March Group C Qualifiers came to an end, not without controversy. OTF’s Joe Maskivish sums up the two matches against Guatemala…
Group C Qualification picks up for the Nats with a home-and-home matchup against Guatemala. OTF’s Joe Maskivish tells us how this CONCACAF clash looks from his view… Continue reading
OTF’s Joe Maskivish takes a look at the atrocity Nike and the USSF released upon the world… Continue reading
After the U.S. did not make the Gold Cup final earlier this year, it was clear that Jurgen Klinsman had been given a longer leash than previous National Team coaches like Bob Bradley and Bruce Arena. Now, after the US loss to Mexico on Saturday night and their match against Costa Rica tonight, we ask the OTF Staff: What changes (if any) need to be made to improve the United States Men’s National Team?
True to the mission statement of OTF, my recap of last night’s United States vs. Mexico match will be a mix of analysis, insight and fluff. I’ll mix it up by starting with some insight, followed by some fluff and a snippet of analysis.
Insight: Is a “Friendly” Ever Friendly?
The term “friendly” is a misnomer of sorts when the term involves United State vs. Mexico. Regardless of where played or what’s at stake, a “friendly” match between the US and Mexico can be anything but friendly. As the highlights of the pre-game show demonstrated, shoving matches and stare downs are common place…
Near the end of the Fire’s third loss in a row last Saturday, Alexi Lalas doubled-down on his flattery of second year stand-out Harry Shipp by suggesting that he was the Fire’s only “real” DP, and further stating that Harry may be “Too Good” to play for Chicago…
USMNT editor Austin Fido has another look at Peter Vermes’ views on player fitness… Continue reading