Monthly Archives: July 2011

USMNT: Bob Bradley’s Firing Was the Right Decision at the Right Time

July 28, 2011
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US Soccer’s decision to release Bob Bradley earlier today ends a tumultuous 5 year period for the U.S. Men’s National program, but few will doubt it was the right decision at the right time. Prior to Bradley, the U.S.’s ranking had risen as high as 4th in the world. While most fans, including U.S....

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USMNT: Who Would You Most Like to See in the Lineup for U.S.-Mexico on August 10th?

July 26, 2011
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Preferred formation – 4-2-3-1 Goalkeeper – Tim Howard Although Howard certainly did not have his best game against Mexico in the Gold Cup Final, he is still clearly the best American goalkeeper. Left back – Eric Lichaj Even though he is a natural right back, our lack of options on the left and his...

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USWNT: Six Thoughts from the Women’s World Cup

July 19, 2011
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As the World Cup has now been put to bed and our players have returned to American soil, I wanted to share six thoughts I had from the tournament. I’m extremely proud of our team Who wouldn’t be, right? Our women battled through some tremendously difficult circumstances to make it to the finals and...

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USWNT: Missed Chances, Sloppy Defense Hand Japan the World Cup

July 18, 2011
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American hearts were broken not once, not twice, but three times Sunday as the Americans twice conceded the lead and eventually fell to the Japanese in penalties. For Americans, the bitter pill to be swallowed will be in knowing that they were the better team, but allowed the Japanese to stay in the game...

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USWNT: Abby Wambach Saves U.S. from Sub-par Game

July 13, 2011
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On a day when the United States was out possessed, out shot and, to be frank, for long stretches, out played, Abby Wambach once again stepped up to drag the American team into the World Cup Final. Many of the American players did not have very good games. Amy Rodriguez was once again ineffective...

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