Better MLS doesn’t mean better USMNT

Over the last six or seven years, Major League Soccer has gradually gained in popularity and put out a better product. Unlike the MLS, the US Men’s National Team grew exponentially more in skill, popularity, and reputation in that same time period. Tim Howard (The US Secretary of Defense), Clint Dempsey, the prime years of Landon Donovan and the rise

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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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When Will the United States Produce a World Class Soccer Player?

About once a year, I read an article that laments the fact that the United States Men’s National Team would be the best in the world if our top athletes played soccer. The authors simultaneously criticize the lack of player development while rattling off names of nations with smaller populations that possess better players. While all of this is true,

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USMNT Earns Timely Win Against Panama

The USMNT found a much-needed win against CONCACAF rival, Panama on Sunday, defeating them 2-0 in front of 20,271 fans in Carson, California. Even with the match labeled as a friendly, the U.S. desperately needed a win to help finish out their long and grueling training stint for the past three weeks. Now that camp and the two international friendlies

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True Confessions of A Tottenham Fan: Why I Love Harry Kane

“Harry Kane, he’s one of our own, he’s one of our own!” Whenever I tell someone that my favorite soccer team is Tottenham Hotspur F.C. of the English Premier League, I get one of two responses: “Who?” or, “oh Tottenham…why?” While both are valid questions, over the years it’s been difficult to answer the latter. It’s not their style of

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US Soccer Fans, How Should We Feel?

By Grant Becker Three second half goals led to a whirlwind of emotions for fans of the United States Men’s National Team, leaving many wondering which of those emotions were valid and which were simply momentary bursts of elation or deep depression. If that sounds like you, keep reading. The first ten minutes of the game were nightmarish; Portugal looked

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USA vs. Canada Women’s Hockey Review

By Matt Bui The United States Women’s hockey team and the Canadian Women’s hockey team are both powerhouses when it comes to the world championships and the Olympics, have had a rivalry that has extended from the beginning of international play. In the IIHF World Women’s Championships, which began in 1990, no other country besides the United States and Canada

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Dan Bylsma: A Legacy On The Line

By: Wesley Uhler For most hockey coaches, a Stanley Cup Championship and a Jack Adams Award for NHL Coach of the Year would be enough to cement their legacy. For Dan Bylsma, however, accomplishing these two feats so early in his career raised the level of expectations to a “win or bust” mentality every single time his team takes the

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Gold Medal is Canada’s to Lose

By Tyler Tucky Canada was 25 seconds away from one of the greatest gold medals ever won on home ice. It was at the 19:35 mark of the third period when current U.S. captain Zach Parise scored a goal that was watched by the largest crowd in 30 years in the United States. A continent had never been as divided

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