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US v. Netherlands Postgame Analysis

The US loses to the Netherlands in Holland by one goal. Coming away with a 2-1 loss to a full strength Dutch side at home without some of your key players is a pretty good result in my book. I thought that there were positives to take away from the […]

Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

The Philadelphia Union will play the New York Red Bulls in their first MLS Play-in match for the US Open Cup. The match will take place on a still to be determined date in April. The Union will have to win three consecutive matches to reach the round of 16. […]

US women win Algarve Cup final
Independence / US / USWNT

US women win Algarve Cup final

Three Independence players helped the U.S. women’s national team to a 3-2 victory in the Algarve Cup in Portugal, marking the seventh time the U.S. has won the tourney.

USMNT / World Cup

US vs Holland — a blow by blow breakdown of a tough US loss

The opening, much like the entirety of the first half, was marked by the usual stuttering of two teams feeling each other out that’s seen in many a friendly. For the US, there was the danger of risking a perceived “major setback” to their World Cup hopes should a world […]

USMNT / World Cup

US v. Netherlands Pregame Comments

The USA plays the Netherlands today in a match in Holland. The game is scheduled to start at 2:30pm ET and can be seen on ESPN2, ESPN 360, and Galavision. The rosters for the teams are below: USA ROSTER BY POSITION GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton […]

Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

Individual and group tickets for first two Union’s home games at Lincoln Financial Field go on sale today at 10 a.m. You can purchase tickets for the April 10 game against DC United here, for the May 15 game against FC Dallas here. The Union’s first game, away to the […]

US Women face Germany today in Algarve Cup final
Independence / US / USWNT

US Women face Germany today in Algarve Cup final

The US Women face current Women’s World Cup holders Germany in the Algarve Cup final today. You can follow today’s match from 11 a.m. at US Soccer’s Match Tracker. The US and Germany are currently listed first and second in the FIFA/Coca Cola Women’s World Rankings and faced off against […]

Union

Union win friendly 1-0

Philadelphia Union topped the University of Guadalajara 1-0 Tuesday on a second half goal from Fred. Temple University product J.T. Noone assisted on Fred’s goal in the 65th minute with a long setup pass, bolstering Noone’s hopes of making the team as an undrafted trialist. Fred scored from the left […]

USMNT

Changing the US National Team formation

There has been some chatter this past week about the US changing its formation. Leander Schaerlaeckens over at Espnsoccernet wrote a pretty interesting article about why he thinks the US National Team ought to change its formation. I was intrigued, so I put together some thoughts of my own about […]

Ocean City Nor'easters

Ocean City PDL team open tryouts Saturday

Ocean City’s PDL club will host an open tryout this Saturday in Camden. The tryout is open to all players and begins at 7 p.m. at Rutgers Camden Community Field. There’s a $20 tryout fee and players are advised to …