All posts tagged "International friendlies"

  • MOTD: Denmark 3-2 USMNT

    On paper the match was a friendly, but in practice anything but — Jurgen Klinsmann is facing increasing pressure for his US Men’s National Team to perform. It’s been almost five years since Klinsmann took over, and...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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  • MOTD: United States 2-1 Panama

    While the construction of the StubHub Center’s new JumboTron loomed large in the background, the construction process being played out on the pitch wasn’t quite as straightforward an operation. For while Jurgen Klinsmann’s redesign of US Soccer...

    • Posted February 8, 2015
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  • MOTD: Argentina 0-1 Portugal

    It was officially a meaningless international friendly, but promised so much more.  Cristiano Ronaldo facing Lionel Messi, unquestionably the two best players in the world over the past eight or so years, coming together at Ronaldo’s former home, Old...

    • Posted November 18, 2014
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  • MOTD: USA 1-2 Colombia

    After watching the USA’s friendly live in London tonight alongside the American Outlaws, I got a clear sense that the attitude regarding the USMNT is changing for the better outside its home soil. Everyone from dedicated journalists...

    • Posted November 14, 2014
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  • MOTD: Netherlands 2-3 Mexico

    Mexico have finally gotten over the penalty. Or, as they claim, Arjen Robben’s flop which lead to their loss to the Netherlands in the 2014 World Cup Second Round. That moment in that game – 137 days...

    • Posted November 12, 2014
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  • Ones to watch over the international break

    Sigh. Yet another international break (a third in three months, if you are counting), is upon us, although at least there will not be another until the new year. Why the glumness? For the most part, due...

    • Posted November 11, 2014
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  • Three thoughts from the international break

    Yawn….. Had it not been for a few choice matches and few surprise results, the international break would have been quite boring so far. Landon Donovan bid farewell to the Us Mens national team, for which he...

    • Posted October 11, 2014
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  • International break is a pain but exactly what Manchester United need

    International breaks are always a pain; your regular routine is disrupted to watch Finland play Denmark in the middle of the night. Especially so early on in the season, nothing seems more disruptive. But for clubs, and...

    • Posted September 2, 2014
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  • MOTD- USMNT 2-0 Azerbaijan: Live Report

    There are undoubtedly many reasons why the US Men’s National Team struggled tonight to break down Azerbaijan, the 85-ranked team in the world.  In part it was because The Yanks’ captain Clint Dempsey had to withdraw from...

    • Posted May 27, 2014
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  • MOTD- Spain 1-0 Italy

    If it was even possible for Spain to pull off a more comprehensive victory than they did in their 4-0 win over Italy in the 2012 Euro final, they definitely pulled it off as they played host...

    • Posted March 5, 2014
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