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  1. After the Miss

    Jordan Ritter Conn

    Chris Wondolowski wants to explain. Really, he does. He wants to go back for a moment to that afternoon in Salvador, Brazil, and that plot of grass just outside the six-yard box in the Arena Fonte Nova, to the tie game against Belgium and the 92nd-mi...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  2. 15 Wishes for the USMNT in 2015

    Noah Davis

    International soccer never quits, does it? The World Cup comes and goes, and then it's on to the next four-year cycle. The United States men's national team goes into 2015 riding a long winless streak, with some serious questions about wher...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  3. Is the U.S. Men’s National Team Getting Better?

    Noah Davis

    The United States men's national team has never been deeper. There are at least 50 players who could contend for spots on the 2015 Gold Cup, 2016 Copa America, or 2018 World Cup rosters. Throw in a handful of younger players in the under-20...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  4. USMNT World Cup Winners and Losers

    Noah Davis

    Six days ago, the United States national team fell 2-1 to Belgium in the Round of 16, bouncing out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Americans managed a single victory across four games, a 2-1 win over Ghana in their opening match, but the squad made i...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  5. Un-American Beauty: On Graham Zusi's Face

    Kevin Lincoln

    There's something leonine about Graham Zusi. It starts with the nose, I think. It's a dense concentration of flesh on a face so otherwise sharp and efficient that it seems more like the blueprint of a face than an actual face. The...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  6. We Went There: U.S. Somehow Beats Ghana in Natal

    Noah Davis

    At 8:45 p.m. Brasilia Standard Time, I sent Ryan O'Hanlon an email. It read, in its entirety: "I think the U.S. gets a late winner." The United States men's national team had just given up an equalizer to 24-year-old Ghana ...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  7. Where Would the USMNT Finish in the Champions League Group Stage?...

    Noah Davis

    On Wednesday, Bayern Munich and Malaga joined six other clubs in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Watching the games made me wonder how the United States national team would do if it were dropped into the group stage of the tournament. Woul...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  8. Creating Community on a Diverse USMNT

    Noah Davis

    Before the United States men's national team starts each formal practice, the players warm up in little groups. They juggle, getting touches, and chatting with each other. On one portion of the green pitch, you might see youngsters Juan Agudelo, Josh...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  9. Hollywood Prospectus Podcast: American Idol Edition

    Mark Lisanti and Jay Caspian Kang

    In today's special all-American Idol edition of the Hollywood Prospectus podcast, Grantland experts Jay Caspian Kang and Mark Lisanti discuss Jermaine Jones's abrupt on-air dismissal from the competition, how old it makes them feel that Shannon Magra...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  10. An Unexpected Musical Good-bye to Idol's Suddenly Ejected Jermain...

    Mark Lisanti

    In an unexpected Tuesday-night American Idol elimination round hosted by rabid karaoke watchdog TMZ, creepily soulful man-mountain Jermaine Jones was placed in the Bottom One and summarily voted off the competition by proxy judge Harvey Levin, his jo...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  11. The Klinsmann Variations

    Chris Ryan

    The U.S. men's national soccer team drew with its rival, Mexico, 1-1 in an international friendly on Wednesday night at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field. The game might have ended in a tie, but in the hands of new USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann, ...

    Blog | August 11, 2011