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Archives: Gold Cup

Grading the US Players at Copa America and the Gold Cup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Grading the US Squad at the Gold Cup and Copa America The inexperienced side Coach Bob Bradley took to Copa America contrasted directly with the experienced “A” side that Bradley took to the Gold Cup. Despite lifting the Champions Trophy … Continue reading

Parting Thoughts on the Gold Cup Squad

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Obviously winning the Gold Cup is a wonderful achievement for the United States national team. However some lingering questions remain in my mind about the future of the national team. While Landon Donovan once again showed his quality and class … Continue reading

Mexico’s Pain and New Love for Lalas

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I must admit having a new respect for the Mexican people today even if I still detest their national football team. They are a people who seemed to have so much hope that today they would finally remove the spell … Continue reading

Parting Thoughts on Our Gold Cup Squad

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Obviously winning the Gold Cup is a wonderful achievement for the United States national team. However some lingering questions remain in my mind about the future of the national team. While Landon Donovan once again showed his quality and class … Continue reading

The View From Mexico

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I arrived in Mexico this afternoon eager to find out if a buzz existed about tomorrow’s Gold Cup final between Mexico and the USA. Coming into a touristy airport like Cancun doesn’t tell you much about Mexico. In fact you … Continue reading

The View From Mexico

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I arrived in Mexico this afternoon eager to find out if a buzz existed about tomorrow’s Gold Cup final between Mexico and the USA. Coming into a touristy airport like Cancun doesn’t tell you much about Mexico. In fact you … Continue reading

CONCACAF’s Superpowers Look Human

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Canada and Guadeloupe did not make it easy, but we have the final everyone expected in the Gold Cup. The US once again squandered chance after chance but somehow managed to hang on to a 2 to 1 victory over … Continue reading

So it’s Mexico versus the US After All

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Canada and Guadeloupe did not make it easy, but we have the final everyone expected in the Gold Cup. The US once again squandered chance after chance but somehow managed to hang on to a 2 to 1 victory over … Continue reading

Beasley Puts Rangers Move in the Backburner

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The Herald newspaper in Scotland is reporting that DeMarcus Beasley’s move from PSV to Rangers which was expected to be complete by today has been put on hold until after the Gold Cup. The paper cited Beasley’s desire to win … Continue reading

Live Gold Cup Chats!!!

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Special EPL Talk Chats around the Gold Cup. For all of those looking for a place to congregate for the remaining US Gold Cup Matches (and Final should the US not advance), BC John would like to welcome everyone to … Continue reading

US and Mexico Avoid Each Other Until the Finals

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Mexico’s hard fought 1-o victory over Panama last night in Houston ensured that the US would avoid playing Mexico until a potential Gold Cup final on June 24th in Chicago. Had a draw taken place last night the US would … Continue reading

Gold Cup Enters Quarterfinals

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Mexico’s hard fought 1-o victory over Panama last night in Houston ensured that the US would avoid playing Mexico until a potential Gold Cup final on June 24th in Chicago. Had a draw taken place last night the US would … Continue reading

US Win Group After Strong Second Half

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

While the initial few minutes of the second half of tonight’s match looked dicey for the US (largely because of Landon Donovan being replaced by Taylor Twellman), the squad recovered and played outstanding soccer without its captain for the night … Continue reading

USA-El Salvador Halftime Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Playing Michael Bradley, Benny Feilhaber and Pablo Mastroeni together is a mistake. You don’t have anyone remotely resembling a playmaker occupying space in the center of the midfield, thus a tendency to push the ball exclusively down the flanks or … Continue reading

Impressive 2nd Half Send US on to Quarters

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

While the initial few minutes of the second half of tonight’s match looked dicey for the US (largely because of Landon Donovan being replaced by Taylor Twellman), the squad recovered and played outstanding soccer without its captain for the night … Continue reading

Halftime Thoughts on USA-El Salvador

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Playing Michael Bradley, Benny Feilhaber and Pablo Mastroeni together is a mistake. You don’t have anyone remotely resembling a playmaker occupying space in the center of the midfield, thus a tendency to push the ball exclusively down the flanks or … Continue reading

Gold Cup Update

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Major League Soccer Talk correspondent Michael Haley and I both attended the US-Trinidad and Tobago match yesterday at the Home Depot Center outside Los Angeles. The US made ten changes in the starting eleven from Thursday night’s victory over Guatemala. … Continue reading

Other Gold Cup Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The intensity of the Gold Cup matches is higher than I recall in the past. Nations such as Guadeloupe, Haiti, Panama and Honduras are viewing this event as a genuine continental championship and are going for goal early in matches … Continue reading