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?

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…

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…

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…

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

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

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…

Early Thoughts On Yanks/England

Tweet So, now that the rosters have been set and people have finished whining about Brian Ching’s exclusion from the roster—get over it people, he belongs in MLS, not the World Cup (but then again, so does Jonathan Bornstein), one critical question remains, who will Bob Bradley select for the starting lineup.  I’ll give you…