The Seven Stages of Landon Donovan Grief

Hard to believe we may never see you not wear the national team shirt again. (Photo: cnn.com)

Hard to believe we may never see you not wear the national team shirt again. (Photo: cnn.com)

OTF loves America: we put that on a t-shirt. And now America is hurting, we’re here to help us all get through this with the definitive guide to Landon Donovan grief… Continue reading

Brazil 2014: World Cup Warm Up #1 – USMNT vs. Azerbaijan – Preview

"Enough running, Berti. We should do something really challenging, like get USA and Azerbaijan to play each other at soccer." (Photo: rp-online.de)

“Enough running, Berti. We should do something really challenging, like get USA and Azerbaijan to play each other at soccer.” (Photo: rp-online.de)

The first of USMNT’s pre-World Cup friendlies is against Azerbaijan. OTF’s Joe Maskivish brings the preview… Continue reading

Prime Your Fire Pump: Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew

MLS: Chicago Fire at Columbus Crew

Mike Magee and strike partner Quincy Amarikwa will take their attack to another depleted back line on Saturday (Photo: mlssoccer.com)

OTF’s Jon Denham believes there are points to be taken from the road trip to Ohio, and Larry W. Johnson thinks his Crew are ripe for the picking…

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USMNT Roundtable: Huh? 23 Man Reaction

Your USMNT 2014 World Cup squad  (Image: ussoccer.com)

Your USMNT 2014 World Cup squad
(Image: ussoccer.com)

Seems like we were just talking about the 30 man roster. Oh, right – WE WERE. Hastily recalled from Memorial Day party planning, the USMNT roundtable is back to talk about the guys who made the final 23, and maybe one that didn’t…
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Prime Your Fire Pump: Chicago Fire vs. Sporting Kansas City

Mike Magee will try and lead the team to consecutive wins on Sunday. (chicago-fire.com)

Mike Magee will try to lead the Fire to consecutive wins this Sunday. (Photo: chicago-fire.com)

OTF’s Jon Denham thinks it will be a bumpy (but successful) ride on Sunday at Toyota Park, while Down the Byline’s Mike Kuhn tells us of a crippled Sporting Club…

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