Archive for the ‘US Soccer’ Category

USA vs. Mexico: Live Blog

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

USA vs. Mexico: Live Blog

Somewhere Jonathan Bornstein Is Crying Uncontrollably

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Bob Bradley was relieved of his duties as U.S. national team coach Thursday. And it's not a day too soon. Don't get me wrong. I appreciate everything Bradley accomplished during his tenure, including beating world No. 1 Spain at the Confederations Cup and winning a World Cup group with England in ...

Hope Solo, I Love You

Monday, July 11th, 2011

After watching the United States women's soccer team's incredible comeback in the 2011 Women's World Cup quarterfinals against Brazil, I had a ton of things rushing through my head. What heart. What an improbable comeback. What a match. How cool was that to watch? Oh, and I have fallen helplessly, ...

Get Your Mind Out Of The Qatar!

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

I meant to get up in time for the live announcement by FIFA as to where the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will be hosted. But working til 1 a.m. usually prevents me from waking before 1 p.m. So I missed it. Luckily, I had plenty of ...

U.S. Soccer: Red, White, Black And Blue

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Alright U.S. Soccer, do us all a favor. Cancel the remaining friendlies leading up to the World Cup. Pull the entire roster from club play, send them to a beach resort where lovely women will massage them daily. Provide them with hyperbaric chambers to sleep in. We’re less than 100 days ...

U.S. Soccer Tries To Beat England A Few Months Early

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Ever since the World Cup draw was released on Friday, American soccer fans have been salivating at the chance to nip the uppity English in Group C. England, ranked ninth in FIFA’s world rankings, is home to arguably the world’s most competitive domestic league and boasts a bevy of top flight ...

The Sports Dude Goes To Mexico City and Lives To Write About It

Monday, August 17th, 2009

A few months ago, Bill Simmons had ESPN soccer announcer Rob Stone as a guest on his radio show to talk soccer - a rarity on the Sports Guy's show. Listening to Simmons trip over soccer concepts and names made ardent soccer supporters cringe. But he admitted during the segment, ...

Join Or Die: U.S.-Mexico Live Blog!

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Game time is fast approaching (4 p.m. EST, Telemundo/mun2), and I'm getting amped. Even though the game isn't on the ESPN family of networks, the Worldwide Leader is actually doing a good job of hyping the game and breaking it down. Bob Ley and Alexi Lalas are actually in Mexico City ...