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US Soccer Vibe Check: Cade Cowell - will he break the “anyone can play left back” spell

Just because anyone can, doesn’t mean everyone has to

Black American Soccer History is American Soccer History

As we begin Black History Month, the hope is that we can continue the journey of learning about this important history.

US Soccer Vibe Check: The USMNT needs a striker, throw Brandon Vazquez the dang ball

The Number 23 of soccer is off to a hot start in LigaMX

US Soccer Vibe Check: Show us what you can do

2024 will be a year where actions will speak louder than words for both the US Men and Women

U.S. Soccer vibe check: U.S. Closed Cup and NWSL expansion draft stress

MLS is playing more soccer but also less soccer than ever

Opinion: MLS wrong to remove teams from U.S. Open Cup

A cowardly decision from Major League Soccer, fueled by one thing – greed.

The USMNT needs to start banking quality wins

Not dominant losses, not moral victories, sweet, sweet double-ues

The USMNT player pool needs to step up to reach a World Cup final or semifinal in 2026

Big goals will need big time players

It’s time for the USWNT to release the Lynnsanity

Lynn Williams could be the answer for the USWNT, but she needs the opportunity to get on the field.

The USWNT 2023 World Cup roster leaves us with some important questions

We dive into the roster and ask some questions now that we know who’s on it.

The Real Gio Reyna Stood Up

At the perfect time.

Opinion: The US Soccer Federation spent seven months to not hire a new coach

USSF hit the snooze button to yet another wake up call

The USMNT is being held back by the idea that it needs to change how the world perceives the team

What needs to change is winning more games

The next USMNT manger needs to balance chaos and discipline

It was nice to see freedom on the field again for the USMNT

2023 CONCACAF Nations League; USA v Grenada: What We Learned

The USMNT got back into the 2023 CONCACAF Nations League with a commanding 7-1 win over Grenada. Here’s What We Learned.

US Soccer must not waste the Reyna-Berhalter scandal

In the wake of the Berhalter-Reyna scandal, US Soccer has an opportunity. Is the Federation up for grabbing it?

The USMNT needs to make friends with Folarin Balogun

And maybe friends with someone else

Analyzing Jesse Marsch as a potential USMNT manager

Jesse Marsch is a popular pick to become the new USMNT manager, but should he be?

Jose Mourinho reportedly on the list of coaches US Soccer is considering for USMNT manager

This could be fun or a complete disaster, which might also be fun

New U.S. Soccer scandal is a hard lesson in nepotism

The practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives, friends, or associates, especially by giving them jobs, needs to end.

United States v. England, 2022 FIFA World Cup: What We Learned

The USMNT played England to a scoreless draw. But don’t let the scoreline fool you, this was a really impressive performance from the US against a very talented team.

USA v. Wales, 2022 FIFA World Cup: What We Learned

The USMNT was forced to settle in their opening World Cup match for a 1-1 draw v. Wales after a late penalty equalizer. Here’s what we Learned.

Analyzing the World Cup roster

Comparing Berhalter’s roster to the optimal, to see the manager’s positive or negative affect on the team.

SSFC Roundtable: Staff picks for players in and out for the USMNT World Cup squad

Who do we think should make the cut?

What success in the World Cup looks like for the USMNT

It looks like winning... but also losing, but only under certain conditions

USMNT September Friendlies Illustrated Box Score: quixotic almost describes it

I’m going for subtlety here

What the players missing from the USMNT September friendlies roster says about the team

It says... hey, what about Tim Ream?

Christian Pulisic’s “Not enough Americans” comments are not okay

After the USMNT beat Morocco 3-0, Christian Pulisic criticized the attendance for not being supportive enough, saying that there weren’t enough Americans there. That’s not OK, and we need to talk about it.

The new rumored U.S. jerseys have fans wanting more

People want a jersey identity, and this isn’t it.

USA v. Panama, 2022 World Cup Qualifier; What We Learned

The USMNT took a huge step to cement qualification for the World Cup with a big 5-1 win over Panama. Here’s some take-aways from the match.

USA v. Mexico, 2022 World Cup Qualifying; What We Learned

The trip to the Azteca stadium is the scariest leg every cycle for USMNT in World Cup Qualifying. Yet, the US went into the match and went toe-to-toe with Mexico for a scoreless draw. Here’s What We Learned.

Ahead of the final USMNT World Cup qualifiers, the center back pool faces an uncertain situation

The backline has been strong so far, but will need to step up if the USA is going to qualify