The US women’s gold-medal winning team may have dominated American soccer headlines the past month, but the US men have just made a resounding statement of their own. For the first time ever, the men’s national team has defeated Mexico on Mexican soil, thanks to late tally from Michael Orozco Fiscal. The game-winner, which was created by a trio of US substitutes, silenced the … [Read more...] about USA wins in Mexico for first time ever, 1-0
The group stage of the 2010 World Cup is now over for the United States, and while the Yanks were three minutes from being eliminated, they will now advance to the knockout rounds. As the team prepares for Ghana on Saturday, TSB is grading each player on the team based on their performance in the group stages. Part One will look at the teams goalkeeper and defenders, and Part … [Read more...] about USA World Cup Group Stage Grades (Goalkeeper and Defenders)
For 90 minutes, it looked like it was just not meant to be for the US national team in its must-win World Cup match against Algeria. Another slow start by the Yanks saw the Desert Foxes' Rafik Djebbour hit the crossbar after six minutes, and although the Americans began to dominate the match, they could not find their much needed goal- or at least, a goal that would … [Read more...] about Donovan’s stoppage-time goal puts Americans into knockout round (plus US player ratings)
Slovania's midfielder Andrej Komac is quoted as saying “We will win this game. I have a good feeling.” Unfortunately for the United States, history is on Slovenia's side. The U.S. is 3-10-3 against European teams in the group stage (0-2-2 in their last 4 games). Slovenia is a small country, with a population the size of Houston, Texas. They gained independence in 1991 and … [Read more...] about Slovenia player guarantees victory over the U.S.
The U.S. national team is no longer considered an underdog. After beating Spain in the Confederations Cup last Summer, the U.S. has high expectations heading into the 2010 World Cup. For a team with such high expectations, the United States are vastly inexperienced, especially up front. The player with the most caps (games played for a national team) out of all the forwards … [Read more...] about World Cup Group C Preview: Can U.S. live up to their expectations?