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  1. 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
  2. Does the Azteca still hold its mystique?

    Jeff Carlisle

    With tier after tier of steeply banked seats, the Estadio Azteca looks imposing even when empty. When filled to its capacity of 105,000 spectators and when combined with the double whammy of lung-clogging smog plus an altitude of 7,200 feet above sea...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  3. Besler, Gonzalez could fill hole in U.S. defense

    Jeff Carlisle

    In many respects, Matt Besler and Omar Gonzalez are polar opposites. Besler, fresh off a Defender of the Year season with Sporting Kansas City, conveys an eagerness that is impossible to ignore while Gonzalez, a defensive mainstay with MLS champion L...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  4. Top 10 U.S soccer storylines in 2013

    Jeff Carlisle

    With the Mayan Apocalypse now safely avoided, U.S. soccer fans can cease scanning the heavens for any impending calamity and start focusing on 2013. Suffice it to say, there are enough events to keep American soccer aficionados of all stripes duly oc...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  5. Carlisle: Terrence Boyd's painful decision to play for the U.S.

    Jeff Carlisle

    Jeff Carlisle tells the story of Terrence Boyd's painful decision to represent the U.S. over Germany, where he grew up.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2012
  6. Olympics -- U.S. faces Mexico qualifying -- Jeff Carlisle

    Jeff Carlisle

    The U.S. has already qualified for the semifinal, which decides which teams qualify for London, but a win over Mexico on Tuesday will ensure the Americans have an easier opponent on Friday, writes Jeff Carlisle.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2012
  7. U.S. Soccer -- 12 points to ponder for 2012

    Jeff Carlisle

    With the memories of a disappointing Gold Cup and a roller-coaster Women's World Cup in the rearview mirror, U.S. soccer gears up for the Olympics and World Cup qualifying. Here's 12 points to poinder for 2012, writes Jeff Carlisle.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2011
  8. Cuban soccer players Yisel Rodriguez, Yezenia Gallardo defect, re...

    Jeff Carlisle

    Two members of the Cuban women's national soccer team have defected to the United States and are asking for political asylum.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2012