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 Wednesday 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

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

10 Young Players Who Could Be On The USMNT At The 2018 World Cup

In the last calendar year alone, Jürgen Klinsmann called in over 60 different players for roster spots, as he tinkered with his final 23 for the USMNT. Granted, we knew players like Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard, and Michael Bradley had unquestioned spots, but then again, so did Landon Donovan. Plenty of unknown… » 7/10/14 2:02pm 7/10/14 2:02pm

Jürgen Klinsmann: For The USMNT To Improve, MLS Must Improve

It's a promising sign that even after the plaudits the USMNT rightfully received for their unexpected run in Brazil, Jürgen Klinsmann still has both eyes fixed on the real reason he was brought in: To make the U.S. a true contender. In a recent Facebook post, Klinsmann says for that to happen, MLS has to get better. » 7/06/14 1:07pm 7/06/14 1:07pm

Tim Howard Blocks Unwanted Hugs, Too

American Hero Tim Howard was lucky enough to have a camera in his face as he came home from Brazil, and with the camera came a crowd of people. TMZ captured the moment that was mostly very nice: the majority of folks just wanted to get an autograph, or a photo, or to just tell Howard "thanks." But one guy got greedy. » 7/05/14 3:01pm 7/05/14 3:01pm

Yes, Tim Howard Really Was As Great As He Seemed Yesterday

As close as the USMNT came to dragging Belgium to penalties during its second half of extra time fury, we have to remember that our team had no business being in that position. With the quality of chances Belgium created throughout the match's 120 minutes, they should've scored early and often. They did not, only… » 7/02/14 4:11pm 7/02/14 4:11pm