Who Should Bruce Arena Play as the USMNT Number 10?

Who Should Bruce Arena Play as the USMNT Number 10? “We need a better passer in the midfield than we have. We need to have a player in the attacking half of the field who can deliver the right ball at the right time. Who that is remains to be seen. There’s a couple of […]

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Polarizing USMNT Figures: Benny Feilhaber and Freddy Adu

      Along with Eric Wynalda, Benny Feilhaber and Freddy Adu are the two most polarizing figures in American soccer.   Both Feilhaber and Adu have been labeled as inconsistent luxury players who aren’t as impactful and consistent for 90 minutes as many people would like.   Nevertheless, the reason that both players are […]

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American Playmakers and Running

    Running, work rate, and defending have always been important soccer fundamentals that have always snuck into the conversation when discussing the performance and importance of playmakers – and also strikers for that matter.   Playmakers are sometimes referred to as luxury players or non-essential players because there is a belief that many people […]

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USMNT: Becoming Giant Killers

    The United States Men’s National Team is close to becoming a Giant Killer.   Granted, there is a big talent gap between the technical ability of the United States as a collective unit, but someone like Clint Dempsey is a world-class soccer player, even if someone like Robinho is much better.   Furthermore, […]

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Camisa Dez: Benny Feilhaber

    The American soccer media revived their interest in Benny Feilhaber after his impressive outing against the Houston Dynamo in the second leg of the MLS Cup Semifinal, which caused many observers to realize that that game was part of a series of influential playoff games.   Benny Feilhaber and Freddy Adu seem to […]

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Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey Are Not Playmakers

    Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey Are Not Playmakers   Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan are excellent attacking midfielders or second strikers, but they aren’t playmakers.   The best way to get the most out of both Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey is to start them as the right and left attacking midfielders with […]

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The USMNT Should Start Three Number 10s

    One of the weak areas for the United States Men’s National Team is the absence of quality passing and significant possession against quality opponents. Given Michael Bradley’s ability to help to orchestrate passing from the defensive midfielder position, starting three playmakers in a line of three with a second striker and first striker […]

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Which American Midfielders Are Good Enough For the World Cup?

    While the American defense has been a problem for the United States Men’s National Team, the midfield has also been an enormous problem because the U.S. hasn’t showcased quality passing and combination play at a level that’s good enough for a deep World Cup run. Setting the defense to the side for the […]

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The USMNT Best XI: October 2013

  Coming into October of 2013, and since the United States has already qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, here is the Best Starting XI that Jürgen Klinsmann can start for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers in October. Michael Bradley and John Anthony Brooks are currently injured with an ankle injury and elbow […]

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