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United States v. El Salvador, 2022 World Cup Qualifying: What we Learned

The USMNT opened up World Cup Qualifying with a goalless draw away at El Salvador. It was a frustrating result, but not necessarily a bad one. Here’s what we learned.

Gold Cup 2021: Four major questions the USMNT need to answer

Why this summer’s Gold Cup about much more than just winning.

USSF to End Relationship with SUM

The US Soccer Federation has a long-standing media rights relationship with SUM, the media arm of MLS. Well, we just learned that that is about to end.

Sunday Cup-o-American Soccer: Swedish cowards lite

Time to turn the soccer winning machine back to 11

Sunday Cup-o-American Soccer: it’s all your fault

It’s just a picture of Jonathan Lewis, not an article exclusively blaming him for something

The USMNT has talent, now it’s up to US Soccer to create a culture of winning

More trophies, less crying

It’s time to get hyped as hell for the USMNT

We’ve never seen anything like this before.

Sunday Cup-o-American Soccer: Eidus Martiae and the fate of the USMNT

The fruits of the spring of 2021 will soon be reaped

Sunday Cup-o-American Soccer: US Soccer needs to go beyond statements and take action against racism

Words and slogans aren’t enough

US Soccer Annual General Meeting shows DEI has long way to go

The federation must be better prepared to confront racism from both without and within in the future.

Paramount’s new streaming service just became a must-buy for U.S. Soccer fans

The streaming wars are heating all the way up.

Americans at home: MLS is a selling league now and that will continue to improve soccer in the US

The U-22 rule will be good for the entire league

Sunday Cup-o-American Soccer: should we be worried about Christian Pulisic?

He seems to be injured a lot lately

Americans at home: MLS players should make a stand in CBA dispute with owners

Time for the players to call the owners’ bluff.

Sunday Cup-o-American soccer: The death pact between MLS players and owners is stronger than ever

The lockout still looms

USMNT Goal of the Week (1/18-1/24): Goals on goals on goals

It was a good week for Americans finding the back of the net.

Americans at home: The pros and cons of Jordan Morris moving to Swansea City

Llongyfarchiadau Jordan!

A call to service on MLK Day

Dr. King’s call for service is one we can all accept.

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The real takeaway from the catfishing of USMNT Twitter

What's the real takeaway from the catfishing incident that reverberated across USMNT Twitter?

What could a USMNT Euro-based friendly roster look like?

Could be time for the Americans Abroad to shine.

Beyond the hype, things look to be turning a corner for US player development

Finally.

SSFC Podcast, Episode 12: Racism in America and soccer

An extremely raw episode.

It’s time to move forward with the USMNT

Let’s put two years ago behind us, because it’s time to start a new journey.

Checking in on The Process ahead of the USMNT opening Concacaf Nations League play

Gregg Berhalter has free reign to do what he wants with the team, here’s how that looks so far

Hyping USMNT prospects hides the problems that plague US Soccer

The team needs more than just a few more good players

The USMNT needs to communicate better with youth dual nationals

U.S. Soccer can’t lose players because they can’t pick up the phone.

Aaron Long’s rejected transfer bid shows how MLS helps and holds back the USMNT

A story about something called MLS service years and transfer revenue kept by clubs

The changes in World Cup qualification mean Gregg Berhalter needs to open the player pool

Time for the manager to step out of his comfort zone

Community Corner: Is the ICC a good thing?

Great opportunity to see the world’s best play, or just a money grab?

World Cup and Gold Cup viewership and bonuses highlight women’s pay disparity

The women got 8 times the money as the men this summer. Fair?

America, soccer, the better angels of our nature, and the demons that are rising 

The best and worst of the USA as the national teams take the stage

What MLS salaries say about the USMNT player pool

Comparing American and international players shows how far the players need to come to compete against the best in the world