USSF President Race

Recently the President of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) announced he would not seek reelection. Sunil Gulati could have run again but decided against it. Now whether or not this was due to the amount of pressure being put on him after the US Men's┬áNational Team failed to qualify for Russia 2018 or not... Continue Reading →

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MLS Superstar Problem?

In the matches last Saturday there were two instances where I asked myself if MLS has a "Superstar" problem. What I mean by superstar problem is that internationally recognized stars getting calls because they are stars. I will discuss two cases this past weekend. The first happened in the NYCFC versus Seattle match. History was... Continue Reading →

Why?

Word came out this morning that Cyle Larin, Orlando City and Canada's star striker was arrested for DUI in Florida. It appears from initial reports that he was more than double the legal limit and that could spell disaster for his career. My question is why? Why is it that so many star athletes have... Continue Reading →

USMNT World Cup Qualifiers

The US Mens National Team played two World Cup qualifiers this past week. The first against Trinidad and Tobago at home in Denver and the second on the road at El Azteca and Mexico. The first game should have been a breeze for the US, but a nil-nil halftime score definitely had some fans nervous.... Continue Reading →

MLS: Portland vs San Jose

I was able to watch this match on Friday night. The turning point did come when Ceren got his second yellow card and thus expelled from further action. I don't have a problem with the second yellow card. In fact, I'd like to see "the stomp" banished from the game (a different post for a... Continue Reading →

Welcome

Welcome to the Left Halfback. This is my blog about anything I find interesting in the world of soccer. Why the Left Halfback you say? Well when I first began playing soccer at the age of seven, the term midfielder wasn't used. It was halfback. I am naturally left footed in soccer so I ended... Continue Reading →

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