United States Mens National Team

Thoughts from USA 4, Costa Rica 0 Copa America Match

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

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United States Mens National Team

Reflections on USA v. Colombia, Plus Two Post-Game Interviews

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

United States Mens National Team, World Cup, World Soccer Talk

US-Mexico Joint World Cup Bid a Mistake – WST

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

World Soccer Talk

Four Unintended Consequences of US Loss to Guatemala – WST

But with every rain cloud, there is a rainbow even though it may be hard to see there were some positives from the match for the US. With a line-up of veterans and younger players, the US had the opportunity to see the consequences of its youth development program and how some of its veterans… Continue reading Four Unintended Consequences of US Loss to Guatemala – WST

Forza Italian Football, World Cup

Forza Italian Football – My World Cup Articles

As part of my work for Forza Italian Football, I am part of the "Group G" team that will be covering that group for the 2014 World Cup.  It is undoubtedly one of the tightest groups (hence the "Group of Death" moniker) so the work has been exciting.  Here are some articles you need to… Continue reading Forza Italian Football – My World Cup Articles