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  1. 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
  2. The Designated Player: Toronto FC’s Bloody Big Mess

    Graham Parker

    On Monday night, as fans around the world monitored the transfer deadline, waiting to see if Radamel Falcao was indeed going to be stripped for parts to make two good knees for Robin van Persie, Tim Bezbatchenko was holding a teleconference. If yo...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  3. 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
  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. 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
  6. 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
  7. We Went There: In Brazil, the USMNT Loses the Battle But Wins the...

    Noah Davis

    It was 100 minutes before kickoff and we found ourselves on BR-101, the major thoroughfare in these parts, penned in by three trucks, one ahead of us, one to the left, and one inching in from the breakdown lane on the right, preparing to add some Che...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Parade’s End

    Noah Davis

    Scintillating soccer, technical, tactical, and attack-oriented, played by young men starting for some of the biggest and best clubs in the world: This is what we have to look forward to. This is the future of the United States men's national tea...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  12. The 23 Most Important Members of the USMNT

    Noah Davis

    You know what's fun? Predicting the 23 American players who will go to the World Cup in Brazil. You know what's also fun? Ranked lists. You know what's the most fun? Combining the two. Here we present the men coach Jurgen Klinsmann wil...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  13. Michael Bradley Returns to MLS and Everyone Screams

    Noah Davis

    So, Michael Bradley is coming to Major League Soccer. And not just to Major League Soccer, but to Toronto FC, a club that is at best a chaotic mess and at worst terrible. Or maybe reverse those. Regardless, Bradley's transfer from Roma, a team that ...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  14. About Last Night: Bruins Can't Keep Up

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy pedaling as hard as you could to keep the BBWA website up and running, here's what you missed in spots on Thursday: Top-ranked Arizona held off a spirited late charge from the UCLA Bruins to win 79-75 and move to 16-0 on th...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  15. Questions and Answers Surrounding the USMNT's Loss in Costa Rica ...

    Noah Davis

    So, the United States men's national team went to another tiny Central American nation in World Cup qualifying and lost, falling 3-1 to Costa Rica on Friday night. I thought we were done with this type of ridiculousness. Short answer: no. Medium a...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  16. The Designated Player: Taking Care of Business at the MLS All-Sta...

    Graham Parker

    Moments in Soccer Globalization, Part 1 I'm in a dark wood-clad, faux-Edwardian drawing room off the lobby of a luxury hotel in downtown Kansas City. I'm waiting to interview Italo Zanzi, the American CEO of AS Roma, which is in town to play the MLS...

    Blog | August 02, 2013