Five reasons I'm rooting for France Posted by Paul Kennedy on Jun. 26, 12:36 a.m. France plays Germany Friday afternoon in the must-watch match of the Women's Women's World Cup. Most consider them the two best teams of the tournament, but FIFA in its eternal wisdom placed them on the same side of the bracket in the quarterfinals. I'll let you in on my little secret: I'll be cheering for the Bleues.
A special moment for Robbie Rogers Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jun. 25, 4:29 p.m. More than two years after signing with the Galaxy as the first openly gay player in MLS, Robbie Rogers scored his first goal since 2011. It came on the Galaxy's Pride Night. » 2 Comments
Tony DiCicco: If USA's scoring comes around, it will not be stopped Posted by Mike Woitalla on Jun. 19, 7:43 p.m. The last time the USA won a Women's World Cup came in 1999 when Tony DiCicco served as head coach. DiCicco, who also guided the USA to the 1996 Olympic gold medal and the 2008 U-20 World Cup, is in Canada as a Fox television commentator. We asked him for his insight on the tournament so far.
Dempsey case: Lessons from the tussle in Tukwila Posted by Paul Kennedy on Jun. 19, 7:30 p.m. In a perfect world, Clint Dempsey would not have been playing on Tuesday. Nor would have Obafemi Martins. The Seattle Sounders will play three MLS games in the next week, so it probably made no sense to use Dempsey and Martins in an Open Cup game, but the Sounders did and they paid the price.
Breaking down the U.S. under-23 prospects Posted by Paul Kennedy on Jun. 16, 5:12 p.m. With the 2013 and 2015 Under-20 World Cups out of the way, the USA will begin in earnest the process of preparing for Olympic qualifying that will take place Oct. 1-13 in four U.S. cities.
How German is Klinsmann's comfort zone? Posted by Mike Woitalla on Jun. 11, 6:58 p.m. The number six jumped out at me when Jurgen Klinsmann released the U.S. starting lineup for Wednesday's game against Germany.