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Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis

September 7, 2013
By not playing, midfielder Michael Bradley again proves how indispensable he really is to USMNT

On a team that boasts several impact players, it sometimes can be difficult to ascertain who makes the biggest impact of them all. Let's use the U.S. National Team as an example.

September 6, 2013
U.S. will get a result at Nacional; Mexico won't tie (finally) at home; Panama to prevail over Jamaica

CONCACAF hexagonal Day 7 can really separate the men's from the boys in World Cup qualifying if results go a certain way on Friday night.

September 4, 2013
The likelihood and chances of U.S. deploying its "perfect 11" in WCQ?: probably slim and none

With all the football and soccer websites, blogs and analysts out there, I wonder if anyone has done some sort of survey of when National Teams have been able to deploy their "so-called" full starting 11 for a World Cup qualifier, World Cup match or a continental championship.

September 4, 2013
Tico fans protest U.S. WCQ win when they should picket about Friday's game being at new stadium, not Saprissa

Man, talk about misdirected anger and wasted energy. Tico soccer fans, still upset over the famous snow game in Commerce City, Colo. In March, reportedly greeted the United States National Team's arrival at the airport at 6:15 CT (8:15 p.m. ET) with cheers and jeers and some egg throwing at the team bus.

September 2, 2013
Petke had no choice but to bench Henry; how the team responds is another matter

It remains be seen what the fallout of Mike Petke's flare-up and subsequent benching of Thierry Henry will mean to the Red Bulls. But there was no question that Petke had to do it, to show that team that no player, even Thierry Henry is above facing discipline.

August 25, 2013
Petke tells it like it is: 'It was an embarrassing day for the Red Bulls'

He didn't hide, he didn't bow his head in shame or disgust, but you knew the head coach of the Red Bulls was disgusted. Mike Petke looked squarely at the MSG camera and said what was in his heart and what should have been said by many players after a sorry performance at the StubHub Center on Sunday.

August 25, 2013
UPDATED: Some crazy thoughts in these lazy, hazy, crazy dog days of summer

Just call me crazy. In these lazy, hazy, crazy dog days of summer and of August, you get some crazy ideas from watching some crazy stuff on the soccer field. The crazy subject of this particular column is about those sometimes crazy and sometimes confounding Red Bulls.

August 19, 2013
The real challenge begins for the Cosmos

Many of us had an inkling that the Cosmos' home opener -- aka the team's first competitive match in nearly three decades -- would be a sellout at Hofstra University.

August 17, 2013
Some crazy thoughts in these lazy, hazy, crazy dog days of summer

Just call me crazy. In these lazy, hazy, crazy dog days of summer and of August, you get some crazy ideas from watching some crazy stuff on the soccer field.

August 16, 2013
Recalling a memorable game on the day The King died

It was quite easy for me to remember the 36th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley -- on Aug. 16, 1977.

August 12, 2013
Luyindula must work overtime to avoid the Red Bulls/MetroStars No Foreign Body Team

It is a club and dubious distinction that any Red Bulls' foreign player would wanted to avoid. It is the club of great reputations and sometimes great expectations and seemingly always decreased realizations.

August 9, 2013
Cahill on his recovery: 'Itís good, everyday itís getting better'

Red Bulls veteran midfielder Tim Cahill feels good about his recovering from a PCL on his right knee, and he hopes to be able to play some a week from Saturday. But the Australian international refuses to say whether he is ahead of schedule to hit the field again.

August 9, 2013
Remembering a horrible moment, 68 years ago

I usually don't pull up old interviews, but since today is the 68th anniverary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, I wanted to share with you a story.

July 28, 2013
Panama needs to stop Donovan in so many ways and play a perfect game vs. USA to strike gold

The CONCACAF Gold Cup has come down to one game with several questions still to be answered. Here are two questions that I pose for the sake of time.

July 25, 2013
U.S., Panama have the edge to reach the final

The magic numbers of Wednesday's CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal doubleheader are two and one. That's what the final score is going to be of both games, which could very well go into extratime and even be decided by the dreaded penalty kicks.

July 21, 2013
Mother Nature might be the winner of today's quarterfinals in Baltimore

A pair of CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal matches are scheduled for M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday, but there might be one real winner: Mother Nature.

July 20, 2013
Panama, Mexico should reach semifinals

It's been a very, very busy news day, so unfortunately I don't have much time to explain my choices for Saturday's CONCACAF Gold Cup winners.

July 16, 2013
U.S. should defeat Costa Rica, Belize should get past Cuba

Tuesday, is the ninth and final day of the group stage of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Quite frankly, there is not much at stake in Group C tonight.

July 15, 2013
Expect Red Bulls to field a line-up of young players, reserves, some regulars vs. Lyon

Fresh off a 4-0 spanking of the Montreal Impact at Red Bull Arena on Saturday, the Tuesday night friendly against French side Lyon provides head coach Mike Petke with an opportunity to take a look at some of his depth ahead of the stretch run.

July 15, 2013
El Salvador, Haiti should play the tying game; T&T should fall short vs. Honduras

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