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  1. The USMNT World Cup Draw: It's Not a Group of Death, It's a Group...

    Chris Ryan

    Are you feeling down about the United States men's national team World Cup group draw? Do you feel like some global conspiracy plopped Jurgen Klinsmann's boys into the Group of Death? Are you already having dark, twisted fantasies about the U.S. squa...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  2. USA vs Mexico World Cup Qualifier retro diary

    Chris Ryan

    A 0-0 draw? At Azteca, the U.S. men's national team — and Jurgen Klinsmann — will take it.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2013
  3. We the Pharaohs: A New Doc Chronicling Bob Bradley's Time in Egyp...

    Chris Ryan

    Well, this looks pretty fantastic. We the Pharaohs chronicles former USMNT manager Bob Bradley's time in Egypt as he attempts to lead its national side to its first World Cup in more than 20 years. Bradley's tenure as Pharaohs manager has happened to...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  4. National Lampoon's Manchester United South African Vacation

    Chris Ryan

    Here's Manchester United, in front of the Manchester United bus, taken on location at the beginning of the Manchester United summer tour of South Africa. These tours are very lucrative for the clubs who can afford to make them (Portsmouth, for instan...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  5. Chris Ryan's The Reducer: Spain seals its place in history

    Chris Ryan

    Spain defeat Italy and cement themselves as the greatest national team of all time.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2012
  6. Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, and a full Euro 2012 preview

    Chris Ryan

    Ronaldo has something to prove, and Spain has something to finish.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2012
  7. Jayson Werth Should Probably Know Better

    Chris Ryan

    Nobody knows better than me the kind of battery throwing, Santa beating, and goat sacrificing that Philadelphia sports fans are capable of. I am guilty of at least two of those things myself. Nobody knows better ... except for maybe Washington Nat...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  8. Rankonia: The Triangle Power Rankings

    Chris Ryan

    1. Kentucky's Starting Five: DEUCES It would be easy to be flippant about the starting five on Kentucky's national championship basketball team all declaring for the NBA draft, in unison, on Tuesday. You could mock coach John Calipari for building h...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  9. Chris Ryan's The Reducer: The fading futures of the elite

    Chris Ryan

    Tough times in the English Premier League.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2012
  10. Zambia Beats Ivory Coast in Africa Cup of Nations Final

    Chris Ryan

    Do you believe in miracles? No, me neither. But sometimes sports gets awfully close to changing my mind. Let me tell you about the Chipolopolo, Zambia's national football team, which just won the country's first-ever Africa Cup of Nations tournament ...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  11. Must Watch: The German National Soccer Team In Reverse

    Chris Ryan

    So this is pretty mind blowing. Above is an Adidas commerical, brought to our attention by Men In Blazers' own Roger Bennett. Like a football version of The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, it features the German national team, including the likes of...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  12. Wrapping Up Euro Qualifiers and International Soccer Friendlies

    Chris Ryan

    Tuesday saw a ton of international football action, as European nations wrapped up the initial qualifying stages for the Euro 2012 Finals and non-Euro national teams played some high-profile friendlies. So fire up "Sweet Georgia Brown" and let's do s...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  13. Q&A: Dancing With the Stars' Hope Solo Sizes Up Her Competition

    Chris Ryan

    This summer we all fell in love with the U.S. women's national soccer team as we cheered them on through their nail-biting run to the Women's World Cup final. And perhaps no player from that team captured the country's imagination like goalkeeper Hop...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  14. Never Mind the NBA Lockout: Here's a Jonas Valanciunas Tribute Ra...

    Chris Ryan

    So! Awesome news, NBA fans! According to reports on Twitter, the executive director of the National Basketball Players Association has said: "We've advised (players) they may have to sit out half the season before we get a deal." Cool. We were not lo...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  15. 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
  16. A New Boss for U.S. Soccer

    Chris Ryan

    After years of courtship, the United States men's national team finally got its man. On Monday, U.S. Soccer presented Jurgen Klinsmann as the new head coach. Klinsmann, who is signed through the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, replaces Bob Bradley, who was...

    Blog | August 02, 2011