Author Archives: Chris Riordan

Gold Cup Squad With Olympic Feel

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Watching the USMNT play Grenada last Saturday in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, something dawned on me. A strong core of our squad in this installment of the continental championship, played for our country at the Olympics in Beijinlist of players … Continue reading

CONCACAF Gold Cup : Players To Watch

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With the Confederations Cup now behind the USMNT, the Gold Cup is on the horizon. Sure, plenty of people have issues with the tournament. Many would like to see the region’s championship every 4 years rather than bianually. The continental … Continue reading

Let’s Pretend : How the USMNT Could Look

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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 … Continue reading

DCU Goalkeeping Rollercoaster : Where Did Wicks Come From?

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The DC United goalkeeping situation is something which has been in flux for quite some time. Ever since the departure of 2006 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, Troy Perkins, the club has been searching for an answer between the pipes. … Continue reading

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE : SECOND TIME AROUND

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The inaugural CONCACAF Champions League is now over after a short delay, due to swine flu. Atlante are the first evcer CCL Champions, and will be the region’s representative at this year’s FIFA Club World Cup. This was the club’s … Continue reading

Moreno’s MLS Milestone – 100 G / 100 A

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Last night at RFK Stadium, Jaime Moreno set an amazing MLS milestone. The Bolivian striker became the first player in MLS history to tally 100 goals and 100 assists. The feat came at a critical time for United.  Moreno’s beautiful … Continue reading

Promotion / Relegation American Style

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There has been a lot of discussion among fans of the beautiful game in the U.S. about promotion and relegation.  On this site, Daniel Feuerstein supported the idea down the road.   One of his main points was that, once … Continue reading