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Archives: CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers

CONCACAF Axes The Hex for 2014 World Cup Qualifying

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

Every World Cup cycle we are always ready for our US Men’s National Team to improve with new players and challenge the best or what is considered the best teams within the Confederation of CONCACAF. That also includes the trip … Continue reading

CONCACAF Hexagonal Best XI and Other Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The United States won the Hexagonal with twenty points, while Mexico gave the best accounting in the second half of the competition, gaining 13 points out of a possible 15 after August. Honduras qualifies for the first time since 1982 … Continue reading

Random Thoughts on the US Win

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Some random thoughts on the US win and the upcoming game against Costa Rica The Greatest US Win I Have Never Seen.   A lot has already been said about how absurd it was that this game was not broadcast to … Continue reading

Kenton Sacked: Maybe Bradley Isn’t So Bad After All? (UPDATED CONTENT)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

One of the interesting features of CONCACAF is how quickly some of the national teams go through coaches. Bob Bradley is the longest tenured coach of a major nation in the region while the US’ opponents continue to react or … Continue reading

The Battle for CONCACAF: Work Left For The US To Do

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

With two relatively straight forward fixtures this week, the United States National Team is almost guaranteed to be leading the Hexagonal after this international break. But this will guarantee nothing, as the one time magic 15 point mark for World … Continue reading

Mexico 2: USA 1: Americans Fail to Shake Azteca Curse

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Javier Aguirre took a chance on Miguel Sabah. Former Coaches Sven Goran Eriksson, Ricardo LaVolpe and Hugo Sanchez all hardly rated him – it paid off big time today with a game winning goal. Sabah, who struggled at Guadalajara as … Continue reading

CONCACAF Qualifying: Another Look

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

It’s become fashionable to assume Mexico is in jeopardy of missing the World Cup. But are they really?  The United States also still runs the risk of slipping to the 4th position in qualifying. The truth is when you objectively … Continue reading

Honduras Without Big Guns Tonight

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

No Suazo = No Hope for Honduras? For all the spinning going on in US Soccer circles the last few days’ minimal attention has been paid to the opponent tonight, Honduras, and their own woes. While Honduras still has Amado … Continue reading

Costa Rican Attack: Whom to Focus on?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Costa Rican football has undergone a transition with the star players who led the Ticos to the 2002 and 2006 World Cup largely moving on and fresher blood coming in. Some of the fresh faces in Costa Rica’s setup are … Continue reading

The Ballad of Freddy Adu

Posted on by Brian Zygo

On Saturday in Monaco, A.S. Monaco beat Stade Rennes, 3 to 1, giving Monaco 40 points on the season thus far and securing a spot in the middle of the French Ligue 1 table. Sitting on Monaco’s bench, was one … Continue reading

US 3-0 T&T: Landon Donovan’s Masterpiece

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Reuters Photo Bob Bradley shook up the US lineup entering tonight’s must win qualifier in Nashville against Trinidad and Tobago. The squad responded with a 3-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago. But I will preface the analysis of the match … Continue reading

CONCACAF Hexaganol Matchday Three

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The empire strikes back could have been the headline for Saturday as Mexico beat nemesis Costa Rica to reclaim a little bit of lost mojo. But now Mexico must go to Honduras and slay another dragon, in the form of … Continue reading

CONCACAF Match Previews

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Mexico-Costa Rica 7pm ET, TELEMUNDO Sven Goran Eriksson’s seat could not get any hotter. Published reports in the Mexican media indicate the FMF would have already sacked the Swede if not for the exorbitant salary buyout the Federation would be … Continue reading

Canadian National Team: Hopeless

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

DeGuzman could be CONCACAF’s best overall player: But Canada is hopeless even with him and several other top stars/Canadian Soccer.com photo Despite the recent strides made by club football in Canada: the admission of Toronto FC to MLS, the sharp … Continue reading

CONCACAF: The State of Play

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Mexico is reasserting itself as the dominant CONCACAF power. Last night’s 2-1 win over Canada in Chiapas saw Mexico once again mix the old and the new as far as player selection. Honduras beat Jamaica at home and finally the … Continue reading

US Looks Shaky in Havana

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Reuters Photo Three points is three points I suppose. But tonight’s game unlike last months qualifier in Guatemala City has me very concerned about the state of play regarding the US Team. Against a side that in its own stadium … Continue reading

MLS/USL Based Players: Best of CONCACAF Qualifying Matchday One

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Puerto Rico Islander Osei Telesford has become a key part of the Soca Warriors Andy Williams (Real Salt Lake) Scored a goal in Jamaica’s 1-1 draw with Canada Omar Cummings (Colorado) Came on late and helped Jamaica secure a valuable … Continue reading