Things You Might Not Know About Landon Donovan

September 7, 2013 at 00:00 by admin

The USA Men’s National Soccer team is on the hunt to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, and have a very good chance to do so out of the CONCACAF group. As they try to do so, let’s go over some interesting facts about the team. One of the most interesting things about this team is that they finally have two high quality goalkeepers to push one another to play better. Mainstay Tim Howard is joined by Brad Guzan, who plays club football at Aston Villa, and can give Howard a run for the starting spot. Even more interesting, perhaps, is the fact that the team is trying to transition from being led by Landon Donovan in their attack to being led by Clint Dempsey. Dempsey, who plays for Tottenham Hotspur during the club season, is a great goal scorer, but it will be interesting to see if he can lead the team to the World Cup and towards a championship. Also fascinating is that the US men’s team is led by a former World Cup winner in Germany’s Jurgen Klinsmann, directv offers, who won one with Germany during his playing career. We will see if he can do the same thing as a coach for the USA.

FIFA World Cup History for the Men’s Team

May 22, 2013 at 00:00 by admin

The first World Cup took place in 1930, and it would also be the best finish of the U.S team in the history of the tournament. The team would ultimately lose in the semi-final round and take third place. They would not fare so well four years from then in the next World Cup. The team would be knocked out in the first round of the 1934 World Cup.

The World Cup would be delayed until 1950 due to World War II, and the U.S team would get knocked out in the group stage. The men’s soccer Read the rest of this entry »

Team USA Men’s National Soccer Team World Ranking

May 18, 2013 at 00:00 by admin

The USA Men’s National Soccer Team is looking to become a world power in the beautiful game, but have struggled to do so thus far. This is made evident by their FIFA world ranking as the 28th best soccer team in the world.

This is certainly not where the country should be in soccer, especially given the superior athletes that the United States possess in virtually all sports. However, the USA currently find themselves ranked below Mali, Montenegro, and Chile, along with 24 other nations.

In order to fix this, the United Read the rest of this entry »

United States Women’s National Soccer Team

May 16, 2013 at 00:00 by admin

The United States women’s national soccer team is one of the most recognizable and popular national teams in the world. The U.S team had their first international competition in 1985 in a 1-0 loss to the Italian national team. From those humble beginnings, the U.S. team has appeared in multiple World Cup’s, winning in both 1991 and 1999. There have also been multiple Algarve Cup titles and CONCACAF Championships. In 1996 the U.S. Women’s national team won their first Olympic Gold medal.

After Read the rest of this entry »

Team USA Women and the 2012 Olympics

May 14, 2013 at 00:00 by admin

After essentially blowing a lead in extra time in the 2011 Women’s World Cup Final, the USA women were able to avenge their defeat by beating Japan 2-1 to take home the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England. The USA women were able to escape out of Group G with victories over France, Korea DPR, and Columbia, remarkable only surrendering two goals while scoring eight over the course of the three matches.

Coming out of group play on a hot streak, the American women then defeated Canada 4-3 in dramatic semifinal game between the neighboring nations, as Alex Read the rest of this entry »

Cool Facts About the USA Men’s National Soccer Team

May 11, 2013 at 00:00 by admin

The USA Men’s National Soccer team is on the hunt to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, and have a very good chance to do so out of the CONCACAF group. As they try to do so, let’s go over some interesting facts about the team.

One of the most interesting things about this team is that they finally have two high quality goalkeepers to push one another to play better. Mainstay Tim Howard is joined by Brad Guzan, who plays club football at Aston Villa, and can give Howard a run for the starting Read the rest of this entry »

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