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Archives: US National Team

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

MLS vs USSF

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

It’s been going on so long now, we should all be immune to it. But somehow it still evokes anger. For the record while I do not believe MLS should play during international breaks for a variety of reasons, if … Continue reading

CONCACAF No Easy Haul

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

Jet Lag and American Footballers

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I spent about an hour at US National Team training yesterday at Barry University in Miami Shores. I was completely alone watching the practice as the college had a baseball game and people were coming in and out of the … Continue reading

Eddie Johnson’s Recall and Other National Team Thoughts (UPDATED)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

EJ Taken Down vs Argentina in Copa America/Getty Images MONDAY UPDATE: Most of the national team has arrived here in Miami for Training Camp. I’m personally very excited about having Jonathan Spector back in the fold for the US. depth … Continue reading

Analysis of US Squad

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

GOALKEEPERS (2): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa: 4/3 SO), Tim Howard (Everton FC: 7/5 SO) DEFENDERS (7): Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes: 16/2), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA, 1/0), Danny Califf (FC Midtjylland: 3/0), Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew: 14/1), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard de Liege: … Continue reading

Countdown to Columbus: US Soccer Keeps the Fans in Mind

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

For weeks the speculation centered on Seattle or Salt Lake City. US Soccer appeared ready to move the every World Cup cycle qualifier against arch rival Mexico to a new venue. Fans, including myself were in an uproar: How could … Continue reading

US 3 Sweden 2

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

It’s interesting to see that Bob Bradley will take every opportunity to start Brian Ching. Today it is as the expense of Kenny Cooper which is sure to make many US fans furious. Nice to see Charlie Davies get the … Continue reading

US Squad Trimmed in Advance of Sweden Game

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The US will dress only 18 players for tonight’s game. Here is the squad: GOALKEEPERS (2): Jon Busch (Chicago Fire), Troy Perkins (Valerenga IF/NOR) DEFENDERS (6): Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Danny Califf (FC Midtjylland/DEN), Ugo Ihemelu (Colorado Rapids), Michael Parkhurst … Continue reading

US-Sweden Live Blog Tonight

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The United States National Team begins its busy 2009 schedule which includes the Confederations Cup, CONCACAF Gold Cup and most importantly the Hexagonal Round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying. Join us at 8:15pm ET/5:15PM PT for all the action.

MLS Heavy US Squad Announced: Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Cory Gibbs, a key member of the US squads that led up to the 2006 World Cup has been recalled as has Brian Ching for US Soccer annual January training camp in Carson, CA. The rest of the training camp … Continue reading

Subotic Serbia Decision a Blow for the US

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Neven Subotic’s decision to play for Serbia is a blow for the US National Team.  Subotic the Bradenton Academy trained defender has been a superstar in the Bundesliga for Mainz and Borussia Dortmund. I was present for what I believe … Continue reading