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Archives: US National Team

The 2010 MLS Season: Fair To The World Cup & Balanced

Posted on by Brian Zygo

A common complaint about Major League Soccer is its failure or unwillingness to observe FIFA International breaks. As recently as this month we have seen MLS matches played at the same time as crucial World Cup Qualifiers involving the United … Continue reading

Which Team is Better – 2002 or 2009?

Posted on by Eric Altshule

There has been some talk lately about how the USMNT has regressed from its best teams of the past decade – that a lack of veteran leadership has made this team shakier and that Bob Bradley is making do with … Continue reading

You Want A Better Coach Then Bob Bradley For The Nats? Here Is My Choice

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

Yes the USA is very close to qualifying for the 2010 World Cup for next summer and this coming October there will be two more matches remaining for the Nats when they visit Honduras on the 10th & home against … Continue reading

Trinidad & Tobago 0:1 USA. Mission Accomplished (Barely) UPDATED

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Paul Caliguri had the shot heard round the world on this pitch, but tonight, Rico Clark had the shot that saved the US. With their backs against the wall the US responded after a poor first half. In the second … Continue reading

First Win On The Road In Final Round Of Qualifying, But It Looked So Bad

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

I’m going to say it right now. That was the worst match I have seen these bunch of players perform on the road against an opponent that should’ve been done and dusted at the blow of the whistle to start … Continue reading

Observations From Victory In Utah & Looking Ahead To Trinidad

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

How does everyone feel about this victory at home against El Salvador? Happy?, So-so?, Excited?, Maybe they could’ve done better? You may agree or disagree with what I have to say, but I think it’s needed to be said. Out … Continue reading

Vincenzo Bernardo Is A Free Agent But Will Major League Soccer Let Another Italian Get Away?

Posted on by Brian Zygo

This past week it was officially announced that Vincenzo Bernardo had opted out of his contract with Italian Serie A club Napoli and is now a free agent. For some weeks there has been speculation that the New Jersey native, … Continue reading

Random Thoughts on USA 2, El Salvador 1

Posted on by Eric Altshule

The US did not play particularly well, but three points is three points. After the loss at Azteca, the most important thing the US needed to do was put a W up on the board, and they did that. There … Continue reading

USA 2:1 El Salvador: American Grit

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The US survived a scare in Sandy, Utah tonight. Credit to Bob Bradley for making the key tactical changes to give the US a victory over a pesky El Salvador side. The rest of CONCACAF has clearly closed the gap … Continue reading

The Battle for CONCACAF: Work Left For The US To Do

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

With two relatively straight forward fixtures this week, the United States National Team is almost guaranteed to be leading the Hexagonal after this international break. But this will guarantee nothing, as the one time magic 15 point mark for World … Continue reading

US World Cup Squad Announced

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

US U-20 National Team coach Thomas Rongen announced his squad ahead of the upcoming U-20 World Cup in Egypt. Here is the squad. GOALKEEPERS (3): Sean Johnson (Central Florida; Lilburn , Ga. ), Josh Lambo (FC Dallas; Middleton , Wis. … Continue reading

US Squad Revealed

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa, England), Tim Howard (Everton, England). Defenders: Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes, France), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover, Germany), Jay DeMerit (Watford, England), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Oguchi Onyewu (AC Milan, Italy), Jonathan Spector (West Ham … Continue reading

The US and CONCACAF: No Longer Dominant

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Not long ago, the United States could rightfully claim domination over CONCACAF. Mexico was suffering a crisis of confidence under an arrogant, chin smoking foreign coach. At the same time US had won the Gold Cup again and were cruising … Continue reading

Mexico 2: USA 1: Americans Fail to Shake Azteca Curse

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Javier Aguirre took a chance on Miguel Sabah. Former Coaches Sven Goran Eriksson, Ricardo LaVolpe and Hugo Sanchez all hardly rated him – it paid off big time today with a game winning goal. Sabah, who struggled at Guadalajara as … Continue reading

Quick Training Camp Notes

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

A larger number of press than usual at USMNT camp today in Miami which tells us about the attention this “summer of soccer” has created. Several of the media members present are attending training here in Miami tomorrow morning and … Continue reading

US Squad: Adu, Wynne, Pearce, Califf, Kljestan, Beasley Dropped: Holden, Marshall Retained from Gold Cup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Chad Marshall’s performance in the Gold Cup has earned him a spot on the US squad for the trip to Azteca. Interestingly, this puts Marshall past foreign based players Michael Parkhurst, and Danny Califf. Consider this a major victory for … Continue reading

US 0:5 Mexico: Outrage Lost?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

” It was just a C team”  goes the mantra. For some this is just a simple retort to accept and write off a 5-0 loss to your biggest rivals who were also playing without the majority of their top … Continue reading

Lessons Learned from the American Summer

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Thirteen competitive games in fifty three days: That’s what the USMNT faced in June and July. We had no friendlies this summer or practice games but deadly serious qualifiers and tournaments. Here is what we’ve learned: Charlie Davies is the … Continue reading