Monthly Archives: June 2012

USMNT: Scouting the Next Crop of US National Team Stars

June 30, 2012
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Since the United States Men’s National Team re-emerged on the international scene with its World Cup qualification in 1990, USMNT fans have quickly identified any young player with a glimmer of talent as “the next superstar”, often to see those young careers fizzle out without delivering on their promise. Without heaping that pressure on...

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Carlos Bocanegra: Top 10 Candidates to Replace Him on the USMNT

June 24, 2012
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Carlos Bocanegra has been the United States Men’s National Team’s most consistent defender for the last half-decade. However, Bocanegra turned 33 years old last month, and will be 35 years old by the time the 2014 World Cup begins in Brazil. While Bocanegra still seems to be defying father time as his consistent performances...

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USWNT v Japan: Four Thoughts from the U.S.’ Dominating Win

June 18, 2012
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The United States Women’s National Team defeated World Cup champion Japan 4-1 Monday morning in Sweden. Here are four thoughts from the USWNT’s win. Alex Morgan continues to be red hot Moments after a Hope Solo and Rachel Buehler miscue almost put the U.S. down in only the 3rd minute, the U.S. found itself...

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USWNT v Sweden: Four Thoughts from the Win

June 16, 2012
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The United States Women’s National Team took on Sweden Saturday morning earning a solid 3-1 win. Here are four thoughts from the game. Pia Sundhage deserves credit for experimenting The U.S. lined up in a 4-4-2, which has been typical of the team since Olympic qualifying ended, however, this time, their four midfield players...

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Grading Denver’s Soccer Pubs

June 15, 2012
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Last weekend my college roommate and I took a man-cation to Denver, Colorado. Because of the opening games of the European Championship that weekend and the United States Men’s National Team’s 2014 World Cup qualifier on Friday evening, we spent the majority of our time in Denver’s fine soccer pubs. Here are the grades....

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