Us Soccer

The U.S. Promotion/Relegation Manifesto

In which we grab hold of American soccer’s third rail and don’t let go until we resolve this thing once and for all (or go up in flames trying) AFC Wimbledon’s Callum Kennedy lies on the grass at Wembley after winning the playoff that won the club promotion to Football League One in May 2016 (Getty) Editor’s …

Alexi Lalas has a new rock album and it’s basically okay

Shots is an entirely adequate way to burn half an hour Alexi Lalas has spent much of his career attempting to rescue some shred of dignity while wearing denim. At the 1994 World Cup, he marched gallantly up and down the pitch in a denim-printed polyester jersey that was as inhospitable to soccer as it was …

Mix and the City

Mix Diskerud loves pretty much everything about his new life in New York. Except the broker’s fees. And the $60 appetizers. And the parking… By Noah Davis Photographs by Dylan Coulter Note from the editor: This story appeared in our Summer 2015 issue. To purchase a copy or a subscription, please visit shop.howlermagazine.com. Khiry Shelton, the teammate …

A Higher Education

After shining in recent friendlies, Stanford student and USMNT revelation Jordan Morris is at a crossroads By Brian Sciaretta Photo by Ryu In the year since the 2014 World Cup, Jürgen Klinsmann and the United States national team have experienced peaks and valleys. Some of the rocky patches included Landon Donovan’s messy farewell last October, prized …

U.S. vs. South Korea In Photos

By Jonathan A look at the USWNT’s final friendly before the World Cup Photographs by Luke MalangaThe U.S. Women’s National Team begins their World Cup tonight with a match against Australia in Winnipeg. We sent photographer Luke Malanga to capture their final tune-up match, a 0–0 draw with South Korea at Red Bull Arena just over …

Foreign Aid

How the discovery of Mikkel Diskerud launched the U.S. men’s national team’s worldwide search for talent By Seth Vertelney Editor’s Note: This story appeared in our Summer 2013 issue. With the U.S. national team’s winter training camp drawing to a close, and several of the young players mentioned in the piece vying for spots on the …