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Column: Beckham’s U.S. career successful

For long-time soccer icon David Beckham, it is now safe to say no expectations are too high.

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Column: Who will advance among Euro 2012’s elite?

So we’re down to the Elite 8 of UEFA Euro 2012. I’ve found myself intently watching this major tournament even more than I did the FIFA World Cup in 2010.

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Column: Would US sports fans support promotion, relegation system?

When a professional sports team in America has a bad season, as the old saying goes, there’s always next season — but not in European soccer.

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Column: Clint Dempsey is US soccer’s true No. 10, not Landon Donovan

When looking for the star of a soccer team during a game or practice, look no further than the player wearing the No. 10 shirt.

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Former USMNT coach Bob Bradley serves a nation in turmoil

Former USMNT coach Bob Bradley serves a nation in turmoil

Five months after Bob Bradley was appointed head coach of the Egyptian men’s soccer team in September, tensions between the United States and Egypt are running high, and revolutionary violence and turmoil continue to plague the latter country.

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Column: The U.S. doesn’t have to be the best at everything

For the longest time, the U.S. has been the best in a wide array of things — athletics, politics, military, you name it. But now times are changing. The US of A is no longer the sole great superpower in the world, and to be honest, many don’t even consider America to be No. 1 anymore.

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Column: I’m gonna let you finish Wambach, but U.S. rides Solo

If you weren’t in front of the television watching the United States play Brazil on Saturday, I feel sorry for you. The women wearing the red, white and blue showed incredible resolve in one of the most epic comebacks the sport has ever seen.

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Column: Women’s World Cup shows entertainment value in sport

Like any sports fanatic, ESPN is usually the channel that my TV is set to. There aren’t too many sports on TV, being that it’s July, so I’ve been watching the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

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Column: Cristiano Ronaldo not all that he appears

Okay, you may think and say whatever you want about me. You may call me a hater, an envious individual or even a loser, but that won’t convince me to not write the following column. You see, I consider myself a philosopher who seeks the universal truth of everything surrounding us.

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Column: Bob Bradley is the right man for US Soccer

After the United States Men’s National soccer team lost to Ghana 2-1 in the knockout round of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Sunil Gulati was looking for a replacement. The president of the U.S. Soccer federation wanted a big name coach. Jurgen Klinsmen, former German men’s national team and Bayern Munich Football Club head coach, was asked by Gulati to be the coach. But Klinsmen turned down Gulati after the USSF did not offer terms to a contract.

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