Confederations Cup

New Venues Highlight 2011 Gold Cup Sites

by Robert Hay on December 17, 2010 · 6 comments

The list of the 2011 Gold Cup sites was unveiled yesterday and there were two story lines coming out of the announcement: the number of venues that would be hosting their first Gold Cup matches and the number of cities that were inexplicably left off the list. As a reminder or, if you are new to […]


Tactically, the US Need DaMarcus Beasley

by Ron Preston Jr on December 22, 2009 · 3 comments

The last time many of us saw DaMarcus Beasley, his miss on a corner launched a Brazilian counter-attack that led to the eventual trouncing of the US in the group phase of the Confederations Cup.  It was the culmination of a number of mediocre and lackluster performances from him in the national team shirt, which […]


Which Team is Better — 2002 or 2009?

by Eric Altshule on September 16, 2009 · 14 comments

There has been some talk lately about how the USMNT has regressed from its best teams of the past decade – that a lack of veteran leadership has made this team shakier and that Bob Bradley is making do with a hand full of poor cards.  I don’t believe that to be the case.  The […]


Can the U.S. national team ride the wave?

by Randy Capps on June 25, 2009 · 6 comments

Today is a good day. The sky is a bit more blue, the air carries a hint of possibility and the birds are signing Better Than Ezra tunes. Because today is the first day of a new era of American soccer. Of course you know that the United States beat Spain, 2–0, Wednesday at the Confederations Cup. Now, […]


Let’s Pretend : How the USMNT Could Look

by Chris Riordan on June 17, 2009 · 6 comments

Dual citizenship, discussions about players being raised in one country, then playing for another have been running rampant the last several days. Some like the new FIFA rule change, some don’t. For some the thought of Guiseppe Rossi playing for Italy after being born in the States, causes their blood to boil. Some take it […]


Confederations Cup Overview

by Randy Capps on June 14, 2009 · 4 comments

The official dry run for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa is upon us, as the 2009 Confederations Cup is under way. ESPN and its family of networks will be showing every game of this competition of champions from every region of the planet. Here’s what you need to know: Schedule Opening round June 14 — […]