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  1. Comparing 2010 and 2014 U.S. national teams - 2014 World Cup

    Adrian Melville

    Adrian Melville stacks up the 2010 U.S. World Cup team with the 2014 squad heading to Brazil. Which team has the overall edge based on a position-by-position, bench and coaching comparison?

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2014
  2. 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
  3. El Tri - Can Mexico win the 2014 World Cup?

    Eric Gomez and Tom Marshall

    Eric Gomez and Tom Marshall debate whether Mexico can win the World Cup in 2014.

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  4. U.S. Men's Soccer: Looking back at the Yanks' victory over Egypt ...

    Doug McIntyre and Luke Cyphers

    In honor of today's cancelled U.S.-Egypt friendly, the U.S. soccer blog looks back at the 2009 Confederations Cup, when a victory against Egypt was the jumping off points for the United States' World Cup run in 2010.

    Blog | Conversation | February 09, 2011
  5. U.S. Soccer: Young Americans show poise in win over South Africa

    Luke Cyphers and Doug McIntyre

    Doug McIntyre and Luke Cyphers analyze the U.S.'s victory over South Africa, noting that the young Yanks did a good job of moving the ball under pressure, which could bode quite nicely for the future.

    Blog | Conversation | November 18, 2010
  6. U.S. Soccer: Bob Bradley faces tough choices filling out his rost...

    Luke Cyphers and Doug McIntyre

    In the new World Cup cycle, Bob Bradley faces a vastly different experience. With no key players retiring and fewer top youth players on the cusp, he has to figure out a way to mix in new blood and weed out aging vets anyway. It won't be easy.

    Blog | Conversation | November 10, 2010
  7. Peter Keating: The post-World Cup evolution of soccer metrics

    Peter Keating

    Advanced metrics have often been unwieldy when it comes to the soccer pitch. But after this World Cup, Peter Keating has found several that appear to correlate well with soccer success.

    Blog | Conversation | July 15, 2010
  8. 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
  9. Examining the statistical revolution that is coming to soccer - W...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating examines the statistical revolution that is coming to the sport of soccer.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2010
  10. Everything you wanted to know about World Cup shootouts

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating takes a look at World Cup shootouts and reveals the best and worst teams at penalty kicks, and surprising new research that could change the way goaltenders defend them.

    Blog | Conversation | July 02, 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: A day later, examining the futures of Landon Dono...

    Luke Cyphers and Doug McIntyre

    One day after the U.S. was eliminated from the 2010 World Cup by Ghana, Luke Cyphers and Doug McIntyre look at the future of several key cogs, in particular Landon Donovan, Michael Bradley and Bob Bradley.

    Blog | Conversation | June 27, 2010
  13. 2010 World Cup: Why the magic ran out for the U.S. national team ...

    Luke Cyphers and Doug McIntyre

    RUSTENBURG, South Africa -- There will be months and maybe years of postmortems on the U.S. national team's 2-1 extra time loss to Ghana in the second round of the World Cup on Saturday. Fans and media are likely to lament what went wrong, and how th...

    Blog | Conversation | June 26, 2010
  14. 2010 World Cup: Tim Howard, Jozy Altidore and rest of U.S. soccer...

    Luke Cyphers and Doug McIntyre

    One day before the U.S. battles Ghana in the knockout round, Luke Cyphers and Doug McIntyre report on the squad's mood. Even though they're giddy and facing a short turnaround after the Algeria match, don't expect a letdown against Ghana.

    Blog | Conversation | June 25, 2010
  15. 2010 World Cup: U.S. soccer team will rely on conditioning agains...

    Luke Cyphers and Doug McIntyre

    The U.S. has just two days off between its dramatic victory against Algeria and its second-round matchup against Ghana. Good thing the team employs one of the most rigorous fitness programs in soccer. Plus, the latest lineup news.

    Blog | Conversation | June 24, 2010
  16. 2010 World Cup: Bob Bradley's coaching moves help U.S. win Group ...

    Luke Cyphers and Doug McIntyre

    Luke Cyphers was in South Africa for the U.S. team's dramatic victory against Algeria, and one thing is clear to him: Bob Bradley's performance during the group stage is the best we've ever seen from an American coach. Plus news and notes.

    Blog | Conversation | June 23, 2010