Category Archives: Monday Morning Centerback

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 »

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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

MMCB: The improbable case of Anton Peterlin

You know the script all too well. American soccer player with foreign roots gets a chance of a lifetime and signs with a big English club. It is the basic premise behind the movie "Goal", but it is also the … Continue reading »

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MMCB: Discovering the Pacific Northwest and why it’s perfect for MLS

                                                                                    Photo by ISIphotos.com I am an East Coast guy. There is no denying that and I have never made a secret of it. You can call me on my "East Coast Bias" and I probably won't argue … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Expansion, MLS- Seattle Sounders, MLS- Vancouver Whitecaps, Monday Morning Centerback | 94 Comments