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Archives: US National Team

USA 2-0 HONDURAS: Santino’s Redemption

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Santino Quaranta has had a bumpy last several years. I’ll assume all our readers are familiar with his trials and travails so I won’t rehash them here. But tonight at his home stadium,  Quaranta achieved redemption with his first international … Continue reading

Grenada 0-4 USA: July Fourth Masterpiece

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Don’t let the skeptics tell you Grenada is a poor opponent. This side qualified for the Gold Cup by beating World Cup 2006 and current Hexagonal participant Trinidad and Tobago. This is also a team that gave Costa Rica such … Continue reading

South Florida Paces ESPN’s Confederations Cup Final Numbers

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Steve Goff of the Washington Post reports that the US-Brazil final on ESPN garnered a 2.7 overnight rating. (I had received a text message earlier in the day that the match had received a 2.8 rating) which is the highest … Continue reading

US Depth Chart: Bradley’s 23 Decisions

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The USMNT just finished a grueling stretch of seven competitive matches in twenty five days. As we enter July and the CONCACAF Gold Cup lets asses where the player pool is just a year out from the World Cup. Bob … Continue reading

USA Vs Brazil: Second Half Was A Tough Pill To Swallow

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

I am gutted, exhausted, disappointed and further more my pride has been bruised and battered. I honestly thought after the first half ended that there was a slight chance of the boys to put on another solid performence against another … Continue reading

US 2-3 Brazil: Heartbreak

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Dunga got his tactical changes right in the second half and Bob Bradley didn’t adequately make tactical changes to counter the Brazilians. Bradley’s tactics and subs resembled the scared, conservative changes of the last two qualifiers and the first two … Continue reading

Confederations Cup Final: Not Simply a Game

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The US National Team often times has to fight a two front war for recognition: the first is against an indifferent domestic sporting press and the second is against a downright hostile foreign football press. As the US fights for … Continue reading

A Toast to the US Soccer Fan as We Await the Confederations Cup Final

Posted on by Brian Zygo

As both a fan and observer of American Soccer in general and the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) in particular, Confederations Cup 2009 has been a rollercoaster with amazing emotional highs and lows. As we all know, the US started … Continue reading

Confederations Cup Final: Three Keys for the US vs Brazil

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

ATTACK THE LEFT SIDE The left side is where you attack Brazil. Under Dunga, Brazil essentially plays without a left sided midfielder.  The left back position for the Brazilians has been a similarly problematic as it has been for the … Continue reading

Can the U.S. national team ride the wave?

Posted on by Randy Capps

Today is a good day. The sky is a bit more blue, the air carries a hint of possibility and the birds are signing Better Than Ezra tunes. Because today is the first day of a new era of American … Continue reading

Jay DeMerit and Charlie Davies: Profiles in Player Development

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Two of the biggest stars in the Confederations Cup for the United States have been Jay DeMerit and Charlie Davies. Both are players that did not come up through the traditional development system for US Soccer (including the National Academy … Continue reading

Gold Cup Squad with Commentary

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Like Mexico, the US has called a clear “B” team for the North American Championship tournament leaving the door open for someone else to possibly win the event this year. (It won’t be Trinidad and Tobago though because they failed … 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

Spain 0: USA 2- ONE FOR THE AGES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Periodic updates here during the game and remember our post game show available at about 8pm ET via ITunes and this website: Final Player Ratings Howard   8 Spect0r  7 DeMerit 9 Onyewu 10 Bocanegra 7 Clark  8 Bradley 6 Donovan … Continue reading

Confederations Cup: Why the US Has A Chance

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Spain is on a record tying unbeaten run and faces a US team that suffered their worst ever defeat to Brazil last week. But this match isn’t as easy a call as many pundits would make it out to be. … Continue reading

Jay DeMerit: Difference Maker

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Jay DeMerit’s story is well know to most US Soccer supporters. From the Chicago and the PDL to a pub league in England to the Premier League, DeMerit’s grit and determination have transformed a player nobody wanted in MLS or … 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

Egypt 0:3 USA: Bradley’s Changes Pay Off

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

<!–[if !mso]> <! st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } –> FIFA.com Photo We’ve complained about the lack of character and urgency from the US team when compared to their predecessors. Previous US teams rose to the occasion against perceived world powers Italy and Brazil. … Continue reading