1. Ibrahimovic, Mourinho, and the Strangest Soccer Stories of the Week

    Welcome to the first addition of the Water Cooler Chronicles! This will be a weekly column that describes and analyzes not the best, but weirdest stories in all of football...

    Ned Harwood Written by Ned Harwood about almost 4 years ago 1,093 reads 5 comments

  2. MLS: Ranking the Top 20 Goals in League History

    After one of the most golazo-infested MLS seasons of all time, I thought it would be appropriate to rate some of this year's best against some of the classics...

    Ned Harwood Written by Ned Harwood about almost 4 years ago 746 reads 1 comments

  3. Robbie Keane Report Card: Rating His LA Galaxy Performance So Far

    Welcome back to school, Robbie Keane! It has only been five weeks since the Irish legend made his much-anticipated move to Hollywood. That is just enough time for me to give a friendly Report Card and grade his impact so far with the Galaxy...

    Ned Harwood Written by Ned Harwood about almost 4 years ago 2,406 reads 2 comments

  4. How Does Major League Soccer Stack Up in FIFA 12?

    It's that time of year again, folks. No, I’m not talking about the annual NYRB collapse—although a seasonal recognition would be appropriate...

    Ned Harwood Written by Ned Harwood about almost 4 years ago 12,662 reads 12 comments

  5. USMNT: Five Things Klinsmann Must Do in the Upcoming Weeks

    Although USMNT fans probably expected a little more success at the start of the Klinsmann era, most accept the fact that patience will be needed before glory is gained...

    Ned Harwood Written by Ned Harwood about almost 4 years ago 1,165 reads 2 comments

  6. Aston Villa and Its Perfection of the Feeder Club Role

    Let’s start this article off with a bang, shall we? Aston Villa has perfected the "Feeder Club" role in the English Premier League...

    Ned Harwood Written by Ned Harwood about almost 4 years ago 671 reads 2 comments

  7. USMNT and the Coaching Debate: Foreigner or American?

    It is one of the most interesting debates in all of international football: the nationality of the coach. Many fans hold strong opinions on who they would prefer holding the reins ...

    Ned Harwood Written by Ned Harwood about almost 4 years ago 789 reads 6 comments

  8. USA vs Belgium: Klinsmann's Moment of Truth, Restart or Rebuild?

    And we're back, ladies and gentlemen. Back to putting up poor results. Back to missing open opportunities. Back to viewing cynical tweets about the team on Twitter all afternoon...

    Ned Harwood Written by Ned Harwood about almost 4 years ago 1,088 reads 4 comments

  9. EPL Preview: Most Important Players for Each Club This Season

    With the EPL season in a lull, it is the perfect time to take a look at which players will be most valuable to their teams this season...

    Ned Harwood Written by Ned Harwood about almost 4 years ago 12,913 reads 17 comments

  10. Arsenal: Analyzing the Gunners' Champions League Group Stage Matchups

    It might not have been pretty, but Gunners fans can thankfully watch Champions League football for another season...

    Ned Harwood Written by Ned Harwood about almost 4 years ago 4,990 reads 18 comments

  11. 10 Things Jurgen Klinsmann and Co. Could Learn from Barcelona

    In a February interview, US Soccer youth coach Claudio Reyna stated that he wanted the USMNT to play like the European dynasty and could learn a lot from their style, attitude, and training...

    Ned Harwood Written by Ned Harwood about almost 4 years ago 4,194 reads 16 comments

  12. This Week in Football: Wenger, Nasri, and the Supercopa Brawl

    Welcome to another Bleacher Report Edition of "This Week in Football." This week I will analyze the Nasri situation, Wenger's possible exit, and my feelings toward the Supercopa fights...

    Ned Harwood Written by Ned Harwood about almost 4 years ago 856 reads 6 comments

  13. MLS: Winners and Losers of the Summer Transfer Window

    The transfer window is over and it is time to recap some of the highs and lows of the summer opening. Last year we saw big names like Thierry Henry and Rafa Marquez come to the states to pave the way for some more big European names...

    Ned Harwood Written by Ned Harwood about almost 4 years ago 674 reads 0 comments

  14. U.S. Men's National Team: 10 Things Jurgen Klinsmann Must Do Going Forward

    Well USMNT fans, the new era is upon us. There were a lot of articles on the web last week analyzing Jurgen Klinsmann's coaching debut performance for the USMNT...

    Ned Harwood Written by Ned Harwood about almost 4 years ago 1,225 reads 4 comments

  15. This Time Last Year... Analyzing 12 Crazy EPL Months

    A year ago this weekend, the wild and wacky debut of the 2010 EPL season was upon us. We were jubilated, hopeful, optimistic, and even naïve regarding what the following 12 months had in store for us...

    Ned Harwood Written by Ned Harwood about almost 4 years ago 571 reads 0 comments

  16. MLS Signs with NBC: Putting the Heroic Day in Perspective

    Wow, what a day for American soccer! There is no question that the contract announcement between NBC and the MLS this morning was a great moment for the beautiful game in America...

    Ned Harwood Written by Ned Harwood about almost 4 years ago 1,195 reads 13 comments

  17. MLS: 5 Figures from USL/NASL Who Can Make the Jump

    After it was announced that Carolina Railhawks coach Martin Rennie would be taking over the Whitecaps at the start of next season, I got to thinking who else from America’s ...

    Ned Harwood Written by Ned Harwood about almost 4 years ago 575 reads 2 comments

  18. USMNT: Predicting the Starting Lineup for Brazil 2014

    With the first match of the Klinsmann era just 24 hours away, it is a perfect time to take a look at what this team could be three years from now. A lot of the same players who you will see tomorrow will be featured on the US 2014 World Cup team as well..

    Ned Harwood Written by Ned Harwood about almost 4 years ago 2,577 reads 16 comments

  19. International Football: Top 10 Controversial Moments of Last 10 Years

    Tired of reading the same old transfer rumors and 2011 predictions? You have come to the right place. The place where you can relive the most controversial moments of International football of the last 10 years...

    Ned Harwood Written by Ned Harwood about almost 4 years ago 3,002 reads 14 comments

  20. Arsenal: 5 Must-Win Premier League Games for the Gunners

    We regroup again, Arsenal fans! Another offseason is almost in the books. Another preseason has gone horribly wrong...

    Ned Harwood Written by Ned Harwood about almost 4 years ago 1,544 reads 4 comments

  21. Outside the Box: This Week in Football, August 2

    Welcome to the first ever Bleacher Report Edition of "This Week in Football." In this brand new column, I will analyze the top soccer stories of each week and keep you updated on the big picture in all the places that call the beautiful game "football...

    Ned Harwood Written by Ned Harwood about almost 4 years ago 165 reads 4 comments

  22. U.S. Soccer: Top 6 Misconceptions About the Game from Soccer Critics

    One of the most frustrating daily occurrences for soccer fans in the U.S. is having to deal with the infamous "Soccer Haters." You know who they are...

    Ned Harwood Written by Ned Harwood about almost 4 years ago 17,006 reads 113 comments

  23. Bob Bradley Fired from USMNT: Top 5 Possible Replacements as Coach

    The USSF officially announced this afternoon that coach Bob Bradley had been relieved of his duties as USMNT manager...

    Ned Harwood Written by Ned Harwood about almost 4 years ago 2,176 reads 30 comments

  24. David Beckham: MLS All-Star Determined to Play for Three Lions

    David Beckham is one of the most legendary figures in sports history. He brings more than the full package to the table, containing all the characteristics a simple soccer fan like me yearns for...

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  25. US Men's National Team: 10 Teenage Prospects Who Could Play in Brazil 2014

    After the US Men's National Team's disappointing defeat to Mexico in the Gold Cup final, the main instinct of many US fans was to look forward to the next generation...

    Ned Harwood Written by Ned Harwood about almost 4 years ago 12,366 reads 15 comments