Soccer Insider: Soccer Outsider


Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Soccer Outsider gives his initial thoughts on D.C. United’s 2014 campaign

United should be remarkably competent this year. Admirably mediocre. Maybe even reasonably good.

By Jeff Maurer  |  11:33 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 12/05/2013

World Cup draw: Soccer Outsider examines the possibilities for U.S. Soccer

Will Jeff Maurer be happy? Sad? Somewhere in between?

By Jeff Maurer  |  12:33 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Soccer Outsider on U.S. Soccer’s terrible crest

It’s time for a more intimidating logo.

By Jeff Maurer  |  01:31 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Soccer Outsider: D.C. United-Houston match diary, player ratings

At long last, it’s over.

By Jeff Maurer  |  12:59 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Soccer Outsider tries to find the silver linings to D.C. United’s dismal season

With high draft pick next season and a new stadium on the horizon, not all is lost.

By Jeff Maurer  |  12:48 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Soccer Outsider: D.C. United-Philadelphia match diary, player ratings

So many missed chances lead to a draw.

By Jeff Maurer  |  11:42 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Soccer Outsider: USA-Jamaica match diary, player ratings

In a meaningless game, the U.S. team plays mostly in “meh” mode, but pulls off the victory.

By Jeff Maurer  |  06:01 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Soccer Outsider: United-Fire match diary, player ratings

The players are playing for their jobs. But the team fields a lineup that is essentially Richmond Kickers Platinum.

By Jeff Maurer  |  06:50 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Soccer Outsider on D.C. United's U.S. Open Cup victory

A bad season got a little better with the acquisition of some hardware.

By Jeff Maurer  |  04:13 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Soccer Outsider: United-Revolution match diary, player ratings

Further evidence that soccer games on artificial turf are a bad idea.

By Jeff Maurer  |  01:04 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Soccer Outsider: United-Galaxy match diary, player ratings

Hey, a point!

By Jeff Maurer  |  05:24 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Soccer Outsider: USA-Mexico match diary, player ratings

Let’s all go to Brazil, shall we?

By Jeff Maurer  |  12:53 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Soccer Outsider: United-Chivas match diary, player ratings

Jeff Maurer watched so you don’t have to.

By Jeff Maurer  |  05:02 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 09/07/2013

Soccer Outsider: USA-Costa Rica match diary, player ratings

Things could not have gone worse for the Americans.

By Jeff Maurer  |  03:21 PM ET, 09/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Soccer Outsider: D.C. United-Red Bulls match diary, player ratings

Another road game, another road loss.

By Jeff Maurer  |  09:09 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Soccer Outsider: United-Impact match diary, player ratings

Same old, same old from United.

By Jeff Maurer  |  02:18 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Soccer Outsider: USA-Bosnia and Herzegovina match diary, player ratings

Jozy! Jozy! Jozy!

By Jeff Maurer  |  04:24 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Soccer Outsider on D.C. United's stadium proposal

Jeff Maurer sees a good deal all around.

By Jeff Maurer  |  03:02 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Soccer Outsider: USA-Panama match diary, player ratings

Jeff Maurer just wants to be able to boast, "We have the best B-team in the region!"

By Jeff Maurer  |  09:44 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Soccer Outsider: USA-Honduras match diary, player ratings

Jeff Maurer tries --and mostly fails -- to temper his optimism about the American's play of late.

By Jeff Maurer  |  12:49 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 07/18/2013

Soccer Outsider: Thursday snark-around!

Thoughts on FIFA's Qatar misadventure and other topics in the world of soccer.

By Jeff Maurer  |  04:23 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Soccer Outsider: United-Rapids match diary, player ratings

It's a positive, or, well ... it's a non-negative, which is positive.

By Jeff Maurer  |  02:15 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Soccer Outsider: USA-Guatemala match diary, player ratings

Look at all those goals!

By Jeff Maurer  |  04:08 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 07/05/2013

Soccer Outsider: United-Seattle match diary, player ratings

Without DeLeon and De Rosario we finally got to see what this team looks like with less firepower and panache.

By Jeff Maurer  |  10:23 AM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Soccer Outsider: United-Vancouver match diary

Things don't appear to be getting any better for D.C. United any time soon.

By Jeff Maurer  |  03:15 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Soccer Outsider: United-San Jose match diary, player ratings

Hey, a win!

By Jeff Maurer  |  01:15 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 06/20/2013

Soccer Outsider: USA-Honduras match diary, player ratings

Brazil is on the horizon after another win.

By Jeff Maurer  |  11:18 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Soccer Outsider: United vs. Toronto match diary, player ratings

Jeff Maurer looks at United's latest low point in a season full of them.

By Jeff Maurer  |  02:12 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Soccer Outsider: USA-Panama match diary, player ratings

Jeff Maurer breaks down the Americans' thorough win.

By Jeff Maurer  |  12:14 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Soccer Outsider: United-Revolution match diary, player ratings

There isn't much to say after United's scoreless draw with New England.

By Jeff Maurer  |  12:30 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Soccer Outsider: Comparing Roma and D.C. United (the match experiences)

The Outsider notes the differences between watching soccer in Europe and at RFK stadium.

By Jeff Maurer  |  04:35 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Soccer Outsider: United-FC Dallas match diary, player ratings

By Jeff Maurer  |  05:00 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Soccer Outsider: United-Dynamo match diary, player ratings

DCU digs itself a big hole.

By Jeff Maurer  |  05:04 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Soccer Outsider: United-Crew match diary

The scoreboard began this game the opposite of how United have begun this season: on fire.

By Jeff Maurer  |  03:37 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  columbus crew, D.C. United, MLS, Soccer Outsider

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Soccer Outsider: United vs. Red Bulls match diary, player ratings

Jeff Maurer is unhappy with United's play, to say the least.

By Jeff Maurer  |  02:47 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 04/08/2013

Soccer Outsider: United vs. Kansas City match diary

It's time to play every United fan's favorite game: Do We Deserve A Point?

By Jeff Maurer  |  11:06 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Soccer Outsider, sporting kansas city

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Soccer Outsider: United vs. Columbus match diary

The Soccer Outsider relives Washington's loss to Columbus.

By Jeff Maurer  |  03:13 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 03/25/2013

Soccer Outsider: USA vs. Costa Rica match diary

In less than ideal conditions, the U.S. showed some much-needed grit to notch an all-important qualifying win over Costa Rica from Ice Planet Hoth.

By Jeff Maurer  |  01:36 PM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Soccer Outsider, U.S. national team, USA, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Soccer Outsider: Escape from New York, N.J.

Soccer Outsider Jeff Maurer reviews D.C. United's we-didn't-deserve-a-point 0-0 draw against the New York Red Bulls.

By Jeff Maurer  |  01:39 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Soccer Outsider

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 03/11/2013

Soccer Outsider: United vs. Real Salt Lake diary

Soccer Outsider analyzes Saturday's home opener and makes some hair-raising observations.

By Jeff Maurer  |  02:58 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 02/05/2013

Soccer Outsider: Previewing the USA-Honduras World Cup qualifier

Jeff Maurer gives his thoughts on Coach Juergen Klinsmann's roster.

By Jeff Maurer  |  02:53 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 01/30/2013

Soccer Outsider: The Jurgen Klinsmann conundrum

Jurgen Klinsmann is either an eccentric visionary working on a master plan that is unknowable to my plebeian brain, or he is a straight-up crazy person. Either way: worth watching.

By Jeff Maurer  |  06:14 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Soccer Outsider, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 01/11/2013

Soccer Outsider: D.C. United awards, Part III (the strikers)

More mostly backhanded compliments from the Soccer Outsider.

By Jeff Maurer  |  09:18 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Soccer Outsider: D.C. United awards, Part II (the midfielders)

Jeffrey Maurer hands out more (sometimes backhanded) praise to D.C. United.

By Jeffrey Maurer  |  10:13 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Soccer Outsider: D.C. United postseason awards, Part I

You get an award! And you get an award! And you get an award!

By Jeffrey Maurer  |  01:20 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Soccer Outsider: United-Dynamo match diary, player ratings

Jeffrey Maurer recaps United's season-ender.

By Jeffrey Maurer  |  02:15 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Soccer Outsider: United-Houston match diary, player ratings

Jeffrey Maurer breaks down United's loss to Houston in the first leg of the Eastern Conference finals.

By Jeffrey Maurer  |  11:17 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Soccer Outsider

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Soccer Outsider: D.C. United-New York match diary

United made every mistake possible and still managed a tie. Take solace in that good fortune heading into Wednesday's second leg.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:38 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, MLS playoffs, new york red bulls, Soccer Outsider

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Soccer Outsider: D.C. United-Columbus match diary, player ratings

Jeffrey Maurer recaps United's playoff-clinching win over Columbus.

By Jeffrey Maurer  |  03:12 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 07/03/2012

Soccer Outsider: United-Montreal match diary

For an expansion team, Montreal aren’t bad. Also: for a $5 steak, the one at Denny’s isn’t bad. But right now, D.C. United looks more like Ruth’s Chris ribeye.

By Jeff Maurer  |  12:36 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 06/03/2012

Soccer Outsider: U.S. vs. Brazil match diary

After passing the Scotland test with flying colors, the boys in stripes were exposed by one of the world’s best sides.

By Jeff Maurer  |  05:54 PM ET, 06/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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