1. Sour Grapes For Rafa Benitez Over Gareth Barry Transfer

    Not content with the way things are playing out during the summer transfer window, Rafa Benitez has lashed out at Gareth Barry in the same manner that a young child lashes out at a somebody who steals their favorite toy...

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  2. New York Red Bulls: MLS' Newest Train Wreck

    Can somebody please explain to me how Juan Carlos Osorio still has a job? I've never been a big proponent of blaming coaches for poor performances when they've got a roster with almost ...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about 5 years ago 187 reads 9 comments

  3. Across the Pond: Cesc Fabregas and The Sun

    Across the Pond is a series that offers this Yank's take on major events in sports from Europe and the rest of the world. For the last installment, click here...

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  4. Donovan and Beckham: Trouble In Paradise

    It seems that one of the most dynamic partnerships that MLS has ever seen was nothing more than smoke and mirrors, hiding a fractured relationship bathed in turmoil...

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  5. US Men's National Team Has Changed Before Our Eyes

    232 minutes. That's how long the United States Men's National team was on top of the world. 232 minutes passed between Charlie Davies' opening goal in the match against Egypt, and Luis Fabiano's ...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about 5 years ago 274 reads 9 comments

  6. US-Brazil Redux: A Minute-By-Minute Report

    Preamble: Today's Confederations Cup final features a most unlikely rematch. After the US faced Brazil for the first time last week, it seemed like they had decided to start their summer vacation a little early...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about 5 years ago 246 reads 17 comments

  7. United States' Magical Confederations Cup Run is Bittersweet

    After their improbable run to the Confederations Cup final, the United States have ensured their place in the record books...

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  8. US vs. Spain: A Minute-by-Minute Report

    Preamble Good afternoon and welcome to today's Confederations Cup semifinal. Today's match features Spain, who sits atop the FIFA rankings, and the United States, who recently got embarrassed by Costa Rica...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about 5 years ago 340 reads 4 comments

  9. The World's Game, The Wrong Way?

    Sepp Blatter is a fool. Yeah, breaking news, right? A few years back, Blatter made himself loads of friends in the feminist community when he suggested that female footballers would be better off wearing kits with more sex appeal...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about 5 years ago 274 reads 14 comments

  10. The US Football Community Has Some Thank You Notes to Dispense

    After progressing to the semifinals of the Confederations Cup, an event that qualifies as a minor miracle after their first two matches, the United States has a list of people to thank that rivals anything you'll see at the Oscars...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about 5 years ago 263 reads 5 comments

  11. Team USA Has Some Soul Searching to Do (Part Two)

    This is part one in a two part series illustrating the recent struggles endured by the US National Team. Part one analyzed Bob Bradley's influence, and part two will look at how specific players have helped or hurt themselves in the last month...

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  12. Team USA Has Some Soul Searching to Do (Part One)

    This is part one in a two part series illustrating the recent struggles endured by the US National Team. Part one will analyze Bob Bradley's influence, and part two will look at how specific players have helped or hurt themselves in the last month...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about 5 years ago 271 reads 4 comments

  13. US Vs. Brazil: A Minute-by-Minute Report

    Preamble: Greetings and welcome to another Confederations Cup matchup. Today, we've got Brazil and the United States going head-to-head at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about 5 years ago 691 reads 13 comments

  14. US Vs. Italy: A Minute-By-Minute Report

    Preamble Hello and welcome to today's Confederations Cup match between the United States and Italy. Last time we saw these two, it was in the ugliest match of the 2006 World Cup...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about over 5 years ago 672 reads 13 comments

  15. MLS Power Rankings Week Thirteen—Clash of the Titans

    For the first time since week six, somebody other than Chivas USA will be occupying the top slot in our power rankings. Thanks to their victory over Chivas, the Houston Dynamo have taken over as the team to beat in MLS...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about over 5 years ago 255 reads 8 comments

  16. Across the Pond: Are CR7 and Kaka Just the Tip of the Iceberg?

    Across the Pond is a series that offers this Yank's take on major events in sports from Europe and the rest of the world. For the last installment, click here. I've been crunching some numbers and the figures are staggering...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about over 5 years ago 436 reads 4 comments

  17. MLS Power Rankings Week 12: Escape from New York

    Escape From New York was a 1981 Kurt Russell flick about a fugitive-turned-government operative attempting to get out New York City after rescuing the President of the United States after a plane crash...

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  18. Team USA Needs To Wake Up and Rebound Quickly

    If you listen really closely, you can hear the rest of the world chanting, "I told you so!" These chants are directed at the US Men's National Team, who was sent crashing back down to earth after an embarrassing 3-1 defeat at the hands of Costa Rica...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about over 5 years ago 150 reads 5 comments

  19. US Vs. Costa Rica: A Minute-By-Minute Report

    Preamble: Good evening and welcome to the fourth round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying. Tonight's match pits the US against Costa Rica at the Estadio Saprissa, a venue in which the US has never won...

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  20. Oguchi Onyewu and Racism in Football

    For many years, I've been a fanatical admirer of Oguchi Onyewu and his play for the US Men's National Team. I've watched the US win matches thanks to his physical play, his long throws, and his towering presence on set pieces...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about over 5 years ago 505 reads 14 comments

  21. World Cup Soccer: U.S. Men's National Team Gets Injection of Youth

    The head coach of the U.S. Men's National Team, Bob Bradley, recently named his 24-man squad for the two upcoming World Cup qualifiers...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about over 5 years ago 252 reads 4 comments

  22. MLS Power Rankings Week 11: Expect the Unexpected

    Week 10 of the 2009 MLS season was filled with contradictions: The Eastern Conference-leading Chicago Fire lost to one of the worst teams in the league, San Jose won for the first time in far ...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about over 5 years ago 160 reads 0 comments

  23. MLS Notes: Sustaining Success in the Current Economy

    If you listen closely, you'll hear a very surprising sound. It's the sound of MLS standing strong and making a commitment to expansion while other American sports leagues are scaling back on payroll and laying off employees...

    Joe G Written by Joe G about over 5 years ago 157 reads 12 comments

  24. Barcelona-Manchester United: A Minute-By-Minute Report

    Preamble: Hello and welcome to tonight's UEFA Champions League final. We've got Barcelona and Manchester United, two heavyweights, tangling at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. The big news in the buildup to the match has been the fitness of both clubs...

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  25. MLS Power Rankings Week Ten: Fit to Be Tied

    Week 10 of the 2009 MLS season brought us an abundance of draws. Thankfully, only one of these matches was a goalless draw. Further complicating the rankings is the fact that none of the top nine lost a match this week...

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