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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. U.S. national soccer team: Plenty of optimism despite injuries, b...

    Luke Cyphers

    Despite injuries, blunders and the ever-evolving striker situation, things are looking up for U.S. Why? Just look back to a friendly loss against the Netherlands in March to see that this team will head into the World Cup remarkably battle-tested.

    Blog | Conversation | April 27, 2010
  8. World Cup 2010 - How the U.S. defines success is different from o...

    Luke Cyphers

    Luke Cyphers explains that success means different things to different nations. In the U.S., that means getting out of the group stage, a sentiment that is not in tune with the "second place is the first loser" culture of American sports.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2010
  9. U.S. national soccer team: Maurice Edu hoping to shine against th...

    Luke Cyphers

    Maurice Edu's performance with Rangers over the weekend couldn't have come at a better time, as he hopes to see action for the U.S. squad for the first time in a year when the Yanks take on the Netherlands.

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2010
  10. U.S. National Soccer Team: Eddie Johnson and Jeff Cunningham ente...

    Luke Cyphers

    It's been a long road for Eddie Johnson and Jeff Cunningham to get back in the mix at forward for the U.S. team. They're thankful for the opportunity, and on Saturday against Slovakia, they'll get a chance to prove they can fill Charlie Davies' shoes.

    Blog | Conversation | November 13, 2009
  11. U.S. Soccer: Ricardo Clark and Americans shut down Xavi, Torres, ...

    Luke Cyphers

    The United States' ability to squeeze off the middle and force Xavi, David Villa and Fernando Torres wide frustrated Spain's top scorers. And the stats help explain why.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2009