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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. 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. Meet the Future of the USMNT

    Noah Davis

    The September following a World Cup is about as far as you can get from the most important tournament in the sporting world. This gives national team coaches maximal flexibility to experiment. United States head coach Jurgen Klinsmann took full...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  5. 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
  6. The Problem With Summer Soccer Friendlies in the USA

    Noah Davis

    Of the 49,653 fans who watched Manchester City play Liverpool in Yankee Stadium last Wednesday night, about 40,000 of them were wearing red. "I can't believe this many people would come out," a man with a thick cockney accent said beh...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  7. World Cup Players to Know: Argentina Goalkeeper Sergio Romero

    Noah Davis

    In the John Hughes high school class version of Argentina's national team, Lionel Messi is the quiet, smiling genius who wins over all the teachers through his sheer brilliance. Angel di Maria plays the fragile cello prodigy, perfo...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. We Went There: Mexico Qualifies for the Round of 16 in a Green Se...

    Noah Davis

    The "Meh-he-co" chants drowned out the AC/DC blaring from the speakers at Arena Pernambuco as the kickoff of El Tri's match against Croatia drew closer. When the 15-by-25-foot LCD screens showed the starting lineups, the Mexican fans h...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  11. Tico-Taka: Costa Rica’s Amazing Run to the World Cup Knocko...

    Noah Davis

    In a World Cup defined by vibrant, attacking soccer, the biggest surprise is a tiny Central American nation featuring one of the best goalkeepers in the Spanish league and an impenetrable five-man back line. Costa Rica is, somehow, very much for real...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  12. We Went There: Watching Mexico Hold Brazil From a Bar in Recife

    Noah Davis

    The first supermercado we passed in Recife was closed, as was the second. Those were strong signs as to the relatively shut-down nature of Brazil minutes before the hosts of the 2014 World Cup took on Mexico. But it wasn't until we saw the pol&a...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  13. 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
  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. 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
  16. 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