Watch: Costa Rica strike right before halftime on the US

Once again it was an ugly first half for the USMNT. When you go into Costa Rica you know the conditions aren’t going to be great, and though this isn’t the old Saprissa Stadium, the field conditions left a lot to be desired. Players were slipping left and right in the first half for the […]

USA vs. Mexico isn’t as one sided as it used to be

For the last 20 years, the CONCACAF region has been owned by the Untied States and Mexico. When discussing the best teams in the region, those two are in a class of their own. Even though the two teams haven’t met in a Gold Cup final since 2011, it still comes as a surprise when one […]

Don’t blame Jurgen Klinsmann for the loss to Mexico

One afternoon last week I was speaking with a friend when he all of a sudden asked, “am I crazy or would a 3-5-2 with Fabian Johnson and DeAndre Yedlin as wing backs be perfect for the USMNT?” After thinking it over for a minute I responded with something along the lines of it’s actually […]

CONCACAF ruined this years Hex schedule

On Friday, the eyes of all USMNT and El Tri fans will be on Columbus, Ohio as the US gets set to open up the final hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, or as it’s better known, the Hex. The World Cup qualifier against Mexico is considered the biggest “home” USMNT match that gets […]

Let’s forget about ‘Dos a Cero’

Dos a Cero. The Spanish phrase that means “two to zero.” I’m assuming that if you clicked on this post, and are therefore a visitor of 32 Flags, the phrase has meaning to you. It’s the magical phrase signifying the scoreline for the last four US home World Cup qualifying matches against Mexico as well […]

Should Lee Grant try and get a permanent move to Stoke City?

On September 18th, Stoke City lost 4-1 to Crystal Palace, their fourth loss in their first five games of the 2016/17 Premier League season. To make matters worse, this was the third time in the opening five games that Stoke had conceded four goals in a game. Their goal differential was an abysmal -11. While […]

What is wrong with Manchester United?

At the end of August, I wrote that after starting the season with three wins in three games, Manchester United should fire Jose Mourinho at that time instead of waiting for things to inevitably turn south. It certainly didn’t take long for that to happen as Old Trafford has essentially been a disaster zone since September. […]

No ifs, ands or buts: Christian Pulisic is straight up good

Ever since he made his USMNT debut in March, American fans have been getting excited over Christian Pulisic. After all, it’s not every day you get to see a 17-year-old American getting first team minutes at a major European club. From the moment he stepped on the field in a World Cup qualifying match against […]

Watch: Mesut Ozil scores on sensational volley

There are few things better then when a team starts clicking all over the field. The team plays well, goals are scored in bunches, points are accumulated, and everyone seems to be happy. Even when things get tough, when a team is in a run of good form they seem to always catch a break […]

Where does Marcus Rashford belong with England

Since making his first team debut in February, no English player not named Wayne Rooney has been talked about more than Marcus Rashford. Ever since the teenager broke into Manchester United’s first team, all he’s done is score goals. It doesn’t matter what the competition is, Rashford is unfazed by it. Rashford came up a […]

Where should U.S. Soccer play their home World Cup qualifiers

As expected, it didn’t take long for U.S. Soccer to announce that the USMNT opening game in the Hex against Mexico would be played in Columbus, Ohio. After all, that’s where the U.S. has played Mexico since 2001 and they seem to always win by a famous scoreline that you may have heard of. But U.S. Soccer […]

What went wrong for Manchester United against Stoke?

Manchester United’s bad September has bled into October. The Red Devil’s final match before the October international break was supposed to be a straightforward affair. A home match against a Stoke City side that entered the match in 19th place and hadn’t won at Old Trafford in over 40 years. Coming into the match United […]

Watch: Aleksandar Kolarov scores horrific own goal

The Premier League’s match of the weekend saw first place Manchester City visit second place Tottenham. From the moment the match kicked off the home side began brining the pressure towards Manchester City. Right from the get-go Spurs were knocking on Manchester City’s door and it seemed like it would only be a matter of […]

Watch: David de Gea howler leads to Joe Allen equalizer

In theory, Stoke City should have walked out of Old Trafford having lost 4-0. Manchester United entered the match having scored four goals against the champions Leicester City and Stoke have been among the worst teams in the league. But things never seem to work out like that. On-loan goalkeeper Lee Grant played the game […]