Klinsmann Debut Yields Slivers of Future Hope

The Americans battled Mexico to an unexpected draw thanks to the infusion of youth in the lineup...Preempted by Little League baseball, I turned from ESPN2 to Univision to watch the beginning of the showdown between the United States and Mexico in Philadelphia. It was the first opportunity to atone for the come-from-ahead loss to the Mexicans in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final. It was also the inaugural game for the Americans after Jurgen Klinsmann took... Read More

Yanks To Take Different Path, Not Necessarily Correct One

There will be few tears shed by American soccer fans after the men’s national team released head coach Bob Bradley from his duties on Thursday. Seen by many as the second- or third-choice option when he was initially hired in 2006, Bradley was unable to turn the ever-growing expectations of the rising soccer power into concrete advancement. After a CONCACAF Gold Cup in which the U.S. men appeared to take one step forward two steps backward,... Read More