1. With No Salary Cap, Carolina Panthers Choose To Rebuild

    If you're over 30 and play professional football in Charlotte, NC, you should be concerned for your job unless you're: A.) Steve Smith B.) Really good and your production has not declined C...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about over 4 years ago 1,586 reads 10 comments

  2. Bradley's Netherland's Selection Makes Perfect Sense

    While fans and analysts may have been dismayed by the come-from-behind 2-1 U.S. victory over El Salvador Wednesday night, the result seems to have made things a little bit clearer for Bob Bradley...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about almost 5 years ago 548 reads 20 comments

  3. Send-Off Series Opponents Are Perfect Choices For the US Men's National Team

    We have the technology to freeze ice in an indoor arena in South Florida. We are aware of the differing temperatures of the surface and what is comfortable for fans five hundred feet away, and we change it accordingly...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about almost 5 years ago 168 reads 8 comments

  4. Why Does No One Challenge Gulati's Re-Election As Head of U.S. Soccer?

    Sunil Gulati was recently elected—unanimously and unopposed—for a second four year term as president of United States Soccer Federation...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about almost 5 years ago 503 reads 5 comments

  5. Stuart Holden's Bolton Deal Ideal for All Involved

    Even though his name couldn't be found anywhere on this week's stat sheet, Stuart Holden had plenty to celebrate this weekend. His recent signing with the English Premier League's Bolton Wanderers is the beginning of a perfect opportunity...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about almost 5 years ago 2,251 reads 10 comments

  6. US-Honduras Friendly: Evidence Of What Americans Can Expect From Bradley

    The anonymity and negative emotions internet writing allows always make it a strong temptation to write a derisive column...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about almost 5 years ago 520 reads 18 comments

  7. Best Outcome for Landon Donovan While on Loan at Everton

    With two good showings under Donovan's proverbial belt, a giant monkey is off his back, and it's time to ask, what is the best possible outcome once his loan spell at Everton is finished? The ...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about almost 5 years ago 967 reads 1 comments

  8. World Cup: Bob Bradley's Best Option Is To Pick Forwards Based on Intangibles

    Now that it's 2010, final preparations for this summer's World Cup can begin in earnest. To start it off, the United States Men's National Team has begun its last camp tryouts...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about almost 5 years ago 506 reads 25 comments

  9. WTF Franchise-Tagged Defensive End Julius Peppers?

    If you spend about fifteen minutes in a room with 50 Carolina Panthers fans, you might feel like there's not a more polarizing team currently playing in the NFL. No true Panther fan has been at a loss for storylines this season...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about almost 5 years ago 795 reads 15 comments

  10. MLS: Schedule Planning Might Be the Secret to It's Reputation

    What began as the one of the most questionable decisions during the formation of the Major League Soccer might be the catalyst the league needs to find its place in the international community...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about almost 5 years ago 223 reads 4 comments

  11. Loan Move Makes the Most Sense for Landon Donovan

    It seems that Landon Donovan has settled on his best option at this point in his career. Now that the MLS season is over, it looks like Donovan will follow in Beckham's footsteps and head over ...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about almost 5 years ago 538 reads 9 comments

  12. World Cup Draw 2010: It's Not All Roses For The United States

    Amidst more coverage and intensity than ever before, the United States find themselves in what most people believe is a favorable World Cup Grouping. This summer they will face England, Algeria, and Slovenia...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about almost 5 years ago 1,270 reads 6 comments

  13. U.S. Soccer's Ben Olsen Will Be Remembered for What He Symbolized

    Ben Olsen announced his retirement earlier this week. He retires with a number of accolades: having played the most continuous games for his MLS club, DC United (I'm not quite sure how to rank ...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about almost 5 years ago 505 reads 3 comments

  14. For the U.S. Men's National Team, Friendlies Are Key To Success

    Too often, the friendlies following a successful World Cup qualifying campaign are dismissed.  Club demands outweigh national commitments...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about 5 years ago 141 reads 4 comments

  15. Little Gained in U.S. National Team's Friendly vs. Slovakia

    I have soft spot in my heart for morning soccer matches. They paid for my room and board when I was attending school...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about 5 years ago 130 reads 3 comments

  16. Where Bob Bradley Should Focus His Energies Before South Africa 2010

    There's one line that's inevitably repeated when one of my closest USMNT friends and I get together to discuss the current condition of the U.S. team.  Over time it has evolved, but it started out as something like this: "He's our coach...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about 5 years ago 390 reads 5 comments

  17. It's Time for Sunil Gulati to Do His Job for the US Men's National Soccer Team

    With qualification for South Africa wrapped up and—for better or worse—the 23 man roster just about selected, the most important job heading into the 2010 World Cup falls on the shoulders ...

    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about 5 years ago 316 reads 0 comments

  18. Challenges Mount For USMNT Coach Bob Bradley

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    Ben Triana Written by Ben Triana about over 5 years ago 179 reads 7 comments