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Archives: U-20 Team

An Interview With Former USA U-20 World Cup Defender Julian Valentin

Posted on by Edwin Jusino
Julian Valentin vs. Islanders 2010

Former LA Galaxy defender and Tampa Bay Rowdies captain Julian Valentin enjoyed a three year career as a professional soccer player before retiring in 2011.  Before that, he led Wake Forest to to their first NCAA National Championship title in … Continue reading

USA Crashes Out of U-20 World Cup: Can the MLS-USL PRO Partnership Help Fix the Continued Decline of US Youth Development?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
2013-FIFA-U-20-World-Cup

This was supposed to be a different type of United States U-20 team. Managed by US Soccer legend Tab Ramos, the team has more professional players than its predecessors and is in the process of integrating a universal style advocated … Continue reading

US 0-3 Germany World Cup Match: Live Analysis

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

PREGAME: US National Team starters for today game on ESPN Classic: Perk, Mayen, Opara, Gale, Davies; Powers, Jeffrey, Mix; Shea, Ownby, Taylor Kyle Davies of FC Dallas (formely of Southampton) captains the US side. Listen to our recent interview with … Continue reading

U-20 World Cup Coverage at MLS Talk

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The U-20 World Cup kicked off yesterday with host nation Egypt beating Trinidad & Tobago 4-1. The US kicks off Group C play tomorrow at 10 am ET versus Germany. All games in the U-20 World Cup can be seen … Continue reading

Vincenzo Bernardo Is A Free Agent But Will Major League Soccer Let Another Italian Get Away?

Posted on by Brian Zygo

This past week it was officially announced that Vincenzo Bernardo had opted out of his contract with Italian Serie A club Napoli and is now a free agent. For some weeks there has been speculation that the New Jersey native, … Continue reading

US World Cup Squad Announced

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

US U-20 National Team coach Thomas Rongen announced his squad ahead of the upcoming U-20 World Cup in Egypt. Here is the squad. GOALKEEPERS (3): Sean Johnson (Central Florida; Lilburn , Ga. ), Josh Lambo (FC Dallas; Middleton , Wis. … Continue reading

US U-20 Star Signs with Miami FC

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Gale Agbossoumonde will not be going overseas just yet. Two days after USL-1 rival Puerto Rico Islanders advanced in the Champions League, Miami FC has upgraded its squad just before making the trip to face the Islanders. Miami FC today … Continue reading

The Ballad of Freddy Adu

Posted on by Brian Zygo

On Saturday in Monaco, A.S. Monaco beat Stade Rennes, 3 to 1, giving Monaco 40 points on the season thus far and securing a spot in the middle of the French Ligue 1 table. Sitting on Monaco’s bench, was one … Continue reading

Busy Time for US Men

Posted on by Peter C

The US Men’s National Teams will be busy for the rest of this year. Here’s a peek at what’s coming up. Men’s Senior Team Coming off a 3-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago in the CONCACAF final World Cup Qualifying … Continue reading

A Bit of This and That in US Soccer

Posted on by Peter C

Men’s Soccer in the US Tidbit: Unless I missed something…(entirely possible) 20 states have no MLS, USL-1, USL-2 or PDL team, representing 15% of the 2007 US population. California has the most combined teams with 11, followed by Texas with … Continue reading

US Advances to U-20 World Cup; Mexico Eliminated

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

(Brek Shea photo from MLSNET.com) The United States U-20 National Team secured passage to its twelfth U-20 World Cup by winning its group at the CONCACAF U-20 Championships. The US has advanced out of the group stage of the last … Continue reading

US Collapses: Is MLS to Blame?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Freddy Adu did not develop well in MLS We’re constantly hammered with one side of the coin including Sunday at the conclusion of the US-Netherlands match on NBC by Marcelo Balboa: we hear constantly that Major League Soccer is responsible … Continue reading

The Irony of Mexican Hypocrisy

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

For years Mexican football fans have attacked the United States success in the most negative way possible: accusing the Yanks of playing a cynical game that relied on rough play and counter attacking. Every loss to the United States was … Continue reading

Best and Worst of 2007: US Youth Teams

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Best Performance: The US’ 2-1 victory over the Pato led Brazil squad at the U-20 World Cup in Canada Biggest Revelation: Sal Zizzo. The UCLA product playing out wide in the US midfield for the U-20s got himself a contract … Continue reading