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Archives: CONCACAF

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

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

CONCACAF Qualifiying Wrapup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The US 2-0 victory over Mexico and Costa Rica’s 2-0 victory over Honduras put the Ticos and US tied atop the Hexagonal. Andy Furtado scored two brilliant goals for Costa Rica in the second half. Amado Guevara had a good … Continue reading

Dynamo Show How it is done: Join Impact and Islanders in CONCACAF Quarters.

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

  Brian Ching’s header last night sent the Dynamo through to the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League. For all the criticisms of this tournament by MLS apologists, the event has produced from my vantage point much more entertaining football … Continue reading

CONCACAF Champions League: Impact Can Advance Tonight

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

  The Montreal Impact crashed and burned out of the USL-1 playoffs at the hands of Canadian rivals Vancouver. However the Impact has an opportunity to seal passage to the quarterfinal round of the CONCACAF Champions League tonight with a … Continue reading

USL Gets Humiliated on Matchday Four in CONCACAF

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

With a league title on the line Sunday the Puerto Rico Islanders rested several regulars for tonight’s Champions League match in Mexico against Santos Laguna. The results were disasterous even with Santos resting several regulars. 3-0 was the final scoreline … Continue reading

Fixture Congestion be Damned: Impact Impress Again

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

photo from CDSOCCER.com Roberto Brown was not good enough for Fernando Clavijo. But he’s been good enough for Montreal of the second flight, USL leading the Impact to the league semifinals and now more importantly scoring two goals to give … Continue reading

Dynamo Helps Redeem MLS Reputation in Mexico City

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Major League Soccer has been shown up to be a weak footballing league the past few weeks in the CONCACAF Champions League. A combination of fixture congestion and late season playoff pushes have reduced MLS sides ability to compete in … Continue reading

Islanders and Dynamo Taste Continental Success

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Islanders 3 vs Santos Laguna 1(Mexico) Dynamo  0 vs San Francisco FC 0 (Panama) Final Thoughts: FMF apologists will complain about the condition of the pitch tonight in Bayoman, but the bottom line is the Islanders coming off three points … Continue reading

Different Night, Same Story: USL Triumphs, MLS Fails

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

What else is new? Another night of CONCACAF Champions League Action and another loss for an MLS side while another result is recorded by a side from our second division, USL-1. However we must all cut DC United some slack: … Continue reading

CONCACAF Champions League: Group D Preview

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The Islanders have a chance to do USL proud in this group Santos Laguna was my pick to win the Superliga tournament. They bowed out in the group stage. Will the Champions League be any different? Santos stout defense starts … Continue reading

CONCACAF Champions League: Group C Preview

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Atlante and Saprissa could face off in the knock out stages of the Champions League When most US based football fans last watched Atlante play it was a disgraceful display of unsporting play and behavior in the Superliga semifinal match … Continue reading