1. Top World Football Scandals of 2013

    Every major sport has scandals, but because of its global popularity (and host of oddball characters), world football always seems to have more than its fair share...

    John D. Halloran Written by John D. Halloran about 7 months ago 2,932 reads 6 comments

  2. How the USA Can Stop Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal at the World Cup

    In the second game of their “group of death” at the World Cup next summer in Brazil, the United States men’s national team will face Portugal and their megastar Cristiano Ronaldo...

    John D. Halloran Written by John D. Halloran about 7 months ago 8,543 reads 74 comments

  3. Clint Dempsey Set for Fulham Return: Has USMNT Star Underachieved on Potential?

    According to multiple sources over the past few days, The Guardian for one, USMNT star and current Seattle Sounders striker Clint Dempsey is set to return to Fulham on winter loan...

    John D. Halloran Written by John D. Halloran about 7 months ago 2,922 reads 18 comments

  4. 10 Perfect Panenkas from Andrea Pirlo and Beyond

    In the quarterfinals of the 2012 European Championships, after 120 minutes of scoreless play and Italy down 2-1 entering the third round of penalties, Azzurri legend Andrea Pirlo ...

    John D. Halloran Written by John D. Halloran about 7 months ago 662 reads 0 comments

  5. Americans Abroad Wrap: Sacha Kljestan and Terrence Boyd Both Score

    It was a week of big ups and downs for Americans playing abroad with goals for Sacha Kljestan and Terrence Boyd, but a number of disastrous performances elsewhere...

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  6. 7 American Internationals Who Disappoint When Playing for USA

    As soccer has continued to grow in America, the player pool for the United States men’s national team has continued to grow with it. With so many players to pick from, the job of USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is not easy...

    John D. Halloran Written by John D. Halloran about 7 months ago 9,350 reads 23 comments

  7. Predicting the USA Lineup for World Cup Opener vs. Ghana

    With the 2014 World Cup draw done, the U.S. now knows its group-stage opponents and will open the tournament with perennial foe Ghana...

    John D. Halloran Written by John D. Halloran about 7 months ago 8,329 reads 42 comments

  8. Why USA Will Live Up to High World Cup Expectations

    At the World Cup draw held last Friday, the United States men’s national team drew the proverbial “group of death” as it was paired with Germany, Portugal and Ghana for group-stage play...

    John D. Halloran Written by John D. Halloran about 7 months ago 6,131 reads 104 comments

  9. MLS Cup 2013: Did Sporting KC Get Lucky?

    On Saturday night, Sporting KC defeated Real Salt Lake in the MLS Cup final. After 120 minutes, the teams remained tied at 1-1 and Sporting outlasted RSL 7-6 in 10 rounds of penalties to claim the title...

    John D. Halloran Written by John D. Halloran about 7 months ago 1,335 reads 1 comments

  10. Americans Abroad Wrap: Alejandro Bedoya Scores Two Goals for Nantes

    It was another action-packed week for Americans playing their football abroad, highlighted by two goals for Alejandro Bedoya in Ligue 1 action and Jozy Altidore opening his English Premier League account for Sunderland ...

    John D. Halloran Written by John D. Halloran about 7 months ago 4,007 reads 2 comments

  11. MLS Cup: 6 Thoughts from Sporting KC's Win over Real Salt Lake

    Sporting Kansas City beat Real Salt Lake in penalties on Saturday night to claim the 2013 MLS Cup title. After 90 minutes of regulation, 30 minutes of extra time and two nice goals ...

    John D. Halloran Written by John D. Halloran about 7 months ago 1,507 reads 8 comments

  12. Breaking Down the USA's World Cup 2014 Group Stage Opponents

    Much of the hype preceding Friday’s 2014 World Cup draw was the possibility of the United States men’s national team being drawn into a “group of death.” Well, that is exactly what happened to the U...

    John D. Halloran Written by John D. Halloran about 7 months ago 4,760 reads 8 comments

  13. Why USA Must Give Brek Shea More Time Before Giving Up

    When United States men’s national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann sits down with his coaching staff next summer to determine his 2014 World Cup roster, one of the toughest ...

    John D. Halloran Written by John D. Halloran about 7 months ago 3,764 reads 14 comments

  14. Why Clint Dempsey Would Be a Great Premier League Loan

    With January approaching, transfer rumors are in full swing, and many of the latest reports have Clint Dempsey on his way back to the English Premier League...

    John D. Halloran Written by John D. Halloran about 7 months ago 1,480 reads 2 comments

  15. Americans Abroad Wrap: Goals for Jermaine Jones and Terrence Boyd

    It was another action-packed week for Americans playing abroad, highlighted by goals from Terrence Boyd and Jermaine Jones. Also topping the headlines were reports, once again, linking Landon Donovan with a January loan move to England...

    John D. Halloran Written by John D. Halloran about 7 months ago 1,360 reads 1 comments

  16. Premier League Weekend in 20 Pictures: Liverpool Lose, Martin Jol Sacked

    There was a full slate of games in English Premier League action this weekend with excitement from start to finish...

    John D. Halloran Written by John D. Halloran about 7 months ago 185 reads 0 comments

  17. The Ideal Starting XI for the USMNT at the World Cup

    Whether it's due to injury, lack of form, self-imposed sabbatical or club commitments, it seems like the United States men's national team never gets to put its best lineup on the field...

    John D. Halloran Written by John D. Halloran about 8 months ago 5,768 reads 24 comments

  18. 5 Ways to Get World Football More Popular in USA

    There is little doubt that the popularity of world football is rapidly growing in America. That growth can be measured in hard numbers like youth participation, attendance at matches ...

    John D. Halloran Written by John D. Halloran about 8 months ago 7,434 reads 48 comments

  19. Breaking Down Jurgen Klinsmann's Two Years with USMNT

    Following the 2011 Gold Cup final, there seemed to be little doubt that then-head coach Bob Bradley had stood on the sidelines for the United States men’s national team for the last time...

    John D. Halloran Written by John D. Halloran about 8 months ago 6,010 reads 19 comments

  20. Americans Abroad Wrap: Aron Johannsson and Mix Diskerud Score

    Coming off the international break, Americans playing their football abroad were back in action this weekend, highlighted by goals from Aron Johannsson and Mix Diskerud ...

    John D. Halloran Written by John D. Halloran about 8 months ago 805 reads 1 comments

  21. 4 Reasons USA's 2014 World Cup Expectations Must Be Realistic

    The United States men’s national team just finished its most successful year in team history in 2013. The Yanks put together a runaway World Cup qualifying campaign and won the Gold Cup championship this summer...

    John D. Halloran Written by John D. Halloran about 8 months ago 11,054 reads 67 comments

  22. 25 Beautiful Pictures of the Beautiful Game

    From Brazil to Barcelona and everywhere in between, the beauty of world football can be found all around us. These 25 images reveal the passion of the fans and the players, from their moments of triumph to their moments of pain and defeat...

    John D. Halloran Written by John D. Halloran about 8 months ago 3,851 reads 17 comments

  23. How USA Will Line Up Against Austria

    Following its 0-0 draw with Scotland on Friday night, the United States men's national team is now set to face Austria in the second of its two November friendlies. The match will take place Tuesday, Nov...

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  24. Americans Abroad Wrap: Steve Cherundolo Returning to Full Fitness

    Most of the major leagues are on break this week for the November international dates, but there was still plenty of action to take in...

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  25. Scotland vs. USA: 6 Things We Learned

    The United States men's national team tied Scotland on Friday 0-0. The game was a rematch, of sorts, of the game played last summer between the two, which the U.S. won 5-1...

    John D. Halloran Written by John D. Halloran about 8 months ago 5,781 reads 17 comments