Armchair Analyst: Picking my starting XI for the USMNT
Welcome to the Wednesday Q&A series, where we focus on one particular topic – today’s being the best Starting XI for the USMNT in Friday’s Copa America opener – and ask you to react, share, and discuss in the comments section. However, feel free to ask about anything game-related (MLS,... Read more
Copa America Centenario: Where in the Bay to watch, party for USMNT game
Copa America Centenario kicks off this Friday, June 3 with the USMNT taking on a Colombia team that made a deep and spirited run in the 2014 World Cup (9:30 pm ET, FS1). While many American fans in the Bay Area will find their way into Levi’s Stadium in... Read more
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Russ Thaler and’s Matt “the Armchair Analyst” Doyle check in from San Jose ahead of the US national team’s Copa America Centenario opener vs. Colombia. They discuss the potential for a fairytale ending to Kaka’s international career and reveal the non-American MLSers that will break out during the tournament. Read more
Colorado Rapids’ Shkelzen Gashi named to Albania’s UEFA Euro 2016 squad
Kevin Doyle is staying home, but his Colorado Rapids teammate Shkelzen Gashi is headed to UEFA Euro 2016. Gashi was named to Albania’s final 23-man roster for the tournament on Tuesday. The news came on the same day that it was announced that fellow Rapids forward Doyle did not... Read more
PRO announces referee assignments for Week 14 of MLS season
The Professional Referee Organization has announced the referee assignments for Week 14 of the MLS season. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew SC Talen Energy Stadium (7 pm ET; MLS LIVE) REF: ROBERT SIBIGA AR1: Adam Wienckowski AR2: Kevin Klinger 4TH: Alan Kelly D.C. United vs. Read more
With the departure of Kei Kamara to New England, there was no question that Columbus’ other Kamara, Ola, had big shoes to fill. Last week the 26-year-old Norwegian certainly took a big step towards making a name for himself, scoring the first hat trick for Crew SC in 12 years and earning the top... Read more
Copa America: Three non-US MLSers who could be breakout stars this month
We all know plenty about the 10 current MLS players on the US national team’s Copa America Centenario roster. We’ve heard their stories, know their stature under Jurgen Klinsmann and, for the most part, understand the likelihood of any of them breaking out at this summer’s tournament. Read more
Copa America regulations confirm yellow cards, extra time procedures
For the Copa America Centenario, which begins this Friday, it’s an event that will be bit different than previous iterations of the tournament. There’s the size of the field: 16 teams, and not the usual 12, will compete and six of those teams are from CONCACAF. Read more
Copa from the Car: A field guide to the ultimate Copa America road trip
This spring, I spent a significant amount of time thinking up ways I could convince my editors to let me cover the Copa America. Story ideas bounced around my head like a ping pong ball at a tournament draw: A full-fledged Bobby Wood profile here, a “State of the USMNT”... Read more