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U.S.A Stuns Algeria 1-0, Wins Group

Wow. What an absolute stunner eh? That was a magnificent win for a team that just won’t be denied this World Cup. I have to admit, however, I had my doubts throughout the game. For starters, Bob Bradley’s choice to start Herculez Gomez is a head scratcher to say the least. Throughout the World Cup, […]

Disallowed Goal In U.S.-Slovenia Game is Just One Example of Bigger Problem

Yes, it was gross. A blatant awful call that cost the U.S. a 3-2 victory over Slovenia. Had the goal been allowed, the U.S. would have been sitting atop the group looking almost certain to qualify for the knock-out stage. However, even with that brutal call, I still like that the U.S. controls their own […]

The U.S.A. and The World Cup: A History

The relationship between the United States and the World Cup has been a bit of a rocky one that has been peppered with some success and a whole boatload of failure. Before qualifying for the 1990 World Cup in Italy, the U.S. hadn’t played in a World Cup since 1950 when they handed Great Britain […]

Questionable Referee to Call USA/England Game

Saturday’s game between England and the U.S.A. is already chock full storylines. It’s a rematch of the 1950 stunner when the U.S. pulled out a 1-0 win over the Brits in Brazil. England is sending arguably their most talented team ever to the tournament. Expectations are sky high across the pond so you know they’ve […]

Phil Jackson is Feeling the Stress

I might even go out on a limb and say Phil Jackson’s rattled right now. Earlier this week, Jackson did his ceremonial passive-aggressive trash talk to one of the opposing teams better players. As reported by the Boston Globe, Jackson said Boston has “a smackdown mentality’’ and that Garnett “was smacking Howard’s arm and finally […]

Expect Some Fireworks at Fenway This Weekend

And, sadly, it won’t be exclusively for the holiday weekend. Is it me or does it seem like officiating in games, now more so than ever, has been taking more and more of its share of attention at athletic events? Boston fans won’t have to look too far for evidence. Let’s look at the horror […]

Czech Republic Beats USA 4-2: Analysis

There weren’t many positives coach Bob Bradley or the U.S.A fans could take from the 4-2 loss to the Czech Republic Tuesday night in Hartford. The most promising aspect was that neither Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard, Landon Donovan, Jozy Altidore, or Carlos Bocanegra had anything to do with the thrashing the very young Czech’s handed […]

Inside the Supreme Court’s NFL Decision and What It Means For You

On Monday, the Supreme Court Antitrust ruling against the NFL essentially set a precedent that the NFL is, in fact, 32 independently operated teams and NOT one entity. So what does this mean for regular fans? Well, two things really. First we’ll probably be able to get NFL (and specifically Patriots) gear for significantly cheaper […]

Thierry Henry to New York: An American Soccer Renaissance?

Reports hit American news wires on Monday that an MLS team, the New York Red Bulls, had made a blockbuster deal and brought Barcelona star and French International Thierry Henry to American shores, trying to add to the international mystique David Beckham brings to the MLS. Today, Henry is rejecting the story and saying his […]

U.S.A.’s 30 Man World Cup Roster: A Preview

Last week U.S.A. manager Bob Bradley had to submit his preliminary roster of 30 to FIFA and now has the next few weeks to make the remaining cuts and submit the final 23 man roster before the team departs for South Africa on May 29. There were few surprises with the selections as the core […]

How Will the USA Fare in the World Cup?

How will the U.S.A. fare at this summers World Cup? Who are we up against in our group? Who are some players that will make an impact?

If Doc Rivers Leaves, Celtics Should Look At Tom Thibodeau

The conversations have been swirling for the past three off-seasons about a possible exit for six-year Celtics’ head coach Doc Rivers, but it seems as though more factors are aligned this year. As the consummate family man, Rivers has three seniors (two college and one high school) that he wants to commit a significant amount […]

What the David Krejci Injury Really Means

Make no mistake about it – losing David Krejci for the season is devastating. It’s arguably a tougher loss than losing Marc Savard at the end of the season. After all, the Bruins had time to readjust to life without Savard before the playoffs and seemed to be cranking on all cylinders throughout the first […]

It’s Time to Cut the Cord with David Ortiz

Can the Red Sox please bench David Ortiz? Watching Ortiz at bat conjures up the same secondhand embarrassment that I get when I watch Curb Your Enthusiasm, but with a lot less humor, unless you count gross ineptitude as funny (which I do sometimes). Granted, I’m not saying anything that most of us watching have […]

New Hampshire Native Conor Casey Could Make World Cup Roster

As U.S. soccer coach Bob Bradley is putting the final touches on his roster for the 2010 World Cup, there is a strong chance Conor Casey, born in New Hampshire, could make the cut. In the previous two tournaments, former coach Bruce Arena announced his squad about 6 weeks prior to kick off. If history […]