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  1. Versatile Parkhurst hopes to fit in Klinsmann's World Cup plans

    Jeff Carlisle

    CARSON, Calif. -- As Michael Parkhurst settles into his chair, he looks every bit like a man who has just been released from prison. Perhaps he's happy to have a respite from the grueling schedule that U.S. manager Jurgen Klinsmann puts his player...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  2. 10 U.S. stars to watch for in 2018

    Jeff Carlisle

    With the 2014 World Cup just over four months away, the focus is firmly on the present for the U.S. men's national team. Manager Jürgen Klinsmann is putting an MLS-heavy squad through its paces outside of Los Angeles, while the European-based me...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  3. Qualifying forgotten as CONCACAF giants focus on Brazil

    Jeff Carlisle

    The disparity in performance levels between the U.S. and Mexico during World Cup qualifying was vast. The Americans cruised for the most part, clinching qualification with two matches to spare, while El Tri needed a once-in-a-lifetime favor from t...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  4. Qualifying forgotten as CONCACAF giants USA and Mexico focus on B...

    Jeff Carlisle

    The disparity in performance levels between the U.S. and Mexico during World Cup qualifying was vast. The Americans cruised for the most part, clinching qualification with two matches to spare, while El Tri needed a once-in-a-lifetime favor from the...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  5. MLS provides two Panamanians place to heal

    Jeff Carlisle

    Jaime Penedo can still hear the words of Panama manager Julio Dely Valdes. The Canaleros had just had their hearts broken by the U.S., losing 3-2 in a World Cup qualifier Tuesday that saw Panama narrowly miss out on reaching a playoff against New...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  6. Rumored MLS schedule change could have significant impact

    Jeff Carlisle

    For years, Major League Soccer has pondered altering its calendar so the league would operate more in accordance with Europe and FIFA. Now that idea appears to be gaining momentum. The New York Daily News is reporting that MLS intends to make the ...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  7. Klinsmann conveying greater message with Donovan substitution

    Jeff Carlisle

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- When it comes to Landon Donovan and his role with the U.S. national team, manager Jurgen Klinsmann has insisted that the team's all-time leading scorer earn everything he gets. Friday's 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Jamaica r...

    Blog | October 12, 2013
  8. Substitution a 'wake-up call' for Donovan

    Jeff Carlisle

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- When it comes to Landon Donovan and his role with the U.S. national team, manager Jurgen Klinsmann has insisted that the team's all-time leading scorer earn everything he gets. Friday's 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Jamaica r...

    Blog | October 12, 2013
  9. Klinsmann's success is built off the managers who came before him...

    Jeff Carlisle

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The good times are rolling for the U.S. men's national team. The Americans strolled to World Cup qualification, clinching a spot in Brazil with two games to spare. The team has won 13 of its last 14 games, an unprecedented ru...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  10. Four options to fill in for injured Clint Dempsey

    Jeff Carlisle

    Friday's World Cup qualifier against Jamaica represents something of a personnel puzzle for United States national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann. With qualification assured and injuries robbing him of some of his best players, there is a considera...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  11. Ghana newest Egypt hurdle for unflappable Bradley

    Jeff Carlisle

    Egypt didn't appear to catch any breaks when it drew continental powerhouse Ghana in Africa's final round of World Cup qualifying. But that amounts to situation normal for Pharaohs manager Bob Bradley, who, after navigating his way through the countr...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  12. Egypt's World Cup qualifying draw just another hurdle for Bob Bra...

    Jeff Carlisle

    Egypt didn't appear to catch any breaks when it drew continental powerhouse Ghana in Africa's final round of World Cup qualifying. But that amounts to situation normal for Pharaohs manager Bob Bradley, who, after navigating his way through the countr...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  13. Ramos, Wynalda have faith in Vucetich

    Jeff Carlisle

    Without question, Mexico's bid to qualify for the 2014 World Cup has been a shambles. El Tri has managed just one win in eight games, all while scoring a paltry four goals. But for two former U.S. internationals, Thursday's appointment of Victor Manu...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  14. Player grades: U.S. versus Mexico

    Jeff Carlisle

    The song remained the same for the U.S. men's national team against Mexico at Crew Stadium. So did the score, as the Americans defeated their bitter rivals 2-0 on Tuesday night and are now on the brink of qualifying for the World Cup. Eddie Johnso...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  15. The Columbus aura is undeniable in U.S. soccer lore

    Jeff Carlisle

    To get an idea of just how Crew Stadium became the epicenter of home World Cup qualifiers between the U.S. and Mexico, one has to go back in time a little bit. On Feb. 15, 1998, Eddie Pope was lining up with his U.S. teammates, getting ready to take ...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  16. Tale of the Tape: Recent changes narrow gap between U.S., Mexico

    Jeff Carlisle

    Prior to Friday's round of World Cup qualifiers in CONCACAF, the disparity between the U.S. and Mexico was staggering. The U.S. was rolling to the tune of a 12-game winning streak, while Mexico was in disarray having failed to win at home during the ...

    Blog | September 09, 2013