Thirteen U.S. senators sent a letter to Sepp Blatter and Sunil Gulati asking for the use of grass instead of turf in the Women's World Cup.
There is not a country in the world that does not have a dark side to its history. Call it human nature, but the huge strides made by the human race in the past few centuries are rivaled only by its tragic missteps.
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Soccer in the United States is exemplified best by one word: transition. If there really is World Cup winning glory in the future of the United States Men’s National Team, then the current era must be considered its awkward years. U.S. Soccer is getting there, but it is often painfully clear that, as far as the country has come, it has so much further to go.
It is a typical morning in Joensuu, a moderately-sized college town in Finland. There is a slight chill in the air of this industrial city on the Pielisjoki River as 23-year-old American Nathan Stockie wakes up and plans out his day. He has plenty of time to kill, as he does not have to be at work until 4:30pm that afternoon. What type of work does an American do in a Finnish town that does not require him to be there until 4:30? Bartender? Bouncer? Not quite. You see, Nathan is a professional footballer.
Here at The18, we love DeAndre Yedlin. We love him for his ridiculous athleticism, his ridiculous sense of style, and his, hopefully not ridiculous, upcoming move to Tottenham.
The United States Women’s National Team have blown the doors off their last two opponents, following their sluggish 1-0 victory over Trinidad & Tobago. Jill Ellis’s squad has rattled off 5-0 and 6-0 victories against Guatemala and Haiti - and they’ll likely face Mexico on Friday with a chance to qualify for World Cup 2015.
The United States suffered another disappointing result this week, drawing against Honduras 1-1 in their third international friendly since the World Cup. The USMNT beat the Czech Republic 1-0 in early September and drew against Ecuador 1-1 last Friday.
A day before their loss, Jurgen Klinsmann had some choice words regarding his two stars, Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley, returning to MLS. Before making the move back stateside, Dempsey was playing for Premier League squad Tottenham Hotspur while Bradley was in Italy playing for AS Roma.
Landon Donovan played his last game for the USMNT Friday.
He’s the greatest U.S. soccer player to ever live. He has scored countless goals wearing the red white and blue. 57 to be exact, some more meaningful than others, but when the U.S. needed a goal, you knew the man wearing number 10 was going to give it to you.