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  1. MLS W2W4: Donovan's form, Portland's struggles and Dempsey's on f...

    ESPN Staff

    A selection of intriguing storylines to watch this weekend: Can Donovan get back into form? Jurgen Klinsmann has made it clear more than once: If Landon Donovan isn't at his best when the World Cup rolls around this June, he won't be on the f...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  2. Strong start but more time needed for Julian Green

    Doug McIntyre

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The hype machine was humming in the run-up to Julian Green's U.S. national team debut, but the 18-year-old German-American's first appearance with the Yanks turned out to be rather anticlimactic -- not that that's a bad thing. Y...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  3. Opportunity knocks as the World Cup draws near

    Jeff Carlisle

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- In the past, games against Mexico have typically brought out a singular focus from the U.S. men's national team. It didn't matter which players were available, or how little style the U.S. side displayed, it was all about winning, ...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  4. Top Tenner: U.S. vs. Mexico

    Jason Davis

    United States vs. Mexico -- CONCACAF's top two national teams resume their heated rivalry on Wednesday night at The University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. (11:15 p.m. ET, ESPN2/WatchESPN). Ahead of the games, here is a Top Tenner of the bes...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  5. Defensive decisions, San Zusi and the return of key men

    Jeff Carlisle

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Another friendly, another game in which the U.S. back-line situation looks muddled. Granted, Wednesday's tilt against bitter rival Mexico isn't just "another friendly," and as such, Jurgen Klinsmann would prefer to have his full co...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  6. MLS W2W4: Galaxy rebounding, Toronto FC, EJ and are the Crew legi...

    ESPN Staff

    A selection of intriguing storylines to watch this weekend: Galaxy hope to rebound from Champions League disappointment The best possible way for the L.A. Galaxy to recover from the disappointment of their disturbing collapse against Tijuana in...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  7. A salute to Steve Cherundolo

    Doug McIntyre

    Steve Cherundolo retires as the most underrated player in American soccer history. That was the immediate thought following Wednesday's news that persistent knee troubles have officially ended the career of the Hannover 96 and U.S. national team ...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  8. Make or break for Mexico-based men

    Doug McIntyre

    In the summer of 2011, a few days after Jurgen Klinsmann became U.S. coach, the new boss named the much-anticipated roster for his debut match, a high-profile friendly against Mexico. El Tri had torn the Americans to shreds in the Gold Cup final ...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  9. Tijuana-Galaxy could be the start of a budding rivalry

    Andrea Canales

    CARSON, Calif. -- They may be two of the most popular North American soccer clubs within 200 miles of each other clashing in an international tournament, but don't call the Los Angeles Galaxy-Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente competition a riv...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  10. Klinsmann's main men must find form

    Ian Darke

    Since qualifying impressively for the World Cup, not much has gone right for Jurgen Klinsmann and his U.S. team. The draw for the summer showdown in Brazil pitched them into a daunting group featuring two of the current top four FIFA-rated teams -...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  11. 2014 MLS Season Preview: All 19 teams, power rankings and more

    ESPN Staff

    With Major League Soccer's 19th season kicking off on Saturday, ESPN FC's panel of MLS writers Jeff Carlisle, Doug McIntyre, Alex Labidou and Jason Davis give their takes on what to expect for each team this season. Here are the team previews: ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  12. MLS' top 10 players for 2014

    Adrian Melville

    #INSERT type:image caption:Robbie Keane, Mike Magee and Thierry Henry are among the best players in Major League Soccer. END# Major League Soccer is almost 20 years old, and as the 19th season kicks off this weekend, there is a distinct feeli...

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2014
  13. Fair or not, MLS' quality will be judged by U.S.' World Cup campa...

    Jeff Carlisle

    When the 2010 World Cup roster was announced in May of that year, one noticeable trait was that only four of the 23 players were contracted to MLS clubs. This was seen as a natural progression. Players should use MLS as a stepping-stone -- if at all ...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  14. The great U.S. debate: Lalas vs. Twellman, Part 2

    Doug McIntyre

    In Part 2 of their discussion with ESPN The Magazine's Doug McIntyre, former U.S. internationals and ESPN FC TV analysts Alexi Lalas and Taylor Twellman continue to evaluate the U.S. national team and looked forward to the World Cup. We pick up t...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  15. MLS 2014 Preview: Galaxy aim to return to contention

    Jeff Carlisle

    2013 recap: The Galaxy's bid for a three-peat fell short, as L.A. couldn't find a way past Real Salt Lake in the Western Conference semis. The May trade of Mike Magee for what proved to be an ineffective Robbie Rogers came back to haunt the Galaxy, a...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  16. Nearing retirement, Landon Donovan's legacy is secure

    Doug McIntyre

    Two days before the U.S. national team beat South Korea last month in a friendly outside Los Angeles, Landon Donovan emerged from a van in the StubHub Center parking lot and slowly walked toward a group of reporters waiting for an increasingly rare o...

    Blog | March 04, 2014