Archives: American Soccer

adidas Soccer | MLS : Smart Soccer

Posted on by Laurence McKenna

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4nSce1Z8U0&feature=player_embedded] It’s actually quite often that there are revolutions in football, it’s partly a biproduct or intentional outcome of the league system. If you look at the wider idea of competition it has both a destructive and constructive use: Breakdown … Continue reading

Will FIFA Bribery Scandal Endanger US Bid?

Posted on by Robert Hay

When the United States dropped its bid for the 2018 World Cup, it was seen as a move to placate FIFA’s desire to have the World Cup held that year in soccer’s birthplace (literally, if England wins the bid).  By … Continue reading

Bob Bradley Signs to Coach USMNT Through 2014 World Cup

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Reports have come out this evening confirming that Bob Bradley will stay as coach of the US Mens National Team for another four years.  Just as speculation was growing that Bradley would be out, Jurgen Klinsmann would be in, and … Continue reading

Why the US is a Lock to Host the 2022 World Cup (or Maybe 2018)

Posted on by Eric Altshule

There is some real drama about which European country will host the next World Cup.  Both England and Russia have submitted solid bids, and FIFA is going to have to think very deeply about which country will get to host … Continue reading

Landon Donovan is Going to Europe. It’s About Time.

Posted on by Eric Altshule

In a post-game interview after last night’s All-Star game, Landon Donovan said “We have had transfer interest and we will have some time to think about it and see where it goes.  There is interest from a number of teams.” … Continue reading

An American Soccer Culture Emerges in South Africa

Posted on by Eric Altshule

  Soccer has an almost magical ability to reflect a national character.  Brazil is a sensuous, musical nation, and for its national soccer team, it is not enough to simply win – they need to win with grace, style and … Continue reading

I Come Not to Bury the USMNT, But to Praise Them

Posted on by Eric Altshule

So how good is the US Men’s National Team? Over the past two years, the US team has fully revealed itself in relation to other teams and this is the report card- • The USMNT is well ensconced in the … Continue reading

Galaxy to Host Inter Milan on August 7

Posted on by Eric Altshule

  The Los Angeles Galaxy today announced that they are going to host Champions League Cup winners Inter Milan at a friendly at the Home Depot Center on August 7.  While only 18,000 people came out to see the Galaxy … Continue reading

Jozy Altidore Needs to Grow Up – UPDATE

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Jozy Altidore is a wonderful soccer player from the neck down.  Unfortunately, he is gaining a deserved reputation as a player with a million dollar body and a ten cent brain.  Jozy needs to put away the twitter, stop with … Continue reading

Buddle for the USMNT? A Point/Counter-Point

Posted on by Eric Altshule

After getting off to the most blazing start of a season in MLS history, nobody’s stock has soared faster than Edson Buddle’s.  The Galaxy are 4-0, have out-scored their opponents 7-1 and all seven goals came off the head or … Continue reading