Landon Donovan's absence in the Copa America contrasts with the presence of Rafa Marquez for Mexico, writes Frank Dell'Apa.
Copa America will be a purely learning experience for a makeshift U.S. team, writes Frank Dell'Apa.
The Gold Cup organizers' nightmare scenario is a Canada-Guadeloupe matchup in the finals, writes Frank Dell'Apa.
It appears the U.S. will be coasting into the quarterfinals as it prepares for its game versus El Salvador. But, once the team gets there, the true test will begin, writes Frank Dell'Apa.
The chance that FIFA might award the 2018 World Cup to North America continues to improve, writes Frank Dell'Apa.
With the U.S. team still seeking a replacement for Brian McBride, Taylor Twellman is the logical candidate to fill the void, writes Frank Dell'Apa.
Charlie Davies could have been the top overall selection in the SuperDraft, but like other recent high-profile college stars, he opted to spurn MLS for Europe, writes Frank Dell'Apa.
Lamar Hunt was quietly an ambitious proponent and farsighted investor of soccer in America and his loss will be keenly felt, says Frank Dell'Apa.
Bob Bradley was named coach of the U.S. national team by default, now it is up to Bradley to make himself into a coach whom U.S. Soccer can't refuse, says Frank Dell'Apa.
Sunil Gulati's self-imposed November deadline for naming a new U.S. coach means that figuring out who is on the wish list is a guessing game, says Frank Dell'Apa.
U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati has said he expects to receive a formal invitation to participate in Copa America, it's an invitation the U.S. should accept, says Frank Dell'Apa.
The U.S. national team coaching position may be vacant, but U.S. Soccer Federation president is in no rush to fill the spot, says Frank Dell'Apa.
Until the financial investment in soccer comes closer to equaling that of Europe, North American teams will never be able to regularly compete with the traditional powers, says Frank Dell'Apa.
For the 2010 World Cup, the U.S. has to learn how to compete with the best national teams and a good place to start would be by participating in the Copa America, says Frank Dell'Apa.
In order to raise the bar against non-CONCACAF opponents, the U.S. team is ready for a big-time, high-profile national team coach, says Frank Dell'Apa.
The fact that there isn't one U.S. referee represented at this summer's World Cup should be sounding off an alarm within the U.S. Soccer Federation, says Frank Dell'Apa.