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  1. Jurgen Klinsmann vs. the Future of American Soccer

    Noah Davis

    In 2014, Jurgen Klinsmann put the finishing touches on the transformation of the United States men's national team into some sporting version of The Hunger Games. No one died, except for perhaps Landon Donovan's ego, but the German World C...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  2. We Went There: Landon Donovan’s USMNT Curtain Call

    Noah Davis

    Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut, is a throwback to another time in the history of American soccer. The concrete stands, with section-long, aluminum-backed bench seats; the half-full stands at kickoff; the faded football yard lines peak...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  3. How the United States Can Win the World Cup

    Noah Davis

    "We cannot win this World Cup, because we are not at that level yet." -Jurgen Klinsmann, December 2013 While the United States men's national team coach could have been more tactful in his choice of words, the sentiment h...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  4. Inside U.S. Soccer

    Grantland Channel

    In this final installment of ESPN's exclusive, behind-the-scenes documentary series, members of the United States men's national team look back at the "group of death" and their loss...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  5. 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
  6. About Last Night: Chasing Pau Gasol

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out hoarding fireworks in an attempt to become the Grinch Who Stole July 4, only to see your shrunken heart enlarged after a long speech about the meaning of America from Tim Howard, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  7. World Cup Pass & Move: The Boys of Summer

    Grantland Staff

    For the last two weeks, the United States men's national team has had your neighbor talking about 4-3-3 formations, the lady on the bus wearing a Clint Dempsey-riding-Falkor T-shirt, and has probably been the reason dozens of babie...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  8. Your USMNT Advancement Scenario Guide

    Riley McAtee

    If the United States and Germany draw in their World Cup match, both teams will advance to the knockout stages. As tempting as this might make it for Jurgen Klinsmann to call up Joachim Low (his former assistant from 2004 to 2006) and agree to aimles...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  9. Home or Away: Where Does the Future Lie for the USMNT and America...

    Andrew Lewellen

    Here's a number: 8 million. That's how many American kids are playing soccer, according to the 2009 Census. They're playing in backyards, at school, on manicured suburban fields, on crowded city streets, in t...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  10. World Cup Players You Need to Know: USMNT's Bald Eagle of Gl...

    Ryan O'Hanlon

    It's been re-edited since, but at some point after John Anthony Brooks scored the winning goal against Ghana, the intro to his Wikipedia page read, "He is the greatest American since Abraham Lincoln." You may judge fo...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  11. 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
  12. About Last Night: No Business Like Snow Business

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy making your World Cup Eve list, checking it twice, and deciding that Uruguayan Luis Suarez was both naughty and nice, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: Goalkeeper Henrik Lundqvist made 40...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  13. USMNT vs. Nigeria: The Klinsmenn Are Nearly There

    Graham Parker

    There's this sequence in Alan Moore's Watchmen in which the future Dr. Manhattan (bear with me - this could seem tenuous), Jon Osterman, is learning to reassemble himself at a molecular level after being fission...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  14. We Went There: USMNT Beats Turkey As the World Cup Looms

    Noah Davis

    We got a glimpse of the future of Jurgen Klinsmann's United States men's national soccer team in the 26th minute of Sunday afternoon's 2-1 defeat of Turkey. Fabian Johnson, born in Munich, passed to Michael Bradley, who grew up in Majo...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  15. The Landon Donovan Decision

    Graham Parker

    So Landon Donovan is not going to the World Cup. We've had a night to reflect. Does it make sense yet? No. Yes. No, because he's Landon Donovan. Yes, because he's Jurgen Klinsmann. Klinsmann had always seemed to...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  16. Eddie Johnson, Chris Wondolowski, Goal Streaks, and Going to Braz...

    Graham Parker

    In my day, I was the most dangerous striker you ever played against. It's just that my day was in April 1982, in an interschool game, when a would-be thunderous shot fluked into being the most exquisite chip over a sun-blinded keeper in his...

    Blog | May 22, 2014