1. USMNT: 5 Goals for Jurgen Klinsmann Before CONCACAF Qualification

    With CONCACAF qualification to begin in 2012, Jurgen Klinsmann has a few issues to deal with in the first couple months of the new year...

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  2. USMNT: What Fans Can Be Thankful for Under Jurgen Klinsmann

    Now that the United States is in the midst of its holiday season, it's a good time to look back on the U.S. Men's National Team and figure out just what fans can be thankful for under new coach Jurgen Klinsmann ...

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  3. USMNT Friendly Preview: How Will the U.S. Score Against Honduras and Ecuador?

    At halftime of the Sept. 6 friendly between the United States and Belgium, ESPN analyst and former Men's National team player Taylor Twellman recommended the U.S...

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  4. USMNT: Costa Rica Friendly a Glimpse at the Future of American Soccer

    Those who were lucky enough to stay up and watch the 11:00 p.m. (Eastern time), late-night friendly between the United States and Costa Rica got to see a thirty-minute span in the ...

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  5. USA vs. Mexico Soccer Friendly: Reaction from Jurgen Klinsmann's USMNT Debut

    Tonight's USA vs. Mexico friendly features the debut of Jurgen Klinsmann as the new U.S. men's national team head coach. What will we see? Who will be his starting 11? How will they play? What will be more attack-minded about this U...

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  6. U.S. Men's Soccer: 3 Short-Term Goals Team Needs to Display vs. Mexico

    If there is one message that came out of the hiring of Jurgen Klinsmann it's this: "America, you will finally have your attack-minded soccer." And as the sports programming cut to the next thirty-second story, that was it...

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  7. 10 Reasons for Bob Bradley's Dismissal as U.S. Men's Soccer Coach

    With questions about the timing and circumstances surrounding Bob Bradley 's dismissal, what prompted the Men's National Team Coaches' firing? Once America's winningest coach in ...

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  8. 2011 Copa America: Five Quick Thoughts on the Uruguay/Paraguay Final

    In a much unexpected and fascinating final, Uruguay beat Paraguay 3-0 in Argentina. Here are a couple of early observations: 1. For an arguably defensive tournament, the final was a relatively fast-paced, wide-open game...

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  9. Gold Cup 2011: Patience the New Reality for the United States and Its Fans

    For another game, the new formation, tactics and players (to a point), worked for Bob Bradley. The United States beat Panama 1-0 after a late counter-attack goal from Clint Dempsey...

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  10. Gold Cup 2011: Changes to U.S. Offense Key to Tournament Success

    For the first time in a very long time, the United States National team is exciting, or even better, everything surrounding the team is, and that makes for the drama sports fans crave...

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  11. Gold Cup 2011: U.S. Men's National Team Gold Cup Group Stage Review

    There was a time early in the 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign when the United States was winning, the aging, status quo of players was "getting the job done", and the tactical ...

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  12. U.S. vs. Spain Friendly May Not Be the Best Warm-Up for the Gold Cup

    In the run-up to next week's Gold Cup, Fox Soccer Channel has been replaying tournament matches from years past. The other night, they aired the U.S. versus Honduras from 2009...

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  13. 15 Minutes with Brandi Chastain, Former U.S. Women's National Team Player

    When I was asked to interview Brandi Chastain , the most infamous of all Brandi Chastain pictures started a replaying in my head. Even now, I can still picture her penalty kick, ripping her shirt off, and flexing as she celebrates...

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  14. Rongen's Dismissal Shouldn't Be End of Relationship with USNT Youth Development

    Last week, U.S. Soccer announced it would not be renewing Thomas Rongen's contract as the men's U-20 national team coach. Naturally, this wasn't Rongen's wish, and he told ESPN...

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  15. U-20 Defeat Has Little Bearing on Future of U.S. National Team

    With a 2-1 loss to Guatemala's U-20 national team, the U.S. U-20s failed to qualify for their age group's World Cup...

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  16. United States vs. Paraguay: Grading the Performance of Each American

    The Paraguay friendly was an exciting affair with the U.S. attempting to take advantage of a spirited second half against Argentina...

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  17. United States vs. Argentina: American Player Rankings

    In usual American fashion, the men's national team came from behind in what turned out to be a more competitive match than the first forty-five minutes foreshadowed for the second half...

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  18. U.S. National Team: Stuart Holden Injury Worst News Since Charlie Davies Car Accident

    Twenty-six stitches and six months. The second significant injury in two years. Not much else could go wrong for Stuart Holden . The same could be said for a number of players on the U...

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  19. 2011 Gold Cup: Location Might Be as Difficult as the Opposition for U.S.

    The U.S. has been grouped with Canada, Panama and Guadeloupe for the 2011 Gold Cup. With the United States seemingly strong favorites to advance beyond the group stage, the organizers ...

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  20. Soccer and Positive Politics: Why the U.S. Should Reschedule Egypt Friendly

    When Sepp Blatter claimed that soccer should be void of politics, all the while claiming that the Qatar and Russia selections for World Cup hosts had, in part, to do with international politics, the world laughed...

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  21. Aston Villa Loan Deal: Resurgence or Regression for Michael Bradley?

    Michael Bradley, 23-year-old U.S. Men's National team member, completed a loan deal until the end of the season sending him to Aston Villa from his German club Borussia Moenchengladbach...

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  22. Bob Bradley Should Focus on Defense for United States' Friendly With Chile

    With Bob Bradley's selection for his January camp, he's chosen youth development at the beginning of 2011. It's a shrewd decision as he will certainly need to replace a few aging U...

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  23. Bob Bradley's 2010 Christmas Wishlist to Santa Claus

    Dear Santa, I know it's been a pretty good year for me. With our last game, we finished with a .500 record and considering we played in the World Cup, I'm fine with that...

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  24. United States Men's National Team's Developing Storylines

    Since the October friendlies are over and the players have returned to their club teams, it's a quiet time for the U.S. Men's National Team. Which is why it's a good time to be a fan, as all one can do is speculate and deliberate...

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  25. U.S.A.-Poland Friendly: Best Possible Outcomes

    With the MLS heading to the playoffs, the U.S. friendly against Poland on Saturday (9 p.m. Ct.) at Chicago's Soldiers Field gives fans a glimpse at America's overseas players, ...

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