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

We can Draw or Lose and…F*ck it: Beat Germany

We are ready. This nation and this team are ready for today’s monumental matchup against the powerhouse juggernaut that is Germany. Everyone knows what the pundits will say before the match. Everyone knows roughly what the line on the game is. Nate Silver, the God of statistics, gives us a 15% chance of winning, but … More We can Draw or Lose and…F*ck it: Beat Germany

Possession is Zero Tenths of a Goal: The Winning Strategy for the Little Guys of the 2014 World Cup

There are some teams that are just more fun to watch than others. I believe this statement to be true for every sport in any league on the planet. Now, each individual fan may have different characteristics that that they look for in a team when deciding how fun the team is to watch, but in general, we … More Possession is Zero Tenths of a Goal: The Winning Strategy for the Little Guys of the 2014 World Cup

The Notorious Group G: Get Goals or Die Tryin’

In an apparent David vs. Goliath matchup in the World Cup on Saturday, David won, again! Well, almost. This time David tied, which was quite a feat when Goliath was the mighty German football machine. Despite what German “expert” Andrei S. Markowitz says in this fantastic series of New York Time articles about what soccer … More The Notorious Group G: Get Goals or Die Tryin’

What This Match Means

by Jake Montgomery It means everything. Simple as that. If you care about the U.S. Men’s National team, if you care about this beautiful country,with its many triumphs and recurrent problems, if you care about our dignity and our ability to play with the world rather than police it, if you care about the future … More What This Match Means

USA: 2-1

by Chris Rios Whistle blows. Game over. World Cup over. USA goes home falling in the hands of the Black Stars… 2-1. Ghana. Germany 2006 After losing 0-3 to Czech Republic in the opening game of the 2006 World Cup and soon-to-be champions Italy looming in the days to come, things looked rather grim for … More USA: 2-1