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Archives: CONCACAF

CONCACAF Gold Cup Preview

Posted on by Jad
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The 2013 Gold Cup competition begins on Sunday, July 7 and runs through July 23. The continental showpiece for North and Central America has gone through various reformations, but the current format has been in place since 1991 and the … Continue reading

Sunil Gulati Elected to FIFA Executive Committee, Will Replace Chuck Blazer

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Sunil Gulati, the current president of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), has been elected to the FIFA Executive Committee after an extremely narrow margin. Gulati won the vote 18-17, defeating runner-up FMF President Justino Compean, of Mexico. Chuck Blazer previously … Continue reading

How the U.S. Can Really Win Their First Qualifier

Posted on by Robert Hay

To be blunt, the U.S. national team will probably face a stiffer challenge from the weather than from their opponents in their opening match of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.  Antigua & Barbuda has a population small enough to fit … Continue reading

Chuck Blazer Steps Down from CONCACAF

Posted on by Robert Hay

CONCACAF general secretary, nemesis of Mohammed Bin Hammam, and tabloid story-filler Chuck Blazer announced today he would step down from his role in the soccer federation at the end of the year.  Blazer had been involved in CONCACAF’s leadership for … Continue reading

Accusations Ramp Up Against FIFA’s Chuck Blazer

Posted on by Robert Hay

The investigations into FIFA’s corrupt practices continue, and the attention has again been focused on American Chuck Blazer. Andrew Jennings, one of soccer’s most outspoken reformers, released a new detailed report yesterday with a laundry list of accusations against Blazer … Continue reading

Can Bob Bradley Learn?

Posted on by Ron Preston Jr

  Sitting here almost a week after the 2010 World Cup, I like many other US fans have been going over the many pros and cons of retaining Bob Bradley as the US manager.  US Soccer President Sunil Gulati and … Continue reading

Top 5 Lowlights of American Soccer in 2009

Posted on by Brian Zygo

2010 is upon us, which means that it’s the time of year when we journalists, pundits, analysts, and/or columnists take stock of the year that has passed and provide you with our lists of the past years highlights and lowlights. … Continue reading

Mexican Qualification for South Africa Borders on Illegitimate

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

PREFACE This blog post is long overdue. My distinct hope was that Mexico WOULD NOT qualify for South Africa, and this article which is sure to arouse controversy would not need to be written. With Mexico’s qualification secure, the time … Continue reading

Trinidad & Tobago 0:1 USA. Mission Accomplished (Barely) UPDATED

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Paul Caliguri had the shot heard round the world on this pitch, but tonight, Rico Clark had the shot that saved the US. With their backs against the wall the US responded after a poor first half. In the second … Continue reading

Random Thoughts on USA 2, El Salvador 1

Posted on by Eric Altshule

The US did not play particularly well, but three points is three points. After the loss at Azteca, the most important thing the US needed to do was put a W up on the board, and they did that. There … 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

The US and CONCACAF: No Longer Dominant

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Not long ago, the United States could rightfully claim domination over CONCACAF. Mexico was suffering a crisis of confidence under an arrogant, chin smoking foreign coach. At the same time US had won the Gold Cup again and were cruising … 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

CONCACAF News & Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

CONCACAF announced yesterday it is discontinuing its participation with COMNEBOL regarding the Copa Sudamericana. CONCACAF will continue to send teams to the more prestigious Copa Libertadores. “We regret that Mexico’s Copa Sudamericana designees Monterrey and Puebla will not participate in … Continue reading

USMNT and CONCACAF: Strong USL Ties

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Luis Robles, a strong candidate to make the US World Cup Team in 2010 played two seasons in the PDL Last week we discussed on this site that two of the key players in the (arguably) USMNT’s most remarkable run … Continue reading

Gold Cup Squad with Commentary

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Like Mexico, the US has called a clear “B” team for the North American Championship tournament leaving the door open for someone else to possibly win the event this year. (It won’t be Trinidad and Tobago though because they failed … Continue reading

Give me the MLS & USL, or Give Me Death!

Posted on by Brian Zygo

In the comments made to my last post on this site, an individual stated that they were sick of hearing about ways to grow the MLS and suggested it should be shut down, put out of its misery. Well as … Continue reading

CONCACAF Gold Cup Groups and Schedule

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

We don’t know what kind of team the US, Honduras, Costa Rica and Mexico the four leading CONCACAF nations are going to send to this tournament given the rigors of qualifying and in the case of the US the Confederations … Continue reading