Klinsmann’s Puzzling Personnel Choices

We’re close enough to the next round of World Cup qualifying we can taste it, but Jurgen sure wants to make advancing as difficult as possible.

An American Mid in Europe: Dempsey’s Debut

Three reasons why Dempsey could find consistent playing time at Spurs

USA 1 – JAM 0: Not Too Convincing

Limited personnel leads to a limited attack in the 2nd half.

USA 1 – Jamaica 2: Klinsmann Gets One Very Wrong

Despite a goal for the record books, Deuce and company were humbled in Kingston. Read what the statistics say about why.

Revisiting the 2014 To-Do List

FFG keeps the heat on Klinsmann as we check his status on our USMNT 2014 ‘must do’ tasks.

USA 1 – Mexico 0: Thanks Timmy

It didn’t exactly embody “the beautiful game,” but Timmy Howard led the Gringos to a historic result in hostile territory.

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Altidore Sustains Ankle Injury

Altidore picks up a knock and could be out of Saturday’s match.

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Jozy Needs a Partner

While we can’t speak for Altidore’s personal life, he’s still searching for his better half on the US National Team.

Gringos Around the 'Net

Gringos Around the Net

- Sports Illustrated posted an afterword to Grant Wahl’s ‘The Beckham Experiment,’ documenting the ‘make-up’ of Donovan and Becks. – Jersey-born striker Giuseppe Rossi failed to make Italy’s final 23-man World Cup roster, and the Bleacher Report suggested some alternative summer plans, including a guest appearance on Jersey Shore. – US Soccer released the squad’s [...]

Who Should Start at CM with Michael Bradley? (Poll)

Gringos, let’s hear from you: who should start at center midfield with Michael Bradley?

Tactics and the USA

Tactical Analysis: USA’s 4-4-2

While the 4-3-3 may be in vogue, the United States continues to use a 4-4-2. Here’s a breakdown of how it works.

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England fail to score, still beat Japan 2-1

Wayne Rooney put in a workmanlike shift, but even his quality and energy weren’t enough to help England put one in the net. The Japanese, though, didn’t seem content with winning the match, handing England a victory.

Touch Tracker

Robbie Findley: Touch Tracker

For each national team game, FFG tracks the performance of at least one player. Yesterday it was Robbie Findley’s turn.

Tactics and the USA

USA – Turkey Tactical Analysis

In the first half, the United States struggled to cope with Turkey’s 4-2-3-1, and while US manager Bob Bradley didn’t make sweeping formation changes in the second half, a few substitutes did have a tactical impact.

Match Report

Match Report: USA 2 – Turkey 1

The US overcame a poor first half, finding two goals in the final 45 minutes to top Turkey 2-1.

World Cup News

USA – Turkey Preview

Saturday’s match against Turkey (2:00 EST, ESPN2) will be the first opportunity to observe USA’s 23-man roster. Most projected starters should be on the pitch when the game begins, but there are still some spots not yet locked up. Position Battles: Center midfield: Ricardo Clark and Maurice Edu may be the frontrunners to play with [...]

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World Cup Group Competition: Slovenia’s Roster

In our last examination of USA’s Group C opponents, we attempt to give an overview of Slovenia’s provisional roster. If you missed the first two, here’s the info on England and Algeria’s squads. Roster Goalkeepers: Samir Handanovic (Udinese), Jasmin Handanovic (Mantova), Aleksander Seliga (Sparta Rotterdam) Defenders: Bojan Jokic (Chievo Verona), Marko Suler (Ghent), Bostjan Cesar [...]

Tactics and the USA

Defense: Injuries and Tactics

Come June, the US needs to put up better defensive displays than what occurred during Tuesday’s 4-2 loss. Granted, manager Bob Bradley was using the match as a tryout for fringe players, but the fitness of a few defenders and tactical concerns with the fullbacks leave the backline a question mark heading into Saturday’s friendly [...]

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