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  1. The Columbus aura is undeniable in U.S. soccer lore

    Jeff Carlisle

    To get an idea of just how Crew Stadium became the epicenter of home World Cup qualifiers between the U.S. and Mexico, one has to go back in time a little bit. On Feb. 15, 1998, Eddie Pope was lining up with his U.S. teammates, getting ready to take ...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  2. Donovan sets the Gold standard

    Jeff Carlisle

    CHICAGO - The 2013 Gold Cup will be remembered as the competition in which Landon Donovan resurrected his international career, and with good reason. His goal scoring, passing and movement were devastating to the point that he was the overwhelm...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  3. No Klinsmann, no worries as U.S. lifts Gold Cup

    Jeff Carlisle

    CHICAGO -- Even with Jurgen Klinsmann suspended, the United States' golden touch with substitutes continued and now, the Americans are Gold Cup champions after beating Panama 1-0. Brek Shea scored the game's only goal just minutes after coming on...

    Blog | July 28, 2013
  4. Panama, no Klinsmann offer first real U.S. challenge

    Jeff Carlisle

    CHICAGO -- The biggest challenge for the U.S. men's national team in this Gold Cup has been, well, finding a challenge. The Americans have won all five of their games in the tournament, burying their opponents by a combined score of 19-4 with only Co...

    Blog | July 27, 2013
  5. Carlisle: U.S. finally has a Gold Cup challenge

    Jeff Carlisle

    CHICAGO -- The biggest challenge for the U.S. men's national team in this Gold Cup has been, well, finding a challenge. The Americans have won all five of their games in the tournament, burying their opponents by a combined score of 19-4 with only Co...

    Blog | July 27, 2013
  6. The next phase of Landon Donovan's USMNT reintegration

    Jeff Carlisle

    Regardless of what happens in Sunday's Gold Cup final between the U.S. and Panama, the tournament has been a tremendous success for Landon Donovan. He has served up five goals and seven assists, generally dominating the proceedings. Even if you ignor...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  7. The next chapter of Donovan's USMNT return

    Jeff Carlisle

    Regardless of what happens in Sunday's Gold Cup final between the U.S. and Panama, the tournament has been a tremendous success for Landon Donovan. He has served up five goals and seven assists, generally dominating the proceedings. Even if you ignor...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  8. 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
  9. U.S. domination entertaining but not without caveats

    Jeff Carlisle

    The U.S. men's national team is on a roll like never before. The Americans are in the midst of a team-record nine-game winning streak, and when it comes to the Gold Cup, the U.S. isn't just beating teams, it's delivering beatdowns. -- Klinsmann, ...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  10. Donovan shines again for U.S. in Gold Cup

    Jeff Carlisle

    With each passing game, the evidence has been mounting that Landon Donovan is back. In Sunday's Gold Cup quarterfinal against El Salvador, Donovan delivered his most impressive performance to date since his national team return, delivering a goal and...

    Blog | July 21, 2013
  11. Shea Gets Brek-through For U.S.

    Jeff Carlisle

    Three days ago, Brek Shea delivered perhaps his worst-ever performance for the U.S. men's national team. Against Costa Rica, it took just seven minutes for him to find redemption, as his 82nd-minute tally was enough to give his side a 1-0 Gold Cup vi...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  12. U.S. overcomes rocky start to top Cuba

    Jeff Carlisle

    The U.S. men's national team proved it could take a punch in its Gold Cup match against Cuba. The Americans showed they could deliver a few of their own as well, overcoming a first-half deficit to prevail 4-1 and qualify for the quarterfinals. - U...

    Blog | July 13, 2013
  13. Polarizing Beckerman in big role for U.S.

    Jeff Carlisle

    In its last two games, the U.S. men's national team has had things entirely its own way. The Americans have dominated possession, scored goals by the truckload and rarely have been troubled defensively. Yet there will come a time during this Gold Cup...

    Blog | July 13, 2013
  14. Wondolowski's time to shine

    Jeff Carlisle

    The U.S. went into its Gold Cup opener against Belize with little to gain other than three points in the standings. After all, reputations are rarely enhanced when a team is forced into the role of Goliath. Yet Chris Wondolowski ensured that this was...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  15. Donovan's U.S. return takes positive, not definitive, step

    Jeff Carlisle

    Leave it to Landon Donovan to add a necessary dose of perspective on his own performance in the United States' 6-0 demolition of Guatemala last Friday. Donovan scored twice in his 73-minute stint against Los Chapines and in assessing his own play aft...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  16. Gold Cup importance not lost on Holden, Torres

    Jeff Carlisle

    Stuart Holden has fond memories of the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Granted, it was essentially a U.S. B-team that was on display, and the 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Mexico in the final is a game he'd like to forget. But the midfielder used his perform...

    Blog | July 05, 2013