The 2015 MLS playoff field captured the essence of a league often defined by its parity. The New York Red Bulls and FC Dallas each led their respective conferences with 60 points, seven points more than their closest rivals. A mere four points separated the remainder of the playoff field. Now the specter of away goals appears to threaten both of the top seeds – New York and Dallas face long odds to win MLS Cup. Continue reading “The Perplexing History of MLS Playoffs”
The US encountered Germany for a friendly early in 1999, just the third game of Bruce Arena’s tenure. The scars from the 1998 World Cup hadn’t fully healed, and a rematch with one of its group stage opponents promised a stern test for the US.
Klopp has this locked down.
After looking at the progression of player classes from U17 to U20 to the senior team, it’s time to invert the analysis and track the experience of those who ultimately made a World Cup squad.