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 »

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

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

The definition of ‘mindset’ according to the World English Dictionary: “The ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation, especially when these are seen as being difficult to alter.” During the build-up to any major tournament, especially one like the FIFA World Cup Finals this summer in Brazil, almost every fan, pundit, analyst… Read More »

Connecting Coaches to the Best: Fueling for Performance 0

Connecting Coaches to the Best: Fueling for Performance

With the U.S. Men’s national team pre-World Cup camp opening at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California this week, the attention shifts to the work at hand, preparing the 23 players that will represent the U.S. in Brazil this summer. Any successful coach and organization knows that the preparation involved to get the best out… 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 »

Allen’s Blog: Memories of 2013 0

Allen’s Blog: Memories of 2013

In our last U.S. Men’s National Team camp of 2013 in Scotland and Austria, I asked the players what was their favorite moment or memory of the year. Of course team moments like winning the 2013 Gold Cup, 2014 World Cup qualification, including winning the Hex and another ‘Dos a Cero’ against Mexico, were consistently… Read More »