Klinsmann Legacy in the United States Will Be Defined by Youth Development

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Jurgen Klinsmann is the Head Coach of the USMNT; he is also the Technical Director of US Soccer. Holding these two titles at the same time can be a slippery slope to navigate, and if we’re grading Klinsmann on his ability to do both simultaneously, he deserves a ‘C’, which is generous. Klinsmann’s strongest attribute […] READ MORE


US National Team Chip Shots – Klinsmann Names Provisional Roster

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Klinsmann names provisional roster for Mexico and Ellis announces “Victory Tour” roster as Haiti replaces Australia. USMNT The USMNT have remained optimistic since Brazil came into Foxborough and dismantled them like they were a youth team that was decimated by three red cards in the third minute. With the all-important match with Mexico less than […] READ MORE


US National Team Chip Shots – Klinsmann Experiment Blows Up

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This week we saw Klinsmann being Klinsmann, and the young guns split in their final tune-ups before Olympic Qualifying. USMNT Last week we talked about the USMNT playing two “Warm-Up” games against Peru and Brazil to prepare for the all-important match against Mexico in October. Jurgen Klinsmann decided this would be a great time to […] READ MORE


US National Team Chip Shots – All Eyes on Mexico

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It has been a busy week for the men as the women are still enjoying the lime light of winning the World Cup. Let’s jump right into it, shall we? USMNT The International Break is upon us, and the Americans who are playing in the top flight leagues across Europe will receive no break as […] READ MORE


US National Team Chip Shots – USMNT Players Howard and Beasley Return

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Some familiar faces are returning to the USMNT, and another familiar face is retiring from the USWNT. USMNT Long time USMNT players Howard and Beasley return to the mix. DeMarcus Beasley, who had previously retired for the international game, has been courted by Jurgen Klinsmann to make a return. Beasley has had a long standing […] READ MORE


US National Team Chip Shots: USWNT Victory Tour and More

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It has been a relatively busy week for US Soccer, so let’s jump right in. Ladies first in this week’s edition, after all, they are the ones with the stars over the crest and deserve the recognition. USWNT The USWNT Victory Tour got off to a rousing start, as Christen Press led the USWNT, clad […] READ MORE


US National Team Chip Shots

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This weekly columns provides insight into the US Soccer scene. USMNT and USWNT are the main focus, but do not be surprised if there is a touch of the rest of the Federation. USMNT All is quiet on the USMNT front, where the only real news is the match against Mexico on October 10 in […] READ MORE


Atlanta United FC Unveiled

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The worst kept secret for Major League Soccer so far this year became a reality on July 7.  Atlanta has officially united; and then tossed in “FC” for good measure.  Atlanta’s expansion into Major League Soccer is officially official, and we have the unoriginal name to prove it. After a few days of digestions, it […] READ MORE


WWC Preview: Germany v. US

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The Women’s World Cup Final will be played on Tuesday June 30, 2015 at Olympic Stadium in beautiful Montreal.  Ok, it isn’t really the Final, but it sure feels like it, and whoever comes out on top of this match, will be the favorite to win the actual Final.   This match-up pits number one […] READ MORE


Atlanta Possibly Uniting

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When other sports in the US name franchises, it typically involves a ferocious animal or a noble figure.  Look at the two most recent NFL franchises, the Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars.  To be fair, those teams were added to the mix over 20 years ago, but you get the point.  You never hear of […] READ MORE