Posts by Noah Davis
The USMNT Should Beat Mexico, But What Will Jurgen Klinsmann Say If It Doesn’t?
Although the reward is not quite as great as the expected sold-out crowd of 90,000 might suggest, Saturday’s performance and result will either reset or reaffirm the current state of the USMNT and its manager.
America’s Best American Midfielder: Why Can’t Benny Feilhaber Get a USMNT Call-Up?
Feilhaber won’t be playing against Brazil tonight. In fact, he hasn’t heard from anyone on the USMNT coaching staff since January 2014.
Reggae Boy Blues: A Guide to Worrying About the USMNT’s Disappointing Gold Cup Exit
Not winning the whole thing — let alone crashing out before the final — is an utter failure for the Red, White, and Blue.
Gold Cup Questions: The Tournament Has Lost Some Importance, But the USMNT Is Still Worth Watching
CONCACAF’s regional championship can be summed up as such: Every two years a bunch of teams play a bunch of games on American soil, and the U.S. and Mexico eventually meet in the final.
The USWNT Beats Germany: This Team Is Good, and It Should Be Good for a Long Time
Regardless of what happens in Sunday’s final, the USWNT looks like it finally has some ideas about how to keep moving forward.
Unlikely Underdogs: Why the USWNT Needs Hope Solo to Be the Best Keeper in the World
When the U.S. takes on Germany, the top-ranked team in the world, Solo will no longer be a bystander.
The USWNT Has More Attacking Talent Than Any Team in the World, and That’s a Good Thing … Right?
Even though it’s tiny, you can’t pick up the World Cup trophy unless everyone pitches in.
For the USWNT to Win, This Still Needs to Be Abby Wambach’s World Cup
When you have Abby Wambach, the most deadly finisher around goal in the history of the sport, is the short-passing game really the right model?
Julie Johnston Is the Most Important Player on the USWNT
If the Americans are going to win this whole thing, they are going to have to play defense. And much of this team’s defensive responsibilities fall to Julie Johnston, the 23-year-old center back, second-youngest player, and most inexperienced non-goalkeeper on the roster.
The Rebirth of Juan Agudelo: How the 22-Year-Old Made His Way Back to the USMNT
Agudelo might have been around the world and back in search of a place to play, but he’s still 22, closer in age to Jordan Morris than Jozy Altidore. He’s 14 months younger than the Los Angeles Galaxy’s Gyasi Zardes, Jurgen Klinsmann’s “young” forward of the moment. He has plenty of time; he just needs minutes.