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World Cup Qualifying: Rounding up the situation in every confederation

International breaks come hard and fast at the start of the league Calendar. There has been one every month as the World Cup Qualifying landscape has begun to take shape. Now that November is halfway done, and qualifying is now taking a break until March, it’s worth looking at some of the major storylines from […]

Who would win: Copa America Best XI or Euros Best XI?

This question comes up very often. Who would win if you gathered the best players from Europe and the best from the Americas. With the Euros and Copa America Centenario now complete, we can look at the Best XI’s from both tournaments and compare. The Best XI’s below are courtesy of WhoScored.com, who build their teams […]

Argentina’s mass retirement a signal to AFA to clean itself up

Argentinian soccer and the Argentinian Football Association have long been the subject of claims of mass corruption off the field. On the field, it has been all sorts of heartbreak for one of the most talented generations to never win a major title. Following a fourth major tournament final loss in a row, the biggest […]

BREAKING: Lionel Messi retires from Argentine National Team

After leading his team to the Copa America final, missing the first penalty for Argentina and having lost to Chile in penalty kicks for the second consecutive year, Lionel Messi has decided to retire from the Argentine national team. “It’s over. My time with the national team is done. We’ve been to four finals and […]

Chile wins in penalties in a very physical Copa America Centenario Final

For the second straight year, the Copa America Final between Argentina and Chile went scoreless and was taken to penalties. And repeating what happened in last year’s game, Chile once again wins in penalty kicks to defeat Argentina for their second consecutive Copa America win, winning the penalty shootout 4-2. The first half was defined […]

USMNT falls short, Colombia wins third place in Copa America

The United States Men’s national team fought bravely and were close on many occasions to score, but they lacked the final touch in the opponent’s third of the pitch and were done in by a Carlos Bacca goal to fall to Colombia 1-0 in the Copa America third place match. In front of 29,000 people […]

Combining the Copa America and Gold Cup would be a very bad idea

News broke this month that officials from CONCACAF and CONMEBOL were in negotiations to merge each confederations regional tournaments – CONCACAF’s Gold Cup and CONMEBOL’s Copa America – into one Copa America tournament to be held every four years in the United States. It was later reported that talks were to keep the two individual competitions and then […]

Argentina blasts USMNT 4-0, Messi sets goal scoring record in process

Jurgen Klinsmann came in to Copa America Centenario trying to erase the moniker of the United State men’s national team as the underdog. His team’s biggest chance to do just that came on Tuesday night as they took on No. 1 in the world — Argentina. That chance was erased quickly, as the American defense […]

How could the USMNT line up against Argentina?

Throughout the Copa America Centenario, USMNT manager Jurgen Klinsmann has uncharacteristically been sticking with the same lineup. Klinsmann became the first US manager since 1930 to use the same starting XI in three straight matches. In game number four, Klinsmann made just one change, which was a necessity as starting right back DeAndre Yedlin was […]

WATCH: Gyasi Zardes makes it 2-0 in USMNT’s quarterfinal in Copa America

After being heavily criticized for his first touch (enough so that someone actually made a YouTube compilation video of his terrible first touches), finally Gyasi Zardes gets a goal for the USMNT in the Copa America Centenario. After a weird sequence that saw Antonio Valencia and Jermaine Jones see simultaneous red cards, both teams were […]

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