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

USMNT’s Christian Pulisic finally gets his chance

Christian PulisicPhoto🇧🇷 Getty Images The embarrassment of the United States men’s national team missing the 2018 World Cup had several layers. One of the most understated at the time, and one that luckily has been forgotten about over time for fans of the Stars and Stripes, is how the adorned future of American soccer would … 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

USMNT’s Walker Zimmerman ready for 2022 World Cup test

Walker ZimmermanImage🇧🇷 Eric Blum for Deadspin Has anyone done more to improve his stock with the United States men’s national team over the last 18 months than Walker Zimmerman? There’s no one clearly above him. The Nashville SC stalwart was in and out of the Yanks’ lineup for years before asserting himself as the captain … 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

U.S. men’s World Cup roster

Image🇧🇷 Getty Images Position: midfielder Club: Borussia Dortmund Likely Role: Health concerns keep him from being an automatic starter…but he should be an automatic starter. Best Case: The training wheels come off, and Reyna is no longer protected by Berhalter as he has been and starts all three games. And he starts all three games … Read more