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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23 days ago  |  Discuss

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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26 days ago  |  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

Jurgen Klinsmann rips critics in possible last stand

If Jurgen Klinsmann goes down, he’ll do so swinging. The U.S. men’s soccer head coach staunchly defended his tenure and his players Sunday in an interview with the New York Times’ Sam Borden. Klinsmann responded to the mounting criticism he faces in the aftermath of Team USA’s disastrous start to the final round of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, saying his detractors...
November 21, 2016  |  Discuss

USMNT manager Jurgen Klinsmann isn't going anywhere

After two rather embarrassing performances to start the final round of World Cup Qualifying, more and more people are looking at the U.S. Men’s National Team and toward Jurgen Klinsmann in general. Throughout Klinsmann’s tenure as manager, we have seen moments of greatness and moments of embarrassment out of the USMNT. Some were the cause of the players, and some were the cause...
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November 16, 2016  |  Discuss

USA Men's Soccer needs major overhaul after pathetic loss

The United States men’s national team turned in one of the most embarrassing performances in the nation’s history — in any sport — on Tuesday night in a 4-0 loss to Costa Rica. Yes, it was even worse than the men’s hockey team in September’s World Cup of Hockey tournament. Team USA has had its ups and downs under German manager Jurgen Klinsmann, but this loss to a much...
November 15, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jurgen Klinsmann goes off on ref during Cuba match

The US Men’s National Team squared off against Cuba in a friendly on Friday, and manager Jurgen Klinsmann defended his player and went off on an official during the match. Cuba trailed 2-0, with the US protecting a comfortable lead, when Steve Birnbaum unfortunately took a cleat to the face from a Cuban player. The contact looked unintentional, but it was clearly a reckless and...
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October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Should Jurgen Klinsmann chase the England manager job?

Jurgen Klinsmann might land on his feet if he decides to leave his post as the United States Men’s National Soccer Team’s head coach. Multiple outlets have reported recently that England’s Football Association is considering hiring Klinsmann as the next manager of its senior national team. Klinsmann’s current contract with the U.S. Soccer Federation expires after the 2018...
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Three things we learned from the USMNT’s loss to Argentina

Tuesday’s Copa America Centenario semifinal was certainly not a pleasing contest to watch if you were pulling for the Americans. But what can the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team and observers of the team take away from the loss? A few things, actually. 1. The United States still struggles to possess the ball against the top teams This isn’t surprising, of course. Most international...
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June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Klinsmann experiment finally showing results in victory

Before Germany’s national soccer team finally kicked off the 2006 World Cup on its home soil, the country’s concerns about its Mannschaft had grown grave. So-called reforms had changed a great deal about the way the program ran, the way the team was set up, its hierarchy and structure, its everything. Talismanic goalkeeper and captain Oliver Kahn had been benched. American fitness...
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June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

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