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Brad’s Blog – Belgium, Good-byes & a Thank You 0

Brad’s Blog – Belgium, Good-byes & a Thank You

They say all good things come to an end, and for us it was a little sooner than we would have liked. The Belgium game didn’t go the way we would have wanted, but we can leave with our heads held high. We had chances, they had chances, but it wasn’t to be for us…. Read More »

Brad’s Blog: On the Way to Natal 0

Brad’s Blog: On the Way to Natal

 I am currently sitting on our flight from Sao Paulo to Natal to start to prepare for our game against Ghana and the start of the World Cup!   The buzz got a little bit more real yesterday as we all watched the Brazil vs Croatia, most of us watched it together in the players lounge… Read More »

Allen’s Blog: Connecting Coaches to the Best Practices: Motivation 0

Allen’s Blog: Connecting Coaches to the Best Practices: Motivation

“Whatever your mind can conceive, your heart believes, you can achieve!” That is was what Donnie Moore told the United States Men’s National Team in a small ballroom at a suburban Miami hotel in September 2012. Of course, those worlds could ring hollow to a group of veteran professional athletes, who have heard just about… Read More »

Brad’s Blog: Final Preparations 0

Brad’s Blog: Final Preparations

Final Preparations Well, since meeting up with the National Team a lot has gone on in camp! It is an absolute honor to be named to the final 23 man roster for the World Cup and to be fortunate enough to experience my second World Cup is unbelievable. We have been working very hard in… Read More »

Brad’s Blog: A Final Gathering Before May 0

Brad’s Blog: A Final Gathering Before May

With all of the turmoil and questions surrounding Ukraine, the fact that the game was moved to Cyprus was better for everyone.  It did leave a lot of last minute planning for U.S. Soccer, but they did a great job of getting everything sorted on such short notice.  With this being the last time that… Read More »

Brad’s Blog: The Festive Period in England 0

Brad’s Blog: The Festive Period in England

I hope everyone had a great holiday season and is enjoying a fresh start to 2014! Being a footballer in England during the Christmas and New Year period does not allow for the usual time of relaxing on the couch, feasting on great food and spending time with family and friends.  This time of the… Read More »

Brad’s Blog: A Brief on the 2013 Hex 0

Brad’s Blog: A Brief on the 2013 Hex

Another year in the books and another World Cup qualified for.  It has been a long and trying hex, but to finish the qualifying campaign top of the group and tied for the most points ever by a US team, feels unbelievable!  After the loss in Honduras, many people questioned if we were good enough… Read More »

Brad’s Blog: The Draw 0

Brad’s Blog: The Draw

Now that everyone has had a few days to let the World Cup draw settle, I wanted to give my thoughts on what transpired.  First, as I was sitting on my sofa in England, I had an anxious excitement about the entire draw.  It’s the feeling of knowing that at some point the USA would… Read More »