A Name You Need to Remember – Gidieon Zalalem (Arsenal Midfielder)

Gidieon Zalalem is a name you should follow for the next couple of years.  The 17-year-old Arsenal midfielder/winger is on the thoughts and minds of many USMNT staff members as Arsenal continues its USA preseason tour.  The teenager is of Ethiopian descent but was born in Germany.  However, between the ages of 9 and 15,... Read more »

The 15 Biggest Signings, Transfers, and Loans of the Summer Transfer 2014 Window

After Real Madrid signed the best player from the Brazil World Cup, James Rodriguez, for over $100 million dollars yesterday, I figured it’d be a great time to discuss some of the most crucial signings that have occurred during the summer transfer window.  It’s key to note that Barca have also added Jeremy Mathieu (France/Valencia)... Read more »

The Germans Win the World Cup & the Top 5 World Cup Moments from Brazil

The German Machine!  Mario Goetze’s extra time volley was the last piece to cement the German victory from the World Cup in Brazil as they prevailed 1-0 over Argentina.  It was a Maracana beauty and it was said that the German manager (Joachim Low) told Goetze before he was about to be subbed, to go... Read more »
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No Di Maria, No Problem – Argentina Marches On To 1st WC Final in 24 years

“El Fideo” aka the skinny one in Spanish was injured and left watching from the sidelines.  He has arguably been Argentina’s best player in the World Cup but he was ruled out for the semifinal.  Luckily, yesterday was Sergio Romero’s day.  The 27 year old goalkeeper, who plays his club football for Monaco in the... Read more »

10 Post Match Thoughts from the 2-1 USA World Cup Loss to Belgium

Soccer mania was everywhere yesterday.  If you are from the United States, you wanted so badly for the stars and stripes to prevail over the Red Devils in an epic “instant classic” knockout round match.  Klinsy’s boys were led by what will undoubtedly be characterized as one of the best goalkeeping performances in recent memory... Read more »

5 Tips to Becoming a Better USA Soccer Fan While Also Starting to Love the MLS

It’s that time again.  Every 4 years, the critics and pundits in the grand ol USA get together to talk about the World Cup and how American soccer seems like it’s on the rise.  Even the controversial conservative political pundit, Ann Coulter (who I used to respect), took a stab at it this year and... Read more »
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Do You See Orange or Red? Hottest World Cup Teams Right Now in the Top 16

          It’s Friday and there’s no World Cup on TV.  What’s that all about?  Since there are no games on today, I thought I’d give you some insight on the remaining 16 teams and who I think will make the top 4.  It’s been a great tournament with all different styles... Read more »

The US is Back and so is your Favorite American and Spanish Soccer Blogger

 John Anthony Brooks (right) is now a household name After my writing hiatus, I thought that the US advancing through the Group Stage of the World Cup in Brazil would be a perfect time for your favorite “Americano” to return with his sharp wit and expert soccer analysis.   So you think soccer is boring? ... Read more »

Without Bradley, the U.S. National Team Struggles - Subs Must Step Up Against Mexico On Tuesday

It came as a shock.  During warmups right before the U.S.A. World Cup Qualifier against Costa Rica last Friday night, midfielder Michael Bradley limped off the field with a sprained ankle.  With news of Bradley going down, his fellow teammates were speechless and manager Jurgen Klinsmann had to frantically insert Geoff Cameron into Bradley’s position.... Read more »
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San Iker: Should the Spanish Goalkeeping Legend Stay or Go?

He’s the face of Spanish football.  He’s got his gloves in the Santiago Bernabeau museum.  Iker Casillas is a living legend.  The Real Madrid goalkeeper is one of the best on the planet.  He’s won everything.  He’s got the following in his trophy case: 1 world cup, 5 La Liga titles, 2 European championships, 4... Read more »
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