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  1. Howard's break opens door for Guzan

    Jeff Carlisle

    United States

    Blog | Conversation | August 21, 2014
  2. United States must move on from late stumble against Portugal

    Jeff Carlisle

    United States

    Blog | June 22, 2014
  3. Tim Howard to finish 2014 before thinking of 2018

    Jeff Carlisle

    STANFORD, Calif. -- For U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard, playing in another World Cup isn't completely beyond the realm of possibility. But for the moment, his focus is 100 percent on making the most of the opportunity in front of him. In an interview ...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  4. The diamond looked rough against Azerbaijan

    Jeff Carlisle

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Following the April friendly against Mexico, the diamond midfield received glowing reviews. Michael Bradley's play out of the formation was dynamic, and showed the kind of attacking aggression that manager Jurgen Klinsmann has long p...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  5. U.S. Camp Notebook: Klinsmann lauds Howard's heroics

    Jeff Carlisle

    STANFORD, Calif. -- U.S. manager Jurgen Klinsmann has a lot on his mind these days. With the pre-World Cup camp now entering its second week, there are roster spots to be evaluated and positional battles to be sorted out. In fact, Klinsmann said ...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  6. U.S. Camp Notebook: Donovan still confident

    Jeff Carlisle

    STANFORD, Calif. - For Landon Donovan, this pre-World Cup training camp is reminiscent of 2002. Back then he was younger of course, but unsure if he would make the final 23-man roster. He insists that the same is true now. Donovan's sentiments sho...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  7. 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 15, 2014
  8. Grades: U.S. show few positives vs. Ukraine

    Jeff Carlisle

    For the players on the U.S. men's national team, the motivation of going to the World Cup proved no match for a Ukraine team sparked by events back home. In the end, the U.S. fell to Ukraine 2-0 in a friendly match held in Larnaca, Cyprus. Andriy ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Castillo must step up in Beasley's absence vs. Honduras

    Jeff Carlisle

    SALT LAKE CITY -- In recent weeks, the U.S. national team has proved the old adage that the best defenses thrive on continuity. Goalkeeper Tim Howard and the back four in front of him -- DaMarcus Beasley, Matt Besler, Omar Gonzalez and Brad Evans -- ...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  12. Brad Guzan stepping out of shadows

    Jeff Carlisle

    For the better part of four years, Brad Guzan lived out his life in largely anonymous fashion, at least for a pro soccer player. At English Premier League side Aston Villa, Guzan rode the bench behind the likes of Brad Friedel, and later Shay Given. ...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  13. Problematic U.S. midfield must improve

    Jeff Carlisle

    KINGSTON, Jamaica -- As the U.S. players headed toward the team bus parked just outside Jamaica's National Stadium, a common refrain was heard to explain the Americans' deplorable 2-1 defeat by the Reggae Boyz. Set pieces, set pieces, and set pieces....

    Blog | September 08, 2012
  14. U.S. soccer -- Player grades from U.S. 5, Scotland 1 -- Jeff Carl...

    Jeff Carlisle

    Whatever rust Landon Donovan was feeling didn't matter as his three-goal, two-assist night capped a marvelous 5-1 win for the U.S. over Scotland, writes Jeff Carlisle.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2012
  15. U.S. Soccer -- U.S. win over Italy will build confidence -- Jeff ...

    Jeff Carlisle

    The U.S.'s 1-0 win over Italy doesn't mark a sea change for the national team, but it should give the players a big-time confidence boost, writes Jeff Carlisle, who hands out his player grades.

    Story | Conversation | February 29, 2012
  16. U.S. loses to France -- Player grades -- Jeff Carlisle

    Jeff Carlisle

    Jeff Carlisle grades the performances of each U.S. player after the team's 1-0 loss to France in Paris.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2011