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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…

Usa
Pulisic not the key to USMNT success for new boss Berhalter
17:00 Monday 17th December 2018

It was my birthday yesterday [thank you] and Christmas is just around the corner. As a Manchester United fan who is at least half-American, however, the past few years brought a new appreciation for that old Rolling Stones ditty, You Can't…

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
Will the USSF fool us again?
17:00 Sunday 30th September 2018

The Who released ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again on their 1971 album Who’s Next? It's a cynical summation of the era's civil rights and anti-war movements. People who lived through it often look back with pride, thinking change…

Usa
How Paul Pogba proves the United States can win the World Cup
17:00 Friday 28th September 2018

People like to believe athleticism transcends individual sports. It’s not untrue. Athletes on both sides of the Atlantic have excelled at more than one sport. Ron Tindall played football for Chelsea, West Ham, Reading and Portsmouth from…

Usa
Clint Dempsey calls it a career
12:00 Friday 31st August 2018

Thirteen months and a week ago, Clint Dempsey scored in the 83rd minute against Costa Rica in the Gold Cup semifinal. The game’s second goal, it killed the match, sending the US into the final. His low free-kick curled around the Ticos…

World Cup
Did the USMNT's World Cup failure foreshadow Germany's?
15:30 Saturday 30th June 2018

On November 11th, 2017, the United States lost 2-1 to Mexico in Columbus, Ohio. Four days later, they fell 4-0 to Costa Rica in San Jose. Jurgen Klinsmann was sacked. Bruce Arena returned for his second stint as USMNT boss. His second tenure…

Usa
MLS Weekend Review: What's wrong with Toronto FC?
18:00 Monday 19th March 2018

Major League Soccer’s third week of competition is in the books. Let me catch you up. Three Stars 3. Alberth Elis -- The Houston Dynamo forward had a big day in front of a small crowd in Maryland. DC United were playing the first of two…

Usa
USSF taking its time to regroup
17:00 Monday 18th December 2017

The one good thing about failing to qualify for a World Cup is you have four years to sort matters out, then get it right. In club football, there are only a few weeks to assess and adjust before a new campaign is upon you. It’s not much…

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
MLS ruining its own product by playing crucial matches during international window
15:30 Friday 6th October 2017

MLS' refusal to respect FIFA's calendar by playing through international breaks may be rude, arrogant, and greedy. More importantly, it's suicidal. Major League Soccer is doing the same thing they did long before Donald Trump was elected: ignoring…