US Men's National Team

News and opinion regarding the United States Men's National Team.

USA 1, Belgium 2 - Dream Ends for Americans

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The United States lost for the second straight World Cup in extra time, this time to Belgium, who advance to play Argentina in the quarterfinals.

USA vs. Belgium - USMNT Lineup Predictions

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Jurgen Klinsmann has a few lineup questions to answer ahead of the USA's knockout round game vs. Belgium today. Jake gives his answers on who should start.

USA-Germany open thread, plus those other games

The US controls its own destiny against Germany this afternoon. Discuss it in our live thread and then use that space to talk about the rest of the day's games, if you're coherent enough.

World Cup Day 11 Open Thread

It's day eleven of this wondrous month-long holiday. Come talk to us about the matches and get ready for USA-PORTUGAL ARMAGEDDON.

2014 World Cup: Group G Primer

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The Group of Death. Through this the United States must pass. But don't worry, John Brooks has got us covered.

New England Dominates USA-Ghana TV Ratings

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All across New England and the Northeast, people were watching the United States play Ghana at the World Cup. But can we get them to watch MLS and the Revs?

Notes From USA's Win Over Ghana

The United States made history in more ways than one when they beat Ghana 2-1 on Monday night, but they paid the price. The win broke records and put them in great position in the group, but one or...

World Cup Day Five Open Thread

Today's games are the good (Germany-Portugal), the bad/unknown (Iran-Nigeria), and the ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL 'MURICA (USA-Ghana). We'll be discussing them all here, and Steve's probably gonna get a...

Klinsmann Changing US Soccer Culture Means Winning

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Jurgen Klinsmann has had some strong opinions lately, and that's fine. But there's only one way he's going to change the culture of soccer in this country, and that means doing something US Soccer...

USA-Nigeria Preview: Last Test Before Brazil

Just one more friendly for the USA before the World Cup in Brazil. Will playing fellow African power Nigeria help the US beat their World Cup nemesis Ghana?

USA vs. Turkey: Lineups and Live Thread

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The USA is taking on Turkey in a World Cup warm-up match. Join our live thread and discuss the action as it unfolds!

USA-Turkey Preview: Yanks Must Avoid Slow Start

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It took 75 minutes for the USA to score the opener against Azerbaijan and playing a stronger Turkey squad, avoiding another slow start could be the key to building momentum in the game and for Brazil.

USA 2, Azerbaijan 0 - Number Ten To The Rescue

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Mix Diskerud, Aron Johannsson and Brad Davis came off the bench to bail out a lackluster first hour against Azerbaijan in the USA's first game of the 2014 World Cup Send Off Series.

USA vs Azerbaijan: Lineups and Live Thread

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The Send Off to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil begins today

USA vs Azerbaijan Preview - Road to Brazil 2014

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It doesn't sound like Klinsmann is going to waste much time, he's sending his first team out to face minnows Azerbaijan with plans to use all six substitutes.

Tall Task for Klinsmann's US in 2014 and 2018

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Jurgen Klinsmann's roster selection for Brazil could also have an eye for Russia in 2018 as well. While Jake doesn't agree with his choices in Brazil, he's also creating high expectations going...

USMNT Releases 23-Man World Cup Roster

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The USA's World Cup roster has been announced. This is supposed to be a happy day. It is not.

DeAndre Yedlin Is Not a Defender, Yet

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DeAndre Yedlin and the Seattle Sounders had a dreadful day to the delight of the home fans in New England last weekend. But the loss highlights Yedlin's shortcomings as a right back and his...

United States World Cup Roster Predictions

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Jurgen Klinsmann is rumored to be releasing his 30-man preliminary roster later on today, and our crack staff is going to take a guess at who he's calling in and who gets the 23 spots on that plane...

Agudelo's Permit Denied, Contemplating Next Move

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Agudelo is still one of the most promising players in the US player pool, but he needs to find consistent playing time.

Would Kljestan Have Fit In New England?

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Rumors are swirling that the USMNT regular Sacha Kljestan is returning to MLS, possibly with the LA Galaxy. But had he been available in preseason, would it have been a good pick up for the Revs?

USA 2-2 Mexico: Tale of Two Halves

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The Yanks had a great first half, but a poor second half doomed them to a home draw with Mexico. Whose World Cup stock rose, and whose fell?

USA vs. Mexico: Lineups and Live Thread

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The Nats are ready to take on their most bitter rivals from south of the border in Arizona tonight. Tune in to our live thread to discuss the action as it unfolds.

USA vs. Mexico Preview

Jurgen Klinsmann's team is shorthanded, particularly in defense, as the United States hosts rivals Mexico in Phoenix later tonight.

US Names MLS Heavy Roster for Mexico Friendly

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Jurgen Klinsmann's roster is heavy on experience, first team regulars and MLS veterans. But that lone youngster from Bayern Munich might be the biggest talking point.

Ukraine 2, USA 0 - Disappointment in Cyprus

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There are only a few positives to take from the USMNT's friendly against Ukraine earlier today, as several players failed to impress in one of the last friendlies leading up to the World Cup.

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