I will be talking U.S. Men's National Team and their match tonight against Jamaica on Daniel Feuerstein's soccer show beginning around 9 PM. This will be the first USMNT match played in Chattanooga, and the second of Bruce Arena 2.0. I am sure there will be MUCH to discuss! Listen here.
Bob Bradley's firing/sacking by Swansea City yesterday set off the predictable firestorm in the U.S. soccer media. Old battle lines were drawn and both sides took to the modern version of Agincourt: Twitter. The pro-USA crowd immediately accused Swansea, the Premier League, and fans of not giving the former USMNT coach a chance because he… Continue reading Swansea Fires Bob Bradley: The End of American Managers in the Premier League
The U.S. men's national team suffered a damaging loss this past Friday to Mexico. By losing 2-1 in Columbus, the U.S. not only lost the mythos of impenetrability around Columbus, Ohio but also begin the hexagonal qualifying phase on the back foot. Tuesday, the team travels to Costa Rica to try and get something from an… Continue reading My USMNT Analysis Appearances for World Cup Qualifiers
The Colombia match, depending on your perspective, was either an unmitigated disaster or two small mistakes away from being at worst a draw. Subsequent group stage matches saw the U.S. as the favorite, and a deflated or uninspired Ecuador only really pushed the U.S. in the final 20 minutes of their match. No one seriously… Continue reading WST – USA’s third place game against Colombia will be a true yardstick of team’s playing level
While Donovan had been pretty good in the Ecuador match, he really came into his own in the game against Argentina where simply being a cheerleader for the U.S. would have been a strained and forced presentation (see Alexi Lalas). The best thing the producers did was pair him with veteran broadcaster J.P. Dellacamera, a man… Continue reading WST – Landon Donovan is shining star in FOX Sports’ disappointing Copa America broadcasts
One of my favorite things to do during World Cup 2014 was to serve as a call-in guest for 98.5 The Sports Hub Johnston & Flynn show on the weekends. With so much soccer happening, I'll be doing a guest spot on the show again today around 2:20. Tune in and listen here!