U.S. Soccer Loses Top Prospect Jonathan Gonzales to Mexico

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The USMNT start the year with a huge loss to their biggest rivals Mexico without even stepping on a field.

In the following letter, highly-touted 18-year-old Monterrey midfielder Jonathan Gonzalez described his intent to fulfill a one-time switch with FIFA to represent the Mexican national team during his international career.

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Best XI: FIFA World Cup Group A

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The first of Under the Wall’s Best XI series takes a look at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and asks, “What if the best players from each group could be on the same squad?” How neat would it be if the standouts from less talented countries could join the powerhouses to create a megateam, and those teams had to join forces to compete with other groups in the World Cup?

The answer is pretty freakin’ neat.  Continue reading

Infographic: Professional Soccer Players from Ohio

Ohio is home to some of the country’s most decorated soccer athletes. Whether they were born in the Buckeye State, or moved here for college, Ohio has produced a number of highly-skilled soccer players who have made contributions to professional teams and, on occasion, their national teams.

The following infographic shows where some of these athletes came from, and where they have applied their soccer skillset.

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