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  1. Olympics -- U.S. women prepare for qualification -- Jeff Carlisle...

    Jeff Carlisle

    The U.S. women are back together for Olympic qualifying, which starts Friday, with one thing on their mind: Play each game as if it were their last, writes Jeff Carlisle.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2012
  2. Four options to fill in for injured Clint Dempsey

    Jeff Carlisle

    Friday's World Cup qualifier against Jamaica represents something of a personnel puzzle for United States national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann. With qualification assured and injuries robbing him of some of his best players, there is a considera...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  3. Castillo must step up in Beasley's absence vs. Honduras

    Jeff Carlisle

    SALT LAKE CITY -- In recent weeks, the U.S. national team has proved the old adage that the best defenses thrive on continuity. Goalkeeper Tim Howard and the back four in front of him -- DaMarcus Beasley, Matt Besler, Omar Gonzalez and Brad Evans -- ...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  4. Sermanni a fine choice to lead the USWNT

    Jeff Carlisle

    When Pia Sundhage resigned as U.S. women's national team manager in September, U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati vowed to hire the best candidate available as a replacement. Granted, everyone running a coaching search says that. But on Tu...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  5. Soccer -- U.S. one step away from Olympic qualification -- Jeff ...

    Jeff Carlisle

    Carli Lloyd scored her first international hat trick in the U.S.'s 4-0 win over Mexico to reach the semis of Olympic qualifying, writes Jeff Carlisle.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2012
  6. Previewing MLS Western Conference final

    Jeff Carlisle

    The MLS Western Conference final features two of the three best teams in the overall standings as Real Salt Lake and the Galaxy battle for a spot in the MLS Cup, writes Jeff Carlisle.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2011
  7. MLS playoffs -- best teams are in the Western Conference semifina...

    Jeff Carlisle

    The Western Conference semis feature the four best teams in MLS, giving us two matches worthy of a final, writes Jeff Carlisle.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2011
  8. Soccer: Real Salt Lake looking to finish MLS season on top

    Jeff Carlisle

    Although Real Salt Lake is the reigning MLS champ, the club wants to earn something else -- respect, Jeff Carlisle writes.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2010
  9. Will new rule create MLS of haves and have-nots?

    Jeff Carlisle

    New designated player guidelines could open the door to more stars showing up on MLS pitches, but it also may open a can of worms for the still-growing league, writes Jeff Carlisle.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2010
  10. Ballouchy likely to run Real Salt Lake attack

    Jeff Carlisle

    Real Salt Lake took Santa Clara midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy high in the draft with the intent to have him run the offense, writes Jeff Carlisle.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2006