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America
For Gold Cup to grow bigger, should CONCACAF become smaller?
17:01 Sunday 7th July 2019

The Concacaf Gold Cup is like Fathers Day. The early matches in every tournament feature so many soft teams it’s like ripping through gift paper. The final is the box inside. When opened, you must feign surprise at the tie within despite…

Premier League
What to expect from Christian Pulisic at Chelsea
09:00 Thursday 27th June 2019

Chelsea had replacing Eden Hazard in mind when agreeing on a deal for Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic. The Blues avoided the summer transfer rush by getting their target in January then loaning him back to BvB until season’s…

International
Should the Gold Cup and Copa America merge?
17:00 Tuesday 18th June 2019

Change comes to football slower than catsup travels from the bottle to the burger. VAR is your proof. When change finally arrives, however, it’s still like the catsup in that there tends to be far more of it than anyone intended or desired…

America
Did the United States hand Mexico the Gold Cup in December?
17:00 Friday 14th June 2019

After a 14-month search, the USSF hired Gregg Berhalter as manager. Federation president Carlos Cordeiro branded the former Columbus Crew boss, a coach without a single trophy on his CV, as the man to give the USMNT a “truly American…

Usa
Are Gregg Berhalter, USMNT in for rude awakening at Gold Cup?
17:00 Wednesday 12th June 2019

It’s startling to consider that the same federation oversees both the United States men’s and women’s football teams. The latter is run efficiently with a coherent vision and plan. The results are self-evident. The USWNT are…

America
Jordan Morris: Star among Stripes
15:30 Sunday 30th July 2017

Jordan Morris added to his early celebrity with the goal that saw the USA lift the Gold Cup last week. What does the future hold for the Seattle forward? A native of Seattle, Washington, Morris began his career in the Sounders youth setup.…

America
Dom Dwyer and Neymar: A tale of two transfers
17:30 Friday 28th July 2017

Dom Dwyer and Neymar's respective transfer sagas illustrate the chasm between Major League Soccer's and global relevancy. July 27th, 2017 will not be a date that lives in infamy, at least not in American soccer annals. Three newsworthy events…

Editors Thoughts
At Gold Cup, rich get richer
21:00 Wednesday 19th July 2017

Last week, CONCACAF's disciplinary committee forfeited French Guiana's result against Honduras and banned Florent Malouda from the tournament for playing in the Gold Cup while ineligible. This week, the big nations were permitted to upgrade…

France
The Conflicting Case of Florent Malouda
17:30 Thursday 13th July 2017

Wealth and influence aren't everything. Sometimes the little guys push back. Every once in a while, they win, too. This time, French Guiana and Florent Malouda are battling the system. Who hasn't heard the saying money talks, bullshit walks?…

France
Gold Cup nations you may not know: Martinique
16:00 Friday 7th July 2017

Welcome to the third in this four-part series on  Gold Cup nations you may not recognise. The post on Curacao can be found here, French Guiana here. Nicaragua will be the final installment. First, however, comes Martinique. Much like French…

America
Should MLS stop entertaining its wealthy in-laws?
16:30 Tuesday 4th July 2017

MLS is maturing but still interrupts its season for friendlies against big European clubs. Has the practice become a hindrance to the league's development?  The United States turns 241 today. Given its current President's childish antics, you…

Youth Scout
Dom Dwyer: a West Sussex Brit in Uncle Sam's Connecticut court
10:00 Sunday 2nd July 2017

Hank Morgan travelled back in time to make himself right at home in Mark Twain's version of Arthurian England, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Sporting KC forward and Cuckfield native son Dom Dwyer has done the same in reverse,…