USMNT/International

Exclusive Interview with Stuart Holden From MLS Site [VIDEO]

October’s USMNT Call-Ups: Analysis & Opinion

The USMNT play two more friendlies this coming month.  They’ll meet Honduras at 6 pm ET on October 8 in the heat of the Miami sun.  They’ll meet Ecuador three nights later at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ.  Here are the roster call-ups: U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION  GOALKEEPERS (3): Bill Hamid (D.C.United), Tim Howard (Everton), … Read more

Jurgen Klinsmann Introduced as New Head of US Soccer [VIDEO]

He said YES!

Jurgen Klinsmann is now the head man in charge of the United States men’s soccer program.  We here at TOS endorse the move enthusiastically, hoping it would have been made prior to the 2010 World Cup.  Klinsmann runs an attacking style and will begin an overhaul process of the USMNT structure. His press conference is … Read more

Fired.

The following is a re-blog of an earlier piece: US Soccer, and soccer for most of the teams in the CONCACAF region, is not like the rest of the world.  The US is a guaranteed Gold Cup participant, they don’t truthfully enter World Cup qualifying until the late stages and their friendlies are played at … Read more

A Look at Copa America as the Tournament Heads into the Semis

Missed opportunities.  After missed opportunities.  After missed opportunities.  For a tournament that has not reached its potential, the same can be said for the powerhouses expected to cruise through, setting up the dream Brazil-Argentina final. The group stage of a 12-team tournament has rendered itself officially meaningless to me.  Third place entry into the knockout … Read more

US Women Crush Colombia as Heather O’Reilly Registers Golazo [VIDEO]

The United States have moved into the quarterfinals after dominating Colombia, needing only a drew with Sweden to win Group C.  Today’s match was capped off by Heather O’Reilly’s golazo. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rV6xmjrGGE&feature=player_embedded

US Defeat North Korea 2-0 [VIDEO]

To read analysis of the match from Brette Trost, click here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzOiqXRgzVY

Why US Soccer Must Move On From Bob Bradley [WITH GOLD CUP FINAL VIDEO]

US Soccer, and soccer for most of the teams in the CONCACAF region, is not like the rest of the world.  The US is a guaranteed Gold Cup participant, they don’t truthfully enter World Cup qualifying until the late stages and their friendlies are played at times when most of their top tier talent is … Read more

I Still Hate Mexico: A Personal Essay

Ultimately, in my life, it all goes back to Kearny Avenue.  The Lincoln Cinema 5 on Kearny Avenue is where I fell in love with movies.  Roosevelt Elementary School on Kearny Avenue is where I first donned the fake beard and prayer shawl to play Tevye – the world’s greatest introduction to the magic of … Read more

USMNT Advances to Gold Cup Final with 1-0 Win Over Panama [VIDEO]

Commentary: Bob Bradley’s Job On the Line Tonight Against Panama

There was a lot of discussion around the internet during the group stages of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, most of it circling the USMNT and the future of its manager Bob Bradley.  Many, unstable though they may be, would have been pleased to see Bob shown the door in the aftermath of the Panama debacle. … Read more

Commentary: Breaking Down the United States Victory over the Reggae Boys

Suddenly the group stages feel a distant memory.  After a 2-0 defeat of an overwhelmed and oddly-managed Jamaica side, the USMNT find themselves in a rematch with Panama for the right to play in the Gold Cup final.  Suddenly the team drawing jeers for its star players attending sibling weddings and the manager who was scanning job listings … Read more

United States Advances to Gold Cup Semifinal After Beating Jamaica 2-0 [VIDEO]

Commentary to come.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDbJhOPix7I