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Entries by Max Bergmann from 06/2010

Bob Bradley's Strategic and Tactical Dilemmas Against England

| Posted 06.02.2010 | Sports

Who Bradley chooses to play will tell us a lot about the strategy being employed by the U.S. and about Bradley as a manager. But his selection shouldn't be about who is necessarily best.

US-Australia Breakdown

| Posted 06.06.2010 | Sports

Overall, the U.S. created a lot of very good scoring chances, controlled the majority of play, and when being pressured by Australia the U.S. looked dangerous on the counterattack.

Yes We Can Win the World Cup

| Posted 06.08.2010 | Sports

While saying we can win might seem far-fetched, a victory might not be as miraculous as one would think. When the Cup is outside of Europe and South America, wacky things can happen.

Can Bob Bradley Pull The Strings?

| Posted 06.10.2010 | Sports

The important thing against England is not necessarily who Coach Bob Bradley chooses to start, but whether he can make the right tactical adjustments within the game.

US-England: What We've Been Waiting For

| Posted 06.11.2010 | Sports

U.S. fans know that there are two U.S. teams. One team plays as one and demonstrates the can't-hold-us-down aggression. And the other team is one that plays as if the game is new to our country.

USA-England: A Point Earned

| Posted 06.13.2010 | Sports

While England's Robert Green makes an easy scapegoat, and should be criticized for his error in front of his team's goal, the United States was not gifted a draw. No, they earned it.

USA-Slovenia: This Is the Real Test

| Posted 06.17.2010 | Sports

Should the U.S. win Friday, it will not only almost assuredly have punched its ticket to the next round, but U.S. soccer will have also demonstrated to the world its maturation as a soccer power.

USA-Slovenia: A Tale of Two USA Teams

| Posted 06.18.2010 | Sports

In the first half the US came in as favorites, a position that they simply don't know how to deal with. This really is a group that thrives on being counted out. So in the second half, they went for it.

USA vs. Africa

| Posted 06.26.2010 | Sports

The US is capable of beating Ghana's team and this match represents a huge opportunity for the US to put together a historic World Cup run. Doing so will require the US to play the fearless and relentless soccer that they are becoming known for.

USA Show Its Strengths and Weaknesses in Loss to Ghana

| Posted 06.26.2010 | Sports

The U.S. had already spent most of regulation time chasing the game, and having to chase it in extra time was just too much to ask.