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  1. U.S. Camp Notebook: Klinsmann's forward thinking

    Jeff Carlisle

    STANFORD, Calif. -- Terrence Boyd is a self-described tank. Chris Wondolowski says he can "do a little bit of everything." The next two and a half weeks will decide if either forward will represent the U.S. at this summer's World Cup in Brazil. Wi...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  2. Klinsmann sends message with Johnson's exclusion

    Jeff Carlisle

    Eight months ago, Eddie Johnson nodded home the goal that clinched the U.S. national team's spot in the World Cup. On Monday, it was announced that the D.C. United forward didn't even make manager Jurgen Klinsmann's 30-man preliminary World Cup roste...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  3. Life on the bubble

    Jeff Carlisle

    Early on the morning of May 26, 2010, Jonathan Bornstein sat in a hotel room in Hartford, Conn., alongside his roommate, Benny Feilhaber. The tension was almost unbearable. The U.S. defender had spent the previous four years on the World Cup rost...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Figuring out the curious case of Eddie Johnson

    Jeff Carlisle

    A World Cup year seems an inopportune time for a player to take up residency with a different club. There are new teammates and coaches with whom to become acquainted, and there are no guarantees that any semblance of chemistry or success will be...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  6. U.S. grades: Wondolowski builds on defensive strength

    Jeff Carlisle

    CARSON, Calif. -- In a battle of two understrength sides, the U.S. men's national team prevailed over South Korea 2-0 in an international friendly. Chris Wondolowski scored once in each half, and a resolute defensive effort led by center backs Ma...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  7. Johnson's latest journey is to D.C.

    Jeff Carlisle

    Eddie Johnson got his wish, and got paid. Now it's time for him not only to deliver on the field but also to shed his reputation as a problem in the locker room. The Seattle Sounders -- a team that owner Joe Roth admitted was fraught with chemistr...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Seattle has golden chance to secure MLS Supporters Shield on Sund...

    Jeff Carlisle

    The top two teams in Major League Soccer will square off on Sunday when the New York Red Bulls travel to CenturyLink Field to face the Seattle Sounders. To the disappointment of many, both teams will be missing some key performers. It's all so ve...

    Blog | September 28, 2013
  10. Tale of the Tape: Recent changes narrow gap between U.S., Mexico

    Jeff Carlisle

    Prior to Friday's round of World Cup qualifiers in CONCACAF, the disparity between the U.S. and Mexico was staggering. The U.S. was rolling to the tune of a 12-game winning streak, while Mexico was in disarray having failed to win at home during the ...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  11. U.S. earns historic come-from-behind win over Bosnia

    Jeff Carlisle

    Last week, U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard called Jozy Altidore "our moneymaker." Against Bosnia-Herzegovina, Altidore did more than earn his paycheck, delivering a second-half hat trick to lead the U.S. to a historic 4-3 comeback victory, its first such ...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  12. Donovan comes up Gold yet again

    Jeff Carlisle

    Landon Donovan continues to own the 2013 Gold Cup. The U.S. national team's all-time leading scorer scored twice after Eddie Johnson's opener to give the Americans a 3-1 semifinal victory over Honduras. The result wasn't dominant in terms of scor...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  13. Lack of depth keeps MLS teams in CCL hole

    Jeff Carlisle

    With each passing year, MLS teams chip away at the advantage that Mexican clubs have in the CONCACAF Champions League. Clubs from south of the border can no longer field reserve-laden lineups and expect to win, either at home or on the road. Yet w...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  14. MLS 2013 Team Preview: Seattle Sounders

    Jeff Carlisle

    2012 record and finish: 15-8-11 (3rd place in Western Conference) Additions: M Shalrie Joseph, D Djimi Traore, M Lamar Neagle, D DeAndre Yedlin, F Eriq Zavaleta, D Dylan Remick Losses: F Fredy Montero, D Jeff Parke, M Christian Tiffer...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  15. On The Road To A Repeat?

    Jeff Carlisle

    The conference semifinals served up their usual doses of unpredictability. No team that hosted the return leg -- thought to provide the slimmest of home-field advantages -- managed to survive. Only one higher seed, D.C. United, prevailed, although in...

    Blog | November 10, 2012
  16. U.S. spared by its shock call-ups

    Jeff Carlisle

    ST. JOHN'S, Antigua -- Eddie Johnson had spent much of the last four years in a kind of soccer purgatory, bouncing from club to club in a desperate search for the scintillating form with which he began his international career. Then came Friday; play...

    Blog | October 13, 2012