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U.S. Soccer: After the Gold Cup, Where Do We Go from Here?

The United States men’s soccer team did what it was supposed to do, making it to the Gold Cup Final. Right? Jozy Altidore and Stuart Holden both were not available for the final due to injury, or it would have been a different game. Right? Steve Cherundolo’s injury was a deathblow and the U.S. was […]

Why Did the U.S. Soccer Team Fight?

If you were a bitter fan, you might be asking yourself that question right now. What was all of that for? Why’d we get excited? Is that IT? I’ve got good news and bad news for you, U.S. soccer fans. The bad news is that, despite Landon Donovan’s last-minute heroics in the Algeria game to […]

Video: Landon Donovan Goal Vs. Algeria, World Cup Group C

If you saw the U.S. – Algeria game, you saw Landon Donovan score in the 92nd minute to lift the Americans to a 1-0 win. The U.S. has won their group for the first time since 1930. (Video has good quality…hopefully it stays on YouTube!)

U.S. Earns Shocking 1-1 Tie with England in World Cup Opener

I’ll be the first to admit I didn’t see this one coming. Entering the game as a heavy underdog, the U.S. National Team miraculously earned a 1-1 draw with world soccer superpower England in their World Cup opener on Saturday evening in South Africa. The eyes of the world were fixed on Royal Bafokeng Stadium […]

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 […]

Know Nothing About the World Cup? That’s OK, You Can Fake It.

You and I aren’t all that different. We both spent a summer month back in 2006 getting caught up in the fervor of World Cup soccer. We were impressed by the traditions and histories. We learned the players’ names and styles. We were enchanted by the beauty and fluidity of the game. We made a […]

The Couch Potato Report: Supersized Long Weekend Edition

UPDATE: Celtics Advance to NBA Finals, Beat Magic 96-84 Memorial Day weekend has finally arrived. As the unofficial start of summer, at least in my book, this weekend will surely be loaded with outdoor barbecues, families taking the covers off their swimming pools, and parades down the main streets of towns everywhere. Mother Nature is […]

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 […]