What have we learned from the USMNT this winter?

Bruce Arena’s first two matches as manager of the United States national team have concluded, and there are decidedly mixed opinions on his and the team’s performance. For some, 0-0 and 1-0 results against C and B level Serbia and Jamaica is simply not enough, while for others, the incremental progress seen throughout the MLS-filled January roster makes up for any underwhelming...
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Eat, Drink, Watch: More than just the Super Bowl this weekend

It's been a long week. You're tired. You're hungry. You're thirsty. You just want to find something to watch and unwind only to find not only do you have too many games to choose from on any given night to watch, there is an entire catalog of shows and movies you can barely keep up on.When did our weekends turn into so much work?So let's make it simple. Here is what you want to eat...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Bruce Arena have the USMNT playing with one or two strikers?

The second Bruce Arena era of the United States national team opened on Sunday, and it was difficult to take away too much from the game because of the limited player pool available. But one thing was obvious: Arena likes idea of a lone-striker system.The advantage of the system is clear – by having a single striker, the Americans can have more numbers in the midfield to control...
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21 days ago

Will the U.S. Men’s National Team qualify for World Cup?

Sandwiched in between a friendly match against Serbia and an upcoming friendly against Jamaica this Friday, new USMNT manager Bruce Arena has said that he sees no reason why his squad shouldn’t qualify for World Cup play.For context, we’ll take a look back to Nov. 20, when the USMNT was embarrassed 4-0 in Costa Rica. In the days following the loss, former manager Jurgen Klinsmann...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

USMNT face Serbia in Bruce Arena’s comeback as manager

Sunday’s U.S. vs. Serbia friendly will present a welcome sight for many U.S. Men’s National Team fans, a manager other than Jurgen Klinsmann patrolling the American touchline. Bruce Arena will manage his first game as USMNT coach since he was fired in 2006. Klinsmann was axed after bombing two crucial November World Cup qualifiers and following years of massive failures. Bruce...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey medically cleared for training as comeback from heart problem continues

Clint Dempsey has been medically cleared to return to training, Seattle Sounders general manager Garth Lagerwey said on Tuesday.Dempsey has been sidelined since August, when he suffered an irregular heartbeat. A month later, he was ruled out for the season and watched as the Sounders went on to win MLS Cup without him. He trained not long after first dealing with the issue and has...
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29 days ago

USMNT suffers setback with loss of Matt Hedges, Kellyn Acosta at January camp

Matt Hedges and Kellyn Acosta have left the ongoing U.S. Men's National Team camp early due to minor injuries, U.S. Soccer announced Monday. Hedges suffered a knee sprain while Acosta suffered an ankle sprain. Both will leave camp, along with Kekuta Manneh, who has to report for a preseason tour.While the January camp is limited in the insight it can offer coach Bruce Arena coach...
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January 23, 2017

Desevio Payne is the latest USMNT prospect to raise his profile in Europe

Desevio Payne, a United States national team prospect, is settling into the new year in the Dutch Eredivisie nicely, it seems.The 21-year-old made his first appearance of the season for Groningen on Saturday and scored his first professional goal, a low strike that put his side up over Heracles in the 34th minute.While the goal is a special milestone for the youngster, more important...
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January 15, 2017

Breaking down Bruce Arena’s January camp USMNT roster

Bruce Arena has called in his first set of players as manager of the US national team. 32 MLS players will attend his January training camp (all European and Mexican based players are busy with their clubs) prior to friendlies against Serbia and Jamaica. You can see the official release on the US Soccer website. Here are some thoughts on the roster, organized by position: GOALKEEPERS...
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January 06, 2017  |  Discuss

What does Bruce Arena's re-hiring as USMNT manager mean going forward?

A decision that's been a long time in the making was finally brought down on Monday afternoon, when U.S. Soccer decided that it was in their best interest to part ways with head coach and technical director Jurgen Klinsmann. The decision to fire Klinsmann came as the United States Men's National Team currently sit dead-last in the CONCACAF Hexagonal World Cup Qualifying standings...
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November 21, 2016  |  Discuss

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