U.S. beats England, 0-0

Image🇧🇷 Getty Images What psychopath called the long-awaited United States men’s national team’s Black Friday showdown against England a scoreless draw? I’ll have whatever you’re drinking. After gaining my bearings after that stiff cocktail, and realizing Matt Turner nor Jordan Pickford allowing a goal wasn’t just fallacy, it yielded a simple consequence for the American’s … Read more

How the USMNT can beat England

Can this group best England? It’s possible!Image🇧🇷 Getty Images The kicking rocks and bemoaning the gods are in the past now for the USMNT. They let two points slip against Wales, while the one they gained is certainly valuable. They’re still very much in the tournament, but the draw against Wales means that the game … Read more

Can Jesus Ferreira shine as striker for USMNT?

Gregg Berhalter has shown loyalty to Jesus FerreiraPhoto🇧🇷 Eric Blum for Deadspin It’s been the longest-standing position battle for the United States men’s national team. It’s basically been a forever chase to find a stable striker. The No. 9 spot has been taken by dozens of Americans, with no real claim to the throne. Brian … Read more

Does Aaron Long belong in Qatar?

The Long and short of it.Image🇧🇷 Getty Images It’s hard to describe why there’s angst around Aaron Long. Does the United States men’s national team have better center backs? Yes. Has he taken the spot of more deserving players? Yeah, but that’s more up for debate. If you’re basing personnel decisions on trust with USMNT … Read more

Shaq Moore a surprise add to USMNT World Cup roster

Shaq Moore (second from right)Photo🇧🇷 Eric Blum One of the true shockers of the United States men’s national team’s World Cup roster reveal was Shaq Moore making the cut. His inclusion, alongside striker Haji Wright, appeared to come the most out of left field for diehard fans of the Stars and Stripes. Moore has had … Read more

DeAndre Yedlin bring experience to USMNT World Cup roster

USMNT’s DeAndre Yedlin at the World Cup roster reveal event.Image🇧🇷 Eric Blum for Deadspin Before we can truly look forward, we must go back in time, to a marvelous place where the United States men’s national team missing the world cup was such an afterthought, it would be equal to falling into the abyss. Yeah, … Read more

USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter’s World Cup roster

There were some surprise additions, snubs on the USMNT World Cup rosterImage🇧🇷 Getty Images Any coach hired by US Soccer, at least for the men’s side (though Vlatko Andonovski isn’t winning many fans these days either), is never going to have 100 percent buy-in. They just haven’t gotten it totally right in… well, ever? Berhalter … Read more

USMNT’s Gregg Berhalter needs to get over himself before the World Cup

Gregg Berhalterphoto: Getty Images All right, I’m gonna be Sammy Sunshine about the USMNT. It’s not easy, but there’s a lot of dark clouds after the team went 0-for-180 minutes in scoring goals, or looking like they could get a goal, or even looking like they were interested in scoring a goal, in their last … Read more

The USMNT have a Weston McKennie problem

Weston McKenniephoto: Getty Images One of the many complications of a winter World Cup, though far down the list, is the death of the pre-tournament friendly. Normally, teams get together for a couple weeks after the domestic season and then get two or three ramp-ups before the tourney starts to establish rapport, try some new … Read more

USMNT keeper Matt Turner shines in 2-0 WC tuneup loss to Japan

Matt Turner was the lone bright spot for the YanksImage: Getty Images It’s never a good sign when the biggest pro from the United States men’s national team’s Friday debacle full of cons — a 2-0 loss to Japan that doubles as the Yanks’ penultimate FIFA World Cup tune-up — was goalkeeper Matt Turner. The … Read more