Category: CONCACAF

North, Central and Caribbean players and competitions


NASL, Div 5, European Captain

After some WordPress issues, I am finally back. I probably will continue to be an infrequent columnist for the next few months, but I suspect once I am in the Twin Cities full-time I will be bringing you regular thoughts on MN United. Since I’m already talking about MN United, I might as well mention that it looks like I am going to be...


Division 8, Finishing Up TUFcast, LCFC

It’s been a while since I’ve had an “anything goes” post. There’s not one on the front page and I don’t have time to look through the archives. Since at this point I guess most people are coming here for Sportazine FC related info, I’ll start with that. We have entered Division 8. It turns out that most teams stop competing in Division 9...


I Believe in Jurgen Klinsmann…Definitely….Maybe…..

When the USMNT walked off the field in Salvador, Brazil back in July of last year they were technically losers.  Losers in the sense that they had been beaten by a clearly better Belgium team, 2-1, and were sent packing in the quarterfinals of the World Cup.  But, in a ‘big-picture’ sense you could not deny that US Soccer won something that night.  Look...


Likely USMNT 2018 Roster (Post-Gold Cup 2015 Edition)

People have really loved the 2015 edition of my prediction for the 2018 USMNT squad. After what many perceive as a colossal failure in the 2015 Gold Cup, it’s worth taking another look at what Jürgen might be thinking. Goalkeepers 1. Brad Guzan (33 in 2018). – I said before that he’d be the starter unless something went terribly wrong. Well, it did. For...


Sounders Begin CCL Campaign With Draw Against Whitecaps

Tonight the Sounders kicked off their CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) campaign against the Vancouver Whitecaps. The game, and the beginning of the CCL campaign comes at a nadir in the Sounders season, and will pose several schedule conflicts at a time in which Sigi Schmid’s men attempt to turn around their season. Coming into tonight’s game the Sounders are on a 4-game losing streak,...


Free Culture Sports Show (FCSS) – Season 3 – Keep Calm and Win the Playoff

We also thought about “First World Problems” and “¯\_(ツ)_/¯” as show titles. We’re trying not to feed into the gloom and doom that is likely to spread across soccer-nation after the US goes down 2-1 to Jamaica. Life goes on. In fact, US soccer goes on. If you believe in staying calm, check out How was the coaching clinic (Convention)? How was the...