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Archives: FIFA Rankings

Top 5 Highlights of American Soccer in 2009

Posted on by Brian Zygo

As promised last week, here are my highlights from 2009 in American Soccer, in no particular order: U.S. National Team Beats Spain in Confederations Cup Semi-Finals: On June 24, 2009, in the Semi-Finals of the Confederations Cup, the U.S. National … Continue reading

World Cup Seeding Unlikely to Favor the US

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

UPDATE: SINCE THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN, IT HAS SURFACED THAT FIFA MAY CHANGE THE CRITERIA FOR SEEDING TO BE BASED SOLELY ON WORLD RANKINGS. IF SO, THE US IS LIKELY TO BE SEEDED IN THE 2010 WORLD CUP, IF SWITZERLAND … Continue reading

A Toast to the US Soccer Fan as We Await the Confederations Cup Final

Posted on by Brian Zygo

As both a fan and observer of American Soccer in general and the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) in particular, Confederations Cup 2009 has been a rollercoaster with amazing emotional highs and lows. As we all know, the US started … Continue reading

US Climbs to 16th in FIFA Rankings

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The FIFA rankings seemed to favorable to the USA when the National Team was ranked 5th entering last year’s FIFA World Cup. The rankings seemed slightly biased against the USA when the nats were ranked 29th last month. But thanks … Continue reading

Part 1: What is with the FIFA Rankings?!?!?!

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Yes, the 2006 World Cup was an exciting event. Thirty two teams around the world competed for soccer’s top honor. Brazil gets knocked out early (early for Brazil that is), England made it as far as they usually do (no … Continue reading