The United States 2-1 win against Nigeria placed some validity behind coach Jurgan Klinsmann's contention earlier in the week that talk about formations and systems wasn't worth the time.
To paraphrase the German coach, he contended talking about different systems really doesn't apply to the modern game as it did a generation prior, and what everyone should concern themselves with how the players "connect with each other".
Beginning Wednesday, June 11th Sportsradio 1310am/96.7fm "The Ticket" will air a nightly show focused on the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Airing weeknights from 7-8pm, and on Sundays from 11a-1p, the station will dedicate over 30 hours of programming to the tournament.
In addition to the nightly show, the World Cup Final will be broadcast live on the station and will be bookended by a two hour pre-game and two hour post-game show.
Pedro Gomes returns from his European vacation to talk with Luke Lohr about the US Men's National Team's impressive run of form. The MLS All-Star team has been chosen and we've got some problems with it. All that and a new high profile coach in USLPRO. Off The Bench and in the game. Download on BuzzSprout Subscribe on iTunes Check out this photo of Pedro in Europe reppin' a Carolina RailHawks jersey.
Sporting Kansas City acquired midfielder Benny Feilhaber from the New England Revolution on Tuesday in exchange for allocation money, Sporting KC's natural first round pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, and natural second round pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft. The 27-year old playmaker has been added to Sporting Kansas City's roster and will occupy a senior roster spot.
Join the guys in "KorbLand" as they look back at yet another set of DC United losses and look ahead to what may very well be another defeat for the Black-and-Red. The boys also discuss MLS news and the US Men's National Team's upcoming qualifying matches in Costa Rica and Mexico.
Join the guys as they continue to look at United's abysmal season. The boys also look at The U.S. Men's National team and their performance in the Gold Cup. The episode was recorded on Sunday evening, July 21.
In this episode Luke Lohr and Pedro Gomes break down USA's defeat of Jamaica and wonder where the national team is truly headed. The US Open Cup is upon us and we spoke briefly with both NASL coaches (Ricky Hill and Colin Clarke) ahead of their MLS match ups. That and more in this edition of Off The Bench.
A Note from Luke Lohr This story is one that should be shared with everyone.
It is one of the most empowering stories in soccer. Bob Bradley took the job in Egypt after being unceremoniously removed from the US Men's National Team. After arriving there he set a standard for football, only to see the country's turmoil derail its domestic league and national team.
Although the headline-grabbers this week have largely been in reaction to Brian Straus' "Friendly Fire" piece on AOL Sporting News, where 11 "whistle-blowers" among the US Men's National Team were cited as being discontent with the way Jurgen Klinsmann is currently running the show, what's important to keep in mind is that we've got a game tonight, folks.
This morning, U.S. soccer fans are again wearing their rose-colored glasses and celebrating the home team's necessary 1-0 win over Jamaica last night at Crew Stadium. With the win, the Yanks sit atop Group A and control their destiny in qualifying for the Hexagonal, the next step on the road to Brazil 2014.
Super Timmy Howard "Well, here's another fine mess you've gotten me into." -- Oliver Hardy The dust
has settled, somewhat, from the U.S.'s "shock" defeat in Kingston to Jamaica on Friday night in the
second round of CONCACAF 2014 World Cup qualifying. Every round of qualifying for the United States
is filled with some temporary peril, even if it only lasts a few days -- or hours.
COLUMBUS, Ohio-- There figure to be several changes made to the U.S. men's natinonal team's
starting lineup heading into Tuesday's crucial World Cup qualifying showdown vs. Jamaica, and U.S.
head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has already revealed some of them.
There was a time not too long ago when the U.S. national team enjoyed a wealth of midfield
options and a lack of forwards. As the team heads into Tuesday's must-win World Cup qualifier, the
Americans are faced with the opposite problem.
Injuries to Michael Bradley and Landon Donovan have exposed a lack of midfield depth and left
Jurgen Klinsmann's team lacking attacking punch and stability.
Soccer-lite. That sums up the US men's national team performance against Jamaica yesterday. As
if the players had been sinking Bud Light while the Jamaicans were hitting the hooch. The US
performance was thin and weak. And it is time for coach Jurgen Klinsmann to flush it away before it
is too late.
Just two days removed from Friday's disappointing 2-1 loss to Jamaica, Jurgen Klinsmann is left
to figure out just which 11 players he can turn to for Tuesday's crucial rematch against the
'Reggae Boyz' in Columbus.
There were few good performances across the board for the Americans, and some that should lead
to changes in the lineup.
If you're wondering why there's been a great blinking chasm where there would otherwise be a
conglomeration of my pithy rejoinders on USA v Jamaica Round 1, well, there's a fairly simple
explanation. I didn't see it. Still haven't, and I don't plan on watching it. I don't have
BeInSport or whatever it's called, and anyway I was on call on Friday night.
It is fitting that the US Men's National Team will look to recover from their loss to Jamaica
last week by playing their rematch at Columbus Crew Stadium, the home stadium of "America's Hardest
Working Team." Thanks to a better goal differential, the US is sitting in second in Group A above
Guatemala, but after [.
This man here is Donnie Moore. He is the official Christian chaplain for the Oakland A's
baseball side and the be-tracksuited, bat-shit loopy fruitcake motivational speaker bought on board
by the US mens national team to preach 'radical reality' and help pump them up and ACHIEVEÂ THEIR
GOALS AND DREAMS!
Tactics. Injuries. Luck. I tried to make sense of the US loss to Jamaica in Kingston, but this
was the best I could come up with. I promise no Beach Boys if the US advances on the last game away
We review the USMNT's 2-1 loss away to Jamaica in World Cup Qualifying, answering the questions:
HOW and WHY did this happen. Then we try and fix a few problems and pick the very different
starting XI that we would like to see face Jamaica in Ohio on Tuesday.
Tim Chandler, Clint Dempsey, and Chris Wondolowski added second half goals after a Carlos Castrillo own goal put the US ahead in the opening frame as the Americans breezed through their final tuneup before the Gold Cup.
This is a topic we began discussing on World Cup KickAround (weeknights 7pm/Sunday 11am on The Ticket) before the US game against Portugal. As those final 30 seconds unfolded Sunday nightthe importance of this phenomenon became all the more significant.
As much as that last second Portugal goal hurt there looms a bigger, more omnious gut-punch cocked and ready to land right on the already tender American middrift.
In several days time, the United States will take the pitch against Ghana in their first contest of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and millions of people will direct their attention to America's 23-man squad, handpicked by manager Jurgen Klinsmann in hopes of flaunting the Stars and Stripes on the global stage.
The US Men's National Team is certainly stealing the spotlight of this episode after a dramatic point in Mexico. The draw gave Luke and Pedro plenty of talking points, none more than the impressive play of the back line. Guest Odeen Domingo joins the show to talk about his efforts as the Phoenix FC beat writer.
Hello there RBNY fans! Happy Holidays to you all! It's the first day of Passover and, I'm told, we're right in the midst of Lent as well (with Easter right around the corner). Regarding that other "Religion" that is "The Beautiful Game", the US Men's National Team (coming off the now legendary Snow Bowl that took place last week) will take on a desperate Mexican National Team at the aways imposing Azteca.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It has been nearly 11 years since the 9/11 tragedy, but the effects from the
events that took place that day are still felt by many across the nation each and every year and
the U.S. men's national team are no exception.
JORG GRAY RELEASES LIMITED EDITION GAME TIMER WATCH AS SOCCER SUPERSTAR CLINT DEMPSEY SIGNS WITH
TOTTENHAMTimepiece Combines Signature Jorg Gray Quality with Bold Dempsey Design
TUSTIN, Calif. â€“ September 10, 2012 â€“ Jorg Gray, an American watch brand designed to
define your time, today announced it will release a limited edition, signature timepiece in
conjunction with brand ambassador and soccer phenomenon Clint Dempsey.
Hello and welcome to today's Musket Rounds! It's been a while since I've been able to throw
these together. Law school's been rough on my time in the mornings, which is when the Rounds are
usually written and published. Nevertheless, in a slow news week for the Revs given the free
weekend, I will endeavor to bring you your daily dose of relevant New England Revolution and
general soccer news!