Alexis Sanchez, Copa America, Chile

Copa America: Chile can defend title despite setback

The first marquee match of Copa America Centenario lived up to its expectations. Chile vs Argentina, rivals for life. Everything about the game screamed ‘juggernaut vs juggernaut’ and by the end, there were no players who couldn’t hang their hat on a match well fought. It’s why we call it the beautiful game. Argentina emerged […]

Jermaine Jones, USMNT

USMNT find their heart and soul in Jermaine Jones

I’ve been restating how the USMNT turned disappointment into elation all too much lately, so I’ll just skip it this time. You all saw the transformation between the match against Colombia and the match against Costa Rica. It was like night and day. What made it so strange is that Jurgen Klinsmann made zero changes […]

Costa Rica, Copa America

Copa America: Costa Rica’s encore turning disastrous

It really is a shame how it all went down. The United States had been outmatched by a ‘headless’ Colombia and Costa Rica were primed to take advantage. For seven long, excruciating minutes, Los Ticos were in control. Their sheer athleticism was too much for the USMNT to handle and it looked to be heading […]

Jurgen Klinsmann, USMNT

Jurgen Klinsmann: Fiercely loyal or fiercely insane?

The USMNT looked putrid against Colombia to kick off the Copa America Centenario. While possession favored them, they did nothing with it. Part of that problem was the old guard. Michael Bradley looked completely out of his element as he gave away more passes than I could count. He was outmatched on and off the […]

Clint Dempsey, USMNT

USMNT clearly all about confidence

Beating anyone 4-0 in a major international tournament is a big deal. No matter the stakes or the sides. It’s a statement of purpose and a rallying cry. That is exactly what the USMNT did against their dearly beloved rivals, Costa Rica. Los Ticos were coming off a drab draw to Paraguay and the USMNT […]

Copa América: USMNT passage through El Grupo De La Muerte

This is a series delving into the passion and flair that makes the Copa América a worthy tournament of the sport we love. We hope through the succession of these articles you find joy in the tillage of the tournament and discover what makes soccer, fútbol. Please consider reading the series in order, it’ll make […]

USMNT, Jurgen Klinsmann

USMNT: Jurgen Klinsmann’s career must hinge on Costa Rica

Jurgen Klinsmann is a divisive character. Some love the innovation and genius he brings to the United States, some hate the fluctuations and inconsistencies. It all depends on who you ask. After being drawn in the Group of Death in the 2014 World Cup, America qualified, beating out Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal. It was a massive […]

Copa America: Lionel Messi absence won’t spoil the fun

The Copa America had been a bit of a dull affair up until last night. Columbia hit all of America right in the feelings as they cherry-picked two goals from the freedom-loving red, white and blue, with the help of Michael Bradley’s continued buffoonery. That was followed up with a snoozer between Paraguay and the […]

Kevin Molino, Orlando City

Orlando City: Kevin Molino frontrunner for MLS breakout player

Keeping up with Kaka is a feat. It’s something no one is expected to do. When Orlando City signed the Brazilian wizard, they expected him to be the centerpiece, and, so long as he is healthy, he has lived up to that mantra. But suddenly, he may have a competitor that is having just as […]

Clint Dempsey, USMNT

USMNT cannot move Clint Dempsey to the bench

At first I thought it was just an outrageous claim from some random person on some random social media. But it wasn’t. Alexi Lalas, among others on Fox Sports, actually discussed the possibility of putting Clint Dempsey on the bench for the next match. The 33 year old came the closes of anyone on the […]

CJ Sapong, Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union: C.J. Sapong slump no concern

Just when everything seemed to be going perfectly for C.J. Sapong and the Philadelphia Union, the hulking American striker has found himself in a bit of a slump. He hasn’t scored or assisted in his past four games and has scored only one goal in his past seven. It’s not exactly what you’d want from […]

MLS, VAR

MLS video replay initiative promising but there’s one big flaw

MLS is in a very unique position. With just two decades of tradition, as compared to the various European leagues and their traditions spanning over a century, MLS has the ability to build their own traditions and their own personality. It got a little crazy in the early going, but now that the waves have […]

Michael Bradley, USMNT

USMNT: Klinmann must have alternative to Michael Bradley

It felt like deja vu. Like something I had seen two years earlier that made next to zero sense. How was it that a much different USMNT was still doing the same things. Better yet, how was it that one man, that shiny bald head in the middle of the field that is supposed to […]

Columbus Crew, Ethan Finlay

Columbus Crew: Things are getting ugly

Things are getting ugly in Columbus.  For a team that traded away their star player only to have his backup and replacement score four goals in the last two games, including the first hat trick for the team in 12 years( are you freaking kidding???), the Crew are floundering badly. Averaging roughly one point per […]

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids suffering through growing pains

Just when the world though that Jermaine Jones was about to go off and have himself a superb season, he has put in three very average performances. The Rapids have continued their Supporter’s Shield winning pace, but they have been doing it largely without Jermaine Jones. The United State’s international enforcer got off to a […]

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