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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…

Usa
Is MLS upgrading its coaching talent in Tata Martino's wake?
15:00 Saturday 2nd March 2019

Major League Soccer professed its ambition in its infancy. When Don Garber took over as commissioner in 1999, he said he hoped to grow MLS into a division that would rival Europe's elite.  His tactics have been both aggressive and…

Usa
Will Atlanta United's MLS Cup be C-Beams glittering or tears in rain?
17:00 Saturday 8th December 2018

The MLS Cup plays tonight between Atlanta United and Portland Timbers at 8PM local time, 1AM in the UK. Don't roll your eyes at me. Fair is fair. You stayed up late [or came in early] for Tyson Fury; you can do the same for this title fight.…

Premier League
Tata Martino to Manchester United? Why not?
15:30 Saturday 1st December 2018

The Royal Family's much more popular in Britain than the Glazers. In the United States too. For that matter, probably the entire planet. Networks aren't going to drop everything to broadcast a Glazer wedding assuming anyone will…

Usa
90 minutes to MLS Cup: Red Bulls need not apply
17:00 Thursday 29th November 2018

Major League Soccer's Conference Finals began on Sunday. Going into the first leg matches, the four teams hoping to reach the MLS Cup Final on Saturday, December 8th each had a script they wanted to follow. Two stories from the…

Usa
7 better choices than Gregg Berhalter for USMNT manager
17:00 Thursday 15th November 2018

It's coming up on 400 days since Bruce Arena resigned as the United States Men's National Team manager. U21 boss Dave Sarachan minds the store in the interim. This international break features field trips to Wembley for Wayne Rooney's…

Usa
2018 MLS Cup Story draws nearer a conclusion with Conference Finals set
15:00 Wednesday 14th November 2018

While Real Madrid promoted their third B-team coach in as many years and Bayern Munich backed its struggling boss, while Manchester City proved it had more class on the pitch than Manchester United and a manager who would immediately correct…

Usa
Gerardo Martino says, 'Gracias, pero no gracias' to Atlanta United extension
17:00 Thursday 25th October 2018

Many things are coming to the United States: the mid-term elections, a caravan of Central American refugees, the MLS Cup. One person is leaving. He's Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino. European football fans know him as the manager who…

Usa
Old is new again in MLS management
17:00 Tuesday 25th September 2018

Youth has been the buzzword in football recently, perhaps in all team sports. Energy, athleticism, work rate and input formed up behind it to compose a new ethos for professional competitions. Knowledge, experience and efficiency suddenly counted…

Usa
MLS Grab Bag, Week 3: League tears down Trump's wall
14:00 Friday 16th March 2018

Welcome to the 2018 season’s third edition of MLS Grab Bag. Each Friday we’ll review midweek news, preview key weekend matches, and explore other interesting developments. Tear down the wall The USSF has been slow to act on the…

America
Atlanta United's first season mission: To boldly go where just one MLS debutante has gone before
15:30 Thursday 26th October 2017

Star Trek Discovery stars an underhanded captain. For its part, Atlanta United is open and direct. The MLS debutantes aim to advance to the MLS Cup. It's fair to say we live in dishonourable times. To garner votes, Brexit campaigners made false…

America
Which teams are the biggest contenders to win 2017 MLS Cup?
19:30 Wednesday 25th October 2017

The Major League Soccer playoffs begin on Wednesday. Twelve franchises will take part. But being realistic, only several have a chance of lifting the MLS Cup trophy. We have analysed the teams best equipped to go all the way.

Opinion
Is American soccer doomed or is it all Chicken Little?
15:30 Saturday 14th October 2017

After a disastrous qualifying campaign ended in failure, professional and social media are going all Chicken Little on the American game. If you're American, you were probably more concerned about Donald Trump sticking the executive knife in…

Opinion
Atlanta United's Four South American Horsemen
17:37 Wednesday 20th September 2017

Atlanta United have been in the Major League Soccer mix all season.  Its attack has been a major factor in the fledgling club's success. Former Paraguay, Argentina, and Barcelona boss Gerardo 'Tata' Martino has assembled a competitive squad…