Tag Archives: Jurgen Klinsmann

The Americanization of Stoke City is Bad for the U.S. National Team

Posted on by Robert Hay

On Sunday, Geoff Cameron was named man-of-the-match in his first game for his new team, Stoke City.  After weeks of waiting and paperwork, Cameron was finally able to take the pitch after a transfer that continued the gradual march of … Continue reading

MLS Preview ’12 – DC United

Posted on by Robert Hay

Team: D.C. United Coach: Ben Olsen Last Season: 9-13-12, 7th Eastern Conference, 13th Overall Hashtag: #DCU There is a sense of anticipation around the DC United fan base this season, a sense of anticipation that fans have not had for a few years. … Continue reading

Twelve U.S. Soccer Predictions for 2012

Posted on by Robert Hay

This past season in U.S. soccer was certainly an interesting one.  In MLS, two new teams were promoted and the soccer world fell in love with them and their passionate fans.  Coaches were hired and fired, players finally fulfilled their … Continue reading

My Free Advice to Jurgen Klinsmann

Posted on by Robert Hay

As the U.S. men’s national team struggled through yet another 1-0 loss in an international friendly, Twitter was afire with criticisms of the team and the new boss.  The most damning criticism might have been this: that the team played … Continue reading

Klinsmann Reveals Concerns About Short MLS Seasons

Posted on by Earl Reed

While I realize that the above graphic may be a bit misleading (MLS has already stated their 2012 season will begin in early March), February start dates for the league may not be far off. In a surprisingly candid statement … Continue reading

Stuart Holden Gone for Six Months

Posted on by Robert Hay

Bad news struck an all-around good guy today in a way that, in another situation, would have seemed almost comical.  Bolton and U.S. national team midfielder Stuart Holden is out for six months, according to his club.  The initial reports … Continue reading

It’s Klinsmann – Is He the Right Choice?

Posted on by Robert Hay

The U.S. Soccer Federation confirmed today what many had expected – Jürgen Klinsmann will be the next manager of the men’s national team. After reportedly twice trying to hire the German for the job in the past five years, Sunil … Continue reading

MLS ’11 Preview – Is Toronto the League’s Worst Team?

Posted on by Robert Hay

Team: Toronto FC Coach: Aron Winter Last Year’s Finish: 9-8-15, 35 points.  Eastern Conference: 5th Toronto’s offseason can be described in one word – tumultuous.  The team couldn’t win the media cycle because every time it had a positive offseason … Continue reading

Toronto FC Continues Its Befuddling Offseason with De Rosario Controversy

Posted on by Robert Hay

Toronto FC is the type of club that MLS would love to be successful.  They have a loyal and dedicated fan base, Toronto is a growing soccer market that hosted the 2008 All Star Game, and the team has a … Continue reading