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Looking Ahead Part 2 of 2: The US Player Pool

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Thanks to Michael Haley for his contributions The results of the 2006 World Cup in Germany clearly demonstrated that while our national team remains talented, the player pool is not as deep nor… Continue reading

Looking Ahead: Where does US Soccer go from here? Part 1 of 2

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A few short years ago a former German National Team attacking player living in Southern California called up his friend, the manager of the USA National Team for an internship so that he… Continue reading

Quarterfinal Matchups and Other Thoughts

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France’s leading midfield players: Zidane, Makelele and Vierra have a great understanding of one another’s game and the experience that comes from playing together for so long. For example, Zidane and Vierra always… Continue reading

The Future of US Soccer

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A full report and anaylsis coming on Friday.

Grading the US Roster post World Cup

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Arena and Donovan: A Failed Partnership in Germany/YahooSportsGRADING BY MICHAEL HALEY WITH ADDITIONAL COMMENTS BY KARTIK KRISHNAIYER 1 Howard – DNPKartik’s Thoughts: Could he have made the critical save that sparked this team?… Continue reading

Assessing Arena

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Arena in full control during the 2002 World Cup/YahooSports John O’Brien’s goal against Portugal in 2002 sent Arena’s side on its way to a deep World Cup run/yahoospotsAssessing ArenaPrior to the 2002 World… Continue reading

Full USA Elimination Coverage

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Tonight or early Tomorrow Eastern Time: What mistakes did Bruce Arena make? Saturday: Which players stood out for the United States in this World Cup, and which players fell flat on their faces… Continue reading

Reuters: Reyna Retires from National Team

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Reuters news service is reporting that US Captain Claudio Reyna will retire from the Men’s National Team. I certainly expect the USSF to give him a send off game in the next few… Continue reading

Expectations Unfulfilled

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The 2006 United States World Cup squad not only had higher expectations than any previous American team but also more interest in the team back home in the United States. Today’s devastating (and… Continue reading

The Stakes could not be Higher

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Four years of speculation and anticipation will end for those of us obsessed with US Soccer tomorrow as our side faces a mammoth challenge to reach the knock out stages of Germany 2006.… Continue reading