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The Lob talks to US legend Marcelo Balboa

In the history of the United States national team, only four men have made more appearances than Marcelo Balboa’s 127. We caught up with the former midfield star to talk about his…

Why Landon Donovan did more for US soccer than anyone else

The announcement was inevitable. Seeing Landon Donovan score against Bayern Munich in a meaningless game somehow signified a type of finality reserved for movie scripts. When Donovan announced his plans to retire…

The Fermi Paradox of American soccer

WHY HASN’T THE UNITED STATES produced a world-class player in the men’s game? That question might as well read like Enrico Fermi’s intergalactic quandary, “Where is everyone?” I imagine physicists and astronomers…

Hindsight is 2018 for the US national team

“SOCCER HAS ARRIVED IN THE UNITED STATES! And it’s here to stay … just look at the watch parties, full stadiums stateside watching the United States Men’s national team play in the World…