Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City becoming their own worst enemy

Sporting Kansas City lost again. Just when we all thought that they were out of the woods. KC came out and completely dominated Orlando City in the previous match week, out-shooting Kaka’s toothless Lions 34-7. They came away with a 2-1 win, only surrendering on an own goal. But then again, that performance wasn’t really […]

CJ Sapong, Philadelphia Union

Jozy Altidore injury opens USMNT door for C.J. Sapong

The United States Men’s National Team took a bit of a hit with the news that Jozy Altidore is most likely going to be missing for the Copa America. The hulking Toronto striker suffered another hamstring injury along the lines of what he experienced in the 2014 World Cup. While this is a big loss […]

Sporting Kansas City, Benny Feilhaber

Sporting Kansas City’s creative slump begging for renovations

It’s gotten bad. Really bad. Sporting Kansas City, the defensive epicenter of the Western Conference at the beginning of the season, have now gone six matches without a win. In those six matches, they have given up nine goals and only scored four. So while the defense isn’t exactly collapsing, the offense is. And it […]

Tim Howard, USMNT

USMNT Copa America roster will differ drastically from World Cup 2018

The United States Men’s National Team is getting younger. Much younger. The last of the old guard are holding out for the Copa America this summer, but given another two years, those same guys will be on their way out, while the young guns that are emerging around the world are going to be making […]

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo’s shortcomings are deceptive

When you gander at the standings for MLS, most things look pretty well in order. There aren’t any obnoxious deficits or outstanding performers. It’s a pretty level playing field. And then you see the Houston Dynamo in last in the West with a measly five points and you wonder where it all went wrong. Or […]

New York Red Bulls, Sacha Kljestan

New York Red Bulls success being personally seen to by Sacha Kljestan

It was the biggest test of the New York Red Bulls’ season. They were facing the best team in the West (at least according to points), FC Dallas. Dallas had shown a penchant for the implosion, but the Red Bulls have shown a penchant for just losing. They conclusively beat a Kaka-less Orlando City by […]

Sporting Kansas City, Benny Feilhaber

Sporting Kansas City in a creative slump

Sporting Kansas City are having a bit of an anticlimactic season. Only twice have they scored over one goal in a game. Both times they scored two, they won. Both other wins came from scoring one and the opposing team notching a red card. The point is that Sporting is not blowing the socks off […]

Real Salt Lake, Javier Morales

Real Salt Lake: Javier Morales throws wrench into squad selection

It was their first loss of the season, which is never a pleasant feeling. But Real Salt Lake still managed to pass the biggest test of their season, and they did it against the hottest, and arguably the best, team in MLS. Matched up against the bruising LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake were without the […]

Toronto FC, Sebastian Giovinco

How Toronto FC’s defense stole the spotlight from Giovinco

If felt like Toronto FC had been preparing all season for this one match. Sitting in the middle of the conference looking up at their Canadian brethren, Toronto was yet again struggling to put it all together as they have in so many other years. But against their dreaded, first place (formerly, I should say) […]

Roger Espinoza, Sporting KC

Sporting KC have their midfield roles cockeyed

Sporting KC came out with defensive dominance to start the season. They rose to the top of the West with four goals scored and just one goal surrendered after three games. But then Real Salt Lake came to town and things changed. The counter attacking play of the Utah dwellers was able to pip points […]

USMNT, Christian Pulisic

USMNT fans: Meet Christian Pulisic

With all the hype surrounding the newest crop of USMNT youngsters, perhaps one of the brightest young talents is none other than Borussia Dortmunds Christian Pulisic. Brought into the club in January of 2015, he has exploded onto the first team scene in his short time with BVB. The 17-year-old Hershey Pennsylvania native received an […]

Chris Wondolowski, San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes have model striker in Chris Wondolowski

Ask any team out there what they want in a striker over a three year period. The first answer will be someone that does the exact same thing every season, without hiccups and with perfect consistency. But that person doesn’t exist. Ask again and tell them you want a realistic answer this time. They will […]

USMNT, Bobby Wood

USMNT youngsters meeting mixed results in Europe

With the growth of soccer in the United States, it only makes sense that more United States Men National Team players are going to be picked up by European sides big and small. While in previous years, only high profile athletes like Clint Dempsey or Tim Howard could be found overseas, things have changed. Between […]