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  1. Despite loss, Fabian Johnson looks to be solution for USA

    Luke Cyphers

    While the United States came away with a disappointing 4-1 loss to Brazil on Wednesday, Luke Cyphers writes that the bigger news may be the continuing emergence of Fabian Johnson as a rock at left back.

    Blog | Conversation | May 31, 2012
  2. U.S. men's national team continues to grow in its friendly agains...

    Luke Cyphers

    Luke Cyphers writes that the biggest difference between the Yanks in 2010 and the Yanks now isn't necessarily different players, but those same players maturing together. In a friendly against Scotland, the growth in this U.S. team was on display.

    Blog | Conversation | May 27, 2012
  3. 2012 Olympic qualifying - USA suffers a defeat to Canada

    Luke Cyphers

    After a 2-0 defeat to Canada, the U.S. is in danger of not advancing to the semifinals. Does it have enough to beat El Salvador on Monday?

    Blog | Conversation | March 25, 2012
  4. Soccer - U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann talks about the team's need ...

    Luke Cyphers

    Jurgen Klinsmann talks about the United States' need for better fitness and why World Cup success ultimately comes down to the players.

    Blog | Conversation | December 07, 2011
  5. Soccer - An extended interview with U.S. soccer coach Jurgen Klin...

    Luke Cyphers

    Luke Cyphers provides excerpts from his interview with U.S. men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann that didn't make it into ESPN The Magazine.

    Blog | Conversation | December 02, 2011
  6. Soccer - A new look pays off for Jurgen Klinsmann

    Luke Cyphers

    Luke Cyphers watched the U.S. break a winning and offensive drought on Tuesday in the Balkans, and like others, was surprised to see Michael Bradley out on the wing. The results might signal some options for the offense.

    Blog | Conversation | November 15, 2011
  7. Soccer - Carlos Bocanegra is poised to make history against Slove...

    Luke Cyphers

    Luke Cyphers examines the importance of Carlos Bocanegra reaching 100 caps for the U.S. against Slovenia on Tuesday, and looks back at the controversial World Cup match against Slovenia from a year ago.

    Blog | Conversation | November 14, 2011
  8. ESPN The Magazine: Mexico soccer fans are the best fans in the Un...

    Luke Cyphers

    The best fans in America aren't even American. Luke Cyphers explains in the latest edition of ESPN The Magazine.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2011
  9. ESPN The Magazine: Stuart Holden epitomizes the new style of Amer...

    Luke Cyphers

    Luke Cyphers profiles Stuart Holden, who is leading a class of U.S. midfielders who are suddenly in vogue in the EPL

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2011
  10. ESPN The Magazine's look back at the 2010 World Cup

    Luke Cyphers

    Luke Cyphers takes a look back at this year's World Cup and finds that its effects will be felt far beyond the The Beautiful Game.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2010
  11. 2010 World Cup: U.S. soccer team must learn to finish opportuniti...

    Luke Cyphers

    Soccer fans all over the U.S. are lamenting the blown opportunities for goals against Ghana. But, if you've watched the national team closely, you shouldn't be surprised. The team's lack of touch and inability to finish remain fatal flaws.

    Blog | Conversation | June 28, 2010
  12. 2010 World Cup: U.S. soccer right back Steve Cherundolo is key ag...

    Luke Cyphers

    Steve Cherundolo's play against England was overshadowed by Tim Howard's, but the right back was a Man of the Match candidate. And with the U.S. pushing for three points against Slovenia, Dolo's ability to get forward will be critical.

    Blog | Conversation | June 16, 2010
  13. U.S. national soccer team - Americans aim for improved possession...

    Luke Cyphers

    Shockingly, the U.S. actually possessed the ball more than England in the first half Saturday. But the U.S. reverted to form and defended in the second half. Greater control and better passes in the attacking third are critical against Slovenia on Friday.

    Blog | Conversation | June 14, 2010
  14. U.S. national soccer team - Americans apply lessons against Engla...

    Luke Cyphers

    Less than four minutes into its World Cup opener, the U.S. found itself down a goal. In the past, the Americans might have panicked. But this team has been there and learned key lessons, and the Yanks applied those in earning a draw against England.

    Blog | Conversation | June 12, 2010
  15. 2010 World Cup - The quite possible reign of Spain

    Luke Cyphers

    Spain is the envy of the sports world with their national soccer team drawing intense scrutiny during this World Cup. They have all the tools, but can they win it all? This is from the June 14, 2010 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2010
  16. ESPN The Magazine - World Cup - Edson Buddle, Clint Dempsey show ...

    Luke Cyphers

    What, exactly is 'form,' other than an seemingly vague soccer term? Turns out it has plenty of meanings, but above all else, it describes a hot player. And it also will be the key to the U.S. national team's World Cup hopes.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2010