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  1. 15 Wishes for the USMNT in 2015

    Noah Davis

    International soccer never quits, does it? The World Cup comes and goes, and then it's on to the next four-year cycle. The United States men's national team goes into 2015 riding a long winless streak, with some serious questions about wher...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  2. We Went There: Landon Donovan’s USMNT Curtain Call

    Noah Davis

    Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut, is a throwback to another time in the history of American soccer. The concrete stands, with section-long, aluminum-backed bench seats; the half-full stands at kickoff; the faded football yard lines peak...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  3. Tico-Taka: Costa Rica’s Amazing Run to the World Cup Knocko...

    Noah Davis

    In a World Cup defined by vibrant, attacking soccer, the biggest surprise is a tiny Central American nation featuring one of the best goalkeepers in the Spanish league and an impenetrable five-man back line. Costa Rica is, somehow, very much for real...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  4. We Went There: USMNT Beats Turkey As the World Cup Looms

    Noah Davis

    We got a glimpse of the future of Jurgen Klinsmann's United States men's national soccer team in the 26th minute of Sunday afternoon's 2-1 defeat of Turkey. Fabian Johnson, born in Munich, passed to Michael Bradley, who grew up in Majo...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  5. Parade’s End

    Noah Davis

    Scintillating soccer, technical, tactical, and attack-oriented, played by young men starting for some of the biggest and best clubs in the world: This is what we have to look forward to. This is the future of the United States men's national tea...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  6. Don't Take Julian Green to the World Cup

    Noah Davis

    It's becoming increasingly clear that Julian Green is a special soccer player. The 18-year-old winger already made his first-team debut for Pep Guardiola's world-destroying Bayern Munich, and has scored nearly a goal a game for its reserve ...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  7. Michael Bradley Returns to MLS and Everyone Screams

    Noah Davis

    So, Michael Bradley is coming to Major League Soccer. And not just to Major League Soccer, but to Toronto FC, a club that is at best a chaotic mess and at worst terrible. Or maybe reverse those. Regardless, Bradley's transfer from Roma, a team that ...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  8. We Went There: Argentina, Minus Messi, Takes on Ecuador

    Noah Davis

    At kickoff, the little man was not in the building. As his Argentina teammates lined up to battle Ecuador at MetLife Stadium on Friday night, Lionel Messi and his otherworldly talent were in Barcelona recovering from a hamstring tear that will sideli...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  9. We Went There: Wales-Belgium World Cup Qualifier

    Noah Davis

    In retrospect, I should have seen the warning signs. The mission didn't seem difficult: Watch Belgium play among a mass of cheering, flag-waving, jersey-clad Belgians. I was going to be in Belgium, after all, which is in Europe, which means — r...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  10. We Went There: USMNT Beats Mexico in Columbus, Qualifies for Worl...

    Noah Davis

    Crew Stadium just north of Columbus, Ohio, is something out of a bygone era in American soccer. When it opened in 1999, no one knew if Major League Soccer would survive. As a result, Corna Kokosing Construction Company built the country's first pro s...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  11. Questions and Answers Surrounding the USMNT's Loss in Costa Rica ...

    Noah Davis

    So, the United States men's national team went to another tiny Central American nation in World Cup qualifying and lost, falling 3-1 to Costa Rica on Friday night. I thought we were done with this type of ridiculousness. Short answer: no. Medium a...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  12. Does the USMNT Have an Injury Problem?

    Noah Davis

    Steve Cherundolo, Tim Howard, Stuart Holden, Maurice Edu, Brek Shea, Herculez Gomez, and Josh Gatt. These are members of the United States men's national team who missed time recently because of injury. Some of the afflictions are serious, requiring ...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  13. Q&A: Gridiron Editor Matthew Sherry on (NFL) Football in the U.K....

    Noah Davis

    The National Football League is big business, which is a stunningly obvious, relatively unhelpful thing to write, unless you're talking about the NFL in the United Kingdom, where Roger Goodell and the owners are making a conscious effort to expand th...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  14. The Rise and Fall (and Rise Again?) of the Young American Striker...

    Noah Davis

    On November 17, 2010, 17-year-old Juan Agudelo made his debut with the United States men's national team, wearing the no. 17 shirt and scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win over South Africa. Four months later, the teenager found the back of the net in ...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  15. We Know What the USMNT Did This Summer

    Noah Davis

    The United States men's national team played 11 games in June and July, winning all of them. Along the way, the squad took home its first Gold Cup since 2007, had 15 players score a combined 35 goals, posted five shutouts, and conceded more than one ...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  16. Jurgen Klinsmann, Fashion Icon

    Noah Davis

    Jurgen Klinsmann drew criticism for using 26 different starting lineups in his first 26 matches as head coach of the United States men's national team. But let's talk about more important matters, namely that he sported just as many outfits while smi...

    Blog | July 23, 2013