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Archives: CONCACAF Gold Cup

Stuart Holden – The Future of American Soccer?

Posted on by Brian Zygo

Say what you will about the U.S. National Team’s performance in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, after all it is an experimental squad seemingly designed to give Coach Bob Bradley a better idea of the quality and the extent of … Continue reading

USA 2-2 Haiti: Smiles All Around in Turf Debacle (UPDATED)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

With a desperate Haitian team coming to Foxborough to face a USA “C” team any result was on the table. But sadly when a match of this magnitude is played on artificial turf, it is difficult to make evaluations about … Continue reading

Miami Bounces Back: But Turf Stands in the Way

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Following the Confederations Cup final, we had a long discussion about South Florida as a market for football. While the TV ratings in English were higher in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale market than any other in the country (with the nearby … Continue reading

CONCACAF Gold Cup Matchday Two: MLS/USL Impact (UPDATED)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Matchday two is in the books from the CONCACAF Gold Cup Champions League. While the region is always improving, the three nations that have clinched passage to the knock out stages already were all semifinalists in 2007: Canada, Guadeloupe and … Continue reading

USA 2-0 HONDURAS: Santino’s Redemption

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Santino Quaranta has had a bumpy last several years. I’ll assume all our readers are familiar with his trials and travails so I won’t rehash them here. But tonight at his home stadium,  Quaranta achieved redemption with his first international … Continue reading

CONCACAF Gold Cup: MLS in the Spotlight

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Whether it is players, stadiums or officials, the CONCACAF Gold Cup is truly a showcase for MLS. The league has placed the most players on this tournament spread among the 12 qualified nations and MLS players ( and MLS bound … Continue reading

MLS and the Summer of Soccer Continued

Posted on by Peter C

Summer of Soccer Continues The 14 matches that were played during the first week of the ‘Summer of Soccer’ drew 168,687. All games were part of entities owned or marketed by Soccer United Marketing(SUM). The Gold Cup kicked off this … Continue reading

Gold Cup Matchday One Review (MLS/USL Perspective)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The big story of the first weekend of Gold Cup action was probably the injury to Mexico’s Carlos Vela (pictured above from CONCACAF.com). If Vela is out long term, El Tri’s hopes to recapture the Gold Cup trophy could be … Continue reading

MLS and the Gold Cup: Scheduling Conflicts Continue

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

With Major League Soccer’s self proclaimed “Summer of Soccer” continuing it’s worth noting that MLS has promised before the season to schedule smarter during internationals. I have previously stated that, while I would like the league to consistently break during … Continue reading

Grenada 0-4 USA: July Fourth Masterpiece

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Don’t let the skeptics tell you Grenada is a poor opponent. This side qualified for the Gold Cup by beating World Cup 2006 and current Hexagonal participant Trinidad and Tobago. This is also a team that gave Costa Rica such … Continue reading

CONCACAF Gold Cup: Red Bulls Pacheco Leads El Salvador’s Remarkable Turnaround

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Alfredo Pacheco is flying the MLS banner high in CONCACAF these days. At a time when less high profile, national team players from the region play in MLS than arguably any time in the league’s history (look back at the … Continue reading

CONCACAF Gold Cup : Players To Watch

Posted on by Chris Riordan

With the Confederations Cup now behind the USMNT, the Gold Cup is on the horizon. Sure, plenty of people have issues with the tournament. Many would like to see the region’s championship every 4 years rather than bianually. The continental … Continue reading

CONCACAF Gold Cup: FSC Drops the Ball

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

As I discussed yesterday I love the Gold Cup. Perhaps the tournament needs to be moved back to February or made once every four years but I do support the event wholeheartedly. The United States is in CONCACAF and I … Continue reading

CONCACAF Gold Cup: Squad Exemption for the USA Worth Debating

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

CONCACAF ‘s oddities have struck once again. The Confederation that has done some odd things through the years (most notably the re-branding of the entity as the Football Confederation about ten years ago) has once again done something that seems from … Continue reading

CONCACAF GOLD CUP PREVIEW

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

This CONCACAF Gold Cup will be contested by watered down squads from the two traditional CONCACAF heavyweights, the USA and Mexico. Additionally, the failure of Trinidad & Tobago and Guatemala to qualify for this edition of the event opened the … Continue reading