First half The U.S was very lucky to survive the first five minutes. Despite the fact the host nation should have come out with all the energy in a must-win match, it was the other CONCACAF team that had all of the energy and chances. If Joel Campbell would have been better with his chances,… Continue reading Thoughts from USA 4, Costa Rica 0 Copa America Match
First Half Geoff Cameron in the first ten minutes epitomizes this U.S. team. He started strong and looked like he would have an excellent match, then falls asleep on a set piece and the U.S. is down a goal. Being "picked" on the set piece so easily was a mental failing, which we see way… Continue reading Reflections on USA v. Colombia, Plus Two Post-Game Interviews
Partly due to playing politics poorly, partly due to perceptions of the US politically, and partly due to alleged shady deals, the US lost out to tiny Qatar for the 2022 games. While some consider the US to be a favorite to land the 2026 games, other geopolitical factors such as a rising Chinese FA… Continue reading US-Mexico Joint World Cup Bid a Mistake – WST
My apologies for going so long in between posts. It has been as expected a madhouse with the World Cup in full swing. I am grateful to be asked to contribute to a number of great websites and have racked up a number of media hits, including 98.5 in Boston, Yahoo Sports Radio, ESPN New… Continue reading Mea Culpa – Updates!
I will have more on various sites throughout the week especially as we approach the Germany match, but here are some general thoughts and links: Jurgen Klinsmann flashed some tactical coaching skills and this match may have been remembered as a tactical turning point for him... until he brought in Omar Gonzalez in stoppage time. The… Continue reading My Thoughts on USA 2 – Portugal 2
I tried to do some different style articles for World Soccer Talk on the U.S. team and I think the results have been entertaining. There are only so many different ways you can write a tactics article! Can The USMNT And World Cup Boost MLS’s Popularity In The USA? Eddie Johnson, Not Landon Donovan, Is… Continue reading More World Soccer Talk Coverage of USMNT