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Why is the U.S. so bad at soccer?

June 18, 2018

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I’m not sure I can give a satisfactory answer to this question, but I do know I can dispel the most commonly given reasons. This isn’t going to be a rigorous analysis. Just enough to get some points across.   “America doesn’t care about soccer. Nobody plays it here.” 1.5 million kids played organized youth […]

Why did the USMNT have so many damn hamstring injuries?

July 7, 2014

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Did anyone else initially think USMNT had something to do with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT)? Michelangelo FTW. I’ve been surprised at the lack of coverage on all the injuries the US men’s soccer team had in this year’s World Cup. Particularly the muscle issues. Even more particular, the hamstring issues. Other things happened, like Demspey’s broken nose […]