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  1. Slovakia game to present U.S. with new challenges

    Jeff Carlisle, ESPNsoccernet

    The game against Slovakia gives the U.S. a chance to adjust to its lineup and prepare for life without Charlie Davies, writes Jeff Carlisle.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2009
  2. Pay-to-play aspect still permeates youth soccer

    Jeff Carlisle, ESPNsoccernet

    While there have been inroads made in reducing costs, the pay-to-play aspect of U.S. youth soccer is still a serious impediment, writes Jeff Carlisle.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2009
  3. Hamm and Co. gather again for charity

    Andy Firchau

    Mia Hamm and a host of celebrities were on hand at the annual Celebrity Soccer Challenge to raise awareness of bone marrow diseases, writes Andy Firchau.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2009
  4. Looking into the crystal ball for 2009

    Steve Davis, ESPNsoccernet

    Who's crazy enough to predict what will happen in U.S. soccer? Steve Davis steps up to the challenge with his forecast for 2009.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2009
  5. DiCicco expects a strong challenge by the U.S.

    Lindsey Dolich

    Led by Tony DiCicco, the U.S. U-20 women are strong contenders for the U-20 World Cup trophy, writes Lindsey Dolich.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2008
  6. U.S. women still strong medal contenders

    Lindsey Dolich

    The U.S. women enter the Olympics with more question marks than ever before, but should still challenge for gold, writes Lindsey Dolich.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2008
  7. U.S. women out for revenge against Brazil

    Lindsey Dolich

    Brazil won't have Marta or Cristiane available, but that won't diminish the U.S. women's desire for revenge when the two teams meet, writes Lindsey Dolich.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2008
  8. Behind the scenes with the Charleston Battery

    Jen Chang

    When the Charleston Battery took on the San Jose Earthquakes in the Challenge Cup, Jen Chang was granted total access.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2008
  9. Hamm rallies the celebrity troops for a good cause

    Andrea Canales

    Even retired, Mia Hamm still carries clout. She hosted a charity game for bone marrow patients, writes Andrea Canales.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2008
  10. Physical Canadian team presents a different challenge

    Graham Hays

    There's no love lost between the Canadian and U.S. teams and Sunday's Gold Cup final will be an intense physical battle, writes Graham Hays.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2006
  11. Long-running rivalry with China resumes

    Graham Hays

    The Chinese women's national team is in a state of flux, but it still represents the best challenge the U.S. will face before the CONCACAF Gold Cup in November, writes Graham Hays.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2006
  12. Growing up fast

    Corina Knoll

    Making the conversion from offense to defense hasn't been the only challenge Tina Frimpong has had to deal with, writes Corina Knoll.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2006
  13. Et tu, Bruce

    Andrea Canales

    With all his success molding the U.S. national team, it's time for Bruce Arena to take the next step and coach overseas after the World Cup, writes Andrea Canales.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2006
  14. U.S. continues to challenge Mexico on all fronts

    Frank Dell'Apa

    There's no doubt that both Mexico and the U.S. could eventually outgrow the CONCACAF region, writes Frank Dell'Apa.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2005
  15. U.S. hopes to exorcise demons

    Marc Connolly

    The U.S. faces a daunting challenge as it tries to win for the first time ever in Mexico, says Marc Connolly.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2005
  16. U.S. holds off challenge from Brazil

    In the first half, the U.S. women's soccer team was pushed around by a Brazilian squad that had more hustle, speed and creativity.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2004