Tag Archives: u.s. soccer

Jürgen Klinsmann and the Amerikan soccer nation

TweetOn Monday my post is generally related to a timely sports topic prominently in the news, is focused on the business of sports or covers a sports subject at random.
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Soccer in the United States has progressed to a point where white-hot, primal scream diatribes like this one [...]

Rebuilding women’s professional soccer to last

TweetThe heartfelt, grassroots effort to save the financially embattled Women’s Professional Soccer league from extinction was well underway last week when one of the architects of that league poured a heavy dose of cold reality onto what has been an emotional situation.
The U.S. Soccer Federation is set to hear today the request of WPS officials [...]

Bradley the safest choice for U.S. Soccer job?

TweetFanHouse’s Brian Straus thinks that re-upping Bob Bradley for four more years reveals that U.S. Soccer Federation boss Sunil Gulati . . .
“didn’t want exciting. He wanted stability and a coach who has many more wins than losses. In Bradley, he found his man.”
Martin Rogers of Yahoo! Sports thinks Bradley — and the decision [...]

What I’m reading and writing, June 25

Tweet• The Sports Illustrated World Cup preview edition included a well-crafted profile of Landon Donovan and his odyssey of carrying the burden for the U.S. soccer team. While it was a bit rich to include the genius references to Mozart, Picasso, etc., Joe Posnanski cut to the heart of Donovan’s dilemma, which is rooted in [...]

What I’m reading and writing, June 24

Tweet• Not surprisingly, my post yesterday at Blue Star Basketball about Title IX drew some heated response from the predictable quarters, although one critic did bother to respond directly in the comments section. So I thank him for that.
• And with World Cup euphoria reaching a fever pitch here in America (believe that!), I’ve come to love [...]

What I’m reading and writing, May 26

Tweet• The immediate — and sometimes consternated — reaction to the unveiling of the U.S. World Cup team prompted Pitch Invasion proprietor Tom Dunmore to proclaim this “the first Twitter World Cup.” (Disclosure: I’ve been a contributor to his site, which explores the culture of soccer).
• At my own site, Atlanta Soccer News, I offered [...]