Mexico vs Panama: Once, Twice, Three Times Mark Geiger?

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Mark Geiger and family might want to avoid vacationing in Panama for a while. Instead of the grit Panama showed, or Mexico’s continued difficulty with scoring from open play, people will be talking about: Mark Geiger. In the 25th minute Luis Tejada jumped into the air for a loose ball; it missed his head, but […] READ MORE


Why Osvaldo Alonso Should Play for Cuba, Now!

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As I watch Mexico and then Trinidad & Tobago drop 8 goals combined on Cuba this Gold Cup, I can’t help but wonder: where are the good Cuban players? Oh Yeah! That’s Right… the best one defected in 2007: Osvaldo Alonso. Since he re-emerged in the MLS a few years later, his play has been […] READ MORE







Rapinoe Creates a USWNT Victory Against Australia

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Megan Rapinoe is a good soccer player. Rapinoe displayed world class skill: from juggling the ball on the run, to going around defenders with ease, to sending curling passes to Abby Wamback darting to the back post, and back heels to set up chances. Megin Rapinoe was a joy to watch. She and the rest […] READ MORE


The Quakes Close Out Road Trip With Draw in Colorado

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – San Jose earned another road point on Friday night, drawing with the Colorado Rapids 1-1 on a rain-soaked pitch at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The team proved his depth and versatility, starting four players – midfielders Khari Stephenson, Tommy Thompson and Cordell Cato and defender Paulo Renato – that didn’t start […] READ MORE


Dominic Kinnear and the Four San Jose Earthquake Lineups

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In watching the San Jose Earthquakes take on the Colorado Rapids last night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, I noticed something about the Earthquakes this season: they lack consistency. One moment, I generally feel like this team is taken the appropriate steps forward, under Dominic Kinnear, but more and more I wonder which team I […] READ MORE