Monthly Archives: June 2017

U.S. MNT Face Old Rivals Ghana in Gold Cup Prep
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The U.S. MNT face old foes Ghana Saturday evening in Connecticut with the Gold Cup just days away. When last these two countries met a late John Brooks goal gave the Americans a victory in the opening game of the … Continue reading

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NWSL Roundup
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In the midst of a crowded season, all but two NWSL sides played Wednesday night after weekend matches and that is ahead of a full slate of matches this weekend, so let’s see who did what this past week. The … Continue reading

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Viewing the Hudson River Rivalry Through the “Butkus” Lens
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As I settled into my seat in the perfectly situated Red Bull Arena press box to watch the home team take on cross-river rivals New York City FC on a perfect Saturday afternoon my thoughts turned to my father. Why? … Continue reading

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Arena Pares 40 Down to 23 for Gold Cup
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With the U.S. MNT facing a busy and crucial period coach Bruce Arena revealed his strategy Sunday with the release of what is very much a “B” team for this summer’s “B” event, the Gold Cup, starting with the first … Continue reading

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MLS – Big 5
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It’s MLS Rivalry Week and with that in mind let’s have a look at our latest MLS Big – 5. NYCFC Present and Future Collide. David Villa reached and surpassed the half-century mark when he bagged both goals in New … Continue reading

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U.S. Soccer Giant Tony DiCicco Passes Away
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Tony DiCicco, the only coach to lead the U.S. WNT to both an Olympic Gold Medal and a World Cup title has died at 68 sparking an outpouring of affection from former players as well as an array of people … Continue reading

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NWSL Roundup
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It was a big week in NWSL play with some star turns around the league, so let’s start with a showdown in Houston where five-time FIFA World Player of the Year Marta faced off against two time, and current POY … Continue reading

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Red Bulls Tyler Adams in the Shop Window After U20 World Cup
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It was just two years ago that 19-year-old New York Red Bulls center back Matt Miazga set tongues wagging with a performance at the U20 World Cup that would play a part in ushering the towering teen out of Harrison, … Continue reading

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U.S. WNT Edge Past Norway
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The U.S. WNT wrapped up a quick European tour with a second consecutive 1-0 win on Sunday, this one against Norway after defeating Sweden by the same scoreline on Thursday. Christen Press provided the game winner in the 60th minute, … Continue reading

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U.S. Picks Up Huge Point in Draw in Mexico
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An adventurous lineup, a competitive spirit and a sixth-minute wonder goal by Michael Bradley sparked a confident performance by the U.S. MNT in a 1-1 draw Sunday night in Mexico City at the once mighty fortress Azteca. The U.S. had … Continue reading

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U.S. WNT Top Sweden on Lavelle Goal
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With all eyes on Christian Pulisic and the U.S. MNT, the American women flew a bit under the radar with their 1-0 road victory over Sweden earlier on Thursday. Rose Lavelle continued her rise up the depth chart scoring the … Continue reading

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What Will Bruce do Against El Tri?
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What will Bruce do? That has been the burning question for followers of the U.S. MNT since it became clear that Trinidad and Tobago did not have a late comeback in them Thursday night and the U.S would be heading … Continue reading

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Pulisic’s Brace Lifts MNT to Victory over Trinidad & Tobago
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A pair of second half Christian Pulisic goals roused the U.S. MNT from its lethargy and sparked the Americans to a 2-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago Thursday night in Commerce City, Colorado. Playing in front of an enthusiastic sellout … Continue reading

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U.S. MNT Face Trinidad and Tobago in World Cup Qualifier
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When the United States steps on the field Thursday night in Commerce City, Colorado to face Trinidad and Tobago the time for practice and preliminaries will be over as the serious business of World Cup Qualification once again takes center … Continue reading

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