Category Archives: Monday Morning Centerback

Monday Morning Centerback: Altidore finding his fire

Jozy Altidore is 20 years old. He's a starting striker in the English Premier League and he's begun playing the type of soccer expected of him when he drew a $10 million transfer as a teenager. Oh, and in case … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, Monday Morning Centerback | 96 Comments

MMCB: On the college game, and why it’s still so important

No, there were no goals scored in regulation of Sunday's NCAA College Cup Final (won by Virginia over Akron in penalty kicks), and yes, there were only a combined three goals scored in the three College Cup games this past … Continue reading »

Posted in College Soccer, Monday Morning Centerback | 106 Comments

MMCB: Red Bulls draw closer to coaching hire and another American striker emerges

The New York Red Bulls will move one step closer to trying to organize the mess that is the club's front office when it formally introduces Erik Soler today as the team's new general manager. Soler will step in and … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, MLS- Philadelphia Union, Monday Morning Centerback, U.S. Men's National Team | 106 Comments

Monday Morning Centerback: On the Red Bulls and Fire coaching searches and a potential Union signing

Good morning and Happy Cyber Monday all (okay, so maybe it's not a holiday). Apologies for the late start to the day, but the changeover from West Coast time to East Coast time has officially ruined my sleep patterns, which … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- New York Red Bulls, MLS- Philadelphia Union, Monday Morning Centerback | 47 Comments

Monday Morning Centerback: Why did the U.S. Under-20s fail?

Whose fault is it? That is the question some U.S. national team fans are asking after the U.S. Under-20 national team's early exit from the Under-20 World Cup. Who is to blame for the failings of a collection of what is supposed … Continue reading »

Posted in Monday Morning Centerback, U.S. Youth National Teams, Under-20 World Cup | 84 Comments

Monday Morning Centerback: On the US Under-20s, SBI’s MLS MVP vote and more

                                                                                Photo by ISIphotos.com It was an ugly loss, but one you came away feeling didn't have to happen. The U.S. Under-20 national team's 3-0 loss to Germany was never really competitive, at least in the sense that the Americans … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- New England Revolution, MLS- San Jose Earthquakes, Monday Morning Centerback, U.S. Youth National Teams, Under-20 World Cup | 74 Comments

Monday Morning Centerback: On MLS referees

                                                         Photo by ISIphotos.com Are there any good MLS referees in MLS? Any? It is a question worth asking after another weekend of questionable decisions and matches decided by the incorrect or missed calls of the men whose jobs it … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, Monday Morning Centerback | 67 Comments

Monday Morning Centerback: The Day After

                                                                             Photo by ISIphotos.com It is the day after one of the U.S. national team's most dramatic victories of the past decade and although a stiff test awaits on Wednesday in World No. 1 Spain, the Americans have earned the … Continue reading »

Posted in Confederations Cup, Monday Morning Centerback, U.S. Men's National Team | 301 Comments