US soccer fans: stop complaining about Klinsmann

When Jurgen Klinsmann was hired as Head Coach and Technical Director of the United States Men’s National Team in 2011, supporters of the Stars And Stripes were understandably excited. Soccer’s growing popularity in the United States had left fans crying out for a coach who could implement an attractive style of play. Klinsmann’s live-wire energy, devotion to young talent, and desire

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MLS playoff update

Major League Soccer playoffs are upon us and there has been more drama in what has already been a ground-breaking season. Western Conference Knockout Round For starters, Sigi Schmid and Clint Dempsey’s Seattle Sounders finally hurdled the LA Galaxy in a stunning 3-2 upset which a star-studded lineup consisting of Steven Gerrard, Robbie Keane, Giovani dos Santos, and Gyasi Zardes. That

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American sports model: take notes

In the current American sports model, there are different tiers of professional athletics. For this, let’s focus primarily on basketball and baseball because of their established tier systems; in baseball it is the MLB, AAA, AA, and A leagues and in basketball it is the NBA and then the D-League. These leagues that are below the major league level are

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Premier League Matchday 4 Storylines

The English Premier League season is 2/19 of the way done and it’s already been better than the 2014-15 season. Champions League and Europa League play will begin soon and add even more chaos to this wonderfully chaotic league. Here’s what we’re talking about after matchday four. Crystal Palace Flying High Alan Pardew’s side was central to a major Premier

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Chelsea Might Actually Be In Trouble

It is only August. It is only matchday three. But the Blues might actually be in trouble, relatively. With an opening day draw at home against Swansea and a 3-0 spanking over in Manchester to the hands of MCFC, Chelsea finds itself in 16th on the table, claiming only one of a possible six points. As Planet Futbol’s Peter Berlin pointed

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Premier League Matchday 2 Storylines

The English Premier League is alive once again. The last grasp goals, the 0-0 draws, the overreaction to every move Jose Mourinho makes and nearly every fan’s utter disappointment in their team is BACK. Each week (hopefully) I’ll give a quick rundown of the biggest stories, takeaways and moments of the week that was.   Manchester City Triple Fire Emoji

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What to Take from the USMNT’s Loss to Jamaica

I am just as shell shocked about this as the rest of you are. I am not at all happy about the result, to put it lightly. This was not supposed to be a tough game. Although very capable, this was not a particularly talented Jamaican team compared to some of the teams the US has faced in recent memory. Some

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The USMNT Will Make the World Cup Finals in 2018

So you can do one of two things here. One, you can read the title and know what this article’s about and be done with it. Or two, you can read the article and see why I would make such a bold prediction. Hey, you already clicked the thing. Might as well read it. We’re all still reeling and a

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United States Player Ratings vs Haiti

Despite grinding out a 1-0 win versus a tricky Haitian side and topping their group, the United States continued their slow start to the 2015 Gold Cup. Jurgen Klinsmann made seven changes to the starting lineup from the side that faced Honduras in the tournament opener, and the lack of chemistry was evident throughout. While the Stars and Stripes dominated

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Tottenham Hotspur Pre-Summer Assessment: Part 2

The Premier League season is over and Tottenham Hotspur finished just outside the top four, again. They still slipped past Liverpool to claim fifth place on the last matchday. Fortunately or unfortunately, Spurs will be playing in the Europa League once again. This summer the transfer reigns have been handed over to Mauricio Pochettino and he will attempt to build the club his

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