pm 1/21/15 8:41pm

How U.S. Soccer Ensures The Fort Lauderdale Strikers Never Get A Chance

Last year, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers were purchased by a Brazilian consortium looking to turn the team into a "global powerhouse." Some of their bandied-about strategies for ginning up fan interest include drone-delivered concessions at the stadium, piggy backing off the club's history from the NASL's heyday to… » 1/16/15 11:23am 1/16/15 11:23am

Who Will Develop The First Great American Soccer Star?

For as far as soccer—the official Sport Of The Future on these shores for decades now—has come in America, we still haven't hit upon a sustainable youth development model to cultivate all levels of professional talent, from squad-fillers to superstars. This leaves interested parties at home and abroad arguing over… » 12/17/14 10:56am 12/17/14 10:56am

Here's The USMNT 2014 Home Jersey

The bland, golf shirt-looking thing that leaked last month has turned out to be accurate—this is U.S. Soccer's home jersey for 2014, and will be worn at this summer's World Cup in Brazil. » 3/03/14 8:33am 3/03/14 8:33am

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

This Might Be The Oldest Surviving American Soccer Footage

If you're interesting in the long, under-celebrated history of American soccer, I can't recommend enough the uploads from Youtube user "soccermavn." There are old ads, footage of NASL's glory days, and even video of the short-lived United Soccer Association. (Update: He apparently got lots of these tapes from Dave… » 12/18/12 4:10pm 12/18/12 4:10pm

Women's Professional Soccer Escapes Extinction

For the past few months, we've been following the sad saga of one of the most destructive owners in professional sports, Dan Borislow, and his ongoing legal (and email) fight against one of the most beleaguered professional sports organizations in the world, Women's Professional Soccer. » 12/13/11 12:15pm 12/13/11 12:15pm

Jurgen Klinsmann Doesn't Think The United States Will Win A World Cup…

New U.S. men's soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann sat down on Sunday for his "first private interview" with SI's Grant Wahl the other day. The heavens shook. Stigmata were touched. Then Wahl began asking several of the standard questions new American soccer coaches always get asked. The most standard of them came at the… » 8/08/11 2:05pm 8/08/11 2:05pm

Jurgen Klinsmann: America's Newest Soccer Jesus

Jurgen Klinsmann was introduced to the media this week as the new coach of the U.S. men's soccer team, a development in the making ever since the U.S. Soccer Federation batted eyelashes at Klinsmann before the 2006 World Cup. The coach spurned the USSF then, and instead led Germany to a third-place finish in the… » 8/04/11 12:15pm 8/04/11 12:15pm

Clint Dempsey Is Casual And Cold-Blooded

When Clint Dempsey tried to walk the ball in against Guadeloupe, it was predictably disrupted, and he was predictably blasted for being too casual. It's a particularly biting critique for soccer, the one sport where we expect American athletes' effort to outpace their skill, rather than the other way around. But it… » 6/20/11 12:35pm 6/20/11 12:35pm

American Brutalizes Canada With Sensational Goal In Jamaica

Nathan Smith, defender from California, robbed Canada of its desire to compete and live on Sunday when he scored this incredible goal during extra time of the 2011 CONCACAF U-17 championship in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The goal broke the 450-minute shutout streak of Canadian keeper Maxime Crepeau, who still has a cool… » 2/28/11 1:15pm 2/28/11 1:15pm

Our Captain Nailed His Teammate's Wife First — USA! USA!

John Terry and England may be making headlines now, but only because the sloppy American media missed a big one: John Harkes was dropped from the 1998 World Cup squad because he was having an affair with Eric Wynalda's wife. » 2/02/10 10:10pm 2/02/10 10:10pm

How The U.S. Can Wipe The Floor With Brazil

Bob Bradley must be slightly busy right now trying to prepare his team to pull off another upset of a superior squad. Toilet-papering one of Brazil's finest is probably a strategy he hasn't considered. » 6/27/09 5:45pm 6/27/09 5:45pm

The Other Wins That Were Supposed To Change U.S. Soccer

United States 2, Spain 0. "Probably the greatest victory" in U.S. Soccer history. History-making. The one that will change the future of soccer in the country, right? It can join the club. » 6/27/09 2:00pm 6/27/09 2:00pm

US Soccer and the Cuba Cinco

Forget about Ocho Cinco. The newest rebels: The Cuba Cinco » 9/07/08 11:30am 9/07/08 11:30am. As the US Soccer Team beat Cuba in a World Cup qualifying match last night, they had some special fans in the crowd cheering them on. Five US soccer fans chose to ignore the government's ban on travel to Cuba and went to support their team by traveling…