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2014 US World Cup Draw: Not as Grim as it Seems

The US draw for the 2014 World Cup isn’t as grim as it seems. The guys discuss the possibilities and realities of group G of the World Cup in Brazil.

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Promotion & Relegation Isn’t Happening—But Here’s Another Solution

Okay, first don’t crucify us for posting this… This is meant to give us all another option to P&R, not to rant for more P&R! So, Promotion & Relegation isn’t happening anytime soon in the US soccer pyramid…But what if there was another solution that didn’t threaten MLS teams with …

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US Could Still Make or Break Mexico World Cup Hopes

Mexico is at risk of not qualifying for the World Cup in Brazil. The guys examine their last two qualifiers for both the US and Mexico and how the US team might play a role in helping Mexico qualify for Brazil-–or benefit Panama. And apparently Vela is a jerk…

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Who’s in the USMNT Midfield Discussion Now? Gold Cup 2013

The 2013 Gold Cup has offered up some more depth for Klinsmann to consider in the midfield, both in the middle and out wide. Who’s made the best case to get a shot on the “A” Team? Holden, Mixx, Beckerman? Shea, Corona, Torres, or Bedoya? Some of the answers are …

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Why Wondolowski Hasn’t Sealed the Deal for Brazil 2014

A lot of talk over the past week about how Chris Wondo(w)lowski is a shoe-in to make the US National team for World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Why we think that’s counting your chickens before they hatch…

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Straus, the Snowbowl & Tie at Azteca Bring US Team Together

Brian Straus’ article, the snowbowl vs Costa Rica and the workman-like tie vs Mexico at Azteca seems to have pulled the USMNT together.

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Loose Lips Sink Ships: Is Klinsmann Losing the Locker Room? (Costa Rica Preview)

by Derek Richey and Brett Corbit “Frustration is mounting,” writes Brian Straus in his recent Sporting News article. And I don’ think any of us were surprised to hear that Carlos Bocanegra was broken-hearted and upset by Klinsmann’s decision to not start him versus Honduras, but according to Straus, the …

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Why Mike Magee Should Get a Call-up to the US National Team

by Derek Richey Mike Magee. What a guy. Is there any doubt about his ability to take a ball on the cut or out of the air? Is there any doubt about his skills on the ground? Is there any doubt that he’s one of the best American players to …

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Jurgen Klinsmann Needs a Look in the Mirror, and Soon

The US Players aren’t the only ones letting Jurgen Klinsmann and US fans down… And its not all tired legs, long trips and long grass either… And it isn’t just the evolution of CONCACAF. And this isn’t the first team to face those challenges.

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US v Honduras Aftermath: Why You Should Be Concerned

So Jurgen Klinsmann says we’ll see a very different team for the next qualifier in March. I hope so. We’d like to see a very different Jurgen Klinsmann. Why you should be concerned by the US v Honduras result….