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For the 2012 USMNT Performance, Klinsmann Deserves Great Praise

For the 2012 USMNT Performance, Klinsmann Deserves Great Praise

Tweet Sean McElroy As 2012 winds to a close, any review of the USMNT needs to begin with an examination of the manager, Jurgen Klinsmann. More “progress report” than definitive report card, the examination is necessary because Klinsmann finally managed meaningful matches, with reasonable results. In between those fixtures, Klinsmann managed a team that delivered […]

LA Galaxy Have the Look of A Classic Super Club- But Can They Finish?

LA Galaxy Have the Look of A Classic Super Club- But Can They Finish?

Tweet By Sean McElroy The Los Angeles Galaxy have a true abundance of riches. They have two of the best goalkeepers in MLS, Donovan Ricketts and Josh Suanders. They possess a back line of young, promising (and I might add, mostly American) players, notably Sean Franklin, Omar Gonzalez,  and AJ DelaGarza, mixed in with the […]

Simply Put- US Women Face Enormous Moment. Here's betting they're ready.

Simply Put- US Women Face Enormous Moment. Here’s betting they’re ready.

Tweet By Sean McElroy My Grandmother, who is ninety-three, has absolutely no reason to care about soccer. She is sharp as can be—her memory for her age is quite remarkable—and when I visit her she often asks about the various matches I am going to go see or have seen.  Always, one conversation or question […]

Gold Cup 2011: Recapping Group A-- Where Only Mexico Matters

Gold Cup 2011: Recapping Group A– Where Only Mexico Matters

Tweet By Sean McElroy Fox Soccer Channel might not have aired the matches, but my friends at Telemundo and Galavision provided excellent (and high definition) coverage of the affairs of Group A. In my preview, I considered Group A to be the CONCACAF version of a group of death. I had originally planned to write […]

Gold Cup 2011: If there were ever a CONCACAF "Group of Death", It's Group A

Gold Cup 2011: If there were ever a CONCACAF “Group of Death”, It’s Group A

Tweet By Sean McElroy If there is such a thing as a CONCACAF group of death, I think Group A is it, with three strong teams vying for…oh yeah, probably three spots. But, alas, Group A shall (hopefully) yield some excellent soccer. Off we go! Mexico Nickname: El Tricolor Manager: José Manuel de la Torre […]

MLS Preview: Five Intriguing Teams- Western Conference

MLS Preview: Five Intriguing Teams- Western Conference

Tweet EDITOR’S NOTE: This piece continues our preview of the 2011 MLS campaign. Our first four MLS preview pieces are linked below: Number 7: Omar Bravo: Next Designated Player to Fail, or is Sporting KC the place for a revival? MLS Eastern Conference Preview: Five Most Intriguing Sides Number Six: Charlie Davies: The Player, The […]

We Endorse Grant Wahl For FIFA President. Why You Should Get on the Bus Too.

We Endorse Grant Wahl For FIFA President. Why You Should Get on the Bus Too.

Tweet By Sean McElroy Grant Wahl should become the next president of FIFA. Now, of course, we all know that Wahl will not win.  FIFA is the epitome of a monopoly, and despite Wahl’s good intent, it is all but clear that he will likely not even be nominated by a FIFA member nation, and […]

 What Now For US Soccer? Easy. Be Champions.

What Now For US Soccer? Easy. Be Champions.

Tweet We lost the bid.  To a country which (as other writers have eloquently explained) has absolutely no business being in the World Cup, much less hosting the World Cup.  I am really, really getting tired, however, of the defeatist attitude of American soccer fans.  FIFA is a corrupt, stupid organization which shames the game.  […]

 With or Without Bradley, Five Things the US Must Do To Move Forward

With or Without Bradley, Five Things the US Must Do To Move Forward

Tweet With the 2010 World Cup now behind us, it is now time for the United States Soccer Federation to take a good hard look at the American program, and it’s progress over the past four year cycle.  Basically, this is a job report for Bob Bradley, and a way of taking a look at […]

 Contest Entries: Fulham FC

Contest Entries: Fulham FC

Tweet Today we bring you the latest club in our published group of “Find Dan Seco an EPL Side” contest entries– the entries in support of the Cottagers of Fulham FC. The Northwest London side has earned a great deal of love stateside over the years as the home of many past American players, and […]

Germany-Spain Key Points

Germany-Spain Key Points

Tweet Tonight (or this afternoon, I guess), Germany will beat Spain by a score of two goals to one. That is my prediction, and here is my reasoning (in short form, as I am writing this on my lunch break before an afternoon of working while watching a match on ESPN3). The reasoning is simple, […]

Thoughts On Group E

Thoughts On Group E

Tweet Group E, for lack of a better term, is wide open. All four teams have a shot at making Round of 16. First, my previews, then my match-by-match predictions and predicted final table. Netherlands: Leading the way is the Dutch, who are the overwhelming favorites to both win the group and should definitely advance […]

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