Charles Boehm

United States Men's National Team

What is a National Team?

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The recent departure of USWNT coach Tom Sermanni raises questions for the Men's and Women's US National Teams. Read More

USMNT – Mexico preview: More twists in the novella

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The USMNT faces Mexico with several question raised only in the last few days. How will the squad and coaching staff respond? Read More

Is soccer in the United States really growing?

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Based on youth soccer, MLS expansion, and USMNT interest, how strong is the case that soccer in the United States is growing? Read More

USMNT in Brazil: A look at 2014 World Cup travel

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Wondering how the USMNT will handle the travel throughout Brazil during the World Cup? Here's a look at the logistics. Read More

Major League Soccer

Eddie Johnson is ready for DC United, the USMNT and the World Cup

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Eddie Johnson talks about his move to DC United, scoring goals with the USMNT, and the 2014 World Cup. Read More

Freedom Kicks: D.C. United links for Wednesday 12 February 2014

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Yesterday's Freedom Kicks were focused. Today's will hurtle erratically from subject to subject: USMNT, a brewing referee strike, racists, El Chelis, Rick James, and more!

USMNT in Brazil: A look at 2014 World Cup travel | ussoccerplayers.com
Much has been made of how the USMNT got the most difficult travel schedule of all 32 World Cup participants.

Charles Boehm: Trusting our own

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After spending several days at the 2014 MLS Combine, Charles Boehm explains why scouts overlook American attacking players. Read More

The Power of Polarization

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Charles Boehm looks at the game within the game at the 2013 MLS Cup final. Read More

Systems Matter in the 2013 MLS Cup

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Charles Boehm explains what it means for a Major League Soccer club to stick with a system, especially when it gets them to a championship. Read More

Taylor Twellman talks Twitter, tactics, and 21st-century sports media

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Charles Boehm interviews player turned color commentator Taylor Twellman about what it means to be the contemporary voice of soccer. Read More

Q&A: Rimando on USA, RSL, and the hunt for consistency

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Goalkeeper Nick Rimando speaks at length to Charles Boehm about playing for the States and RSL's run in the West. Read More

MLS’s cavalier playoff schedule: Dating itself?

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Charles Boehm sifts through an interesting week for Major League Soccer, still struggling with how to schedule the playoffs. Read More

Landon Donovan: An Appreciation

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Charles Boehm explains the importance of Landon Donovan choosing MLS, not just for the league but for the player. Read More

Being Clint Dempsey

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Charles Boehm looks at Clint Dempsey's decision to chose Major League Soccer in light of the decision Ryan Nelsen made. Read More

U.S. National Team

A widening arc of possibilities for the USMNT

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With several high profile USMNT players choosing MLS, Charles Boehm explains how the narrative for American soccer players changes. Read More

Evolution > Revolution

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Charles Boehm explains why American soccer still needs to rely on evolution rather than searching for a revolutionary moment. Read More

Wilmer Cabrera: “Let’s go and compete on the same terms”

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Colombia National Team alum and Colorado Rapids assistant coach Wilmer Cabrera looks at the prospects for the USA in the 2014 World Cup. Read More

USA excited, not intimidated by World Cup draw

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Charles Boehm speaks with several members of the US National Team in Kansas City about Group G. Read More

Two for the Future

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Charles Boehm looks at two young US National Team players trying to play their way onto the 2014 World Cup squad. Read More

Sliding doors and open windows

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Charles Boehm looks at three members of the United States squad looking for opportunity during the November friendlies. Read More

Our toughest spot

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Charles Boehm looks at the fierce competition in the United States National Team goalkeeper ranks. Read More

North America’s Wheel of Fortune

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Charles Boehm compares one of the world's biggest club derbies to the biggest match-up in CONCACAF. Read More

What that Wild Night in Panama Means for the United States

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Charles Boehm looks at an unlikely statement game for the US National Team. Read More

DaMarcus Beasley Keeps On Going

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Charles Boehm looks at midfielder turned defender DaMarcus Beasley's return to the US National Team. Read More

Klinsmann Confronts the Club vs Country Issue

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Charles Boehm looks at the developing international call-up issues for Jurgen Klinsmann with the USA already in the World Cup. Read More

The Weight of Klinsmann’s Words

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Charles Boehm wonders what happened to the normally positive Jurgen Klinsmann in an interview during an MLS game. Read More

USA – Mexico Creates a Monster

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Charles Boehm looks at the logistics involved in staging the biggest rivalry in CONCACAF at Crew Stadium in Columbus. Read More

Towards a more perfect union

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Charles Boehm looks at a USA squad that has gelled over 2013 after answering criticism with an extended run of success. Read More

Kyle Beckerman in focus: ‘There’s always another game – just try and get better’

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Charles Boehm profiles Kyle Beckerman's contribution to the USA's successful World Cup Qualifying campaign. Read More

United States Mixes Caution and Confidence in Preparations for Mexico

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Charles Boehm catches up with the United States National Team as preparations continue in Columbus for Tuesday's meeting with Mexico. Read More

Scouting Report: Costa Rica – USA

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Charles Boehm previews a contentious Costa Rica - USA World Cup Qualifier with the home team trying its own version of home field advantage. Read More

On Cussedness and the US Soccer Player

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Charles Boehm identifies the quality that sees US National Team players defying the odds and returning from serious injury. Read More

What’s next for the National Team? Momentum, Mentality, and Mindfulness

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Charles Boehm looks at the state of the US National Team as it adds to a record setting win streak. Read More

The “Next Level” Draws Closer

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Charles Boehm looks at the transition of the United States National Team in two years under coach Jurgen Klinsmann. Read More

For the Streaking USA, Enjoy It While You’ve Got It

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Charles Boehm looks at the numbers as the United States hopes to add another win and more goals to their run of form. Read More

A Position to Succeed

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Charles Boehm explains the difference between Brek Shea against Cuba and Shea's standout performance against Costa Rica. Read More

Klinsmann’s Taste for Experimentation

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The United States has a Gold Cup squad that could push some of its members into World Cup contention. Charles Boehm explains. Read More

The American Identity

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Charles Boehm explains what it means when players chose to represent the United States at international level. Read More

The Rest

Standing up for high school soccer

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Should elite soccer players play high school soccer? The US Soccer Federation says no, but some coaches disagree. Read More

Dave Kasper offered multi-year extension by D.C. United?

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It got buried somewhat in the lead-up to and aftermath of the U.S. Open Cup final - and deservedly so - but word dropped on Twitter Tuesday afternoon, well before the trophy game kicked off, that D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper will probably be sticking around for the foreseeable future. The tweets, from Sports Illustrated's Brian Straus and MLSSoccer.