2011 Concacaf Gold Cup Group Stage Wrap-up

by Chris Riordan on June 16, 2011 · 10 comments

The 2011 Concacaf Gold Cup group stage has come to and end.  The matchups for the quarterfinals are set and we are poised for an interesting knockout round, which may be more up in the air than usual.  Two teams in particular have really risen their play and are looking to tip the scales on […]


I have mixed feelings on the eve of the United States’ opening match of the 2011 Gold Cup.  Everything that I was afraid of happening in the Spain match (except injuries) happened, and now Bob Bradley’s team has U.S. fans nervous and somewhat pessimistic the day before they face the 76th ranked country in the […]


It was an incredibly busy week in American soccer.  Between the US national team, MLS midweek matches, and all sorts of FIFA controversies, there was a wealth of story lines for fans of the beautiful game.  Below are some of the ones we were following this week that we did not have time to post […]


Why A 2026 U.S. World Cup is Not A Slam Dunk

by Robert Hay on December 4, 2010 · 26 comments

In the wake of Thursday’s loss to Qatar in maybe the only place U.S. soccer can lose to them (the FIFA boardroom), many American soccer fans tried to rally their spirits by immediately turning their focus to the 2026 World Cup process.  An initial glance at the state of play right now for the World […]


What if the U.S. Loses 2022 World Cup bid?

by Robert Hay on November 28, 2010 · 84 comments

The United States has been the favorite to win the 2022 World Cup bid since it dropped its 2018 bid to clear the way for a European nation.  Going up against a Middle Eastern country, two Asian nations that previously hosted, and an island nation with little soccer culture, the U.S. has the money, media […]


2010 MLS Cup Preview — Canadian Style

by Robert Hay on November 18, 2010 · 1 comment

To kick off our MLS Cup 2010 Preview, I am pleased to share that we will be live blogging the match on this site Sunday night beginning at 8:30 PM Eastern.  For those of us not in Toronto, please visit this site to share thoughts on the two teams, ESPN’s coverage, or the warmth of […]

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Have you ever questioned rooting for a team?  It doesn’t even have to be a soccer team — maybe you watch pro football or baseball, and your hometown/local team is just bad.  Because you love the sport and the team, you support it through think and thin and you buy season tickets even though that […]