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Archives: US National Team

Hejduk’s Injury Hurts (UPDATED)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Frankie Hejduk’s injury suffered on Wednesday night before an MLS match was disastrous as the US enters the most important stretch of matches since 2006. It was Hejduk who was the best US player at World Cup 1998, and filled … Continue reading

MLS – The Good, The Bad, The Internationals

Posted on by Peter C

Seattle beat Colorado 1-0 in the last MLS play-in match of the US Open Cup on Tuesday. The win earns Seattle a berth in the US Open Cup. The eight MLS clubs will begin play in the 3rd round, on … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 10

Posted on by Peter C

This week’s seven matches averaged just under 13,800, slightly up from last year’s week 10 average. It was good to see an increase, albeit a small one, with Seattle on the road. After 75 matches, exactly the 1/3 mark of … Continue reading

US Squad Revealed: Talking Points

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

All the pomp and circumstance of ESPN yielded us a predictable 24 for the upcoming qualifiers versus Costa Rica and Honduras.  Here is the squad: GOALKEEPERS (2): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa: 5/3 SO), Tim Howard (Everton: 9/7 SO) DEFENDERS (9): … 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

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 5

Posted on by Peter C

Week 5 in the MLS was troubling from an attendance standpoint. This week’s seven matches averaged just a bit over 12,000, a decline of nearly 5,000 from last year’s week 5 matches. As optimistic as I like to be, it’s … 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

Is Bob Bradley Really a “Eurosnob”?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Much has been made on this site and others about Bob Bradley reluctance to call in MLS based players (except those he is 100% comfortable with) for qualifiers, while continuing to call in footballers from European Leagues that some US … 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

Not so Fantastic: Advice to the MLS from The Special One

Posted on by Brian Zygo

Love him or hate him, you cannot ignore Jose Mourinho, because he is the proverbial moth drawn to the media spotlight. This recent FIFA International Break found the Special One in the United States as he prepared for the World … Continue reading

US National Team: Now the Challenge Begins

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The United States National Team faced three of its four easiest qualifying matches at the beginning of the Hexagonal schedule. The expectation that the United States would capture nine points from these three matches and have a security buffer against … Continue reading

US 3-0 T&T: Landon Donovan’s Masterpiece

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Reuters Photo Bob Bradley shook up the US lineup entering tonight’s must win qualifier in Nashville against Trinidad and Tobago. The squad responded with a 3-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago. But I will preface the analysis of the match … Continue reading

US Lineup for Trinidad and Tobago Qualifier

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

US Lineup: Hejduk , Onyewu, Bocanegra, Beasley, Dempsey, Mastroeni, Bradley, Donovan; Altidore, Ching. Beasley plays left back replacing Heath Pearce,  Beasley is replaced in left midfield by Clint Dempsey who is replaced on the right side by Landon Donovan. Jozy … Continue reading

Matchday: US vs Trinidad & Tobago

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Nashville is the venue for the today’s World Cup Qualifier between the United States, high flying side at home and Francisco Maturana’s Soca Warriors. The last time these two teams met on US soil, last September in Chicago, Maturana got … Continue reading

CONCACAF Hexaganol Matchday Three

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The empire strikes back could have been the headline for Saturday as Mexico beat nemesis Costa Rica to reclaim a little bit of lost mojo. But now Mexico must go to Honduras and slay another dragon, in the form of … Continue reading

Bradley’s Bucket: Safety First?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Bob Bradley’s tactics are worrisome to begin with, but now player selection is becoming a bigger and bigger issue for the US National Team. The bucket formation which has been criticized from the get go as non conducive to international … Continue reading

El Salvador 2-2 USA: CONCACAF Personified

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

AP Photo If you missed this match, you missed something special. The US with their backs against the wall in a hostile atmosphere came through with two incredibly skillful goals to draw in El Salvador 2-2. This match had everything … Continue reading