Women’s World Cup predictions (collated)

If you made predictions, feel free to share them. I'll try to compile as best I can. GROUP STAGE Key: Third-place teams that qualify marked with asterisk. The predictors ... BD: me538: from their rankingsAC: Avi Creditor, Sports IllustratedLL: Laken Litman, Sports Illustrated (you'll have to click to see the picks from Kellen Becoats, Luis … Continue reading Women’s World Cup predictions (collated)

U.S. Soccer: The game is not the same

Let's skip the intro and get right into it ... You may want to refer to the original, because this is a paragraph-by-paragraph response. Miki Turner has done some of the screenshots already, so expect to see his Tweets throughout ... (NOTE: When I say POINT here, I don't mean my point. This is what … Continue reading U.S. Soccer: The game is not the same

Any defense for USA’s World Cup roster?

At the Total Soccer Show, Daryl Grove and Taylor Rockwell seem worried. At The Guardian, Caitlin Murray seems slightly skeptical. At The Equalizer (paid content), Chelsey Bush laments the absence of Casey Short. At Soccer America, Paul Kennedy sees a couple of surprises. At Twitter ... no, I'm not going there. I'm probably less worried … Continue reading Any defense for USA’s World Cup roster?

Should men’s and women’s national teams start playing “B” games?

Two bits of news, ICYMI: CONCACAF will play along with the global effort to have a "Nations League," a promotion/relegation competition that basically replaces friendly games. The U.S. men played in Portugal with a bunch of young players, earning a 1-1 draw and stirring up a bit of optimism for the future. Take the second … Continue reading Should men’s and women’s national teams start playing “B” games?

Attendance check: Club over country?

Attendance at last five Atlanta United home games: July 4: 44,974 July 29: 45,006 Sept. 10: 45,314 (first game in new stadium) Sept. 13: 42,511 Sept. 16: 70,425 Attendance at last five Seattle Sounders home games: July 23: 43,528 Aug. 12: 43,350 Aug. 20: 40,312 Aug. 27: 51,796 Sept. 10: 44,697 Attendance at last five … Continue reading Attendance check: Club over country?