Eric Betts
Eric Betts

Eric Betts is a writer in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Twitter.

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Oct. 10 2017 11:20 PMStar-Spangled BummerWho’s to blame for the U.S. men’s soccer team’s failure to qualify the World Cup?
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Sept. 6 2017 1:52 PMUgly AmericansThe U.S. men’s national soccer team looks putrid, and World Cup qualification is in peril. Here’s how to fix it.
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May 4 2017 9:04 AMMirror-World MessiIn praise of N’Golo Kanté, soccer’s immovable object.
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Nov. 21 2016 6:55 PMBad Coach, Bad for AmericaGoodbye and good riddance, Jürgen Klinsmann.
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June 17 2016 11:00 AMClint Dempsey Is the Hero American Soccer Needs
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June 10 2016 8:00 AMMichael Bradley Will Always Be the Coach’s Son 
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March 30 2016 2:17 PMJürgen Klinsmann Is DelusionalHe took over the U.S. men’s soccer team in 2011, promising a new, beautiful style of play. It was all empty bluster. 
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Dec. 21 2014 11:52 PMRonald Reagan Is Kobe BryantThe best NBA analogues for George Washington, Warren G. Harding, Barack Obama, and every other president.
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Oct. 7 2017 11:14 AMThese Two Got the USA ThreeHow the dynamic duo of Jozy Altidore and Christian Pulisic got the U.S. back on the road to the 2018 World Cup.
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Aug. 4 2017 11:06 AMBig Money, Pretty Big StarParis Saint-Germain is paying Neymar to be the best soccer player in the world. But will he ever surpass Messi and Ronaldo?
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March 27 2017 1:49 PMThese Guys Are GoodUnder Bruce Arena, the U.S. men’s national soccer team has transformed from an embarrassment into an aggressive attacking force.
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Sept. 7 2016 3:51 PMYou Have Permission to Get Excited About Christian PulisicForget cautious optimism. It’s now OK to fall in love with American soccer’s new 17-year-old star.
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June 13 2016 7:30 AMHow Iceland Transformed From a Soccer Weakling to a European Strongman
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April 29 2016 5:56 AMThe Most Shocking Championship in the History of Professional SportsNearly relegated last year, Leicester City is now a virtual lock to win the Premier League. It happened by accident.
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March 25 2016 11:55 AMJohan Cruyff Was RightHow the Dutch legend invented modern soccer.