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U-20 Review

U-20 Review

Despite falling to Serbia after penalties, there is little doubt that the latest U-20 campaign was the most successful in recent memory for the United States. Prior to this year’s tournament, the most successful U-20 run was the 2007 iteration featuring names like Altidore, Bradley, and the infamous Adu. That..
U-20 Primer

U-20 Primer

On May 7, the roster for this summer’s U-20 World Cup was released by US Soccer, laying out the roll of names coach Tab Ramos will have at his disposal in New Zealand. With it, the hopes of American fans sprung to life once more at the promise of new,..
Rookie Tracker: April

Rookie Tracker: April

Injuries, both in the squads and among the rookies themselves, moved the rankings from the first month. Khiry Shelton saw an increase in minutes as NYCFC’s attackers are fighting to spots on the training table. April’s number 2 ranked rookie, Axel Sjöberg, missed four straight matches due with a foot..
Another White Elephant?

Another White Elephant?

Since his announcement as manager way back in 2011, Juergen Klinsmann has espoused a core tenant of bolstering the development process of American talent, domestically and abroad.  Part of his program has most certainly been to encourage the rising stars of American soccer to ply their trade overseas, where coaching,..
The Xavi Complex

The Xavi Complex

Rumors have arisen in the past weeks that Xavi, Spanish midfielder for Barcelona would join MLS side New York City F.C. at the end of his tenure at the big Spanish club. Then shortly thereafter, it was reported by many reputable sources he signed a three year deal with Qatari..
Journeymen: on Freddy Adu and Kenny Cooper

Journeymen: on Freddy Adu and Kenny Cooper

Yeah, this is basically two half-articles. For a couple of reasons: 1) I wanted to talk about multiple things and 2) I have trouble focusing on one thing for longer than–hey are those waffles I smell? Flew the Coop: the Seattle Sounders Release Kenny Cooper Oh my god, they waived..