1. USA vs. Jamaica: The Player Who Stepped Up for the USMNT

    For the return encounter with Jamaica, coming on the heels of the United States' first-ever loss to the Caribbean nation, many USA fans wondered who would be the star to step up...

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  2. US Men's National Team: Why It's Vital They Beat Jamaica

    The United States Men’s National Team continues their attempt to qualify for a seventh straight World Cup this weekend against Jamaica...

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  3. MLS Playoff Predictions: Who's Hot and Who's Not

    As the MLS season begins its stretch run, a unique dimension about the league takes shape. Unlike so many other major sports, MLS teams jockey for position and yet remain fairly close in the standings...

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  4. USA vs. Japan: 5 Players to Watch in the Women's Olympic Gold Medal Game

    After a lengthy period of speculation, followed by an action-packed tournament, the women's Olympic soccer final is set...

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  5. Picking a Women's Olympic Soccer Dream Team

    As the semifinals happen today, it's safe to say that most of the Olympic soccer tournament is behind us, though the best games are still yet to come...

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  6. If USMNT Made the Olympics Who Would Be Their Starting XI

    The Olympics are now fully underway, and Olympic soccer has shown several thrills and upsets. For Americans, there remains a distinctly bitter taste in their mouths about Olympic soccer though...

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  7. Olympics 2012: New England Revolution's Jerry Bengtson Sinks Spanish Armada

    With two games down in the Olympic group play, there are a few subplots that have dominated news so far. None is more striking than the demise of Spain...

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  8. Women's Olympic Soccer 2012: Best 5 Players So Far

    The women's soccer competition at the London Olympics is almost through the group stage, and the top teams are starting to separate themselves. The usual juggernauts, Brazil and the United States, have got off to predictably perfect starts...

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  9. Olympic Soccer 2012: Why the UAE Is Threatening to Be a Huge Shock

    Interestingly, the Olympic soccer squads of Team GB and the United Arab Emirates have a major similarity. And even more interesting is that, though it’s a similarity, it causes two very different conclusions about the quality of each team...

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  10. American Soccer's Future: An Interview with MLS Star Bill Hamid

    Bill Hamid is, in many ways, a glimpse into American soccer’s future. As a 21-year-old goalkeeper playing in MLS, he plays a position which the United States has made its own in the past decades...

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  11. USA Women's Olympic Soccer: 6 Reasons to Fear Colombia

    The USA women were successful, yesterday, in their efforts to defend their consecutive gold medals against France (winning 4-2), but they now move on to face Colombia on Saturday, July 28th...

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  12. David Beckham's Top 10 MLS Moments

    Like it or not, David Beckham is the most widely known MLS player in the world. He's a flagship player, and has been ever since he arrived with the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007...

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  13. MLS All-Stars vs. Chelsea: 6 Bold Predictions

    It's mid-July, and that can only mean one thing for MLS. The time has come once again when they assemble the All-Star team for one of the most fun All-Star games in America...

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  14. MLS Power Rankings at Halfway: Shocking Surprises and Predictable Realities

    Roughly halfway through the MLS season, and like many seasons before it, there is a large degree of unpredictability...

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  15. 6 MLS All-Stars Who Could Cut It in the Premier League

    Under normal circumstances, any conversation regarding the MLS and English Premier League will usually concern which slightly over-the-hill EPL veteran will next decide to see out the remainder of his career in America...

    Hayden Bird Written by Hayden Bird about 2 years ago 1,494 reads 6 comments

  16. USMNT: 10 Bold Predictions for the Future Under Jurgen Klinsmann

    Say what you want about Jurgen Klinsmann; just don't call him boring. Since taking charge of the U.S. men's national team a year ago, he's been one to make news, one way or the other...

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  17. 10 Ways U.S. Men's Soccer Can Improve from Their Recent Slide

    After a recent run of games that included a definite high (the 5-1 thrashing of Scotland) and a low (a 4-1 destruction by Brazil), Jurgen Klinsmann and the U.S. staff can now reflect on how the U...

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  18. 8 Reasons to Believe Landon Donovan Is Still America's Best

    Ever since he scored seven goals in his first little league game, Landon Donovan has been a force like almost no other in American soccer. He's become arguably the first genuine American soccer superstar, someone with whom many Americans can identify..

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  19. USMNT vs. Antigua: 7 Bold Predictions for World Cup 2014 Qualifying Opener

    The U.S. and Jurgen Klinsmann officially begin their World Cup qualifying campaign on Friday at 7 p.m. against CONCACAF opponents Antigua and Barbuda...

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  20. USA vs. Brazil Game Guide: Projected Lineups, Key Matchups, and Injury Report

    For the fifth time nearly as many years, USA soccer takes on mighty Brazil tonight at 8pm in Washington D.C. It promises to be an excellent matchup, with Jurgen Klinsmann's U.S...

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  21. All-Time US Men's Soccer Team Best XI

    Probably one of my favorite things about USA soccer is that, for once, we're the underdog. No one goes into a World Cup expecting the American team to win. Which is a departure from expectations in nearly every other major team sport...

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  22. Top 10 Veterans We'd Love to See in MLS

    It's undeniable that Major League Soccer has continued its rise in American sports. Attendance and interest has been up, and the quality of games has improved...

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  23. 6 Reasons Why the New York Red Bulls Will Win the MLS Cup

    With so much of the focus in this still young MLS season on either Kansas City, Salt Lake City or even the defending champions in Los Angeles, the remarkable has actually come true...

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  24. Sene and Cardenas Typifying Remade Revolution Attack

    Starved for goals against Colorado on Wednesday, the Revolution turned once again to their cast of new faces. And in Saer Sene and Fernando Cardenas, they have found two very promising signings...

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  25. Del Piero and Raul: Who'd Be Better for MLS and Why

    As has become a pattern in the MLS, famous European players eventually decide that instead of trying to sit on a bench one more season with their current team, they'd rather finish their careers in America...

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