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  1. Hanauer and the Seattle Sounders looking to take the next step

    Jeff Carlisle

    SEATTLE -- Just minutes after last Saturday's dramatic 1-0 win over Sporting Kansas City last Saturday, Seattle Sounders minority owner and G.M. Adrian Hanauer was leaning against the wall, deep in the confines of CenturyLink Field, conversing with f...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  2. MLS 2014 Preview: Chivas USA in transition

    Jeff Carlisle

    2013 recap: Chivas USA didn't have the worst record in MLS last year, but that didn't stop the 2013 campaign from being a complete disaster both on and off the field. The Goats started out 3-1-1, but once opponents sorted out the tactical gimmicks be...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  3. Fair or not, MLS' quality will be judged by U.S.' World Cup campa...

    Jeff Carlisle

    When the 2010 World Cup roster was announced in May of that year, one noticeable trait was that only four of the 23 players were contracted to MLS clubs. This was seen as a natural progression. Players should use MLS as a stepping-stone -- if at all ...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  4. World Cup hopeful Agudelo aiming to impress in Europe

    Jeff Carlisle

    Arriving in midseason isn't the best way for a player to secure his preferred jersey number. At such a juncture, a player is typically left looking for scraps. But the No. 18 shirt that Juan Agudelo acquired upon being loaned to Dutch side FC Utre...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  5. Fringe World Cup hopefuls aim to impress

    Jeff Carlisle

    CARSON, Calif. -- The chances for U.S. national team players to impress manager Jurgen Klinsmann are down to a precious few. One of those opportunities comes Saturday, when the U.S. squares off against the Korea Republic at StubHub Center (5 p.m. ET,...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  6. Neil, Koval's stock rising at combine; Edu's move to Union blocke...

    Jeff Carlisle

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- One sentiment that has permeated the 2014 MLS player combine has been the overall disappointment with this year's Generation adidas class. Yet on Tuesday more than a few GA players showed an uptick in form that could cement t...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  7. Never afraid of challenges, Bradley aims to prove himself in Norw...

    Jeff Carlisle

    Bob Bradley has always been about knocking down barriers, whether it was leading the expansion Chicago Fire to an MLS Cup and U.S. Open Cup in 1998, managing the U.S. national team into the final of the Confederations Cup in 2009, or becoming coach o...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  8. MLS Cup victory ends long wait for shootout hero Nielsen

    Jeff Carlisle

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- One by one, the Sporting Kansas City players and staff walked up behind goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen and drenched him with champagne, beer or whatever liquid they happened to have handy. On a day in which the official match temp...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  9. U.S. grades: Stars and Stripes face reality check

    Jeff Carlisle

    A record-setting year for the U.S. men's national team ended in disappointment. The Americans, who recorded the most victories in a calendar year (16) and had the highest winning percentage (.761) in their history, fell 1-0 to Austria in an inter...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  10. The Evolution of Caleb Porter

    Jeff Carlisle

    Late last Thursday, Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter sat in his office at Jeld-Wen Field pondering his most satisfying triumph to date as a professional coach. Bitter rival Seattle had been vanquished 3-2 that night, giving Portland a 5-3 aggregat...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  11. Graham Zusi, Aron Johannsson spark remarkable U.S. win

    Jeff Carlisle

    PANAMA CITY -- Mexico should send the U.S national team a $600 million gift basket. Dramatic stoppage goals from Graham Zusi and Aron Johansson gave the U.S. a 3-2 victory over Panama, snuffing out the Canaleros' World Cup hopes, and keeping the q...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  12. U.S. Open Cup: D.C. United score historic upset over RSL

    Jeff Carlisle

    D.C. United and Real Salt Lake entered Tuesday's U.S. Open Cup final occupying very different floors within the high-rise building that is MLS. RSL was aiming to occupy the penthouse, in contention for three trophies, while United was literally in th...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  13. U.S. stunned by fired-up Costa Rica

    Jeff Carlisle

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Costa Rica got its revenge over the U.S. and then some on Friday night, prevailing 3-1 in a World Cup qualifier. Johnny Acosta and Celso Borges scored goals inside the first 10 minutes, and with a vociferous crowd roaring o...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  14. Diego Valeri finds peace with Timbers

    Jeff Carlisle

    When the Seattle Sounders and the Portland Timbers take the field this Sunday before a capacity crowd at CenturyLink Field, most will be there to witness the home debut of the Sounders' newest Designated Player, Clint Dempsey. But the U.S internation...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  15. U.S. takes a big step toward qualifying for the World Cup

    Jeff Carlisle

    SANDY, Utah -- Jozy Altidore can't stop scoring, and now the U.S. men's national team is within touching distance of another trip to the World Cup after claiming a 1-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Honduras. Altidore slotted home a Fabian Joh...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  16. U.S. makes easy work of Panama in World Cup qualifying

    Jeff Carlisle

    SEATTLE -- A red-hot striker and stingy defense will take a team far in World Cup qualifying, and the U.S. men's national team used both ingredients to claim a 2-0 victory over Panama. Jozy Altidore scored for the third game running, while Eddie J...

    Blog | June 12, 2013