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Archives: CONCACAF

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

CONCACAF Champions League: Group B Preview

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Ricardo Ferretti’s UNAM Pumas Squad should win Group B/photo from Earlier today we previewed Group A, likely the toughest group in the Champions league. This group could quite possibly be the softest. Pumas currently sits atop the table in … Continue reading

CONCACAF Champions League: Group A Preview

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Predictions: 1- Saprissa 2- Cruz Azul 3- DC United 4- Marathon Top two group finishers advance to quarterfinals /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”; … Continue reading

CONCACAF: The State of Play

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

  Mexico is reasserting itself as the dominant CONCACAF power. Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Canada in Chiapas saw Mexico once again mix the old and the new as far as player selection. With Blanco having now retired and Jared Borgetti … Continue reading

Canada All But Eliminated

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

High hopes surrounded this Canadian sides advancement to the group stage of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. With what many in the Canadian Soccer community considered the nations best team ever, the hope was that Canada would reach its first World … Continue reading

Richardson Headed To Columbus?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

  After scoring a  hat trick against the New England Revolution in CONCACAF Champions League action, Joe Public striker Gregory Richardson told he would like to play in Major League Soccer. Richardson indicated that Columbus has expressed interest in … Continue reading

Impact Wins: MLS Falters

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Longtime FC Dallas GK Matt Jordan kept a clean sheet as USL-1 side Montreal Impact advanced in the Champions League Even after DC United beats the Charleston Battery in tonight’s US Open Cup Final, USL will have achieved something tangible … Continue reading


Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Marco Etcheverry is the type of creative player MLS lacks today/ The CONCACAF Champions league was built up as Major League Soccer’s opportunity to show how well it sides perform while in season. The complaint about the now retired Champions … Continue reading

Are CONCACAF Officials Biased toward the US?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

  Supporters of the United States national team (myself included) have complained openly and often about the officiating we’ve received at the last two world cups including an apparent handball on Torston Frings on the goal line in the 2002 … Continue reading

CONCACAF Champions League: American Sides Unlikely to make Impact

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Oswaldo Sanchez and Santos Laguna are among the favorites The CONCACAF Champions League begins Tuesday night with four of the six participating US and Canadian based teams in action. Here are my favorites for the tournament and what sides from … Continue reading

CONCACAF Qualifying Wrap Up

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Photo from Reuters Mexico was fortunate to escape with a 2-1 win at Azteca tonight over a Honduran side filled with quality. Honduras played some quality football and was unfortunate not to secure at minimum a point as Mexico despite … Continue reading

MLS/USL Standouts in CONCACAF Qualifying

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

CONCACAF Qualifying Wrap

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I trust we all watched the US match Sunday and if you did not see it, you didn’t need to. Barbados missing four of their five best players got rolled by a fired up US squad 8-0. While the scoreline … Continue reading

Excited by the MLS Cup rematch? Don’t Be.

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Tonight on ESPN 2 at 9pm ET the two time defending champion Houston Dynamo will face the three time defending runners-up the New England Revolution. Sounds mouthwatering, right? Wrong! The following key players are missing thanks to World Cup qualifiers: … Continue reading

Fox Soccer Channel to Air CONCACAF Champions League

Posted on by Jeff Hash

It’s not the biggest surprise given FSC was the home of the now defunct CONCACAF Champions Cup, but the network has announced today it will be the English-language home of the new CONCACAF Champions League for a four year period … Continue reading

DC United: The Pride of MLS plus postgame thoughts from Wednesday night

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Marco Etcheverry was the symbol of United’s early dominance of MLS No offense to our readers who support MLS’ other thirteen and soon to be fifteen teams. These franchises are developing the persona to be considered a “club” by international … Continue reading

Has MLS Regressed Since the League Began?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

It was a Mexican Superstar, Luis Hernandez that led an MLS side to its last Continental Triumph As has been discussed recently on CSRN’s American Soccer Show, MLS Talk and on this website we’ve been fed what amounts to league … Continue reading