1. Ranking Where Jurgen Klinsmann Sits Among All-Time USMNT Bosses

    Where does Jurgen Klinsmann rank all-time among United States men's national team coaches? Spoiler alert: Klinsmann appears much closer to the end of this slideshow than the beginning...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 2 days ago 6,193 reads 19 comments

  2. 5 USMNT Players Whose Stock Increased at 2014 World Cup

    The United States men's national team's performance in the 2014 World Cup was a living, breathing and sweating example of why sports are unpredictable...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 5 days ago 20,808 reads 59 comments

  3. 10 Things USMNT Learned from 2014 World Cup Campaign

    The United States men's national team's 2014 World Cup run seemed interminable until its frenetic, then sudden end. All three of the Americans' group-stage matches were tightly contested...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 6 days ago 16,905 reads 60 comments

  4. Why USMNT Goalkeeper Tim Howard Must Stay on for 2018 World Cup

    Tim Howard could be forgiven for not wanting to think about the United States' 2018 World Cup campaign today. The same goes for United States men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann ...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 9 days ago 4,452 reads 8 comments

  5. Belgium vs. USA: 6 Things We Learned

    You could forgive American supporters of the United States men's national team for their relative ignorance of the sides Jurgen Klinsmann's team played in Group G of this World Cup...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 9 days ago 7,911 reads 56 comments

  6. How Can Manchester City Repeat Their Title Efforts? Fix Their Yaya Problem Now

    Manchester City must either placate Yaya Toure or sell him. There is no future in the in-between. City will defend their second Premier League title in three years in 2014-15...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 12 days ago 5,112 reads 34 comments

  7. World Cup 2014: 10 Most Controversial Moments from Group Stage

    The world football community should probably be very thankful that the controversies from the group stage of the 2014 World Cup tournament have emanated mostly from the pitch...

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  8. USA vs. Germany: 6 Things We Learned as Americans Narrowly Advance

    "Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains," said Ebby Calvin "Nuke" Laloosh in the American baseball movie Bull Durham ...

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  9. Hatching a Plan for USA to Shackle Germany Scoring Machine Thomas Mueller

    When it comes to stopping German dynamo Thomas Mueller, Plan A for the United States men's national team is to hope that the Germans do the sensible thing and play for a tepid draw...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 17 days ago 9,569 reads 101 comments

  10. Key Selection Choices for USA in World Cup Clash with Portugal

    So this is why they give you a 23-man roster for perhaps only three games in which at maximum you will only use 14 men...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 20 days ago 2,923 reads 18 comments

  11. Why Chris Wondolowski Must Be Handed a USA Starting Spot vs Portugal

    Everything is different now for the United States men's national team. When this World Cup started, the Americans were upwards of a 15-to-one long shot to survive Group G...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 22 days ago 11,014 reads 68 comments

  12. 8 Manchester City Players Who Won't Return Next Season

    After watching the Sky Blues hoist the Premier League trophy for the second time in three seasons, Manchester City supporters can finally sort of appreciate how Manchester United supporters used to feel...

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  13. 1 Thing USA Coach Jurgen Klinsmann Must Change Following Win vs. Ghana

    DaMarcus Beasley deserves more credit than he is likely to get for becoming the only American to play in four World Cups for the United States men's national team. "Only 22 players in the tournament's history have played in four World Cups...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 24 days ago 3,967 reads 8 comments

  14. Key Battles That Will Shape USA's World Cup Meeting with Ghana

    Forgive me for not being quite sure why you are bothering to read this since Team USA's men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann is already on the record saying that his team cannot win the 2014 World Cup...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 26 days ago 4,996 reads 27 comments

  15. Why Julian Green Must Be Handed a World Cup Starting Spot for USA Against Ghana

    The United States men's national soccer team is a group of pluggers . Capped pluggers , to be sure, but pluggers all the same. That is why Jurgen Klinsmann has to start Julian Green against Ghana on Monday...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 27 days ago 16,726 reads 91 comments

  16. 5 Uncapped Players USA Should Have Considered for World Cup Duty

    Jurgen Klinsmann took some significant chances with his 23-man United States men's national soccer team roster. But he could have gone even bolder than he did. Julian Green's inclusion in the team made the biggest headlines...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 29 days ago 3,443 reads 7 comments

  17. Jonathan Papelbon's 300th Save Mirrors His Philadelphia Phillies Career

    Jonathan Papelbon earned his 300th career save in a manner befitting his entire tenure as the Phillies ' closer...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 29 days ago 706 reads 1 comments

  18. Why Jurgen Klinsmann Is Under Most Pressure for USA at the World Cup

    Jurgen Klinsmann is under the most pressure of anyone associated with the United States men's national team in the coming World Cup...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 10,222 reads 31 comments

  19. Why USA Made a Mistake Taking Chris Wondolowski over Landon Donovan

    Jurgen Klinsmann's 23-man United States men's national team roster is nearly perfect given what he had to choose from. But whatever his reasons were for leaving Landon Donovan off the team, they have recently been proven wrong...

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  20. Film Focus: Reviewing USA vs. Nigeria as Jozy Altidore Carries USMNT to Victory

    You may have heard that it has not been the best year of United States men's national team striker Jozy Altidore 's life these past 12 months...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 8,052 reads 18 comments

  21. Why Jurgen Klinsmann Deserves More Credit for Building for the Future

    United States men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann deserves more credit than he is getting for building his 2014 World Cup squad with 2018 and beyond in mind...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 9,815 reads 74 comments

  22. Ranking USA's 10 Greatest Central Defenders of All Time

    Central defense is probably the most difficult position on the pitch to fill properly. As a result, the men who prove capable of playing central defense properly tend to do so for a long time...

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  23. United States vs. Turkey: Film Focus Preview of a Big Match for Clint Dempsey

    In all the breathless drama surrounding Landon Donovan's failure to launch for the 2014 World Cup, Clint Dempsey 's recent absence went somewhat unnoticed...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 5,256 reads 20 comments

  24. Film Focus: USMNT's Attacking Issues Evident in Victory over Azerbaijan

    The United States men's national team hosted Azerbaijan in a friendly at San Francisco's venerable Candlestick Park on Tuesday. The visitors perhaps took the meaning of "friendly" too literally...

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  25. How USA Will Line Up Against Azerbaijan in International Friendly

    It is hard to shake the feeling that United States men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann omitted Landon Donovan from the 23-man roster for the coming World Cup to misdirect your attention...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 9,076 reads 51 comments