Tag Archives: us soccer

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“The Grand Conceit of American Soccer” or the Conceit of the Author?

The guys discuss Ken Sweda’s recent bashing of MLS, the USSF in his article on 3Four3 called “The Grand Conceit of American Soccer” where Sweda refers to MLS fans as “bamboozled” and American MLS players as “sub-par” and “soccer deficient college graduates.” Not that the article needs more views, but …

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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 Canada January 2013 Friendly: Who Plays? Who Starts? Does it Matter?

The guys discuss the US v Canada friendly coming up in late January 2013. Who plays? Who doesn’t? Does it matter? If so, how much? Who’s got a real shot at making the big boys roster in 2014? On the Straight Red Card. www.thestraightredcard.com

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Damarcus Beasley to a New NASL Indianapolis Franchise in 2014? w/ Peter Wilt Part 2

The guys talk with Peter Wilt (former Chicago Fire GM) about how a new NASL Indianapolis team could connect with Indiana fans. How about a team full of players with Indiana roots? Could it be done? Damarcus Beasley to a new Indy franchise? Why not? Yes, and Peter Wilt explains. …

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US v Antigua & Barbuda World Cup Qualifier: It Didn’t Need to be That Close

The guys discuss and review the US match vs Antigua & Barbuda in the 2012 World Cup Qualifier. The US slips by with a 2-1 win. Eddie Johnson comes away with two goals but does he deserve a “9″ rating? When we get into the hexagon, how comfortable do you …

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US v Jamaica: Klinsmann Redeems Himself After Blowing 1st Match

The guys discuss both US v Jamaica World Cup qualifying matches. Did Klinsmann blow game 1 with a totally inappropriate approach? How about the improvements in game 2? Altidore vs Gomez up top? On The Straight Red Card.

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Solo Slams Chastain, Klinsmann Disses Lichaj for Roster vs Jamaica?

Hope Solo slams Brandi Chastain again on E:60. Klinsmann names the US Roster for the upcoming qualifiers vs Jamaica. Spector makes the squad but Lichaj gets omitted.