Tag Archive: World Cup

Jul 02

USMNT exits World Cup in 2-1 loss to Belgium

Tim Howard is amazing. A 15 save game might seem like a day off for a hockey netminder but for a soccer goalie, it is an incredibly busy night.

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Jun 27

USMNT advance from the "Group of Death"

Like many Americans I found myself at work during the USMNT’s match against Germany today. I was unable to watch the game and was informed via text that USA had lost. But we still advanced.

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Jun 26

FIFA suspends Uruguay's Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez has been suspended by FIFA for nine matches and four months with no soccer activities in addition to a fine.

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Jun 23

Recap of USMNT vs Portugal

Heartbroken. Devastated. Despondent. Foolish. That’s how I felt when the US defense got caught watching Cristiano Ronaldo instead of marking their men in the final minute of stoppage time.

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Jun 22

Preview of USA vs Portugal

Suddenly, the Group of Death is wide open. The USMNT have an enormous opportunity Sunday to advance into the knockout stage with a win over Portugal.

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Jun 17

Thoughts and Recap of the USMNT's victory over Ghana

DEMPSEY WITH THE GOAL! Just like that the USMNT was on the board. In under a minute Clint Dempsey took a feed from Jermaine Jones into the box, used a nifty little touch to bring the ball around the defender, then cutting to the center Dempsey fired a low laser shot off the right post …

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Jun 09

Recapping USMNT vs Nigeria

The USMNT closed out their World Cup tune-ups with a 2-1 victory over Nigeria. The match featured a new formation for the US side as they deployed in a 4-2-3-1 formation instead of the previously used diamond.

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Jun 03

USMNT Profiles: Defenders

The USMNT back line is, in my opinion, the weakest area of the team. That is not, however, due to lack of talent but mostly a lack of experience and a unique mix of styles.

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Jun 03

USMNT Profiles: MidFielders

I believe the key to the USMNT success in Brazil will be the play of the midfielders. Michael Bradley is most certainly the star of the midfield, having gained a real boost in popularity after his performances with the USMNT in 2009 and 2010.

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Jun 02

USMNT Profiles: Forwards

Starting with former MLS Rookie of the Year (2004) Clint Dempsey through to new-comer Aron Johannsson, the USMNT forwards are a mix of raw talent and frustration.

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