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Archives: US National Team History

Eric Wynalda: Klinsmann Will Probably Be Fired If US Doesn’t Win a World Cup Game

Posted on by Bo McMillan
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World Soccer Talk’s Bo McMillan recently sat down with Eric Wynalda, the third all-time leading goal scorer for the United States National Team and current FOX Sports soccer analyst and co-commentator. Wynalda is also the Technical Director of the NASL … Continue reading

US Men’s National Team Home Shirt For World Cup 2014: New Closeups [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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New closeup photographs of the US Men’s National Team home shirt that will be worn at the 2014 World Cup have been leaked on the Internet. Following up on the previously leaked photos here and here, the new photos of … Continue reading

Clint Dempsey’s Equalizer (With Some Help From Butterfingers Green) Gives The USA A Point

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

Yes it was the re-match sixty years in the making. So much anticipation from both sides and from the supporters at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg and of course in all of the pubs in England and across the … Continue reading

Buy Bornstein’s Boots and Help Haiti

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Here at MLStalk.com and EPLtalk.com, we are working on a soccer-centric way to help the youth of Haiti that we will be announcing next week.  In the meantime, if you want to make a major contribution to the Red Cross … Continue reading

The USMNT Decade: Best and Worst

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Best Team Performance of Decade:  2002 World Cup vs Portugal Without Claudio Reyna and Clint Mathis the US took the field against a Portuguese side making its first World Cup appearance in sixteen years. Still, Portugal had been outstanding at … Continue reading

The Next Best Thing to Being a World Cup Seed

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Every fan of the US team has been hoping that the stars could align, the flipped coin could land on its edge and that somehow the US could be seeded in the World Cup draw.  Being among those top eight … Continue reading

The 2010 MLS Season: Fair To The World Cup & Balanced

Posted on by Brian Zygo

A common complaint about Major League Soccer is its failure or unwillingness to observe FIFA International breaks. As recently as this month we have seen MLS matches played at the same time as crucial World Cup Qualifiers involving the United … Continue reading

Which Team is Better – 2002 or 2009?

Posted on by Eric Altshule

There has been some talk lately about how the USMNT has regressed from its best teams of the past decade – that a lack of veteran leadership has made this team shakier and that Bob Bradley is making do with … Continue reading

US 0:5 Mexico: Outrage Lost?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

” It was just a C team”  goes the mantra. For some this is just a simple retort to accept and write off a 5-0 loss to your biggest rivals who were also playing without the majority of their top … Continue reading

Previous Best US Major Tournaments

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

John O’Brien’s goal started the 2002 World Cup run Sunday will make the first tournament final ever in a non CONCACAF event for the United States. However, the US has made deep runs in major tournaments before. Let’s take a … Continue reading

Where Does The Spain Game Rank All Time?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I know we played this game the other day after the Egypt match, but let’s revisit it again. Where does the Spain game compare to the matches described below in the Post 1990 history of the US Men’s National Team? … Continue reading

Where Does the Egypt Game Rank?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In terms of US National Team history very few days have matched yesterday in terms of pure drama. Just three days after Team USA equaled its worst ever loss to Brazil and six days after the national teams worst loss … Continue reading

US National Team: Chronicling the downfall

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In 1998 the United States finished dead last in the World Cup. But truthfully that World Cup showed itself better in France than the current US team has performed of late. Despite an inability to finish chances in Steve Sampson’s … Continue reading

Defending Guiseppe Rossi and His Decision to Play for Italy Instead of the United States

Posted on by Brian Zygo

In the eyes and opinions of many of you, I am about to defend the indefensible: the decision of Guiseppe Rossi to play for the Italian National Team instead of the United States National Team. This issue came to head … Continue reading

US vs Italy: Last Call for the Lost Generation?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

They were supposed to be the group that brought the US to unforeseen heights in world football. The first group of players to graduate the Bradenton Academy joined with the young players who had done so impressively for the US … Continue reading

Confederations Cup 1999: US Makes History

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In 1997, FIFA confirmed the Confederations Cup as the second biggest event on the organizations calendar. But the Confederations Cup has had an identity crisis thanks to shifting from every two years to every four years and the lack of … Continue reading

CONCACAF: Mental Toughness Needed

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Many fans newer to the game in this country who perhaps form their opinions by listening to anglicized radio programs or perhaps football themed shows direct from Britain have formed a completely invalid and biased opinion about CONCACAF. Many of … Continue reading