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Heath Pearce interview: ‘This should move ya!’ – Former U.S. defender kicking the same game under a future sound


Excelling enough during his career to earn 35 caps for the United States and three Major League Soccer All-Star selections, Heath Pearce also had more than a dose of versatility in his locker, whether in the backline or the DJ booth. The Californian may have strayed further from the penalty area these days, but as the man with more interests than most, post-playing life was never likely to leave him boxed in. Read more →

Juan Agudelo interview: ‘This business of art’ – Revs striker bringing back the knack

Photo: Jason Dalrymple / courtesy of New England Revolution

Photo: Jason Dalrymple/Courtesy of New England Revolution


The sparks of flair found in U.S. international Juan Agudelo’s early career have brought many to their feet, and after returning last season to the team who enjoyed arguably his most stunningly impudent piece of on-field showmanship in his first spell, the New England Revolution forward hasn’t lost that all-round taste for expression. Read more →

Kellyn Acosta interview: Into the flame but out of the mix for FC Dallas’ homegrown All-Star

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Photo: FC Dallas


Steadily on the come-up at FC Dallas in recent years, midfielder Kellyn Acosta has made his U.S. National Team breakthrough in a 2016 that could yet herald long-awaited success for the club he’s grown up with. MLS All-Star recognition was a reflection of the 21-year-old’s growing impact in the league, even if he has long since vacated his number-one spot in the team sound stakes. Read more →

Carlos Bocanegra interview: From the tape deck to the super sounds – Ex-U.S. captain’s beat generation


Captaining the U.S. Men’s National Team for six years during an international career which spanned more than a decade, former Fulham and Glasgow Rangers defender Carlos Bocanegra personified what it is to play and lead at the top level, and as his name was elevated through the years, the music which permeated his journey in the game only grew sharper. Read more →

Matt Besler interview: Caught in a jam – The crowd-rockin’ throwbacks for U.S. defender

Photo: Mike Gunnoe / Courtesy of Sporting Kansas City

Photo: Mike Gunnoe / Courtesy of Sporting Kansas City


On his way from the Overland Park kid to Major League Soccer champion and FIFA World Cup starter, Sporting Kansas City captain Matt Besler’s composure has served him well, but there was a time when the track was a whole lot more hectic for the defender. Read more →