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Archives: US National Team History

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

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

Soccer Thoughts on Jackie Robinson Day

Posted on by Brian Zygo

In the world of the Beautiful Game April 15th is most known for Hillsborough, but in the United States, April 15th is best know for one of the most significant sporting and cultural moments of the 20th Century. It was … Continue reading

Give me the MLS & USL, or Give Me Death!

Posted on by Brian Zygo

In the comments made to my last post on this site, an individual stated that they were sick of hearing about ways to grow the MLS and suggested it should be shut down, put out of its misery. Well as … Continue reading


Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The fixtures may look less than daunting. But trips to Central America are never easy and with CONCACAF’s own version of murderers row coming over the Summer (@ Costa Rica, Honduras, @ Mexico) it’s imperative that the US take maximum … Continue reading

US-El Salvador 1997

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Highlights of the US trip to San Salvador during the Hexagonal Qualifying for the 1998 World Cup. This is the most recent time El Salvador advanced to the final round of CONCACAF qualifying prior to this year. After game highlights … Continue reading

The (Other) American Goalkeeping Tradition

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Kasey Keller, Brad Friedel, Marcus Hahnemann and Tim Howard have become well know in the United States for their exploits playing football in England. The goalkeeping quartet has established the credentials of Americans in what many at home consider the … Continue reading

Countdown to Columbus: Relive 2001

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The first qualifier held at Crew Stadium between the US and Mexico was outstanding. A chilly February night saw injury replacements Josh Wolff and Clint Mathis spark an amazing US 2-0 victory without Claudio Reyna and Brian McBride both of … Continue reading

15 Years On: USA 2-0 England

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Ian Wright Challenges John Doyle/English FA archives Fifteen years ago today in Foxboro, MA the US National Team recorded one of its most important pre World Cup 1994 victories with a 2-0 win over England. For me personally as a … Continue reading

MLS Schedule Limits Bradley’s Ability to Gel US Squad

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Chalk this up to MLS’ unconscionable decision to continue play right through FIFA international blackout dates. Bob Bradley today named the squad for next Wednesday’s match at Wembley Stadium in London (A match I will be attending) and the team … Continue reading

US 1-0 Brazil: Ten Years On- Keller’s masterpiece

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Sunday marked the tenth anniversary of the US’ lone victory over Brazil. The match in Los Angeles was sparsely attended with under 13,000 at the Coliseum. Unlike the next several US-Brazil games on American soil (2001 in LA, 2003 in … Continue reading

As Bad As It Has Ever Gotten: The USA and the World Cup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
Soccer: World Cup Qualifier-Mexico at USA

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