U.S. Men's National Team

A look back at the USMNT's busy summer

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We are a week away from the U.S. men's national team's last game in a busy summer of soccer that won't soon be forgotten.

From the high of beating No. 1 Spain, to the low of losing by five goals to arch-rival Mexico in the Gold Cup final, U.S. fans have ridden a roller coaster ride that will conclude on Wednesday when the United States faces Mexico in World Cup qualifying.

ESPN.com's Wayne Drehs has been with the team for most of this crazy summer and has chronicled the whole experience in this fun piece.

Give the piece a read and feel free to share your thoughts on it, as well as on the U.S. team's  summer, in the comments section below.

  • Scott A

    I’m the son of an immigrant as well and Suarez is full of s***. Absolutely full of s***. This country is largely very supportive and accepting of immigrants


  • tj

    That ESPN.com piece was great, but I’ve been assured by soccer message boards that ESPN hates soccer, so I am required to not acknowledge it.


  • Fulham Pete

    If ESPN hates soccer, they shouldn’t be spendng Real Madrid money for the US rights to the EPL AND La Liga.

    That’s a pretty F-ed up relationship if I’VE ever seen one, in that case.

    I’d like to see the “World Wide Leader in Sports” pick up Special 1 TV. Then Jose would blow up like Gerrard in a Liv’pool pub!


  • fieldsknicks

    i enjoyed the espn piece chronicling the u.s. games this summer. however, when i read that the honduran fans outnumbered the u.s. fans in chicago 10-1, i was furious. where did they get that stat? the day of the game, yahoo said it was 4-1 and for someone who was at the game, i would have put it at either 2.5-1 or 2-1. there is NO WAY it was 10-1! what a ridiculous stat! it just makes it look like u.s. fans don’t care about games.


  • Austin

    ESPN is getting better about acknowledging soccer guys

    I remember just last summer they would put any soccer things at the end of sportcenter, and ive noticed lately, they are more towards the middle…..ESPN big men must be sayng we need more soccer with this EPL and La Liga contract


  • jimmygreaves

    roos- There is no reason to laugh at him for circling August 12; you don’t know why did. Maybe he’s a fan and is looking forward to that day as I am.

    No one is debating that Sacha is a bad player right now. Other than the fact Bradley knows him well and presumably thinks he has something to offer the US, I’ve never understood why he’s even on the team. But I doubt he is intentionally trying to piss you bloggers off and is trying to be as bad as he is.

    It’s very small minded and mean of you to kick him when he is his down and particularly because he cares about August 12th. By the way, thanks for your service.


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