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  1. U.S. Soccer - Tough road back to the USMNT for Mix Diskerud

    Brent Latham

    Brent Latham writes that it's been a long road back to the USMNT for midfielder Mix Diskerud. Given his recent club success in Europe -- and last week's goal that propelled the U.S. to tie Russia -- where does he now fit in with the national team?

    Blog | Conversation | November 19, 2012
  2. Soccer: Mikkel Diskerud gets his shot on the U.S. national team

    Brent Latham

    Mikkel Diskerud could have played for Norway or the U.S., but in the end he chose the Stars and Stripes, writes Brent Latham.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2010
  3. Soccer: Conor Doyle making his mark in Derby

    Brent Latham

    In the shadow of news about the destinations of American World Cup stars, 18-year-old Conor Doyle has signed his first professional contract with English club Derby and making his mark, writes Brent Latham.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2010
  4. 2010 World Cup: Jabulani Provides A Kick To Company's Sales

    Brent Latham

    Although the Jabulani has been criticized by some World Cup participants in South Africa, the Adidas ball has proved to be a marketing boost for company sales.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2010
  5. Try the Jabulani: Everybody in MLS is doing it

    Brent Latham

    Sure, there was plenty of talk over the difficulties of playing with the Jabulani in South Africa, but MLS players have been doing it for months, writes Brent Latham.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2010
  6. 2010 World Cup: Lucio anchors Brazil's dominant defense

    Brent Latham

    Lucio is the best center back in the world, and he's quickly making the case that he could become Brazil's all-time greatest at the position, writes Brent Latham.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2010
  7. 2010 World Cup: Brazil-Ivory Coast preview

    Brent Latham

    One of the most anticipated matches of the group stages likely will be determined by the play of each team's superstars.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2010
  8. 2010 World Cup: France-Mexico preview

    Brent Latham

    Can a France team in disarray under Raymond Domenech produce a positive performance in its Group A showdown against Mexico?

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2010
  9. 2010 World Cup: Mexico-South Africa grades

    Brent Latham

    Another tie on opening day doesn't mean everything came out even for France and Uruguay, writes Brent Latham.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2010
  10. 2010 World Cup: Serbia-Ghana preview

    Brent Latham

    With its star and captain Michael Essien out of the World Cup, Ghana will face a physical Serbia team in the opening match for these Group D sides in South Africa.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2010
  11. 2010 World Cup: South Africa-Mexico preview

    Brent Latham

    South Africa is looking to avoid becoming the first host not to progress to the knockout rounds, but El Tri will present a formidable challenge in the tournament's opening match.

    Story | June 03, 2010
  12. 2010 World Cup: Japan-Cameroon preview

    Brent Latham

    Cameroon could be Africa's best chance for progression past the group stages, but can the Indomitable Lions open their campaign strong against an upstart Japanese team?

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2010
  13. 2010 World Cup: South Africa team preview

    Brent Latham

    No host nation has ever failed to advance out of the group stage, a streak that underdog South Africa hopes to continue.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2010
  14. 2010 World Cup: Argentina team preview

    Brent Latham

    With Leo Messi leading the way, Argentina should be able to score in bunches. But can Maradona get his team to play together?

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2010
  15. World Cup: All-Star team of players missing from the World Cup

    Brent Latham

    Maradona left Javier Zanetti and Esteban Cambiasso off his squad, and the two Argentinians lead an all-star squad of 11 players not going to South Africa.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2010
  16. World Cup 101: Predictions from U.S. veterans

    Brent Latham

    How will the U.S. do? We ask former national team members for their predictions.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2010