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The USMNT Just Lost To Jamaica. So What's Next? 

The United States Men’s National Team lost 2-1 to Jamaica in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the first time they have failed to advance to the finals since 2003, when they were knocked out in the semifinals by Brazil’s U-23 team. A U-23 team that featured players like Kaka, Maicon, Robinho, Thiago Motta, and… » 7/22/15 9:09pm 7/22/15 9:09pm

USA Score, Finally, As Dempsey Puts Yanks Up 1-0 On Haiti

A thus-far uninspired performance by the U.S. has, at least, resulted in a goal and once again it’s Clint Dempsey who scored to put his side up 1-0 on Haiti in tonight’s Gold Cup match at the Patriots’ stadium in Foxborough. Let’s not let Deuce take all the credit, though he’s certainly earned it thus far in the… » 7/10/15 9:50pm 7/10/15 9:50pm

A Different Kind Of Party At The Women's World Cup

In May I was at a bar in Portland, Ore., with two of my brothers, watching the U.S. women’s national soccer team play the first of a series of pre-World Cup tune-ups. At first, we were the only people there—it was Mother’s Day, around brunchtime. A little after halftime, an older couple sat down at the other end of… » 7/09/15 3:48pm 7/09/15 3:48pm

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

Landon Donovan's Goal Was The Start Of Something Great

As we wait with increasingly dwindling patience for the U.S. women to get their shit together, I thought we could all do with some happy America fuzzy-memory time. June 23, 2010, five years ago today, Landon Donovan’s World Cup stoppage-time goal saved the USMNT from elimination, won them the group, and proved… » 6/23/15 2:25pm 6/23/15 2:25pm

Mix Diskerud Bicycle-Kicks In Goal; USMNT Is Kinda Hanging With Germany

Hmmm, the USMNT maintaining possession, playing it out from the back, overloading zones with intelligent off-ball movement, good first touches, and a tying goal that wasn’t totally against the run of play while facing one of the world’s best? Maybe we were on to something...
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IT'S REALLY TRUE, AMERICA WON FIFA, WE ARE THE BEST!

Right now I couldn’t care less if this was some pointless post-season friendly (and it really wasn’t, both on the USMNT’s end, who want to prove themselves against the world’s best, and for the Netherlands, who wanted to use this as a warmup for next week’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier), and sure, the home team did » 6/05/15 4:44pm 6/05/15 4:44pm

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

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