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Atlanta and MLS...Yes, Please

Atlanta and MLS…Yes, Please

Tweet 68 days until USA vs. Ghana…are you ready? Midweek musings for your soccer Wednesday, with more Champions League on the afternoon menu. It is going to be difficult to top yesterday’s drama. Somewhere in London, there are still Chelsea fans singing songs in a dogpile about Demba Ba. Is it Atletico Madrid’s turn to […]

69 Days Till Natal: Tuesday Thoughts

69 Days Till Natal: Tuesday Thoughts

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Greetings. We’re under 70 days until the US tries to exorcise two World Cups worth of demons against Ghana and get group play in Brazil off to a roaring start. If you’re anything like me, the sense of anticipation grows more palpable by the day. Here’s a few thoughts to jumpstart […]

70 Days Until USA vs. Ghana: Monday Musings

70 Days Until USA vs. Ghana: Monday Musings

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon A break for Final Four weekend and it ends up being a short and sad one for your author, whose Florida Gators fell to Connecticut 63-53 in the national semifinals. Still, an incredible season for my alma mater: 36 wins, a Final Four, a conference regular season and tournament championship, the […]

Klinsmann Releases Roster for Scotland, Austria Friendlies

Klinsmann Releases Roster for Scotland, Austria Friendlies

Tweet Daniel Seco Jurgen Klinsmann has released the 23 man roster for the US Men’s National Team friendlies against Scotland and Austria, November 15th and November 19th respectively.  As expected by our own Neil W. Blackmon, Klinsmann’s promise to call in players who were still competing in the MLS playoffs turned out to be a […]

Unblemished: US Women Handle Brazil in Orlando to Cap Unbeaten 2013

Unblemished: US Women Handle Brazil in Orlando to Cap Unbeaten 2013

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon ORLANDO, FL– As high as the standard of excellence is for the US Women’s National Team, undefeated years don’t come along that often. The last year the American women completed without defeat was 2006. Until Sunday. Less than two weeks after winning a vote to get a soccer-specific stadium in Orlando, […]

MLS (Wisely) Headed to Orlando, But South Still Waiting...

MLS (Wisely) Headed to Orlando, But South Still Waiting…

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Yesterday was  a great day for soccer fans in the state of Florida, with the approval of a 94.5 million dollar venues package by the City of Orlando that includes 20 million in tourist taxes to help build an 81 million dollar soccer-specific stadium for Orlando City SC that will, based […]

As New York Cosmos Return, So Does North America's Greatest Club Rivalry

As New York Cosmos Return, So Does North America’s Greatest Club Rivalry

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Before there was the Cascadia Cup, the Texas Derby, DC United and the New York Red Bulls and the SuperClasico; before Real Madrid and Barca were truly global, not just European, brands, yes, well before there was Major League Soccer, there was the New York Cosmos and the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. […]

Two Years Later, Bob Bradley is an American Hero, and Relentless As Ever

Two Years Later, Bob Bradley is an American Hero, and Relentless As Ever

Tweet Garrett McInnis Bob Bradley will be a guest of ‘The Daily Show with John Stewart’ tonight.  The show, currently being hosted by John Oliver, airs at 11pm EST on Comedy Central. Do your patriotic duty and view the interview with a true American hero. If you can’t, please enjoy the clips that will join […]

Robbie Rogers' Announcement Was Honest, Brave, and in the Larger Context, It was Necessary

Robbie Rogers’ Announcement Was Honest, Brave, and in the Larger Context, It was Necessary

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon             Real Madrid and Manchester United played an incredible soccer match this past week, and certainly plenty of pubs were crowded to view that masterpiece and plenty of articles were written breaking it down, but the reality is that stateside, last week was a slow news week for soccer. The United […]

As Landon Ponders Goodbye, We Hope For Understanding

As Landon Ponders Goodbye, We Hope For Understanding

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon ““I’m going to take as much time as I need and decide if and when I’m ready to come back… I can’t put a time frame on that. If it takes two weeks and I’m ready to go again or two months or a year or two years. Or never. I […]

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