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Pitch invader during USA-BEL match.

Pitch invader during USA-BEL match.

theworldsgame:

The always hilarious Zoo With Roy made this ahead of todays USA v Ghana match, and we feel that it’s more than appropriate. 

theworldsgame:

The always hilarious Zoo With Roy made this ahead of todays USA v Ghana match, and we feel that it’s more than appropriate. 

BREAKING NEWS: #FIFA advised #USA to have their organization committee ready for 2022, in case there is no #WorldCup in #Qatar. Final decision will take place in September/October 

UniMás’ broadcast of the MLS Cup Final which aired from 4 p.m. to 7:29 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, delivered an average of 514,000 Total Viewers and 245,000 Adults 18-49, out-delivering ESPN’s coverage of the same match by +14% with Total Viewers and by +7% with Adults 18-49.

UniMás aired 23 MLS regular season games which delivered an average of 223,000 Total Viewers and 121,000 Adults 18-49, outperforming ESPN2 and NBCSN’s broadcast of regular season games. ESPN2 delivered an average of 181,000 Total Viewers and 96,000 Adults 18-49 and NBCSN delivered an average of 104,000 Total Viewers and 55,000 Adults 18-49, respectively.

Spanish-speaking soccer fans saving USA’s soccer league by keeping it relevant via ratings, support. You’re welcome, USA.

Soccer is not ingrained in the main culture. It is still a sub culture sport in the USA

Project 2010 (Winning the World Cup by 2010: Soccer’s Equivalent to the Apollo XI Moon Landing)

Facing pressure to combat drug use and sexual assault at the Air Force Academy, the Air Force has created a secret system of cadet informants to hunt for misconduct among students.

Cadets who attend the publicly-funded academy near Colorado Springs must pledge never to lie. But the program pushes some to do just that: Informants are told to deceive classmates, professors and commanders while snapping photos, wearing recording devices and filing secret reports.

For one former academy student, becoming a covert government operative meant not only betraying the values he vowed to uphold, it meant being thrown out of the academy as punishment for doing the things the Air Force secretly told him to do.

meninblazers:

If you are a hardcore USMNT Von Trapps fan, this is the book for you. 100 Years of Soccer In America has landed on MiB’s Coffee Table and it is a must-have. The official book of US Soccer’s Centenary has been collated with love and care, covering the evolution of the game in this country, from the days of Pennsylvania’s barnstorming powerhouse, Bethlehem Steel, to the current cacophony propelled by The American Outlaws.  The images make this tome a work of beauty.  See Marcelo Balboa’s Mustache in all its athletic glory.  Marvel at Joe Gaetjens’ magical moment.  Relive Michelle Akers’ pomp. Get hold of a copy now. 

Poster, scarf for USA vs. Mexico qualifer released

foxsoccer:

The latest pair in the U.S. Soccer series of game-specific posters and scarves for the final round of World Cup qualifying has been released.

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Image courtesy of U.S. Soccer.

The U.S. will face Mexico on September 9th in Columbus, where they could potentially qualify for next year’s World Cup in Brazil.

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Image courtesy of U.S. Soccer.

Of course, the U.S. could also qualify for Brazil in Costa Rica first, as the team will travel to San Jose to play there on September 6th, and three points could seal their spot in the 2014 World Cup. If they win, and the other results end in their favor, early qualification is possible.

However, the U.S. has never won a World Cup qualifier in Costa Rica, so it’s a tough challenge that Jurgen Klinsmann says the team is up for.

“We want to get three points. We want to qualify as soon as possible for the World Cup in Brazil,” Klinsmann told ussoccer.com. “We have to be extremely disciplined with eight or nine players being on yellow cards to prepare also for the game against Mexico in Columbus, so going into Costa Rica we really need to be on top of our game.”

The U.S. sit atop the Hex standings heading into these qualifiers:

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The roster Klinsmann has called in for these two matches:

Goalkeepers Brad Guzan, Tim Howard, Nick Rimando

Defenders DaMarcus Beasley, Matt Besler, John Brooks, Geoff Cameron, Edgar Castillo, Brad Evans, Omar Gonzalez, Michael Orozco

Midfielders Kyle Beckerman, Alejandro Bedoya, Michael Bradley, Mix Diskerud, Fabian Johnson, Jermaine Jones, Graham Zusi

Forwards Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan, Aron Johannsson, Eddie Johnson

How do I get my hands on that poster?