US Soccer makes rare good move in hiring Matt Crocker

There is always a suspicion that US Soccer has fucked up. They’re too insular, too greedy, too cheap, and too weird to ever get out of their own way. Even […]

World Cup Diary Day 2: England, USA, the Netherlands

Gareth Bale (left)Photo: Getty Images After eight years you forget what it’s like in the deep end of the pool, and all the things you imagined since the USMNT qualified […]

When it comes to the USMNT, this is what World Cup inexperience looks like

The USMNT celebrates Tim Weah’s goal in their group stage opener at the World Cup in Qatar.Image: Getty Images It’s taken some cognitive dissonance for USMNT fans leading up to […]

The international players you need to know

Study up now, the World Cup is less than a week away!Image: Getty Images For the fair-weather soccer fan, and let’s be real, that’s 99 percent or more of American […]

World Cup Group B Preview: England, Wales, USA, Iran

Image: Getty Images Don’t worry, we’ll have plenty of USMNT stuff, starting tonight with the roster announcement. It’s all we’ll do. Well, all I will do. I’m collecting Hacksaw Jim […]

LAFC bests Philly Union to take the MLS Cup

Philadelphia’s Déniel Gazdag takes a moment to himself after LAFC’s victory yesterday in the MLS Cup Final.Photo: Getty Images Soccer doesn’t really lend itself to playoffs. It’s why league seasons […]