Brenden Aaronson, Tyler Adams look set to join Jesse Marsch in Leeds

Jesse MarshallPhoto: fake images Normally when you’re a manager and you save a team from a certain relegation, you’re given a key to the city and you have a welcome mat anywhere (and let me tell you from experience, having that in Leeds can lead to a lot of rough mornings). Jesse Marsch is not … Read more

Christian Pulisic could be out at Chelsea

Christian PulisicImage: fake images The stages of development are not linear, and not every stage along the line is a pleasant one. As the USMNT has more and more players making their mark in the biggest leagues in the world, one stage before they’re top stars on the biggest teams is that they’re going to … Read more

The USMNT focuses on the grand prize

The USMNT thanks the fans after qualifying for Qatar and the World Cup.Image: fake images Staying physically and mentally fit without setbacks for a grueling 10-month soccer season is impossible. Truly putting on the blinders from the outside world for a monthMaintaining his best condition both on the field and outside of training was a … Read more

USMNT will play Wales in the World Cup

Christian PulisicPhoto: access point The USMNT played two friendlies this week, and in a normal year these would be the “Farewell to the World Cup” games where the roster would basically be finalized. They would have been watched much more intently by both Gregg Berhalter and fans, with the final cuts coming soon after. The … Read more

Fall World Cup could hurt USMNT

Landon Donovan says a World Cup in the fall puts the USMNT at a disadvantage.Image: fake images part of the charm each FIFA World Cup is how it occupies a large part of the summer. Either it coincides with the end of the NBA and NHL playoffs, or you miss it all together and just … Read more

Miles Robinson injury leaves USMNT in a bind

miles robinsonPhoto: fake images The conversation cannot be delayed. Procrastinating on specific personnel decisions that will expose Gregg Berhalter’s future at the helm of the US men’s national team now is detrimental to delaying after this weekend. Miles Robinson went from World Cup lockout to being left out of the 23-man roster that took Qatar … Read more

So what will MLS do with its TV ratings?

Do you know what channel your favorite MLS team is on?Image: fake images In preparing for the current MLS season, which kicked off the last weekend of February, one of the main themes was that the league would close its new television deal sometime in March. MLS’s TV deal has been paltry compared to the … Read more

Robert Lewandowski could sign for Barça

Is Lewandowski linked to Barça?Image: fake images We really didn’t have as big a window to laugh at Barcelona as we thought or expected. Demonstrating the life lesson you need to celebrate anything worth celebrating right then and there or you’ll miss out. Barca are roaring in LaLiga right now, down to second place after … Read more

Lost in Liverpool’s quest for a quad is Man City’s potential hat-trick

Kevin De Bruyne is the kind of player who infuses effortless brilliance.Image: fake images With Tiger Woods falling out of contention and Sunday in Augusta turning into a sleepy 3-year-old running out of sugar, wake up to probably the biggest game of the English Premier League season. Man City sits on top of the table, … Read more

Is the USMNT midfield better off without Weston McKennie?

USMNT midfielder Wes McKennie is helped off the field after injuring his foot playing for Juventus in February.Image: fake images On the surface, it’s a patently ridiculous question. Of course, the United States cannot do without a player who regularly plays for one of the biggest clubs in the world, where his the manager loves … Read more