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Archives: Gold Cup

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

US-T&T postgame thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Michael Haley and I both attended the US-Trinidad and Tobago match yesterday at the Home Depot Center. The US made ten changes in the starting eleven from Thursday night’s victory over Guatemala. Most interestingly the new players seemed to adjust … Continue reading

Quick Postgame Thoughts on Guatemala-US

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Scratch my half time comment on Gooch. His poor form for Newcastle returned in the two bonehead plays he made to be sent off. The US players need to become mentally tougher. Guatemala now has twice in three months given … Continue reading

US-Guatemala First Half Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Great finish by Dempsey for the goal I’m not sure how many bad clearances Carlos Bocanegra has to make before US coaches begin to look at other options at left center back. I don’t care how many goals Bocanegra scores … Continue reading

US-Guatemala Post Game Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Scratch my half time comment on Gooch. His poor form for Newcastle returned in the two bonehead plays he made to be sent off. The US players need to become mentally tougher. Guatemala now has twice in three months given … Continue reading

Gold Cup Daily: Soca Warriors Leave the Building

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

T&T’s 2006 World Cup Team won’t be seen in LA this weekend (With quotes from the June 7th edition of the Boston Globe) The “Soca Warriors” were one of the stories of World Cup 2006. Trinidad and Tobago was the … Continue reading

US-Guatemala First Half Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Great finish by Dempsey for the goal I’m not sure how many bad clearances Carlos Bocanegra has to make before US coaches begin to look at other options at left center back. I don’t care how many goals Bocanegra scores … Continue reading

Gold Cup Daily: Soca Warriors Not Present

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

(Includes Quotes from the Boston Globe, June 7th edition) The “Soca Warriors” were one of the stories of World Cup 2006. Trinidad and Tobago was the smallest nation ever to qualify for the World Cup, and they inspired us all. … Continue reading

Canada could spoil the US/Mexico Gold Cup Party and other night one thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Group A of the 2007 Gold Cup could be the most competitive of all the groups based on tonight’s action. The weather here in south Florida didn’t help the playing conditions, but all four teams played up to their potential. … Continue reading

Gold Cup night one thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Group A of the 2007 Gold Cup could be the most competitive of all the groups based on tonight’s action. The weather here in south Florida didn’t help the playing conditions, but all four teams played up to their potential. … Continue reading

Gold Cup Daily: Guadeloupe worth keeping an eye on

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Call me crazy, but I have a hunch Guadeloupe who qualified for their first ever Gold Cup could be dangerous in a somewhat weak group based in Miami. Costa Rica has a squad in transition and Haiti’s team lacks depth … Continue reading

Gold Cup Begins Tonight

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The CONCACAF Gold Cup begins tonight in Miami with two matches, Costa Rica vs Canada and Guadelope, first time qualifiers for the event taking on Haiti who qualified for the first time since 2000. The US opens play versus Guatemala … Continue reading

Episode Two of the Major League Soccer Talk Podcast is online

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

This episode features an interview with Actor/ Producer Andrew Shue who is a former MLS player about his new movie Gracie as well as a conversation with correspondent Michael Haley about the Gold Cup and MLS. http://majorleaguesoccertalk.libsyn.com/

Gold Cup Daily: Keep an eye on Guadeloupe

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Call me crazy, but I have a hunch Guadeloupe who qualified for their first ever Gold Cup could be dangerous in a somewhat weak group based in Miami. Costa Rica has a squad in transition and Haiti’s team lacks depth … Continue reading