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Archives: US National Team

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

Footy Ketchup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I’ve been emailed that many of you have been unable to find recent editions of the American Soccer Show on ITunes. While we are on a several week break and will resume the show around New Years, the most recent … Continue reading

Thoughts on the Hexagonal

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The United States got a rude welcome to 2009 this morning. A day after agreeing to a friendly with Sweden to conclude the traditional January camp, Bob Bradley’s men were handed an opening date of qualifying versus Mexico at home. … Continue reading

US vs Guatemala Post Match Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Great second half goals for Kenny Cooper and Freddy Adu pace the United States. Both players showed their quality tonight and surely left an impression on Bob Bradley. But the real excitement was elsewhere in CONCACAF. Mexico’s lack of composure, … Continue reading

US-Guatemala Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Reuters Photo I’m traveling on business this week but figured I’d throw open this open thread on game. I’ll come back with some thoughts later and do want to mention Jamaica has an early goal against Canada and the announcement … Continue reading

The US Squad: Player by Player

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Bob Bradley’s selection for US camp preparing for the final qualifier of the semifinals of the group stage. Let’s look at each player and whether or not he has a national team future, given this is essentially a B team … Continue reading

Thoughts on US Camp: Player by Player

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Bob Bradley’s selection for US camp preparing for the final qualifier of the semifinals of the group stage. Let’s look at each player and whether or not he has a national team future. GOALKEEPERS : Brian Edwards (Toronto FC), A … Continue reading

US-Trinidad & Tobago Analysis

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

While Mexico struggles to get out of the semifinal round of CONCACAF Qualifying, the US clinched a birth in the final round with two games to spare. This gave Bob Bradley the opportunity to try a new lineup against a … Continue reading

US Shows Signs of a Bright Future in Trinidad Loss

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

While Mexico struggles to get out of the semifinal round of CONCACAF Qualifying, the US clinched a birth in the final round with two games to spare. This gave Bob Bradley the opportunity to try a new lineup against a … Continue reading

Matchnight: Trinidad & Tobago 2 US 1

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Final Thoughts: Despite the loss a very good run out and effort from the US kids who were facing an experienced and desperate Soca Warrior side. What Bob Bradley must learn however was on display in Edmonton tonight. If you … Continue reading