Feuerstein's Fire

My USMNT Analysis Appearances for World Cup Qualifiers

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

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Myself

Media Hit Announcement and Where to Find My Euro2016/Copa America Work

It has been a while since I have provided an update on my writing, but with so much in life going on, any actual writing has been limited primarily to one topic: soccer. Thankfully, now is a good time to be a soccer writer. Two years ago I launched this page as a way to… Continue reading Media Hit Announcement and Where to Find My Euro2016/Copa America Work

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

World Soccer Talk

This Is Your Brain on Sports – WST Review

The book spans all sports but the topics are for the most part universal; there is a (poorly written) chapter about why the World Cup doesn’t bring “world peace” like its organizers sometimes promise but overall each chapter deals with a scenario that would be familiar to soccer fans. Some are funny – I particularly… Continue reading This Is Your Brain on Sports – WST Review

Myself, World Cup, World Soccer Talk

What I Am Reading Today (July 7, 2014)

After a great weekend in the World Cup, I thought I would share a few articles that have caught my eye: Two takes on the weakness of the Premier League in this World Cup, from two of the smartest writers out there: Kartik Krishnaiyer and Barney Ronay. Fact file on the “most complete player ever”:… Continue reading What I Am Reading Today (July 7, 2014)