Why the USMNT’s road draw with Panama in World Cup qualifying is a net positive

The formula in CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers is simple: win at home, draw on the road. Traveling to Central America and getting three points is no easy task, which is why the USMNT’s 1-1 draw in Panama on Tuesday night was a good thing overall. Combined with three points at home against Honduras last week, four points in this international break was enough to put the U.S. back...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Five thoughts on the USMNT’s 6-0 win over Honduras

The United States’ 6-0 demolition of Honduras was manager Bruce Arena’s first competitive game in charge, and the US’ first competitive game without Jurgen Klinsmann at the helm since 2011. It was also a huge must-win game for their 2018 World Cup Qualifying efforts.Some soccer teams around the world notice a “placebo effect” in their first match after firing their manager...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Arena plays it safe with USMNT World Cup Qualifying roster

Bruce Arena has revealed his roster for the U.S. Men’s National Team’s crucial World Cup Qualifying matches this March against Honduras and Panama. Here it is, via the US Soccer website: GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Middlesbrough/ENG), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake) DEFENDERS (8): DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin/GER)...
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March 15, 2017  |  Discuss

So Long, LA: Analyzing Omar Gonzalez's Decision To Leave MLS

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Galaxy made an announcement that took fans of both the club and the United States Men's National Team completely by surprise: centerback Omar Gonzalez had been sold for an undisclosed fee to C.F. Pachuca in Mexico's Liga MX.Drafted third overall by the Galaxy back in 2009, Gonzalez quickly made a name for himself in the world of American soccer. He was...
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December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Omar Gonzalez Dresses As Darth Vader At Pachuca Unveiling (Video)

Omar Gonzalez is off to the dark side, as far as American and Mexican soccer is concerned. Gonzalez joined CF Pachuca on Tuesday, following his transfer to the Liga MX (Mexican first division) club from Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy. Pachuca unveiled Gonzalez in a relevant and topical way, dressing the American defender as Darth Vader before introducing him to the media...
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Pachuca unveils Omar Gonzalez in a Star Wars themed press conference

Liga MX team Pachuca unveiled current USMNT and now former LA Galaxy center back Omar Gonzalez today in one of the more creative new player press conferences you will see. In a Star Wars themed press conference, Gonzalez was dressed up as Darth Vader as he was surrounded by various characters in the Star Wars universe. After a few introductory words, Gonzalez was finally unveiled...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

LA Galaxy: Omar Gonzalez joins Liga MX side CF Pachuca

This MLS offseason has been one for the books with sides like Toronto FC and FC Dallas making huge acquisitions, but once again LA Galaxy has usurped the spotlight. But this time the biggest club in MLS isn’t spending, instead selling one of its greatest players, Omar Gonzalez. The USMNT center back was traded to Mexican club CF Pachuca, and the terms of the deal were not disclosed...
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Top MLS players at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup

By Shay Awosiyan The 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup is set to kickoff on July 7 and one of North America’s top leagues, Major League Soccer, will be well represented at the tournament. The league that’s currently in the middle of its 20th season has at least one player on nine of the twelve teams competing. Even though several players who ply their trades in European Leagues will...
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Omar Gonzalez Fights Clint Dempsey, DeAndre Yedlin In MLS Game (Video)

Throughout the months of June and July, Clint Dempsey, Omar Gonzalez and DeAndre Yedlin joined forces on Team USA during the nation’s inspiring run into the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In case you didn’t know, the World Cup is over. That fact was never more prevalent than during Monday’s MLS game between the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Seattle Sounders, when tensions...
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

MLS All-Star Roster: Biggest snubs and surprises

On July 19 the entire roster for the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game was announced. The 23-man squad will battle Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich at Providence Park on August 6. The roster is jam-packed with the league’s top talents, but there were some surprise inclusions and multiple deserving individuals were left off the team. Top five surprises Tim Cahill (right) 5. Omar...
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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