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  1. U.S. Soccer Federation chief Sunil Gulati denies rumors of Copa A...

    Doug McIntyre

    Copa America news

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2014
  2. U.S. MNT Hot List: Concerns center on Besler and Gonzalez

    Doug McIntyre

    Matt Besler and Omar Gonzalez have been U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann's preferred center back pairing for almost a full year now, ever since the MLS duo combined to help the Americans earn a rare World Cup qualifying point and shutout last March in Mex...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  3. USMNT Hot List: Green and Williams rising, Gomez sinking

    Doug McIntyre

    With just two friendly matches to play before national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann names his World Cup squad -- the March 5 tilt in Ukraine will be followed by a just-announced contest against Mexico on April 2 -- U.S. roster hopefuls around the glob...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  4. Memories of a record-breaking year for the United States

    Doug McIntyre

    If we may borrow one of Michael Bradley's favorite idioms, 2013 was -- in all ways -- a banner year for the United States. The Americans posted 16 victories, breaking their record by three. Their .761 winning percentage was the best in the progra...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  5. Depth chart diagnosis

    Doug McIntyre

    Jurgen Klinsmann's oft-mentioned depth chart is guarded like a state secret. Only a few U.S. staffers have access to the highly classified, ever-changing pecking order of players at every position on the field, which is stored in a file deep in the b...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  6. USMNT hot list: The right back position is up for grabs

    Doug McIntyre

    It might not always seem like it, but determining who's hot and who's not on any given week usually requires a fair amount of tealeaf-reading. Sure, it's not hard to tell when a particular national-teamer is performing well (or poorly) at club le...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  7. Merciless USMNT was motivated in Panama

    Doug McIntyre

    Even in Mexico, few could have blamed the U.S. national team for accepting what appeared to be an inevitable defeat. When Panama's Luis Tejada beat American keeper Brad Guzan to put the Canaleros up 2-1 with just six minutes remaining in Tuesday's...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  8. Klinsmann's questions answered buoyantly

    Doug McIntyre

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A little more than a week before the United States' 2-0 win over Jamaica here on Friday, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said that the game against the Reggae Boyz, as well as Tuesday's World Cup qualifying finale in Panama, would pr...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  9. USMNT hot list: Besler up, Dempsey down

    Doug McIntyre

    There's no shortage of competition within the U.S. squad these days, not with the current player pool as deep as it's been at any point in national team history. Spots in the lineup (and on the bench) remain ready to be won -- particularly at right b...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  10. With berth secured, competition grows fierce within USMNT

    Doug McIntyre

    When manager Jurgen Klinsmann named his roster on Sunday for the World Cup-bound Americans' final two qualifying matches, on Friday against Jamaica in Kansas City, Kan. (6:30 p.m. ET, ESPN, WatchESPN) and at Panama four days later, the most surprisin...

    Blog | October 06, 2013
  11. USMNT hot list: A battle brewing for right back spot

    Doug McIntyre

    At home and overseas, injuries were the story of the weekend for many members of the national team's player pool. The list is a long one, and it includes U.S. stalwarts Michael Bradley (ankle), DaMarcus Beasley (hamstring), Clint Dempsey (hamstring) ...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  12. USMNT hot list: Club play put under microscope for hopefuls

    Doug McIntyre

    Now that the U.S. has booked its spot at the 2014 World Cup with two qualifiers left to spare, the conversation turns to which players will accompany the national team to Brazil. Every four years, there are surprises. -- Real test still to co...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  13. U.S. sees opportunity with fans of Mexican descent

    Doug McIntyre

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Imagine this: It's June 2014, and Mexico's national soccer squad, perhaps the most popular sports team in the United States, has shockingly failed to qualify for the World Cup, robbing the 34 million Hispanics of Mexican origin livi...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  14. U.S. soccer team coming off historical highs before facing Mexico...

    Doug McIntyre

    The Yanks finally get Klinsy ball

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  15. Five things the U.S. must do to beat Mexico

    Doug McIntyre

    After its costly 3-1 loss in Costa Rica on Friday night, the U.S. squad resumes World Cup qualifying in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday against arch-enemy Mexico. A victory by the Yanks would pile further misery on reeling El Tri and would also be enough ...

    Blog | September 08, 2013
  16. U.S. feels force of Bradley absence vs. Costa Rica

    Doug McIntyre

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- In a game in which the home team was always going to come out flying, the U.S. squad knew it needed its heart-and-soul midfield general as much as ever. - Carlisle: U.S. stunned by fired-up Costa Rica It was no wonder, ...

    Blog | September 07, 2013