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Archives: US National Team

The Decade in Review

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Next week, we will be running a decade in review article for the US National Team, MLS, and USL. Here is the schedule: US National Team:  Monday December 28th Major League Soccer: Tuesday December 29th USL/A-League: Wednesday December 30th MLS … Continue reading

Tactically, the US Need DaMarcus Beasley

Posted on by Ron Preston Jr

The last time many of us saw DaMarcus Beasley, his miss on a corner launched a Brazilian counter-attack that led to the eventual trouncing of the US in the group phase of the Confederations Cup.  It was the culmination of … Continue reading

World Cup Draw Could Favor United States

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Two days ahead of the World Cup draw, the United States and Mexico learned they would not be seeded and placed in Pot One. Also surprisingly, given the established formulas for previous seeding, Holland was placed in Pot One, instead … Continue reading

What We’ve Learned From the USMNT European Adventure

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The United States played two tough European opponents and were defeated in both matches. But we certainly learned something from both games, and thus this European Adventure has been useful for Bob Bradley. The US has its style: tactically Bob … Continue reading

US Faces Depleted Danish Side

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

It’s a tough situation Bob Bradley finds himself in. With very few friendly dates left before South Africa to test our best against quality opposition, today’s game against Denmark appears to be a dud. The US is without its two … 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

Monday Musings

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The Galaxy’s win over the Dynamo was dramatic but in many ways tainted. A strange call when against Houston, and the rolling power outages that swept Southern California seemed to unfortunately coincide with upsurges in Houston play. Chicago vs Real … Continue reading

Slovakia 1-0 USA: Post Match Thoughts (UPDATED)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I’ll have much more later but today the US showed that we have a lot of depth on the backline, but that the loss of Charlie Davies up front could be a fatal blow to our chances to advance deep … Continue reading

Looking Back at Project 2010: Part I

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

2009, has been a very complicated year for US National Team supporters. We’ve had the high of our first ever FIFA final combined with the low of a 5-0 loss to arch rival Mexico. We beat World Cup qualifier Honduras … Continue reading

The Return of Familiar Faces

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Major League Soccer’s decision to conduct its semifinal playoff rounds at the same time as this international break has severely hamstrung Bob Bradley’s selection.  With two very interesting friendlies against European sides that have already qualified for next summer’s World Cup, these … Continue reading

USA 2:2 Costa Rica: Bornstein a Hero in Honduras

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Entering the final stages of CONCACAF qualifying, the great hope was that Honduras, filled with top European club footballers could shake up CONCACAF a bit and qualify for the World Cup. Costa Rica with a group of players either too … Continue reading

World Cup Seeding Unlikely to Favor the US

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

UPDATE: SINCE THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN, IT HAS SURFACED THAT FIFA MAY CHANGE THE CRITERIA FOR SEEDING TO BE BASED SOLELY ON WORLD RANKINGS. IF SO, THE US IS LIKELY TO BE SEEDED IN THE 2010 WORLD CUP, IF SWITZERLAND … Continue reading

Random Thoughts on the US Win

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Some random thoughts on the US win and the upcoming game against Costa Rica The Greatest US Win I Have Never Seen.   A lot has already been said about how absurd it was that this game was not broadcast to … Continue reading

Honduras 2:3 USA- Casey Brace Leads USA to World Cup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

A resourceful, gritty victory for the US, which should shut up the critics including myself for the foreseeable future. Again all odds, and an infamous referee known for favoring Latin teams over the US or Caribbean based sides, the Americans … Continue reading

US 0-3 Germany World Cup Match: Live Analysis

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

PREGAME: US National Team starters for today game on ESPN Classic: Perk, Mayen, Opara, Gale, Davies; Powers, Jeffrey, Mix; Shea, Ownby, Taylor Kyle Davies of FC Dallas (formely of Southampton) captains the US side. Listen to our recent interview with … Continue reading

Revisiting the Gold Cup Final and its Impact on CONCACAF

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In the past few weeks much criticism has been levied at those, including myself who made an effort to critique the 5-0 loss in the Gold Cup Final by the United States to Mexico. After all what difference does a … Continue reading