Author Archives: Brian Zygo

MLS Teams Need To Take CONCACAF Champions League Seriously

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The group stage of the CONCACAF Champions League is set to start this coming week, and a question on the minds of many MLS fans is: “Will the MLS clubs involved in this competition step up and take it seriously?” … Continue reading

Transforming Major League Soccer into a Super League

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One of the lessons learned in this “Summer of Soccer” is that there is a sizable group of Americans who enjoy high level soccer and are willing to pay top dollar for the opportunity to see clubs like Real Madrid, … Continue reading

Dominic Kinnear: A Model MLS Coach

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The English Premier League is one of the most popular football leagues in the world for many reasons, especially its coaching soap opera. No other league has managed to turn coaching vendettas and spats into a complex, highly entertaining mix … Continue reading

Stuart Holden – The Future of American Soccer?

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Say what you will about the U.S. National Team’s performance in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, after all it is an experimental squad seemingly designed to give Coach Bob Bradley a better idea of the quality and the extent of … Continue reading

Kansas City 0 – 1 Houston Dynamo: Post Match Video Reaction

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On Saturday, July 4th, the Kansas City Wizards hosted the Houston Dynamo at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in front of a sell out crowd of 10,385. The Dynamo were coming off a lackluster loss to Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday and a … Continue reading

A Toast to the US Soccer Fan as We Await the Confederations Cup Final

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As both a fan and observer of American Soccer in general and the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) in particular, Confederations Cup 2009 has been a rollercoaster with amazing emotional highs and lows. As we all know, the US started … Continue reading

Defending Guiseppe Rossi and His Decision to Play for Italy Instead of the United States

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In the eyes and opinions of many of you, I am about to defend the indefensible: the decision of Guiseppe Rossi to play for the Italian National Team instead of the United States National Team. This issue came to head … Continue reading

The Future is Now: US Soccer’s Future Rests in the Hands of Peter Nowak’s Replacement

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Wednesday night’s Saprissa Massacre has to be considered one of the lowest points for the U.S. National Team since returning to the World Cup in 1990, and instead of dissecting that game and breaking down the various reasons for the … Continue reading

New Jersey – The Garden State with Soccer Roots

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New Jersey, the Garden State, is famous and infamous for many things: the Mafia, Atlantic City, Frank Sinatra, Bon Jovi, stone-washed jeans, the Pine Barrens, Bruce Springsteen, teased hair, the Meadowlands, the Jersey Devil, pharmaceutical companies, the Turnpike, the Lindbergh … Continue reading

An American Tradition: The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

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American critics of the Beautiful Game often complain that it is a foreign sport or it is a new sport, heck I recently heard one person call it a 1970s fad. Next time you come across such a critic, you … Continue reading