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Optimum US Lineup? Klinsmann & Donovan at Odds?

The guys discuss the optimum US starting squad (when everyone is healthy), and clear up any misconceptions based on Ian Darke’s comments during the US v Italy match-up that may intimate a “conflict” between Jurgen Klinsmann and Landon Donovan. Also a quick word on the yahoo sports article regarding Chris …


Alexi Lalas: “We Are Who We Are.” What Klinsmann Learned vs Italy

Derek and Brett Discuss the idea by Alexi Lalas that perhaps the US v Italy game might have taught Jurgen Klinsmann the lessons of pragmatism. Maybe Klinsmann can or can’t transform the US team into his vision, but he might now understand how we can squeeze out a win vs …


What We’ve Learned: US v Slovenia (and US v France) & an Apology to Edson Buddle

The guys discuss the US v Slovenia match and US v France and ask: what have we learned? On the Straight Red Card.


US v Ecuador (No Goals, No Glory) & Brek Shea to Manchester United (uh-um)?

Brett & Derek Discuss the US v Ecuador friendly and Onyewu’s Return to fitness, Chandler’s good play, Danny William’s first game, Steve Cherundolo’s mediocre showing, the call for Kyle Beckerman to be dropped from the team, and, of course Shea’s ascendance to possible super-stardom. Part 1.


The Latin Player Influence vs the German Influence on US Soccer w/ YA’s Brian Sciaretta

Brian Sciaretta of Yanks Abroad discusses the growing youth movement of German-American players in 1 and 2 bundesliga with Derek and Brett. Featuring discussions on: Timothy Chandler, Danny Williams, Fabian Johnson, Villyan Bijev, Terrence Boyd, Jann George, Bobby Wood and Fabian Hurzeler on The Straight Red Card.


On Bashing ESPN; US v Belgium & Developing an “American Style”

The guys discuss the complaints that ESPN has dissed US Soccer because of the recent interruptions via the Little League World Series, NASCAR and the US Open. Discussion on US v Belgium game–the faux 4-3-3, and Jurgen Klinsmann’s boast to create “an American Style” of soccer.


US Outclassed by New Mexican Generation? with Jimmy Conrad

Derek and Jimmy Conrad sit down to discuss: Does the New Mexican Generation of Players Simply Outclass the New Generation of US Players? Was the game lost as soon as Cherundolo left the field? How good is this next generation of Mexican players, and what does the US need to …