Author Richard Fleming


Fleming blasts Klinsmann critics: “Stop looking for the soft option”

The USA has had it far too easy for far too long. Gauging success by how well, or otherwise, they do compared to Mexico limits your ability to appreciate where you stand compared to rest of the soccer world. By competing in the Copa America, the USA has been tested in a way that no Gold Cup or CONCACAF World Cup qualifying will ever do.


Ghost of Gaetjens Awaits England

“It was in Belo Horizonte in 1950 that England suffered their most humiliating World Cup defeat. Making their tournament debut, England were humbled 1-0 by the amateurs from the USA. A goal from Haiti-born Joe Gaetjens shocked the much-fancied English. Sixty-four years on and it could be a painful return to the Brazilian city.”