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Archives: FIFA Confederations Cup

USA 1-3 Italy: Some Positives but Same Old Story

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Photo from Getty Images/ Some quick points: I believe Rico Clark’s sending off was justified. I’ve heard and seen since the red card arguments against it, but if you tackle from  the side with your cleats out and get no … Continue reading

US vs Italy: Last Call for the Lost Generation?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

They were supposed to be the group that brought the US to unforeseen heights in world football. The first group of players to graduate the Bradenton Academy joined with the young players who had done so impressively for the US … Continue reading

Confederations Cup Post Match Podcasts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Approximately three hours after the conclusion of every US game at the FIFA Confedrations Cup, Major League Soccer Talk will release a postmatch podcast breaking down tactics, player selection and the result of the match. We will feature the analysis … Continue reading

Confederations Cup 2009: Why The US has a Realistic Shot versus Italy

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

As discussed yesterday on this site with our retrospective of the 1999 Confederations Cup run by the United States it’s possible even realistic for a properly motivated American team to beat European sides outside of Europe. Keep in mind a … Continue reading

Confederations Cup 1999: US Makes History

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In 1997, FIFA confirmed the Confederations Cup as the second biggest event on the organizations calendar. But the Confederations Cup has had an identity crisis thanks to shifting from every two years to every four years and the lack of … Continue reading

US Confederations Cup Squad: Thoughts on the Tournament and the Selections

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The United States participated in two Confederations Cups under Bruce Arena. The 1999 tournament saw the United States reach the semifinals with a mixture of young experimental squad featuring the likes of Benny Olsen and CJ Brown and some veterans … Continue reading

Confederations Cup: MLS Heavy Squad Required?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In recent months Bob Bradley’s squad selection has become more and more European based player heavy. Yet we’ve seen little or no discernible improvement in the form of the National Team. The side has won easily at home and struggled … Continue reading