Brek Shea Pounds A Free Kick Into The Top Corner To Give USMNT Lead

USMNT Felled By Hat-Trick Hero Nicklas Bendtner, Who Still Sucks

For the first time this year—at least the first time we'd like to remember—a fit and strong USMNT squad got some run. The opponent was Denmark, stiff competition to be sure. So while USMNT fans could've justifiably been cautiously pleased with the 2-1 lead our boys took into the final 10 minutes of the game, it's… » 3/25/15 5:54pm 3/25/15 5:54pm

The USMNT Should Boycott The 2022 World Cup

Today FIFA announced that they are formally moving ahead with plans to host the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in November and December of that year, with the final being played a week before Christmas. As you may already know, Qatar's World Cup infrastructure is being built using Moses-era slavery practices. One of the… » 3/19/15 3:40pm 3/19/15 3:40pm

Damn, Man, Tim Howard Is Having One Sad-Ass Season

It's been less than a year since Tim Howard became America's World Cup hero, staring down an unrelenting Belgian attack and turning away 16 goddamn shots with the grim resolve of an action hero who's low on ammo. In fact, go ahead and watch each one of those beautiful, thrilling saves one more time. Then, if you're a… » 2/25/15 1:39pm 2/25/15 1:39pm

Michael Bradley Scores Directly From A Corner Kick

The USMNT is taking on Panama in an international friendly today, and Michael Bradley just scored an Olimpico from the corner. » 2/08/15 4:55pm 2/08/15 4:55pm

Minnesota United's Miguel Ibarra will start for the U.S. today against Panama, the first NASL player to make the USMNT starting XI in exactly 30 years. You might remember Ibarra from this awesome goal last season. » 2/08/15 3:12pm 2/08/15 3:12pm

What Should We Want From The USMNT In 2015?

It's still a little odd seeing guys like Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Jermaine Jones—hell, even Jozy Altidore—in their USMNT jerseys and remembering that these are not the players they once were. It's tough to wean yourself away from, say, watching Altidore temporarily putting the U.S. up 2-1 on Chile last night… » 1/29/15 5:04pm 1/29/15 5:04pm

Jozy Altidore, The Striker Who Never Was, Is Coming Back Home

Yesterday, news broke that perennial Premier League bottom feeders Sunderland had reached a swap deal with Major League Soccer. American striker Jozy Altidore is leaving Sunderland for MLS's Toronto FC. English striker Jermain Defoe, who just joined Toronto FC from Tottenham last summer, is going to Sunderland. The… » 1/14/15 5:58pm 1/14/15 5:58pm

Arsenal Starlet Gedion Zelalem Gets U.S. Citizenship; USMNT Fans Rejoice

We're gonna get Gedion, we're gonna get Gedion! Nanna nanna boo boo, Germany, go stick your hand in scheiße! » 12/30/14 3:12pm 12/30/14 3:12pm

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

How Homegrown Stars Like Gyasi Zardes Are Transforming MLS

Gyasi Zardes is one the best attacking players in MLS right now, and he is neither a wrung-out superstar cashing in chips on an American soccer vacation nor a USMNT star boomeranging back home for regular playing time. His 16 goals for the LA Galaxy are the most of any American (and fifth-most in MLS) and he's a big… » 10/20/14 9:48am 10/20/14 9:48am

MLS Commissioner Has Some Dumb Shit To Say About Jürgen Klinsmann

USMNT coach Jürgen Klinsmann has taken up one of his favorite pastimes recently: criticizing the U.S.'s subpar domestic soccer. Last week, Klinsmann made waves by coming out in support of a promotion-relegation system. On Tuesday, he took time to lament the return to MLS of America's best players, namely Michael… » 10/16/14 12:41pm 10/16/14 12:41pm

Watch Landon Donovan's Final Exit As A Member Of The USMNT

Landon Donovan made his final appearance in a U.S. national team uniform tonight against Ecuador, coming inches from scoring before being substituted off 41 minutes into the first half. Here's the isolated camera of his exit, and the crowd's ovation. » 10/10/14 8:06pm 10/10/14 8:06pm

Jürgen Klinsmann Wishes America Would Adopt Promotion And Relegation

It's another international fixture break, which means it's another opportunity for Jürgen Klinsmann to get his message out to the media, which means it's yet another chance for him to criticise America's domestic leagues. This time, his beef is with the lack of promotion and relegation. » 10/10/14 2:49pm 10/10/14 2:49pm

​Jozy Altidore Wants To Go Not Score Goals Somewhere Else

Poor Jozy. The 24-year-old American striker looked to be the Truth as recently as July 2013, when he transferred to English side Sunderland and effectively cemented a starting place on the USMNT after scoring 23 goals in just 21 league games for Dutch side AZ Alkmaar the season prior. But now, he is some shit. » 10/08/14 6:14pm 10/08/14 6:14pm

MLS's Clint Dempsey Raps Like MLS Plays Soccer (Like Shit)

This is EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE of Clint Dempsey, American and major league soccer player, rapping at a video game's New York launch party last night. It is weird. » 9/19/14 10:39am 9/19/14 10:39am

Jürgen Klinsmann's Goal Is A Semifinal At The 2018 World Cup

Jürgen Klinsmann wasn't brought in for Brazil. Fans, U.S. Soccer, and Klinsmann himself know he's here for the long run, being given time to build his own team and trot it out in Russia in 2018. And he's already set a goal. » 9/04/14 9:30am 9/04/14 9:30am

FIFA's First Post-World Cup Rankings Are Out

Yes, we all know FIFA's rankings are bad and pointless and the formula is arbitrary and flawed. But if there's one thing we (the human race) can't resist, it's things, ranked. » 7/17/14 10:56am 7/17/14 10:56am