Gold Cup Semifinals Preview: A Focus on U.S. and Mexico

By Tunde Demuren and Jake Montgomery In a summer full of soccer (Women’s World Cup, Copa America, etc.) that has kept fans satisfied while waiting for the new seasons of European league soccer to begin, we have finally neared the end, with the Gold Cup semifinals taking place Wednesday night. The favorites, U.S. and Mexico, advanced to … More Gold Cup Semifinals Preview: A Focus on U.S. and Mexico

U.S. vs. Cuba: Hat Trick for Deuce and a Collective Sigh of Relief for the Yanks

by Chris Rios The Yanks cannot seem to catch a break when it comes to the weather… it was a scorching 95 degrees fahrenheit in Baltimore before kick off on Saturday, but the heat did not matter as “The Klinsmann Experiment” finally produced a tasteful result. If you missed the match, here are the full highlights provided … More U.S. vs. Cuba: Hat Trick for Deuce and a Collective Sigh of Relief for the Yanks

CONCACAF Gold Cup Knockout Stage Preview, Power Rankings, and Predictions

by Chris Rios We are off to the knockout stage of the Gold Cup! Well, we shouldn’t celebrate much because 3/4 of the teams advanced out of the group stage, and the average FIFA rank of the teams eliminated was 96 (yes, I did the math). So let’s not pat ourselves on the back for doing … More CONCACAF Gold Cup Knockout Stage Preview, Power Rankings, and Predictions

Why the USWNT is the Best in the World While the USMNT is Not Even in the Top 25

by Tunde Demuren U.S Soccer fandom is a confusing experience. Supporting the women’s team is my rare chance to share the mindset of a San Antonio Spurs fan; the expected obliteration of all opposition coupled with utter disappointment at anything less. Case in point, the USWNT just ended a great tournament run in the Women’s World Cup … More Why the USWNT is the Best in the World While the USMNT is Not Even in the Top 25

CONCACAF Gold Cup, US v. Panama: The “Klinsmann Experiment”? Is There a Method To the Madness?

by Chris Rios Three hours before kick off. It’s 97 degrees Fahrenheit (that’s 36 Celsius for the Brits). I had arrived early to secure close seats in the general admission section, South Stands of Sporting Park in Kansas City. I was ready to watch Clint Dempsey, Fabian Johnson, Aron Jóhannssen, and more on the pitch less than 30 feet in front … More CONCACAF Gold Cup, US v. Panama: The “Klinsmann Experiment”? Is There a Method To the Madness?

Baseball Guys and The All-Star Game

by Jake Montgomery Last night, the only sports event worth watching on TV was the Major League Baseball All-Star game—and no, neither NBA Summer League scrimmages nor an El Salvador-Jamaica soccer match are worth watching, in case you were wondering. The All Star game was played in Cincinnati where home team favorite and once-Little League World Series hero Todd … More Baseball Guys and The All-Star Game

USA v. Haiti Gold Cup Review: Gyasi Zardes, the Bright Spot in another Unconvincing Result

After Mexico’s 6-0 thrashing of Cuba, I think all U.S. fans were ready for a dominant performance of our own. I texted my good friend Tunde before the game, “If we don’t win by 4 today I’ll be pissed.” Well, we didn’t win by 4, actually, I would argue we barely outplayed our opponent, but … More USA v. Haiti Gold Cup Review: Gyasi Zardes, the Bright Spot in another Unconvincing Result

CONCACAF Gold Cup Review: 3 Thoughts on Mexico v. Cuba

By Tunde Demuren Everyone’s favorite world cup coach, Mexico’s Miguel Herrera, is back, this time on the hot seat as his team has gone winless in their past 7 matches. Recently, Mexico has failed to recapture their World Cup form, as they have struggled in international friendlies and the Copa America (albeit they fielded a B squad for … More CONCACAF Gold Cup Review: 3 Thoughts on Mexico v. Cuba

CONCACAF Gold Cup: 3 Thoughts on USA v. Honduras

First of all, welcome back to For the Game. We have finally (and barely) received our undergrad degrees and now have time to focus our attention on what matters most: the beautiful game of futbol. It’s been an entire year since LD… Klinsmann.. and the Yanks traveled to the jungle of Brazil and back again in the 2014 World Cup. The … More CONCACAF Gold Cup: 3 Thoughts on USA v. Honduras