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Klinsmann Konundrum: How Jurgen Has Managed the Deepest US Player Pool Yet

Klinsmann Konundrum: How Jurgen Has Managed the Deepest US Player Pool Yet

Tweet Connor Walsh As the United States wraps up its 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign with a trophy and prepares for the final slate of World Cup Qualifying, United States head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is enjoying a wealth of talent across the board.  Whether it’s the continued renaissance of DaMarcus Beasley, the return to world […]

State of the Union: With Howard Injured, Brad Guzan Gets Chance to Prove US Still A Goalkeeper Factory

State of the Union: With Howard Injured, Brad Guzan Gets Chance to Prove US Still A Goalkeeper Factory

Tweet Connor Walsh Editor’s Note: This is the third piece in a four-piece “State of the (US Soccer) Union” running in the build-up to the March World Cup qualifiers. Garrett McInnis broke down the US defense in part one. Neil W. Blackmon covered the midfield dilemma for Jurgen Klinsmann in part two. Today we discuss […]

For Veterans' Day, Timmy Chandler Swears His Allegiance. We hope.

For Veterans’ Day, Timmy Chandler Swears His Allegiance. We hope.

Tweet Connor Walsh Last week news broke that much maligned FC Nurnberg defender Timothy Chandler had accepted a call up from United States manager Jurgen Klinsmann for the United States’ friendly against Russia in Krasnodar.  What does this mean for Chandler’s place in the team moving forward?  The news has brought mixed reviews from fans, some […]

USA-Mexico Preview, Part One: Breaking Down the US Roster

USA-Mexico Preview, Part One: Breaking Down the US Roster

Tweet Connor Walsh In the wake of Mexico’s gold medal winning performance in the Olympics, fans of the US Men’s National Team understandably began to worry. After all- the Mexican trophy collection this World Cup cycle is remarkable: U-17 World Champions, U-20 Third Place, Toulon Cup Champions, Pan Am Games Champions, Gold Cup Champions, Olympic […]

MLS Preseason Winners and Losers

MLS Preseason Winners and Losers

Tweet By Connor Walsh The 2012 Major League Soccer is nearly upon us. Indeed– tonight, three MLS sides take to the pitch in the CONCACAF Champions League, all with a chance to do what Real Salt Lake nearly did a year ago: deliver MLS its first continental championship. Back in league play, the 2011 fairytale […]

TYAC Olympic Qualifying Position Breakdown: Holes in the Back ?

TYAC Olympic Qualifying Position Breakdown: Holes in the Back ?

Tweet Connor Walsh Caleb Porter has just wrapped up the second of what will be four U-23 training camps ahead of 2012 Olympics Qualifying which begins for the United States this coming March.  The teams’ first camp, this past November, was held in Duisberg, Germany and due to Porter’s commitment to the University of Akron, […]

A New Year, With Some New Faces: Santa Klinsmann Names Early Gifts for the Fans

A New Year, With Some New Faces: Santa Klinsmann Names Early Gifts for the Fans

Tweet It’s time again for the USMNT’s annual edition of Camp Cupcake, or as our friends over at The Best Soccer Show have coined it in honor of a certain German influence on US Soccer, Camp Strudel.  Reserved for Scandinavian and MLS players who are just outside the core USMNT lineup, this edition of Camp […]

As Dust Settles on Galaxy's MLS Cup Win- We Ask- What's Next For Landon Donovan, David Beckham?

As Dust Settles on Galaxy’s MLS Cup Win- We Ask- What’s Next For Landon Donovan, David Beckham?

Tweet Connor Walsh In the immediate aftermath of Los Angeles’ decisive MLS Cup victory over Houston Dynamo, much was made of what was next for David Beckham? Was this truly the end of the Beckham experiment? With PSG lurking and Beckham hoping to play in the 2012 Olympics– opinions varied- but general sentiment was (and […]

Sending Out January Camp Invites to MLS: Cupcakes All Around

Sending Out January Camp Invites to MLS: Cupcakes All Around

Tweet By Connor Walsh The growth of soccer in the United States over the last 20 years has been astounding.  The fervent growth of Major League Soccer coupled with a National Team that has risen in prominence since the US hosted the World Cup in 1994 has seen the meteoric rise in the number of […]

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