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Archives: CONCACAF Gold Cup

US 0:5 Mexico: Outrage Lost?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

” It was just a C team”  goes the mantra. For some this is just a simple retort to accept and write off a 5-0 loss to your biggest rivals who were also playing without the majority of their top … Continue reading

US 0-5 Mexico: El Tri Triumphs After Poor Tournament

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Javier Aguirre got a monkey off his back. After a struggle of a tournament which saw El Tri struggle with the likes of Nicaragua and Panama and also need PKs to beat Costa Rica, the Mexican “B” team triumphed today … Continue reading

CONCACAF Gold Cup Final: Battle of the “B” Sides Broken Down

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

When “B” teams face off it’s tough to make determinations about things. Today’s game at Giants Stadium is sold out and is a Continental Championship match. But the fact is Mexico and the United States are both fielding “B” teams. … Continue reading

A Look at Mexico

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Javier Aguirre knows the task at hand. A restless nation and overbearing press make life as El Tri manager almost impossible to cope with. For Aguirre in his second stint on the job after a long and successful run managing … Continue reading

CONCACAF Gold Cup Semifinals: US 2-0 Honduras, Mexico 1-1 (5-3PKS) Costa Rica AET

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Join us beginning at 6:15pm ET for live commentary from tonight’s CONCACAF Gold Cup Semifinals: US vs Honduras, and Mexico vs Costa Rica from Chicago’s Soldier Field. Feel free to leave your commentary in the comments section. Juan Arango, who … Continue reading

CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarterfinal Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

While Guadeloupe did not come to play and have been hurt by new restrictions within the French Football Federation about who they can field for this tournament, their can be no question that playing two successive matches on turf has … Continue reading

USA 2-1 Panama AET: A Job Well Done

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In each of the last two Gold Cups the United States and Panama have played competitive knock out stage matches. With that backdrop, much was expected tonight and the game was every bit as competitive as the previous two. I … Continue reading

Panama: The Next Big Thing in CONCACAF?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

For several years now we’ve heard pundits proclaim Panama the next big thing in CONCACAF. The Central Americans have certainly teased us: the development of Jorge Dely Valdes and Roberto Brown as legitimate goal scoring threats were indications that the … Continue reading

MLS Talk Podcast #97: CONCACAF Gold Cup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The CONCACAF Gold Cup, our continental championship has been in full swing across the country in the last week. Adam Beasley from the Miami Herald joins us to discuss the competition, as well as Oguchi Onyewu’s massive transfer to AC … Continue reading

CONCACAF Gold Cup: The View So Far

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The Quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup are set and here are the story lines. Panama has lost in close matches each of the last two Gold Cups to the United States. In 2005 it was in the PK shootout … Continue reading

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