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  1. U.S. Soccer - Jurgen Klinsmann must put attacking players in the ...

    Brent Latham

    Brent Latham takes a look at what has been an impotent American attack. The problem may lie in Jurgen Klinsmann's insistence on testing players in positions they don't normally play. What he might have to do is line up the pieces based on comfort level.

    Blog | Conversation | February 08, 2013
  2. U.S. Soccer - The MLS' player development problem

    Brent Latham

    Brent Latham explains the problem that MLS is facing in developing young players. Is a professional team a better place to develop than college or abroad?

    Blog | Conversation | November 26, 2012
  3. El Tri - The problem with the split between the Mexican league an...

    Brent Latham

    Brent Latham explains the issue with the impending break of the FMF and the Mexican league. With the two entities separated, the federation loses its most powerful tool for ensuring that youth soccer is properly prioritized in Mexico.

    Blog | Conversation | May 03, 2012
  4. El Tri - Carlos Salcido, Javier Cortes and other statistical reve...

    Jorge Arangure Jr.

    A breakdown of OPTA statistics provides some surprising revelations about the Mexican national team.

    Blog | Conversation | January 31, 2012
  5. Sunil Gulati addresses diminished U.S. soccer attendance

    Luke Cyphers and Doug McIntyre

    Despite some high-profile success, the U.S. national team has seen attendance for its matches drop over the last few months. Luke Cyphers and Doug McIntyre talk to U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati about the problem.

    Blog | Conversation | October 26, 2011
  6. U.S. Soccer: Analzying the Yanks' loss to Mexico in the Gold Cup

    Doug McIntyre and Luke Cyphers

    Doug McIntyre and Luke Cyphers analyze the Yanks' loss to Mexico, noting that a big part of the problem was the team's lack of depth.

    Blog | Conversation | June 26, 2011
  7. Messi holds key to fixing Barcelona

    Adrian Melville

    #INSERT type:image caption:Would repositioning Lionel Messi help solve Barcelona's problems? END# On and off the field, rumors are swirling about Barcelona's demise. Some have proclaimed that the club's famed tiki-taka style is being phased o...

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2014
  8. Barcelona's big offensive problems

    Adrian Melville

    #INSERT type:image caption:Can Neymar and Messi coexist for Barcelona on the offensive end? END# It may not look like it, but Barcelona is in the midst of transition. While the club has won 15 trophies in the last five seasons, and is unbeaten so f...

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2013
  9. Okereke earns high marks on and off field

    Erik McKinney

    Bobby Okereke (Tustin, Calif./Foothill) didn't play football until high school, but three years later, the two-way athlete is on track to continue his career in college. Getting into school was never going to be a problem for Okereke, who sports a...

    Blog | March 30, 2013
  10. El Tri - Given Mexico's defensive-minded roster, is El Tri aiming...

    Eric Gomez

    After Mexico picked up a single point following a disappointing tie with Jamaica last month, Eric Gomez breaks down its roster problems and explains why coach Jose Manuel de la Torre's lineup may mean El Tri is only aiming for a draw against Honduras.

    Blog | Conversation | March 19, 2013
  11. El Tri - What could go wrong for U-20s against Jamaica

    Brent Latham

    El Tri's U-20 team is a heavy favorite against Jamaica on Wednesday to win and qualify for the U-20 World Cup. But, as Brent Latham writes, plenty could go wrong on Wednesday.

    Blog | Conversation | February 26, 2013
  12. El Tri - Youth report card from Denmark friendly

    Brent Latham

    Brent Latham gives a report card from the Denmark friendly on how some of the youth players for Mexico performed. Who helped their national team cause?

    Blog | Conversation | January 31, 2013
  13. Soccer - Liverpool's biggest problem this EPL season

    Albert Larcada

    Albert Larcada of ESPN Stats & Information analyzes what's wrong with Liverpool so far this season. The Reds' biggest problem is that striker Luis Suarez isn't finishing his chances.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2012
  14. El Tri - Mexico advances to knockout stage with a different style...

    Brent Latham

    Brent Latham explains how El Tri is winning with a different style in the Olympics and why that could be a problem in the knockout round.

    Blog | Conversation | August 01, 2012
  15. El Tri - Grades for El Tri's players after Olympic opener tie aga...

    Jorge Arangure Jr.

    Jorge Arangure Jr. explains what went wrong for Mexico in a scoreless draw with South Korea in its Olympic opener.

    Blog | Conversation | July 26, 2012
  16. El Tri - Issues with young Mexican players going overseas to play...

    Brent Latham

    Brent Latham explains the problems for young Mexican players leaving to play in Europe. While Europe offers a chance to compete against the world's best, many young players aren't getting enough playing time.

    Blog | Conversation | June 26, 2012