USfanTV: Searching far and wide for the best candidates named Gregg Berhalter

The Columbus Crew take on DC United tomorrow night in the play-in round of the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs Brought To You By Audi, and should things go badly for the yellow-and-black, we could have a USMNT coaching announcement as soon as Friday. With reports that US Soccer executives haven’t really interviewed anyone else, it seems Gregg Berhalter is a shoo-in to take over for Dave Sarachan as soon as the Crew are done.

So is this an uninspired move by US Soccer that’s doomed to bring more of the same mediocrity? Or is he the best man for the job? Maybe, it’s somewhere in between. It’s pretty clear that the search–or lack thereof–was a bungled disaster. But, that’s not Berhalter’s fault, and he deserves our support once he finally gets the job.

Give last night’s show a watch if you didn’t catch it live, and we’ll be back next week–if not sooner. See you then!

 

 

 

 

USfanTV: Go visit Portland for a Timbers match. You won’t regret it (unless you’re a Sounders fan)

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Sure, MLS gets a lot of stuff wrong. We talk about it all the time on the show. But there a few things the league does well. For starters, I got to see Bastian Schweinsteiger and Wayne Rooney up close on a rainy Sunday in Chicago last weekend. I don’t care that they’re both “old”–that’s still pretty cool, especially since I can’t make it to Europe to see a match more than once every couple years.  Continue reading “USfanTV: Go visit Portland for a Timbers match. You won’t regret it (unless you’re a Sounders fan)”

USfanTV: Welcome to your 20s, Mr. Pulisic

This week’s show features lots of topics involving Americans in the Bundesliga.

-Christian Pulisic turns 20, and celebrates with a Champions League goal. Is his career where you had hoped by this point?

-Weston McKinnie assists for Schalke 04 in the Champions League

-Jonathan Klinsmann is called into Die Mannschaft goalkeeper camp. What does it mean for his USMNT future?

-and, Josh Sargent may get minutes for the Werder Bremen first team.

It’s Friday afternoon. Stop working and relive the magic of last night’s USfanTV!

Is US Soccer killing #USAvMEX?

Flying garbage. Bags of bodily refuse. Lasers in goalies’ eyes. Flares. Puto. Osama chants. Dos a Cero. Estadio Azteca. Crew (not MAPFRE) Stadium. La Guerra Frija. US fans covering themselves in flags for protection. Coaches physically attacking players. Landon Donovan. He Who Shall Not be Named.

Who saw fans throwing trash on the field?

Games between the United States and Mexico for years have shared the animosity and ill will that only a true rivalry can bring.

But is US Soccer trying to kill that?

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