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Leagues: Major League Soccer

Crew on a Roll

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Columbus is officially red hot. The Crew on their third straight match Saturday night and are now undefeated in the last four. As we discussed on the Major League Soccer Talk podcast a few weeks back, the remarkable comeback at … Continue reading

US Draw With South Korea at U-20 World Cup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I had just gotten off a plane when I watched this match, so I want to rewatch the match before commenting, but on my first impression, we were very lucky to get a draw against a far superior Koren squad. … Continue reading

Copa Washout

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Soccer can be a cruel game. For over sixty minutes our US National Team boys looked lively and more energetic than the favored Argentines. In fact I would venture to say we looked like the better team. However, tired legs … Continue reading

What We Learned

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Soccer can be a cruel game. For over sixty minutes our US National Team boys looked lively and more energetic than the favored Argentines. In fact I would venture to say we looked like the better team. However, tired legs … Continue reading

Thoughts About Copa

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Following Mexico’s 2-0 victory over Brazil last night (a match I had to endure with Mexican fans at a local watering hole) it is obvious that teams like the USA and Brazil who are sending essentially U-23 teams (or in … Continue reading

Thoughts on the Copa

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Following Mexico’s 2-0 victory over Brazil last night (a match I had to endure with Mexican fans at a local watering hole) it is obvious that teams like the USA and Brazil who are sending essentially U-23 teams (or in … Continue reading

Closing Thoughts for Gold Cup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

This was the second straight Gold Cup title for the Americans and, in many ways, this one was sweeter than 2005. First, rather than needing penalties against Panama to take the title, the US knocked off their biggest rival for … Continue reading

The Most Credible MLS signing?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Mexico has been revelation to me about the perceptions that exist in certain parts of the globe about soccer in the USA. First the Alexi Lalas conversations and now this: According to three different people I spoke to about MLS, … Continue reading

MLS’ Best Signing?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Mexico has been revelation to me about the perceptions that exist in certain parts of the globe about soccer in the USA. First the Alexi Lalas conversations and now this: According to three different people I spoke to about MLS, … Continue reading

Back-to-Back Gold Cup Champs vs. Mexico 06-24-07; individual player ratings

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The United States has moved one step closer to establishing themselves as the dominating force in CONCACAF (when they can go into the Azteca and win, that will be it), with two second-half goals in a 2-1 victory. Feilhaber’s goal … Continue reading

Mexico’s Continued Pain and Alexi 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 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

US vs. Mexico 06/24/07 Gold Cup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The Final that everyone expected and, according to some, the Final that CONCACAF had hoped for. The two premier soccer nations in CONCACAF meet for the region’s top prize. The United States will be looking to repeat as champions while … 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

US vs. Canada 06/21/07 Gold Cup; Individual Player Ratings

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

First some general thoughts:I didn’t feel that anyone played all that well. There were a lot of mixed performances out there. Bradley was the best player on the field in the 1st half, but slowly faded before he picked up … Continue reading