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  1. Major Labor Strife: Can Soccer Players Buck the Trend of Owners W...

    Noah Davis

    On March 6, 23 days from now, the defending MLS Cup champion L.A. Galaxy host the Chicago Fire in the first match of a year that sees two teams enter the league and the beginning of a huge new television deal. Throw in the return of United States nat...

    Blog | February 11, 2015
  2. Haji Wright and the Next Big Thing: Should the USMNT Be Getting M...

    Noah Davis

    In late December, United States men's national team supporters fell all over themselves with excitement when then-17-year-old Arsenal project Gedion Zelalem pledged his allegiance to the red, white, and blue. But I've been thinking more abo...

    Blog | February 04, 2015
  3. 15 Wishes for the USMNT in 2015

    Noah Davis

    International soccer never quits, does it? The World Cup comes and goes, and then it's on to the next four-year cycle. The United States men's national team goes into 2015 riding a long winless streak, with some serious questions about wher...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  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: 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
  10. 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
  11. For Some USMNT Players, the Work to Reach the World Cup Has Just ...

    Noah Davis

    In January 2006, Freddy Adu was 16 years old and training with the United States senior team for the first time. Head coach Bruce Arena called the starlet into the team's January camp, a three-week training stint that played a massive role in determi...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  12. There Are 23 Plane Tickets to Brazil: Predicting Which USMNT Play...

    Noah Davis

    Why, hello there. The United States men's national team qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil thanks to a 2-0 victory over Mexico in Columbus, Ohio. The win means that the American fan base can stop panicking about whether the Stars and Stripes ...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  13. Questions and Answers Surrounding the USMNT's Loss in Costa Rica ...

    Noah Davis

    So, the United States men's national team went to another tiny Central American nation in World Cup qualifying and lost, falling 3-1 to Costa Rica on Friday night. I thought we were done with this type of ridiculousness. Short answer: no. Medium a...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  14. Does the USMNT Have an Injury Problem?

    Noah Davis

    Steve Cherundolo, Tim Howard, Stuart Holden, Maurice Edu, Brek Shea, Herculez Gomez, and Josh Gatt. These are members of the United States men's national team who missed time recently because of injury. Some of the afflictions are serious, requiring ...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  15. The Rise and Fall (and Rise Again?) of the Young American Striker...

    Noah Davis

    On November 17, 2010, 17-year-old Juan Agudelo made his debut with the United States men's national team, wearing the no. 17 shirt and scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win over South Africa. Four months later, the teenager found the back of the net in ...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  16. We Know What the USMNT Did This Summer

    Noah Davis

    The United States men's national team played 11 games in June and July, winning all of them. Along the way, the squad took home its first Gold Cup since 2007, had 15 players score a combined 35 goals, posted five shutouts, and conceded more than one ...

    Blog | July 31, 2013