1. Gulati's Silence Over Klinsmann Controversy Smartest Decision He's Ever Made

    Now that Jurgen Klinsmann has gone public with his side of the failed negotiations over the U.S. Men's National team's head coaching position, there's been a media uproar and demand for a response from U...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about almost 4 years ago 465 reads 18 comments

  2. USMNT Midfield Talent Surplus More of a Curse Than Boon

    Now that the coaching situation has been decided—for better or worse—the U.S. national team can turn its attention to development, progression, and preparation for its 2014 World Cup Qualification Cycle...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about almost 4 years ago 576 reads 14 comments

  3. Carolina Panthers Analysis And Predictions: Why So Erratic?

    Three preseason games completed. Three games, and the Carolina Panthers defense leads the league in total sacks at 18 and in total yards allowed at 184.7. This shouldn't be happening...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about almost 4 years ago 1,855 reads 6 comments

  4. Foreign Coaching Opportunity Best Choice for Bob Bradley's Development

    As talks between Bob Bradley and U.S. Soccer will continue this week, many questions still remain unanswered...

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  5. U.S. National Team: Brazil Friendly a Reminder of Ongoing Problems With U.S.

    There wasn't much to celebrate last Tuesday night as the United States played Brazil. The idea that a friendly game against an international powerhouse is the right venue for a "celebration" ...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about almost 4 years ago 768 reads 3 comments

  6. MLS Right To Reject Bids for Landon Donovan Even if It's Wrong for the Player

    In the weeks after MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced that Landon Donovan was not for sale at any price, he's stuck to his guns. Donovan remains, the right choice for the MLS...

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  7. 2010 FIFA World Cup: Final Four Give U.S. Recipe for Success

    At first glance, it might seem like a U.S. that didn't get out of the second round has little in common with South Africa's finalists...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about almost 4 years ago 1,745 reads 7 comments

  8. Five Steps U.S. Soccer Should Make

    For many American fans it's good to have a few World Cup games to watch without the nerves that accompany watching your team play. But just as head coach Bob Bradley said the day after the U...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about 4 years ago 1,324 reads 27 comments

  9. USA VS. Ghana World Cup 2010 Live Blog: Results, Scores, Play By Play

    Welcome to the Bleacher Report's live blog for the 2010 Second Round match between USA and Ghana. Hopefully the second game of the day will be as exciting as the first without, of course, the close scoreline...

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  10. 2010 FIFA World Cup: Ghana Gives U.S. Chance To Refine Approach

    A good number of fans, analysts and casual observers expect the United States to win against Ghana on Saturday. This group also believed that the team would make quick work of Slovenia and Algeria...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about 4 years ago 633 reads 3 comments

  11. USA VS. Algeria World Cup Live Blog: Results, Scores, Play By Play

    Welcome to the Bleacher Report's Live Blog for the U.S. versus Algeria match. They'll be live updates about every five minutes during the match, and I'll be responding to comments from time to time...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about 4 years ago 2,961 reads 45 comments

  12. World Cup 2010: Michael Bradley's Central Partnership Will Decide USA's Fate

    There's a bald-headed presence in recent U.S. matches. He's a blur of almost-white on white. It's as if he's everywhere at once. He has the ball. He's making a tackle. He's committing a foul...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about 4 years ago 1,989 reads 24 comments

  13. USA VS. Slovenia World Cup 2010 Live Blog: Results, Scores

    Pre-Game: Let's hope Serbia over Germany was the upset for the day. But there's a lesson in that game: Just because a team comes out poorly (or strong), it doesn't mean that's the true team...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about 4 years ago 3,377 reads 75 comments

  14. USA Vs. Slovenia: For the U.S. It's Form Versus Function

    In a recent interview, Bob Bradley claimed that his toughest decision is to choose between the current form of his players and their potential. Bradley's job hasn't gotten any easier...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about 4 years ago 1,187 reads 5 comments

  15. England vs. USA World Cup 2010: U.S. Bench Could Decide Outcome of Opening Game

    For those watching the South Africa-Mexico game to start the 2010 World Cup, there was a moment, halftime actually, where the game was in the hands of the coach...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about 4 years ago 1,623 reads 8 comments

  16. U.S. World Cup Starting 11: Four Players Who Must Show Up Besides Landon Donovan

    If there's one thing Bob Bradley's U.S. team has made clear, it's that they're going to make every game exciting. This team isn't going to put teams away early, but thankfully, they can't be counted out, either...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about 4 years ago 1,525 reads 6 comments

  17. 2010 FIFA World Cup: Best and Worst Case Scenarios for the U.S.

    With the last of the international friendlies underway and the 23-man roster selected, it's time to begin imagining a modicum of best and worst case scenarios for the U.S...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about 4 years ago 1,330 reads 11 comments

  18. FIFA World Cup: The US Men's National Team's 10 Most Impactful Players of All Time

    Lists are a popular trend in sports. Whether meaningful or meaningless, lists are good. They force fans to think, to choose sides. Either you agree with the list and the order or you don't...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about 4 years ago 6,835 reads 12 comments

  19. FIFA World Cup 2010: 10 Things You Should Know About Keeper Tim Howard

    More than likely, any team that makes a run at the World Cup trophy will have a man between the posts that can bail them out of trouble at least once upon the way. It's no different for the United States...

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  20. U.S. Can Learn a Few Tactics from Inter Milan and Jose Mourinho

    The recent Champions League Semifinal between Barcelona and Inter Milan has been a much publicized upset for the Italians and their mercurial coach...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about 4 years ago 1,811 reads 7 comments

  21. Charlie Davies Stalled Progress Creates Certainty for U.S. Attack

    Sochaux president Alexandre Lacombe, the French soccer club where Charlie Davies earns his keep, has announced that Davies will not play for the remainder of the season. While this is disappointing for many U...

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  22. United States Substitutes May Be the Difference in World Cup

    At some point this summer the United States will have to call in a substitute. It might be for an injury, a booking, a change of tactics, the search for an elusive goal, or in defense of a lead...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about over 4 years ago 601 reads 8 comments

  23. Too Much Youth Might Be a Detriment to U.S. World Cup Roster

    Out of the most likely twenty-three man roster for the U.S. Men's National team, only five players are over the age of thirty. One, Tim Howard, is a goalkeeper, and the thirties are a keeper's prime...

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  24. Being Critical of International Officiating Can Only Benefit the U.S.

    The manager's post-game officiating complaint is probably the longest, most expected broken record in soccer, but one track is missing from the international compilation: an American soundbite...

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  25. It's a Matter of Approach For The USMNT

    The are some inevitabilities when watching the current United States Men's National team. Jonathan Bornstein will be responsible for a goal every other game. He will make one major mistake against an elite opponent, and 1-out-of-2 times it will be a goal

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about over 4 years ago 282 reads 26 comments