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Box Seats Archive: Soccer

CONCACAF doesn't have time to rig Gold Cup draw

Look, it's not easy being CONCACAF President Jack Warner. There's a lot to keep track of: what was promised to whom and in exchange for what and when. There's a pile of money in the corner of your office...is that...

By Jeff Maurer  | March 9, 2011; 6:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jeff Maurer, Soccer  | Tags:  Jeff Maurer, U.S. National soccer team  
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Charlie Davies is a gamble worth taking

First: here's the background reading about Charlie Davies, for the more casual United fans. A friend recently asked me what I thought was going to happen in Egypt. I said: "I think Mubarak will step down, and in a few months...

By Jeff Maurer  | February 2, 2011; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Jeff Maurer, Soccer, United  | Tags:  DC United, Jeff Maurer  
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U.S. vs. Chile match diary and player ratings

The following was written during the US-Chile friendly this past Saturday. A lot of people don't like these off-brand friendlies, but I do; it gives us a chance to look at the guys who might end up being major players...

By Jeff Maurer  | January 26, 2011; 3:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Jeff Maurer, Soccer, United  | Tags:  Jeff Maurer, U.S. National soccer team  
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The World Cup will not bring soccer to the Middle East

Pretend for a minute that you're a non-corrupt member of the FIFA Executive Committee. I know, I know - a ridiculous hypothetical, but this is just a thought exercise. Imagine it's last Thursday. You're back in your suite at the...

By Jeff Maurer  | December 13, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Jeff Maurer, Soccer  | Tags:  Jeff Maurer, U.S. National soccer team, United  
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World Cup bid voting patterns make no sense

Congratulations to Qatar's one million people: I hope you enjoy hosting the world's largest sporting event. You have 12 years to build stadiums and a soccer tradition. You will burn an ungodly amount of fossil fuels air conditioning 12 stadiums,...

By Jeff Maurer  | December 3, 2010; 8:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Jeff Maurer, Soccer, United  | Tags:  Jeff Maurer, U.S. National soccer team, United  
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A look ahead at the US National Team

By Jeff Maurer Let's talk US National Team (because I don't think I can handle the intensity of the "do we start Jed Zayner or do we play with ten?" debate surrounding DC United this week). The USMNT play their...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 8, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Jeff Maurer, Soccer, United  | Tags:  D.C. United, Jeff Maurer  
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