Alan DeRitter's Soccer Blog SportsNOLA.com provides news on all New Orleans sports including the Saints, Hornets, LSU Tigers, Tulane Green Wave, High School Sports and everything in between. http://sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/alan-deritter.html Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:54:01 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb USMNT faces Group of Death...sort of http://sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/alan-deritter/602620-usmnt-faces-group-of-death-sort-of.html http://sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/alan-deritter/602620-usmnt-faces-group-of-death-sort-of.html Jurgen Klinnsmann will lead his U.S. soccer squad into battle against his native country of Germany at the 2014 World Cup.


Good News? The U.S. is in the World Cup in Brazil. Nothing new there. Bad News? They drew Germany, Ghana and Portugal in their opening group.

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Alan DeRitter's Blog Sat, 07 Dec 2013 17:26:42 +0000
In Again: US Soccer digs deep to secure World Cup spot http://sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/alan-deritter/599632-in-again-us-soccer-digs-deep-to-secure-world-cup-spot.html http://sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/alan-deritter/599632-in-again-us-soccer-digs-deep-to-secure-world-cup-spot.html (L-R) Eddie Johnson and Jermaine Jones celebrate the first US goal in a 2-0 win over Mexico on Tuesday night in Columbus, Ohio.


Despite a scary loss to Costa Rica this weekend, the US bounced back and bounced back big.

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Alan DeRitter's Blog Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:48:49 +0000
12 games and counting for surging US Soccer men's team http://sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/alan-deritter/598899-12-games-and-counting-for-surging-us-soccer-mens-team.html http://sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/alan-deritter/598899-12-games-and-counting-for-surging-us-soccer-mens-team.html With yet another roster full of changes, the U.S. did what no American team had ever done before.

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Alan DeRitter's Blog Fri, 16 Aug 2013 03:27:07 +0000
"B Team" stands for beautiful in US Soccer's run to Gold Cup final http://sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/alan-deritter/598448-qb-teamq-stands-for-beautiful-in-us-soccers-run-to-gold-cup-final.html http://sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/alan-deritter/598448-qb-teamq-stands-for-beautiful-in-us-soccers-run-to-gold-cup-final.html A brace for Landon Donovan provided the difference in a 3-1 United States win over Panama at the newly-named AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.


The USMNT 'B' team had no real problems in the CONCACAF Gold Cup Semifinals in Arlington, Texas on Wednesday.

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Alan DeRitter's Blog Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:10:58 +0000
US Soccer now battle-tested before taking the pitch http://sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/alan-deritter/598387-us-soccer-now-battle-tested-before-taking-the-pitch.html http://sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/alan-deritter/598387-us-soccer-now-battle-tested-before-taking-the-pitch.html Jozy Altidore may be the top US striker, but he knows his spot in the lineup is not necessarily guaranteed.


When Jurgen Klinsmann announced his roster for the Gold Cup, it was a surprise to most.  It was thought of as a United State B team...a B team with Landon Donovan on it?!? I could not get what was going on.

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Alan DeRitter's Blog Mon, 22 Jul 2013 21:38:03 +0000