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  1. 10 U.S. stars to watch for in 2018

    Jeff Carlisle

    With the 2014 World Cup just over four months away, the focus is firmly on the present for the U.S. men's national team. Manager Jürgen Klinsmann is putting an MLS-heavy squad through its paces outside of Los Angeles, while the European-based me...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  2. 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
  3. espnW -- The most influential American female soccer players

    Jeff Carlisle

    From Mia Hamm to Megan Rapinoe, the 11 most influential American female soccer players have made a lasting impact on the sport, on and off the field.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2013
  4. espnW -- Team-by-team previews for National Women's Soccer League...

    Jeff Carlisle

    With excitement building and the first National Women's Soccer League matches set to take place this weekend, here's where the eight teams stand.

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2013
  5. Does the Azteca still hold its mystique?

    Jeff Carlisle

    With tier after tier of steeply banked seats, the Estadio Azteca looks imposing even when empty. When filled to its capacity of 105,000 spectators and when combined with the double whammy of lung-clogging smog plus an altitude of 7,200 feet above sea...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  6. Robbie Rogers sets himself free

    Jeff Carlisle

    Now that he has announced that he is gay, Robbie Rogers feels free. Whether that freedom includes a career in professional soccer remains unclear, but regardless, he has gained another gift: acceptance. The former Leeds United, Columbus Crew ...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  7. U.S. soccer's Top 10 Under-21

    Jeff Carlisle

    When Mexico claimed the men's soccer gold medal at last summer's Olympics, it proved to be just the latest instance of youth program envy for the United States. Not only has El Tri claimed two U-17 titles in its history, but it enjoyed a run to the s...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  8. Besler, Gonzalez could fill hole in U.S. defense

    Jeff Carlisle

    In many respects, Matt Besler and Omar Gonzalez are polar opposites. Besler, fresh off a Defender of the Year season with Sporting Kansas City, conveys an eagerness that is impossible to ignore while Gonzalez, a defensive mainstay with MLS champion L...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  9. Top 10 U.S soccer storylines in 2013

    Jeff Carlisle

    With the Mayan Apocalypse now safely avoided, U.S. soccer fans can cease scanning the heavens for any impending calamity and start focusing on 2013. Suffice it to say, there are enough events to keep American soccer aficionados of all stripes duly oc...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  10. Hopes high for new women's soccer league

    Jeff Carlisle

    Throughout the various incarnations of women's professional soccer leagues in the U.S., one elusive goal has been finding a realistic business model, one where revenues were at least in the general ballpark of expenses. It proved too big a challenge ...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  11. Who will succeed Pia Sundhage?

    Jeff Carlisle

    Who would want to follow in the shoes of former U.S. women's national team manager Pia Sundhage? On the surface it seems a thankless task. Under the Swede, the U.S. reached three major finals in three attempts, winning two of them, and she nudged the...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  12. Carlisle: Terrence Boyd's painful decision to play for the U.S.

    Jeff Carlisle

    Jeff Carlisle tells the story of Terrence Boyd's painful decision to represent the U.S. over Germany, where he grew up.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2012
  13. Are the Portland Timbers suffering from selective amnesia?

    Jeff Carlisle

    Caleb Porter isn't the first manager to have failed his most recent audition and still get hired to a new position anyway. But with Wednesday's announcement that the Portland Timbers had tabbed the Akron University coach to be their new manager, his ...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  14. Preview: U.S. vs. Mexico

    Jeff Carlisle

    MEXICO CITY -- Expectations have rarely been lower for the U.S. men's national team as it prepares for Wednesday's encounter with Mexico at the famed Estadio Azteca. That's saying something, considering the team's all-time record when playing Mexico ...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  15. Carlisle: Can the U.S. close gap with Mexico?

    Jeff Carlisle

    It's been more than three years since the U.S. defeated Mexico. Can the Americans close the gap?

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2012
  16. Olympic Football -- Mexico wins gold; Brazil jinx continues

    Jeff Carlisle

    Mexico won its first football gold medal at the Olympics, beating Brazil 2-1 against the odds at Wembley.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2012