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  1. Klinsmann conveying greater message with Donovan substitution

    Jeff Carlisle

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- When it comes to Landon Donovan and his role with the U.S. national team, manager Jurgen Klinsmann has insisted that the team's all-time leading scorer earn everything he gets. Friday's 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Jamaica r...

    Blog | October 12, 2013
  2. U.S. happy with victory but not necessarily performance vs. Jamai...

    Jeff Carlisle

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- For 76 minutes, the United States' attack looked unable to generate much in the way of chances or rhythm. Then local hero Graham Zusi came to the Americans' rescue, slotting home the first goal of the game to send the U.S. on its...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Besler and Gonzalez make case for the defense

    Jeff Carlisle

    KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Heading into Friday's World Cup qualifier against Jamaica, plenty of brows were furrowed over the recent performances of the U.S. defense, in particular center backs Omar Gonzalez and Matt Besler. The two previous games had seen ...

    Blog | June 08, 2013
  5. U.S. can set things straight against Jamaica

    Jeff Carlisle

    KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Whenever the subject of September's 2-1 loss to Jamaica is brought up, the upbeat veneer on Jurgen Klinsmann's face disappears for a bit. It's almost as if the U.S. manager can't believe that a Jamaica side so reliant on set piec...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  6. The maturation and adaptation of Jermaine Jones

    Jeff Carlisle

    KINGSTON, Jamaica -- There are many layers to Jermaine Jones' American dream. There was the reconciliation with his American serviceman father after 20 years of silence. There's the Los Angeles house he now owns so he can be near his father's family....

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  7. Four questions about the USMNT roster

    Jeff Carlisle

    Now we have confirmation that Landon Donovan will indeed have to resort to playing the role of cheerleader when the U.S. takes on Belgium and Germany in a few weeks -- and again for the three World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica, Panama and Honduras ...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  8. 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
  9. U.S. Notebook: Carlos Bocanegra's late loan

    Jeff Carlisle

    KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Carlos Bocanegra's loan from Rangers to Spanish club Racing Santander wasn't completed at the last minute, but it was close. The U.S. captain indicated that he would have been content to stay with Rangers given his strong affi...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  10. Previewing Jamaica vs. U.S.

    Jeff Carlisle

    KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica's national team is trying to make history while the U.S. will be happy to see the past repeat itself on Friday as the two teams face off in a crucial World Cup qualifier. The Reggae Boyz have never beaten the U.S. in 1...

    Blog | September 06, 2012