1. The Face of U.S. Soccer Will Be Decidedly Un-American, If Klinsmann Has His Way

    Jurgen Klinsmann is managing U.S. Soccer like a second-term president. Now past one World Cup cycle that saw him receive a contract extension through the 2018 tournament before ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 5 days ago 245,481 reads 150 comments

  2. Life After Landon: US Soccer Smart to Celebrate the Past, Not Live in It

    "I think in the end we're all just trying to do our part to keep building the game." That's what Landon Donovan told U.S...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 11 days ago 22,525 reads 23 comments

  3. At Ryder Cup, United States Must Embrace the Underdog Role

    In America, we are used to being the best at everything. Frankly, even when we aren't actually the best, people in this country just spout off unprovable sentiments like "America ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 27 days ago 33,615 reads 18 comments

  4. Roger Goodell Probably Should Be Fired, but He Won't Be, Not for This

    It is evident—if it wasn't before the second domestic assault video involving Ray Rice and his then-fiancee Janay Palmer surfaced this week on TMZ —that Roger ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 1 month ago 26,266 reads 109 comments

  5. Cowboys-Raiders Fight Is What the NFL Preseason Fan Experience Is All About

    The National Football League, as an organization, trades in violence. No matter how many rules the league puts into place to curtail injuries and prolong the careers—and ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 2 months ago 73,297 reads 86 comments

  6. Everton Should Be America's De Facto Favorite Team in 2014 Premier League Season

    After a long summer of virtually no soccer worth talking about at all, it's officially Premier League season! Soccer is back in America! "Tim-may How-ward! (Clap, clap, clap-clap-clap!)" Wait, I feel like I'm forgetting something...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 2 months ago 48,985 reads 188 comments

  7. With Rory McIlroy Leading Europe, Americans Have Little Hope in 2014 Ryder Cup

    Tom Watson had to be watching the final round of the 2014 PGA Championship with a wry smile on his face and a sinking feeling in his heart. The U.S...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 2 months ago 20,627 reads 26 comments

  8. Landon Donovan's Impact on American Soccer Transcends Stats, Awards and Trophies

    On Wednesday night, in front of a packed house in Portland, Oregon, and a television audience around the globe, Landon Donovan netted the game-winning goal to lead MLS All-Stars over one of his former clubs, Bayern Munich...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 2 months ago 184,867 reads 105 comments

  9. MLS All-Star Game vs Bayern Munich Must Be League's Big Night: What If It's Not?

    As the marquee event for Major League Soccer, the 2014 All-Star Game, finally arrives (9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2), everything has lined up perfectly for the American soccer league. A deep roster of U...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 2 months ago 43,480 reads 110 comments

  10. Bon Jovi's Letter to Bills Fans Needs More Truth, Passion & Chart-Topping Lyrics

    Jon Bon Jovi has become the face of an ownership group out of Toronto that hopes to buy the Buffalo Bills , and while the city of Buffalo hopes to Never Say Goodbye to its NFL ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 3 months ago 152,170 reads 92 comments

  11. Desperation, Parity Spawn Blockbuster MLB Trade Deadline Day

    Now that was a trade deadline. When Jon Lester and Yoenis Cespedes both get traded for each other , with Jonny Gomes and a sack of cash making ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 3 months ago 31,734 reads 27 comments

  12. Roger Goodell and the NFL Need a PR Win, Especially with Female Fans

    Roger Goodell needs a win. Perhaps the commissioner of the most powerful sports monopoly this side of the Atlantic can stand outside his Park Avenue, Manhattan office for a few hours and help little old ladies cross the street...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 3 months ago 34,953 reads 211 comments

  13. NFL Preseason Headlines Making Us Wish Real Football Would Get Here Already

    It was five o'clock in the morning on a Tuesday in July, so I did what millions of Americans do when they roll out of bed in the summer—I went searching for a football fix...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 3 months ago 71,424 reads 251 comments

  14. NBA's In-Season Tournament Idea Is So Good, Other Leagues Should Try It Too

    Adam Silver sure knows how to win an offseason. From the NBA's handling of the Donald Sterling situation to the insane World Cup-rivaling frenzy surrounding NBA free agency, to ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 3 months ago 89,056 reads 294 comments

  15. After Historic FIFA World Cup, Now Is the Time to Redefine American Soccer

    Was this the best World Cup ever? If you ask American soccer fans, it might have been. Without question, we witnessed the most exciting group stage in recent memory, topped by some amazing late-game dramatics in each of the knockout rounds...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 3 months ago 65,107 reads 408 comments

  16. Epic Germany-Brazil Blowout Will Never Be Matched Again, in Any Sport

    It's our dream, as writers, to chronicle history. Whenever a big event rolls around, those of us who have the privilege to cover such things get excited for what's to come...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 3 months ago 183,496 reads 718 comments

  17. Spotlight on Johnny Manziel Gets Brighter, and He Doesn't Seem to Care

    Johnny Manziel had his photo taken in a bathroom . He had a $20 bill in his hand. It was being rolled. Now the world is coming to an end. This is the life of any NFL celebrity...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 3 months ago 713,075 reads 758 comments

  18. World Cup 2014: The Art of the Penalty Kick Has Changed for the Better, or Worse

    For decades, teams have been playing extra time in major competitions like the World Cup in preparation for—one might say in hopes of—the match ending in penalty kicks...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 3 months ago 54,652 reads 181 comments

  19. There Are Plenty of Reasons for US Soccer Fans to Continue Watching World Cup

    The United States is out of the World Cup, but that doesn't mean the tournament is over. In fact, with eight teams remaining in the biggest global sporting event on the planet, it almost feels like the real World Cup is just beginning...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 4 months ago 69,832 reads 339 comments

  20. US Soccer Is Out of the World Cup and It Hurts, But It's Supposed to Hurt

    It hurts. The United States is out of the World Cup in the round of 16 yet again, and it just…hurts. My rocket-pop-clad seven-year-old cried when the final whistle blew...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 4 months ago 98,078 reads 615 comments

  21. For US Soccer to Knock out Belgium in World Cup, Tim Howard Has to Be Perfect

    For a goalkeeper, the World Cup knockout stage can be very simple. Stop every shot. Make every save. Win every match. For American keeper Tim Howard , advancing past Belgium in the round of 16 starts—well, stops—with him...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 4 months ago 29,469 reads 43 comments

  22. After Surviving World Cup Group of Death, the Sky Is the Limit for US Soccer

    In his first press conference after landing in Brazil, Jurgen Klinsmann refused to walk back his then-infamous comments about the United States having no chance to win the World Cup, ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 4 months ago 103,754 reads 657 comments

  23. Win, Lose or Draw vs. Germany, Jurgen Klinsmann Has Proven His World Cup Worth

    The day before the World Cup began, I was asked a question during a radio interview about U.S. national team manager and technical director Jurgen Klinsmann ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 4 months ago 36,265 reads 124 comments

  24. World Cup Ratings Show America Loves Big Events...And Yes, Soccer Too

    The ratings for the United States World Cup draw with Portugal were announced Monday with record-setting numbers. ESPN boasted that 18...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 4 months ago 46,400 reads 384 comments

  25. USA and Germany Both Advance with World Cup Draw, so Let the Conspiracy Begin

    "Hello, is Jogi there? It's Jurgen . I'd like to see if he wants to go to the park to kick the ball around for a bit...about 90 minutes or so. Tell him there's no need to bring a goal...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 4 months ago 97,276 reads 219 comments