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  1. Bad Cop and Bad, Bad Cop: Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane Take Over ...

    Graham Parker

    For those of you who have given Ireland's World Cup qualifying campaign a miss, you didn't miss much. Ireland, under Giovanni Trappatoni, may have gotten within a Thierry Henry handball of the 2010 finals and qualified for last year's European Champi...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  2. 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
  3. No Sleeping in Seattle: USMNT Dominates Panama in World Cup Quali...

    Noah Davis

    Midway through the first half of what would become a convincing 2-0 win over Panama for the United States men's national team, an American winger played a cross in from the flank. The raucous crowd at Seattle's CenturyLink Field, more than 40,000 str...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  4. A Good Day at the Office: The USMNT Makes Amends in Kingston

    Noah Davis

    Before Friday night, the United States men's national team had never won a World Cup qualifier in Kingston, Jamaica, posting an 0-1-4 record that included a painful, troubling loss last September. Nor had Jurgen Klinsmann, the squad's head coach, use...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  5. USA vs Mexico World Cup Qualifier retro diary

    Chris Ryan

    A 0-0 draw? At Azteca, the U.S. men's national team — and Jurgen Klinsmann — will take it.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2013
  6. Sports Guy Vault: USA-Mexico and the Insanity of Estadio Azteca

    Bill Simmons

    In 2009, Bill Simmons decided to cross another item off his bucket list by traveling south to Mexico City and Estadio Azteca to take in the sights, sounds and passion of a USA-Mexico World Cup qualifying match. CLICK HERE for all the details....

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  7. We Went There: USMNT's World Cup Qualifying Campaign Hits a Snag ...

    Noah Davis

    For the past three days, we've been told repeatedly that San Pedro Sula, a city of almost 900,000, is the most dangerous place in the world. The United States Soccer Federation informed journalists who were covering the Americans' first game of the f...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  8. Men in Blazers: USMNT World Cup Qualifying and Premier League Act...

    Men in Blazers

    The Men in Blazers go global in this week's pod as Roger Bennett reports live from the most violent city in the world (in 2011) ahead of the United States' World Cup qualifier against Honduras. Merry Hexmas one and all! Meanwhile, over on the othe...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  9. The Grass Isn't Always Greener: The USMNT and the Problem With Aw...

    Noah Davis

    When the United States men's national team plays home World Cup qualifying matches in stadiums around America, they pass the ball around pristine surfaces that have only ever been trodden by soccer cleats. When the squad travels abroad, however, they...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  10. About Last Night: You Got Verlandered

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Justin Verlander pitched 8.1 strong innings, allowing just one run and three hits, as the Tigers beat the Yankees 2-1 to take a 3-0 lead in the ALCS. "Ou...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  11. Route One in the Rain: USMNT Gets Needed Three Points in Antigua

    Noah Davis

    Eddie Johnson's first goal for the United States Men's National Team came in the forward's first start on October 10, 2004. Johnson, then 20 years old, netted three more three days later against Panama and finished 2006 World Cup qualifying with seve...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  12. We Went There: Five Questions From the FIBA Asia Championship, Ph...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    1. Why bother going there? Fair question. The FIBA Asia Championship is a major regional qualifying tournament, held every two years, that determines who gets to represent Asia in competitions like the Olympics and the Basketball World Cup. (FIBA ...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  13. Men in Blazers: PA-NA-MA!

    Men in Blazers

    Michael Davies and Roger Bennett review the United States' two World Cup–qualifying victories, Jose Mourinho's press conference, and the state of English football. Listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTune...

    Blog | June 13, 2013