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Leagues: Major League Soccer

Full USA Elimination Coverage

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Tonight or early Tomorrow Eastern Time: What mistakes did Bruce Arena make? Saturday: Which players stood out for the United States in this World Cup, and which players fell flat on their faces Sunday: What changes do the US Soccer … Continue reading

Reuters: Reyna Retires from National Team

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Reuters news service is reporting that US Captain Claudio Reyna will retire from the Men’s National Team. I certainly expect the USSF to give him a send off game in the next few months. Reyna made some mistakes in this … Continue reading

Expectations Unfulfilled

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The 2006 United States World Cup squad not only had higher expectations than any previous American team but also more interest in the team back home in the United States. Today’s devastating (and controversial) loss to Ghana was just the … Continue reading

The Stakes could not be Higher

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Four years of speculation and anticipation will end for those of us obsessed with US Soccer tomorrow as our side faces a mammoth challenge to reach the knock out stages of Germany 2006. We must beat Ghana, which involves scoring … Continue reading

Random World Cup Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I grew up watching Gerd Mueller, the all time leading goal scorer in World Cup History in his NASL stint with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. (where he played alongside worldwide greats Elias Figeroua, Nene Cubilias and George Best). Mueller’s record … Continue reading

World Cup ratings surprise ABC & ESPN

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

ABC and ESPN’s ratings for World Cup have been excellent despite the cynics and obvious contempt of the soccer hating sports media in this country. The Czech Republic-USA match was the highest rated program thus far in 2006 on ESPN … Continue reading

Jorge vs. Hugh

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I just want to do a little poll. Question: Who did a worse job officiating their game? Hugh Dallas (2002 v. Germany) or Jorge Larrionda (2006 v. Italy)?

Random World Cup Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

We’ve discussed the red cards and yellow cards from the USA-Italy match to death, but the overall booking situation needs to be addressed by FIFA. My thinking is that if FIFA is going to insist on issuing yellow cards in … Continue reading

USA v. Italy Open Thread

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Put your remarks about the USA v. Italy game on this thread.

Czech Republic v. Ghana Open Thread

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Put your remarks about the Czech Republic v. Ghana on this thread.

Iran – Portugal Open Thread

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Put your remarks about the Iran v. Portugal game on this thread.

Arena’s Dilemma

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Bruce Arena lacks the options he had in 2002 to shake up the team The embarrassing performance of the USA in the World Cup opener on Monday would be enough force most coaches to seek asylum in some foreign nation … Continue reading

Heading to Europe…

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Greetings fellow bloggers. In the coming weeks I will be visiting the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg for leisure and hope to bring you all some local flavor from the World Cup. I cant promise much more than that, but certainly … Continue reading

Waldo’s World

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Eric Wynalda is a breath of fresh air on ESPN and ABC American soccer is still in its growth stages and throughout the evolution of our national team, ESPN and ABC have essentially employed yes men and rally around the … Continue reading

Stand Up Speak Out Against Racism

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Today ABC’s Brent Musberger had an excellent feature on the World Cup telecast about Stand up and Speak Out an effort started by Arsenal and France Striker Theirry Henry and Nike to counter the racism that is prevalent in many … Continue reading

A Milestone I never thought I’d see

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Today France’s Vikash Dharasoo became the first player of Indian descent to ever play in a World Cup match. He entered the match in 84th minute and almost scored the game winner in the 89th minute. France and Switzerland drew … Continue reading

American Spirit? Where is it?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

There was one aspect of yesterdays game versus the Czech Republic that I didn’t see, and that was passion. The players didn’t seem to have a passion to play today. As Americans, we are a very proud country. Remember Lake … Continue reading

As bad as it has ever gotten: The USA and the World Cup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I consider myself an avid follower of the US Men’s National Team. No, I don’t follow the team around like Sams Army, but I have watched just about every meaningful game for our national team since we qualified for the … Continue reading