Monthly Archives: August 2012

USMNT: Trying to Make Sense of Jurgen Klinsmann’s Roster for the Mexico Friendly

August 13, 2012
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In June, US Soccer announced that the USMNT would be facing Mexico in a friendly on August 15th at the famed Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. When it was first announced, many USMNT fans were hopeful that this would be an opportunity for the U.S. to finally put itself back on equal footing with...

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Video: Jozy Altidore Scores 2 Great Goals Against Ajax

August 12, 2012
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Jozy Altidore continues to impress with his club form, which is good news for USMNT fans. Altidore had two goals today for his club, AZ Alkmaar, against perennial dutch powerhouse Ajax. Both of Jozy’s goals were quality, the first (at the 2:01 mark in the video) displaying a nice combination of pace, power and...

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Can Amy Rodriguez Become the Next Great Outside Back for the USWNT?

August 11, 2012
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In the aftermath of the USWNT’s dramatic 2-1 victory over Japan in the Olympic gold medal match, one of the storylines that hasn’t gotten much attention is the rapid fall-off of Amy Rodriguez’s playing time with the USWNT. In the 2011 World Cup, Rodriguez started five of six games. In the 2012 Olympics, Rodriguez...

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USWNT: Positives to Take Towards World Cup 2015

August 10, 2012
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On Thursday, the USWNT defeated Japan 2-1 in a thrilling match to re-establish itself as the world’s pre-eminent soccer team. Following the celebrations will come a three-year lull before the next major international competition, the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which will be held in Canada. Here are three positives the USWNT can take...

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USWNT Wins Its Fourth Olympic Gold Medal: Four Thoughts from the Historic Victory

August 9, 2012
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The USWNT continued its remarkable Olympic history on Thursday winning its fourth Olympic Gold medal in five tournaments with a 2-1 victory over Japan. With the win, the U.S. reasserted itself as world champions by avenging their bitter loss to Japan in last summer’s World Cup. Here are four thoughts from the match. Amy...

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