Friday Links

ON EPISODE 85 OF THE MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER TALK PODCAST, JAMIE TRECKER, DAVE DENHOLM, CHRIS WEBB AND MARIO VALDEZ JOIN ME TO BREAK DOWN THE AFTERMATH OF US-COSTA RICA AND TALK ABOUT SOME LARGER ISSUES RELATED TO US SOCCER. THE PODCAST IS HERE OR DOWNLOADABLE VIA ITUNES.

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A scouting report on Honduras from the American Outlaws

Jamie Trecker previews Honduras-USA.

The Minnesota 1st Volunteers including our collegues Brian Quarstad (Inside Mn Soccer) and Bruce McGuire (DuNord- the intergalactically famous website) are headed to Chicago to cheer on Team USA.

Jason Kuenle on the excuses that are being propagated in wake of the US’ embarrassing performance in San Jose.

Beau Dure from the USA Today: How to fix a national team in 3 short days.

Soucie on Soccer asks whether the US should try a 3-5-2 formation

At MLS Talk I discuss the evolution of USMNT tactics since Steve Sampson’s infamous 3-6-1.

Attacking 90 lists the top 25 American defenders.

Are Osorio’s Red Bulls as bad as Bora’s Metros?

Behind the badge on RNBY 0-2 DCU

Mad About Futbol reports on the tendencies in COMNEBOL.

Another loss for the Montreal Impact who now head to Vancouver before hosting TFC in the Canadian Cup.

Puerto Rico lucky to survive a very solid performance from Cleveland City.

Some signings for the Wilmington Hammerheads.