With a Copa America semi-final looming, let’s look back at the last American to score a goal against Argentina. Continue reading “Goal of the Week: Juan Agudelo v. Argentina, March 2011”
South Korea had one of the stingiest defenses in the 2002 World Cup. The co-host reached the semi-finals, and before the third place game, conceded to only Clint Mathis, Christian Vieri, and Michael Ballack. Among those goal-scorers, Mathis scored with the most style. Continue reading “Goal of the Week: Clint Mathis v. South Korea, June 2002”
Bruce Murray emerged from the wilderness of mid-80s US soccer to retire as the leading goal scorer in national team history. Though it was a consolation goal, it’s fitting that his list of accomplishments includes scoring in the World Cup. Continue reading “Goal of the Week: Bruce Murray v. Austria, June 1990”
When the US faced Argentina in 1999, it was the first encounter between the two sides since the US’ famous 3-0 upset win in Copa America 1995. Of course, four years is an eternity in international soccer, and Earnie Stewart, Cobi Jones, Joe-Max Moore, and Kasey Keller were the only holdovers from that victory.
Like he did a year prior in his masterful display against Brazil, Keller played an enormous role in this game. Continue reading “Goal of the Week: Joe-Max Moore v. Argentina, June 1999”
The time between World Cup 1990 and World Cup 1994 is an unsung one. The abridged version of US Soccer history in the early 90s: Caligiuri’s goal; valiant drubbing in Italy; America discovers soccer by hosting the World Cup.
By hosting the World Cup, though, the US found itself without a slate of competitive matches. Enter two new tournaments: the CONCACAF Gold Cup, played for the first time as a standalone competition in 1991, and the now defunct US Cup. Continue reading “Goal of the Week: John Harkes v. Ireland, May 1992”
Fabian Johnson, usually noted for his contribution in the attacking build-up, turned goal-scorer with this technical strike. Continue reading “Goal of the Week: Fabian Johnson v. Turkey, June 2014”