By Jeremiah Paschke-Wood | Only Love Soccer The start of a new MLS season is always fun, because a few guys emerge that no one (or very few, anyway) have heard of and become stars in the league. Chris Wondolowski and Brek Shea are two players who weren’t anywhere near the U.S. National Team pool … Continue reading MLS players who should get a look on U.S. National Team
Two more U.S. friendlies, two more disappointingly similar roster choices from U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann. But hey, at least the team is win…well, at least the team has won once, right? Against Honduras. The world’s #57-ranked team. At home. By one goal. Klinsmann keeps talking about how the friendlies are important to evaluate who can … Continue reading Klinsmann releases U.S. roster for France/Slovenia friendlies, and … c’mon, really?
No huge shocks here, which is actually a little disappointing – Danny Williams, a German-born player with an American father who plays for Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga, probably qualifies as the most surprising pick. Besides that, more of the usual Howard-Bocanegra-Onyewu-Bradley-Cherundulo-Spector-Beasley-Donovan group that we’ve come to expect. I’d love it if Jurgen Klinsmann would take … Continue reading Klinsmann calls up players for October friendly
And they are … OK? Interesting? Not sure. Some surprises, though. He did pick a few young players with little to no experience with the national team (Bill Hamid – I called it, Michael Orozco Fiscal), some players Bob Bradley hadn’t called up in a while (Jose Francisco Torres, Ricardo Clark) as well as some … Continue reading Klinsmann announces first call-ups for U.S. national team
By Jeremiah Paschke-Wood The U.S. jumps out to a two-goal lead early in the first half, then is run off the pitch for the remainder of the match. Big questions about Bob Bradley after this game, I would think – the U.S. struggled all tournament, but had no answer for Mexico’s attackers, and Bradley made … Continue reading Player Ratings: Gold Cup Final: Mexico 4, USA 2
By Jeremiah Paschke-Wood At 8 p.m. Saturday (I’m on Pacific time, folks), the U.S. men’s national team will give some time on the pitch to some prospects as they take on Chile at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Oh how I wish I could go. USMNT coach Bob Bradley called up a team … Continue reading Three reasons to watch U.S. v Chile