1. Limited Lessons for USMNT from Portugal vs Germany

    The United States Men's National Team finished off Ghana in a thriller on Monday night, and they now turn their attention to their last two Group G opponents, Portugal and Germany...

    Andy Konty Written by Andy Konty about 23 days ago 3,856 reads 27 comments

  2. Why the Oddsmakers and Pundits Are Wrong About the USMNT's World Cup Chances

    Most of the American soccer literati believe that the United States men's national team will not qualify from Group G and into the knockout round of the World Cup. Fair enough...

    Andy Konty Written by Andy Konty about 27 days ago 3,930 reads 19 comments

  3. USMNT: Klinsmann's Unbalanced Formation Effective Versus Nigeria

    After much ado was made about United States men's national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann 's apparent fundamentalist conversion to the good ol ' 4-4-2 formation, the baker's ...

    Andy Konty Written by Andy Konty about 1 month ago 7,769 reads 15 comments

  4. USMNT: Notes on the 4-4-2 Diamond

    The United States Men's National Team got mixed reviews in their 2-0 win over an outmatched Azerbaijan national side...

    Andy Konty Written by Andy Konty about 1 month ago 5,751 reads 34 comments

  5. USMNT: Does Klinsmann Deserve the Benefit of the Doubt?

    U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann , as reported on Wednesday, May 23, by Soccer America's Mike Woitalla : We see them up close everyday in scrimmages and training exercise...

    Andy Konty Written by Andy Konty about 1 month ago 6,052 reads 118 comments

  6. USMNT: The Munificent Seven

    Seven players who reported to Stanford's Farm will not make the trip to Brazil in a USMNT kit. These players will be giving it their all for the next two-three weeks but will be cut from the team in the end...

    Andy Konty Written by Andy Konty about 1 month ago 2,799 reads 27 comments

  7. Home Guard Metrics: 3 Weeks and Counting

    With just under three weeks to go before United States Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann must submit his preliminary World Cup roster to FIFA, the key members of the MLS Home Guard are beginning to round into form...

    Andy Konty Written by Andy Konty about 3 months ago 1,075 reads 3 comments

  8. Rollin' Knicks Claim Title as New York Wins NWBA Championship

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The New York Rollin' Knicks upended the Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks ' quest for a four-peat with a 76-53 win at the 2014 National Wheelchair Basketball Association National Championships...

    Andy Konty Written by Andy Konty about 3 months ago 444 reads 0 comments

  9. American Outlaws: US Soccer Supporters Come out of Their Hideouts

    "I didn 't have a gauge as to who was the worst outlaw. I just recognized allies: my people."— Hunter S...

    Andy Konty Written by Andy Konty about 3 months ago 3,696 reads 4 comments

  10. Early Numbers on the Home Guard

    As the Home Guard prepare to take on Mexico this week, we're going to look at some of the early-season stats for these U.S. men's national soccer team hopefuls. This is the last U...

    Andy Konty Written by Andy Konty about 3 months ago 748 reads 2 comments

  11. The MLS Home Guard Returns and Prepares for the World Cup

    If any sports writer had written a year ago, " Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley will lead their Major League Soccer teams into the 2014 season," it would not have been long before ...

    Andy Konty Written by Andy Konty about 4 months ago 1,763 reads 1 comments

  12. USMNT World Cup Roster Dark Horses Fail to Impress Against Ukraine

    The U.S. men’s national soccer team’s 2-0 defeat to Ukraine was not a bellwether game for the Nats in their World Cup preparations...

    Andy Konty Written by Andy Konty about 4 months ago 2,757 reads 46 comments

  13. USMNT: The Geoff Cameron Paradox

    par•a•dox (ˈpær əˌdɒks) n. 3. a person, thing, or situation, exhibiting an apparently contradictory nature. (Websters College Dictionary, via www...

    Andy Konty Written by Andy Konty about 4 months ago 935 reads 2 comments

  14. USMNT: Feckless 4-4-2 Falls Flat in Penultimate World Cup Qualifier

    The U.S. Men's National Team fielded a 4-4-2 starting formation Friday against the Jamaicans in Kansas City...

    Andy Konty Written by Andy Konty about 9 months ago 2,302 reads 27 comments

  15. Home Guard: MLS Playoffs Run into USMNT October Qualifiers (Updated)

    In the very first edition of the Home Guard your intrepid USMNT analyst predicted that the October World Cup qualifiers would inevitably raise the ugly specter of the nefarious club versus country tug-of-war...

    Andy Konty Written by Andy Konty about 9 months ago 1,828 reads 9 comments

  16. USMNT World Cup Chances: What Is 'Realistic' and What Is 'Possible'?

    United States Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann caused a bit of a stir last week when he gave an interview during halftime of the Seattle Sounders game against the LA Galaxy...

    Andy Konty Written by Andy Konty about 9 months ago 5,904 reads 157 comments

  17. Home Guard: USMNT Stars Sit Out This Week's Key MLS Games

    The USMNT Home Guard took to the field for their MLS teams last week as the playoff race and the CONCACAF Champions League group stage come down to the final rounds. Or some of them did anyway...

    Andy Konty Written by Andy Konty about 10 months ago 2,226 reads 2 comments

  18. Home Guard Beats Mexico, Qualifies USMNT for 2014 FIFA World Cup Finals

    The American Home Guard, Major League Soccer players on the U.S. Men's National Team, stepped up big time in Tuesday night's Mexican cage match...

    Andy Konty Written by Andy Konty about 10 months ago 652 reads 4 comments

  19. USMNT: A Perfect Storm Will Test Americans' Depth Against Mexico

    Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann will need to juggle his roster like a game ball on Tuesday when he chooses his starting XI to take on Mexico...

    Andy Konty Written by Andy Konty about 10 months ago 8,337 reads 21 comments

  20. The Home Guard: MLS and the Upcoming USMNT Qualifiers

    Nine Major League Soccer players were called to play for the USMNT in the upcoming qualifiers. That number fell to eight after Brad Evans injured his calf over the weekend. Jurgen Klinsmann 's roster reflects his team's yellow card problem...

    Andy Konty Written by Andy Konty about 10 months ago 1,709 reads 12 comments

  21. USMNT: The Whys and Wherefores of Klinsmann's September Qualifier Roster

    USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann today named his 23-man roster for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico...

    Andy Konty Written by Andy Konty about 11 months ago 4,854 reads 84 comments

  22. The Home Guard: MLS and the USMNT Roster

    The home guard of the U.S. Men's National Team was in full action this past week. The LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo both started their CONCACAF Champions League campaigns while the MLS season entered the home stretch...

    Andy Konty Written by Andy Konty about 11 months ago 4,252 reads 6 comments

  23. 2013 Louisville Ironman Triathlon: Australian Thoroughbreds Steal the Gold

    Louisville, KY — The 2013 Louisville Ironman Triathlon drew more than 2000 racers to the River City on Sunday for the final Ironman World Championship qualifying event...

    Andy Konty Written by Andy Konty about 11 months ago 968 reads 0 comments

  24. The Home Guard: MLS Players in the US Men's National Team Player Pool

    Welcome to the first edition of the Home Guard, a weekly review of Major League Soccer players in the US Men’s National Team player pool. Any current fantasy starting XI for the USMNT in Brazil will include 4-7 MLS players...

    Andy Konty Written by Andy Konty about 11 months ago 2,379 reads 7 comments

  25. USMNT: Jurgen Klinsmann's Tactical Adaptation in Win No. 12

    The United States men’s national team pulled a rabbit out of the boot with a spectacular 4-3 victory over FIFA ’s 13th ranked team, the “Dragons” of Bosnia-Herzegovina...

    Andy Konty Written by Andy Konty about 11 months ago 6,023 reads 15 comments