Sign up for the free World Soccer Talk daily email newsletter for news, TV schedules & exclusive content »

FRI, 2:30PM ET
FCB
COL
FRI, 2:45PM ET
ESP
COR
FRI, 2:45PM ET
FALK
RANG
FRI, 5PM ET
USA
CUBA
SAT, 1AM ET
NEW
CENT
SAT, 3:30AM ET
WES
SYD

Archives: US National Team

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

Thoughts on the US Gold Cup Squad

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

PER CONCACAF here is the preliminary squad the US submitted, I believe yesterday to the Confederation. This squad will be trimmed to 23 players next week. Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan, Marcus Hahnemann, Troy Perkins, Luis Robles Defense: Jonathan Bornstein, Danny Califf, … Continue reading

US National Team: Chronicling the downfall

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In 1998 the United States finished dead last in the World Cup. But truthfully that World Cup showed itself better in France than the current US team has performed of late. Despite an inability to finish chances in Steve Sampson’s … Continue reading

USA 0-3 Brazil: Bradley Makes (Negative) History

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Bora Milutinovic couldn’t do it. Steve Sampson couldn’t do it. Bruce Arena couldn’t do it. But Bob Bradley has accomplished it: consecutive games against Brazil where the US allowed three or more goals. Prior to the September 2007 friendly in … Continue reading

Let’s Pretend : How the USMNT Could Look

Posted on by Chris Riordan

Dual citizenship, discussions about players being raised in one country, then playing for another have been running rampant the last several days. Some like the new FIFA rule change, some don’t. For some the thought of Guiseppe Rossi playing for … Continue reading

Bob Bradley’s Tactics: Inconsistent and Inexplicable (UPDATED WITH NEW CONTENT)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Two week ago I authored an article about the evolution of US tactics since Steve Sampson’s days. Since that article, Bob Bradley has switched his tactical setup for two consecutive matches while continuing his incredibly consistent and predictable squad selection. … Continue reading

Defending Guiseppe Rossi and His Decision to Play for Italy Instead of the United States

Posted on by Brian Zygo

In the eyes and opinions of many of you, I am about to defend the indefensible: the decision of Guiseppe Rossi to play for the Italian National Team instead of the United States National Team. This issue came to head … Continue reading