Articles written by: Earl Reed

A northern Pennsylvania native, Earl's early years shaped him as a Western New Yorker at heart. Sixteen years in the Delaware Valley have now left their inescapable mark on him. Earl has written for EPLTalk and MajorLeagueSoccerTalk, and now hosts the United States of Futbol Show. You can reach Earl via email at, or on Twitter @earl_of_reed.


Midseason friendlies: The necessary evil

It seems the only certainties in this world are death, taxes, and summer friendlies. Earl Reed looks at some of the pitfalls.


USMNT crow tasted good: rough finish, decent aftertaste

PSP’s Earl Reed looks back at a surprising USMNT performance in Brazil, which left many (including himself) eating a helping of crow.

World Cup: Second Teams

Second Team: The Netherlands

The 2010 Runners-Up are aging, but could the Dutch finally grab their first World Cup trophy in a year few expect it to happen? Earl Reed looks at the situation for the Oranje.


Taking a backseat: MLS continues play while stars are away

MLS loses many of its stars during the World Cup. Here’s why the break should be even longer.


Shoving the bald eagle out of the nest

Landon Donovan’s omission may really be about Michael Bradley. PSP’s Earl Reed floats this question and tries to answer it.

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Union supporters having a tough time supporting

Times are tough for Union fans, some of whom have been increasingly vocal in their displeasure with the team. Earl Reed considers what’s behind the boos.


New MLS media deal – free access for more people

Earl Reed looks at MLS’s new broadcasting deal. While there are real concerns about some aspects of the deal, overall it will mean more people will be able to more easily see more games.


Hopeless Chivas USA a blight for league

It’s a tough time to be a Union fan. But at least we don’t have Chivas USA’s problems. Earl Reed explores.

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Analysis / Union

Another year, and more back line drama

It may be time to simplify and stop trying to jam square pegs into round holes. Updated with information on why Pedro Ribeiro has been playing centerback with Harrisburg.


Is group stage success enough For USMNT?

After USWNT coach Tom Sermanni was fired, US Soccer President Sunil Gulati downplayed World Cup expectations for the USMNT. Why? PSP looks closer.